Archive for April, 2011

Free Family Fun Days: Bluebirds Return – Sunday, 5/1/2011

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Here’s another sign of our long-overdue spring.  On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., North Mississippi Regional Park will celebrate the “happy” return of bluebirds. Your family can learn how to attract them and can obtain plans to make your own nest box.  And, because we’ve been cooped up too long, get out and [...]

In The Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre’s 37th Annual MayDay Parade and Festival: Sunday, May 1, 2011

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I don’t get to post much from In The Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre because even though it is the best theatre deal in town ($2 – $4 to see there Saturday Matinees), it is not free.  So I look forward to being able to post about their MayDay Parade and Festival.  The parade [...]

REALLY. IT’S JUST TIME FOR SPRING NOW!!!! Art In Bloom at the Minnesota Institute of Arts – Thursday, April 28 through Sunday May 1, 2011

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The MIA is featuring a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art to celebrate spring.  I think spring might be for real this time, so go ahead and celebrate.  This spring celebration highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art [...]

Pinkalicious Story Time with Laura Mahler at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, April 30, 2011

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Laura Mahler, local actress and education associate at Stages Theatre Company, will perform a dramatic reading of Pinkalicious, by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday.  Pinkalicious The Musical is currently in its regional premiere at Stages Theatre, running from April 29 through May 28, 2011. There will be a drawing [...]

6th Annual Craftstravaganza Promotes Local Handmade Goods — Saturday, April 30, 2011

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On Saturday, April 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., your family can browse the Craftstravaganza at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds’ Fine Arts Building.  Nothing gets little artistic minds turning like viewing finished projects.  Your family can see fun handmade crafts and participate in free workshops by The Minnesota Center for Book Arts and the Textile [...]

Celebrate Earth Day at Wargo Nature Center, Saturday, April 30, 2011

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With Earth Day falling on Good Friday this year, we have been given more opportunities to get our families to one of the celebrations.  If you missed the last two weeks, Anoka County is hosting its Earth Day Celebration on Saturday with Clean-up Projects and a Family Earth Day Celebration.  If your family would like [...]

Links to Local Free Family Fun for the weekend of April 22nd through April 24th, 2011

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Pocket Your Dollars lists several fun, free events this week, including: free pizza, another Earth Day celebration, an egg drop, and a rundown of what your family can do for free at the Guthrie Center.  She also mentions Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo.  This is not free; but don’t forget to check your library [...]

Look for Bunnies at Eastman Nature Center and Lowry Nature Center – Sunday, April 24, 2011

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Three Rivers Park District is offering some fun bunny-related events in time for Easter this weekend.  Eastman Nature Center is offering, “Where is the Bunny?” from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.  Families can hunt for hidden bunnies on the trail to earn a treat. Lowry Nature Center is featuring a Bunny Hike from 1:00 to 3:00 [...]

Free Family Fun Days: Water Journeys — Sunday, April 24, 2011

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This week’s Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park features a hike along the Mississippi and the chance to create a watercolor print to take home.  This event is restricted to participants age 4 and older and runs from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. on Sunday.

Arc Hosting Family Fun Event for Families with Small Children with Disabilities – Wednesday, April 27, 2011 — Pre-Register.

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On Wednesday evening from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Arc of the Greater Twin Cities is hosting a Family Fun Night at The Grove Community Center, especially for families with children under age 5 who have disabilities.  Bring your swimsuits and the family. Light snacks, refreshments and pizza will be served at 5:30, with swimming [...]

Stoney Savanna to Play at Midtown Global Market – Saturday, April 23, 2011

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On Saturday from 12:30 to 2:30, the Midtown Global Market will feature Stoney Savanna’s One Man Band playing music from the Caribbean to the Americas.  Bring your family for some free music.  Let your kids have a little fun bouncing along.

Make a Bunny Basket at Lakeshore Learning — Saturday, April 20, 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 Bunny Basket.  Children create their own big-eared bunny basket to collect their favorite springtime treats.

Experience Easter with Knollwood Christian Church — Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, 2011

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Knollwood Christian Church is hosting a re-enactment of the Easter story.  This looks like great fun for the whole family.  There will be live animals for the kids enjoyment. From the comfort of your own vehicle you can drive by slowly and observe members of the church re-enacting events of Jesus’ life starting with His [...]

Publication Party for Molly Beth Griffin, Author of Loon Baby at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, April 23, 2011

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On Saturday, at 10:30 a.m., join local author Molly Beth Griffin at the Red Balloon Bookshop for a Publication Party for her first book Loon Baby, a story of a baby loon who faces fear and uncertainty when its mother is out of sight.  This book is illustrated by Anne Hunter with watercolor paintings.

Party For The Planet – Cats & Kilowatts! At Como Zoo — Friday, April 22 – Sunday, April 24, 2011

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This weekend, between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., The Como Zoo is all about Cats & Kilowatts.  Como is celebrating a Big Cat themed Party for the Planet Friday through Sunday.  Your family can discover & take part in cool, imaginative ways to save energy, money & the planet!  Look for special animal encounters, chances [...]

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