For the Kids

Holiday Inn Variety Show

This special event presented by Mrs. M will feature singing, music, dancing, hors d’oeuvres and even a special guest appearance by Vikings Hall of Fame star Randall McDaniel. All proceeds benefit the scholarship program Nature 4 Kids. Southshore Center. 952.474.7635.

Hot to Cold Hawaiian and Winter Party

Aloha! Transport your kiddo to a warmer climate during the Thanksgiving break with a Hawaiian celebration. Mrs. M. invites children ages 5–12 for a day of limbo, games, fruit kabobs, ice cream and penguins. $70 each day, $130 for both. 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m. Southshore Center 952.474.7635.

Halloween Enchanted Forest

A special night of trail trick-or-treating awaits you and the family at Lowry Nature Center’s Enchanted Forest Halloween. Visitors can enjoy a sweet and salty mix of popcorn and treats while watching live storytelling, a mad scientist skit and puppet show. Costumes are encouraged. Restricted to ages 2 and over. $9. 5–9 p.m. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650;

Fall Colors Festival

Fall is rich in seasonal traditions, and this festival makes it possible to participate in many of them. With nostalgic activities like a tractor-drawn wagon ride, apple cider pressing and various craft workshops, there is something for everyone. Roast a complimentary hot dog over the nearby campfire for a complete experience. $7. Noon–3:30 p.m. Lowry Nature Center, 7025 Victoria Drive, Victoria; 763.694.7650;


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