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Showing posts from February, 2014

Fairy Gardens at the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Spring is in the air and the fairies at the MN Landscape Arboretum have been VERY busy ! February 22 - March 23 in the Great Hall of the Oswald Visitor Center.  Exhibit is free with Arboretum gate admission $12 adults: free for kids ages 12 and under.  The Arboretum is located at 3675 Arboretum Dr, Chanhassen.

Pre-Order Free & Frugal Family Fun & Save $5

Alphabet Adventures: Twin Cities Free & Frugal Family Fun will be available in April and you can pre-order a copy and save $5 and it will be sent directly to your home. The cost is $10 and includes shipping.   Free & Frugal Family Fun  is a comprehensive guidebook listing of the many wonderful places to eat, learn, and have fun without spending a ton of money. The guide is broken down into four sections: Eat, Learn, Play, and Save.  It provides addresses and contact information for various organizations within the seven county Twin Cities metro area including: amusement parks, arts and crafts, beaches, biking and hiking, book stores and libraries, bowling, camping, community resources, consignment resources, cultural centers and festivals, dining out, farms, fruits, & flowers, financial assistance resources, galleries and gardens, historical attractions, horseback riding, ice cream parlors, indoor fun, indoor pools, kids in the kitchen, mini golf, movie theaters, na

FEE FREE Weekend at ALL National Parks (Feb 15 - 17)

All  401 national parks  will provide   free admission  to everyone February 15-17 to honor our nation's leaders and their accomplishments.

B is for Brickmania

The Lego movie debuted this weekend,we'll wait to watch that on Netflix but what couldn't wait too check out the coolest Lego place in North America - Brickmania  (@brickmaniatoys). We broke out of our south metro mold and drove up to the "Nordeast" side to check out the most awesome display of Lego art ever including an Iomega flag raising the size of GINORMOUS out of itty bitty Legos (gotta remember that for an "I" day). I'd love to know how much time and planning that took. We brought our 11 year-old Lego enthusiast niece who gave the place a two thumbs up.  They offer frequent free open houses to come and build your own Lego whatevers and race them down the huge wooden ramp.  Birthday parties are offered and the best your own Lego train, bring it in and you can plop it down on the huge train set filled with cities, moutains (who is MT Annika named after, I mean who is Annika?), and Godzilla. Of course, Brickmania will be list

Music Lessons in the Twin Cities

Children's Yamaha Music School 612.339.2255 Edina Community Center, 5701 Normandale Rd, Edina Hamline Center, 2819 Hamline Ave N, Roseville Groth Music Company 952.884.4772 8056 Nicollet Ave S, Bloomington 55420 MacPhail Center for Music 612.321.0100 501 S 2nd St, Minneapolis 14750 Cedar Ave S, Apple Valley 1616 Birch Lake Ave, White Bear Lake 470 W 78th St, Chanhassen Chinook Book C-138, 139, 140 exp 10/31/2014 Minnesota Valley Conservatory of Music 952.412.0265 190 S River Ridge Circle, Burnsville 55337 Music Together 651.439.4219, Chinook Bk C-187 exp 10/31/2014 Performance Music Lessons 651.303.4810 10026 University Ave NW #210 Coon Rapids 55448 Schmitt Music 2400 Freeway Blvd, Brooklyn Ctr 55430, 763.566.4560 14150 Nicollet Ave S, Burnsville 55337, 952.435.2454 2906 W 66 th St, Edina 55423, 612.238.9930 3035 White Bear Ave, Maplewood 55109       651.770.0091 11300 Wayzata Blvd, Minnetonka 55305    952.546.0555 Simply Strings Studio 651.457