Archive for February, 2011

Free First Saturday at the Walker – Going to the Movies – Saturday, March 5, 2011

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Gallery admission at Walker Art Center is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month.  Families can enjoy live performances, films, gallery adventures, and hands-on art-making from 10 am–3 pm.  This month Walker presents Going to the Movies – a stop-animation extravaganza curated by Childish-Films.  Screenings are at 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and [...]

Three Rivers Park District Presents Bird Banding — Saturday March 26, 2011

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Experience close encounters with wild birds at 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 for [...]

Evening of Expressions 2011: Joy in the House! with special guest Joel Hanson Saturday, February 26, 2011

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Calvary Lutheran Church of Golden Valley will present a special performance –  Evening of Expressions 2011: Joy in the House! with special guest Joel Hanson Saturday, February 26th in Calvary Sanctuary 7:00 p.m.  A free-will offering will be taken.  Join Calvary’s Expressions Choir and worship leader Dan Oie for an evening of praise, passion, and [...]

Storytime at Target in honor of Read Across America — Saturday, February 26, 2011

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On Saturday visit any Target Store from 9 a.m. to 11a.m to enjoy giveaways, coupons and hear Dr. Seuss favorites.  NEA’s Read Across America is an annual reading motivation and awareness program that calls for every child in every community to celebrate reading on March 2, the birthday of Dr. Seuss.

Author Events at the Red Balloon this Weekend

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On Saturday, February 26th at 10:30 a.m., The Red Balloon Bookshop’s story hour will feature Lilly and Mr. Slinger, best known in Kevin Henkes’ beloved picture book Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse. On Sunday, February 27th at 2:00 p.m., the Red Balloon will host Award-winning artist Claudia McGehee, author-illustrator of Where Do Birds Live?   Claudia McGehee [...]

Make You Very Own Storybook at Lakeshore Learning – Saturday, February 26, 2011

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This Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Lakeshore Learning, your little ones can create their own accordion-style book, decorate it and then take it home to begin writing their very own story.

Camp Fair at Como Zoo – Saturday, February 26, 2011

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If you are looking for a summer camp or just want a reason to hang out at the Como Zoo, pop by Minnesota Parent Magazine’s Camp Fair on Saturday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  Besides having representatives from several camps, there will be door prizes and goodie bags.  Also look for Dazzling Dave the [...]

Jack Brass Band to perform at the Anoka County Library — Saturday, February 26, at 2:00pm

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The Jack Brass Band performs at the Rum River Library in Anoka this Saturday at 2 p.m.  Get in the mood for Mardi Gras as they musically transport you out of the Minnesota cold to the heart of New Orleans. The Band’s special treatments of traditional jazz tunes, spirituals, and modern street tunes will chase [...]

A Day to Celebrate Peonies at Bachman’s on Lyndale – Saturday, February 26, 2011

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The Minnesota Peony Society will sponsor A Day to Celebrate Peonies from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at the Bachman’s on Lyndale.  The day will begin at 11:00 am with a Minnesota Peony Society Floral Design Seminar with guest speaker, Don Hollingsworth.  Join the Peony Society for a demonstration of floral design that [...]

Are you looking for stress-free dinner plans for Tuesday night?

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Join the community at Northeast Minneapolis Family Night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m, on Tuesday, February 22, 2011.  No cooking, no dishes, no clean up — Just an opportunity to have dinner and conversation with your family.  Before dinner, spend some time doing an activity with your family.  A free-will offering will be accepted for [...]

Coon Rapids Damn Regional Park offers How to Make Bird Feeders and Nest Boxes – Saturday, March 19th

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On Saturday, experts at the Coon Rapids Damn Regional Park will be offering advice, displaying examples and answering questions on how to attract birds with simple feeders and then keep them for the nesting season with the right structures.

Snakes Alive! at Richardson Nature Center – Sunday February 20, 2011

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Richardson Nature Center gives you a chance to meet Minnesota snakes up close and personal. Bring your family to the Nature Center from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. There is no fee for this program, but the Three Rivers Park District will take donations to help their Wonderfund – a program that creates [...]

Kids in the Garden at Rock the Cradle – Sunday, February 20, 2011

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Bachman’s will be a sponsor of 89.3 The Current’s Rock the Cradle at the Minnesota Institute of Art this year and will have a space for a special interactive garden project. Kids will learn how to plant paperwhites in a container that they can take home and watch grow over the next month while parents [...]

Rock the Cradle and the Minneapolis Institute of Art – Sunday, February 20, 2011

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89.3 The Current will present Rock the Cradle, a free day of family fun, held at two of the state’s premier arts and culture institutions, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company on Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.  This annual kids event brings together families and social groups from all [...]

Tastes and Sounds of the Civil War at the Rum River Library – Saturday, February 19, 2011

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On Saturday, February 19th at 2 p.m., you can experience the tastes and sounds of the Civil War at the Rum River Library in Anoka. “Tastes & Sounds of the Civil War” is a hands-on approach to discussing the Civil War. Artifacts, pictures, music, and a special taste of a soldier’s typical fare, will be [...]

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