Archive for September, 2010

October Is National Fire Safety Month

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I know it doesn’t sound fun, but my daughter loves Rescue Heroes, so this will be a great way to incorporate something good into television.  Here are some fun ways to kick off the month.  Start on Saturday, October 2 at the Home Depot, where the project of the month for kids is a fire [...]

Theatre Communications Group offers its Annual Free Night of Theater – Sign Up Today!!

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This is something I missed last year, so I am excited to get in there early this year.  There are so few opportunities for free theater, that you have to jump on them when they come around.  Theatre Communcations Group offers a national program once a year to encourage new audiences to live theatre.  There is [...]

Meet Jack Bishop from America’s Test Kitchen – October 11, 2010

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If you enjoy cooking together as a family, you may want to get to Barnes & Noble in Edina on October 11th at 7 p.m.   Jack Bishop from America’s Test Kitchen will be there to promote his new book, The America’s Test Kitchen Healthy Family Cookbook. 

Blessing of the Animals — October 3, 2010

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In honor of St. Francis of Assisi, several local churches offer a Blessing of the Animals on October 3, 2010.  These always conflict with football, so I haven’t been to one yet, but I’m told there are often exotic animals as well as the usual cats and dogs.  Saint Mark’s Episcopal Church, Spring Lake Lutheran [...]

Mother/Daughter VeggieTales Movie Night, October 9th, 2010

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Elmwood Free Evangelical Church in St. Anthony is hosting a mother/daughter movie night.  They’ll be showing “Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl After God’s Own Heart.”  They’ll also have gamse, snacks and prizes.  Attendees are encouraged to dress as royalty, so get out your princess dresses.  You need to register for this event ahead.  612-788-9408.  If you [...]

It’s Parish Festival Season

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There is no better way to try new ethnic foods than to hit the little parish festivals all over Minneapolis and St. Paul.  The Catholic Spirit offers a list here.  It’s not exhaustive, even for the Catholic churches.  Check your local paper for a festival near you.  Pierogies, falafels, stuffed grape leaves, tacos, gorzitos, all [...]

Road Trip Anyone?

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Saturday, September 25, 2010, is a Free Entrance Days at participating national parks.  We have two in Minnesota.  Grand Portage National Monument is 150 miles Northeast of Duluth.  You might have to plan an overnight trip for that one; it would be a 5 hour drive from the Twin Cities.  Pipestone National Monument is slightly closer.  It will [...]

Childish Films arrives at Southdale – Saturday, September 25, 2010

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I love Childish Films at Minneapolis Central, except parking.  I’ve never been to Southdale Library and I don’t know what kind of facilities they have for showing films.  I am anxious to see if they are as nice as Central’s.  Either way, great films, good snacks and you get to make a pop-up book this [...]

Cambridge Customer Appreciation Event – Free Fun & Free Food — Friday, September 17th.

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If you’re looking for a fun Friday night, a road trip to Cambridge might be just the thing.  Not only is it Free (our favorite word), there is Free Food (our two favorite words).  Free Hot Dogs, Brats, Beans, Cake, Chips, Water & Pop.  So for the price of Beer, you can have dinner and [...]

Selby Avenue JazzFest, Saturday, September 11, 2010

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Since 2002, on the second Saturday in September, the intersection of Selby and Milton, St. Paul, becomes a wondrous gathering that celebrates the positive path taken by neighborhood residents and business owners. People from all walks of life, cultures, backgrounds and professions interact together through music, food & activities in becoming an engaged community. The [...]

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