Help build the puppets for the In the Heart of the Beast MayDay Parade!

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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre 1500 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407 Saturdays 9-11am April 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays 1-3pm April 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays 7-9pm April 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays 7-9pm April 11, 18, 25, May Do you and your family want to participate in the creation of the MayDay Parade?  During [...]

Something for Your Little Hot Wheels Fan: Be The World’s Best Driver – Hot Wheels Roadshow

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Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kmart 245 E Maryland Ave., St. Paul, MN Event Price: free Hot Wheels latest advertising campaign is “Be The World’s Best Driver”.  Honestly, we watched a lot more toy commercials than usual this weekend, and this was one of the least annoying.  Most of the girl toys are downright [...]

Wreck-It Ralph Tomorrow at Central Green Gym — April Indoor Movies

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Tuesday evenings Central Green Gym, 3400 4th Ave. S Minneapolis. 7:00 p.m.   The Minneapolis Parks Board invites you to Stop in and enjoy a free movie on the big screen. The indoor movies series is an extension of the Movies in the Parks series. The indoor series is free for the whole family and [...]

RSVP Now for Free Bakken Event

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 Here is an invitation I received in my e-mail:  In support of the current art exhibit, Electrified Drawings, The Bakken Museum will be hosting a special lecture by artist David Goldes titled “Electricity and Water.”  Mr Goldes, who is trained as both an artist and a scientist, will share how science has influenced his art. Many [...]

Free Family Fun Day: Herons and Egrets of Minnesota

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What kinds of herons live in our parks? What is the difference between a heron and a crane? Learn about these long-legged birds using toys, decoys and an active quiz! Drop in to Carl Kroening Interpretive Center anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24th for Free Family Fun Day. If you want [...]

Weekend with the Weisguides: Hand-Made Ceramics

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Sunday, Mar 24 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. Weisman Art Museum 333 East River Road, Minneapolis Light refreshments will be served. This month, the Weekend with the Weisguides features Hand-Made Ceramics. Visitors can learn more about the history of ceramics and about modern ceramists through free tours of WAM’s ceramics collection. I believe that [...]

Spring Fling – Books, Blooms & Beasts! at Como

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3/23/2013 to 3/24/2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Como  Zoo is celebrating spring this weekend with a Spring Fling. Purples, blues, reds, and magentas will fill the Sunken Garden with the blooms of Tulips, Hyacinth, Asiatic lilies, Calla, Bearded Iris, Allium, Crocus and Grape Hyacinth. The Spring Flower Show will highlight the Hydrangea Arizona which [...]

Rock the Cradle: March 24, 2013

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Last year, I swore off Rock the Cradle.  Don’t get me wrong; I think its awesome.  It’s just grown too large in the last few years.  However,  it looks like The Current has addressed some of the issues I had. One problem was parking.  Public transportation isn’t really practical with a family of five; nor [...]

Koo Koo Kanga Roo at MIA Third Thursday

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I keep the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Third Thursdays on my Family Fun calendar, because I know some of my readers have older children, but I don’t generally promote them.  Although they are open to the public, Thursday nights are generally geared toward adults (single adults really).  I have enough single friends to know they [...]

Let’s Get StARTed: Wonders of the Woods

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March 17, 2013, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Silverwood Park 2500 County Rd. E St. Anthony, MN 55421 Enjoy a free art activity at Silverwood Park.  During Let’s get stARTed! families can drop in and try their hand at something new, check out the current show in the gallery, or explore the grounds on the monthly [...]

Pre-Register for Free Open Houses at Both Campuses of Leonardo’s Basement

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Minneapolis Sunday, April 14 1-3 PM 4301 Nicollet Ave, 55409   St. Paul Sunday, May 12 1-3 PM 1188 Hubbard Ave, 55104 _____________________________________________ Leonardo’s Basement invites you and your family to come for the first time or a repeat visit to attend one of their upcoming Open Houses.  All ages can design, build, create together!  [...]

St. Patrick’s Day Parade Information

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Minneapolis: The Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held on Saturday, March 16th, on the Nicollet Mall beginning 6:30 p.m. The parade route will start at Nicollet and 11th Street till’ it reaches 5th Street. Via Minneapolis St. Patrick’s Day Association. ______________________________________________ St. Paul: The 47th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade will be held [...]

Bakken Museum – A Reader Review

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Thanks to David for this review of the Bakken Museum.  I appreciate the “keep it short” advice.  We’ve overstayed our attention spans too many times before I learned my lesson. I … thought it was interesting, and my kids [6, 8, 12, and 14) liked it, but if I had paid for admission and there [...]

There’s still time to register for the 2013 Citywide Cleanup! Via Saint Paul Parks

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Volunteer on Saturday, April 13th to help clean your favorite park or neighborhood. Without the help of volunteers, trash and debris that has been buried by the snow accumulates with the spring melt, polluting lakes and rivers, which detracts from the beauty of our community. The Citywide Cleanup is a fun and effective way to improve our [...]

Free Second Saturday at Bakken

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Saturday March 9th 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. I’ve never been to Bakken.  If you have, I’d love to hear about it.  This Saturday is Free Second Saturday with a Gadgets and Gizmos theme.  Drop in to learn a thing or two about your favorite toys! Here is a tentative schedule: 11am – 4pm – Take [...]

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