For the Kids

Itty Bitty Beach Party

Bring your little ones, 6 and under, to Round Lake Park for a beach bash just for them. With music and fun, it will be a great time for your child to socialize on the beach, building sandcastles, swimming and more. Free. 10 a.m. Round Lake Park, 16691 Valley View Road, Eden Prairie; 952.949.8441; edenprairie.org Read more about Itty Bitty Beach Party

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

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.

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Farmyard Fun Day

Farms can be fascinating, and they can definitely be fun. Take the kids out to Farmyard Fun Day at Gale Woods Farm to try your hands at farm crafts, cooking, and games, meet the farm animals, and lend a hand with the farm chores. Stay for just a while or the whole day to get the true farm experience. Reservations required for groups of six or more. 763.694.2001.

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FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information. Read more about FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

HERO Dog Product Launch

HERO, a new Minnetonka-based pet product company is launching a line of “HERO” products to raise awareness, money and hope for rescue dogs.  The company, which will donate a percentage of profits to rescue dog causes, is launching the brand through a crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign that kicks off February 22 at Bubbly Paws at Excelsior and Grand. Read more about HERO Dog Product Launch

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