For the Kids

Storytime for Babies

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Tuesdays from 10:15 - 11:00 am for Storytime for Babies. Stories, songs, bounces and playtime make this storytime perfect for children newborn to 24 months and their caregiver. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Program is free and no registration is necessary.

Artistry Spring Open House

Join us in the studios at the Bloomington Center for the Arts to learn all about our education program!
With demos from both adult and youth class instructors as well as art activities for kids, this will be an enriching day for the whole family. Families interested in summer camps will get special camp previews as they see sample projects and meet a few of our fantastic camp instructors.

Pajama Storytime

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursdays in March and April from 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. for Pajama Storytime. Wear your pjs and bring a stuffed animal or blanket. April 26 we will have a Family Fort Night!

Program is free and no registration is necessary. 

A Kid’s Guide to Writing Short Stories (Grades 4-7)

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Saturday, February 24 from 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM for A Kid’s Guide to Writing Short Stories. Are you the kind of person who can tell stories that keep your friends on the edge of their sleeping bags? Then join us and explore different ways to come up with story ideas, and then shape them into engaging, fun stories - complete with characters, plot, and setting - that you can share with all your friends! This class is for children in grades 4-7.

Playworks Winter Wonderland Party

Enjoy the wintry weather from the warmth and comfort of the
Playworks Atrium! Bring the whole family down to Playworks on February 17 for
their Winter Wonderland Party and enjoy an afternoon of snow-themed fun. With
activities ranging from slide relays and snowball toss to “pin the carrot on
the snowman” and snowflake crafts, your kids will be able to expend their
cooped-up energy in a fun, productive way—without getting chilled to the bone.
Everyone is welcome to attend, and children ages 4-12 may be dropped off.

The 2018 City of Lakes Loppet Ski Festival

The yearly Loppet Ski Festival draws huge crowds out into the Minnesota winter for 27 unique and popular events. Among these is the Minne-Loppet, a kid’s event drawing about 500 young participants, and the Luminary Loppet, this year taking place on February 3. Other popular events include the Columbia Skate Marathon, a Kubb tournament and a snow sculpture contest.

Room at the Inn - Living Nativity

Congregation and members of the community alike make their annual journey to view the classic manger scene displayed on the grounds of St. Stephen Lutheran Church. Featuring live animals rented from Hugo and volunteering actors adorned in handmade costumes, the scene is a reminder of the season.

“It’s pretty moving,” says Teri Cinis, a longtime member of the congregation. “It brings everything together, especially if it snows lightly.”

Light the Grove 2017

Experience the magic of the holidays and our heartfelt appreciation for your continuous support! 

The Maple Grove Hospital leadership team cordially invites you and your family to attend our 8th Annual Light the Grove holiday celebration. 

Warm up with a cup of hot cocoa, enjoy some holiday treats, and join us for a night of caroling, horse-drawn trolley rides, and pictures with Santa and his reindeer! 

This event is free and open to the public. Please dress accordingly for outdoor activities.

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