Northtown Mall in Blaine will be celebrating the new school year with a special event through its Connect!Kids program.
From 1-3 p.m. Sept. 14 in the Best Buy Court area, kids ages four to 12 and their families are invited to stop by for an afternoon of crafts.
This is a free event to attend.
The activities include kids decorating their own drawstring backpack.
The Northtown Branch of the Anoka County Library will be providing other activities and treats to enjoy, according to Linda Sell, marketing director for Northtown Mall, which is currently celebrating its 40th year.