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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Botanic Gardens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, they’ll help kids discover how easy it is to create unique ice cream flavors with just a few ingredients and easy techniques. Suitable for ages 5 –13.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 23, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 23 & 24, 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 24, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, May 24, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on outdoor grilling. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll cover grilling basics (including classic barbecued chicken) and show you how to give meat a flavor boost with spicy sauces. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, May 24, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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May 15-17 Free And Cheap Fort Worth Area Weekend Fun For The Family


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Botanic Gardens

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class,  they’ll show you how to make fresh salsa, great guacamole and other fun toppings for a taco dinner. Whether you prefer crunchy tacos or soft ones, the toppings are the best part. Suitable for ages 9 –13.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 16, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Family Outdoor Adventure Event at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 16 & 17, 2015

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

Take a look at the schedule of events here.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, May 17, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on boosting the taste of grilled foods with aromatic spices. In this weekend’s in-store technique class, they’ll discuss how to use fresh chilies and unique spices to create a Mexican meal with a little Tex-Mex flair. From braised meat for tacos to fresh side dishes, you’ll learn how to whip up a Southwestern-inspired meal that’s packed with flavor—it’s perfect for parties, potlucks and even weeknight dinners. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, May 17, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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May 8-10 Free And Fun Fort Worth Area Weekend Events For The Family


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Dale Watson Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Bootcamps, Crossfit, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas in Fort Worth
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes 
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, May 8, 2015

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

Details, details
What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, May 8, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Dale Watson Outdoor Concert & Family Event, NRH
Friday, May 8, 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 Dale Watson. This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 8 ~ 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

Details, details
What:  See the full list of classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 9 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

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

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 9, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, May 9, 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 Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

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

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, May 9, 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 Mother’s Day planter project to take home.  Your child will even get a free apron, goggles,  and more! All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, May 9, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, May 9, 2015

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

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: May 9, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 10, 2015

During May and June, Sundance Square invites you to join their FREE Sunday Music Jazz Series in the lovely new plaza. This Sunday series starts this Sunday afternoon and features Adonis Rose & the (16-piece) Fort Worth Jazz Orchestra.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 10, 2015 ~ 3:00 to 4:30PM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 10, 2015

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 10, 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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May 1-3 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • Fort Worth’s 2015 Mayfest Family Event and Festival
  • FREE Me and My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Rock climbing, Bootcamps, Social Run, and more!
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • 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 Woodworking Class for Kids 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 Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: Fort Worth’s 2015 Mayfest Family Event and Festival
    Now through May 3, 2015

Enjoy a fun time with your family and friends at the 2015 Mayfest celebration on the banks of the Trinity River. This 40+ year Fort Worth tradition is packed with 7 stages of live music and performing arts, carnival rides, children’s activities, festival food, and more attractions for the family.  Military savings tip:  Be sure to bring your military ID if you are active duty, retired, reserve, or student cadets to receive FREE admission!

Details, details
What: Get more details and a full list of events at the Mayfest website, here.
When: Now through May 3, 2015.  View the entertainment schedule here.
Where: Mayfest is held in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park (along the banks
of the Trinity River).   Go here for directions and free parking info.
Cost: Group Pass for up to 5 people is $25, Ages 13+ are $8, Adults 60+ are $5, Children 3-12 are $5, and Children 2 and under are FREE.  All profits from Mayfest, Inc. are returned to the Fort Worth community.

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:: FREE Me & My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Sounds of Spring Family Event in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 1, 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 Me & My Monkey (the ultimate Beatles Tribute band). This free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy from a variety of gourmet food trucks.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 1 ~ 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 Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, May 1, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, May 1, 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 Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, May 2, 2015

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

Details, details
What:  See the full list of classes here.  Learn more about The Trailhead and future Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, May 2 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until noon. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, May 2, 2015

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  program, 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, May 2, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
     Saturday, May 2, 2015

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

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, May 2, 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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:: 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, May 2-3, 2015

Bank of America’s 2015 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, May 2-3, 2015
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, May 2, 2015

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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, May 2 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
FREE Family activities from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Kids Woodworking Skills Workshop
Saturday, May 2, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own picture frame to take home or give to Mom! Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. All workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.  For ages 5-12.

Details, details
What:
Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, May 2, 2015 ~ 9:00 am to Noon
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, May 2, 2015

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

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: May 2, 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, May 2, 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 treat Mom to an awesome brunch that they prepare themselves including Mini Asparagus Frittatas, Blueberry Blast Smoothie, and more. We know she’ll be impressed! Suitable for ages 5 –13.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.  

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 2, 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, May 2, 2015

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

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

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, May 3, 2015

Infused olive oils are an easy way to add amazing flavor to foods. Using these versatile oils, the experts at William’s Sonoma will show you how to cook an entire meal that includes fresh pasta with grilled vegetables, roasted chicken and even olive oil–infused ice cream.  Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, May 3, 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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Insiders Look — April 30 to May 2 Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale

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Ohhhh…you are going to love the latest Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale, our readers’ favorite fashion sale! We just finished our sneak peek look and have lots of pictures and finds to share with you below. Once again, the sale is packed with over 22,000  fantastic designer fashion bargains starting at $20, plus special “Buy One Get One FREE” deals (AND a FREE gift with a Tru Luxe jeans purchase) on Thursday and Friday. Doors open to the public this Thursday and the sale runs April 30 to May 2!  

Here’s the inside scoop you want to know… 

Sharon Young May 2015

:: The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only opens its doors to the public four times a year, and the sale runs this Thursday to Saturday, April 30-May 2. Everything is deeply discounted OFF retail, and you’ll find sizes to fit just about anyone — from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015

Here are a few pics of some of our favorites that you will see:

:: We found several wardrobe essentials including this convertible maxi skirt from designer Sharon Young. It can be turned into a summer dress and worn lots of ways to get several looks & uses from this one piece!  This discounted to $40 striped skirt even comes with an attached sash and a little style idea guide to get you started. We included a picture of the guide below so you could see some of the styles that can easily be made from this single skirt/dress — a perfect summer travel piece!  

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Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 convertible skirt

~ Click on any picture for a closeup view ~

:: Almost everything throughout the sale is grouped by collection, making it easy to mix-and-match a complete outfit. Isn’t this navy and lime green collection sharp?

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:: There are over 22,000 pieces in this sale at 50% to 75% off retail. You’ll find tops, skirts, pants, and jackets from boutique quality and high-end department store designers like Sharon Young, Multiples, Tru Luxe and City Girl ~ prices start at $20 and nothing is over $60.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 rows of clothes

:: We found 1000s of our favorite “Slim-Sation” pants and crops.  These have a little inside tummy smoothing panel that make you look a size smaller (yes, please!).  These have become our new “go to” favorites — they are comfortable and have a fantastic fit.  Be sure and look for the Slim-Sation tag below.

 Sharon Young Sale Slim-sation  Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 slimsations

:: There are row after row of trendy Tru Luxe jeans, crops, and lots of fun Tru Luxe casual tops — we love the variety of jean styles and patterned fabrics offered in the Tru Luxe collection. Plus these jeans are at least 60% off retail ($40 at this sale vs. the usual $100 price tag at retail stores)! As a side note, we really appreciated that the Tru Luxe jeans section of the sale is organized by size, making it simple to find just the right pair and fit among all the choices.

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 jeans 2

Click on the picture below to see a closeup of the wonderful lace brocade overlay detail on these “dress ’em up or down” straight leg Tru Luxe jeans.

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Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 Tru luxe top

Take a look at the feminine lace detail on the back of this Tru Luxe light-weight knit top — so flattering and perfect with a pair of jeans!

Sharon Young Warehouse Sale May 2015 Tru luxe top 2

::  The sale covers a huge variety of styles, from trendy to classic and from “running to the grocery store” casual to night-on-the-town dressy.  Plus, there is a nice choice of sizes to fit and flatter. Sizes range from Ladies & Petites 2-18, and there is a large collection of Womens Plus 0X-3X.

I hope you are able to make it over to the sale to check it out yourself and grab some bargains, too.

Here’s the information you’ll need, in a nutshell —

May 2015 Sharon Young Sale Flyer

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When: April 30 to May 2, 2015 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas.  You’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: There is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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Starbucks Frappuccinos 50% OFF Happy Hour Starts Friday Afternoon, May 1

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Friday, Starbucks kicks off its 10-days of afternoon happy hours!
May 1-10, from 3-5:00pm (extended to 6:00pm for Starbucks Rewards members), Starbucks will be providing all Frappuccino blended beverages at 50% OFF!

:: Go to Starbuck’s happy hour link here to learn more.

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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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