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Thursday, October 25, 2012

3 Halloween Events at the Mall of America

Nickelodeon Universe® transforms for
Blackout 2012 at Mall of America®

WHAT:  Blackout will take over Mall of America®  this month as Nickelodeon Universe® transforms into a Halloween-themed fortress for guests of all ages to enjoy Oct. 19 – 20 and 26 – 27.  

Unlit rides, black lighting, fog effects and a live DJ will set the atmosphere for the night while guests take part in activities including costume contests, black light t-shirt making, glow in the dark airbrush tattoos, street performers entertaining throughout the evening and more. This year’s event will also include a creature encounters show with live animals Oct. 19 – 20.

The first 1,000 unlimited ride wristband purchases made after 5 p.m. on each night of the event will receive a complimentary treat bag. Guests will also have the option of purchasing light-up wristbands that glow in the dark and flash to the beat of music.

VISUALS:     Nickelodeon Universe with black lighting, unlit rides and fog
                        Street performers and entertainers
                        Live animal show with Creature Encounters
                        Guests in costumes
                        Guests participating in event activities

WHEN:          Friday, Oct. 19 – Saturday, Oct. 20
                        Friday, Oct. 26 – Saturday, Oct. 27
                        5 – 10 p.m.

WHERE:        Mall of America – Nickelodeon Universe

Tuesday, OCT. 30
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Join us at the World’s Biggest Playgroup Pumpkins and Potions Halloween party including music, raffles, contest and samples! Additional festivities will include a pre-playgroup fitness class with Baby Boot Camp at 8:45 a.m. and a visit with the beloved children’s book character, Olivia!

Wednesday, OCT. 31
The Patio
Sears Court

Looking to escape ghosts, goblins and raindrops on Halloween night? Join us at Mall of America® for the World’s Largest Indoor Trick-or-Treat! The evening will begin with a costume contest at 5:30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded based on creativity and originality. Please check back for the final entertainment schedule.

Don’t forget your witch’s broom to fly over to The Patio within Nickelodeon Universe® to pick up your treat bag to go trick-or-treating at participating stores in the Mall! Be prepared for a ghoulish time!

Spooky fog, balancing ghosts and hair raising demonstrations! Come to the Allergy-free Zone in Sears Court for Mad Science fun, sponsored by the Anaphylaxis & Food Allergy Association of Minnesota (AFAA). The Allergy-free Zone will be a fun area for kids and safe for those with food allergies! AFAA is a statewide organization that educates, advocates and supports those with life-threatening food allergies.

Costume Contest Guidelines
·         Costume contest is open to kids 15-years-old and under
·         Masks are not allowed
·         Toy weapons are not allowed
·         Costumes are to be worn only during event hours

Monday, October 22, 2012

Macy's Holiday Makeover Event!

The invitation pretty much says it all!  
Toys In The Dryer, Macy's, and Stacie Sayz So
are proud to co-host a mom's night out 
at the Macy's Holiday Makeover Event!

We promise you will not be disappointed when you join us!  The last time Lindsi and I attended an event similar to this we left with a bag full of make-up and perfume samples!  We also got make-up tips and learned more about our skin than we ever wanted to know!

Please RSVP to attend HERE so that we can keep track of numbers.

One lucky reader will win a spot in our fashion show!
You'll get to come a little early, get your make-up done, and get a consultation to pick out a holiday fashion look to show during our fashion show!

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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Fresh Beat Band at the Mall of America!

Nickelodeon’s The Fresh Beat Band appearance 
and autograph signing at Mall of America® 

WHAT:  The Fresh Beat Band has declared Mall of America® one of only two highly anticipated stops to promote their new CD, “The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From the Hit TV Show Vol 2.0” on October 16.                       
The Fresh Beat Band, stars of the Nickelodeon TV series, The Fresh Beat Band, will celebrate the release of their new album at MOA™ by taking over Toddler Tuesday and signing autographs for 500 fans with wristbands. After a screening of an episode of The Fresh Beat Band and kid’s activities, the band will lead a dance-a-long with music from their new CD. Hundreds of children and parents will join in the event to sing, dance and meet the characters of their favorite television show.                       
Guests may obtain a wristband by purchasing The Fresh Beat Band’s new CD, “The Fresh Beat Band: More Music From the Hit TV Show Vol 2.0” from Best Buy at Mall of America beginning Tuesday, Oct. 9 at 10 a.m.

VISUALS:  Children and fans dancing to the Fresh Beat Band sing-a-long                      
The Fresh Beat Band signing autographs and taking photographs with fans

WHEN:  Tuesday, Oct. 16                      
10 a.m. – Screening of a new The Fresh Beat Band episode                      
11 a.m. – Dance-A-Long                    
Noon – Autograph signing

WHERE:  Mall of America – Rotunda – Episode screening and dance-a-long                        Nickelodeon Universe – The Patio – Autograph signing

We received no compensation for this post.  This is a copy of the press release for this event.

Great Clips IMAX Theater Family Night

The Great Clips IMAX Theatre Hosts
Family Movie Night 
on Monday, October 15 

Free Chicken Fingers compliments of Raising Cane’s of Apple Valley, and Free Admission for Kids with a Paid Adult 

WHO:  Families with kids of all ages

WHAT:  The Great Clips IMAX Theatre has teamed up with Raising Cane’s in Apple Valley for Family Movie Night. Guests that purchase one adult admission to the 6:30 p.m. showing of DOLPHINS will receive one free child’s admission to the movie and complimentary chicken fingers (while supplies last) before the show.                                  

WHEN:  Monday, October 15        
Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers will be served starting at 5:30 p.m. in the lobby (while supplies last)                        DOLPHINS begins at 6:30 p.m. on Minnesota’s largest screen

COST:  $9.50 for Adults                      
Free admission for kids, with paid adult

WHERE:  The Great Clips IMAX Theatre at the Minnesota Zoo                     
12000 Zoo Blvd.      
Apple Valley, MN            

MORE:  Plunge into the realm of wild dolphins in this great adventure film MacGillivray Freeman Films, "Dolphins”.  You'll experience the warm, white sand banks of the Bahamas where the inquisitive dolphins live and play. Find out how we are unraveling the mysteries of dolphin communication. Here, you'll also meet a bottlenose dolphin named JoJo who explores the colorful reefs with his human friend Dean. Brimming with details about the complex lives of these fascinating animals, this ocean adventure film takes you into the very heart of the world of Dolphins. Narrated by Pierce Brosnan, music by Sting.

We received no compensation for this post.  This is a copy of the press release for this event.

Noodles and Company Local Band Fundraiser

Noodles & Company for the first time is unveiling pork on their menu. To celebrate this, Noodles is hosting a fundraiser for some local marching bands.

This event will take place at select Noodles restaurants in Minnesota and will act as a fundraiser for some local marching bands. On October 15, the local school bands will gather in front of each of these restaurants to create a spectacle from 5-7 p.m. Each of these bands will earn $200 for showing up, however, for every pork entree that is sold during this time, an additional dollar will be donated to the band.

Restaurant Locations And Band At Each:
- Maplewood Noodles on 2865 White Bear Ave and Beam: North High Polar Band
-Calhoun Noodles on 3040 Excelsior Blvd at Lake: Benilde St. Margaret's Band

The new pork at Noodles is naturally raised, antibiotic free and available on any menu item in the restaurant -- customers can just ask for it. It will also be part of Noodles' new BBQ Mac & Cheese (a new mac & cheese dish that will add to the list of "Grown Up Mac & Cheeses"), as well as a new pork sandwich.

We received no compensation for writing this post.  This is a copy of the press release for this event.