Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 7/17 7/24 7/31 8/7 8/14 8/21

Canton Color Tour Jazz Series
7 Weeks of Jazz
Fridays 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
July 10 - August 21

The Canton DDA in cooperation with Canton Leisure Services and the Canton Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the tenth season of the popular "Canton Color Tour" live jazz concert series.

These FREE concerts will take place in the parking lots of various shopping centers in the color blocks along Canton's Ford Road. Bring your lawn chair and get ready to sit back and enjoy! Share in the fun with your friends! @ShopCanton #JazzColorTour

2015 Schedule:

July 10
Dal Bouey
JCPenney
Located in the Green Block
Ford between Morton Taylor & Sheldon

July 17
Herbie Russ
IKEA
Located in the Blue Block
Ford & Haggerty

July 24
The Brothers Groove
Super Bowl
Located in the Purple Block
Ford between Canton Center & Sheldon

July 31
Gerard Gibbs “RYZ”
Super Bowl
Located in the Purple Block
Ford between Canton Center & Sheldon

August 7
Yancyy
Super Bowl
Located in the Purple Block
Ford between Canton Center & Sheldon

August 14
Charles & Gwen Scales
JCPenney
Located in the Green Block
Ford between Morton Taylor & Sheldon

August 21
Urban Jazz Coalition
Kroger
Located in the Yellow Block
Ford & Canton Center

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE 10TH ANNUAL CANTON TOUR JAZZ SERIES

Watch for each night's code for FREE gift at ShopCanton booth
Make sure you like on Facebook and show your phone at the booth

In the event of inclement weather, all concerts will be held indoors at Super Bowl 45100 Ford Rd. Watch for updates at ShopCanton.org and facebook.com/ShopCanton and twitter.com/ShopCanton #JazzColorTour


Enjoy!




FREEISMYLIFE July Calendar - All the July FREE in 1 List

FREEISMYLIFE July 2015 Calendar - Don't you just love FREE?

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

GOING ON ALL MONTH

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


Late Night Happy Hour at Bahama Breeze features 1/2 Priced Appetizers & Drink Specials every Sunday through Thursday from 9pm to close

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

COUPON: FREE MiniBon for Joining the Cinnabon Club

DEAL: 99 Cent .COM Domain Registrations at GoDaddy with special offer link for a limited time

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

FREE Apple 3-Day Summer Camps for Kids age 8 to 12 - SPACE IS LIMITED

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7/05 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in July - 7/5 - The Perfect Roast Chicken  - RSVP

7/06 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July 6th - American Snipper (2014)

7/09 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's


7/10 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday


7/10 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm


7/11 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in July - 7/11 - Cooking with Salt - RSVP

7/12 - FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 7/12 1-5pm

7/12 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in July - 7/12 - Cooking with Salt  - RSVP

7/13 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July 13th - MCFARLAND, USA (2015)

7/16 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's

7/17 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

7/17 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm

7/18 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in July - 7/18 - Kids Vitamix: Smoothies and Snacks - RSVP

7/19 - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in July - 7/19 - Vitamin: Beyond the Smoothie  - RSVP

7/20 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July 20th - The Great Detroit (2014)


7/21 - FREE Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series at Detroit Main Library continues on 7/21 with Obed Succari

723 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's

7/24 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

7/24 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm

7/26 - FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in July - 7/26 -DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches - RSVP

7/26  - FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in July - 7/26 - Non Sticking Sautéing  - RSVP

7/27 - FREE Dearborn Main Library Blockbusters Film Series - July 27th - KINGSMAN: THE SECRET SERVICE (2015)

7/30 - 50% off Craft Draft Beers & Wines THURSDAY's 2pm to close at Bagger Dave's

7/31 - FREE eBook listed TODAY and every week on the Nook Blog for Freebie Friday

7/31 - FREE 10th Annual Canton Color Tour Jazz Series 7/10 - 7 - 9pm



Enjoy!




Monday, June 29, 2015

FREE Apple 3-Day Summer Camps for Kids age 8 to 12 - SPACE IS LIMITED

Fun, FREE Workshops for Kids...

Join Apple Camp for 3-day Summer workshops where kids age 8 to 12 bring their imaginations to life. They'll learn to make movies or create interactive books complete with their own illustrations and sound effects. And each workshop ends with the Apple Camp Showcase so campers can share their finished projects.

SPACE IS LIMITED.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO AND TO REGISTER YOUR CHILD FOR APPLE CAMP

Apple Store in Metro Detroit include -

Apple Store Somerset
2800 W Big Beaver Road
Troy, MI 48084

Apple Store Twelve Oaks
27500 Novi Road
Novi, MI 48377

Apple Store Partridge Creek
17360 Hall Road
Clinton Township, MI 48038

Apple Store Briarwood
100 Briarwood Circle
Ann Arbor, MI 48108



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FREE Cooking Classes at Williams-Sonoma Sundays in July - 7/5 7/12 7/19 7/26 - RSVP

Williams-Sonoma Complimentary Technique Classes

Become a better cook with Williams-Sonoma Technique Classes and be inspired! Learn fresh menu ideas, healthy recipes for family dinners, and both classic and new cooking techniques. Their complimentary Technique Classes are each dedicated to a specific culinary topic, such as cookware, tools or the best way to work with seasonal produce.

- Hour-long technique classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes.
- Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.

- Class size is limited – call your local store to register

JULY TECHNIQUE CLASSES INCLUDE -

July 5th - The Perfect Roast Chicken
Using a vertical chicken roaster creates juicy, perfectly cooked chicken every time. We’ll show you two easy recipes for cooking your chicken, as well as an easy side dish of roasted potatoes and veggies to serve with it.

July 12th - Cooking with Salt
Cooking on a salt plate can enhance the flavor of all types of food. We’ll show you the versatility of the salt plate by preparing Coconut Curry Shrimp Skewers, Beef Teppanyaki, and Tin Roof Sundaes. We’ll also share an overview of different types of salt and how to use them in your favorite recipes.

July 19th - Vitamix: Beyond the Smoothie
We can’t get enough of the Vitamix! We’ve partnered with Tess Masters, the Blender Girl, to provide you expert recipes for nut butters, nut milk, pesto, and a delicious green smoothie as well.

July 26th - Nonstick Sautéing 
Food that is perfectly sautéed boasts a crisp interior and juicy interior. We’ll show you how to achieve both using a nonstick pan, cooking everything from the most delicate fish to seasonal vegetables.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE WILLIAMS-SONOMA TECHNIQUE CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 West Big Beaver Road
Troy , MI 48084
(248) 637-0672

TWELVE OAKS MALL
27710B Novi Rd
Novi , MI 48377
(248) 596-1036

VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS
352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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FREE Junior Chef Classes at Williams-Sonoma Saturdays in July - 7/4 7/11 7/18 7/25 - RSVP

Williams-Sonoma Complimentary Junior Chef Classes

My son is one picky eater who refuses to try new foods.  So I wish when he was younger that I had signed him up for a cooking class like these FREE ones being offered weekly by Williams-Sonoma.

- Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
- Class size is limited – call your local store to register


JULY 2015 WILLIAMS-SONOMA JUNIOR CHEF CLASSES -
Saturdays - times vary by store location

July 4th - Berry Pies and Crisps
Join us to make a lattice-crusted blueberry pie and a berry fruit crisp! Kids will learn how to roll out pastry dough, cut a lattice crust, and use seasonal fruit to create delicious filling for their favorite desserts. Suitable for ages 5-13.

July 11th - Cooking with Salt
Salt is an amazing way to bring out the flavors in everything you cook. We’ll teach you how to cook on a salt plate, from Chicken and Corn Quesadillas to Chocolate Chip Cookies! Then we’ll teach you how to use different flavored salts on your favorite foods, from popcorn to veggies skewers. Suitable for ages 8-13.

July 18th - Kids Vitamix: Smoothies and Snacks
Looking for fun snacks to make in the Vitamix? This class is for you! You’ll learn how to make the perfect hummus, sorbet, a purple smoothie, and more! Suitable for ages 8-13.

July 25th: DIY Ice Cream Sandwiches
This summer, impress your friends by whipping up ice cream sandwiches from scratch! We’ll show you how to make the outside layer-our delicious brownies and cookies-and then the delicious ice cream filling and toppings. Suitable for ages 5-13.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFO ON FREE WILLIAMS-SONOMA JUNIOR CHEF CLASSES

Williams-Sonoma locations in Michigan include -

SOMERSET COLLECTION
2801 West Big Beaver Road
Troy , MI 48084
(248) 637-0672

TWELVE OAKS MALL
27710B Novi Rd
Novi , MI 48377
(248) 596-1036

VILLAGE OF ROCHESTER HILLS
352 North Adams Road
Rochester Hills , MI 48309
(248) 375-5891


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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Cedar Point celebrates 4th of July with Fireworks, FREE Admission for Military, and Discount Offers

Light Up the Point this 4th of July...

Cedar Point in Sandusky, OH, known around the globe as the “Best Amusement Park in the World,” is celebrating the 4th of July the only way it knows how - BIG!


FREE Admission for Military
All active, retired & honorably discharged members of the Armed Forces will receive FREE admission to Cedar Point, Friday through Sunday, July 3-5. Immediate family members can also receive a Military Discount for $39.99 each. These offers are only available at park ticket windows and proper ID is required. Valid forms of ID include Active Duty ID, Retired Personnel ID, VA ID and copy of DD-214 discharge papers w/photo ID.

LIMITED TIME! Light Up 4 Pack Offer
Cedar Point is starting the celebration off right with a ticket discount. Get 4 tickets just $44 each.  This offer is valid June 29 through July 5th, 2015.  CLICK HERE TO BUY NOW

Fantastic Fireworks!
The sky lights up at 10:30 p.m. on July 4th as Cedar Point proudly presents one of the largest fireworks displays in the Midwest!

VIP Viewing
Get the best view of the fireworks from our special VIP section. You'll have your own seat on the beach PLUS you'll get a combo meal of hot dog, chips, soda or water for just $15 plus tax! Purchase your VIP tickets here today! VIP area will be open July 4th from 9:30 - 11:00 p.m.

The Soundtrack
During the fireworks display, you'll hear patriotic favorites like:
Lee Greenwood's Star Spangled Banner
Military Medley
God Bless the USA
Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy
Yankee Doodle
Stars and Stripes
America
America the Beautiful
1812 Overture
The soundtrack will also be simulcast on 102.7 FM in Sandusky.


Beach Blast
The Park stays open late – and so does the fun on the beach! Back by popular demand, Cedar Point will stay open until midnight every Friday and Saturday night, July 3rd through August 15th, and extends the fun to the Cedar Point beach from 9 pm to midnight at Beach Blast! Enjoy live music from the Toes in the Sand Band, dance under the stars or just tap your feet in the sand. From beach chairs and fire pits, roast s’mores, toast the night with a drink from the Beach Bar and play beach games!


Click here for more information about Cedar Point and the Light Up the Point Celebration and discounts


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Thursday, June 25, 2015

FREE Admission to the Charles H. Wright Museum of African American History 7/12 1-5pm

Bust of museum founder Dr. Charles H. Wright.
Charter One Free Family Second Sunday at The Wright Museum
Sunday, July 12,  2015
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 JULY'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.

Check out my review of the Charles Wright Museum during my "Day in the D" tour

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

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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

FREE Comerica Java & Jazz Concert Series at Detroit Main Library continues on 7/21 with Obed Succari

FREE concert series celebrates its 15th season with local musicians

Comerica Bank has partnered with the Detroit Public Library to present the FREE Comerica Java & Jazz: A Coffee House Series for the 15th consecutive year.

The concert series brings world-renowned jazz musicians to Detroit for music fans to enjoy FREE of charge.

“We’re pleased to bring back Java & Jazz for the 15th year and honored to be a part of a program that entertained Metro Detroiters for more than a decade,” said Patricia McCann, vice president and national civic affairs manager, Comerica Bank. “The success of Comerica’s longstanding partnership with The Detroit Public Library is a testament to the continuing popularity and longstanding tradition of Detroit’s unique jazz sound.”

The FREE concerts will be held on the third Tuesday of every month from March through July at the Detroit Public Library, Friends Auditorium located at 5201 Woodward Ave. Detroit, MI 48202.

The series continues Tuesday, July 21st with Armond Jackson.  The complete lineup includes:

Straight Ahead
Tuesday, March 17 – 6 p.m.
Straight Ahead have shown themselves to be powerful and imaginative composers and arrangers in the music industry. Their sound ranges comfortably from mainstream jazz, R&B ballads, to Brazilian funk.

The Jazz Cycle
Tuesday, April 21 – 6 p.m.
The Jazz Cycle showcases a different approach to making music by combining different styles of jazz to achieve the right blend of sound and feel of the tunes all the while having fun playing and creating music.

Kathy Kosins
Tuesday, May 19 – 6 p.m.
An award-winning vocalist, Kathy Kosins is known for her eclectic musical palette that spans many eras throughout the rich history of jazz.

The Marvin Jones Trio
Tuesday, June 16 – 6 p.m.
The Marvin Jones Trio uses a powerful high-spirited jazz standards combined with smooth vocals and a beautiful three-part harmony. Syncopated and stylized to achieve classic arrangements for bass, drums and keyboard.

Obed Succari
Tuesday, July 21 – 6 p.m.
Percussionist Obed Succari beautifully melds his Latin percussion training with his Motown- inspired musical stylings, creating a jazz sound all his own for concert goers to enjoy.


Comerica Java & Jazz Series
Detroit Public Library - Friends Auditorium
5201 Woodward Avenue
Detroit, MI 48202


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FREE Home Depot Kids Workshop 7/4 - Build a Minions Scooter to celebrate the movie release

Build a Load 'n Go Truck on Saturday 7/4 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 Minions Scooter!
Saturday, July 4, 2015
9am - Noon

Come out with the kids so they can build their very own Minions Scooter to celebrate the upcoming Minions movie release on July 10th!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR THIS HOME DEPOT KIDS WORKSHOP


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