Jody Mace: On the Cheap

Start the new year with a free kickstart


Green & Lean 2015

Sat 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 7th Street Public Market, 224 E. Seventh St.

This one-day expo from Viva Raw and the 7th Street Public Market vendors is centered on a healthy, nutritional and fit lifestyle. Attendees can participate in yoga breakfast (a free yoga class, followed by breakfast you can purchase in market), live juicing demos, CrossFit exhibitions, wellness coaching sessions, postural alignment and pain assessment, a 5K running club run and a post-workout recovery jam session with live music.


Lego Mini Model Build

Tues 5 p.m. Lego Store at Concord Mills.

The first Tuesday of each month, Lego stores offer a free mini-build for ages 6-14. Kids put together a small Lego kit, usually not available for purchase, and can take it home.


Bank of America ‘Museums on Us’

Sat and Sun Various museums.

The first weekend of every month, Bank of America and Merrill Lynch customers get into many museums nationwide for free. Participating museums are both Mint museums, Bechtler Museum of Modern Art, Levine Museum of the New South and Harvey B. Gantt Center for African-American Arts + Culture. Bring a Bank of America/Merrill Lynch credit or debit card for admission. Excludes special exhibitions, fundraising events and ticketed shows.


Music Mentor Series

Sat 10:15 a.m. Guitar Center locations.

Did you get a new guitar for Christmas? Pretty much stuck on the opening to “Smoke on the Water?” Take the next step with a free group guitar lesson at either Guitar Center location: 8813 J.W. Clay Blvd. in Charlotte or 10050 E. Independence Blvd. in Matthews. Each Saturday there is a free group lesson, usually alternating between guitar, ukulele and bass.


Home Depot Kids’ Workshop

Sat 9 a.m.-noon. Home Depot locations.

Kids ages 5-12 can learn to build a mini-sled from a kit and take it home. They also receive a certificate of completion, a workshop apron and a commemorative pin, as supplies last.