FREE! Story Time & Dinner – June 22

Hopkins Early Childhood Family Education invites your family for an evening out! Come for a free meal, visit with others with infants (birth – 12 months) from Hopkins Schools, and share a story and play time with the children. Siblings are welcome. In addition, every child gets to choose a free new book to take home.

Date: Tuesday, June 22

Time: 6:00 – 7:15 pm

Location: Hopkins Public Library, 22 11th Ave. N., Hopkins

An RSVP is required. To make a reservation, contact Kathryn Moore at 952-988-5046 or by e-mail at Limited space.

Biggest Little House

Today, a wonderful treat occurred…The Children’s Theatre Company performed “The Biggest Little House”  for 14 enthralled year before kindergarten children at Kaleidoscope Preschool.  The one actor play is engaging, giggle-producing, and provides a sweet tale of friendship and generosity.  This renowned theater company is presenting this play at their stage, as well as coming to ours, and is well worth consideration for the long weekend or a summer day.  For more information, check out their website at  The arts are a great way to encourage the introduction and practice of literacy skills in preschoolers.  Draw, paint, tell stories, retell stories, sing, dance, and pretend!

Discover New Parenting Podcasts

Great parenting information is now available on Good Enough Moms, a weekly program you can download to your computer or iPod.  The podcasts include information on topics such as discipline strategies, sleep issues, setting limits and raising respectful, responsible children.  New podcasts are posted each Monday.

Mainstreet Days – Community & Family Fun

Saturday, May 22, 9 am – 4 pm

Come on out for a variety of events that will take place on Mainstreet in Hopkins throughout the day. Arts, crafts, and food vendors will be on hand.. Entertainment for the family will include train rides, a balloon twister, mechanical bull and more! Music by Citizen’s Arrest, a fresh and young country rock band, will take place form 11 am – 2 pm.