Archive - April 2016

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How to Enjoy Union Depot Train Days for FREE and Scavenger Hunt Challenge
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Free Comic Book Day – First Saturday of May
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BookHounds Episode 5: Behold! A Baby

How to Enjoy Union Depot Train Days for FREE and Scavenger Hunt Challenge

 

union depot train days

Union Depot and Minnesota Transportation Museum are hosting Train Days this weekend and for the first time, the event is two days long. 

So you can come to FFTC’s Monster Bash on Saturday, and then hang out at the Union Depot and MN Transportation Museum on Sunday.  It’s a win/win. 

And if you come to the Monster Bash, you will receive a family pass to the transportation museum so the whole day will be completely free.

Union Depot Train Days

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Free Comic Book Day – First Saturday of May

Free Comic Book DayThe first Saturday of May is Free Comic Book Day all over the country. That is May 6th in 2017. Families can find the closest participating comic book store HERE. Each year participating stores feature different free sample comic books from various publishers. I love comic books, just because I love comic books. They can also be nice lead ins to books. In the past, we have been able to find a comic book to go with our favorite books or to encourage a new book.

Local artists sometimes have their own comic books for sale during Free Comic Book Day. Just like with books, it is fun to get comic books with a local tie-in and an autograph from someone you could run into at the grocery store.

Like local bookstores, comic book stores tend to be locally-owned businesses that have to fight against the ease of internet sales. While I certainly enjoy being able to order something when I want it and have it delivered to my door, I’m also aware that shopping locally keeps a little more money in our local economy.

Free Comic Book Day divides its offerings into Gold and Silver Comics. As far as I can tell, the difference is in popularity. If you see Gold Comics that you particularly want, I would recommend showing up early. Each participating store will get a limited number of comics to offer.

Note that not all the Free Comic Book Day offerings are appropriate for children. See Below for the 2017 Free Comic Book List categorized by age rating and color coded by Gold or Silver Comics:

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BookHounds Episode 5: Behold! A Baby


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