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Cheap Skate Sensory-Friendly Tuesdays

CheapSkatelogoSensory-Friendly Every First Tuesday of the Month
Dec. 4, 2018
6-9 p.m.

Cheap Skate
3075 Coon Rapids Blvd. NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Cheap Skate is hosting “Sensory Skate and Bounce Nights” every first Tuesday of the month. Floor lights will remain on, there will not be special effect lighting, and the music will be at a lower volume. Wheelchairs and strollers are welcomed along with caregivers who wish to walk the skating floor to assist. Click here for more information.

During November, Cheap Skate will offer puzzle piece sales in support of AuSM's programs and services. The following will be given to participants who purchase a puzzle piece:

$1.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway
$5.00 donation – Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + Free Skating or Bouncing admission ticket. (up to a $6.99 value)
$20.00 donation – Family Name on puzzle piece displayed in rink entry/exitway + 4 Free Skating AND Bouncing admission tickets with rental. (up to a $51.99 value)

Mary Poppins Jr. at Stages Theatre Company

StagesMaryPoppins2019Dec. 8, 2018
10 a.m.

Stages Theatre Company
1111 Mainstreet
Hopkins, MN 55343

Join us this holiday season for a practically perfect experience for the entire family! “It’s a jolly holiday with Mary” in this Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious adventure based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film. Step in Time with everyone’s favorite nanny and share the magical transformation of the Banks family with your family this holiday. Click here for more information and to order tickets.

Como Zoo Autism Sensory Friendly Early Entry

giraffe2webDec. 9
9-10 a.m.

Como Park Zoo & Conservatory
1225 Estabrook Dr.
St. Paul, MN 55103

Join us for an inclusive experience at Como Park Zoo & Conservatory. Spend time exploring exhibits, stations, and activities designed for individuals on the autism spectrum and their families. Click here for maps including quiet spaces, visual social stories, and other materials to help prepare for your Autism Friendly Early Entry at Como Zoo. Cost: FREE.

Sensory Friendly Sunday at the Walker Art Center

WalkerLogoDec. 9, 2018
8-11 a.m.

Walker Art Center
725 Vineland Pl.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

Sensory Friendly Sunday is a monthly, free event for kids, teens, and adults with sensory processing differences or autism and their families, offering the opportunity to make art together, explore the galleries, watch a short film, or just hang out in a different setting. The galleries will be closed to all other visitors, allowing guests to enjoy the museum in a calm environment where accommodations such as quiet spaces, noise-canceling headphones, and fidgets are provided. Cost: FREE, but registration is encouraged. Click here to register.

Galaxie Library Sensory-Friendly Early Open

GalaxyLibraryDec. 9, 2018
11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Galaxy Library
14955 Galaxie Ave.
Apple Valley, MN 55124

Visit Galaxie Library for an inclusive and accessible library experience that welcomes people of all ages and abilities, including those who are on the autism spectrum or those with various sensory needs. Participate in art activities, complete a scavenger hunt, make a button, watch a 3-D printing demo, try Sensory Storytime and more. For more information, click here and search "Early Open". These events are presented in partnership with AuSM and Fraser and are sponsored by the Minnesota Department of Human Services Disability Services Innovation Grant. Advance registration is not required.