Free productions of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth” this month

Throughout the month of August, the Tennessee Stage Company will present a number of showings of Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew” and “Macbeth” on Market Square. Go here for a full list of dates and times. I took my family to see “The Taming of the Shrew” and we all absolutely loved it, even my 6- and 8-year-olds, who were completely mesmerized during the entire play! These are fun, free shows from a very talented company! Of course, as a nonprofit, all donations are appreciated.

Add comment August 1, 2015

Free ice cream for the family at the Capitol Theatre 7/31

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It’s free kiddie cone day this upcoming Friday, July 31 at the Capitol Theatre Coffee & Ice Cream shop. Adults count as kids too! One cone per person.
*Also free family friendly classic movie shorts will be playing in the main theatre.
Bring the family! Friday July 31, 5-10 PM.
For more info visit
BooktheCapitol.com

Add comment July 27, 2015

Schoola: Get $25+ in FREE clothing for kids, adults, plus free shipping

Schoola is a website that offers discounted clothing from brands that range from Tory Burch to Old Navy. You can purchase kids and adult clothing there, and a portion of your purchases benefit schools in need. Also, right now, you can get a FREE $25 credit, free shipping, and 30% off your purchase! I just purchased the following $37 in items for $1.38! Here’s how you do it:

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Click here for my referral link and sign up. (If you are on your phone scroll to bottom and click to view the full website). You’ll get a $15 credit. Then, click on the “collections tab” and then “new collection”. Title your new collection whatever you want. Once it’s created, you will get an additional $10 credit, bringing you to $25 in credit to spend. Shop for whatever you want and before checking out, enter code FUN for 30% off your purchase! (Code valid through 7/31/15). For future purchases, you’ll also have a 25% off code in your email, plus, when you share with friends, you’ll get a $15 credit for each person who signs up! Go here to start shopping!

Thanks, Emily!

 

Add comment July 17, 2015

Amazon Prime Day: get $10 free to spend with gift card purchase, plus more!

Today is Amazon Prime Day, where Prime members can take advantage of lots of great deals! Here’s one we purchased: when you buy $75 in Amazon gift cards here and enter code PRIMEGCS you’ll get a FREE $10 Amazon credit! There are lots of great deals on other items, as well as special hourly deals. If you’re not a Prime member, here’s why we think it’s a great deal.

These deals are good today (July 15) only. Go here for more details.

Disclosure: This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you).

Add comment July 15, 2015

2015 blueberry-picking season has started!

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Blueberry season has started! Here in Maryville we have an excellent organic blueberry farm called Falls Farms. Their orchard is over 30 years old and has never been sprayed with pesticides. They encourage to “eat as you go!” and are proud that they are chemical-free.

The best time to pick blueberries locally is usually  in July and August, and I’ve heard reports that the berries are delicious now!
You can find Falls Farms at 111 Harmon Road, Maryville, TN 37804, across from the drive-in movies.

Phone: 865-982-3457

Open: July and August, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday,
from 6:30 am to 8:30 pm; Closed Wednesdays and Fridays.

Cost: $1.50/pound, cash only.

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Whether you’re going alone or for a field trip with your kids, you’ll have a great time. We love picking blueberries here every year!

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Add comment July 10, 2015

Blount County Library book sale July 16-18

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The Blount County Library Book Sale will be July 16 – 18. The 16th is for Friends of the Library members only, but I’ve found that the deals are so good that it makes a membership worthwhile! All the info on the sale is available here.

Add comment July 8, 2015

City of Maryville’s Movies in the Park: full schedule!

The City of Maryville’s Movies in the Park summer series kicks off this Friday at 7:30 p.m. with the classic “The Wizard of Oz.” There will also be a costume contest and ice cream! All movies will be shown at the Theatre in the Park behind the Blount County Courthouse. For more info, here’s the FB event page.

Here is the full schedule of movies for the summer:

July 10 – The Wizard of Oz
July 17 – Jurassic Park (1993)
July 24 – The Sandlot
July 31 – Penguins of Madagascar
August 7 – Big Hero 6

This year, before every movie, DJ Chip Fuller will entertain with tunes and fun. Tonight is a very special opening night with free cones of Mayfield’s Yellow Brick Road Ice cream and free Munckins from Dunkin’ Donuts in Maryville.

Here’s more info on this event, from the City’s website:

For all to enjoy the event:
Picnics, blankets and lawn chairs are welcome. 
Bring bug spray to show the bugs their boundaries.
Be sure to bring extra blankets to keep toasty throughout the movie!
No concessions will be available, but feel free to bring your own coolers and picnic baskets.
Weather Delays/ Cancellations
Weather related delays or cancellations will be communicated through the following outlets:
www.maryvillegov.com/movies
865-273-3407 (a recorded message will be provided after hours)
Facebook (Like us to receive updates!) Keyword search–Maryville City Government
Rules
• No smoking – including e-cigarettes or tobacco products 

• No alcohol
• No glass containers
• No pop-up tents or other structures
• Please turn off cell phones
• No illuminated devices during the movie except in the device zone (pavilion)At the discretion of the City, a movie may be shut down due to the following weather related conditions:
• Pending or present lightning or thunder. (The theater will remain closed until 30 minutes after the last sighting of lighting.)
• Storm warnings or tornado warnings have been issued
• Other weather conditions that present a safety concern such as heavy winds or hail
• Rain – if damage to electronic equipment is probableIn non-severe weather, Guests may be asked to leave the theater and seek shelter in the restrooms, a picnic shelter or their vehicle.  
In extreme severe weather, Guests may be evacuated to a pre-determined location.

Add comment July 7, 2015

Free Kindle book: The Green Ember

You can get the book The Green Ember, by S.D. Smith, FREE for Kindle today! This book was highly recommended to me, and I actually purchased it for Kindle, so I’m sad I missed this deal, but hope some of you can get it today! This is the next title in my daughters’ queue of nighttime read-aloud books.

Go here to get The Green Ember for free.

Thanks, Read Aloud Revival!

Disclosure: This site is an Amazon affiliate, and purchases made through Amazon links (including linked book covers) may result in my receiving a small commission (at no additional cost to you).

Add comment July 7, 2015

Win early shopping passes to the Fairview UMC consignment sale July 17-18

UPDATE: The winners are Holly Walker Brock and Emily Armstrong Brooks! Thanks to all who entered – and don’t forget, it’s not too late to register online to consign!

Fairview United Methodist Church is having its annual Children’s Consignment Event Saturday, July 18, and you’ll definitely want to make plans to be there. The sale starts at 8 a.m. and closes at noon for an hour. At 1 p.m. they reopen and everything without a red dot is on sale for half price. Sale items include clothing for all seasons for newborn to children’s size 16; all things for baby–furniture, strollers, pack-n-plays, etc., costumes, sports equipment, toys, puzzles, books, DVDs and gaming systems.

For more information, call the church office at 865-983-2080.

I am excited to be able to give away two passes for you and a friend to shop early on Friday, July 17 at 7:00 p.m. There will be two winners! If you’re not a winner, you can purchase presale passes at the door on Friday at 7:30 p.m. for $10 each, with all proceeds going to charity. Of course, if you choose to consign you’ll shop early as well! Registration is online this year, and you can sign up here.

The giveaway is going to take place via Facebook, so head to this post on the Thrifty Christy Facebook page to participate!

This giveaway will end on Friday, July 10 at midnight EST. Winners will be announced Saturday, July 11 via Facebook. You can also get more information on the sale on the Fairview Consignment Sale FB group.

 

Add comment July 6, 2015

Get $0.57 pancakes at IHOP on July 7

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IHOP is celebrating its 57th birthday, and on July 7th they’ll offer short stacks of pancakes for $0.57 each. This offer is good from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. on 7/7 only.

 

Add comment July 3, 2015

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