1 Starlight Starbright!

William O’Brien State Park, May 24, 9-10 p.m.

Join amateur astronomer Kenny Bahmer for a brief presentation on the night skies. Then head outdoors for some guided viewing by telescope. More information: 651-433-0500 or www.mndnr.gov/ ptcalendar.

 

 

2 Bee Friendly, Bee Nice: Native Bee Day

Afton State Park, May 25, 1-3 p.m.

University of Minnesota bee experts Elaine Evans and Joel Gardner lead this free workshop on attracting native bees to your garden or farm. Participants will have the opportunity to build their own nesting habitats. More information: 651-436-5391 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.

3 Family canoeing on the Crow River

Riverside Park Boat Launch (in Rockford), May 25, 1-5 p.m.

Paddle this wild and scenic river and bounce down some small rapids while keeping an eye out for eagles and other wildlife. Prior paddling experience required. $30. Ages 8-plus. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.

4 Fly fishing basics

Bryant Lake Regional Park, May 29, 6-8 p.m.

Everything you need to know to start fly fishing — equipment needed, how to cast, types of flies to use and how to shoot the line. Participants will even have the opportunity to wet their lines and test their luck. $10. Ages 12-plus. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threerivers parks.org.

5 I Can Fish! Fishing Friday

Fort Snelling State Park, May 30, 3-5 p.m.

This free hands-on clinic is designed for beginning anglers of all ages. Equipment provided and no license required. More information: 612-725-2724 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.