August Festivals Guide: Food trucks, food trucks, food trucks!

FREE STUFF

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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 CONCERT:   Enjoy a free concert by national recording artists, Sixpence None the Richer.   Thurs. Aug. 15. 6 to 8 p.m. at Short Pump Town Center.  Details HERE.

FREE YOGA CLASS:  Every Saturday in August.  4-to- 5 p.m. at Yoga Source, 3122 W. Cary Street in Richmond’s Carytown.  Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  “ Wags and Wine” . A free pet-friendly social with music and refreshments, and you can stroll with your leashed dog in the gardens at Agecroft Hall.  Friday evening, August 16  from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at the Windsor Farms estate at  4305 Sulgrave Rd., in Richmond.  Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  “Wine and Whiskers”.  Friday, August 16  7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at  The Shops at Willow Lawn. Enjoy wine tastings, live music from popular 80’s cover band, “Party McFly”, food sampling, giveaways, merchant specials and more! Wine tasting fee is $8 and includes a souvenir wine glass. Must be 21 or older to sample wine. Leashed dogs welcome.  Details HERE.

FREE EVENT:  RVA Freedom Festival.  August 16-18.  Innsbrook Pavilion, Glen Allen.  Live bands, cultural programs, food, games and sports as the Indian Association of Virginia expands its annual celebration to include more diversity.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  Down Home Family Reunion, A Celebration of African American Folklife.  Saturday, August 17.   4-11 p.m.; Abner Clay Park, Belvidere and W Leigh Streets in Richmond’s Jackson Ward.  World music and dance, the Heritage Market, special children’s events, interactive site demonstrations and delicious down home food .  Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT:  Surf Rock from 3rd Wave.  Sun. Aug. 18 at the “Music in the Park” series at Forest Hill Park.   6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

FREE ADMISSION:   Last chance to check out the Washington Redskins Training Camp here in Richmond .   The sessions end on Friday, August 16.    Get more details HERE and HERE.

FREE EXHIBIT:  Chesterfield County Public Library`s Central branch hosts the national traveling exhibit, ‘Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War,’ from Aug. 10-Sept. 18 .   Details HERE.

FREE TOURS:  The Hanover Historical Society offers free ‘open house’ tours of the historic Hanover Courthouse on the second Tuesday of each month between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. . No reservations are required.   Details HERE.

FREE CONCERTS:   Ashland Coffee and Tea (100 N. Railroad Ave., Ashland)  This new music program for children  has performances on  August 21st.  Details HERE.

FREE MEALS:  Anyone 18 and younger can take advantage of Richmond Parks and Rec’s Summer free meals program.  Breakfast is served weekdays 9 a.m -10 a.m and lunch from noon to 1 p.m..  at any of the 120 sites in the metro area that participate in the department’s program.  No registration required.  The program continues through August 30th. Details and meal sites HERE.

FREE CONCERT:  10th annual Summer Concert Series at Short Pump Town Center.   6 to 8 p.m. in the main plaza. The free music series continues weekly  Thursday evenings through August 22nd.  Details HERE.

FREE MOVIES:    Movieland on the Boulevard in Richmond has  free family-friendly movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings at 10 a.m.  Doors open at 9 a.m..  Free admission is limited to theater capacity.  Details HERE.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIES:  Richmond Parks and Rec will show free ‘Movies in the Park’ outdoors at  a different city park each Friday night through mid-August.   Details and a movie schedule: HERE.

$1.00 MOVIES:  Not free, but a great deal.  $1.00 admission to family-friendly movies on Tuesday and Wednesday mornings through Aug. 14 at Regal Cinemas. Details and the full schedule HERE.

FREE BOWLING: Enjoy a  free summer of bowling for children age 15 and under at AMF lanes.  Two free games per day through September 2nd.   You`ll need to preregister your child. Use the link HERE.

FREE FLAG CLEANING:  Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year.  Details HERE.

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 ADMISSION:  Busch Gardens Williamsburg is once again offering free Preschool 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 offering single day free admission to men and women of the armed forces and their families any time this season.  Register 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 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,  4 p.m. to 10 p.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