Lakeville moms organize event

For years, Lakeville-area sisters Brenda Kluck and Angela King have helped south metro moms and caregivers find local family-oriented offerings via their website, South Metro Moms, at southmetromoms.com.

The site condenses the vast array of family-interest options like activities, day cares, sports and camps in one place so busy families can find everything in one place.

Now, they are connecting families to those resources and more in person at their first live event, the Mom & Family Expo from 10 a.m. ­to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 8, at the Eagan Community Center, 1501 Central Parkway in Eagan.

The free event will feature more than 50 family-friendly vendor booths with a range of products and services for children and adults.

Engineer Paul from the Choo Choo Bob Show (choochoobobs.com) will entertain the kids with storytelling at 11 a.m., and the Teddy Bear Band (www.teddybearband.com) will perform at 3 p.m.

Vendors include LCeeDesigns, Rockin’ Jump Eagan, Studio 4 Dance, Blue Lotus, FIT Academy, Tony’s Appliance, Creative Kids, Twin Cities Ballet of Minnesota, Mommy Gaia, Tide Dry Cleaners and District 196 Community Education.

Information on summer kids programs, including a cooking school and STEM offerings, will be available, and all families will receive a free Twin Cities Kids Club discount card, a $49.50 value. Many other vendors will also be offering giveaways.

Kluck said the event is perfect for anyone with children and noted there are items geared especially for moms as well.

“There is such a variety of vendors,” Kluck said. “There is going to be something there for everyone.”

She said if the event is successful, they plan to hold others in the future.

For more information, go to momandfamilyexpo.wordpress.com.