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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured event is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

ZooBoo
The Como Zoo is transformed for the holiday into a non-scary, family-friendly celebration as a fundraiser for the animals and plants of the zoo. Live entertainment, animal visitors and crafts projects round out the opportunities.
When: 4:30-7:30 p.m.
Where: Como Park Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: $6 per person, $22 four-pack available
Contact: 651-487-8201
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Sundays at Landmark
The St. Paul Landmark Center hosts a variety of heritage festivals, musical performances, and holiday celebrations between Sept. and May. This month, join the Saint Paul Civic Symphony on the 19th, and enjoy the Great Pumpkin Halloween Festival on the 26th, featuring a costume parade, crafts and entertainment.
When: 1 p.m.
Where: Landmark Center, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: landmarkcenter.org
Trick 'r Trolley
Wear your Halloween costume and hop on a trolley for a ride, a story and a treat.
When: 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Streetcar Museum, Minneapolis
Cost: $5 per passenger. Purchase tickets at Wild Rumpus Books in Linden Hills, Minneapolis.
Contact: 952-922-1096
Website: trolleyride.org
October Weekend Family Fun: Fantastic Foliage
Discover why leaves change color and fall from the trees, trace an outline of yourself with festive fall foliage and natural materials, play at the sensory table with leaves and pumpkins, take part in a scavenger hunt, and make a leaf crown to wear home.
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Cost: FREE with gate admission
Contact: 952-443-1400
Website: arboretum.umn.edu
Camden Haunted House
A big haunted house by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with photo opportunities and concessions.
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Folwell Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $4
Contact: 612-370-4917
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Preschool Family Halloween Party
Young children and their parents are invited to a party with special activities.
When: 10 a.m.-12 p.m.
Where: Lyndale Farmstead Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4948
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Halloween Hijinks Puppet Show
Sing along and laugh with animal puppets, make a seasonal craft and enjoy a snack at this event geared toward ages 2 to 5.
When: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center
Cost: $5 per child. Register online.
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com
Camden Haunted House
A big haunted house by the Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board, with photo opportunities and concessions.
When: 6:30-9 p.m.
Where: Folwell Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $4
Contact: 612-370-4917
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Pershing Pumpkin Party
Come one, come all to a special play time for costumed preschoolers.
When: 10-11:30 a.m.
Where: Pershing Park, Minneapolis
Cost: $2 per child. Pre-registration required.
Contact: 612-370-4928
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
North Commons Halloween Party
Have a festive, safe and fun Halloween with a bouncy house, carnival games and candy.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: North Commons Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4921
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Luxton Halloween Party
This annual event features treat-bag giveaways and activities, too.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Luxton Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4925
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Lyndale Farmstead Halloween Party
All ages are invited to a party with special activities. Costumes are encouraged.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Lyndale Farmstead Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4948
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Halloween at the Horn
Stop by the park on your trick-or-treat trail for activities and candy.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Powderhorn Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4960
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Frogs and Polliwogs
The fall series of this program for ages 2 to 5 with an accompanying adult offers a story time, nature hike and other nature-themed activities. This month's themes are Hide and Snake, Leaf Jumpers, and Time to Sleep.
When: 9:15-10:30 a.m.
Where: Tamarack Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: $39 for adult and child, $26 per each additional child, $13 per additional adult. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: 651-407-5350
Website: parks.co.ramsey.mn.us/tamarack
Windom Halloween Party
Enjoy food, games and entertainment. Treat bags will be handed out to the first 250 children ages 2 to 12.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Windom NE Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4905
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister