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Name: Jane and Maria
Age: 2 and 4
City: Inver Grove Heights
Parents: Ted and Christina Ries
Siblings: Archie, 6 months

Personalities: Silly and sweet (Jane), e usive (Maria) 

 

Favorite animals: Peppa Pig (Jane), butterfl ies (Maria)  

 

Favorite books: Go Away, Big Green Monster! (Jane) and When the Sky Is Like Lace (Maria)

 

Favorite activities: Playing with their dollhouse, dance parties in their PJs 

 

Favorite food: Spaghetii 

 

Cover photo by Eva Hagel of Grape Soda Photography 

 

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Out & About
Sever's Fall Festival
When: Oct 19
Where: Shakopee
Cost: $15 for ages 4 and older at the door. Go online for discounted tickets and coupons.
Website: seversfallfestival.com
The Hobbit
When: Oct 19
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Anoka Halloween
When: Oct 19
Where: Anoka
Cost: FREE
Website: anokahalloween.com
Spookley the Square Pumpkin
When: Oct 19
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Twin Cities Harvest Festival and Maze
When: Oct 19
Where: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $10 per person online or $12 at the gate; children shorter than 36 inches can attend for free.
Website: twincitiesmaze.com
Balloonacy
When: Oct 19
Where: Children Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Pumpkin Nights
When: Oct 19
Where: Minnesota State Fairgrounds, St. Paul; Enter at 1719 Como Ave., Falcon Heights.
Cost: Online tickets are $16 for ages 4 to 12 and ages 60 and older, $20 for ages 13 to 59, and free for ages 3 and younger; parking is free.
Website: pumpkinnights.com
Balloonacy
When: Oct 20
Where: Children Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Sever's Fall Festival
When: Oct 20
Where: Shakopee
Cost: $15 for ages 4 and older at the door. Go online for discounted tickets and coupons.
Website: seversfallfestival.com
Kids at the Castle
When: Oct 20
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $8 per family; registration is not required. Normally, museum admission is $9 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for ages 6-18 and free for ages 5 and younger.
Website: asimn.org
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