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FYCC Family Bingo
Thursday, November 2 6:30–7:30pm Albertville City Hall
$10/family if you pre-register online ($15 at the door)
$1 Kids Movie: Ice Age 2
November 4, 5, & 7 St. Michael Cinema
More info and Showtimes: stmamom.com/stmcinema-kidsfallmovies
STMA High School presents Cinderella
November 9–11 7pm & November 12 2pm STMA High School Performing Arts Center
Adults $8, Students/Seniors $6
Between the beautiful weather and the fall colors, this week is ALL about leaf-gazing! If you can’t tell, the STMA area is at its peak for fall color right now, making it a great time to go outdoors and enjoy an autumn nature walk with your kids.
By the way, do you know WHY the leaves change colors? Check out this article from the MN DNR, and learn something cool to teach your kids! http://dnr.state.mn.us/fall_colors/typical_peak.html
Saturday, October 14
Pumpkin Patch Kids Zombie Run
8am Otsego Prairie Park Cost: $20 Ages 4-15
Saturday, October 14
Kids Pumpkin Patch
11am-1pm Otsego Prairie Park
Games, treats, inflatables, free pumpkins while supplies last
Bring a non-perishable food donation OR book for the Little Free Library
More info: otsego.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=602
I had the pleasure of getting to know Sara Mosher at her home on a rainy day in October. But even the dreary weather outside couldn’t keep Sara from smiling as she told me all about her family’s foray into entrepreneurship—Mosher Farm & Gardens, located just northwest of St. Michael on Jason Avenue.
Amore Ice Cream Shoppe is one of those names I’d heard from time to time in passing, but it wasn’t until a friend in Otsego started going there all. the. time. that I figured I’d better give it a try. All it took was just a taste, and I too fell in LOVE. (yes, pun totally intended)
This week I wanted to take the kids somewhere to celebrate fall, but it’s been so rainy and windy that we’ve found it hard to do anything outdoors. It was definitely time for a visit to 101 Market in Otsego!
101 Market, which celebrates its 20th year of business this year, started as a small greenhouse and has expanded over the years to become a full-fledged home and garden center. In the fall, it’s a great local destination for family fun! In the greenhouses you’ll find row after row of pumpkins—all sizes and colors!—plus Indian corn, gorgeous mums, and lots of other fall decor.
Monday, October 2
Fire Safety Storytime (toddlers and preschool age)
10:30-11:15 am St. Michael Library
More info: griver.org/event/saint-michael/fire-safety-storytime-/2017-10-02/37494
Wednesday, October 4
ECFE Field Trip to MN Children’s Musuem
8:45am–1pm Bus leaves from STMA Community Ed building
All are welcome! Cost: $12/child, adult chaperones are free
Thursday, October 5
Kids Pumpkin Party
4–7 pm Albertville Central Park
Pumpkin painting, games, and treats (for kids 10 and under)
More info: facebook.com/albertvillelionsclub
Every once in a while I have the chance to get to know someone who is totally working in her sweet spot. One such local mom, Danielle Brown, has combined her background in graphic design and her love of teaching with her outgoing personality to create Green Martini Paint Co., which provides not only for her family but also meets the need for a social and creative outlet for members of the STMA community.
Fall is here, and with it comes the opportunity for your family to enjoy all that the harvest season has to offer—including a visit to one of our area’s fantastic apple orchards!
The Fountains at Arbor Lakes shopping center in Maple Grove is hosting it’s second annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, September 17.
Join them for fall fun from 1 to 5 p.m.—free hay rides, Untiedt’s farmers market, Walton’s Hallow petting zoo, and much more! More info: www.arborlakes.net
The Fountains at Arbor Lakes is located on the east side of Hemlock Lane.
This event is taking place in the parking lot between Dave & Busters and Klein Bank.
(download PDF map)