Friday, July 4, 2014

What To Do This Weekend 7/4~7/6

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

Happy Independence Day weekend! I hope you will have a great weekend filled with family, fun, and fireworks! Be safe!

In addition to all of the local festivities, there are FREE (or nearly free) fun activities to enjoy with your kids, for your kids, and workshops for adults only.

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 

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 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

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 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.

 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 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 

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.

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.

Lakeshore Learning Store 

Saturday, July 5th from 11 AM-3 PM
Kids make and take a Silly Summer Cap. Get more information here

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 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 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.

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.

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

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!

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