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Como Town Gazette - June 2015

Como Town Gazette – June 2015

Twin Cities Live Night at Como Town

Gather up the family and join us for Twin Cities Live Nights at Como Town!

Twin Cities Live Night at Como Town
Twin Cities Live Night at Como Town
Tuesday, June 9, 5-7 pm
Meet Twin Cities Live host Steve Patterson. Pick up some Twin Cities Live merchandise and register to win some prizes from Twin Cities Live.

Tuesday, June 16, 5-7 pm
Meet Kelli Hanson, pick up some Twin Cities Live merchandise and register to win prizes. The first 100 visitors from 5-7 PM get a Como Town Fun Pass good for one free ride at Como Town!

Tuesday, June 23, 56-7 pm
Meet Elizabeth Ries. The first 100 visitors from 5-7 PM get a Como Town Fun Pass good for one free ride at Como Town!

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Centennial Kickoff Weekend

Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Centennial Kickoff Weekend
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Centennial Kickoff Weekend

Join Como Park Zoo and Conservatory June 19-21 for a weekend that includes live music, a classic movie, vow renewals, a purple dome, and much, much more.

Como Park Zoo and Conservatory is kicking off the Centennial Celebration Weekend with a 9:30 am ribbon cutting ceremony in the new Centennial Garden on Friday, June 19. The Centennial Garden is a stylized nod to the traditional European landscape gardens that drew visitors to Como at the turn of the century. The Garden will welcome guests into the Visitor Center and serve as a landmark to remember all of the community members who have made the past 100 years possible. Click here to see the complete weekend celebration schedule: Marjorie McNeely Conservatory Centennial Kickoff Weekend

Craft: DIY Cardboard Neighborhood

Craft: DIY Cardboard Neighborhood
Craft: DIY Cardboard Neighborhood

Spark your imagination and celebrate Mister Rogers’ birthday by building your own cardboard neighborhood.

Materials:

    ● cardboard cereal box
    ● pencil
    ● ruler
    ● scissors
    ● paint
    ● hot glue gun
    ● string

Instructions:

1. Open your cereal box and lay it flat. Use a pencil and ruler to draw two longer rectangles for the front and back of the house. Make two small triangles on the front panel for the dormers. Make two squares and triangles for the sides of the house.

2. Cut out your house and a rectangle for the roof. Cut two slits on one edge of the roof. For the chimney, cut out out a rectangle with two little triangles.

3. For the optional patio, cut out a long rectangle. To make a swing, fold a small rectangle in half, and make two holes to add the string, tying off at the bottom.

4. Paint the house and roof and let dry.

5. Fold your house to create a box and hot glue together. Add the roof, sliding the triangles into the slits, and glue in place.

6. Fold and add the chimney and optional patio, hot gluing the strings for the swing to the ceiling. Build more houses to make your neighborhood!

Enjoy your neighborhood!

For more information and tips, check out www.pbs.org/parents.