The F.R.E.E. List September 4-6

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

Rustled up a few free things to do this Labor Day weekend :) The UR International Film Series on Fridays and Sundays starts tomorrow with Leviathan, as well as First Fridays along Broad, Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park, the last of Stony Points Summer Sounds concerts (including one on Labor Day), and Secretly Y’all storytelling, and River City Taiko Drummers, and ArtCycle Opening/Open Studio Sunday at VMFA.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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The F.R.E.E. List August 28-30

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

Still two weeks til [public] school starts, but we’ve entered the back-to-school events slump. Opera In the Park will be performed by Virginia Opera at Dogwood Dell, Movie in the Park: Alexander will be shown at Bryan Park, learn about volunteer opportunities at Volunteer RVA at West Broad Village, Ashland’s Bluemont Concert series ($5) wraps up, and Stony Point Fashion Park has Summer Sounds concerts. Bonus Monday event: Henrico Concert Band plus a showing of Up at Deep Run Park.

ALSO: if you haven’t noticed, I’ve been working on adding more “bargain” events to the calendar so that you can know about them even when I don’t get to doing full posts (they are the ones in green). For instance, RVA Sandwich Week is going on now with $5 sandwich specials at restaurants around town, corn dogs are $.50 at Sonic tomorrow, and Fancy Pants kids consignment sale is at the Children’s Museum Central tomorrow!

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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Weekend Deals – Book Sale, Warehouse Sale, Consignment Sale

Tuckahoe “Friends of the Library” Book Sale is this Friday and Saturday, August 21 & 22, from 10:00 am – 4:00 pm. Adult books will be sold both days, but children’s books will be available Saturday only. For more information call 290-9122.

Ledbury Warehouse Sale – Going on through Aug 22. Close out the summer right and join us for our second annual Warehouse Sale! Score discontinued Ledbury shirts and goods at up to 75% off (117 S. 14th St. in Shockoe Slip, right next to LaDiff)

Kids Exchange Consignment Sale – August 21-23 at the Richmond International Raceway Complex (Colonial Building)
Public Sale:
Friday, August 21: 9am- 6pm
Saturday, August 22: 9am-5pm
Half-Price Sale:
Sunday, August 23: 12pm-5pm

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The F.R.E.E. List August 21-23

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

No shortage of fun stuff this weekend; here’s some of it… Richmond Bluegrass Festival at Hardywood, Richmond Concert Band at Agecroft Hall, Lee Dewyze and Sister Hazel concert at Short Pump Town Center, Rock ‘n Roll Summer concert at West Broad Village, Family Fest at the Richmond Kickers ($20 per family), Art Splash at Eastern Henrico Recreation Center, Bugstock: A 60’s VW Happening at Twin Hickory Park, Science After Dark at the Science Museum ($5), Into the Woods outdoor movie at Forest Hill Park, and Cyrus McCormick and the Reapers, English Channel, and Native American Culture Event at Dogwood Dell.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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More Aldi Openings – Staples Mill and Mechanicsville

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Aldi continues its quest to reach local grocery shoppers with not one but TWO grand openings in the metro Richmond area tomorrow:

“On August 13, 2015, Richmond, VA will welcome its newest neighbor, ALDI. Come and enjoy the festivities, complete with big savings, delicious samples and prize giveaways for all at our new location at 8951 Staples Mill Road, Richmond, VA 23228.” (And 7047 Mechanicsville Turnpike, Mechanicsville, VA 23111)
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*Prize awarded in the form of ALDI Gift Certificates. Based on a household average of $10 per week spent on produce at ALDI. One winner per participating store. See store for sweepstakes rules and details.

Stores open at 9am. $10 off $40 purchase coupons have gone out again, via mail and/or this week’s Aldi circular delivered with the newspaper.

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The F.R.E.E. List August 14-16

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

It’s mid-August and we’re looking at RVA Brew-B-Q at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Wags & Wine at Agecroft Hall ($2), Down Home Family Reunion at Abner Clay Park, Movies on the Lawn (Paddington) at West Broad Village, and Doors Wide Open concert, Celtibillies concert, and Evening of Oriental Culture at Dogwood Dell.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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Free Bowling at AMF and Uptown Alley

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This Saturday, August 8th, is National Bowling Day. AMF bowling centers (Shrader, Sunset, or Hanover Lanes) are offering a free game of bowling for all guests between 10am and Noon (shoe rental extra I think), and Uptown Alley has a free game of bowling with shoes between the hours of 9am and 11am.

Remember, free kids summer bowling program is still going on!

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The F.R.E.E. List August 7-9

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

This weekend you can check out the Watermelon Festival in Carytown, Filipino Festival at Our Lady of Lourdes, PBS Kids Movie Night: Wild Kratts ($10 per family, register online by Thursday August 6), Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park, Jammin on the James: The Hunts at Wilton House Museum, Guns n’ Roses Tribute Band: Appetite for Destruction) at West Broad Village, Ezibu Muntu at Dogwood Dell, and First Fridays art walk.

If you can’t view the calendar, try visiting the actual post here or the dedicated calendar page here.

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Richmond Consignment Sales, Fall 2015

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Welcome to the Fall 2015 edition of the Richmond children’s consignment sales list!

As always, visit the websites if you’re interested in selling some of your kid stuff, or if you want to volunteer and benefit from the preview shopping hours. Pregnant ladies, new moms, and grandparents can sometimes shop preview sales as well; look for information on sale websites about registering in advance.

And now the list, in order by date:

Clean ClosetAugust 8-29 (Virginia Center)

    Creeks at Virginia Center
    9986 Brook Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23059

    Public Sale:
    August 8th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    August 9th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    August 14th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    August 15th, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    August 16th, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    August 21st, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
    August 22nd, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    August 23rd, 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.
    August 28th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

    50% Off Sale:
    August 29th, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (marked items only)

Monkey Tails ConsignmentAugust 14-16 (Doswell)

    The Meadow Event Park, Meadow Pavilion
    13191 Dawn Blvd
    Doswell, VA 23047

    Public Sale:
    Friday August 14 – 9:00am – 6:00pm
    Saturday August 15 – 9:00am – 6:00pm

    1/2 Price Sale
    Sunday August 16 – 9:00am – 12:00pm

Kids ExchangeAugust 21-23 (Richmond International Raceway Complex)

    Richmond International Raceway Complex (Colonial Building)

    Public Sale:
    Friday, August 21: 9am- 6pm
    Saturday, August 22: 9am-5pm

    Half-Price Sale:
    Sunday, August 23: 12pm-5pm

Fancy Pants RichmondAugust 27 (Richmond)

    Children’s Museum of Richmond
    2626 W Broad St

    Public Sale
    9:30am-7pm

Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy SaleSeptember 12 (West End)

    West End Assembly of God
    401 Parham Rd, Richmond VA 23229

    Public Sale:
    8am to Noon

    Reduced Sale
    1pm to 2pm

The Clothesline Children’s Consignment SaleSeptember 16-19 (Bon Air)

    Bon Air Community Center
    8725 Quaker Lane

    Public Sale:
    Wednesday September 16 …. 9a to 8p
    Thursday September 17 …. 9a to 8p

    25% Off Sale:
    Friday September 18 …. 9a to 8p

    Half-Price Sale:
    Saturday September 19 …. 8a to 2p

Threads Consignment SaleSeptember 25-27 (West End)

    Canterbury Shopping Center
    10618 Patterson Ave., Richmond, VA 23229
    (Corner of Pump & Patterson)

    Public Sale
    Friday, September 25 • 9am-7pm
    Saturday, September 26 • 9am-7pm

    50% Off Sale
    Sunday, September 27 – 9:00am-4:00pm

St. Andrew’s UMC Consignment SaleSeptember 26 (West End)

    9801 Fort King Road
    Richmond, Virginia 23229

    Public Sale
    8am-12pm

    Half-price sale
    1-2:30pm

Christ Church Consignment SaleSeptember 26 (Short Pump)

    Christ Church Episcopal
    5000 Pouncey Tract Road
    Glen Allen, VA 23059

    Public Sale
    7:30am – 11:15am

    Half-Price Sale
    12:00pm-3:00pm

Brandermill Church Consignment SaleOctober 3 (Midlothian)

    The Brandermill Church
    4500 Millridge Parkway, Midlothian 23112

    Public Sale: 8am-11am

Richmond Area Mothers of Multiples Yard SaleOctober 3 (Mechanicsville)

    Chickahominy Middle School
    9450 Atlee Station Rd, Mechanicsville VA

    Public Sale: 8-11am

Sales that have not announced dates:

Southside Mothers of Multiples Yard Sale(Midlothian)

    Manchester Middle School
    7401 Hull Street, Midlothian

    Public sale: 8am-11am

Oakland Baptist Church Consignment Sale(Gum Spring in Goochland Co)

    Oakland Baptist Church
    2965 Oakland Church Road, Gum Spring 23065

    Public Sale:

If you know about a sale I’m missing, please email me or add it to the comments!

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The One and Only VA Sales Tax Holiday

When is Virginia's sales tax holiday?
So this year’s Virginia school supply tax holiday (August 7-9) comes with a bit of a twist:

    “Legislation enacted by the 2015 General Assembly combines Virginia’s three existing sales tax holidays into one three-day holiday beginning the first Friday in August at 12:01 a.m. and ending the following Sunday at 11:59 p.m. This year’s sales tax holiday is August 7-9.

    That means that during the sales tax holiday period, consumers can purchase qualifying school supplies, clothing, footwear, hurricane and emergency preparedness items, and Energy Star and WaterSense products without paying sales tax. This includes qualifying items purchased online, by mail or over the phone.

    In addition to the specific items exempted, retailers may also choose to offer other items “tax-free” by paying the sales tax themselves during the holiday.”

In the past, hurricane preparedness was held in May and Energy Sense in October.

Overview of Exempt Items:

School Supplies, Clothing, and Footwear:
Qualified school supplies – $20 or less per item
Qualified clothing and footwear – $100 or less per item
Detailed list of school supplies, clothing and footwear

Hurricane and Emergency Preparedness Items:
Portable generators – $1,000 or less per item
Gas-powered chainsaws – $350 or less per item
Chainsaw accessories – $60 or less per item
Other specified hurricane preparedness items with a sales price of $60 or less per item
Detailed list of hurricane preparedness items

Energy Star and WaterSense Items:
Qualifying items carrying either the Energy Star or WaterSense label with a sales price of $2,500 or less purchased for noncommercial home or personal use.
Qualifying Energy Star items include dishwashers, clothes washers, air conditioners, ceiling fans, light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and refrigerators
Qualifying WaterSense items include bathroom sink faucets, faucet accessories such as aerators and shower heads, toilets, urinals, and landscape irrigation controllers
Detailed list of Energy Star and WaterSense items

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