City of St. Paul Arbor Month Tree Planting & Celebration
Phalen Recreation Center
1000 East Wheelock Pkwy, St. Paul, 55
Saturday, May 17, 2014 • 9am – 2pm • Free
Observe Arbor Month in Minnesota! This annual event kicks off with a volunteer tree planting at 9am followed by lots of fun family activities. Bring your little monkeys to scale the city’s traveling climbing wall (my kids love that) as well as some old-fashioned tree climbing with a rope and harness. There will also be live music, crafts and a professional chainsaw demo.
Community Puppet Build for
ArtStart’s EcoArts Fest
West 7th Community Center
265 Oneida Street, St. Paul
May 12-15, 2014 • 5 – 8pm • Free
Come help local non-profit ArtStart create puppets to be used in the opening pageant of this year’s EcoArts Fest on Harriet Island. The annual festival will be held this Saturday, May 17, and will again include the “Spirit of the Mississippi” opening spectacle. You can register to help make puppets for the pageant here through May 15.
St. Paul Public Works Open House
891 Dale Street N., St. Paul
Tuesday, May 20, 2014 • 4 – 7pm • Free
Calling all truck lovers — get up close (and, in some cases, on) to a fleet of vehicles used by St. Paul Public Works! The open house at their garages on Dale Street will also have interactive exhibits, other kids’ activities, food trucks and some cool register-to-win prizes. Get more details here.