Take a break from the hustle and bustle to watch the relaxing whir of a model train. See the miniature town buried in snow and adorned with Christmas lights and decorations. (6-9 p.m. Sat. $10. Twin City Model Railroad Museum, Bandana Square, 1021 E. Bandana Blvd., St. Paul. 651-647-9628.


The Minnesota History Center once again hosts this gathering to honor the tradition of cultural pride. Celebrate the "first fruits of the harvest" with opening and closing ceremonies and activities in between that explain the seven principles of the seven-day holiday. Hear storytelling by Auntie Beverly, magic with Brodini and play Kwanzaa bingo. (Noon-4 p.m. Sat. $6-$11. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000.


Find out what a variety of animals do for nourishment. Investigate the food chain and watch as salamanders, turtles and frogs feed. (10 a.m.-noon Sat. Free. Eastman Nature Center, Elm Creek Park Reserve, 13351 Elm Creek Rd., Maple Grove. 763-559-6700. WALKER