Free List for November 2 – 3, 2013

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I tell you, the week absolutely flies by when it’s my turn to come up with the weekend activity lists. That part of the job is not actually so pleasant (really, I don’t need things to move any faster around here), but what I do enjoy is getting inspired to spend family time at some really cool places around town. And since I’ve got a little time on my hands this weekend, here’s what I came up with to choose from — and share with you all as well:

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Cinderella Storytime with Children’s Theatre Company
Red Balloon Bookshop
891 Grand Ave., St. Paul

walker free first saturday

Perhaps you’ve got some princess attire left over from Halloween? Pull it back out and hit this special Cinderella storytime at Red Balloon courtesy the Children’s Theatre Company. And watch for a special Cinderella ticket giveaway coming soon from Family Fun Twin Cities.

First Free Saturday: What’s Happening!
Walker Art Center
1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis
10am – 3pm

Joy’s got the scoop on the special offerings at the Walker this Saturday. Activities specially designed for kids ages 6-12 have been inspired by the current exhibit Claes Oldenburg: The Sixties.

Nokomis Urban Craft Fair
Lake Nokomis Community Center
2401 E. Minnehaha Pkwy., Minneapolis
9am – 3pm

Joy’s also got a great suggestion for a place to start shopping for those Christmas presents if you’re interested in buying from local vendors. The Lake Nokomis Community Center will host 30 craft vendors this Saturday to get you inspired for the holidays.

highpoint center for printmaking

Free Ink Day: Dia de los Muertos
Highpoint Center for Printmaking
912 West Lake Street, Minneapolis
1 – 5pm

4 times per year, Highpoint Center invites the public to drop in, hand-carve and print with relief blocks, and take the creations home. This season’s Free Ink Day will honor the Mexican holiday Dia de los Muertos.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

richardson nature center

Free Family Fun Day: Nature Play
Richardson Nature Center
8737 East Bush Lake Road, Bloomington

Explore the natural world with your family every Sunday in November from 3-4pm at Richardson Nature Center. Free Family Fun Day is also offered every Sunday from 1-3pm in November at the Karl Kroening Interpretive Center in North Mississippi Regional Park.

As always, please consider consulting our Free Calendar for more ideas for this weekend and beyond!



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Anne Kingston

If we left it up to Anne to write her own bio, it would never get posted. She doesn't enjoy talking about herself, but Anne does love exploring the Twin Cities with her family and sharing her finds here. She, her husband and their four kids are lifelong residents of St. Paul.

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