Being broke doesn't have to break into your social calendar. From beer-sponsored community service and beach-ready swimwear to bottling your favorite photo or memory, we can think of plenty of ways to get out of the house while staying out of the red. Here are our top three picks for free events this week.
For once Bud Light would like you to make some good decisions, by hosting community events across the country with Keep America Beautiful in the Do Good and Have Fun summer campaign. On Thursday, May 17, from 8:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., join other 21-and-up locals as they build community gardens, clean up litter, and fix up up the vacant lot at the PHX Renews site at Central Ave. Register for Do Good and Have Fun online and check out the event on Facebook.
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Glendale Foothills Library is teaching visitors how to turn mason jars into three-dimensional scrapbooks, a.k.a. "memory jars," using colorful paper, ribbons, buttons, photos, handwritten notes, and more. This class is taught by Christy Puetz on Wednesday, May 14, at 6 p.m. in the Hummingbird Room. Space is limited and registration is required. Contact 623-930-3844.
Vintage by Misty is holding a special spring trunk show featuring champagne, french tunes, and plenty of designer duds. Browse the new collection of Lela Pearce swimwear, vintage Levi's, and Adina Mills wearable art, as well as VBM's signature line of Chanel button jewelry and new retro pieces from the 1960s through 1980s. Gift bags will be awarded to the first 25 purchases. The trunk show runs from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 15. For more information, visit vintagebymisty.com or call 480-522-6875.