The F.R.E.E. List March 27-29

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

This weekend, hang out with the rest of RVA running, walking, or watching the Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10K, as well as the RFM Adventure Expo at Peak Experiences, Bloomin’ Days at Strange’s Garden Center, Telluride Mountainfilm on Tour at Henrico Theatre, and a Capitol Opera performance at Richmond Public Library.

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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Ignore this post unless you were born in 1975

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Busch Gardens’ newest coaster, Tempesto

Hey 40-year-olds, Busch Gardens Williamsburg is turning 40 this year too – and this opening weekend only, anyone born in 1975 can get in for FREE! Just bring your driver’s license to the park.

    We have a special offer for opening weekend (March 27 – March 29, 2015). In honor of our 40th anniversary we’re giving free single day admission to anyone born in 1975. That’s right, if you’re like us and were born in 1975 you can receive a free single-day ticket. All you have to do is come to the front gate on opening weekend, and show your identification card or driver’s license displaying you were born in 1975. This offer is valid for opening weekend only. ‪#‎SingingHappyBirthdayToYou‬ ‪#‎Happy40thToUsToo‬ ‪#‎BGVA40‬ ‪#‎1975Ticket‬

Parking fee will still apply.

Everyone else, remember to purchase your Busch Gardens Fun Cards by March 31 to get Water Country included for free, and register your preschooler for their free Preschool Pass!

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Twin Hickory and Atlee Libraries Used Book Sales

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Two used book sales coming up Friday and Saturday:

    Friends of Twin Hickory Library Spring Used Book Sale:

    Huge variety of books at bargain prices! Shop 9am-4pm on Friday, March 27 and Saturday, March 28. Children’s books will be sold on Saturday ONLY. Adult books will be sold on Friday & Saturday. Sales benefit the Friends of Twin Hickory Library. For more information, please call (804)290-9200 x5.

    The Atlee Library Friends’ Spring Book Sale will be Friday, March 27th, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and Saturday, March 28th, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. in Atlee Library’s meeting rooms., 9161 Atlee Rd, Mechanicsville, VA 23116.

    A Preview Sale for current members of the Friends will be Thursday, March 26th, from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. You are welcome to join the Friends at the door. All proceeds from the Book Sale directly benefit Atlee Library and their programs. For further information, please call the library at 559-0654. A huge selection, over 8,000 items, of well sorted books and other media will be available at terrific prices. All hardback books, CDs, and DVDs, are a $1.00. All paperback books, books-on-tape and VHS tapes are each only 50 cents. The best bargain of all is to purchase a Friends’ book/tote bag for $12.00 and fill it to the brim for free!

Thanks Mindy and Nancy!

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Weekend Deals – Pizza, Books, Prom Dresses

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Reminder: Cinderella Dreams Prom Dress Event ($5 donation) – This Friday, March 20 from 5PM-9PM and Saturday, March 21 from 10AM-3PM (Westchester Commons, 301 Perimeter Drive, Midlothian, VA 23113)

Chester Library Used Book Sale – Friday March 20 from 10am to 1pm (11800 Centre Street, Chester)

Enon Library Used Book Sale – Saturday March 21 from 10am to 3pm (1801 Enon Church Road, Chester)

Domino’s – 50% off any pizza at menu price for online orders with coupon code 50OFF (through March 22)

Clean Closet Consignment SaleFebruary 28-March 21 (Creeks at Virginia Center, 9986 Brook Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059)
Public Sale: March 20th, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
50% Off Sale: March 21st, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (marked items only)

Woodlake MOPS Consignment SaleMarch 21 (Woodlake United Methodist Church, 15640 Hampton Park Drive, Chesterfield VA 23832)
Public Sale: 8-11 am
Half Price Sale 12-1 pm

Shutterfly – Free 8×8 hardcover photo book with code 1FREEBOOK (shipping is $7.99). Expires 3/23

Reminder: Rare Editions Warehouse Sale for girls Easter dresses

Reminder: Free Rita’s Italian Ice on Friday

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Free Italian Ice for the First Day of Spring

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This Friday, March 20, is the first day of spring, and that means a FREE cup of Italian Ice at Rita’s Italian Ice between 12pm and 9pm.

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Clover Hill Shops
13918 Hull Street Road
Midlothian, VA 23112

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The F.R.E.E. List March 20-22

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

This weekend, you get to choose between the Church Hill Irish Festival ($5), Byrd & A Beer Midnight Movie Fight Club ($5), Chesterfield Comic Con, Henrico Adventure Series on Fly Fishing, Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day and VCU Symphony Orchestra (Thursday).

And of course, Time Travelers weekend!

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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St. Patrick’s Day: 1/2-Price Shakes at Sonic

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Tomorrow, 3/17, milkshakes at half-price at Sonic Drive-Ins all day

Also, shakes are half-price every night after 8 p.m. til the end of summer at Sonic

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Time Travelers Passport Weekend: Free Admission to 10 Historic RVA Sites

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This Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015, ten historic homes and museums around Richmond will offer free admission for Time Travelers Weekend. Venues include Agecroft Hall, Maymont’s Dooley Mansion, the Poe Museum, and the White House of the Confederacy. Just show this Time Travelers Passport (either printed or on a mobile device).

    “Richmond’s most renowned historic homes and museums offer visitors a “passport” to time-travel during a special admission-free weekend on Saturday and Sunday, March 21 and 22, 2015. Tourists and locals alike are invited to discover the City’s treasures, spanning 400 years of fascinating history and including the homes of John Marshall, Jefferson Davis, John Wickham, Major James Dooley and other important Virginians.

    Ten participating sites – Agecroft Hall, Dabbs House Museum, The John Marshall House, Maymont, Meadow Farm Museum, The Edgar Allan Poe Museum, Virginia House, White House of the Confederacy, The 1812 John Wickham House and Wilton House Museum – will offer complimentary admission to visitors who show a Time Travelers Passport, available via download from websites of participating attractions. This special offer equates to savings of more than $55 per person. (Some restrictions may apply.)

    Download your passport or show via your mobile device. Read the media release for information on each site.”

Press release with information about each site

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Busch Gardens Fun Card 2015 (Special Offer: Water Country USA for Free!)

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If you’re getting a Busch Gardens Williamsburg Fun Card this year (remember, preschoolers get a FREE pass!), make sure you purchase it online by March 31, 2015 because there’s a limited time promotion that gets you Water County USA as well for FREE with your $75 Busch Gardens Fun Card (The regular price of the combo Fun Card is $100)

So, pay $75 for unlimited admissions to Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Water Country USA through September 7, 2015 (parking is extra). Look for the “2-Park Fun Card” limited-time offer on the online order page.


    Celebrate fun with unlimited admission to Busch Gardens® & Water Country USA® through Sept. 7, 2015 on regularly scheduled operating days and get two parks for the price of one.

    This is an ONLINE ONLY offer available through March 31, 2015.
    $25 online only savings is based on the regular 2-Park Fun Card price of $100. Does NOT include parking. Additional fees and taxes may apply. Busch Gardens opens March 27, 2015. Water Country opens May 16, 2015. Operating hours and days vary, please check schedule before arrival. Fun Card is only valid for the person listed on the ticket. Ticket is non-transferable and non-refundable. Not for resale. Void if altered. Remains the property of SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment. Will be confiscated or revoked without restitution for misuse. Ticket expires Sept. 7, 2015.

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Weekend Deals – Froyo, Books, Kids Stuff

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Sweet Frog – All 12oz frozen yogurt cups $4 between March 9-22

$.15 Kids Days at the Children’s Museum – On Sunday March 15, all locations of Children’s Museum of Richmond will admit every child for 15 cents. Adult admission is $8

LaPrade Library Book Sale – Saturday, March 14 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (9000 Hull St)

CARITAS Indoor Yard Sale – On the hunt for a bargain? Look no further! The CARITAS Indoor Yard Sale event is on Friday and we hope you’ll join us. You’ll find a unique blend of household items for great prices that are sure to please even the thriftiest of shoppers. (Friday, March 13th, 10 AM- 2 PM ; 1125 East Commerce Road)

Mothers of Young Children Clothing and Toy SaleMarch 14 (West End Assembly of God, 401 Parham Rd, Richmond VA 23229)
Public Sale: 8am to Noon
Reduced Sale 1pm to 2pm

Christ Church Consignment SaleMarch 14 (Christ Church Episcopal, 5000 Pouncey Tract Road, Glen Allen, VA 23059)
Public Sale 7:30am – 11:15am
Half-Price Sale 12:00pm-3:00pm

Southside Mothers of Multiples Yard SaleMarch 14 (Manchester Middle School, 7401 Hull Street, Midlothian)
Public sale: 8am-11am

Reminder: Curtain Call home consignment sale

The F.R.E.E. List of weekend events Note: St. Paddy’s Palooza has been moved from Saturday to Sunday

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