Family spotlights: Choo Choo Bob's Great River Train Show and Winter in Motion

  • Updated: December 21, 2013 - 2:00 PM
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Sam Heyn, who plays Choo Choo Bob, talked to the camera as a train went off the tracks during the filming of an episode of “The Choo Choo Bob Show” in St Paul.

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CHOO CHOO BOB’S GREAT RIVERCENTRE TRAIN SHOW

All aboard for a model railroad extravaganza. A wide variety of gauges are featured in displays. Jump around on three inflatables. There are Thomas the Tank Engine play tables and an activity area; railroad museums and author displays, and even a free ride-on-train for kids. Train vendors will have items for sale. (9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $8. St. Paul RiverCentre, 175 West Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-265-4800. www.rivercentre.org.)

WINTER IN MOTION

Come dressed for the outdoors and take part in snowshoeing, building quinzee shelters and kicksledding. (1-2:30 p.m. Sat. $5. Richardson Nature Center, 8737 E. Bush Lake Rd., Bloomington. 763-559-6700. www.three riversparkdistrict.org.)

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