20% OFF Amazon Promo Code for Kids’ Shoes — New Balance, StrideRite, Sperry and More

 This is a nice back-to-school deal. Purchase eligible kids’ shoes (from boys & girls big kids to baby/toddler sizes) and get 20% OFF your total qualifying purchase. The sale even includes narrow & wide sizes, specialized athletic/sports and dance shoes, dressy & casual designs, and lots more styles.

To get the extra 20% discount: purchase items in the sale from Amazon (go here), and then at checkout, be sure to use the promo code SHOES4KIDSNote: The extra 20% discount is added at checkout and will be additional savings on top of the sale prices you’ll see.

Here are a few examples of the fantastic savings we found:

    

New Balance KJ890 Grade Lace Up Running Shoe (Girls)
Sale Price $26 (Regularly $54.95)
Final Price with extra 20% OFF = $20.80

Stride Rite Christopher Running Shoe (Boys Toddler & Little Kid)
Sale Price $18.98 (Regularly $38)
Final Price with extra 20% OFF = $15.18

There are 1000s of items in the 20% Off sale  — some of the bargains that caught our attention (we’ve pictured some of our favorites) include deals from StrideRite, Ariat Boots, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saucony, Asics, Fila, Skechers Kids, Keds, Sperry Top-Sider,  pediped, New Balance athletic shoes and many more!

   

 

We are big fans of buying shoes and clothes from Amazon ~ they carry hard to fit sizes in top brands, prices are usually much lower than anywhere else, and if something doesn’t fit (or you just change your mind), return shipping is FREE on shoe & clothes orders.

 

There are lots of great kids deals to be found with this 20% off  offer.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

P.S.  Be sure to use the promo code SHOES4KIDS at checkout to get the full savings and extra 20% off.

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5 FREE and Fantastic Back to School Printables

Looking for fun and easy ways to add a spark of surprise and joy to the first back-to-school day? Check out this roundup of 5 free printables that will give your kiddo’s first day back to the classroom a boost.

1. First Day of School Signs

Free printable signs, sized 8 x 10 for the first day of school— from pre-school to 12th grade. Design by Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.

Head over to Remodelaholic for a free set of 15 different back-to-school sign printables — perfect for first day pictures! The signs cover everything from pre-school through 12th grade, and each is set up to print on standard 8.5 x 11 paper that can easily be trimmed with some scissors or framed if you wish.

2. All About Me First School Day FREE Printables

All About Me Free Printables

This is SUCH a great idea — interview your child at the beginning of the school year!  Blogger Yellow Bliss Road says, “…preserve this moment in time with an All About Me questionnaire…it will be so much fun to look back at the end of the year and see how much their answers change.” She has kindly shared her designs and ideas, and you can print these out for free here (available for Preschool through High School).

3. Back to School Treat Holder

You rule! Happy Back to school printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We found this fun and resourceful “You Rule” treat envelope made from CD sleeves over at creative blogger, Thirty Handmade Days.  She designed this “cute little back to school treat and printable to add to a lunch box, give to a teacher, or have for when kids come home…whatever you want!”  Go here to get the instructions, treat mix recipe, and free printable.

4. FREE Printable First Day Teacher Gifts

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If you want to give your child’s teacher a thoughtful, but inexpensive surprise on the first day of school, visit blogger iheartnaptime (here) where you’ll find 12 free printables that can easily be personalized with your child’s name.

5. Have an Amazing Year Frame-Ready Printable

Everyday Party Magazine Free Back to School Printable Framed Image

This happy design from Everyday Party Magazine can be printed onto standard 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper and placed in an inexpensive frame — perfect to set the right tone in your house for a great year or to give as a nice gift for your child’s teacher. Go here to get the free printable.

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August 14-16 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Pottery Barn Shelf Decorating Seminar
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, August 14, 2015

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This monthly event features some of the region’s best live music, tasty food and drinks from Near Southside eateries, and the fun and relaxed atmosphere of a big neighborhood picnic. Groups of families and friends show up with blankets, chairs and pets to enjoy a lineup of three great local bands and food from local businesses and food trucks.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, August 14, 2015 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 14, 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. 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 Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza! Classes will take place every other Saturday, through September 26 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, August 15, 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 15, 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, August 15, 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 Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
Saturday, August 15, 2015

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories during this monthly story-time at River Legacy Living Science Center. Be sure to make plans to stay after for a fun activity for kids.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about this family-friendly event, go here.
RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, August 15, 2015 ~ 11:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, August 15, 2015

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If you have always wanted to learn the art of fly casting don’t miss this in-depth overview on gear, techniques, fly patterns, water conditions and recommendations on where to fly fish locally.  Cabela’s expert outfitters will then gear you up at the fly shop for casting lessons at Lone Star Lake (Weather permitting). FREE but RSVP is required by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here.
When: August 15, 2015, 9:30AM to 11:30AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, August 15, 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: August 15, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Games like Cornhole and Washers will be available on site (or bring your own)!  Go here for a list of all activities.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00PM through August 30th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 16, 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, August 16, 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, August 16, 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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:: FREE Pottery Barn Shelf Decorating Seminar
Sunday, August 16, 2015

Join Pottery Barn to learn the art of styling bookshelves to show off all your collectibles without looking cluttered.  This is tricky to achieve, but fear not! They’ll show you how to have a perfectly styled shelf every time.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, August 16, 2015. Note: Class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
August 16, 2015

Learn how to make the classic Italian flatbread known as focaccia. Then try the fresh baked bread creation with an assortment of oils and vinegars—a simple but amazing combination. 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, August 16, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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College Students: Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks PLUS Get FREE 2-Day Shipping

A reminder tip from our readers: We continue to hear from readers that if you have college-bound kids, Amazon’s deals on textbooks are the way to go & will help you save a bundle ~ definitely worth checking out! Plus you can take advantage of Amazon’s free perks and free 2-day shipping just for college students with their 6 months of  Amazon Student Prime offer, (this is a GREAT deal, as it’s normally $99 for 12 months of Amazon “Prime” 2-day shipping benefits). 

Here’s the scoop…

 

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE Prime 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and the millions of other things that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students for 6 months!

Plus, Amazon offers a variety of options to help you save on college textbooks:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles available up to 40% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, iPad or just about any computer for up to 80% off the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need the book and can extend or buy at anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping & other Prime benefits (learn more here).  Get more information about Amazon’s Textbook store here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 6 months from
the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student.

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RARE SALE — Up To 78% OFF Arthur Court at Rue La La — Prices Starting at $14.99

This is one of the best deals we’ve seen on Arthur Court in a long time…

Arthur Court Rue La La Promo Code

Arthur Court collectors: Rue La La has an exclusive sale happening now with Arthur Court serving pieces discounted 50 to 78% OFF! This is a very rare sale on beautiful, but practical hand-crafted aluminum pieces that go from refrigerator to oven to table.

Pssst…we found some of these same items currently selling at full price at Neiman Marcus and Haltom’s Jewelry Store! 

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Sale prices start at $14.99 and the most expensive item in the sale is a beautiful 2 gallon beverage server for $69.99 (discounted from $215!). These pieces make wonderful gifts! If you know someone who collects Arthur Court, be sure to let them know about this Rue La La sale. Do hurry, because the sale ends this Saturday and some items will undoubtedly sell out.  

Rue La La Arthur Court 1

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How to get the offer:

  1. Sign up or sign in to Rue La La.  If you are not a member ~ join here for FREE (read our review below to learn more about Rue La La). Once you are signed up/signed in…
  2. Go to the Arthur Court Boutique at Rue La La .  You can find this boutique by clicking on the “Home” menu at the top and scrolling through to the boutique (look for the Arthur Court image below).
  3. Shop now through Saturday, August 7, 2015. Several items have already sold out, so the sooner you look, the better the selection.

  Arthur Court Rue La La Promo Code

New to Rue La La

It is worth checking out this flash/daily deal site (owned by PayPal) which offers every day quality brands (like New Balance, KitchenAid, Lego and Melissa & Doug) to very high-end boutique brands (such as Michael Kors, Le Creuset, Gucci, Badgley Mischka, Halston, and Marc Jacobs) ~ all at discount outlet store prices.  Every day you’ll find new bargains including beautiful clothes, magazine-page worthy home decor, toys, housewares and lots more!

Rue La La describes themselves as “an exclusive, invitation-only online destination where Members discover premier-brand, private sale Boutiques, each open for just a brief window of time. Our focus is a well-edited collection of sought-after offerings from the best brand names in the world – combined with helpful service.” Membership is invitation-only.  And, joining is FREE.

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August 7-9 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at the Kimbell
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Nature Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
  • FREE American Indian Art Program at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Family Film Showing of Disney Nature’s Bears at Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Pottery Barn Entryway Decorating Seminar
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, August 7, 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, August 7, 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, August 7, 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. 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 Nature Hike at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
 Saturday, August 8, 2015

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

You are invited to join a naturalist led hike in the Cross Timbers at Bob Jones Nature Center.  No registration required – just bring your hiking boots!

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s hike, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 9:30-10:15 am
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE American Indian Art Program at the Amon Carter
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Although the names of many of the finest American Indian artists from before 1900 are unknown, their creative visions are revealed in the works currently on view in the exhibition Indigenous Beauty: Masterworks of American Indian Art from the Diker Collection. Curator Gaylord Torrence will discuss the aesthetic traditions and formal, technical, and thematic concerns that guided, challenged, and inspired these artists. Reservations are required.  Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special tour, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 8, 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, August 8, 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Disney Nature Bears Family Movie Showing
Saturday, August 8, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of Disney Nature’s, Bears movie. As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: This documentary from Disney Nature follows a family of grizzly bears over the course of a year. The cubs learn to find food and swim to safety. Watch as they face threats from avalanches, wolves and a dwindling supply of salmon. G, 77 min., 2014

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth Central Library ~ You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
...Saturday, August 8, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE build-your-own Marvel Avengers Hulk Tank project to take home.  Your child will even get a free apron, goggles,  and more! All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, August 8, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, August 8, 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: August 8, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, August 8, 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, kids will learn the fun of creating homemade pasta ~ make the dough and roll it out with a hand-cranked machine! You’ll also watch how to make dough in a machine that mixes and extrudes the pasta for you. Then they’ll whip up some basil pesto in a food processor and toss the cooked pasta with the pesto. Super-simple and yummy! Suitable for ages 8–13.  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, August 8, 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 Sunday Funday at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Games like Cornhole and Washers will be available on site (or bring your own)!  Go here for a list of all activities.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00PM through August 30th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 9, 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, August 9, 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, August 9, 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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:: FREE Pottery Barn Entryway Decorating Seminar
Sunday, August 9, 2015

Join Pottery Barn for breakfast treats as they share tips from blogger Camille Styles on how to create a functional and stylish entryway that’ll leave a lasting first impression.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, August 9, 2015. Note: Class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
August 9, 2015

It’s easier than you might imagine to make fresh pasta at home. At this class, Williams-Sonoma will demonstrate everything from preparing the dough to rolling it through a hand-cranked machine. Then they’ll show you how to create some simple sauces and smart shortcuts for getting a quick pasta supper on the table. 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, August 9, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Details For 2015 Texas Tax-Free and Tax Exemption Weekend — Starts Friday!

Reminder: The 2015 Texas tax-free holiday starts Friday and runs all weekend (August 7-9) ~ save an extra 8.25% on qualifying back-to-school clothes, school supplies, and more. Here’s the scoop…

During this weekend’s tax holiday (August 7-9), Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

SHOPPING TIP: Need to quickly find your child’s school supply list? Go here and type in your zip code to find an updated supply list for the schools in your area.

:: Learn more about the tax holiday at the Texas Comptroller’s site.

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