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FREE! & Frugal Family Fun May 30 - June 5

All listings are free unless price is noted. Be sure to read the Disclaimer before you go to these events. Friday, May 30 IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Americas Exhibit , Historic Fort Snelling, 10 AM - 5 PM  Flint Hills International Children’s Festival , F.K. Weyerhaeuser Auditorium, 11 AM and 2:30 PM, $3.50 Family Night celebrating Midtown Global Market's Birthday , Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, 5 - 7:30 PM Family Fridays, Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, 5 - 8 PM Sparkling Drinks for Kids , Williams-Sonoma, Edina Galleria, 7 PM, ages 8+ Family Fridays, Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, 5 - 8 PM Saturday, May 31 Discover Aviation Days , Anoka County Airport, 7 AM - 4 PM  Spring Birding: The Basics , Cedar Lake Regional Farm, New Prague, 9 - 10 AM, $5 Brickmania Toyworks Open House , Minneapolis, 10 AM - 4 PM Family Flicks, Theatres of Mall of America , 10 AM, Enchanted IndiVisible: African-Native American Lives in the Am

Let the Wild Rumpus Begin!

See that little purple's a portal to a magical place filled with animals (not wild thankfully) and stories that would keep you entertained for hundreds of years.The Wild Rumpus has been in our Alphabet Summer plans for the last 4 years. We always strolling around Lake Harriet, getting ice cream at Sebastian Joe's and then picking out books to buy and read at Wild Rumpus .  Psst...did you know there's a secret discount at Wild Rumpus? Wild Rumpus is now selling Free & Frugal Family Fun , so what do you say?  A walk around the lakes, some ice cream, and pick up one of my books!

Get into Just Between Friends Edina Sale this weekend FREE!

JUST BETWEEN FRIENDS Edina sale starts today. Print the picture on the right and get in free! I'll be selling my books at this event. Such a wonderful way to pick up new clothes, toys, books, furniture, and equipment for the kids CHEAP!

Bibelot Shops

My mom is gonna love this one .... Free & Frugal Family Fun books are available at Bibelot Shops located on Grand Avenue, Linden Hills, Como Avenue, and Northeast Minneapolis. Whenever my mom and I get the shopping bug (which is pretty often) we love to peruse Bibelot and argue about the correct way to pronounce it.  I always find something out of the ordinary that makes me smile and brightens my day. Things like this dinner winner plate . Who thinks of these things and can I get an ounce of that creativity to go? There are tons of fairy garden supplies. Bibelot is Gift Central and always carries unique seasonal gifts perfect for what's right around the corner like graduations and Father's Day during this time of the year.

FREE! & Frugal Family Fun May 23 - 29

Friday, May 23   State Capital LEGO Model Display , State Capitol, St. Paul, 8:30 - 5 PM, FREE Ultimate Dinosaurs , Science Museum of Minnesota, (runs until 8/24), kids FREE! (until 5/31) with paid adult Last days of Dinosaurs: Land of Fire & Ice (closes 5/26) opening of  Mastermind, Mold, and Make: Creativity Jam, Children's Museum, St. Paul, 9 AM - 8 PM, $9.95/ticket or buy a membership (exhibit closes 5/26) Camping Skills, Cedar Lake Farm, New Prague, 4 PM, ages 8+, $7 Build a Burger Junior Chef Class , Williams-Sonoma, Edina Galleria, 7 PM, ages 8+, FREE! Movies in the Park – Frozen Sing-Along , Coon Rapids, 8:30 PM, FREE!   Family Night , Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis, 5 - 8 PM, FREE! Saturday, May 24 Family Archery , Cleary Lake Regional Park, Prior Lake, 9 AM, ages 8+, $7 Minnesota Air National Guard Museum - Minneapolis, 9:30 - 3 PM, FREE! Brickmania Toyworks Open House , Minneapolis, 10 AM - 4 PM, FREE! Toys of the 50s, 60s, & 70s , M

M is for Moon Palace in Minneapolis

It's Friday night and I feel all right 'cuz days like today make me glad I spent my twenties (in the 90s as reference above) living in South Minneapolis where there's cool, hip new places like Moon Palace Books hiding behind awesome coffee shops like Peace Coffee right in my neighborhood! I'm excited to announce that Alphabet Adventure books are now available in the South side and nobody does it like South Central does. I LOVE this bookstore and am so grateful for the opportunity to sell my books there.  One day I hope and dream books still exist and I get to fulfill my dream of opening a bookstore like Moon Palace with both new AND used books. Moon Palace Books hosts all kinds of great events including tomorrow's book release (Saturday, May 17) of Mike Huber's Mama's Gloves at 1 PM.  He will be reading, selling, and signing his brand new book. Mark your calendars for the Open Eye Figure Theater Puppet Show Driveway Tour's performance of Tuc

Free & Frugal Family Fun on Pocket Your Dollars!

I'm excited to share a list that I helped compile for Pocket Your Dollars this week! Check out this link for low and no cost family fun this coming week.

FREE! and Frugal Family Fun Weekend of May 16 - 23

Friday, May 16 Club Sk8 at Eagan Civic Arena , 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM, $3 per student, $4 per adult, skate rental $2 per pair Como Zoo Story Time , 12 PM,   FREE (suggested donation) $3 adult/$2 child Fraconia in the City at Art-A-Whirl, Minneapolis, Behind Casket Arts Building, FREE! Franconia Sculpture Park hosts a family-friendly event featuring food and drink, sculpture exhibitions and live music as part of the Art-A-Whirl event. Making Fresh Salsa Junior Chef Class , Williams-Sonoma, Edina Galleria, 7 PM, ages 8+, FREE! Open Jump at Pump It Up , Eden Prairie, 1 – 3 PM, $7/kid Saturday, May 17 Arts in the Park, Purgatory Creek Park, Eden Prairie, 9 AM – 4 PM, FREE! Browse artwork for sale and enjoy children's activities, live entertainment, face painting and more.  Family Flicks at Theatres of Mall of America , 10 AM, The Adventures of Shark Boy and Lava Girl   F.A.N.tastic Saturday at Eagan Community Center , 5 – 9 PM, $3, Family fun for all ages, including adm