FESTIVALS

LINDEN HILLS FESTIVAL: Parade, chess tournament, live music, art fair and more. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sun. Free. Linden Hills Park, 3100 W. 43rd St., Mpls. lindenhills.org/festival.

SPRING FESTIVAL: Family activities and entertainment. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Sun. Free. Holz Farm, 4665 Manor Dr., Eagan. tinyurl.com/kshhmeo.

EXPOS AND SHOWS

JUGGLE JAM: Juggling routines. 7-9 p.m. Fri. $8-$15. Hopkins High School, 2400 Lindbergh Dr., Minnetonka. 952-926-0896. www.jugheads.com.

COMICON: Appearances by comic book creators, programs, art show, costume contest and more. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $12. Minnesota State Fair grandstand, Nelson St. and Dan Patch Av., Falcon Heights. www.mcbacomicons.com.

WOMEN'S DAY OUT EXPO: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. Free. Progress Center/Eco Experience, Minnesota State Fairgrounds, 1621 Randall Av., Falcon Heights. tinyurl.com/pgd3tow.

SEASONAL

VALLEYFAIR: Hundreds of rides and "Dinosaurs Alive," an interactive and educational experience with animatronic dinosaurs. 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. next Sun. Valleyfair, Hwy. 101 and Valleyfair Dr., Shakopee. 952-445-7600. www.valleyfair.com.

DIVERSIONS

BLACK FOREST INN 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION: Festivities include music, games and more. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat.; 11 a.m.-8 p.m. next Sun. Free. Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Mpls. 612-872-0812. www.blackforestinnmpls.com.

COCKTAILS AT THE CASTLE: Music by Dosh and DJ Jake Rudh, fashion show, food and specialty cocktails. 7-11 p.m. Fri. $12-$20. American Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Av. S., Mpls. 612-871-4907. www.asimn.org.

NORTHEAST BEER GARDEN: Sample beers, live music and view local art during one of many happenings during Art-a-Whirl weekend. 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sat.; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. next Sun. Free. Dangerous Man Brewing Co., 1300 NE. 2nd St., Mpls. 612-236-4087. dangerousmanbrewing.com.

DANDELION DAY: A celebration of Harriet Godfrey's introduction of dandelion seeds to the St. Anthony Falls area. Learn how to make dandelion necklaces, bracelets and crowns and get recipes for cooking with dandelions. 1-4 p.m. next Sun. Free. Ard Godfrey House, 28 University Av. SE., Mpls. 612-813-5300. tinyurl.com/pgcy3nu.

HISTORY

MOTHER'S DAY WEEKEND ON THE FARM: Help plant seeds and harvest the first spring greens. Mothers admitted free when accompanied by a child. Noon-5 p.m. today. $6-$9. Oliver Kelley Farm, 15788 Kelley Farm Rd., Elk River. 763-441-6896. www.mnhs.org.

HOW DID THEY DO IT?: Tour guides lead while discussing the engineering of the cathedral. 7:30 p.m. Tue. Free. Cathedral of St. Paul, 239 Selby Av., St. Paul. 651-228-1766. www.cathedralsaintpaul.org.

SCIENCE AND NATURE

SCIENCE NIGHT: DINOSAURS: MPR host Tom Webber and paleontologist Kristi Curry Rogers and guests discuss the connection between birds and dinosaurs. 7 p.m. Tue. $12-$25. Fitzgerald Theater, 10 E. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-290-1221. fitzgeraldtheater.publicradio.org.

SPRING AWAKENINGS CELEBRATION: A weekend of hiking, birding, biking and more throughout the parks of St. Croix Falls, Wis. 7 a.m. Sat. Events at various locations. www.stcroixfallsevents.com.

SPRING FLING: Activities for the whole family including a cock-a-doodle zoo, climbing wall and Norm the Magician. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. Springbrook Nature Center, 100 85th Av. NE., Fridley. 763-572-3588. www.springbrooknaturecenter.org.

BENEFITS

FLAVOR: Menu tastings from restaurants including the Piggy BBQ, Big Bowl, Parma 8200 and others to benefit Share Our Strength. 5:30 p.m. Thu. $45. Muse Event Center, 107 3rd Av. N., Mpls. flavormn.com.