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Wednesday, April 18, 2018 - PowerUp for a week of fun!


A week-long celebration of fun and activity is coming. PowerUp Week is May 5-12 and a host of events is planned across the St. Croix Valley and western Wisconsin. It’s a time to have fun, get inspired and take part in activities to help the community eat better and move more.

Highlights of the fourth annual PowerUp Week include 2K and 5K family runs; birthday parties for Chomp – the PowerUp superhero carrot; a kids’ Power Chef cooking class; kids’ animal and glacial pot hole exploration hikes; and geocaching and fat tire biking events.

In Wisconsin, there will be PowerUp events in Amery, Hudson, New Richmond and Somerset; in Minnesota, Afton, Bayport, Lake Elmo, Mahtomedi, Stillwater, Taylors Falls and White Bear Lake will host events.

There’s also a chance for your child to become the next Power Chef Recipe Contest winner. Enter your most delicious, kid-approved fruit- and veggie-inspired recipes to take the 2018 title. Prizes include PowerUp cooking gear. Submit recipes and get full details and rules at healthpartners.com/PowerUpFamily.

Check out the schedule of events below (full details at powerup4kids.org/week) and get your groove on!

Date

Time

Name of event

Location

Saturday, May 5

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Amery Library, Amery, WI

 

From 7 a.m. (race start at 8 a.m.)

E. P. Rock and Run with races, inflatables and Chomp, the PowerUp superhero carrot

E. P. Elementary School, Hudson, WI

 

From 8:15 a.m. (races start 8:30 a.m. and 9:15 a.m.)

PowerUp Family 2K and 5K

Stower Seven Lakes State Trail / Soo Line Park, Amery, WI

 

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Stillwater Bike Rodeo

Brown’s Creek Trail head (near Zephyr Train Building, 521 Main St., Stillwater, MN)

 

10 to 11 a.m.

Meet Chomp, the PowerUp Superhero carrot

Family Fresh Market, Hudson, WI

 

12:30 to 1:30 p.m.

Meet Chomp, the PowerUp Superhero carrot

Family Fresh Market, New Richmond, WI

 

1 to 2 p.m.

Meet Chomp, the PowerUp Superhero carrot

Econo Foods, Somerset, WI

Sunday, May 6

Noon

45-minute Glacial Pothole Exploration Tour led by interpretive naturalist

Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, MN

Monday, May 7

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Valley Library, Afton and Wildwood Library, Mahtomedi, MN

Tuesday, May 8

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Bayport Library, Bayport, MN

Wednesday, May 9

All day

National Bike and Walk to School Day

Everywhere!

 

10:15 to 11 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Stillwater Library, Stillwater, MN

Thursday, May 10

10:15 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Somerset Library, Somerset, WI

Friday, May 11

10:30 to 11 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

Lake Elmo Library, Lake Elmo, MN

 

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Chomp’s 5th birthday party celebration

White Bear Lake Library, White Bear Lake, MN

 

5:30 to 6:30 p.m.

PowerUp Play Day with games and activities

Amery Intermediate School, Amery, WI

Saturday, May 12

9 to 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to noon

Kids cooking class: Power Chef Challenge

Cooks of Crocus Hill, Stillwater, MN

 

10 to 11:30 a.m.

Kids Animal Hike

Nature Center, Willow River State Park, Hudson, WI

 

10 a.m.

Kids, Birds and Binoculars Hike led by a naturalist, with games and scavenger hunt

Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, MN

 

12:30 to 1:30 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m.

Fat tire biking tour with DIRO Outdoors

Lake Elmo Park Reserve, Lake Elmo, MN

 

6:30 to 8 p.m.

PowerUp Kids and Family Dance Party

Curio Dance, Stillwater, MN

Sunday, May 13

Noon to 4 p.m.

Geocaching for PowerUp prizes

Nature Center, Willow River State Park, Hudson, WI

Saturday, May 19

9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

BearPower Breakaway Bike Ride

Otter Lake Elementary School, White Bear Lake, MN


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