Mark your calendar for family-friendly events in the month of November

The weather is getting colder and if you are looking for places to keep your little ones (and perhaps yourself too) entertained, mark your calendar for the following events in the month of November.

1. Wool Works for Teens
This is a great opportunity to work with an artist of the art and techniques of felting wool. It can make for perfect gift too (Christmas is coming up)
Location: Rum River Library - Anoka
When: November 12 @ 6:30 - 8 pm
Age: Teens
Register here
Cost: FREE

Location: Crooked Lake Libray - Coon Rapids
When: November 19 @ 4 - 5:30 pm
Age: Teens
Register here
Cost: FREE

2. The Magic of Celtic Music and Dance
The music of Ireland comes alive with the duo Willow Brae, accompanied by step dancers from a Twin Cities Irish dance academy. Learn about Irish culture, history and lore through uplifting traditional
Location: Crooked Lake Library - Coon Rapids
When: November 15 @ 4 pm
Age: All Ages
No registration required
Cost: FREE

3. Talk Turkey
It's a great place to bring your kids to learn about wild turkey and other winter animals
Location: Maplewood Nature Center - Maplewood
When: November 19 @ 10:30 am
Age: 3-8 with adults
Register here
Cost: FREE

4. Photographing Your Baby For The Holidays
Want that picture-perfect family photo for the holiday season ? This class is taught by professional photographer, Gretchen Pruett of Wink Photography. No experience needed to take this class. Just bring your camera in (point-and-shoot, SLR, phone cameras, etc). You can bring your babies with you too.
Location: Amma Parenting Center - Edina
3511 Hazelton Road
Edina MN 55435
When: November 23
Age: Family
Cost: $25 per family
Sign up here

5. Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer. The Musical
This beloved TV classic, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer is on the stage this holiday season
Location: Stages theatre company
When: Starting November 21 - January 3
111Mainstreet, Hopkins MN 55343
Age: All Ages
Cost: $25
Buy tickets here

6. History HiJinx
Your family and children can participate in a make-and-take craft activity
Location: Minnesota History Center - St. Paul
WhenNovember 28 & 30 @ 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday; noon to 3 p.m. Sunday
Age:  All Ages
Cost: FREE for children age 5 and under and MNHS member. $11 adults, $9 seniors and college students, $6 children ages 6-17

7. Excelsior Christkindlsmarkt
The "Christkindlsmarkt" Festival originated over 400 years ago inGermany, taking place during the Advent Season to celebrate the coming of theChrist child. The Festival has continued to this day as the original open airmarket featuring German Christmas traditions. This open-air market offer music, food, and celebrations, with crafts for sale and festive activities for children of all ages
Location: 250 East Drive, Excelsior
WhenStarting Nov. 29- Nov.30th @10-7 pm
Age: All Ages
Cost: FREE