Past Events

Need a day away?  To relax, have fun and nourish your soul?

Join us for a glorious day at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to celebrate summer.  The Arboretum, named by USA Today as “one of the ten great places to smell the flowers,” is the perfect place to enjoy a day of fun, friendship and inspiration.

Enjoy eating lunch on an outdoor patio with friends.  Stroll through the Arboretum’s beautiful gardens.

Along with the spectacular outdoor setting, you’ll be encouraged by inspiring messages to grow your faith, dynamic worship and powerful personal testimonies.

Gals of all ages love this popular annual event.  Bring a girlfriend, your mom, sister, coworkers and neighbors.  It’s a fun day to share!

Our theme this year is “Live Exhilarated!”  Are you living the life you want to live?  A life of freedom, joy and confidence?  Discover how to experience greater freedom in all areas of your life.

DeniseAli3Our featured speakers will be a fun-loving mother & daughter team, Denise & Alisha Siemens.  Denise is founder and director of Arise! Women, a ministry that helps women release their gifts, talents and dreams so they can be all that God wants them to be.  Denise’s daughter, Alisha, is Outreach Coordinator of Arise! Women.  They both have a passion to bring joy into the lives of others.

Sara Renner.Hi Res PhotoWe are thrilled to welcome back Sara Renner to lead worship.  Sara is a high-energy “sunshine girl” and an Arboretum favorite.  You’ll love her unique blend of jazz, soul and Gospel music.  Extra bonus: Sara’s good friends Tonia Hughes and Billy Steele, extraordinary musicians in their own right, are coming too!

Betsy Lee, President of Prayer Ventures, will host the event.  “This is going to be an extraordinary day,” she says.  “The Arboretum is at its best in June.  I love being there with 300 of my closest friends!”

What would a girlfriend day be without a shopping spree?  Find something special for yourself or a loved one at the Silent Auction—gift cards, professional services, original art, jewelry and more . . . Proceeds benefit Prayer Ventures ministry.

Cost.  Special group rate thru June 5: $25/person for 5 or more.  Early bird rate for individuals $28 thru June 5;  $35 after June 5.  Reserve a box lunch ($10.50 extra) thru June 5.  Scholarship help available.  Sorry, no refunds.

Attending the event admits you free to the Arboretum that day (a $12 value!)  After the event you can stay the whole day until sunset.  Tour the Arboretum on 12.5 miles of garden paths and hiking trails. Ride the tram for a narrated tour of the 1,100+ acres of gardens and woodlands.