Thursday, May 29, 2014

Free Weekend Family Activities


Are you looking to entertain the kids with a FREE (or nearly free) activity? Are you looking for a free class for yourself?  Free and fun weekend activities are available all across the USA!

Please remember to call ahead and make sure that your local retailer is participating to avoid disappointment!


Thank you to Morewithlesstoday.com!
 

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:: American Girl Store Events

Special events differ by location. During June, they include a Summer Flower Anklet Craft, Summer Reading Bookmark Craft, 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. In many locations, there is a "Date with My Dad Day" in mid June with a fee and reservations are required. Get the details here and find participating stores.

apple-retail_learn_workshop_basics-150x91:: 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.

 

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, May 31st {no age restriction}

10 AM - Recording Made Easy for iPad

10:15 AM - Group Guitar Lesson

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

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, May 31st from 11AM-3PM

Kids make and take a Mermaid Mobile. Get more information here. You can also grab a 20% off Special Saturday Savings coupon here for in-store purchases through 6/30/14.

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:: Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, May 31st - starts at 10 AM

Kids create and take fun crafts while you shop. Suitable for kids ages 3 and up. The cost is $2 per child for a 30 minute reservation. Sessions start every half hour starting at 10 am. Ending times vary by store. Get more information here.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, May 31st {for kids} at 9:30 AM ~ Sparkling drinks for kids. Learn how to make kid friendly special occasion beverages. To reserve a spot, contact you closest store right here. For ages 8 and up.

Sunday, June 1st {for adults} Summer Cocktails - learn how to infuse, muddle and blend cocktails for summer entertaining. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact you closest store right here.

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

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: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America Customers

Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th

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.

:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, June 7th from 9 AM to 12PM ~ Build a pint-size riding lawn mower. You can pre-register online here.

:: Lowe's Build and Grow

Saturday, June 14th at 10 AM ~Kids build Toothless, from How To Train Your Dragon. You can pre-register right here.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, June 8th at 10 AM ~ Outdoor Entertaining, from hosting a casual backyard barbecue to an elegant dinner party, get tips for outdoor entertaining.

:: Pottery Barn Kids

Saturday, June 28th ~ Super Hero Celebration. Kids are invited to dress as their favorite super hero, create a super hero mask, and take home an exclusive hero activity guide.

 

Summer Family Fun ~ FREE or Almost Free Activities to Enjoy

:: Apple Store

Apple Camp for Kids ages 8-12 is free and held during the summer. Sign up to be notified when registration is open.

: 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. {Thanks Saving with Shellie !}

:: 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.

More to Explore During 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 Lesson

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! Celebrate Macaroon Day, Go Barefoot Day, Say Something Nice Day, and more! Get the schedule here.

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