Archive for January, 2011

Childish Films at Minneapolis Central — Purple Doodles, Squiggles, and Dots — January 21, 2012

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On Saturday Childish Films is at Minneapolis Central Library. You and your kids can watch vintage Harold and the Purple Crayon cartoons wildly interspersed with hand-drawn on film experiments by Norman McLaren. Before the show, create your own imaginative journey through coloring activities with Children’s Theatre Company staff. Doors open at 10 am for seating, [...]

Bell Natural History Museum is Always Free on Sundays.

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Bell Natural History Museum is always free on Sundays.  Right now through March 12th, they are featuring the exhibit, “Project Art for Nature: On the Edge”.  Project Art for Nature (PAN) is a collaboration of artists from Minnesota and Wisconsin who create art that inspires stewardship of threatened natural areas. This year’s PAN exhibit offers [...]

Enter Now for a Random Drawing for Tickets to the Antique Roadshow

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The Antiques Roadshow has announced it will come to Minneapolis this July! This will be Roadshow‘s first visit back to the Twin Cities since 2004, and the first trip back to Minneapolis proper since Roadshow‘s first production season in 1996. Admission to the Roadshow is free, but tickets are required and must be obtained in [...]

PlaySchool for PreSchool at Hopkins North Jr. High

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Attention, parents of preschoolers!  Hopkins North Junior High is gearing up for Playschool and applications are being accepted now for February/March enrollment.   The Playschool is part of a 9th grade Family and Consumer Sciences class. The Playschool is planned and implemented by 9th grade students with supervision by the teacher. If you have a 3 [...]

Free Family Fundays at North Mississippi Regional Park – Sunday, January 23, 2010

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Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. North Mississippi Regional Park will present another Free Family Funday.  This week’s theme will be “Feeder Watch: It’s for the Birds” Participants can use binoculars to watch the birds around the feeders.  While you are there, listen to bird calls and try out different bird callers.  North Mississippi [...]

Two Chances to See a Concert at MacPhail This Week.

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MacPhail Center for Music is offering two free concerts this week.  The first is a Jazz Recital on Thursday, January 20th at 8 p.m.  This features faculty members including Greg Keel on Saxophone, Gregory Theisen on piano and Vicky Mountain on vocals.  The will be performing music by artists such as Anita O’Day, Ray Charles, [...]

Make a Mitten Book with Book Artist Mary Holland at the Red Balloon on Saturday, January 22, 2011

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The Red Balloon Bookshop will have book artist Mary Holland reading the story The Mitten by Jim Aylesworth on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  Then kids can learn how to make and decorate a mitten book of their own.

Lowry and Richardson Nature Centers offers Raptors in the Yard – Sunday January 16, 2011

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What fun to see live birds of prey, learn their survival strategies, and find out why they live in captivity.  Bring your kids and your camera to either Lowry Nature Center or Richardson Nature Center from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no fee for this program, but the Three Rivers Park [...]

Seminar on Organic Gardening at Bachman’s on Saturday, January 15, 2011

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On Saturday from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m., Bachman’s will offer the Seminar, “Prepare your Organic Vegetable Garden”.  This is a program for both the new and experienced gardeners who are interested in starting an organic garden.   The seminar will teach you some things you can do now to prepare for the spring. This will [...]

Target Free Third Sunday at the Children’s Museum – January 16, 2011

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  Thanks to the generosity of Target, the third Sunday of every month is free at the Children’s Museum.  Museum hours are from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.  This month’s rotating exhibit is “Japan and Nature”.  This can be a very crowded event, so come prepared.  Expect to dodge zombified children and harried adults and [...]

MacPhail’s Free Music Family Series: Movin’ and Groovin’ to the Sounds of Brass featuring The Copper Street Brass Quintet — Saturday, January 15, 2011

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On Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon, there will be another installment of MacPhail Center for Music’s Free Music Family Series, this time featuring The Copper Street Brass Quintet. As usual, they will provide entertainment for all ages including a live concert, a music-themed art project, treats and instrument explore time.  Get ready to blast [...]

Download Koo Koo Kangaroo’s Latest Album for Free.

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Local family-oriented band, Koo Koo Kangaroo is offering their latest album for free today.  Download it here.

Three Rivers Park District Presents Bird Banding — Saturday January 15, 2011

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Experience close encounters with wild birds at either Eastman Nature Center or Lowry Nature Center, Saturday from 9 a.m. to Noon! See birds up close. Join biologists who are studying wild songbirds to learn about age, migration and populations. Birds are safely captured, measured, weighed, and assessed before being banded and released. Bring a camera [...]

Childish Films at Minneapolis Central: It’s Cold – Saturday, January 15, 2011

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This month’s Childish Films features It’s Cold.   Warm up with Minneapolis dancer Leah Nelson before a program of animated shorts set in wintry climates.  The Children’s film curators for the Minneapolis-St. Paul International Film Festival will present a pre-show art activity and educational intro for children’s film fans before the screening and Whole Foods always provides [...]

It Is Time to Register for Minnesota Orchestra’s Free Family Concerts Spring 2011 Concerts. Registration Period Closes, Friday January 21st.

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Minnesota Orchestra has two concerts in their Spring Target Family Concert Series:  Water Music on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m. and American Riffs on Sunday, May 8, 2011 at 2 p.m. & 4 p.m.  Enter the drawing online or by calling 612.371.5656 or 1.800.292.4141.  Tickets will be issued randomly and limited [...]

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