Fun Places for Kids in Blaine, MN

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I come across so many little bits of news during the average week so I decided this week to wrap them all up in one blog post.

Youth Baseball Clinic

This year’s Minnesota Twins Youth Baseball Clinic is happening this Saturday, May 16 at Blaine Baseball Complex on Field 5.

This year marks the 55th that the Twins have offered this amazing opportunity for kids to learn the fundamentals of baseball -- throwing, hitting and fielding -- from the pros.

No pre-registration is necessary but make sure your child brings a glove. If it rains, head to the National Sports Center Sports Hall instead.

Clinics for kids ages 6 through 9 happen from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m. and those ages 10 through 16 get their clinic from 10:30 a.m. until noon.

For more

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This Sunday is Mother’s Day, the day set aside each year to show love and appreciation for moms. Kids love making home-made cards and gifts and most moms keep those lopsided clay creations and tattered construction-paper cards long after their kids leave childhood behind.

 While she can’t exactly tuck away our gift suggestion, we think Mom will LOVE the munchkin that makes her breakfast and serves it to her in bed. We guarantee you'll make her feel like a queen!

 This recipe has been created by kids for kids. Moms should stop reading now so their children can surprise them on Mother’s Day!  (Dads can read as long as they’re good at keeping secrets.)  Kids between 7-12 years old can make this without parental help.  Younger kids might need

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There are a few things going on in and around Blaine that I thought you might be interested in this week. Let’s take a look.

It’s Not Too Early to Think about Gardening

Digging in the dirt may seem like some far-off dream at this time of year, but if you hope to rent one of the 48 plots at the Blaine Community Garden you’ll need to get your reservation in by February 20. Now, this date is set aside for returning gardeners that want the same plot they had last season.

If you’re new to the community garden, or if you’re a returning gardener and you want a different plot, the registration window opens on March 2 and goes through March 6. Registration for non-Blaine residents opens on March 9.

If you’re new to the community garden concept in

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It’s funny how people throw around regionalisms just assuming everyone knows what we mean. Now, I’m not sure if the word “geocaching” would be considered a true regionalism or not, but I do know that newcomers to our area from some other parts of the country don’t have a clue what it means. 

 Geocaching is sort of like a treasure hunt. Someone hides a container with items inside – that’s the cache – and then records the location with a GPS. The GPS coordinates are then published at geocaching.com with a description of what’s in the cache. Then, other folks go out and hunt for it.

 The “geo” in geocaching relates somewhat to the fact that the hunt takes place outdoors. Typical hiding places include inside logs, under other objects – anywhere

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It’s a long weekend in Blaine for many. The kids are getting antsy so it’s time to let them out to burn off some energy. There’s stuff for Mom & Dad too.

If you’re looking for something to do in Blaine over the next few days, we’ve got some ideas for you.

Hockey in Blaine

The Schwan Cup High School Hockey Tournament is going on this weekend at the NSC. You can catch the Girls High School Division today through Saturday the 3rd, at the Super Rink.

The top five scoring leaders, by the way, are all East Ridge JV Girls, who play again tomorrow.

Learn to Skate

Get the wee ones out and learning how to skate this weekend. Beginner classes start at 11:45 Saturday morning at the Super Rink.

Experienced or inexperienced – all outdoor ice

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Next week is the last week of school before they let out for Winter Break, so parents are frantically trying to find stuff to keep their kids busy during the break. While some of these events aren’t happening until they’re safely back in school, some might be ideal for older kids.

Morning at the North Pole

We hesitate mentioning this because last we heard it was almost sold out, but there’s always a chance you can still get in. The 2014 Morning at the North Pole event is happening this Saturday, the 13th. Here, kids can have breakfast, visit with Santa and do arts and crafts. Tickets are $10 per child (Blaine residents only, it’s $11 for admission for non-resident children) and $2 for the accompanying adult.

Call Blaine Parks and Recreation for

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It’s almost Schwan Cup time -- an entire week of high school hockey games to help us bridge the gap between Christmas and New Year’s. You gotta love living in Blaine!

The tournament is featuring 40 girls’ teams, 64 boys’ teams and more than a dozen youth teams. We can watch a whopping 200 hockey games over the course of one week.

The Youth Division kicks off the tourney the day after Christmas and they wrap up on December 28. Then the Boys High School Division starts their tournament on December 29 and finishes on New Year’s Eve.

New Year’s Day the Girls High School Division takes to the ice and their tournament lasts until January 3.

Boys play at both Schwan Super Rink and Ridder Arena while the girls and youth tournaments are being held at

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Holiday SalesFinding the right place to do your holiday shopping is very important. There are many good choices coming up in the form of holiday sales and craft shows near Blaine. Here's a look at the top choices coming to the area.

Northtown Mall Craft Show and Sale - November 21st to 23rd and December 19th to 21st

This show happens each month at the Northtown Mall in Blaine. It features plenty of exhibitors with the finest craftspeople and artists on display. The event provides the ability for guests to enjoy shopping at both the mall and the Craft Show and Sale.

Christmas Gift Show - November 27th to December 1st

Another sale held at the Northtown Mall in Blaine is the Christmas Gift Show. This show features many exhibitors with all types of high-end

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Playing LacrosseLacrosse is one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. It's no longer just an Ivy League or East Coast sport. This sport is spreading across the country fast. Here's a look at some of the upcoming programs at NSC for lacrosse.

Boys Clinics

The boy’s clinics will be held on Wednesdays starting November 5th. These clinics will include two levels: Beginner (Grades 3 to 5) and Intermediate (Grades 6 to 9). The beginner clinic will run from 6:30pm to 7:30pm and the intermediate will run from 7:30pm to 8:30pm.

Girls Clinics

A Girls lacrosse clinic will be held on November 7th from 5pm to 8pm. All participants are required to have full game equipment and team experience. Instruction will include position development, individual skills

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Young Baseball PlayerAfter school programs are very important. They keep children busy, while parents finish the work day. If you're moving to the Blaine area or you live in the area, it's important to know what type of programs are offered for kids after school. Here's a look at a few of the top choices.

After School Athletics (5th to 8th Grade)

The Blaine area has plenty of athletic programs for kids to enjoy after school. These programs include:

Boys

  • Soccer
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Track and Field
  • Football

Girls

  • Volleyball
  • Cross Country
  • Basketball
  • Pom-Poms
  • Soccer
  • Softball (Co-ed)
  • Track and Field

There is no cost for students to enjoy these activities after school.

Tuition-Based Programs - (K to 8th Grade)

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