Friday, May 23, 2014

What To Do This Weekend

Thank you to More With Less Today for sharing this Weekend Roundup with us! 

Happy Memorial Day Weekend!
Are you looking to entertain the kids this weekend with a FREE (or nearly free) fun activity? Are you looking for a free class for yourself? Who says being frugal can't be fun? Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!

Find Memorial Day Parades and Events in Your Area at vetfriends.com

Discounts for Servicemen and Servicewomen for Memorial Day ~ LONG list of discounts and freebies for amusement parks, restaurants, national parks and more. We salute you! 

American Girl Store Events

Events differ by location. During May, they include a Mother's Day Card Craft, Isabelle's Funky Fashion Headpiece Craft, Everyday Fun Doll 'Dos, Isabella's Celebration, Julie's Bracelet 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.

 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

Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th
Free Kids' Adventure Activities including free crafts, free giveaways, BB Gun Shooting Range, Metal Detector Treasure Hunt, Adventure Scavenger Hunt, Workshops and more. Call your local store for times and details.

Guitar Center 

Saturday, May 24th {no age restriction}
10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Garage Band
10:15 AM - Group Guitar Lesson
Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

 Lakeshore Learning Store 

Saturday, May 24th from 11AM-3PM
Kids make and take a Superhero Puppet. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14. 

Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, May 24th - starts at 10 AM
Kids create and take a fun summer key chain while you shop. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Sessions start every half hour starting at 10 am. Ending times vary by store. Get more information here.

Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, May 24th {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Build a Burger. Learn to dice and chop vegetables and fruits and then dip in crunchy tortilla chips. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. For ages 8 and up.
Sunday, May 25th {for adults} Summer Kickoff - learn grilling tips along with delicious recipes to enjoy all summer. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here


Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, June 7th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a pint-size riding lawn mower. You can pre-register online here.

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.

Pottery Barn Kids

Tuesday, May 27th at 10 AM Curious George Appearance 
Meet Curious George as part of their Summer Reading Challenge. Locate a participating store here.
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.

 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 During 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 Lesson

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! Celebrate Turtle Day, Tiara Day, Tap Dance Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

Leah Shumack is the voice behind Clair's Freebies. Born and raised in ski country Western NY where I still live today with my beautiful 8 year old daughter. When I'm not tending to her or out scoping deals I enjoy entering giveaways and trying out new things in the kitchen!


  1. I am so glad that you posted this. I had forgotten all about the stuff at Bass Pro Shops! Going to a museum didn't even occur to me, but what a great idea. It's supposed to be hot here so it would be a nice and cool place to be!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to list all of those great things going on this weekend. I had to work until today so I am going to try to take advantage of a few of those tomorrow. My daughter has decided sephora will be one of the places.

  3. Thanks for the Lowe's Build and Grow info - my son has gone to them faithfully for the past year or two and suddenly, last month, declared he never wanted to go again. He's apparently too old for that stuff, now! Well, I just read your post and convinced him to go again - he LOVES Toothless!!!

  4. Thanks so much for posting all the fun stuff to do this weekend! The most important is remembering and honoring those that serve, those that served, and especially those that paid the ultimate price. God be with them all, amen.