Star stories

Wild River State Park, 8-10 p.m. Friday

• Hear stories of the starry sky woven into cultures across the world. (651-583-2125,

Family fishing

Cedar Lake Farm Regional, Park, 1-3 p.m. Saturday

• Fishing gear and license provided for class only. Call 763-559-6700 to make a reservation. (

Archery basics

Fort Snelling State Park, 1-3 p.m. Saturday

• All equipment is provided for compound bow class. (612-725-2724,

Medicinal plants

Fort Ridgely State Park, 7-8 p.m. Saturday

• Learn about common uses of local plants. (1-507-384-8890,

Universe in the park

Afton State Park, 8:30-10 p.m. Saturday

•The University of Minnesota Astronomy Department will lead a program on the night sky. (651-436-5391,

Family of kayakers

French Regional Park, 1-3 p.m. Sunday

• Learn the basics. Call 763-559-6700 to reserve a spot. (

Loons and lore

Savanna Portage State Park, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday

• Learn about the state bird. (1-218-426-3271,