This summer, kids ages 6–14 can enjoy spending time working in a variety of media, including clay, painting and drawing at the White Bear Center for the Arts. Class costs range from $23–$87. 9:30 a.m.–noon, 12:30–3 p.m. White Bear Center for the Arts, 4971 Long Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.407.0597; whitebeararts.org Read more about Imagine Art
For the Kids
Get to know other
parents from the area as children participate in stories, songs, finger
plays and more to encourage the development of early literacy skills.
Baby story time is for children from birth to 24 months, and preschool
story time is for children preschool through kindergarten age. Siblings
are welcome. Free. Preschool story time, 10:30–11 a.m.; baby story time,
11:15–11:45 a.m. Mahtomedi Meeting Room at Wildwood Branch Library, 763
Read more about Preschool and Baby Story Time
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
BearPower is serving up some mealtime magic! Join them at the White Bear Area YMCA for a delicious family-style dinner provided by Donatelli’s restaurant. So why not gather your family around the table with BearPower?
Reservations on a first come, first served basis– so don’t wait! Seatings will take place at 4:30 pm and 5:45 pm.
$5 per person (kids under 2 eat free, cards and cash accepted at the front desk)
The always delightful Little Orphan Annie makes her way to Lakeshore Players. The tale of this curly-haired dynamo who brought sunshine to billionaire “Daddy Warbucks” and her fellow orphans during the Great Depression is a classic for all ages. $20, general admission; $18, seniors and students. Fridays and Saturdays 7:30 p.m.; Sundays 2 p.m. Lakeshore Players Theatre, 4820 Stewart Ave., White Bear Lake; 651.429.5674; lakeshoreplayers.com Read more about Annie
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
Get to know other parents at preschool and baby story time at the Wildwood Branch Library. Participate in stories, songs, finger plays and more, to encourage the development of early literacy skills. Baby story time is for children up to 24 months, and preschool story time is for children preschool through kindergarten age. Siblings are welcome. Free. Preschool story time, 10:30-11 a.m.; baby story time, 11:15-11:45 a.m. Read more about Preschool and Baby Story Time
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.
State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships