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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.

Free Speaker Event - Parents As Sexuality Educators
Learn effective communication skills that support parents in talking with their children about various sexuality topics. Parents learn typical stages of sexual development for children and adolescents (ages 0-6), also gain strategies for navigating challenging conversations with youth.
Where: Mona Moede Early Learning Center, Minneapolis
Cost: FREE
Website: facebook.com/events/2064631577110816/
Tots & Trains
Every first and third Wednesday come for storytime, craft and snack. Then stick around to have fun playing at the train table, exploring the trains, touring the restoration shop, and more.
Where: Minnesota Transportation Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $11 adult, $9 senior/child, $7 toddler
Website: transportationmuseum.org
Owl Moon
Journey into the wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org/event/owl-moon-24/
Wee Wednesdays
For little ones age 5 and younger accompanied by their caregivers, Midtown Global Market offers educational events every week. Activities may include dancing, live puppet theater, cooking activities and even live animals from the Como Zoo. 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: Midtown Global Market, Minneapolis
Cost: Free
Website: midtownglobalmarket.org/events
KidsJam: Latin American Percussion with Reinaldo Moya
Listen to traditional Venezuelan music featuring maracas and cuatro, learn the different rhythmic patterns from joropo and vals styles from the Venezuelan plains, make your own maracas and create your own Venezuelan-inspired song. For children ages 5-12.
When: 10:30 a.m.
Where: Schubert Club Museum, St. Paul
Cost: $5 per child participant
Website: schubert.org/event/latin-american-percussion/2019-03-19/
Family Blanket Fort Night
Celebrate the first day of spring! by making a glow-in-the-dark craft. Then you will build your own blanket fort, find some favorite books and read by flashlight. Bring your own blankets and light; or a limited supply will be available for you to use.
Where: Shoreview Library
Cost: FREE
Website: rclreads.org
Lil' Explorer Thursdays
Perfect for the 1-3 year old to meet animal and plant visitors, see story time, play games and many other fun activities. Different theme each week.
Where: Como Zoo and Conservatory, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: comozooconservatory.org
Seussical
Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. All performances will be held in the Anderson Chapel.
Where: North Central University
Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 12
Website: northcentral.edu/academic/college-schools-and-departments/college-of-fine-arts/theatre-music-productions-2/
BCB Playdate at Color Me Mine in Eagan
Children under the age of 5 will paint for free. Maximum of 2 children per parent please. Registration required.
Where: Color Me Mine, Eagan
Cost: FREE
Website: eventbrite.com/e/bcb-mommy-and-me-playdate-at-color-me-mine-eagan-mn-tickets-57407828360
Owl Moon
Journey into the wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org/event/owl-moon-24/
The Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins travels on an epic journey over freezing mountains and a frightening forest, meeting all sorts of fierce creatures-some who want to eat him, others who turn into dear friends.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Starting at $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Owl Moon
Journey into the wintery woods, where a father and child venture out hoping to spot an owl. Adapted from the Caldecott Medal book by Jane Yolen and illustrated by John Schoenherr. For all ages.
Where: Stages Theatre, Hopkins
Cost: $14-$21
Website: stagestheatre.org/event/owl-moon-24/
Babies at the Castle
Designed for babies from newborn to 18 months and their caregivers. Leave your strollers at the door and carry your baby through the Mansion before it opens to the general public. mmerse yourself and your young one in bright patterns, colors and textures. The tours are approximately 30 minutes long followed by an additional 15 minutes of sensory play, which could include circle time and sharing touchable objects.
Where: American Swedish Institute, Minneapolis
Cost: $15 for Caregiver and Child
Website: asimn.org
Seussical
Seussical takes us into the world of Dr. Seuss, where we revisit beloved characters including The Cat in the Hat, Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie, and JoJo. All performances will be held in the Anderson Chapel.
Where: North Central University
Cost: $15 adults, $12 seniors and children under 12
Website: northcentral.edu/academic/college-schools-and-departments/college-of-fine-arts/theatre-music-productions-2/
The Hobbit
Bilbo Baggins travels on an epic journey over freezing mountains and a frightening forest, meeting all sorts of fierce creatures-some who want to eat him, others who turn into dear friends.
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Starting at $15
Website: childrenstheatre.org