Youth Recreation: Special Events

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The following activities are offered in the Spring/Summer 2015 Park & Rec catalog. To view past offerings, browse older issues of the Park & Rec catalog.

Golden Valley Puppet Wagon

All ages welcome

June 8–July 23

Each week the Puppet Wagon will stop by the parks with a new show. In case of inclement weather, shows will be cancelled. Watch for puppet show schedule at the park shelters. No shows July 1 & 2.

10:30 am | North Wesley
11 am | Gearty
11:30 am | Lions

1:30 pm | Lions
2 pm | Hampshire
2:30 pm | Scheid
3 pm | Medley

Picnic & Music in the Park

All ages welcome

Wed, July 29, 11:15 am–noon
@ Brookview Park

Pack a picnic lunch, bring a blanket, and enjoy a show by The Flyers. Beverage and popcorn will be provided. In case of inclement weather, this event will be held in the large shelter. Tell your friends, parents, grandparents—it’s for everyone!

Wendy's Wiggle, Jiggle & Jam

All ages welcome

Mon, Aug 3, 7 pm
@ Brookview Park Large Shelter

Fun lyrics and great music will get everyone rocking and singing. Bubbles, puppets, and instruments keep everyone moving and dancing for the entire show. A perfect fit for children ages 3-10 years old.

Choo Choo Bob Show

All ages welcome

Mon, Aug 10, 7 pm
@Brookview Park Large Shelter
Sponsored by Lupient


Experience your favorite children’s TV Show Live! Join Bob as he has fun performing skits and original, train-inspired songs that will get the whole family moving.

Magic & Fun Show with Annette

Ages 3+ with Adult

Thu, Aug 6, 1:30–2:30 pm
@ Brookview Community Center

Come join in the laughter and fun as Annette Fragale and friends perform magic tricks that are sure to amaze you! Sing silly songs and interact with zany puppets and guests in the audience. You will meet the Big Red Dog who swallows a pizza, sing along with the Big Bug Show, be amazed as flowers appear from hats, ducks pop out of pans and many more surprises. Balloons and treats for everyone! Annette is the host of the award winning TV show, “The Magic Book Nook” on channel 19. She appears at county fairs, libraries, schools, churches, lots of civic centers and many more!

Golden Valley Library Events


Hey Kids! Join the Golden Valley Library for these fun, FREE summer events! We’ve got magic, music, and more! For more information and a complete list of events, go to or call 612-543-6375. All events held at the Golden Valley Library.

Puppet Wagon
Tue, June 16, 10:30 am

Brodini Magic Show
Wed, June 17, 10:30 am

Story Theater
Wed, June 2, 10:30 am

Macphail Music Show
Wed, July 1, 10:30 am

Puppet Wagon
Tue, July 7, 10:30 am

Water Bottle Rockets
Tue, August 4, 1:30 pm

Run the Valley 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Run the Valley 10K Run & 5K Run/Walk

Plan now to join friends and neighbors for one of Golden Valley’s most popular events, the annual Run the Valley on Saturday, April 11, sponsored by the Golden Valley Human Services Fund.

Brookview Community Center will be race headquarters. The 10K race and 5K run and walk, will start and end at Brookview Community Center. NOTE: The 5K and 10K race will be chip-timed. Water stops and post-race complimentary snacks donated by area businesses.

Fee includes t-shirt, race number only and chip timing. Chip timing is not included in youth fee. To be eligible for medal, chip timing must be used. T-shirt sizes for all participants guaranteed if registered by March 1.
NEW FOR 2015 –
Moisture Wick performance t-shirts in royal blue!

Registrations are taken in person and by mail with check, cash or VISA/MasterCard at the Golden Valley Parks and Recreation office; Online at or (additional fee charged); and race day from 7:00-7:45 AM at Brookview Community Center. Sorry, phone registrations cannot be accepted. 100% of the proceeds are allocated to non-profit organizations that serve Golden Valley residents in need.

For more information, visit or call the Park and Recreation office at 763-512-2345.

8:00 AM | 10K Run Begin/End at Brookview Community Center
8:10 AM | 5K Run $30 by Feb 28, $35 March 1-April 10 (by 2 PM), $40 Race day
8:15 AM | 5K Walk $20 Youth 12 and under with an Adult

Kid’s “Fun” Run the Valley

Join us for the 2nd annual Fun Run for Kids! The course begins in the Driving Range parking lot and follows Field Drive to the Brookview parking lot for a total of .2 miles. The event is aimed at Kid’s age 2-8. Fee includes fun run number and participation ribbon. Parents may accompany little ones for free. Registrations are taken in person and by mail with check, cash or VISA/MasterCard at the Golden Valley Parks and Recreation office. Sorry - phone registrations are not accepted.

For more information, visit or call the Park and Recreation office at 763-512-2345.

Ages 2-8 | Brookview Community Center & Park
7:45 AM | $5/Child, Parents free

Happy Birthday Party!

Celebrate your child’s birthday with Annette Fragale, a popular children’s entertainer and host of the award- winning cable show, “The Magic Book Nook.” She’ll present a program filled with stories, games, music and magic.
Parents provide food, favors, decorations and upervision.
Fee of $150 includes 3-hour block of time at Brookview.
Call 763-512-2345 for more information.