Archive for January, 2012

Let it Snow! Story & Activity at The Red Balloon Bookshop – Saturday, January 21st

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On Saturday at 10:30 a.m., The Red Balloon Bookshop will present a Let it Snow! story and activity featuring the Caldecott-Medal winner Snowflake Bentley by Jacqueline Briggs Martin.  Artist Mary Holland will demonstrate how to make snowflakes using Japanese Kirigami. After making their own snowflake, your children can paste it onto paper to make wall [...]

Bird Banding at Lowry Nature Center — Saturday, January 21, 2012

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On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., your family can participate in Bird Banding at Lowry Nature Center. See wild songbirds being safely trapped, studied, and tagged with numbered rings. You may get a chance to hear a bird’s heartbeat and help release it. Restricted to participants age 4 and older.  To learn more [...]

Local Author Catherine Clark at The Red Balloon Bookshop — Saturday, January 21st

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On Saturday at 2:00 p.m., author Catherine Clark will celebrate the publication of How Not to Run For President at The Red Balloon Bookshop. When the middle school band is called to play for a presidential campaign rally, Aidan is right there with his clarinet, just in time to save the candidate’s life. Interviewed by [...]

Rhizosphere plays “Music Under Glass” At Como Park Zoo and Conservatory — Sunday, January 22nd

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Looking for a way to mix a little grown up entertainment with some family fun?  Why not visit Como Zoo and then escape the winter chill to comfortable confines of the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory for the free “Music Under Glass” series from 5pm -8pm on Sunday. Food, cocktails, beer and wine will be available to [...]

Art Sled Workshops This Saturday and Sunday

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Free Sled Making Workshops will be  held this weekend in anticipation for next weekend’s Art Sled Rally. The workshops will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Jan 21st and 22nd from 10am until 3pm at Powderhorn Park.  Bring a sled to base your project off of. There will be cardboard, wood, paint and neighborhood artists [...]

Family Chill Out and Ice Fishing for Beginners at Bush Lake Beach – Saturday, January 21st

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On Saturday from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., bring your family to Bush Lake Beach for an afternoon of frosty fun as part of the Bloomington Winter Fete. Learn to ice fish with experts from the Minnesota DNR in a heated ice house. All fishing equipment will be provided for this great introduction to one [...]

Art Shanty Projects Now through February 5, 2012

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Art Shanty Projects is a four-week exhibition that is part sculpture park, part artist residency and part social experiment, inspired by traditional ice fishing houses that dot the state’s lakes in winter. It is an artist driven temporary community exploring the ways in which the relatively unregulated public space of the frozen lake can be [...]

Silverwood Snowman Making Contest – Monday

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With the kids home on Monday, hopefully the little snow we have won’t all melt on Sunday.  If it is still here, you will be able to give them something to do from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.  Silverwood Park invites you and your kids to build a snowman, snow-woman, or snow monster! Your creativity [...]

CANCELLED: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival

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CANCELLED: Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival  Due to insufficient ice thicknesses and open water on Lake Harriet, the 11th Annual Lake Harriet Winter Kite Festival has been CANCELLED. Prior to its cancellation, the festival was originally slated for Jan. 14 but moved to its alternate date of Jan. 21 due to unseasonably warm temperatures.The annual festival [...]

Martin Luther King, Jr Day Celebrations in Minneapolis — Monday, January 16, 2012

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board’s annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebrations will be held Monday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at Powderhorn Park and 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Park. Powderhorn Park Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration The Powderhorn Park Martin Luther King Jr. Celebration will feature activities for youth, entertainment, [...]

Free Family Funday: Animal Tracks

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Sunday is Free Family Funday at North Mississippi Regional Park.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., to search for animal tracks, make your own mystery tracks, and see if you can follow tracks.  If your kids find tracking fun, check out the DNR Young Naturalists website.

Skylark Opera Tribute to Nöel Coward at the Landmark Center – Sunday, January 15, 2012

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A Talent to Amuse – An Evening with Nöel Coward Created and performed by Gary Briggle Join Skylark Opera at the Landmark Center for an encore performance of this one-man musical tribute to the quintessential British wit, actor, composer and playwright, Nöel Coward. The cabaret performance features nearly 30 of The Master’s most memorable songs. [...]

Never been to the SPCO before? Your first concert is FREE!

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The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra is making it totally FREE to experience a concert for the first time! THIS MONTH ONLY get 2 free tickets to any SPCO concert if you’ve never attended before. Simply complete the form here. If you’re not already in their database, they’ll send you an email with an online coupon [...]

Childrens’s Museum Free Day Sunday: Small Hands, Big Hearts

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Sunday is a free day at the Children’s Museum.  January is one of the busier months, so be prepared for crowds.  This month is the 3rd annual Small Hands, Big Hearts event: a special celebration devoted to everything good about giving back. You and your little helpers can work together on several fun and family-friendly [...]

Roe Family Singers at Midtown Global Market Friday Family Fun Night

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On Friday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., The Roe Family Singers will be at the Midtown Global Market for Family Fun Night.  Great free all ages show.

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