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Pet Bed Workshop

Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 Central Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

Make pet beds for local animal shelters! Join us for our third annual Pet Bed Workshop! Help us make pet beds for local animal shelters. Bring the whole family, come in by yourself, or bring friends. Everyone welcome! No sewing needed, just hand-tying. Stay for an hour or the whole time. We'll have all the ... Read more

Free

Fix-It Clinic

Community United Methodist Church 950 Gould Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

Have items that need fixing? Interested in learning how to fix your stuff? Then come to the FREE Fix-It Clinic!Have broken stuff lying around? Don't trash it - fix it!Bring things like small household appliances, clothing/mending, electronics, and more. Volunteer fixers will help you disassemble, troubleshoot and repair your item.First come, first served. Items must ... Read more

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Birdscaping

Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 Central Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

Birdscaping in the HeightsThis class will introduce the idea of “birdscaping”-- landscaping that deliberately keeps birds in mind with plants, layouts and other features to attract birds. This Columbia Heights Library program is offered in partnership with HeightsNEXT. Registration required. https://anokacounty.libcal.com/event/6424001

Free

CANCELED: Cheers for Beers

John P. Murzyn Hall 530 Mill Street Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

CANCELED Due to the coronavirus pandemic, this fundraiser has been canceled for public health and safety. Thank you for your support! Enjoy unlimited samples from more than 40 local and regional crafts breweries and cideries! This fundraiser also features a silent auction, food trucks, and a DJ! All proceeds fund HeightsNEXT, a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization ... Read more

Columbia Heights PRIDE 2020 Virtual Festival

Family-Friendly entertainment for all ages! This year the festival is an online experience. We'll broadcast on Facebook and YouTube with performances by local artists, and story time with Mistress Ginger! We'll have Columbia Heights Pride merchandise for sale, and plenty of other offerings from vendors. Official website: http://columbiaheightspride.com/ This event is brought to you by ... Read more

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Central Ave. Street Clean-Up

Columbia Heights Public Library 3939 Central Avenue Northeast, Columbia Heights, MN

All volunteer Central Ave Street Cleanup HeightsNEXT is organizing volunteers for the 5th annual fall cleanup along Central Avenue. Volunteers’ efforts will freshen up local streetscapes and prevent trash from drifting with next spring’s melting snow through storm drains into the Mississippi River. Interested volunteers should meet at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, November 1, in ... Read more

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A gardener stands by a rain barrel painted with pollinators and garden gnomes.
City Gardens
Gardeners at the Blooming Sunshine food forest in Columbia Heights, MN
Food Forest
Columbia Heights, MN Mayor's Monarch Pledge
Mayor’s Monarch Pledge
Pet Bed Workshop
Pet Bed Workshop
Street Cleanups
Street Cleanups
Garden Tour
Garden Tour
Residents trade their houseplants at the Columbia Heights plant exchange.
Plant Exchange
Birdscaping Clinic
Birdscaping Clinic
Fix-It Clinics
Fix-It Clinics
Stories From Our Neighborhood
Stories From Our Neighborhood
Columbia Heights Art in the Park
Art in the Park
Cheers for Beers
Cheers for Beers
Community Picnic
Art & Info Fair
Dog Day
Dog Day
Fire & Ice Plunge
Fire & Ice Plunge
Holiday Train
Holiday Train
Jamboree
Jamboree
A girl at the 2021 Columbia Heights, MN Monarch Festival holds a butterfly cutout while examining Monarch caterpillars on milkweed leaves.
Monarch Festival
PRIDE Festival
PRIDE Festival
Truck or Treat
Truck or Treat
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