Weekend options: German Days

  • Updated: June 1, 2013 - 3:10 PM

Volunteer Margarete Lucht served schnitzel, potato salad and sauerkraut at the Deutsche Tage (German Days) festival at the Germanic-American Institute in St. Paul.

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GERMAN DAYS

This festival is “Going Grün” this year and is encouraging guests to bring their favorite stein or cup to the festivities. Diversions include a fitness run/walk, bicyclists’ biergarten, dance party and family-friendly games. (7:30 a.m.-midnight Sat.; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sun. Free. Germanic-American Institute, 301 Summit Av., St. Paul. 651-222-7027. www.gai-mn.org.)

RHYTHM & WORDS FAMILY MUSIC AND BOOK FESTIVAL

A day of fun for all with music by the Grammy Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers as well as Laura Doherty and Clementown. Authors Eric Litwin and Stephen Shaskan will make an appearance. Also arts and crafts and presentations and performance art. (9 a.m. Sat. Free. Burnsville Performing Arts Center, 12600 Nicollet Av. S., Burnsville. www.dakotacounty.us/library.)

Melissa Walker

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