Event and Program Descriptions

Admission to Lake Elmo’s Sunfish Lake Park and to the Sally Manzara Interpretive Nature Center are free of charge.   FREE events and programs are so marked.  Registration and  payment for most programs with fees is available on-line via Paypal, or contact the Event producer directly with the contact information shown.  Follow the links for the events listed below.


December Activities


FREE – come to the Nature Center for a free coffee, and see the exhibits.
Go to http://www.iNaturalist.org to view the observations in the Sunfish Lake Park Project, or take pictures and upload them to the Project at

CANCELLED : Thursday December 5th, 2019: 10 AM-1 PM Finish-up your Paintings Workshop:
with Julie Schroeder  $35.00 Bring any painting that you’d like some help finishing, no matter which stage it’s in. This is a 3 hour workshop to bring all your paintings that need a finishing touch.  Watercolor, acrylics, mixed media all welcome. $35 please contact Julie directly to register and pay – http://www.livingwatercolours.com Questions? – contact Julie at 651-731-5433 or  brushcolour@yahoo.com


Wednesday, December 11th 2019 – 10AM – 3PM  – Mixed Media Day, STILL ENROLLING

On Angels’ Wings with Julie Schroeder  $55.00

On two 10 x 20 in canvases we’ll create 2 different amazing angels, using torn papers, stencils, gesso, glue, paint, pastels, lace and a variety of other fun materials.

please contact Julie directly to register and pay – www.livingwatercolours.com

questions – contact Julie at 651-731-5433 or  brushcolour@yahoo.com

December 14th Saturday 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM Nature Program – Mammals of the Park

Suggested donation $2/person  Come see the Mammals from Cock-a-doodle Zoo.  These are the native mammals that live in Sunfish Lake Park!   Check out Cock-a-doodle Zoo at https://www.cockadoodlezoo.com/

December 14th, Saturday 10 AM to Noon, regular buckthorn removal day.

We have the loppers, gloves, and poison.  Please contact George for further information or questions at 651-757-5610.