EXPOS AND SHOWS

SPRING FESTIVAL ARTS & CRAFTS FAIR: 11 a.m.-9 p.m. Fri.; 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Sat.; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sun. $8-$9. Canterbury Park, 1100 Canterbury Rd., Shakopee. 952-445-7223. www.facebook. com/hpifestivals.

TWIN CITIES WOMEN'S EXPO: Shopping, fashion shows, seminars and demonstrations. 1-8 p.m. Fri.; 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Sat. $10. National Sports Center, 1700 NE. 105th Av., Blaine. 763-785-5600. www.twincitieswomensexpo. com.

HOME IMPROVEMENT AND DESIGN EXPO: Exhibitors display the latest products and services. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sat. $6. Veteran's Memorial Community Center, 8055 Barbara Av., Inver Grove Heights. 952-238-1700. www.mediamax events.com.

DIVERSIONS

THE BARBIE DREAMHOUSE EXPERIENCE: Experience the iconic doll's lifestyle through activities in a replica of Barbie's Malibu Dreamhouse. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. today, next Sun.; noon-8 p.m. Mon.-Thu.; 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Fri.-Sat. $16.99-$23.99. Mall of America, 60 E. Broadway, Bloomington. 952-883-8810. www.mallofamerica.com/attractions.

AUGSBURG FAIRVIEW ACADEMY POWWOW: Noon-9 p.m. Sat. Free. Minneapolis American Indian Center, 1530 Franklin Av. E., Mpls. 612-879-5913. www.maicnet.org.

ROCK THE CRADLE: Live music, story time and children's activities. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. next Sun. Free. Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 2400 3rd Av. S., Mpls. 612-870-3000. www.artsmia.org.

HISTORY

HENNEPIN OVERLAND RAILWAY HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 1-4 p.m. Sat.-next Sun. $7 per person, $20 per family. Hennepin Overland Railway Historical Society, 2501 E. 38th St., Mpls. 612-276-9034. www.hennepinoverland.org.

RAMSEY AFTER DARK: A 75-minute program where guests hear excerpts from Ramsey family letters and journals. Reservations required. 7 & 8:30 p.m. Fri. $9-$10. Alexander Ramsey House, 265 S. Exchange St., St. Paul. 651-296-8760. www.mnhs.org.

SAMPLE SATURDAYS: Learn about Minnesota's brewing history and enjoy samples from local distilleries. 2-5 p.m. Sat. $5. Minnesota History Center, 345 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-259-3000. www.mnhs.org.

SCIENCE AND NATURE

"SID THE SCIENCE KID: THE SUPER-DUPER EXHIBIT": Go on a scientific adventure and investigate everyday science questions around home and school with activities using tools and simple machines. $9.95. Minnesota Children's Museum, 10 W. 7th St., St. Paul. 651-225-6000. www.mcm.org.

"SPACE: AN OUT-OF-GRAVITY EXPERIENCE": Explore the conditions of human space exploration and the science that makes it successful through this hands-on exhibit. $10-$13. Science Museum of Minnesota, 120 W. Kellogg Blvd., St. Paul. 651-221-9444. www.smm.org.

ANIMAL OPEN HOUSE: With animal shows at 1:30 and 3:30. 1-4 p.m. Sat. Free. Eden Prairie Outdoor Center, 13765 Staring Lake Pkwy., Eden Prairie. 952-949-8740. www.edenprairie.org.

BENEFITS

FOUR HUMORS THEATER FUNDRAISER AND CELEBRATION: Performance and silent auction. 8 p.m. Fri. $20. Black Forest Inn, 1 E. 26th St., Mpls. www.fourhumorstheater.com.

TASTE OF WABASHA: Cuisine tastings from local restaurants to benefit the National Eagle Center. 6 p.m. Sat. $30. National Eagle Center, 50 Pembroke Av., Wabasha, Minn. 1-651-565-4989. www.nationaleaglecenter.org.