Stop by Mazopiya with the whole family on Saturday, May 12, for the natural food market’s Annual Shop Local event! We’ll have tasty free samples from local vendors, including Barsy’s Almonds, Bootstrap Coffee Roasters, Classic Provisions, and more. Learn about their food production stories and discover the benefits of shopping local. Plus, there will be giveaways, prize drawings, and activities for the youngsters. Read more about Mazopiya Annual Shop Local Event
For the Kids
Join us in the studios at the Bloomington Center for the Arts to learn all about our education program!
With demos from both adult and youth class instructors as well as art activities for kids, this will be an enriching day for the whole family. Families interested in summer camps will get special camp previews as they see sample projects and meet a few of our fantastic camp instructors. Read more about Artistry Spring Open House
Enjoy the wintry weather from the warmth and comfort of the
Playworks Atrium! Bring the whole family down to Playworks on February 17 for
their Winter Wonderland Party and enjoy an afternoon of snow-themed fun. With
activities ranging from slide relays and snowball toss to “pin the carrot on
the snowman” and snowflake crafts, your kids will be able to expend their
cooped-up energy in a fun, productive way—without getting chilled to the bone.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and children ages 4-12 may be dropped off.
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Heidi's GrowHaus celebrates Harvest and Halloween in one, free, family-friendly Oktoberfest event on Saturday, 10/28, from Noon - 4:00 PM. Pumpkin-carving contests with prizes, pumpkin bowling games, live music, food and drink from the Strudel Haus food truck, and ongoing food fermentation, preservation and cider-pressing demonstrations. Author Dawn Pape will present a pollinator puppet show at 3:00 PM. Heidi's GrowHaus is located at 7555 Country Road 116, Corcoran, MN 55340. Phone: 763-420-2909. Read more about Oktoberfest and Halloween Fun at Heidi's GrowHaus!
Albert the Elf has been admiring the skills of his favorite superheroes and is eager to become one himself! But when Super Rudolph - a popular Christmas toy and Albert's desired sidekick - is in high demand and short supply, Albert's superhero dreams are at risk. Will our favorite elf get everything he wants this Christmas, or give up on his dream and turn in his cape? For more than 30 years, it has been a beloved Bachman's tradition to host an annual holiday play. Read more about Santa and Albert's Holiday Play at Bachman's on Lyndale
With the new school year right around the corner, School of Rock Eden
Prairie and Project 52 Dance Company have joined together to host a free Back 2
School Ice Cream Social for the Eden Prairie community. School of Rock students will be rockin’ the Staring
Lake Amphitheater and P52 Dance Company will be teaching everyone how to do the
latest dance moves that will be all the rage at school dances this year. Read more about Eden Prairie Back 2 School Ice Cream Social
From the creators of The Color Run comes Pumpkin Nights, a one mile long walking path with 12 worlds of marvelous art and Halloween fun, lined with over 3,000 hand-carved pumpkins in larger than life displays. Launching in Twin Cities at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on Friday, October 14, Pumpkin Nights will be open for 18 days until Halloween Day—Monday, October 31. Read more about Pumpkin Nights Comes to the Twin Cities
Spark a love of the arts in your child with a day full of live music and opportunities for your toddlers and grade school children to explore different instruments. The day also includes arts and crafts, dance lessons and a menu of other activities—fun for the whole brood. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222; ordway.org. Read more about Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts
Pac-Man is a game that has withstood the test of time. Generations alike join together in appreciating this simple, yet thrilling game. Now, teens can get the chance to be Pac-Man in this life sized game. Grades 6-12. Free. 1-4 p.m. Eden Prairie Library, 565 Prairie Center Drive; 612.543.6275; hclib.org Read more about Game On! Life Size Pac-Man Game for Teens