Community Events

CONTENTS is on hiatus currently.
Past CONTENTS have included: 
Presentations: Outdoor Education: What's the Dirt on Kids in Nature, Building Bridges Not Walls: Embracing Diversity in Our Community, Civics Tune Up, Soul Stories: Tap the Wisdom of Your Soul, Parenting in the Digital Age, What Color is Your Story: Mandalas as Metaphors for Story. The Sacredness of Water- An Evening with the LaPointe Tiwahe, Indigenous approaches to community and indigenous human rights advocacy. 

Local authors: Atina Diflley: Turn Here Sweet Corn, Henry Boucha: Native American Olympian, Nancy Carlson: Children's illustrator and author.
Film studies: Filmmakers as World Makers,The Age of Love: It's never too late to date,the quest for love among 70-90 year olds, Resilience: The Biology of Stress and the Science of Hope, The Lobby: by Fathia Absie Somali American writer and filmmaker. 
CONTENTS are best suited for older teens to adults. 

Watch for upcoming CONTENTS conversations and join us. Your voice is an important part of the story we tell. 
If you have topics that are of interest to you, or suggestions for future CONTENTS topics, please contact Jennifer Green.

Know Your Neighbor is a community driven initiative hosted by ISD 191 Community Education. Their goal is to provide opportunities for community members to come together across difference for intentional social interactions, education and conversations. 
Know Your Neighbor will meet virtually until further notice. Meetings are on the last Tuesday of each month at 7 pm.
The last meeting for this school year is May 25 at 7 pm. 
We are hosting a virtual panel Know Your Somali Neighbor
If you would like to join us, contact Jennifer Green, , 952-707-4113. 

Read about Know Your Neighbor in the Sun Thisweek

Rockin' Reader is a summer story time. Story time starts at 11:15 am with stories geared for preschool through primary grade students.
District 191 principals and district staff read their favorite stories. The whole family enjoys the sunshine and splash park. Many bring picnic lunches and stay for the Rockin' Lunch Hour concert sponsored by the City of Burnsville. 
Rockin' Reader 2021 Schedule
June Dates will take place at Civic Center Park

Readers on June 17 - Dr Battle-Superintendent and Kristine Black - Principal at Hidden Valley
June 24 - Passing the Community Ed Director Torch: Tom Umhoefer and Jason Sellars
Reading will take place at Nicollet Commons Park on the following dates
July 8- Ken Essay-Principal at Harriet Bishop         
Music by Bob the Beachcomber
July 15 - Mohamed Selim-Principal at William Byrne 
Music by the Teddy Bear Band
July 22- Renee Brandner- Principal at Sky Oaks   
Music by Kidsdance
July 29- Jeff Nepsund-Principal at Vista View       
Music by Wendy's Wiggle Jiggle Jam
August 5 - Isis Buchanen-Principal at Gideon Pond     
Music by Sticks and Tones
August 12-Brad Robb-Principal at Rahn     
Music by The Bazillions
August 19-Lyle Bomsta Principal at Edward Neill     
Music by Kidsdance
Visit with Rangers from the Minnesota Valley Wildlife Refuge and the mobile Little Free Nature Library on 
June 24, July 8, 22, August 5,and 19.

Last summer, due to the COVID pandemic, our readers recorded video messages. You can watch them anytime you want on Facebook.