For the Kids

Kids and Screen Time: Tips for How to Minimize Conflict in Your Home

New studies have linked the use of screens with neurological and developmental problems in children. During this session, learn how to balance the positives and negatives of technology use, explore the risks and signs of compulsive behaviors, and determine effective ways of settings boundaries and consequences. This session incorporates role-playing scenarios.  Read more about Kids and Screen Time: Tips for How to Minimize Conflict in Your Home

Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade

Kick off the first day of the historic 2020 MN Winter Carnival with this celebration of lights. Get decked out in all your glow gear and join the parade as it makes its way from the Landmark Center to Kellogg Mall Park. Compete in this year’s new KIDS’ decorating contest by adorning your stroller, a wagon, yourself or other nonmotorized forms of transportation in light. The contest categories include best use of lights, most creative and best Winter Carnival related entry. 651.223.7400 Read more about Moon Glow Pedestrian Parade

Winter Trails Day 2020

Want a day of fun and family time? Come and participate in numerous outdoor activities at Fort Snelling State Park. Activities include ice-fishing, snowshoeing, fat-tire biking, archery and more! All the necessary equipment is provided and make sure to grab a hot chocolate in between activities! All ages. Read more about Winter Trails Day 2020

AshaUSA's Mental Health Matters Program presents: Sumi Mukherjee's talk " Being Brown in America"

Author and Speaker Sumi Mukherjee focuses on writing non-fiction books based on real life stories and speaking to various audiences around the country so others can benefit from his stories. His books and presentations are broadly focused on cultural diversity and other social justice issues. Since 2011, he has written 3 books and has spoken all around the country as well as in Canada. His 4th book is scheduled for publication in 2020. Read more about AshaUSA's Mental Health Matters Program presents: Sumi Mukherjee's talk " Being Brown in America"

MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Orkestar Bez Ime

Orkestar Bez Ime [or-KESS-tar behz EE-meh], meaning “orchestra without a name” in Bulgarian, was formed in 2002 to recreate the sounds of the village with a presentation as festive as the music itself. Focusing on Eastern Europe and music of the Rom (“Gypsy”) people, OBI’s repertoire reaches from Albania to Ukraine, with plenty of stops in between. Orkestar Bez Ime is a winner of the 2011-2012 McKnight Artist Fellowships for Performing Musicians administered by MacPhail Center for Music and a recipient of a 2012 Minnesota Emerging Composers Award from the American Composers Forum. Read more about MacPhail Free Family Music Series: Orkestar Bez Ime

New Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Gather with family and friends at Pinstripes and enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne, party favors, and live music!  Our regular menu will be available for dining, and both the bowling lanes and bocce courts will be open as the New Year ‘rolls’ in! No cover charge. Fun starts at 7:30 pm. The NYE celebration will kick off with two balloon drops, the first one at 8:00 p.m., perfect for the kids, and the second at midnight. Read more about New Year's Eve at Pinstripes

Jellybeans at Barnes & Noble

Join the Jellybeans on their adventure through kindness and inclusivity during story time reading at Barnes & Noble. This thoughtful poem takes your kids on a journey of finding their uniqueness, but also how we’re ultimately the same. Free bookmarks available while supplies last, as well as a free bag with each book purchase. Ages newborn-8. Read more about Jellybeans at Barnes & Noble

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