Foundation Creekridge Charity Garage Sale May 15 – 16 in Edina

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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!

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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

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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.

Discount Tickets to Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat in Minneapolis

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Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, the hit family musical, is coming to the Howard Conn Fine Arts Center in Minneapolis. About the show:

Starring a cast of young artists from the Youth Performance Company and inspired by the Book of Genesis, the story of Joseph is the tale of a young man who has it all: his father’s love, the power of prophecy and an envy-inducing multicolored coat. But after Joseph’s jealous brothers sell him into slavery, he winds up in Egypt. Set to a high-energy mix of musical styles, from country-western and calypso to bubble-gum pop and rock ‘n’ roll — and lots of pop culture references — this Old Testament tale is both timely and timeless.

Right now you can get tickets to select performances, making them only $6 plus $3 ticketing fees. ORDER HERE

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Macaroni Kid 2014 Easter Family Fun & Expo in Plymouth on Saturday, April 19


This Saturday, April 19th take the kids/grandkids to the free Macaroni Kid 2014 Easter Family Fun & Expo in Plymouth!

There will be games, crafts, and Easter baskets for the kids! For the adults there will be raffle prizes! RSVP and check in at the Macaroni Kid table and you will have an extra drawing for the raffle prizes!

Grand prize drawing (attend the event to find out how to be entered) will be: 1 Overnight on Weekend Stay, for 2, with Breakfast at the Crowne Plaza

Some of the activities are:
-Goodie bags for the first 100 kids who check in at the Macaroni Kid Plymouth-Golden Valley table
-Viewing of the movie Frozen (start time approximately 11:30)
-Scavenger Hunt
-Raffle drawings every 1/2 hour (must be present to win)

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 Advanced Screening Reader Giveaway

THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is coming to theaters May 2, just after Earth Day 2014.  The timing is significant because THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is an eco-friendly film.  Check out these details:

  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is the most eco-friendly tentpole film in the history of Sony Pictures, thanks to many efforts including recycling.
  • The set of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 sent only 48% of its waste to the landfill, thanks to efforts to reuse, sell back, and recycle.
  • During filming, THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 production team shot on location in East River Park, which had been devastated by Hurricane Sandy. During the shoot, they planted trees and fixed benches, and after wrap, they donated an extra 50 trees.
  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 worked with Earth Hour 2014 to encourage millions of people across the world to come together and go “lights off” for an hour to raise awareness for the planet.
  • THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 is completely carbon neutral. For more information check out:




Reader Giveaway: One lucky Thrifty Minnesota reader will win a family four-pack to attend to an advanced screening of THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 2 on April 30 at 7:00pm at the ShowPlace ICON theater in St. Louis Park. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 4/25/14. Good luck!



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50% Off Papa John’s Pizza when the Twins Win


For the rest of the season, any time the Twins win, Papa John’s is offering 50% off regular menu priced large and x-large pizza the day after a Twins win.  This offer is valid for online orders only.  Enter online promo code TWINSWIN to get the discount.

Teen Takeover at the Walker Art Center on Thursday, April 17


Teen Takeover at the Walker Art Center is this Thursday, April 17th from 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. This event is FREE.

It’s the spring Teen Takeover: Double Take, an evening of youth curated performances, hands-on art-making, music, food, and museum activation inspired by the human instinct to seek, find, and understand. You’ll be surprised by what you might discover!

The Walker Art Center is located at 1750 Hennepin Avenue, Minneapolis.

Free Earth Day Celebration at Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville Saturday, April 19

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This Saturday, April 19th from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., visit the Harriet Alexander Nature Center in Roseville for their free Earth Day Celebration!

Step into spring with this annual celebration of the earth and the nature center’s birthday. Enjoy free entertainment, beat a drum in their Walking Parade, and help plant a new tree. Learn what kinds of Earth-friendly things are going on in the community. Top off the day with a piece of birthday cake!

Free Community Easter Egg Hunt in Excelsior on Saturday, April 19


On Saturday, April 19th head to Commons Park in Excelsior for a FREE community Easter Egg Hunt, sponsored by Our Savior Lutheran Church & School.

At 9:30 register for prizes plus enjoy activities, puppet shows, food, Sparky the Fire Dog and more.

At 10:30 there will be prize drawings and an Easter Egg Hunt for 4 different age groups for children ages toddler through 11.

Free parking on the street and behind businesses on Water St.

Urban Expedition: Senegal at Landmark Center in St. Paul – Sunday, April 13


Visit the Landmark Center on Sunday, April 13th from 1:00-3:00 p.m. for the next Urban Expedition of 2014: Senegal!

Minnesota Landmarks is working with the Senegales MN Association to line up a great program for this event. Be sure to bring your passport and get it stamped! You’ll hear music, see performers and hear some stories, charms and songs. Take the opportunity to get a language lesson or build a craft with Emily’s crafts. Don’t forget to pet the animals from Fantasy Corral.

For more information call 651-292-3063.