Friday, February 12, 2016

Free Weekend Activities ~ 2/12~2/14

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

Thank you to More with Less Today for putting together this roundup! 

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. 

  Barnes & Noble 

Saturday, February 13th at 11 AM Storytime and activities featuring Love Monster & the Last Chocolate Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.

Bass Pro Shops

During February, attend free workshops on hunting, fishing, camping, kayaking and more. Check your local Bass Pro Shop store for specific events, times, and details. 

  Guitar Center 

Saturday, February 13th at 10:15 AM - Intro to Ableton Register at Guitar Center workshops.

Home Depot Workshop for Adults

Saturday, February 13th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM -Build a Storage Bench Sunday, February 14th from 1 PM - 2:30 PM -learn how to install decorative molding. You can pre-register online and get more information here: Home Depot workshops.  

Lakeshore Learning 

Saturday, February 13th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids design and take a President's Day Mask craft. Get more from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.  

Lowe's Build and Grow 

Saturday, February 13th at 10 AM Kids make and take a Valentine's Day Picture Frame. Register at Lowe's Kids Clinics

Michael's Kids Club 

Saturday, February 13th from 10 AM - 12 Noon Kids make and take a Valentine's Day Dreamcatcher. Cost is $2 per child. Find out more information here.

Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes for Adults

Sunday, February 14th Thai Smoke-less Grilling - learn to grill healthy food year round with counter-top grills and minimal smoke. They will demonstrate chicken satay with a spicy peanut sauce. Contact your local store to register and find out times. The class size is limited. 


FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers 

Saturday, March 5th and Sunday, March 7th Bank of America's Museums on US offers free admission to more than 150 museums nationwide. Present your B of A or Merrill Lynch credit or debit card and a photo ID for free admission. Cardholder only. For more info visit http://museums.bankofamerica.com.

 Free Smithsonian Magazine Admission Day 

Saturday, March 12th Here are the participating museums. Ticket information is available on the Smithsonian Magazine website now. Each guest must present a ticket and you can get a free ticket for yourself and one guest for one museum. 

FREE National Park Admission Dates for 2016 

April 16th-24th – National Park Week 
August 25th-28th – National Park Service Birthday 
September 24 – National Public Lands Day 
November 11 – Veterans Day 

FREE National Parks Admission for 4th Graders 

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

Home Depot Kids Workshop

Saturday, March 5th from 9 AM to 12 PM Kids make and take a Toy Wagon craft. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops

Lego Stores Free Model Build

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

Michael's Family Craft Time 

Sunday, February 21st from 2 PM - 3:30 PM Coloring time for adults. Find out more information here

 Pottery Barn Kids 

Storytime on Tuesdays from 11 - 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.

Williams-Sonoma Free Cooking Classes for Kids

Stay tuned for new classes happening in March. Get more information at your local store

More to Explore Throughout the Year:

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

Athleta Stores

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

Beauty Events in Stores

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

Factory Tours

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

 Flying Lessons

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

Home and Garden Shows

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

Lululemon Fitness Classes

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

Major League Baseball Clinics

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

Microsoft High Tech DigiCamp for Girls (free)

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

Playground Finder

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

 Find Pumpkin Patches, Hay Rides, Pick Your Own Orchards and Haunted Houses

Many of these will have a fee or admission. Enter your location for details. 

 REI Running Classes

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

Sephora: Free In Store Beauty Classes

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

SKI Passport for 5th Graders

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

 Target - Free Community Events

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

 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

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 and Fun Holidays 

Make memories and celebrate fun holidays with your family. This week you can celebrate Gumdrop Day, World Whale Day, Tortellini Day, and more. See the schedule at Days of the Year.

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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