Friday, June 27, 2008

Minnesota Marine Art Museum Family Programs

Family Storytelling is tomorrow--- Saturday, June 28th


"Funshine Fantasies"

Come join us a read stories in front of original artworks and then do a fun art project! This program is FREE for parents and children. Stories are geared to children 8 and under.

Thursday, June 12, 2008


Free Family Program this Saturday at the Minnesota Marine Art Museum for Children Ages 5-10!

Tempting Tales
Saturday, June 14 10-11:30 a.m.

“What's past is prologue.” ~ The Tempest, Act 2, Scene 1

Join us for a program of Shakespearean proportions as company members of the Great River Shakespeare Festival read a storybook translation of The Tempest and then investigate some of the rocky seas in the paintings of the Jack Gray in the exhibit Men in Fickle Seas. Prepare to use your body and voices because we will engage in some acting of our own. This program is designed for children ages 5-9 accompanied by an adult. Admission is free, but space is limited. Please call 507-474-6626 to sign up.

This program is free as part of the Museums education and outreach programs.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Early Childhood Family Education

ECFE PAC Play-date @ Lake Park by the Band Shell:  Questions phone Laura 474-0132 or email
Drop-In on Thursdays has been so popular during the school year that lets keep the fun going in the summer as well.  Time starts at Noon, so feel free to come with a packed lunch or just join us at the park for fun.

ECFE PAC Field Trips:  Questions phone Laura 474-0132 or email
June 11, 2008 5:00pm Meet at Lakeview Drive Inn (610 E Sarnia Street) for dinner and bring you bikes, trike, or hike to the band shell for the evening concert.
June 26, 2008 10:00am Meet at the Post Office (67 W 5th Street) for a brief tour of what happens behind the scenes to a letter once dropped in the mail.
July 7, 2008 10:00am Meet at Winona National Bank-Downtown (204 Main Street) to tour the vault and the mini museum they have upstairs.  There will be other surprises as well.
July 22, 2008 between Noon-7pm at the Aquatic Center (780 W 4th Street) ECFE Families can get wet and wild for FREE.  Families who were registered for any classes during the '07-'08 school year will be allowed in for free.
August 11, 2008 5:00pm Meet at LaCanne Park in Goodview (off of HWY 61) for dinner, a dip, and biking…or just play on the equipment!  Bring your own family picnic fair for dinner.
August 22, 2008 10:00am Meet at Central Fire Station (451 E 3rd Street) get a tour of the station and see some fire trucks close up!  We need a ratio of one adult for every three kids.  If you are not able to comply with this please call 474-0132 and speak with Laura.

Bob Welch Aquatic Center:  780 West 4th Street  453-1646  Cancellation Line 457-8220
Open Daily Noon-7pm June 2, 2008 – September 1, 2008 (closed July 25-26-27 for swim meet)
Cost:  $4.00 for Adults, $3.00 for Kids
Infants or children wearing diapers are required to wear plastic or rubber pants over the diaper; this includes disposable diapers and 'Little Swimmers'.

Dakota Homecoming:  June 7-8, 2008 Jaycees Pavilion
Phone 452-2278 or 452-0735 with any questions.

Goodview Days: August 15-16-17, 2008
More information to be announced.

Minnesota Marine Art Museum:  800 Riverview Drive  474-6626
Closed Mondays, Tuesdays 10am-8pm,Wednesdays-Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 11am-5pm
All MN Marine Art Museum programs listed on the ECFE Summer Event Calendar are geared to toddler and or families, open to the public, and are free.  Contact the MN Marine Art Museum for other events happening there.

Westgate Bowl:  In the Westgate Shopping Center off of HWY 61  454-1111
$5.00 Family Bowling (bumpers will be up) and free shoe rental on Thursdays starting in June.  Enjoy kid friendly bowling from 10am-12pm and stay for the lunch specials at Wellingtons.

Winona City (Municipal) Band:  Wednesday Evenings @ the Band Shell on Lake Winona
Concerts begin at 8pm June 11 – August 13, 2008.  If the concert begins after your bed time come and listen to the band practice before each concert starting at 6pm.  The Winona Municipal Band is the oldest municipal band west of the Mississippi River and features Sousa marches, Purcell suites, arrangements of American folk and show tunes and more.

Winona County Fair:  Winona Co. Fairgrounds, St. Charles July 9-13, 2008
So much to see...carnival, parade, animals, music, exhibits, Tractor Pull, and much, much, more.  There is a $4.00 fee for parking in Fairground lots.

WNB (Winona National Bank) Concerts:  June 20th and July 18th, 2008
6/20/08 Bob and the Beachcombers at Lake Park Band Shell 11am-1pm
7/18/08 Ron Sacia and the Fat Daddys in Central Park (behind Post Office) 11am-1:30pm
$1.00 Lunch (hot dog, chips, and beverage) begins at 11am.  There kid activities as well.

Winona Steam Boat Days:  June 18-22, 2008
TONS happening…carnival (Merrian Midway), boat races, parades, craft show & flea market, and so much more.  CHECK IT OUT! Special armband days and times to ride the rides on the Midway.  Armbands are sold at the grocery stores for $14.00 June 1-14, 2008 or can be purchased at the event for $18.00.


This site is for you if you're a parent, grandparent, professional, or community member who wants to support Winona's youngest citizens--kids ages 0-5.