If you like art, but aren’t interested in the whole Art-A-Whirl circus or just don’t want to haul your family to Minneapolis, ArtStart is hosting the EcoArts Fest on Saturday. Anne has the details in her article Finding Fun in St. Paul.
Indies First Storytime DayThe Red Balloon Bookshop and Wild Rumpus Books for Kids Saturday May 17, 2014
Continuing with our Twin Cities cage match, your family can choose between Minneapolis’s Wild Rumpus and all its wild and crazy pets or the quiet elegance of St. Paul’s Red Balloon Bookshop. Either way, local authors will be reading stories to your kids. Anne has the details in her Children’s Book Week Events Article.
Swedish Summer Family PicnicAmerican Swedish Institute, 2600 Park Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407 Sunday, May 18, 2014, 11:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
This event is “free and open to the public,” but in reality it’s not exactly free. No outside food is allowed in, and seriously, who wants to go to a picnic and not eat? Although, you could stop and eat on the way and then bike in for the festivities. Also the galleries and exhibits require museum admission — again, not a big deal. Museum admission is $5-$9 per person, but there will be plenty of fun even if you choose not to tour ASI this time. There will be family activities and games to play out on the lawn. If you want to make the whole day of it Admission is as follows:
- $9 / adults
- $7 / ages 62 and above
- $5 / ages 6-18 and full-time students with ID
- Free/ ASI members and kids ages 5 and under
Urban Expedition – BrazilLandmark Center, 75 5th St, St Paul, MN 55102 Sunday, May 18, 2014; 1:00 p.m. to 3:oo p.m.
The Landmark Center’s popular Urban Expedition is coming to an end for the season. Sunday is your last chance until next year. This month learn about the country of Brazil. You can read Gianna’s Experience with Urban Expedition here.