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A Few Upcoming Free Events

I haven’t been blogging since before the holidays because of all the holidays, birthdays and a frantic search to find a preschool for my daughter because an unexpected job was offered to me. I hope you and your family had a GREAT holiday season. There are so many fun free/cheap things to do that time …

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Model Train Fun

Today we had a fun mini road trip to the Walnut Creek Model Railroad Society. Super fun! It is located by a nice park with ample picnic spots and five minutes from the Walnut Creek shopping district so in warm weather make a day out of it. Entrance fee is $3. It is in a …

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Free Family Yoga

There are so many fun, free things happening for the holidays so be sure to keep an eye out for them on places like Berkeley Parents Network, 510 Families or Fun Cheap SF East Bay. Sick of the holiday already? Here’s a non-holiday free event that caught my eye: A yoga class where adults connect …

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We Rock The Spectrum in Berkeley – nice splurge

Have you done the rounds of the indoor play spots? So have we. I rarely splurge on going back to them more than once or twice but We Rock the Spectrum is going to be the exception. Wow this place is great! There is a puzzle and craft room, a train room, a room filled …

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Free Play on Election Day @ Habitot

Are you voting Tuesday? It’s a pretty heated race in my section of Oakland! Over in Berkeley the toddler play space Habitot is having a free admission day, including play stations modeled as voting booths. We have been there once before. It was a blast! My big tip is to get there as early as …

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$2 off MOCHA admission for costume wearers

I don’t think I have posted about MOCHA (museum of children’s art) before because it doesn’t fall into my free or cheap category ordinarily. It is an amazing place in downtown Oakland! On Friday and Saturday they have open studios from 10-1 which means you pay $7 for yourself and for your kid to do …

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Ardenwood Farms Toddler Time

Ardenwood Farms Toddler Time is a must do on a Tuesday morning! It’s a bit of a drive for us (Fremont) but the rangers offer a sweet program. This Tuesday we learned how corn was crushed for sheep in the 19thc and got a chance to crank the crushing machine (official name for it, I …

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Awesome Free Parenting Workshop

I have heard great things about this workshop! I have read the handouts she gives out and they are extremely helpful. See below for the info: “What Great Parents Do” Workshop Join me this Wednesday at Bananas in Oakland for a free parenting workshop I’ll be back at Bananas again this Wednesday, October 29 presenting …

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Free Flu Shots for kiddos

Our health provider is Kaiser so we receive free flu vaccinations already but if you don’t have Kaiser and want your kid to get a flu shot, check out the Oakland Shoo the Flu website.

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Another Free Parenting Workshop

I just learned about another free parenting class: Parenting Workshops Sponsored by JCC East Bay, Congregation Netivot Shalom and PJ Library Positive Parenting: Setting Boundaries With Jocelyne Gardner, MFW Friday, March 7, 2014 9:30am – 10:30am JCC East Bay Berkeley Branch 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, California 94709 Positive Parenting (also called Positive Discipline and Positive …

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