Bring your kids, ages 2 to 6, to the Chaska Community Center for Donuts with Santa. This morning will feature crafts, games, and snacks, as well as activities for parents to share with their children. $5.50 member, $7 non-member. Parents free with paid child. 9:30–10:30 a.m. Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska; 952.448.5633; chaskacommunitycenter.com Read more about Donuts with Santa
For the Kids
La Danse Fatale artistic director, Julia Levina, warms up the dancers and tells the story. The company dancers then teach each group, choreography from the various pieces. At the end of the clinic there will be a performance for family and friends.
La Danse Fatale is a non-profit youth ballet company. Read more about Nutcracker Ballet Clinic
Examine herbs with a microscope, search the greenhouse for medicinal herbs and learn where herbs get their flavor and fragrance at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum. Free with arboretum admission. Noon–4 p.m. Learning Center, Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, 3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen; arboretum.umn.edu Read more about Family Fun: Herbs
Dress up in your favorite costume and bring your kids for a night filled with Halloween fun. There will be more than 30 carnival games, a moonwalk, food and candy. Admission is $2 per person, which includes 10 carnival tickets. Bring canned food items for a free ticket; limit 10. 4–7 p.m. Safari Island, 1600 Community Drive, Waconia; waconia.org Read more about Waconia Fall Festival
Each weekend features live music, exotic petting zoo, giant slide, magic shows, jumping pillows and more. Make sure to allow enough time to explore the main attraction: the gigantic corn maze. Ages 3 and under free; ages 4 and older $13. Times vary by day; check website for details. 1100 Canterbury Road, Shakopee; 952.974.5000; severscornmaze.com Read more about Sever’s Corn Maze
The Kindermusik Program has expanded, and now has two studios in Chanhassen at the same location! Come meet their teachers, see the expansion and join in the musical fun as they dance, sing and play instruments!
Free playdates held at the Kindermusik With Friends studios in Chanhassen and are for children newborn to 6 years old with a caregiver. This preview is 45 minutes long with an additional 10 minute playtime prior to class. Read more about Kindermusik With Friends
As part of the youth adventures program at the Chaska Community Center, your pre-teen or teenager can enjoy some of the most exciting outdoor activities of summer. The horseback riding event will include equipment, instruction and transportation to and from the farm. Maybe your teenager will even pick up a new hobby along the way. $32. 12:15–2:45 p.m. Chaska Community Center, 1661 Park Ridge Drive, Chaska; 952.448.5633; chaskacommunitycenter.com Read more about Horseback Riding
My Gym and Healthy Living Chiropractic are hosting a Family Fun Day this Saturday, July 19. This event is free to attend and everyone is welcome. There will be food, prizes, free play at My Gym, face painting, games for the kids, a craft and activity table, and many free giveaways. Grab the whole family and spend the afternoon with us! Read more about Family Fun Day
What could be better than an invigorating walk or toga run around beautiful Lake Calhoun on a Friday evening? A beautiful course with baklava and Greek dancing at the end, of course! For the 2nd year, Chloe’s Fight is partnering with the Taste of Greece, Twin City’s largest celebration of Greek culture. So join us on September 5th and receive complimentary food/drink tickets to the Taste of Greece. Bring your child early for the Kid’s Toga Run at 6:45PM (kids togas are provided). Read more about Chloe's Fight 5k Toga Run/Walk presented by Taste of Greece Festival
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. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event