• 25th Annual HomeDadCon

    Network event

    Online event

    Our friends at the National At-Home Dad Network (NAHDN) will be hosting their 25th annual convention this fall in Cincinnati. Cincinnati Dads Group is the host group, and City Dads Group is a returning sponsor.

    Registration and information about the event can be found at https://homedadcon.org/

    The hotel also has a special room rate for the weekend and can be booked at this link: http://group.embassysuites.com/HomeDadCon2021

    All attendees and speakers will be required to be fully vaccinated and must agree to the organization's COVID statement: https://homedadcon.org/homedadcon_covid_statement/

    HomeDadCon is a parenting convention with a focus on modern fatherhood and a well-deserved chance to recharge and connect with fathers from around the nation. The NAHDN brings expert speakers and presenters to help attendees become better at what they love: being a great dad. See the schedule and speaker list on the website. Expect a full weekend of parenting, family, and fatherhood-oriented scheduling.

    The NAHDN offers Brian Dickson Memorial Scholarships to fathers who wish to attend but are struggling to make it due to the overall costs. The application deadline is August 15th. To nominate yourself or someone you know for a Brian Dickson Memorial Scholarship go to this page: http://athomedad.org/scholarships/

    The NAHDN is a registered 501(c)(3) whose mission statement is “To provide advocacy, community, education, and support for families where the fathers are primary caregivers for their children.” For more information about the NAHDN visit http://athomedad.org/ or visit their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HomeDadNet

    FAQs

    “Is this event just teaching me how to change a diaper?”

    No, this event is Professional Development for Professional Dads. Education is a core principle of HomeDadCon, and the NAHDN takes that seriously. Expect information that represents modern fatherhood and addresses the challenges we face today. Please visit their website for the speaker announcements. Past HomeDadCon sessions have covered topics such as: relationships, finances, discipline, gender issues, communication, parenting styles, home safety, stress reduction, mental health, adoption, homeschooling, and many more. Along with some fun opportunities to learn parenting skills from other fathers.

    "I'm not really a 'stay-at-home dad' is this convention for me?"

    The programming is designed with dads who are regularly the primary caregiver of their child(ren) in mind. If that's you - even part-time, and regardless of marital or employment status - then yes, this is definitely for you. Even if you don’t consider yourself a full-time at-home dad, you are still welcome, and much of the programming is appropriate for any involved, hands-on parent.

    "Can/should I bring my kids?"

    While some attendees bring their families to the HomeDadCon host city with them in order to enjoy some of the sights before or after the convention, HomeDadCon itself is generally not for children, and cannot provide child care. In addition, many attendees feel that some of their favorite aspects of HomeDadCon are the times spent with the brotherhood of fatherhood, so bringing your family could mean less time to just relax with your fellow fathers.

    “Is there anything to do in Cincinnati?”

    There is a wonderful riverwalk along the Ohio River, The National Underground Railroad Museum, multiple breweries, and restaurants.

    The Convention Committee has scheduled several fun events outside of convention programming for dads to interact and socialize. Free events like a photo walking tour of Downtown Cincinnati and Over The Rhine, and touring The National Air Force Museum, and low-cost events like watching the professional soccer team FC Cincinnati take on Orlando City, are already planned. More events will be announced soon.

  • Dads Night Out @ Invictus Brewery

    Invictus Brewing

    Dads night out at Invictus Brewery, food is available to order on site from The Tipsy Steer.

    https://invictusbrewingco.com

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  • August Dads Night Out

    Bricksworth Beer Co

    Top notch brews, great Detroit style pizza and amazing wings. Patio as well as large indoor space

  • 30th Annual Festival for Fathers and Families

    North Commons Park

    30th Annual Minnesota’s Festival for Fathers and Families!

    Free activities
    free lunch

    Click the image to see the full list of activities!

  • Dad’s Night Out @ Bad Axe Throwing

    Bad Axe Throwing

    ***$41.99 + tax per person to be paid individually at the venue***

    Come join us for a Dads Night Out at Bad Axe Throwing in Minneapolis! I’ve reserved 7 spaces and that can be adjusted if there is more interest.

    Disclaimers:
    Before the event, each guest will be required to fill out an online waiver at the facility.
    Only credit card payments accepted on site.
    We are NOT responsible for any personal belongings left behind.
    We will start at your exact allotted time slot. If you arrive 15-20 minutes late, you will lose out on that time. All events run for 1.5 hours.
    Everyone MUST wear shoes that cover toes. That means no flip-flops are allowed.
    Bring your own food. Beer, wine, and non-alcoholic drinks are served on site, so no outside drinks allowed.

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  • Madison’s Place Park/Splash Pad Meetup!

    Location visible to members

    Come join us at Madison’s Place Playground and Splash Pad! Look for me in the blue Twin Cities Dads T-shirt.

    Located on the south side of HealthEast Sports
    Center field house this 16,000-square-foot all-inclusive playground offers sun-shade covered play decks, swings, sensory play equipment and ramps for wheelchair access.

    The splash pad is FREE and operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Nearby restrooms are available during these hours. The splash pad will be inoperable during closed hours.

    Splash pad rules

    Have fun!
    No running or rough play.
    No pets on splash pad or in water.
    No glass containers.
    No hanging/climbing on water feature.
    No bicycles, skateboards or any other equipment on splash pad
    No littering-leave nothing behind.
    Please only use swim diapers for toddlers.
    Be respectful of all users.
    In case of injury or emergency, call 911.

    (Copied from https://www.woodburymn.gov/healtheast_sports_center/splash_pad.php )

  • Madison’s Place Park/Splash Pad Meetup!

    HealthEast Sports Center

    Come join us at Madison’s Place Playground and Splash Pad! Look for me in the blue Twin Cities Dads T-shirt. Special thanks to Erik Sjoberg for recommending this place!

    Located on the south side of HealthEast Sports
    Center field house this 16,000-square-foot all-inclusive playground offers sun-shade covered play decks, swings, sensory play equipment and ramps for wheelchair access.

    The splash pad is FREE and operating hours are from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily. Nearby restrooms are available during these hours. The splash pad will be inoperable during closed hours.

    Splash pad rules

    Have fun!
    No running or rough play.
    No pets on splash pad or in water.
    No glass containers.
    No hanging/climbing on water feature.
    No bicycles, skateboards or any other equipment on splash pad
    No littering-leave nothing behind.
    Please only use swim diapers for toddlers.
    Be respectful of all users.
    In case of injury or emergency, call 911.

    (Copied from https://www.woodburymn.gov/healtheast_sports_center/splash_pad.php )

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  • Minnesota Zoo

    Online event

  • MN Zoo Meetup

    Minnesota Zoo

    Plan to picnic outside of zoo.

    Reservations are required ahead of time. If you do go and want to meetup, give me a ring or message me. I will be wearing my Blue TC Dads shirt.

    Precautions per MN Zoo Website

    We encourage everyone to continue taking precautions for personal comfort and safety. Guests at the Minnesota Zoo are no longer required to wear masks. All other safety precautions and changes to programming outlined below remain in effect.

    We are open! In order to provide the best guest experience and reduce lines on entry, advanced online reservations are required. The Minnesota Zoo is open to the public from 10 am to 4 pm with special members-only reservations available starting at 9-10 am.

  • Lexington Athletic Complex Park Meetup!

    Location visible to members

    This complex has basketball/tennis courts, soccer and football fields, a zip line and playgrounds for most ages. Plenty of things to keep the kids busy.
    Look for me in the blue Twin City Dads Group T-shirt.

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