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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Weeks of June 18 - 30


Free and Frugal Family Fun will be posted every two weeks during the summer.

Richfield Concerts in the Park, Thursday, June 21 (Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band), June 28 (33 Degrees North), 7 PM, 70th and Nicollet Ave, FREE!

MALL of AMERICA EVENTS
Space Jam -  Sat, June 23; The Goonies - Sat, June 30, 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
  
Toddler Tuesdays: Wonder Pets! Circus Party, Tues, June 19, 10 AM - noon, Rotunda

Midwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships, Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Rotunda

Toddler Tuesdays: Kiddie Karnival, Tuesday, June 26, 10 AM - 12 noon, Rotunda

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour, Friday, June 29, 11 AM, Rotunda

American Girl Doll Store Events
- all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt, June 20 and 27 (1 - 5 PM) 
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, June 19, 29 (2 - 6 PM)
Innerstar University Spirit Scrunchie Craft
, June 26 (4 - 6 PM)
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, June 19, 29 (2 - 6 PM)

EXHIBITS, MOVIE, & THEATRE EVENTS

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MacPhail Center for Music FREE Family Music Seies

MN Children's Museum's Let Your Imagination Go Bananas with Curious George, May 26- Oct 7

Arty Pants at Walker, second and fourth Tuesdays of the month, 11 AM - 1 PM, ages 2-5 with adult

Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall schedule

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

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.
Richardson Nature Center Events
 
My Preschooler & Me: Owls & Owlets - Totally Turtle, Thurs, June 21 and Sat, June 23, 10 AM
Family Fun Night, Fri, June 22, 6:30 PM
Critters Close Up, Sun, June 24, 3 PM

Parent/Child Preschool Programs - Parent/Child Preschool Classes are for preschool children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult, Fee: $15/child
Monkey Business, June 20 or 22
Think Pink, June 25, 29 
Programs for 3-Year-Olds, cost: $15 per child ($13.50 per child for Como Friends members)
Fancy Feet for 3s, June 27
Click here for more Como Zoo events.

Minnesota Zoo Events
Dinosaurs- Summer 2012
The most exciting pre-historic adventure awaits Minnesota Zoo guests in 2012 when Dinosaurs! roars back to the Zoo, May 26 – September 3.
Family Zoo Adventures (4-8 years), 1-3 PM, $37 for child/adult members, $50 non-members
Dolphin Magic, Jun 23
See a Great Clips IMAX Theatre film up to three weeks after your class with a $3 discount coupon from the instructor.
Toddler Time (2-3 years), 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon, members $18, non-members $22
Penguin Encounters - Jun 24, $75
Click here for more Minnesota Zoo events.


CRAFTS
Call 612-877-8090 to register for classes at Heartfelt in Linden Hills
Preschool Classes - ages 2 1/2 and older with a grown up, $10, $5 for each additional child per family
All Age Ice Cream Social, Wed, June 27 or Thurs, June 28, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Fairy Tree House, June 20, 27, 2 - 4 PM, ages 6 & 7 with a grown up helper, $44
Summer Solstice PJ Party, Tues, June 19, 7 - 9 PM, all ages, FREE!
Boat Making, Thursday, June 21, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 6 and up, $15
Fairy House with Yard, Sat, June 23, 10:30 - 12 noon, $28
Needle Felted Animals, Sat, June 23, 1 - 4 PM, ages 9 to adult, $32
Super Safe Needle Felting, Tues, June 26, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 7 and up, $15
Branch Weaving, Thursday, June 28, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 8 and up, ages 5 to 7 with an adult, $15
Sand Table Play, June 30, FREE!
Click here for upcoming Heartfelt classes

Fairy Gardening, Little Enchantments in Edina, Sat, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, 1 - 4 PM, $25-$40, call 612.746.4040 for reservations 

Hennepin County Library Events - Click here for this week's library events schedule

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