Thursday, June 26, 2008

What to Do This Weekend

Your Free Red Box movie code for this weekend is: SUMMER

It looks like a slow weekend for free activities. I think everybody is saving up their activities for the Forth of July weekend. But it does look like you could spend the entire day on Saturday at the Eastman Nature Center doing three different free activities. What a beautiful weekend to spend at a nature center.

I am also working on a permanent post about free activities for everyday of the week that are ongoing. So when you need something to do during the week, all you will have to do is click on the day of the week you are looking at. This will be up and running within the next few weeks!



FRIDAY JUNE 27TH

New Roots Duo
Lake Harriet
43rd Street & East Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55410
The park board presents a free guitar 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
http://www.minneapolisparks.org
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free

Five Fridays: Jaws
Saint Paul Central Library
90 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Bring lawn chairs and blankets - and bug spray! - over to the library, to watch outdoor screenings of films based on comics, plays and books in the Kellogg courtyard. This week's film is Jaws. Cancelled in the event of rain.
651.222.3242
http://www.sppl.org
Ages: 12 to 18
Time: Dusk
Cost: Free

Teddy Bear Band Family Concert
Ojibway Park
2695 Ojibway Drive
Saint Paul, MN 55125
Woodbury hosts free entertainment at the Ojibway Park Bandshell; inclement weather moves the performance to the Central Park Amphitheater.
http://www.ci.woodbury.mn.us
Time: 11am
Cost: Free


SATURDAY JUNE 28TH

Lowes Build & Grow Workshop
https://www.lowesbuildandgrow.com/
Build a mini baseball game this weekend.
Go here to pre-register your kids.
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Cost: Free

Minnesota Pops Orchestra
Lake Harriet
43rd Street & East Lake Harriet Parkway
Minneapolis, MN 55410
The park board presents a free symphony 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
http://www.minneapolisparks.org
Time: 7:30pm
Cost: Free

Chicken Run (G)
Hamline Midway Library
1558 West Minnehaha Avenue
Saint Paul, MN 55104
Catch a screening of the hit 2000 claymation film (from the makers of Wallace & Gromit), presented as part of the library's summer reading and entertainment program.
651.642.0293
http://www.sppl.org
Ages: 4 to 18
Time: 2pm
Cost: Free

Saturday Live: Dino Dig
Saint Paul Central Library
90 West Fourth Street
Saint Paul, MN 55102
Learn about paleontologists and the prehistoric world of dinosaurs from Children's Museum staffers, as part of the library's Saturday Live series.
651.266.7000
http://www.sppl.org
Ages: 3 to 18
Time: 11:15am
Cost: Free

I Can Camp with Kids
Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Osseo, MN 55369
Celebrate the Great American Backyard Campout by practicing with tents, camping gear, and fire-making. Learn about "leave no trace" techniques.
763.559.6700
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Ages: 5 to 18
Time: 1pm-3pm
Cost: Free

Count Caterpillars!
Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Osseo, MN 55369
Train to participate in the multi-year international Monarch Larva Monitoring research project to help conserve Monarch butterflies. One-hour per week commitment over the summer (at home or in the park) required. Advance reservations required for orientation.
763.694.7700
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Ages: 10 to 18
Time: 9:15am-11:30am
Cost: Free

Universe in the Park
Eastman Nature Center
13351 Elm Creek Road
Osseo, MN 55369
Join U of M astronomers for an evening of stargazing, including an indoor presentation and outdoor telescope viewing. The event, sponsored by NASA, takes place rain or shine. Participants receive free star maps.
763.559.6700
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Ages: 6 to 18
Time: 8:30pm-10pm
Cost: Free

Raptors in the Yard
Lowry Nature Center
7025 Victoria Drive
Victoria, MN 55386
Meet a captive merlin and barred owl and learn about these amazing birds of prey. Bring a camera!
763.694.7650
http://www.threeriversparkdistrict.org
Ages: 2 to 18
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: Free

Animal Feedings
Springbrook Nature Center
100 - 85th Avenue Northwest
Blaine, MN 55432
Naturalists are on hand to feed live prey to the exhibit animals and answer questions about the predator-prey relationship.
763.572.3588
http://www.springbrooknaturecenter.org
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free

Thomas & Friends Playdate
http://www.toysrus.com
Kids can get free Thomas trading cards, hear stories, color, and play at a wooden railway table during a special chainwide in-store event. Check with your nearest Toys 'R' Us location to confirm their participation. Children must be accompanied.
http://www.toysrus.com
Ages: 2 to 10
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free

Guitar Hero III Championship Tournament
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN 55425
Like American Idol, Guitar Hero gives folks a chance to show off their skillz and compete for prizes. Expect a lot of leather jackets and spiked wristbands. And hair. Lots and lots of hair. Note: No masks allowed. Takes place in the Rotunda.
http://www.mallofamerica.com
Time: 9am
Cost: Free

Fourth of July Wrist Ribbon
Lakeshore Learning Store
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.
http://www.lakeshorelearning.com
Ages: 3 to 10
Time: Stop in anytime between 11am-3pm
Cost: Free


SUNDAY JUNE 29TH

Stann Bann Big Band
Centennial Lakes Park
7499 France Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55435
Edina presents a free concert at the amphitheater at the southern end of the lake.
952.927.8861
http://www.centenniallakespark.com/
Time: 7pm
Cost: Free

Acoustic Sunrise Concert: Vicky Emerson
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
2400 Third Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55404
This free concert at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts is part of a series presented every other Sunday.
612.870.3131
http://www.artsmia.org
Time: 11am-1pm
Cost: Free

Bead Brunch
Beadhive
5458 Nicollet Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419
Stop by the store for free treats and beverages, a demo of a jewelry-making technique, and savings on purchases.
612.823.1112
http://www.beadhivebeads.com
Ages: 13 to 18
Time: 12n-2pm
Cost: Free

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