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Weekend activities



Breakfast brunch and bake sale, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Grace Lutheran Church; adults $6, ages 6 to 10 $3, under 5 eat free.


University of Minnesota telescope available for public use, 9:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, fourth floor of the science building; last-minute cancellations due to weather at


Clean Up the River Environment volunteers cleanup along the Minnesota River and U.S. Highway 212; 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, rain or shine, Minnesota River landing, Wegdahl; bring gloves and work clothes, and if available, pickup trucks to help carry the debris to be collected.


Prairie Woods ELC

At Prairie Woods Environmental Learning Center, hikers are welcome on the grounds during daylight hours at no cost. Pets must be on a leash. Contact PWELC at 320-354-5894 or e-mail at For more information check the Web site at or call.

Celebrate Earth Day: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday; exhibits on environmental issues and archaeology, flint-knapper demonstration, spear throwing with an atlatl, talk at 10:30 a.m. by Frank Joseph on the American Indians in Minnesota; culminating event for the 2008-2009 Youth Energy Summit; free trees while supplies last; call 320-354-5894 or see

Sibley State Park

Interpretive Center open during the week; call 320-354-2002 for hours.

Sibley State park programs are on the weekends at the Interpretive Center and are led by the park naturalist or visiting expert. A vehicle permit is required to enter the park and they are available at the park office. For more information call 320-354-2002.

Bird watching walk: 8:30 a.m. Saturday; naturalist-led walk to various habitats to observe birds; binoculars and a bird book are recommended, and some will be available for use.

Amazing Amphibians: 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; Sibley State Park is a home for 10 of the 19 species of amphibians found in Minnesota. Learn about frogs, toads and salamanders.

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Events must be open to the public.