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Minnesota Parent welcomes information about events for families throughout the state of Minnesota. Calendar listings are FREE and can submitted here.

You can submit a listing at any time, but the deadline for possible inclusion in the print publication is six weeks prior to the month of the publication. (For example, June 15 for the August issue.)

All events are subject to change. Be certain to check with the event sponsor either by visiting the website or calling, to ensure the featured evetn is still viable.

Events taking place for more than one weekend in length will be listed in our "Ongoing" area.

Lions Club Egg Hunt
When: Check-in at 10:00 a.m. Egg Hunt at 10:15 a.m.
Where: St. Louis Park Middle School
Cost: $2 per child
Website: stlouispark.org
Entertainment and egg hunting in the park, as well as an egg hunt coloring contest with prizes. Pre-registration required.
Saturday Live!
When: 11:15 a.m. to noon
Where: St. Paul Public Library, Central Library
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-266-7034
Website: www.sppl.org
Join us every Saturday in the Central Library's Youth Services department for events featuring puppets, magicians, wild animals, storytellers and more! This literacy-based program selects performers for both their entertainment value and their ability to promote the joys of reading and libraries to young audiences. Families can enjoy a wide range of multicultural programming including puppetry, magic, live animals, storytelling, music and much more. See website for weekly changing performers and entertainers.
An Afternoon with the Bunny
When: 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Eden Prairie Community Center
Cost: $5 children 1 to 8, FREE adults
Contact: 952-949-8470
Website: edenprairie.org
Music, dancing, games, crafts and egg hunt, for children up to age 8. Pre-registration required.
Earth Day Celebration
When: 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: Harriet Alexander Nature Center, Roseville
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-765-4262
Website: ci.roseville.mn.us
Entertainment, walking parade, and tree-planting. Plus cake to celebrate the nature center's birthday.
Opening Weekend of National Park Week
When: All day
Where: National Parks
Cost: FREE
Website: nps.gov
Free entrance to all the national parks for the beginning of National Park Week, April 19-27.
Opening Weekend of National Park Week
When: All day
Where: National Parks
Cost: FREE
Website: nps.gov
Free entrance to all the national parks for the beginning of National Park Week, April 19-27.
Earth Day Celebration
When: 12:00-4:00 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Midtown Global Market and Do It Green! Minnesota will celebrate Earth Day featuring a variety of activities: children's programs, seed planting, shopping tips, and sustainable cooking demonstrations.
Preschool Playdate
When: 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Under five, FREE; $13 for adults
Contact: 651-221-9444
Website: smm.org/playdates
Each Tuesday, the Science Museum offers preschool appropriate activities that will keep little hands busy and little minds buzzing. A Preschool Playdates ticket includes admission to the exhibit galleries, take-home science experiment, preschool perfect Science Live performances and science demonstrations, and various discounts.
Franconia Earth Day Celebration
When: 4:00-8:00 p.m.
Where: Franconia Sculpture Park, Shafer
Cost: : $10 donation for meal
Contact: 651-257-6668 / info@franconia.org
Website: franconia.org
Learn and appreciation the environment by planting native trees and milkweed. Informal celebratory dinner with artists-in-residence at 7:00 p.m. Call or email to pre-register.
Arty Pants: Your Tuesday Playdate
Where: Walker Art Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE with gallery admission; Walker members and kids ages 12 and under are always free.
Contact: 612-375-7600
Website: walkerart.org
Features activities for adults and youngsters ages three to five. Art projects, films, gallery activities, and story time.
Wee Wednesdays
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-872-4041
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Wee Wednesdays have plenty to see and do for toddlers and their families. Free, educational programming geared toward children five and under; also features hands-on activities and more.
Star Watch Astronomy: Red Planet
When: 8:30-10:30 p.m.
Where: Staring Lake Observatory, Eden Prairie
Cost: $15
Contact: 952-949-8479
Website: edenprairie.org/outdoorcenter
Mars and Earth are having their closest approach in seven years. Get a look at the red planet and also explore other wonders of the spring evening skies.
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
When: 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
Cost: FREE
Contact: 651-487-8272
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Meet animal and plants visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. There are different themes each week: September: 5th - Fantastic Frogs, 12th - Fancy Flowers, 19th - Bird Buddies, 26th - Furry Friends October: 3rd - Seeds and Sprouts, 10th - Down on the Farm, 17th - Teddy Bear Picnic, 24th - Junior Gardener, 31st - Night time
Family Fridays at the Global Market
When: 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Contact: 612-872-4041
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org
Free live music, a children's play area, and free balloons for the first 50 children. Businesses will validate your parking (for up to three hours) with purchase if you park in the 10th Avenue parking ramp.
Family Earth Day Celebration
When: 12:30-3:00 p.m.
Where: Wargo Nature Center, Hugo
Cost: FREE
Contact: 763-767-2820
Website: anokacountyparks.com
Learn about local earth-friendly businesses, enjoy refreshments, make an art project and enjoy a climbing wall.