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In a continued effort to promote literacy, The Children’s Trust has expanded its Book Club! Get free monthly books by mail for your child – from birth until their fifth birthday. (The program originally targeted just 3-year-olds.) To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow …

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No matter what your age, playing games is always fun. And although AARP is usually associated with those 50 and older, their free online options are great for all ages. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. AARP has lots of online …

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Free meals are available for Miami-Dade County students during the school year. To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also follow us on Facebook and on Twitter. The following organizations are providing this service: United Teachers of Dade and Miami-Dade County Public Schools are offering Grab-and-Go …

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Now more than ever, it is a good time to support small businesses – and you can do that with the newly launched online Vecinos Market. (“Vecinos” means neighbors.) The site gives Miami residents access to online shopping with delivery of goods from a variety of local businesses, many of which are very familiar. New …

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Now’s the time to start learning about all that libraries can offer you. Whether you, your child or parent need entertainment, Miami-Dade County libraries offer their patrons apps and online resources for easily downloading everything from films to TV shows to e-books. All you need is your library number. Don’t have one? Get one free …

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Play with kid-safe Virtual Reality & Augmented Reality educational devices. Broward Library is offering opportunities to borrow VR & AR devices for free. Various library branches offer them. Read a description from the Press Release about the objects. “Merge Cubes open up an amazing world of 3D learning, exploring and play that engages the imagination and provides …

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The Miami area is notoriously expensive, but you can have fun here without busting your budget. Here’s a list of 10 things to do around Miami that are fun and cheap. Go to the beach This is Florida, it’s required. The county oversees some beaches. Others are at state parks, like Bill Baggs and Oleta River. With hundreds of miles of coastline in Miami-Dade County, there’s …

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In Florida, when the sun comes out, we are ready to play — the beach, the water and restaurants are all booming with activity. But when it rains, our options are limited as to what we can do.  For those days when you feel trapped inside, here are 5 things to do on a rainy day …

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Local organizations that offer useful resources for Florida families are featured at a free event in Sunrise. The outdoor event includes bounce houses and other fun for kids. The Family Resource Fair in 2023 is 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. April 22, 6600 Sunset Strip, Sunrise 33313. Parking is free. Sign up for South Florida …

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Some of the best things to do in Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Deerfield Beach and other towns in Broward are free. Allow your wallet a break and browse these recommendations. Enjoy music Along New River on Riverwalk in Fort Lauderdale, Sunday Jazz Brunch is a popular event 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. most first Sundays of the month, featuring an assortment …

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