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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Leprechaun Antics at Carl Kroenic Interpretive Center and at Home

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On Sunday, between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. your family can walk the trails and visit exhibits to discover the tricks the leprechauns have played on the nature center at Carl Kroening Interpretive Center. Everyone goes home with a lucky Mississippi River Rock! Drop in anytime. If you are looking for some more leprechaun fun [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Family Day at the MIA — Cityscapes — Sunday

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Cityscape Sunday, March 10 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday is Family Day at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts.  This month’s theme is cityscape.  Activities include: Art-Making: Map Madness 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Imagine, design, and map your very own city. Art-making: Skyscraper Hats 11 a.m.–4:30 p.m. Fashion a fabulous skyscraper hat and wear your work [...]

Free First Saturday: Kids Film Festival

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Free First Saturday at Walker Art Centeris a Kids Film Festival this month. It will include animation, live-action, and 3-D shorts from all corners of the world. Gallery admission is free for everyone on the first Saturday of each month from 10 am to 5 pm, with a variety of family activities scheduled from 10 [...]

Home Depot March Kid’s Workshop – Build a Race Car

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Any Home Depot Saturday, March 2nd 9:00AM – 12:00PM This coming weekend, my seven-year-old asked to go to the  Home Depot Kid’s Workshop. This works out great.  She’ll get some one-one-one Daddy time and come home with a present for her brothers. This month’s project is to build a race car like the one pictured [...]

Author Michael Hall Reminds Me Of My Favorite Kid Videos – And He’s At The Wild Rumpus This Weekend

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Local author Michael Hall will be at the Wild Rumpus on Saturday at 11:00 a.m. with his newest book Cat Tale – the video above is the trailer for the book.  (Did you know they make trailers for books now?). From word to word they find their way, Lillian, Tilly, and William J. Like this: [...]

Childish Films — Down by the Riverside — Saturday

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I haven’t been to a Chidish Films performance in a while.  This is one I would really like to get to.  One of my favorite local children’s bands and one of my favorite short films will be featured.  As always, Childish Films is held at Minneapolis Central Library, with doors opening at 10 am for [...]

Bell Museum and Como Zoo — Because You Can Never Have Too Much Dirt and Bugs

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Bell Museum is always free on Sundays between noon and 5:00 p.m..  Right now it has a couple exhibits that will really appeal to the dirty, bug-loving kid in all of us. Besides these special exhibits, you and your family can interact with the live amphibians, reptiles, and invertebrates in the Touch and See room [...]

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