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PowerUp Week

PowerUp Week is a time to have fun, get inspired and PowerUp with activities to help kids, families and the entire community eat better and move more. This special week is a great way for communities in the St. Croix Valley to come together and do what’s best for our kids, so they can grow up healthy and strong.

Use #powerup4kids and share a photo of how you and your family PowerUp this week!

Stay tuned for PowerUp Week 2019 details!


Calling all Power Chefs! It’s time to tune up your taste buds and show off your skills by sending in your favorite, kid-created recipe for a chance to WIN some prizes and earn the title of Power CHEF!

Submit a recipe  |  Recipe submissions are due by June 30, 2018.

Check out our recipe gallery for some inspiration.


image: PowerUp Enter Power Chef Contest



Chomp is turning 5 during PowerUp Week this year! Help him celebrate all week long at his birthday parties with story time, games, prizes and more!

Saturday, May 5, 2018
Amery Library | Amery, WI
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Monday, May 7, 2018
Wildwood Library | Mahtomedi, MN
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Valley Library | Lakeland, MN
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Bayport Library | Bayport, MN
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018
Stillwater Library | Stillwater, MN
10:15 a.m.

Thursday, May 10, 2018
Somerset Library | Somerset, WI
10:15 a.m.

Friday, May 11, 2018
Lake Elmo Library | Lake Elmo, MN
10:30 - 11:00 a.m.

White Bear Lake Library | White Bear Lake, MN
10:30 - 11:30 a.m.




Great Harvest Bread Company in Stillwater, MN: May 5-12, Buy 1, get 1 whole-grain item if you use the promo code PowerUp at the cash register!


Saturday, May 5, 2018

E.P. Rock and Run
Join the fun at the EP Rock-N-Run! All community members are welcome. The event will include a 5K, 1 mile, prizes, snacks, inflatables and Chomp! To register for either of the runs, visit
DJ starts at 7:00am | 8:00am Race Time | EP Rock Elementary | Hudson

PowerUp Family 2K & 5K
Get your sneakers ready and PowerUp with this fun and free family run/walk on the Stower Seven Lakes State Trail! New this year is a 5K option. Both races are open to all ages. Family participation is encouraged and leashed dogs & strollers welcome. Registration is required: 
Stower Seven Lakes State Trail/Soo Line Park | Amery
5K: Arrive 8:15 a.m. | Race Start 8:30 a.m.
2K: Arrive 8:45 a.m.| Race Start 9:15 a.m.

**FRUIT AND VEGGIE FANATIC AWARD – A special prize will be given to the youth and adult wearing the best fruit or veggie costume during either run/walk!

Meet & Greet Chomp
Chomp will be out and about at various places throughout the week! Here’s your chance to meet him!
10 - 11 a.m. | Family Fresh Market | Hudson
12:30 - 1:30 p.m. | Family Fresh Market | New Richmond
1 - 2 p.m. | Econo Foods | Somerset

Stillwater Bike Rodeo
Learn basic bike safety skills and rules for safe, fun riding! Registration is required.
10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Stillwater 
More information here: 

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Glacial Pothole Exploration Tour
12 p.m. | Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, MN
You are invited to experience the stunning scenery and incredible story of Interstate State Park. An interpretive naturalist will lead you over, under and (briefly) through world-renowned rock features on this 45-minute tour. Discover how lakes of lava and gushing glacial waters formed the unique glacial potholes and even step inside one. All ages are welcome. Expect some uneven terrain and stairs. Meet at the visitor center (256 Traprock Street, Taylors Falls, MN). The program is free, but a Minnesota State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. Passes can be purchased at the park for $7 for a day or $35 for a yearly pass.

Learn more:

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

National Bike & Walk to School Day!
Join the celebration and walk or bike to school today! Learn more at

Friday, May 11, 2018

PowerUp Play Day
PowerUp with your favorite PE teachers, Ms. Peterson & Ms. Hanson as they lead this special play day with games and activities!
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. | Amery Intermediate
Registration required:

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Kids Cooking Class: Power Chef Challenge*

Chop, slice, shred and whisk your way through this Power Chef Challenge! Chef Jeremy will put your skills to the test and inspire everyone to try for five!
9 a.m. - 10 a.m. session OR 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. session | Cooks of Crocus Hill | Stillwater
To register, visit:

Kid’s Animal Hike
Kids Ages 3-12 are welcome to come on this ½ mile loop hike (Hidden Ponds Trail). We will learn about the animals, meet some live ones and everyone will win a PowerUp Prize. The event is FREE to attend and vehicle admission into the park is required. Please call 715-386-9340 or email for more information.
10 - 11:30 a.m. | Willow River State Park (Nature Center) | Hudson

Fat Tire Biking with DIRO Outdoors*
Cross it off your bucket list! Join DIRO Outdoors and PowerUp for a one hour off-road fat biking tour at Lake Elmo Park Reserve. The wide, off-road, multi-use trails are perfect for those new to mountain biking or those that prefer a wider trail to ride on. Unlike other trails, there are no obstacles to contend with allowing you to relax and enjoy the beautiful countryside.
Choose one session; 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. OR 2 p.m. - 3 p.m. | Lake Elmo Park Reserve | Stillwater
For more details and to register, visit: 

PowerUp Kids and Family Dance Party
Come dance and learn new moves to the latest music! Join in the family fun for all ages and EveryBody!
6:30 - 8:00 p.m. | Curio Dance | Stillwater

Kids, Birds and Binoculars
10:00 a.m. | Interstate State Park, Taylors Falls, MN
What was that!? Join the naturalist as we solve the mystery of which backyard bird is which through games and a scavenger hunt. We'll even make simple cardboard binoculars you can take home. All ages are welcome to the program, but it is best suited for ages 5-10. Children must be accompanied by an adult. The fun begins at the stone picnic shelter near the park's southern office (307 Milltown Rd). The program is free, but a Minnesota State Park Pass is required on all vehicles entering the park. Passes can be purchased at the park for $7 for a day or $35 for a yearly pass.

Learn more:


Sunday, May 13, 2018

Geocaching for PowerUp Prizes
Grab your friends & family and join us for a fun treasure hunt in the park! Everyone that completes a geocaching activity sheet will win a PowerUp prize! Event is FREE to attend and vehicle admission into the park is required. Please call 715-386-9340 or email  for more information.
12 - 4 p.m. | Willow River State Park (Nature Center) | Hudson


Sunday, May 19, 2018

BearPower Family Breakaway Bike Ride
Otter Lake Elementary School | White Bear Lake
FREE family bike ride! Register online at and search BearPower. Register by May 1 to receive a FREE T-shirt.
Registration: 8:30 a.m.
Race Time: 9:30 a.m.