Archive for October, 2011

UNITY DAY, Wednesday, Oct. 12 — Show your support during PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Month

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Let’s send a loud, UNITED, message of support to every student who has been bullied. Make it ORANGE and Make it End on Unity Day, Oct. 12! What You Can Do: “Attend” and “Share” the UNITY DAY events page on Facebook with your family, friends and school. Wear orange on Wednesday, Oct. 12. Post pictures [...]

How to Find Free Fun for Kids on Family Vacations via Wise Bread

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by Linsey Knerl on 11 October 2011 Traveling with little ones can be stressful. It requires more planning, additional room for all the extra stuff, and quite a bit more patience, as well. There is one major perk to bringing your toddlers and infants on the road, however; many of the activities and meals for children under [...]

Loretta Ellsworth at The Red Balloon Bookshop – Friday, October 14, 2011

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On Friday at 7:00 p.m., Loretta Ellsworth will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop to promote her new book, Unforgettable, a story set in Wellington, Minnesota. If your kids like the book enough, maybe you can take a road trip to see the town.

Local Author Alison McGhee at The Red Balloon Bookshop – Sunday, October 16, 2011

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On Sunday at 2:00 p.m., local author Alison McGhee will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop to share her book, Making A Friend. Let’s hope we won’t be building any friends this weekend.

Storyteller Mike Mann at The Red Balloon Bookshop with Wizard of Oz Stories — Saturday, October 15, 2011

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On Saturday at10:30 a.m., Storyteller Mike Mann will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop telling Wizard of Oz stories as part of Children’s Theatre Company’s new Read & Play program.  If your kids enjoy the stories, bring it home.  One of my favorite blogs, Filth Wizardry, has a great Land of Oz complete with action figures [...]

Education Fair at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory – Saturday, October 15, 2011

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On Saturday, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm, Minnesota Parent and Como Park Zoo & Conservatory will host an Education Fair.  I know this doesn’t seem like family fun, but it is at the zoo, and while you review your education choices, your family can participate in fun activities and entertainment. For more information, call 612-825-9205 [...]

Target Family Day at MIA — Sunday, October 9, 2011

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On Sunday, from 11 a.m.–5 p.m., the Minneapolis Institute of Art will celebrate Autumn Harvest with Target Family Day.  Your family can make their own Landscapes with Fall Colors after viewing the MIA’s landscape painting collection. Then, see how fall crops inspire art from around the world, make your own delicious dish and watch artist Alex Walton as he carves [...]

Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park – Composting With Worms – Sunday, October 9, 2011

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., your family can learn all about composting with worms at North Mississippi Regional Park‘s Free Family Fun Day.  Find out how worms and other creatures turn garbage into soil. Learn how to set up your own compost bin for worms.  Here is a fun site to stretch [...]

Local Author Kelly Barnhill at The Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, October 8, 2011

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On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., Minneapolis Author Kelly Barnhill will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop with her book, The Mostly True Story of Jack.

Harvest Fest Weekend & Scarecrow Contest!! October 8 & 9 — Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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This weekend, Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is having a Scarecrow Contest. Your family is invited to make a scarecrow and bring it to the zoo this week. Entries will be displayed on the zoo grounds. There will be prizes for the best in 3 categories: Under 15, 16 and over, and Family.

Duluth Author Chris Monroe Visits Creative Kidstuff and The Red Balloon Bookshop This Weekend.

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This weekend local author, Chris Monroe will be in town to promote her book, Monkey with a Tool Belt and the Seaside Shenanigans. On Friday, October 7th from 6:30pm – 7:30pm, she will be at the Creative Kidstuff in Maple Grove for story time, book signing and a fun craft. Then on Saturday, she will be at the [...]

Como Zoo — Harvest Fest Weekend — Saturday and Sunday, October 8-9, 2011h

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On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., your family can enjoy autumn crafts and great gardening demonstrations at Como Zoo.  Throughout the weekend, Como’s horticultural education staff will cover topics like how to prepare your garden for winter, the conservation benefits of locally grown foods, and even how animals get ready for [...]

October Coordinates available for St. Paul’s Geocache Program

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October is your last chance to participate in St. Paul’s Nature Geocache program for the summer of 2011 .  Go here for the October Coordinates.  Participants will have the entire month to visit the park, locate the cache, record the special message found at the cache, and fill out the online form to be entered [...]

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