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FREE STUFF: Things to do and get free for Easter and beyond

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this Free Stuff and check back often, I’m constantly updating the list!  – Cheryl

FREE EVENT: Join the masses for the annual free, Easter on Parade party Sunday  April 8, along Monument Avenue between Allen and Davis. Enjoy live music, arts and crafts, a petting zoo, and bonnet contests from one to 5p.m. [Click HERE for details]

FREE ADMISSION:  Maymont invites you to a free Easter celebration on Saturday April 7.  From 11a.m. to 3 p.m on the Carriage House Lawn, enjoy egg hunts, lots of children’s activities, hay rides, even a bonnet parade.  Use the Hampton Street entrance. [Click HERE for a schedule of events]

FREE EVENT:  The City of Richmond will hold free Easter egg hunts on Easter Monday , April 9,  from 3 7 p.m. at 14 of their Community Centers. Children should bring their own baskets   Locations:  Ann Hardy Plaza 300 First Avenue (646-4824), Battery Park 2803 Dupont Circle (646-0944), Blackwell 300 E. 15th St. (646-8630), Creighton Court 2101 Creighton Rd. (646-4511), Fairfield Court 2506 Phaup St. (646-0029), Hickory Hill 300 E. Belt Blvd. (646-8663), Hotchiss 701 E. Brookland Park Blvd. (646-4466), Humphrey Calder 414 N. Thompson St. (646-1780), Pine Camp 4901 Old Brook Rd. (646-3672), Powhatan 5051 Northampton St. (646-0973), Randolph 1415 Grayland Ave. (646-1080), T. B. Smith 7825 Forest Hill Avenue (646-8490) Westover 1301 Jahnke Rd. (646-8995), Whitcomb Court 2302 Carmine St. (646-2988)
FREE CONCERT: See a free concert featuring the premiere Jazz Ensemble of the U.S. Air Force, the  “Airmen of Note” Jazz Ensemble on  Weds. April 11 7p.m. At Mills Godwin HS.  Pick up your tickets in advance at  Godwin HS , 2101 Pump Road 8:30am to 4:30pm weekdays.    Unclaimed seats will be released 15 minutes prior to performance time.

FREE MOVIES:  Ashland Firehouse Theatre is showing free movies on Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm through early April. The theater is at 201 Duncan Street.

FREE JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe program every Thursday evening from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Upcoming performances include  the Russell Wilson Trio (4/5) and the Chris Vasi Trio (4/12), Debo Dabney Trio (4/19), Neal Bowen Project (4/26) Forte Jazz Trio (5/3) and the Jim Branch Quartet (5/10).  Jazz Cafe and general Museum admission are always free.

FREE LESSON: Check out a free introductory lesson, ice skating or ice hockey at either SkateNation Plus in Short Pump or Richmond Ice Zone in Midlothian.

FREE TAX HELP: Tax time is creeping up quickly. If you’d like free help preparing your 2011 income tax return, there are trained volunteers at 13 sites across the metro area that can help you out.  Click here for more information.

LOTS OF FREE STUFF: How about getting and giving stuff free? The Freecycle Network is made up of nearly five thousand groups and nearly 70-thousand members around the world who are getting and giving away stuff free. Membership is free It’s a great way to recycle, get rid of items you don’t want, and get things you do.

FREE CREDIT REPORTS:  Get a free copy of your credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus.  Your personal information is completely protected. This site is sponsored by Equifax,Trans-Union and Experian.

FREE ADMISSION: Enjoy free admission to The Virginia Historical Society,  with access to the museum galleries and research library. The museum is at 428 North Boulevard in Richmond.

FREE KIDS MEALS: Kids eat free at McAlister’s Deli every Tuesday from  9 p.m. with the purchase of an adult entree.  There are two locations in the Richmond area, Gayton Crossing and Westchester Commons in Midlothian.

FREE DINNERS:  The Ministry  Without Walls offers a free community dinner on the fourth Friday of every month. 6 to 8 p.m. at 5780 Hull Street Road.  Call them for more information at (804) 381-6928.

FREE LONG DISTANCE: Make free, 10-minute long distance and international calls to select locations, just by listening to a short, ten-second ad first. Get your local access number to “Freephone2phone” here.

FREE STUFF: If you’re a Facebook member, a lot of restaurants are currently offering freebies, if you “like” them on Facebook. Search for your favorite and see if they have an offer. And while you’re on Facebook, stop by the  CBS 6 page and “like” us too.

FREE QDOBA: Children eat free at Qdoba on Sundays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

FREE FIREHOUSE SUBS: A lot of restaurants offer birthday clubs that you have to sign up for, to get freebies on your special day. At Firehouse Subs, just show up on your birthday with I.D with your birth date, and get a free medium sub. There are several locations in the metro area.

FREE GIFT CARDS: Spend some time reading, and earn extra money. You can earn free gift cards and books for your book reviews. Click the link here for more information.

FIND FREE WI-FI ACCESS: Want to know which local restaurants and coffee shops offer free wireless internet access? Get a directory for Greater Richmond or any city worldwide, by clicking here.

FREE 411 CALLS: Never pay to call information again. 800-FREE-411 works for both residential and business listings across America. All you have to do is listen to a 10-second commercial before getting the listing you want, but the service is free.

FREE E-BOOKS: Harlequin books has a free offer for you. Download up to 16 free e-books. Click here for the link.

FREE JEWELRY: The Silver Jewelry Club offers an assortment of free, pure sterling silver jewelry every day. From pendants to rings to earrings, all you pay is the shipping and handling.

FREE COMPUTER TECH HELP: If you have a problem with your computer, and no budget to fix it, Protonic offers free computer support and computer-related information online and by e-mail. This free service is manned by volunteers world-wide.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to us at or you can post it to my Facebook page.


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