Things are slowing down a bit this post-Winter Carnival weekend, but there are still some really great things to get out and do this weekend. Thursday, February 13th: So, I kind of screwed up with the Scottish Ramble last week. It is actually this weekend. So, let’s give it a second chance this weekend!
Steppingstone Theatre, 55 Victoria Street North, Saint Paul, MN 55104 Friday, February 7, 2014; 7:00 p.m. (and other dates/times through February 23, 2014) Tickets: $12-$15/pp
You can read my review of the Steppingstone Theatre production Black Snowman HERE. And later this week, I will add a link to my review of the book, The Black Snowman by Phil Mendez HERE. Yesterday we read the book together. My kids (even my four-year-old) surprised me with how much of the play they had really gotten.
Logo courtesy of Steppingstone Theatre.
Saturday with a Scientist – Amazingly Adaptable Amphibians. This is done, but you can still go to the Bell for free on Sundays.
I know I’ve been writing a lot about the Bell lately, but its because they have cool stuff going on. For instance, on Saturday, in celebration of Charles Darwin’s 205th birthday they will have an amphibian centered Saturday with a Scientist event. The scientist will be Ben Lowe, a UM PhD student researching the evolutionary biology of reptiles and amphibians. There will be hands on activities and close encounters with different species of frogs and salamanders. You and your family can earn different frog calls and find out fun ways to attract and protect amphibians in your own backyard. Image Credit: Bell Museum of Natural History. I guess if I had a problem with messes, I would be living in the wrong home. But there is something to be said about leaving the mess somewhere else when you can. On Saturday, the Minneapolis Parks invite you to create your own homemade valentines without making a mess at home! They will focus on both bulk Valentines you can make for classes and on one-of-a-kind valentines for the special people in your lives. If you are like me and haven’t thought about Valentines yet, this could be a fun way to make them quick and relatively inexpensively.
Landmark Center, 75 West Fifth Street, St. Paul, MN Sunday, February 16, 2014, 11:00 am. – 6:00 p.m.. $5/Adults & Teens; $3/Seniors & Kids under 12
This is not something I’ve done yet, but its something I’ve been wanting to do for some time. The Scottish Ramble offers family activities and, if you want, kids and families can have their tartan’s blessed during the Kirken’ of the Tartans. For more details check out their Schedule here and look for the smiley face next to the activity to indicate it is family friendly. (FYI as of press time, they did not have the schedule up yet, but it is still promised).
Image Credit: ScottishRamble.Org.
I don’t want to disappoint anyone by leaving out the winter activities. This weekend you and your family can explore the snowy banks of Baker Near-Wilderness Settlement while searching for animal tracks. Afterwards, the kids (and you?) will love warming up with a cup of cocoa. Equipment is part of the registration fee.
Joy Peters is a co-creator and writer for FamilyFunTwinCities.com.