Saving Family Fun

Keeping Indy's Family Fun Free, or at least cheap.

Free Weekend Events, June 29-July 1

Friday, June 29:

City Critter Chats: Animalia  @Garfield Park Library

Meet an animal face-to-face and spend time learning about them.

2-4pm

All Ages

Free

Saturday, June 30:

JuneTeenth 2012 @ Crispus Attucks High School

Events include a parade, free admission to the Crispus Attucks Museum, an education seminar hosted by the Education Committee of the NAACP, a youth summit, live entertainment including spoken word, games, vendors and much more.

12-6pm

All Ages

Free

Science of Silica Workshop  @ Franklin Road Library

Explore the science of glass blowing using everyday kitchen objects with artist Abby Gitlitz who will show how artists work molten glass.

11am, 1pm & 3pm

Ages 6-15

Free (must register)


City Critter Chats: Animalia  @ Spades Park Library

Meet an animal face-to-face and spend time learning about them.

2-4pm

All Ages

Free

Star(lite) Art Cart: Facilitated Art Making @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Using paper rolling and filigree techniques, create a self-portrait.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

Mad Science: Preschool Gears@ Fountain Square Library

Step into the role of a Foley Artist to make their own sound effects, engineer a Gear Train, and ask themselves the question, “3D or not 3D?”

2pm

Ages 4-7

Free

Sunday, July 1:

Art in the Park @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Experiment with an old, yet fun photo process using the sun as a tool for cool blue prints.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

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Free Weekend Events, June 15-17

For Father’s Day weekend why not take FREE fishing classes at Ft. Harrison State Park?  There is a lot to do this weekend.  I can’t believe this is all FREE!

Andrew going fishing

Andrew going fishing (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Friday, June 15:

Mad Science: Preschool Gears @ Brightwood Library

Young children ages 4 – 7 are invited for a close-up look at the science behind the movies.

10:30am

Ages 4-7

Free (must register 275-4310)

Nitro Joe 2012: Air in Action @ College Ave and Flanner House Libraries

Children of all ages are invited to this ephemeral and billowing show that will help them understand just how real air really is.

1pm & 3:30p

All Ages

Free

City Critter Chats: Animalia @Garfield Park Library

Meet an animal face-to-face and spend time learning about them.

2-4pm

All Ages

Free

Science of Silica Workshop @ Haughville Library

Explore the science of glass blowing using everyday kitchen objects with artist Abby Gitlitz who will show how artists work molten glass.

4:30pm

Ages 6-15

Free

Saturday, June 16:

Family Fun Day Experience @ Indiana State Fair Grounds

Whether it’s shark petting, salsa dancing, or meeting a local celebrity-you don’t want to miss out on this event.

Noon-6pm

All Ages

Free

Family Learn to Fish @ Fort Harrison State Park

Families will meet first at the NREC and learn a little fish biology and some basic fishing skills.  Participants will then have the opportunity to practice fishing at Delaware Lake in Fort Harrison State Park.

9a-12p

Ages 6 and older

Free – must pre-register at nrec@dnr.IN.gov or 317-562-1338

El Dia de la Familia @ Military Park

1p-11pm

All Ages

Free

Summer Solstice @ 100 Acres

Mark the first week of summer with an outdoor event to stir the senses.  Includes a free concert and performance art.

5-8pm

All Ages

Free

Star(lite) Art Cart: Facilitated Art Making @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Using paper rolling and filigree techniques, create a self-portrait.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

Nitro Joe 2012: Air in Action @ Several Libraries

Children of all ages are invited to this ephemeral and billowing show that will help them understand just how real air really is.

Check online schedule for times

All Ages

Free

Kite Making! @ Fountain Square Library

Learn about kites and make their own kite during this program presented by the Hoosier Kitefliers Society.

2pm

Ages 6-13

Free with registration 275-4390

Sunday, June 17:

Nitro Joe 2012: Air in Action  @ Central Library

2pm

all ages

Free

Art in the Park @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Bring a camera and let the park serve as your muse as you and your crew shoot pictures from unusual perspectives. Upload your pictures in the pavilion for others to see.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

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Free Indy Events For The Week Ahead June 11-14

Lucas Oil Stadium

Lucas Oil Stadium (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Swim safety, sports, and workshops are the many FREE events taking place this week.  See what else is available….

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library is host to many story times throughout the week.  You can check their calendar for times at your local library. Most story times do not require registration.

Mon., June 11:

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Free Weekend Events, June 8-10

There is plenty to do this weekend. Including one of my favorite free festivals, the PBS KIDS in the Park.  We’ve enjoyed meeting the PBS characters each year and look forward to this year.

Friday, June 8:

What’s On Your Plate? Preschool Science Workshop@ Haughville Library

A look at the new MyPlate food guide, discover where food comes from, and find out which foods are good for our bodies.

10:30am

Ages 3-6

Free (must register 275-4420)

Saturday, June 9:

PBS KIDS in the Park @ Military Park

The day will be filled with non-stop entertainment on three stages and opportunities to meet some of your favorite PBS KIDS walk-around characters, including Sesame Street‘s Walk-around Elmo.

10am-4pm

All Ages

Free

Magic Mike’s “Hope Inspires Possibility” Magic Show@ East 38th St. Library

Children of all ages and families are invited to witness the amazing skills and positive message of Magic Mike.

2pm

All Ages

Free

Hold It! Family Activity @Indianapolis Museum of Art

Discover carts filled with objects everyone can hold and see up close.

1-3pm

All Ages

Free

Star(lite) Art Cart: Facilitated Art Making @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Using paper rolling and filigree techniques, create a self-portrait.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

Sunday, June 10:

Automaton Creation Workshop @ Central Library

Create an automaton figure with moving parts, such as arms and legs, and decorate it in the style of author and illustrator Brian Selznick.

2:30pm

Ages 6-12

Free (must register 275-4100)

Art in the Park @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Bring a camera and let the park serve as your muse as you and your crew shoot pictures from unusual perspectives. Upload your pictures in the pavilion for others to see.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

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Become an official Hoosier Outdoor Child

If you need a little help encouraging your child to get out, how about rewarding them.  The Indiana Department of Natural Resources created a list of 11 “tasks” to complete outside.  It is part of their Children’s Outdoor Bill of Rights.  Once the 11 items are complete, you print out a certificate honoring your child as an official Hoosier Outdoor Child!

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Free Indy Events For The Week Ahead June 4-7

School is out but there are plenty of free classes and workshops for children in all age groups.  Check out what is available this week.

The Indianapolis Marion County Public Library is host to many story times throughout the week.  You can check their calendar for times at your local library. Most story times do not require registration.

Mon., June 4:

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Wed., June 6:

Thur., June 7:

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