November Calendar of Events


Special editions of the Family Day Care Radio Show on Sunday evenings! Sunday, September 12 tune in to hear the show's topic Listening vs. Lecturing. Gary & Joy Lundberg will tell you how to improve relationships through setting boundaries based on kindness. 6:05-7pm. KFAI, 90.3 FM in Minneapolis, 106.7 in St. Paul. 1808 Riverside Avenue, Minneapolis, (612) 341-3144.


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The Bakken: A Library & Museum


This new museum is now open for visitors and they want the community to stop in to explore their new exhibits: Magnetism and the Human Body; 18th Century Electricity; Spark of Life; Mystery of Magnetism; and the Electrarium. Guided tours of the 1920's Tudor home available on November 20 from 2:30-3:30pm, reservations required. Family Science Saturdays designed especially for families: November 13 - "Battery Bicentennial." Tuesdays-Saturdays 10 am-5pm. Adults $3; Seniors & Students $2; Children (under 8) free. The Bakken, 3537 Zenith Avenue South, Minneapolis, (612) 927-6508.


Children's Story Hours

Every Tuesday at 10:30am and Saturday at 1pm. Come to get new readers excited about the magic of books! FREE! Borders, 1501 Plymouth Rd, Minnetonka, 612-595-0977.

Book Discussion Group


A children's book discussion group, as part of a commitment to aid children in their exploration of literature, held the first Saturday of each month. The Red Balloon Bookshop, 891 Grand Avenue, St. Paul, (651) 224-8320

St. Paul Public Library's Bookmobile


The St. Paul Public Library's Bookmobile is a branch library on wheels that travels daily, reaching hundreds of St. Paul readers who don't have easy access to a library. Offering year-round service and computer access to the Library's main catalog, the Bookmobile visits senior hi-rises as well as various community centers, playgrounds, schools, and public housing communities. The Bookmobile is stocked with a rotating collection of over 4,000 items for children and adults including fiction and non-fiction, large print books, books with tapes, picture books, videos, and more. A complete Bookmobile schedule is available by calling (651) 642-0379, visiting or a St. Paul Public Library branch location.

Minnesota Parent Book Club


The first Wednesday of the month, join Minnesota Parent for our monthly book club meeting at the Edina Barnes & Noble, located in the Galleria. The Minnesota Parent Book Club is held the first Wednesday of every month. Check our Calendar section every month for upcoming book titles available for 30% off at all Barnes & Noble locations. FREE! 7-8:30pm. NOVEMBER BOOK: Cold Mountain by Charles Frazier on November 3rd. DECEMBER BOOK: How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez. Barnes & Noble, 3225 West 69th Street, Galleria, Edina. (612) 920-0633.


How To Talk Minnesotan The Musical

If you anticipate getting caroled-out before the holidays are through and looking for something different, then why not get bundled-up and head to the Plymouth Playhouse for some holiday fun and winter lessons with the Humde family and friends. The musical comedy How To Talk Minnesotan The Musical opens November 3, and runs through January 23, 2000. Showtimes and ticket prices vary. Plymouth Playhouse, 2705 Annapolis Lane, Plymouth. 612-553-1600.

Arthur - A Live Adventure!

November 17-21

Arthur, the character made famous through Marc Brown's books and the award-winning PBS-TV show, joins his friends and family to present a musical experience story featuring songs and dancing from Arthur, D.W., Pal, Mom and Dad, Mr. Ratburn, Buster, Francine, and all of Arthur's friends. Historic Orpheum Theatre, 910 Hennepin Ave., Mpls. Tickets ($15.75-$24.75) available through the box office, Ticketmaster, or call 612-673-0404.

Shingabiss: An Ojibwe Story of Self Reliance

November 5-November 21

SteppingStone Theatre for Youth Development turns a traditional story into modern-day drama with Shingabiss: An Ojibwe Story of Self Reliance. Native American playwright Yako Tahnahga Myers, with Composer Gary Rue, has created a contemporary urban rendition of this inspirational tale, taken from her Grandmother Keewaydinoquay's telling. For tickets and information about Shingabiss: An Ojibwe Story of Self Reliance and SteppingStone Theatre's 1999-2000 programs call (651) 225-9265 or visit the website at Tickets are $6 and all performances take place in the F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium at The Landmark Center, Downtown Saint Paul. Group rates are available for groups of 20 or more. Family Fun Packs are available for $12 per family member for three plays. For tickets and information about SteppingStone Theatre's 1999-2000 programs call (651) 225-9265. Hearing impaired customers may reach us through the Minnesota Relay Service, 1-800-627-3529. For more information, visit SteppingStone's website at

This Is Our Youth

Through November 21

This Is Our Youth is a hilarious comedy that chronicles the misadventures of three over-privileged, intelligent, promising kids and what happens when they throw it all away. When things go wrong in every way possible, the characters are forced to confront consequences for the first time in their lives. Thurs-Sat 8pm, Sun 7pm. Tickets: $16, $13/students and seniors. Hidden Theatre, 3208 W Lake St, Mpls, 612-339-4949.


Through November 7

In 1974, Studs Terkel's book, Working, a blue color chronicle of day-to-day America, became a permanent part of our collective narrative. As an oral historian and a writer, Terkel speaks straight by letting his subjects speak for themselves. The work has been adapted into a unique and compelling musical form. This play contains language that may be offensive to some people. Recommended for teens and adults. Showtime hours vary. $10/adults, $8/children and seniors. Stages Theatre Company, 1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, 612-979-1111.

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