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For a free family friendly activity outdoors, StoryWalk in Boca Raton invites you to enjoy a book while strolling along a nature path. StoryWalks presented by  Boca Raton Public Library  features pages from a storybook displayed at different points as you wander along the route. StoryWalk displays include Pondhawk Natural Area, west of the Spanish …

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Opportunities are offered for folks who want to pitch in with protecting and improving waterways, parks and other natural areas  in South Florida. Volunteers are appreciated for events that include picking up plastic litter along shorelines and reefs and enhancing landscaping in public parks.  In addition to protecting the planet,  your effort often racks up …

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Libraries offer wonderful online resources for fun, education, & entertainment. It’s perfect for remote access. If you want to download films, read e-books, learn a language, or sign up for instructive workshops, you’ll often need to type in your library number. If you need a number, Broward Library offers easy online sign-up.   Eligibility requirements …

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Back-to-School season is upon us, so it’s time to start making plans for the new semester.  If you’re interested in enrolling the kids in after-school care, take a look at the programs that are available in Miami-Dade County. We’ve rounded up a list of programs that run from when the afternoon bell rings until 6 …

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It’s time for some outdoor fun! There are so many ways to enjoy the great outdoors of Miami without having to always head to the beach. That’s where the Miami-Dade park system comes into play. Whether you’re enjoying a late-afternoon picnic by the bay, kayaking, archery or one of the many other unique park offerings …

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For free, Broward Library offers events, and apps and online resources for downloading films, TV shows, audio-books, e-books, language lessons, and other entertaining, educational & useful features. For kids, teens & adults, exciting & educational electronic devices are free — on loan — from participating local libraries.  Read Broward libraries loan electronic & robotic devices, …

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In The Oasis shopping area at Sawgrass in Sunrise, an indoor arcade and family-friendly recreation venue offers deals & discounts. In The Game deals include $5 off with sign up for e-mail & $10 playcard on your birthday Tuesdays — free mini bowling with meal purchase Tuesdays — free kids meal with purchased entree Wednesdays …

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Restaurants in South Florida offer  family-friendly deals, including free food for kids. Often, free-kid’s-meal deals require purchase of at least one adult entrée. With these deals, participation at individual restaurants may vary and restrictions and exceptions may apply. Because vendors sometimes switch out their promotions, it’s wise to phone first to be sure the deal is …

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Miami Children’s Museum offers a discount for Florida residents, who can visit for $16. The museum is operating with a contactless e-ticketing system that requires patrons to select a specific play session and make their purchase in advance.  To keep up with latest news, sign up for the daily Miami on the Cheap newsletter. You can also …

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Got a 4th-grade student in the house? If so, thanks to the Every Kid Outdoors initiative, that fourth-grader – plus everyone else in the family – can get into any U.S. National Park for FREE. You simply need to download the free pass by clicking here, print it out and show it for entry at all …

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