(list continually updated)
Behind the Scenes tour of MSP International Airport | Saturday, May 11th 9:00 – 11:30 AM | $15 per person
Hosted by Cameron Boyd
This is a kid-centered event but each child will need a chaperone – could be one adult for every 2-3 children. We will board a passenger van and drive around the airport! We will get to see up-close views of airplanes and the machinery that keeps the airport running. Tour stops include the Field Maintenance Building (plows and other BIG machinery), Fire Station #1 and the Emergency Operations Center (like a 9-1-1 call center with LOTS of big TV screens), baggage conveyor room, TSA baggage inspection room, airside operations center, etc. Lunch will be provided at Terminal 1 and we will eat in the Metropolitan Airports Commission meeting chambers.
Family Field Day at Kenny Park | Saturday, June 15th 2:00 – 4:00 PM | $30 per family
Hosted by the Brady, Kozicky & Leistikow families
Join us for a summer version of Kenny Field Day! We will host a series of favorite Field Day events. Snack to be provided to all!
Backyard Movie Night | Saturday, August 3rd 6:00 PM | $40 per family
Hosted by the Sherburne & Kummer Families
Celebrate the end of summer and the beginning of another great school year with an outdoor family movie! We will fire up the grill and fire pit, and will have all the essential fixings…hot dogs, popcorn, candy, adult and kiddo beverages, s’mores, etc… last year the heat called for a water gun fight, just warning you.
Adventure Croquet | Saturday, August 10th 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | $30 per family
Hosted by the Jeffcoat/Sterns & Dykoski familes
Join us for Adventure Croquet! Families will work in teams to design, build and then play an outdoor adventure croquet course. Think build-your-own mini-golf, but croquet instead of golf. We’ll provide a bunch of random materials (tubes, cardboard, wood, buckets, duct tape, etc ) and each family will design a wicket. Once the course is built, we will play. No croquet or design experience needed. Includes food and beverages.
Suds & Sausages | Saturday, September 28th 3:00 – 8:00 PM | $50 per family
Hosted by the Jeffcoat/Sterns, Dykoski, Havle, Kurpierz & Dykoski Families
Midday family friendly backyard gathering Kenny style. Enjoy artisan sausages, brew and maybe a yard game. Vegetarian options upon request.
Malts with the Principal | Date TBD before school is out | $20 per child
Hosted by Bill Gibbs
Have a malt, conversation and fun with Kenny’s Principal. Kids will be excused early from class and a bus will bring the group to The Malt Shoppe. The bus will return before the end of the school day. School secretary Linda Halverson will contact parents with a date.
3rd – 5th Grade Basketball Clinic | Saturday, April 20th 12:00 PM | $20 per child
Coordinated by Sarah Walter and Hosted by 43 Hoops Basketball Academy
43 Hoops Basketball Academy in Hopkins will host Kenny 3rd – 5th graders for a fun-filled 55-minute skills session! No experience required!
Slime & Smoothies | Saturday, April 27th 1:00 – 3:00 PM | $20 per child
Hosted by Katie Elden, Christine Yussen and Lisa Moore at Snapology Discovery Center Minneapolis
Children will make two kinds of unique slime to bring home. Smoothies will be served and the Discovery Center will be open for free play until parents pick up.
After School Movie Party for K-2 | Friday, May 10th 2:45 – 4:45 PM | $20 per child
Hosted by Marni Lamberty
Come to Ms. Lamberty’s classroom after school for a fun movie and snacks! Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a stuffed animal.
After School Movie Party for 3rd-5th | Friday, May 10th 2:45 – 4:45 PM | $20 per child
Hosted by Brent Mastel
Come to Mr. Mastel’s classroom after school for a fun movie and snacks! Bring a sleeping bag, pillow, and a stuffed animal.
Kids Cooking Class | Saturday, May 18th 2:00 – 3:00 PM | $20 per child
Coordinated by Katie Elden, Hosted by Whole Foods Calhoun Market
Join us for a quick trip to Italy! This class is donated by Whole Foods. Chef Ani and the kids will explore different cheeses, fresh fruits and veggies, pasta and more in this fun hands on cooking class. They’ll whip up fresh pasta with pesto, a winter caprese salad on a stick, garlic knots and chocolate chip cannoli for dessert. This class is vegetarian and cannot offer gluten free or dairy free options. Wear clothes you don’t mind getting a little dirty!
Nerf Battle | Sunday, July 21st 12:00 – 2:30 PM | $20 per child
Hosted by Shannon Gunaca & Lisa Moore at Lake Harriet Beard’s Plaisance
Are you ready to battle NERF style? Bring your NERF weapon of choice. Ammo will be provided for this epic throw down! Snacks and drinks provided.
Fort Building Fiesta | Saturday, Nov 16th 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM | $20 per child
Hosted by Angie Kiese & Ruth Rohlf at the Armatage Gymnasium
Join us to build and decorate cardboard forts to bring home!
Ice Fishing at Lake Harriet | Sat/Sun in Jan/Feb 2020 | $20 per child
Hosted by Vince Gunaca, Ben Bomar & Dave Walker
Join the winter fun for a kid’s ice fishing party! Hot dogs, chips, drinks will be provided as well as gear. Kids will get to keep homemade ice fishing rods.
Spring Solstice Spirit Gathering | Thursday, March 21st 6:30 PM | $35 per person
Hosted by Beth Hanson
Do you feel stuck? Lost? Disconnected? Feeling like there has to be something more? Come join a small group at Beth Hanson’s home, to celebrate Spring Solstice and reconnect with your Spirit. What better time than the spring solstice to hit pause, regroup, set intentions and reconnect. This great gathering will include a guided meditation, energetic clearing, intention setting, basic education of energy/chakras and use other spiritual tools like tarot/angel cards, crystals, sound therapy, and ceremonial grade cacao. The goal is to create a safe space to connect ourselves to our souls and reroute our own spiritual GPS as needed. You will leave with practical tools to dial into your higher self at any time and journey towards creating the life you want.
Kindergarten Brewery Tour | Fri, April 19th 6:30 – 9:30 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by Ryan & Abby Lloyd, Chad & Andrea Dorow, and Kathy & Colin Cook
Transportation provided by Hoppy Trolley! We will be stopping at Bauhaus, Able, and Pryes breweries. Beer, snacks and water will available on the bus. Pick up/drop off at Wild Mind Ales at 6031 Pillsbury Avenue.
Cards & Cocktails | Saturday, April 27th at 8:00 PM | $40 per person
Hosted by Bill & Sarah Prem and Dan & Diana Brady
Join us at the Brady’s house for Vegas style cards and incredible craft cocktails by Bill Prem! Kenny parents know how to have a good time!
Moms on the Rocks | Saturday, May 4th 3:00 PM | $40 per person
Hosted by Sarah Walter and Teri Fischer at Vertical Endeavors
Have you always wanted to try Rock Climbing? Are you already an experienced climber? Either way, come join other Kenny Moms for some “Classic” rock climbing at Vertical Endeavors in Minneapolis. With 2 belayers, access to auto-belay courses and unlimited bouldering, we will enjoy two hours of climbing as we life each other up and chalk it up to having a good time for the kids! Hosts will buy a post-session drink next door at Icehouse!
Stella & Dot Party | Thursday, May 16th 6:00 – 8:00 PM | $20 per person
Hosted by Sarah Kuhn
Shop for a good cause! Stella & Dot jewelry is beautiful and affordable. Come shop their new line and enjoy some bubbly! 100% of sales from this evening will go to the Kenny Foundation.
Indian Dinner | Saturday, May 18th at 6:00 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by Seth and Radhika Snyder
Do you love Indian food? Or have you always wanted to try it but wished you had a guide? Enjoy an Indian meal at a local restaurant. We will select a restaurant based on whether people want North Indian or South Indian food. One of your hosts was born and raised in India, the other fell in love with India (and Indian food) before he met his wife.
Tap Room Tour | Saturday, June 1st 5:00 – 10:00 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by Steph and Dave Adams, Sara and Chris Cervenka, Sarah and Mike Kuhn, Katie and Andy Kummer, Peggy McGrane and Mike Nicklay, Kristy Jeffcoat and Dan Sterns
We will be stopping at 3 local tap rooms. Transportation will be provided to each tap room in a mini coach bus. Beer and water will available on the bus. There will be food via food trucks and beer to purchase at each location. Pick up/drop off at Wild Mind Ales at 6031 Pillsbury Avenue.
Sri Lankan Pop-Up Dinner | Saturday, June 1st 7:45 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by Libby & Brian Marx, Katie & Jeff Elden, Sarah Walter & Tim Ehlert, Teri & Dave Fischer
ACTIVATE YOUR SENSES! Heather Jansz, better known as The Curry Diva, will bring exotic and tropical spices, flavors and tastes of the East to Kenny parents at Our Kitchen diner on 36th and Bryant. Heather will use the magic of spices to stimulate the senses, heal the body, the mind and the spirit, and satisfy the soul! Come indulge with us!
Trivia Night | Saturday, June 8th 7:00 PM | $40 per person
Hosted by Janet & Ben Bomar and Kristen & Ryan Walker
Let’s see how much useless knowledge Kenny parents have floating around in their brains. Put on your thinking caps and join us in the Bomar’s backyard for drinks and team trivia – hosted by actual trivia professionals! There will be prizes, prizes, prizes!
Title Boxing Throwdown | Saturday, June 22nd 1:30 PM | $20 per person
Hosted by Chris & Kelly Kozicky and Aaron & Angie Guimaraes
Join us for a fun 60-minute class at Title Boxing! Come take out your aggression and get a great workout doing it. No experience necessary.
Backyard Pig Roast Party | Saturday, June 29th 7:00 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by the Grahns, Bablers & Carrolls
Get ready for a traditional southern style whole hog cookout! Our hosts and former Kenny parent, Anthony Rodriguez, will slow roast a whole hog as learned from Pitmaster Pat Martin from Nashville, TN. There will also be other BBQ meats and all the traditional southern BBQ fixins. Some of the recipes come from Anthony’s travels for Food Network. Food and drink provided!
Dads Poker Party | Saturday, July 13th at 6:30 PM | $40 per person
Hosted by Bob Johnson & Jeff Marshall in Jeff’s garage
You are so money and you don’t even know it! Enjoy a night out with some Kenny high (and low) rollers. Beer and man food will be served.
Smoked Meat Adventure | Saturday, July 20th at 6:00 PM | $50 per person
Hosted by Reid & Megan Forgrave and Jeff & Katie Elden
The dude of the Forgrave house is a legit smoked meat specialist. (Read: Frequently stays up all night to smoke meat, and even write about it for magazines.) Our guests – you! – will vote on the menu items. We’ve done everything from brisket and salmon to wild boar and bison! Come join us for smoked meat, beverages and good company!
Back to School Moms Happy Hour | Thurs, Sept 5th 7:00 PM | $35 per person
Hosted by Steph Adams, Megan Peterson, Kristy Jeffcoat, Kim Leistikow, Suzanne Randolph, Heather Paciotti, Beth Pfeifer, Sarah Doig
Back to School Mom’s Happy Hour is a tradition …for how many years? We’re not sure…it gets a little fuzzy. Come celebrate and commiserate with fellow moms during the first week of school. Door prizes and surprises!