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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Check out this week’s Free Stuff we found for you and check back often.

FREE COOKIE: Get a Free Chocolate chunk cookie this week at Richmond-area Chick fil-a restaurants.  From 2-5pm daily through Friday May 18.   Limit one per customer, while supplies last.

FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL:   “Imagination Richmond” is a free family festival Saturday May 19th at Willow Lawn.  Local bands ‘Silly Bus’ and ‘The Diggity Dudes’ will play along with entertainment by Jonathan the Juggler, Kamp Kreatures Puppet Theater, arts and crafts and more activities.  The fun goes on from 10a.m. to 2p.m., weather permitting.

FREE ADMISSION:    Free admission to the  28th Annual Lebanese Food Festival.  May 18-20. St. Anthony`s Maronite Catholic Church 4611 Sadler Rd., Glen Allen.  Live music, folk dancing, traditional, homemade foods.  (804-346-1161)

FREE CONCERTS:   Enjoy free concerts through the summer at Forest Hill Park near the Old Stone House.  This Sunday`s concert (5/20) featured Bio Ritmo.  Concert are from 6-8pm.  Bring a picnic dinner if you`d like. Get a full concert schedule [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION: Free admission for spectators at Dominion Riverrock, a three-day outdoor lifestyle festival featuring athletes and concerts to Brown’s Island and Historic Tredegar.  May 18-20, the event features a variety of outdoor sports including trail running, kayaking, biking, bouldering, stand up paddle boarding, slack-lining and dog jumping.

FREE ADMISSION:  The American Youth Harp Ensemble presents “A Spring Serenade”, a free concert on Sunday May 29 at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Road, Richmond.  Showtime is 1:30p.m.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) will be made available to members of the military and their families free of charge beginning Saturday, May 19, Armed Forces Day.  The pass allows entrance  to more than 2,000 national parks, wildlife refuges and other public lands. The free pass will be made available for activated members of the National Guard and Reserves but not to military veterans or retirees. Military personnel can get the passes by showing their military I.D at any national park or wildlife refuge that charges an entrance fee.

FREE BOWLING:   AMF Bowling Centers is offering FREE bowling again this summer, up to two games per day, for children up to age 15.  May 14 through September 3.    Free bowling will be available seven days a week, until 8p.m. nightly. Shoe rental is not included.

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 Against All Odds Band (5/17), Anthony Dowd Quartet (5/24), Skip Gailes Quartet (5?31), Joe Scott w/ Virgil Braxton (6/7) .  Jazz Cafe and general VMFA 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.

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

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 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.

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

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