Do This Now: Editor-selected events at state, regional and local parks

  • Updated: July 3, 2014 - 9:38 AM

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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

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

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:

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:

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