FREE STUFF: Things to do and get free

Posted at 11:25 AM, May 09, 2012
and last updated 2012-05-09 16:10:57-04

This week’s finds include free frozen yogurt and special events for Mother’s Day weekend.

RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s Free Stuff we found for you and check back often

FREE ADMISSION:   On Thursday, May 10 (new date), enjoy a Richmond Shakespeare production of ‘A Midsummer Night`s Dream’ at 7pm on the Carriage House Lawn at Maymont. Get the full schedule of free summer programs at Maymont  HERE .

FREE FROZEN YOGURT:     The new Beri Berry Frozen Yogurt shop, at 7008 Commons Plaza in Chesterfield is marking its Grand Opening with free frozen yogurt (up to a $4.00 value) between 6 and 9 p.m.  Saturday May 12th.    All day long, you can also enjoy buy one/get one free yogurt.

FREE BOWLING:   AMF Bowling Centers is offering FREE bowling again this summer, up to two games per day, for children up to age 15.  May 14 through September 3.    Free bowling will be available seven days a week, until 8p.m. nightly. Shoe rental is not included.

FREE ADMISSION:  Free admission to Henrico Parks and Rec KidFest, Saturday May 12 from 1-4p.m. at Deep Run Park, 9900 Ridgefield Parkway, in Henrico,  KidFest activities include games, arts and crafts, live music, and dance fitness programs.

FREE CONCERT:   Treat Mom and the family to a free Mother`s Day Concert from the Richmond Concert Band. Sunday, May 13th, 6 p.m. at Agecroft Hall at 4305 Sulgrave Road in Windsor Farms . Bring lawn chairs or blankets; picnics are welcome.

FREE BEVERAGES:   Teacher Appreciation Week: Richmond area McDonald’s are saying “thank you” to all teachers with free McCafe beverages the week of May 7th to 11th.    When placing your order, say you`re a teacher and show a school I.D. . One free beverage; coffee, frappe, smoothie, etc.  per person per visit .

FREE CONCERT:  The Quantico Marine Corps Band  has a free concert Saturday May 12 at 4:30 at the Drewry’s Bluff Unit of Richmond National Battlefield Park, 7600 Fort Darling Road in Richmond. The concert is part of the Battle of Drewry’s Bluff sesquicentennial commemoration that  includes living history programs, demonstrations and battlefield tours.  All programs are free and open to the public at the Battlefield Park.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Upcoming performances include  the Jim Branch Quartet (5/10), Against All Odds Band (5/17), Anthony Dowd Quartet (5/24), Skip Gailes Quartet (5?31), Joe Scott w/ Virgil Braxton (6/7) .  Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free.

FREE LESSON: Check out a free introductory lesson, ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE DINNERS:  The Ministry  Without Walls offers a free community dinner on the fourth Friday of every month. 6 to 8 p.m. at 5780 Hull Street Road.  Call them for more information at (804) 381-6928.

FREE E-BOOKS: Harlequin books has a free offer for you. Download up to 16 free e-books. Click here for the link.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE GIFT CARDS: Spend some time reading, and earn extra money. You can earn free gift cards and books for your book reviews. Click the link here for more information.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission all year long  to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

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