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
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Put on your best costume, and bring the family to Halloween at the Creek, a family festival filled with Halloween activities. From carnival games, inflatables, live entertainment, prizes and Halloween treats, your family will have a fun-filled Halloween night to remember. $10. 6–8:30 p.m. Plymouth Creek Center, 14800 34th Ave.; 763.509.5000; plymouthmn.gov Read more about Halloween at the Creek
Enjoy a late-summer evening with family and friends watching Disney classic Mary Poppins outside at Parkers Lake Park. This beloved film is full of sing-along songs, colorful scenes and live action characters, including a super-nanny who flies with her umbrella. Free. Begins at dusk. Parkers Lake Park, County Road 6 and Niagara Lane; 763.509.5000; plymouthmn.gov Read more about Movie in the Park
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
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