SUNDAY 6/3, Minnesota's Small-Town LGBTQ Pride 

People are able to find Pride everywhere this month, including the 14th annual East Central Minnesota Pride celebration. Free. 12-5pm. Robinson Park, Pine City. 


TUESDAY 6/9, Fermented Miso Soup for All Seasons 

Miso is a fermented bean product with proteins, vitamins, enzymes, and bacteria friendly to the digestive system. This food event introduces participants to the variety of misos, such as barley, chickpea, and brown rice. Taste the differences prepared by instructor Gabriele Kushi, who is the author of "The Macrobiotic Kitchen in 10 Easy Steps" and "Embracing Menopause Naturally," and uses the insights of indigenous healers in her work. Vegan and macrobiotic. $30. Mississippi Market Natural Foods Co-Op, 500 West 7th St., St. Paul. Details and registration: 651-690-0507, 

THROUGH 6/10, Winona, Rooted in the Land 

"Rooted in the Land: Minnesota Women Farmers" is an art exhibit that explores the lives of area women farmers through the paintings of local artist Julie Johnston. She traveled the region painting and interviewing women involved in agricultural industries. Her art depicts how the role of women on the farm has changed over time, from early pioneer families to present day. Museum admission $5 adults, $3 students. Winona County History Center, 160 Johnson Street. Details: 

SATURDAY 6/30, Minnesota Farmer's Union Conference 

Women have made significant contributions toward the success of Minnesota agriculture, yet are not often recognized with positions of leadership. This annual conference specifically brings women together for connection, education, and inspiration. $20. 9am-4pm. New Ulm Country Club, 1 Golf Drive. Details: 651-288-4068,


Appetite for Change offers several community events that bring people together to cook, eat, learn, and connect. For families: June 13, July 11, Aug. 8, at Breaking Bread Cafe, 1210 West Broadway Ave., Mpls., June 27, July 25, Aug. 22, at Salem Lutheran Church, 4150 Dupont Ave. N., Mpls. 5-7:30pm. Other dates for youth events and for expectant mothers and mothers with children under two, including free childcare. Details: 612-5887611, 


“In Her Boots” is a day-long, on-farm workshop series designed for women farmers, with summer sessions planned in Wisconsin and Iowa. Coordinator Lisa Kivirist is a senior fellow at the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota, and author of “Soil Sisters: A Toolkit for Women Farmers.” She offers a weekly podcast this summer that spotlights women farmers and activists who are transforming the food system. Details: