Como Town Gazette – August/September 2016


Como Town is being invaded by….Pokemon!

PokemonGo players are coming to Como Town! There have been reports of Magmar, Jiggly Puff, Goldeen and even Pikachu spottings in the Como area. Como Town is a great place to spend the day having fun and catching Pokemon!

For those who are new to the craze, PokemonGo is a free-to-play location-based game played on your mobile device. While walking through the real world you discover Pokemon around you. You can catch hundreds of different species while you travel throughout real places. Once you are near a Pokemon your mobile phone will vibrate, alerting you. You then aim and throw a Poke Ball on your screen at the Pokemon to catch it. Come to Como Town to catch ‘em all!


18th Annual Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival

Japanese Garden @ Como Zoo
Sunday, August 21, 2016
3:00pm – 9:00pm

Enjoy art, dancing, music, martial arts, food, and more at the Japanese Lantern Lighting Festival at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. This is a family-friendly event showcasing many aspects of Japanese culture and Obon holiday. Admission for adults is $5, kids 3-12 and seniors 65+ pay $3, and kids under 2 are free! There is a free shuttle service until 10:30pm from the District Service Center located at 1930 Como Avenue. There are no pets permitted on zoo grounds for the event.

Make Your Own Como Town Train!


Give your child three wooden blocks, a wooden spool, and six pieces of wagon-wheel pasta to paint. Cut a chipboard rectangle for the top of the train and two squares for train windows; let your child paint the pieces. Once the chipboard is dry, glue the pieces together as shown. Glue a tuft of cotton to the spool for smoke.

To make the tracks, cut a strip of chipboard a little wider than the length of one mini craft stick. Glue mini craft sticks at short intervals along the strip and top with regular craft sticks. For extra fun, create several sets of tracks for your child to place together.

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