Dive-In Movie Night – Shoreview Community Center

Dive-In Movie Night - Shoreview Community Center

It’s almost time to find your swimsuit and head to the Shoreview Community Center for their Dive-In Movie Night.  It takes place this Friday January 20th from 7-9pm.

Join your friends and family at the Tropics Indoor Waterpark for a Dive-In Movie Night! Guests can relax on giant sea creatures or lounge on pool-side chairs while watching a family-friendly movie. No need to register; the purchase of a daily pass the day of the movie is your ticket. Free for members! Due to licensing restrictions, we are unable to advertise the movie title on our Facebook page; please call 651.490.4750 for movie title. Join us for our next Dive-In Movie on March 3, 2017!

Please bring a non-perishable food item to donate to the Ralph Reeder food shelf and receive one free glow stick per family member*! (*While supplies last, limit one per person)

Daily Pass Rates:
$10 per adult (18+)
$9.25 per youth (1-17)
Additional rates online: http://bit.ly/2fHIQYe

Please note: Pool capacity is limited to 300 guests.


Snowman Making Contest and Concert


With a lot of kids out of school on Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. day, you might be looking for something for them to do? The Snowman Making Contest & Concert at the Silverwood Park, located in St. Anthony sure sounds like a fun idea.   Think of all the fun creative types of snowmen, snow-women, perhaps even an animal or monster that they could make!  The bonus is, it’s a free event.  Just need some creativity and whatever tools you need to bring that creativity to life!

Creatively build a snowman, snow-woman, or snow monster. Bring shovels, props, and natural materials to accessorize. Enter as a team or individual. Judging at 3:00 PM; certificates and trophies awarded at 3:30 PM. Enjoy marshmallow roasting and an indoor concert with Bunny Clogs after. Children 17 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.


Explore The Pop-Up Children’s Museum For FREE This Sunday


Are you trying to plan your weekend, perhaps looking for something fun and free to do with the kids?  You can bring them to the Mall of America, take the opportunity to Explore The Pop-Up Children’s Museum For FREE This Sunday!   The Target Free 3rd Sunday, is typically held at the main St. Paul Children’s Museum location.  With the big renovation and remodel taking place, the FREE event is being offered at the satellite location, The Pop-Up, at the Mall of America.



Explore the Pop-Up Museum for FREE! with Target Free 3rd Sundays

Thanks to the generosity of Target Corporation, visitors can roam the museum free of charge, the third Sunday of each month.

Special Activities in the Sears Court

January 15, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Join us for a dose of healthy, physical fun during this energetic and lively large motor play activity. Plus! Enjoy a special Sneetches mini performance and teaching artist activity with Children’s Theatre Company.

If you are a member we recommend you plan a visit for another day if possible.


National Skating Month Free Skating Event


January is National Ice Skating Month.  What better way to celebrate, then to go Ice Skating.  The Burnsville Ice Center is hosting a celebration tomorrow, January 8th from Noon-1:30.  Free admission, discounts on skate rental, and activities for the whole family.

Sunday, January 8

Come celebrate National Skating Month at the Burnsville Ice Center on Sunday, January 8, from Noon – 1:30pm. Besides FREE admission and discounted skate rental, we will also offer free mini private lessons for new skaters on a first come first served basis. Also, the Burnsville MN Valley Figure Skating Club will be here and will host a small exhibition that will highlight some of their skaters and Synchro teams at the beginning of the event!

Ice Skates

Symphony Free Family Concert Tomorrow


If you or your kids love music, reserve your tickets for tomorrow’s concert at the Ordway.  A perfect indoor event on a cold winter day.  The Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra’s Symphony and Philharmonia East Orchestra will join together for an hour long free concert.  It takes place from 2-3, tomorrow January 7th at the Ordway in St. Paul.  You can call or go online to reserve the free tickets, 651.291.1144 or www.thespco.org.

GTCYS joins forces with the SPCO to present a FREE family concert in the Ordway Music Theater! Why do composers write what they do? Join the Greater Twin Cities Youth Orchestra’s Symphony and Philharmonia East orchestras and actor Dylan Fresco as they journey together to explore musical inspirations and interpretations of several orchestral masterpieces. Listen as we explore the Russian folktale of “The Firebird” that led to Igor Stravinsky’s masterful Suite of the same name, and a new piece by contemporary composer Michael Abels that draws inspiration from all around the world!

Free tickets are available through The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra’s ticket office at 651.291.1144 or www.thespco.org.

Music Notes




Rock’n Jump Opens in Eagan


Finding indoor activities for the middle schoolers is a bit of a challenge. Even the elementary age is sometimes tough.  They’ve outgrown most of the indoor play areas, and even some of the smaller water parks. There’s a new option scheduled to open this week in Eagan.  Rock’n Jump is an indoor trampoline park and looks like it will be perfect for elementary, teen and even high-schoolers.  Of course they won’t forget the younger crowd, they will have a Rock’n Tots time for ages 6 and younger.  Adults are also welcome to join in the fun, check out their events, hours and pricing here.

The Ultimate Indoor Trampoline Park.

We’re people like you who want to exercise, but also like to have fun. Lots of fun. So instead of stairclimbers and weight machines, we decided to create a place where you can soar in open jump arenas, play trampoline dodgeball, do flips and somersaults. We also wanted a new alternative in Eagan for birthday parties and family gatherings, where quality food and private party rooms were guaranteed, and our kids could safely play while we socialized with other parents. With dodgeball, open jump arenas, slam dunk zone and much more. From kids’ parties to corporate retreats, church groups to family reunions, and of course vacationers who just want to enjoy themselves.Because your safety is our top priority, we developed the trademarked safety program JumpSafe®.  As a member of the ASTM committee that sets trampoline park safety standards, we regularly train our staff to support a safe and fun experience every time you visit any Rockin’ Jump Park. Our goal is for you, your friends and family to have Fun For Life™ in a safe, clean, fun environment. We invite you to visit The Ultimate Trampoline Park®!



Noon Year’s Eve Party

Noon Year Party at Como Park and Zoo

Typically you don’t have the opportunity to celebrate New Years more than once.  Como Zoo offers an event called Noon Year’s Eve Party, taking place on 12/31/16 and then again on 1/1/2017.  Both dates the event begins at 10am.  It’s free and fun for kids of all ages.

12/31/2016 and 1/1/2017, 10:00 am

A family event so popular, we’re doing it twice! Ring in the “Zoo” year during a special Noon Year’s Celebration on December 31 & January 1. Kidsdance, Minnesota’s favorite high-energy, interactive DJ service for kids, will be here both days with tunes, contests, and fabulous prizes! We will have craft making, special animal enrichment, giveaways, and a countdown to noon with hundreds of beach balls dropped from the ceiling.


Kids in the Kitchen Classes at Hy-vee


Sometimes grocery stores can be a fun place.  Not used to seeing fun and grocery store in the same sentence?  Hy-Vee offers classes, with some geared towards kids.  If you go here to their website, you start by finding the store closest to you.  I chose Lakeville as it’s one of their newer and largest stores in the metro area.   I then checked the calendar and events.  Keep in mind some of the classes are not very large, and they do require registration.  Still a great thing to check into now and again, at a store closest to you.

Location: Simple Fix Room
Type: Kids

Thursday, December 29, 2016 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Join Rachel, your Lakeville Hy-Vee dietitian, for a Quick and Tasty themed kids class! We will make Ooey,Gooey,and Cheesy Quesadillas, English Muffin Pizzas, and a fun drink. Parents must remain in class or stay in store. Register and pay at Customer Service or by calling 952-423-9344 at least one week before class. Cost: $8/child, non-refundable. Ages 6-12. Location: Simple Fix room (by Market Grille restaurant).


Santa Skate in Blaine


Are you looking for something fun to do tomorrow evening?  Head to the National Sports Center in Blaine for their Santa Skate event.  It takes place tomorrow December 22nd, from 5:30-7:30.  Admission is $7 a person and that includes:  cookies and juice, photo with Santa, games, photo booth and more.

Santa Skate

Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

5:30-7:30 p.m.

  • Open skate and ugly holiday sweater contest
  • Enjoy cookies and juice
  • Picture with Santa
  • Photo booth, games and prizes
  • $7 per person, no pre-registration necessary. Skates and helmets available for rent.

The Depot Ice Rink

Family New Year’s Eve Party in Eagan


It’s hard to believe that New Years Eve is almost here!  It seems like we were just ringing in 2016 a short while ago. To celebrate this year, there’s a great event in Eagan at Lebanon Hills that the whole family can enjoy.  The hours are 5-8pm and the “ball drop” is at 7:59. It’s an event everyone can enjoy and not have to worry about keeping the kids up late.  Admission is $10 per person except for 5 and under are free – pay at the door.  Activities include:  Hiking, snowshoeing, sledding, bonfires, live animals, music, food trucks and more.

Join us for our annual family New Year’s Eve Party and enjoy an evening of winter festivities. Ice skate, hike and snowshoe by candlelight; slide on our lit sledding hill, and warm up at a roaring bonfire. Indoor activities include magician, live animals, a storyteller, and much more! Stay for the countdown and ball drop at 7:59 p.m. Bring your own sleds and ice skates. Snowshoe rental available. Dinner provided by food trucks; prices vary. All ages.

snow flake