Young kids and their parents can head to Caponi Art Park in Eagan on Tuesday mornings all summer for music, dance and stories from the United States, the Caribbean and Mexico.

The park's Family Fun Tuesdays series starts June 4 with "Jump, Sing and Explore: Discovering the Natural World" with the MacPhail Center for Music. Other programs planned for the series include "Wonders of Science" from the Science Museum of Minnesota, Mexican folk dancing, a "magic boot puppet show" and "a good-time, old-time hillbilly band."

The programs are geared toward children ages 3-12 with a parent or guardian. All events take place Tuesday mornings from 10-11 a.m. in the sculpture garden. A $4 per person donation is suggested.

The park is at 1220 Diffley Road. See for the full lineup and dates.


Dakota City camps still have space

Several openings remain in the summer youth day camps at Dakota City Heritage Village in Farmington. Registration is open until June 10.

The Teen Volunteer Camp, offered to those 13 and older who would like to volunteer at Dakota City, is June 17-20 and will focus on training and hands-on activities so these youth will be able to volunteer during the Apprentice Day Camps, the Dakota County Fair and other events.

Youth ages 6-12 can attend Apprentice Day Camp, which is offered June 24-27, July 15-18 and July 22-25. They will experience life in the early 1900s by helping with chores, participating in a country school day and doing hands-on activities from that time period.

The day camps are 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays. Camps cost $125. Dakota City is at 4008 W. 220th St., on the county fairgrounds in Farmington.

To obtain a registration form or more information, see or call 651-460-8050.


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