For the Kids

My Preschooler & Me: Owl’s Birthday Party

Join nature center staff as they celebrate the resident owl’s twelfth “hatching day.” Naturalists will present a puppet show in honor of the birthday bird and offer owl-themed games and crafts. Great Horned Owls are notoriously mal-tempered, and Eastman’s one-eyed adoptee is no exception. Cheer him up with a “bird-day” card and make yourself a birthday hat. Enjoy cake and ice cream. Registration is required by phone. Ages 2-6. $5 for adult and child pair. 10-11:20 a.m. Read more about My Preschooler & Me: Owl’s Birthday Party

World of the Little

Little ones will feel like giants as they explore the world too small to be seen with the naked eye. Provided tech toys will grant a close-up view of scavenged specimens, which may include pond insects, bird feathers and animal fur. Gadgets on hand will include a microscope, document camera and an iPad rigged with a magnifying lens. Free. Ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by adult. Drop in anytime 1–4 p.m. Eastman Nature Center, 13351 Elm Creek Road; 763.559.6700; threeriversparks.org Read more about World of the Little

Summer Faire

Don’t miss the free live music from talented local musicians. Summer Faire is an annual warm-weather tradition for families, couples and music-lovers everywhere. Grab your family, friends and a lawn chair for relaxing in The Shoppes’ central courtyard while enjoying sounds from Minnesota’s favorite musicians. Take advantage of the Shoppes popular retail offerings and fine restaurants before and after the concert. Free. 6-8 p.m. The Shoppes at Arbor Lakes, 12459 Elm Creek Blvd. Read more about Summer Faire

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