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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of April 30

Festival of Nations, May 3-6, St. Paul River Centre, fill out this short survey to get your FREE! bus
tickets to the Festival of Nations.

May Day Parade, Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre, Sun, May 6, 1 PM, parade starts at corner of 25th Street and Bloomington Ave in South Minneapolis

Bloomington Curbside Clean Up Days - great day to get rid of stuff or find some treasures! See schedule on above link

KID'S CONSIGNMENT SALE EVENTS
Treasure Hunt Sales (May 4-6) Ames Arena in Lakeville.
Eden Prairire Just Bewteen Friends—May 3-6 at the former Frank's Nursery
Hennepin County Garage Sales

MALL of AMERICA EVENTS 
Toddler Tuesdays: Under the Sea Party,
Tues, May 1, 10 AM - noon, West Market Square. Click here for upcoming Toddler Tuesdays events.

Hugo, Sat, May 5, 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

Young Inventors Fair,Sat, May 5, 1 - 4 PM, Rotunda

American Girl Doll Store Events - all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt, Wed, May 2, 4 - 8 PM

EXHIBITS, MOVIE, & THEATRE EVENTS
Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall schedule

Enchanted, Friday Night Family Movies, May 4, 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.

Woodlake Nature Center
Marsh Exploreres, Sun, May 6, 1:00 and 3:30 PM, $3 or free for members
Nature Adventurers, Tues, May 1 and Wed, May 2, 10 AM, $8 per child

Richardson Nature Center Events
Baby Birds, Preschool Drop-Off, Tues, May 1, 1-3 PM, $10
Walk When the Moon is Full: Frog Moon, Fri, May 4, 8-9:30 PM, $5
Raptor Release, Hyland Park Reserve, Sat, May 5, 11 AM, FREE!
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Minnesota Zoo Events
Dr. Zoolittle, May 6, Family Zoo Adventures (4-8 years), 1-3 PM, $37 for child/adult members, $50 non-members
Inch By Inch, Sat, May 5; Mon, May 7, Toddler Time (2-3 years), 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon, members $18, non-members $22
Penguin Plunge, Fri, May 4, Preschool Classes (3 1/2 years - Kindgergarten), 9:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM, Members: $23 per class, Non-members: $28 per class.
Bear Encounters  - May 5, $125
Dolphin Ecounters - May 6, $150

If the event/date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration.
Call 952.431.9320 if you have any questions.

Click here for upcoming Minnesota Zoo events.

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
Marie Mayhew Knitter's Trunk Show , Heartfelt, (all ages), Sat, May 5, drop in between 11 AM and 2 PM, FREE! Marie will offer tutorials in double point knitting

Build a Planter Box, Home Depot Kid's Workshop, Bloomington, FREE!, 9 AM - 12 noon Call 952-881-7020 for more information

Hennepin County Library EventsMusic with a Latin Beat, Penn Lake, Sat, May 5, 11 AM, FREE!
Click here for this week's storytime schedule

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Click here for STORYTIME around town
Click here for SUMMER CAMPS A to Z information
Click here for your own ALPHABET FUN

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