For the Kids

Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Spark a love of the arts in your child with a day full of live music and opportunities for your toddlers and grade school children to explore different instruments. The day also includes arts and crafts, dance lessons and a menu of other activities—fun for the whole brood. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222; ordway.org. Read more about Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Easter Egg Hunts

One of the greatest things about holidays is their ability to draw a community together in celebration. When it comes to Easter, an Easter egg hunt is the most classic and beloved way to get out in the spring air together. An old-fashioned hunt takes place at Carver Park at 6:30 p.m. (for kids under 7); a flashlight egg hunt begins at 8 p.m. (for kids 7 and up). Read more about Easter Egg Hunts

I Make Music

Music is often called the universal language, inspiring feelings in people of all languages, cultures and of course, ages. The MacPhail Center for Music staff will take a trip to the R.H. Stafford Library to conduct I Make Music, a 45-minute program exposing young children to the magic of music through a number of hands-on musical activities. Read more about I Make Music

Baby Storytime

The benefits of reading to babies and young children go beyond having fun; it’s a critical factor in their development. Baby Storytime is a great program to fulfill this need, as well as a nice space to meet with other local babies and mothers (and have a little fun too!) Free. Wednesdays, 10:30 a.m. R.H. Read more about Baby Storytime

Middleton Elementary 5K BOO Dash

This fundraiser is raising money to update and replace playground equipment at Middleton Elementary.  The school is working to bring in new equipment this fall and begin a long-term goal of updating the playground and making it ADA compliant and a place every child can play.  Sign up on www.active.com, get a free t-shirt with each registration and enjoy music and free food and water after the race. Costumes encouraged!

What you need to know: Read more about Middleton Elementary 5K BOO Dash

More Free eBooks @ Your Library

Thanks to a new partnership between the Metropolitan Library Services Agency  (MELSA) and 3M Library Systems, users of the 100 metro public libraries in the seven-country metro now have free and fast access to thousands of additional eBooks.

To celebrate there will be a demonstration open to the public at the George Latimer Central Library in downtown St. Paul at 9 a.m. on Thursday, September 4 and pop-up stands providing more information at Park and Rides and Farmers’ Markets. Read more about More Free eBooks @ Your Library

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