This show is for lovers of all things canine. Watch your favorite breed compete in the show or attend one of the many programs which celebrate everything from working dogs to hunting hounds. Pick up a treat for your furry friend at the marketplace but please leave your own pooch at home. Visit the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club website for a full schedule of activities and events. Read more about Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show
Education & Community
Head to Main Street of Arbor Lakes to take pleasure in a series of festive activities. There will be carriage rides, carolers and hot chocolate. The return of the Sleigh Bells and the Sparkle Parade is also something to look forward to. The parade will start at 5 p.m. at the intersection near Coldstone Creamery, continue down Main Street, and end at the plaza. Join Santa and Mrs. Claus there for the tree lighting ceremony.
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Come embrace winter and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Kroening Interpretive Center’s Winter Solstice Celebration. Families can participate in a nature walk along a luminary trail and make their own luminaries to bring home. Other activities include winter themed games, face painting and a bonfire.
Envious of seeing beautiful calligraphy artwork on stationary and on Pinterest? Now you can learn this art form too. Jessica Chung is holding a workshop to learn everything from the basics of holding a calligraphy pen to mastering drawing letters and building your own style. You’ll leave with your artwork, a tool bag, handouts and resources to continue this at home. Read more about Brush Calligraphy LAB
Join Rock Elm Tavern in Maple Grove at a magical brunch in partnership with the Maple Grove Senior High School Music & Theatre Boosters! Students will be dressing up as popular Disney characters, caroling & an appearance by Santa. Read more about Character Brunch Featuring Santa
Whether you’re in the market for your first job or considering a career change, the Minneapolis Job Fair is a great place to start. Meet directly with hiring managers and current employees from a wide variety of companies while discussing openings and taking advantage of networking opportunities. With no admission charge, the job fair is a great resource for the next step in your career. Read more about Minneapolis Job Fair
Join Edina locals at the fifth annual Open Streets for a day of fun on 50th Street between Wooddale Avenue and Chowen Avenue. There will be plenty of opportunities to get to know the community, from listening to live music, bringing your furry friend to the Pet Zone or hanging out at the Red Cow beer garden. Open to bikes and pedestrians, the street will have a plethora of activities ranging from crafts to yoga, games and more. 50th St. between Wooddale Ave. and Chowen Ave., Edina Read more about Open Streets on 50th
Come participate in the 13th annual Minneapolis Bike Tour. Starting and ending on Boom Island in Northeast Mpls., choose from numerous beautiful park and trail routes for you and your family to enjoy. All courses will be closed to motorized traffic and include stops providing refreshments and bike mechanics. Proceeds go towards bike safety, education and trail maintenance. Stay after to explore exhibitor booths, food and drink from local vendors and live music. Read more about Minneapolis Bike Tour
Earn your stripes and join the Minnesota Zoo for their annual Tiger Tracks 5K to raise money for wildlife conservation. The race starts at the Shady Oaks Picnic area and follows a course through the zoo on outdoor trails. Registered participants will receive free admission to the zoo on the event day and a commemorative t-shirt. Strollers are welcome. Read more about Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/ Walk
Celebrate the annual great migration of the monarchs from Minnesota to Mexico at Lake Nokomis this fall. Break out your best orange and black to walk in the costume parade or learn more about these incredible butterflies by tagging and releasing your own. You can explore the butterfly naturescape by the lake and even find out how you can help to protect the species in the future. Read more about Minneapolis Monarch Festival