Friday, October 28, 2011

National Drug Take Back Day

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Sunday, October 29, 2011 is Drug Take Back Day!  10am-2pm  Check this link to find out where your local drop off center is located.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Free movie at MOCAD Nov 5

Film: The Lost Landscapes of Detroit
This film will be shown on Friday, November 4th and Saturday, November 5th at 7 pm admission $5.00.  But, if you come to the matinee on Saturday, November 5th at 4:00pm, and bring a child, you will get in for free!  More information on the MOCAD Upcoming Events page.

Saturday, November 5th 4PM matinee
A Family Screening of The Lost Landscapes of Detroit
Admission: Free | For families only (you must be with a child to attend)

An eclectic montage of rediscovered and rarely-seen archival film clips exhibiting life, cityscapes, labor and leisure from a ‘vanishing Detroit,’ as captured by amateurs, newsreel cameramen and industrial filmmakers. The Lost Landscapes of Detroit aims to offer Detroiters imagery of the City’s past, free from any sense of nostalgia, in an attempt to provide subject for contemplation as the people of the city build toward a new future. Unlike most film screenings, Lost Landscapes relies on audience participation for the soundtrack – interaction with the films is encouraged, as questions are shouted out, observations are shared and mysterious locations are identified.

Rick Prelinger began collecting ephemeral films -- advertising, educational, industrial, and amateur works -- in 1983. In 2002, his collection of over 200,000 items was acquired by the Library of Congress; many key films are available online at the Internet Archive. In 2004 Rick and spouse Megan opened the Prelinger Library in downtown San Francisco, which includes over 60,000 pieces of print ephemera, books, periodicals, maps and zines and is open to the public. 

Monday, October 17, 2011

Free Links & Great Savings

Looking out for my family and yours, today, I came across a website with a list of links to totally free products.  The entire website is dedicated to saving you money! 
If you have trouble with the link above, try Find the link on the left column called "Totally Free Stuff"

Kroger/Frys Cart Busters Deal of the Day

Happy Monday!
FREE  One (1) TOSTITOS® Dip (15 - 15 1/2 oz. jar)
This week (until Oct. 25) Krogers & Frys are offering Cart Buster Deal of The Day!  Check online or at your local grocery store to find out the deal of the day.
Monday, October 17th Get a free jar of Tostitos Dip when you buy any 2 Tostitos Tortilla Chips.


Friday, October 14, 2011

MOCAD 5th Anniversary & Family Day Costume Creations

Happy 5th Anniversary MOCAD!
Tonight (Friday) is the party to celebrate the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit.  
$100.00 for all-inclusive dinner, drinks (until 9), band, free gift, and membership to MOCAD.
$50.00 for dinner and band 
$10.00 from 9pm-2am to see the bands

FREE: Sunday is the October Family Day from 12-5.  This one is really popular, so get there early.  CREEPY CRAWLY CREATURES is the theme this year.  

Create your own Halloween costume this year at MOCAD. Families will have a slew of bizarre, recycled materials to choose from, and two of Detroit’s most talented artists on hand to help bring to life a heart-stopping, goosebump-inducing, creepy crawly costume for you! All materials for this workshop will be provided by MOCAD free of charge. 
Artist and designer Sarah Lapinski runs the independent menswear company known as WOUND. She is an award-winning, self-taught designer and seamstress. Her work is carried in boutiques, galleries and museums and has appeared in numerous local and national publications. 
Artist Mary Fortuna has been active in the Detroit art community for twenty-plus years. She graduated from Wayne State University with a BFA in 1992. She is currently employed as the Exhibition Director at Paint Creek Center for the Arts in Rochester, Michigan. When she’s not at work she sews, knits, draws and makes dolls and puppets.

Click here to link to MOCAD's current events page.

Hope to see you and all the young hipsters at MOCAD this weekend!

Monday, October 10, 2011

Free Food for Kids & Free Flu Shots

Today, I found a link to frugal living - check it out!  It's awesome!!!

Here is a link to a huge list of restaurants that offer freebies for kids.  PLEASE call your local restaurant to verify the offer at their location before packing the kids in the car.  They are listed by the day of the week the freebies or specials are offered. Some are not local to the metro-Detroit area, but keep them in mind when you travel or pass it on to friends/family who live in other areas of the states too.  (I would really appreciate some more followers).

Oh, and via the same website, I found a list of locations you can get a free flu shot if you don't have health insurance.  Check out the list of participating clinics where you can obtain your free flu shot voucher.

BOGO at Biggby

Another BOGO at Biggby! Buy One Get One FREE coupon good until Wednesday 10/12/11

 Sign up for the Biggby emailing list here and get coupons in your email box one-two times per week.  

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Lilly - New Sesame Street Muppet

Lily, a new Muppet due to appear on a special episode of Sesame Street, will talk to kids and families about how to deal with hunger and poverty.
I just found out about the newest Sesame Street Muppet, Lilly.  Her family struggles to put food on the table. Tonight on PBS at 7pm & 10 pm there is a special about Hunger in America featuring Lilly.  It may be a little late to see this tonight, but perhaps you can see her on Sesame Street starting this week.

Here is a link to an article and a 5 minute video about Lilly and her mission to bring awareness about hunger to a new audience.
You can help alleviate hunger in the Detroit area by volunteering or donating to Forgotten Harvest or Gleaner's Food Bank.  

Thank you!

Friday, October 7, 2011

Sweepstakes & Contests

We all like to win.
We all like free stuff.
Here's a link to some sweepstakes and contests you may be interested in entering.  I have not verified that each one is worthy, but here's a great list to start your sweepstaking & contest entering. 

All ABOUT entering contests

Tips from ABOUT


Food Network

Click on Detroit Contests


Lucky Contests

Mrs. Sweepstakes

Contest Bee (includes some car sweepstakes)


DIY  (video automatically plays when you get to this site - check your speaker level)

Good luck to you!


Public Libraries
Free books, videos, information, computers, programs...who could ask for more? Check out your local library.  - Please note that Monday is Columbus Day and your local library may be closed for the weekend & Monday too.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meat Sale

Happy Monday everyone!
In my inbox today was an ad from Kroger.  I need to head to the grocery store today, so I thought I would take a look.  BOGO meat!  Cool (for us non-vegetarians).  Take a look at the ad here. Boneless center-cut pork chops and English Pot Roast.  
They also have flu shots for $25.