Archive for December, 2011

Critters Up Close up at Richardson Nature Center

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On Sunday, January 1st, from 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., see Critters Close up Close at Richardson Nature Center.  See a snake, salamander and turtle up close. Learn what they eat and watch them be fed.

Como Park Announces the 2012 “Music Under Glass” Line Up

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Escape the winter chill to comfortable confines of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory for a free “Music Under Glass” series featuring a perfect blend of musical styling ranging from a variety of genres. Zydeco to Cello & Gypsy to Jazz, the two acre tropical garden under glass will showcase live, local musicians from 5pm -8pm beginning [...]

Mark Your Calendar for Rock the Cradle

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The date for Rock the Cradle has been set – Sunday, February 26, 2012.  Rock the Cradle is presented by The Current and held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Children’s Theatre Company. This annual family event offers opportunities to experience music, art, books, puppetry, theater and the community all in one place.  [...]

Make a New Year’s Noisemaker at Lakeshore Learning on Saturday

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On Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., stop in at Lakeshore Learning to make a noisemaker for New Years.

Raptors in the Yard

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On Saturday, your family has two chances to see live birds of prey, learn their survival strategies, and find out why they live in captivity at Raptors in the Yard. You can either see them at Richardson Nature Center from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. or at Lowry Nature Center from 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 [...]

Roe Family Singers Invitation to Its Children’s New Year Eve Celebration – Wednesday at Midtown Global Market

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Moms & Dads, Grandmas & Grandpas, etc. etc. Wee Wednesday, Dec 28, 10:30 AM at the Midtown Global Market! FREE! ALL AGES! AND! it is a Children’s New Years Eve Celebration, with noise makers, hats, and an apple juice toast accompanied by that old chestnut, Auld Lang Syne. AND! this is our last final ultimate [...]

Don’t let “I’m bored” into the winter break vocabulary this year. Here are some ideas from the Pioneer Press…

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Updated: 12/23/2011 05:47:11 PM CST The kids are home for winter break. And the museums, theaters and parks have stepped up to help you fill your time. Here are a baker’s dozen ideas for fun excursions to do with children this week, enough to fill seven days of Kwanzaa, finish up the eight days of [...]

Como Park Zoo Noon Year’s Celebrations – December 31, 2011 and January 1, 2012

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On Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Como Park Zoo will host Noon Year’s Celebrations — a family event so popular, they’re doing it twice.  Make Your ReZOOlution at Como’s Noon Year’s Celebration & Ring In The “Zoo” Year on December 31 or January 1st. The Noon Year’s party features entertainment by [...]

Best Free Sledding Hills in the Twin Cities

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Did your kids get sleds for Christmas? Are you looking for a great place to use them? Minneapolis Parks suggests: Sunset Hill near Theodore Wirth Park or Columbia Golf Course. The City of St. Paul offers a list of Sledding Hills here with maps to those locations here. This list offers a description of the [...]

Merry Christmas from Free Family Fun

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Have a blessed Christmas.

Harold and the Purple Crayon Storytime at the Red Balloon Bookshop – Tuesday, December 27, 2012

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On Tuesday at 2:00 p.m., The Red Balloon Bookshop will host a Harold and the Purple Crayon Storytime and (a Very Purple) Craft with Artist Ellen Ferrari.

Make a Last Minute Ornament at Lakeshore Learning – Saturday, December 24, 2011

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Lakeshore Learning has free crafts for kids every Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.  This week children can make clay ornaments.  What a great keepsake.  If you like to add an ornament to your child’s collection every year and haven’t done so yet, this could be a great way to do that; or give [...]

Give A Gift of Family Fun This Year

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Are you looking for some last-minute gift ideas for your children or grandchildren?  Why not consider giving the gift of family fun this year.  Here are a few of my favorites. MINNESOTA SKI PASS All cross-country skiers on ski trails in State Parks, Forests or Trails, who are aged 16 and above must have a [...]

Childish Films at Central Library — Snowy Days — Saturday, December 17, 2011

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Childish Films is at Minneapolis Central Library Saturday. This is a free program of children’s cinema and arts for all ages. Each screening features a pre-show activity, an educational introduction, and complimentary healthy snacks. Admission is free with open seating to the public. This month the theme is Snowy Days.  Bring your family to Central [...]

City of Richfield’s Outdoor Rink and Warming House Schedule 2011/2012 Season

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The City of Richfield has released its outdoor rink and warming house schedule for the 2011/2012 winter season.  Go here for a PDF of the schedule.

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