New studies have linked the use of screens with neurological and developmental problems in children. During this session, learn how to balance the positives and negatives of technology use, explore the risks and signs of compulsive behaviors, and determine effective ways of settings boundaries and consequences. This session incorporates role-playing scenarios. Read more about Kids and Screen Time: Tips for How to Minimize Conflict in Your Home
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Walk on some candlelit trails with snowshoes or regular shoes! Hot chocolate and bonfires will be wonderful ways to warm up along the trails. Food trucks will also be in attendance and will have hot dogs available for purchase. All ages. Read more about Trails by Candlelight: Thompson County Park
Kick off the first day of the historic 2020 MN Winter Carnival with this celebration of lights. Get decked out in all your glow gear and join the parade as it makes its way from the Landmark Center to Kellogg Mall Park. Compete in this year’s new KIDS’ decorating contest by adorning your stroller, a wagon, yourself or other nonmotorized forms of transportation in light. The contest categories include best use of lights, most creative and best Winter Carnival related entry. 651.223.7400 Read more about Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade
Author and Speaker Sumi Mukherjee focuses on writing non-fiction books based on real life stories and speaking to various audiences around the country so others can benefit from his stories. His books and presentations are broadly focused on cultural diversity and other social justice issues. Since 2011, he has written 3 books and has spoken all around the country as well as in Canada. His 4th book is scheduled for publication in 2020. Read more about AshaUSA's Mental Health Matters Program presents: Sumi Mukherjee's talk " Being Brown in America"
This show is for lovers of all things canine. Watch your favorite breed compete in the show or attend one of the many programs which celebrate everything from working dogs to hunting hounds. Pick up a treat for your furry friend at the marketplace but please leave your own pooch at home. Visit the Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club website for a full schedule of activities and events. Read more about Land O’ Lakes Kennel Club Dog Show
"Live, Love, Dance", is one of the state’s premier high school dance events and will feature over 25 A/AA and AAA schools, studios, college and performance teams. Enjoy great concessions and comradery, in a fun and supportive environment, while watching some of the best dancers in the state perform for you! Read more about Edina Dance Team Invitational 2020
Connecting With Kids, an Edina Community Foundation program, believes that our community and all of its members have a powerful influence on the development of youth.
To honor those who have consistently worked to build assets in our youth, Connecting With Kids will present Leadership Awards at our breakfast on Friday March 13, 2020.
Come embrace winter and enjoy a variety of outdoor activities at Kroening Interpretive Center’s Winter Solstice Celebration. Families can participate in a nature walk along a luminary trail and make their own luminaries to bring home. Other activities include winter themed games, face painting and a bonfire.
Envious of seeing beautiful calligraphy artwork on stationary and on Pinterest? Now you can learn this art form too. Jessica Chung is holding a workshop to learn everything from the basics of holding a calligraphy pen to mastering drawing letters and building your own style. You’ll leave with your artwork, a tool bag, handouts and resources to continue this at home. Read more about Brush Calligraphy LAB
Learn about Dayton’s department store as it achieves 100 years of celebrating Christmas. The Edina Historical Society will explore the general history of Dayton’s to see how they made the Christmas season magical. They will review window displays, Santa Land and more, and they will also look at anecdotes from Dayton’s store employees. Read more about 100 Years of Christmas at Dayton’s Department Store