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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of May 7

Understanding Your Child’s Developing Brain, Thurs, May 10, 7 PM, St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, 3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, FREE! Register online at or contact Layne at (952) 548-8627 or
Toddler Tuesdays: Diego's Rainforest Fiesta, Tues, May 8, 10 AM - noon, The Patio
Click here for upcoming Toddler Tuesdays events.

The Road to El Dorado, Sat, May 12, 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

American Girl Doll Store Events - all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt, May 9, 4 - 8 PM
McKenna Bracelet Craft
, May 9, 4-6 PM
Mother’s Day Card Craft, May 11 (1-3 PM) and May 13 (12 - 2 PM)

Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall schedule

Meet the Robinsons, Friday Night Family Movies, May 11, 6 PM, West Side Perk, FREE!
Click here for upcoming movie events.

Real Pirates Exhibition: Science Museum of Minnesota, now through Sept. 3.

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
Spring Celebration Hike, Sun, May 13, Sun, May 6, 1:00 and 3:00 PM, $3 or free for members

Richardson Nature Center Events
Spring Changes Hike, Sat, May 12, 10 - 11:30 AM, $5
Pond Exploration, Sun, May 13, 3-4 PM, FREE!
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Minnesota Zoo Events
Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12 & 13
Bring your special mom to meet some of our special mothers during our Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend celebration. Moms in free both Saturday and Sunday.

Toddler Time
(2-3 years), 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon, members $18, non-members $22
Inch By Inch, Mon, May 7
Baby Bear, Do You See Your Mama? Sat, May 12

Family Overnights
(5 years and older), 7 PM, breakfast provided, one adult required,
$47 per person for members, $55 per person for non-members
Dolphins Dusk to Dawn, May 11
Bear Encounters  - May 13, $125
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. Call 
952.431.9320 for more information.
Click here for upcoming Minnesota Zoo events.

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

Hennepin County Library Events - Click here for this week's storytime schedule 
Used Book Sale, Augsburg Park, Sat, May 12, 10 AM - 2 PM
World Language Storytime: Chinese, Edina, Thurs through May 17, 11 - 11:30 AM, for children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.

Teen Anime Club, Penn Lake Library, Wed, May 9, 3:30 PM-5 PM, Grades 6 - 12

Creative Kidstuff
Tiger Book Club, Tues, May 15, 6 - 7 PM, Wayzata and The West End locations, Grades K-2 with parent.
Liger Book Club, Wed, May 16, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Wayzata and The West End locations, Grades 3 - 5
bth events FREE! Registration online or in-store required. Spaces limited.

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