In My Inbox: For Mom and Dad, but you can bring your kids–Stroller Run, Book Signing

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I love to run.

I think.

I’m trying to.

I want to.

I figure if I say it enough it will become a true statement.

So I am sticking with it.

I love to run.

And since I love running so much, I am excited to let you moms and dads know about this event.
Mill City Running’s Stroller Run 
Sunday, October 12, 2014
10:00 am
Meet on the Corner of Hennepin and Main Street
Follow a 2-mile loop over the Stone Arch and Hennepin Bridges.  All runners and walkers of any ability are welcome.

Doesn’t that sound like fun?  No?  

If not, then maybe reading is more your thing.

Then, you won’t want to miss this event!
red balloonAnnMarie Thomas, Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation
Thursday, October 9
7:00 p.m.
Red Balloon Bookshop
Are you curious about the intersections of learning and making?  Are you passionate about encouraging today’s youth to see the world as something they are actively helping to create?  Are you already involved in the Maker Movement, or perhaps just excited to learn more?  Join Dr. AnnMarie Thomas for a fascinating, in-depth look at the Maker Movement as she discusses her new book, Making Makers: Kids, Tools, and the Future of Innovation.  Learn about the history, the “big names”, and the unsung heroes of the movement, as well as practical advice on getting kids started in making.  Parents and educators of all types are invited to this dynamic, informative, and exciting conversation.  Refreshments and book signing to follow.

 Dr. AnnMarie Thomas is an Associate Professor at the University of St. Thomas and previously served as the Founding Executive Director of the Maker Education Initiative. Her teaching and research focuses on engineering design, particularly as it relates to PK-12 education.  She is the mother of two young makers. AnnMarie Thomas has engineering degrees from MIT and Caltech, as well as a professional certificate in Sustainable Design from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design.

Or this one!  Because who doesn’t love Star Wars?  
Wild_Rumpus_no_addrss_logoStar Wars Reads Day with Daniel Wallace
Saturday, October 11
11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Wild Rumpus
Daniel Wallace is well-loved by Wild Rumpus and comes regularly to enjoy Star Wars with you.  This a nation-wide movement and bookstores all over town will be hosting a Star Wars Reads Event.  But we all know the best place to go is Wild Rumpus, right?


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About the author

Gianna Kordatzky

I am married to the craziest, most awesome man I know. We have four kids--Ranging in ages from 5-10. You can learn more about my life as a mother and wife at .

I love to throw parties and be with friends. I love to read my Bible and grow closer to God. I love to eat and exercise. I have learned to love coffee.
And I could really use a nap.

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