'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of June 18

Low and no cost family fun in and around Richfield from June 18 - 30, 2012.

Free and Frugal Family Fun will be posted every two weeks during the summer.

Richfield Concerts in the Park: Thursday, June 21 (Tim Patrick and His Blue Eyes Band), June 28 (33 Degrees North), 7 PM, 70th and Nicollet Ave, FREE!

Space Jam
: Saturday, June 23; The Goonies - Saturday, June 30, 10 AM, Free Family Flicks at the Mall of America, first-come, first-served, as seating is limited to the theater capacity. FREE! Click here for future showings.

Toddler Tuesdays: Wonder Pets! Circus Party: Tuesday, June 19, 10 AM - noon, Rotunda.

Midwest Regional Yo-Yo Championships: Saturday, June 23, 10 AM - 4:30 PM, Rotunda.

Toddler Tuesdays: Kiddie Karnival: Tuesday, June 26, 10 AM - 12 noon, Rotunda.

Junie B. Jones Stupid Smelly Bus Tour: Friday, June 29, 11 AM, Rotunda.

American Girl Doll Store Events - all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt: June 20 and 27 (1 - 5 PM);

American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt: June 19, 29 (2 - 6 PM);

Innerstar University Spirit Scrunchie Craft: June 26 (4 - 6 PM);

American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt: June 19, 29 (2 - 6 PM);

Click here to enter to Win a Year of Museum Adventures

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.

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 

My Preschooler & Me: Owls & Owlets - Totally Turtle, Thursday, June 21 and Saturday, June 23, 10 AM.
Family Fun Night: Friday, June 22, 6:30 PM.
Critters Close Up: Sunday, June 24, 3 PM.
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Como Zoo Events
Parent/Child Preschool Programs
- Parent/Child Preschool Classes are for preschool children ages 4-5, accompanied by an adult, Fee: $15/child;
Monkey Business: June 20 or 22;
Think Pink: June 25 and 29 .
Programs for 3-Year-Olds, cost: $15 per child ($13.50 per child for Como Friends members) Fancy Feet for 3s, June 27.

Click here for more Como Zoo events.

Minnesota Zoo Events
Dinosaurs- Summer 2012
The most exciting pre-historic adventure awaits Minnesota Zoo guests in 2012 when Dinosaurs! roars back to the Zoo, May 26 – Sept. 3.
Family Zoo Adventures (4-8 years), 1-3 PM, $37 for child/adult members, $50 non-members
Dolphin Magic: June 23
See a Great Clips IMAX Theatre film up to three weeks after your class with a $3 discount coupon from the instructor.
Toddler Time: (2-3 years) 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon, members $18, non-members $22.
Penguin Encounters
: June 24, $75

Click here for more Minnesota Zoo events.

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.

All Age Ice Cream Social: Wednesday, June 27 or Thursday, June 28, 10:30 - 11:30 AM;
Fairy Tree House: June 20, 27, 2 - 4 PM, ages 6 & 7 with a grown up helper, $44;
Summer Solstice PJ Party: Tuesday, June 19, 7 - 9 PM, all ages, FREE!;
Boat Making: Thursday, June 21, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 6 and up, $15;
Fairy House with Yard: Saturday, June 23, 10:30 - 12 noon, $28;
Needle Felted Animals: Saturday, June 23, 1 - 4 PM, ages 9 to adult, $32;
Super Safe Needle Felting: Tuesday, June 26, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 7 and up, $15;
Branch Weaving: Thursday, June 28, 1:30 - 3:30 PM, ages 8 and up, ages 5 to 7 with an adult, $15;
Sand Table Play: June 30, FREE!

Click here for upcoming Heartfelt classes

Fairy Gardening: Little Enchantments in Edina, Sat, June 23, July 28, Aug 25, 1 - 4 PM, $25-$40, call 612.746.4040 for reservations.

Hennepin County Library Events - Click here for this week's library events schedule

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Kim S. June 20, 2012 at 02:13 PM
The Richfield History Center and Homestead Pickin' Parlour are also sponsoring a free music night TONIGHT, June 20th at the Bartholomew House in Richfield. It is at 7pm, come rain or shine!
Caitlin Burgess June 20, 2012 at 02:20 PM
Thanks for sharing Kim! Here is the link to the event on our calendar with all the info: http://patch.com/E-m4H0


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