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 for a day of fun, friendship and inspiration.

Enjoy eating lunch on 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 “Overflow!”  Are you tired? Drained from trying to do too much? Need refreshment? Renewal? Come away and rest awhile in God’s presence. Let Him open up the fountains and springs of His love and revive your zest for living. Come expecting to be filled up with a fresh infusion of joy and strength.

Our featured speakerAmy Senser, wife of former MN Vikings player Joe Senser, will share how she found strength during dark days of her life. Click here to hear her story on WCCO. In 2012, Amy was convicted in the hit-and-run death of a Laotian man and served 2 1/2 years in prison. She now works with the Salvation Army helping other women who are struggling to put their lives back together after prison.



We are thrilled to welcome back Arboretum favorites, Sara Renner Tonia Hughes and Billy Steele to lead worship. Sara, Tonia and Billy are extraordinary musicians. You’ll love their unique blend of jazz, soul and Gospel music.

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 9: $27/person for 5 or more. Early bird rate for individuals $32 thru June 9; $38 after June 9. Reserve a box lunch ($12 extra) thru June 9. Scholarship help available. Childcare not provided.

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.