Archive for March, 2012

Plan Ahead for Richfield’s Summer Concerts

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LEGO® Mania! at Linden Hills Library — Saturday, March 31st

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Linden Hills Library will host LEGO Mania on Saturday.  This is an opportunity for your children — preschool to grade 5 — to get together with their friends and build wild creations. If you want to bring the fun home to share, check out the official Lego Website and, if you haven’t already, sign your [...]

Author Jane McLoughlin at the Wild Rumpus – Saturday

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Author Jane McLoughlin will be at Wild Rumpus Books on Saturday at 1:00 p.m.   She will be launching her debut novel – a young adult thriller – At Yellow Lake.  Jane McLoughlin is formerly from Minnesota but has been living and teaching English in the U.K. for the last 20 years.  This book will [...]

Free Family Fun Day: April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge

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Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park is April Fool’s Camouflage Challenge this week.  Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. to Discover the secrets of camouflage and try your skills on our comedy camouflage trail!  The Minnesota DNR’s Young Naturalists site has an article to go with this theme. I’ve [...]

Rainforest Revel Weekend at Como Park Zoo – March 31st and April 1st

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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory invites you to join the Rainforest Revel Weekend to learn about the beauty and biodiversity of the earth’s rainforests.  Como’s Tropical Encounters exhibit will serve as the starting point for this special conservation weekend that will explore the fascinating flora and fauna of the rainforest with themed crafts, family-friendly games, [...]

Local Author, Comedian, Magician Norm Barnhart and his Amazing Magic Tricks at The Red Balloon Bookshop

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Local Author, Comedian and Magician Norm Barnhart will be at the Red Balloon Bookshop to promote his Amazing Magic Tricks book series on Saturday, March 31st at 10:30 a.m.  He will be performing a magic show and demonstrating many of the fun, easy magic tricks in his books. Bring it home to family time by [...]

Storigami at Augsburg Park Library – Saturday

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Your grade school kids can attend Storigami at Augsburg Park Library on Saturday, March 31st  2:00 p.m.  This program is for kids who love folding papers and hearing stories. Create art pieces based on the stories – one to take home and one for display. Colorful origami papers, embellishments and materials will be provided. Bring [...]

PoeTREE Party at Sumner Library – Saturday

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To kick off National Poetry Month, Sumner Library is hosting a PoeTREE Party for kids in kindergarten to grade six on Saturday, March 31, at 2:00 p.m.  Make a tree for poetry! Decorate the branches and leaf a poem on the tree. The poeTREE will be displayed during April.  You can bring the fun home [...]

Seven-Generation Dragon Puppet Studio at Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Thursday Night

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May Day is approaching.  Get ready for the In The Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre May Day Parade by participating in the Minneapolis Institute of Arts‘ Art in the Park Family Studio: Seven-Generation Dragon Puppets.  This is Thursday evening from 6-8 p.m. at the MIA studios Make a dragon with May Day Parade artists. [...]

Free Bird Events at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park – Saturday, March 24th

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Free Morning Bird Hike Join a naturalist at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. to walk the trails looking for feathered friends.  Spend time looking for new birds and the changes this time of year brings Bird Banding Demonstration After your hike, drop in to Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park anytime on [...]

Best Selling Author Brandon Mull at The Wild Rumpus – Saturday

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On Saturday at 1:00 p.m., New York Times bestselling Author, Brandon Mull will be at the Wild Rumpus Bookstore with the second installment of his fantasy fiction trilogy, Beyonders: Seeds of Rebellion.   If you have a young fan that you plan to take to this event, be prepared for crowds and arrive early.  If you [...]

Philippine Day at The Landmark Center – Sunday

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On Sunday, March 25th from Noon to 4:00 p.m., The Landmark Center will host Philippine Day.  This is an annual celebration of the Philippine Community in the Twin City area and is free and open to the public.  This event will feature Philippine music, culture and dance, along with items for sale and food to [...]

Textile Center Exhibiting Constructions in Concert

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The Textile Center is currently presenting Constructions in Concert by local artist Joyce Melander-Dayton.  This could be an alternative or addition to museum visits to expose your children to new art ideas.

Free Family Fundays: Lunch with the Animals — Sunday

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On Sunday from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., North Mississippi Regional Park will host Free Family Fundays: Lunch with the Animals.  Have lunch with the animals. Learn what a snake, a fish, a turtle or a hawk might eat for lunch. There will be live animals and handouts. Drop in anytime.  If you want to bring [...]

The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to…Creating Your Urban Forest (Part 1 of 3)

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Who wants to spend their summer weekends doing yard work when they could be out having family fun? On Saturday, March 24, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., Silverwood Park is offering a free three-part workshop, starting with The Lazy Gardener’s Guide to…Creating Your Urban Forest.  Take the WORK out of yard work. Learn how simple [...]

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