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Free fun with the kids this summer!
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Free fun with the kids this summer!

Tampa Bay, Florida - We're in the dead of summer.

And chances are, the kids are driving you crazy.

10 News looked around, and hit up our Facebook friends, to find free things to do with the kids this summer in Tampa Bay.

At the Westfield Citrus Park Mall, there's a free craft and story time in the Macy's Court every other Thursday at 4 p.m.  Kids, ages two to five, can create a craft with their parent, have a snack and learn about the theme of the month through a read-aloud story time.

The next one is next Thursday, July 21, and will feature the book Uncle Andy's and Action Jackson.

At any MUVICO Theater through August 4, kids can watch a free movie every week

Show times are 10 a.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays.  This week's movie is How to Train Your Dragon.  Next week, it's Kung Fu Panda.

There's a similar freebie for kids at Cobb Theatres Grove 16 and Cinebistro, which is located at 6333 Wesley Grove Boulevard in Wesley Chapel.

Free movies are shown each week in July on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday.  This week's movie is Evan Almighty & Marmaduke.

At Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach, free movies are shown every Friday and Saturday night in the summer, weather-permitting.  It's called Sunsets at Pier 60.

All movies start at 8:30 p.m. or 8:45 p.m.

This Friday and Saturday, it's You Again and Footloose.  For more information, call 727-449-1036 or visit the group's website.

Kids can bowl two games a day, every day, through the summer at certain bowling alleys.  

KidsBowlFree.com has a list of all participating bowling alleys in Florida, including Dunedin Lanes in Dunedin; Liberty Lanes and Twedt's Bowling Center in Largo; and Ten Pin Lanes in St. Petersburg.

Each establishment has its own restrictions, so check with the bowling alleys before you go.

Local libraries have a range of freebies for kids.

In Hillsborough County, the Norma and Joseph Robinson Partnership Library in Sulphur Springs offers free movie and popcorn events on Saturdays from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

There's also a family movie night Tuesdays at 7 p.m. at the Temple Terrace Public Library.

The Pinellas Park Library offers free origami classes for kids on the second Tuesday of every month.  The class lasts from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

No tools are needed, and paper is provided.  Registration is required and begins two weeks before the program.  Call 727-541-0716 for more information.

The Pinellas Park Library also has a free storytelling and puppet time on Thursdays at 2 p.m.

Saturdays at 10 a.m., teens can get their sweat on with a free bootcamp at Fishhawk Fitness and Bootcamp in Lithia.  There's also a boxing class for kids of all ages at 11 a.m.

Owner Shannon Keene holds the program at his home, which is located at 2310 Thompson Road in Lithia.  Call 813-767-6504 for more information. 

10 News does not guarantee or endorse any of the above-mentioned events.

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