Thursday, August 7, 2008

What to Do This Weekend


Here are a couple of Red Box Codes that should work at McDonalds for this weekend:

MCDMEDVD & MCSUMR808


FRIDAY AUGUST 8TH


Hans Meyer 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.
Time: 11am
Cost: Free


Irish Fair of Minnesota
Harriet Island Regional Park
200 Dr. Justus Ohage Boulevard Saint Paul, MN 55107
An annual three-day celebration of all things Irish! Families can enjoy storytellers, live music and dance, an Irish marketplace, ethnic foods, 1K and 5K fun runs, and a special children's activity area with dance and sheep herding demonstrations, races, crafts, and much more. Park downtown and walk across the Wabasha Street Bridge, or park along Plato Boulevard.
952.474.7411
Ongoing Daily 8/8/08 - 8/10/08; check with location for exceptions.
Time: 10am-10pm
Cost: Free


St. Paulitics Films: Dr. Strangelove
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 politics-themed films in the Kellogg courtyard. This week's film is Stanley Kubrick's Dr. Strangelove, starring Peter Sellers. Cancelled in the event of rain.
651.222.3242
8/8/08Ages: 10 to 18
Time: Dusk
Cost: Free



SATURDAY AUGUST 9TH


Meet Kate DiCamillo
The Red Balloon Bookshop
895 Grand Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55105
Author Kate DiCamillo introduces the fifth book in her Mercy Watson series, Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig. And if that's not special enough, she's joined by the St. Paul Saints' mascot, Mudonna!
651.224.9508
Ages: 4 to 12
Time: 10:30am
Cost: Free


Festival for Fathers and Families
North Commons Park
1801 James Avenue North Minneapolis, MN 55411
Local organizations celebrate fathers with a day of free activities at the park, including pony rides, a petting zoo, live entertainment, a moon bounce, free lunch, resource tables, and prizes. Dads attending with their kids get free t-shirts!
651.222.7432
Time: 12n-4pm
Cost: Free


Scavenger Hunt
Highland Park Library
1974 Ford Parkway Saint Paul, MN 55116
Kids and teens can explore the library and its sources, with prizes awarded to those who complete the hunt.
8/9/08Ages: 5 to 18
Time: During library hours
Cost: Free


Teen Gaming
Hamline Midway Library
1558 West Minnehaha Avenue Saint Paul, MN 55104
The library invites teens to play Dance Dance Revolution and other games.
651.642.0293
Ages: 12 to 18
Time: 2pm-4pm
Cost: Free


Animal Feedings
Springbrook Nature Center
100 - 85th Avenue Northwest Minneapolis, 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
Ongoing Each Sat 1/6/07 - 12/27/10; check with location for exceptions.
Time: 10am-11am
Cost: Free


Radio Disney Move It!
Southdale Center Mall
66th Street and France Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55435
Radio Disney and the Simon Kidgits Club invite kids to take part in music-fueled activities that get them "gamin', groovin', and movin'," including the "Rock and Goal" soccer challenge, a Tic-Tac-Know trivia game, video game challenges, and more.
Time: 3pm-6pm
Cost: Free


Lowes Build & Grow Clinic
This week build a mini school locker, just in time for back-to-school! You can make it easier by pre-registering here, or register on the day of the build-it.
Time: 10-11 am
Cost: Free


SUNDAY AUGUST 10TH


Sunday is looking pretty bad for any free activities in the Twin Cities. Use the time to spend time at a neighborhood park with your kids!

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