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Get to the expo in Woodbury for free fun on April 16

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family Hastings, 55033
Hastings Minnesota 745 Spiral Boulevard 55033

Last weekend, the first Hastings Family Expo was held at Schoolhouse Square. From the sound of it, it was a good first effort, and everyone here is hoping the event takes off.

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One nearby community, Woodbury, has an expo that the Hastings organizers are likely striving to equal. The annual Woodbury Community Expo is planned for 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at the Bielenberg Sports Center, 4125 Radio Drive in Woodbury.

It's an enormous expo and, best of all, it is free.

Here's a list of some of the activities:

• Balloon sculptors will give away their handiwork to kids;

• A special Home Depot-sponsored kid's project is planned. Last year, kids built bird houses;

• There are dancing groups, singing groups and jugglers;

• There are arcade games;

• Vehicles from the Woodbury Police Department and the Woodbury Fire Department will be on hand, and each department has activities planned;

• Face painting will be done, and kids looking to have something wild done with their hair will get that wish to come true, too;

• A jumping tent will be inflated;

• Representatives from the Raptor Center will be on hand, too.

Raffle prizes are planned.

For more information, visit www.woodburyexpo.com.

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