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

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

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


MALL of AMERICA EVENTS
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

EXHIBITS, MOVIE, & THEATRE 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.

NATURE EVENTS
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. 

PLAYTIME
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

MISCELLANEOUS
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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