IHOP National Pancake Day 2015

When is National Pancake Day?

Tomorrow, March 3, 2015, you can get a FREE short stack of pancakes at IHOP for National Pancake Day!

    On March 3, 2015, guests from around the country will celebrate a “Decade of Giving” with the tenth annual National Pancake Day at IHOP restaurants and enjoy a free short stack of Buttermilk pancakes. In return for the free pancakes, guests will be asked to consider leaving a donation for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals© or other designated local charities.

    *There is a limit of one free short stack (3 pancakes) per guest. The offer is valid at participating restaurants for dine-in only while supplies last and is not valid with any other offer, special coupon or discount.

Thanks Anita!

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Summer “Movies in the Park” Schedule

rva movies in the park schedule 2015
It seems so long away when we’re surrounded by snow, but summer event schedules are already being released! So I’ll start sharing them…

Richmond Parks and Recreation has posted its Summer 2015 Program Guide, which includes the schedule of 10 free outdoor “Movies in the Park” on Friday evenings beginning June 19:

    Movies in the Park 2015
    Bring your refreshments, blankets and chairs and enjoy the movie! Activities begin at 8 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30 p.m. (or when it gets dark). Refreshments will be available for sale. Richmondgov.com/parks or call (804) 646-5733

    Friday JUNE 19: MALEFICENT (Byrd Park 600 S. Boulevard, 23221) PG
    Friday JUNE 26: MUPPETS MOST WANTED (Blackwell Playground 1450 Maury Street, 23234) PG
    Friday JULY 10: AMAZING SPIDERMAN 2 (Southside C.C.(ROC) 6255 Old Warwick Rd.,23224) PG-13
    Friday JULY 17: BIG HERO 6 (Jefferson Park, 1921 Princess Anne Ave., 23223) PG
    Friday JULY 24: THE HUNGER GAMES MOCKINGJAY PT. 1 (Hotchkiss Field 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd., 23227) PG-13
    Friday JULY 31: THE BOXTROLLS (Humphrey Calder 414 N. Thompson St., 23221) PG
    Friday AUGUST 7: THE HOBBIT THE BATTLE OF THE 5 ARMIES (Abner Clay Park Leigh St. & 200 W. Clay St. 23219) PG-13
    Friday AUGUST 14: ANNIE (Battery Park 2803 Dupont Cir., 23222) PG
    Friday AUGUST 21: INTO THE WOODS (Forest Hill Park 41st Street and Forest Hill Ave, 23225) PG
    Friday AUGUST 28: ALEXANDER AND THE TERRIBLE, HORRIBLE NO GOOD VERY BAD DAY (Bryan Park 4308 Hermitage Rd., 23227)

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Weekend Deals – Indoor Sidewalk Sale, Book Sale & Swap

westhampton indoor sidewalk sale
*Snow may affect some plans*

Westhampton Merchants – Winter Indoor Sidewalk Sale this Saturday at shops along Patterson, Grove, and Libbie Avenues
- The Toy Center – Are you ready? For our Annual Indoor Winter Sidewalk Sale we are giving you 20% OFF EVERYTHING IN THE STORE, excluding Lionel, but INCLUDING our SNOW SALE ITEMS already marked 50% OFF! Sale is this Saturday only from 9:30 – 5:30 so shop early & stock up! See you there!

ReStore – Great White Winter Sale: This Saturday, 25% off everything in the store, including sale items! This sale cannot be combined with other offers (1901 Roane St)

Bon Air LIbrary Family Book Swap – Swap a gently-used book for one you haven’t read. There’s no limit to the number of books and we’ll have hundreds to choose from. See how libraries use the Dewey Decimal system to keep books organized.

Brandermill Church Consignment SaleFebruary 28 (The Brandermill Church, 4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian 23112)
Public Sale: 8am-11am

Clean Closet Consignment SaleFebruary 28-March 21 (Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059)
Public Sale: February 28th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and March 1st, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Richmond SPCA – Snow Sale in Lora Robins gift shop; items up to 60% off

Reminder: Tuckahoe Library Used Book Sale

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Rare Editions Spring 2015 Warehouse Sale

When is Rare Editions' next warehouse sale?
Next month: Girls’ dress company Rare Editions spring warehouse sale will held March 20 and 21, 2015.

    ♥ We are happy to announce our next Spring Warehouse Sale ♥

    Don’t miss this Rare opportunity when we open our doors to the public. High fashion from our current season will be on sale at a fraction of the price!!!

    *** March 20th – 8am to 3pm***

    *** March 21st – 8am to 1pm ***

    Where: 9120 Pridesville Road Amelia Court House, Virginia – 23002

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The F.R.E.E. List February 27-March 1

generation dream

F.R.E.E. = Frugal Richmond Events for Everyone! All events have free admission unless noted.

It’s a somewhat slow weekend; there’s the Mozart Festival at locations around Carytown, Generation Dream Educoncert at Henrico Theatre, Thomas and the Magic Railroad at Ashland Theater, Fourth Friday art openings at ArtSpace and ArtWorks, Open Studio Sundays at VMFA, and an Organ Concert and International Film Series at University of Richmond.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated RichmondBargains.com calendar page. Click on the title to expand the details about each event.

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Go Prom Dress Shopping with Cinderella Dreams

cinderella dreams prom dress shop

The Cinderella Dreams Dress Shopping Event will be held in the middle of March again this year – All high school age girls are welcome to prom shop for a $5 donation to help cover the annual costs of the project. Shopping is first-come, first-serve and the line will cut off an hour before shop closing.

    Schedule:
    Friday, March 20, 2015 – 5PM-9PM
    Saturday, March 21, 2015 – 10AM-3PM
    Sunday, March 29, 2015 – 12PM–2PM

Location: Westchester Commons, 301 Perimeter Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113
cinderella dreams little black dress sale
There will also be a Little Black Dress sale on Thursday, March 26 from 7 to 9pm, open to the public with all dresses $10.

If you have an unneeded dress or accessories to contribute, collection of donations for the Cinderella Dreams Project are accepted through February 28 at all all area Puritan Cleaners and YMCA locations. More details about kinds of donations needed.

The Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Project is a project of the Midlothian Junior Women’s Club.

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Did you know? Henrico Library has great FREE online resources

popular ebooks on overdrive
most popular ebooks on Henrico’s Overdrive
Read this post before paying for another ebook, magazine, or Rosetta Stone language…

Are you making full use of your library? We borrow plenty of books and movies, but I know I don’t come close to utilizing the full spectrum of library offerings. Today I want to highlight a few of the fabulous digital options that are open to Henrico County Public Library cardholders (for free of course!)

    eBooks and audiobooks through OverDrive – Most of my book reading is done on my phone’s Kindle app these days. By investing a little time into creating my Overdrive account and learning the navigation, I save myself trips to the library or paying for content. You can place holds on the ebooks you want if they are currently checked out, and the library will notify you when they’re available. You also don’t have to worry about late fees; your checkout automatically expires after two weeks. Check out the library’s ebook help page or call you local branch with questions. There’s also Freading ebooks (independent publishers) and Tumblebooks (for kids)

    Digital Magazines through Zinio – Options include Better Homes & Gardens, bon appetit, Car & Driver, Cosmopolitan, dwell, The Economist, Everyday with Rachel Ray, Family Fun, National Geographic, and many more.

    Research Databases – Sounds boring right? But not. You can access Consumer Reports, Rosetta Stone (level 1 for 30 languages), Richmond Times-Dispatch, World Book Online and others all for free

*Any resident of Henrico, Richmond or Chesterfield may register for a Henrico County Library card - more info here.*

I happen to be most familiar with Henrico’s digital offerings, but other counties have them as well. For example:

Chesterfield County Library ebooks: Overdrive, Freading, Zinio magazines, etc.
Richmond Public Library ebooks on Overdrive

Chime in with your favorite library resources!

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Tuckahoe Library Spring Used Book Sale

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Tuckahoe Friends of the Library Book Sale will be held on Friday, February 27 and Saturday, February 28, 2015. Adult books will be for sale Friday and Saturday; Children’s books will be sold Saturday only. For more information call 290-9122.

1901 Starling Dr.
Henrico, VA 23229-4564

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Current RVADine Daily Deals

strawberry street cafe coupon
Even though they are no longer daily, and the discounts have been cut to less than 50% in many cases, there are still some good restaurant deals available on local and national daily deal sites – I figured I’d round up some current ones since it has been a while. Also don’t miss the Living Social deal for a BJ’s warehouse club membership for $35 (including a $25 gift card) if you’re interested!

Strawberry Street Cafe - $20 of Food for $10 (421 North Strawberry Street)

City Dogs – $12 for $20 Worth of Hot Dogs and Burgers (1309 W Main St. and 1316 E Cary St.)

Nacho Mama’s – $30 certificate for $15 OR
Nacho Mama’s – $8 for $16 to spend on lunch or breakfast for two people or $10 for $20 to spend on dinner for two people (3449 W Cary St)

Conch Republic Rocketts – $12 for $20 worth of lunch, valid Monday through Friday, or Sunday brunch, held between 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. or $22 for $40 worth of dinner for two or more (Rocketts Landing, 11 Orleans St)

American Tap Room – Two $25 certificates ($50 total) for $25 (1601 Willow Lawn Drive)

Maldini’s – $30 for Italian dinner for two (up to $58.40 total value) (4809 Forest Hill Ave.)

Keagan’s – $15 for $25 worth of Irish pub food or $29 for $50 worth of Irish pub food (2251 Old Brick Rd, West Broad Village)

Balkan Restaurant – $30 certificate for $15 (8905 Patterson Avenue)

Zorba’s Restaurant – $30 certificate for $15 (9068 W. Broad St.)

Deep Run Roadhouse – $15 for $30 to spend on food and nonalcoholic drinks (12379 Gayton Rd)

Stir Crazy Cafe – $9 for $15 or $16 for two Groupons, each good for $15 worth of sandwiches, wraps, and non-alcoholic drinks (a $30 value) (4015 MacArthur Ave.)

Benny’s BBQ – $12.75 for $20 worth of dinner for two or more or $18 for $40 worth of dinner for four or more (3044 Stony Point Road)

Rare Olde Times – $12 for $20 to spend on food and drink, Thursday through Tuesday or $10 for $20 to spend on Sunday brunch for two (10602 Patterson Avenue)

Cold Stone Creamery – $5 for $10 to spend on ice cream, frozen yogurt, sundaes, smoothies, and shakes (9982 Brook Road and 939 West Broad Street locations)

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Weekend Deals – Free Krispy Kreme, Era Vintage Warehouse Sale, Clothes Rack Bag Sale

1000 krispy kreme

Krispy Kreme(Looking ahead to next Tuesday, 2/24) “We are celebrating the opening of our 1,000th doughnut shop with a festive grand opening event and in-shop celebrations around the world. We will commemorate the occasion by giving away one free Original Glazed® doughnut to the first 1,000 guests at each of the participating 1,000 Krispy Kreme® locations around the world. No purchase necessary.”

Domino’s Pizza – Get any large, two-topping pizza for $5.99 through 2/22 (carryout only)

Era Vintage – Warehouse Sale Saturday 2/21 and Sunday 2/22: “It’s time to clean house! Spring is on it’s way and we need to clear some room. For the first time ever we will be holding a two day Open Warehouse with prices cut to 40% off the first day, and 50% off the second day! That’s right, everything in stock will be available for up to half off the ticketed price. Come score big!” Saturday, February 21 10am – 3pm 40% OFF and Sunday, February 22 10am-3pm 50% OFF

Rabies Vaccinations – The Henrico County Police Division will provide rabies vaccines for dogs and cats from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 21 at the Henrico County Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road. Pet owners must register and pay at the cashier’s office in the Administration Building before seeing a veterinarian on the first level of the adjacent parking deck. Each vaccine costs $10 and must be paid in cash. A rabies tag and certificate of inoculation are included. Pets from all localities are welcome. Cats must be in carriers. Under Virginia law, dogs and cats 4 months of age and older must be vaccinated for rabies. Henrico dog licenses will be available for $10, for a one-year license, and $15, for a three-year license. Officers will be available to discuss license options and vaccination requirements. For information, call the Animal Protection Unit at (804) 727-8801.

clothes rack bag sale

The Clothes Rack – Friday and Saturday there will be a “Winter Kids” fill-a-bag sale for $5 at both locations, and 25% off other purchases. Fill a grocery bag that we provide with untagged winter kids clothes for $5. There will be items in all sizes for both boys and girls. (2618 West Cary Street | 6780 Forest Hill Avenue)

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