For the Kids

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Sensory Friendly Concert


Sing, Play, Learn! with MacPhail® presents its first Sensory Friendly concert for children of all abilities, including those on the autism spectrum and with sensory sensitivities. As part of the Free Family Music Series, this program will include:

Author Signing: Lisa M. Bolt Simons (Young Athletes Series)

Lisa M. Bolt Simons has been a teacher and literacy coach for more than 20 years, has written four "Choose to Win" middle grade novels, and over 25 nonfiction children’s books. Join us at the Woodbury Barnes & Noble where we're excited to welcome Lisa as the 3rd author in our "Young Athletes" series, where she will be signing copies of "Back to Pass: A Choose Your Path Football Book."

Elizabeth Verdick Reads Her Small Walt Books!

Looking for things to do over the holiday break? Woodbury's own Elizabeth Verdick will read her charming and entertaining Small Walt books in the Woodbury Barnes & Noble on December 27th at 10:00am.   

Small Walt and his driver, Gus, take on a blizzard! All the bigger snowplows doubt that Walt has what it takes to plow the roads in the storm, but Walt is determined to prove them wrong. This sweet picture book shows that when it comes to strength, size doesn’t matter. Bestselling illustrator Marc Rosenthal’s wintry scenes make this book the perfect cozy read-aloud.

The 29th Annual Stillwater Nutcracker

The Stillwater Nutcracker, now in its 29th year, is a family-friendly version of the classical ballet, choreographed to the music of Tchaikovsky, and follows the traditional story line of the young girl named Clara and her Christmas dream. Our version includes a live narration and the exuberant dancing of children from the age of five through professional level dancers who grace the show with beauty and spirit.

Tickets $21 for reserved seating

11/29 2p & 7p

11/30 2p & 7p

12/01 1p & 6p

Canadian Pacific Holiday Train Stops at Union Depot

The Canadian Pacific Holiday Train will stop at Union Depot on Tuesday, December 10 for a musical performance. Attendees are encouraged to bring cash or a healthy food donation to benefit local food shelves. Canadian Pacific is committed to raising awareness about filling community food shelves with heart-healthy foods.

Union Depot Holiday Tree Lighting + Movie Night

The Holiday Tree Lighting celebration will begin with entertainment and holiday activities then move outside to the North Plaza for the annual tree lighting celebration followed by a celebratory fireworks display. Afterwards, stay for a Holiday Movie Night double feature of holiday favorites Elf then The Polar Express.

Meet the Animals

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25, 10:30AM-11:30AM

Meet a snake and salamander, and learn where Minnesota’s wild reptiles and amphibians go in the winter. You can share your stories about real wild animal encounters, if you choose! Try a wild animal craft to take home too!

Fee: Free. Register online by Friday, January 24 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 651-249-2170. Activity # 16630

Luminary Hike

(ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.

Friday JANUARY 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home!

Fee: $5 per person, register online by Sunday, January 16 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 6519249-2170. Activity #16629

Luminary Workshop

(ADULTS, FAMILIES, MIN. AGE 5)

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119.

Friday JANUARY 17, 6:30PM-8:00PM

Snowshoe (need 6 inches) or hike along our luminary trail. If the weather conditions allow; we’ll check out some holes in the ice, and try your hand at making a new one. Win an Ice Globe luminary kit to take home!

Fee: $5 per person, register online by Sunday, January 16 at www.maplewoodnaturecenter.com and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button,or call 6519249-2170. Activity #16629

Snowflake Wonders

(ALL AGES)

Crafts! Science! Nature! Cut and create beautiful snowflakes for your windows, and other snowflake crafts from simple to highly complex. Learn how snowflakes are formed in the sky, and peer at beautiful preserved snowflake crystals up close on the microcam. Make a snowflake catcher to take home so you can identify different kinds of snowflakes all winter! Fee: $5 per person, register online by Thursday, January 2, or call 651-249-2170. Activity #16627

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