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November 14-16 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Permanent Art Collection Lecture Series
    at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Grapevine Historical Museum Grand Opening
  • FREE American Paint Horse World Championship
  • FREE Exhibit ~ 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers
  • FREE Installing  Light Fixtures Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Pottery Barn Holiday & Christmas Decor Class
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Permanent Art Collection Friday Evening Lecture
Series at The Kimbell — Featuring Claire Barry

Friday, November 14, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Art Museum has had the good fortune of having two related masterpieces in its permanent collection — Caravaggio’s Cardsharps and Georges de La Tour’s Cheat with the Ace of Clubs, allowing an unprecedented side-by-side comparison.  The Friday Evening lecture by Claire Barry, director of conservation for the Kimbell, will compare and explore the relation and techniques behind these two iconic paintings. Do note that you may want to arrive early as space is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, November 14, 2014 ~ 6:00 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum in the Pavilion Auditorium ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grapevine Historical Museum – Grand Opening Event
Saturday, November 15, 2014

The Grapevine Historical Society celebrates the Grand Opening of its new Historical Museum located in the Grapevine Ice House building. Kick off for the event will be the dedication of the 1907 Grapevine Fire Bell and remarks by City Mayor William D. Tate. Visitors will be able to enjoy refreshments, tours by Historical Society docents, and more.

Details, Details
What:
Find out more details about the Grand Opening event, here.
When: The opening ceremony takes place
Saturday, November 15 ~ 1:00 p.m.
Where: Settlement to the City museum complex; 206 West Hudgins Street in historic downtown Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: 50th Anniversary American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show

Now through November 15

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 50th Anniversary show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 15.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 How to Install Light Fixtures Class at Home Depot
Saturday, November 15, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop that will teach you how to replace and install light fixtures or dimmer switches.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  November 15, 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.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make a lattice top or decorate the top of mom’s Thanksgiving pie with beautiful cutouts, sugar crystals and other finishing touches. 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, November 15, 2014. 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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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:: FREE Holiday and Christmas Decor Class at Pottery Barn
    Sunday, November 16, 2014

Get new ideas for decorating for Christmas and the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for creating beautiful, entryways, tree-trimming and mantle displays for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, November 16 ~ Times vary by store
Where: Click 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, November 16, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for what you need to know to create a bountiful table of Thanksgiving side dishes — everything from the classics to inventive new vegetable dishes. They’ll cover make-ahead ideas and vegetarian dishes hearty enough to be enjoyed as a main dish. 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, November 16, 2014. 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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2014 Fort Worth Veterans Day FREE Meals & Discounts ~ Starbucks, Red Robin, Applebee’s, Outback Steakhouse, Sea World and lots more!

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Active Military folks you know…

Veterans Day

In honor of our veterans and active military service members, we have compiled a long list of Fort Worth Veterans Day FREE dining and other local savings events. Note that many of these discounts extend beyond Veterans Day, November 11th and some are even offered year round. Most do require proof of military service (we’ve tried to provide details where we have them, but you might want to call before you go if you are unsure). Here’s the scoop: 

FREE Meals & Other Discounts For
Veterans and Active Military

Eat FREE at Applebee’s ~ November 11
Military veterans and active-duty service members will be able to eat for free at any Applebee’s across the U.S. on Veterans Day, November 11. There will be seven entrée choices on the FREE menu, and guests will be asked to show proof of military service. A complete listing of all Applebee’s locations is available at applebees.com.

FREE Appetizer at Carrabba’s ~ November 8-11
All active and retired veterans get a free appetizer.

FREE Pizza at California Pizza Kitchen ~ November 11
Veterans and active military will receive a  free pizza of your choice on November 11th.  Learn more here.

FREE Breakfast at Denny’s ~ November 11
Active, inactive and retired military personnel get a free Build Your Own Grand Slam on from 5 a.m. to noon at participating locations.

FREE Dinner at Golden Corral ~ November 17
Golden Corral’s annual Military Appreciation dinner will be held on Monday, November 17th, from 5 to 9 pm. The FREE dinner meal is a special “thank you tribute” to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to join Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation dinner. For more information go here .

FREE Pancakes at IHOP ~ November 11
Participating IHOP Restaurants will offer veterans and active duty military free Red, White and Blue pancakes from 7am to 7pm.

FREE Doughnut & Coffee at Krispy Kreme ~ November 11
Krispy Kreme will give a free doughnut and coffee to veterans and active military in uniform (or with ID) on November 11.

FREE Yogurt at Menchi’s  ~ November 11
Menchi’s Yogurt will give all veterans and active duty a free 6 oz. frozen yogurt.

FREE Meal at Olive Garden ~ November 11
Veterans and active military will receive a FREE meal from a select list of entree.  Show a military ID or other proof of service to qualify.

FREE Meal at On the Border ~ November 11
On the Border is giving veterans and active military who dine in the restaurants a free meal from its “create your own combo” menu.

FREE Appetizer & Drink at Outback Steakhouse ~ November 11
Outback Steakhouse will honor our heroes with a free Bloomin’ Onion appetizer and a beverage in celebration of Veterans Day. Outback is also honoring all service members with 15% off their meals Nov. 12 through Dec. 31. These offers are open to all active and former military service members with a valid ID.

FREE Appetizer at Red Lobster ~ November 10 to 13
Get a FREE Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service at Red Lobster (from a select list of appetizers).

FREE Burger and Fries at Red Robin ~ November 11
Veterans and active duty military get a free Red’s Tavern Double Burger with Bottomless Steak Fries at Red Robin.

FREE Coffee at Starbucks ~ November 11
Veterans, active duty service members and spouses get a free tall coffee at participating Starbucks locations.

FREE Appetizer at Texas Land & Cattle ~ November 11
Texas Land & Cattle is giving all active duty, reserve and retired service members a free appetizer.

FREE Lunch at Texas Roadhouse ~ November 11
Texas Roadhouse locations across the country will provide a free lunch from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. from a special menu to honor the men and women of our armed  forces. Offer good for all  veterans including all active, retired or  former U.S. military.  A military ID is required. Pop over to the Texas  Roadhouse Veterans Day page for more information.

FREE Lunch at T.G.I. Friday’s ~ November 11
Stop in from 11am to 2pm at TGI Friday’s on Monday, November 11th for a FREE Veterans Day lunch.Valid for all US Military personnel and veterans. Must present military ID or other proof of service.  More details on TGIFridays.com.

BOGO FREE Pizza or Entrée at Uno’s Pizzeria ~ November 11
Uno’s is offering a FREE individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. This offer is available for all active duty and veterans. Valid with a Military or Veteran IDLearn more here.

FREE Entrée at Zoe’s Kitchen ~ November 11
Active duty military and veterans get a free entrée, and family members get 10% off at Zoe’s Kitchen.

FREE Store Offers & Other Special Discounts
For Veterans and Active Military

10% Off at Home Depot and Lowes ~ Year Round!
Use your military ID at any Home Depot or Lowes and receive a 10% discount on your purchases. The 10% military discount is available to: Active-duty military members, National Guard and Reserve members, retirees, honorably discharged veterans and immediate family members of all those groups. Customers requesting a discount must be able to show a valid military ID card or other proof of military service.

FREE Wedding Gown for Military Brides!
I LOVE this freebie ~ so fantastic on so many levels!! Select stores across the U.S. are offering military brides FREE wedding gowns through the non-profit group, Brides Across America. The gowns are samples and overstocks and worth $500 to $3000.   There are not any stores in DFW participating (I hope that changes in the future), but there are a few stores taking part in other parts of Texas (Houston, San Antonio, Austin, and El Paso).  Gowns are on a first come, first serve basis and most stores have the give-away event November 11.  Find all participating locations in the U.S. here.

Special Patriotic Music Album on Amazon ~ Limited Time
Amazon has a Special Veteran’s Day Salute to America CD album download featuring 30 Patriotic Songs for $1.89.  Click here to learn more. 

50% OFF US Flags & Flag Poles at Amazon ~ Limited Time
Amazon.com has a great Veteran’s Day sale on American flags and accessories (most are 50% OFF).   Go here to learn more.

FREE Entertaiment Admission
for Veterans and Active Military

SeaWorld Parks FREE Tickets ~ through December 31
Sea World is providing complimentary admission for active duty military, active members of a reserve or National Guard unit, and up to three direct dependents. Valid for ONE FREE single-day admission per person, per year, to SeaWorld in San Antonio and their sister adventure parks in other parts of the country.  They are also offering additional 50% off tickets for up to 6 family members through Veterans Day. Learn more here.

FREE Entrance Day at U.S. National Parks ~ November 11
To honor America’s service men and women, the U.S. National Parks will not charge entrance fees Veterans Day. Visitors to public recreation lands managed by the National Park Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Bureau of Land Management and Bureau of Reclamation are invited to take a day to honor and reflect on what our service men and women have done to maintain our freedom and keep peace around the world. See a list of participating National Parks here.

Knott’s Berry Farm FREE Admission ~ Until January 4, 2014
Knott’s Berry Farm continues its tradition of honoring the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military with free admission during its 25th annual Military Tribute. The free-admission offer applies to all U.S. veterans, retired and active military personnel and one guest. Up to six additional tickets may be purchased at Knott’s Ticket Booths for a discount through January 4. Must present military ID or proof of U.S. military service at Knott’s ticket booths to receive the complimentary tickets. Read more here.

Colonial Williamsburg FREE Admission ~ November 7-11
Colonial Williamsburg is offering free admission to active-duty military, reservists, veterans and retired military and their dependents.   Learn more here.

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If you know a Veteran, someone in your family, a friend or neighbor who served their country, take a moment of your day to thank them for the sacrifice they made for our country. I am so very thankful for every service member in our military who has served our great nation. So, to the men and women who answered the call in both times of war and peace, I thank you for your courage, honor, and commitment.

 

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November 7-9 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • Cheap 47th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
  • FREE American Paint Horse World Championship
  • FREE Southlake “Johnny D & the Doo Wopps” Show 
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Exhibit ~ 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE D.I.Y. Illuminated Christmas Yard Decor Class
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE 47th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
Friday to Sunday, November 7-9, 2014

Fort Worth Greek Festival

The 47th Annual Greek Festival of Fort Worth will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Worth and will feature authentic Greek food, live Greek music & dance, and other festivities for the family.

Details, details
What: To learn more about this festival, visit their website here.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 7-9, 2014
Friday & Saturday 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church,
2020 N.W. 21st Street, Fort Worth.
Directions and parking details can be found here.
Cost: Entrance to event is $1. Food & prices can be found here.

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:: 50th Anniversary American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show

Daily, Now through November 15

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 50th Anniversary show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 15.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: FREE Johnny D & The Doo Wopps Outdoor Concert
at Southlake Town Square Family Park

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Family Park enjoying a fun retro show by Johnny D & the Doo Wopps, a fantastic retro band that plays upbeat music from the ‘60s and ‘70s,  soul music, and a little bit of doo-wopp. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square Family Park
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, November 8, 2014

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, November 8, 2014 ~ 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 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, November 8, 2014

Mayor Betsy is taking to the sidewalks for Walking Town Halls. Put on some walking shoes and bring your ideas for a casual stroll and an active conversation about your community.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Crestwood Park ~ 3750 Rockwood Park Drive
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, November 8, 2014

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, November 8, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Christmas Tree Yard Decor Class at Home Depot
Saturday, November 8, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on creating an illuminated outdoor Christmas tree for your yard.  You’ll learn how to complete the yard decor project with the right lighting,  decorations, and tools too.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  November 8, 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.  At this week’s class kid’s will learn the secrets to making delicious creamy mashed potatoes. 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, November 8, 2014. 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 9, 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, November 9, 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, November 9, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for what you need to know to prepare a delicious, moist turkey on Thanksgiving day. From brining to using flavorful rubs, from knowing when your turkey is done to carving the turkey for a beautiful presentation, this class will be your guide. We’ll also cover how to deep fry your turkey–a classic Southern technique.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, November 9, 2014. 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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October 31-November 2 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Exhibit ~ 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at
    Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Secrets to Attracting Birds to Your Garden Class
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events

Fall Halloween Family Festivals in Fort Worth and Dallas - Alternatives

Are you looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate trick or treating and fall festivities with your family? Lots of churches, schools, and businesses in the community have put together fun festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.

There are an abundance of choices, and we’ve put together a short list of ideas to get you started:

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event ~ Friday
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive) • October 31
FREE events include trick or treating throughout the store, kids’ costume parade, crafts, scavenger hunt, studio quality photos, and more. Get more details and a daily event schedule here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Friday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family friendly family party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat and Carnival Rides at Northwood Church ~ Friday
Northwood Church in Keller • October 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of carnival rides and fun family activities. The Trick or Treat is free and starts at 6pm.  Proceeds from sale of carnival ride tickets (carnival runs through Nov. 2) support the NorthWood REVIVE respite program for families with special needs children.  We love that you can support a great cause while creating fun memories for your family!   More details here and here.

• DFW Fall Festival and Carnival Roundup
Pop over here for a terrific line-up
of family-friendly and safe Halloween alternatives and fall festivals put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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  Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Planetarium’s Star Parties, go here.
When: Saturday, November 1~ begins at dusk until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley.  Go here for directions.
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 Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
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, November 1, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 2014

Bank of America’s 2014 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

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What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, November 1. FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Creating a Bird Friendly Backyard Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, November 1, 2014

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on attracting birds to your garden ~ a great class to learn how to create a backyard haven for birds and beneficial wildlife. Learn how to attract particular species of birds by providing the correct bird foods, housing and environmental conditions.The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What:
For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, November 1, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  November 1, 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.  At this week’s class kid’s will learn how to be in charge of Thanksgiving dinner’s first course – delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Herb Croutons. They’ll teach you how to make it step by step, as well as tell you all about winter squashes. 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, November 1, 2014. 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 Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, November 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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, November 2, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing an impressive Thanksgiving meal along with smart shortcuts to streamline prep on the big day. This ultimate Thanksgiving menu features a host of classic and modern dishes, including gluten-free sides and delicious recipes sure to satisfy everyone at 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, November 2, 2014. 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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October 24-26 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering Events
  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Featuring The Thunderbirds
  • FREE Admission to Faces of Impressionism and Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Gardens Fall Festival
  • FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 24-26, 2014

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 24th year of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include chuck wagon camp and competition, horsemanship clinics, cowboy music, Cutting Horse Association Rodeo Finals, fiddle contest,  cowboy gospel concert, and lots more! Voted Best Gathering and Best Family Event by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Red Steagall website.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 24-26.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Find a map & directions here.
Cost: Most outdoor street events on the schedule are FREE to the public. To get access to indoor events (like the rodeo), get tickets here. (children under 12 are FREE to everything except the Saturday night Rodeo).

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:: FREE! Alliance Air Show With The Thunderbirds
Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014


Bring the family to Alliance Airport for a full-day of daring aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and jets), simulators, children’s activities, fun food and more.  An impressive list of performers will be featured including the jaw-dropping aerial performances of the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Special Operations Parachute team.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
Where:
2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE, Advance Ticket Parking is $25 per vehicle (save $5 off gate parking prices here).

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell! Saturday’s festival activities are inspired by the new exhibit, Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay and feature creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. As a bonus, admission will be free for the special Faces of Impressionism exhibition all day!

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What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, October 25 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden Fall Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall 2  Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden, voted as one of the most
beautiful places in Fort Worth by the Star Telegram’s readers poll, is celebrating their annual Fall Festival this weekend! Feast your eyes on this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details,  click here.
When: October 25-26, Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sun: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 Cost: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

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What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 25, 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.  At this week’s class, kids will be decorating delicious Halloween cookies with fun designs. Suitable for ages 5-13 – kids are welcome to preview their costume!  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, October 25, 2014. 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, the aroma of apples, pears, cinnamon and spice will fill William’s Sonoma stores as they teach you some of their favorite fall baking recipes. Learn how to incorporate fall fruits and spices into your baking. 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, October 26, 2014. 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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Over 200 FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Jack-O-Lantern Patterns, Downloads and Creative Ideas

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200 Pumpkin carving ideas

Pick up a couple of inexpensive pumpkins and try you hand at a fun design with one of  these FREE pumpkin stencils — we’ve rounded up over 200 designs for just about every interest and level of difficulty:

  • The Texas Rangers fan club  has 4 FREE Texas Rangers and Texas themed FREE printable jack-o-lantern templates hereShow your support for our favorite baseball team!
  • Southern Living inspires with over 55 free pumpkin carving and decorating ideas – from elegant to jolly–to ready your house for the fall.
  • Better Homes and Gardens provides over 100  creative ideas and templates for decorating pumpkins hereThey even offer free customized stencils when you answer a short quiz based on your carving ability level, decorating desires, and project involvement needs.
  • Hesheys.com offers a wide variety of 30 different patterns from easy to advanced, with printable carving instructions.
  • DisneyFamily.com has over 30 templates including many Disney character patterns ~ Frozen’s Olaf, Mickey Mouse, Jake and the Never Land Pirates, Toy Story, Ferb and Doc McStuffins.
  • Nick Jr. offers 31 favorite Nick Jr. TV show character patterns like Dora the Explorer, Paw Patrol, and many others.
  • Lowes has created 8 downloadable designs to add fall flair to your front entry.  If you want something less halloween themed and more decorative, the Ginkgo leaf design is fantastic.
  • Kraft.com has 6 different pumpkin face patterns as well as an easy-to-follow guide for carving pumpkins, here.
  • PumpkinLady.com provides a wide selection of clever design templates, most for less than $.99. Click around the site for some great ideas.  You’ll also find 12 designs for FREE  here.

I recommend a couple of great tools for making your pumpkin carving project easier:

Pumpkin Carving

  • For the more serious pumpkin carving project, I recommend the Messermeister Pumpkin Carving Kit which includes a chef quality Pumpkin/Melon knife, scoop and carving tools in a storage case.  The special blades are designed to carve intricate designs beautifully (not for the kiddos, though)!   They’ll give a great grip when cutting and carving pumpkins and thick melons, too.

Pumpkin Carving

  • If you want one really good tool, I recommend getting a special Pumpkin/Melon Carving knife. We really like the Warren Pro Pumpkin Carving knife. It is well made with a walnut handle and comes with several sturdy replacement blades that have a fine saw like cutting action ~ they will not bend or break as with the cheaper versions.  Again, this is not safe for kids.

 

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FREE Thanksgiving Printable Chalkboard Art

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Prepare your home and hearts for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration with FREE printable art from fellow blogger, A Bird and a Bean.  This lovely chalkboard design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit a standard frame.

:: Download your FREE Thanksgiving printable here.

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