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April 2019

Paws & Claws Wildlife Class (Ages 4-6)
Monday, April 1st - 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Do you think a wolf and an eagle have anything in common? Using the museum’s Minnesota Wildlife Display, learn about specific animals and what differences and similarities they have with each other. Explore what these animals use their paws for and what their claws look and feel like. Listen to the sounds these animals make and discover animals that may be in your own back yard!
Click here to register through Alexandria Community Education. 

Create Scandinavian Paper Dolls (Ages 4 & up)
Monday, April 8th - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Color and design beautiful clothing for a Scandinavian girl. Learn what traditional dresses look like and the history of traditional Scandinavian designs. Each participant goes home with a paper doll, paper accessories and paper multiple outfits.
Click here to register through Alexandria Community Education.

Indigenous Minnesotans (Gr. K-5)
Monday, April 15th - 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Are you familiar with the Indigenous Peoples of Minnesota? Did you know the town of Brandon used to be named Chippewa after the Ojibwe people? Would you like to know more about the Nakota, the Anishinaabe and other groups that made Minnesota home? Join us at the Runestone Museum for an exploration into the First Peoples of this area, and what life was like up until the Homestead Act and the arrival of European homesteaders. Registration is $7.00 a student.
Click here to register through Alexandria Community Education. 

Easter Bake Sale
Friday, April 19th 

Need some sweet treats for your guests and family over the holiday weekend - without the mess of dishes and cleaning up after? The Runestone Museum has you covered! The museum lobby will be full of baked goods, pies, cookies, and sweets of all kinds.

Sami Bracelet Making Class
Thursday, April 25th - 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Leather cording and tin thread are braided together to create this fun bracelet. Glue the ends into a flat magnetic clasp - no sewing. Registration fee includes all materials and tools.
Click here to register through Alexandria Community Education. 

Nordic Film Event - Postcards: Scandinavian Folk Art
Thursday, April 25th 

The Runestone Museum and Andria Theatre have paired with LRAC and Pioneer Television to bring this exciting event to Alexandria!
A series of short films and artist presenations will be held at the Andria Theatre in downtown Alexandria, Thursday, April 25th.
Scandinavian-inspired demonstrations, foods and activities will also be accessible in a number of additional locations like the Runestone Museum and the Scandinavian Gift Shop, also in downtown Alexandria. More details to follow!