Rochester MN Guide to January Events

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Welcome to January 2018…a fresh, clean start.  The month holds many things to do as you ease back into a routine post holiday hustle and bustle!  You’re certain to find things to keep everyone in the family from getting cabin fever!  To use this guide, simply click on the dates for the corresponding week you’d like to see. If you’d like event highlights and a link to our events calendar sent to your inbox every week, make sure you sign up for our newsletter!  As always, if you would like to add an event to our guide please fill out the form below!

Upcoming RMMB Events

Cambria Gallery | Tuesday, February 27th 2018 | 7:30 PM

Fancy Flannel: A Mom’s Night Out Featuring a Mom-Made Market  with local artisans. More details soon!


3rd Annual Bloom: An Event for New and Expecting Moms | 125 LIVE | Saturday, April 21st, 2018 | 9:00 AM – More details soon!

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Tuesday January 2nd

Family Storytime | Rochester Public Library

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family!
Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Website

Thursday January 4th

Storytime with Michelle | St James Coffee

Enjoy storytime at St James Coffee!

Address: 4156 18th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

Friday January 5th

Tiny Tunes | Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and gross motor movement, language skills, social skills, and bonding and with caregivers through music! Classes encourage kids and their caregivers to move, sing, explore, play music and have fun together. Classes are led by a board-certified music therapist

Classes are four Fridays in January (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 10:30-11am. A caregiver must attend with a child.

Address: 3270 19th Street Northwest #101, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: $44-$50, register here.
Website

 

Dancing Fun with Tippi Toes | Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester

A fun morning with Tippi Toes Minnesota! You will warm up, stretch and use your imaginations while dancing to high energy music. 

Address: 1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A River Center Plaza Rochester, 55906
Time: 11:00am-11:30am
Cost: $5.50/non-members, FREE to members
Website

Saturday January 6th

Nature Toddlers: Birds at the Feeder | Quarry Hill Nature Center

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, and more, Quarry Hill’s backyard is full of songbirds. This class is all about birds, spend time with a naturalist observing the birds, meet and release a live bird, build a felt bird and make a pine cone feeder to take home. Storytime and feeding the fish are also included in this class especially for 2-3 year old and their favorite grown-up.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: $6.50 members/$8.00 non members. Preregistration required here.
Website

 

Free Kids’ Workshop | Home Depot

Get organized for 2018 in our hands-on Workshop where you and your child can assemble a wooden block calendar to kick off the new year. Useful year-round, the block calendar is perfect for a tabletop display. Once the calendar construction is complete, your child can decorate it with paint and stickers. All Kids Workshop attendees must be accompanied by a parent or adult at all times. All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin while supplies last.

Address: 3050 41st St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
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FREE Family Day | Rochester Art Center

It’s the first Free Family Day of 2018, and you don’t want to miss it! In celebration of the holidays and family, we will be decorating wooden gratitude discs with faux gold leaf, gems, and images inspired by your loved ones! And that’s not all – back by popular demand, it’s snow globes!

Address: 40 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
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FREE Family Showing: The Secret Life of Pets | Cinemagic Hollywood 12 Theatre

Cinemagic Hollywood Theatre is partnering with Channel One Regional Food Bank for all free 9:00 AM family shows running every Saturday morning! Bring a doantion and enjoy a movie!

Address: 2171 Superior Dr NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 9:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Snowman Fun | Hy-Vee North

You will get to make a snowman craft as well as a delicious snowman treat to eat! All ages are welcome!

Address: 500 37th St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Cost: FREE
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Sunday January 7th

Bremer Free Sunday | Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester

All visitors can explore the Rochester Museum free of charge.

Address: 1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A River Center Plaza Rochester, 55906
Time: 12:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

Wednesday January 10th

Nature Toddlers: Birds at the Feeder | Quarry Hill Nature Center

Chickadees, juncos, nuthatches, and more, Quarry Hill’s backyard is full of songbirds. This class is all about birds, spend time with a naturalist observing the birds, meet and release a live bird, build a felt bird and make a pine cone feeder to take home. Storytime and feeding the fish are also included in this class especially for 2-3 year old and their favorite grown-up.

Address: 701 Silver Creek Road NE, Rochester, 55906
Time: 10:00am-11:00am
Cost: $6.50 members/$8.00 non members. Preregistration required here.
Website

 

Paw Patrol Live! THe Great Pirate Adventure | Mayo Civic Center

Enjoy an evening with your kids and family hanging out with the Paw Patrol Pups!

Address: 30 Civic Center Dr SE, Rochester, Minnesota 55904
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: $14-20
Website

Thursday January 11th

Storytime with Michelle | St James Coffee

Enjoy storytime at St James Coffee!

Address: 4156 18th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

Friday January 12th

Tiny Tunes | Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and gross motor movement, language skills, social skills, and bonding and with caregivers through music! Classes encourage kids and their caregivers to move, sing, explore, play music and have fun together. Classes are led by a board-certified music therapist

Classes are four Fridays in January (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 10:30-11am. A caregiver must attend with a child.

Address: 3270 19th Street Northwest #101, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: $44-$50, register here.
Website

 

Oscar Mayer Wienermobile | Hy-Vee South

You won’t be able to miss this 27-foot-long hot dog on wheels! Stop by your Crossroads Hy-Vee and check out the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile as it stops in Rochester during it’s cross-country tour.

Address: 500 Crossroads Dr SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 1:00pm-4:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

Saturday January 13th

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Rochester’s Winter Farmers Market will be underway on select Saturdays November through April.

Address: Olmsted County Fairgrounds: Graham Park, Building 31 and 35
Time:9:000am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

STEM Saturday with Rochester Math Club | Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester

Rochester Math Club will be at the Children’s Museum to share their collaborative project “Shapes in Math”. There will be hands-on activities to teach children basic geometric concepts, such as squares, triangles, and circles to inspire children in their interest and passion for mathematics problem solving and critical thinking. 

Address: 1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A River Center Plaza Rochester, 55906
Time: 10:00am-12:00pm
Cost: $5.50/non-members, FREE to members
Website

 

Family Dance Party | Rochester Public Library

Lights, shakers, dance! Put on your dancing shoes for 30 minutes of non-stop dancing fun!
Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 10:30am
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Kid Parkside Gallery | Charter House

The public is invited to attend Charter House’s Kid Parkside Art Gallery featuring artists Rayyan Nassr, Tommie Olson, Maia Merkel, Maika Suzuki, Erin Stoeckig, Rowan Vercnocke, and Genevieve Giguere. Refreshments will be provided along with live music by the Southeastern MN Youth Orchestra.

Address: Charter House, Mayo Retirement Living Community 211 2nd St NW, Rochester, Minnesota 55901
Time: 1:30pm-3:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Tuesday January 16th

Family Storytime | Rochester Public Library

Stories, songs and fun for you and your family!
Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Website

Thursday January 18th

Storytime with Michelle | St James Coffee

Enjoy storytime at St James Coffee!

Address: 4156 18th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

Friday January 19th

Tiny Tunes | Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and gross motor movement, language skills, social skills, and bonding and with caregivers through music! Classes encourage kids and their caregivers to move, sing, explore, play music and have fun together. Classes are led by a board-certified music therapist

Classes are four Fridays in January (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 10:30-11am. A caregiver must attend with a child.

Address: 3270 19th Street Northwest #101, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: $44-$50, register here.
Website

 

Healing Rhythms | Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester

A fun morning with Healing Rhythms at the Children’s Museum! You will have a great time experiencing music and movement. 

Address: 1643 N. Broadway St., Suite A River Center Plaza Rochester, 55906
Time: 11:00am-11:30am
Cost: $5.50/non-members, FREE to members
Website

 

Kids Night Out: Paddington | 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. The January theme is Paddington.

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

Saturday January 20th

Family Storytime | Rochester Public Library

Books, music, and fun for you and your family.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Beginning Cross-Country Skiing | Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

Join park staff for a ski through the Oxbow Valley. Bring your own skis or rent skis for $5.00 from Oxbow. If you have never skied, this is the time to start on our groomed trails. Recommended ages 6 and up. Snow permitting.
Address: 5731 County Road 105 NW, Byron, MN 55920
Time: 1:00pm
Cost: FREE
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Monday January 22nd

Sit Stay Read | Rochester Public Library

Kids are invited to practice reading aloud for 15 minutes with a certified therapy animal. For a positive reading experience, only the child should attend. Caregivers are asked to remain in the library. No pre-registration. In person registration will begin 30 minutes prior to the event.

Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 5:00pm-7:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Kids in the Kitchen: Healthy Baking | Hy-Vee Barlows

Join Dietitian Caity in the New Year for healthy baking. We will be making a healthy dinner and dessert. The event will be hosted at Hy-Vee Market Grille. Kids ages 7-14 are encouraged to participate. If child is younger than 7, parent or helper is asked to stay to assist child. Registration is required. May sign up at Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza Service Counter or through the ticket link.

Address: 1315 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 5:00pm-6:30pm
Cost: $17
Website

Tuesday January 23rd

Family Dance Party | Rochester Public Library

Lights, shakers, dance! Put on your dancing shoes for 30 minutes of non-stop dancing fun!
Address: 101 2nd St SE, Rochester, 55904
Time: 6:30pm
Cost: FREE
Website

Thursday January 25th

Storytime with Michelle | St James Coffee

Enjoy storytime at St James Coffee!

Address: 4156 18th Ave NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

Friday January 26th

Tiny Tunes | Healing Rhythms Music Therapy

Tiny Tunes is an early childhood music class for children (ages 5 and under) and their caregivers. Classes are designed to address skills such as fine and gross motor movement, language skills, social skills, and bonding and with caregivers through music! Classes encourage kids and their caregivers to move, sing, explore, play music and have fun together. Classes are led by a board-certified music therapist

Classes are four Fridays in January (5, 12, 19, and 26) from 10:30-11am. A caregiver must attend with a child.

Address: 3270 19th Street Northwest #101, Rochester, 55901
Time: 10:30am-11:00am
Cost: $44-$50, register here.
Website

Saturday January 27th

Rochester Downtown Farmers Market

Rochester’s Winter Farmers Market will be underway on select Saturdays November through April.

Address: Olmsted County Fairgrounds: Graham Park, Building 31 and 35
Time:9:000am-12:00pm
Cost: FREE
Website

 

Oragami 101 | Oxbow Park and Zollman Zoo

Did you ever wonder how the origami experts can turn an ordinary piece of paper into something with 6 legs or 8 points? In this two hour class you won’t become an expert but you will take the first step on the path to making a creation to show your friends. Ages 8 and up.

Address: 5731 County Road 105 NW, Byron, MN 55920
Time: 10:00am
Cost: FREE
Website

 Sunday January 28th

The GREAT Cardboard Sled Race | Minnesota Children’s Museum Rochester

Come zoom down the hills of the Rochester Golf & Country Club for the 5th Annual, Cardboard Sled Race, in your very own homemade cardboard sled! Address: Rochester Golf and Country Club, 3100 Country Club Rd SW, Rochester, 55902

Time: 1:00pm-6:00pm
Cost: $100/sled team
Website

Tuesday January 30th

Moonlight Snowshoe | Chester Woods Park

Meet at the boat launch parking lot for a staff guided hike through Chester Woods. Snowshoeing is a great way to burn off those excess calories that were put on during the holiday season. You must have your own snowshoes. This program is weather (snow) permitting. Please call the park office for program updates at 287-2624.

Address: 8378 Highway 14 East, Eyota, 55934
Time: 6:00pm
Cost: FREE
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For Moms

Tuesday January 9th

Resolution Night | Terra Loco

Get ready for your best year yet!
Running Resources Open House, 6-7PM — Visit with running clubs, gyms, race directors & more! 
Speaker Panel, 7-8PM — Listen to inspirational stories from local runners just like you! 
Prize Drawing & Open House, 8-9PM — HUGE prize drawing!!

Address: 1190 16th St SW, Ste 150, Rochester, Minnesota 55902
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: FREE admission
Website

Monday January 15th

Wine and Canvas Painting | Twigs Tavern

Come for a guided Glowing Night Metallic Paint painting class with the staff! A local artist will guide the group step-by-step through the featured painting and our staff will be around throughout the 3-hour painting class for one-on-one assistance as well.

Enjoy some liquid courage while painting from the selection of wine (by the bottle or by the glass), beer and non-alcoholic drinks.
Food and beverages are available for purchase from our hosting restaurant and can be enjoyed before or during class!

Address: Twigs Tavern, 401 6th St SW, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-9:00pm
Cost: $35.00, pre-registration required. Register here.
Website

Tuesday January 16th

Modern Calligraphy Workshop: Gathered Nest Studio | grand Rounds Brewing Company

Stop texting and start practicing your handwriting–we’re about to take things low-tech.

In this course for beginners, we will cover the basics of the art of modern calligraphy. You will learn how to identify the main supplies needed, nib prep, warm up exercises, up and down strokes, letter formation, and connecting words. The Session includes plenty of time for 1 on 1 support and time for Q&A.

MATERIALS INCLUDED

Address: 4 3rd Street Southwest, Rochester, 55902
Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm
Cost: $71
Website

Tuesday January 30th

Simple Fix | Hy-Vee Barlow Plaza

“We shop. You prep. We clean up.”

In about an hour and a half, you will prep up to 6 meals to take home, put in the freezer and make at a later date. Each meal serves 4 to 6 people. Bring a cooler or tote to carry your meals home.

Recipes to choose from:
•Chicken Teriyaki
•Pepper Steak 
•Beef Roast and Carrots
•Honey Dijon Pork
•Salsa Verde Chicken
•Lime Shredded Pork

Address: 1315 6th St NW, Rochester, 55901
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Cost: $16.50-$100
Website

 

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