Education & Community

Brains On! LIVE: Your Brain is Magic

Brains On!, the widely popular podcast for curious kids and their grownups from American Public Media, is hitting the big stage with an all new science-themed show. Co-hosts Molly Bloom, Marc Sanchez and Sanden Totten will show audiences how the human brain can take a handful of signals from the eyes and ears and turn them into vibrant pictures of the world.  There will be magic tricks, dance moves, out-of-body experiences and even a game show.

Family Fall Festival at King of Kings

Everyone is invited to the annual Fall Festival at King of Kings Lutheran Church to take place on Friday, October 25. Dinner will be served from 5:30–7:00 p.m. with the Children’s Party from 6:30–8:00 p.m.

Grand Opening Party at Growing Explorers

Celebrate our Grand Opening at Growing Explorers Learning Center! Saturday Sept. 28th from 10am - 1pm. This event is free and open to all families in the community!

Join us for face painting, games, food, prizes, a bouncy house, a visit with Paw Patrol and MORE! We can't wait to see you there!

158 Jade Trail N. Lake Elmo, MN 55042

River Valley Church Woodbury Launch

You’re Invited: Launch Day 

On Sunday 22nd September River Valley Church Woodbury is moving to our new, permanent location! We have renovated a facility at 7805 Hudson Road, right off I-94 and Radio Drive, featuring a state of the art kids environment built with families in mind! We have two services - 9.30am and 11am- and  we will be launching in style, with a bounce house for the kids and free refreshments. Come along and check out our new facility, we would love to welcome you! 

 If you can’t make Sunday, then we have another opportunity to visit us! 

Feline Rescue Cat Claw Clipping Clinics

Feline Rescue, Inc. volunteers are offering free nail clippings for cats and kittens from 11:00 PM - 12:30 PM at the Woodbury Chuck & Don's.  For their safety, all cats and kittens should be transported in carriers.  Donations are very much appreciated for the care of Feline Rescue shelter and foster cats.

Grand Opening of New Aris Clinic

Aris Pediatric Behavioral Health Clinic is opening a second Woodbury site to address care shortages for youth ages 5 to 18 in the five-county metro area and western Wisconsin. All are welcome to attend the free grand opening of Aris Clinic - Woodwinds, 4 - 6 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 26 (ribbon cutting is at 4:30) at the newly constructed building at 2040 Woodwinds Drive, Woodbury. Enjoy refreshments, tours, and information about Aris Clinics' outpatient services for youth, as well as families and adults. Learn more at

Connecting Community Breakfast

Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf (CCEFS) hosts its annual Connecting Community Breakfast this month. A $25 ticket includes breakfast and a seat at the table to watch keynote speaker Mark Scharenbroich, an Emmy winner who will share his story, “Nice Bike,” an inspiring tale about connecting with others (a fitting theme for an event that’s all about supporting neighbors, especially over a meal).

Lil' Kickers is coming to Woodbury!

What inspires us at Lil' Kickers? Kids! Plain and simple: we are a family business. When we started Lil’ Kickers in 1999 we wanted to build a kids’ program that was fundamentally sound and outrageously fun. What we started at Arena Sports indoor soccer facilities in Seattle, Washington, has now grown into a national franchise with more than 100 locations in 27 states and provinces, with a total enrollment of 900,000 kids and growing!

We are now in Woodbury, MN! Come join us for our free Lil' Kicker classes.

Tiger Tracks 5K and Family Run/ Walk

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.

Minneapolis Monarch Festival

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.


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