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Little Goblin Bash and Pumpkin Hunt

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Come in your costume and boo-gie down! The banquet room will be turned into Halloween central with fun music and Halloween treats supplied by Byerly’s. All registered participants will get to pick out a pumpkin from our Wolfe Park pumpkin patch! After the event, enjoy free ice skating and free skate rental until 9 p.m. Pre-registration required...

The Great Pumpkin Carve at Wolfe Park

updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We are going pumpkin crazy this October with the St. Louis Park Great Pumpkin Carve event at Wolfe Park. We have always said our jack-o-lanterns are on the cutting edge and we need your help – our goal is to have hundreds of carved pumpkins light up the amphitheater at Wolfe Park. Everyone is invited to carve a pumpkin (or two, or three, or four...

Great Pumpkin Fest 2014

updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

All ages
Come up to The Shops at West End for some friendly Halloween-themed fun. Trick-or-Treat around the shops, boogie down to the tunes of Radio Disney, and participate in the costume contest and other fun games around the Shops. Bring a non-perishable food item for STEP.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.

Kid Smart

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 5 – 12
Self-defense and safety is taught by a black-belt certified martial arts instructor. Participants learn quick responses for “no-win” situations and what to say or do when confronted by a threatening stranger. Learn easy maneuvers to get out of holds and how to take control of a situation.
Friday, Oct. 31, 12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive
$36 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident)
Activity #7779
Registration deadline: Oct. 27

Paint With Your Lil Pumpkin Grandparent & Me

updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ages 3 – 6 accompanied by a grandparent
What’s round, orange and comes to life around Halloween? Pumpkins of course! Come get into the Halloween spirit with your grandchild (ren) while decorating a pumpkin together. We’ll also decorate a yummy pumpkin cookie and enjoy some warm apple cider!
Friday, Oct. 31, 10 – 11 a.m.
Lenox Community Center Cafeteria, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.
$6 per child, Activity #8000
Registration deadline: Oct. 24

Indoor Skateboard Camps at 3rd Lair

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation is working with 3rd Lair Indoor Skate Park to offer four exciting indoor skateboard camps for beginners to the boarding expert and everybody in between. Balance, pushing, dropping in, skate park safety and etiquette are taught. Instructors are experienced in the sport and have years of teaching knowledge. Equipment...

Kids Turkey Bingo

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 6 – 12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Spend the morning at The Rec Center playing bingo. Prizes awarded for the winners of each bingo game. Registrants can stay for free ice skating/skate rental after bingo.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. – Noon
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive.
$5 per child (resident) / $6 (non-resident)
Activity #7794
Registration deadline: Nov. 24

U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash

updated: Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us on this ugliest of sweaters dash. Adorn that treasure you have put in the closet since last year, put on that masterpiece you just created, or simply smile at the creativity you see as you run by them. This course will loop through Louisiana Oaks Park and the lighted trees of Oak Hill Park during the early brisk days of December. Afterwards...

Youth Basketball Leagues

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The focus of the program is to teach the skills of basketball, playing as a team and teaching good sportsmanship. Teams are coached by volunteers. Register your child for the league based on his/her grade. Players can play one grade level up. This program is co-sponsored with the cities of Golden Valley, Robbinsdale and St. Louis Park and will include...

Little Tigers Self Defense

updated: Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Master Tom Malone will help your child learn basic self-defense and martial arts skills while developing coordination and flexibility. Basic kicks, punches and strikes are taught through a variety of exercises and fun games. This program promotes focus, discipline and respect – great personal tools to carry into the future. No uniform required...

Tae Kwon Do

updated: Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Ages 5 and up
A self-defense program for all ages that gives discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Tom Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape.
Tuesdays, 6:15 – 7 p.m.
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30..........................Activity #7773
Register by Aug. 26
Oct. 7 – Nov. 11..............................Activity #7777
Register by Sept. 30 (No class Nov. 4)
Nov. 18 – Dec. 16..........................Activity #7774
Register by Nov. 11

Tuesdays, 7 – 7:45 p.m.
Sept. 2 – Sept. 30..........................Activity #7775
Register by Aug. 26
Oct. 7 – Nov. 11..............................Activity #7778
Register by Sept. 30 (No class Nov. 4)
Nov. 18 – Dec. 16..........................Activity #7776
Register by Nov. 11
Davis Community Center
5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley
$59 per person (resident*) / $64 (non-resident)
*Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden Valley or St. Louis Park.

Little Tot Playtime

updated: Monday, July 28, 2014

Ages 1 – 5 by start of session (must be accompanied by adult)
Enjoy “open play” time in the banquet room. Little tots can bounce in the moon walks, ride the big wheelers, play dress up or build with blocks on the creative carpet! This is an unsupervised activity, parents or a guardian must accompany their child(ren).
Tuesday, Wednesdays and Fridays
Nov. 5 – March 27, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

(No session Nov. 19, 26, Dec. 24, 26, 30, 31)
The Rec Center Banquet Room, 3700 Monterey Drive
$2 per session at the door OR $40 for a 30-session punch-pass which can be used any session.

Rink Rat Hockey

updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014

This program, for boys and girls, consists of two pre-season practices and 10 instructional games. Coaches officiate all games; no goalies, only goal covers. Half of the games are played in other communities. Games will be rescheduled in the event of cancelations (weather permitting). All participants must supply their own mandatory equipment (hockey...

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