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by Terri Gruca

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Posted on September 25, 2012 at 11:10 PM

Updated Wednesday, Sep 26 at 3:57 PM

This week you’ll find lots of free music, free museum visits and some terrific baby deals. Enjoy!

Free concert

Whole Foods Market at Lamar and 6th hosts free live music every Thursday, from 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.  The above schedule highlights performers from October 4 through December 27, 2012, but the store calendar lists "Live at Lamar" every Thursday, including this week.

Shopping deals

This weekend is the Georgetown/Round Rock Just Between Friends sale. This is a giant children's and maternity consignment sale. It takes place at the Georgetown Church of Christ off Highway 29 and DB Wood Road. The sale runs Friday from 7am to 8pm, Saturday from 8am to 3pm (this is the half price day). Go here for more information.

Starting October 1st donate $10 at Round Rock Premium Outlets and get 25 percent off one item at select stores including Crabtree & Evelyn, DKNY, J.Crew, Kipling, Lucky Brand, Michael Kors, Nine West Outlet, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.  Shoppers can donate $10 at San Marcos Premium Outlets and get 25 percent off one item at select stores including Calvin Klein, Cole Haan, Elie Tahari, Elizabeth Arden, Guess Factory Store, J.Crew, Juicy Couture, Last Call by Neiman Marcus, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren and more.  The Premium Outlets Pink Event lasts through the entire month of October and donations benefit Susan G. Komen for the Cure. 

Free museum visits

This Saturday, September 29th, museums nationwide will open their doors for free.  Museum-goers can download free tickets for two on the Smithsonian website.  For a list of participating museums in your area and to download tickets visit Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive.  Thanks Emily for the reminder!

Coffee Deals


National Coffee Week is September 24 to 29 and this Saturday, September 29th, marks National Coffee Day. Enjoy these printable restaurant coupons from coupons & cash back site BeFrugal.com to save on coffee:

1.     McDonalds coupon: Free Cup Of Coffee All Week. Expires: 9/29.

2.     Einstein Bros Bagels coupon: 50% Off Select Coffees Each Day For National Coffee Week. Expires: 9/29.

3.     7 Eleven coupon: Free Coffee on 9/28. Valid only 9/28.

4.     Kangaroo Express coupon: Bean Street Coffee Only $0.01, Valid only 9/29.

5.     Krispy Kreme coupon: Free 12oz. Coffee for National Coffee Day. Valid only 9/29.

6.     Dunkin Donuts coupon: Small Hot or Iced Latte Only $0.99. Expires: 9/30.

7.     Tim Hortons coupon: Buy 1, Get 1 Free - Coffees. Expires: 9/29.


Thanks Jen for the tips!

Prescription Take Back

This Saturday, September 29th is National Prescription Take-Back Day an effort to collect and safely dispose of unused, unwanted prescription medications. In Williamson County you drop off medicine at Texas Baptist Children’s Home 1101 North Mays in Round Rock, Taylor City Hall parking lot at 400 Porter in Taylor and Scott & White Health clinic parking lot at 4945 Williams Drive in Georgetown. Leave all medications in their original containers if possible. Here’s what you can bring: expired or unused prescription medications; unneeded over-the-counter medications; medicine from deceased. Thanks Emily for the tip!

Teen Book Festival

On September 29, 2012, the 4th annual Austin Teen Book Festival will host 36 of the most popular and critically acclaimed young adult fiction authors.  Austin Teen Book Festival, presented by The Austin Public Library Friends Foundation and sponsored by BookPeople, will be held at the Palmer Events Center from 9:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.  More than 4,000 attendees are expected this year at this event, making it the largest teen book festival in the country.  And, to make it even more amazing, the festival is free!  

Free festival

The St. Elias Mediterranean Festival is the oldest continually running food and culture festival in Central Texas. This weekend, help celebrate the 80th annual MedFest on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 6 - 11 p.m. and on Saturday, September 29, 2012, from noon - 11 p.m. at the St. Elias Orthodox Church (408 E 11th Street). Named one of Central Texas' Top 10 Food Festivals by the Austin Chronicle, MedFest features music from the Greek band LAAND, shopping in a Mediterranean Bazaar, and face painting, games, and more for kids. And don't forget the food! Festival-goers can gorge on kefta, kibbee, falafel, souvlaki, gyros, spanakopita, Romanian kabobs, and more, including ethnic coffee, ice cream and libations. Tickets for the festival are available at all Twin Liquors locations for a $5 donation, and once in, tickets for food and activities are available for purchase. Admission is FREE from noon - 4 p.m. on Saturday! For more information, visit the MedFest website. To find a Twin Liquors location near you,visit their website.  Go here for directions and parking information.

Clothing Swap

The Burlap Bag (502 West 30th Street) will be hosting another Ladies Clothing Swap on Sunday, September 30, 2012, from 6:30 - 8 p.m.  Bring clothes you no longer wear and leave with a few new-to-you items to update your wardrobe!  Invite your friends - all are welcome at this free event. For more information and to RSVP, visit the Facebook event page. Thanks Heidi with Free Fun in Austin.com for the tips!

Free parks

National Parks that charge entrance fees will be free to visit on Saturday, September 29, 2012.  Go here to check out the list of more than 100 participating national parks, including four in Texas!  

On line savings

September is Baby Safety Month and Austin based Offers.com has a great list of Baby Safety Month tips plus some of the best deals on baby products on the web! Thanks Shermayne for the tips!

Graco Coupon

$50 Off Graco Spree Travel System + Free Shipping

Expires 10/3/12


Giggle.com Coupon Code

Free Stokke MyCarrier with Stroll Order

Expires 10/15/12


Carters Coupon Code

Up to 70% off + Extra 25% off Entire Purchase

Expires 10/2/12


Amazon Deal

Up to 70% off Baby Safety Items - All Under $25

Expires 10/9/12


Diapers.com Coupon Code

$10 Off a Case of Diapers

Expires 10/1/12