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Tech Dump's 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show

Electronics recycler Tech Dump celebrates Earth Month with the 3rd Annual Robot Fashion Show at Can Can Wonderland. Volunteer teams create and model their own unique robot looks—with the caveat that entrants incorporate a minimum of 25% repurposed electronic items.

Teams are encouraged to get creative and think outside the box. The audience will then vote live for their favorite bot-couture and the winning teams will take home some amazing prizes!

Travelogue: Add Birding to Your Travel Fun

Looking for a challenge or just a new way to get involved in nature? The Minnesota Global Birders will share tips about how to make birding part of your vacation and what you might get to see at destinations around the world.

Minnesota Computers for Schools Computer Donation Drive

Earth Day is the perfect time to do some spring-cleaning and get rid of your old technology! On Saturday, April 27 Minnesota Computers for Schools is hosting a computer donation drive – drop off your old computer equipment and put it to good use in the community.

MCFS refurbishes and reuses all donated equipment. The refurbished equipment is placed in schools and educational nonprofits throughout the state.

The first 100 people to donate a computer will receive a free beer coupon to redeem at the Surly beer hall.

Winter Constellations in the Show-Dome

Take some time to look up this Saturday, as this event teaches about the constellations visible in the winter months. Make a star wheel you can take home with you to help you find even more constellations throughout the year. Ages 5+ with an adult. Free. 3-3:45 p.m. Penn Lake Library, 612.543.5669.

Work of Art: Recordkeeping for Artists

This program teaches you how to track revenues and expenses, make projections and more to help you make your artistic ventures financially successful ones. This event is put on in collaboration with Springboard for the Arts and Minnesota’s Arts and Cultural Heritage Fund. Adults. Free. 2-4:30 p.m. 612.543.5669

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