Area Notes 1/30/13

Group seeks speakers


MAHTOMEDI — The organization TEDxMahtomedi seeks speakers for a conference and video series known as TEDx, a global network of independently organized local events focusing on ideas worth spreading.

TEDx is for anyone living in, and interested in the future of the Mahtomedi area. Organizers hope to select speakers with a cross-section of topics, ages, backgrounds and interests.

Persons interested in proposing a talk should visit, call the community education office at 651-407-2037 or contact Bill Coleman [email protected] Proposals are due by Feb. 15.


Access grant meeting


MAHTOMEDI — An informational meeting on ADA Access Improvement Grants for Metro Arts Organizations takes place at the Washington County Library Wildwood branch meeting room in Mahtomedi from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Friday.

Individuals can apply for up to $15,000 to help make arts programming, activities and facilities more accessible to people with disabilities. The grants are made possible through the Arts and Cultureal Hertitage Fund from the Legacy Amendment.

Contact Jon Skaalen at 612-332-3888 or [email protected] for more information. Grant forms can be downloaded at


Class focuses on publishing


A presentation called “Congratulations, you’ve written a book, now what?” is 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at Stillwater Area High School.

Sybil Smith, publisher of Smith House Press, FINS Publications and Smith House Press Publishing and EBook Consultants will teach the class.

The session covers every stage of publishing, including creation, publication, promoting/marketing and sales, using time-honored traditional and cutting-edge strategies.

Cost is $19. Visit to register.


Kowalski’s, Allina host lifestyle sessions


OAK PARK HEIGHTS — Kowalski’s Markets and Allina Health co-host a series of in-store events offering heart-healthy lifestyle and diet tips in February.

Allina Health cardiologist Dr. Courtney Baechler, Penny George of the Institute for Health and Healing and Susan Moores, RD, Kowalski’s nutritionist present what’s new in heart health, what people can do to keep their heart healthy, questions to ask your doctor and more. Those attending can also sample delicious food with heart health benefits.

The Oak Park Heights Kowalski’s hosts the program from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 12. Other programs are 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the Woodbury Kowalski’s and 6:30 to 8 p.m. Feb. 21 at the Eagan Kowalski’s.

Cost is $10. Persons can visit to register online.