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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
Spring Babies
When: Apr 30, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Park
Cost: $8 online, $10 at the gate for ages 2 and older
Website: twincitiesspringbabies.com
Farm Babies
When: Apr 30
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
A Year With Frog and Toad
When: Apr 30
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
When: Apr 30
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
Spring Baby Animals Abound at Twin Cities Festival
When: Apr 30
Where: Twin Cities Festival 8001 - 109th Avenue N. Brooklyn Park, MN 55445
Cost: Tickets are $8 if purchased online or $10 at the gate for ages 2+.
Website: www.twincitiesspringbabies.com
Stone Soup
When: Apr 30
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
Playdates
When: May 2
Where: Science Museum of Minnesota, St. Paul
Cost: Age 5 and younger can attend for free with a paid adult admission. Regular museum admission is $18.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 4-12 and 60 and older.
Website: smm.org/playdates
Stone Soup
When: May 3
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
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures
When: May 3
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
Stone Soup
When: May 4
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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