FREE 4/23/12-4/29/12



EVERYDAY
Choo Choo Bob’s Train Store
Como Zoo:  Bear Program 10:30 am, Zookeeper talk 11:00 am
Como Zoo Storytime — 12:30
Marjorie McNeely Conservatory:  1:00 Gardener Talk
Stone Arch Bridge
Guthrie Theatre–Never-Ending Bridge  
Minneapolis Sculpture Garden
State Capitol Tour
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)
Discovery Days
North Regional Library
3:00 pm-5:00pm

MONDAY 4/23/12Tail Time
Wild Rumpus
    10:30 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Eagan
   10:00 am
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Burnsville
     11:00 am
Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration:  Puppet Making
Oxboro Library
6:00 pm
Spanish Read to Me
Rockford Rd. Library
6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Meet the Author Jennifer Allison, Gilda Joyce, Psychic Investigator
Southdale Library
7:00 pm
World Book Night with Kate DiCamillo, Leif Enger, Laurie Hertzel
Magers & Quinn
7:30 pm

TUESDAY 4/24 
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Maple Grove
      10:00 am
Baby Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
Toddler Tuesday Stages Theatre presents Giggle Giggle Quack
Mall of America              
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Girls Only book Club & Author Visit
Excelsior Library
4:00 pm-4:30 pm (grades 4-5)
Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration:  Latin American Folkloric Music
Pierre Bottineau Library
6:30 pm
MayDay Workshops
Heart of the Beast Theatre
7:00 pm-9:00 pm
Jenni Holm, Babymouse
New Brighton Library
7:00 pm
             
WEDNESDAY 4/25The 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
Maud Hart Lovelace Awards & Birthday Celebration
The Red Balloon Bookshop
7:00 pm

THURSDAY 4/26Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 1:00 pm-5:00 pm
The Raptor Center
Barnes & Noble Storytime:  Highland Park
   10:00 am
Book Nook Storytime
Creative Kidstuff
       11:oo am
Toddler Storytime
The Red Balloon Bookshop
        10:30 am
Art in Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
10:00 am-9:00 pm
Li’l Explorers Animal Families
Como Zoo
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Free Thursday Nights
Walker Art Center      
5:00-9:00 pm
Children’s Day/Book Day Celebration:  Art Open House & Pupper Show
Brookdale Library
6:00 pm  
MayDay Workshops
Heart of the Beast Theatre
7:00 pm-9:00 pm

FRIDAY 4/27Art in Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
10:00 am-5:00 pm
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
YNK (You Never Know)
Brooklyn Park Library
1:00 pm-3:00 pm (grades K-6)
Girls Only Jr. Book Club
Sumner Library
3:00 pm  (grades 1-3)
After School Is Cool: Fun Fridays
Brooklyn Park Library
3:00 pm-5:00 pm   (grades K-6)
Celebrate Spring
Franklin Library
4:00 pm-5:00 pm (grades K-4)

St. Paul Art Crawl
St. Paul–various locations
6:00 pm -10:00 pm
Young Adult Authors Special Event
The Red Balloon Bookshop
7:00 pm

SATURDAY 4/28
Northstar Museum of Boy Scouting & Girl Scouting 10:00 am-5:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Richardson’s Grand Green Opening
Richardson Nature Center
9:00 am -12:00 pm
MayDay Workshops
Heart of the Beast Theatre
9:00 am-11:00 am or
1:00 pm-3:00 pm

Bird Banding 
Carpenter Nature Center 
9:30 am-12:00 pm 
World Tai Chi and Qigong Day
Normandale Community College
9:30 am-12:00 pm
Art in Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
10:00 am-5:00 pm
Family Matinee RANGO
Mall of America Theatres
10:00 am
Kids Gaming
Hosmer Library
10:00 am-12:00 pm
Corduroy Storytime with Kim Faurot
The Red Balloon Bookshop
10:30 am
Free Crafts
Lakeshore Learning
   11:00 am-3:00 pm
Children’s Ecoarts Festival
Harriet Island Grounds & Pavillion
11:30 am-5:00 pm
St. Paul Art Crawl
St. Paul–various locations
12:00 pm -8:00 pm
Vet Visit
Wild Rumpus
1:00 pm
Indian Education Day & Wacipi
osseo Junior High School
1:00 pm-6:00 pm
LEGO Mania!
Linden Hills Library
1:00 pm-3:00 pm (preschool-grade5)
Children’s Day/book Day Celebration
Oxboro Library
2:00 pm
Paint It Green: Animal Masks & Shakers
Westonka Library
2:00 pm-3:00 pm  (grades K-6)
Make A Mask with local Author Will Alexander
Walker Library
2:00 pm -4:00 pm (grades 3-6)

SUNDAY 4/29
Art in Bloom
Minneapolis Institute of Arts
11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Free Sundays
Bell Museum of Natural History
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
St. Paul Art Crawl
St. Paul–various locations
12:00 pm-5:00 pm
Paws to Read
Golden Valley Library
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Three Rivers Parks Free Family Fun Day:  Kermit & Cousins
North Mississippi Regional Park
1:00 pm-3:00 pm
Urban Expedition: Norway
Landmark Center
1:00-3:00
Sean Connolly, The Book of Perfectly Perilous Math
The Red Balloon Bookshop
2:00 pm
State History Day
U of M Twin Cities, Minneapolis
8:00 am-5:00 pm
Oromiya’s Return, A Play
Mixed Blood Theatre
7:00 pm-9:00 pm


Disclaimer: This is not an exhaustive list, so feel free to leave me information on other activities happening so that I can add them to the list. Also, free does not take into account parking or other possible expenses you may choose to pay.

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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