Thursday, September 4, 2014

Family Friendly (Budget Friendly) Activities (9/5-9/7)

 


If you're looking for some fun on a budget, Morewithlesstoday.com has compiled a list of national retailers with hands-on workshops and free events for this weekend and many more that are coming soon.

Don't forget that Sunday, September 7th is Grandparents Day!

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:: American Girl Special Store Events

Special events differ by location. During September they include the BeForever Postcard Craft, Grandparents' Day Card Craft, Princess Bitty Baby Story Time, Autumn Card Craft, 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.

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:: Bank of America Customers - FREE Museum Weekend

Saturday, September 6th and Sunday, September 7th

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.

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:: Barnes & Noble

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

bass pro shops logo:: Bass Pro Shops

September is Boy Scout Month

Scouts can earn merit badges for fishing and rifle shooting by attending workshops. Contact your local store here for details.

Ongoing - Outdoor Skills Workshops - free classes offered on a regular basis on topics such as bass fishing, fly fishing, hunting and more. Contact your local store here for details.

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:: Broadway Week Two for One Tickets

September 1st through September 14th

Get two for one tickets for many of the top Broadway shows and musicals. Get more information and tickets here.

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:: Container Store

Learn the tricks of organization with expert demonstrations on Saturdays and Sundays, now thorough October 19th. Find more information and find your closest Container Store here. Times and event dates vary by location.

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:: FTD FREE Flowers for Good Neighbor Day 2014

Celebrate friendship and local heroes on Wednesday, September 10th when hundreds of FTD florists all across the USA are planning local events and spreading kindness by giving away free floral bouquets. Get more information and find participating florists here.

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:: Guitar Center

Saturday, September 6th {no age restrictions for free music lessons}

10 AM - Recording Made Easy for Garage Band

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.

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:: Gymboree

September 5th from 10AM to Noon

The World of Eric Carle - caterpillar crafts and storytime at Gymboree stores. Get more information here.

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:: Home Depot Workshop for Kids

Saturday, September 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM ~ Build a Wizard of Oz Birdhouse. You can pre-register online here.

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:: Lakeshore Learning Store

Saturday, September 6th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts every Sunday.

Kids make and take an Owl Pencil Holder. Get more information here.

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:: Michael's Kids Club

Saturday, September 6th - 10AM - 12 Noon

School Spirit Shaker

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.

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:: Williams-Sonoma Free Technique Classes

Saturday, September 6th {for kids} at 10 AM ~ Jr. Chefs will learn how to make fresh pasta with a few simple ingredients and pair it with an authentic sauce. This Jr. Chef Class is suitable for ages 9-13. To reserve a spot, contact your closest store right here.

Sunday, September 7th {for adults} ~ Learn how to make fresh pasta with fresh ingredients and pair it with an authentic sauce. To reserve a spot, and find out specific class times, contact your closest store right here.

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:: YOGA Month

September is National Yoga Month with over 1,600 yoga studios offering 1 free week of yoga classes during September and October for new students. Get more information and print out your free pass here.

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

:: 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, September 13th at 10AM ~kids build and take a Monsters vs Aliens Robot. You can pre-register right here.

:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day

September 27th Free National Park Lands Day

Most national parks will have free entrance on September 27th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.

:: Pottery Barn

Sunday, September 14th at 11 AM ~ Decorate Your Living Room. Find a participating store and RSVP here.

:: Smithsonian Magazine Free Museum Day- 1500 Participating Museums

September 27th get FREE general admission for 2 people to many fabulous museums all across the USA! Request your tickets here, print them out and bring them with you.

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.

:: Bass Pro Shops Free Classes

You can sign up for free workshops such as archery basics for kids, hunting, fishing, fly-fishing, camping, and boating. Contact your local store for their schedule.

:: 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 Cheese Pizza Day, Read a Book Day, and Be Late for Something Day, and more! Get the schedule here.


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