Spend a Friday morning at Ojibway Park with your family and enjoy some live kid-focused music, courtesy of Tricia & The Toonies. Kids will love following along to the interactive performance, and they’ll get their bodies moving to boot. The concert is one of the last in the Performances in the Park free summer concert series, hosted by the city of Woodbury parks and recreation department. In the event of inclement weather, the performance will take place at the Central Park Amphitheater. Free. 11 a.m. Read more about Tricia & The Toonies
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Give your kids the tools they need to put down the electronics and play outside this summer by sending them to this three-day afternoon camp. Here they will learn how to play a variety of yard games, including bocce, croquet, polesh, ladder golf, bags, box washers, and kanjam. Ages 9-14. $31. 1-3 p.m. White Field 11, Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us Read more about Yard Games Camp
Cheer on your kiddos from the sidelines as they complete a 2-mile bike ride and 1-mile run along the trails of Ojibway Park and Ojibway Park Drive. Prepare your kids by sending them off with their own bike, athletic shoes and a well-fitting bike helmet. Parents won’t be allowed on the course, but the routes will be well-staffed with volunteers to help kids along the way. As a reward for participating, every child will receive a t-shirt and a medal. Call Woodbury Parks & Recreation at 651.714.3583 to register. $25/person. Read more about Bike it. Run it. DU it. : Kids Duathlon
Prepare to be mystified. Bring the family to see Matt Dunn perform magical feats at this free magic show. In case of fickle weather, the magic show will be moved to the Central Park Amphitheater. 11 a.m. Ojibway Park bandshell, 2695 Ojibway Drive; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us Read more about Matt Dunn Magic Show
You don’t have to wait until the 2014 Woodbury Parks and Recreation Puppet Wagon to enjoy the puppet show. Attend a preview party to sneak a peek of this year’s puppet show, play games, construct your own puppet and nibble on summer treats (read: popsicles) at Kinderberry Hill, the 2014 sponsor of the Puppet Wagon. Free. 6:30 p.m. Kinderberry Hill, 1205 Woodbury Drive; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us Read more about Puppet Wagon Preview Party
Kids will paint and sculpt masterpieces inspired by the books of Victoria and Elizabeth Kahn. Artworks will feature the best color ever: pink, of course. Camp suited for children ages 3-6. $63. 9 a.m. Evergreen West Park Building, 1033 Tamberwood Trail; 651.714.3583; ci.woodbury.mn.us
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Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids. Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event
Explore all that Washington County Parks can offer… for free. On the first Tuesday of every month (non-holiday), you can have your run of any park in Washington County, no vehicle permit required. You have seven parks to choose from, and with activities ranging from fishing, archery, orienteering, outdoor fitness, hiking and more, the options are limitless. Visit co.washington.mn.us to see a full list of park locations, hours, trails and recreational activities. Free. 651.430.8368; co.washington.mn.us Read more about Free Tuesdays
Kids will fall in love with reading when they can practice curled up with a puppy. Children in grades one through seven are invited to a 15-minute reading session with a certified therapy dog at the Wildwood Branch Library. Reservations required; sign up at the information desk or call the library in advance. Free. 4:30 p.m. Wildwood Branch Library, 763 Stillwater Road, Mahtomedi; 651.426.2042; co.washington.mn.us Read more about Dog Gone Reading
This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.
The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.
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