Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend on a budget?

Check it out:

Saturday

Sunday
Find these events and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!
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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do this weekend with the family?

Saturday
  • 5:30-8pm Snow and Light Shows at The Children’s Museum of Virginia, 221 High St, Portsmouth VA
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Locals Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something to do this weekend on a budget?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
Saturday
Sunday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Local Military Families: FREE Tickets to MacArthur Center’s Winter Carnival!

Active Duty members of the military will receive 15 complimentary tickets to the Winter Carnival on one special day this holiday season!

When: Stop by the Winter Carnival ticket booth on Thursday, December 19th, 2013 from 3-10 pm and show a valid Active Duty ID to receive 15 free tickets.

Where: MacArthur Center Winter Carnival located outside of MacArthur Center at the intersection of Monticello Avenue and Freemason Street in Norfolk VA.

What: The Winter Carnival features family-friendly rides including a 55 foot tall, LED lit Ferris wheel and a twenty-foot tall fun slide for big and little kids and a host of holiday fun rides including a tilt-a-whirl, speedway, spinning tea cups, spinning monkeys, helicopters, Red Baron airplanes and the Rio Grande Train.

Cost: 15 FREE tickets for the Winter Carnival for Active Duty military. Regular priced tickets are $1.25 for a single ticket, 25 tickets for $25, and 50 tickets for $40.

Thanks My Active Child!

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Locals: Fun and Frugal Weekend Activities

Looking for something fun to do in town this weekend?

Check out this list:

All Weekend
Saturday

Find these and even more ideas for family fun on the MyActiveChild.com Hampton Roads Calendar!

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Not Seeing A Frugal Chick Posts on Facebook?

Apparently Facebook has made yet ANOTHER change as to how they choose what you see.   (I shake my fist at Mark Zuckerberg.)

I am working on becoming more Facebook savvy but blogger friends have said there are a few things you can do to improve your chances of seeing my posts.

On the A Frugal Chick Facebook Page (and any other pages you are not seeing posts for anymore)- you can check for the following things…

1. If you hover over the “Liked” button on the Facebook Banner and check off “Get Notifications”

2. Also when you hover over the “Liked” button choose “Show in News Feed” and then click on “settings” and then choose “All Updates”.

3. Be sure you are Following my page- by clicking on the “Follow” button next to the “Liked” button and it will now change to “Following”.

4. The more you interact with my page by liking posts, commenting or sharing them etc, the more likely my posts will show for you.

If you aren’t getting updates from me you will miss some of the best deals (like this CRAZY one from Toys R Us that lasted about half an hour yesterday).  I don’t want you to miss out on any good deals!

Hate Facebook?  Be sure you are signed up for A Frugal Chick’s Newsletter.  It comes out every day at  3 p.m.!

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It Was Quite The Exciting Night

Last night I went to the beautiful Grand Illumination in Colonial Williamsburg because I LOVE fireworks.  They have THREE fireworks displays that are rivaled by most of the displays around here.  It was a lovely night.

So I wasn’t expecting to see fireworks when I got home.  I was wrong.

After being out in the cold for hours I was ready to come home and warm up.  It was the kind of cold where you are sure that your bones must have icicles on them so I was THRILLED to change into a warm shirt, flannel pajama pants and slipper socks.  After the obligatory face washing I hopped into bed, grabbed the current book I am reading and turned on the space heater.  I was VERY excited that the only thing I had left to do for the evening was reach over and turn out the light.

About ten minutes into my studying I noticed that there was a flashing red light outside of my condo.  This really isn’t all that unusual because in my complex there are quite a few elderly people or residents with health conditions.  Every once in a while an ambulance will go through and the red lights will pass by my window.

These didn’t pass.

After about a minute I went over to the window and pulled back my curtains.  To my surprise there were two fire trucks parked in front of my building and one of the firemen was unloading the hose.  This wasn’t a medical emergency- it was a FIRE!

My neighbors across the way had smoke billowing out of their windows.  Both the residents (one male and one female) were on the sidewalk with an oxygen mask helping them breathe.  Since we live in condos there was a big danger of the fire spreading to more than one unit (or potentially my building!).  I grabbed my bath robe and ran out to start knocking on doors.  By the time I was outside the fire department had already begun removing the other homeowners.  The air was starting to smell of smoke but it didn’t look like the fire was spreading.

As I watched the fire fighters put their helmets back on and headed in.  I knew there were only two people living in the unit so I figured they were going back in to begin to make sure everything was extinguished.  A minute or two later they came out with this little fluffy ball- a cat!  As I watched they lovingly petted the cat and held an oxygen mask up to its face so it could breathe easier.  It was a very sweet picture.

The owners eventually left to head to the emergency vet for what turned out to be four cats suffering from smoke inhalation.  I’m not sure of their prognosis.

It turns out that the dryer in the unit had caught on fire.  The most obvious reason for that would be the dryer vent trap catching on fire but I don’t know for sure that is what it was.  It has however been a great reminder to me to get the dryer vent trap cleaned out!

So this weekend I will be testing all the smoke detectors and cleaning out the dryer vent trap.  I am so thankful everyone is safe- it was an exciting night for my little neighborhood!

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