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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of May 7

Low and no cost family fun for the week of May 7.

PARENT EDUCATION
Understanding Your Child’s Developing Brain: Thursday, May 10 at 7 PM at St. David’s Center for Child & Family Development, 3395 Plymouth Road, Minnetonka, FREE! Register online at http://www.stdavidscenter.org/ces or contact Layne at (952) 548-8627 or ltrout@stdavidscenter.org.

MALL of AMERICA EVENTS
Toddler Tuesdays: Diego's Rainforest Fiesta: Tuesday, May 8 from 10 AM - noon. The Patio Click here for upcoming Toddler Tuesdays events.

The Road to El Dorado: Saturday, May 12 at 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

American Girl Doll Store Events - all events FREE and open to the public!
McKenna "Take the Challenge" Scavenger Hunt: May 9 from 4 - 8 PM.
McKenna Bracelet Craft
: May 9 from 4-6 PM.
Mother’s Day Card Craft: May 11 (1-3 PM) and May 13 (12 - 2 PM).

EXHIBITS, MOVIE, & THEATRE EVENTS
Target Free Family Concerts at Orchestra Hall schedule

Meet the Robinsons: Friday Night Family Movies; May 11 at 6 PM, West Side Perk, FREE! Click here for upcoming movie events.

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.

Woodlake Nature Center
Spring Celebration Hike: Sunday, May 13 at 1 PM and 3 PM, $3 or free for members.

Richardson Nature Center Events
Spring Changes Hike: Saturday, May 12 from 10 - 11:30 AM, $5.
Pond Exploration: Sundau, May 13 from 3-4 PM, FREE!
Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Minnesota Zoo Events
Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend, May 12 & 13
Bring your special mom to meet some of our special mothers during our Macy’s Mother’s Day Weekend celebration. Moms in free both Saturday and Sunday.

Toddler Time
(2-3 years), 9:30 - 10:30 AM or 11 AM - 12 noon, members $18, non-members $22.
Inch By Inch: Monday, May 7.
Baby Bear, Do You See Your Mama? Saturday, May 12.

Family Overnights
: (5 years and older), 7 PM, breakfast provided, one adult required, $47 per person for members, $55 per person for non-members Dolphins Dusk to Dawn: May 11.
Bear Encounters: May 13, $125.
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 upcoming Minnesota Zoo events.

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 storytime schedule 
Used Book Sale: Augsburg Park, Saturday, May 12, 10 AM - 2 PM
World Language Storytime: Chinese: Edina, Thursday through May 17, 11 - 11:30 AM, for children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
Teen Anime Club, Penn Lake Library, Wednesday, May 9, 3:30 PM-5 PM, Grades 6 - 12.

Creative Kidstuff
Tiger Book Club: Tuesday, May 15, 6 - 7 PM, Wayzata and The West End locations, Grades K-2 with parent.
Liger Book Club: Wednesday, May 16, 6:30 - 7:30 PM, Wayzata and The West End locations, Grades 3 - 5.
Both events FREE! Registration online or in-store required. Spaces limited.

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Click here for BIRTHDAY PARTIES A to Z
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