Ideas for low cost hobbies?

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Ideas for low cost hobbies?
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Sun, 01-08-2012 - 6:05pm

Hi all,

So I've come to conclude I'm boring, lol. I don't have any real hobbies that I love, and everything that I think that I might like costs money.

Does anyone have any ideas of hobbies that you enjoy but doesn't cost and arm and a leg? I'd be interested in what you have to say :)


Bex -

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Wed, 01-11-2012 - 10:45am

Bex, my son is as frugal as can be, and he knits and crochets like a madman.

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Registered: 07-05-2006
Fri, 01-13-2012 - 7:52am
Hmmmm...Hobbies. Well, having three kids is enough to keep me busy, but when I have free time I love to read. I get books from my library but I like the best sellers and those always have a waiting list so I go on the libraries website and reserve the latest books out that I want to read. Our library also offers ebooks and audio books. When the books I want are free, I get an email. So I always have something good to read and I never get tempted to buy the latest best seller at the grocery store or walmart.

I was thinking as I read a few of the posts...what about volunteering? I work for a church and we have a food pantry. It is open every Tuesday and the volunteers really have a great time. It makes you feel good and you also get to see a different side of life that makes you appreciate the small things. AND it's free!

Let's see, what else? I like watching movies and Redbox lets you rent movies for $1.30. We also have netflix (because we have no cable). I find a series that I like (Dexter, Breaking Bad, Tara) and I watch an episode every now and then.

We have a movie theater around here that is really cheap. It's old but the tickets are only $4 dollars and on mondays you get free popcorn.

I think you just have to get out there and see what's available. You can check out museum memberships. We have a membership to the local planetarium and that gets us into all of the science and technology museums in the country for free and they also offer classes and events and partner exchanges. This month we get to see the symphony and in March we get to see a play.

Abbie
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Sat, 01-14-2012 - 2:19pm
abigailnh2 wrote:

Let's see, what else? I like watching movies and Redbox lets you rent movies for $1.30. We also have netflix (because we have no cable). I find a series that I like (Dexter, Breaking Bad, Tara) and I watch an episode every now and then.

We have a movie theater around here that is really cheap. It's old but the tickets are only $4 dollars and on mondays you get free popcorn.
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Registered: 07-05-2006
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 9:04am
It's in Hooksett. It's right up route 3 to 293 like you are going to the beach and then you continue north on 93 as if you were going to Concord. I forget what exit it is, but it's the Regal Cinema's in Hooksett. It's about 30 minutes from Nashua. It's the same exit as Target/Home Depot/BJ's Wholesale club in Manchester.

ANd that's nice to know about Redbox. Thanks!

Abbie
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Registered: 07-24-2001
Tue, 01-17-2012 - 2:47pm

Just another note about knitting . . .

I herited all of my grandma's knitting supplies which was really great.

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