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Seven Ways to Celebrate Dad this Father's Day

Father's Day is just around the corner -- are you ready to celebrate the special man in your (and your kid's) life?

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From preparations like card and project making, to events on the day itself, such as free admissions and festivals, here are seven ways you can help make this Father's Day an unforgettable one:

Father's Day Arts & Crafts Open Table, Paprika Kids, 404 Trapelo Rd., Belmont. Fri., June 13, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Free. Make a project for your Dad. Paprika Kids will provide the material to create a project. No registration is needed. www.paprikakids.com

Father's Day Storytime, The Curious George Store, 1 JFK St., Cambridge. Fri., June 13, 10:30 a.m. Free. Listen to stories about awesome dads and their kids, like “Papa, Do You Love Me?,” “My Dad Thinks He’s Funny,” and other great stories. After, make some cards to thank dad for all his hard work. www.thecuriousgeorgestore.com

Father's Day FunFest, 75 Quarry Rd., Acton. Sun., June 15, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. Free.Fun community fair great for families with kids featuring carnival games, food trucks, music, pony rides, petting zoo, clown, bake sale and more. Small fee for tickets to attractions with all proceeds benefiting the Miracle League of Massachusetts, a baseball league for kids with disabilities. 5K Run/Walk begins at 10 a.m.; FunFest begins at 11 a.m. www.acton-ma.gov

Free admission for Dads at Franklin Park and Stone Zoos. Sun., June 15, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Celebrate all dads on Father's Day! Free admission for all dads; for other admission prices, check www.zoonewengland.org

Happy Father's Day! Providence Children's Museum, 100 South St., Providence, RI. Sun., June 15, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Admission to Providence Children’s Museum is free for dads and granddads all day on Father’s Day (all others, check website). Bring the family and play, explore and celebrate together! From 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, use tools and experiment with woodworking. www.childrenmuseum.org

Free admission for Dads and Granddads, Children's Museum of New Hampshire, 6 Washington St., Dover, NH. Sun., June 15, noon - 5 p.m. All Dads and Granddads can enjoy free admission on Father's Day (all others, check website). www.childrens-museum.org

Father's Day Painting Special, ArtBeat, 212-A Mass. Ave., Arlington. Sun., June 15, noon - 6 p.m. Free studio fee, pay only for surfaces. Bring Dad (or grandpa or an uncle or a Big Brother – as in Big Brother/Big Sister) and you’ll both paint for free. Pay only for your surfaces, which include pencil cups, boxes, picture frames, wooden initials and canvases. www.artbeatonline.com

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