Archive for May, 2011

Home Depot Kids Workshop: Father’s Day Valet – Saturday, June 4, 2011

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This month at The Home Depot’s Kids Workshop, your children can make a Father’s Day Valet.  What dad doesn’t need a place to store his multiple electronic gadgets and remote controls.  So bring your kids to the Home Depot between 9 a.m. and 12 p.m. on Saturday.  In addition to the great father’s day gift, [...]

Sara Waters: Baby Story Time Red Balloon Bookshop — My Day — Saturday, June 4, 2011

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Sara Waters will be at the Red Balloon for Baby Story Time on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  This month’s theme is “My Day”.   Stories and songs are planned that are all about the things you can do during a typical day.

Bachman’s Kids in the Garden: Kid’s Garden Planting — Saturday June 4, 2011

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On Saturday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., your kids can help out in Bachman’s community garden plot while learning how to grow and harvest their own food.  They will receive a free plant at the end of the seminar to take home and start their own garden.  Kids in the Garden events are free, [...]

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival – Family Weekend – June 3, 2011 through June 5, 2011

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It’s time for the Flint Hills International Children’s Festival this weekend!!!!  I think of all the great things there are to do in the Twin Cities all year, this is my hands-down favorite.  During the Family Weekend, the parks around the Ordway Center fill with free arts activities, arts exhibitions, and performances.  There are more [...]

This Weeks Line-Up of Bands for Minneapolis and St. Paul Music in the Park: May 30, 2011 – June 5, 2011

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Here is the line up for this week’s Music In The Parks in both Minneapolis and St. Paul: Lake Harriet Bandshell (7:30 p.m. unless otherwise noted): Monday : r’nt with Lonnie Knight (6:45) Tuesday: The Mystic Order of Reverb and Twang Wednesday: Dam Newton’s Café Accordion Orchestra Thursday: Linden Hills Chamber Orchestra Friday: Alison Scott [...]

City of St. Paul to Unveil Final Plan for Great River Park with a Community Event – RSVP Now

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On Thursday, June 16, 2011, from 5 p.m. to  8 p.m., the City of St. Paul will host a Community Event to Unveil its Final Plan for the Great River Park.  This event will be held at Harriet Island Regional Park.  For the past 12 months, the City of Saint Paul has been working with [...]

Memorial Day Weekend at the Landing

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Go back in time this weekend at The Landing Encampment.  Experience life along the Minnesota River. Meet fur traders, Civil War soldiers, and observe demonstrations in the encampments. Visit Mr. Robert’s lunch counter at the depot.  Enjoy an imaginary ride upriver via the moving panorama show. Ride the Percheron horse-drawn trolley and play games. On [...]

Free Family Fun Days: Toads and Turtles – Sunday, May 29, 2011 and Monday, May 30, 2011

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North Mississippi Regional Park will host its Free Family Fun Day on Sunday and Monday this week.   Both events are from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.  This week meet a turtle and toad and check out the pond for tadpoles.

Bell Natural History Museum – Free on Sundays

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The Bell Natural History Museum is free every Sunday.  If you have never been there, it is worth it just for their permanent collection of taxidermified (is that a word) animals.  Kids love this exhibit.  This weekend they are also showing the exhibit, Sustainable Shelter: Dwelling Within the Forces of Nature.  It takes a playful [...]

Cheap Family Camping in South St. Paul for National Get Outdoors Day — Sign up now.

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Saturday, June 11th is National Get Outdoors Day.  I will have several posts the week of, but this one takes a little pre-planning.  The city of South St. Paul Jaycees will be hosting an overnight camping experience in Lorraine Park.  The early bird cost is only $5.00 per tent and the night is stuffed full [...]

Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids – Look at Me! Mirror – Saturday, May 28, 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 “Look At Me! Mirror”.  It is “super-safe” so maybe older children can share it with their toddler siblings.

A Virtual Tour of Target Field and a Morning of Baseball Fun at the Red Balloon Bookshop — Saturday, May 28, 2011

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Dan Geiger, Target Field Tour Guide, will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop to celebrate baseball season.  He will offer a behind-the-scenes look at the Minnesota Twins’ new outdoor stadium.  This would be a great opportunity to get a more sports-minded boy into a bookstore.

Acoustic Jam Session at Silverwood Park Every Saturday Morning

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Silverwood Park in St. Anthony hosts an Acoustic Jam Session every Saturday morning from 10 a.m to noon at the Silverwood coffee shop.  Musicians are welcome, or just bring the kids for family-friendly acoustic music. If you are interested in performing, contact Silverwood at 763-694-7707 to reserve a time to play. A piano is available.

State Capitol LEGO® Model Display – Monday, May 23, 2011

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On Monday, your family can visit the Minnesota State Capitol and see a monumental and detailed model of it made entirely of LEGO® bricks. Built by LEGO® ambassador Roy Cook, the six-foot-long, four-foot-wide and three-foot-high model is made of more than 75,000 bricks and took more than 150 hours to build.  While you are there, take advantage [...]

Silverwood Water Festival – Sunday, May 22, 2011.

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This Sunday, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Silverwood Park in St. Anthony will host an afternoon of water-based fun including art and nature water-based activities, music, canoeing, fishing, food, and more! Canoe demos provided by Hoigaard’s. Ongoing activities throughout the afternoon, with a concert on Silverwood’s outdoor stage at 5 PM.

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