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Weekend With the Kids

On Saturday from noon to 3 p.m. the Holiday Inn is hosting a big children's party in Solnechnaya Polyana at Sokolniki Park. There will be sports competitions, contests, photo sessions, games and master classes. As the kids build and decorate a cardboard village and play under the supervision of entertainers, parents and grandparents can relax in a special, almost child-free zone and enjoy soft drinks. Like summer camp, everyone will go home a winner with a prize and souvenir.

Sokolniki Park Solnechnaya Polyana (near the Maly Rosary). 1 Ultisa Sokolnichesky Val. Metro Sokolniki. 499-393-9222. park.sokolniki.com (map under "Contacts").

AmCham's Annual 4th of July Celebration will take place on Saturday from 3 p.m. to 10 p.m. at the Tseleyevo Golf and Polo Club north of Moscow. There will be a full array of traditional and not-so-traditional entertainment, sports and music. For the kids: mini golf, ring toss, water balloon toss, kits, face-painting, and a dozen other games and activities. Sports include soccer, volleyball and baseball. For the adventurous: horse riding and helicopter rides. For everyone: hot dogs, hamburgers and watermelon. Fireworks at 9 p.m.

See the American Chamber of Commerce website for detailed information on advance tickets and transportation: amcham.ru.

And for fans of "Game of Thrones," by popular demand the great Iron Throne is making a return trip to Moscow this weekend. On both Saturday and Sunday you can sit on the throne and chat with characters from the series — that is, Russian actors — by Pavilion 5 near the Friendship of Nations fountain at VDNKh from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

VDNKh. 119 Prospekt Mira. Metro VDNKh. 495-544-3400. vdnh.ru/en/.

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