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Armchair Traveler: Vietnam: Top to Bottom


with Lynda Johnson

Calendar Jun 27, 2019 at 1 pm

Vietnam is a beautiful country filled with gracious and charming people.  Traveling from Hanoi in the north to the Mekong Delta in the far south provides insights into this country that brings up conflicting emotions for Americans.  Throughout history, Vietnam has been occupied by the Chinese, French, and the Japanese.  Cities like Hanoi, Hue, and Hoi An reflect the varied cultures that came together in 1975 to form Vietnam as we know it today.  Presenter: Pastor Lynda Thompson

 Free program; $3 pie and coffee (Optional; pay at the door). Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

Art History: Eileen Agar


with Angie Renee

Calendar Jun 24, 2019 at 10 am

Join local artist, Angie Renee who will lead a group discussion about famous artists in history and the artist’s impact on the world.

June 24: Eileen Agar

Come learn about the surrealist movement through the paintings and photography of Eileen Agar.

Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

FEE: $12/class: scholarships available.

Books-Cheese-Wine- with Author Calvin J. Roetzel I Knew We Wuz Poor, Coming of Age on a Arkansas Farm in the Great Depression


with Calvin J. Roetzel

Calendar Jun 13, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Calvin Roetzel will share about what the Great Depression taught him.  After general remarks from the book, he will would focus on the role stories played in entertainment (pre-radio and TV), recalling lessons of the past for the present, keeping the future open, the resurrecting the legacies of the deceased, and in providing release from the drudgery and boredom of the very hard farm life of the Great Depression. Calvin Roetz, Arnold Lowe Professor of Religious Studies (Emeritus) Macalester College; Sundet Professor of New Testament and Christian Studies (Emeritus) University of Minnesota

Fee: $6

Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.

Exploring Art: St. Paul Community Art


with Debbie Lyon and Renee DesJarlais

Calendar Jun 4, 2019 at 1 pm, runs for 2 weeks

Exploring Art is a series that focuses on an historical or current artist, his or her impact on society, artistic style, time period, artistic influences, and carryover for today’s art. Participants will create visual art project(s) using the artist's style.

Teaching artists: Art with Heart instructors, Debbie Lyon and Renee Des Jarlais.

June 4 & 11: Join us for a virtual tour of various unique and beautiful sculptures in the city of Saint Paul. Participants will be invited to create their own sculpture using a variety of materials provided.

Registration required by June 3.

Fee: $15/series; includes supplies. Scholarships available.

Lyngblomsten Community Sage Singers


with Paula Lammers

Calendar Apr 10, 2019 at 9:15 am, runs for 10 weeks

A MacPhail Sing for Life Partnership. Come make a joyful noise with the Lyngblomsten Community Sage Singers! Join MacPhail teaching artist, Paula Lammers for weekly Sing for Life choir rehearsals. Classes build on the tradition of choral singing with a focus on the development of vocal technique, breathing, diction, and choral blend. Repertoire combines familiar and new material. Weekly rehearsals lead to Lyngblomsten Community Sage Singers group concert performance “Welcome Spring” on April 14. Following Spring concert, rehearsals resume on Wednesdays, May-July.

Fee: $20/quarter; FREE for Lyngblomsten residents and tenants.

Registration required for new members; walk-ins welcome.

Meet the Ramsey County Library Director


with Jill Boldenow

Calendar Jun 18, 2019 at 1 pm

Meet the Ramsey County Library Director

Tuesday, June 18

1-2 PM on the Lyngblomsten campus, Community Room (lower level)

Ramsey County Library has seven suburban locations and circulated nearly 4.1 million items in 2015.  Jill Boldenow, as the director, is part of the county's leadership team.  Jill says, "The system has excellent staff, collections, programs and facilities, as well as deep relationships with library users and partners."  Come meet Jill, listen and learn about this wonderful library system!


Registration preferred; walk-ins welcome.



OboeBass! presents Pages of Music: Camille St Saens and the Carnival of the Animals


with OboeBass! Duo

Calendar May 31, 2019 at 10:30 am

1st Friday each month. **June 7 performance is replaced by May 31.

Join us for music education performances by OboeBass! duo Carrie Vecchione and Rolf Erdahl.

May 31: Camille St Saens and the Carnival of the Animals. Learn about another musical genius, featuring the whimsical and humorous Carnival of the Animals.

FREE. No registration required.

Second Sunday Concerts with MacPhail


with MacPhail Center for Music

Calendar Jun 9, 2019 at 2 pm

Join us the second Sunday of each month for a free concert featuring musical performances from MacPhail Center for Music. Light refreshments served following the concert.

FREE; No registration required.

Please consider donating a new or gently used iPod, or an iTunes gift card, to support Lyngblomsten’s Music & Memory program.

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