Archive for November, 2011

Home Depot Kids Workshop – Snowman Napkin Holder – Saturday December 3, 2011

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On Saturday, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Home Depot is offering its monthly hands-on Kids Workshops designed for children ages 5 – 12.  Each workshop is designed to teach children do-it-yourself skills and tool safety. Your children will get to keep their craft and receive a Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of [...]

Sara Waters Baby Storytime at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, December 3, 2011

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., storytime host Sara Waters will be at The Red Balloon Bookshop reading counting books.  Take a break from the Grand Meander and listen to a few stories with your kids.

Saint Paul Civic Symphony Will Play “An Autumn Journey” — Sunday, December 4, 2011

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On Sunday at 3:00 p.m., Saint Paul Civic Symphony will play An Autumn Journey at St. Marks Lutheran Church in North St. Paul.  Music will include: Ives “Thanksgiving and Forefathers’ Day” with Chorus Polaris, John Hoffacker, music director Finzi “The Fall of the Leaf” Glazunov Selections from the ballet “The Seasons”

Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center – Saturday, December 3, 2011

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Walker Art Center is free 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.  This month, it’s time for the Walker’s annual open house extravaganza! Visual art, film, and performance mix, mingle, and mesh through activities in every gallery. Watch a vintage [...]

Creative Kidstuff Finger Print Memories Sunday, December 4th-Wednesday December 7th — Make an Appointment Today

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North Mississippi Regional Park Free Family Fun Day: Turkey, Take Two — Saturday, November 26, 2011

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On Saturday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., head over to North Mississippi Regional Park to show your kids what they’ve been eating all weekend. Yum. Discover wild turkey secrets, try a turkey call, play with toy turkeys, and learn why dark meat is dark! If your kids find their visit fascinating, you can look [...]

Three Rivers Park District Free Family Fun Day: All About Deer — Sunday, November 27, 2011

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How many kinds of deer live in Minnesota? How do you tell how old a deer is by its antlers? What is a “deer answering machine”? On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., your family can get answers to these and other deer questions at North Mississippi Regional Park.  Examine deer bones, fur, antlers, [...]

Rice Park WinterSkate and Annual Tree Lighting — Saturday, November 26, 2011

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The Annual Rice Park Tree Lighting Event will be held on Saturday at 5:00 p.m. and will include special holiday entertainment and fireworks to kick-off the holiday season.  During the tree lighting ceremony, cast members from Ordway’s production of Cinderella will delight guests with holiday music. Visitors can also enjoy music from Saint Paul Hotel’s It’s A [...]

Rice Park WinterSkate Hours of Operation — Saturday, November 26, 2011 through Sunday February 5, 2011

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The 2011-2012 Rice Park Open Skate starts on Saturday.  Hours will be as follows: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. Friday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m Saturday 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. Sunday 11 a.m. – 9 p.m. With exceptions for these dates: Closed December 25 and January 1. Christmas Eve Skate: December 24, 11 a.m. – 4 [...]

Kevin Kling and Chris Monroe Present Big Little Brother at the Red Balloon – Sunday November 27, 2011

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On Sunday, at 2:00 p.m.,, local author Kevin Kling and local illustrator Chris Monroe will be at the The Red Balloon Bookshop with their book, Big Little Brother.

Holiday Tree Lighting at 50th & France — Saturday, November 26, 2011

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On Saturday, at 5:00 p.m. the shops at 50th and France will host their Annual Holiday Tree Lighting Ceremony, a community celebration to kick off the holiday season. Enjoy singing carolers, visits with Santa, live reindeer sleigh rides, and  hot chocolate & cider from 3-5pm. Please bring non-perishable food items to help support the annual food drive.

Author Jennifer Emery with Sheila Says We’re Weird at the Red Balloon Bookshop — Saturday, November 26, 2011

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., Minneapolis illustrator Jennifer Emery will talk about her newest book, Sheila Says We’re Weird, which is full of earth-friendly living ideas. via The Red Balloon Bookshop.

Holidazzle Starts Friday, November 25, 2011

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A free family event now celebrating its 20th season!  Once again it’s time to bundle up the kids, pick up the grandparents and head to the Target Holidazzle Parade. Every year since 1992, when the first parade marched down Nicollet Mall, over 300,000 spectators converge on downtown Minneapolis to join the sparkling fun. This year’s [...]

Childish Films: Have a Hootenanny! — Saturday, November 19, 2011

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Childish Films at Minneapolis Central Library is Have a Hootenanny! this month.  The Roe Family Singers — one of my favorite bands — will perform original and traditional songs from their new album, The Owl and the Bat and the Bumblebee, followed by a program of folk-tale, folk-song, and fable inspired films, including: Mr. Frog Went A-Courting, [...]

Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park: Lots of Knots — Sunday, November 20, 2011

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This week Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park is Lots of Knots. On Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., your family can learn to tie many useful knots, including those useful for fishing and camping. You can also make Native American string figures. If you want to practice some more at home, check [...]

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