Consider these free or low-cost activities. Check newspaper ads and websites or call for information.
Join a meet-up group where others share your interests, such as tennis, wine-tasting, bridge, ballroom dancing, book clubs and more. Find a group near you at meetup.com.
Volunteer at a sporting event, festival, theater, museum or convention and get in on the fun free of charge.
Visit local museums, zoos and gardens on the selected days when admission is free.
Check out plays, concerts and sporting events at your local schools. They are free or low-cost and easy to get to.
See a Broadway show at selected theaters that hold a lottery the day of the performance — orchestra seats could be a bargain $25. You drop a card with your name in a bucket and an employee picks the winners.
Get baseball tickets when discounts for seniors or half-price tickets are offered for designated games.
Be serenaded by local entertainers at bars and restaurants, an inexpensive way to enjoy an evening.