Sunday, August 28, 2016

FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 9/3 - Build a Back to School White Board

Build a Back to School White Board on September 3rd at the Home Depot

Build. Learn. Create. Have fun with fun Kids Workshops at the Home Depot designed for children ages 5 - 12. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. All kids get to keep their craft and receive a FREE Kids Workshop Apron, commemorative pin and certificate of achievement.

Make a Back to School White Board
Saturday, September 3, 2016
9am - Noon

Join this hands-on workshop and you and your child can get to work on a mini whiteboard with a pen tray they can use for school work or play time. Once the whiteboard is built, your child can paint it in their favorite color.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Carmex Lip Care Product on 8/26

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On Friday, August 26, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Carnex Lip Care Product Single Park, Any Variety at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, September 11, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, August 26, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Thursday, August 18, 2016

FREE 34th Annual African World Festival 8/19 - 8/21 on grounds of Charles Wright Museum of American American History

3-day, FREE festival features musical performances, family activities, hundreds of vendors, traditional crafts and cuisine... 

The Charles H. Wright Museum of African History proudly presents the 34th Annual African World Festival (AWF). AWF is Detroit’s largest ethnic festival attracting over 150,000 visitors annually. This year’s festival takes place on the grounds of The Wright Museum located in Midtown Detroit’s Cultural Center, Friday, August 19, Saturday, August 20 and Sunday, August 21, 2016. Hours are 11 AM – 11 PM Friday through Sunday.

Having started in 1983, African World Festival presents an assortment of art, music and history to local, national and international audiences. The 34-year-old festival is a celebration of the richness, diversity and worldwide influence of African culture through performances, cuisine and fashion. AWF is The Wright Museum’s single largest cultural and educational community outreach event. This year’s festival is sponsored by Ford Motor Company, Heritage Works, Pepsi, Oakland University, and iHeart Media (WMXD Mix 92.3 and FM 98 WJLB).

FREE and open to the public, AWF features three days of family activities, live entertainment and the 4th Annual Knight Detroit Book Fair in the Watoto Children’s Village, where every child receives a free book courtesy of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. Additional highlights include craft vendors, ethnic cuisine, historic area walking tours, and more.

The Wright is offering a special museum admission price of only $5 during the festival to see all of the museum’s exhibitions - including its core attraction, the 22-gallery And Still We Rise: Our Journey Through African American History & Culture exhibit, and, in accord with the summer games in Rio, In The Paint: Art, Athletics & the Spirit of the Games, an art exhibition featuring portrayals of African American athletic achievement in international sporting competitions. The museum will also have extended hours during the festival, remaining open until 7 PM each evening.

Festival performances will include local, national, and international artists providing non-stop entertainment throughout the weekend. This year’s entertainment highlights include a Mix 92.3 FM After Work Affair featuring Al B. Sure! (Friday, August 19 from 5:30 - 8:30 PM), Karen Clark Sheard & Dorinda Clark Cole (Saturday, August 20 at 6:30 PM), Detroit Rocks the Runway Fashion Show featuring 12 outstanding designers and musical guest Collective Peace (Saturday, August 20 at 9 PM), and an AfroPop Special featuring performers from Cameroon, Sierra Leone and Nigeria (Sunday, August 21 at 9 PM). Festival updates including the full lineup of performers will be posted online at awfdetroit.com.

In addition to music, visual arts demonstrations and workshops, AWF presents an international marketplace featuring 150 vendors with merchandise made and inspired by African cultures. The Food Village located on Brush at Farnsworth Street will be filled with the aromas of delicious African, Caribbean and African American cuisine.

Festival-goers looking for something special to purchase will have the opportunity to buy the new American Girl BeForever doll Melody Ellison in the museum store beginning Saturday, August 20 at 8 PM. The Wright is one of the first locations to sell this highly anticipated, African-American and Detroit-themed doll, which will remain available in the museum store through Sunday, September 4 while supplies last. Museum president & CEO Juanita Moore was one of several prominent advisors on a committee to insure the historical accuracy and cultural authenticity of the doll and its representation of a young African American girl growing up in 1960s Detroit.

Finally, an innovative aspect of this year’s festival is its focus on going “green.” Several initiatives have been undertaken to reduce the ecological impact of AWF and use it as a platform for encouraging sustainable practices among its attendees. In addition to recycling stations, the festival will feature a bike valet, complimentary solar powered cell phone charging stations, community gardening demonstrations, and information on an array of sustainable living practices.

For additional information regarding the 34th annual African World Festival,  visit awfdetroit.com.


African World Festival
Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
Friday, August 19,- Saturday, August 20 - Sunday, August 21, 2016.
11 AM – 11 PM each day


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Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a PowerBar any variety on 8/19

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On Friday, August 19, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE PowerBar Any Variety at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, September 4, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, August 19, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Trolli Candy 4-5oz Any Variety on 8/12

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On Friday, August 12, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Trolli Candy 4-5oz Any Variety at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,



The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, August 28, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, August 12, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Friday, August 5, 2016

FREE September Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) Community Concerts in Detroit, Fair Haven, Taylor, Waterford - RSVP

Free seat reservations available now for September DSO community performances...

Four Southeast Michigan venues have been selected for free Detroit Symphony Orchestra (DSO) concerts presented by DTE Energy Foundation. The concert locations were nominated and voted on by the public in the #DTEPowersDSO venue competition.

The four free performances will take place Fri., Sep. 23, at Greater Grace Temple in Detroit and at Heinz C. Prechter Performing Arts Center in Taylor; on Sat., Sep. 24 at Waterford Mott High School Performing Arts Center in Waterford; and Sun., Sep. 25, 2016 at Anchor Bay High School in Fair Haven, conducted by DSO Assistant Conductor and Phillip and Lauren Fisher Community Ambassador Michelle Merrill.

This is the sixth consecutive year that DTE Energy Foundation has powered free DSO community concerts.

Pop-up performances by DSO musicians at Milford Farmer’s Market, Kuhnhenn Brewing Company, and the Palmer Park Art Fair helped to solicit nominations for the free performances. The #DTEPowersDSO venue competition puts the power in the hands of Metro Detroiters and takes the superb artistry of the DSO beyond the walls of Orchestra Hall.

For more than four weeks the DSO received venue nominations from all corners of the region, and the final decisions were made with the help of our most important partners—community members.

Waterford Mott High School Performing Arts Center was selected as an alternative venue to Clarkston High School, which received a high number of votes but will unfortunately be unable to host a DSO performance due to a scheduling conflict. The DSO chose Waterford Mott to ensure that those who voted for Clarkston High School will still have access to a community concert in their area.

For 50 years the DTE Energy Foundation has supported the DSO and its cultural programs, and the Foundation is proud to help the Orchestra bring music to diverse and underserved communities throughout Southeast Michigan. On May 23, 2016, DTE Energy Foundation awarded the DSO a historic $2 million gift that includes a three-year commitment to continue offering these free community concerts each fall. It also includes endowment support for music education, senior citizen outreach and additional community engagement programming.

“The arts awaken curiosity, creativity and the desire for knowledge—things that DTE Energy believes empower both people and the communities they live in,” said Faye Nelson, Vice President at DTE Energy and board chair and President of the DTE Energy Foundation. “We are proud to play such a pivotal role in making these community concerts happen year after year, and ensuring they will continue for years to come. Through this unique opportunity, our friends, children, and neighbors across the region can experience the joy and beauty of listening to great music made by such talented musicians."

“Performing throughout metro Detroit is the perfect way to kick off the concert season each year, and the Foundation’s generous partnership makes it possible for us to reach ever increasing and diverse audiences,” said Anne Parsons, DSO President & CEO. “We are honored to make ourselves accessible to the very community that sustains us through work that is rewarding to our collective well-being.”

While the concerts are free admission, a seat reservation is required for entry. Seats can be reserved now at dso.org, by phone at (313) 576-5111, or in person at the Max M. and Marjorie S. Fisher Music Center Box Office (3711 Woodward Ave., Detroit). 

The Box Office is open for both phone and in-person reservations Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. EDT.

All concerts are general admission (no seats will be assigned), and all seating is first-come, first-served.

Concert Schedule is as follows - follow links to reserve FREE tickets: 

Greater Grace Temple (Detroit, MI) – Friday, September 23 at 10:45 a.m.

Heinz C. Prechter Performing Arts Center (Taylor, MI) – Friday, September 23 at 8 p.m.

Waterford Mott High School Performing Arts Center (Waterford, MI) – Saturday, September 24 at 8 p.m.

Anchor Bay High School (Fair Haven, MI) – Sunday, September 25 at 3 p.m.

Schedule of Performance

Michelle Merril, conductor

WAGNER

TCHAIKOVSKY

RIMSKY-KORSAKOV

JOHN WILLIAMS

COPLAND

ELLINGTON

arr. Ralph Hermann

MASCAGNI

SIBELIUS

Prelude to Act III of Lohengrin, WWV. 75

Waltz from the Suite from The Sleeping Beauty

“Dance of the Tumblers” from Snow Maiden

Suite for Orchestra from The Force Awakens

March of the Resistance

Rey's Theme

Scherzo for X-Wings

Prairie Night & Celebration Dance from Billy the Kid

Duke Ellington Fantasy

Caravan

I'm Beginning to See the Light

In a Sentimental Mood

Don't Get Around Much Anymore

In My Solitude

Sophisticated Lady

Take the "A" Train

Do Nothin' Till You Hear from Me

Intermezzo from Cavalleria rusticana

Finlandia, Op. 26, No. 7



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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Hormel Completes Microwave Meal 7.5-10oz on 8/5

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On Friday, August 5, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Hormel Compleats Microwave Meal 7.5-10oz Any Variety at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, August 21, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, August 5, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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Sunday, July 31, 2016

FREEISMYLIFE August 2016 Calendar - All the August FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE August 2016 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

Keep reading to see all the great August FREE and low cost events, deals, contests and more in Detroit and beyond...

GOING ON ALL MONTH

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ALL THE AUGUST BABIES - COME GET YOUR BIRTHDAY FREEBIES!!


Start Saving at the Pump with the FREE Shell Fuel Rewards Card


Join the Starbucks Rewards Program and Get Your 1st Drink FREE!!


COUPON: FREE MiniBon for Joining the Cinnabon Club

FREE eBook: What would Judy Say? Be the Hero of Your Own Story by Judge Judy

Earn FREE Google Play Credits just for taking Short Surveys with the Google Opinions Rewards App


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6/01 MONDAY - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - AUGUST 1st — CITY OF JOY (1992)


8/05 FRIDAY - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series- 8/5 - Penny Wells #JazzColorTour


8/05 FRIDAY - Kroger FREE Friday Coupon Download


8/06  SATURDAY - FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 8/6 - Build a Skateboard Pencil Box


6/08 MONDAY - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - AUGUST 8TH — THE REVENANT (2015)



8/11 THURSDAY - FREE Riverfront Relaxin' brings FREE Music & Movies to Detroit' Riverfront Thursdays this Summer - Music: Jody Raffoul Band Movie: Ferris Bueller’s Day Off


8/12 FRIDAY - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series- 8/12 - Tim Bowman #JazzColorTou



8/12 FRIDAY - Kroger FREE Friday Coupon Download


8/13 SATURDAY - Detroit Public Schools Community District FREE Day at the Michigan Science Center on 8/13 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED


8/14 SUNDAY - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8/14 1-5pm


6/15 MONDAY - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - AUGUST 15TH — THEEB (2014)


8/19 FRIDAY - Kroger FREE Friday Coupon Download


8/19 - 8/21 - FREE 34th Annual African World Festival 8/19 - 8/21 on grounds of Charles Wright Museum of American American History


6/22 MONDAY - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - AUGUST 22ND — I SAW THE LIGHT (2016)



8/25 THURSDAY - FREE Riverfront Relaxin' brings FREE Music & Movies to Detroit' Riverfront Thursdays this Summer


8/26 FRIDAY - Kroger FREE Friday Coupon Download


6/29 MONDAY - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - AUGUST 29TH — THE WATER DIVINER (2014)



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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Detroit Public Schools Community District FREE Day at the Michigan Science Center on 8/13 - REGISTRATION REQUIRED

DPSCD - AUGUST 13TH FREE DAY AT MICHIGAN SCIENCE CENTER

Come out on Saturday, August 13th to celebrate teachers and back-to-school with free general admission at the Michigan Science Center from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Enjoy 250+ hands-on exhibits, live stage shows, the Smithsonian’s Spark!Lab, and more!

Detroit Public Schools Community District will be at the museum with enrollment information and the Detroit Health Department will offer free health immunizations on a first come, first served basis between 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

The first 500 student visitors will receive free school supplies courtesy of Office Depot!

Free busing will be provided every one hour on the ½ hour. Pickups will run from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and the last bus will leave MiSci at 4 p.m.

The following schools are pickup and dropoff locations:

- Martin Luther King High School, 3200 E Lafayette St, Detroit, MI 48207
- Fisher Magnet Lower Academy, 15510 E State Fair Ave, Detroit, MI 48205
- Priest Elementary School, 7840 Wagner Ave, Detroit, MI 48210
- Renaissance High School, 6565 Outer Dr W, Detroit, MI 48235

In addition, free hourly shuttles will run every half hour between MiSci and Benjamin Carson High School at 571 Mack Ave, Detroit, MI 48201.

CLICK HERE as Registration is required for both free general admission and immunizations


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FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 8/14 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, August 14, 2016
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Bring the whole family to Rejoice, Relive & Reconnect at The Wright Museum with free admission every second Sunday of the month courtesy of Charter One Bank! Enjoy the many exhibits on display as well as engaging programming for the entire family.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON AUGUST'S FREE FAMILY SECOND SUNDAY AT THE WRIGHT MUSEUM



This event is FREE and open to the public. 

The event excludes guide group tours. For more information please call (313) 494-5800.


Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History
315 East Warren Avenue
Detroit, Michigan 48201
The Wright Museum™ | TheWright.org

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kroger FREE Friday COUPON download for a Sparkling ICE Tea 17 fl oz on 7/29

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On Friday, July 29, 2016, you can download to your Kroger Rewards Card a digital coupon for a FREE Sparkling ICE Tea 17 fl oz. Any Variety at www.kroger.com/FREEFridayDownload,


The coupon must be redeemed by Sunday, August 14, 2016. The download will be available on Friday, July 29, 2016 between the hours of 12am and 11:59pm PT. This coupon is for Kroger rewards members.


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