Once a year and one day ONLY! Come to a Mother's Day mini session with photographer Kara Rodriguez, hosted on May 1 in Elm Creek Park Reserve, from 3:30–8:30 p.m. Find more information at karajoyphoto.com. Read more about Mama & Me Mother's Day Mini Sessions
For the Kids
Make the holidays more festive with a centerpiece made from natural materials. With the use of spruce tips and other greens combined with pinecones, berries, and other fall décor learn how to create a wonderful holiday centerpiece for your dining room table.
8.5” Oval Star Container - $45
Each centerpiece will include: spruce tips, assorted greens, and fall accents. You will also have the opportunity to purchase other accessories to match your personal style and add more to your design. Read more about Holiday Centerpiece Workshop with Lynde Greenhouse & Nursery
UNITY DAY, the signature event for National Bullying Prevention Month, will take place on Wednesday, October 21. This is the day when people around the world come together to unite for kindness, acceptance, and inclusion to create a world without bullying!
The call to action is simple: wear and share the color ORANGE!
Unity Day was initiated by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center to encourage students, educators, parents, community members, schools, businesses, and organizations to show their support for bullying prevention in one giant, orange message of hope. Read more about Unity Day
Celebrate the incredible journey the Monarch Butterfly goes on from Minnesota all the way to Mexico. Enjoy a variety of food, music, hands-on activities and plants for sale. Oh, and don’t forget the butterflies, as there will be plenty to see up close and opportunities to learn about their habitats. Read more about 12th Annual Minneapolis Monarch Festival
Enjoy a wondrous night of lights at the Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival. With food trucks, music and a lantern launch, this event is perfect for the family. Decorate your own lantern, then watch it float away with hundreds of others! Read more about Twin Cities Water Lantern Festival
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
For some baby-friendly fun, join the Hennepin County Library’s weekly Baby Storytime on Thursdays throughout August. These sessions are specifically designed for children from birth to 24 months, and include singing, talking, reading, writing and playing. The sessions are live on the Hennepin County Library’s Facebook page each week. Read more about Baby Storytime on Facebook and YouTube
Pansies are the perfect cool weather plant and a fun plant to learn the basics of gardening! They come in an array of different color varieties and who can say no to their little faces?? Add decorative branches and take a wonderful spring container garden home that the whole family can enjoy! Read more about Kids Pansy Planting Party
Pansies are the perfect cool weather plant and a fun plant to learn the basics of gardening! They come in an array of different color varieties and who can say no to their little faces?? Add decorative branches and take a wonderful spring container garden home that the whole family can enjoy!
This workshop is great for kids of all ages. Parents can join along and help garden with little ones. It is also a great learning experience for teens that are new to gardening and want to learn the basics or just dig in the dirt and have a great time! Read more about Kids Pansy Planting Party
Bring the whole family for a day of wonder, imagination, and all-ages fun!
Presented by the Ordway, the Flint Hills Family Festival is an annual multi-day event featuring performances, free activities, art-making, and more. Families will be swept away on adventures that spark imagination and inspire exploration, with performances by artists from all over the world and right here at home. Read more about The 2020 Flint Hills Family Festival