Attention Milwaukee People. Or Traveling to Area.

bud_wiApril 23, 2007

Pick up this weeks issue of MKE. (Its free of course!) There is a pullout listing all the free things to do around town. Free movies at the parks and university. The days or times, the museums and art center has free admission. Where the free garden tours are. And all the free music events! Free trolley ride routes.

I know Chicago has lots of free events too and I am looking for an "all in one listing" of the free city events.

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celticmoon

Thank you Bud!!! Great tip.

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 10:08AM
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ninos

Thanks for the post! I love free days around town!

    Bookmark   April 24, 2007 at 2:30PM
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bud_wi

It looks like they missed one of the good ones on their list:

http://www.wlc.edu/arts/index.aspx?id=2641

All WLC events are alcohol free, something I consider a plus.

Here is a link that might be useful: Free Music in the Park

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 1:43PM
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bud_wi

Got kids and can't afford Disnyland? Spend a day taking the free Jelly Belly tour. Train ride through the plant. Jellybean mascots to make kids smile. Free sampling of jellybeans. And the opportunity to buy the mis-shapen jellybeans at a discount from their company store.

Makes for a pleasant family outing, and the drive there, is quite scenic. Pack a picnic lunch and stop at a state park or one of the many county parks or waysides instead of McDonalds:

http://www.dnr.state.wi.us/org/land/parks/specific/findapark.html

Family fun that won't cost an arm and a leg.

Here is a link that might be useful: Free Jelly Belly Tour

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 2:01PM
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bud_wi

Great fun for kids and adults; Free planetarium shows and lectures. Kids love to learn about the stars. Different topic every week. Interesting enough to keep adults focused, and not too cerebral for kids.

http://www.uwm.edu/Dept/Planetarium/abschedule.html

There's more! Best of all; The free Science Bag lecture and performance. This is a high energy, visualy entertaining, event, for both adults and kids. Something great to do either Friday evening or Sunday afternoon. Get those kids away from those video games and go out for a family event! There is a cafeteria open to the public on campus, that has healthy food and snacks for a lot less than you'll pay elsewhere. Or pack a lunch and have it in the beautiful Lake Park two blocks away overlooking Lake Michigan.

(Looks like MKE magazine missed tons of good free entertainment around town for their article. They should have paid me to write it. LOL. I've got a whole list of things.)

Here is a more inclusive list of free music in the county parks:

http://www.county.milwaukee.gov/ConcertsintheParks11320.htm#lake

Anyone have any free events that they have found interesting to add?

Here is a link that might be useful: Science Bag Free Fun Lectures

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 3:35PM
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celticmoon

Not free, but a wonderful gourmet meal opportunity is the WCTC Classic Room, open for dining mid day two days a week. It is the training "lab" for the culinary arts school. (262-691-5194 or 262-691-5303 for info and reservations).

Formal service, multicourse, and students knocking themselves out to present a perfect, fabulous dining experience. And you even get to grade them on it! Beat that for about $12-$15.

    Bookmark   April 25, 2007 at 10:53PM
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bud_wi

Ooooh, thanks I've forgotten about the dining deal at WCTC. MATC has the same thing too:

http://matc.edu/communityresources/cuisine_fine_dining/PhotoGallery.html

Don't forget the deals at the MATC beauty school:

http://matc.edu/communityresources/hair.html

They don't have the prices on their website but I am sure it is similar to the Madison campus:

http://matcmadison.edu/barbercos/services/

I remember a few years back being able to get FREE decorated cakes from the school bakery school. I don't know if they charge now or not.

Their dental hygiene school did offer free teeth cleaning, but now there is a user fee - still less than going to the dentist and the instructor checks all the work so it is always perfect!

I'm sure tech schools everywhere offer discounted prices by work done by their students. Something to check into where ever you live.

    Bookmark   April 26, 2007 at 10:29PM
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