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


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

  • FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
  • FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
  • FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert & Family
    Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival in Euless
  • CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival
  • FREE Fire Engine Push-In Ceremony & Open House in Keller
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Gardening Day at the Watauga Public Library
  • FREE Container Garden Demonstration and P. Allen Smith Book Signing at Calloway’s in Hurst
  • FREE Low and Zero Water Use Landscaping Workshop at Home Depot 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 

:: FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2015

Southlake Art in Square 

Experience Art on the Square in Southlake this weekend!  This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 150 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, 2 stages of continuous live music & entertainment, delicious food, and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the art show, click here.
When: Friday to Sunday, April 24-26.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. at Southlake Blvd.
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
Friday to Sunday, April 24-26, 2015

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The annual Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a celebration of music and the visual arts. This free event features seven stages of continuous music, fine art, crafts, food, games and more in a beautiful, outdoor setting. Live music includes a long list of national and local favorites.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, visit the event website. To see the music line-up for the weekend, click here.
When: April 24-26 ~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~321 East McKinney
Get a map and directions, here .
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Memphis Soul Outdoor Concert & Sounds
of Spring
Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 24, 2015

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

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, April 24 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Grand Hall at the same address,
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival & Tree Giveaway ~ Euless
Friday and Saturday, April 24 & 25, 2015

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, free tree give-aways, Arts and Crafts Booths, Arbor Dazzling Kidz Zone, Forestry Village, a Tongan cultural tent, activities at the library, a petting zoo, bungee jump, rock wall, zipline, and lots of great food!

Details, details
What: For the full schedule and for more information, click here.
When:  Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015
Where: Euless, City Hall Complex ~ 201 N. Ector Dr.   Parking is available at both the Euless City Hall Complex  and at First Baptist Church Euless.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
   Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26, 2015

     Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese gardens while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, music, papermaking, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: April 25 and 26, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Japanese festival parking will be near the Linden Street lot click here For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Adults $5.00, Children 4-12 $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE New Fire Engine Ceremony & Station Open House in Keller
Saturday, April 25, 2015

    

Join Keller Fire Station No. 2 to celebrate the addition of a new engine to the Keller Fire Department fleet. The department will host its first “Push-in Ceremony” that morning, inviting members of the public to assist in drying the engine off from its wash and join in pushing it into its bay.  Following the push-in, Station 2 will host an open house until noon. Members of the public are welcome to stop by for station tours, a look at KFD’s equipment and vehicles, and light refreshments.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:  Saturday, April 25, 2015 — The wash and dry will start at 9 a.m. and the push-in is scheduled for 9:15 a.m.
Where: Fire Station No. 2 •  737 Keller-Smithfield Road
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Yoga at Sundance Square, here.
When
: Saturday, April 25, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, April 25 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

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

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:: FREE Gardening Day at the Watauga Public Library
Saturday , April 25, 2015

Join the Watauga Library for a day devoted to gardening. The Library will host a lecture about container gardening, hold a plant exchange and introduce the new Watauga Public Library Seed Exchange.  A Tarrant County Master Gardener —who also happens to be our favorite local garden blogger from Grapevine ( find Signature Gardens blog here and here) will give a presentation called “All About Container Gardening” from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. At the presentation you will learn how to grow beautiful plants that will brighten your yard and satisfy your palate.  After the presentation, stay for a perennial plant exchange or help the Library start a seed exchange by donating seeds from your home garden.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, April 25 — 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Watauga Library, 7109 Whitley Road
Cost: FREE! 

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:: FREE  P. Allen Smith Container Garden Demonstration and
Book Signing at Calloway’s in Hurst

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Join Calloway’s Nursery and P. Allen Smith, an absolute master at container gardening — he will show you how to make dramatic inspired creations and will be available to sign his books too (copies will be available for purchase) after the presentation.  Plus, the first 10 people attending will receive an autographed book. And everyone can enjoy refreshments and participate in terrific door prizes featuring plants and baskets from Proven Winners, and container gardens made by P. Allen himself!

Details, details
What: Calloway’s spring gardening event and demonstration. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 — 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: At the Calloway’s store location in Hurst only.  Get detailed location information, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot Low & Zero Water Landscaping Workshop
Saturday, April 25, 2015

Home Depot DIY workshops

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn how to design a low or zero water landscape.  In this workshop you will also learn how to choose the right plants and ground cover for a drought tolerant garden design.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 25, 2015 ~ 10:00 am
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 25, 2015

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

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 25, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  April 25, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make bundt cakes in different flavors and sizes and then finish them with three scrumptious glazes: vanilla, chocolate ganache and lemon. 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, April 25 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 26, 2015

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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Starting at $2.99 — Bearenstain Bears and Richard Scarry’s Childrens Book Sale

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Amazon is running a fantastic sale on favorite Children’s book classics — the Berenstain Bears and Richard Scarry books — starting at $2.99! These wonderfully illustrated books are perfect for keeping your little ones busy on your next road-trip (or stock-up on gifts for upcoming birthdays and other special days).  We especially love the Berenstain Bears for the great lessons taught in a fun way.

 

  

There are literally thousands of books discounted in this limited time sale. Go here to see all the Berenstain Bears books on sale and here for the Richard Scarry book sale.

Secret Sauce Savings Tip:  Do note that if you plan to get any of these books, you might not want to wait, as we don’t know how long these will be available at the discounted price — as you might already know, Amazon prices sometimes change often.

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


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

  • FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Family
    Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Wild West Fest Family Event in Watauga
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba at Sundance Square
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library and Archives Tour
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Spring into Nash Family Event in Grapevine
  • FREE Rolling Town Hall with Mayor Betsy
  • FREE Organic Gardening Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Open Streets Magnolia Ave. Neighborhood Event
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Brave Combo Outdoor Concert & Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, April 17, 2015

The City of North Richland Hills 2015 Sounds of Spring Concert Series kicks off with the area’s best bands taking the stage at the NRH Plaza for 6 Fridays in April and May. Bring your friends and family out for fun, great music and relaxation under the stars this Spring!  Tonight’s show — Rain or Shine — offers a fun concert featuring local favorite Brave Combo. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, April 17 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm.
Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place at the North Richland Hills Centre Events Plaza, 6000 Hawk Avenue, between the NRH Centre and the Public Library.  In case of inclement weather, the concert will move indoors to the Grand Hall at the same address,
Cost: FREE!

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 :: FREE! Wild West Fest and Outdoor Concerts in Watauga
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Now Through April 19, 2015

Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West! Enjoy live music from Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band), The Matt Kimbrow Band, Courrier and more! Stroll through the Watauga Depot where you will find lots of arts, crafts, and gourmet food trucks. Kids can enjoy carnival rides, take a train or stagecoach ride, conquer the climbing wall, jump on the inflatables, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Now through April 19 ~ See the full schedule of entertainment here.
Where: Capp Smith Park, 5800 Block of Robin Drive in Watauga. Parking at Harvest Church on corner of Hightower and HWY 377
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, April 17, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, April 17, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
      Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE!  Amon Carter Library and Archives Tour
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Every third Saturday, through May, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 18, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 2015 Spring Into Nash Farm Family Event in Grapevine
    Saturday, April 18, 2015

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is celebrating the Spring season with its annual family-friendly Spring into Nash event. Activities include heritage toys, kitchen gardening, cotton planting, farm animals, wagon rides, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, wood stove cooking and blacksmith demonstrations. Registration is not required and all ages are encouraged to attend. Coupons can be purchased for activities that require a fee. Concessions will also be available for purchase.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the Nash Farm family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, April 18, 2015, 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.

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:: FREE Rolling Town Hall Bike Ride with the Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Grab your bike and bring your ideas for Fort Worth. Join Mayor Betsy (and district council members) and Bike Fort Worth at the Rolling Town Halls. Enjoy a casual ride through a planned route to see different parts of your city and to share how we can keep improving! Expect a 45 minute casual (easy) 5-7 mile bike ride, geared to be family friendly.

Details, details
What:  For information about this and other upcoming town halls with Mayor Betsy, visit Town Halls For All on the city’s website.
When: Saturday, April 18 ~ 10:00am
Where: Villages of Woodland Springs Amenity Center
(North Fort Worth – District 7)

Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot — Organic Gardening Workshop
Saturday, April 18, 2015

Home Depot DIY workshops

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn steps involved in creating an organic garden. You’ll also find out tips to prepare garden soil naturally.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 18, 2015 ~ 10:00 am
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, April 18, 2015

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

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: April 18, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  April 18, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make fresh fruit and vegetable drinks — a fun and healthful way to entice your kids into the kitchen. They’ll learn how to whip up smoothies, juices, fruit slushies and more. 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, March 28, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Open Streets Magnolia Ave. Family Event 
Sunday, April 19, 2015

Enjoy a fun afternoon with your family and friends at Open Streets, a four-hour Sunday event which closes Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets to traffic and opens them up to cyclists, food trucks, dog-walkers, skateboarders, outdoor fitness classes, children’s areas, face painters and much more.  Sponsored by Fort Worth South, the Open Streets event has grown to be one of the Near Southside’s most beloved community events with attendance in the thousands.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South is the non-profit org behind Open Streets. Get more info here.  See the program of all Open Street events & participants here.
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015 ~ 12:00PM – 4:00PM
Where: Magnolia Ave. between 8th Ave and Hemphill.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 19, 2015

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 19, 2015

If all those choices of coffee and machines seem a bit bewildering, this Williams-Sonoma class is for you! They’ll discuss a variety of brewing methods, from pour-over to French press and espresso. You’ll taste coffees prepared in different machines, including the new Breville Grind Control Coffee Maker, and discover how various coffee roasts and grinds affect the finished drink. After this class, you’ll be a barista in your own home. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, April 19, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Free Document Shredding Event Saturday — at Better Business Bureau Fort Worth

On Saturday, April 18, 2015 (9:00 AM – 1:00 PM), the Fort Worth Better Business Bureau will host FREE on-site shredding, electronic recycling, plus tips to protect your identity.  Bring up to two boxes worth of sensitive documents to have shredded right in front of you, all for FREE!

“BBB of Fort Worth wants to help consumers and businesses keep sensitive information out of the hands of identity thieves,” said Larry Taylor, BBB of Fort Worth CEO. “Recent data breaches at major retailers and online security is making it increasingly important for consumers and businesses to protect their private information and dispose of it in a secure manner.”

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), identity theft topped the list of complaints received by the agency, with over 290,000 ID theft complaints reported.

Details, Details
What:  Learn more about Secure Your ID Day and the Better Business Bureau FREE shredding event here.
When:
Saturday, April 18 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Where: 1300 Summit Avenue in Fort Worth (In front of the Frost Building)  OR 1779 N. Graham in Stephenville (Behind the gym)
Additional Details: No Batteries, binders, binder clips, CDs, floppy discs or plastics will be accepted. Upon arrival, attendees are asked to remain in their vehicle and follow the directional signs for entering and exiting the parking lot.

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Texas SmartScape Plant Fairs — Special Deals on Drought Tolerant Plants

Spring has sprung and it’s time to think about how to drought proof your landscape. The Texas SmartScape Plant Fairs are an opportunity to get great deals on select varieties of native and adapted drought-tolerant plants. Knowledgeable master gardeners, plant experts and an irrigation specialist will be on hand to answer your plant, design and irrigation questions.  There will also be “kid-friendly” activities with special hands-on gardening workshops for children 5-12.

In addition to the Fort Worth & surrounding area fairs listed below, there will be 26 other plant fair events in the DFW metroplex. All Events Take Place 8:00 am – 12:00 pm:

  • April 11, The Home Depot, 7100 North Frwy (Basswood), Fort Worth
  • April 25, Weston Gardens in Bloom, Inc., 8101 Anglin, Fort Worth
  • April 25, The Home Depot, 300 S Village Center Dr., Southlake
  • May 2, The Home Depot, 1725 N. US Hwy 287, Mansfield
  • May 2, The Home Depot, 6501 NE Loop 820, North Richland Hills
  • May 16, The Home Depot, 201 Road to Six Flags, Arlington
  • May 30, The Home Depot, 7950 South Frwy (Sycamore School Road)

:: Find a complete list of all DFW area sale dates and locations at Texas SmartScape’s website.

Plant selection and attractions may vary by location. Plants available while supplies last.

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


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

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Dolphin Tale
  • FREE Vertical Gardening Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Family PBR Rodeo Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.TNow Through Sunday, April 12, 2015

Main Street Arts Fest 2015

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown with Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub. The festival also features hundreds of performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even Cliburn Award Winner Steven Linand the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will offer  special FREE performancesIt’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, live entertainment and kids activities.

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Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 12, 2015
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert at Bass Hall
    Saturday, April 11, 2015

Bass Hall

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Bass Hall as part of Main Street Arts Festival. The mission of the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra is to perform great symphonic music at the highest level of artistic excellence to educate, entertain and enhance cultural life.

Details, Details
What: 
Learn more about the free concert here.
Where:
  Bass Hall, Downtown Fort Worth (4th and Commerce Streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 11, 2015 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday.  An entertaining afternoon of art-making, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films are inspired by artworks on view. Admission to special exhibitions is free during the event.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 11 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! 2nd Annual Junior League Pancake Breakfast & Family Event Benefiting Cook Children’s Medical Patients
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Junior League Pancake Picnic

The Junior League of Fort Worth hosts its FREE Pancake Picnic benefiting both Cook Children’s patients and community members on Saturday. This year’s theme is based on the book “If You Give a Pig a Pancake” with activities including face painting, a fire truck, pancake walk, dunking booth and more fun. Top-your-own-pancakes will satisfy everyone’s taste buds and fun themed games for all ages will provide everyone an opportunity to smile and laugh.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Junior League Pancake Breakfast and family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 11 starting at 9:00am
Where: Cook Children’s Medical Center. Park in the Cook’s visitors garage between 6th and 7th streets, facing Pennsylvania Street — validated parking passes will be provided. Come down the elevator to main entrance of Cooks and there will be a Junior League volunteer able to assist you — just look for the ladies in the light blue shirts!
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dolphin Tale Family Movie Showing
Saturday, April 11, 2015

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

About the movie: After getting caught in a crab trap, dolphin Winter must have her tail removed to save her life. The boy who helped her wants Winter to get a prosthetic replacement so she can swim properly. This heartwarming movie is based on a true story. PG, 113 min., 2011

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday,  April 11, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown Fort Worth Central Library ~ You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Vertical Gardening Project Workshop
Saturday, April 11, 2015

Home Depot Vertical Garden

This Saturday, pop over to Home Depot to learn basic steps to create a vertical garden planter and get how-to tips on proper plant selection and care.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, April 11, 2015 ~ 10:00 am
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Rodeo & PBR Family Event at Bass Pro
… April 11 and 12, 2015

Mosey on over to Bass Pro for a FREE PBR (Professional Bull Riding) family event including free games, crafts for the kids, face-painting, giveaways and more fun!

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s PBR event, click here
When: April 11 & 12, 2015 ~ Go here for event schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, April 11, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE build-your-own See-it-grow planter project to take home. All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

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

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 12, 2015

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 12, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for stir-frying your way to delicious and nutritious meals that are easy enough for hectic weeknights yet impressive enough for guests. They’ll showcase local produce in a seasonal soup, pasta and stir-fry. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, April 12, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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7-Eleven Slurpee Deal — Bring Your Own Cup Day, Saturday, April 11

Seven-Eleven Slurpee Saturday

7‑Eleven is kicking off Slurpee season on Saturday, April 11 with BYO Cup Day. Slurpee-lovers are invited to bring their own cups – or containers that can be used as cups – to their participating neighborhood 7‑Eleven store between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m., and fill it with their favorite Slurpee flavor.

The cost to fill the Slurpee “cup” of choice, regardless of size, is $1.49, the average cost of a medium Slurpee drink. The cup, though, must fit upright through an in-store display with a 10-inch-diameter hole.

:: Learn more about the Slurpee deal here.

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