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Richmond, VA (WTVR)-Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week.  And check back often, I’m always adding new listings.  Thanks.  Cheryl

FREE McCafe DRINKS:  Teacher Appreciation Week at McDonald’s.   From  May 6 to 10,  Richmond-area McDonald’s are celebrating teachers with FREE small  McCafé beverages.  One per person, per visit; eat in or drive-thru.   Must show proof that you’re a school educator or school staff member. This offer is valid at all McDonald’s restaurants in Greensville, Dinwiddie, Brunswick, Mecklenburg, Chesterfield, Powhatan, Henrico, King William, James City, New Kent, Sussex, Prince George, Essex, Hanover, Caroline, Lancaster, Richmond County, Richmond City, and Amelia Counties. (71 locations included.)

FREE COMIC BOOKS:  Each year, the first Saturday in May is Free Comic Book Day. The Main Richmond library on East Franklin will give out free comic books to kids and teens while supplies last on Sat. May 4.   And participating area comic book stores will be giving out comics too.   DAVE’S COMICS, 7019-F Three Chopt Road;  VELOCITY COMICS, 819-A West Broad Street;  RICHMOND COMIX, 14249 Midlothian Turnpike;The TIME CAPSULE, 205 East Broadway Avenue.  More details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  16th annual Asian American Celebration.  Sat. May 4  11a.m. to 7p.m., Richmond Convention Center.  Food, entertainment, vendors and more. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:   42nd Annual ‘Arts in the Park’  ” show and sale at the Carillon in Byrd Park .   Saturday May 4,  11a.m. to 6p.m and Sunday,  11a.m. to 5p.m.  featuring more  than 450 artists from around the U.S   FREE Parking and FREE Shuttles available at the City Stadium parking lot.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Que Pasa festival  celebrating Latin culture, music and food. Free canal boat rides, too. Saturday, May 4  11a.m. to 7p.m. all along the Canal Walk in downtown Richmond. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:   Henrico KidFest. Saturday, May 4   1-4p.m. at Deep Run Park at 9900 Ridgefield Pkwy.   Activities include carnival games, inflatables, craft-making, and meeting  animals at the Children`s Farm .  Details HERE.

FREE PERFORMANCE:  Richmond Shakespeare presents The Tempest, Weds. May 1st at Maymont.   7pm.  Raindate:  May 2nd.  Carriage House lawn at Maymont.

FREE PROGRAM:  “Stories at the Museum”  at the Virginia Historical Society. All ages welcome,  every program will include a group reading of the selected book and a related craft activity. The one hour programs  will  take place the first and third Saturday of each month at 11:00 a.m.  Details [HERE].

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The first full weekend of each month at CMOR (Children’s Museum of Richmond) for Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders.

FREE ADMISSION:  Busch Gardens Williamsburg is once again offering free Pre-school season admission passes.  The offer is good  for Virginia residents only.  Unlimited admission for children ages 3 to 5  to the park and to Water Country USA.  You must pre-register HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: Busch Gardens is also offering single day free admission to men and women of the armed forces and their families.  Register HERE.

FREE JAZZ:  Monday nights through June 10th in the courtyard at Innsbrook. With some of your favorite local performers including , Steve Bassett, Desiree Roots and the Johnny Peyton Renaissance Band.  Details [HERE].

FREE ADMISSION:   Virginia Historical Society at 428 North Boulevard, Richmond always offers free admission.  Don’t miss the new exhibit, “The President`s Photographer: Fifty Years Inside the Oval Office” .  The exhibit features a variety of images of Presidents from Kennedy to Obama.  The museum is open 10 to 5 daily, Sundays 1 p.m.. to 5 p.m.   The exhibit is up through July 8th.  Details [HERE].

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 JAZZ: The Virginia Museum has free admission to it’s Jazz Cafe’ program Thursday evenings from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Cafe and general VMFA Museum admission are always free. Full performance schedule [HERE]

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year at any of their 13 locations in the metro area.

FREE KIDS HAIRCUTS:   JC Penney is offering free haircuts to children in Kindergarten-to-6th grade every Sunday.

FREE FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are now  available to members of the military and their families free of charge.  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 LESSON: Take  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.

KIDS EAT FREE: All children eat  free at Quaker Steak & Lube Sundays through Thursdays, 4p.m. to 10p.m. The deal is good for children age 10 and under. The Richmond-area location is at 8000 W. Broad St.

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

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

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 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 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.

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.

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 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 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 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 me at freestuff@wtvr.com.