Visit Historic Sauder Village on Sundays. Kids get in free!

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I’m planning on taking the kids to check out Historic Sauder Village in NW Ohio and thought I’d share the info. It’s Ohio’s largest living-history village. You can visit with costumed guides and working craftsmen in more than 40 historic homes, community shops, farms and gardens. They also have great shopping and special events. Via their website: “For unique shipping year round, Sauder Village offers our Gift Shop, Lauber’s General Store, and the Quilt Shop. Also during the Historic Village’s open season the Village Trader & Herb Shop features unique items for purchase. Plenty of delicious food & treats options at the Barn Restaurant, Doughbox Bakery, Sweet Shoppe and Ice Cream Parlor.” They even have an Inn and Campground with great packages!

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When we go, I’ll review our experience and link it to this post! Here’s their info:

Address:
Sauder Village
22611 State Route 2
PO Box 235
Archbold, Ohio 43502

Phone numbers:
Toll-Free: (800) 590-9755

Open April 29 – October 26, 2014

Hours:
April 29 – May 23, 2014
– Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.- Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

May 24 – September 1, 2014
– Tuesday thru Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00-4:00 p.m.
– Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.)

September 2 – October 26, 2014
– Tuesday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; Sunday 12:00 – 4:00 p.m.- Closed Mondays (except Memorial Day and Labor Day, which are open 10:00 a.m.

Admission:
Adult: $16.00
6-16: $10.00
ages 5 and under: Free

Seniors: $2.00 discount

Military:
Active Duty: Free
Active Reserves: Free
Inactive and Retired: $2.00 discount
Inactive Reserves: $2.00 discount

Group Rates for the military family:
$12.00 for Adults, $7.00 for Kids

Military Veterans & Family Members:
Adults $2.00  Discount
Students $1.00 Discount

AAA Members: 
Adults $2.00  Discount
Students $1.00 Discount

Sunday Special…
Free admission for children on Sunday! (ages 16 and under) with adult paid admission.

New! 2-Day Special Admission Rate
Adults: $25.00
(Valid for only 2 consecutive days in the Historic Village. Non transferable.)

Parking: FREE
Images courtesy of the Sauder Village website.

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Up to 6 kids eat free at Earth Fare with paid adult meal on Thursdays!

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I just found this out on the Earth Fare website! The coolest part (for your child’s body) is that they offer many choices that can be made wheat free and offer healthy sides, such as carrots with hummus or ranch and grapes.
The coolest part (for your wallet) is that they allow up to 6 free kids meals with the $5+ adult meal purchase! If you’re short on funds, this would be a great healthy and cheap small birthday party. You could take the kids out to eat together for $5, then go to a local park.
*Kids must be present. At my local store, it’s from 4-8pm on Thursdays. You can check their site for a confirmation of the day and hours of this nearest you.

While you’re there, be sure to check their coupons and sign up for their mobile coupons! They even have an app and recipes that can be found on their site.

The best combination of all is saving while taking care of your family’s health 🙂

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Looking for free outdoor family summer fun? Try Geocaching!!

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Geocaching is a fun way to get the family together and hunt for a treasure that’s hidden in a specific location via gps.
There are many free apps to help you search for them in your area or you can check out this great website!
Bring a small treasure with you to trade for whatever surprises you find at the Geocaching site! It’s free, it’s outdoors in nature, and it’s fun for the family to do together and get exercise!

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Don’t forget to check out the Portage Lakes Fireworks 2015!

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Some of the best around!
Portage Lakes Fireworks

Date:  July 2, 2015 at Dusk

Rain date:  July 3, 2015 at Dusk

Where: Portage Lakes State Park
5031 Manchester Rd
Akron, Ohio 44319

For more info, check out their website!

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Five Great Ohio Bike Trails to check out with your family!

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This awesome article outlines 5 great Ohio Bike Trails. Depending on your children’s ages, some may be great options to get some exercise and enjoy the summer weather!
If your children and their friends are old enough, this would be a fun and free or cheap birthday party or kid event to hang out together and all get some exercise. Their parents could drop them off (be sure to remind the parents that all need a helmet!), everyone could ride the trails together and you can carry drinks and snacks (maybe bananas, freeze yogurt tubes the night before so they can thaw and soften during the ride, granola or trail mix and some water) then return to the starting point to be picked up and open presents. If you wanted to hand out favors, Target has bike horns or water bottles in their dollar section often during the summer months!
If you have any additional ideas, please feel free to share them!

Family Activities at the Akron Art Museum

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Family Activities at the Akron Art Museum! Many are free, some are a small nominal fee.
Their address is:
1 South High St 
Akron, Ohio 44308

The schedule and descriptions, per the Akron Art Museum website:

Story Time in the Galleries
June 19, 2014, 11:15 am
Start with a book, and then take a look.
FREE

Kids Studio Classes: Nature Odyssey
June 26, 2014, 1-3 pm
Studio classes venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings.
Registration required. $10 member child, $15 nonmember child.

Kids Studio Class: Mystical Mark Making
July 10, 2014, 1-3 pm
Studio classes at the museum venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings.
Registration required. $10 member child, $15 nonmember child.

Story Time in the Galleries
July 17, 2014, 11:15 am
All ages are invited to Story Time in the Galleries, where grown-ups and children will hear beautiful picture books read aloud, sing silly songs and play wacky games – all while surrounded by amazing artwork.
FREE

Family Day: Sidewalk Beach Party
July 19, 2014, 12-4 pm
Family Days are a blast for babes, teens, grown-ups, and everyone in between.
FREE

Kids Studio Class: The Science of Art
July 24, 2014, 1-3 pm
Studio classes  venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings.
Registration required. $10 member child, $15 nonmember child.

Creative Playdate: Firefly Tea Party
August 7, 2014, 11:15 am
Creative Playdates encourage little ones 0-5 years to learn through play.
FREE

Kids Studio Class: Pixilated Paintings
August 14, 2014, 1-3 pm
Studio classes at the museum venture far beyond your standard classroom offerings.
Registration required. $10 member child, $15 nonmember child.

Story Time in the Galleries
August 21, 2014, 11:15 am
All ages are invited to Story Time in the Galleries, where grown-ups and children will hear beautiful picture books read aloud, sing silly songs and play wacky games – all while surrounded by amazing artwork.
FREE

Free Concerts at Dusk in Downtown Akron!

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Downtown@Dusk is an evening concert series in downtown Akron, Ohio. All concerts are free!
Also, don’t forget the Akron Art Museum is free on Thursdays!

The schedule, per the Akron Art Museum website is:

June 19, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from Anne E. DeChant
FREE

June 26, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live  music from The Numbers Band
FREE

July 3, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from The Wanda Hunt Band
FREE

July 10, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from The Speedbumps FREE

July 24, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from Horns and Things FREE

July 31, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from JD Eicher & The Goodnights
FREE

August 7, 2014, 6:30-8:30 pm
Enjoy live music from Blu Monsoon
FREE