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Cover Kid
Name: Elsie
Age: 9
City: St. Paul

Personality: “Sprightly” (as described in the Faces of Autism book) and also artistic and deeply caring

 

Favorite toy: Fairies

 

Favorite book: The Lord of the Rings

 

Favorite activities: Playing at the park and dancing at church

 

Favorite food: Smoothies

 

Photos by Tera Girardin / teraphotography.com

 

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Out & About
Stone Soup
When: Apr 28
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Minnesota Autism Conference
When: Apr 28
Where: DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis-Park Place, Minneapolis
Cost: Full-day passes are $140 (by April 11) for Thursday or Friday and $55 for a half day on Saturday (by April 11).
Website: ausm.org
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
When: Apr 28
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
A Year With Frog and Toad
When: Apr 28
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Stone Soup
When: Apr 28
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
When: Apr 28
Where: Venues around the Twin Cities
Cost: Single tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for ages 25 and younger.
Website: mspfilm.org
Farm Babies
When: Apr 28
Where: Minnesota Zoo, Apple Valley
Cost: Free with zoo admission of $12 for ages 3-12 and 65 and older, $18 for ages 13-64
Website: mnzoo.org
Spring Babies
When: Apr 29, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $8 online, $10 at the gate for ages 2 and older
Website: twincitiesspringbabies.com
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival
When: Apr 29
Where: Venues around the Twin Cities
Cost: Single tickets are $13 for adults, $8 for ages 25 and younger.
Website: mspfilm.org
Stone Soup
When: Apr 29
Where: Stages Theatre Company, Hopkins
Cost: $12-$16; lap passes are $5 for ages 3-4 and free for ages 2 and younger.
Website: stagestheatre.org
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