We’re Getting a Wegmans

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First Aldi, now the news that Wegmans is opening a grocery store in the Richmond area -

Two stores actually, one in Midlothian (Stonehenge Village Shopping Center, on Midlo Tpke near Chesterfield Towne Center) and one in Short Pump (West Broad Marketplace past Short Pump Town Center). Opening dates have not been set yet. See the press release for more details.

I know some folks love them; I’ve never shopped there before. So Wegmans experts, what should we expect?

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The F.R.E.E. List April 24-27

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

It’s gonna be a fun weekend here in RVA! There are Earth Day events and festivals in Manchester/Mayo Island, 17th Street Farmer’s Market, and Bass Pro Shops. Shakespeare’s 450th birthday is being celebrated at Agecroft and Hardywood. And there’s the Bermuda Hundred Civil War re-enactment in Chesterfield, Healthy Kids Day at 6 area YMCA’s, Walkerton Tavern Spring Festival, Fool for Art at John Tyler and more:

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

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Lawn Chair Movie Series at Quirk Gallery

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This Saturday evening, and every fourth Saturday at 7pm through October, bring your lawn chair to Quirk Gallery (311 W Broad St) to catch a FREE movie (Love the lineup!) -

    Quirk Gallery is very excited to host the Lawn Chair Movie Series, a free outdoor event that begins in April and will be held every fourth Saturday through October.

    Produced in partnership with 1708 Gallery, Steady Sounds, Black Iris, Verdalina, Backstage and Lift Coffee – this event bring you live entertainment, beverages, snacks, and prizes for the costume contest (YES, costume contest!)

    — Movie line up —
    April 26: Grey Gardens
    May 24: Clueless
    June 28: Breakfast at Tiffany’s & Seven Year Itch
    July 26: (500)Days of Summer
    August 23: Mean Girls
    September 27: Grease
    October 25: Clue

    Doors are at 7 pm and the movie will start at sundown. Attendees of the event are encouraged to bring their own lawn chairs and/ or blankets. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by 1708 Gallery and Lift Coffee. Music and entertainment prior to the film will be courtesy of Black Iris and Steady Sounds. A movie-themed costume contest held each month will have prizes donated by Verdalina and Backstage will provide the projection equipment. This event will be held in the parking lot adjacent to Quirk Gallery at 311 West Broad Street. In the case of inclement weather, the movie will be shown indoors at Quirk.

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Free Summer Movies at Bow Tie Cinemas

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Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2014

    The Croods – June 24 & 25
    Epic – July 1 & 2
    Walking with Dinosaurs – July 8 & 9
    Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs – July 15 & 16
    Ice Age: Continental Drift – July 22 & 23
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel – July 29 & 30
    Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked – August 5 & 6
    Mr. Peabody & Sherman – August 12 & 13
    Rio 2 – August 19 & 20
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Richmond Regal Cinemas Summer 2014 Kids Movies

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Thinking summer yet?

The Regal Cinemas 2014 Summer Movie Express screens family movies at 10am on Tuesdays and Wednesday mornings throughout the summer. Admission is $1:

Participating Richmond-area theaters all begin their schedule on June 17, 2014:
Regal Southpark Mall Stadium 16
Regal Virginia Center Stadium 20
Regal Commonwealth Center Stadium 20 & IMAX
Regal Westchester Commons Stadium 16
Regal Short Pump Stadium 14

    June 17/18- Hotel Transylvania
    June 17/18 – The Smurfs 2
    June 24/25 – Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2
    June 24/25 – The Pirates: Band of Misfits
    July 1/2 – Arthur Christmas
    July 1/2 – Despicable Me 2
    July 8/9 – Lego
    July 8/9 – Free Birds
    July 15/16 – Adventures of TinTin
    July 15/16 – Rise of the Guardians
    July 22/23 – Kung Fu Panda 2
    July 22/23 – Madagascar 3
    July 29/30 – The Croods
    July 29/30 – Epic
    August 5/6 – Turbo
    August 5/6 – Walking with Dinosaurs
    August 12/13 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    August 12/13 – Rio 2
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Weekend Deals – Segg Hunt, Clothes Rack, Krispy Kreme

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River City Segs Segg Hunt

    River City Segs wants to extend its everyday goal of engaging people with Richmond, its art, businesses, and history in a fun way with the “2014 Easter Segg Hunt”! It was such a big hit last year, we had to bring it back. FREE GIFTS ARE GOING TO BE LEFT ALL OVER RICHMOND FOR 3 DAYS STRAIGHT!!!

    Over Easter weekend (Fri. April 18th – Sun. April 20) River City Segs will be hiding HUNDREDS OF EGGS (hopefully thousands) all around Richmond. Clues of their locations can be found on Twitter using #SeggHunt14 and on the River City Segs Facebook page. ANYONE can participate FOR FREE; you DO NOT have to be riding a Segway to participate.

The Clothes Rack – 50% off entire store at both stores Friday & Saturday

Krispy Kreme – Coupon for $3 off a dozen donuts (Expires May 1)

New Kent Winery – $8 for wine tasting for 2 ($16 value) (8400 Old Church Road, New Kent)

Ironfish – $20 for $40 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks (3061 Lauderdale Dr)

Karaikudi Indian Cuisine – $10 for $20 to spend on food and non-alcoholic drinks (Suite 706 & 707 201 Towne Center W Boulevard)

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The F.R.E.E. List April 17-20

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

For your Easter weekend, there is Dominion Family Easter at Maymont on Saturday (free entrance, fees for activities) and Easter on Parade on Monument Avenue Sunday afternoon, as well as an Earth Day Global Sounds Concert at UR and the Punjabimela Indian festival.

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

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Flying Squirrels Savings and Yard Sale Selling Tips on More Bang for Your Buck

Last week, I filmed two segments for NBC12′s More Bang for Your Buckif you’re new to the site because you saw them, welcome!.

(Here’s a little more about Richmond Bargains and me.)

“Save more at Flying Squirrels games” (here is my blog post about the Flying Squirrels deals)

“Tips to make your yard sale successful” I have some strong opinions on yard sale signage, in case you couldn’t tell :)

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Spring Richmond Restaurant Week

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Restaurant Week returns April 21-27, with $25.14 prix-fixe meals at eateries around RVA.

Check out the menus on Richmond.com and make your reservations pronto.

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Fee Free National Park Days

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This Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, will be fee free days at national parks to celebrate the start of National Park Week.

    Virginia national parks with entrance fees waived:
    Appomattox Court House National Historical Park
    Assateague Island National Seashore
    Colonial National Historical Park
    George Washington Memorial Parkway’s Great Falls Park
    Manassas National Battlefield Park
    Petersburg National Battlefield
    Prince William Forest Park
    Shenandoah National Park
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