$10 OFF Black & Decker Tools — Father’s Day Deal

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Get $10 OFF a $50 purchase of select Black and Decker power tools at Amazon, now through June 21st. Many of the tools are already discounted over 50% OFF (plus you’ll qualify for FREE shipping if the item is over $35), so this is a really great sale!  Go here to learn more.

Secret Sauce Buying Tip: Do note, that you won’t see the extra $10 discount subtracted from the selling price until you checkout and get to the final “Review Your Order”/Order Summary confirmation page. This is the last page you’ll see after you input your payment info — right before you actually approve the order to be placed.  It will look something like this.  Also, the items need to come from Amazon, not a 3rd party seller for the deal to work.

:: Go here to get this deal.

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May 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

 


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series
    at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Boot Camps, Yoga, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, May 29 to 31, 2015

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their series of 50 nights of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where: Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: See the schedule of evening concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 29, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Teens and adults can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, May 29, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 29, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning tonight and running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Museum Buffalo Themed Art Tour
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Meet at the Amon Carter Museum’s Information Desk for an interactive tour focusing on the ways in which artists have depicted the largest quadrupeds in North America, the American buffalo. Hear an American Indian origin myth of the bison and gain historical and scientific insight from the artworks. View paintings and sculpture in the galleries, and see rarely seen depictions of buffalo in the Amon Carter’s Library. No reservations necessary.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 2:00 – 3:00 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes a social run with Luke’s Locker, Rock Climbing, Stroller Strides, 3 Bootcamps, Yoga, and more!

Details, details
What:  See the list of available classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 30 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 30, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 30, 2015

Get your shake on and start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza! Classes are presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Strap on your walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community. These are fantastic opportunities to engage with Mayor Betsy and council members while highlighting individual districts’ improvements and needs.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Cobb Park, 2700 Cobb Park Drive
When: Saturday, May 30, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 30, 2015

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.  At this week’s class, they’ll learn how to make vegetables the star of the plate. Discover what’s in season at the farmers’ market and how to select veggies that are ripe and ready to eat. Suitable for ages 5 –13.  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, May 30, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 30, 2015

Want to take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: May 30, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 31, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 31, 2015

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, May 31, 2015, 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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$10 OFF BJ’s Restaurant Printable Coupon

BJ’s Restaurant, one of our favorite casual weekend eateries and spots to get pizza, has a nice $10 OFF $35 coupon you can use towards your next meal.  Here’s the scoop:

Details, details
What:  Print out the $10 OFF BJ’s Restaurant coupon here.
When:  Offer valid through June 18, 2015
Where:  Find a BJ’s Restaurants near you here
The Small Print (Only Made Larger):  Receive $10 off your order with minimum purchase of $35. One offer per check, per visit. Cannot be combined with any other offers or discounts. No cash value. Not valid toward the purchase of alcoholic beverages, gift cards or beer dinners. Tax and gratuity not included. Valid for dine in or take out through 06/18/15.

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FREE Tickets For Military Families to 2,000+ Museums — Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Memorial Day kicks off the sixth year of Blue Star Museums, the military appreciation program that connects military families with the cultural resources in their communities. Active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 2,000 museums, zoos, and other cultural destinations located around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative. The program runs from May 25 through Labor Day, September 7.

The 2015 list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area metroplex includes:

:: Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
C.R. Smith Museum
Fort Worth Aviation Museum
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum
North Fort Worth Historical Society/Stockyards Museum
Sid Richardson Art Museum
Stockyards Museum

:: Arlington
International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame

:: Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Meadows Museum

:: Irving
National Scouting Museum

:: Mansfield
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center

:: Plano
Heritage Farmstead Museum

:: Weatherford
The National Vietnam War Museum

Blue Star Museums family picture

:: Go here to find a list of all participating museums across the U.S. Do note that some of the participating museums (like Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum) provide free entrance to their permanent exhibits all year, regardless of military affiliation.

P.S.  To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID.  The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members.  Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well.  Go here for helpful information.

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2015 TEXAS TAX-FREE HOLIDAY for Energy Star Appliances, Lightbulbs, Ceiling Fans & More — Memorial Day Weekend, May 23-25

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Please pass this along to anyone you know who might be in the market for appliances, ceiling fans, or other Energy Star qualifying products (this can save them a bundle!)…

       

This Memorial Day weekend (May 23-25), Texas shoppers will again receive a break from paying sales tax on purchases of many energy-efficient products like fluorescent lightbulbs, ceiling fans, and energy-star home appliances — even energy-star rated college-dorm / compact-sized refrigerators qualify! This is an excellent way to get extra savings on any of the qualifying items, plus save on future energy costs too.

The energy-star products qualifying in 2015’s tax-free weekend include:

  • Refrigerators priced at $2,000 or less
  • Ceiling fans
  • Incandescent and fluorescent light bulbs
  • Clothes washers
  • Dishwashers
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Energy Star Labeled Programmable thermostats
  • Air conditioners priced at $6,000 or less

The 2015 sales tax holiday begins on Saturday, May 23, and ends on Monday, May 25 (Memorial Day Weekend).

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Qualifying products will need to display the ENERGY STAR logo which may appear on the appliance, the packaging or the Energy Guide label. The discount can also apply to delivery and installation fees and  there is no limit to the number of qualifying items one can purchase during this sales tax holiday.

:: To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

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May 22-24 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Memorial Day Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Arlington Center Stage Outdoor Music Festival
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Texas Guitar Legends Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE 1950s Themed Festival and Memorial Day Ceremony in Historic Granbury
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Express Barre, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Science & History Museum
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Charlie Robison, Bri Bagwell, Hayes Carll, & more
Friday to Sunday, May 22 to 24, 2015

Kick off your summer with a weekend filled with free music under the stars! The fourth annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival runs May 22-24 and features a fantastic list of some of the best music talent in Texas!  The festival also features artists and great food from gourmet food trucks! Tip: Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to comfortably enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Arlington Center Stage Music Festival and the performance line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: See the schedule of evening concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 22, 2015 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine every Friday at the Summer Blast Fireworks show starting at 9:30 p.m. Beginning tonight and running Fridays through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at the Gaylord Texan, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
 Every Friday through Labor Day  9:30PM (weather permitting)
Where to watch: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage.  Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.  Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Texas Guitar Legends — James Hinkle, Buddy Whittington, &
Jason Elmore — 
Outdoor Concert & Family Event, NRH
Friday, May 22, 2015

The City of North Richland Hills 2015 Sounds of Spring Concert Series kicks off with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show (rain or shine) offers a fun concert featuring Texas Guitar Legends, James Hinkle, Buddy Whittington, & Jason Elmore. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 22 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Grand Hall at the same address,
Cost: FREE!

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:: Cruisin’ Granbury Festival and Memorial Day Ceremony
Saturday to Monday, May 23 to 25, 2015

Botanic Gardens

Granbury will kick off summer this Memorial Day Weekend in 50s style! The Historic Granbury Merchants Association presents Cruisin’ Granbury, a festival dedicated to the era of cool cars and rock and roll. May 23-25, visitors will enjoy dancing, lots of vendors, hot rods, and yes, even an Elvis tribute competition Saturday and finals on Sunday!  And on Monday, extend a well-deserved “thank you” to America’s veterans by joining the city of Granbury for their Memorial Day Veteran’s weekend ceremony.

Details, details
What: For more information about the Memorial Day Weekend event in historic Granbury, click here.
When: Saturday to Monday, May 23-25, 2015.  See schedule details here.
Where: Downtown Granbury’s Historical Square
Cost: Attendance is FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes a social run with Luke’s Locker, Rock Climbing, StrollerStrides, Interval Workout, Express Barre and more!

Details, details
What:  See the list of available classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 23 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, May 23, 2015

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month in the Museum’s South Parking Lot.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, May 23 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 23, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, May 23, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 23, 2015

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September and will be presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, May 23, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 23, 2015

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.  At this week’s class, they’ll help kids discover how easy it is to create unique ice cream flavors with just a few ingredients and easy techniques. Suitable for ages 5 –13.  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, May 23, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Event for families. There will be FREE seminars, demonstrations, fishing at the pond, giveaways, and more!  Take a look at the schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24 ~ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2015!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 24, 2015

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, May 24, 2015, 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, May 24, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on outdoor grilling. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll cover grilling basics (including classic barbecued chicken) and show you how to give meat a flavor boost with spicy sauces. 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, May 24, 2015. 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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May 15-17 Free And Cheap Fort Worth Area Weekend Fun For The Family


This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
    — Friday until 5pm is FREE!
  • FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Family Fun — Prairie Day at the BRIT
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Bootcamps, Crossfit, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Taste of Bluebonnet Festival & Family Event
  • Herb Society Festival at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Family Adventure Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 15-17, 2015

Bring the family to downtown Grapevine for a weekend festival full of fun family activities, live entertainment, arts and crafts, carnival rides, delicious food, and more. Festival guests will have the opportunity to enjoy live entertainment on seven stages — a variety of music performances from rock and R&B to bluegrass and country.

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What: For more details about the festival, click here.
Where:
The festival takes place in historic Downtown Grapevine.
For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Friday to Sunday, May 15-17, 2015
Friday & Saturday ~ 10:00AM-11:30PM
Sunday ~ 11:00AM – 6:00PM
Cost: Friday until 5pm, get FREE Admission (food & rides are extra). Go here for ticket pricing for other times and days.

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:: FREE Petty Theft (Tom Petty Tribute Band)
Outdoor Concert & Family Event, NRH
Friday, May 15, 2015

The City of North Richland Hills 2015 Sounds of Spring Concert Series kicks off with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza — Friday evenings in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show (rain or shine) offers a fun concert featuring Tom Petty Tribute band, Petty Theft. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 15 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Grand Hall at the same address,
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun — Celebrate Prairie Day at the BRIT
 ..Saturday, May 16, 2015

Celebrate the beauty of the native landscape of North Texas with BRIT! Join this free family-friendly, annual festival of arts and crafts that includes flight demonstrations of majestic wild birds and live music from Texas musicians. Families will learn about hardy Texas native plants that grow on the prairie. Children will learn how to build a bug house or paint using leaves, and everyone will learn about the cultural and natural history that defines our region through activities and games for the whole family.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday May 16, 2015 ~  9:00AM – 1:00PM
Where:  1700 University Drive ~ Fort Worth (Next to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, click here for a map)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturdays during the fall and spring seasons.  This Saturday’s schedule includes a social run with Luke’s Locker, Rock Climbing, StrollerStrides, CrossFit, Interval Workout, and more!

Details, details
What:  See the list of available classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 16 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Taste of Bluebonnet Festival & Family Event
Saturday, May 16, 2015

This is a day to celebrate all the amazing restaurants, organizations, and residents on and nearby Bluebonnet Circle in Fort Worth, TX — just south of TCU. Businesses along the circle will host special events that best showcase their craft — from authentic Mexican tortas to German specialties or custom cupcakes, there will be plenty to eat, art education workshops, free “Express” Smart Barre Classes, activities for the kids, and more!

Details, details
What:  Go here for updates on FREE events and activities held on the circle throughout the day.
Where: For directions and parking details, go here.
When: Saturday, May 16 ~ 10:00AM – 7:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: Herb Society Festival at Fort Worth Botanic Garden!
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens while learning something new at the annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event and sale will feature a variety of classes, ranging from landscaping with herbs to growing antique roses. Other activities include a raffle and festival store.

Frugal shopping tip: This is a great spot to tap into local experts’ knowledge about gardening with herbs, as well as find a vast selection of native plants & herbs at great prices.  My favorite finds have also included local artisan made soaps created from all natural ingredients and clean burning soy candles scented with essential oils.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 16, 9:00am to 3:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Festival events will take place in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, close to the main entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: $2 Admission

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 16, 2015

Get your shake on and start your Saturday morning with a free Zumba class at Sundance Square Plaza! Classes are presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA.  All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 16, 2015

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Strap on your walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community. These are fantastic opportunities to engage with Mayor Betsy and councilmembers while highlighting individual districts’ improvements and needs.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Rosemont Park ~ 4231 Eighth Ave.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 16, 2015

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.  At this week’s class,  they’ll show you how to make fresh salsa, great guacamole and other fun toppings for a taco dinner. Whether you prefer crunchy tacos or soft ones, the toppings are the best part. Suitable for ages 9 –13.  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, May 16, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & 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 Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Event for families. There will be FREE kids activities including fishing at the pond, crafts, scavenger hunt, photos, cooking & camping demos, and more!

Take a look at the schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17 ~ 11:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth will receive free admission to the Museum’s permanent collection and special exhibitions on Sunday, May 17 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 17, 2015

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, May 17, 2015, 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, May 17, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on boosting the taste of grilled foods with aromatic spices. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll discuss how to use fresh chilies and unique spices to create a Mexican meal with a little Tex-Mex flair. From braised meat for tacos to fresh side dishes, you’ll learn how to whip up a Southwestern-inspired meal that’s packed with flavor—it’s perfect for parties, potlucks and even weeknight dinners. 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, May 17, 2015. 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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