Category Archives: special event

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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Elf and Fairy Houses at North Mississippi Regional Park: Add some backyard magic.

When I was little, I was mildly obsessed with tiny people a la the Borrowers. Growing up, we had a bottle-shaped vase on our piano and I’d pretend my very own Jeannie lived in there. If your kiddo has a big imagination involving tiny humans, I say embrace it. … Continue reading

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Birch Bark Crafting at ASI: Make something pretty out of tree parts!

Crafting with the kids can be fun. Except when you realize the sad eventual destiny of said craft: the recycling bin. But when you’re working with material as lovely as birch bark, the craft could very well be something worth keeping. And here’s a good way to … 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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Peter Pan by the Morris Park Players: You’ll be hooked.

Good news! You don’t have to drop 30 clams to experience musical theater with your wee ones. Not when you’ve got the Morris Park Players presenting the beloved tale of Peter Pan. Forget what you think you know about community theatre … 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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