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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 WINTERIZATION KITS:  The Richmond Dept. of Public Utilities annual Weatherization Kit Giveaway is Friday, Oct. 11 at Pleasants Hardware at 2024 W. Broad Street.  Kits will be given out to Richmond residents age 65 and older between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  (For more information, call 804-646-7000)  Details HERE.

FREE MUSIC FESTIVAL:  The biggest free music festival in Richmond; the 6th annual Richmond Folk Festival kicks off Friday evening, October 11 on Brown`s Island and in the Tredegar area.   Seven stages featuring all types of entertainment.  The festival runs through Sunday. See a schedule of events. HERE.

FREE OUTDOOR MOVIE:  Get into the Halloween spirit with free ‘Friday Night Movies at the Pumpkin Patch at Tom Leonards` in Short Pump.  This week`s feature is ‘Haunted Pumpkin of Sleepy Hollow.  Movie time is 7 p.m in the outdoor hay bale theater.  More details HERE.

**UPDATE** CANCELED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER:  FREE MOVIE: Check out a free family movie under the stars this Saturday, October 12 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.   Sponsored by Chesterfield Parks and Rec, bring chairs and blankets, gates open at 6 p.m. the movie, Madagascar 3′  begins at 7 p.m.
Details HERE.

FREE EVENT FOR DADS & KIDS:    First Things First of Greater Richmond presents ‘All Pro Dad’ a free dinner and program for Fathers and children .  The next ones are coming up at 6:30pm on October 15th and 17th.

FREE ADMISSION:  Historic Deep Run School Open House    Sat, Oct 12, 1-3 p.m. Free. 3417 Pump Road in Henrico.  For all ages, see what life was like in a two-room schoolhouse including lessons and recess.   Details HERE.

FREE PROGRAM:  Tricky Toys: Optical Toys of the 1800’s  Sat, Oct 12, 2-3 p.m. Dabbs House Museum -3812 Nine Mile Road, Henrico. For ages 6-13 Create your own optical toys just in time for the season of trick or treats.  More Information: 652-3409. and HERE.

FREE CONCERT:  Heritage Bluegrass Band. Sat, Oct 12, 7pm. Free.  Henrico Theatre -305 E. Nine Mile Road, Henrico. All agesReservations are required.  Information: 328-4491 and 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 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.  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 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 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 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

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