Ramsey Parks & Recreation Event Calendar

 

What types of activities would you like in your parks?

The City of Ramsey is developing a year round recreation program and we want your input on what to offer! Please complete our short questionnaire so we are able to best accommodate the community's changing wants and needs.

Click here for questionnaire.

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 JUNE

 

June

Learn to Kayak Class
Saturday, June 3, 2017 / 8:30 am - 10:00 am or 10:30 am - Noon

 

Kick off summer with a paddle around Sunfish Lake in kayaks. Find out why kayaking is one of Minnesota’s fastest growing outdoor adventures. You will learn how to paddle correctly, get in and out of a kayak easily and safely, and how to pack for a day on the water. You will also get an overview of Ramsey’s canoe/kayak rental system available free to residents.

 

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Pickleball

Introduction to Pickleball
Saturday, June 3, 2017 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The class will be led by Luke Jesso, a USA Pickleball Association Ambassador for the northwest metro. You will learn the strokes, positioning, rules, and scoring. After you get a taste of the sport, stay and watch the Northwest Metro Pickleball Team practice.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Saturday, June 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 / 9:00 – 9:45 am

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Enjoy the class at The Draw, where you will experience a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels are welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

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Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Wednesday, June 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017 / 12:05 - 12:50 pm

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Yoga is for EVERY BODY! Barbara will guide a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

 Summer Program Pic

Summer Adventure Program
Thursday, June 15, 22 & 29, 2017 / Session 1: 9:00 – 11:00 am, Session 2: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The best place to learn about the environment is the natural environment. When this place-based education is implemented, students and community members can benefit from partnerships. Children entering grades k-5 will participate in age-appropriate activities that utilize nearby nature to teach about the environment. They will also create a fun craft or project centered on the week’s theme.  Finally, children will participate in an active game, play, and enjoy the outdoors.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Draw Art in the Park - Summer 2017

Art in the Park at The Draw
Thursday, June 15 & 29, 2017 / 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Kids ages 5 - 15 are invited to The Draw before the summer event series concerts to enjoy Art in the Park. Instructors from Rumriver Art Center will lead them step-by-step through projects exploring different art mediums. Come for the art and stay for the music!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Air Painting

 ART IN THE PARK: Plein Air Painting
Saturday, June 17, 2017 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spend your Saturday morning enjoying the sounds of nature while you learn to paint your natural surroundings. You will create your own unique landscape painting. Rumriver Art Center Instructors will lead participants step-by-step through this project, allowing you to understand the process of each technique and still be able to create your own version.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

The City of Ramsey is now offering an Outdoor Boot Camp program. Monday nights during the summer of 2017 @ 6:30pmOutdoor Boot Camp
Monday, June 19 & 26, 2017 / 6:30 - 7:15pm

Boot camp is a unique full body workout that focuses on strength. This class will be held outside at The Draw, home of the Draw Summer Event Series. You will get to exercise at your own pace in the group setting. Don't let the name intimidate you - boot camp is open to people of all fitness levels!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Nutrition Education

Nutrition Education
Tuesday, June 20, and Thursdays, June 22 and 29, 2017 / 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Join Emily Parent, Registered Dietitian, to learn about the ease of preparing healthy foods.  Emily is a Supermarket Registered Dietitian at Coborn’s in Ramsey. She provides dietary and nutritional information to the community.  Emily also facilitates health and nutrition seminars and cooking demonstrations.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Paddle Boarding

Basics of Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Thursday, June 22, 2017 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Stand up paddle boarding is easy, fun, and a great workout! Similar to a surf board, but you will have greater stability and control with the wider raft and aid of a paddle. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Class limited to first 8 registrants.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Theatre 1

Performing in the Park: Devised Theatre - "Magic, Mayhem, and Mischief"
Monday, June 26 - Wednesday, June 28, 2017 / 9:00 am - 11:00 am

Students in grades K-5 will work collaboratively to create a script through improvisation games and techniques. Students will perform a short skit on the final day of class. This is a great class for children who use their creativity daily, and like to express their ideas through stories.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

JULY 
Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Saturday, July 1, 8, 22, & 29, 2017 / 9:00 – 9:45 am

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Enjoy the class at The Draw, where you will experience a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

The City of Ramsey is now offering an Outdoor Boot Camp program. Monday nights during the summer of 2017 @ 6:30pm

Outdoor Boot Camp
Monday, July 3, 10, 17, 24 & 31, 2017 / 6:30 - 7:15pm

Boot camp is a unique full body workout that focuses on strength. This class will be held outside at The Draw, home of the Draw Summer Event Series. You will get to exercise at your own pace in the group setting. Don't let the name intimidate you - boot camp is open to people of all fitness levels!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

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Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Wednesday, July 5, 12, 19, & 26, 2017 / 12:05 - 12:50 pm

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Yoga is for EVERY BODY! Barbara will guide a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga
Thursday, July 6, 13, 20 & 27, 2017 / 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Hatha Yoga, or the yoga of activity and balance, focuses on individual poses, alignment, and breath through longer holds in each posture. You will build strength and stability from within. Unlike Vinyasa-style yoga, there is minimal flow through transitions. All levels are welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Paddle Boarding

Basics of Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Friday, July 7, 2017 / 2:00 - 4:00 pm

Stand up paddle boarding is easy, fun, and a great workout! Similar to a surf board, but you will have greater stability and control with the wider raft and aid of a paddle. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Class limited to first 7 registrants.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Camping 101

Camping 101
Friday, July 7 / 4:00 – 8:00 pm

Minnesota has beautiful parks to offer, and many are great locations for camping. Join local Boy Scout troops for an evening of family fun outdoors while you learn the basics of camping. Activities will include setting up tents, fire building, outdoor cooking, and camp activities.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Pickleball

Introduction to Pickleball
Saturday, July 8, 2017 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The class will be led by Luke Jesso, a USA Pickleball Association Ambassador for the northwest metro. You will learn the strokes, positioning, rules, and scoring. After you get a taste of the sport, stay and watch the Northwest Metro Pickleball Team practice.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Art Fair

Art in the Park: Art Fair
Sunday, July 9, 2017 / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join the City of Ramsey for its first annual art fair, where community members and visitors will be able to share and enjoy the arts.  This free event will also feature local food vendors, artist demos (including glass marble making, pottery, painting, and more), and introductory art classes.  Introductory art classes are free for everyone! These 45-minute classes will occur at 11:00am, 1:00pm, and 3:00pm and will be led by Rumriver Art Center staff.  Vote on your favorite artists for their chance to win a grand prize of $200 for the “People’s Choice Award.” And you have the chance to win your favorite artists work!  

Artist registration is required, guest admission is free. Click here for more information on the art fair, and click here for more information on registering as an artist.
Theatre 2

Performing in the Park: Devised Theatre - "The Future is Yours"
Monday, July 10 - Thursday, July 13, 2017 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Students in grades 6-12 and director will work collaboratively to create a script through improvisation games and techniques. Students will perform a short skit on the final day of class. This is a great class for students who wish to deepen their theatrical experience - or, who wish to give it a try for the very first time.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Farmers Market

Nutrition Education at the Farmers Market
Thursday, July 13, 2017 / 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Visit Emily Parent, Registered Dietitian, at the Farmers Market to learn about the ease of preparing healthy foods.  She will teach you about the “produce of the week” and how to use it in a healthy meal. From salads to smoothies, you will get to try something new using fresh produce from the farmers market.

Visit Emily as you please during this time. Click here for more information.
 Summer Program Pic

Summer Adventure Program
Thursday, July 13, 20 & 27, 2017 / Session 1: 9:00 – 11:00 am, Session 2: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The best place to learn about the environment is the natural environment. When this place-based education is implemented, students and community members can benefit from partnerships. Children entering grades k-5 will participate in age-appropriate activities that utilize nearby nature to teach about the environment. They will also create a fun craft or project centered on the week’s theme.  Finally, children will participate in an active game, play, and enjoy the outdoors.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Draw Art in the Park - Summer 2017

Art in the Park at The Draw
Thursday, July 13 & 27, 2017 / 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Kids ages 5 - 15 are invited to The Draw before the summer event series concerts to enjoy Art in the Park. Instructors from Rumriver Art Center will lead them step-by-step through projects exploring different art mediums. Come for the art and stay for the music!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Photography Basics

ART IN THE PARK: Photography Basics
Saturday, July 15, 2017 / 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Spend your Saturday morning at Elmcrest Park where you will learn the basic techniques to take great photos. Rumriver Art Center Instructors will lead participants step-by-step through this project, allowing you to understand the process of each technique and still be able to create your own version.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Movie In The Park

Movie in the Park
Friday, July 21, 2017 / 9:15 pm

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to experience a movie at Elmcrest Park.  Arrive before sunset to enjoy music and a family dinner with concessions for sale. The movie will start soon after the sun is low in the sky.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

 

Monarch Lab

Monarch Lab
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Join the University of Minnesota Monarch Lab to learn how you can protect these special insects. The City of Ramsey has recently signed the Mayors’ for Monarchs Pledge, committing the City to help restore habitat for the monarch and encourage citizens to do the same. This presentation will cover the life history and migration of this fascinating insect, as well as ways that we can help contribute real data as citizen scientists.  

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
AUGUST 
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Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Wednesday, August 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30, 2017 / 12:05 - 12:50 pm

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Yoga is for EVERY BODY! Barbara will guide a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Hatha Yoga

Hatha Yoga
Thursday, August 3 & 10, 2017 / 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Hatha Yoga, or the yoga of activity and balance, focuses on individual poses, alignment, and breath through longer holds in each posture. You will build strength and stability from within. Unlike Vinyasa-style yoga, there is minimal flow through transitions. All levels are welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

 Summer Program Pic

 Summer Adventure Program
Thursday, August 3, 10, 17 & 24, 2017 / Session 1: 9:00 – 11:00 am, Session 2: 11:30 am - 1:30 pm

The best place to learn about the environment is the natural environment. When this place-based education is implemented, students and community members can benefit from partnerships. Children entering grades k-5 will participate in age-appropriate activities that utilize nearby nature to teach about the environment. They will also create a fun craft or project centered on the week’s theme.  Finally, children will participate in an active game, play, and enjoy the outdoors.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

 
Sunrise Yoga

Sunrise Yoga Flow with Barbara Sandarin, RYT
Saturday, August  5, 19 & 26, 2017 / 9:00 – 9:45 am

Yoga Flow is restorative, challenging, invigorating, and fun!  It’s Barbara’s goal to introduce yoga in a safe, non-competitive, judgment-free way.  Enjoy the class at The Draw, where you will experience a Vinyasa style of yoga that focuses on breath and movement.  All levels welcome, as modifications will be offered. 

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

The City of Ramsey is now offering an Outdoor Boot Camp program. Monday nights during the summer of 2017 @ 6:30pm

Outdoor Boot Camp
Monday, August 7, 14, 21 & 28, 2017 / 6:30 - 7:15pm

Boot camp is a unique full body workout that focuses on strength. This class will be held outside at The Draw, home of the Draw Summer Event Series. You will get to exercise at your own pace in the group setting. Don't let the name intimidate you - boot camp is open to people of all fitness levels!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Theatre 3

Performing in the Park: Vocal Workshop
Tuesday, August 8 - Thursday, August 10, 2017 / 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

An interactive vocal seminar for students in grades 6-12 to explore an array of singing styles. The workshop will focus on technique for the solo singer and elements of group singing.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Draw Art in the Park - Summer 2017

Art in the Park at The Draw
Thursday, August 10 & 17, 2017 / 5:00 - 6:15 pm

Kids ages 5 - 15 are invited to The Draw before the summer event series concerts to enjoy Art in the Park. Instructors from Rumriver Art Center will lead them step-by-step through projects exploring different art mediums. Come for the art and stay for the music!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Farmers Market

Nutrition Education at the Farmers Market
Thursday, August 10 & 24, 2017 / 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Visit Emily Parent, Registered Dietitian, at the Farmers Market to learn about the ease of preparing healthy foods.  She will teach you about the “produce of the week” and how to use it in a healthy meal. From salads to smoothies, you will get to try something new using fresh produce from the farmers market.

Visit Emily as you please during this time. Click here for more information.
Movie In The Park

Movie in the Park
Friday, August 11, 2017 / 8:45 pm

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to experience a movie at Elmcrest Park.  Arrive before sunset to enjoy music and a family dinner with concessions for sale. The movie will start soon after the sun is low in the sky.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

 

Shark Secrets

Aquatic MVPs Program: Shark Secrets
Tuesday, August 15, 2017 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Learn all about sharks at Sunfish Lake! In the Shark Secrets workshop, children in grades 3 – 5 will look into a shark’s jaw and learn about their teeth, feeding habits, and why sharks are a top predator. Participants will also learn how sharks balance the ocean’s ecosystem through stories and a hunt for shark’s teeth.
 
Registration is required. Click here for more information.

 

Pickleball

Introduction to Pickleball
Saturday, August 19, 2017 / 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Pickleball is a racquet sport that combines elements of badminton, tennis, and table tennis. The class will be led by Luke Jesso, a USA Pickleball Association Ambassador for the northwest metro. You will learn the strokes, positioning, rules, and scoring. After you get a taste of the sport, stay and watch the Northwest Metro Pickleball Team practice.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

Charcoal Drawing

ART IN THE PARK: Beginning Charcoal Drawing
Monday, August 21, 2017 / 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Spend your Monday evening at Elmcrest Park where you will be introduced to beginning charcoal drawing. Rumriver Art Center Instructors will lead participants step-by-step through this project, allowing you to understand the process of each technique and still be able to create your own version.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
Shark Secrets

Water Sleuths Program: Fish Prints
Thursday, August 24, 2017 / 1:00 – 4:00 pm

Join the Aquatic Research and Conservation Society for an afternoon of learning and fun at Sunfish Lake Park. In the Fish Prints workshop, children in grades K – 2 will channel their artistic skills by learning all about fish while creating fish prints.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.



Paddle Boarding

Basics of Stand Up Paddle Boarding
Monday, August 28, 2017 / 6:00 - 8:00 pm

Stand up paddle boarding is easy, fun, and a great workout! Similar to a surf board, but you will have greater stability and control with the wider raft and aid of a paddle. Participants must be at least 15 years of age. Class limited to first 7 registrants.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.
SEPTEMBER 
The City of Ramsey is now offering an Outdoor Boot Camp program. Monday nights during the summer of 2017 @ 6:30pm

Outdoor Boot Camp
Monday, September 4, 2017 / 6:30 - 7:15 pm

Boot camp is a unique full body workout that focuses on strength. This class will be held outside at The Draw, home of the Draw Summer Event Series. You will get to exercise at your own pace in the group setting. Don't let the name intimidate you - boot camp is open to people of all fitness levels!

Registration is required. Click here for more information.

Movie In The Park

Movie in the Park
Friday, September 8, 2017 / 8:30 pm

Bring your family, friends, and lawn chairs to experience a movie at Elmcrest Park.  Arrive before sunset to enjoy music and a family dinner with concessions for sale. The movie will start soon after the sun is low in the sky.

Registration is requested. Click here for more information.

 

Farmers Market

Nutrition Education at the Farmers Market
Thursday, September 14, 2017 / 4:00 – 6:00 pm

Visit Emily Parent, Registered Dietitian, at the Farmers Market to learn about the ease of preparing healthy foods.  She will teach you about the “produce of the week” and how to use it in a healthy meal. From salads to smoothies, you will get to try something new using fresh produce from the farmers market.

Visit Emily as you please during this time. Click here for more information.
OCTOBER 
Starwatch Party

Starwatch Party with Mike Lynch
Monday, October 30, 2017 / 7:00 – 9:00 pm

Join WCCO’s Mike Lynch for an evening of starwatching! Mike is sure to bring a smile to your face, no matter your age or knowledge on the wonders of the night sky. Once you learn the basics, you will go outside to see the constellations and hear some great stories. You will even get to use some of the largest telescope in Minnesota.

Registration is required. Click here for more information.