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Ms. Cheap: Longtime Ladies of Charity consignment sale opens this week

If you are ready to perk up your spring wardrobe on a budget, the Ladies of Charity’s Spring/Summer Consignment Sale opens Friday, March 31. This is a great chance to pick up bright and sunny spring and summer clothes and accessories and help a good cause at the same time. The shop, located at 2216 State St. in Nashville, will […]

Ms. Cheap: Free Bachanalia festival offers all things Bach – six hours of Bach music played every which away

BACHanalia, the 15th Annual FREE festival of the music of J.S. Bach, returns to Christ Church Cathedral on Friday. This six-hour festival features musicians from across the area, playing Bach in classic and unique ways – from classical organ pieces to a jazz quartet playing Bach.Running without breaks from 4 -10 p.m. on Friday, March 24, 90 local musicians, including […]

Ms. Cheap: American Legion Auxiliary fundraiser offers great bargains on trees and shrubs

With so many homeowners’ landscaping suffering from the winter deep freeze that left many of our beloved trees and shrubs dead and what one of my friends calls “everbrown,” a spring American Legion Auxiliary Tree Sale is a welcome way to buy replacement nursery stock at attractive prices. “We think it might be our biggest sale,” said Kathy Leedy, Tree Sale […]

Ms. Cheap: Spring Hike Day offers ranger-led hikes at all 56 state parks

With longer days, warmer weather (hopefully) and the emergence of spring wildflowers, it is time to get outside. And a great way to get started is to take advantage of Saturday’s Tennessee State Parks Spring Hike Day, when all 56 state parks offer free ranger-led hikes along their beautiful and interesting trails. “Our annual Spring Hike is a great opportunity […]

Ms. Cheap: Goodwill wedding dress sale this weekend

With the average cost of a wedding dress approaching $2,000, it is good to know about a big sale with hundreds of beautiful bridal gowns priced at $300 and less. Yes, this weekend Goodwill stores in Middle and West Tennessee are having their wedding gown sales Saturday and Sunday offering gently worn bridal gowns, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and other […]

Ms. Cheap: Douglas & Co. diner is a delicious ‘filling station’ in Springfield

When I asked for recommendations for the best inexpensive place to eat in Springfield, I was told that there was a fantastic diner inside a gas station.  Hmm, I was intrigued. My source told me that Douglas & Co. is known for its fried catfish, fried chicken and barbecue, and that it is so popular that most days the line […]

Ms. Cheap: Annual consignment sales are shopping paradise for savers

Why spend hundreds of dollars on children’s clothing, toys and equipment, when you can outfit your kiddos for a fraction of the retail cost? Yes, it is time for the spring/summer round of popup children’s consignment sales where parents and grandparents can pick up gently used clothing, and essentials like baby furniture and equipment as well as luxury items, at […]

Ms. Cheap: Good news for us walkers – steps count no matter how fast (or slow) you go

For years, I have been a walker – pounding the pavement in our neighborhood with a group of friends as a FREE and active way to socialize. Our daily walks (sometimes twice a day) were literally a breath of fresh air during COVID, when my neighbors and I quickly realized not only that outdoor walking was a safe way to […]

Ms. Cheap: Penny drive wrapped up with $50K donated to Food Bank

Fourteen years, $2.117 million raised, 8.47 million meals provided to hungry neighbors!With this year’s donations adding more than $50,000, that just about sums up the 14-year history of the Ms. Cheap Penny Drive for Second Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.The money raised is a highlight for sure but another major goal of the drive all these years has been […]

Ms. Cheap: Nashville Zoo’s Souper Bowl Food Drive exchanges free tickets for donations

Want to go to the Nashville Zoo for free this year?Well, it is so easy to get a voucher for a free visit just by donating food this weekend to Second Harvest Food Bank.The Zoo’s Third Annual “Souper Bowl Food Drive” takes place Feb. 11-12. Donations will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day.“Guests are asked to […]

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