“Meditation at Maplewood” is a special offering June 17 at Maplewood State Park, from  6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 

“When we get closer to nature—be it untouched wilderness or a backyard tree—we do our overstressed brains a favor,” reports National Geographic. We live busy, active lives.  So busy, many of us have forgotten what it feels like to have a quiet mind. Research is showing learning to quiet the incessant voice in our head lowers stress and helps support a healing environment for our body and mind. 

Several sessions are planned, all at the  Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter.

• Monday, June 17, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.  

• Tuesday, July 16, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m.   

• Thursday, August 15, 2019, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. 

Meditation will be facilitated by Sue Nyhus. Sue is licensed and teaches classes on meditation.  She and her husband, Butch, live on Star Lake in Otter Tail County.  

For more information contact her at suejnyhus@gmail.com or 218-731-1827.  No charge for this activity, but you will need a Maplewood Park pass.  Bring a lawn chair.

Watercolor painting class set  June 22 at Maplewood

Come explore the beauty of Maplewood and the joy of painting June 22 with Watercolor Painting at Maplewood, 10:00 – 12:00. In this class we will study the beautiful surroundings that adorn Maplewood. Mixed media painting techniques will be used to capture the amazing views on watercolor paper.

All ages welcome. No talent needed. Join us for a fun, relaxing time enjoying nature.  

Heidi Smith, Barnesville Art Teacher, will be the instructor.  Meet at the Josh Hanson Memorial Picnic Shelter.  No charge for this activity, but participants  will need a Maplewood Park pass.

First Maplewood  concert event set June 22

On June 22, the first in a series of Maplewood concerts will feature    Rhoda Anderson Habedank, 7:00 – 8:30 p.m.   

Habedank is a skilled singer/songwriter that performs a blend of folk and original music. 

From Spooner, Wisconsin to Los Angeles and back to the upper Midwest, Rhoda has performed in a myriad of venues for a multitude of strange & wonderful audiences. She finds the sweet note in her performing of originals and classics. Rhoda’s quick wit can read an audience well and find what appeals. If not on the farm in NW Minnesota or her “don’t quit your day job” as a Licensed Professional School Counselor, she lives by the motto, “Have guitar. Will travel.”

Concerts are free, but you need a MN State Park sticker to get into the state park.  

 Bring a lawn chair.  Come early and bring a picnic lunch.

Edible plant class set in July

In July, Maplewood will host a class on Edible Plants on July 20.  

Music at Maplewood continues with Dennis Craswell in July, with Old Time Rock & Roll.  

 The August Music at Maplewood is August 10 with Lee Brenna and Casey Perrin.