Here are some things you might not want to miss this week. Most are free but see details where noted. St. Paul is a busy place this month.
Join the Minnesota Sinfonia this Thursday, July 10 at Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park (9750 Egret Boulevard) for an outdoor concert featuring waltzes, polkas, classical favorites and more! This performance begins at 7:00 pm, is free and open to the public and children are encouraged to come.
Red Balloon Bookshop is hopping with activity, and this weekend is no exception.
Fri, July 11, 7:00 pm – Kelsey Sutton, Where Silence Gathers – Launch Party!
Kelsey Sutton had us spellbound last year with her YA debut, Some Quiet Place, and this summer brings the compelling companion: Where Silence Gathers. Filled with atmospheric prose and palpable emotions, Where Silence Gathers is a suspenseful summer read perfect for teen readers. Join the book launch party with Kelsey and Red Balloon and enjoy a great discussion, book signing, and refreshments! Kelsey Sutton is a student at Bemidji State University who divides her time between attending classes and writing novels. She lives in Bemidji, Minnesota, with her small dog and even smaller cat, Lewis and Clark. www.kelseysutton.blogspot.com
Sat, July 12, 10:30 am – “Up North” Storytime – featuring Wes Erwin, author of Boundary Waters ABC Author
Wes Erwin is bringing “up north” down to St Paul for a very special “Up North” Storytime, featuring his new book, Boundary Waters ABC. Cozy up on blankets and listen to interactive stories, do creative activities, and make s’mores. Be sure to take home a copy of Boundary Waters ABC, the perfect book to experience the beauty of the Boundary Waters, one letter at a time. Wes Erwin enjoys canoeing and camping and has canoed frequently in the Boundary Waters and other wilderness areas. He is a licensed counselor and holds a doctorate in Counseling and Human Development from the University of Iowa. He lives with his wife and two sons in Shoreview, Minnesota.
Sunday, July 13, 11:00 am It’s the 2nd Sunday of the month, so head over to the Minneapolis Institute of Arts for Target Family Day.
Family Day: Ready, Set, Draw! Sunday, July 13 11 a.m.–5 p.m Museum-wide
And don’t forget our Family Fun Twin Cities Summer Playdate on Friday, July 11.
Lake Calhoun 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Sailing, Strolling through Linden Hills, Dinner, Trolley Rides until 6:30/7:00 pm
Lake Harriet Bandshell for Family Pops with Minnesota Sinfonia 7:30 pm
Lake Harriet Movie in the Park Grease 9:15 Join us for all or for part of the day! Don’t forget to bring some cash for the trolley and ice cream, a picnic, blankets, beach toys, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.
It’s gonna be a BLAST!