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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
Playdates
When: May 30
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
Edina Art Fair
When: Jun 2
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
A Year With Frog and Toad
When: Jun 2
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Edina Art Fair
When: Jun 3
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
When: Jun 3
Where: In and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul.
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free.
Website: ordway.org/festival
WaterFest
When: Jun 3
Where: Lake Phalen Pavilion, St. Paul
Cost: FREE
Website: rwmwd.org/waterfest
A Year With Frog and Toad
When: Jun 3
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Edina Art Fair
When: Jun 4
Where: 50th & France neighborhood of Edina
Cost: FREE
Website: edinaartfair.com
A Year With Frog and Toad
When: Jun 4
Where: Children's Theatre Company, Minneapolis
Cost: Tickets start at $15.
Website: childrenstheatre.org
Flint Hills International Children's Festival
When: Jun 4
Where: In and around the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul.
Cost: All outdoor performances and activities are free.
Website: ordway.org/festival
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