Rochester MN Moms Guide to the Month of February

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February is here! If you are getting restless and are ready to seize some winter fun check out our Guide to the Month of February! There are tons of fun events and happenings to help us all beat the dreaded cabin fever. Enjoy!

Winterfest

January 26th-February12th

WinterFest serves to promote wintertime activities for all ages while raising awareness and funds for events sponsored by area nonprofit organizations. View event details here.

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Wednesday February 1st

Wiggle Wednesday | Allegro School of Dance and Music

Allegro’s way of introducing the arts to our littlest friends.  They will dance, sing, read a story and enjoy special time with an adult who loves them.

Address: 2342 Superior Drive NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:15am
Cost: FREE, register here.
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Friday February 3rd

Pool Party | YMCA

Bring your inflatables for a pool party at the YMCA!

Address: 709 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: YMCA Members/FREE. Community Members will need to purchase a day pass here.
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Ski by Candlelight at Quarry Hill | Winterfest Event

Celebrate Minnesota’s sparkling season and beautiful winter landscape. Enjoy an evening skiing by candlelight and the glow of the moon.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $10/person
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Planter’s Nut Mobile Tour | Hy-Vee

It’s time to SHELLebrate! You peanut butter believe the Planter’s Nut Mobile is coming to Hy-Vee. Planter’s is touring the country with this nut crackin’ fest and can’t wait to get nutty in Rochester. You’d be nuts not to love them! Meet a couple Peanutters and pick up some free samples and coupons!

Address: 1315 6th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 1:00pm=4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday February 4th

Rochester Winter Farmers Market

An indoor market with the best local produce!

Address: Building #35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Free Kids Workshop | Home Depot

A hands-on workshop for you and your child! You get to work on a valentine photo box, perfect for keeping photos of loved ones front and center. Once the box is built, your child can decorate it with paint and The Home Depot stickers.

Address: 3050 41st St Nw, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Think and Do Free Family Day | Rochester Art Center

“RAC goes POP”
Pop art inspired by our newest exhibition featuring masterworks by Andy Warhol will be highlighted as we make RAC POP! Contribute to massive art murals in our classroom space, work with local artists to make your own comic books, and more identity exploring p-o-p you won’t believe.
Admission to Rochester Art Center is free for everyone. Guests are invited to create original art pieces in the studio classroom, our Grand Lobby and occasionally off-site with a collaborative partner. Please check the website for updates and more information.

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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All About Woodchucks | Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

The month of February starts out all about woodchucks and whether or not that famous Pennsylvania groundhog will see his shadow. Come learn more about this often seen, little understood mammal.
Address: 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, 55920
Time: 10:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Kubo and the Two Strings | Hollywood 12 Cinemagic

February’s FREE Family show is Kubo and the Two Strings.

Address: 2171 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am
Cost: FREE
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Rochester Winter Farmers Market

An indoor market with the best local produce!

Address: Building #35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday Sample Bowl | Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

Hy-Vee will be showcasing and sampling all their winning game day snacks. Stop in and try:

House Made Chips & Dip
Asian-Inspired Chips & Dip
Boneless Wings
Bratwursts
Tuscano Pizza
Columbus Sampler
Mini Lobster, Cajun Shrimp or Crab Cake Tapas

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday Sample Bowl | Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

Hy-Vee will be showcasing and sampling all their winning game day snacks. Stop in and try:

House Made Chips & Dip
Asian-Inspired Chips & Dip
Boneless Wings
Bratwursts
Tuscano Pizza
Columbus Sampler
Mini Lobster, Cajun Shrimp or Crab Cake Tapas

Address: 1315 6th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 11:00am-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Sunday February 5th

Planter’s Nut Mobile Tour |Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

It’s time to SHELLebrate! You peanut butter believe the Planter’s Nut Mobile is coming to Hy-Vee. Planter’s is touring the country with this nut crackin’ fest and can’t wait to get nutty in Rochester. You’d be nuts not to love them! Meet a couple Peanutters and pick up some free samples and coupons!

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Friday February 10th

Parent’s Night Out | YMCA

Evening will include games, crafts, swimming, and fitness fun in a safe and healthy environment. The Y will provide dinner and a snack for participants. Please bring swimsuits and gym clothes & shoes. Participants must be potty-trained.

Address: 709 1st Avenue SW, Rochester, 55902

Time: 5:00pm-8:30pm

Cost: YMCA Members $7 for first child, $5 for each additional child. Community Members $10 for first child, $7 for each additional child. Please register here.

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Saturday February 11th

 
Join us and learn how to look for signs and clues of animal life around us. This fun class will promote life long interest and curiosity about our natural world. A great activity for the whole family!
Address: 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, 55920
Time: 11:00pm
Cost: FREE

 

Valentine’s Candlelight Ski and Snowshoe | Quarry Hill

Enjoy the sparkling winter landscape on a candlelit trail. Bring your sweetheart, or come with friends for an enjoyable evening in nature. Champagne and sweets will be served by a crackling fire. Equipment is provided by Quarry Hill. Alternate activities will be provided in the case of poor snow/trail conditions.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 7:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: $20/person, $15/members
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Sensory Screening | Paragon Chateau Theaters

These screenings are open to children with special needs and their families. The lights are up, and the sound is down. You are totally free to move around. The Saturday January 14th movie is Sing.

Address: 3450 East Circle Drive NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Tickets are available at the theater.
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Simple Fix Special Edition: Parent Child Cooking Class |Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

We welcome parent & child pairs for this special edition Simple Fix class. Mom (or dad, or grandparent) will do the chopping, while children do the measuring! We will be taking you step-by-step through each recipe. Recommend for children aged 8 and above.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 11:00am-1:00pm
Cost: $65 for the class. Register here.
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Sunday February 12th

It’s Snow Crazy! at Quarry Hill | Winterfest Event

Get ready to experience snow like you never have before! Bring your mittens, for a game of snow bowling. Then we are making snow candy, because we all love to eat snow. Just think how good it will be turned into candy. Finally it is time to snow create! You can color it, shape it, or adorn it for the birds – whatever you are in the mood for.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Cost: $5/person

 

Monday February 13th

Kids Klub: Valentines Day | SCHEELS

Celebrate Valentine’s Day by learning how we make fudge and decorating your own piece of fudge.

Address: 1220 12th St SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Tuesday February 14th

Valentine’s Day | Roca Climbing and Fitness

Celebrate your Valentine’s Day at Roca! Treat that special someone to a fun, active day…buy one day pass or yoga pass, get the second day pass or yoga pass FREE for your guest that day!

If you’re already a member, you can bring a guest/special someone for FREE that day.

Address: 6071 Rome Cir NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: All day
Cost: Buy one pass get one FREE.
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Thursday February 16th

Social Ice

An outdoor ice bar experience with seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars. Each with signature drinks, lighting effects, music, ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Address: Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Friday February 17th

Frozen Sing Along | Rochester Public Library

Come dressed as your favorite Frozen character and sing along with the full-length Sing-Along edition of the movie. Follow the lyrics with a bouncing snowflake.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 10:00am-12:00am
Cost: FREE
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Kids Night Out: Super Heroes | Color Me Mine

The 3rd Friday of every month is “Kids Night Out”! Starting at 5:30 you may leave your child or children for 2 1/2 hours of painting fun, games,
crafting and dinner. Children must be age 5 or older.

Address: 416 Crossroads Drive SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 5:30pm-8:00pm
Cost: $35/child. Register here.
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Social Ice

An outdoor ice bar experience with seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars. Each with signature drinks, lighting effects, music, ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Address: Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester
Time: 5:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday February 18th

Rochester Winter Farmers Market

An indoor market with the best local produce!

Address: Building #35, Olmsted County Fairgrounds
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Social Ice

An outdoor ice bar experience with seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars. Each with signature drinks, lighting effects, music, ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Address: Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester
Time: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Sunday February 19th

Social Ice

An outdoor ice bar experience with seven 12-foot uniquely designed and themed ice bars. Each with signature drinks, lighting effects, music, ice sculptures, a wide selection of beer and wine, and more. This event is FREE to attend and open to the public.

Address: Peace Plaza in Downtown Rochester
Time: 4:00pm-10:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Friday February 24th

Stuffed Animal Sleepover | Rochester Public Library

Wear your pajamas, bring your stuffed friend and listen to a story. Then, tuck your pal into bed and wish them sweet dreams. Who knows what adventures they will have overnight in the library!

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, MN 55904
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: FREE
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Saturday February 25th

Winter Adaptations

Animals all have ways to survive winter. Some adaptations might be sleeping the whole winter, flying south to a warmer destination, or becoming dormant. This program discusses terms of hibernation, migration, dormant and active behaviors for animals to survive winter.
 
Address: 5731 County Rd 105 NW, Byron, 55920
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Saturday February 4th

Simple Fix : Big Game Edition | Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

Are you planning a big football party for February 5th? Hy-Vee has your menu covered! Join us on Saturday, February 4th for a special edition Simple Fix Workshop.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 1:00pm-3:00pm
Cost: $65/person, register here.
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Tuesday February 7th

Local Creators Night | Forager Brewing Company

Interested in a new, unique, and engaging way of relieving stress? Try Mandala drawing! historically the Mandala is; according to Merriam Webster Dictionary -“a Hindu or Buddhist graphic symbol of the universe; specifically : a circle enclosing a square with a deity on each side that is used chiefly as an aid to meditation”. You will learn to utilize the mandala creation process as a form of meditation and stress relief.

Address: 1005 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $20/person, purchase tickets here.
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Saturday February 11th

An Occasional Market Pop Up Shop | Olmsted History Center

Get ready for furniture, junk, antiques, vintage items, one of a kind, and much, much more! This is the first of two pop up shops that the History Center will be partnering with An Occasional Market for in 2017!

Address: 1195 W Circle Dr SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 10:00am-3:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Tuesday February 14th

Valentine’s Day Dinner | Forager Brewing Company

Spend a special evening together at Forager!

Address: 1005 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 5:30pm=9:30pm
Cost: $45/person, $15/paired drinks
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Local Creators Night | Forager Brewing Company

Come to Forager Brewery and create your own painted wine glasses on Valentine’s Day. You will get to create 2 wine glasses anyway you’d like

Address: 1005 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $20/person, purchase tickets here.
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Thursday February 16th

Wine and Coloring Night | Market Grille Hy-Vee West Circle Drive

Coloring has been shown in studies to be therapeutic. Join our Hy-Vee dietitian on Thursday, February 16 at 6pm in the Market Grille for a night full of half-priced bottles of wine and coloring! You can also enter to win some fun door prizes! Cost of ticket includes 5 coloring sheets and a variety of appetizers to snack on. You may also order off our Market Grille menu. Please note that wine is not included in price.

Address: 4221 W Circle Dr NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $12/person. Purchase tickets here.
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