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What is the Frugal Event Calendar?

The Frugal Event Calendar is a calendar of frugal events in the Indiana area, including nationwide events, consisting of workshops, classes, festivals, consignments sales, and more. Go to the Main Calendar.

November 4, 2012

Power Recycling Weekend presented by BrightPoint (Indianapolis)

You have the opportunity to join the Zoo in a mass recycling effort held twice a year! At the Power Recycling Weekend presented by BrightPoint, you can get rid of all your clutter and help the environment, too! From 9am-3pm Nov. 3 and 4, you can drop off your old electronics, phone books and paper ready for shredding in the Zoo parking lot. Our recycling partners will take it from there. In addition to doing good, you will receive a $2 discount coupon for Zoo admission. The Power Recycling Weekend held in April collected 18,988 pounds of recyclable materials!

Examples of the items that will be accepted during Power Recycling Weekend are:
• Printers • Palm Pilots/PDA’s • VCR’s
• Copiers • Game Systems • Microphones
• Metals • Surge Protectors • Microwaves
• Motors • Cash Registers • Cell Phones
• Monitors • Fax Machines • Power Cables
• Scanners • Power Supplies • Computers*
• Laptops • Electronic Wiring • TV’s*

*$5 processing fee for TV’s and monitors.
All computer hard drives will be double-swiped clean before being destroyed.

Paper recycling will be offered compliments of Shred Monkey from 11am to 3pm. Limit of three boxes of paper per car, please. You can also recycle your old phone books, compliments of Yellow Pages.

For more information, visit the Indianapolis Zoo website:

Start: November 3, 2012 6:00 AM
End: November 4, 2012 11:00 AM
Venue: Indianapolis Zoo and White River Gardens
Phone: (317) 630-2001
1200 W. Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN, 46222, United States
Cost: FREE, Processing fee for some items

Turkey Tutorial Thanksgiving Technique Class (Nationwide)

Begin the new year with Williams-Sonoma Technique Classes and be inspired! Learn fresh menu ideas, healthy recipes for family dinners, and both classic and new cooking techniques. Our complimentary Technique Classes are each dedicated to a specific culinary topic, such as cookware, tools or the best way to work with seasonal produce.

  • Hour-long technique classes are free and include tastings of prepared dishes.
  • Participants enjoy 10% savings on select same-day store purchases.
  • Available at all stores; class times vary by store location.
  • Class size is limited – call your local store to register.

Williams-Sonoma Presents Thanksgiving

Whether you are hosting your first Thanksgiving or your twentieth, our Thanksgiving Technique Classes will provide inspiration, delicious recipes and expert guidance to make your holiday memorable and stress-free.

To brine or not to brine – that is the question. If turkey seems tricky, this is the class for you. Join us for a comprehensive turkey tutorial and discover the keys to roasting a juicy, flavorful bird that will leave your guests begging for the leftovers.

Date: November 4, 2012
Venue: William-Sonoma (Nationwide)
Phone: 877.812.6235
United States
Cost: FREE

High Efficiency Lighting Home Depot Workshop (Nationwide)

• Describe federal regulations regarding incandescent lighting
• List features and benefits of various high efficiency lighting types

Start: November 4, 2012 1:00 PM
End: November 4, 2012 3:30 PM
Venue: Home Depot (Nationwide)
United States
Cost: FREE

Passport to Imagination Advent Calendar Free Event (Nationwide)

Ages 3 and up, while supplies last.

Start: November 4, 2012 1:00 PM
End: November 4, 2012 2:00 PM
Venue: Michaels (Nationwide)
Phone: 1-800-MICHAELS
United States
Cost: FREE

Laser Snowflake Demo

Adults Only

Start: November 4, 2012 2:00 PM
End: November 4, 2012 3:00 PM
Venue: Michaels (Nationwide)
Phone: 1-800-MICHAELS
United States
Cost: FREE
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