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Weekend Activities & Entertainment Round-Up

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Here’s a round-up of my favorite entertainment & activities for your weekend…

A.C. Moore
On Saturday from 1-3 PM, attend the Free FREE Make & Take: Nicole Crafts Pony Bead Pink Ribbon. Also, on Sunday 9/25 from 1-4PM, attend the Anniversary Celebrations and Celebrate with Yarn: Buy a new Yarn & Make a Scarf FREE, FREE Make & Take Yarn Ghost, Enter to Win a Yarn Sampler Basket and $100 Yarn shopping spree and more!  Go here for more details.

AMC Theaters
If you’re planning to head to the movies today, then you’ll definitely want to snag this free ICEE coupon! Simply head on over to the AMC Facebook page, “like” them and then click on the Coupon tab to print a coupon valid for a FREE 20 oz. ICEE at any participating U.S. AMC Theatre. Valid on the following Fridays only-9/16/11, 9/23/11, 9/30/11 or 10/7/11.

Babies “R” Us
On Saturday 9/24 from 12-3PM, attend the Getting Ready to Bottle Feed class: Come see how Baby Brezza makes bottle preparation a breeze with the Perfect Measure Formula Powder dispenser and the Perfect Temp Water Kettle. Also, on Tuesday 9/27 at 6:30PM, attend the Gearing up for Baby Workshop: Get an introduction to all the gear you’ll need for baby (from car seats to travel systems and high chairs to play yards, plus home safety items).  Go here for more details.

Bass Pro Shops
On Saturday 9/24 & Sunday 9/25, attend the Red Zone Weekend Event with FREE Family Activities from 11AM-4PM and FREE crafts from 12-3PM. Plus, the 1st 100 kids to join in the Tailgating Game fun will score a FREE foam Football!  Go here for more details.

Chuck E. Cheese
Head on over here to play an online Skee Ball game for a chance to win up to 40 free Chuck E. Cheese tickets! You can use one free rewards ticket voucher per child per day. Also, head on over here to print the following Chuck E. Cheese food and entertainment coupons, valid through September 24th, 2011. *Large 1 topping pizza & 75 game tokens for only $25 *2 regular soft drinks & 20 game tokens for only $6 *3 regular soft drinks & 30 game tokens for only $9 *Buy 60 tokens for $15 get 30 tokens FREE. Also, be sure to download the various reward charts to earn free tokens!

(To see the rest of the free activities, click the link below “Read More/Post Your Comments”)

Factory Tours USA
Go here to see a list of more than 560 FREE Factory tours across the United States that you can take to learn and celebrate American imagination and industry.

Fandango
If you are planning to head to the movies today, September 23rd, and you are a Visa Signature cardholder, then this is the deal for you! Simply head on over here to snag 2-for-1 Fandango movie tickets (up to a $19 value limit!) to be used TODAY only. The value of the complimentary movie ticket (up to $19 including Fandango convenience fee) will automatically be deducted from your single order. This same movie ticket offer will be valid every Friday through September 30th, 2011 or while supplies last; Limit of one complimentary movie ticket per Visa Signature card per month.

And through September 30th, Visa Signature cardholders can also buy $25 in instantly redeemable Fandango Bucks and automatically get $5 off (a 20% off savings). Limit four discounted Fandango Bucks purchases per Visa Signature card per month (maximum of $100 in Fandango Bucks).

Jo-Ann Fabric & Craft Stores
On Saturday 9/24 from 11AM-3PM attend the Free Demo: Jewelry-making with Darice.  Also, from 1-3PM attend the Free Demo: Simplicity Machines. Go here for more details.

Lakeshore Learning
On Saturday from 11AM-3PM, children can create a FREE Autumn pop-up greeting card! Go here for more details.

Lowes Build & Grow Clinic
On Saturday 9/24 from 10AM-Noon, attend the FREE Build & Grow Clinic where Kids build a Fire Truck that includes stickers and a working siren!  Be sure to sign up for this event here.

Michael’s
On Saturday 9/24 from 1PM-3PM attend the free Wilton Halloween Treats demo. Also, from 10AM-Noon, attend the American Girl Doll Event: FREE Make-It Take-It Breakfast Plate and Chef Hat. Also, on Sunday 9/25 from 1-3PM, attend the Decorative Charger Event: Make-It Take-It with purchase of charger. Go here for more details.

National Parks Week
On Saturday 9/24, get FREE entrance to over 100’s of National Parks that normally charge fees.  Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included unless stated otherwise.  Go here for more details.

Potttery Barn Kids
On Saturday 9/24 at 10AM, attend the National Geographic Little Explorers Event and learn all about Tigers with hands-on activities, songs and more. Kids will receive a badge for each event they attend and if they attend both events (Lions & Tigers) they will get a special prize.  Go here for more details.

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day is an annual event on September 24th hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket…for free. More Details – Only an official Museum Day ticket is eligible for free entry. Official tickets can be found here on the Museum Day website. One ticket per household, for two people. A ticket will gain entry to only one of the participating museums, excluding parking and special events and exhibits. If museum reaches capacity, museum has right to limit the number of guests until space becomes available.

Target
Head on over here and select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Toys “R” Us
On 9/24, attend Geoffrey’s celebration from 12-3PM with parades every half hour, free giveaways, activities, and more!  Also, from 9/18-9/25, attend the Get Zoroark – Free Exclusive Download Event! Bring your Nintendo DS system and your Pokémon Black or Pokémon White Version games to Toys”R”Us to download Zoroark.**In-Store Only. System and game (each sold separately) required to receive content distribution. Pokémon marks and character names or Nintendo. Event intended for children, ages 3-up. Parental supervision required at all times. Go here for more details.

Walmart
Be sure to check out the Walmart Event Finder and enter your zip code to see when these and other sampling events are going on in your area.

(Thanks, Homemaker Hand Guide, Frugal Living and Having Fun, and Keeping Cents!)

5 Hip Readers Commented

  • teresa says:

    This weekend will be great for me thanks to you collin..i won a 200 dollars gift card, and i am taking my son to see phineas and ferb live on stage

  • sringrose says:

    I can’t believe they are having “Getting Ready to Bottle Feed” classes at BRU. Why can’t they help women with the knowledge they might need breastfeeding instead – since we all know breastfeeding is better for the child AND mother. Some of us have to work to find the info we need to successfully breastfeed our kids when the kid is having trouble breastfeeding – but they’re worth it and we are too!

    But noooo, BRU and other goons want to charge gullible moms money for bottle feeding kettles and crap. :-{

    • rebecacha says:

      Where did you see that? It is outrageous! I wonder if La Leche League knows about it!

      It seems BRU wants moms to buy expensive formula and all additional equipment instead of nursing their children, how sad! :(

  • Amanda says:

    I feel that as moms we really need to be more supportive of one another. There are many women who know “breast is best” but for whatever reason they cannot breastfeed. Raising a child today is extremely challenging and everyone’s different. I try to take life as Thumper’s daddy suggested “if you can’t say something nice. don’t say nothin’ at all” But I did want to let you guys know that BRU is offering a breastfeeding 101 event the following Tuesday night. (I breastfeed both of my children until they self weaned at about 12 months).

    • sringrose says:

      I did not and would never say that breastfeeding is easy for everyone. I was in extreme pain breastfeeding my daughter for the first FIVE months. One of the two top lactation consultants in Los Angeles couldn’t find the problem. Fortunately the other one did find out why my daughter could not breastfeed properly.

      I know some women do not want to breastfeed for other reasons. I regret that they aren’t willing to go beyond their personal comfort level just to try breastfeeding for their children. But some don’t. That is their choice.

      I think we could be more supportive of women who are having trouble breastfeeding if we work to make more ways for them to get the information and help they need at a reasonable cost. Some women do breastfeed their children with no trouble at all. I have a friend who was in that group. However, some other women, like me, need more help than just a “Breastfeeding 101″ class usually.

      If BRU and other organizations would take even 1% of what they make on bottle warmers, bottle-feeding kettles and other related things, they could give that money to organizations who can help women who are having difficulty breastfeeding and make it possible for them to succeed.

      I said nothing against women that bottle feed. I simply wish that women who want to breastfeed could get the help they need to succeed.

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