This week you'll find lots of free family fun activities and Halloween savings. Enjoy!
The Bullock Texas State History Museum is free the first Sunday of every month. So that means this Sunday, October 6th. Families can plan on special activities and crafts. Check out TEXploration Family Story Time at 2 pm, where 2 to 5 year olds can enjoy stories, songs, games, and more held on the second floor lobby. This Sunday there are also hosting a Butterfly Extravaganza where you are invited to checkout monarchs at the museum, create butterfly keepsakes, and find out how you can welcome monarchs to your home.
Thursdays in October, Jo’s Coffee on Congress is showing spooky movies under the stars in their parking lot. Bring a chair, your dog and enjoy specials while watching scary movies. The movies start at dusk and are always free.
This Thursday, October 3rd you can watch Halloween. Here is a list of the other upcoming movies in October:
- 10/10 – City of the Living Dead
- 10/17 – Suspiria
- 10/24 – Frankenweenie
- 10/31 – Trick R’ Treat
The Wildflower Center’s Fall Plant Sale draws thousands every year. It takes place October 5 and 6, with the Members Only Sale on October 4. Besides the best native plant selection in Central Texas, they’ll have garden tours, kids story time, a free talk Friday by the Salt Lick’s owner related to his new cookbook at the same time as the Members Day Preview sale and more. See a calendar summary and full details below on the Public Sale all weekend, and full details here. Admission: $9 adults, $7 seniors and students, $4 UT affiliates with identification, $3 children, free for Center members and children under 5. Thanks Barbra!
The Arboretum has a fun fall event called Wine Down Wednesdays. They’re inviting people out for Wine Down Wednesdays. Sample wine and food and enjoy live music from 6 to 8pm on Wednesday, October 2. Arboretum retailers and restaurants will host special in-store events and discounts on the event day.
Barnes & Noble at the Arboretum is also hosting the second annual Star Wars Reads day. The event starts 11am Saturday, October 5th with a Star Wars story followed by a craft. Then from noon to 2pm there will be face painting, Yoda origami and more. Details here.
Krispy Kreme is hosting a family night Wednesday, October 2nd from 6 to 8pm. Kids get a free doughnut that they can frost and sprinkle. There will also be arts and crafts. This is for both Austin locations and the San Marcos location too.
Round Rock’s Chalk Walk takes place Friday, October 4 from 2 to 9pm and Saturday the 5th from 11am to 7pm. This is the 4th year for the festival which is patterned after an Italian Street painting festival. Artists create chalk pastels on the concrete and you can come watch. They are pretty amazing. Friday night there will also be barbeque and music.
Does your kid love legos? Austin public library hosts Lego Labs regularly and they are great for kids ages 5 and up. This Friday October 4th at 4pm your kid can build anything you can imagine. The Lego Lab will take place at the North Village Branch library off Steck Avenue. You can find more upcoming events here.
The Just Between Friends consignment sale happens this October 2nd through the 5th in at Georgetown Church of Christ. (1525 W University Ave. Hwy 29 & DB Wood Road). Hours are Wednesday 8am to 5pm, Thursday and Friday 8am to 7pm, Saturday (half price day) 8am to 3pm. This is one of the biggest consignment events around. You'll find all kinds of kids clothing and toys and maternity items. Find more information here. Thanks Linda for the info!
Now through October 27th if you bring in an old bottle of used generic or drugstore multivitamins to any Complete Nutrition store in Austin you can get a free one-month supply of Complete Nutrition multivitamins -- a $29.99 value. Thanks John!
It’s October, and there are some great deals on spooky Halloween costumes! Offers.com has some great deals at their Halloween Savings Center. Thanks Amber!
Below are the newest freebies that coupon site BeFrugal.com is seeing this week. Details are below and each offer links to more information. Thanks Jen.
· Panda Express Free Serving Of Honey Sesame Chicken Breast on 10/2, Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/2
· Wingstop Free Regular Fresh-Cut Seasoned Fries With the purchase of Mango Habanero Wings. Participating locations only. See offer for details. Expires: 10/11
· OfficeMax Free $20 Macy's Gift Card With $175+ Order, Expires: 10/5
· SkyMall Free $25 Gift Card With $150+ Order, Expires: 11/1