Wednesday, May 13, 2015

WaterFest is right around the corner! Volunteers still needed!

Farnsworth Aerospace Band at WaterFest

May 30th will be here before you know it! Be sure WaterFest is on your calendar and then invite your friends and neighbors to join you!

This free, family-oriented, annual water celebration will be held on Saturday, May 30, from 11 AM to 4 PM at Lake Phalen Park, rain or shine. Music, dance, exhibits, fishing, swimming, paddle boards, canoe rides, obstacle course, climbing wall, performers, food and much, much more are all part of this annual festival. Check out the schedule of events.

We need you!

Volunteers play an essential role in this huge event and are the key to WaterFest's success! Sign up today to volunteer at WaterFest. For those of you who've already signed up to help ... thank you! 

Join the Flash Dance at the Amphitheater at 11:00 AM!

Ellen Keane, a dance choreographer, has put together a flash dance routine just for WaterFest! 

Follow this link to learn the steps.
You don’t have be a professional dancer, just come and be ready to move, dance and have a blast!
Follow this link to watch a video that will teach you the steps. After a couple of tries, we know
you'll have the hang of all the moves!

The Flash Dance is the kick-off to our WaterFest celebration
and will be followed by a performance by the Farnsworth Marching Band. In the afternoon, the Hmong Center for Arts and Talent will host musical and dance performances and an open stage at the amphitheater from 1:00 - 3:00 pm.

Volunteers still needed in many areas!

If you haven’t already done so, please consider volunteering at WaterFest for an hour or two or even more!! We'll fill you in on what you need to know ahead of time by phone or e-mail and or even the day of WaterFest. Contact Debbie Meister to volunteer at 651-968-7130 or send her an email.

The following volunteer positions still need to be filled:

Wear a Costume!
10:30 AM - Noon for the Flash Dance
1 hour shifts available from Noon - 4:00 PM

Costume wearers needed for:
Leapfrog (hand out Leap Frog tattoos) Must be 5' 2" or less for this costume.
Emerald Ash Borer, Water Droplet, Woodsy Owl and Green Heron.

Recycling Volunteers
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM and 1:30 - 4:00 PM

Help us make WaterFest a Zero Waste event
by helping people put things where they
 need to go to be recycled, composted, etc.


Eco Arcade Assistant
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Help with games
inside the pavilion.

Storm Drain Goalie
1:30 PM - 4:00 PM

Help participants take the
Storm Drain Pledge and
stamp their Passports

 Fishing Lessons & Contest
11:00 AM - 1:30 PM
1:30 - 4:00 PM
Assist Hmong Outdoor Enthusiasts and Fishing-in-the-Neighborhood (FIN) by demonstrating how to fish on the pier. Assist with equipment; fishing poles, bait, etc. Help judge the fishing contest.

We hope to see you
at WaterFest!

Directions to Lake Phalen Park

Google Map Directions from any location.

WaterFest Map

From 35E:
Exit on Maryland Ave. Turn east, follow Maryland to Johnson Parkway. Turn north (left) on Johnson Parkway, then veer west (left) as Johnson becomes Wheelock Parkway. At the stop sign, turn north (right) onto Phalen Drive and follow signs to the Pavilion.

From Hwy 36:
Exit south on Hwy 61. Follow 61/Arcade to Wheelock Parkway. Turn east (left) on Wheelock Parkway (not Wheelock Ave.). At the stop sign, turn north (left) onto Phalen Drive and follow signs to the Pavilion.


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