Free Twin Cities Family Events 4/16/12-4/22/12

This Week’s Highlight:  Meet Shana Corey, author of Here Come the Girl Scouts at either The Red Balloon Bookshop or at Wild Rumpus!  You have 2 opportunities to hear from her!

Everyday Events and Activities
Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store 

Como Zoo:  Bear Program 10:30 am, Zookeeper talk 11:00 pm
 State Capitol Tour 
Downtown Macy’s 8th Floor  Macy’s Flower Show
Textile Center
Tamarack Nature Center (this might have a fee, but in 2011 the fees were waived.  Does anyone know more information?)
Minneapolis Institute of Art (closed on Mondays)

Thanks to Free Family Fun for some of these events.
Monday 4/16/12
Spring Has Sprung Exhibit
Textile Center
10:00 am-7:00 pm

 Tail Time 
 Wild Rumpus
      10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan 
     10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
       11:00 am

Tuesday 4/17/12

Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
        10:00 am
Storytime 
Choo Choo Bob’s
10:00 am
Baby Storytime 
The Red Balloon Bookshop
 10:30 am
 Toddler Tuesday The Okee Dokee Brothers
 Mall of America
10:00 am-12:00 pm
 Kids Happy Hour 
Dunn’s Brothers Coffee–Linden Hills
   10:30 am-11:30 am
Kids Book Club
Pottery Barn
  11:00 am-11:30 am
 Free Tuesday Nights
Minnesota History Center
 5:00-8::00 pm
Spring Has Sprung Exhibit
Textile Center
10:00 am-7:00 pm

MayDay Workshops 
Heart of the Beast Theatre
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Wednesday 4/18/2012

The Raptor Center
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting
1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Toddler Playtime 
Wayzata and West End Creative Kidstuff
     10:00 am-12:00 pm
  Wee Wednesdays 
Midtown Global Market
      10:00 am-1:00 pm
Preschool Storytime 
The Red Balloon Bookshop
      10:30
 Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville
        10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Galleria, Edina 
        11:00 am
Shana Corey, Here Come the Girl Scouts
The Red Balloon Bookshop    

4:30 pm
Spring Has Sprung Exhibit Textile Center

10:00 am-7:30 pm

Thursday 4/19/12
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm

Creative Kidstuff
         11:oo am
 Toddler Storytime 
The Red Balloon Bookshop
          10:30 am
Shana Corey, Here Come the Girl Scouts
Wild Rumpus 6:30 pm
Mark Rosen, Best Seat in the House
Magers & Quinn
7:30 pm 
Spring Has Sprung Exhibit

Textile Center
10:00 am-7:00 pm

Free Thursday Nights
Walker Art Center      
5:00-9:00 pm

MayDay Workshops 
Heart of the Beast Theatre
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Friday 4/20/12
The Raptor Center
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
      10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Roseville 
      10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Apple Valley, Galleria
         11:00 am
Barnes & Noble PJRama Storytime:  Highland Park 
         7:00 pm
 Family Night 
Midtown Global Market
  5:00-8:00 pm
Spring Has Sprung Exhibit
Textile Center

10:00 am-7:00 pm

Saturday 4/21/12
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Free Matinee:  We Bought A Zoo
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am
*UPDATED*Childish Films Season Finale
Central Minneapolis Library
10:00 am
MayDay Workshops 
Heart of the Beast Theatre
9:00 am-11:00 am or
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

*Updated* A Passage to China 
Mall of America
11:00 am -5:00 pm

Free Crafts 
Lakeshore Learning
     11:00 am-3:00 pm
Publication Party for A Secret Keeps by Marsha Wilson Chall The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
Closing Day Spring Has Sprung Exhibit

Textile Center
10:00 am-7:00 pm
Jennifer Allison, Gilda Joyce:  Psychic Investigator

The Red Balloon Bookshop 
2:00 pm  
Felted Earth Balls Drop In

heartfelt 
3:30 pm-5:30 pm
Movie Night
Jackson St. Roundhouse
5:30 pm

Sunday 4/22/12
Minneapolis Recycle Run & Free Kids Run 

Lake Harriet
8:45 am
Three Rivers Parks The Great Earth Day Buckthorn Pull
Lowry Nature Center
10:00 am-12:00 pm
*Updated* A Passage to China 
Mall of America
11:00 am -5:00 pm
Franconia Sculpture Park Earth Day Celebration 
Franconia
Dawn to Dusk
Three Rivers Parks Celebrate Mother Earth 
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Celebrate Earth Day
Richardson Nature Center
2:00 pm-4:00 pm

Three Rivers Parks  Free Family Fun Day:Herons
North Mississippi Regional Park
  1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks 


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About giannarae

I am a child of God who has been given the humbling job of being a wife and a mother to 4. Those whom He has given to me are my Sweet Peas and Buddies and one Honey.
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