Archive for May, 2012

Flint Hills International Children’s Festival – A Little Bit of Everything – This Saturday and Sunday

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The Flint Hills International Children’s Festival is this weekend at the Ordway, Rice Park and the Landmark Center.  It is always a really enjoyable afternoon and deserves this extra long post. There are plenty of tent activities to enjoy during any rain breaks.  It is really hard not to want to buy some of the [...]

Johnstock – Free Love From the Johnson Street Merchants

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Now in its tenth year, Johnstock  is this Friday and Saturday.  The annual community festival of the Johnson Street area merchants in Northeast, Minneapolis was a small part of Art-A-Whirl in past years.  This year it has stuck out on its own and will be twice as big.  Features of the Festival include: Friday Night Movie Night – [...]

Bunny Clogs at Hamline Midway Heartwood Festival — Saturday

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Hamline Midway Heartwood Festival 2012 is Saturday, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Newell Park.  If you’ve been enjoying the free shows by all our favorite family music groups the last few weeks, this weekend will be your chance to see the Bunny Clogs.  In fact, if you time things right, you can also [...]

How Do You Combine Textile Art with Hula Hooping and Grilled Chicken? Find out Here.

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Land by Hand is a touring fiber art exhibition organized and managed by The Textile Center. The exhibition increases exposure of Minnesota artists and gives audiences outside of the metropolitan area access to contemporary fiber art created by a large group of highly established artists. The exhibition will be at the Textile Center’s Joan Mondale [...]

Free Weekend Events and Activities: 5/25 – 5/28/12 from Pocket Your Dollars

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Pocket Your Dollars always does a great job of rounding up the free stuff from various local blogs.  If you are still looking for something to do, check them out.  They usually post their round-up on Fridays. We’ve rounded up the latest free events, activities and crafts going on at various locations in the Twin [...]

Little Free Libraries

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Here is a cute idea via Lollipopolis.  She provides a link to the Little Free Library site which includes a map.  There are a ton of these little libraries popping up in the Twin Cities.  How about turning it into a day of family urban geocaching.  Find a location on the map.  Find the Little [...]

Weekend Round-up for a Slow Memorial Day Weekend

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There are some things to do around town this weekend.  It’s just a little slow.  If you decide to go to Como Park, keep in mind that holidays tend to be busy days plus the new pool opens this weekend.  Not that crowds need to deter you, but you might want to take advantage of [...]

Bell Museum of Natural History – Free Every Sunday

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The Bell Museum of Natural History is always free on Sundays and open from noon to 5:00 p.m.  It offers exhibits, programs and a wide-range of activities to create fun for the whole family. Whether interacting with the live amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates in the Touch and See room or exploring the diorama halls, there’s much [...]

Three Chances to See the Roe Family Singers This Weekend

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This weekend The Roe Family Singers are back from their two-week Midwest Tour; and we have three free and all-ages opportunities to see them: Friday night at the Midtown GlobalMarket, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., for Family Fun Night; Saturday night at the Sea Salt Eatery, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.; and Sunday at the Kingfield Farmers Market,  from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. I [...]

The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World – Meet Local Author Mary Losure at the Wild Rumpus on Saturday

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Local Author Mary Losure will be at Wild Rumpus Books on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. with her book The Fairy Ring: Or Elsie and Frances Fool the World.   I’m very excited about this book.  It is recommended for age 10 and up, but I think as a read-out-loud, I can share it with my seven-year-old; and we [...]

Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center: Pond Critters – Sunday and Monday

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This week, Free Family Fun Day at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center will be Sunday and Monday and takes a look at Pond Critters.  Your family can search for baby insects and tadpoles in the pond and look at pond creatures close up. Drop in anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.  If you want a [...]

Sianet Radio » Guest Post from Free Family Fun: Rock With Kids

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I’m going to start a semi-regular guest post on SiaNetRadio.Com. I’ll be listing the best local music events that you can take your kids to.

Sunday – Lyn Lake Street Festival – Koo Koo Kangaroo and Some Of The Best Grown-Up Bands In Town

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I’m not quite sure how I am going to keep three small children at this festival for six hours, but I’m sure it will involve a lot of pre-packed food and actually bringing a diaper bag for once. I just really want to see all of these bands.

Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Landmark Center – Sunday

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On Sunday from Noon to 5:00 p.m., your family can participate in the Pan Asian Arts Festival at the Landmark Center.

Please Touch – An Interactive Art Exhibit at the Landmark Center

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Now through May 30th, the Landmark Center is displaying Please Touch – An interactive art exhibit of handmade wooden automata by Cecilia Schiller in the Musser Cortile.  This free exhibit is open to the public during regular building hours.  Cecilia Schiller is a sculptor who combines her love of woodcarving and theater to create whimsical interactive [...]

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