Education & Community

Tails for Reading

Elementary school-aged children are invited to spend time reading aloud to specially trained therapy dogs. Reading aloud to pets in a judgment-free zone is a great way to build a child’s confidence. Free. 10:30 a.m.–noon. Chaska Library, 3 City Hall Plaza, Chaska; 952.227.7615; carverlib.org
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In Laura’s House: Weaving

Travel back in time to Laura’s simpler era—you know, that Laura (Ingalls Wilder, we mean). Weave on a loom, make heart-shaped cookies, and play fox and geese in a snowy field. Reservations required. Children 17 and younger must be accompanied by a registered adult. $5–$6. 9:30 a.m.–noon. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650; threeriversparks.org
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Orchid Exhibit

Enjoy more than 525 orchids on display in a large, tree-like formation in the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum’s Oswald Visitor Center. Free, with arboretum admission. Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chaska; 952.443.1400; arboretum.umn.edu Read more about Orchid Exhibit

Celtic Holiday Hooley

Take a night off from your regular Wednesday night plans and join the Chanhassen Dinner Theatres for the Celtic Holiday Hooley. Bring the entire family for step dancing, music, stories and Irish music. $40, $55 with dinner. 6 p.m. dinner, 8:15 p.m. show. Chanhassen Dinner Theatres, 501 W. 78th St., Chanhassen; 952.934.1525; chanhassentheatres.com Read more about Celtic Holiday Hooley

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