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'F' is for Free & Frugal Family Fun: Week of May 14

Low and no cost family fun in and around Southwest Mpls for the week of May 14.

Young Eagles kids airplane rides, Airlake Airport EAA Chapter 25 Hanger, Lakeville, ages 8 - 17 years, Sat, May 19, 9 AM - 12 noon, Please call in advance of flight dates. Rides are held the 3rd Saturday of each month all year, FREE!

MALL of AMERICA EVENTS
Toddler Tuesdays: Blue's Clues Clue Collecting Day, Tues, May 15, 10 AM - 12 noon, Rotund, Click here for upcoming Toddler Tuesdays events

2012 Midwest Robotics League Robot Combat Competition, Sat, May 19 - Sunday May 20, 1 PM, Sears Court, Rotunda

Chicken Run, Sat, May 19, 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, Wed, May 16, 4 - 8 PM
McKenna Mirror Craft, Wed, May 16, 4 - 6 PM
Kit’s Tree House Craft, Fri, May 18: 3 - 5 PM
American Girl Historical Character Scavenger Hunt, Fri, May 18, 3 - 7 PM
Kit’s Radio Sound Effects Demo, Fri, May 18, 4 - 6 PM
Kit’s Embroidered Card Craft, Fri, May 18, 5 - 7 PM 

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

Kung Fu Panda, Friday Night Family Movies, May 18, 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
Buckthorn Busting, Sun, May 20, 1 or 3 PM, $3 or free for members
Grow Seeds Grow, Nature Adventurers, Tues, May 15 & Wed, May 16

Richardson Nature Center Events
Reptiles and Amphibians, Preschool Drop-Off, Tues, May 15, 1-3 PM, $10
Turtle Time, Sun, May 20, 3-4 PM, FREE!Click here for upcoming Richardson Nature Center events

Minnesota Zoo Events
Family Zoo Adventures (4-8 years), 1-3 PM, $37 for child/adult members, $50 non-members
Shark Alert, May 19
Preschool Classes (3 1/2 years - Kindgergarten), 9:30-11:30 AM or 1:00-3:00 PM, Members: $23 per class, Non-members: $28 per class. Register for four Preschool programs** during the school year and receive a $10 discount! 
Horsin’ Around at the Farm, Fri, May 18

*Please note age range - child must be 3 1/2 years old by the date of the class to register. Call 952.431.9320 if you have any questions.  Family Overnights (5 years and older), 7 PM, breakfast provided, one adult required, $47 per person for members, $55 per person for non-members Farmyard Slumber, May 18 
Penguin Encounters - May 19, May 20, $75
Dolphin Ecounters - May 20, $150 If the date you want is full, there is a waiting list option available during registration. Call  952.431.9320 for more information.

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 
Teen Grab Bag, Augsburg Park, Thurs, May 17, 3:30 PM
World Language Storytime: Chinese, Edina, Thurs through May 17, 11 - 11:30 AM, for children age 2 and up. Experience the world in other languages.
LEGO® Mania!, Linden Hills, Sat, May 19, 10 AM - 12 noon, Preschool - Grade 5

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