Category Archives: FREE

October 24-26 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

Bookmark and Share

—————————————————————————–

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

—————————————————————————–

:: 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).

::

:: 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).

::

:: 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!

Details, details
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!

::

:: 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.

::

 

::

:: 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.

::

:: 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.

::

:: 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!

::

:: 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.

————————————————————————–

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week!
Subscribe for FREE (here)!

————————————————————-

Enjoy and Share!  :)


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..


Linking to Amazon through our site helps support
Frugal in Fort Worth (bunches of thanks!)

Over 200 FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils, Jack-O-Lantern Patterns, Downloads and Creative Ideas

Bookmark and Share   

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.

 

Enjoy and Share! :)


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..

..


Linking to Amazon through our site helps support Frugal in Fort Worth
(bunches of thanks!)

FREE Thanksgiving Printable Chalkboard Art

Bookmark and Share

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.

Enjoy and Share! :)

.


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..

 

Amazon Scrapbooking Supplies
Linking to Amazon through our site helps support
Frugal in Fort Worth (bunches of thanks!)

October 17-19 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

Bookmark and Share

—————————————————————————–

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

  • FREE Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount — Last Weekend!
  • FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism Lectures and Symposia at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Butterfly Flutterby Festival and Parade
  • FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Fire Alarm Installation & Safety Class
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Holiday Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn

—————————————————————————–

:: Granbury Harvest Moon Art & Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday to Sunday, October 17-19, 2014

Granbury Harvest Moon and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Granbury Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts will feature a nationally juried fine art and contemporary crafts show in conjunction with Granbury’s FIRST Hot Air Balloon Festival!   With changing leaves and crisp cool air, it’s the perfect time for families to enjoy the harvest season!

Details, Details
What: For more information about Granbury’s Harvest Moon and Balloon festivals, click here.
When: Hot Air Balloon Festivities takes place October 17-19. The art festival runs October 18-19.  Learn more about both events here.
Where: Granbury Town Square, on the corner of Pearl and Crockett streets.   Hot air balloons will launch from Granbury’s airport
Cost: FREE!

::

:: Enjoy a Day at the Texas State Fair ~ Last Weekend!
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the last weekend of the 2014 State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

::

:: FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay Lectures and Symposia at Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Inaugural lectures, panel discussions, and daylong symposia featuring leading experts from all over the world launch the opening day of the Kimbell’s special exhibit:  Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay.   This event is free, but seating is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ Program will run from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with an intermission between the two sessions. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the morning session and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: Inaugral event is FREE!  Learn about exhibit admission here.

::

:: FREE Butterfly Flutterby Family Festival and Parade
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grapevine Butterfly Festival

Bring the entire family to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 17th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade that starts at East Wall and Jenkins Streets. After the parade, participate in butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities in the Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Butteryfly Flutteryby Festival here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street.  Download the Butterfly Flutterby Parade Map here. 
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
    Saturday, October 18, 2014

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE Fall Family Fun Round-up and Harvest Festival! There will be a full day of activities for all, including kitchen gardening, live music, farm animals, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations, cotton picking, heritage toys, heritage games, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and more. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the fall family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free Parking is available 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is FREE but some activities require a participation fee. Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Far.

::

:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Midnight River Choir and the surroundings of the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

::

 

::

:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 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.

::

:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 18, 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 delicious pumpkin treats to share with family and friends. 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, October 18, 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.

::

:: FREE Fire Safety Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 18, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on fire safety.  In this class you will learn how to correctly install a CO2/Fire alarm detector as well as develop a family emergency plan.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 19, 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 19, 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!

::

:: FREE Thanksgiving Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get new ideas for entertaining for the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for entertaining with style. This week’s class covers all the basics of holiday entertaining ~ from Thanksgiving dinner to a casual buffet for a party.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, October 19 ~ Times vary by store, so be sure to call.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

————————————————————————–

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week!   Subscribe for FREE (here)!

————————————————————-

Enjoy and Share!  :)


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..


Linking to Amazon through our site helps support
Frugal in Fort Worth (bunches of thanks!)

October 10-12 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

Bookmark and Share

—————————————————————————–

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

  • FREE Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Celebrate Roanoke Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

—————————————————————————–

:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, October 10, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers Un Chein, The Longshots, and Whiskey Folk. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, October 10, 2014 ~ 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!

::

:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the 3rd weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

::

:: FREE Celebrate Roanoke Music and Family Fun Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

The little town of Roanoke is quickly becoming the rising star of the Metroplex. With a complete Downtown renovation, the addition of several top-rated restaurants, and ~ of course ~ Babe’s Chicken, it’s definitely a great spot to put on the list of fun places to visit! And, this weekend is a great time to make that happen!

This Saturday, the city of Roanoke has planned a family friendly Celebrate Roanoke festival that includes: all day live music, climbing walls, bounce houses, old-fashioned carnival games, and various street entertainment like magicians, clowns, and old west gun-fight shows. The festivities will close with a fabulous fireworks display.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Celebrate Roanoke Festival and the
entertainment line-up here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 9:00PM
Where: Oak Street in Downtown Roanoke (one block East of 377). Free parking and shuttle service is available from the Recreation Center at 501 Roanoke Rd.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE 2014 Fall Arts Goggle Street Festival
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Arts Goggle Fort Worth South

Head over to Arts Goggle, the free celebration of art and music in the Near Southside area of Fort Worth. This family friendly event will feature over 80 live bands, over 350 artisans displaying and selling their work, plus food and fun activities for the kids.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about this fun community event and the participating artisans, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014.  See the entire schedule here.
Where: Eighth Ave. and W. Magnolia Ave. area.  Enjoy a FREE “hop on, hop off” ArtsGoggle trolley at any one of the 12 trolley stops located through the Near Southside urban villages.
Cost: FREE admission

::

:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 11, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Hale Baskin & Her Jazz Addiction — she covers songs of the 1940’s big bands to Ella Fitzgerald-inspired Jazz favorites, all the way to Motown, soul, and down-home blues. You’ll be surrounded by the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor
Concert at Southlake Town Square

Friday to Sunday, October 11, 2014

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun retro show by Me & My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. 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. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here 
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 11, 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, October 11, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

::

 

::

:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 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.

::

:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 11, 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 delicious waffles at home, whether for breakfast, dinner or dessert! 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, October 11, 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.

::

:: FREE Interior Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 11, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on interior painting and drywall repair.  In this class you will learn how to repair damaged drywall and paint ceilings, walls and trim using brushes, rollers, and other tools.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 11, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 12, 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 12, 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!

::

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, October 12, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will help you learn the classic cooking technique of braising, an ideal way to prepare dinner in the fall. You’ll learn how to correctly braise meats and vegetables and how to create a flavorful sauce and fresh accompaniments to go along with braised dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, October 12, 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.

————————————————————————–

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week!   Subscribe for FREE (here)!

————————————————————-

Enjoy and Share!  :)


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..


Linking to Amazon through our site helps support
Frugal in Fort Worth (bunches of thanks!)

October 3-5 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

Bookmark and Share

—————————————————————————–

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

  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Noble Planetarium’s Star Gazing Party at Bob Eden Park in Euless
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

—————————————————————————–

:: FREE 13th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 3-5, 2014

Southlake Octoberfest

Spend this first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the Chamber of Commerce sponsored 13th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, art booths, food and fun — see the event and entertainment schedule here.

Details, Details
What:
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 3-5, 2014
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

::

:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the second weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

::

:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Harvest Family Festival
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE Fall Harvest Festival for Families! There will be fun for all including free pumpkin decorating crafts for kids, a free fall landscaping seminar for adults, refreshments, and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this will be a great spot to take pictures of the kids.

Details, details
What:
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 4, 2014, beginning at 9:00AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, October 4, 2014

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night at Stars over Euless in Bob Eden Park. 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 star party, click here.
When: Saturday, October 4 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting)
Where:  Bob Eden Park in Euless
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.

::

:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

::

:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

::

::

:: 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, October 4 & 5, 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.

Details, details
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

::

:: FREE Walking Town Hall with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, October 4, 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:
Highland Hills Recreation Center,
1600 Glasgow Road
When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 10:00am
Cost: FREE!

::

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

Saturday, October 4, 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, October 4. 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

::

:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 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.

::

:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 4, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own EMS Truck (in honor of Fire Safety Month) to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, October 4, 2014 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, October 5, 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, October 5, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 5, 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 5, 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!

————————————————————————–

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week!   Subscribe for FREE (here)!

————————————————————-

Enjoy and Share!  :)


Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?
Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE

..


Linking to Amazon through our site helps support
Frugal in Fort Worth (bunches of thanks!)

Up to 40% OFF Light & Motion Bike Safety Lights at LeftLane Sports PLUS $10 OFF Through Friday

Bookmark and Share

Cyclists, if you are starting to run out of daylight on your morning & evening rides, check out this great deal we found on 5-star rated Light & Motion Urban bicycle safety lights over at LeftLane Sports. Here’s the scoop…

:: Light & Motion Urban 400 Light drops to $64.95 with $10 OFF LeftLane Sports new member credit (retails for $109.99).  We did the research while we were looking for a light ourselves — this is a 5-star rated light and very highly rated by commuter cyclists.  It’s known for its light power, increasing visibility, and delivering a safer riding experience.  Personally, we are buying these lights for all of our family bikes so that we can better see potential obstacles on the roadway, as well as to be easily seen by drivers. 

:: There are 5 different cyclist light options available in the Light & Motion light sale.  Learn more here.

…And Here’s the Scoop on LeftLane Sports’ HOT $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

It’s a great time to get signed-up for LeftLane Sports daily deals!  When you sign up for the first time, you’ll get $10 credited to your account to use towards any LeftLane Sports  order of $50 or more ~ including these already discounted Light and Motion Bike Lights!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (love that!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.   Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit!

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Join LeftLane Sports for FREE and get a $10 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Light and Motion sale by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed on LeftLane Sports (look for this image).
  3. Make your purchase before Friday. This sale goes away on Friday, so you will not want to wait!  As usual with LeftLane Sports, many items do sell out.

New to LeftLane Sports?  It’s a members-only (joining is free!) daily deal website featuring top endurance, outdoor, and sports brands — like Pearl Izumi, Asics, Columbia, Patagonia, and Camelbak — at typically 50-70% off retail price!  Whether you run, cycle, hike, camp, or swim they’ve got you covered with great daily sales.  Membership is free, and since I invited you, you’ll receive an instant $10 shopping credit towards your first purchase!   Learn more or join here free to get the $10 credit.

Enjoy and Share!  :)

 

 .

Get Blog Updates Delivered By Email - FREE! Follow Us On Twitter! Subscribe to My Feed

Want to keep up with fresh ways to save money
and button down the family finances?

Subscribe to Frugal in Fort Worth now. It’s FREE