Flip Flops for Free Smoothies

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Don your flip-flops for free smoothies this Friday, June 19:

    This year on June 19th [2015], Tropical Smoothie Café will celebrate our 9th annual National Flip Flop Day. Come by one of our cafes wearing flip flops on June 19th between 2 pm to 7 pm for National Flip Flop Day and we’ll recognize your support with a FREE 24 oz. Jetty Punch Smoothie!!

    Every year on the third Friday in June, Tropical Smoothie Café celebrates National Flip Flop Day, when we raise funds to benefit our national charity partner, Camp Sunshine. What started as a holiday to thank our customers for their loyalty to our brand, has turned into a mission to raise money for Camp Sunshine and support children with life-threatening illnesses and their families.

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Frugal Summer Family Fun in RVA

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Summer’s here! I’ve compiled some free & cheap activities previously posted if you’re looking for things to do :)

$1 kids movies at Regal Cinemas
Free kids movies at Bowtie Cinemas
Free outdoor movies in Richmond parks

Music in the Park
Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts
Summer Sounds at Stony Point
Rock n Roll at West Broad Village
Jammin’ on the James
Concerts in Pole Green Park

Reading Clubs:
Local Libraries have reading progams and host lots of events too
Barnes & Noble Destination Imagination

Free bowling at AMF
Kids Bowl Free

Roller Skating:
Kids Skate Free

Flying Squirrels “Score an A Free Ticket Program” and free Kids Club Sunday games

See also: posts tagged “summer 2015″ and the Richmond Bargains event calendar

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Free Summer Movies at Movieland

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Ack! How have I not posted this!

Movieland on Boulevard will show FREE kids movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10am this summer 2015.

    June 23 & 24 – Rio 2
    June 30 & July 1 – How to Train Your Dragon 2
    July 7 & 8 – Diary of a Wimpy Kid
    July 14 & 15 – Mr. Peabody & Sherman
    July 21 & 22 – Penguins of Madagascar
    July 28 & 29 – Night at the Museum: Secrets of the Tomb
    August 4 & 5 – The Book of Life
    August 11 & 12 – The Croods
    Augsut 18 & 19 – Epic

1301 North Boulevard at West Leigh St.

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Rock ‘n Roll Summer Concert Series at West Broad Village

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West Broad Village will host six free tribute band concerts this summer, beginning with an INXS tribute band this Saturday, June 13. All concerts begin at 7 p.m. at “The Pad” next to Aloft hotel.

    Rock n Roll Summer Schedule:

    June 13 – Kick (The Incredible INXS Tribute)
    June 27 – Cowboy (The #1 Kid Rock Tribute in the US)
    July 11 – Everwilde (Country/Rock Show)
    July 25 – Crowded Streets (Dave Matthews Band Tribute)
    August 8 – Appetite for Destruction (Guns n’ Roses Tribute)
    August 22 – Shoot to Thrill n’ Dirty White Girls (All Girl Band Tribute to AC/DC and Foreigner)

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Apple Camp 2015 registration starts soon

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The Apple store in Short Pump Town Center will offer FREE three-day workshops this summer for kids ages 8 to 12 learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects.

The catch is that these camp slots get filled super-fast (less than a day). Last year, registration opened on June 16 so if you’re interested sign up now to be notified by email when Camp registration opens and/or check the Apple Camp website regularly over the next week.

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The F.R.E.E. List June 12-14

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

You got options. The Bumblebee Jamboree at Maymont, Music in the Park with Tin Can Fish Band at Forest Hill Park, Party of 4 – Jammin’ on the James at Wilton House Museum, Hidden Creek Community Day at Hidden Creek Park & Community Center, Bacon Festival at 17th Street Farmer’s Market, Salted Dog Blues at Westchester Commons, Ardent Craft Ales Anniversary Party, and Dogwood Dell programming including the Central VA Jazz Orchestra.

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

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Free Yoga Classes at VMFA

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This Saturday (6/13) at 9 a.m. is the start of Saturday Salutations FREE outdoor yoga sessions at the VMFA with Project Yoga Richmond:

    Project Yoga Richmond and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts are teaming up for the fifth year in a row to offer FREE outdoor classes to our beloved city! Join us on 10 select Saturdays from June to October on the VMFA’s beautifully landscaped Belvedere Deck (located above the Sculpture Garden). Classes are open to all levels, beginner-appropriate and family-friendly! We only ask that you tell your friends and stay in touch. A different PYR Ambassador leads each session. We cannot accept donations at the VMFA for these classes, but you can make a tax deductible online donation anytime here.

    If it rains or excessive heat advisory is forecast: A decision will be made as early as possible, using the best information available and noted on the calendar and via email. We will also make an announcement on Facebook. Please make sure you check one of these sources if the weather looks problematic!

    When to arrive: 8:45 am or earlier to check in. Class is 60 minutes. All participants will be required to sign in prior to class. Participation is first come, first served! Arrive early for best location.

    Where to park: In the VMFA parking deck or on the street anywhere that it’s allowed around the museum. Bicycle racks are available so consider biking to class!

    What to bring: Your mat, water, a towel, and a friend! Sunscreen and sunglasses are strongly recommended! It can become quite hot, so be prepared with water and willing to take breaks when necessary. A very limited number of mats will be available to borrow.


    June 13 w/ Jonathan Christopher Miles
    June 27 w/ Randi Kershman Weiss
    July 11 w/ Sue Agee
    July 25 w/ Twylah Ekko
    August 8 w/ Natasha Freeman
    August 22 w/ Carolyn Keller Sells
    September 12 w/ Michele Nierle
    September 26 w/ Sara Lovelace
    October 10 w/ Alec Abbott
    October 24 w/ Becky Eschenroeder

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Indigo Avenue closing Carytown location

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Indigo Avenue women’s consignment store is closing its Carytown location at the end of June (3324-A W. Cary Street):

    Closing sales schedule:

    Week 1: June 1-7 20% Off Everything
    Week 2: June 8-14 50% Off Everything
    Week 3 & 4: June 15-25 75% Off Everything
    Final Weekend: Thrift Prices ! (Everything will be $1.99, $2.99, or $3.99)(June 26-28)

The location at 448 N. Ridge Rd store remains open; through the end of June receive 15% off your entire purchase at the Ridge Rd location with a receipt from the Cary St store.


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Weekend Deals

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Once Upon a Child – Marked spring and summer items are on clearance this Saturday – 50% off from 9am to noon, 60% off from noon to 3pm, and 70% off from 3pm to 6pm (9127 W Broad St and 9770 Midlothian Turnpike)

Forest Hill Neighborhood Yard Sale – This Saturday from 8am to noon. More yard sales on Craigslist

Reminder: National Donut Day is Friday

Reminder: Virginia Free Fishing Days this weekend

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The F.R.E.E. List June 5-7

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

This weekend’s options include Broad Appetit food festival on Broad Street, Ashland Strawberry Faire at Randolph Macon, Celebrate Varina at Dorey Park, First Fridays Artwalk, and the Renaissance Faire and Romeo and Juliet kicking off Dogwood Dell Festival of Arts.

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