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Get Out: Family Weekend Planner

Here's your weekend roundup of Patch's picks for family fun in the Tri-Valley for July 15 - 17.

Looking for something fun to do with the kids this weekend? We're here to help with Patch's top five Tri-Valley picks.

Watch Free Willy under the stars in Danville or see Despicable Me at Emerald Park in Dublin, tap your feet to the Best of Both Worlds musical in Pleasanton, learn about baby insects and amphibians in Livermore and go back in time with California Beach Party in San Ramon. All the events featured in this week's Get Out are free or inexpensive.

1.
Where/When: Friday at 8 p.m. on the (400 Front St.) in Danville
Why Go: Bring your family, friends, lawn chairs and blankets to Danville's Town Green for a family-friendly flick under the stars. Come early for crafts and activities, beginning at 6:30 p.m.
Price: Free

2.
Where/When:  Friday at 8:30 p.m. (or when sun goes down) at in Dublin
Why Go: Enjoy an outdoor movie with your family and friends during Dublin's summer movies series at spacious Emerald Glen Park. Friday's film is Despicable Me, rated PG. Come early with your picnics, blankets and lawn chairs.
Price: Free

3.
Where/When: Friday at 7:30 p.m. in Pleasanton
Why Go:  Enjoy a clever spin on a famous fairytale during this musical adventure about Cinderella's stepsisters, who find a portal to another world, get zapped into a very real high school and decide never to return.
Price: $5 for kids and $10 for adults. Click here to buy tickets online.

4.
Where/When: Sunday at 2 p.m. at in Livermore
Why Go: In this nature program designed for adults and kids, you'll explore the creek and learn about "kids" (aquatic larval forms) that will develop into adult insects and amphibians. Wear closed-toed shoes to protect your feet from sharp rocks.
Price: $2 donation requested

5.
Where/When: Sunday at 5:30 p.m. at in San Ramon
Why Go: Bring your picnic dinners and blankets to Central Park, where you can kick back and relax or dance in the grass as the band California Beach Party plays music from the early '60s. You'll hear surf music plus summertime favorites like Soak up the Sun, The Twist and Kokomo.
Price: Free

Want more? Browse Patch’s events calendar, which we update with community events ranging from family-friendly fairs to adult-only comedy nights.

We know you have your own favorites. Share your ideas in our comment box below or add an event by clicking on the "add your own event" link on your city's Patch site.

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