For the Kids

Home Alone

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. Read more about Home Alone

Bike Rodeo

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.   Read more about Bike Rodeo

FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

The Fare Walk for Food Allergy brings together thousands of people seeking a safer world for the 15 million Americans with food allergies. The walk is a family-friendly event that will raise funds for food allergy research, education, advocasy and awareness. This special day in Minneapolis will include fun activities for the entire family. Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. The walk begins immediately following the walk ceremony at 10:00 a.m. Check out Foodallergywalk.org\minneapolis2014 for more information. Read more about FARE Walk for Food Allergy, Minneapolis

HERO Dog Product Launch

HERO, a new Minnetonka-based pet product company is launching a line of “HERO” products to raise awareness, money and hope for rescue dogs.  The company, which will donate a percentage of profits to rescue dog causes, is launching the brand through a crowdfunding IndieGoGo campaign that kicks off February 22 at Bubbly Paws at Excelsior and Grand. Read more about HERO Dog Product Launch

Preschool Drop-off: Outdoor Kids Club: Kids can Cross-country Ski!

Show cabin-fever-ridden preschoolers how fun winter can be, and sneak some learning in as well, by dropping them off at French Regional Park’s Outdoor Kids Club. This month club members learn the basics of cross-country skis with help from Three Rivers professionals. At the end of the day, your child will put together a letter that will help them teach you about everything they’ve learned, so you can benefit from their lesson as well. Reservations required. 763.694.7750. Read more about Preschool Drop-off: Outdoor Kids Club: Kids can Cross-country Ski!

Preschool Drop-off: Outdoor Kids Club–Kids can Snowshoe!

Get a little time to yourself and introduce your child to a fun new winter outdoor activity.  The program, for ages 4 to 5, includes hand-on activities, storytime, and guided lessons in snowshoeing.  After the event, children will bring home a letter so they can share what they’ve learned. Snowshoeing equipment will be provided.  Reservations are required. 763.694.7750. Read more about Preschool Drop-off: Outdoor Kids Club–Kids can Snowshoe!

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