Free Family Activities Twin Cities: 7/29/12-8/4/12




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

Open Eye Driveway Tour

Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store
Como Zoo Storytime 12:30
Como Zoo Daily Attractions
Bear Program (free)
Sparky the Sea Lion Show (free)
Seal Island Training Demonstration (free)

Bear Banter (free)
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory:  1:00 Gardener Talk
Minnehaha Park
Stone Arch Bridge
Mill Ruins Park
Guthrie Theatre–Never-Ending Bridge  
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
State Capitol Tour
State Capitol LEGO Display
Tamarack Nature Center
Springbrook Nature Center
Dodge Nature Center
The Raptor Center
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting
Minneapolis Institute of Art (closed on Mondays)
Three Rivers Parks Eastman Summer Nature Camp  
Minneapolis Movies and Music in the Park
Free Daily concerts and movies
St. Paul Music in the Park
Sundays-Thursdays Free Concerts
Walker Art Center Open Field
June 2-September 1
Cathedral of St. Paul
Daily tours Monday through Friday
1:00 pm
Lakewood Cemetery
Guided and self-guided tours daily
The Textile Center
Land by Hand
June 1–July 7
-Custom Woven Interiors
Kelly Marshall
(June 27-August 4)


The Knack 4 Kids 
Michael’s Craft Projects
Landmark Center

Kari Wagner art exhibit: Expressions of Faith
North Gallery; July 5 to 29; Wednesdays through Sundays; 12 to 3 pm; FREE

RAPTOR Center
Open• 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday through Friday
• noon to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday

Walker Art Center Acoustic Campfire
June 7 -August 30 8:00 pm
Part of Open Field 2012

Close out the evening with local musicians performing intimate acoustic sets.

Three Rivers Parks 


Sunday July 29
Bell Museum of Natural History
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop 
St. Paul City Ballet Presents: 
Angelina Ballerina 
2:00 pm
Midtown Greenway Coalition 

FAMILY FUN DAY IN THE MIDTOWN GREENWAY: A CELEBRATION OF OUR DIVERSE COMMUNITY
Between Bloomington Avenue and Chicago Avenue
10:00 am-3:00 pm


Monday July 30
Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
 10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
   11:00 am

Tuesday July 31

9 Nights of Music: Tropical Zone Orchestra

Dates: July 31, 2012

Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; dance instruction 6:30-7 p.m. Live music at 7 p.m.

Japanese Taiko Drumming

July 31, 10 a.m.


Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
    10:00 am
10:00 amBaby Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am


Toddler Tuesday
Mall of America
10:00 am -2:00 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

Summer Music At Plymouth Church
Plymouth Congregational Church
7:00 pm
(Jerilyn and Billy Steele)



Wednesday Aug 1
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

Como Zoo
Groovin’ In The Gardens with The Tim Malloys
Visitor Center
8/1/2012
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
 


Bridge: A Gathering

Mill City Museum, Minneapolis MN
Dates: Aug. 1, 2012
Time: 5:45 p.m.
Fee: Free
Applewood Park (8-1)
Random Acts of Recreation
6:30 pm-8:00 pm


Thursday Aug 2
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
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register

Mn State Fairgrounds
North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area
Landmark Center
Ordway Summer Dance – Tango/Waltz
Landmark Plaza; 6 pm

Walker Art Center
Tastings with Chef-in-Residence
Doug Flicker
5:00 pm-9:00 pm




Friday Aug 3
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

Midtown Global Market
5:00-8:00 pm


Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center 
Caterpillars and Butterflies 
Preschool Story Times 10:00 – 11:00 am

Mn State Fairgrounds
North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show
Dates: August 2, 2012 – August 5, 2012
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area
Admission:
Free public admission
Springbrook Nature Center
Friday Night Movie Night
6:30 pm
Free with $1 concessions


Saturday Aug 4
Mall of America
10:00 am

Coraline

The Red Balloon Bookshop
Baby Storytime with Sara Waters 
10:30 am

Sidewalk Saturdays

11:00 am-2:00 pm

Sun Paper Sampler

Build a Cork Bulletin Board

9 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register
 
Mn State Fairgrounds
North Central Reining Futurity and Derby Show
Location: Warner Coliseum & Livestock Area
Walker Art Center
Free First Saturday:
Garden Quest
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Springbrook Nature Center
Animal Feeding
10am – 11am

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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