Two-Year SD47 EVENT Calendar 
to Elect, Engage and Educate people 
in Woodbury & South Maplewood, MN

Neighborhood Precinct events are listed on Facebook.
City-wide Senate District events are listed below

and posted on Twitter and Instagram.

Our Two-Year Calendar follows the 2-year election cycle.  
Even Years we elect Democrats; Odd years we engage on the issues. 

We post about campaign events for our Candidates: Doorknocks, Postcard parties, Fundraisers, Get Out The Vote phonebanks, Election Watch parties for the Aug 9, 2022 Primary and General Election Nov. 8, 2022. Our communications team includes Rajean Moone, Bob Shaw, Nahe Parsons-Webster, Jim Vlcek, Tom Miller. 
If you want to plan, host or contribute to a fun event, contact us =
Oct 2022 Woodbury Action Center
hosts US Senator Tina Smith, US Rep Pramila Jayapal, Lt. Gov Peggy Flannagan, AG Keith Ellison, Nicole Mitchell, Amanda Hemmingsen-Jaeger, Ethan Cha, Michelle Clasen & more. 
2022 Election Year EVENTS in SD47 DFL; repeats in 2024 

Social media (links above for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) have updated info on these City-wide events. Each neighborhood Precinct also hosts activities. Email to get more info. 

Jan 17  Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Feb 11  Contactless Caucus Night; drop-off at Woodbury High School
Feb 15  Redistricting changes SD53 to SD47
Feb 21  President's Day - with Pie
(Mar 5 - Mar 29) Pre-Convention Committees meet

Apr 2 Woodbury Expo booth, new SD47 Banner reveal
Apr 23  SD47 Convention
May 1  Nicole Mitchell for MN Senate campaign kickoff
May 7 CD2 Convention via zoom
May 15, 7pm Wine & Cheese Event in Woodbury, MN
May 15  CD4 Convention in St. Paul
May 20-22 State Convention in Rochester, MN
May 24, 6:30pm Convention for DFL City of Maplewood 651-739-7397

Jun 4 Saturday Doorknocks begin
DATE CHANGE: Sat. Jun 18 (not June 19) Juneteenth, Ojibway Park

July 4  Independence Day - Afton Days Parade
(Jun 24 - Aug 9) Lawn Signs & VOTE for Primary Election
July 19 Voter Registration Drive
Aug 2 Woodbury "Night To Unite" Block parties
Aug 3-7 Washington County Fair SD33 - SD41 - SD47 Booth
Aug 9  Primary Election 
Aug 16 Candidate filing deadline with MN SOS
Aug 19-21 Woodbury Days 
Aug 21 Parade at Woodbury Days
Aug 28 SD44 - SD47 Picnic 

Sept 24 Big Truck Day in Woodbury, MN
(Sept 23 - Nov 7) Lawn Signs & VOTE EARLY for General Election
Oct 18 Voter Registration Drive
Nov 8  General Election
Nov 15  Collect Lawn Signs

Dec  Enjoy the Holidays!
2023 Engage/Educate EVENTS; repeats in 2025
in SD47 Woodbury & South Maplewood

MN Leg in session (Jan - May 2023) Rally at the Capitol
Jan MLK Day; Leaders Retreat;
Feb Mock Caucus night
Mar President's Day Pie fundraiser 
Apr Mock Convention; Stamp Out Hunger/Letter Carriers
May School Levy & Teacher apprecation
Jun Juneteenth Picnic
Jul Independence Day parade in Afton; Woodbury Fireworks
Aug Budgeting Committee (Aug - Oct) Two Year Budget
Sep Weinlick Event
Oct Don't Boo! Vote
Nov Don't Wine! Vote
Dec Enjoy the Holidays!

SD47 follows the Two Year cycle of MN elections
A Group for Seniors ages 50+, the DFL Senior Caucus
The state-wide DFL Senior Caucus (group) meets monthly; our East Metro Chapter meets on the 2nd Thursday at 11:30am at Jerry's Foods, upstairs Neighborhood Room (ADA Accessible) Contact Scott Borchert for details. 

Blog by volunteer Dick Bernard. Brief but important:
"MN Blue Gala" hosted by DFL Senior Caucus Oct 2022 featured a Dinner Buffet, Live Band (Squirrels in the Attic) and invited Speakers: Ken Martin/MN DFL; Skip Humphrey/former AG; Angie Craig/CD2; Tim Walz/Gov; Julie Blaha/Auditor. Join at 
A Group for Youth, the DFL Young Democrats
The local East Ridge High School Young Democrats club meets weekly before school 8am Wednesdays. Contact Dennis Ware, Teacher Advisor or Lily Spaulding, student President for details. 

More opportunities to get involved: Join a candidate's campaign, serve as a page at the MN Legislature, attend Rally at the Capitol days, join state-wide groups such as (ages 16 - 35) MyDFL MN Young Democrats 
Coffee & Conversation Fall 2022
Join local Democrats for a cup of coffee & conversation about current events and candidates. Buy your favorite beverage & let's talk for 30 minutes - or more. We meet twice per month, Mondays at 7pm and Saturdays at 1:30pm. 

For info & to rsvp, email Jim Vlcek at 
Let us know what topic/s to discuss
If you rsvp, we can promote via social media that you will be there. 

Mon Sept 12th 7PM Target/Starbuck's, 449 Commerce DR, Woodbury, MN 55125
Sat Sept 24th 1:30PM Jerry's/Starbucks,  7760 Hargis Parkway, Woodbury MN 55129

Mon Oct 3rd 7PM Target/Starbuck's, 449 Commerce DR, Woodbury, MN 55125
Sat Oct 22nd 1:30PM Jerry's/Starbucks,  7760 Hargis Parkway, Woodbury MN 55129

Sat Nov 12th 1:30PM Jerry's/Starbucks,  7760 Hargis Parkway, Woodbury MN 55129
Mon Nov 21st 7PM Target/Starbuck's, 449 Commerce DR, Woodbury, MN 55125

We take a break for the Holidays (No events in December), and we start again in January 2023. 
President Biden: The Continued Battle for the Soul of the Nation
President Biden's Speech on Sept, 1, 2022, Independence Hall, Philadelphia, PA

YouTube Link

Patriotic music starts the video; ( at 6min. 30 sec ) Pres. Biden speech begins.
Fall Hotdish Challenge and Cake/Pie Auction 
Tues Oct 18, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Woodbury Middle School - south entry/Cafeteria, I-94 x Valley Creek

Family Friendly Fun! Kids 13 & under eat FREE! Tix $15 go to help elect Democrats.

We sample all the delicious dinner entries then Vote for the best dish. After the buffet, Larry auctions the Cakes, Cupcakes and Pies. Larry Wicks invites you to this really fun community event. All the proceeds to go help SD47 elect Democrats in Woodbury and south Maplewood.

OPTIONAL  Sign up to bring your A-game best Hotdish or Cake/Pie.
Email for more info
Join us on Sunday, May 15, 2022, 7pm - 8pm for a lovely Wine & Cheese event outdoors on the patio - or via zoom. Enjoy some nibbles while you help us put the party in DFL party. Use the link to RSVP. Cheers!
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Anyone whose phone was near yours for 15 minutes in the last 14 days gets notified fast.  They can stay home, get tested, and avoid spreading disease.  
January 14, 2022, 9:00-11:00 a.m.
Century College
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration: The Urgency of Creating the Beloved Community
To register (Webinar), click here.

The keynote speaker is Dr. Jesse Mason, Provost of Academic and Student Affairs at North Hennepin Community College and former Century College Academic Dean. Dr. Mason has served 18 years in the Minnesota State Colleges and University System. 

Monday, January 17, 2022, 8:45 AM - 10:30 AM (CST)
Martin Luther King Breakfast
General Mills
Cost:  $25/person
To register: UNCF (

Laura Coates, Keynote speaker
CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst, Constitutional Expert, and Author
Laura Coates is a CNN Host and Senior Legal Analyst who specializes in the intersection of civil rights and criminal prosecution. A former federal prosecutor, Coates served as Assistant United States Attorney for the District of Columbia, as well as a Trial Attorney in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, specializing in the enforcement of Voting Rights throughout the United States.

January 17, 2022, 11:00 a.m.
The celebration is a 25-minute recorded video and premiers on Monday, January 17 at 11 am on the Governor's YouTube Channel.
Governor Tim Walz and Lieutenant Governor Peggy Flanagan invite Minnesotans of all ages to join the 36th Annual State of Minnesota Celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day!
As the civil rights leader said in 1957, “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?”
That’s why this year’s theme is Beloved Community in Action. Throughout the celebration, you’ll hear Minnesotans reflect on what Dr. King means to them and how they’re building a thriving society that embodies love and justice and works to end racism and poverty.

Monday, January 24, 7:00 PM
Saturday,  February 05, 1:30 PM
Monday, February 21, 7:00 PM
Monday,  March 14, 7:00 PM
Saturday,  March 26, 1:30 PM

Monday,  April 09, 7:00 PM
Monday, April 25, 7:00 PM
Monday, May 2, 7:00PM
Saturday, May 14, 1:30PM

M Jun 13, 7pm 
Sat Jun 25, 1:30pm
Sat July 9, 10am
M July 25, 7pm
Sat Aug 6, 1:30pm
Mon Aug 15, 7pm

Email to RSVP and sign up to host an event. We introduce ourselves, share an issue that makes us vote, talk for 30 min. or longer if we're having fun. 

Click here to register for the community discussion.

To register for the Coffee and Conversation, click here

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