Wish List for March 21-23, 2014


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This was a hard weekend for narrowing down the Wish List.  There are three great children’s productions going on at three different theatres and two are ending this weekend.  With the weather starting to warm up, we needed an outdoor activity on the list.  Of course, what would be this weekend’s Wish List without Choo Choo Bob?  I also picked a night out with the family — playing BINGO.  Like I said, it was hard to narrow this week.  If you want more be sure to check our Family Fun Calendar.


Closing Weekend of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Closing Weekend of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

Closing Weekend: Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day
Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN
Box Office: (952) 979-1111
Dates: Now – March 23, 2014
All seats, all shows $15

Alexander is already in its closing weekend this weekend.  Anne had nothing but good things to say about the play.  I expected my third grader to be jealous that we weren’t reviewing this one, but my four-year-old recognized it as a book he loves, too, and wanted to go.  This is definately on our family wish list for this weekend.


Bully by the Young Playwrights of Steppingstone Theatre

Bully by the Young Playwrights of Steppingstone Theatre

Closing Weekend: Bully

SteppingStone Theatre, 55 Victoria Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55104
Dates: Now – March 23, 2014
All seats, all shows $12-15/pp

Bully is unique among the theatre productions currently running in that it is written by a group of teenaged playwrights from SteppingStone and Action Transport Theatre in Ellesmere Port, England.  Both groups tackled the issue of how to fight bullying.  The play was created to inspire conversation.


Cccb_trainstore_logohoo Choo Bob’s Great Minnesota Train Expo

Eagan Civic Arena, 3870 Pilot Knob Road, Eagan, MN 
Saturday, March 22, 2014; 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday, March 23, 2014; 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Admission: $5/pp; Children Under 8 free.

I’m not sure why little boys are so fascinated with trains, but they are.  If you have one of these boys, Gianna whole-heartedly recommends braving the crowds for the Great Minnesota Train Expo.  With parking and children under 8 free, this can be a pretty cheap outing — even if you buy the hot dogs at the expo.


family bingoFamily Bingo Night
 St. Cyril & Methodius Church, 1315 2nd Street NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413
Saturday, March 22, 2014; 6:00 p.m. to midnight
$1.00/card

One of my best memories of childhood is one my Grandma probably doesn’t remember.  She took me to play bingo the night before my birthday.  I loved playing bingo with her and watching the clock to reach midnight.  I was in grade school at the time.  I’ve tried taking my preschoolers to church bingo games, but its too hard for them to sit still.  Adding in the fact that it goes to midnight, I think this is best for a grade school and up family.


 
Family GPSFamily GPS
Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement, 4001 County Road 24, Maple Plain, MN 55359
Sunday, March 23, 2014; 3:00 p.m.
Reservations Required
$5 – $6/pp; Children Under 2 free (20% discount for groups of 4 or more)

If you have wanted to try family Geocaching, but didn’t know how to start, this could be a great place to begin.  You and your family can hike into the woods to find hidden geocaches. The GPS equipment is provided.


About the Author:  Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

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Joy Peters

Joy Peters - co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Besides Family Fun Twin Cities, I spend my 9 to 5 at a day job pursuing my weird passion for calendars and organizing things as a legal secretary. When I get home I spend my time with my four kids, 10, 6, 4 and 1. My amazing husband is both a full-time musician and full-time stay-at-home dad. Together we run a small radio empire — SiaNet Radio — playing, promoting and enjoying the wide variety of local music and art in the Twin Cities. I juggle all this while writing about exploring the Twin Cities with kids. I couldn’t be happier.

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