Archive for February, 2012

Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers at Stepping Stone Theatre — Pay What You Can Day

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Saturday, March 3rd is Pay What You Can day at Stepping Stone Theatre. Larry Yazzie and the Native Pride Dancers will perform at 3:00 pm.  Come to the box office up to one hour prior to the performance and Pay-What-You-Can (suggested minimum price $5). Reserved tickets will be at regular price. Formed in 2003 and [...]

Childish Films: The Gruffalo at Ridgedale Library – March 3, 2012

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Childish Films will present The Gruffalo at Ridgedale Library on Saturday.  This film is based on the book The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson. Doors open at 10 am for seating, snacks, and hands-on activities. Before the show, your family can participate in a book-making activity with MN Center for Book Arts. Performances begin at 10:30. [...]

Free First Saturday at Walker is Featuring Foreign Flix This Month

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Free First Saturday at Walker Art Center is featuring Foreign Flix this month.  If you missed the last Childish Films or just really enjoyed it, hit the Walker for a daylong mini-festival of short movies and a Midwest exclusive screening of the feature-length Japanese animated film Oblivion Island. These short films will be shown in [...]

Register for First Pages for Kids: Writing Short Stories at Minneapolis Central Library

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On Saturday, March 24th from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m., Minneapolis Central Library will offer a writing workshop, First Pages for Kids: Writing Short Stories, for kids grades 1 through 5.  Registration is required and begins today. Register online or call 612-543-8000. This workshop explores different ways to come up with story ideas, and then shape [...]

The Rose Ensemble at The Landmark Center — Sunday, February 26th

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On Sunday at 4:00 p.m., The Rose Ensemble will give a rare free concert at The Landmark Center.  This Internationally award-winning choir will be performing Slavic Wonders: Feasts and Saints in Early Russia, Poland, and Bohemia. This would be kind of a neat way to celebrate the first Sunday of Lent.  If you want to [...]

Paint It Green: Animal Masks and Shakers – Register for March 3, 2012 at Brookdale Library

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On Saturday, March 3, from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Brookdale Library and ArtStart will host Paint It Green: Animal Masks and Shakers. Kindergarteners through sixth graders can pick their favorite region of the world and make masks and shakers to represent several of the animals indigenous to that region. Materials will be provided. Register [...]

Fun Family Fitness at Ridgedale Library — Saturday, February 25th.

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Ridgedale Library is offering a Free Family Fitness class on Saturday at 10:30 a.m.  This program is for family members age 3 and up.  Demonstrations will include Family Drums Alive, Family Zumba and Family Yoga with the Ridgedale YMCA. Prize drawings include free swim lessons and more!

Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper

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North Mississippi Regional Park will host Free Family Funday: Leap Year Lopper on Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  Over half of the world’s rabbit population lives in North America (I’d venture to guess half of them live in my back yard), so celebrate the rabbit AND leap year by hopping over and spending [...]

3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off – Saturday Evening at the Seward Community Cafe

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By Joy Summers; via Minneapolis / St. Paul – Voice Places. This winter is not finished with us yet; we’re still in Minnesota, kiddies. It’s time to belly up for a bowl full of stewed comfort food at the Compassionate Action for Animals’ 3rd Annual Vegan Chili Cook-Off, held at the Seward Community Cafe. Why [...]

Paint It Green: Full Circle — Register Now for March 17th at Augsburg Park Library

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Augsburg Park Library and ArtStart will host Paint It Green: Full Circle on Saturday, March 17th from 11:00 a.m. to noon.  Register now Online or call 612-543-6200.  This project is for kindergarten through sixth graders and will use discarded CDs, bottle caps, magnet strips, fun photos, beads or other objects to create magnetic art. Materials [...]

Family Giving Opportunity: Bundle Up For Polar Bears on February 27th

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February 27th is International Polar Bear Day. Como Zoo has teamed up with Polar Bears International to honor these bears with Bundle Up for Polar Bears to help raise awareness of how our daily actions impact their habitat. Como Zoo is asking families, schools, and businesses to turn down their thermostats by two degrees on [...]

Let’s Get stARTed at Silverwood Park — Sunday, February 26th

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., enjoy a free art activity at Silverwood Park with Let’s Get stARTed. During this monthly program families can drop in and try their hand at something new, check out the current show in the gallery, and explore the grounds. Last month they did shadow puppets.  Let’s see [...]

Build a Miniature City with Leonardo’s Basement – Pre-Register Today

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On Sunday, February 26th, from noon to 2:00 p.m., Leonardo’s Basement is offering a Family Lego event at the St. Paul Campus. This event is intended for ages six and over. (Well actually, they have a cut off of age 96, so my grandma isn’t invited.) Leonardo’s has tubs of Lego bricks; and your family can [...]

Rock the Cradle — Sunday, February 26, 2012

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If you are our friend on Facebook, you know we have been impatiently awaiting Rock the Cradle, and that we are super excited about this years line up.  As always, this great day of music, art and literature (local author Kevin Kling will be there), is held at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the [...]

The WonderWeavers Present the Stories of Ladybug Girl at The Red Balloon Bookshop

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The WonderWeavers will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday at 10:30 to present the stories of Ladybug Girl. Children are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character from the Ladybug Girl stories.  Check our store for an inexpensive lady bug costume to wear Saturday or add to your dress-up trunk. This series [...]

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