Archive for September, 2011

Road Trip: Fall Harvest Orchard

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Visit Fall Harvest Orchard and enjoy Minnesota apples and other fall produce on a real working farm.  While many orchards have a petting zoo, this is a small working farm so visitors can see the animals in a real farm setting.  Depending on the time of day, children may be able to help feed corn to the [...]

Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park: Home on the Loam — Sunday, October 2, 2011

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., you and your family can visit North Mississippi Regional Park to learn all about Soil. What does peat feel like? How does sand look under the microscope? What little creatures live in the dirt? Explore soil by visiting activity stations and digging a hole!  I was pleasantly [...]

Make a Rescue Helicopter at the Home Depot – Saturday, October 1, 2011

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This month’s Build and Learn project at Home Depot is a Rescue Helicopter. All Home Depot stores offer a free hands-on workshop designed for children ages 5 – 12 on the first Saturday of every month between 9:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. The workshops are designed to teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. All kids get [...]

Weisman Art Museum Grand Reopening – Sunday, October 2, 2011

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The Weisman Art Museum will celebrate its Grand Reopening with WAMdemonium on Sunday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. If you missed the Gorilla Yogis at Como Zoo, you can participate in a Yoga session this weekend. There will also be silk screening on T-shirts and printmaking with Bohemian Press and a performance by Rogue [...]

Choo Choo Bobs Train Store – October Story Times

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In October, Choo Choo Bobs Train Store has four Story Times with Engineer Paul: Saturday, October 8th; Tuesday, October 11th; Saturday, October 22nd; and Tuesday October 25th.  Story Time always starts at 10:00 am. Sing songs, listen to train stories, and enjoy the morning at everyone’s favorite train store. via Choo Choo Bobs Train Store – [...]

Greater Midwest Lego Train Club Open House – Saturday, October 8, 2011

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Next Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., the Greater Midwest Lego Train Club will have its monthly second-Saturday free open house.    This is your last chance to see TwinLUG’s largest-ever Lego Micropolis display at Brickmania!  go here for directions and parking details.  Legos, trains — what more could any boy want? Via Greater [...]

Childish Films: Halloween Toons for Tots at Southdale Library – Saturday, October 1, 2011

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Childish Films will present its annual Halloween Toons for Tots at Southdale Library on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  This show will feature lots of skeletons, robbers, black cats, and bats. Come in costume! Boo-gie down! Make your own Halloween craft to take home.  This years cartoons are: The Skeleton Dance, Walt Disney, 1929. Skeletons, bats, and cats [...]

The Red Balloon Bookshop’s Events for the Weekend of October 1-2, 2011

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This weekend at the Red Balloon Bookshop, there are three events. On Saturday at 10:30 a.m. Sara Waters will be there for her monthly Saturday baby story time. This months theme is B & Bugs. Then at 2:00pm Local Author Catherine Friend will be on hand with her book, Barn Boot Blues. On Sunday at 2:00pm, [...]

Performances by the Nadas — Friday and Saturday at Various Creative Kidstuffs

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The Nadas will be performing free, family-friendly show at various Creative Kidstuff Stores this weekend.  Later Saturday evening they will be playing a 21+ show at the Fine Line (tickets for that show are $10.00).  The Creative Kidstuff schedule is as follows: Minneapolis — Friday, September 30, 2011 at 4:00pm Maple Grove — Friday, September [...]

Change It! Free First Saturday at the Walker — Saturday, October 1, 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. The activities are aimed at kids 6–12 but can be adjusted to younger children.  This month’s activities reveal many ways that everyday objects are re-imagined in [...]

Leonardo’s Basement Open House at the Minneapolis Workshop – Sunday, September 25, 2011

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If you never been to Leonardo’s Basement and and want a family building day, check out their Minneapolis Workshop this Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.They will provide an eclectic mix of building activity areas that you can sample or choose one to stay at for the whole afternoon. Leonardo’s Basement is an innovative [...]

New Bike Trail Open House at Elm Creek Park Reserve — Saturday, September 24, 2011

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On Saturday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., celebrate the newest mountain bike trail in Three Rivers Park District at Elm Creek Park Reserve. Bike the 12.5 mile trail that includes beginner and intermediate loops as well as an adaptive trail designed for use with hand-powered mountain bikes. Bikes and biking equipment on display, guided [...]

Author Jon Scieszka at the Wild Rumpus Tonight at 6:30 p.m.

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Jon Scieszka will appear at the Wild Rumpus Bookstore tonight at 6:30 p.m., with his latest book, Spaceheadz III. via Events | Wild Rumpus.

Author Scott Westerfeld at the Wild Rumpus — Saturday, September 24, 2011

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Scott Westerfield will be at he Wild Rumpus Bookstore on Saturday at: 1:00 pm with his new release Goliath, the last in the Leviathan trilogy.

Monday, September 26, 2011 is Family Day, A Day to Eat Dinner With Your Children

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Monday is Family Day – A Day to Eat Dinner with your Children.  Check out the Casa Family Day website to see what you can do as a parent to make Family Day a success, including conversation starters, recipes, a placemat for your kids to color (just like at the restaurants), word games, and a weekly [...]

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