Those who get lost on Pinterest for hours at a time can now ditch the phone, computer or tablet for the real, live thing. The Pinners Conference and Expo is coming to town and will feature more than 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by the best presenters from around the nation. DIY-related businesses will display and sell their crafts, fashions, cooking, beauty projects and more. Hours 10 a.m.-8 p.m. June 22; 9 a.m.-7 p.m. June 23. $8-$129. Minneapolis Convention Center. mn.pinnersconference.com.
Fish Creek Bioblitz
Maplewood Nature Center is looking for experts in field identification of plants, birds and insects for the Fish Creek Bioblitz. Volunteer with other experts to identify, record and generate a species list. Feel free to bring a field guide, insect jars, binoculars and other tools that are handy for the task. 7 a.m.-10:30 p.m. June 22. Free, register by June 15 at maplewoodnaturecenter.com. Meet at Oakwood Church Parking Lot, 1388 S. Point Douglas Road, St. Paul.
Tangletown Gardens family day
Explore the farm that serves as the main source of food for Wise Acre Eatery during a family day event. Go for a farm tour on a hayride, shop the makers market and eat a picnic lunch from Wise Acre Eatery while listening to live music. 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. June 16. $10-$20. 11407 County Road 9, Plato, Minn. tangletowngardens.com.
Bees: For the Love of Affinis
The Minnesota State Horticultural Society and the University of Minnesota Bee Squad will present a day of programming on supporting endangered pollinators. A panel of experts, artists, gardening professionals and policymakers will share practical solutions and their visions to make the world a friendlier place for pollinators to thrive. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. June 23, Cargill Building, University of Minnesota, 1500 Gortner Av., St. Paul. $100, register at northerngardner.org.
Art along the river
Support local artisans at the Stone Arch Bridge Festival. More than 200 artists will display works in mixed media, pottery, pastels, glass, metal, paintings, digital and photography overlooking the Mississippi River. The festival features a classic car show, live music, food, and family activities by the Science Museum of Minnesota. The event kicks off with a concert at Water Power Park, 5 to 10 p.m. June 15. Art fair hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 16 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 17, Minneapolis riverfront along SE. Main Street, from E. Hennepin Avenue to the Stone Arch Bridge. Free. stonearchbridgefestival.com.