Free Wendy’s Frosty on Memorial Day

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Wendy’s: Stop in for Customer Appreciation Day, all day, Monday, May 25th! Celebrate Memorial Day with a FREE small Frosty at participating Richmond area locations. It is our way of saying “thanks” for your loyalty.

Fine print:
One free small Frosty per customer while supplies last. No purchase necessary, upon request. Valid only on 5/25/15, during regular restaurant hours. At participating Wendy’s locations in AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, OK, SC, TN, TX & VA.

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Free Memorial Weekend Admissions for Military

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Colonial Williamsburg – Active duty military, reservists, retirees, veterans, and their dependents receive free Colonial Williamsburg admission tickets during Memorial Day weekend—May 22–25, 2015. Explore the Revolutionary City, hear the stirring cadences of the Fifes and Drums, join in the patriotic events, and browse the Art Museums of Colonial Williamsburg.

Kings Dominion – Join us May 23-25 and July 4-5 as we pay tribute to our brave military service men and women by offering FREE park admission to any active, inactive or retired United States Service men and women with a valid military I.D. Enjoy activities planned each day along International Street including gettign your picture taken with our Uncle Sam stiltwalker at the front gate, real Army vehicles on display under the Eiffel Tower, a postcard mailing station to send to the troops, sponsored by NBC12, and an appearance by the USO! Also rock out to some awesome live music by our service men and women.

Lewis Ginter Botanical Gardens – On Monday, May 25 (only) the Garden will offer FREE admission for military personnel and/or their dependents, with valid military ID card. Anyone else in the party (non-dependents) can receive half-price admission.

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The F.R.E.E. List May 22-25

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

It’s Memorial Day weekend so things slow down a bit, but there’s Strawberry Fields Festival at Gallmeyer Farms, Big Hero 6 Family Movie Night at Chesterfield County Fairgrounds, RVA Music Night at Friday Cheers ($5), Ralph Jones Band Sounds of Summer concert at Weston Plantation, start of Summer Sounds concerts at Stony Point Fashion Park, and family activities Bass Pro Shops is holding a Go Outdoors event with free family activities.

Then on Memorial Day (Monday) you can check out a Civil War Sesquicentennial Finale Concert at the Virginia State Capitol, a ceremony at the Virginia War Memorial, a Memorial Day Parade in Sandston, and Carillon concert in Byrd Park.

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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Stony Point Fashion Park Summer Sounds, 2015 Schedule

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Free Summer Sounds outdoor concerts return to Stony Point mall this summer on weekends -

    “Enjoy live music while you stroll, shop and dine to all your favorite tunes performed by local musicians, every Friday through Sunday, at Stony Point Fashion Park.”

    Every Friday & Saturday, 4 to 8 p.m. and Sunday 1 to 5 p.m.
    (Weather Permitting)

    May 23 – King Edward & BD’s
    May 24 – Sandbar
    May 25 – TFC
    May 29 – Klaxton Brown
    May 30 – Kings Of Swing
    May 31 – Triad
    June 5 – Mashup
    June 6 – English Channel
    June 7 – Three For All
    June 12 – Groove Motive
    June 13 – Inside Out
    June 14 – Fillmore
    June 19 – Adrian Duke Project
    June 20 – Plunky & Oneness
    June 21 – Ban Caribe Ensemble
    June 26 – Fender Benders
    June 27 – Jangling Reinharts
    June 28 – Dixie Power Trio
    July 3 – Vinyl Headlights
    July 4 – Mo Debree
    July 5 – Laura Ann Singh Quartet
    July 10 – Party of Four
    July 11 – B2B
    July 12 – Diggity Dudes
    July 17 – Taters
    July 18 – Mashup
    July 19 - Emme St James
    July 24 – Cat Daddy
    July 25 – Klaxton Brown
    July 26 – Kool Kat Jazz
    July 31 – Premiere
    Aug 1 – King Edward & BD’s
    Aug 2 – Adrian Duke Trio
    Aug 7 - Sandbar
    Aug 8 – English Channel
    Aug 9 – Diggity Dudes
    Aug 14 – River City Party Band
    Aug 15 – En’novation
    Aug 16 – Fillmore
    Aug 21 – Mo Debree
    Aug 22 – Flashback
    Aug 23 – Triad
    Aug 28 – Groove Motive
    Aug 29 – Spectrum
    Aug 30 – Dixie Power Trio
    Sep 4 – Cat Daddy
    Sept 5 – B2B
    Sept 6 – Band Caribe Ensemble
    Sept 7 – Jangling Reinharts

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Wilton House Jammin’ on the James Concert Schedule

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Jammin’ on the James Summer free concert series will be held at Wilton House Museum in June, July, and August in 2015

    Join us this summer for free concerts on the grounds of Wilton. Bring a picnic dinner and your favorite lawn chair for family-friendly music on our scenic terrace overlooking the James River. Enjoy complimentary evening tours of Wilton as well as face-painting, games, and crafts for kids.

    Free admission. All concerts are rain or shine. Donations appreciated.

    Saturday, June 13; 6-8 PM —- Party of 4

    Saturday, July 11; 6-8 PM —- Central Virginia Jazz Orchestra

    Saturday, August 8; 6-8 PM —- The Hunts

Wilton House Museum
215 S. Wilton Rd.
Richmond, VA 23226
P: (804) 282-5936

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Weekend Deals – Henricus, Saladworks, Rabies Vaccines

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Henricus Historical Park – Free admission will be offered ALL WEEKEND to active and retired military members and their immediate families. On Saturday there will be 17th century military training, including musket and cannon firing. Historical interpreters will demonstrate how military tactics evolved through the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries. Powhatan Indian interpreters will also demonstrate how native tactics and weaponry adapted against the colonists.

Henrico County Rabies Clinic – $10 vaccines on Saturday, May 15: All Clinics are 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM and will be held at Government Center, 4301 E. Parham Road in the Parking Deck Adjacent to the Administration Building. First, you must register and pay at the Cashier’s Office located inside the County Administration Building. Then, you proceed to veterinarian on the first level of the parking deck adjacent to the Administration Building. Henrico County dog tags are issued as permanent tags. The numbered tag you receive at the time of purchase will be kept throughout the life of your dog unless it is lost, stolen, or destroyed. When your dog’s rabies vaccine expires, you will be paying to renew your permanent numbered tag. The license expiration will run concurrent with the rabies vaccine. 1 year or less $10.00, Multi-year $15.00. The tag and license are not prorated, non-transferable and non-refundable

Saladworks – Now open in Reynold’s Crossing in the West End, offering $5.99 salads through May 17 (7000 Forest Ave, Suite 1100)

Chick-fil-A Westchester Commons – In honor of ‪#‎NationalChocolateChipDay‬ – enjoy a Chocolate Chunk Cookie on us! Today [Friday} only! 2-5pm! Limited one per person per day! Westchester Commons location only! Show this offer to your cashier when ordering!

Reminder: UR Big Yard Sale

Reminder: Free admission to Art of the Flower at VMFA on Monday

Reminder: Free & cheap weekend events

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Groupon for Busch Gardens Williamsburg & Water Country USA

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Very solid half-price Groupon deal for Busch Gardens & Water Country admission, if you’ll only be visiting the parks within a 7-day window this year:

$47.50 for one two-park flex ticket to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA for up to seven consecutive days ($95 value)

Fine print: “Expires Sep 7th, 2015. Limit 10/person. Must be used by same person. FINAL SALE, NO REFUNDS. Hours/days vary, check schedule. For ages 3+. Not redeemable on mobile app; must print Groupon prior to visit and present at arrival. Must provide first name, middle initial & last name at checkout.”

You could wait to see if a Groupon discount code shows up, but lately the additional discounts seem to have been excluding Busch Gardens.

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The F.R.E.E. List May 15-17

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

Another heavy hitting May weekend, with the marquee event being Dominion Riverrock on Brown’s Island. There’s also the Lebanese Food Festival in Glen Allen, Bark in the Park at Deep Run Park, ART 180′s Really Big Show at Abner Clay Park, Confederate History & Heritage Day at 1917 Chesterfield Courthouse, a Richmond Symphony Youth Orchestra Concert, and Byrd & a Beer ($5) with a midnight showing of The Breakfast Club.

Other possibilities: Saturday is Kids to Parks Day, with family activities at all Virginia State Parks (parking fees apply), and Bass Pro Shops is holding a Go Outdoors event this weekend and next with free family activities.

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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Kids Bowl Free Richmond

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In addition to the AMF Summer Games free bowling, children are also eligible for free bowling at King Pin Lanes in Midlothian through the program. Kids 15 and under get two free games each day (during times listed below) through September 7. Shoe rental is not included.

You can complete the registration form online.

    Eligible times:
    Monday 10:00am — 5:00pm
    Tuesday 10:00am — 8:00pm
    Wednesday 10:00am — 5:00pm
    Thursday 10:00am — 8:00pm
    Friday 10:00am — 8:00pm
    Saturday 10:00am — 8:00pm
    Sunday 1:00pm — 5:00pm

    King Pin Lanes
    200 Otterdale Rd
    Midlothian, VA, 23113
    (804) 378-7838

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AMF Summer Bowling Pass Deals (FREE for Kids)

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AMF’s free bowling for kids is back this summer; AMF Summer Games runs May 18 through September 7, and is valid Monday through Friday (open to 8pm) and Saturday and Sunday (open to 4pm). The free passes are for kids 15 and under, good for 3 games of bowling each day. Register online at

A Family Pass is also available for purchase for $39.95, and entitles 4 people (age 16 and older) access to 3 games of bowling each day.

Here’s the fine print about shoe rentals:
“Shoe rental is included with each purchase of a Kids Pass or Adult Pass. If your center is participating in the program that offers free kids’ passes and paid family passes, then shoes are not included.”

Huh? I interpret it to mean, as usual, you’re on your own for shoe rental.

    Participating Richmond AMF lanes:
    Shrader Lanes
    8037 Shrader Road

    Sunset Lanes
    6540 West Broad Street

    Hanover Lanes
    7317 Bell Creek Road

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