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5th Annual Chalkfest to Color Outside the Lines

5th Annual Chalkfest Will Color Outside the Lines

Virtual Event is August 29th and 30th

Mural Tour Runs: Aug. 15st – Sept. 30th

WHAT: 5th Annual Chalkfest at Arbor Lakes

Due to the pandemic, Chalkfest will take on a different shape this year without losing the “wow” factor that has drawn tens of thousands of artists and guests to Maple Grove every year. In fact, this year’s event has the potential to draw millions! Read more about 5th Annual Chalkfest to Color Outside the Lines

Nature Quest

Family-friendly SCAVENGER HUNT for all ages and abilities!

Held at Elm Creek Park Reserve, French Regional Park and Hyland Lake Park Reserve- Choose one or explore all three!

Begins Friday August 7 at 5AM, runs through Sunday August 9 at 4PM. Hunt as much (or as little), as you like!

Tickets are $25 per team... individuals, couples, or your whole household! Includes cool #parkexplorer wristbands for everyone! Read more about Nature Quest

Fifth Annual Car Show

Join the St. Croix Valley community at Heppner’s Auto Body for their fifth annual car show. Enjoy a variety of classic cars, music and free food. There will be prizes given away as well the first 50 people that attend. If rain occurs, they will move the date to October 3. Read more about Fifth Annual Car Show

Online: Magic School Bus Club Session

Who’s to say schoolwork isn’t fun? With the Wayzata Community Ed STEM Club classes, your child will develop their problem solving, critical analysis and peer collaboration skills, all while learning about mechanical engineering basics! Students will be sent kits to use during their classes and can be picked up at the Community Ed center before classes begin. Read more about Online: Magic School Bus Club Session

Reading is Fun 5K Goes Virtual

The 10th annual Reading is Fun 5K will be a virtual event. Stay healthy and support media centers in Osseo Area Schools by running or walking your preferred route between August 1 – 12. Over the past decade, proceeds from this family-friendly activity have allocated nearly $70,000 to media centers in Osseo Area Schools.  Read more about Reading is Fun 5K Goes Virtual

Dyslexia Simulation Experience

Experience dyslexia - This simulation lets participants experience some of the challenges and frustrations faced by people with dyslexia. Participants are guided through 7 stations simulating learning tasks commonly encountered in the classroom or workplace. These activities are followed by a brief discussion focusing on experiences shared.

This thought-provoking activity is for teachers, parents, or anyone interested in better understanding the lives of individuals with dyslexia. Read more about Dyslexia Simulation Experience

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