Twin Cities Family: More Than $5 Week/Weekend Highlights September 2-September 9, 2012

Week of September 2-September 9, 2012


I dedicate this entire week to the Dolphins at the Minnesota Zoo.  It’s their final week and to celebrate their life at the zoo, they are having a special event all week called the Dolphins Farewell Week (DFW).
During this week, the Dolphine Stadium will be open to watch them in an informal setting.  There will also be a chance for you to “take a picture with them.”  Their image will be superimposed on a green screen behind you.  You can sign a card, submit pictures online to their virtual bulletin board, and bring in plastic bags to be recycled–I’m not sure how that will be fun, but they included it for your enjoyment.

Also this week, here are the offering from the Minnesota Historical Society

Alexander Ramsey in 1862 
Alexander Ramsey house 
9/8/12
$6-$9

Engineering the Falls: History Player William De La Barre Tour
Mill City Museum 
9/8/12
$10-$14

Henry Sibley and the US Dakota War of 1862 
Sibley Historic Site
9/8/12
$5-$7

Railroad History Tour 
Mill City Museum 
9/9/12
$10-$14

Sunday, September 2 
see here
DFW 9:00 am-6:00 pm
Minnesota History Day at the State Fair

Monday, September 3 
see here
DFW 9:00 am-6:00 pm

Threshing Weekend
Oliver H. Kelley Farm
10:00 am-5:00 pm
$6-$9
You actually get to participate!  Help to stack straw, haul bundles, and bag grain!  The fun times you can have on the farm!
Tuesday, September 4 
DFW 9:00 pm-4:00 pm
Wednesday, September 5 
DFW 9:00 am-4:00 pm

Jackson Roundhouse Tots ‘N Trains
10:00 am-12:00 pm
I want to go to this so badly.  For the past 8 months, I have been trying to make it to this activity.  I will continue to try.  But you get to explore the historic Jackson Roundhouse and they have special events for the kids:  train tables, crafts, storytime, treats, and coffee (for moms and dads).  If you have a little guy/girl who loves trains like I do, this is shouldn’t be missed.

History Theatre 
Sample Night Live! 
7:00 pm
$10 parents tickets for first half of show Free for kids.
G-rated, family friendly shows includes:
 Caravan Dance and Music presents “12 Days of Caravan”
(Belly Dance)
Puzzle Time (Improv) 
Green T Productions presents “The Hobbit” (Theater)
The Flower Shop Project and Workhouse Theatre Company

present “But Not for Love” (Theater)
Electric Children (Band)

Thursday, September 6 
DFW 9:00 am-4:00 pm


Tim Hawkins
Living Word Christian Center
7:00 pm
$20
One of the funniest men alive.
Strange?
Completely.
But honestly, you are truly funny if you can get my husband to laugh out loud.
Friday, September 7 
DFW 9:00 am-4:00 pm
Saturday, September 8 
DFW 9:00 am-5:00 pm

Bakken Museum Super Science Second Saturday
10:00 am-4:00 pm
$5-$7
Be a Brainiac.  It’s all about the brain today at the museum.  Learn about medical technology and the brain.  Try out different brain exercises at the Electric Brain Discovery Table.  Sign up to participate in the Mindball Tournaments.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Seed Savers Family Fun
12:00 pm-4:00 pm
$12 for ages 13 and older
Sunday, September 9
DFW 9:00 am-6:00 pm

MN Zoo Bear Encounters
8:30-10:30
For ages 12 and up
$125
Get to know the three bears of the Russian Grizzly exhibit at the MN Zoo. Learn about the personalities of the bears, tour the behind the scenes (kitchen), and experience meeting the bears themselves with one of their trainers.

Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Seed Savers Family Fun

12:00 pm-4:00 pm
$12 for ages 13 and older

Three Rivers Park
Baker Park Reserve
3 D Archery Shooting
For Ages 7 and up
$8

Roy Wilkins Auditorium 
Minnesota Roller Girls 
7:30 pm
$13-$18

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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