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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 South Florida on the Cheap newsletter. You can …

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Vintage fire truck. Everglades display. In addition to exhibits, Plantation Historical Museum offers occasional events, model trains, and activities. The museum usually is open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on  Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with occasional exceptions. Donations are accepted. It’s wise to verify it’s open the day you are interested in. Plantation Historical …

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Walk into a library and walk out with a digital tablet. Or a robot. Or a Frisbee. Participating libraries in South Florida loan items like electronic devices, robotic devices and bird watching gear. Use your library account number. Obtaining a library account is free for eligible residents.  Broward libraries loan  Digital tablets for ages 18 …

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Load up the youngsters. A free holiday drive-in movie with extra holiday features is offered in Coconut Creek.  The film is at 7 p.m. December 22, 2023, with 6 p.m. trackless train rides and photo ops with Santa. Entry is free. The film is “The Santa Clause.” For information, phone 954-545-6682  The venue is the …

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Purchase a pizza at full price and receive a free 11-inch pizza for your youngster for free.  That deal is featured Tuesdays in August at participating Blaze pizza restaurants. Use promocode BLAZEKID.  According to a representative, the deal does not include any age restrictions. Free & inexpensive things to do this weekend in South Florida …

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Summer Jamz in Fort Lauderdale includes entertainment for adults and fun for kids. That includes live music, bounce houses and food vendors. Summer Jamz is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. August 18, 2023, and entry is free. It’s at Mills Pond Park, 2201 N.W. 9th Avenue, Fort Lauderdale 33311. The Kidz Zone includes bounce houses, …

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