Archive for March, 2011

Free Family Fun Days: Nature’s Games Sunday, 4/3/2011 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM

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On Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., join North Mississippi Regional Park staff and challenge your family and friends to whistle an acorn cap and play rock-and-stick-tac-toe, and other fun games about nature.  As always, there is no fee for Free Family Fun Days, but Three Rivers Park District will take donations for its [...]

Build a Planter Basket at the Home Depo – Saturday, April 2, 2011

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The Home Depot’s Kids Workshops offer useful and educational projects.  This month the children will be making a planter basket.  The workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety.  In addition to the newly constructed project kit, each child receives a kid-sized orange apron, similar to The Home Depot associates’ aprons, and an achievement pin.

Free First Saturday at the Walker – Toy Theater In the Light – Saturday, April 2, 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, Toy Theater in the Light.  As a part of the series Adventures in New Puppetry, the day will feature [...]

Lynne Jonell, author of The Secret of Zoom at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Local author Lynne Jonell will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday at 2 p.m. to promote her book, The Secret of Zoom.

Baby Story Time with Sara Waters at the Red Balloon – Saturday, April 2, 2011

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Sara Waters will be back at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday for another Baby Story Time.  Her theme for this month is Favorites.

Richfield Arts Commission Movie Night: Everyone’s Hero — Friday, April 1, 2011

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Bring the family to Richfield Community Center on Friday at 7 p.m. for a free screening of the family movie Everyone’s Hero.  Everyone is welcome. Concessions will be available for purchase. Hosted by the Richfield Arts Commission.

Free Family Fun Days: Owls of MN — Sunday, March 27, 2011

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On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m., visit North Mississippi Regional Park to investigate the owls of Minnesota and find out whooo lives in our neighborhoods.  This is a free event, but Three Rivers Park District will take donations for their Wonder Fund to create opportunities for school groups and youth with financial need [...]

Marie Olofsdotter, Illustrator of A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Sunday March 27, 2011

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On Sunday at 2:00 p.m., the Red Balloon Bookshop will celebrate the birthday of Cesar Chavez with Marie Olofsdotter, illustrator of a new biography for children, A Picture Book of Cesar Chavez, written by David A. Adler and Michael S. Adler.

Bunny Hop Story Time with Educators from Como Park Zoo & Conservatory at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, March 27, 2011

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., naturalists from the Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop for a special story time with a cute friend — a real rabbit! Have a “hare-raising” adventure as we meet a bunny from the zoo, hear a story about a tricky rabbit, and practice twitching [...]

Create A Brilliant Butterfly At Lakeshore Learning – Saturday March 26, 2011

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Lakeshore Learning offers crafts for kids every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.  This week create a Brilliant Butterfly.  Children will love using tissue paper, pom-poms, pipe stems & more to create these delightful butterflies.

Toad’ally Awesome Amphibians at Como Zoo — Saturday March 26th and Sunday March 27th

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Como Zoo and Conservatory wants you to hop on in for a weekend full of fun featuring their new Frog & Toad Exhibit. Free activities include a Frog Hop scavenger hunt locating numerous frogs throughout the Zoo and Conservatory that are on special display, ‘frogtastic’ games, a hopping contest and a “Friend of Frogs” pledge.  [...]

Plan Ahead For: Eastside Food Co-op KIDS Movie Night! Babe — Thursday, March 31, 2011

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On Thursday, March 31st, from 6:30 to 9 p.m., Eastside Food Coop will show the classic film, “Babe“.  They will also be providing free nachos and refreshments.  This is an RSVP event.  Please call 612-843-5409 or e-mail.

Bird Banding at Eastman Nature Center – Saturday, March 26, 2011

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On Saturday, Eastman Nature Center is the place to be for close encounters with wild birds! See wild songbirds being safely trapped, studied and tagged with numbered rings. You may get a chance to hear a bird’s heartbeat and help release it.  Restricted to participants age 5 and older.

Spring Break Feature Film Revival -3/19/11 – 03/28/11

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Minneapolis Central Library and Southdale Library are offering a revival of feature-length films for kids and grown-ups to enjoy together on the big screen, with many shows lined up for local schools’ Spring Break.  All ages welcome at all films. Children under the age of 12 should be accompanied by an adult. Attendees can submit [...]

Public Art in Richfield

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The City of Richfield is encouraging people to explore the public art around the city.  Some of the public art they encourage exploring are the Broadway Pizza Mural, the Kirchbak Sculpture Garden, the Bon’s Auto Body Mural, and the Richfield Centennial Mural.  They also offer a video Sculpture Tour of Richfield.  Why not explore a [...]

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