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:: FREE National Parks Entrance Day
January 18th – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Most national parks will have free entrance on January 18th. Go to the National Park Service website for more information and to find all participating national parks.
:: Babies R US Saturday, January 16th 11 AM - 2 PM Baby Registry Party Games, raffles & giveaways for parents-to-be. Reserve your spot here.
Barnes & Noble Saturday, January 16th at 11 AM Storytime and activities featuring Pete the Cat: I Love My White Shoes Contact your local Barnes & Noble store to verify participation.
During January, attend free workshops on hunting, fishing, kayaking and more. Check your local Bass Pro Shop store for specific events, times, and details.
Guitar Center Saturday, January 16th at 10:15 AM - Group Ukulele Workshop Register at Guitar Center workshops.
Home Depot Workshop for Adults Saturday, January 16th from 10:00 AM to 11:30 AM - Learn to Install a Faucet Sunday, January 17th from 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM - Learn to Install a Vanity You can pre-register online and get more information here: Home Depot workshops
Saturday, January 16th from 11 AM-3 PM and a few locations offer crafts on Sunday.
Kids design and take a give Wacky Scientist Headband craft. Get more from Lakeshore Learning Free Crafts for Kids.
Michael's Kids Club Saturday, January 16th from 10 AM - 12 Noon Kids make and take a Snowflake craft. Cost is $2 per child. Find out more information here.
Michael's Special Event Sunday, January 17th from 1 -4 PM Warm Up America Knit or crochet a 7”x 9” rectangle, then bring it to our joining party where we’ll join them together to make colorful, cozy afghans to be donated to homeless shelters, hospices, veteran homes and social service agencies. Find out more information here.
Saturday, January 16th at 10 AM Enjoy and make sweet and savory crepes. A hands-on class, suitable for ages 5-13. Contact your local store to register, class size is limited. Sunday, January 17th Learn to make sweet and savory crepes for a main course or a casual weekend brunch. Contact your local store to register, class size is limited.
......... MARK YOUR CALENDAR, COMING SOON........
:: FREE Museum Weekend for Bank of America CustomersSaturday, February 6th and February 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 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 GradersEvery 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.
Saturday, February 6th from 9 AM to 12 PM Kids make and take a Valentine's Day Mailbox craft. Get more information and register at Home Depot workshops .Usually held monthly in stores, kids ages 6 to 14 can build and binoculars. Contact your closest LEGO® Store for details. :: Lowe's Build and Grow Saturday, February 13th at 10am Kids make and take a Valentine'd Day Picture Frame. Register at Lowe's Kids Clinics.
:: Lego Stores Free Model Build
:: Pottery Barn Kids
Storytime on Tuesdays from 11 - 11:30 AM. For more information, visit Pottery Barn Kids events here.
More to Explore Throughout the Year:
:: Apple StoreFree 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 StoresFree fitness classes, group runs and special events at your local store. Visit your local store page here for more information.
:: Beauty Events in StoresFind free beauty events at local stores with free samples and demonstrations. Visit the website that keeps track of these right here.
:: Factory ToursFind 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 LessonsYoung 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 ShowsIf you like Home and Garden shows, this site will give you a free pass. Check the ACS Home Show site.
:: Lululemon Fitness ClassesLululemon locations offer free yoga classes, go here for schedules and locations.
:: Major League Baseball ClinicsThrough 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.