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Richmond, VA (WTVR) Check out the Free Stuff I found for you this week, and check back often, I’m constantly updating with new finds. And, if you know of any event or great free offer to share, e-mail is to me at freestuff@wtvr.com . Thanks, Cheryl

FREE ADMISSION: The Dominion Riverrock outdoor sports and entertainment festival Friday through Sunday, May 16-18  on Brown’s Island.  Full details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:  30th annual Lebanese Food Festival. This Friday through Sunday at St. Anthony`s Maronite Catholic Church on Sadler Rd. in Glen Allen. 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sunday 10 a.m. to 8 p.m .  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:   ‘A Good Day in RVA’- welcoming 14 bands. Saturday, May 17 from 2-10 p.m. at Hardywood Park Craft Brewery on Ownby Lane in Richmond. Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT: Featuring the talented youngsters of the American Youth Harp Ensemble, Sunday, May 18 at 1:30pm at Lakeside United Methodist Church, 2333 Hilliard Road.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION: The Richmond Youth Symphony presents their Spring concert, Sunday nigh, May 18 t at 7 p.m. at the Carpenter Theater. No advance tickets required.  Details HERE.

FREE OPEN HOUSE:   The Chesterfield County Public Library has a special open house on Thursday May 15  for elementary aged children from 6 to 8 p.m. at all branches except Bon Air (which is closed for renovations). Students can get the summer reading lists, and sign up for the Redskins Read Across Richmond program that can earn them weekly prizes. Students and parents can also record themselves signing the Army’s official song, some of which will be included in a music video to be released next month.  Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT: Chesterfield’s Central Library on Lori road hosts free concerts Thursday nights in May at 7pm. Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT:  Hymns, favorites and original songs from the Rinard Family. Fri. May 16 7 p.m.  Henrico Theater, 305 E. Nine Mile Rd.  Reservations required: 804-328-4491.  Details HERE.

FREE FAMILY DAY:  Old-fashioned fun with games, music, crafts, gardening activities, food vendors and more.  At the Armour House and gardens in Henrico County, Sat. May 17, 2-5 p.m.  4001 Clarendon Road, Henrico.  Details HERE.

FREE ICE CREAM SOCIAL:   Enjoy free ice cream while listening to the music of the Henrico Concert Band, making homemade ice cream, and playing your favorite backyard games.    Sun, May 18, 4-6 p.m. Clarke-Palmore House Museum 904 McCoul Street, Henrico. Details HERE.

FREE MUSEUM ADMISSION: The Children’s Museum of Richmond has a limited number of free memberships for families living in Chesterfield County. Income limits apply.

FREE GREETING CARDS; Every time you send a free Care 2 e-card, you help generate donations for worthwhile charities. Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION PASSES: Busch Gardens Williamsburg is offering a free 2-park admission pass for your pre-schooler. For ages 3 to 5, the pass is good at both Busch Gardens and Water Country USA through September 1st. You have to register and use the pass at least once by May 31st. Register HERE.

FREE EYEGLASSES: Choose from hundreds of popular frame styles for adults and children at Coastal.com. They offer your first pair of glasses free; you pay shipping.
Find all the details of this offer 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. Details HERE.

FREE FLAG CLEANING: Get your American flag cleaned for free at any Puritan Cleaners any day of the year. 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 COFFEE: Enjoy free coffee and pastry samples and coffee conversation each week at the Starbucks Sunday Coffee Seminar. 1 p.m. only at the 375 W. Cary Street, Richmond location. More 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 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 FOR ACTIVE MILITARY: Free annual passes to America’s National Parks (value $80) are 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 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. Details HERE.

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. Details HERE.

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 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. Details HERE.

If you know of any event, or great free offer, e-mail is to me at freestuff@wtvr.com