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Update: More Earth Day freebies and special events!

Reduce, reuse, recycle . . . Check out these deals to mark Earth Day!

  • FREE full size cleanser from Origins. Simply fill out this form, take in your current cleanser (empty or full), and trade it in for an Origins full size Checks and Balances or A Perfect World (value $18.)
  • Join Anthropologie for a FREE Earth Day craft workshops for kids. Click on the area where you live, then you’ll find the schedule.
  • Free EVOS Organic Shake nationwide.
  • Get a free reusable tote bag through April 22 at Fresh & Easy Neighborhood Market when you spend $20 or more. The totes usually sell for 99 cents. You can find the coupon for the free tote at Fresh & Easy’s Facebook fan page www.facebook.com/freshandeasy. Click on “Offers” in the left column.
  • Lowe’s is giving a 1 million free trees on April 23 to celebrate Earth Day! Stop by your local store and claim yours. More info
  • Download for FREE The Four Seasons – A Earth Day Interactive Children’s Story Book on iTunes.
  • Free admission to all 392 U.S. National Parks Celebrate Earth Day 2011 by taking your family to visit our National Parks. Admission is free through Sunday, April 25.
  • You can swap five plastic bags for a free reusable tote bag at Disney Stores on April 22. And, no, you can’t trade 50 plastic bags for 10 free totes. Find the nearest Disney Store by checking out the website.

Thanks, Mother Nature Network!

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Free admission to national parks April 16-24

Celebrate Earth Day and visit one of our national parks for free!

 They are awesome testaments to the beauty of the United States.

More than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will be free on these days.

Mark your calendar:

  • April 16-24 (for Earth Day)
  • June 21
  • Sept. 24
  • Nov. 11-13

For more information: Fee-Free Day

Also, many individual parks are offering their own special deals. See a list here: Park Specials

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Carowinds ticket deals 2011!

Save $15 at participating Burger King locations

Save $15 off a full-price Regular Single Day admission with the purchase of a Medium or Large value meal or soft drink at participating BURGER KING locations. See specially marked cup for details. While supplies last. On cup coupon is valid through June 26, 2011.

Military pay only $31.99 each

Active or retired members of the military can purchase discounted admission tickets any day at the Carowinds Front Gate for only $31.99 each when showing proper identification. Or, you can save time when you purchase your tickets through your local military installation.

2011 Season Passes on sale

A 2011 Carowinds Gold Season Pass pays for itself in less than two visits! Click here to check out special pricing valid through May 29, 2011.

Click here to go to Carowinds’ Deals & Discounts page: Carowinds

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York County: Looking for something to do in historic York? Check out new site!

Stop by the new website “Visit Historic York, SC” — it’s sponsored by the York Downtown Business Association. The site is very well done, and it contains links to York’s local businesses, restaurants, theaters, parks, festivals, etc. etc.

Be sure to let them know if there are more things you’d like to see. I know I’d love a slideshow, with more photos of our awesome city! How about links to Parks & Rec, plus info about school events (high-school concerts, fish fries, football games…)

Click here to check it out: York, SC

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Fee-free days at national parks in 2011

Give a nod to Teddy Roosevelt, and visit one of our national parks. They are awesome testaments to the beauty of the United States. More than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees will be free!

Mark your calendar:

  • Jan. 15-17
  • April 16-24
  • June 21
  • Sept. 24
  • Nov. 11-13

For more information: Fee-Free Day

Also, many individual parks are offering their own special deals. See a list here: Park Specials

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Reminder: Free entrance to national parks on Nov. 11

Give a nod to Teddy Roosevelt, and visit one of our national parks. These awesome testaments to the beauty of the United States get even better this year with several fee-free days at more than 100 national parks that usually charge entrance fees.

Mark your calendar for the last fee-free day this year:

  • Nov.  11 (Veterans Day)

For more information: Fee-Free Day

Also, many individual parks are offering their own special deals. See a list here: Park Specials

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Free: Riverwalk Celebration on Saturday

Don’t miss the Riverwalk Celebration along the Catawba in Rock Hill, Saturday, Oct. 23, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Parking will be at the old Celanese lot across the street from PetSmart. The celebration will go on, rain or shine!

Free activities for all ages! BMX exhibition featuring Cole Tesar, Carolina Raptor Center presentation and release, kayak paddles, guided eco-hikes, bike rodeo, live music, environmental projects and more! Food plates for $5.

The inaugural 7.24K River Walk & Run: Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., with the run starting at 8 a.m. First 150 participants get T-shirt with $10 registration fee ($5 no shirt). First 150 to complete the course get a prize!

For more info or updates, click here: Rock Hill Rocks or call 329-5620.

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