Thursday, April 17, 2008

What to Do This Weekend


Here are my thoughts on what to do this weekend. If you have any additional frugal ideas for this weekend, please leave a comment for all to read.


I have also included a few activities for Tuesday April 22nd to celebrate Earth Day.


Red Box Free Movie Code: TAXES


Cub Foods: Saturday April 19th from 11-3pm Earth Day Scavenger Hunt
at the end of the hunt all children will receive a free tree sapling
While Supplies last.


Wal-Mart: Saturday April 19th beginning at 8:00am Free Reusable Shopping Bags
As part of Earth Month 2008, Wal-Mart and Kellogg’s will be partnering to give away one million custom-made reusable shopping bags on Saturday, April 19th at 8AM local time*.
While supplies last.
(Note: some other blogs are saying that they are giving them out already if you ask about them. Might be something to look into if you are going early anyway.)


Earth Day Celebration - Wellness walk; pancake breakfast; tree planting.
Sat., April 19, 9:00am-3:00pm
Harriet Alexander Nature Center - 2520 N. Dale St. Roseville


Family Earth Day - Activities; music.
Sat., April 19, 11:00am-4:00pm Price: free
ArtStart's ArtGallery - 1459 St. Clair Ave. St. Paul


EarthFest - Events highlighting eco-friendly activities.
Daily from Sat., April 19 until Sun., April 20
Price: free with admission
Minnesota Zoo - 13000 Zoo Blvd. St. Paul


Mississippi Valley Orchestra: Memoirs of a Genius
Sun., April 20, 4:00pm
Price: free
Augustana Lutheran Church - 1400 S Robert St. St. Paul


MN Orchestra: 2008-09 Season Preview Concert
Sun., April 20, 2:00pm
Price: free
Orchestra Hall - 1111 Nicollet Mall Minneapolis


Minnesota Children's Museum: Sunday, April 20: Open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Free admission to all visitors!
Inventor’s Workshop 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.


Earth Day Nature Hike at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
Date:Saturday, April 19, 2008
Time:10:30 a.m.(Arboretum hours are 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)
Registration/Fee: Supporters of the Conservancy receive one free admission with this coupon Print it out and redeem at the admission gate.
Location: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum Oswald Visitors Center
3675 Arboretum Drive
Chaska, Minnesota


Meeting place: World War I monument at the intersection of Summit Avenue and Mississippi River Blvd, St. Paul, MN
April 19, 2008 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Contact: Chelsea Grolla at cegrolla@stthomas.edu
Annual spring clean-up of the east banks of the Mississippi River from the Lake Street Bridge down to the Ford Parkway bridge. Bring gloves, rakes, good shoes, and enthusiasm. Bags, gloves, coffee, and some food treats will be provided for participants.


Saturday, April 19 Drop-in family activities 10am-1pm
Free and open to the public!
Minnesota Center for Book Arts
1011 Washington Ave S, Suite 100
Minneapolis, MN 55415
Celebrate Earth Day with MCBA by making books from recycled materials and found objects. Construct accordion books from grocery bags and cereal boxes; use shoelaces and twine to make Japanese stab bindings; create a tunnel book with old calendar pages; and more! A wide assortment of art scraps and materials will be provided.


Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, 1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul
April 19-22, 2008 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Contact: Michelle Furrer, 651-207-0333 or Michelle.furrer@ci.stpaul.mn.us
Party for the Planet is a nation-wide celebration to help visitors discover ways to connect to the local environment to make a collective difference in conservation on a national and global level. Como celebrates with the grand opening of the Leonard Wilkening Children’s Gallery, an interactive play exhibit that focuses on the Circle of Life. Create a toad abode for their gardens, learn more about rain gardens and composting, witness daily conservation talks and animal enrichment and participate in crayon and cell phone recycling. Plus Saturday a.m., Como members and donors will be able to take advantage of a electronics recycling drop site.


Earth Day Celebration Wood Lake Nature Center,
6710 Lake Shore Drive, Richfield
Sunday, April 20 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. Contact: 612-861-9365
Ages: 3 and up. Plant trees, play games, join a park clean-up, and enjoy a snack. In honor of Richfield’s Centennial, 100 tree seedlings are distributed to participants.


Tuesday April 22nd - Earth Day


Minnesota Landscape Arboretum,
3675 Arboretum Drive,
Chaska MN 55318
April 22, 2008952-443-1400
Free gate admission to carpools and everyone arriving on bicycles or in hybrid vehicles.


Indian Mounds Regional Park, St. Paul
April 22, 2008 Noon to 4:00 p.m.
Food from 4:00-6:00 p.m. and a bonfire.
You need to sign up to receive the coordinates!
Hike in, trash out! Help clean up this beautiful park, Indian Mounds Regional Park. Gloves and trash bags provided by Saint Paul Parks.


Now I know these events are in the Twin Cities, but your community has Earth Day events planned too. Search the web for free Earth Day activities to find out what is going on in your area. And remember if there are no activities, you can plant a tree or pick up trash anywhere to help out. My family and a few other families are picking up trash on Tuesday to do our part. (Target has kids garden gloves in their $1.00 section right now to pick up trash with)

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