Archive for June, 2012

The Loop – June 30th & July 1st, 2012

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This looks like it might be another slow weekend, but we have the 4th of July coming midway through next week.  My goal is to have all my posts for next week done by Monday morning.  Then I will barrage you with posts and take the rest of the week off.  In the meantime, here [...]

Go Ramsey Mapping Portal – A Fun Internet Toy

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Ramsey County has released a fun mapping system, Go Ramsey Mapping Portal. It is designed to make it easy to find places to picnic, swim, bike, golf, and do other fun activities with your family. You can discover and explore recreational amenities in Ramsey County. It includes photos and maps of all the County and [...]

Hot Nights In The City — Take Your Family To The Beach

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The Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board has announced lifeguard hours will be extended an extra hour during the summer’s hottest nights. Regular lifeguard hours at eight beaches will be extended to 8:00 p.m. during days when temperatures are at least 85 degrees as of 6:00 p.m.  The twelve beaches in the Minneapolis parks system are already open 6:00 a.m. [...]

Nelson Cultural Center Grand Öpening Celebration – Saturday, June 30th

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On Saturday from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., the American Swedish Institute will celebrate the Grand Öpening of the Nelson Cultural Center. Your family can see the new spaces, enjoy music, art and family activities, including a jumpy castle, storytime, and other kid-friendly activities. There will also be artist demonstrations, including Swedish glassblowing. The Nelson Cultural [...]

StoryWalk The Curious Garden at Tamarack Nature Center – Sunday

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Tamarack Nature Center is offering a StoryWalk® adventure for you and your family on Sunday between 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m..  Your family can enjoy a story while exploring the great outdoors. As you walk, you will be able to read a book together page-by-page along the walking paths. StoryWalk® is an initiative that combines [...]

Free (or Almost Free) Summer Fun Ideas to Have a Standout Summer! from PBS

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Many parents are looking for low-cost activities to keep kids busy this summer. Playing in the sprinkler, climbing trees and catching lightning bugs don’t cost a thing, but they certainly make for happy childhood memories. Here’s an age-by-age guide to making the most of the lazy days of summer without dipping into your savings account. [...]

The Loop – June 23rd & 24th, 2012

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Here is an assemblage of all my favorite articles on Twin Cities Free Family Fun this weekend. Northern Cheap$kate Northern Cheap$kate suggests a Lowes Build & Grow Clinic this weekend.  Kids can build a free Madagascar 3 Luxury Assault Vehicle.  Go to her site for times and advice from a seasoned visitor to these clinics. This [...]

Weekend Calendar for June 23rd &24th

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It looks like kind of a slow weekend.  I was able to fit all weekend on one screen shot this week.  This could be a great weekend for a cookout or camping or just to explore your local parks, because we are coming up on some really busy weekends.

Sunday Is A Froggy Free Family Funday at Carl Kroenig Interpretive Center

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You and your family can go on a frog hunt, meet a live toad, and search for tadpoles in the pond.

A Good Enough Reason To Go Out On A Wednesday Night — Local Current Live with Chastity Brown, Van Stee and The Chalice at The Cedar Cultural Center

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Oh Yay!! A real live concert I can take my kids to, and schools out, so we can stay up late.  Next Wednesday, June 27th, the Local Current will present Chastity Brown, Van Stee and The Chalice at a free, all ages show at the Cedar.  We’re always looking for new ways to share our love [...]

Svenskarnas Dag — Sunday, June 24

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The American Swedish Institute is celebrating Svenskarnas Dag on Sunday from 10:30 a.m.to 4:30 p.m. at Minnehaha Park.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare with The Cromulent Shakespeare Company

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Set up your blanket or lawn chair, bring a picnic and enjoy a little bit of Shakespeare. The Cromulent Shakespeare Company is in the midst of its production season.

Help Support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) in Minnesota – Thurday Social Event

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Improved science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and training is crucial for making the innovations that will solve world problems and grow economies. What can you do? You can start by joining others committed to STEM education at Leonardo’s Basement for:

Free Family Fun! – The Secret to Happy, Healthy Families

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Parents Magazine says Free Family Fun is a key ingredient of happy families, according to Kenneth R. Ginsburg, M.D., M.S.Ed., author of A Parents Guide to Building Resilience in Children and Teens: Giving Your Child Roots and Wings. Kids need a deep-rooted connection with loving adults,  and playing together fosters those connections. It also lets [...]

Weekend Calendar for June 16th & 17th

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If you click on either of the screen-shots, it will take you to my calendar page. Whenever possible, I try to include a website address in the “Description” section and a street addresses in the “where” section. If you are using a smart phone, you can click on “Map,” and it will connect to your GPS for easy navigation.

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