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Name: Marley
Age: 3
City: Plymouth
Parents: Abby and Justin Ward
Siblings: Lane, 5, Bode, 1

Personality: “Though she be but little, she is fierce.”
 — William Shakespeare 

Favorite toy: Dolls and Disney princess dolls

Favorite book: Curious George books

Favorite activities: Coloring, reading, riding bike 

Favorite foods: Edamame, applesauce, spaghetti, mac and cheese 

Photo by Dana Croatt / Minnesota Parent


Out & About
Renaissance Festival
When: Jul 7
Where: Rural Shakopee
Cost: $22.95; $13.95 for ages 5 to 12. Advanced tickets are $11.50-$19.95. Buy online or at local stores to avoid lines at the event.
Website: renaissancefest.com
Groovin' in the Garden
When: Jul 8
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza
When: Jul 9, 7:30 p.m. July 9-12 with a special family matinee at 1 p.m. July 11
Where: Corcoran Lions Park
Cost: $9-$18. All matinee tickets are $9.
Website: www.hamelrodeo.org
Andover Family Fun Fest
When: Jul 10, Fireworks will be at 10 p.m. July 11.
Where: City Hall Complex, Andover
Cost: FREE. Some attractions are ticketed.
Website: www.andovermn.gov
Free Summer Concerts in Blaine
When: Jul 10, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Aquatore Park, Blaine
Cost: FREE
Website: blaineevents.com
Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza
When: Jul 10
Where: Corcoran Lions Park
Cost: $9-$18. All matinee tickets are $9.
Website: www.hamelrodeo.org
Art at St. Kate's
When: Jul 11, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: University of St. Catherine, Randolph and Cleveland avenues, St. Paul
Cost: FREE admission and parking
Website: www.artistscircle.org
The Artery Experiment
When: Jul 11, 11 a.m.-4p.m.
Where: Eighth Avenue in downtown Hopkins
Cost: FREE
Website: www.hopkinsmn.com/events/artery
Andover Family Fun Fest
When: Jul 11
Where: City Hall Complex, Andover
Cost: FREE. Some attractions are ticketed.
Website: www.andovermn.gov
Hamel Rodeo & Bull Ridin' Bonanza
When: Jul 11
Where: Corcoran Lions Park
Cost: $9-$18. All matinee tickets are $9.
Website: www.hamelrodeo.org
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