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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.

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
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
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
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
Fuller Halloween Party
Don't miss out on carnival games, spooky craft projects and treats.
When: 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Fuller Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4963
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Bottineau Halloween Party
This is the place to trick or treat if you're looking for family fun.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Bottineau Field Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4958
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Spooktacular Halloween Party
Celebrate the season with s'mores, a hayride and a bonfire.
When: 6-8 p.m.
Where: Armatage Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4921
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Sibley Halloween Party
Make the park your first stop on your trick or treating route for family-friendly games, a costume contest, spooky fun and treats.
When: 4:30-6 p.m.
Where: Sibley Park Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4954
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
Matthews Halloween Party and Parade
Games and treats follow the parade, which starts at 4 p.m.
When: 4-6 p.m.
Where: Matthews Park, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-370-4950
Website: tinyurl.com/halloweenregister
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
Under the Sea Party
Embark on an ocean adventure filled with mermaids, pirates and seashells in this community event for children ages 3 to 5 and their parents.
When: 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Where: Creekview Recreation Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $5. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: 612-370-4965
Website: tinyurl.com/minneapolisparks
Microscope Day
The Minnesota Microscopy Society will celebrate Microscope Day with a variety of demonstrations.
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Free with museum admission ($13 for ages 13 and older, $10 for ages 4 to 12)
Contact: 651-221-9444
Website: smm.org
Drop-In Discovery Stations
These family-friendly programs on a range of nature topics offer participants chances to touch artifacts, meet live animals and sample treats from the Discovery Hollow garden.
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Tamarack Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-407-5350
Website: parks.co.ramsey.mn.us/tamarack
Digging in Clay: Thanksgiving Serving Dish
Parents and children can create a unique item for their Thanksgiving spread. No experience is necessary.
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Silverwood Park, St. Anthony
Cost: $25 per adult/child pair. Pre-registration is required.
Contact: 763-694-7707
Website: threeriversparks.org