For the Kids
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
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
Create something new at camp create. Drop by with your whole family for a while or stay for the entire time. Materials provided. Free. 2–4 p.m. Plymouth Library, 15700 36th Ave. N.; 612.543.5825; hclib.org
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.
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:
Feeling unsure about leaving your kids alone during the day for the first time this summer? Prepare them, and ease your own mind with a “Home Alone” workshop hosted by the Plymouth Fire Department. This helpful workshop will teach children ages 8–10 how to respond in the event of an emergency through a variety of safety scenarios and issues led by Plymouth firefighters. Children will work interactively with the firefighters to learn about crime prevention in the home, fire escape plans, severe weather awareness and even Internet safety. Registration encouraged. $5. 6:30–7:30 p.m.
This family event at Golden Valley city hall will test kids’ safety skills as they navigate their bikes through a short obstacle course supervised by police personnel. After the obstacle fun, families will have the opportunity to receive free safety checks for their bicycles, enjoy refreshments and enter a door-prize drawing. 763.531.5151.