For the Kids

BOOK LAUNCH: Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill

Join us on Saturday, October 14 at 2:00 pm at the Stillwater Public Library after you are done watching the pumpkins get weighed at Harvest Fest, to help us celebrate Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill.  This is a new book set in Stillwater during Harvest Fest! What do giant pumpkins, tap dancing, cellos, a table saw, Charlotte’s Web, and J.S. Bach have in common? Join us to make the connections! Author Melanie Heuiser Hill will welcome you with music, food, and readings ... the very best kind of book celebration! Read more about BOOK LAUNCH: Giant Pumpkin Suite by Melanie Heuiser Hill

Magician Michael Madden

Join us at the Stillwater Public Library on Thursday, June 15 from 10:30 - 11:00 am for Magician Michael Madden.  Get kids excited about reading. Abradadrabra! The Magic of Reading Magic Show is an interactive and engaging show featuring comedy and audience participation. Hear about the benefits of reading and using the library while being thoroughly amazed. This is one show that audiences of all ages will enjoy. Check out maddenmagic.com for more information. 

Program is free and no registration is necessary.  Program funded, in part, by MELSA. Read more about Magician Michael Madden

Hudson Working Sheepdog Competition

If you're an animal-lover, and enjoy competition as well, the Wisconsin Working Stock Dog Association's 31st Annual Labor Day Trials are something you'll want to see. Witness some of the best shepherds and sheepdogs in the country compete for the title of "Top Dog" in one of the most beautiful settings anywhere in Minnesota or Wisconsin. You will be amazed at what these dogs can do, how they work using their own talents and in partnership with their handlers to gather sheep and move them with care and precision over hills, around gates and obstacles and into pens. They don't make noise. Read more about Hudson Working Sheepdog Competition

Caramelpalooza: A celebration of all things caramel!

It's the 6th annual Caramelpalooza festival! Event features free dessert sauce tastings, homemade caramel apples, caramel corn with bacon, 15 kinds of caramel confections, live music all day, appearance by CaramElvis, petting zoo, entertainment for kids, "Creepy Corners" where you can take selfies with costumed characters, hot chocolate and hot food on site. Presented by St. Croix Chocolate Company. Free to attend and park.  Read more about Caramelpalooza: A celebration of all things caramel!

Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts

Spark a love of the arts in your child with a day full of live music and opportunities for your toddlers and grade school children to explore different instruments. The day also includes arts and crafts, dance lessons and a menu of other activities—fun for the whole brood. Free. 9 a.m.–noon. Ordway Center for Performing Arts, 345 Washington St., St. Paul; 651.224.4222; ordway.org. Read more about Family Day at the Ordway Center for Performing Arts

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