Thursday, May 29, 2008

What to Do This Weekend



Here is your Red Box Free Movie Code to use this weekend: MEMORIAL




It is a nice weekend to go out and try something new, here are a few ideas if you live in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. The free Concert in the Parks have really begun now that the weather has finally turned warm!




FRIDAY MAY 30th





Families can browse the wares of local and national juried artists and craftspeople during this popular fair, now in its 42nd year. The fair also features food vendors and live entertainment, with booths radiating out in all directions from the 50th & France intersection.


Occurs every day from 5/30/08 - 6/1/08

Time: Fri 10am-8pm; Sat 10am-7pm; Sun 10am-5pm

Cost: Free entry




Birthday Celebration

Midtown Global Market

920 East Lake Street

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55407

Enjoy live music, face painting, children's activities, cooking demos, and more, in celebration of the market's second anniversary.612.872.4041


/30/08 - 6/1/08

Time: During market hours

Cost: Free






SATURDAY MAY 31




Celebrate 100 Years of Anne of Green Gables


895 Grand Avenue

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55105

Celebrate the 100th anniversary of Lucy Maud Montgomery's Anne of Green Gables with craft activities, stories, displays, birthday cake, and more.

651.224.8320


Ages: 6 to 18

Time: 10:30am

Cost: Free




The Nature of Rum River


(Meet in the Shelter Building)

Rum River North provides abundant wildlife, diverse plant life and easy access. Anoka County provides a trained naturalist to help you explore a different natural element each month, followed by a snack and nature craft. Pre-registration required.

Saturday, May 31

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

651-429-8007

Cost: $5.00 per person or $12/Family of 4




Boat Show & Sale
May 30, 2008 - June 8, 2007

Location: Campgrounds, Minnesota State Fair Grounds
Hours:Monday- Friday: 12:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Saturdays: 10:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Sundays: 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Admission:Free
Description:Boat sale featuring over 200 new and used fishing boats, runabouts and pontoons.
For more information visit http://www.rapidsportmarinecenter.com%20or/ call (763) 434-1111.




Free Nestwatch Workshop


120 West Kellogg Boulevard

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55102

Learn about local birds and how to monitor birds nesting in your neighborhood. Collect valuable data to help Cornell scientists understand threats facing birds during breeding season.

Space is limited; call 651.433.2427 to register. The first 20 registrants receive free birdhouse kits


Ages: 10 to 18

ime: 8am-12:30pm

Cost: Free




Turtle Tales


2659 East Seventh Street

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55119

Take a hike to look for turtles, learn about turtles that live in Minnesota, and meet some close up. Register by May 29. Children must be accompanied.

651.249.2170


Ages: 3 to 18

Time: 10am-11:15am

Cost: $3/child




Flint Hills Children's Festival ArtMoves Parade


345 Washington Street

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55102

In conjunction with the annual Flint Hills Children's Festival, children, families, and community groups are invited to participate in (or just watch!) a parade of moving art featuring banners, flags, puppets, stiltwalkers, and decorated versions of anything on wheels that's non-motorized.

651.224.4222


Time: 1pm

Cost: Free




Vintage Cartoons & Brunch


3022 Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55408

Watch vintage cartoons on the big screen - with no admission charge - and enjoy brunch served from a full and affordable menu ($2-$8) featuring kids meals, omelets, pancakes, frittatas, breakfast burritos, and more. The shorts run continuously, so attendees can arrive at any time.

612.822.9000


Occurs Saturdays, Sundays from 3/1/08 - 6/29/08

Ages: 3 to 18

Time: 9am-2pm

Cost: Free admission; Fee for food




Silly Sun Visor


Lakeshore supplies everything kids need to make this free craft right in the store; expect the project to take 10 to 30 minutes. Parents must remain on-site. Offered at all Lakeshore locations.


Ages: 3 to 10

Time: Stop in anytime between 11am-3pm

Cost: Free






SUNDAY JUNE 1




Acoustic Sunrise Concert: Dan Israel


2400 Third Avenue South

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55404

This free concert at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is part of a series presented every other Sunday.

612.870.3131


Time: 11am-1pm

Cost: Free




Charlie & the Good Times


1530 Phalen Drive

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55106

Families can hear a live performance of easy listening music in the first St. Paul's Music in the Parks concert of the summer at the amphitheater.


Time: 1:30pm

Cost: Free




The Star of the North Concert Band


1360 Lexington Parkway

St. Paul MN 55103

Families are invited to enjoy a live performance of band music in the Pavilion, as part of St. Paul's Music in the Parks program.

651.266.6400


Time: 3pm

Cost: Free




City of Lakes Chorus
Como Park

1360 Lexington Parkway

St. Paul MN 55103

Families are invited to enjoy a live performance in the Pavilion, as part of St. Paul's Music in the Parks program.

651.266.6400


Time: 7pm

Cost: Free




Artistic Youth Ensembles of Minnesota


Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55410

The park board presents a free concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on the northwestern edge of the lake, as part of its annual summer entertainment series. Bench and lawn seating, and concessions, are available.

612.230.6400


Time: 2pm

Cost: Free




Blue Daddies


Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55410

The park board presents a free rock and blues concert at the Lake Harriet Bandshell on the northwestern edge of the lake, as part of its annual summer entertainment series. Bench and lawn seating, and concessions, are available.

612.230.6400


Time: 5:30pm

Cost: Free




Grasshopper Season!


P.O. Box 112, Nicollet Cty.

Hwy. 21 Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 56073

The grasshoppers are back out, making it a perfect time to stop by the Harkin Store to learn about the grasshopper plague that damaged crops and put farmers out of business from 1873 to 1877.

507.354.8666 or 507.934.2160


Ages: 3 to 18

Time: 1pm-4pm

Cost: Free




Prairie Scavenger Hunt


27160 County Road 2

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 56019

Learn about American Indian culture, prairie ecology, and archaeology while hunting for nature items.

507.628.5591


Time: 2pm

Cost: Free




Historical Society Open House


345 Kellogg Boulevard West

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55102

Visitors can enjoy free admission to any and all of the Historical Society's 26 sites around the state, along with special activities. State parks waive admission fees on this day, too!http://www.mnhs.org/150

Time: During attraction hours

Cost: Free




Centennial Masqueray Brunch


17th Street & Hennepin Avenue

Minneapolis/St. Paul MN 55405

he Basilica of St. Mary celebrates its 100th birthday with a special brunch open to all. Takes place under a tent in the Xcel Energy parking lot.

612.333.1381


Time: 11am-2pm

Cost: Free






SPORTING EVENTS THIS WEEKEND




Friday Night


Twins vs Yankees


5/30/08

Time: 7:10pm

Cost: Seats start at $9




Lightning vs Hawks

Our women's pro soccer team, the Minnesota Lightning, takes on Michigan.

651.917.TEAM


5/30/08

Time: 7:05pm

Cost: Adults $8; Youth $6




Saturday Night




Twins vs Yankees


5/31/08

Time: 6:10pm

Cost: Seats start at $9




Lynx vs Phoenix

Minnesota's WNBA team, the Minnesota Lynx, takes on Phoenix.

612.673.8373


5/31/08

Time: 7pm

Cost: Regular $10-$45; VIP $60-$150




Thunder vs Whitecaps

The Minnesota Thunder men's pro soccer team takes on Vancouver at the Thunder's new home field at the National Sports Center. (Note: this game was initially scheduled to take place at James Griffin Stadium.)

651.917.TEAM


5/31/08

Time: 7:05pm




Sunday




Twins vs Yankees


6/1/08

Time: 1:10pm

Cost: Seats start at $9




Lightning vs Firewomen

Our women's pro soccer team, the Minnesota Lightning, takes on West Michigan.

651.917.TEAM


6/1/08

Time: 5:05pm

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