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BRIEFS Museum to open Peanuts exhibit

ST. PAUL -- Join Snoopy, Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus and the rest of the Peanuts gang as they lead children and families on a journey through childhood trials and tribulations at the Minnesota Children's Museum in St. Paul.

To celebrate the opening of the exhibit, two special Peanuts events will be held. At 12:30 p.m. June 8, the public is invited to join the unveiling of the final "Looking For Lucy" statues in front of the museum. Then at 11:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. June 29, children can meet Charlie Brown and his friends as they perform shows during the Kids' Block Party.

The Minnesota Children's Museum is located at seventh and Wabasha streets in downtown St. Paul. For 24-hour exhibits, programs and general information, visit www.mcm.org or call 651-225-6000.

'Ballerina' coming to mall

BLOOMINGTON -- "Angelina Ballerina," the series of illustrated children's books by Katharine Holabird about a passionate young mouse-girl who dreams of ballet stardom, will come to life June 15 and 16 at Mall of America in Bloomington. Performances will be held at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. each day at the Sears Court Performance Area.

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Performances will include readings from the series and a live Angelina-character who acts and dances on a stage set. The event coincides with the television debut of a new "Angelina Ballerina" animated series on Twin Cities Public Television in June and the launch of a video series based on the show.

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