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Family Freebies For the Rest of February

The price is right, or non-existent, at many local events in February.

It’s time to schedule some more of the abundant free family activities that make the Tri-Valley such a great place to leave.  Here are some great places to visit this month at no cost to your family.

How about being energized by some amazing drumming circles at the ? You’ll hear and share traditional African music and dance on Saturday, Feb. 18 at 2 p.m.

If you can't make the African drum circle, then another option for your family takes place at the on Saturday, Feb. 25. “Chez Mami” presents another African drumming circle with song and dance at 2 p.m..

Are birds more your thing? If so, head to the in San Ramon at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 25.  Amazing birds, called “Happy Birds”, will perform all kinds of stunts, including riding a scooter!

Does your child like making crafts? This month, in Walnut Creek has two fun, free crafts on Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. On Feb. 18, children can make little log cabins to celebrate the President’s Day weekend.  On Feb. 25, your child can celebrate Dr. Seuss’s birthday (officially on March 2) a bit ahead of time by making a silly storybook character. Visit here to learn more.

Want a weekly event you can do with your child? How about heading to in Dublin for their story time on Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. Besides listening to a few great books, you’ll also chow on a complimentary snack from their café. Plus, they have a train table for your child to explore before or after story time — or both.

Another weekday option for the 3- to 6-year-old set takes place Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. at in Pleasanton. In this weekly musical date called “Shake Out Your Sillies”, children and their parents can dance and sing to some favorite musicians like Andy Z or Greg and Steve. Golden Apple is a must visit spot for children to not only enjoy this weekly event but also to try out the many hands-on games available for children to try

Whether you have a toddler or school-aged child, there are more than enough free events nearby that will peak the interest of inquisitive minds.

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