Free Weekend Events and Activities: 1/11 – 1/13/13

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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 (1/11-1/13). 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

American Girl Store
Girls ages 8 and up can enjoy various crafts, cooking classes and tours at the American Girl Store. At the Mall of America location, this weekend’s free events include:

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

Cabela’s offers various samples and demonstrations each weekend. Events vary by location, so check for details at your local store.

This weekend, the Rogers, MN Cabela’s is hosting:

  • Basic Firearms Cleaning for Rifles, Handguns, and Shotguns: Saturday at 11am
  • Sampling Wind and Willows: Saturday and Sunday from 11am-3pm
  • Flash Dry Clothing from North Face: Saturday from 12-3pm
  • Delicious Pulled Pork Cooking Demo: Saturday from 1-3pm

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

  • Virtual Instruments & Loops is the topic for this Saturday’s workshop

Home Depot
Home Depot offers free workshops for adults to help you improve your DIY skills. Check the Home Depot website for details. Topics this month include:

  • Martha Stewart Living Specialty Finishes: Saturday from 10-11am
  • Kitchen Design: Saturday from 1-2:30pm
  • Design Storage: Sunday from 1-2:30pm

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

  • All About Me Flip Book this Saturday

Twice per month Lowe’s offers kids an opportunity to build their own project. The project is offered Saturdays at 10am. Be sure to sign up in advance online.

  • Mystery Kit this Saturday

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:

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

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

Twin Cities Events

Friday, 1/11

Saturday, 1/12

Sunday, 1/13


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