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Free Weekend Events, July 13-15

This weekend’s free events includes the arts, exercise and a bike ride.  What do you plan to do?  Don’t forget to check the Indianapolis-Marion County Library, they have many story times and workshops that are not listed below….

Old New Bike

Old New Bike (Photo credit: joeldinda)

Friday, July 13:

Summer Lunch Bunch @ Brightwood Library

Children ages 18 and younger are invited to enjoy a free and nutritious lunch along with a story time.

12:30-1:30p

Ages 18 and yonger

Free

Automaton Creation Workshop @College Ave. 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.

2p

Ages 6-12

Free – must register

Saturday, July 14:

Little Red Door’s Big Red Bash @ Military Park

The event will feature health screenings, family fun zone with bounce houses and other activities for kids of all ages, food truck rally, healthy food samples, zip line and so much more.

10a-2p

All Ages

Free

Saturday at the Park @ 100 Acres

Get a little exercise while making up games with new friends at  Free Basket.

9a

All Ages

Free

Indy Criterium Festival @ Downtown Indy

Bring your kids out to have fun and learn about bike safety at the Indy Criterium Kids Zone.

12-2

All Ages

Free

Hold It! Family Activity @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Hold it! is a hands-on experience for visitors of all ages.

1p-3p

All Ages

Free

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

Become a young inventor! Design and sketch a gadget for the future.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

Sunday, July 15:

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

Science of Silica Workshop @ Nora Library

Explore the science of glass blowing using everyday kitchen objects with artist Abby Gitlitz.

2p

Ages 6-15

Free – must register

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Free Health Care for Kids – All Week

I just ran across a story from WTHR saying there is free medical and dental care for kids.  The Fit For You event will last until Friday, July 13.

Read about the Fit For You event here.

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Free Weekend Events, July 6-8

Since we just celebrated our independence, this weekend is much slower.  There are still plenty of FREE events…

Friday, July 6:

GRAND-AM Road Racing Open Test @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway

A great preview of exciting sports car racing action coming later this month to the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard.

9a-4:45pm

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

Saturday, July 7:

IMA Community Days @ Indianapolis Museum of Art

Join visitors of all ages to explore all the IMA galleries in a fun, interactive atmosphere.

11a-4m

All Ages

Free

GRAND-AM Road Racing Open Test @ Indianapolis Motor Speedway

A great preview of exciting sports car racing action coming later this month to the Kroger Super Weekend at the Brickyard.

9a-4:45pm

All Ages

Free

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

Become a young inventor! Design and sketch a gadget for the future.

Noon-4pm

All Ages

Free

Sunday, July 8:

Mad Science: Preschool Gears@ Nora Library

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

2pm

Ages 4-7

Free (registration required)

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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