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  • 07
    July

    Family Days-CCC

    Where: Chaska Communty Center
    1661 Park Ridge Drive  Chaska, MN 55318

    When: 5:00 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE for Chaska residents and Buy one get one FREE non-residents

    Chaska Community Centers offers the first Monday of each month ...

  • 07-11
    July

    Storyland

    Where:
    Carver County Historical Society 555 West First Street Waconia, MN 55387

    When: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up except large groups please call ahead
    Cost: FREE

    Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, created by Minnesota Children's ...

  • 07
    July

    Free Movie Mondays~CCC

    Where: Chaska Community Center Theater
    When: 10:00 AM and 2:00PM showing
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come join us for a free movie in the Chaska ...

  • 07
    July

    Toddler Storytime-Chanhassen

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: Toddler
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free

    Toddlers and their caregivers are welcome to join us for ...

  • 07
    July

    Kids Book Group at Chanhassen

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-150
    When: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Who: Ages 9-12
    How: 952-227-1500
    Cost: FREE

    Read some great books this summer and join a discussion ...

  • 07
    July

    Jump N Glow

    Where: Pump It Up of Eden Prairie, MN 7406 Washington Ave S Eden Prairie, MN 55344-3704
    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Who: Children 34 inches and taller
    How: Call to register (952) 943-0052
    Cost: $8

    Bring out the whole family while we turn out the ...

  • 07
    July

    Family Storytime-Watertown PM

    Where: Watertown Library 309 Lewis Ave. SW 952-955-2939
    When: 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    Who: For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up.
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Children, parents and caregivers are invited to come and share ...

  • 08
    July

    Reading in the Park

    Where: Cologne Lions Park Picnic Shelter 500 Lake Street West Cologne, MN 55322
    When: 10:00 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Children will do crafts, listen to a book being read ...

  • 08
    July

    Family Storytime-Waconia

    Where: Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: Family
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free

    For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 ...

  • 08
    July

    Family Storytime-NYA

    Where: Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St. W.
    When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Who: Family
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free

    For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 ...

  • 08
    July

    Bill the Juggler-Chan

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-1500
    When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed by agile Bill the Juggler's astounding ...

  • 08
    July

    Pirate Sales and Mermaid Tales

    Where: Waconia Library 217 Vine St. 952-442-4714
    When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Who: Ages 7-10
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Ahoy! Come 'n gather for various activities including: Pirate flags, ...

  • 08
    July

    Bill the Juggler-Chan

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-1500
    When: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed by agile Bill the Juggler's astounding ...

  • 09
    July

    Waconia Theatre Free Movie

    Where: Waconia Theatre 101 W. 1st St., Waconia, Minnesota
    When: 10:00 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Movie: RioDoors open at 9:15am. Movie starts at 10:00am. Arrive ...

  • 09
    July

    Family Storytime-Chanhassen

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. Chanhassen 55317 952-227-1500
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: Preschool, Family
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free

    Belle of Beauty and the Beast will entertain children young ...

  • 09
    July

    Norm the Magician-CHaska

    Where: Chaska Library 952-448-3886
    When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up 
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed and amused by Norm

  • 09
    July

    Norm the Magician-CHaska

    Where: Chaska Library 952-448-3886
    When: 12:30 PM - 1:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed and amused by Norm

  • 09
    July

    Concerts in the Park-Victoria

    Where: Downtown Victoria, MN
    When: 6:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Memories of Elvis with Chris Olsen

  • 10
    July

    Lapsit Storytime- Chanhassen

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. Chanhassen 55317 952-227-1500
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: For children birth to 18 months.
    How: Call to register : 952-227-1500
    Cost: FREE

    Babies and their caregivers share quality time in a 20 ...

  • 10
    July

    Tails for Reading-Chaska

    Where: Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
    When: 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    Who: School age
    How: Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
    Cost: FREE

    School Age children are welcome to read books aloud to ...

  • 10
    July

    Bill the Juggler-Waconia

    Where: Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
    When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed by agile Bill the Juggler's astounding ...

  • 10
    July

    Family Storytime-Watertown

    Where: Watertown Library 309 Lewis Ave. SW 952-955-2939
    When: 11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Who: For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 and up.
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Children, parents and caregivers are invited to come and share ...

  • 10
    July

    Pirate Sales and Mermaid Tales

    Where: Watertown Library 309 Lewis Ave. S. 952-955-2939
    When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Who: Ages 7-10
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Ahoy! Come 'n gather for various activities including: Pirate flags, ...

  • 10
    July

    Bill the Juggler-Waconia

    Where: Waconia Library 217 S. Vine St. 952-442-4714
    When: 1:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come and be amazed by agile Bill the Juggler's astounding ...

  • 10
    July

    Old School games at the library

    Where: Chanhassen Library 7711 Kerber Blvd. 952-227-1500
    When: 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    Who: Ages 8-14 
    How:  952-227-1500
    Cost: FREE

    Old School Games You don't need a console to be ...

  • 10
    July

    Summer Concert-Chanhassen

    Where: The performances will take place in City Center Park Plaza (across from KleinBank, just south ...
    When: 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Come enjoy the KleinBank Summer Concert Series presented by the ...

  • 10
    July

    Music in the Park-Waconia

    Where: City Square Park 101 East Main Street, Waconia
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    The Splatter Sisters…a Minnesota favorite in family entertainment, have been ...

  • 11
    July

    Friday Fun Day Camps

    Where: Laketown Gym 564 Industrial Blvd. Waconia, MN 55387
    When: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: Ages 3-10
    How: Register online: https://www.iclassprov2.com/icpv2/parentportal/laketowngym/camps?camptype=1
    Call 952-368-FLIP (3547)
    Cost: Cost: $15 per session, $12 each additional child Purchase punch card for all 7 weeks ...

    Friday Fun! Camps are activity focused and age specific. Circuit ...

  • 11
    July

    Lapsit Storytime- Waconia

    Where: Waconia Library 217 S. Vine 952-442-4714
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: For children birth to 18 months.
    How: Call to register :952-442-4714
    Cost: FREE

    Babies and their caregivers share quality time in a 20 ...

  • 11
    July

    Lapsit Storytime- Waconia

    Where: Waconia Library 217 S. Vine 952-442-4714
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: For children birth to 18 months.
    How: Call to register :952-442-4714
    Cost: FREE

    Babies and their caregivers share quality time in a 20 ...

  • 11
    July

    Family Storytime-Chaska

    Where: Chaska Library 3 City Hall Plaza 952-448-3886
    When: 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Who: Preschool, Family
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free

    For all ages, with a focus on children age 2 ...

  • 11
    July

    Como Zoo-NYA

    Where: Norwood Young America Library 314 Elm St. 952-467-2665
    When: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: All ages 
    How: Just show up 
    Cost: FREE

    Como Park Zoo will be visiting us and will bring ...

  • 11
    July

    Como Zoo-Watertown

    Where: Watertown Library 309 Lewis 952-955-2939
    When: 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Como Park Zoo will be visiting us and will bring ...

  • 11
    July

    Friday Open Gym

    Where: Laketown Gymnastics 654 Industrial Blvd Waconia, MN
    When: 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Pre-register at 952-368-3547 or just show up

    Cost: $8.00 when you pre-register 
    $10.00 at the door

    Come explore Laketown Gymnastics and all it has to offer.

  • 11
    July

    Concerts in the Park-Chaska

    Where: City Square Park Chaska, MN
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free concert

    Ice Cream Social- Splatter Sisters

  • 11
    July

    Ice Cream Social

    Where: City Square Park Chaska, MN 
    When: 7:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Bring your friends to an energetic and fun event with ...

  • 11
    July

    Movies in the Park-Waconia

    Where: City Square Park 101 East Main Street, Waconia
    When: 8:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Despicable Me 2. Consessions are available. Bring a lawn chair ...

  • 12
    July

    Saturday Morning on the Farm

    Where: Gale Woods Farm 7210 County Road 110 W. Minnetrista, MN 55364.
    When: 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: $5

    Explore the Gale Woods Farm barn where you can meet ...

  • 12
    July

    Storyland

    Where:
    Carver County Historical Society 555 West First Street Waconia, MN 55387

    When: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up except large groups please call ahead
    Cost: FREE

    Storyland: A Trip Through Childhood Favorites, created by Minnesota Children's ...

  • 12
    July

    Grimm Farmhouse Open House

    Where: At the Grimm Farm, in Carver Park Reserve Victoria
    When: 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: FREE

    Step back in time and explore Wendelin Grimm's farm. See ...

  • 12
    July

    Moonlight Swim

    Where: Safari Island Community Center 1600 Community Drive Waconia, MN
    When: 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up
    Cost: Free for members.
    Non-members pay the daily entrance fee.

    Overhead lights are turned off and underwater lights are turned ...

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  • 14
    July

    Play and Sing Nights

    Where: Waconia Enrichment Center enter Door #9
    When: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
    Who: Children 2.5-5 years (must be toilet trained)
    How: Please register one week prior by calling 952-442-0610 or going online at www.waconiacommunityed.org.
    Cost: $5, $3 for each additional child per family

    Have some errands to run? Drop your child off for ...

  • 15
    July

    Children Concert in the Park

    Where: Community Park Chaska, MN 
    When: 10:30 AM
    Who: All ages
    How: Just show up For rainout information please call (952) 227-7798 or consult local cable Channel ...
    Cost: FREE

    Choo Choo BobAll concerts are sponsored by the City of ...

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