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You Betcha! Minnesota Made Festival

updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

The You Betcha! Minnesota Made Festival is back to The Shops at West End this year with free admission on Saturday, July 26 from 5 p.m. to midnight -- and better than ever. As always, there will be live music, food trucks Minnesota beer (21+) and brand new contests!

This year's festival features some of the best female performers who got their start in the land of 10,000 lakes. "Women Who Rock" will feature music by Lola and the Red Family Band (Tina from Tina and The B-Sides), Bomba de Luz, and Molly Maher and her Disbelievers.

THEMED CONTESTS

Sign up at the Shops at West End tent
  • Loon Calling Contest (7:30 p.m.) - best loon call wins a Shops at West End prize package
  • Roosters Paul Bunyan Beard Contest (9:15 p.m.) – best beard wins a Roosters prize package ($85 value); first 15 entrants receive a free beard trim gift certificate
  • Nutrishop Lumberjack Contest (5 to 9 p.m.) – Test your strength in the popular Hi Striker carnival game. The person with most consecutive bell rings wins a Nutrishop prize package ($250+ value).

ALSO ENJOY

  • Live Music
  • Free gift to first 500 guests
  • Finnegans Reverse Food Truck (food donations)
  • Minnesota beverages from Cooper Pub & Restaurant
  • Minnesota Food Trucks
  • Get a passport card stamped at three participating stores for your chance to win a $100 Shops at West End gift card!

Presented by The Shops at West End, Discover St. Louis Park and City of St. Louis Park
Saturday, July 26, 5 p.m. – Midnight
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.



T-Ball League

updated: Thursday, June 19, 2014

Learn how to play T-ball with co-rec teams from other parks. The first two weeks consist of practices; remainder of season is instructional games. Register for the park where you would like to attend practices; games are played at various parks. Volunteer parents will coach/officiate practices and games. Participants must bring a baseball glove, wear...


Little Rookies

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 4 – 5 (by start of session)
Come have a ball and sample it all! Children will learn basic sport skills and rules with low-key games that allow them to have fun, be active, socialize and learn. Participants will learn the basics of a variety of sports and other recreational games.
Thursdays, June 19 – July 31 (no program July 3)
9:15 a.m. – 10 a.m..........................Activity #7552
5:15 p.m. – 6 p.m............................Activity #7553
Oak Hill Park, 3201 Rhode Island Ave. S.
$28 per child (resident) / $32 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: June 12 or when program is full.



Summer Park Playgrounds

updated: Monday, June 09, 2014

Our summer drop-in playground program allows children to participate in athletics, games, crafts and summertime fun in a supervised setting. Summer seasonal staff will lead the program and present over six weeks of activities. Children are welcome to attend as often as you wish. Your fee covers all visits! Pre-registration is required. Playground sites...


Preschool Playground

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

New this summer we’ll be offering a Preschool Playground program within our Summer Park Playground program. All activities will be tailored for 4 and 5 year olds who are not quite ready to attend the Summer Park Playground program. Participants may combine with the older playground group for some activities and separate for others. This is great...


Cosmic Bowling

updated: Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Ages 6 – 12 (by start of program)
Join the playground staff and bowl with the lights out! Park Tavern will provide a unique atmosphere with black lights, laser lights, glow-in-the-dark bowling balls and music. Fee includes shoe rental, two games and a pizza/pop lunch. Your own transportation must be provided.
Friday, Aug. 1, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Park Tavern, 3401 Louisiana Ave. S.
$14 per person (resident) / $18 (non-resident)
Activity #7601
Registration deadline: July 25 or when program is full.



Little Tigers Self Defense

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Master 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. Resident rate applies...


Tae Kwon Do

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Ages 6 and up
A self-defense program for all ages that teaches discipline, focus, endurance and flexibility. Master Malone will help you achieve awesome kicks, punches and strikes while getting in shape. Resident rate applies to participants living in Golden Valley, New Hope or St. Louis Park.

BEGINNERS
Tuesdays, 6:15 p.m. – 7 p.m.
April 1 – May 6..........................Activity #7526
May 20 – June 24.....................Activity #7527
July 8 – Aug. 12........................Activity #7528
Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary)
5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley
$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)

ADVANCED
Tuesdays, 7 p.m. – 7:45 p.m.
April 1 – May 6..........................Activity #7529
May 20 – June 24.....................Activity #7530
July 8 – Aug. 12........................Activity #7531
Davis Community Center (Meadowbrook Elementary)
5430 Glenwood Ave. N., Golden Valley
$59 per person (resident) / $64 (non-resident)



Kids Team Tennis

Come learn the game of tennis from USTA certified and experienced staff. Using the USTA’s QuickStart format of size-appropriate courts and racquets, it will be easy and fun to learn. Ages 5 and 6 enjoy learning the basics through fun games in order to advance to match play and ages 7 through 10 learn basics along with an emphasis on teamwork...


USA 1-2-3, Tennis Lessons

updated: Thursday, July 03, 2014

Ages 7 - 14 (by Aug. 31)
Learn this lifelong sport through enjoyable lessons that quickly teach new players basic skills in a group environment. Beginners have little or no tennis experience. Intermediate players have had lessons before and are somewhat proficient with ground strokes. Players must bring their own rackets.

Tuesday & Thursdays, June 10 – 26
Beginners, 6 p.m – 7 p.m………………....Activity #7554
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m….....Activity #7555 CANCELED
Register by June 2

Tuesdays & Thursdays, July 8 – July 24
Beginners, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m........................Activity #7556  CANCELED
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m........Activity #7557
Register by July 1

Tuesday & Thursdays, July 29 August 14
Beginners, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m........................Activity #7558
Intermediates, 7:15 p.m. – 8:15 p.m........Activity #7559
Register by July 29

Senior High Tennis Courts, 6425 W. 33rd St.
$60 per child (resident) / $68 (non-resident)



Pollywogs Preschool Camp

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Come to play! Come to hike! Explore and create in a beautiful setting that fosters the imagination! We will be outside using our senses to delve into the nature center woods and marshes, investigate some of the animals that call Westwood home and meet the puppets. Each session has a different theme so sign up for one or all three. Choose either the...


Little Shooters Basketball Camps

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

“Hoop it up” and join this challenging basketball clinic. Little Shooters is for all boys and girls who are interested in learning the game of basketball in a fun and challenging environment. Players will learn the basic skills, fundamentals and techniques of the game (more advanced skills for the more experienced player) and will be separated...


Community Talent Show Auditions

updated: Monday, March 10, 2014

All ages
Have a special talent you want to show the St. Louis Park community? Come audition for the Community Talent Show coordinated by The Park Theater Company. Finalists will then show their talent at the Community Talent Show in August. Questions and inquiries should be directed to The Park Theater Company at (952) 928-6422.
Auditions: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Community Talent Show: Wednesday, Aug. 20, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Wolfe Park Pavilion, 3700 Monterey Drive



Creative Kidstuff Lunchtime Concert Series at West End

updated: Wednesday, July 23, 2014

All ages
St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation is partnering this summer with Creative Kidstuff & The Shops at West End offering a lunchtime concert series. Bring your lunch, a blanket or lawn chair, and enjoy fun summertime tunes! Afterwards, stay and check out some of the meal deals the restaurants at the West End will be offering.
Wednesdays, 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
July 23....................................................The Sweet Colleens
July 30....................................................The Splatter Sisters
Aug. 6.....................................................The Bazillions
Aug. 13...................................................Tricia & The Toonies
Aug. 20...................................................The Okee Dokee Brothers
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.
Free; no registration required.



Summer Adventure Camp

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

This is an all-day activity-based program for kids. Participants will go to the Aquatic Park, Westwood Hills Nature Center, enjoy pizza with bowling, visit the splash pad, hike, do craft activities, participate in backyard game activities and more! Activities will be supervised by summer playground staff at a ratio of 7 to 1. Snacks and beverages will...


Flag Football

updated: Thursday, March 13, 2014

Grades 1 – 2
This program teaches kids football skills through various drills and participants play very low-key games. This six week program is offered cooperatively by the New Hope, Crystal, Plymouth and St. Louis Park Operations and Recreation Departments. No special equipment needed. All participants will receive a t-shirt.
Sundays, Sept. 7 – Oct. 12 (rain make-up Oct. 19)
4 p.m. – 5:15 p.m...............................Activity #7547
5:30 p.m. – 6:45 p.m..........................Activity #7548
$59 per person (resident*) / $66 (non-resident)
*Resident rate applies to participants living in New Hope, Crystal, Plymouth, Robbinsdale or St. Louis Park.



Little Kicks Soccer League

Our league introduces boys and girls to soccer by teaching basic skills, positioning, teamwork and rules while having fun. Seasonal youth staff or parents coach and officiate games and practices. Teams have one full practice at the first scheduled meeting then meet once a week for a 20-minute practice followed by a 30-minute game. All participants...


Kicks Soccer League

Ages 7 – 8
This league teaches boys and girls basic soccer skills, player positioning, teamwork and rule interpretation while having fun. Teams have one full practice at the first scheduled meeting and then a 10-minute warm-up/practice before each weekly game. Seasonal youth staff or parents will coach and officiate all games.

SUMMER LEAGUE
Ages 7 – 8 (by Aug. 31)
Tuesdays, June 3 – July 29 games vary between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. (no games July 1)    
Activity #7545
$40 per child (resident) / $45 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: when program is full or May 19.
Schedule

FALL LEAGUE
Ages 7 – 8 (by Oct. 31)
Saturdays, Sept. 6 – Oct. 18, 1 p.m.    
Activity #7546
Fern Hill Park, 4421 28th St. W.
$35 per child (resident) / $40 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: when program is full or Aug. 19.



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3700 Monterey Drive
St. Louis Park, MN 55416
Phone: (952) 924-2540 Email: info@stlouispark.org