Thursday, May 1, 2008

What to Do This Weekend

Red Box free movie code for this weekend is MAYDAY (pretty fitting)

I will be at a dance competition all weekend. If I wasn't, there is one place I would be for sure:

May 3 - 4 10am - 5pm
Minnesota State Fairgrounds
Admission price - FREE, parking - FREE
I went last year with my daughter and one of her friends, and we had a blast! There are free activities for the kids to do, free samples of organic foods, free samples of organic products and information that you never knew you needed to know. Plan a whole day for it, and bring the kids. This year there is a Go Greener pass to ride the Metro Bus, it might be worth it as parking is always hard inside the fairgrounds. I promise it is worth your time.

Here are some other activities for this weekend:

Minneapolis Institute of Arts
free except during special exhibits
2400 3rd Ave
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Spring Concert
9700 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55431
Admission - FREE

May 2 2008
Visit web site for parking & activities

33 - 14th Avenue North, Hopkins, MN 55343
Fri 10am - 7pm; Sat 10am - 2pm
Admission $2.00

Southdale offers Moms free gift bags filled with offers and products.
Available at the Guest Services desk.
During Mall hours
Price - FREE

Mall of America - Nicelodeon Universe
Kids can meet costumed Nick characters such as SpongeBob SquarePants, Dora and Diego, the Backyardigans, and Blue at the new Nickelodeon Universe amusement park in the Mall of America - another excuse to check out all the new rides and features at the redesigned park! Meet-n-Greets take place at both the Green (on the half-hour) and Blue (on the hour) entertainment "Spots" on weekends, with appearances only at one or the other on weekdays. Check the website for times and details.

American Girls Book Club
Friday May 2, 7:00pm
Kids can join an American Girls discussion group that meets on the first Friday evening of each month.

3919 44th Street
Edina, MN 55424
Friday May 2nd, noon - 2pm
Kids (ages 0-5) and moms can enjoy a free playdate at Blooma at the end of the work week. Advance registration is requested. (952-848-1111)
Admission - FREE

2695 Ojibway Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55125
9am - 2pm
Teens and adults are needed to help at the annual event, which helps people safely dispose of used tires, appliances, electronics, and more.

Saturday May 3rd
Time: 11am-2pm; Release at 1pm
Highland Lakes Park Reserve
10145 Bush Lake Road
Minneapolis, MN 55438
Watch as Raptor Center staffers return rehabilitated birds to the wild! Enjoy live music by Michael Monroe, join hands-on kids' activities (including a rock climbing wall), peruse educational displays, learn about these magnificent creatures, and celebrate their release. Admission - FREE

Fiesta Day!
Mall of America
Saturday May 3rd 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join Dora and Diego for a meet-and-greet, songs, crafts, and more.
Takes place in West Market Square.
Admission - FREE

Free Comic Book Day
Saturday May3rd

601 South Century Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55119
Saturday May 3rd - NOON
Divot the Clown entertains families during a PGA-sponsored skills clinic. Participants should bring a wedge, six-iron, and driver; range balls are provided. Advance registration is required.
Admission - FREE

Kids Build Workshop
Projects vary depending on your location.
Saturday May 3rd
9:00am - 12:00 noon
Home Depot stores offer kids a chance to learn about tool and safety, and work with tools to construct a take-home craft from a pre-fab kit. Kids also get an orange apron and badge.
Admission - FREE

Sunday May 4th
Parade starts at 1:00pm
Join Heart of the Beast for the 34th annual MayDay Parade and Festival in the Powderhorn neighborhood. The unique and colorful parade of large puppets and floats starts at 26th and Bloomington, and ends in Powderhorn Park with the moving - literally and figuratively! - Tree of Life Ceremony.
This year's theme is A New Bridge: Infrastructure for the Future Beings.
Admission - Free

2520 North Dale Street
Roseville, MN 55113
Sunday May 4th
1:00 - 3:00
Explore an aspect of Minnesota's natural and cultural history during an afternoon of naturalist-led themed adventures. Drop in anytime during the two-hour program. Children must be accompanied.
Admission - FREE

Baker Park Reserve
2301 County Road 19
Maple Plain, MN 55359
Sunday May 4th 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Learn the basics of shooting a bow, safety tips, and equipments styles. Equipment - including 3D targets - is provided. Advance reservations are required.
Admission - $5.00

Sunday May 4th 5:05 start
James Griffin Stadium
275 North Lexington Parkway
Saint Paul, MN 55104
The Minnesota Thunder men's pro soccer team plays its home opener against the Rochester Rhinos. The first 500 fans attending get season schedule t-shirts; the first 1,000 get souvenir license plate holders; and the first 3,000 get Nic Platter schedule posters.
Admission - $10 - $17 for tickets

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