April Photographic Opportunities

April – Flowers are starting to bloom, there’s more daylight to shoot in, get yourself out for some photography!


April 1st – 30th, 2011 ~ Farm Babies ~ 9 am ~ MN Zoo, 1300 Zoo Blvd, Apple Valley, MN

Meet the newest members of the Zoo family with baby chicks, piglets, lambs, calves, goat kids, bunnies, and ducklings.

Adults: $16

April 10th, 2011 ~ Camera & Artist Event ~ 8 am ~ Marjorie McNeely Conservatory, 1250 Kaufman Dr N, St Paul, MN

Spring Flower Show

Special time for artists and photographers the chance to bring in tripods and easels into the Marjorie McNeely Conservatory.


April 16th, 2011 ~ Trail Mix Race Minnesota ~ 7:30 am ~ Hyland Lake Park Reserve, 10145 Bush Lake Road, Bloomington, MN

The Trail Mix Race is back for its 20th season at Hyland Lake Park Reserve. Join the tradition and support a great cause. Three different cross-country trail races are offered: 50K Ultra (solo runners), 25K (solo runners), and 50K Team (4-person teams/12.5K each runner).

The beautiful course is run over hill and dale on wood chip and grass trails. Each clearly marked loop is 12.5 kilometers (7.75 miles) in length with three water stops per loop.


April 23rd, 2011 ~ Victorian Easter Egg Roll ~ 12 pm ~ The Landing, 2187 Highway 101 East, Shakopee, MN

Celebrate with the family. Make your own miniature basket and decorate a wooden egg! Activities include egg spoon race, bunny hop relay, and an authentic egg roll. Join in some playtime with old-fashioned toys and games. Join a naturalist-led hike as we observe the birds’ spring return to the river valley. Enjoy a special guided tour in Eagle Creek Village and refreshments served at the O’Connor Boarding House.


April 29th – May 1st 2011 ~ MN Horse Expo ~ 8 am ~ MN State Fairgrounds, 1265 Snelling Ave N, St Paul, MN

Minnesota’s largest horse event – 300 horses 50 breeds/registries on display/performing in the Coliseum. Booths filled with horse information, products, equipment. Nationally recognized speakers, PRCA Rodeos, free horse, pony, wagon rides.

Adults: $9 — Rodeo: $4-10 (plus daily admission)

April 30th, 2011 ~ Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Swap Meet ~ 7 am ~ 27548 376th St, Le Sueur, MN

Antique machinery and farm collectibles, flea market and crafts. Over 1,000 vendors, largest of its type in the US.


Other ongoing events in April:

Washburn A Mill Tour -Saturdays – St Paul, MN
Ballet Tuesdays – 2nd Tuesday of every month til May 10th – St Paul, MN

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