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8-01-2018 • Family Fun Month

The month of August is known, among other things, as “Family Fun Month”. And there are plenty of things you can do with your family that are inexpensive or even free. Here’s a sampling.

Catch a Game. It might be expensive or too far to attend a Major League Baseball game, but it may be easier and cheaper to catch a minor league baseball game. And who knows, you might just get the opportunity to see a Major Leaguer—recuperating from an injury—play.

Drive-in Movies. If there’s one in your local area, they can be a better deal than the multiplex because you often can get two movies for the price of one.

Visit your Local Library. Today, your local library has much more than books. It also has CDs and DVDs of the latest artists, TV shows, and movies you can check out. Many offer story time and other activities for children. There are book clubs, and some even present concerts and author nights.

Play Board Games. Remember when you were younger, and spent the evening playing board games like Monopoly and Scrabble with your parents or siblings? Well, those games are still around, and can provide loads of non-techie fun for your family.

See Rare Collections of Birds, Fish, and Flamingoes. If you’re in Las Vegas, how about taking in the Wildlife Habitat at the Flamingo Las Vegas? The habitat covers 15 acres within the hotel. You can even take in one of two daily feedings of the pelicans.

Visit a Museum. Some offer free admission. Others offer days in which they provide free admission or discounted tickets. Check those out.

Be a Part of a Studio Audience. If you live in or visiting the Los Angeles area, you can watch the taping of your favorite television show or game show. Tickets are free but must be acquired in advance.

Go on a Treasure Hunt. Create a list of things for each person or team to collect. The person or team with the most items wins.