Archive for July, 2012

40th Anniversary Party – Seward Co-op — Saturday

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On Saturday from noon to 8:00 p.m., Seward Co-op will celebrate its 40th anniversary with a party at East River Flats Park.  Everyone is welcome at this free event. (There will be food and beverages for sale and some of the activities are not free.) Music Includes: 12:30 p.m. Fiddles on Fire is comprised of musicians between the ages of 10 and [...]

Watch Olympics Coverage at the Lake Harriet Band Shell

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Cheer on your favorite athletes as they go for gold in London! The Minneapolis Parks is showing the 2012 Olympic Games at the Lake Harriet Band Shell as part of the Movies in the Parks series. Coverage will run six nights per week through August 11th from 9:30 to 11 p.m. Go HERE for the [...]

How to Have Frugal Family Fun in Minnesota via eHow.com

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E-How has some suggestions for how to have Frugal and Free Family Fun in Minnesota: More and more families are getting back to basics and trying to stretch their hard earned dollars. But just because you don’t have a lot of money to throw around, does not mean you can’t have fun! Read the rest [...]

The Loop for the Weekend of July 28th & 29th

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PhenoMNal Twin Cities If your family rises early, PhenoMNal Twin Cities has the details on Pilates in the Park and the coffee that comes with it.   __________________________________________________________________________________________ Pocket Your Dollars Pocket Your Dollars has their usual extensive list of free activities rounded up from around the web.  My favorite is a production of Joseph [...]

Saint Paul City Ballet presents Angelina Ballerina at The Red Balloon Bookshop

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On Sunday at 2:00 pm you and your young ballerinas can join the Saint Paul City Ballet at The Red Balloon Bookshop for an Angelina Ballerina event. Your family can watch the dancers perform the tale and learn some new moves during a petite ballet lesson. More Ballet & Angelina Family Time If you have children [...]

Weisman Art Museum’s Community Day — A Weekend With The Weisguides

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Sunday, from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., is Community Day at the Weisman Art Museum.  There will be tours of their current exhibits with the Weisguides.  Your family can also contribute to a community art project with artist Susan Armington and hear some Minnesota folklore with storyteller Auntie Beverly.  Then play some croquet on the lawn and [...]

Storywalk Sunday at Tamarack Nature Center

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On Sunday between 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m., Tamarack Nature Center is offering another STORYWALK™ — this time with one of my favorite books, Roxaboxen, by Alice Mclerran.  Your family can enjoy this great story while exploring the great outdoors! As you walk, you will be able to read a book together page-by-page along the walking [...]

Midtown Global Music Festival – Saturday, July 28th

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On Saturday, from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Midtown Global Market will host the Midtown Global Music Festival. We can enjoy live music and dance from around the world, performing on two outdoor stages and one indoor stages throughout the afternoon and evening! Entertainment includes: • The Tropics Steel Drum Band (Caribbean) • Ole Olsson’s [...]

A Little Bit of A Loop and a Light-bulb Moment

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I haven’t really gotten around here much this week.  And I haven’t had time to put together a Loop for this weekend.  In the meantime, I had a light-bulb moment today. I printed paper dolls for a Christmas present for my daughter.  They have been sitting untouched for 7 months now.  Today, she asked when I would have time [...]

Maybe a Monarch Weekend With The Red Balloon and The Bell Natural History Museum?

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The Red Balloon Bookshop is having an M is for Monarch! Storytime with Kim Faurot on Saturday at 10:30 am.  Storyteller Kim Faurot will read stories about the Monarch caterpillar!  Listen to stories about how a monarch grows, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly, including the book I’m a Caterpillar by Jean Marzollo [...]

Silver-Palooza! at Silverwood Park — Sunday

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This Sunday, Silverwood Park is throwing it’s very own Silver-Palooza!  –  a day of art, craft, nature, music, fun, and food.  The No Coast Summer Craft-o-Rama, featuring 50 local artists, will be the center of the celebration on Silverwood’s Great Lawn. There will also be music on the main stage, games on the lawn, art [...]

Go for the Gold at Como’s Zoolympics! – Saturday and Sunday

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Como Park Zoo & Conservatory is getting in the Olympic spirit with its very own kid-friendly, animal-themed version of the Olympic Games – the Zoolympics. Can you run as fast as a cheetah? Jump as far as a cougar? If animals were competing in the Olympics, who would take home the gold?  This weekend, kids [...]

The Loop – July 14th & 15th, 2012

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I found a few new blogs this week.  We are hitting that time of summer when there is more to do than anyone can possibly keep up with.  I wrote about several things I want to do, but won’t. The things I plan to do never even made my posts.  Check out our Event Calendar [...]

10 Best Days of The Bakken 2012 – Starts Today

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The 10 Best Days of The Bakken, starts today and runs through July 22nd, 2012. This is a FREE event that coincides with the Minneapolis Aquatennial. It is a little rare to find free science events, so it’s worth looking into. Each of the 10 days are uniquely themed, so you can pick and choose [...]

11th Annual Dances at the Lakes Festival – Friday and Saturday Evening

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I think dance is one of the harder arts to find free, family friendly performances for, so I am parcticularly excited about the Dances at the Lakes Festival.  It is a series of free concerts of dance and live and recorded music at the Rose Garden at Lake Harriet on Friday and Saturday at 7 pm. [...]

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