3 totally free events to look forward to in Saint Paul this week

Looking for wallet-free ways to spend your time? If you're on the hunt for events and activities to mix up your routine, we've got three solid options that'll cost you nothing at all, from a chat about the parks to an event featuring a lot of chocolate.

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Fireside Chat 2019 with Superintendent John Anfinson

Come down to the National Park Service headquarters in downtown Saint Paul to hear from Superintendent John Anfinson and Executive Director Katie Nyberg of the Mississippi National River and Recreation Area. Enjoy hot cocoa and a discussion about the future of the parks.

When: Thursday, Feb. 7, 6–8 p.m.
Where: NPS Headquarters at Kellogg Square, 111 E. Kellogg Blvd.
Admission: Free
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Mental Health First Aid 

Learn basic first aid skills needed to help people suffering through a mental health problem or crisis. Common mental illnesses and recurring disorders will be discussed. Learn how to apply the best care and treatment. Those who complete the nine-hour workshop will receive a certificate. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Macalester College – Weyerhaeuser Hall Boardroom, 62 MacAlester St.
Admission: Free
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Chocolate Tasting & Gift Fair

Do you love Valentine's Day? Do you love chocolate? Combine them at this family-friendly event featuring fondue and artisan chocolate at all three Mississippi Market locations. Live music will be playing and gifts and food will be available for purchase. 

When: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Where: Mississippi Market
Admission: Free
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