Family spotlight: Kwanzaa Family Day

  • Article by: MELISSA WALKER , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 22, 2012 - 2:48 PM
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-The seven candles of Kwanzaa represent seven sacred principles: faith, purpose, creativity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics and unity.

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Kwanzaa Family Day

Celebrate the "first fruits of the harvest" celebration with music by Bruce Henry and the Walker West Academy Jazz Ensemble and storytelling with Danielle Daniel. Living Soul Cuisine head chef Cynthia Johnson and Rose McGee, owner and chief baker of Deep Roots Gourmet Desserts, will lead cooking demonstrations. Also see theater presentations, a youth art display and opening and closing celebrations. (Noon-4 p.m. Sat. $6-$11. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.)

BELL MUSEUM

Need something to do with the kids over holiday break? The Bell Museum has extra ExploraDome shows this week. Visitors can travel from the subatomic realm to the edge of the known universe through these hands-on planetarium shows. Current exhibits at the museum include "Insect Illustration," which describes varies species and organisms on Earth, and "Dig It! Secrets of the Soil," which displays how soil sustains life. (Noon-5 p.m. today and next Sun. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Wed.-Fri.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $4-$6; free on Sundays. 10 SE. Church St., Mpls. www.bellmuseum.edu.)

 

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