Category Archives: all ages

Minneapolis Bike Week: Family fun minus the mini-van.

You know those bikes that have been sitting sad and lonely in your garage all winter? Gather the kiddlings and get out and ride them. It’s Minneapolis Bike Week (in case you need a reason)! Each day this week there’s a theme. Today is Nice Ride Day: Stop at … Continue reading

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Festival of Nations: Foreign culture for the whole family.

Sick of the weather? Don’t just leave town, leave the country. Head on over to the Festival of Nations for an eye-opening “ooh-that’s-what-they-eat/wear/make?” experience. The kiddos can sample McNugget-free cuisine from Cambodia, China, Hungary, India, France, Pakistan, Nigeria, Thailand, Peru…; play a few … Continue reading

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Spring Fling at Springbrook Nature Center: It’s the springiest flingiest.

As I type this, the birds they are a-chirpin.’ And this morning I saw a mama and papa duck with a look of love in their eyes (bow-chicka-bow-wow). Spring is here! Spring is here! This calls for some outdoorsy family fun. … Continue reading

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Ax-Man Surplus: A crazy-#$@! store with some crazy-#$@! sh*t.

Every time my nephew comes to visit, he insists on visiting Ax-Man. And who can blame him? It’s a pretty cool store. And what kid doesn’t like cool stuff? Ax-Man is a store that defies any description. You’ll see all sorts of kookie stuff … Continue reading

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Sledding at Columbia Golf Course? “Totally EPIC!”

We’ve always loved the sledding at Columbia Park Golf Course. And that was before I realized that that building there? IT SELLS SNACKS! Boasting the steepest slopes in NE Minneapolis, Columbia Golf Course offers different sized hills for all levels … Continue reading

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Art Shanties: Frozen fun for the whole family.

Icepocolypse. Minne-FROZE-a. The #@%! cold. Call it what you will, it’s here. And we can choose to either wrap ourselves up all burrito-like in a comfy blanket and watch the Olympics. Or, embrace the cold along with Minnesota arts and … Continue reading

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Do you realize how cool our libraries are?

My big library crush is really no secret. Let’s just start with the magic that happens when I hear about a book I’m interested in for my little guy. And how I go to the library website, search, request and … Continue reading

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