Final Days Of Summer 

The unofficial end of summer is just around the corner. Before kids make the transition back to school, give them a chance to partake in some of these fun-filled, family-friendly events going on around town.

Children’s Art Classes at Hobby Lobby (Ongoing)

Each class offers something different, bringing out the child’s inner artist. hobbylobby.com or (352) 873-8785.

Children’s Workshops at Home Depot (August 4)

These free workshops teach children valuable skills and send them home with their own handmade project. homedepot.com or (352) 873-1144.

Doggone Good Reading Program (August 11, 25)

Kids can practice their reading skills by reading to a shelter pet that is eager to listen. Register in advance with the Humane Society of Marion County at thehsmc.org or (352) 873-7387.

Cheap Skate at Skate Mania (August 15) 

Skate the night away for only $6, which includes skate rental, a slice of pizza and a large drink. skatemania.org or (352) 624-4222.

Free Movie Night at Marion Oaks (August 24)

Grab your lawn chair and head to the Marion Oaks Community Center for a free, family-friendly film. The movie starts at 8pm, and concession stand opens at 7pm. (352) 438-2830.

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