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Free List for April 12-14, 2013

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If you would like a list of Free Family Events happening this weekend, you can find us at FamilyFunTwinCities.com.

Scarletta Press at the Red Balloon Bookshop.

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I ART Families at Minnesota Museum of American Art

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I ART Families Minnesota Museum of American Art Saturday, April 13, 2013 1 – 3 p.m.  FREE!   During the month of March three St. Paul libraries played host to families looking to celebrate their uniqueness through art. Professional artists from Rage 2 Order were… View This Article →

Free Family Fun Day: Natural Toys

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Free Family Fun Day: Natural Toys Carl Kroening Interpretive Center 4900 Mississippi Court Minneapolis, MN 55430 Sunday, April 14th 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. This week at Carl Kroening Interpretive Center’s Free Family Fun Day, you can challenge your family and friends to whistle an… View This Article →

Help build the puppets for the In the Heart of the Beast MayDay Parade!

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In the Heart of the Beast Puppet Theatre 1500 East Lake Street Minneapolis, MN 55407 Saturdays 9-11am April 6, 13, 20, 27 Saturdays 1-3pm April 6, 13, 20, 27 Tuesdays 7-9pm April 9, 16, 23, 30 Thursdays 7-9pm April 11, 18, 25, May Do you and your family want to participate in the creation of the MayDay Parade?  During [...]

Something for Your Little Hot Wheels Fan: Be The World’s Best Driver – Hot Wheels Roadshow

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Sunday, 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Kmart 245 E Maryland Ave., St. Paul, MN Event Price: free Hot Wheels latest advertising campaign is “Be The World’s Best Driver”.  Honestly, we watched a lot more toy commercials than usual this weekend, and this was one of the least annoying.  Most of the girl toys are downright [...]

Wreck-It Ralph Tomorrow at Central Green Gym — April Indoor Movies

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Tuesday evenings Central Green Gym, 3400 4th Ave. S Minneapolis. 7:00 p.m.   The Minneapolis Parks Board invites you to Stop in and enjoy a free movie on the big screen. The indoor movies series is an extension of the Movies in the Parks series. The indoor series is free for the whole family and [...]

THE BIG NEWS WE’VE ALL BEEN ALLUDING TO:

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Starting in early April Free Family Fun, Twin Cities Family and Tour Moms will be joining together to create a one-stop shop for family fun in the Twin Cities.  I will still be covering mostly Free activities, but there will be so much more, too.  We are all so very excited about this merger.  We [...]

RSVP Now for Free Bakken Event

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 Here is an invitation I received in my e-mail:  In support of the current art exhibit, Electrified Drawings, The Bakken Museum will be hosting a special lecture by artist David Goldes titled “Electricity and Water.”  Mr Goldes, who is trained as both an artist and a scientist, will share how science has influenced his art. Many [...]

Easter at the Zoo, Music Under Glass and a Traditional Family Meal

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Music Under Glass – Dustin Lee Band Marjorie McNeely Conservatory 3/31/2013 4:30 pm to 6:30 pm A few years ago, we went to the zoo on Easter.  It was a surprisingly busy day.  It wasn’t so busy that I wouldn’t do it again, though.  This year, since Easter falls on March 31st, it is the [...]

Free Family Fun Day: Herons and Egrets of Minnesota

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What kinds of herons live in our parks? What is the difference between a heron and a crane? Learn about these long-legged birds using toys, decoys and an active quiz! Drop in to Carl Kroening Interpretive Center anytime between 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24th for Free Family Fun Day. If you want [...]

Weekend with the Weisguides: Hand-Made Ceramics

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Sunday, Mar 24 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 p.m. Weisman Art Museum 333 East River Road, Minneapolis Light refreshments will be served. This month, the Weekend with the Weisguides features Hand-Made Ceramics. Visitors can learn more about the history of ceramics and about modern ceramists through free tours of WAM’s ceramics collection. I believe that [...]

Spring Fling – Books, Blooms & Beasts! at Como

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3/23/2013 to 3/24/2013 10:00 am to 4:00 pm Como  Zoo is celebrating spring this weekend with a Spring Fling. Purples, blues, reds, and magentas will fill the Sunken Garden with the blooms of Tulips, Hyacinth, Asiatic lilies, Calla, Bearded Iris, Allium, Crocus and Grape Hyacinth. The Spring Flower Show will highlight the Hydrangea Arizona which [...]

Rock the Cradle: March 24, 2013

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Last year, I swore off Rock the Cradle.  Don’t get me wrong; I think its awesome.  It’s just grown too large in the last few years.  However,  it looks like The Current has addressed some of the issues I had. One problem was parking.  Public transportation isn’t really practical with a family of five; nor [...]

Koo Koo Kanga Roo at MIA Third Thursday

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I keep the Minneapolis Institute of Arts – Third Thursdays on my Family Fun calendar, because I know some of my readers have older children, but I don’t generally promote them.  Although they are open to the public, Thursday nights are generally geared toward adults (single adults really).  I have enough single friends to know they [...]

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