March 7, 2013

Free family events in March

This list of free, local events for families will be updated as new events tick in.

DON'T MISS: Borromeo String Quartet Family Concert
Time: March 2, 2013 at 2pm
Place: St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room, 1300 West St. Germain Street

The Borromeo String Quartet will give a performance designed for all ages, including young children. The Borromeo has produced its own classical music videos. This performance will include a video created by students at Pine Meadow Elementary School during a 3-day residency by the Borromeo.

The Borromeo have been redefining the classical music landscape through innovative uses of Macbook Pro laptops, video projection, and iPads in performance. They use on-stage projections of hand drawn original manuscripts by composers like Beethoven, Bach, Brahms, Mozart, and Schubert to vividly illustrate the creative process hard at work, a practice which has excited audiences of all ages. In schools, their use of technology is proving to make classical music now very relevant to students who have grown up in the digital age.

First Thursday: SCRAPS Pinterest Party Image gallery
Place: St. Cloud Public Library Mississippi Room
Time: March 7, 2013 at 7-8pm

In March, First Thursdays is hosting a SCRAPS Pinterest Party. Supplies will be provided to "upcycle" a variety of projects that celebrate the art of craft.

SCRAPS is the St. Cloud Recycled Art Project Shop - where the creative use of refuse is encouraged. All projects are currently featured on the SCRAPS Pinterest Page. If you haven't tried SCRAPS, or Pinterest, let this event be your introduction! First Thursdays presents literary, performing and visual arts at the St. Cloud Library the First Thursday of each month.

Charlotte's Web Night -One District-One Book Celebration
Time: Fri, March 8, 5:00pm – 8:30pm  
Place: Sauk Rapids-Rice  High School, 1835 Osauka Road Northeast, Sauk Rapids, MN 56379, USA

Join us for the final celebration of this year’s One District-One Book event! The evening will include activities and a showing of the movie version of Charlotte’s Web. Pizza and pop will be available for purchase.
For more information, visit the One District-One Book page

Sauk Rapids-Rice Family Fun Day
Saturday, March 9, 1-3 pm
Sauk Rapids-Rice High School Pool. Enter West Door #7

Bring your swim suit and have some fun together in the pool and gym! This event is for families with
elementary age and younger children.  There is no charge for this event sponsored by
the Community Youth Connection.
Questions - call Community Education at 258-1577.

Free for the 3-yr-olds and under: Maple Syrup Festivals
Time: Saturdays, March 16 and April 6 - Open House, 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Place: Saint John's Arboretum

Join us for what has become the Arboretum's most popular event of the year! Sap collecting, syrup cooking, horse-drawn rides, demonstrations, and hot maple syrup sundaes await the whole family during this fun-filled event! Pre-registration for families is preferred, but not required. Pre-register and pay OR pre-register and bring your payment to the festival.
Arboretum Members: $5/adults, FREE/children (ages 4-17)
Non-Members: $10/adults, $5/children (4-17), FREE/children (3 & under)
Scout Troops: $10/adults, $5/scouts, FREE/children (3 & under)
Receive $1 per person discount (up to $10) if you pre-register by the Friday before the festival you attend (does not apply to scouts).