For the Kids

Swaggy Beads

Create unique, one-of-a-kind jewelry your friends will envy. Instructor Kay Gritton demonstrates how you can fashion your own pieces out of shells, watch parts, found objects, and even rubber bands. You’ll also learn stringing and knotting techniques. Ages 10-14. 3-4:30 p.m. $49-54 + $8 supply fee. Edina Art Center, 4701 W. 64th St.; 952.903.5780; edinaartcenter.com Read more about Swaggy Beads

Crazy Days

Your favorite shopping spot is hosting a weekend full of wellness, fashion and fine dining. Peruse sidewalk sales, indulge in discounted eats, and stock up on closet staples. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. 50th and France; 952.922.1524; 50thandfrance.com Read more about Crazy Days

4 th of July Parade

Show off your pride for the red, white and blue by participating in or supporting the annual 4th of July parade. Once again the Edina Community Foundation and the City of Edina will sponsor the biggest community event of the year. The parade features marching bands, floats, clowns, veterans, and costumed characters. 10 a.m. Parade begins behind Edina City Hall, 4801 W. 50th  St.; edinaparade.org Read more about 4 th of July Parade

Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Join Delmonico Dance, local law enforcement, first responders and Operation Kidsafe for a free child safety fair. There will be an ice cream truck for the kids.  Parents will receive a lifetime record of their child's digital fingerprints and a form that is ready to hand to law enforcement in an emergency, as well as valuable safety tips. Operation Kidsafe uses the latest equipment like the FBI and Secret Service. Read more about Operation Kidsafe Child Safety Event

Edible Playground

In this new program, children ages 6-10 tend a garden, complete earth-friendly projects, meet special visitors and sample healthy food—all with plenty of time to run around and play games. Registration required. $62 resident, $67 non resident. No program July 2. 1 p.m.; Lewis Park, 7300 Cahill Road; 952.826.0367; edinamn.gov Read more about Edible Playground

Nite Glow Golf

New to Braemar Golf Course this summer is an after-dark golf experience. Only the tees, flag sticks and holes will be illuminated, and all participants receive a glow-in-the-dark golf ball and necklace, making this game a fun challenge for players of all skill levels. Call ahead for tee times. Participants must be 16 years old or accompanied by an adult. $19. Includes greens fee, glow-in-the-dark golf ball and necklace. 9 p.m. Braemar Executive Course, 6364 John Harris Drive; 952.903.5750; edinamn.gov Read more about Nite Glow Golf

State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

This year the DNR is celebrating Arbor Day and Arbor Month by encouraging families to play in natural settings such as your backyard, a nearby woodlot, or forested area.

The 2014 State Arbor Month Celebration will be at Oak Hill Park in St. Louis Park. The event will give families a chance to play with nature, while watching some of the best tree climbers in the state compete at the Minnesota Tree Climbing Championship.

State Arbor Month Celebration Schedule: Read more about State Arbor Month Celebration and Minnesota Tree Climbing Championships

National Kids to Parks Day

Encourage your kids to spend more time outdoors by taking them to Rosland Park for a variety of free outdoor activities. Sponsored in part by Three Rivers Park District and Fairview Southdale Hospital, Kids to Parks Day offers an array of fun opportunities for kids to engage with nature. Kids can visit with live animals from the Richardson Nature Center, create nature inspired arts, try their hand at archery, and more. Free. 10 a.m. Rosland Park; 952.927.8861; edinamn.gov Read more about National Kids to Parks Day

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