This week’s Frugal Family focuses on activities to keep your teen busy as school winds down and summer approaches. With lessons, classes and groups available, your teen will have plenty to do. And the best part? Many of the events are free.
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Deal: The Concord Library holds a teen knitting group once a month called . Teens can bring in their projects and get help or advice from an instructor. Teen knitters of all skill levels are welcome to attend the free event.
The Fine Print: Workshop is scheduled for once a month.
Extra, Extra: Check out other teen-friendly activities at the Concord Library.
Good through: The next meeting will be June 19, 2 to 4 p.m.
2. PADDOCK BOWL
Deal: Go bowling at Paddock Bowl, 5915 Pacheco Blvd., in Pacheco on Fridays from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. and Saturdays from 10:30 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for just $15 per person. Light shows, strobe lights and a DJ are included.
The Fine Print: Event is available only on the dates and times listed above.
Extra, Extra: Check out other bowling deals during the week.
Good through: Available Fridays and Saturdays
Deal: Shop special deals at Zumiez to get teen-appropriate summer clothes at an affordable price. Offer on T-shirts and tanks for girls and boys — buy two for $25.
The Fine Print: Deals are limited to select styles.
Extra, Extra: Shop online.
Good through: Limited time only
Deal: Teens can sign up for summer art classes at Shadelands Arts Center. Teen clay classes are scheduled for Wednesdays or Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., starting June 29. Eight weekly classes cost $108.
The Fine Print: A $33 supply fee is due at the first class. The class is for ages 12 to 17 and is available only on the dates and times listed above. Classes end August 18.
Extra, Extra: Learn about other teen art classes such as drawing and painting.
Good Through: June 29 to August 18.
Deal: Kids ages 10 and older as well as adults are invited to play football in Walnut Creek. The team meets on Tuesdays and Fridays and usually has one game a week.
The Fine Print: Ultimate Football is not a league and there is no cost to participate.
Extra, Extra: Visit the group’s Facebook page to learn more about events, games and practices.
Good through: Weekly on Tuesdays and Fridays.