Thursday, May 22, 2008

Cheap and Green Fun!

I don't need to tell you about the recent rising prices of just about everything. With summer approaching, I've seen plenty of summer activities, but most involve a hefty payment. So I thought I'd do a little research into activities nearby (read: less gas usage) that were inexpensive or free.
I started with a google search for "harford county activities" (insert your county or town). Wow! Jackpot! I was surprised at how many things came up, and, BONUS, they were cheap/free and GREEN! Here are some of the things I found, happening in the next week or two:

Family Campfires at Eden Mill Nature Center (presentations by guest speakers and smores!)

Otter Point Creek/Estuary Center offers a FREE "Meet a Critter" and "Buggin' Out" for parents with kids, and tons of other things for a small fee ($4-$10)

The Liriodendron Historical House has a gallery exhibit on a nature artist: "Forever the Land: The Art and Writing of Kate & Russell Lord" On Sundays- FREE.

And later this summer is the Harford County Farm Fair, which we went to last year and it was a blast! It's cheaper than the movies ($7 adults, $3 kids), and where else can you see pig races?

So do a search for your county or town. You may be surprised what fun things are offered nearby.

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