Free Family Fun This Weekend – August 22 – 24, 2014

 

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:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day August 25th

Most national parks will have free entrance on August 25th for National Park Service Birthday. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

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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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

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

Also during the month of August, you can participate in reading, Spanish word practice and activities. The dates and times vary by store.

container store events

:: Container Store

Learn the Tricks of Organization on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough August 24th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location. 

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:: Disney Stores

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 23rd {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, August 23rd from 10AM to 11:30AM

Sunday, August 24th from 1PM to 2:3oPM

 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.

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 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, August 23rd from 11 AM-3 PM  and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday

Kids make and take a Silly Face Magnetic Note Holder. Get more information here

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, August 23rd at 10AM ~kids build and take a Monsters vs Aliens Robot. You can pre-register right here.

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, August 23rd – 10AM – 12 Noon

Personalized Chalkboard Wood Plaque

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 

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.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  August 23rd {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make delicious Panini sandwiches, from a warm, melted cheese Panini to a sweet Panini made with chocolate.This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here

Sunday, August 24th {for adults} ~ Learn how to prep artichokes for cooking whole as well as using the rich artichoke heart.To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

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.

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:: Bass Pro Shops

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

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

:: 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

Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and take home a FREE Lego® Monkey Mini Build, while supplies last. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: 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 Poets Day, Dog Day, Spumoni 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 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, More With Less Today!




Bank of America: Museums on Us – August 2 & 3, 2014

 

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

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Cardholders will receive free admission on Saturday, August 2 and Sunday, August 3.

 

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, August 2 and Sunday, August 3 (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 – July 25 – 27, 2014

 

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During July they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Pets Card Craft Event, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

DC Comics Spectacular –  July 23rd through July 27th – come in for a special offer on all DC Comics Graphic Novels plus giveaways and activities.

Comic Convention Weekend – July 24th through July 27th – find limited edition convention collectibles.

GetPopCultured Store Events now through August 10th – a nationwide celebration of popular entertainment themed events.

Storytime on July 29th at 11AM “What Do You Do With an Idea? “

During the month of July – participate in reading, Spanish word practice and activities- dates and times vary by store.

Find the times and participating Barnes and Noble stores here.

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:: Container Store

Learn the Tricks of Organization on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough August 24th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here.

Small Things, Small Spaces Demonstration – 2 PM

How to Organize Your Mudroom – 4 PM

Parents and college students are invited to attend a private event at the Container Store featuring everything you need to get organized for college. Times and event dates vary by location. 

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:: Disney Stores

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.

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:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, July 26th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for GarageBand

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, July 26th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM  and

Sunday, July 27th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM 

 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.

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 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, July 26th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Shake Noisemaker. Get more information here

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, July 26th at 10 AM ~Kids build their Turbo Taco Truck. You can pre-register right here.

michaels paracord bracelet store event:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, July 26th – 10AM – 11:30 AM

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.

:: Michael’s Summer Crafting Fun for Kids

Passport to Imagination arts and crafts takes place Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10 AM to Noon. The cost is $2 for 2 hours.You can sign up now through August 1st.

Get more information here.

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:: Microsoft Camp 

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.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  July 26th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn all about shakes from fruit to chocolate. Kids will learn how to combine different flavors and swirl in fruit sauce and a crunchy topping. This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 5 and up. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here

Sunday, July 27th {for adults} ~ We Love Tomatoes ~ join in and learn preparation tools for tomato recipes, knife skills and delicious ways to enjoy tomatoes. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Barnes and Noble 

 August 1st is Frozen Friday – Cool off with Olaf and enjoy story-time, sing-a-longs, crafts and activities.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, August 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build a mini-crate pencil holder. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lego Mini Model

Tuesday, August 5th at 5 PM. Kids ages 6 to 14 can build and take home a FREE Lego® Monkey Mini Build, while supplies last. Contact your closest LEGO® Store here for details.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, August 10th at 11 AM ~ Stylist Tips & Tricks for Your Home. Find a participating store and RSVP 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Milk Chocolate Day, Drive Thru Day, Cousins Day and more! Get the schedule here.

 

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Free Family Fun This Weekend – July 18 – 20, 2014

 

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During July they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Pets Card Craft Event, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

From Friday, July 18th through Sunday, July 20th

#GetPopCultured Preview Weekend – limited quantities of free never before seen chapters of upcoming releases, posters, and digital downloads.

Saturday, July 19th #Costume Contest – wear a costume and you’ll get a special Cafe offer, plus enter for a chance to win a B&N gift card!

You can find author events, story times, and additional special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

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:: Disney Stores

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, July 19th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for GarageBand

10:15 AM – Group Bass Ukulele Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, July 19th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Learn to install hardwood and laminate flooring. Choose the right mouldings, transitions and trims.

You can pre-register online here.

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 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, July 19th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Wiggly-Eyed Glitter Fish. Get more information here

michaels paracord bracelet store event:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, July 19th – 1 PM – 4 PM

DIY Day: Paracord Bracelet

Kids make and take an inspiration paracord bracelet.The workshop is free but the supplies must be purchased. The first 30 attendees get a free buckle.

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 

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,  July 19th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Spectacular summer salads filled with vegetables, meats, cheeses, and croutons and then tossed with a creamy dressing. This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 8 and up. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, July 20th {for adults} ~ Make the most of bumper crops from your garden from summer’s bounty. From tomatoes, corn, zucchini and peaches, learn create ways to enjoy your harvest. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, August 2nd from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build a mini-crate pencil holder. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, July 26th at 10 AM ~Kids build their Turbo Taco Truck. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, August 10th at 11 AM ~ Stylist Tips & Tricks for Your Home. Find a participating store and RSVP 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Lollipop Day, World Jump Day, Space Exploration Day and more! Get the schedule here.

 

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Free Family Fun This Weekend – July 11 – 13, 2014

 

apple camp

:: 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-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: 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.

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During July they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Pets Card Craft Event, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

bass pro summer camp 2014

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

Now through July 13th, 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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Happening Now – Spanish storytime and in some locations, a Frozen Party!

You can find author events, story times, and special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

disney summer-playdays

:: Disney Stores

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, July 12th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for GarageBand

10:15 AM – Group Bass Guitar Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

home depot workshops for adults

:: Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, July 12th from 10 AM to 11:30 AM ~ Learn to install an electrical outlet, recessed lighting, and dimmer. Understand how energy efficient lighting can save you money.

Sunday, July 13th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM, ~ Learn how to install a dead bolt lock and see the latest top door styles and accessories.

You can pre-register online here.

count and decorate octopus lakeshore learning july 12

 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, July 12th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Count and Decorate Octopus. Get more information here

lowes turbo free event

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, July 12th at 10 AM ~Kids build their Turbo with pullback motor. You can pre-register right here.

michaels travel board july 12:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, July 12th – 10AM – Noon

Kids Club – Summer Ice Cream fun by Perler®. 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.

Sunday, July 13th from 1 PM – 4 PM ~ Kids make and take a mixed media travel journal and a corkboard, both with a travel theme. The workshop is free but the supplies must be purchased.

Get more information here.

microsoft summercamps

:: Microsoft Camp 

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.

pottery barn july 13th

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

 

williams sonoma technique

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  July 12th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Spiralizer fun- learn how to use the spiralizer to make fun pastas with vegetables. Suitable for ages 5 and up. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, July 13th {for adults} Get inspiralized and learn how to prepare gluten-free and paleo-friendly recipes with the spiralizer. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, August 2nd from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a mini-crate pencil holder. You can pre-register online here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Cow Appreciation Day, Embrace Your Geekness Day,Shark Awareness Day and more! Get the schedule here.

 

 

 

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Free Family Fun This Weekend – July 4 – 6, 2014

 

: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, July 5th and Sunday, July 6th

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. Free for cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission.  For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

apple camp

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is now 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-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: 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.

american-girl-store-events-125x150

:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During July they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Pets Card Craft Event, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

bass pro summer camp 2014

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

Now through July 13th, 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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Happening Now – Spanish storytime

You can find author events, story times, and special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

disney summer-playdays

:: Disney Stores

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, July 6th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for GarageBand

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

Bug_House-workshop home depot

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, July 5th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a bug house and discover the outdoors. You can pre-register online here.

silly summer hat lakeshore learning

 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, July 5th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Silly Summer Cap. Get more information here

michaels kids club perler:: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, July 6th – 10AM – Noon

Kids Club – Summer Ice Cream fun by Perler®. 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 

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. 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,  July 5th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Juicy fruit and a yummy crust – learn how to make delicious personal sized pies. Suitable for ages 8 and up.. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, July 6th {for adults} With farmers’ markets at their everything-is-in-season glory, choosing which fruits to carry home can be the hardest part of shopping. Join us and we’ll celebrate regional picks and create delicious fruit desserts. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, July 12th at 10 AM ~Kids build their Turbo with pullback motor. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence. 

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Fried Chicken Day, Tell the Truth Day, Bikini Day and more! Get the schedule here.

 

 

 

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Bank of America: Museums on Us – July 5 & 6, 2014

 

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

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Cardholders will receive free admission on Saturday, August 4 and Sunday, August 5.

 

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, July 5 and Sunday, July 6 (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 – June 27 – 29, 2014

 

apple camp

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is now 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-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: 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.

american-girl-store-events-125x150

:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June and July they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Celebrate Pets Event, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

bass pro summer camp 2014

:: 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.

Rubber_Band_Racing_Cars_03

:: Barnes & Noble

Now through June 29th ~ Kids Build a Rubber Band Racing Car

You can also find author events, story times, and special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

disney summer-playdays

:: Disney Stores

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, June 28th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM – Group Guitar Lesson

11:00 AM – Drum Circle

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

summertime memories frame

 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, June 28th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Summertime Memories Frame. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14

sheep drop game

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, June 28th at 10 AM ~Kids build their own Sheep Drop Game inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2. You can pre-register right here.

intro to paper crafting :: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, June 28th – 12:30PM – 2:30PM

Free Paper Craft Class – kids can create a personalized scrapbook. They will learn to plan out a book, create visually pleasing pages, crop photos, journal and more. Supplies not included. Get more information here.

microsoft summercamps

:: Microsoft Camp 

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. 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.

pottery barn kids

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration where kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide. Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, July 5th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a bug house and discover the outdoors. You can pre-register online here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence.

williams sonoma technique

isit your local Toys R Us store to build your own mini “Master Builder” inspired by The Lego Movie’s Metalbeard. Event will take place on 6/14/14 from 12-2PM (or while supplies last). Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you – See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/124427/free-lego-mini-model-at-toys-r-us-on-614/#sthash.ua3EkAJt.dpuf

 :: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  July 5th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Juicy fruit and a yummy crust – learn how to make delicious personal sized pies. Suitable for ages 8 and up.. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, July 6th {for adults} With farmers’ markets at their everything-is-in-season glory, choosing which fruits to carry home can be the hardest part of shopping. Join us and we’ll celebrate regional picks and create delicious fruit desserts. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Tapioca Day, Second Half of the Year Day, Meteor Watch Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

 

 

Thanks, More With Less Today!


Free Family Fun This Weekend – June 20 – 22, 2014

 

 

apple camp

:: Apple Camp

Enrollment is now 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-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: 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.

american-girl-store-events-125x150

:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include a Summer Flower Anklet  Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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.

bass pro summer camp 2014

:: 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.

Rubber_Band_Racing_Cars_03

:: Barnes & Noble

June 20th – June 29th ~ Kids Build a Rubber Band Racing Car

You can also find author events, story times, and special events at your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

guitar center free classes

:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, June 21st {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM – Group Ukulele Lesson

11:00 AM – Drum Circle

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

summer break journal lakeshore

 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, June 21st from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Summer Break Journal. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14

 patriotic wreath michaels

 :: Michael’s Kids Club

Saturday, June 21st – 10AM – Noon.

Kids make a How to Train Your Dragon 2 Perler® Key Chain. Only $2 per child for 30 minutes of fun while you shop. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM – 11:30AM. See a store associate.

 Sunday, June 22nd – 1PM – 4PM

Kids create a patriotic wreath. Supplies need to be purchased. Get more information here.

 

williams sonoma technique

isit your local Toys R Us store to build your own mini “Master Builder” inspired by The Lego Movie’s Metalbeard. Event will take place on 6/14/14 from 12-2PM (or while supplies last). Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you – See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/124427/free-lego-mini-model-at-toys-r-us-on-614/#sthash.ua3EkAJt.dpuf

 :: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  June 21st {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ kids make slushies, popsicles, and ice cream with Zoku. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. Suitable for ages 5-12.

Sunday, June 22nd {for adults} Classic Summertime Grilling – learn how to make the best burger, grilled chicken and potato salad. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, July 5th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a bug house and discover the outdoors. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, June 28th at 10 AM ~Kids build their own Sheep Drop Game inspired by How to Train Your Dragon 2. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration where kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide.

Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Almost Free Activities to Enjoy

:: Disney Stores

Disney Stores are  offering Summer Play Days every day this summer from June 3rd 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.

:: Microsoft Camp 

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. 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.

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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 herefor 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun on a budget! Celebrate Chocolate Eclair Day, Make Music Day, Onion Rings Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

 

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Free Family Fun This Weekend – June 13 – 15, 2014

 

There are several free or nearly free activities happening this weekend for Father’s Day. Happy Father’s Day to all the dads, grandfathers, and caretakers. We love you and appreciate you! Check out this list:

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

 Friday, June 13th through Sunday, June 15th , 2014

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

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

Over 50 zoos are offering free (or two for one) admission for June 15th, 2014. Check to see if your local zoo is participating here.


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:: Bass Pro Shops Family Summer Camp

Saturday, June 14th and Sunday, July 13th

At 64 Bass Pro Shops all across the USA, the whole family can learn the basics of camping, fishing, archery, hunting, bird watching, water and travel safety and more. Kids will get a free lanyard and a free collectible pin for every workshop completed. Not all activities are offered at all stores. Contact your local store for their schedule.

 

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include a Summer Flower Anklet  Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, Everyday Fun Doll ‘Dos, Princess Bitty Baby 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. In many locations, there is a “Date with My Dad Day” in mid June with a fee and reservations are required. Get the details here and find participating stores.

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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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

Free Father’s Day Storytime on June 14th at 11 AM. Make Father’s Day cards and crafts and enjoy a reading of the book Mighty Dads. Find your participating Barnes and Noble store here.

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:: Guitar Center 

Saturday, June 14th {no age restriction}

10 AM – Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools

10:15 AM – Group Bass Lesson

11:00 AM – Drum Circle

Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop

Saturday, June 14th from 10AM to 11:30AM ~ Learn how to install hardwood or laminate floors that last. You can pre-register online here.

Sunday, June 15th from 1PM to 2:30PM ~ Make a safer bath. Learn how to install safety grab bars and learn about the latest products to increase safety in the bathroom.

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 :: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, June 14th from 11 AM-3 PM

Kids make and take a Father’s Day Pencil Holder. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14

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:: Lowe’s Build and Grow

Saturday, June 14th at 10 AM ~Kids build Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon. You can pre-register right here.

 

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:: Michael’s Kids Club

 Saturday, June 14th – starts at 10 AM

Father’s Day T-Shirt Craft – kids make Dad a tie dye t-shirt. You’ll need to purchase a t-shirt, but they’ll provide the materials.  Get more information here.

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:: Toys R US Lego Build

Saturday, June 14th from 12-2PM ~ Build a LEGO Mini Model based upon the Lego Movie Metalbeard. Recommended for kids ages 5 an up. Get more information right here.

 

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isit your local Toys R Us store to build your own mini “Master Builder” inspired by The Lego Movie’s Metalbeard. Event will take place on 6/14/14 from 12-2PM (or while supplies last). Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you – See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/124427/free-lego-mini-model-at-toys-r-us-on-614/#sthash.ua3EkAJt.dpuf

 

Visit your local Toys R Us store to build your own mini “Master Builder” inspired by The Lego Movie’s Metalbeard. Event will take place on 6/14/14 from 12-2PM (or while supplies last). Recommended for kids ages 5 and up. Click here to find a location near you. – See more at: http://thefreebieblogger.com/124427/free-lego-mini-model-at-toys-r-us-on-614/#sthash.GXNOkEEH.dpuf

:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday,  June 14th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Dessert for Dad , make and take a delicious cupcake for Dad’s special day. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. For ages 8 and up.

Sunday, June 15th {for adults} Father’s Day Pizza party – learn to make pizza at home plus tips to throw a celebratory pizza party. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR! COMING SOON……

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, July 5th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a bug house and discover the outdoors. You can pre-register online here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, July 13th at 10 AM ~ Decorate with Color & Pattern. Learn how to choose the perfect color scheme and bring together colors and patterns with confidence.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration where kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide.

Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Almost Free Activities to Enjoy

:: Apple Store

Apple Camp for Kids ages 8-12 is free and held during the summer. Sign up to be notified when registration is open.

:: Disney Stores

 Disney Stores are  offering Summer Play Days every day this summer from June 3rd  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.

:: Microsoft Camp 

Registration is open for free weekly in-store camps. 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. {Thanks Saving with Shellie !}

:: Summer Family Movies for $1

Regal Theaters on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings for 9 weeks. See the times, dates and locations here.

:: Summer Reading Programs for Kids

 Retailers encourage free reading with free books and rewards! View programs from Barnes & Noble, TD Bank, Chuck E. Cheese, Pottery Barn and more! Read the entire list right here.

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

:: 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.

:: Crazy Holidays This Weekend

Have some silly fun! World Juggling Day, Smile Power Day, World Juggling Day, and more! Get the schedule here. Don’t forget to fly your flag, June 14th is Flag Day.

 

 

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