Twin Cities Family Free: August 19- August 25, 2012

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
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



The Knack 4 Kids
Michael’s Craft Projects
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

Local musicians performing

De Unkiyepi We Are Here

All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis MN (closed Mondays)


Week of August 19-August 25
(thanks to Free Family Fun and Lollipopolis)
Sunday August 19
Bell Museum of Natural History
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Como Zoo
Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival
Como Park Zoo and Conservatory
8/19/2012
3:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Friends of the Upper Post WWII Walking Tours
Historic Fort Snelling, St. Paul MN
Dates: Aug. 19, 2012, Sept. 16, 2012
Time: 9 a.m.
Caponi Art Park
Monroe Crossing Bluegrass
6:30pm – 9:30pm
WhereTheater in the Woods

Feeding Frenzy
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
Sunday, August 19
1-3 p.m.

Free Family Funday: Bugs on the Prairie
Kroening Interpretive Center
North Mississippi Regional Park
Sunday, August 19
1-3 p.m.

SUNDAY IN THE GARDEN
Noerenberg Memorial Gardens
Sunday, August 19
1-4 p.m.


Walk with an Artist
Silverwood Park
Sunday, August 19
2-3 p.m.

Raptors in the Yard
Lowry Nature Center
Carver Park Reserve
Sunday, August 19
2-4 p.m.

SILVERWOOD SUMMER CONCERT SERIES
Malamanya
Sunday, August 19
6:30-8:30 p.m.
 


Monday August 20
Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
 11:00 am

Tuesday August 21
Puppet Wagon
9:30, 10:30, 11:30
various parks in Roseville
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
  10:00 am
Choo Choo Bob’s Storytime
10:00 am
Baby Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
MALL OF AMERICA Toddler Tuesday
Tuesday, July 3
10 a.m. – Noon
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
9 Nights of Music: Ross Sutter and Friends
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
Dates: Aug. 21, 2012
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; dance instruction 6:30-7 p.m. Live music at 7 p.m.
Fee: Free

Macy’s Play Date

Tuesday, August 21, 1-5 p.m.
Macy’s cardholders receive FREE admission
“The Comical Misadventures of Mr. Punch” with Z Puppets Rosenschnoz
10am – 11am

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

Indigenous Music and Movies in the Park Series

 4:30 p.m. movies begin at dusk



WEDNESDAY August 22
Puppet Wagon
9:30, 10:30, 11:30
various parks in Roseville
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
Landmark Center
August 22
Heart of the City Walking Tour
10 am | Free | Tours depart from Landmark Center’s Hamm Foyer (Entrance on 6th Street)
Como Zoo
Groovin’ In The Gardens with Crankshaft & The Gear Grinders
Visitor Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Thursday August 23
Puppet Wagon
9:30, 10:30, 11:30
various parks in Roseville
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
Twin Cities River Rats
Mississippi National River and Recreational Area, Minneapolis
7:00 pm
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register
Friday August 24
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
Family Night
Midtown Global Market
5:00-8:00 pm
Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center
Bird Banding  
9:00 am – noon
Springbrook Nature Center
Friday Night Movie Night
6:30 pm
Free with $1 concessions
Saturday August 25
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am

Journey 2:  The Mysterious Island

Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday LIVE!
Central Library in St. Paul
11:15-12:00
Saturday Storytime
Boneshaker Books
11:30 am
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register
Springbrook Nature Center
Animal Feeding
10am – 11am

Grimm Farmhouse Open House
Grimm Farm
Carver Park Reserve,
August 25
noon-4 p.m.

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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