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Thursday, October 2, 2014

Free Weekend Roundup ~ 10/3~10/5

Thank you to More With Less Today for putting together this Weekend Roundup!

Hurrah for the upcoming weekend! If you are looking for some fun on a budget, we have compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon.
Make some memories and try a new workshop, lesson, or craft. If you enjoy these free activities, be sure and bookmark this master list of free store events or PIN It for later!
Share this fun,money-saving list with your friends and family. And, if you know of any others to include, please let us know! It is always best to call ahead and make sure that your local store or retailer is participating to avoid disappointment.

 FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, October 4th and Sunday, October 5th
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.

 American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During October they include the Project Runway Inspired by BeForever™ tour, BeForever Postcard Craft, Decorate a Halloween Haunted House, Acorn Pouch Craft, Paper Pumpkin Craft, and more.
Many of the American Girl in store events are free, however some have a fee and some have age restrictions. Get the details here and find participating stores. 

Barnes & Noble 

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

 Bass Pro Shops

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

Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. A $15 Store More Card is given away at each demonstration. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location. 

Guitar Center 

Saturday, October 4th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}
10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Pro Tools
10:15 AM - Group Guitar Lesson
More free classes are offered during the week with their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.

Home Depot Workshop for Kids

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

Lakeshore Learning Store 

Saturday, October 4th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday. 
Makin' Drum Music
Kids make and take a My Reading Log Bookmark. Get more information here.

Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, October 4th - 10AM - 12 Noon
Handpainted Halloween Rocks
Kids Club - for $2 per child, you can reserve 30 minutes for kids to create while you shop at Michael's. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM - 11:30. See a store associate to sign up.Get more information here.

Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, October 4th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make Mac& Cheese-Your Way! Suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here
Sunday, October 5th {for adults} ~ Make Comfort Food for Fall - learn new hearty meals liked baked casseroles and richer dishes. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

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

Bass Pro Shops

October 19th - October 31st. It's the Great Pumpkin Free Halloween Event -make crafts, get a FREE 4x6 photo, scavenger hunts and more.
October 25th is Trunk or Treat- get more information on their Facebook page here.
November 15th - Santa's Wonderland Kids Event - more info coming soon.

Home Depot Workshop for Adults 

Saturday, October 11th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Interior Paint & Drywall Repair
Sunday, October 12th from 1 PM to 2:30 PM - Insulating Your Home
~ Learn DIY Skills ~Topics vary by store~ You can pre-register online here.

Lego Mini Model

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

Lowe's Build and Grow

Saturday, October 11th at 10AM ~kids build a haunted House. You can pre-register right 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.

 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 Taco Day, Poetry Day, World Teachers Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

Be sure and check out your local library and parks and recreation departments for free programs and 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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