Freebie Friday: Free Apple iPhone Xs and deals; free entry at museums and Everglades National Park on Saturday

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There are lots of fun, free, things to do this weekend.

It’s Smithsonian Museum Day on Sept. 22. A ticket offers two people free entry to nearly 1,500 museums, gardens and zoos. See the long list of participating venues.

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Kick off Kids Free October with Museum Mashup party – The San … – The San Diego Union

October is the best time of the year — other than Christmas — to be a kid in San Diego.

More than 40 San Diego County museums will open their doors during Kids Free in October. The annual program — created by the San Diego Museum Council — offers free admission for children 12 and under with a paying adult throughout the month.

Last year, nearly 20,000 young inquiring minds took part in the promotion. From the surfing history and lifestyle at the California Surf Museum to the more than 48 historical aircrafts at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, kids have the

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How to navigate the Seattle art world on a budget

As the cost of living in Seattle goes up, it’s harder than ever to put some income aside for art appreciation. But with membership programs, coupons and apps, you can build Seattle’s rich cultural offerings into your budget. Here are some of the best programs for promotions and discounted tickets to live music, dance, theater, opera, and comedy around the city.

For a broad look at the arts, check out apps and coupons

If you want access to a broad mix of art options, or don’t want to be tied down to a membership at one organization, discount websites and apps like Story continued at Source:


Museum of Art, Heritage Farm to take part in Museum Day promotion

The Herald-Dispatch

HUNTINGTON – Two local museums will open their doors free of charge to all Museum Day ticket holders on Saturday, Sept. 22 as part of Smithsonian magazine’s 14th annual Museum Day, during which participating museums emulate the free admission policy at the Smithsonian Institution’s Washington D.C.-based museums.

Participating this year are the Huntington Museum of Art, which is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Heritage Farm Museum and Village, which is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Museum Day represents a nationwide commitment to access, equity and inclusion. More than 250,000 people downloaded tickets for last year’s event,

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Reynolda House Museum of American Art Re-Opens Tuesday, Sept. 18, Offers Evacuees Discounted Admission

Winston-Salem, N.C. — Reynolda House Museum of American Art will resume regular operating hours Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30 a.m. following a temporary closure in response to anticipated conditions associated with Hurricane Florence. The altered schedule was part of many precautions taken by the museum to ensure the safety of Reynolda’s staff, guests, facilities, landscape and collections. The storm caused no significant damage to the museum, gardens or shops.

“Dorothea Lange’s America,” originally scheduled to open at Reynolda on Friday, Sept. 14, will now open Tuesday, Sept. 18. All tickets purchased for Sept. 14-16 will be honored at any

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SC State Museum offers free visit to evacuees, children out of school

Families evacuating to Columbia ahead of Hurricane Florence can head to the South Carolina State Museum for a discounted visit, according to a statement from the museum.

Children under the age of 13 who aren’t in school this week will be offered free admission Tuesday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m., according to the statement.

Families that have been evacuated from the costal regions will also be eligible for a free visit, according to the statement.

“As a public service to South Carolina, the museum provides a safe and fun environment for families to spend time together while in the Midlands,” the statement

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New Children’s Museum Exhibit Reveals The Power Of Wind

Kids will learn about the power of wind through a new exhibit at the Children’s Discovery Museum.

The second-floor Imagine Air exhibit, set to open Nov. 23, will be the museum’s first new permanent exhibit in about four years, said Beth Whisman, executive director of the museum and the Town of Normal’s Cultural Arts Department. (The traveling Hello from Japan exhibit in 2016 was temporary.)

Imagine Air will introduce kids to concepts related to wind energy, aerodynamics, and fluid dynamics—a good fit, Whisman said, for a community surrounded by wind farms. The hands-on exhibit will have a wind-turbine building station, a

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Voters decide museum bond issue today

Mid-America Science Museum officials hope at least 1,000 more ballots are cast today as city residents visit the polls to either approve or deny a $2 million bond issue that would fund a 7,000-square-foot expansion at the museum, its executive director said Monday.

Voters are being asked to decide “for” or “against” issuing the bonds, which would be repaid using proceeds from the existing 3-cent advertising and promotion tax that is levied on prepared food and lodging inside the corporate limits of the city of Hot Springs.

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Farmers’ Museum set for 40th annual Harvest Festival

An autumnal tradition continues in Cooperstown this weekend with the 40th annual harvest festival at The Farmers’ Museum, which is also celebrating the 50th anniversary of its research library.

The library includes records from around the state with an emphasis on Otsego and nearby counties, American, and Native American history, art, and material culture. Special collections include rare books, manuscripts and archival collections, trade catalogs, pamphlets and ephemera.

Visitors to the festival Saturday can learn more about the library located next door to the Fenimore Art Museum across the street at an open house led by volunteers from 10 a.m. to 5

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Our View: Fort Bragg at 100: A relationship that keeps growing

At the century mark, it’s still getting better. The relationship between Fayetteville, Cumberland County and Fort Bragg is tight and heading toward seamless. And everyone benefits from it.

What started as a small field-artillery training camp in 1918, many miles from the nearest civilian population center, has become this nation’s largest military post (by population), with 54,000 troops, many of them belonging to some of the most storied and elite military units in the world. That includes the 82nd Airborne Division, the Army Special Operations Command and the Joint Special Operations Command, which oversaw the tracking and takedown

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