Archive for October, 2010

Teen’s Literary Costume Contest and Book Release at Red Balloon, Friday, October 29th.

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On Friday, October 29th, at 7 p.m., local author Andrea Cremer will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop for the release of her first book, Nightshade, a novel for young adults that features teen werewolves.  Books must be purchased for autographs.  Otherwise this is a free event.  Come dressed as your favorite literary character.

North East Family Night hosted by Holy Cross Church and Pope John Paul II School

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On Thursday, October 28, 2010, at 6 p.m., Holy Cross Church and Pope John Paul II School will host another North East Family Night Dinner & Social.  This will be held in Kolbe Hall of the School Building, 1630 4th Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413.  Come enjoy a meal and fellowship and learn a little [...]

Pumpkin Fest at 50th & France; Saturday, October 30, 2010

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  The shops at 50th & France are hosting a  fun family filled day with festive activities including trick-or-treating, balloon art, cake walk, horse drawn trolley rides, pin the face on the pumpkin, costume contest, and fire truck tours.  Enjoy warm drinks compliments of Caribou Coffee.  Trick-or-treating from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and all [...]

All Saints Party – October 30, 2010

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All Saints Day is a nice alternative or addition to Halloween.  Holy Cross Catholic Church celebrates it with a fun, laid back party.  Children should come dressed as their favorite saint, bible character or creature of God.  The event includes: children’s “Parade of Saints”, potluck dinner, games, crafts and much more.  Participants should bring a dish to [...]

Boo Bash on Grand Sunday, October 24, 2010, 1-5pm

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Boo Bash on Grand is a day full of activities on Grand Avenue in St. Paul.  Get the entire family in the Halloween spirit with sales and activities in businesses from 1-3pm, pony rides, blood drive, costume contest at 2pm and trick-or-treating for children 12 and under from 3-5pm.  Hey, you can trick-or-treat on Grand Avenue [...]

Baby-Sitters Club Pizza & Pajama Party at the Red Balloon Bookshop Tonight – Friday, October 22

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The Red Balloon Bookshop is hosting a pizza-and-pajama party night with Ann M. Martin – the author of the Baby-Sitters Club books, tonight.  So put on your favorite PJs and arrive at The Red Balloon Bookshop with a hearty appetite. Davanni’s Pizza is providing the pizza.  To reserve a place in the autograph line, you [...]

Byerly’s Boo Blast Events

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Byerly’s stores are holding Boo Blast events at various stores from October 26th through 30th.  Kids are encouraged to dress in their favorite costumes and come for free tricks and treats and other fun activities. Check the Free Family Fun Calendar or Byerly’s Website for a date and store near you.

Thank You Elmwood Church

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  My daughter and I attended the free movie night at Elmwood Church on Saturday, October 9th, and really enjoyed the new VeggieTales release, “Sweetpea Beauty: A Girl after God’s Own Heart.”  Afterwards we played some games and had snacks.  It was a really nice time and the organizers made us feel at home even though [...]

Free Ink Days at Highpoint Center for Printmaking – Saturday, October 16, 2010

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Four times a year Highpoint Center for Printmaking invites the community to an afternoon of hands-on printmaking and creative fun. At these free, public events visitors of all ages make prints to take home.  Free Ink Days are an opportunity to create unique, hand made artwork. All materials for the planned activity are supplied by [...]

Get Out With Your Baby, Part II

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In my last post, I suggested some of my favorite ways to get out with a baby.  Here are a few others. Coffee Shops Last year, during a particularly stressful time for all of us, my husband took my daughter to a coffee shop and she hasn’t stopped talking about it since.  She’s a little [...]

Get Out With Your Baby, Part I

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Here is a list of things to do with your baby or toddler for all you stir-crazy stay-at-homes.  My favorite is the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  Their Family Center is wonderful.  It has baskets full of blocks and a quite nursing room.  You can bring a snack to eat or buy one at the concession stand.  It also [...]

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