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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Month of July 2012


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FIREWORKS
MN Fireworks

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4801 West 50th Street
Honeywell Concert Band, Sun, July 8
Calhoun Isles Community Band, Mon, July 9
Pickleball Clinic, Wed, Wed, July 11
Star of the North Community Band, Thurs, July 12
Mister Jim, Thurs, July 12
Northern Winds Concert Band, Sun, July 15

Jazz on the Prairie, Mon, July 16
Vintage Piano with Jim Shannon, Tues, July 17

Medalist Concert Band, Wed, July 18
Will Hale and the Tadpole Parade, Thurs, July 19
First John Philip, Sunday, July 22
Amy and Adams Concert, Mon, July 23
Sidewalk Cafe Duo, Tues, July 24
Lee Engele, Wed, July 25
Music that Tickles, Thurs, July 26
Minneapolis Police Band, Sun, Jul 29
Martial Arts in the Park, Mon, Jul 30
Ms. Catherine and Friends, Tues, July 31
Vintage Piano with Jim Shannon, Tues, July 31

Richfield Concerts in the Park, Thursday, July 5 (The Percolators), July 12 (Dan Perry and Ice Cream), July 19 (Northern Winds Concert Band), July 26 (The Resistors), 7 PM, 70th and Nicollet Ave, FREE!
Kids Concerts at Noon, Tuesdays, 12:00 pm, Augsburg Park
Kids of all ages will have fun with entertaining outdoor music!
Bring your own lunch or pick up a lunch from the Free Summer Food Program! Bring your blanket, chair, friends and sunscreen!
July 10 (The Splatter Sisters), July 17 (Tricia & The Toonies), July 24 (Sticks & Tones)

MALL of AMERICA EVENTS

Toddler Tuesdays: Curious George,
July 3, 10 AM-noon, Rotunda
SpongeBob's Beach Party, July 10, 10 AM - noon, Rotunda
Gustafer Yellowgold, July 17,10 AM - Noon, Sears Court

American Girl Doll Store Events
- all events FREE and open to the public!
AMERICAN GIRL DOLL STORE EVENTS - all events FREE!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt, Jul 4, 11, 15 (2-6 PM), 18, (1-5 PM), & 25.
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, Jul 1, 20 (3-7 PM), 21 (1-5 PM)
McKenna Bracelet Craft, Jul 15 (2-4 PM)
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, Jul 1, 20 (3-7 PM), 21 (1-5 PM)
Julie's Bracelet Craft, Jul 26, 2-4 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 

Turtle Talk, Sun, July 8, 3 - 4 PM
Off the Page and into Nature Camp, July 10, 9:30 AM- 12 noon 
Insect Collecting, July 15, 3 - 4 PM
Slime and Grime Camp, July 17, 9 AM - 3 PM
Treasure Hunting In Nature Camp, July 19, 9 AM - 3 PM
Meet a Live Animal, July 21, 10 - 11 AM
Pond Exploration, July 22, 3 - 4 PM
All About Animals Camp, July 24, 9:30 AM - noon
Remarkable Reptiles, July 29, 3 - 4 PM
Fishing Camp, Mon, July 30, 9 AM - 3 PM
Stinkbugs, Slugs and Other Bugs Camp, July 31, 9:30 AM - 12 noon
Women on the Wild Side: Prairie
Accompany a naturalist to identify colorful prairie plants, spot wildlife, and visit the "bee tree."...
Richardson Nature Center, Saturday, 8/4/2012 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Parent/Child Preschool Programs - Parent/Child Preschool Classes are for preschool children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult, Fee: $15/child
Totally Turtles and Tortoises, July 3, 5
Leapin' Lizards!, July 9, 11
Yuck & Stuff, July 17, 20
Big Cat Bonanza, July 25, 27
Excellent Eggs, July 30
Programs for 3-Year-Olds, cost: $15 per child ($13.50 per child for Como Friends members)
Animal Homes for 3s, Aug 8
Click here for more Como Zoo events.


Minnesota Zoo Events
Dinosaurs- Summer 2012 - through September 3

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, Jul 27
Farmyard Slumber, Jul 27
Growlin’ with the Grizzlies, Jul 13
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. 
Click here for more Minnesota Zoo events.
CRAFTS
Decorate Your Bike, Creative Kidstuff (all locations), Mon, July 2, 10 AM - 12 PMBooster Launch Party, Sun, July 22
 
Heartfelt Classes: 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
Preschool Leaf Crafts, Wed, July 25 or Thurs, July 26, 10:30 - 11:30 AM
Chalk Mural Drawing and Hopscotch, July 7, FREE!
Beeswax Farm Stand, Thurs, July 19, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 6 and up, $15
Tissue Pom Poms, July 21, FREE!
Finger Knitting, Braiding, & Twisty Cords, Tues, July 24, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 5 and up, $15
Rustic Twig Fairy Furniture, Thurs, July 26, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 7 and up, $15
Archery Target Practice, July 28, FREE!
Pinecone Creatures, Tues, July 31, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 7 and up, $15
Knitting 101 - learn to knit in a small group with private knitting lessons for ages 7 to adult, $38 for three hour long lessons. 
Fairy Tree House, set up your personal class between July 20th and August 4th, ages 8 to adult; ages 6 & 7 with grow up helper, $44.
Sword Making, ages 9 and up, $39 for two session, Sat, July 21 and July 28, 2 - 4 P:30 PM
Fairy Fortnight, ages 7 and up, $20, set up your personal class between July 20th and August 4th
Click here for upcoming Heartfelt classes

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