Publisher's Note . . .

Publisher's Note . . .

What a beautiful week of weather we have had. Such a great time for the kids to be out of school and enjoying all the adventures that summer has to offer. I hope you all had a great day with ...

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Enjoy the Sun Safely with these Sunscreen Reminders

Enjoy the Sun Safely with these Sunscreen Reminders

While sunscreen is important to use year round, the sun is stronger and we tend to spend a lot more time outdoors in the sunshine during the summertime, so be prepared and enjoy the sun safely with these tips from ...

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Make an Easy Pool Noodle Sprinkler

Make an Easy Pool Noodle Sprinkler

On hot summer days one of our favorite ways to cool off is with a homemade Pool Noodle Sprinkler. It's easy, takes less than 15 minutes and uses items you probably already have lying around your house. Plus, the kids ...

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4 Light and Delicious Summer Recipes from Eggland’s Best

4 Light and Delicious Summer Recipes from Eggland’s Best

We're kicking off summer with these 4 delicious recipes from our friends at Eggland's Best. Whether you're looking for a new breakfast dish or a great dinner meal for your family, these 4 EB dishes have something everyone will love. ...

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Pineapple Angel Food Cake

Pineapple Angel Food Cake

I haven't stopped raving about this cake since the first time I tasted it. Pineapple Angel Food Cake is both cheap and easy to make. All you need is these 2 simple ingredients: 1 can of crushed pineapple 1 box ...

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Macaroni Kid: Farmington-Lakeville-Apple Valley Calendar of Events

Macaroni Kid: Farmington-Lakeville-Apple Valley Calendar of Events

Click here to to the Macaroni Kid: Farmington, Lakeville, Apple Valley Calendar of Events

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The Launch of a New, Exciting and Powerful Comic Book

The Launch of a New, Exciting and Powerful Comic Book

Many of us love to be active and play sports. With the support of Eisai Inc., a wonderful comic book series has been created called “Medikidz Explain Epilepsy.” The fourth book in the series, “Medikidz Explain Playing Sports with Epilepsy,” ...

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11 Ideas for a Successful Low-Tech Road Trip

11 Ideas for a Successful Low-Tech Road Trip

I have fond memories of family road trips as a kid. My mom would pack great snacks, my dad would let my brother and I contribute to mixed tapes that always ended up being entertainingly eclectic (Dad: Neil Young, Me: ...

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Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Road Trip Scavenger Hunt

Every year we take our annual road trip to the lake house. A much-needed relaxing, fishing, boating, electronics-free weekend. The only negative part about this trip is the 6-hour car ride to and from the lake. With a 5-year-old, this ...

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Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Kids Eat FREE (or cheap)! Directory

Eating out with kids can have its challenges - let this list of places where kids eat free (or cheap) help take the edge off! Please keep us updated with additional specials you would like to see listed or any ...

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Thursday Rockin’ Readers in Burnsville

Thursday Rockin’ Readers in Burnsville

What: Prior to Rockin' Lunch Hour Concerts, elementary principals from Independent School District 191 will read some great books to kids. Books are geared toward elementary and preschool children. Sponsored by Independent School District 191 and City of Burnsville. Below ...

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Local Farmer's Markets

Local Farmer's Markets

It's the season for fresh-grown deliciousness! In order to keep the weekly calendar of events easy to navigate, I've compiled a list of area Farmer's Markets below. If you know of a market that I have missed, please email me. ...

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Movies in the Park

Movies in the Park

Rosemount Movies in the ParkWhat: Bring a blanket or lawnchairs and don't forget your family to enjoy movies in the park. Where: Central Park Amphitheater, 2893 145th St W., Rosemount, MNTime: Movies begin at duskCost: FREEDates: Saturday, June 11: “INSIDE ...

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FREE! Summer Music in the Park Series

FREE! Summer Music in the Park Series

Rosemount Outdoor Summer Music Series in the ParkWhat: Outdoor Summer Music in the Park Series in RosemountWhere: Central Park Amphitheater, 2893 145th Street West, Rosemount, MN. Most performances are 45 minutes to an hour in length. How: Bring your blanket ...

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2016 Puppet Shows

Soon the kids will be out of school and what a fun way to spend part of the day is at a puppet show. I still remember going to puppet shows when I was a kid. What a fun community ...

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2016 Summer Festivals & Fairs

2016 Summer Festivals & Fairs

Apple Valley Freedom DaysWhen: June 27-July 4 (See Calendar of events)Where: Various locations in Apple ValleyAbout: This fun family friendly event hosts a Car Show, a Fun Run, and a Jr. Golf Classic, a family fun night, an amusement carnival, ...

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105 Summer Day Trips in MN

105 Day Trips & Ideas for you to entertain your Mackid all summer long! We encourage you to get out and explore our beautiful state. From Water Parks, Museums, and State Parks, this list will keep you busy all summer ...

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2016 Summer Camp Spotlight

2016 Summer Camp Spotlight

It's time to start thinking about summer activities for the kids. There are some terrific camps featured and you'll find contact information, program highlights, website links, photos and more in the 2016 Camp Guide. There is something for everyone in ...

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51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

51 Fun Things to do in the Twin Cities

Looking for something to do this weekend? At MacKid, we want to make it easy for you; here is our list of great places to check out for family-friendly things to do in the Twin Cities. Visit the website links ...

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Educational Resources

Educational Resources

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Summer Kids Movie Series

Summer Kids Movie Series

KIDS DREAM Summer Film SeriesWhere: Marcus Theatres (Rosemount Cinema, Shakopee Cinema)When: Sundays, Mondays & Wednesdays at 10AMDates: June 12 - August 17, 2016Time: 10:00 amCost: $3.00What: Join us Sundays, Mondays and Wednesdays at 10AM, June 12 - August 17 to ...

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