Free Family Fun this Weekend: April 10-12, 2015

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During April, they include Grace’s Sweet Spring Break Event, Adorable Accents: Twists & Braids, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Meal & Memories with Dad and Mom and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, April 11th at 11 AM

Storytime featuring I Wish You More plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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:: Bass Pro Shops

April 11th and 12th from Noon to 4 PM

Free PBR (Professional Bull Riders) Family Event

Free Face Painting, Free Craft, Stick Bull Riding, Steer Head Roping & more!

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same activities, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, April 11th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10:15 AM – Intro to Garage Band Workshop

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, April 11th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM – Vertical Gardening

Sunday, April 12th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM – How to Install Tile

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, April 11th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Sunny Days Birdhouse Craft. Get more information here.

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, April 11 at 10 AM

See It Grow Gardening Kit. Register at the website here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

April 11th – 10 AM – 12 Noon

Kids can make and take a decorative Lady Bug flower pot. At just $2 per child, they get 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10 AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up. Get more information here.

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:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, April 12th at 10 AM.

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Kids

Saturday, April 11th at 10 AM

Junior Chef: Lunch Box Lessons – kids will learn to prepare the best lunch box ever from sushi and sandwich wraps to fruit kabobs. The Jr. Chef’s class is suitable for kids ages 5-13.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, April 12th -contact your store for class time

Spring Market Cooking Techniques Class: Showcase local produce in a seasonal soup, pasta and stir-fry.To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

 

 

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

:: Free National Park Entrance

April 18-19th
opening weekend of National Park Week

Find out the list of participating parks (over 405 of them) right here.

:: Free Comic Book Day

May 2nd

Find participating stores here.

: Free Admission to National Public Gardens

May 8th

A favorite annual events just in time for Mother’s Day. Find Gardens Near You

:: Free Art Museum Day

May 18th

Many art museums will be offering free or discounted admission. Find our more information here.

:: Free Zoo Admission for Dads on Father’s Day

June 21st

Most zoos all across the USA offer free admission for Dad every Father’s Day. Contact your local zoo for details.

:: Amtrak Train Days

Kickoff is May 9th at Chicago Union Station

Community events happening all across the USA from May 9th through November. Get more information here.

:: Bass Pro Shops

Kids Archery Workshops ongoing through November 18th

Most Bass Pro Shops have the same workshops, but be sure and check your local store here before you head out.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, May 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids Learn How to Build a Picket Fence Photo Frame ~You can pre-register online here.

:: KOA Campgrounds Kids Camp FREE for Father’s Day Weekend

June 19th through June 21st

Kids camp free this weekend. Find the participating campgrounds right here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Michael’s Classes for Adults

Find out more information right here about creative classes happening all week long.

:: Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

Microsoft is proud to offer technology programs specifically for youth. Find out more information here.

:: Pottery Barn

May 10th at 10 AM

Botanical flower arranging. Get more information and RSVP here.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

April 21st at 11 AM

Decorate biodegradable flower pots and plant seeds for Earth Day. Call your local PBK store here for a reservation.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders in 2015 – 2016 School Year

Starting in September 2015, every 4th grader will get an Every Kid in the Park pass food for FREE admission to all of America’s National Parks. The pass will be good for one full year and will be good for the 4th graders & their families as most parks charge admission per car. This is part of President Obama’s Every Kid in the Park initiative. Thanks to Thrifty NW Mom for the info!

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Athleta Stores

Free fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Beauty Events in Stores

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Bowling for Kids all Summer

Kids Bowl for Free all summer at select bowling centers. Get two free games for each child, every day, all summer long. She rental is not included. Check to see what nearby bowling alleys are participating here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Family Movies for $1 During the Summer

Participating Regal Cinemas, United Artists, & Edwards Theaters offer 9 weeks of family movies, rated G or PG, for just $1 on Tuesday or Wednesday mornings at 10 AM. You can see the schedule, starting dates and movies here on the Regal website.

:: Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Lululemon Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: Playground Finder

If you find yourself in a new location and are looking for a playground, use the free KaBoom Map of Play, playground finder and just type your location into the search bar.

:: REI Running Classes

Learn or get back into running with training and techniques classes. Find our more at REI.com.

:: Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club ,( free) and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, Sibling Day, Pet Day and more. See the full schedule here.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan of Goldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.


Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

 

Thanks, Living More with Less Today!




Free Family Fun this Weekend: March 21-22, 2015

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During March, they include Grace’s Macaron French Dessert Notecard Craft, Grace’s Apron Craft & Cookie Decoration, Bright Highlights How-To, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Grace’s Travel Tags, Bunny Brunch, Meal & Memories with Mom, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. Call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Saturday, March 21st at 11 AM

Storytime featuring Edmund Unravels plus related activities at many B&N locations

Most stores have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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Free Family Fun this Weekend: December 20-21, 2014

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

Fun, Free or Cheap Weekend Activities for Everyone

If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon. We also mixed in some free and practically free holiday events to enjoy.

free weekend events

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 

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:: FREE Reindeer Cam

Watch Santa’s Reindeer eating and getting fed by Santa for free! Just know that loud music will play when you click on the link to the Reindeer cam. Go here to see the live video feed: http://reindeercam.com/.

Santa feeds his reindeer everyday at 11 am, 6 pm and 9 pm EST. Share the magic, this is very cool!

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:: FREE Personalized Story Recording from Santa

A Story Before Bed will give you a FREE recording of Santa reading your child a story! All you need is your email address and your child’s name. You will need to confirm the email that you receive from A Story Before Bed and then you will receive a link to your child’s personalized story. Quantities are limited.

 

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Free Family Fun this Weekend: December 5-7, 2014

Time to get into the Christmas spirit! There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

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: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, December 6th and Sunday, December 7th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

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:: FREE Reindeer Cam

Watch Santa’s Reindeer eating and getting fed by Santa for free! Just know that loud music will play when you click on the link to the Reindeer cam. Go here to see the live video feed: http://reindeercam.com/.

Santa feeds his reindeer everyday at 11 am, 6 pm and 9 pm EST. Share the magic, this is very cool!

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:: FREE Personalized Story Recording from Santa

A Story Before Bed will give you a FREE recording of Santa reading your child a story! All you need is your email address and your child’s name. You will need to confirm the email that you receive from A Story Before Bed and then you will receive a link to your child’s personalized story. Quantities are limited.

 

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Free Family Fun this Weekend: November 15-16, 2014

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

Fun, Free or Cheap Weekend Activities for Everyone

If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon.

free weekend events

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During November, they include the Hot Cocoa Cozy Craft, Isabelle’s Celebration, Just Mom and Me, Date with My Dad, Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ tour, BeForever Postcard Craft, BeForever Create Your Silhouette Frame, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Elf on the Shelf Holiday Storytime & Activities – Enter your City and State or Zip Code to Find a Participating Store Near You.

Most stores also have free toddler story time, NOOK events, hands-on learning events and author events – find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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:: Bass Pro Shops

November 15th – Santa’s Wonderland Kids Event – plus in store Christmas activities until 12/24.

Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as archery, bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting, Successful Striper Angling and more. Contact your local store here for details.

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, November 15th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for GarageBand

10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, November 15th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Installing Light Fixtures, and Upgrading to a Dimmer Switch

~ Learn DIY Skills to improve your home~Topics vary by store~ You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, November 15th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Family Picture Tree. Get more information here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, November 15th – 10AM – 12 Noon

Drop in and take home a completed a Happy Reindeer Ornament. Just $2 per child for 30 minutes of creative craft fun, supplies included. Ages 3 and up. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

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:: Michael’s Holiday Pinterest Party

Saturday, November 15th from 1-4 PM

Michael’s has selected 10 projects to make. Attendees will receive a special discount for shopping and the first 25 people will receive a booklet with all the projects, including instructions, plus holiday tips & inspiration.

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:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, November 16th & 23rd at 10 AM – Holiday decorating from festive mantels and entryways to glistening treetops, learn decorator tips for the holidays.RSVP at your closest store, right here.

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:: Toys R Us

Saturday, November 15th 12PM – 4PM

Kids can play with new toys such as the new NERF N-Strike Elite Demolition Blaster and NERF Rebelle Agent Bow Blaster.

 

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, November 15th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs – Thanksgiving Helper -Decorating Pies. Kids will learn to make lattice tops, beautiful cut-outs, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. Suitable for ages 5-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here.

Sunday, November 16th and Monday, November 17th ~ Prepare classic Thanksgiving side dishes including make ahead dishes, classics, and vegetarian options. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

 

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, November 29th from 9 AM to 12 PM

Kids build a Give and Save Bank ~You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Stores Free Model Build

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, December 13th at 10AM

Kids build a Holiday Train Engine. You can register starting 12/1 right here.

:: Toys R Us

Saturday, November 22nd

Ultimate Wish LEGO Event. More info coming soon.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Factory Tours

Find factory tours all across the USA, go here, The site has 570 tours and counting! Many are free but some may have an admission fee. (Thanks to the Happy Housewife for sharing this!)

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael’s Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Justjoin their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

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:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate World Kindness Day, Spicy Guacamole Day, Guinness World Record Day, and more! Get the full schedule here.

 

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

 

Thanks for this list, More with Less Today!

 

Free Family Fun this Weekend: September 27-28, 2014

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list provided by Lori at More With Less Today.

Psst…! Check your city’s daily deals for major discounts on family fun too!

 

Fun, Free or Cheap Weekend Activities for Everyone

Hurry for the upcoming weekend! If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon.

Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!

Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

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:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

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:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

 

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During September they include the BeForever Postcard Craft, Grandparents’ Day Card Craft, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Autumn Card Craft, Acorn Pouch Craft, Paper Pumpkin Craft, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

 

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:: Barnes & Noble

Free Story Time, NOOK events and Author Events – Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

bass pro shops logo:: Bass Pro Shops

September is Boy Scout Month

Scouts can earn merit badges for fishing and rifle shooting by attending workshops. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing – Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.

 

 

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:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location.

 

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, September 27th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

 

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, September 27th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Sunday, September 28th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM

~ Learn DIY Skills ~Topics vary by store~ You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, September 27th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a My Reading Log Bookmark. Get more information here.

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, September 27th at 10AM ~kids build a Fire Truck with Ladder. You can pre-register right here.

 

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, September 27th – 10AM – 12 Noon

Foam Leaves on Canvas

Kids Club – for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael’s. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

 

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, September 27th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make delicious spiralized noodles from vegetables. Suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here.

Sunday, September 28th {for adults} ~ Learn knife skills for cooking plus you can bring one knife from home and get complimentary knife sharpening. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

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:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

:: Bass Pro Shops

October 19th – October 31st. It’s the Great Pumpkin Free Halloween Event -make crafts, get a FREE 4×6 photo, scavenger hunts and more.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Mini Model

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

 

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael’s Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Justjoin their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: FREE Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

 

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

 

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Love Note Day, Johnny Appleseed Day, Tourist Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

 

 

Free Family Fun this Weekend: September 20-21, 2014

 

There are lots of fun, free things to do with the family this weekend! Check out this list:

 

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During September they include the BeForever Postcard Craft, Grandparents’ Day Card Craft, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Autumn Card Craft, Acorn Pouch Craft, Paper Pumpkin Craft, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

 

barnes and noble nook events

:: Barnes & Noble

September 20th – Many B&N stores are hosting Curious George Curiosity Day, a free special event.

Free Story Time, NOOK events and Author Events – Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

bass pro shops logo:: Bass Pro Shops

September is Boy Scout Month

Scouts can earn merit badges for fishing and rifle shooting by attending workshops. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing – Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.

 

 

container store events

:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location.

 

guitar center free classes

:: Guitar Center

Saturday, September 20th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

 

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, September 20th from 10:30 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Make Your Toilet Touchless

You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, September 20th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take a Keep the Beat Den Den Drum. Get more information here.

 

michaels kids crafts in stores


:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, September 20th – 10AM – 12 Noon

Kids Club – for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael’s. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

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:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, September 20th from 3PM – 5PM

Spook Your Style Halloween Carnival at select stores. Get into the Halloween spirit early and visit your local store and enjoy face painting, crafts, treats, and games. To find out if your local store is participating, go here.

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:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, September 21st at 11 AM ~ Decorate Your home for a festive Halloween. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

 

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, September 20th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs can participate in the Best of Breakfast to make healthy grab and go choices. Suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here.

Sunday, September 21st {for adults} ~ Coffee and Espresso drinks ~ Learn how to vary coffee roasts and grinds to affect your finished drink. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

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:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

:: Bass Pro Shops

October 19th – October 31st. It’s the Great Pumpkin Free Halloween Event -make crafts, get a FREE 4×6 photo, scavenger hunts and more.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, October 4th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build an EMS Truck for Fire Safety Month. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Mini Model

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, September 27th at 10AM ~kids build a Fire Truck with Ladder. You can pre-register right here.

:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael’s Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Justjoin their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: FREE Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Talk Like a Pirate Day,Miniature Golf Day, Eat an Apple Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

* For more ideas for family fun, be sure and check Groupon, Amazon Local and LivingSocial in your area. Join each site for free and start having more fun on a budget! These vouchers make great gifts too!

For inexpensive and sometimes free tickets to local events, I am a fan ofGoldstar tickets. Watch your emails for the heading “Comp Train” from Goldstar. If you are new, you can set up a free account here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and events right in your hometown!

Free Family Fun This Weekend – September 5 – 7, 2014

 

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During September they include the BeForever Postcard Craft, Grandparents’ Day Card Craft, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Autumn Card Craft, Acorn Pouch Craft, Paper Pumpkin Craft, and more.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

bank of america museums on us

::  Bank of America Customers – FREE Museum Weekend

Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.  For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

barnes and noble nook events

:: Barnes & Noble

Free Story Time, NOOK events and Author Events – Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

 bass pro shops logo:: Bass Pro Shops

September is Boy Scout Month

Scouts can earn merit badges for fishing and rifle shooting by attending workshops. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing – Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.

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:: Broadway Week Two for One Tickets

September 1st through September 14th

Get two for one tickets for many of the top Broadway shows and musicals. Get more information and tickets here.

container store events

:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location. 

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:: FTD FREE Flowers for Good Neighbor Day 2014

Celebrate friendship and local heroes on Wednesday, September 10th when hundreds of FTD florists all across the USA are planning local events and spreading kindness by giving away free floral bouquets. Get more information and find participating florists here.

 

guitar center free classes

:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, September 6th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Gymboree

September 5th from 10AM to Noon

The World of Eric Carle – caterpillar crafts and storytime at Gymboree stores. Get more information here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, September 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse. You can pre-register online here.

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 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, September 6th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday

Kids make and take an Owl Pencil Holder. Get more information here

michaels kids crafts in stores


:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, September 6th – 10AM – 12 Noon

School Spirit Shaker

Kids Club – for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael’s. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

williams sonoma technique

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  September 6th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make fresh pasta with a few simple ingredients and pair it with an authentic sauce. This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here

Sunday, September 7th {for adults} ~ Learn how to make fresh pasta with fresh ingredients and pair it with an authentic sauce. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

september free yoga month

:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

:: Lego Mini Model

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, September 13th  at 10AM ~kids build and take a Monsters vs Aliens Robot. You can pre-register right here.

:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, September 14th at 11 AM ~ Decorate Your Living Room. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael’s Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Just join their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: FREE Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays 

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Cheese Pizza Day, Read a Book Day, and Be Late for Something Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Bank of America: Museums on Us – September 6 & 7, 2014

 

FREE MUSEUM DAYS this weekend through Bank of America Museums on Us!

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Cardholders will receive free admission on Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7.

 

WHAT:                Bank of America’s Museums on Us offers free weekend access to Bank of America and Merrill Lynch credit and debit cardholders at select museums across the country.  The program’s mobile site (http://museums.bankofamerica.com) gives customers access to the full list of markets and museums on-the-go.

 

WHEN:                Saturday, September 6 and Sunday, September 7 (and the first full weekend of each month in 2014)

 

WHERE:               150 institutions nationwide (link to full list here)

 

WHY:                   Bank of America believes the arts have a unique ability to connect people and communities, and help local economies thrive. Through Museums on Us, Bank of America is able to provide its customers with free access to artistic and cultural experiences across the United States at some of the nation’s most celebrated cultural institutions ranging from art, children’s and history museums to aquariums and science centers.

 

DETAILS:             Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution, the first full weekend (Saturday and Sunday) of each month. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. Program excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows. Not to be combined with other offers.

 

 

 

Bank of America is offering its customers a way to celebrate our nation’s birthday with free admission to local museums with Museums on UsThe program is giving bank credit and debit cardholders free admission to some of America’s favorite museums and cultural institutions, including Legion of Honor in San Francisco, CA, National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial in Kansas City, CA, National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, PA, and Children’s Museum of Richmond in Richmond, VA. While on-the-go, visit the Museums on Us mobile site for a full list and locations of participating museums: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.  As part of Museums on Us, 150 leading U.S. cultural institutions, in 31 states across the country, welcome bank cardholders in for free on the first full weekend of each month. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

 

Museums on Us – a national program – includes some of the country’s favorite cultural institutions like the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) in Los Angeles, CA, Shedd Aquarium in Chicago, IL, Dallas Museum of Nature & Science in Dallas, TX and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, NY. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

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Free Family Fun This Weekend – August 29 – 31, 2014

 

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During August they include Celebrate Pets, a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Fun Celebration, Doll ‘Dos and How-To’s, Bitty Baby and Me Story Time, and Meet the Author Tours.

Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores.

barnes and noble nook events

:: Barnes & Noble

Free Story Time, NOOK events and Author Events – Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

 

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:: Bass Pro Shops

August 30th and August 31st – Hometown Festival with Free Family activities.

From 11 AM to 5 PM both days, kids can win prizes, find hidden treasures, get their faces painted, test their casting skills, and enjoy free ice cream. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing – Outdoor Skills Workshops – free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.

container store events

:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location. 

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:: Disney Stores (the last weekend)

Disney Stores are offering Summer Play Days every day this summer now through September 1, 2014. The fun includes Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Check your local store for event details and times. Kids will receive a free button for participation each week.

guitar center free classes

:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, August 30th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for iPad

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

whimsical wind catcher

 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, August 30th from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday

Kids make and take a Whimsical Wind Catcher. Get more information here

michaels kids crafts in stores


:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, August 30th – 10AM – 12 Noon

Grandparent’s Day Card

Kids Club – for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael’s. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

microsoft summercamps

:: Microsoft Camp (last weekend)

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps, now through August 29th. Camps are broken up into two age groups for Jr. Designers (recommended for ages 8-10) and Designers (recommended for ages 11-13), so choose the camp that fits your student’s interest and sign up today.

 

williams sonoma technique

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  August 30th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make delicious pizza dough from scratch.This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here

Sunday, August 31st {for adults} ~ Learn how to make homemade pizza by mixing and matching seasonal ingredients for custom-made pies.To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

……… MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……..

::  Bank of America Customers – FREE Museum Weekend

Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th

Bank of America’s Museums on Us is offering free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Simply present your Bank of America or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card along with a photo ID to gain free general admission to any participating institution. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.  For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

:: Broadway Week Two for One Tickets

September 1st through September 14th

Get two for one tickets for many of the top Broadway shows and musicals. Get more information and tickets here.

:: FTD FREE Flowers for Good Neighbor Day 2014

Celebrate friendship and local heroes on Wednesday, September 10th when hundreds of FTD florists all across the USA are planning local events and spreading kindness by giving away free floral bouquets. Get more information and find participating florists here.

:: Gymboree

September 5th from 10AM to Noon

The World of Eric Carle – caterpillar crafts and storytime at Gymboree stores. Get more information here.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, September 13th and Sunday, September 14th from 10AM to 11:30AM

 Come Improve DIY Skills. Learn home improvement skills at your favorite local store. Contact your local store for individual topics. You can pre-register online here.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, September 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Mini Model – Next event is 9/2 at 5PM

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, Septembe 13th  at 10AM ~kids build and take a Monsters vs Aliens Robot. You can pre-register right here.

:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, September 14th at 11 AM ~ Decorate Your Living Room. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is open for kids ages 8-12 to attend Apple Camp. This is popular free camp where kids can learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. Hurry, spots fill up quickly. Go here to sign up.

:: Apple Store

Free workshops – learn the basic of Mac, iPad, iPhone, or iPod. Learn how to create slideshows with iPhoto. Edit home movies with iMovie and more! Find your local store and make a reservation for a free workshop here.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: FREE Beauty Events

Find free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.

:: Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

Join the Sephora Beauty club {it is free} and attend free beauty classes inside Sephora stores to learn everything from building a skin care routine to creating the perfect smoky eye. Classes are held on Sunday at more than 60 stores across the USA. Check with your local stores for schedules and times.

:: Home and Garden Shows

If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.

:: Michael’s Show In Tell {for adults}

Learn something new with in-store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. From cake decorating, jewelry making, art painting, paper crafting and more, get your local calendar of events right here.

:: FREE Major League Baseball Clinics

Through the Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association, kids can attend a free baseball clinic in many locations across the country. The free program is called Free Legends for Youth Kids Clinics.

:: FREE Bowling

Kids Bowl for Free at select bowling centers. Just join their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.

:: Free Fitness Classes

Lululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations. Athleta stores offer free in store fitness classes, go here for schedules and locations.

:: Free Flying Lessons

Young Eagles – kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.

:: FREE Roller Skating

Kids Roller Skate for Free: Find the closest participating facility right here.

:: FREE SKI Passport for 5th Graders

Go to www.5thgradeskipassport.com to get a free pass in Idaho or the Pacific Northwest. For other areas, search for your state with the words “5th grade ski pass + your state”, or the name of your local ski resort.

:: FREE Wine Tasting

Total Wine stores offer free wine tasting classes each weekend. Learn about specific producers, regions and varietals. Where allowed by law, participants receive special discounts on the wine being tasted. View the FREE Wine Tasting Schedule here.

:: Target – Free Community Events

Target is also sponsoring FREE community events ranging from free museum admission, free theater tickets, family activities and tours at some of our countries most famous venues. Times and locations vary by city. Find free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.

:: More Free Museum Dates

This site, www.freemuseumday.org, tracks free museum days in the following cities: Boston, Chicago,Los Angeles, New York, Portland, San Francisco Bay Area, and the Seattle Area.

:: Celebrate Crazy Holidays 

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Slinky Day, Trail Mix Day, Windcatcher Day and more! Get the schedule here.


Thanks, More With Less Today!


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