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'F' is for Free, Frugal Family Fun: Week of June 4

Low and no cost family fun in and around Edina for the week of June 4

Book 'Em, Bloomington Crime Prevention Association's 20th annual Used Book Sale, June 2 - 16, 9801 Lyndale Avenue

MALL of  AMERICA EVENTS
Mouse Hunt, Sat,June 9, 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

LEGO Creation Celebration, Fri, Jun 8 - Sun, Jun 10, 11 AM - 6 PM, Mall Wide

Caringbridge: "That's a Lot of Love" Celebration, Thurs, Jun 7, 10 AM - 9:30 PM, Rotunda

American Girl Doll Store Events - all events FREE and open to  the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt,  Wed, June 6 (15-5 PM

EXHIBITS, MOVIE, & THEATRE EVENTS
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

Baseball:  America's Game Exhibition at Hennepin County Library through June 15 at  Minneapolis Central, Library and exhibit hours:   Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.   Tuesday, Thursday: 10  a.m.-8 p.m.   Sunday: 12 noon-5 p.m.

Pippi Longstocking,  Children's Theatre Company through June 10

Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall  schedule

Real Pirates Exhibition: Science Museum of  Minnesota, now through Sept. 3.

NATURE EVENTS
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

Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center  events

Como Zoo Events
Click here for more Como Zoo events.

Minnesota Zoo Events
Dinosaurs- Summer  2012 through September  3.

Family Zoo Adventures (4-8  years), 1-3 PM, $37 for child/adult members, $50  non-members
Mighty Moose, Jun 9
Toddler Time (2-3 years), 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon,  members $18, non-members $22
A Color of His Own, Sat,  Jun 9Penguin Encounters - Jun 9, $75
Dolphin Ecounters - Jun 10,  $150
If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option  available during registration.  Call 952.431.9320 for  more information
Click here for more Minnesota Zoo events.

CRAFTS
Call 612-877-8090 to register for classes at Heartfelt in  Linden Hills
Fairy Garden, Sat, June 9, 10:30 - 11:30  AM, ages 6 to adult, $32
Flower Fairy Demonstration, Sat, June 9, drop in  between 1 and 3 PM, 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

PLAYTIME
Pump It Up  Pop-In Playtime: Schedule is subject to change on school out days. No  registration required.
Eden  Pairie - Pop-In Playtime - Mondays: 1:30-3 PM; Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays: 10-11:30 AM and 1-3:30 PM; Family Jump Time: 6:30-8  PM

Parents Night Out, 2nd Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations,  spots fill quickly

Burnsville  - Tuesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 10 AM - 11:30 AM , Family Jump Time: 6:30-8pm,  Wednesdays, Pop-In Playtime: 1:30 - 3 PM, $6 per person1:30PM - 3:00PM Pop In  Playtime 6:30PM - 8:00PM Family Jump Time

Parents Night Out, 5:30-8:30, 2nd  Friday of the month, $25, Call for reservations, spots fill  quickly

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

Click here for STORYTIME around town
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Click here  for BIRTHDAY PARTIES A to Z
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PAul Peterson June 08, 2012 at 12:20 PM
Did you know that every Saturday night during the summer , Minneapolis Media Institute will be showing family friendly movies? The series is called Movies in the Park -ing lot" and will be outside at 4100 w 76th St Edina - Bring a blanket and bring the kids! Sat night AT SUNSET! Movies are the Goonies and The Sandlot
Megan Meuli June 08, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Thank you Paul! That reminds me to stick Centennial Lakes events in here too! I remember seeing Return of the Body Snatchers on the top of the Walker/Guthrie parking lot way back when. Glad the movies are more kid friendly now!

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