Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids. Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service.
Education & Community
Kick off the 4th of July weekend with all your neighbors at a free concert at Round Lake Park. There will be live music, food, bingo and beer: all the fun essentials for the start of a great Independence Day weekend. Free. 6 p.m. Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8441; edenprairie.org
Are you working on a book or other written work, but just can’t seem to stay motivated? Newly formed, the Waconia Writer’s Workshop is an ongoing event, held the first Saturday of each month. It is a time for local aspiring writers to encourage one another and work together to improve skills and work. There will be time for sharing, critique and writing exercises. Call for class time. Free. Waconia Library, 217 S. Vine St., Waconia; 952.442.4714; carverlib.org
See the world through the eyes of fascinating speakers from around the world. Explore new destinations. Revel in stories of local culture. Admire photography from lands near and far. RSVP today. Complimentary tickets are limited.
Join in on this annual community festival with live entertainment, food and dancing! With a farmers and crafters market, kids' activities and a barbeque cook-off contest, this event promises fun for the whole family!
Everyone is welcome and encouraged to help kick off the start of this multi-year renovation.
This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.
The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.
State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule:
This community-wide 5K run/walk will raise awareness about human trafficking. Proceeds from the event will go to local organizations dedicated to helping sexually exploited youth. $25 per person or $20 per person for groups of 10 or more. Run starts at 8:30 a.m.; walk begins at 9 a.m. Register at stopthetraffickingrun.org.
Join community restaurateurs and local food and beverage business owners in downtown Chaska for the 30th annual night of sampling, exhibits and live music. There will also be a Kid Zone for the younger foodies, making it a family-friendly event. 952.474.3233.