Archive for April, 2012

Are you Missing the Club Scene? Here’s a Show You Can Take the Kids To.

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On Sunday, starting at 2:00 p.m., Cause Minneapolis will be host to the Second Annual Helm and Friends Food Drive.  There is no cover except a free-will donation of pantry foods and it is an all-ages show.  All food and money donations will benefit Second Harvest Heartland food shelf.   The Line-up includes: Me and My Arrow [...]

Saturday is “Pay What You Can” Day at Stepping Stone – See Mu Daiko-Taiko Drumming

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Saturday is “Pay What You Can” day at Stepping Stone Theatre.   Come to the box office up to one hour prior to the performance and Pay-What-You-Can (suggested minimum price $5; but pay what you can afford).  Reserved tickets will be at regular price. This month, see Mu Daiko-Taiko Drumming and “Feel The Thunder”.  I can’t imagine you could [...]

Free Family Fun Day: Kermit and Cousins – A Look at Amphibians at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center – Sunday

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This week Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center‘s Free Family Fun Day will feature Kermit and Cousins – A look at Amphibians.  Your family can learn about the homes and habits of Minnesota’s amphibians. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m on Sunday.   If you would like to learn more about amphibians at home, the [...]

Extra, Extra: St. Paul Chamber Orchestra Free Community Concerts in May — Order Your Tickets Now

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This was in my e-mail today: APRIL 25, 2012 FREE COMMUNITY CONCERTS MAY 17-20 Mahtomedi, Plymouth, Edina and Columbia Heights This spring, the SPCO will be performing four free community concerts all across the Twin Cities as a part of our ongoing commitment to making the music of the SPCO accessible in our community. If [...]

African Family Night at Midtown Global Market

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Family Night at Midtown Global Market has an African theme this week. Take your family between: 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., for free live music by the Breck School Marimba Band, a children’s play area and free balloons for the first 50 children.  Also this week, learn about  Books For Africa at Simba Craftware.  Fifty cents will buy a [...]

Urban Expedition Norway – Sunday

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On Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., your family can enjoy the music, dance, crafts and traditions from Norway at the Landmark Center.  Admission is free and parking is free on  the street or in Macy’s Ramp on Sundays.  They do ask that you bring a non perishable food donation for the Hallie Q. Brown [...]

Children’s EcoArts Festival by ArtStart

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On Saturday from Noon to 5:00 p.m., ArtStart will present it’s annual EcoArts Festival.  Your family can watch the Parade, listen to the Saint Paul Civic Symphony play African Story Telling Music from many cultures; and do Free Art Activities.  There will also be environmental vendors and food.  Bring home the art theme with Homemade Sidewalk Chalk from [...]

Art in Bloom Family Event – Saturday

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This is the 29th year of Art in Bloom, a four-day festival of fresh floral arrangements and fine art at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts that  highlights the talents of more than 150 floral artists, whose work will be on view next to the works of art that inspired them. You and your family can [...]

Free Morning Bird Hike at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park

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On Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. your family can join a naturalist at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park to walk the trails looking for feathered friends. Spend time looking for new birds and the changes this time of year brings.  If you want to do more at home, try the  Minnesota DNR Interactive Birdsong [...]

Events at the Red Balloon Bookshop This Weekend

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The Red Balloon Bookshop will host several events for various ages this weekend. Young Adult Authors Special Event On Friday at 7:00 p.m., four authors of young adult novels will converge to talk about their most recent books and answer questions.  Authors include: M. Molly Backes, The Princesses of Iowa Julie Halpern, Don’t Stop Now James Klise, Love [...]

Party for the Planet – Como Park Zoo and Conservatory Today through Sunday

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This weekend is Como Zoo’s Party for the Planet Weekend to celebrate Earth Day.  Today through Sunday, 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, enjoy the fun and participate in educational activities featuring plant and animal ambassadors, interactive games, creative crafts and more! Plants and animals are experts at conserving energy. Be inspired to follow their lead and [...]

Bird Banding at Lowry Nature Center – Saturday

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This is another Bird Banding Weekend at Lowry Nature Center on Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to Noon.  If your family would like some close encounters with wild birds and a chance to see wild songbirds being safely trapped, studied, and tagged with numbered rings, this is your chance. You may get a chance to hear a [...]

Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center: Herons

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Sunday is Free Family Fun Day at North Mississippi Regional Park’s Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center, and this week is all about Herons.  Your family can learn about Skeows and Swamp Pumpers and which herons live in Minnesota?  Learn about the lives of this unique family of birds. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. [...]

Mrs. Fischer Cat Visits Galleria

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Mrs. Fischer Cat Visits Galleria Meet Isabelle Fisher Cat from Calico Critter Land at the Galleria Creative Kidstuff  on Saturday between  11:00 am and 1:00 pm.  The link above goes to some YouTube commercials, so maybe wait until your kids aren’t around if you want to learn more.  I don’t want to encourage the brainwashing [...]

Science Museum of Minnesota – Limited Income Discounts

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Did you know you can get reduced-priced tickets to the Science Museum of Minnesota if you qualify for government assistance?  This even includes WIC.  I don’t believe I’ve seen a free way to visit the Science Museum since the first year of the library Museum Pass program.  This would at least make it an affordable [...]

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