Every summer I compile calendars of all the events the kids have set in stone (swim lessons, VBS, vacay, camps, etc.). After all of that is plugged in, I plug in information from the local library reading programs as well as the free movie program from one of the local theaters (free movies went up to $1 this year!). I'm sometimes a little anal retentive and color code what I have on the calendar. It helps me pick things out better, okay?
I also keep a list of any museums, zoos, parks, etc. within a 50 mile radius. This includes prices, any specific events for the summer, etc. I like to be prepared. It took one summer of hearing my daughter spout off the proverbial "I'm bored" a few too many times for me to choose to get prepared instead. I also keep two chore charts on my board as well so there is no confusion. There is a weekly chore chart:
And there is a daily chart to remind them of the things they shouldn't ask me about.