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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 MOVIE:  Get ‘happy’ with a free screening of the movie ‘Despicable Me 2’this Friday night, May 30 at the Chesterfield County Fairgrounds.   Gates open at 6:30p.m.  Rain date is Sat. May 31.   Details HERE.

FREE BOOKS:  Children earn free books from Barnes and Noble with their summer reading program, for grades 1 through 6. Read eight books, earn free books through September 2nd. Details HERE.

FREE MEAL:  It`s Mac `n cheese Happy Hour for Kids. Age 13 and under get free mac and cheese at Noodles and Company on Mondays through June 16th. 4p.m. to close with the purchase of an adult entrée.  Details HERE.

FREE ADMISSION:   39th annual Greek Festival Thursday through Sunday, May 29-June 1  at Saints. Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral at Malvern and Grove in Richmond.   Details HERE.

FREE WORKSHOP:  Hurricane Preparedness.  Sat. May 31st at select Home Depot Stores including  Richmond-area stores at 1386 Car Mia Way, 6501 W. Broad St. and 7251 Bell Creek Road.  More information and preregister HERE.

FREE BLOCK PARTY:  Health demos, farmer’s market, food, music, face painting, and more.  HealthSouth Rehab Hospital. Sat. May 31 1-4 p.m. , 5700 Fitzhugh Ave. at Libbie.  Details HERE.

FREE CONCERT:   Greater Richmond Children’s Choir. Sunday, June 1st.  4:00 p.m. at Westover Hills United Methodist Church, 1705 Westover Hills Blvd. Details HERE.

FREE DANCE CLASS:  Free Irish Dance Class   Sat. May 31,  noon.  Heart of Ireland School of Dance, 14257 Midlothian Tpk.  Open to all ages.  Details HERE.

FREE CLASS: Learn CPR in free classes offered by the Central Virginia CPR Council. These are 30-minute non-certification classes in the hands-only technique. Classes are June 2 at the Science Museum of Va., 2500 W. Broad St. Richmond 10a.m. to 2 p.m. , Tues. June 3, 6-8 p.m. at Ramsey Memorial United Methodist Church at 5900 Hull Street.    and Thurs. June 5 at the Calhoun Community Center at 436 Calhoun St. Noon-2p.m. Details HERE.

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

FREE ADMISSION FOR MILITARY: Waves of Honor permits any U.S. active duty military, activated or drilling reservist, or National Guardsman to one complimentary admission per year to Busch Gardens®, or Water Country USA®, for military personnel and as many as three direct dependents. Details HERE.

FREE MOVIE: Quirk Gallery  free lawn chair movie series features a free film,  music, entertainment and a movie-themed costume contest. The movie series continues the fourth Saturday of the month through October. Details HERE.

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

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