Wish List for the Weekend of April 5th and 6th, 2014.


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This weekend my cohorts and I will be busy throwing our Birthday Party at the Red Balloon Bookshop on Saturday and our Birthday Party at Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store on Sunday.  We are SO excited about these opportunities to meet you and your families.  However, if you are unable to attend either or both of these parties, this is an AWESOME weekend for the Wish List.   Check out our list below and, if you still haven’t found your thing, don’t forget to check our Calendars.  Our new format has both the Free Calendar and the Wish Calendar merged — but in separate colors.

Oh — speaking of our birthday — we have birthday presents.  Sign up for your chance to win two free books from the Minnesota Historical Society Press.


 

A unique feature at The Works Museum, the Design Lab features projects and engineering design challenges you can do at your own pace.

A unique feature at The Works Museum, the Design Lab features projects and engineering design challenges you can do at your own pace.

New Activities in the Design Lab at the Works
The Works Musuem, 9740 Grand Avenue, Bloomington, MN 55420
Weekend Hours: Saturday 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; Sunday 12:00 am to 5:00 pm
Admission: $8 per person; Children two and under are free.

The Works Museum periodically changes out its Design Lab with new projects and engineering design challenges you can do at your own pace. Even if you have been there before, you can probably find new challenges.  The current activities include:

  • Contraptions — a design challenge to build a ping pong ball obstacle course.
  • Wind Turbines — an experiment to see how much wind power a mini turbine can create.
  • Mini Catapults! — build your own miniature catapult and take it home.
  • Circuit Exploration — make own circuits with lights, wires, buzzers and batteries.

If you choose to go to The Works on Sunday between 1:oo p.m and 4:oo p.m., you can take part in the K’Nex Meet-Up.


Ant BoyMinneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
St Anthony Main Theatre, 115 SE Main St, Minneapolis, MN 55414
Saturday, Apr 5, 2014; 11:00 a.m.
$12 General Admission;$10 Film Society Members;$6 Students w/ Student ID
 

The Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival runs April 3rd through 19th this year.  Childish Films has several films that I think I would enjoy.  My Favorite is a story of a boy who is bitten by a super-ant and with the help of his comic-book-loving friend becomes Ant Boy. The trailer is above.


But-radical-love-andOkee Dokee Brothers DVD Premier  —An Appalachian Adventure
Riverview Theater, 3800 42nd Ave South, Minneapolis, MN 55405
Sunday, April 6, 2014; 11:00 a.m. 
Tickets: $10.00

Have I mentioned that we sing Okee Dokee Brothers in the car all the time?  Oh, right I did, right here.  This weekend, the first of their two new releases comes out — the DVD.


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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