Week of 5/14/12-5/20/12 Free Events

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
Caponi Art Park
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
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting (open Wednesday-Saturday, open by appt only on Sunday-Tuesday)
Stone Arch Bridge
Guthrie Theatre–Never-Ending Bridge  
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
State Capitol Tour
Textile Center
Tamarack Nature Center (this might have a fee, but in 2011 the fees were waived.  Does anyone know more information?)
The Raptor Center (closed on Mondays)
Minneapolis Institute of Art (closed on Mondays)
Minnehaha Park & Falls


Thanks to Free Family Fun  and Pocket Your Dollars for some of these events.
Monday 5/14/12
Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
   10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
     11:00 am
Cafesjian’s Carousel Free Day
Como Zoo
11:00 am-4:00 pm
BBB Jazz Orchestra
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Kris Bigalk, Heid Erdrich, Elizabeth Austen Read
The Loft
7:00 pm
Tuesday 5/15/12
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
      10:00 am
Storytime with Engineer Paul
Choo Choo Bob’s
10:00 am
Baby Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday Under The Sea Party
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
Free Tuesday Nights
Minnesota History Center
5:00-8::00 pm
Richfield Symphonic Band
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
Elizabeth Austen, Katrina Vandenberg, Kristin Naca Poetry
Common Good Books
7:00 pm
Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask with Anton Treuer
Mill City Museum
7:00 pm
Wednesday 5/16/2012
Rice Park Walking Tour
Landmark Center
10:00 am
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
Capital City Wind Ensemble
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
***HIGHLIGHTED***Atina Diffley, Katie Godfrey, and Andrew French discuss the Future of Farming
(Go see my brother!  I will be there!)
Common Good Books
7:00
Brenda Langton, Spoonriver Cookbook
Magers & Quinn
7:30 pm
Truckfood Cookbook with John T. Edge
Mill City Museum
7:00 pm

Thursday 5/17/12
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
aponi Art Park, Eagan
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Free Thursday Nights
Walker Art Center      
5:00-9:00 pm
Chapter & Verse National Book Club Meet
The Red Balloon
6:30 pm
Shadia with Raks Redaui
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
St. Andrew’s Lutheran, Mahtomedi
7:30 pm


Friday 5/18/12
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
    10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
    10:30 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
Art A Whirl
Northeast Minneapolis
5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Waite Parke Community Carnival
5:30 pm-8:00 pm
Grand Old St. Mark Days
Merriam Park Neighborhood, St. Paul
5:00 pm-10:00 pm
Spun Gold Award recognizing Paula Pfaff
Textile Center
6:00 pm-8:00 pm
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church, Plymouth
8:00 pm
Saturday 5/19/12
Garlic Mustard Pull
Silverwood Park
9:00 am-1:00 pm

Mainstreet Days 
Hopkins 
9:00 am-4:00 pm
Solar Boat Regatta 
Phalen Park 
10:00 am-4:00 pmShabby Chic Sidewalk Sale
heartfelt
10:00 am-5:30 pm
Free Matinee:  Chicken Run
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am
Okee Dokee Brothers Album Release Party 
Father Hennepin Bluffs Park 
11:00 amLinden Hills Festival Pounded Plant Picture
heartfelt
11:00 am-2:00 pm
Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Oxford/Jimmy Lee Fields Grand Re-Opening Celebration
Jimmy Lee Fields
11:00 am-1:00 pm
Saturday LIVE!
Central Library in St. Paul
11:15-12:00
Storytime
Boneshaker Books
11:30 am
Art A Whirl
Northeast Minneapolis
12:00 pm-10:00 pm
Art A Whirl Gone Fishing

Logan Rec Center
11:00 am-2:00 pm

Book signing with Tricia Cornell, Eat More Vegetables
Cooks of Crocus Hill–St. Paul
12:00-2:30
Treaty Rights and Their Implications
Historic Fort Snelling
1:00 pm
Grand Old St. Mark Days
Merriam Park Neighborhood, St. Paul
12:00 pm-10:00 pm
Book Signing with Kim Ode, Rhubarb Renaissance
Cooks of Crocus Hill–Edina
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Oslo Reiselivskor Choir
Minnesota History Center
2:00 pm
Community Reporter Poetry Contest Winners
The Red Balloon
2:00 pm
Atina Diffley, Turn Here Sweet Corn: Organic Farming Works
Magers & Quinn
4:00 pm
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
Colonial Church, Edina
8:00 pm

Sunday 5/20/12
Linden Hills Fest
Linden Hills Neighborhood
11:00 am-5:00 pm
LynLake Street Festival
on Lyndale Ave between 28th St and Lake St.
12:00 pm-7:00 pm
Pan Asian Arts Festival
Landmark Center
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Art A Whirl
Northeast Minneapolis
12:00 pm-10:00 pm
Dandelion Day

St. Anthony Falls/Ard Godfrey’s House
1:00 pm-4:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks  Free Family Fun Day:Mosquitos, Ticks, and Black Flies
North Mississippi Regional Park/Carl Kroening Interpretive Center
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
St. Paul Chamber Orchestra
First Lutheran Church, Columbia Heights
3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Let’s get stARTed
Silverwood Park
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Osprey Watch
Coon Rapids Dam
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Raptors in the Yard
Lowry Nature Center
2:00 pm-4:00 pm
Three River Parks Turtle Time
Richardson Nature Center
3:00 pm-4:00 pm
The Fairlanes
Como Lakeside Pavillion
7:00 pm-8:00 pm

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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