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

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Photo: Dominion Riverrock
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 RichmondBargains.com calendar page. Click on the title to expand the details about each event.

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Kids Bowl Free Richmond

kidsbowlfree at king pin lanes
In addition to the AMF Summer Games free bowling, children are also eligible for free bowling at King Pin Lanes in Midlothian through the KidsBowlFree.com 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 bowlsummergames.com.

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
    Mechanicsville

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Sierra Club/UR Big Yard Sale 2015

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Fall of the James Sierra Club’s annual Big Yard Sale at the University of Richmond will be this Saturday, May 16, from 8-11am! The club collects donations and end-of-year castoffs from the UR community to sell at the sale (think lots of dorm chairs, lamps, appliances, and clothes). The sale is held in Millhiser Gym on campus.

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Free Sweet Frog for Moms!

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“Celebrate this Sunday with The Official Treat of Moms! FREE 12oz cups for all moms on Mother’s Day at a participating #sweetfrog

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Weekend Deals – Yard Sales, Free Photo

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Mechanicsville Christian Center Missions Yard Sale – The annual Mechanicsville Christian Center Missions Yard Sale will be held on Saturday, May 9th (Mother’s Day Weekend) at 8061 Shady Grove Road. The doors open at 6am, so mark your calendar ~ it is a huge extravaganza that you don’t want to miss! All the proceeds go towards urban and foreign missions projects!

Devil’s Triangle Yard Sale – Block sale by friends and family of the restaurants around Patterson and Shepherd on Saturday from 10am-4pm

RAMOM Everything for Kids Sale – Saturday 8-11am (Chickahominy Middle School, 9450 Atlee Station Road, Mechanicsville)

Many more yard sales on Craigslist

Clothes Rack – 50% off of both locations Friday and Saturday. Excludes yellow tags and jewelry. Stratford Hills will be open on Mother’s Day and the weekend sale will continue.

Walgreens – FREE 8×10 photo print with code FREE2PRINT (expires 5/9). Order online, pick up in store.

Free & cheap weekend events

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The F.R.E.E. List May 8-10

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

Coming up this weekend… Bon Air Victorian Day Parade and Festival in Bon Air, A Good Day in RVA II at Hardywood, War Between the Tastes: Civil War Food Festival at Meadow Farm Museum, Strawberry Street Festival at Fox Elementary, Visit the Victorians at Maymont, free garden admission and Richmond Concert Band Mother’s Day concert at Agecroft Hall, and Music in the Park at Forest Hill Park.

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

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Music in the [Forest Hill] Park starts May 10

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Forest Hill Park hosts free Music in the Park concerts monthly through October, starting this Sunday.
Lineup:

May 10, 6-8pm – The Atkinsons (Alt-Country/Americana)
June 14, 6-8pm – Tin Can Fish Band (Folk Rock & Roots)
July 12, 6-8pm – Hotel X (African Jazz/Funk)
Aug. 9, 6-8pm – Mighty Joshua & Zion #5 Band (Reggae)
Sept. 6, 5-7pm – Elana Lisa and the Hot Mess (Hot Jazz and Swing)
Oct. 4, 5-7pm – New Misty Centrals (Folk-Pop & Rock)

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Free Richmond Shakespeare Performance at Maymont

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From Richmond Shakespeare:

    Please join us this Tuesday, May 5th at 7pm at Maymont for a FREE performance of the hilarious, fast-paced comedy, The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged.) Directed by Dr. Jan Powell, starring – Jay Banks, David Janosik and Alexander Sapp. This performance will be at the Carriage House Lawn at Maymont. Rain date – May 6th at 7pm.

    The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged), is an irreverent, high-speed roller-coaster through the Bard’s plays. Join our madcap trio of ambitious prop-laden actors as they weave their wicked way through Shakespeare’s Comedies, Histories and Tragedies in one wild ride that will leave you breathless and helpless with laughter!

    “STUPENDOUS, ANCHORLESS JOY!” – New York Times
    “If you like Shakespeare, you’ll love this show. If you hate Shakespeare, you’ll love this show!” – The Today Show

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May 5: Half-Priced Drinks at Sonic

cinco de mayo at sonic

Sonic is offering 1/2-price drinks and slushes all day on Tuesday, May 5th (Cinco de Mayo)

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