Archive for August, 2011

The Home Depot Kids Workshop — Saturday, September 3, 2011

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Home Depot offers a free Kids Workshop on the first Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety.  All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.  This month, children can build an ESPN [...]

Yogi Bear Tonight at Elliot Park

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Tonight at Dusk the Minneapolis Parks will show the movie, Yogi Bear at Elliot Park.  Go here for a CNS review of the movie.  How about packing a picnic to go with this movie?  We packed ours complete with wicker basket and rotisserie chicken for an earlier showing.  The kids loved it.

Sara Waters’ Baby Storytime at The Red Balloon Bookshop — Saturday, September 3, 2011

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., storytime host Sara Waters has a rainbow of good books to share with you. One of the books she will feature is the classic picture book Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?, written by Bill Martin, Jr., and illustrated by Eric Carle. Babies will meet a new animal [...]

Tangled At Como Lakeside Pavilion Tonight

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Tonight at Dusk, the City of St. Paul and Comcast Movies in the Park will present Tangled at Como Lakeside Pavilion. Go here for a CNS review of the film. Disney offers some activities to go along with the movie. I particularly like the paper lanterns. I don’t see any recipes, but if you have a cast [...]

Walker Free First Saturday – Square Dance-a-thon

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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. Activities are recommended for ages 6–12, but bring your younger children; the Walker staff is very supportive and most activities are open-ended enough [...]

The Revolution 5 at Minnesota History Center – Tuesday, August 30, 2011

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On Tuesday from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Minnesota History Center is setting the mood for 1968, the new Minnesota Historical Society exhibit opening in October 2011. Step back in time and enjoy Beatles tribute band, The Revolution 5 as they provides a genuine taste of the music from 1968, as well as the rest of [...]

Toy Story III Tonight at Franklin Steel Square

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Tonight at dusk Minneapolis Parks will present Toy Story III at Franklin Steel Square.  Go here for a CNS review of the film.  Disney offers several crafts and recipes to extend the fun.  My favorite is the Mr. Tortilla Head recipe.

Princess and the Frog Tonight at Victory Park

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Tonight at dusk, Minneapolis Parks will be playing the movie The Princess and the Frog at Victory Park.  Go here for a CNS review of the movie.  If you didn’t catch this film last weekend in St. Paul, check out Disney‘s site for the cool printable crafts to extend the fun of the night.  They even offer a recipe [...]

See Yogi Bear Tonight at Battle Creek Recreation Center

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Tonight at Dusk, Battle Creek Recreation Center will show the movie, Yogi Bear.  Go here for a CNS review of the movie. via City of St. Paul, MN – Official Website – Comcast Movies in the Park.

Three Rivers Park District: Free Family Fun Days: Grasshoppers Galore — Sunday, August 28, 2011

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On Sunday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., catch grasshoppers at North Mississippi Regional Park and help park workers feed the resident reptiles and amphibians. Nets and containers will be provided along with instruction on how to best collect grasshoppers in the prairie. via Three Rivers Park District : free-family-fun-days–grasshoppers-galore.

See E.T. Tonight at Powderhorn Park

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Tonight at dusk, Powderhorn Park will play the classic movie, E.T. Go here for a Decent Films review of the movie.

Free Indoor Bouldering Cave at Midwest Mountaineering

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Climb anytime in Midwest Mountaineering’s fantastic and free bouldering cave! It’s huge, contains lots of challenging bouldering problems, and is built over a padded floor. There is a liability waiver and parents of children under 14 must fill out a waiver for themselves and their child and accompany their children at all times. Climbing shoes are [...]

Musical Story Time with Faculty Members from St. Joseph’s School of Music at The Red Balloon Bookshop — Saturday, August 27, 2011

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A good story becomes even better with the addition of music, singing, musical instruments, creative rhythms, and a big portion of imagination! Start your weekend with a good story and good music at The Red Balloon Bookshop. Experience a dramatic reading of Abiyoyo, a South African folk tale adapted by folk musician Pete Seeger and performed [...]

Moses and the Freedom Fanatics at Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran Church in Northeast Minneapolis

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Gustavus Adolphus Lutheran will present its Summer Childrens Musical! “Moses & the Freedom Fanatics”. Performances are Friday, August 26, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.  and Sunday, August 28, 2011 at 7:00 p.m.

Dinosaur Train “Dinosaur Big City”

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We went to see a free advanced screening of “Dinosaur Big City” this morning. If your kids like Dinosaur Train, they’ll like the movie.  It is basically four episodes in one with a little extra music.  The preview was presented at the Riverview Theater, which, if you haven’t been there before, is one of the [...]

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