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Frugal Family: $3 Salads, $5 Subs, Elephants, Free Museum Entry and More

Your local source for the scoop on family friendly resources and fun on a budget.

Here is our weekly round-up of events and deals in and around town:

SHOPPING

  • What’s the deal? 25% Off All Things Elephant
  • When: Thursday, August 25
  • Where: Ten Thousand Villages, 915 King Street, Alexandria
  • Cost: Varies
  • Details: Enjoy a celebration of all things elephant! Read fun facts about elephants while nibbling elephant-themed snacks. All elephant items will be 25% off and 15% of the day's sales will be donated to the International Elephant Foundation, which works to protect elephants and their dwindling habitats in Africa and Asia.

 

FUN

  • What's the deal? Famly Fun Game Night
  • When: Friday, August 26, 7 p.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Where: Hooray for Books, 1555 King Street, Alexandria
  • Cost: Free!
  • Details: Enjoy a sampling of games and other activities that teach children problem-solving strategies while having a barrel of fun. Ages 4 and up. Call at 703-548-4092 or e-mail if you plan to attend.

 

  • What's the deal? Kids Free at Newseum
  • When: Now through September 5, 2011
  • Where: Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, DC
  • Cost: Free!
  • Details: Up to 10 kids (18 and under) free with one paid adult admission or Newseum membership card. Ticket good for two consecutive days. Good through Sept. 5.

 

FOOD

  • What’s the deal? $3 Salads at HomeMade Pizza Company
  • When: Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays through Aug. 31
  • Where: HomeMade Pizza Co., 2413 Mt. Vernon Avenue, Alexandria
  • Details: $3 for small salad; $6 for large salad

 

  • What’s the deal? $5 Foot-Long Buffalo Chicken Sub at Subway
  • When: Featured through August
  • Where: Everywhere. See locations in Old Town and Del Ray
  • Cost: $5 each
  • Details: Get sandwich specifics and location information

 

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