Brooklyn Center Earthfest on Saturday, April 26


Brooklyn Center Earthfest is this Saturday, April 26th at the Brooklyn Center Community Center.

Everyone is welcome to this free event which is from 1:00- 4:00.

There will be 70 exhibits, kids activities, food, and free paper shredding.

Water Park of America 60% Off – Day Passes or Hotel Stay

This is a super fun deal for the Waterpark of America through the Star Tribune.  We bought this package with overnight stay earlier this year and we had a blast!  You can choose from half-day passes, full day passes, or an overnight stay that includes four water park passes.  Whichever you choose, your vouchers are valid through 6/15/2014.  Get your discount Water Park of America tickets here.

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Free Family Earth Day Celebration in Lino Lakes on Saturday, April 26

View of Earth From Space --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

Visit Wargo Nature Center in Lino Lakes this Saturday, April 26th from 12:30 – 3:00 p.m. for a FREE fun-filled family Earth Day celebration complete with climbing wall and light refreshments.

Learn about Wargo’s native gardens and bees; and make your own earth art project to take home. Visit the Earth Day Fair, where local organizations will provide information and businesses will showcase earth-friendly products!

Wargo Nature Center is located at 7701 Main Street, Lino Lakes, MN 55038.

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN Advance Screening Pass Giveaway – Southdale 5/3


We have a limited number of family 4-packs to attend a FREE advance screening of LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN on Saturday, 5/3 at AMC Southdale at 10am. To download passes click on the link below (while supplies last). As a reminder, seating is based on first come, first served. It is recommended to arrive early.  – Since the number of passes is very limited, please only download if you know that you can attend that day!!

LEGENDS OF OZ: DOROTHY’S RETURN:  Dorothy (Lea Michele) enlists the aid of friends old and new to help her save Oz from the Jester, the evil brother of the Wicked Witch of the West.




Only $8 for Mini Golf for 4 at Putt’er There in Como Park



This is a fun deal for four people to play a full 18 hold round at Putt’er There Mini Golf in Como Park for only $8 total!  This is a fun course featuring shade trees, flower gardens, water traps, a castle, a loop, old fashion wind mill, fountains and, at the end of the 18th hole, a chance to win a FREE game!  Your voucher is valid through 8/31/2014.  disclosure policy here.



Free GTCYS Family Concert featuring Appalachian Spring in St. Paul on April 26


The St. Paul Chamber Orchestra and the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies present a FREE Family Concert: Made in America this Saturday, April 26th at 11:00 a.m. at the Ordway Center in St. Paul.

The concert will feature:

Barber: Violin Concerto (Allegro) featuring Anna Humphrey, violin
CoplandAppalachian Spring
PowellThe Gilded Cage for percussion ensemble

This captivating concert, titled Made in America, provides an opportunity for GTCYS’ premier Symphony musicians to share an interactive and educational program for children ages 6 to 12. The students of GTCYS, under the direction of Mark Russell Smith, will engage young audience members in orchestral music, while providing a meaningful way for GTCYS and the SPCO to give back to the community.

Free Earth Week Events at Midtown Global Market


At Midtown Global Market in St. Paul, celebrate Earth Week with demonstrations, information, arts, crafts and games for the children.

Bring your young kids to Wee Wednesday from 10:30 – 1:00 and then bring the family all day Friday, April 25 with Arts and Crafts from local vendors specializing in repurposed, reused and recycled materials.

Do It Green! Minnesota resource specialists will be on hand with great hints also sponsored by The Art Shoppe at Midtown Global Market.

Free Admission to National Parks this Weekend: April 19 – 20


Visit any U.S. National Park this weekend (April 19 – 20) for FREE!

The National Park Service is proud to once again join with the National Park Foundation, the official charity of America’s national parks, to present on April 19-27, 2014, National Park Week, a presidentially proclaimed celebration of our national heritage.

On opening weekend, Saturday and Sunday, April 19 to 20, every national park will give you free admission.

There are 5 National Parks in the state of Minnesota.

Foundation Creekridge Charity Garage Sale May 15 – 16 in Edina

The Beginning

Thrifty Minnesotans love great deals, especially when the money goes towards helping others!

Foundation Creekridge is hosting their 2nd annual garage sale with all of the money they raise split between Children’s Home Society of Minnesota, Children’s Lighthouse of Minnesota and Feed My Starving Children.  Any items that do not sell will be donated to Courage Center

Everything they have collected, from over 40 households, will be priced to sell:  furniture, kid bikes, office chairs, clothing of all sizes, shoes, jewelry and accessories, children’s toys, books, home décor, kitchen items and much more!  They are planning a couple of new things this year including a special “Hot Spot” table where all items are $3 or less and a kids “Treasure Well” where children who come to the sale can pick out any item in that well for free (while the treasures last).  They also let us in on a little secret:  the second day of their sale is half off!

Back Camera

Last year, when Foundation Creekridge organized their first sale they had no idea what to expect.  During their sale, they realized how much their sale not only helped the charities they supported, but also the local community.  They recalled seeing the bright smiles of a father and his two sons when they found some squirt guns, the excitement of a couple finding some decorations for their first home and the joy the volunteers felt when they realized that there were shoppers that stopped by the sale multiple times.  It is because of stories like this why they decided to host another, even bigger, sale this year!

Mark your calendar for May 15th (8am to 4pm) and May 16th (8am to 2pm) at 7808 Creekridge Circle in Edina, Minnesota.  If you have any questions about this garage sale, please e-mail:


Minne-Hop Hop Family Egg Hunt at Minnehaha Falls Park on Saturday, April 19

Easter Eggs

Minnehaha Falls Park is offering a Minne-Hop Hop Family Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19th from 12:00 – 3:00 p.m. It will take place rain or shine.

There is a cost of $3.00 per person. This covers a wide range of activities including crafts, face painting, moonwalk, petting zoo and an egg hunt (bring your own basket). Food will be available for purchase.

Minnehaha Falls Park is located at 4900 Minnehaha Avenue S., Minneapolis.