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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 event is still viable.

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

Northwest Sportshow
Explore a marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts young and old with products, demonstrations, competitions and kids' activities.
When: 11 a.m.- 9 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 for adults.; ages 15 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult.
Website: northwestsportshow.com
Northwest Sportshow
Explore a marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts young and old with products, demonstrations, competitions and kids' activities.
When: 10 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 for adults.; ages 15 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult.
Website: northwestsportshow.com
Free Family Flicks
These free movies are first-come, first-serve until the theater reaches capacity. This month's line-up includes The LEGO Movie, The Boxtrolls, How to Train Your Dragon and How to Train Your Dragon 2. In an extension of this series, Free Sensory Flicks, screenings in separate theaters are offered for those affected by autism or other sensory disorders, with lower sound, additional staff and other accommodations.
When: 10 a.m.
Where: Theatres at Mall of America, Bloomington
Cost: FREE
Website: theatresmoa.com
Spuds and Buds
Explore the surprising world of potatoes with an art activity, a snack and a scavenger hunt in the greenhouse.
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Cost: Included in gate admission ($12 for ages 13 and older)
Contact: 952-443-1400
Website: arboretum.umn.edu
Northwest Sportshow
Explore a marketplace for outdoors enthusiasts young and old with products, demonstrations, competitions and kids' activities.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Minneapolis Convention Center, Minneapolis
Cost: $12 for adults.; ages 15 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult.
Website: northwestsportshow.com
Spuds and Buds
Explore the surprising world of potatoes with an art activity, a snack and a scavenger hunt in the greenhouse.
When: Noon-4 p.m.
Where: Minnesota Landscape Arboretum, Chaska
Cost: Included in gate admission ($12 for ages 13 and older)
Contact: 952-443-1400
Website: arboretum.umn.edu
Spring to Your Senses Puppet Show
Wild-animal puppets show how they prepare for spring. A hike or snowshoe opportunity will be available after the show.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Maplewood Nature Center, Maplewood
Cost: $5 per child. Register by March 30.
Contact: 651-249-2170
Website: maplewoodnaturecenter.com