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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Music Under Glass – treVeld at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory

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Marjorie McNeely Conservatory March 3, 2013 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm It looks like Como Zoo is going with a bohemian theme for this year’s Music Under Glass series.  treVeld is an acoustic music trio that delivers a wonderful blend of instrumental song and sound – playful, deep, and joyous, with original works inspired by [...]

Music Under Glass – The Cafe Accordion Orchestra – Sunday

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Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Sunday, February 24, 2013 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm Sunday’s Music Under Glass concert will be The Cafe Accordion Orchestra.  This is really fun gypsy-feeling music.  You can sample it at the link above.  This — being a short outing that ends about dinner time — would pair well with a simple [...]

Rainforest Revel! @ Como Zoo This Weekend

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Como Park Zoo and Conservatory 1225 Estabrook Dr St. Paul, MN 55103 2/16/2013 to 2/18/2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Join Como Park Zoo to learn even more about the beauty and biodiversity of the earth’s rainforests this weekend. Como’s Tropical Encounters exhibit will serve as the starting point for this special conservation weekend that [...]

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 [...]

Where Did Our Endless Winter Go? Get Out This Weekend With Leonardo’s Basement

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Groundhog Day is kind of a big deal to me.  By February winter can start to seem endless.  So, in grade school I was really excited to learn that Groundhog day means only 6 weeks of winter left.  That’s a really doable length of time.  We have six weeks of fun things planned.  If we [...]

The Loop for Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend — January 19-21, 2013

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Sorry this was last week.  Check out Tour Moms anyways.  She always has great stuff up. Tour Moms I would love to check out National Winter Trails Day at Fort Snelling State Park. After purchasing park admission ($5/daily), all activities are free including… Read the rest at  Tour Moms: Weekend Wishlist. Note from Free Family [...]

Sunday Is Free Third Sunday At The Chidren’s Museum

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Dora and Diego I hate Dora and Diego.  I hate the way they shout everything.  But I love my kids, so I might do this for them.  The Swing Into Adventure with Dora and Diego exhibit runs through September, so if you have no real reason to hurry, you might want to wait until June — [...]

EDIT: Enjoy The Arctic Blast! at Como Zoo – SATURDAY THROUGH MONDAY

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Artic Blast?  Isn’t that what we’ve been enjoying all weekend? However, it looks like the temperature is going to improve this week, so we can pop over to Como Park Zoo and Conservatory without digging out the arctic wardrobe.  Instead, we can enjoy a family-oriented, fun-filled weekend designed to celebrate winter and the animals who [...]

Local Author Mary Logue With Sleep Like a Tiger at The Red Balloon — Saturday

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The Red Balloon Bookshop will be hosting local author Mary Logue with her latest book, Sleep Like a Tiger on Saturday, January 12th at 10:30 a.m. This beautiful bedtime story is one of those books a parent could fall in love with. Crayons and Croissants has a nice review of the book and a fun [...]

Author Lia Kvatum shares “Saving Yasha” at the Red Balloon – Saturday

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On Saturday, at 2:00 p.m., The Red Balloon Bookshop will welcome National Geographic Kids author Lia Kvatum with her book, Saving Yasha, the true story of Yasha, an orphaned Asiatic Black (Moon) Bear found in Russia.  This looks like a beautifully designed book and what kid wouldn’t fall in love with that bear.  It is so cute. I found this great recipe from [...]

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