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Perfect for Pops — 6 Handmade Craft Ideas for Fathers’ Day Gift Giving

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Gooseberry Patch has put together a creative & frugal collection of six FREE Father’s Day handmade craft ideas ~ perfect summer crafts for the kids.  What a great way to honor Dad with something from the heart!

:: Get your FREE Father’s Day Craft Inspiration, here.

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FREE San Antonio SeaWorld Tickets for Texas Teachers and Military Families (Pssssst — Pass this Along!)

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If you know a teacher or someone in the military, please thank them for their service and pass this along quickly (this expires for teachers this week)…

SeaWorld in San Antonio is honoring teachers and military families with FREE tickets to SeaWorld.  Here’s the scoop:

:: FREE Unlimited Admission Teacher’s TicketSea World is offering a FREE Adult Fun Card to all actively employed and certified K-12 grade school instructors in the state of Texas.  This Teacher pass is a 2014 Fun Card that allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Antonio now through the end of the year.  Teachers are also able to purchase additional passes at $5 off for their family and friends. Hurry ~ registration ends May 31, 2014 and redemption of your Fun Card must take place by August 1, 2014. Required credentials include a copy of your Texas Teacher certification, a Valid Texas I.D., copy of paystub from within the last 30 days, and the e-voucher you’ll get when you register.   Similar offers available to teachers at Sea World in Orlando, Florida (here).

Go here to register for your FREE Teacher’s pass.   

:: FREE Single-Day Admission for Military Families: SeaWorld is providing FREE admission to active military and up to 3 of their direct dependants. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents, and dependent ages 10 and over must present valid dependent I.D.  A Department of Defense photo ID will need  to be presented at the entrance plaza to SeaWorld (or click here and submit your information). This offer is valid at SeaWorld San Antonio, San Diego, or Orlando.

Go here to learn more and register to get your FREE Military family passes.

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Scotch Packaging Tape Deal, 1.8 Inches x 54.6 Yards, 4 Rolls — $2.12 Each

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Here’s a great deal if you need to restock on packing tape…

Get Scotch Packing rolls for $2.12 each! 

Amazon is giving an extra $1.50 OFF Scotch Packing tape 4-roll set (218 Yards Total). That savings is on top of the current discounted price of $9.97 for 4 rolls (Regular $21.99) that you’ll see from Amazon.

That brings the total for 4 tape rolls to
$9.97 – $1.50 Coupon = $8.47 total (or $2.12 per roll)

We compared the price per roll to Costco, where we normally buy our packing tape, and found that this is more than 55% OFF Costco’s discounted price of $4.99 per roll  and 75% OFF Staples price of $8.79 per roll!

Amazon Packing Tape Coupon 2

Secret Sauce Buying Tip: Do note, that you won’t see the extra $1.50 discount subtracted from the selling price until you clip the coupon (here), and then go to the final “Review Your Order”/Order Summary confirmation page (which is the last page you’ll see after you input your payment info, right before you actually approve the order to be placed).  It will look something like this :

Amazon Packing Tape Coupon 1

As always — if you plan to get this deal, you might now want to wait, as we don’t know how long this will be available at this price (Amazon prices can change often).

:: Go here to clip the $1.50 OFF coupon and grab this deal before it expires.

 

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May 23-26 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth Memorial Day Weekend

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

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series ~ Featuring Grammy-winning guitar legend, Jimmie Vaughan
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Old Fashioned Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration and Parade in Historic Granbury
  • FREE Neil Sperry Book Signing at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series in Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Featuring Jimmie Vaughan and Other Great Artists
Friday to Sunday ~ May 23 to 25, 2014

Kick off your summer with a weekend filled with free music under the stars! The third annual Downtown Arlington Center Stage Music Festival runs May 23-25 with a true Texas original, Bob Schneider; Texas blues guitar legend, Jimmie Vaughan; and more. Opening acts will perform before each headliner, plus the Levitt will be surrounded by food and art vendors — the perfect way to start the summer!

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 Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series and weekly artist 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: Concerts start at 7PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, May 23, 2014 (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 Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend, this weekly show can be viewed on the rooftop of the parking garage at Gaylord Texan Resort, as well as at parks around Lake Grapevine. For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. 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 Lake park. Find a map of parks around the lake here.
Cost: FREE

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:: Old Fashioned Memorial Day Veteran’s Celebration and
Parade in Historic Granbury
Saturday to Monday, May 24 to 26, 2014

Botanic Gardens

Extend a well-deserved “thank you” to America’s veterans by joining the city of Granbury for their Memorial Day Veteran’s weekend Celebration. This 3-day event will include A Veterans ceremony, an old-fashioned Memorial Day parade, arts and crafts for purchase, contests, a variety of foods from local restaurants and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the Memorial Day Weekend Veteran’s Celebration in Granbury, click here.
When: Saturday to Monday, May 24-26, 2014.  See schedule details here.  Memorial Day Veterans Parade ~ Monday, May 26 – 10:00AM
Where: Downtown Granbury Historical Square (Shanley Park)
Cost: Attendance is FREE!

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:: FREE Neil Sperry Book Signing at Calloway’s
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Join the Calloway’s on Hulen Road for a special Book Signing event with Neil Sperry.  You’ll have the chance to meet him and buy a signed copy of his latest book,  Neil Sperry’s Lone Star Gardening. He will be happy to sign copies of his earlier books as well!

Details, details
What:
For more information about the book signing, go here.
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 ~ 3:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Find other book-signing dates here.
Where: Calloway’s Nursery, 2651 South Hulen, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 24, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Families with young children are invited to drop-in, hang out, and play around with color all summer long in the Kimbell Museum’s new seasonal learning environment designed for ages 5 and younger. Summer Fun in Studio A will feature thematic “do-it-together” activities focusing on color, along with a reading nook and digital interactive station. This Saturday’s event includes art activities for little ones and mini-classes for parents. Plus, visitors will receive a special “colorific” gift.  Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more info, visit the the Kimbell’s event websiteClick here for more information about monthly themes and learning activities.
When: Saturday, May 24, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Click here for the schedule of events.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~ 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 24, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will discover how much fun it is to make stuffed burgers plus a vegetable burger that tastes amazing. For ages 8 and up.  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 24, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 25, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by the Dan Cavanagh Trio.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 25, 2014 ~ 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 25, 2014

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, May 25, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that shares grilling tips along with delicious recipes that you can enjoy all summer long. 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 25, 2014. 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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FREE Tickets For Military Families to 2,000+ Museums — Memorial Day through Labor Day

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Blue Star Museums FREE for Military

Memorial Day kicks off the fifth year of Blue Star Museums, the military appreciation program that connects military families with the cultural resources in their communities.  Active duty military and their families can get FREE admission to over 2,000 museums located around the country, thanks to the Blue Star Museums initiative.  The program runs from Memorial Day, May 26  through Labor Day, September 1

The list of participating museums in the Fort Worth and Dallas area includes:

:: Fort Worth
Amon Carter Museum of American Art
Fort Worth Aviation Museum (formerly Veterans Memorial Air Park)
Kimbell Art Museum
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
National Multicultural Western Heritage Museum

:: Dallas
Dallas Museum of Art
Dallas Heritage Village
Dallas Holocaust Museum/Center for Education and Tolerance
Nasher Sculpture Center
Frontiers of Flight Museum
Meadows Museum

:: Frisco
Frisco Heritage Center

:: Grapevine
Grapevine Museums

:: Irving
National Scouting Museum

:: Mansfield
Mansfield Historical Museum and Heritage Center
:: Plano
Heritage Farmstead Museum

:: Weatherford
The National Vietnam War Museum

 

Blue Star Museums banner

Go here to find a list of all participating museums across the U.S. ~ free through September 1, 2014.  Do note that some of the participating museums (like the Amon Carter and the Kimbell) provide free entrance to their permanent exhibits all year, regardless of military affiliation.

P.S.  To get the free admission, you will need to show your military ID.  The free offer is valid for the military ID holder plus up to five family members.  Spouses of deployed military are eligible to take part as well.  Go here for helpful information.

(Top Image: COL Gregory Maxton, U.S. Army South Deputy Commander for U.S. Army South at the San Antonio Museum of Art in San Antonio, Texas for the launch of Blue Star Museums 2014. Photo by JB Lyde/Parish Photography)

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$15.99 Today ONLY — 40% Off 42-Piece Top-Rated Rubbermaid Food Storage Set

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This is a HOT Deal of the Day worth mentioning (price valid today only)…

Pop over to Amazon for 40% off the top-rated 42-piece Rubbermaid Easy Find Lid Food Storage Set for  (regularly $26.65)  – discount good today only on Amazon’s Deal of the Day.   

We recommend this set because the lids snap to the base of the container making it easy to store and find the right lid.  The graduated container sizes also nest to take up less storage room in your cabinets, and the square shape uses less space in your refrigerator.

At $15.99, this is a great deal!

The set includes five 1/2 cup, five 1.25 cup, five  2 cup, two 3 cup, two 5 cup, and two 7 cup containers with snap lids.

:: Learn what reviewers say to give this set 4 1/2 stars

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May 16-18 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth 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 ~ North Richland Hills
  • FREE Admission, Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Water Safety Fun Day at Forest Park Pool
  • Herb Society Festival at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Camping & Survival Workshops at Bass Pro
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series in Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Grapevine’s Main Street Days Outdoor Festival
Friday-Sunday, May 16-18, 2014

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 16-18, 2014
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 in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 16, 2014

Tonight offers the promise of a beautiful spring evening and a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring Tom Petty Tribute band, Petty Theft. Part of North Richland Hill’s “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, 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 16 ~ 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.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, May 18, 2014

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 18 in honor of the Association of Art Museum Directors’ (AAMD) Art Museum Day. The Museum will be open from 10 am to 5 pm.  Guests can take advantage of an architecture tour at 11 am, a permanent collection tour at 2 pm, or visit with “Ask Me” docents stationed throughout the galleries between noon and 2 pm.

Details, details
What: Learn more about Free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, May 17, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Yoga class at the Sundance Square Plaza.  Classes will take place every other Saturday, through July 26th 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 17, 2014 ~ 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 17, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more info, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~ 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Water Safety Fun Day at Forest Park Pool
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Fire Department for a free day of water safety, fire safety and hands-only CPR lessons. The Fire Safety Clowns will teach and entertain and the Fire Department dive team will demonstrate how to be safe around pools, rivers and lakes. There will be a Kids ID program, free food and drinks and door prizes.   This is not a swimming event.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, May 17, 2014 ~ 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Forest Park Pool, 2212 Forest Park Blvd in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE

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:: CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Herb Society Festival
Saturday, May 17, 2014

Botanic Gardens

Enjoy the beauty of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens while learning something new at the 27th Annual Fort Worth Herb Society Festival. This educational event and sale will feature a variety of classes, ranging from making your own soap to using herbs for canning. 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 been local artisan made soap created from all natural ingredients ($1 to $2 a bar) and clean burning soy candles scented with essential oils.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 17, 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: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ Camping & Safety Workshops at Bass Pro Shops
    Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Outdoor Camping, Safety, and Survival Workshop Event. There will be several FREE seminars offered including camping basics, cooking demos, life jacket safety & fittings, and survival workshops.

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 17 & 18 ~ 11:00am to 5:00pm
For schedule of seminars and activities, click here.
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 17, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn to dice and chop vegetables and fruits for a fresh salsa, then dip in crunchy tortilla chips! For ages 8 and up.  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 17, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, May 18, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by the Chris Milyo Group.  This performance is part of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014 ~ 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 18, 2014

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 18, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, May 18, 2014

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 balance spices and heat when seasoning foods, and teach you to make some inventive recipes that will add sizzle to your summer. 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 18, 2014. 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 9-11 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Friday on the Green Outdoor Evening Concert
  • FREE Me & My Monkey (Beatles Tribute Band) Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event ~ NRH
  • FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Wild West Fest in Watauga
  • FREE Double Feature Film Showing ~ Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange ~ Central Library
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
    at Fort Worth Science & History Museum
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, May 9, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, May 9, 2014 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1201 Lipscomb Street, between Magnolia and Rosedale.  FREE Parking Garage at 1201 Alston Ave.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Me & My Monkey Outdoor Concert & Family Event
in North Richland Hills
Friday, May 9, 2014

Tonight offers the promise of a beautiful spring evening and a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring the Beatles Tribute band, Me & My Monkey. Part of North Richland Hill’s “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, 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 9 ~ 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.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth
      Saturday, May 10, 2014

Bring the family and celebrate National Train Day at the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center.  This free, family-focused event includes walk-through tours and viewing of Trinity Railway Express and Amtrak trains, an up-close look at the new BNSF freight railroad locomotive, guided tours of a restored 101-year-old Interurban Trolley that ran the rails between Fort Worth and Dallas from 1924 to 1934, a Chuggington Kids, operating model railroads, and more.

Go here  to view a complete list of National Train Day events.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the National Train Day online, here.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Where: 
The T’s Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones St. in Fort Worth
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, May 10, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, May 10, 2014 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~
3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 

Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Wild West Fest Family Event in Watauga
Through May 11, 2014

 

Take a step back in time to the days of the Wild West! Enjoy live music from Brave Combo, Le Freak, Me & My Monkey, and more! Stroll through the Watauga Depot where you will find lots of arts, crafts, and food vendors. The kids can enjoy midway rides at the Carnival and more activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Through May 11, 2014.  Go here for the daily schedule.
Where: Capp Smith Park ~ 5800 Block of Robin Drive
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange
Saturday, May 10, 2014

  

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  Race to Witch Mountain and Doctor Strange on Saturday, May 10th. The Fort Worth Library’s monthly movie events present award-winning films in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction.

Details, details
What: Read reviews of Race to Witch Mountain movie here and Doctor Strange here
When: Saturday,  May 10, 2014.  Race to Witch Mountain will be shown at 1:00pm and Doctor Strange at 3:00pm
Where: The 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 ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, May 10, 2014

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

Details, details
What: For more info about the Planetarium’s Star Parties, go here.
When: Saturday, May 10 ~ 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.
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 Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Flower Delivery Truck
Saturday, May 10, 2014

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 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, May 10, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, May 10, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids and their moms will learn how to make waffles along with scrumptious toppings. For ages 5 and up.  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 10, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, May 10, 2014

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, May 10, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Summer Decorating Class
Sunday, May 10, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for a free in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for bringing a splash of summer to your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s
store event site
.
When:
 Class takes place May 10, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
 FREE!

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April 25-27 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Southlake Art in the Square Fine Arts Festival
  • FREE Denton Arts & Jazz Festival
  • FREE Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
  • Cheap ~ Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival in the Japanese Gardens
  • FREE Rose & Iris Show at the Botanic Gardens
  • FREE Fire Station No. 4 Tours & Open House in Keller
  • FREE Arbor Daze Festival & Tree Giveaway in Euless
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

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:: FREE Southlake Art in the Square Juried Art Show & Sale
Friday to Sunday, April 25-27, 2014

Experience Art on the Square in Southlake this weekend!  This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 145 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, 2 stages of 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 25-27.
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 25-27, 2014

 

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. Music headliners include national and local favorites ~ Al Jarreau, The Quebe Sisters Band, Asleep at the Wheel, and Brave Combo.

Details, details
What: To see the line-up for the weekend, click here. To find out more about the Denton Arts & Jazz Festival, visit the event website.
When:
April 25-27 ~ 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 Air Show featuring the Blue Angels
      Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014

Bring the family to the Naval Air Station Fort Worth Joint Reserve Base for a full-day of FREE fun including flight shows from the Blue Angels, US Navy parachute team, breath-taking aerobatics demonstrations, static displays (including F-35, warbirds, helicopters and jets), family activities, food and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about the air showclick here.
Where:
Naval Air Station and Joint Reserve Base, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 26 & 27, 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM.
Air Show starts at 11:00 AM
Cost: FREE Parking and Admission

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::  Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival in the Japanese Gardens Plus FREE Rose and Iris Show
     Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27, 2014      

   Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is hosting two  great weekend events:

Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, paper making, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.
Saturday 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Sunday 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM

FREE Flowercade Rose and Iris Show
Enjoy hundreds of locally grown cut roses and irises on display in the Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Experts will be on hand, making it a great place to learn about gardening with these special flowers. A workshop “For the Enjoyment of Roses” will be led by Dr. Larry Wiley (April 27, 2pm).
Saturday 1:00 – 5:00 PM, Sunday  12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Both Events are April 26 and 27, see above for individual event times.
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
Japanese festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Rose & Iris Show & Entrance to Botanic Gardens ~FREE.
Japanese Festival ~ Adults $6, Children 4-12 $3, Under 4 free.

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:: FREE Fire Station No. 4 Tours & Open House in Keller
Saturday, April 26, 2014

 

This Saturday, the City of Keller is hosting a Fire Department Open House at Fire Station No. 4 on Keller-Smithfield Road.  See fire and ambulance vehicles and gear, tour the station, meet the firefighters, and visit with the Safety Brigade Clowns at this  annual open house.  Free popcorn and drinks will be served.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:  Saturday, April 26, 2014, 1-5:00pm
Where: Fire Station No. 4 • 455 Keller-Smithfield Road South
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Arbor Daze Family Festival & Tree Giveaway ~ Euless
Saturday & Sunday, April 26 & 27, 2014

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, free tree give-aways, arts & crafts sale, rides for the kids and more.

Details, details
What: For the full schedule and for more information, click here.
When:  Saturday & Sunday, April 26-27, 2014
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. Click here for details and a map.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 26, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach little hands to make fresh pasta – from rolling to slicing.   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 26, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 27, 2014

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

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, April 27, 2014, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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TODAY ONLY — 42% OFF Fort Worth Mayfest Tickets PLUS FREE Tickets for Military

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:: In celebration of the 42nd anniversary of the festival, Mayfest will offer festival tickets for 42% OFF today only (Friday, April 25)!  To get the discount, purchase tickets online at mayfest.org and use the Promo Code: 42YEARS at checkout. With the anniversary discount, adults tickets are $4.64 and children’s tickets are $2.90. The online ticket discounts are available until 11:55 p.m tonight.

:: Military receive FREE tickets to Mayfest!  As a token of their appreciation to current and former military service members, Mayfest and Lockheed Martin are pleased to announce Military Appreciation during Mayfest 2014. Patrons who present a military identification card at the ticket gate will receive free entry into the festival and an additional five (5) free tickets for accompanying family members each day of the festival.

:: Learn more about the 2014 Mayfest festival here.

Giveaway ENDS TODAY ~ Register To Win Fort Worth Mayfest Tickets!

Mayfest Logo 2014

Go here to register and learn more!

:: LAST DAY! Go here to register to win a family 6-pack of tickets to Mayfest One Frugal in Fort Worth reader will win 6 festival entrance tickets which can be used any festival day, May 1-4, 2014. Once inside the gates, you can enjoy 33 acres of free attractions including over 20 activities for children, the handcrafted art and gift market, carnival rides, live music, and more.  Performing arts entertainment can be seen and heard across the park as live bands and other groups perform on seven stages.  This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, April 25, 2014Learn more and register to win here.

 

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