Just because we’re in a recession doesn’t mean we need to seep into a depression. The one plus side to our fallen economy is the amazing deals provided by local businesses. And Valley Girl has rounded up only the best (and free) Valley promotions, including free yoga and music classes, free admission to museums, free concerts and more. Enjoy!
Five Free Yoga Classes for the Unemployed
Being without a job these days is not uncommon. And in hopes of relieving stress and anxiety, Bikram Yoga Institute in downtown Scottsdale is offering five free classes to anyone who is without a job. Yogis will receive a punch card to keep track of their classes and, if they want to keep practicing, they can purchase 30 more days of instruction for only $30. Bikram Yoga consists of a series of 26 poses and is set in a heated room (100-110 degrees). Each class is 90 minutes. For class schedule or more information call 480.946.2116 or visit www.bikramyogainstitute.com.
7620 E. Indian School Rd. # 115, Scottsdale
Free Admission to Valley Museums
Now instead of just checking out a book at your local library, check out a “Culture Pass” which gives you and up to three others free access to dozens of museums throughout the Valley. The passes are accepted at the Arizona Science Center, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix Zoo and 10 other museums. One Culture Pass can be checked out per person and are lent out for up to seven days. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each museum and the passes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information visit theculturepass.com.
Free Dance Lessons
Just in time for the bikini season, Kimberly Lewis School of Dance (KLSD) in Ahwatukee is giving away two weeks of free dance lessons, because who has a better body than a dancer? Going on June 8 through 11 and July 20 through 23, adults and kids 2 years and up can enjoy a free hip hop, ballet or jazz class. Space is limited and enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. For a class schedule or to reserve your spot, please call 480.706.6040.
3820 E. Ray Rd., No. 8, Ahwatukee.
Free Sunday Concerts at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park
From now through July 5, it’s Sunday Funday at McCormick-Stillman Railroad Park as they are hosting free concerts from 7:30 to 9 p.m. each week. Bring the entire family and enjoy a variety of musical genres and the cool evening breeze. If you bring the little ones, be sure to take them on the famous train and/or carousel as they will be running until 9 p.m. Carousel rides are $1 per person. Train rides are $2 per person and free for children 3 years and younger. For more information please call 480.312.2312.
7301 E. Indian Bend Road, Scottsdale
Free Music Lesson
If interested in taking up a musical instrument, now’s the time. Foothills Music in Ahwautukee is offering free, no-obligation music lesson normally worth $32.50. Choose from strings, horns, saxophones, drums, guitar and more. The teaching at FM is only the best as every instructor has at least a master’s degree in music. Hours of operation: 1 p.m.-8 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays, 1 p.m.-6 p.m. Fridays and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. Call 480.460.9045 or visit www.foothillsmusic.com for more information.
1339 E. Chandler Blvd., No. 104, Ahwatukee