Not in Lafayette, but still fairly close and a fabulous bargain, so I think it’s worth sharing on the blog. From 10 am-2 pm on December 24th, the Children’s Museum in Indianapolis is offering free admission.
Saturday, Dec. 1 ~ 10-6 ~ Dickens of a Christmas ~ highlights… a re-enactment of the last scene from “The Christmas Carol” (at Riehle Plaza), lighting the community Christmas Tree, flipping on the lights for the court house dome, Christmas carols performed live… and more! Main site is here, with a fabulous schedule available on the page.
Saturday, Dec. 1 ~ 9-6 ~ Tippecanoe County Book Sale, At the Downtown Library (info here, and it actually starts Friday night with a members’ only preview!).
Saturday, Dec. 1, 8 pm ~ free Purdue Philharmonic & Symphony Band Concert at the Long Center.
Sunday, Dec. 2 ~ The Christmas Parade… starts at 10th & Main at 2 pm. Website for the parade is here, and includes a map of the route.
Also on Sunday…books from the TCPL book sale are half off… on Monday they’re $2/bag!
* For every $10 gift card you purchase to the Goodrich theaters (Goodrich runs Lafayette 7, Wabash Landing, and Eastside 9), you get a $1 off concession coupon. There are a couple of movies I’m really looking forward to this December (ahem, Les Mis and The Hobbit, anyone?), and using this deal might help sweeten the deal. Unless I go for popcorn of course, then it would help salt the deal.
* For every $50 of digital gift cards you purchase from Applebee’s, you get a $10 digital gift card.
* At Steak ‘n Shake, get a $5 gift card for every $25 in gift cards you purchase.
I know that more local businesses offered some gift card deals last year, so I’ll be keeping an eye out for them again this year to share. If you know of any, send the word along, please.
Barnes & Noble is having a Read-a-thon on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 10 am to 6 pm. Local athletes, trainers, and coaches will be reading aloud continuously during that time period… sooo kinda like an all-day long story time at the library.
A percentage of purchases made that day will be given to help supply books for children in the community.
The Purdue Wind Ensemble & Fall Concert Band will be performing in a free concert this Sunday afternoon (Nov. 18) at 2:30 pm at the Long Center (111 N. 6th St). I’ve been to a couple of their concerts before and they are usually outstanding in quality. Parking can be a bit tricky, though, so you may want to plan to be a bit early.
If you’re a native English speaker and aged 60 or older, you may qualify for a study about speech perception.
Compensation is $12/hr… 1-2 sessions, each 45-90 minutes.
Contact: Alexander Francis, email@example.com
I’ve posted about Swagbucks before… using its programs and search engine is a fabulous way to earn gift cards online. They’ve also just recently added a new way to redeem some Swagbucks for coupons to places in your community. For 50 swagbucks, you can get a bogo coupon for a personal pan pizza at Pizza Hut, a 40% off coupon from Joann’s, $5 off of $50 at GFS, or another option entirely (there are several business listed!).
To find what’s available in your area, go to the Redeem >> Discount & Savings Tab.
(and, hey, don’t forget about the blog’s give away! You could win a $5 Amazon gc!)
This study looks like it will take some time commitment over the next 11 weeks, but there’s a $610 check at the end of it, which is an outstandingly good amount for a Purdue study!
* must between 18-50 and above average weight
* it will involve 23 visits to Purdue over an 11 week period (although not during Thanksgiving or Christmas break)
* it’s a study about how food form and sweetener relate to hormones.
* Contact: Jan Lee at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 916-995-1080
with Christmas break right around the corner, I know some families will be looking for entertaining things to do indoors with their kids. For something close to home, I highly recommend the Delphi Canal Museum; it’s free, for one, and the exhibits are fantastic. I blogged about it here.
Another museum I just read about, but haven’t had a chance to visit yet, is the Museum of Miniature Houses (and other collections). It’s in Carmel and is not free, although the costs are low, for a museum ($5 adults, $3 for children under 10, and they do have some very good membership deals). This looks like it would be perfect for a mother-daughter (or grandmother-granddaughter) outing!
(p.s. ~ don’t forget about our giveaway!)
I looooove blog give aways, so I thought it would be fun to do one for LoL. Here’s how it’ll work: help us get to 50 Facebook likes by 11 pm (eastern) time on Tuesday, Nov. 20th. If we get to 50 likes by then, I’ll do a drawing from our FB fans for a $5 Amazon gift code! Spread the word… and good luck!