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Kid’s Summer Stuff!

Fun Activities for Youth at Parks and Libraries in and around Phillips Neighborhood

COMPILED By LINDSEY FENNER

Minneapolis Parks (to register and find even more activities go to https:// apm.activecommunities.com/minneapolisparks/). Contact the park for sched- ule changes and availability.

East Phillips Park, 2399 17th Avenue South. 612-370-4888

Jr. Naturalists: Drop-In Discovery, Tuesday 5-7PM, through August

Join us for no-touch or easily sanitizable nature exploring — such as meeting live animals, dissecting an owl pellet, playing water quality mini-golf, planting seeds, and much more! No need to register, just stop on by for free family fun! Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult.

Land Back Mask Making: July 26-30, 2PM-5PM

Free, ages 10-14, register online. The Artist in Residence (AiR) program will focus on Land Back Face Mask Making: An activity designed to educate and to gain the knowledge to care for Grandmother Earth.

Sculpture by Dakota artist Graci Horne, who will be leading the mask making activities

Phillips Park, 2324 11th Avenue South. 612-370-4946

Film Festival: Mondays through August 30, 6PM-8PM

Each week Phillips Community Center will bring films to youth. We will showcase the creativity of film makers and facilitate discussion on cinema- tography. Youth will be a part of this program process and collaborate to pick films and topics to discuss! This activity is an ActivePass Program and a pass is required to participate. Please go to your neighborhood recreation center during business hours to sign up for a free ActivePass.

Youth Adventures: Monday through Friday 1PM-6PM

Free, ages 10-16, Youth Adventures at Phillips is the place to be! You can come get homework help, use the computer lab with our super fast WiFi from Comcast’s LiftZone, play video/table games or join in on daily art/stem activi- ties! This activity is an ActivePass Program and a pass is required to participate. Please go to your neighborhood recreation center during business hours to sign up for a free ActivePass. Register online

Stewart Park, 2700 S 12th Ave. 612-370-4932

Board Game Fun: Tuesday/Thursdays 3PM-4:30PM through September 2

Get out of the house and enjoy friendly competition at this drop-in activity. Play Scrabble, Apples To Apples, Trivial Pursuit, Uno and many other games to choose from. Borrow a game or bring a game of your own to play. Fun for everyone! An ActivePass is required to play, you can sign up for the free pass at any recreation center to perfect your play.

Youth Garden Club: Wednesdays in July, 5-7PM

Come join us to create a community garden. Our goal is to educate youth and to nurture a sense of world stewardship in the next generation of gardeners. We will learn about germinating seeds, picking which fruits, vegetables and flowers to grow, and build a garden infrastructure together.

Franklin Library, 1314 E Franklin Avenue.

Drop-in outdoor summer activities for kids: Thursdays 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Franklin Teen Tech Squad will have activities for youth at Waite House, 2323 11th Ave S, 10 AM- noon on Wednesday June 23, July 14 and 28, and August 11 and 25.

Hosmer Library, 347 E 36th Street.

Drop-in outdoor summer activities for kids: 3PM-close daily.

Hosmer Teen Tech Squad will have activities for youth Mondays, 4:30-6PM

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