For the Kids

White Bear Township Day Celebration

Mark your calendars for our White Bear Township Day Celebration on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 2 to 9 p.m. at Polar Lakes Park. Free admission and parking.
Musical Entertainment:
2:00 pm - Jake Nelson Music
4:30 pm - WBL Drumline
5:30 pm - Pandora's Other Box
8:00 pm - Fireworks & National Anthem
Activities throughout the day include:
- Community Performances
- Car Show

Family Fun Festival

Food trucks, bouncy houses, family-friendly activities, and a silent auction – what more could you ask for on a Sunday in early fall? Come out to Southwest Park in Mahtomedi for the Family Fun Festival to support Aaron’s Playground, a memorial playground to be built in the park early next year. Entrance is free!

Sandcastles Contest on White Bear Lake

What better way to start your summer than by building a good old-fashioned sand castle or crazy sand creature? Bring your family, sand sculpture tools and your A-game because there will be prizes for the winners.

Shelter Vet Camp at the Animal Humane Society

If your child wants to grow up to be a veterinarian, this 3-hour program can set them down the right path. They’ll learn about surgery skills using a pretend patient, how to recognize common illnesses and what it’s like to work at a shelter. Kids grades 3-6.

HOME FOR A BUNNY: NATURE FAMILY FUN WITH ECFE

(FOR CHILDREN BIRTH-5 YEARS, BEFORE KINDERGARTEN) OAKLEY- MIN 4 KIDS, MAX 15 KIDS

AT MAPLEWOOD NATURE CENTER, 2659 E. 7TH ST., MAPLEWOOD, MN 55119Make nature discoveries, and meet new friends!  This class is offered at the Maplewood Nature Center in collaboration with Early Childhood and Family Education (ECFE) staff.  Parents stay with their children during the entire class. Preregistration is required

 

CRAFTY BEES AND BUTTERFLIES

(FOR ADULTS, AND KIDS AGES 10 AND OLDER WITH ADULT)

ANN MIN 4/MAX 20

Search colorful asters and goldenrod flowers for our helpful pollinators. After meeting a few; we go inside to create some through the craft of needle felting. We’ll use cookie cutters, wool roving and needles to make a bumble bee, green sweat bee, monarch or swallowtail butterfly. Snack provided!

 

SNEAKY SQUIRREL MYSTERY

(FOR CHILDREN, AGES 8+ WITH ADULT)

Stella the Squirrel has done it again! She’s rummaged through your belongings and now your precious magnifying glass is missing. Where can it be? Track down clues using a GPS unit to piece together where she’s hidden it. Closed-toed shoes and long pants recommended.

S'more Fun in the Sun

(For Children Ages 8+, with Adult)

Build solar ovens to cook tasty treats, power fans with real solar cells, meet an animal that uses the sun to power its movement, go on a hike around the pond, and finish up with fun activities in the nature play yard! We’ll learn a lot about how nature and people use the sun to survive.

Register online, and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16063

Super Spiders

(Ages 4-10, with adult, 11+) 

Spiders are nature's bug zappers! Meet live spiders and learn about webs and spider silk. Put together a spider identification book to take home. Hike to look for orb, funnel, jumping and crab spiders. Wear shoes suitable for hiking.

Register online by Thursday, August 9th and click on the RegisterOnline-Go button, or call 651-249-2170. Activity Registration #16061

Room at the Inn - Living Nativity

Congregation and members of the community alike make their annual journey to view the classic manger scene displayed on the grounds of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Featuring live animals rented from Hugo and volunteering actors adorned in handmade costumes, the scene is a reminder of the season.

“It’s pretty moving,” says Teri Cinis, a longtime member of the congregation. “It brings everything together, especially if it snows lightly.”

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