Monday, September 30, 2013

Free Family Events for October

  paige -morewithlesstodayc.om

Enjoy free weekend events (or almost free events) in October!

Please call ahead to confirm that your local area is participating!

Thank you to Morewithlesstoday.com for compiling this great list! 


:: AC Moore

Saturday, October 5th 1-3pm

DecoArt® Chalkboard Paint Pumpkins Learn more at the AC Moore website.


:: American Girl

October In-Store Events include Bitty Twins' Ballerina Paper Doll Craft, Doll ' Dos & How-Tos with clip-in hair colors to take home, Date with My Dad, Acorn Pouch Craft, Bitty Baby's Story Time, Paper Pumpkin Craft, Bitty Twins' Ballet Story Time, Just Mom and Me, Decorate a Halloween Haunted House, and American Girl Day at the Rink (NYC only). Events vary by location and minimum age. Find events specific to your area at the American Girl website here or call 877-247-5223.


:: Bank of America: Free Museum Weekends

Saturday, October 5th & Sunday, October 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. Cardholders only; guests are not eligible for free admission. For more information about Museums on Us, visit: http://museums.bankofamerica.com. Bank of America has also recently rolled out its Museums on Us site for mobile. You can check it out here on your mobile phone: http://museums.bankofamerica.com. It’s great for people who are traveling and want to check out if the city they are visiting has a participating museums.


: Crazy 8 Stores

Thursday, October 3rd at 10 am, 12pm, 2 pm and 4 pm

Storytime in celebration of Jumpstart's Read for the Record, Otis by Loren Lang will be read at the following times: Find your closest Crazy 8 store here.


:: Guitar Center

October 2nd at 7 pm

Understanding DJ Gear -Learn about DJ software, PA selection, portable lighting and EDM gear

1) October 5th at 10 am

Recording Made Easy: Garage Band Signal Flow & Mic Techniques at 10 am

2) October 5th at 10:15 am

Group Ukulele Lesson
Free Classes through their Music Mentor Series. Register at the Guitar Center website here.


:: Home Depot Build and Grow Free Kids Clinic

Saturday, October 5th from 9 am - 12 pm.

Celebrate Fire Safety Month and Build a Fire Rescue Plane! Every child will receive a LEGO City Toy and Fire toy.

  • FREE hands-on workshops; designed for children ages 5 - 12.
  • Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.
  • All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin. One workshop kit, apron and pin per child.
You can register online at the Home Depot website.

:: Lego's Stores

October 1st at 5 pm

Free monthly mini-model build LEGO Witch model to make and take! Quantities are limited. Go here for more details.


:: Michael's Kids Club Workshops

1) Saturday, October 5th

Scary Jewelry ~ Only $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Let your kids explore their creativity while you shop. Sessions start every half hour from 10 am - 11:30 or 12 noon every Saturday. Get more information here.

2) Saturday, October 5th from 1pm - 3 pm.

Great Pumpkin Event with the purchase of a 9 inch 1/2 pumpkin. Each pumpkin costs $5 and includes supplies. Fun for the whole family!


:: Michael's Show In Tell (for grown-ups)

Learn something new with in store demonstrations for new craft ideas, techniques, and creative new trends. Get your local calendar of events right here.


:: Pottery Barn Kids: Events and Activities

1 ) Sunday, October 6th from 12pm - 4 pm

FREE LEGO Mini Firehouse Build Event. Space is limited and an RSVP is required. Call or visit your local store to reserve your spot. 2) Story Time is every Tuesday from 11 to 11:30 am. Kids of all ages are invited for story time. Members receive an official book club passport at their first story time, plus a special gift after attending five story times. Go here for more information.


:: 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 the free family activities sponsored by Target in your area right here.


:: Toys 'R Us

Saturday, October 5th from 10 am to 12 pm

Free Crazy Loom Bracelet Making Event. Call ahead and ask if your local TRU is participating. Event intended for ages 5 and up and parental supervision is required. Learn more at the TRU website - choose the Info Center tab.


:: Williams-Sonoma: Free Cooking Technique Classes

Free technique class: Sunday, October 6th

Autumn Baking - Learn basic baking techniques plus recipes for fabulous fall sweet treats. Class sizes are limited. For specific times and more details, please see call your local store. See the calendar of store events and more information here.
  • Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
  • Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
  • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.

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:: Disney Stores

Friday, October 18th from 5 pm - 6:30 pm and Saturday, October 19th from 11 am -12:30 pm

Halloween Dress Rehearsal Event

Come dressed in your favorite Disney character costume, and join us for games and a costume parade! All Princesses, Heroes, and Characters are welcome. *Minimum age for participation is 3 years. While supplies last. Event limited per session based on store capacity. No lineups prior to 30 minutes before event begins. Event subject to change or cancellation without notice. Find your closest Disney Store here.


:: Home Depot Hands On Workshops (for grown-ups):

Saturday,October 12th from 10 - 11:30 am

Weatherization tips - learn how to conduct an energy audit, stop heat loss, insulation projects and storm doors.

Sunday, October 13th from 1 - 2:30 pm

Install Crown Moulding - learn how to select appropriate moulding, tools needed, measuring, and miter saw skills. Free Do-It-Yourself workshops ~ {workshops may vary by stores} Head to the Home Depot website to learn more!


:: Lowe's Build & Grow

Saturday, October 12th at 10 am.

Make and take a Spooky Stacker game. Register your kids online here. Kids build a wooden project and get a free apron, goggle, patch and more!


:: You May Also Enjoy:

  • To find an orchard near you, try Pick Your Own . This friendly site is also a good source to find related fruit and vegetable festivals all across the country.
  • If you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site, there are several Home and Garden Shows happening all across the USA during October.
  • Kids Bowl for Free - select bowling centers participate, join their mailing list to get notified of the next Kids Bowl Free Day.
  • Young Eagles - kids ages 8 to 17 experience aviation and get free rides in private aircraft flown by experienced pilots. Get more information here.
  • Yoga Month in October - Get one free week of Yoga at a studio near you. There are over 2,000 studios participating this year. Get the details and print out your free pass here. For new students only.
  • 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.

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