Twin Cities Family Free: August 5-August 11, 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
Words of Wisdom
Peg Lasota, Fortune-It
July 5-August 11

The Knack 4 Kids
Michael’s Craft Projects
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)

(thanks to Free Family Fun and Lollipopolis)
Week of August 5-August 11
Sunday August 5
Bell Museum of Natural History
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop
David LaRochelle, It’s a Tiger
2:00 pm
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register

Dragonfly Collecting
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
August 5
1-3 p.m.
Free Family Funday: Rocks Rock
Kroening Interpretive Center
North Mississippi Regional
Sunday, August 5
1-3 p.m.

Creature Feature: Snakes
Lowry Nature Center
Carver Park Reserve
August 5
1-3 pm

Dragonflies and Damselflies
Richardson Nature Center
Hyland Lake Park Reserve
August 5
3-4 p.m.

Silverwood Summer Concerts
Silverwood Park
August 5
6:30-8:30 p.m.

Monday August 6
Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
 11:00 am

Tuesday August 7
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

Toddler Tuesday
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: Voices of Sepharad
Minnesota History Center, St. Paul MN
Time: 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; dance instruction 6:30-7 p.m. Live music at 7 p.m.
Ard Godfrey House
A formal dedication of the Chute Square Park renovation
National Night Out
Caponi Art Park
Postcards of South America: Nicolas Carter
10am – 11am
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register

Wednesday August 8
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
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
  10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Galleria, Edina
  11:00 am
Landmark Center
August 8
Great River Walking Tour
10 am | Free | Tours depart from the Upper Landing Park at Shepard Rd. & Chestnut St.
Como Zoo
Groovin’ In The Gardens with The Detroit Don King Blues Band
Visitor Center
6:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Roseville Parks
Langton Lake Park (8-8)
Random Acts of Recreation
6:30 pm-8:00 pm
Thursday August 9
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
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register
Landmark Center
August 9
Ordway Summer Dance – Swing
Landmark Plaza; 6 pm; FREE

August 9
6-8 p.m.

Twin Cities River Rats
Mississippi National River and Recreational Area, Minneapolis
7:00 pm
Friday August 10
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
Family Night
Midtown Global Market
5:00-8:00 pm
The Red Balloon Bookshop
Heather Anastasiu, Glitch – Publication Party
6:30 pm  
Springbrook Nature Center
Friday Night Movie Night
6:30 pm
Free with $1 concessions

Saturday August 11
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am

Home Alone Two

Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
11:00 am-3:00 pm
Saturday LIVE!
Central Library in St. Paul
Saturday Storytime
Boneshaker Books
11:30 am
Booya!  Studio Joy Walk
7:00 am-8:00 am
go here to register
The Red Balloon Bookshop
“Bon Appetit” Celebrating 100th Birthday of Julia Child
10:30 am
Springbrook Nature Center
Animal Feeding
10am – 11am

Grimm Farmhouse Open House
Grimm Farm
Carver Park Reserve,
August 11
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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