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
For the Kids
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
Celebrate the holiday season with the entire community of Osseo at the Mini-Dazzle parade. The whole family can participate in this tradition with lots of activities available for all ages and interests. Kick off a fun December with this parade. Free. 6–7 p.m. Downtown Osseo; locations vary. 763.425.2624; discoverosseo.com Read more about Osseo Minidazzle Celebration
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
Mark your calendar! The Summer Concert Series is each Wednesday at 10 am. Join in on an activity and listen to kid approved, parent friendly music at the Creative Kidstuff location at the West End in St. Louis Park. Read more about Creative Kidstuff Summer Concert Series
Visit any Creative Kidstuff store to get your ride (bike, scooter, wagon, trike or milk crate racer) ready for 4th of July festivities. Just bring your wheels--they've got you covered on all the rest!
This event is absolutely FREE. Read more about Decorate Your Bike for 4th of July