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Weekly Activites in the Twin Cities

We've added some new activities-- six days a week. Try an arts & crafts class, get some exercise, learn something new---there's always something going on in the Twin Cities. If you know of a great weekly activity, drop an email to editor@momtalk.com with the activity, a short description, time, place, and cost, if any, and we'll add it to the list.

Monday Night Fun Night -Club Just Jump, Woodbury
Every Monday night, bring the family and bounce on huge inflatable structures. A signed waiver is required for each child attending Family Fun Night. Snacks, pizza, Dippin Dots, hair beading and face painting are available for purchase. Family Fun Night is first come first served. If you are planning a large amount of children please call in advance.
Cost is $8/child; adults free
$8 per child, adults free. (hair braiding, face painting and food extra)
Club Just Jump
707 Commerce Drive, Suite 200
Woodbury, MN
Visit website: www.clubjustjump.com

Free Family Film Festival--Regal Cinemas Theatre Eagan 16. Every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10:00 am Eagan 16 will show a kid friendly G or PG rated movie. The best part about it, it's free!
2055 Cliff Road, Eagan

Stroller Strides- Mall of America. Stroller Strides is a total fitness program for new parents and their babies and stroller-age children. Classes are comprised of a warm-up, 50-minute power walk and body sculpting exercises using exercise tubing, the stroller and the environment. Stroller Strides instructors weave songs and activities into the routine designed to entertain and occupy child, while mom gets her workout. Class starts in the Rotunda, east side/first floor. Please arrive 15 minutes early and bring your water bottle.
Cost is $15 per class
Mall of America
60 East Broadway
Bloomington, MN
Visit website: www.strollerstrides.com

Open Gym--Family Village. Sing songs, listen to stories, play with a giant parachute and more during open gym. The first 15 minutes is lead by an instructor and the rest of the time is open for you and your child to explore their collection of toys and activities. Enjoy healthy snacks, treats and coffee at the cafe while your kids play.10:00 am- 5:00 pm. $3.50 per child and 20% off every additional child.
Starting June 7th, the Open Gym will be Thursdays from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
4000 Winetka Ave. N., New Hope
763-546-0885, www.familyvillage.net

Preschool Open Gym--Gleason's Gymnastic School.
At either location, bring your toddler in to jump, swing and roll around for a couple of hours. This open gym time is available for children 0-6 years old.
Cost is $6/child or $8/family.
9:30 am to 11:30 am
Eagan location: 2015 Silver Bell Road, Suite 180. 651-454-6203
Maple Grove location: 9775 85th Avenue N. 763-493-2526
Visit website: www.gleasons.com

Swing Night at the Caves-Wabasha Street Caves, St. Paul
Come and enjoy an eclectic mix of music by bands such as The Moonlight Serenaders, The Minnesota Jazz Orchestra, Beasly's Big Band, Swing Beat and more. Come early (6:15) for a lesson by Dave the Cave Man. The bands start at 7:00. All ages are welcome.
Cost is $7 at the door
Wabasha Street Caves
215 Wabasha Street S.
St. Paul, MN
Visit website: www.wabashastreetcaves.com

Open Gym -Family Village, New Hope
Guarantee your child some active play even on the coldest Minnesota days. There is a short circle time with songs, stories, parachute play and various activities. The rest of the time is free to play with the many toys, balls, and equipment designed to develop gross motor skills. It is also a great time to grab some friends and catch up over coffee while your children play. Ages 9mo - 6yrs
Drop in Fee: $3.50
Thursdays through 12/20 (no class 11/22)
10:45am - noon
Circle Time: 11am
Family Village
4000 Winnetka Ave N, Suite 300
New Hope, MN 55427
Visit website: www.familyvillage.net

Family Fun Nights--Minnesota Children's Museum. Every Friday night, the children's museum is open for the whole family to enjoy the exhibits as well as do some art projects and hear some bedtime stories. Free with admission to the museum: $8.95
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10 West Seventh Street, Saint Paul, MN
651-225-6000, www.mcm.org

Art Dabblers- Family Village, New Hope
You and your child can experience squishy clay, sloppy paint, sticky glue, and much more at this art free-for-all. Children can leisure and experience each project at whatever developmental stage they're ready for. No instruction, no rush, no "right way", and best of all, no cleanup. Ages 16mo-6yrs with parent.
Fridays through 12/21, 10 - 11:30am
Drop in for $5
Family Village
4000 Winnetka Ave N, Suite 300
New Hope, MN 55427
Visit website: www.familyvillage.net

Free Craft Activities for Kids--Lakeshore Learning Center, St. Louis Park and Maplewood locations
Every Saturday kids are invited to participate in fun craft activities in either of the two metro locations. Ages 3 and up.
Cost is free
5699 W. 16th Street, St. Louis Park 952-541-0991
1721 Beam Ave. Suite A, Maplewood 651-777-0650
Visit website: www.lakeshorelearning.com

Large Cat, Wolf, and Polar Bear Enrichment- Como Zoo, St. Paul
Watch as staff and volunteers demonstrate special activities with the animals. The activities stimulate the animals' curiosity and assist their overall well-being by prompting their natural behaviors.
10:00 am
There is also a weekly primate enrichment program every Thursday at 10:00 am.
Como Park Zoo
1225 Estabrook Drive, St. Paul
Visit website: www.comozooconservatory.org

Circuit Play- The Works Museum, Edina
From 1 to 3 p.m. every Saturday in November 2007
Charge up your Saturday! Build simple and complex circuits with batteries, buzzers, motors and more. Already know the simple stuff? Then you can take on the ultimate circuit challenge.
The Works
5701 Normandale Road
Edina, Minnesota, 55424
(952) 848-4848
Visit website: www.theworks.org

Saturday and Sunday
Raptors of Minnesota- Raptor Center, U of MN St. Paul Campus
Get an overview of the various species of raptors in Minnesota, tour the Raptor Center, and meet some of the center's 30 "teaching" raptors in the outdoor housing area. Register in advance by phone. Ages 2 and up.
Cost is $7.50/Adults; $5/Children
Raptor Center
1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
Visit website: www.raptor.cvm.umn.edu

Inventor's Workshop- Minnesota Children's Museum, Downtown St. Paul
Bring your creativity and imagination; the museum provides the materials. Ages 3-10.
Cost is free with museum admission
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Visit Website: www.mcm.org

Silly Times on Sundays- Wild Rumpus
Join the bookstore staff for silly stories for wee ones and parents. Ages 1-6.
Cost is free
Wild Rumpus
2720 West 43rd Street
Minneapolis, MN 55410
Visit website: www.wildrumpusbooks.com

Random Reads! - Rondo Community Outreach Library
Families can stop by the library on Sunday afternoons for ongoing storytime activities and presentations.
Cost is free
Rondo Community Outreach Library
461 North Dale Street
St. Paul, MN 55103
Visit website: www.sppl.org

Free Sundays at MCM- Minesota Children's Museum, St. Paul
The Minnesota Children Museum hosts free admission to all visitors. All ages welcome.
Cost is free
Minnesota Children's Museum
10 West Seventh Street
St. Paul, MN 55102
Visit Website: www.mcm.org

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