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Things to do with kids this summer (free, low-cost & deals)

When kids are out of school for the summer, parents in South Florida appreciate ideas for fun things to do. Especially, if those activities are free. Inexpensive. Or offered with an enticing discount. Lots of indoor & outdoor fun and entertainment — including free fun and entertainment — is offered in Broward, Miami-Dade and greater …

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Use telescopes for free at Fox Observatory

The South Florida Amateur Astronomy Association offers telescopes at Fox Observatory in Sunrise for peering into the night sky. Fox Observatory is inside Markham Park, 16001 W State Road 84, Sunrise 33326. The facility is usually open Saturdays from about dusk until about 11 p.m, weather permitting, and representatives of South Florida Amateur Astronomers Association …

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Sunrise park offers new splash pad & dog park

Welleby Park in Sunrise is sporting new features.  Features at Welleby Park include a splash pad, playground, and Safety Town play area.  A boardwalk runs along a lake. Dogs are welcome to nose around Pawgrass dog park. The park is at 11100 NW 44th Street, Sunrise 33351, 954-747-4600 Entry for the park and parking are …

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Free entry days and museum deals in Broward

Free entry days & discounts offer a wonderful & frugal opportunity to play tourist in your own town. Many Museums in Broward offer free-entry days or discounts for groups, senior citizens, military and members of other museums. Some venues are always free. Broward museum deals & free-entry days are perfect for a rainy day, a …

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Free Tunes ‘N Trucks shows in Sunrise: Enjoy jazz, rock & more (plus food trucks, of course!)

Nibble on fare from food trucks and enjoy tunes from popular performers at free outdoor events in Sunrise. The Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert Series takes place in fall, winter and spring. Participating food trucks set up at 6 p.m. Music is at 7 p.m. The Tunes ‘N Trucks Concert Series lineup for 2022 includes: March …

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Ideas for free and cheap dates in Broward

If you appreciate frugal fun, delighting your sweetie with a lovely inexpensive or free date is doable in Fort Lauderdale and the rest of Broward County. Plenty of exciting events and interesting activities are free. Others are relatively inexpensive. With extra dollars in your wallet, splurge on sparkling wine, a fancy dessert, or other romantic …

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Free: Libraries loan electronics, robotics & other gear

You name it. Family-friendly fun. Yoga. Educational workshops. Tutoring. Technology & digital equipment.  Take-home tablets. Language lessons. Entertainment. It’s likely offered at a Broward library. Or,  online via the website. Most everything offered from Broward Library is free.  If you need a library card, obtain it  for free, including online versions. Read our feature, Register …

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