Week of 5/7/12-5/13/12


Everyday Events and Activities
Local Libraries
Anoka County Pubic Library
Hennepin County Public Library
Ramsey County Public Library
St. Paul Public Library
Dakota County Public Library
Stillwater Public Library
Carver County Public Library
Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store
Como Zoo:  Bear Program 10:30 am, Zookeeper talk 11:00 pm
Como Zoo Storytime 12:30
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory:  1:00 Gardener Talk
Stone Arch Bridge
Guthrie Theatre–Never-Ending Bridge  
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
State Capitol Tour
Textile Center (featuring Urban Sightings, Sweetheart Pillows, and Upcycled Coral Reef)
Tamarack Nature Center (this might have a fee, but in 2011 the fees were waived.  Does anyone know more information?)
Minneapolis Institute of Art (closed on Mondays)


Thanks to Free Family Fun for some of these events.
Monday 5/7/12
Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
   10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
     11:00 am
David Carter, Builder Bugs
The Red Balloon Bookshop
7:00 pm


Tuesday 5/8/12
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
      10:00 am
Baby Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday Diego’s Rainforest Fiesta
Mall of America
10:00 am -12:00 pm
Kids Happy Hour
Dunn’s Brothers Coffee–Linden Hills
 10:30 am-11:30 am
Kids Book Club
Pottery Barn
11:00 am-11:30 am
Ballet Tuesdays
Landmark Center
12:00 pm-1:00 pm
David Carter, Builder Bugs
Wild Rumpus
4:00 pm
Free Tuesday Nights
Minnesota History Center
5:00-8::00 pm


Wednesday 5/9/2012
The Raptor Center  (the Decorah, IA Baby Eaglet is a current resident)
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Great River Walking Tour
Landmark Center, Upper Landing Parking
10:oo am-12:00 pm
Toddler Playtime
Wayzata and West End Creative Kidstuff
   10:00 am-12:00 pm
Wee Wednesdays
Midtown Global Market
    10:00 am-1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
    10:30
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
      10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Galleria, Edina
      11:00 am
Birchbark Books Reading Series with Bao Phi and Ed Bok Lee
St. Paul Episcopal Church
7:00 pm

Thursday 5/10/12
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Raptor Center(the Decorah, IA Baby Eaglet is a current resident)
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Highland Park
   10:00 am
Book Nook Storytime
Creative Kidstuff
       11:oo am
Toddler Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
        10:30 am
Free Thursday Nights
Walker Art Center      
5:00-9:00 pm
FASH Spring Horse Show
MN State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum and LIvestock Area
10:30 am
PenPals Presents; Arthur Phillips
Hopkins Center for the ARts
7:30 pm

Friday 5/11/12
The Raptor Center(the Decorah, IA Baby Eaglet is a current resident)
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
National Public Gardens Day  
Landscape Arboretum
10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
    10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
    10:30 am
FASH Spring Horse Show
MN State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum and LIvestock Area
10:30 am
PenPals Presents; Arthur Phillips
Hopkins Center for the ARts
11:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Apple Valley, Galleria
       11:00 am
Barnes & Noble PJRama Storytime:  Highland Park
       7:00 pm
Family Night
Midtown Global Market
5:00-8:00 pm
Pete Hautman, The Obsidian Blade
The Red Balloon Bookshop
7:00 pm
Reading by Local Authors
Banfill-Locke Center for the Arts
7:30 pm-8:30 pm

Saturday 5/12/12
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Garlic Mustard Pull
Silverwood Park
9:00 am-1:00 pm
Free Matinee:  The Road to El Dorado
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am
Free Building Projects
Home Depot
9:00 am- 12:00 pm
Free First Saturday: Made You Look
Walker Art Center
10:00 am-5:00 pm
MacPhail Free Family Music — A Jewish Celebration
MacPhail Center for Music
10:00 am -11:00 am or
11:00 am – 12:00 am
FASH Spring Horse Show
MN State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum and LIvestock Area
10:30 am
On the Day You Were Born 20th Anniversary with Debra Frasier
10:30 am
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday LIVE!
Central Library in St. Paul
11:15-12:00
Sing With Us Saturday
Corcoran Park
5:30 pm

Sunday 5/13/12
FASH Spring Horse Show
MN State Fairgrounds, Warner Coliseum and LIvestock Area
9:30 am
Target Family Day:  It’s About Time
Minnesota Institute of Arts
11:00 am
*RESCHEDULED*  Heart of the Beast May Day Parade and Festival
Parade begins at Bloomington and 25th and ends at Powderhorn Park with the Festival
1:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks  Free Family Fun Day:River Insects Tell A Story
North Mississippi Regional Park/Carl Kroening Interpretive Center
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
St. Paul Civic Symphony–A Musical Journey to Paris
Landmark Center
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Pond Exploration
Richardson Nature Center
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
Charlie & the Good Times Band
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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