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Free school supplies are offered at lots of events in Broward for students returning to school. Events sometimes include free groceries, food vouchers, and free haircuts.  Back To School events occasionally include fun and entertainment, with fashion shows and activities. Some provide free backpacks loaded with school supplies for eligible students, while supplies last. Eligibility …

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When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun and interesting things to do. Maybe educational. Especially, if those activities are free, cheap or come with a discount. Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach counties offer lots of fun and entertainment for families. both indoors and outdoors.   We …

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Entry is free for the Summer Symphony Series in Pembroke Pines. Delight in performances that feature the South Florida Symphony Orchestra.  Events in 2024 include: Sunday, June 9, 4 p.m. The performance will feature South Florida Symphony Orchestra stringed instruments. The repertoire includes classical to popular music and information about stringed instruments.  Sunday, July 14, …

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Eligible apparel, household items and other goods are typically half-price on Wednesdays at participating Salvation Army Family Stores in Broward. The deal is valid for lots of items at the thrift stores including shoes, purses and other goods, except furniture. Participating stores offer other discounts, such as a discount 0f 50% on yellow  items, except …

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Pools, water parks and water playgrounds in Broward offer refreshing fun. Some venues, especially municipal pools, offer entry without spending a wad of money.    You can find splash pads with free entry, pools and water parks that don’t cost much, and even some water parks that offer discounts in the afternoons. If you’re looking …

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For teens, Planet Fitness is offering a free program for working out during summer. The Planet Fitness Summer Pass offer is valid in 2024 for teens ages 14 to 19 June 1 – August 31 at participating venues, with registration required.  Teens age 17 and younger need to register with a parent. Information is online.  …

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Get ready for a Red, LIME and Blue Celebration! For the entire month of July, LIME Fresh Mexican Grill is offering a special promotion on frozen margaritas that feature a special red, white and blue option to celebrate the Fourth of July.  This offer will be available for dine-in and takeout (not delivery) orders and …

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Library branches in Broward occasionally feature free live entertainment. Shows in 2024 include: Steel Pans Steel pan performance by Steel Away is 1 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at Miramar branch library.  The library, 954-357-8090, is at 2050 Civic Center Place. Juggling A juggling performance is featured 2 p.m. Saturday, June 8, at the Southwest Regional …

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If you and your pals like to ponder such intriguing facts as the number of toes on a sloth while sipping beer or nibbling on appetizers, several restaurants and bars in Broward offer trivia night events. Play alone or  round up friends and form a team. Most trivia night events are free to play while patronizing the …

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If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable.  Plenty of entertaining events, attractions and interesting activities in Broward are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic indulgence. Ideas for Free & Inexpensive …

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AllGolf in Pembroke Pines features putt-put golf, with two 18-hole play areas. And, if you go at the right time, you can play mini-golf for less.  Deals include: 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Kids 11 and younger play free with an adult paying regular price of $13 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursdays. Play …

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