Happy Easter From Frugal in Fort Worth

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$13 For Frozen, Monsters University and Other Disney Blu-Ray Titles

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Hurry over to Amazon’s Disney movie sale to see a long list of DVD & Blu-Ray titles on sale as low as $9 — for a limited time.

Save on various hit titles including, Frozen ($13 DVD), Ice Age ($9 Blu-Ray), The Pirate Fairy ($13 DVD ), Saving Mr. Banks ($13 DVD) and more. Go here (plus more here) to see the full list of family movie deals.

Here are some popular titles that qualify for the sale:

Frozen DVD Best Price  Pirate Fairy DVD Best Price  Monsters University Best Price DVD

Robots DVD Best Price  Saving Mr. Banks DVD  ICE Age Blu Ray DVD Best Price

Horton Hears a Who Blu Ray DVD Best Price  Mr. Popper's Penguins Best Price DVD  Rio 2 Deal Blu-Ray DVD Best Price

“Secret Sauce” Savings Tip:  Amazon prices can change often — you will not want to delay if you want this deal.  Also, be sure to verify the price before adding the item to your cart.

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Save The Date — Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale May 1-3

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It’s almost time for our reader’s favorite fashion bargain event — the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale – featuring Sharon Young’s 2014 Spring collection and lots more popular clothing brands.

Ladies Designer Brand Wareshouse Sale May 2014

This direct-from-the-designer sale takes place May 1 to 3 and features thousands of fashion pieces all at deep discount prices.    << On a personal side note:  Are you like me and SO ready to shine some “brights” and “whites” into your wardrobe?!?  This is the place I’m officially breaking up with Winter. Ha!  >>

This huge sale only opens its doors four times a year, and everything is marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  They have sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

We will be heading over to the sale in a few days to give you a sneak preview and post some “Insiders’ Scoop” pics and info — stay tuned!  In the mean time, save the date ~ May 1-3, 2014 (Thursday to Saturday) and look forward to more photos to come!

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale 2014  Sharon Young Orange Jacket 2014

Details, details
When: May 1 to 3, 2014 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM
and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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TOMORROW — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages.  Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck (Food available for purchase).

Music with Eric Martin (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station (5:30–9 p.m.)
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Family Tour (5:45–6:30 p.m.)
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant (Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m).
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company (Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.)
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood. Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour (8–8:45 p.m.)
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) Nighthawks, 1942

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

- See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, April 17 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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FREE! An Evening With Award‐winning Illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Reception and Book Signing

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Fort Worth Library Jerry Pinkney Signing

The Fort Worth Library and the African American Museum of Dallas will present an evening with award‐winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library.  A free reception and book signing will follow a discussion with Pinkney about his career, books, and approach to illustration. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney   Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Among the many honors received by Pinkney are the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Award. “My intent is to lead the viewer into a world that exists only because of that picture,” said Pinkney.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Details, details
What: More information, visit fortworthlibrary.org
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Ella Mae Shamble Branch Library
1062 Evans Avenue,  Fort Worth, TX 76104
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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Tax Day Freebies & Discount Roundup — Chili’s, Mayfest, Sonic, Hard Rock Cafe, and More!

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The tax man cometh and so do the FREE goodies and discounts for Tax Day 2014!  To brighten up tax return day, we’ve put together a list of freebies and deals that will hopefully put some money back in your pocket and a smile on your face!

Note: All offers are valid April 15th only unless otherwise noted. Click on links for more details of each offer.

Restaurants

  • Arby’s  ~ Get a coupon for FREE value curly fries
  • Boston Market: Get 2 half-chicken individual meals, two home-style sides and fresh cornbread for $10.40. No coupon needed.
  • Chili’s ~ Get a  coupon for a FREE appetizer or dessert or FREE kid’s meal, now through April 17
  • Corner Bakery ~ Get a FREE Baby Bundt cake with purchase of an entrée.
  • Great American Cookies ~ Get a FREE cookie.
  • Hard Rock Café ~ Hard Rock Cafe is giving away a FREE entrée from their new menu when you sing your favorite song on stage.  Limited availability. Sign up required.
  • Pinkberry ~ Bring in a Pinkberry receipt from the  previous day to receive 50% off any size frozen yogurt, now through Sunday.
  • Schlotzsky’s ~ Receive a FREE small original sandwich with the purchase of chips and a 32-oz. drink. No coupon is required.
  • Sonic ~ Enjoy 50% OFF drinks and slushies!

Events, Grins, & More

OH, NO! Forgot it was Tax Day?

  • Amazon has TurboTax for 22% OFF,  and you can download it to your computer right now (no running to the store)! Go here  to download the TurboTax download version for PC or go here to get the version for Apple/Mac.P.S. If you did forget, you can most likely file an extension with the IRS which will extend your filing date to October 15th. Turbotax will walk you through this paperwork which takes just a few minutes — but the extension request does have to be filed today (due April 15th). 

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April 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Seminar on Creating a Butterfly
    and Hummingbird Garden at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Best of Brunch” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.Through Sunday, April 13, 2014

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown (with the new Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub). The festival also features over 300 performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even the Fort Worth Symphony will be performing (more info below).

It’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, performance artists, kids activities, and street performers.

Insiders Tip Take a Fort Worth Bike Sharing cycle to the festival –  only $4 for an all day pass! Use promo code 76102 at any B-Station (locations here) to get the special $4 rate (this weekend only).

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. Festival activities will center around the theme Sights and Sounds of Japan.  A spectacular host of mighty samurai warriors will welcome families for a lively afternoon of creative art projects, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Mini-concert
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free mini-concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Main Street Arts Festival. There are no tickets required and it is a come-and-go, casual atmosphere.

Details, Details
What: 
Learn more about the free concert here.
Where:
  Downtown Fort Worth at the Sundance Square Stage (at Sundance Square Plaza~ between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 12, 2014 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE Seminar on Humminbird and Butterfly Gardens
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Pop by Calloway’s on Saturday to find out which plants butterflies and hummingbirds find absolutely irresistible. Plus you’ll learn the other elements (such as sun, shade, water and shelter) that they need to thrive.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate cookies, with icing, sparkle and pizzazz.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on taking your next brunch to a new level. You’ll learn how to create classic standards plus some new recipes to add flair to your table.  These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, April 13, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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