1 Universe in the park
William O'Brien State Park, July 5, 8:30 p.m.
Meet at the visitor center for a short presentation on the night skies by University of Minnesota astronomers. Then head outdoors to look at the moon, stars and planets through telescopes. More information: 651-433-0500 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
2 Bird banding demonstration
Whitewater State Park, July 6, 12:30-2 p.m.
Learn how to catch and release birds from master bird bander Greg Munson. Eventgoers will even get a chance to handle and release birds. More information: 1-507-932-3007 or www.mndnr.gov/ptcalendar.
3 Stand-up paddleboard lesson
Fish Lake Regional Park, July 6, 7-9 p.m.
Take an introductory lesson on this fast-growing sport before paddling out to explore Fish Lake. Equipment provided (for people up to 220 pounds). Ages 14-plus. $35. Reservation required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.
4 Stand-up paddleboard yoga
Fish Lake Regional Park, July 7, 8:30-10 a.m.,
Practice your balance, build strength and get a good laugh (when someone inevitably spills) with this Monday morning series. Ages 14-plus. All experience levels welcome. Equipment provided. $35 per class or $90 for the three-week series. Registration required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.
5 Family logrolling
Lake Minnetonka Regional Park, July 9, 6:30-8 p.m.
Improve balance, concentration and strength while learning a sport with roots in the Midwest's logging industry. Ages 5-plus. $15. Registration required; 763-559-6700. More information: www.threeriversparks.org.