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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of April 16

Vietnamese Storytime, Augsburg Park, Sat, Apr 21 & 28, 11 AM

Home Along Safety Class, Richfield Recreation, registration deadline 4/30, $16, ages 9-12

Toddler Tuesdays: The Okee Dokee Brothers, Tues, Apr 17, 10 AM - noon, Rotunda, FREE!

Rango, Sat, Apr 28, 10 AM, Free Family Flicks at the Mall of America, first-come, first-served, as seating is limited to the theater capacity. FREE! Click here for future showings

Think. Connect.: National Cyber Security Awareness Campaign, Mon, Apr 16, 4 - 6 PM, Rotunda
A Passage to China, Sat, Apr 21 - Sun, Apr 22, 11 AM - 5 PM, Sears Court, FREE!

AMERICAN GIRL DOLL STORE EVENTS - all events FREE and open to the public!

Bitty Bunch Friendship Tree, Mon, Apr 17, 11 AM - 1 PM
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt, Wed, Apr 18, 4 - 8 PM
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, Sun, Apr 22, 12 PM
Molly’s Victory Garden Craft, Sun, Apr 22 (12-2 PM)
Molly’s All-American Party, Sun, Apr 22, 2-4 PM
Molly’s Embroidered Card Craft, Sun, Apr 22, 4 PM
Molly’s Tap Dance Steps Demo, Sun, Apr 22 (4 PM)
Click here for upcoming American Girl Doll Store Events

Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall, Peter and the Wolf, Jun 3, Registration deadline 4/27
Snow White, Friday Night Family Movies, Apr 20, 6 PM, West Side Perk, FREE!
Click here for upcoming movie events.
Real Pirates Exhibition: Science Museum of Minnesota, now through Sept. 3. Don your pirate hat and climb aboard a recreation of a pirate ship. Learn to tie knots, hoist a pirate flag and explore what life was like on a real pirate ship. See more than 200 artifacts from North America’s only authenticated pirate shipwreck.

Wood Lake Nature Center
, Minneapolis Parks and Recreation and Three Rivers Park District offer a wide variety of fun activities and events for all ages including preschoolers. Three Rivers also has Free Family Fun Days.

$3 Tour Days, The Landing, Suns, Apr 22, 29, 12 noon - 5 PM  and Sats, Apr 21, 28, 10 AM - 5 PM 

Earth Day Celebration - Operation Buckthorn, Woodlake Nature Center, Sun, Apr 22, 1 - 4 PM
Nature Adventurers Earth Day Celebration, Woodlake Nature Center, Apr 17 & 18 (ages 3-5)

Nests and Flowers, Preschool Drop-Off, Richardson Nature Center, Tues, Apr 17, 1-3 PM, $10
April Showers, My Preschooler & Me, Richardson Nature Center, Thurs, Apr 17, 10-11:30 AM, $5
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Farm Babies at the Minnesota Zoo, through April 30. Cost of regular zoo admission.

Simply Sheep at the Farm, Family Zoo Adventures, 1-3 PM
Bear Necessities, Sat, Apr 21, 9:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM (3 1/2 years - Kindgergarten), Members: $23 per class, Non-members: $28 per class.
Penguin Encounters - Apr 22, May 19, May 20, Jun 9, Jun 24, $75
Bear Encounters  - Apr 21, 29, May 5, 13, Jun 16, 17, $125
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. Call 952.431.9320 for more information. 

Creative Kidstuff Toddler Play Time
, West End St. Louis Park and Wayzata stores, Weds at 10 AM, FREE!
Pump It Up Pop-In Playtime
: Schedule is subject to change on school out days. No registration required.

Eden Pairie - Pop-In Playtime - Mondays: 1:30-3 PM; Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10-11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM; Family Jump Time: 6:30-8 PM
Parents Night Out, 2nd Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations, spots fill quickly
Burnsville - Tuesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 10 AM - 11:30 AM , Family Jump Time: 6:30-8pm, Wednesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 1:30 - 3 PM, $6 per person1:30PM - 3:00PM Pop In Playtime 6:30PM - 8:00PM Family Jump Time
Parents Night Out, 5:30-8:30, 2nd Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations, spots fill quickly

Fairy Tree House, Heartfelt, (Ages 8 to adult; Ages 6 & 7 with a grown up helper), Apr 21 & 28,10:30 am - 12:30 pm. $44.

Cooking Class: Bistro Style Supper ,
Williams Sonoma, Galleria, Wed, Apr 18 

Intro to Gardening: Seed Starting
Williams Sonoma, Galleria, Sun, Apr 22

Free Reusable Tote with Take-Out!
Big Bowl, Galleria, Sun, Apr 22

Earth Day at Totally Kids, Sat, Apr 21-Sun, Apr 22, donated your used toys to families with autism, receive a prize

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