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APRIL 13th


Location:  This will be held at PAL.

Time: 2:00pm

Host: Kelly Watkins Conrad

During our time together, we’ll be using robots called “Sphero Balls” to help us code during our time together. We will be building a track for our Sphero Balls, and then we’ll use code to drive our Sphero Ball around the course. This exercise will give us the chance to see how code on “paper” translates to a real world action, while having a lot of fun doing it! By the end of our time together, you’ll be an expert at coding your Sphero ball to move the way that you want to.

Kelly Watkins Conrad is a Minnesota native who has always been interested in technology. While her job currently is technical in nature, she didn’t go to school for it. She graduated from the University of Minnesota with a focus in Public Relations, and then immediately joined Jamf entering purchasing information into their system. When she first met someone that was a Sales Engineer, she thought they had the coolest job in the world. They got to travel, play with cool technology, and interact with people from all over the country, and sometimes the world! She decided to take a leap of faith and join Jamf’s support organization, where she learned all about technology, which paved the path for her to get to where she is now. She’s excited to be able to help inspire other young women to break the barriers and become a fierce force in the field of technology.

Location:  Leave PAL at 1:30

Time: 1:30 - approx. 4:30


Isabel and Caroline (founders) will give us a tour of the offices and part of the warehouse and production space. Next, Isabel and Caroline have a 20 minute talk and slide show they created that explains the story of how they started and grew their business, the triumphs and challenges along the way, and emphasizes the importance of giving back. (They donate money from the sale of their Earth Bomb to organizations that support clean water, and product donations to critically ill kids and teens.) There will be a Q & A session and an exercise where you come up with a business idea and share with the group.

February 10th, 2019

Lafayette Club

Location:  2800 Northview Rd, Minnetonka Beach, MN 55361

Time: ARRIVE NO LATER THAN 2:30pm. A parent will need to bring you to the event since there will be NO transportation provided. They can watch the performance. The event will end by 4:00pm.

Host: Lafayette Club

  • Be a guest judge during the showcase showdown challenge at the Lafayette Classic.
  • There will be 10 numbers and each young lady will get to choose their favorite.
  • The dances are judged based on creativity, costuming & entertainment.
  • Dress in something nice. Casual dress or pants and blouse.
  • A special announcement will be made about Diverse Daisies and what the organization is about.

February 9th, 2019

Soap Making Class
The Longfellow Soap Company

Location:  To be held at PAL

Time: 2:00pm - approx. 5:00pm

Host: John Hanson, owner 

  • Cold Process Soap Making Class
  • Learn to make all natural soap with John Hanson, owner/maker of the Longfellow Soap Company
  • The class lasts 2-1/2 hours and is a demonstration class as lye is used (as it has for over 5,000 years)
  • Each student receives a manual that lists equipment needed, ingredients and where to buy locally, my "secret recipe", instructions for making soap, and websites for purchasing essential oils.
  • Each student takes home bars of soap from the class.

About John Hanson:

I have lived in the Seward and Longfellow neighborhoods for many years after moving to Minneapolis to attend Augsburg College. My work career included 32 years in retail and another 14 in woodworking and carpentry.

My soap making began as a class that I purchased from a fundraising event for the Friends Quaker School in St. Paul. At first I gave all my soap away to family and friends; then they started asking to buy it. The light bulb went off in my head that my soap had retail potential. I decided to approach Seward Coop as my first account as the Coop supports local products that do no harm to the environment.

My soap is now available in over twenty stores with more to be added.

My "flavors" are made with a twist. The Cedar and Pine contain sawdust from my wood lathe. Lemongrass and Lavender contain lemon peel.

I have been teaching soap making for four plus years and have had over 300 students in that time. I also make commissioned stained glass, wood bowls and pens, and have designed and built cabinets for seven kitchens, using 150 year old red birch.

January 12th, 2019

Ann Bancroft Foundation

Location:  To be held at PAL

Time: 2:00pm - approx. 5:00pm

Host: Amber Karcher-Ramos, Program Manager

Ann Bancroft Foundation empowers girls to imagine something bigger and reach her full potential. Since 1997, ABF has awarded grants totaling more than $1.5million to over 4,500 Minnesota girls. Think ahead of time what grant you would like to apply for, you can look at the web site to get ideas by clicking HERE and we will mentor you through the process.

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