For the Kids

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

Kids Fest

February is “We Love Our Kids” month, and to celebrate, Minnetonka hosts an annual event geared just for the little ones. Planners create a wintry wonderland chock-full of kid-friendly activities and events. Last year’s event lineup included dog sled rides, s’mores, crafts, ice skating, bingo, magic shows and ice sculpture demonstrations. 952.939.8390. Read more about Kids Fest

The Mitten

The Mitten, a classic children’s tale by Jan Brett, highlights curiosity, a chilly winter and a game of finders keepers. When Nicki drops his mitten in the snow, several animals soon take up residence and quickly expand the mitten’s capabilities. Stages Theatre Company created a ballet–inspired stage version of the book years ago and is bringing it back for the theater’s 30th season. Check the website for show times. 952.979.1111. Read more about The Mitten

Food Science

Sheep and pigs, soaps and wool—Gale Woods Farm specializes in not only caring for animals, but also in education. Kids can discover the science behind Gale Woods Farm-produced foods and specialties. Learn how to care for animals and explore the farm’s acreage. The weekend features two age-group sessions, ages 6–9 and 10–14. 763.694.2001. Read more about Food Science

Hunter Marionettes

Kurt and Kathy Hunter launched their puppetry collaboration 20 years ago. The Hunters sing, juggle and pull the strings on their entertaining  puppets. Laugh along with Sam the juggler, Raven the ballerina, the sock puppet marionette, Charlie the caterpillar and more. 612.543.6150. Read more about Hunter Marionettes

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