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Summer is flying by, so don't miss out on the many free activities in the area. Here's a guide to a free family-friendly event for every day in August. Aug. 1  Movies at Canalside. Enjoy a family movie outdoors. Lawn chairs and picnics are welcome; concessions will be available. This week's movie, starting at about 8:30 p.m., is the adorable feature "Trolls." Aug.…

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The weather is great, isn't it? The temperature is warming up into the 50s and 60s. I love it. My kids do, too. Sure they're very much looking forward to the dog days of summer, but a nice spring is a step in the right direction. Now, it's time to visit some of our favorite spots. We like free places, mainly because my 2-year-old, Ella, doesn't like to stay in one place ve…

There's nothing scary about having a ball with your kids this Halloween weekend, and not spending any money. And it's absolutely possible. With a myriad of events taking place all over Buffalo and beyond, your kids will love the fun and you'll love the cost. Oct. 27 Galleria of Treats. 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Walden Galleria. This is an annual event that the kids al…

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It's been a beautiful fall so far, and it's only just begun. One thing is certain – there is no shortage of fall fun to be found. And this weekend might be the biggest and best all season long, with a variety of options and something for everyone. Canalside Fall Fest 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Oct. 8 at Canalside There is always something fun to do Canalside, but it really kick…

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Pumpkins, apples and fun. We took a chance on a trip to Zittel's Country Market in Hamburg, not knowing what we'd find. I guess I thought it was just a place to buy produce. Boy was I wrong. It was a riot. For fall, Zittel's goes all out with things for the kids with some free fun available during store hours. It has a super neat straw maze. Not just a little maze, either…

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Yep, you read that right, go to a museum for free. Just one day, but still it's pretty cool. We love free. Here's the deal. "Museum Day Live" is Sept. 24. It is sponsored by Smithsonian magazine which offers free tickets to participating museums across the country. Just go smithsonian.com and plug in your zip code. Then print the tickets which are good for two people. (If…