Free Weekend Events and Activities: 10/19 – 10/21/12

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We’ve rounded up the latest free events, activities and crafts going on at various locations in the Twin Cities, Minnesota area and also nationwide this weekend (10/19-10/21). Please leave a comment if you know of any others and we’ll add them to this list.

Your turn: What other free weekend events and activities do you know of?

Nationwide Events

Babies R Us
The Graco SnugRide Mix & Mingle is this Saturday from 1-2pm and 2:30-3:30pm. Learn about car seat safety, the importance of keeping children rear-facing until the age of 2 and the all-new Graco SnugRide.

Check out the list of participating stores to find a location near you (the only participating MN location is in Richfield).

Barnes & Noble
Check your local Barnes & Noble for events. Most stores have storytimes once or twice per week.

Guitar Center
Guitar Center offers a free recording workshop every Saturday from 10-11am. Find a Guitar Center location near you.

  • Working with Midi in Pro Tools 10 is the topic for this Saturday’s workshop

Home Depot
Home Depot offers free workshops for adults to help you improve your DIY skills. Dates and times vary by location, so check the Home Depot website for details. Topics this month include:

  • Safety & Security (Fire, Outdoor Lighting)
  • Weatherize Your Home
  • Crown Moulding

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
JoAnn Fabric & Craft Stores offers free make-it take-it crafts on select weekends. This weekend, check out:

  • Free Tinker Bell Make-It Take-It: Saturday from 11am-12pm

Lakeshore Learning
Every Saturday, Lakeshore Learning offers a free craft for kids from 11am-3pm. Find a Lakeshore Learning Store near you.

  • Dancing Spider craft this Saturday

Michaels often offers free make-and-take craft events over the weekend. This weekend’s free events include:

  • Friendship Bracelet (ages 14+): Saturday from 1-3pm
  • Memory Wire Rainbow Bracelet (ages 14+): Sunday from 1-3pm

Pottery Barn
Adults are invited to free workshops at Pottery Barn on Saturdays or Sundays. Find a Pottery Barn location near you.

  • How to Entertain with Style is this Sunday at 10am

Target sponsors free and reduced-priced admission opportunities at museums and cultural events nationwide. Select your city to find participating venues and their next scheduled discount day. In the Twin Cities area:

Head over to a participating Walmart location this weekend for the Monster High Scavenger Haunt. Lurk around select departments to answer a few trivia questions and you’ll receive a secret code that unlocks exclusive content.

Williams-Sonoma stores offer various special events and cooking classes, some of which are free to attend.

  • This Sunday’s class is Fall Baking. Times for this one-hour class vary by location and reservations are recommended. Contact your local Williams-Sonoma for more information.

Twin Cities Events

Be sure to check out the Twin Cities Family-Friendly Halloween Events post for more fall and Halloween-related activities (some are free, some have an admission fee).

Friday, 10/19

Saturday, 10/20

Sunday, 10/21

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