For the Kids

Willy Wonka Jr.

You’ve got the golden ticket! Rediscover the magic of the classic Roald Dahl tale. See Charlie and Gramps float their way to the top, Violet balloon like a blueberry, the Oompa Loompas bob up and down and Willy Wonka’s shenanigans. Sing along to the well-known hits and dream of gooey Wonka chocolate bars.

CC & Mays Cover Child Model Search

New children’s boutique CC & Mays is searching for their next cover model. Shuttle your cute kiddo over to the shop to pose. CC & Mays is seeking one toddler age 2 to 5 and one school-age child 6 to 12 years old. Winners receive a CC & Mays photo shoot with 3 Peas Photography, a CC & Mays gift card, one digital image and a voucher for a mini-session with 3 Peas. 

Sprouts Alive!

Saturdays and Sundays in March, It’s alive! Has your little one ever wondered how plants grow? Visit the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum to learn the process from seed to sprout. Visitors view shoots through microscopes, prepare a sprout snack, design seed pictures and plant seeds to take home.

Magician Matt Dunn

See magician Matt Dunn as he performs a new family-friendly show weeknights at Big Thrill Factory in Minnetonka. Billed as his “biggest magic show to date,” Dunn says guests can expect sawing in half, levitation, new live animals and more at the dinner and magic shows. 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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