As usual, it was hard to narrow done the options this week. I think at some point or another, I’ve committed to way more things than I can possibly do this weekend. Here are my picks for this weekend. (Sorry St. Paul, this is really Minneapolis-centric this week).
My middle guy and I are are still really into The Very Hungry Caterpillar. It’s always been his favorite book, but now that we saw the CTC production, he just can’t get enough. The Minneapolis Creative Kidstuff location is hosting a special story hour Friday night. Besides a reading of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, there will be cookies and cocoa. You can also enter a drawing for a family 4 pack of tickets to the Children’s Theater Company production of The Very Hungry Caterpillar and other Eric Carle favorites. While you are there take advantage of free e Caterpillar hugs and photo opportunities! Image Credit: Creative Kidstuff.
It’s February. So, as usual, winter is starting to wear thin for me. And seriously, my kids cry if they touch snow. My materplan to get outside more this winter has gone well. However, my husband and I have agreed we need to keep tyring. Six weeks is a long time to just endure. So here’s an outdoor option: Build a Snowman Village. It’s kind of like a collaborative community art project — with snow. All the natural materials will be provided by Minneapolis parks. They are also providing snowshoes to try out when you are ready for a break from snowman building. Of course what is snowman building without hot cocoa or cider? The park board is providing that too.
Saturday, February 8th, 2:00-3:30pm
Midtown Global Market Conference Room (lower level), 920 E Lake St, Minneapolis
Exchange your clothes for free! I really wish I hadn’t just dropped off several boxes of clothes at the thrift store, because my boys are growing at a remarkable speed. If you have clothes to trade, bring them to Midtown Global Market Saturday afternoon. Trade them in for different things. Image Credit: Do It Green Facebook Page.
Everyone has their favorite coffee shop. The Coffee Shop NE happens to be mine. Partially because it is in my neighborhood, but mostly because it is run by cool people who care about local art and music. So, I think it is really cool that they have family-friendly open mic nights. You can come and listen to people perform or you can sign up and perform yourself.