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FREE Admission to All National Parks — Saturday, September 27

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The National Parks Service is sponsoring a FREE entrance day for National Public Lands Day, September 27th. As part of the celebration, you can enjoy over 400 National Parks for FREE. Do note that not all national parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their costs these days (for example, $20 a car at Big Bend or $25 a car at Yellowstone).

You’ll find a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, including:

Details, Details
What: Find out more about  National Public Lands Day, here.  Plan your visit here.
When: Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ times vary by location
Where: A list of over 400 participating parks around the U.S.
can be found here.
Cost: FREE! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees,
and transportation entrance fees.

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Yankee Candle, Buy One Get One FREE Candles

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Save on all “flavors” of Yankee candles with this terrific Buy 1 Large Candle, Get one FREE coupon ~ a great way to stock up on hostess and teachers gifts (and perhaps a little early Christmas shopping)!

Coupon expires September 7, 2014.

:: To learn more details and get the coupon, click here.

Insider tip:  Coupons are not only valid at Yankee.com,they also work at participating stores like Bed Bath & Beyond, Holly’s Hallmark Stores, Cracker Barrel, and other retailers.  They do not work at Kohl’s or Target.  You can find the complete list of local stores here.

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Up to 70% OFF Chacos Sandals for Men and Women at LeftLane Sports PLUS $10 OFF Through Wed.

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Wow! This is end of summer deal from Left Lane Sports daily deal site just landed in our inbox, and we had to pass it along to our readers before it expired.  This sports oriented daily deal site is offering Chaco sandals at up to 70% OFF ~ if you’ve shopped Chacos, you know that these are REALLY RARE discount prices. Here’s the scoop…

Men’s and Women’s Chaco sandals, the comfortable shoes that have become so popular for outdoor enthusiasts, college kids, and comfort seekers alike are on sale (only through Wednesday, September 2nd) at LeftLaneSports for up to 70% OFF!

Plus, on top of this savings, get an additional $10 OFF any purchase of $50 or more (for new members of LeftLane only ~ go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit).

Here’s a sampling of our Chaco bargain finds (we counted almost 60 styles from which to choose):

:: Women’s Chaco “Tanana” Black Flip Flops $21.87 (reg. $70)

:: Women’s Chaco “Sleet” Blue Sandal $43.95 (reg. $75)

:: Men’s Chaco “Mighty” Black Sandal $53.95 (reg. $90)

:: Men’s Chaco “Rex” Grey Sandal $53.95 (reg. $90)

https://www.leftlanesports.com/invite/FrugalInFortWorth

:: Men’s Chaco “Fathom” Chevron Sandal $35.95 (reg. $60)

https://www.leftlanesports.com/invite/FrugalInFortWorth

Insider tip:  Chaco quantities are limited for this sale and due to the popularity, these will sell out really fast…you will want to hurry if you want to have the best selection of styles and sizes.

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

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

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Join LeftLane Sports for FREE and get a $10 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Chaco’s Sale by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed (look for the image of multiple feet wearing Chaco’s at the top of this post).
  3. Make your purchase before Wednesday. There are limited quantities of these sandals available, so I would recommend not waiting too long to make your purchase.  As usual with LeftLane Sports many of the items will sell out fast.

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

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August 29-31 FREE And Cheap Fort Worth Labor Day Weekend Events Roundup

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

  • FREE ESPN College GameDay From Sundance Square
  • CHEAP Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival
  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Sustainable Landscapes How To Class at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

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::  FREE ESPN College GameDay, Live From Sundance Square
      Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, 2014

ESPN will begin and end its coverage of this year’s college football season from Sundance Square Plaza, bringing its hugely popular College GameDay broadcast to downtown Fort Worth, broadcast live from Sundance Square Plaza!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the ESPN College GameDay Broadcast from Sundance Square here.  
When
: Friday, August 29 – 8AM-2PM — SportsCenter segments, 8AM & College Football Live, 1:30PM
Saturday, August 30 – 8AM-11AM  — ESPN College Gameday
Check back here for additional details or time updates.
Where: 
Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Weekend Festival
Friday to Sunday, August 29 to 31

Bedford Blues BBQ 2014

Music lovers with an appetite for rich “blues” and mouth-watering barbecue will find the 2014 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a feast for the senses. This 3-day family friendly event returns this weekend with an entertaining lineup that features some of the biggest names in blues.

Details, details
What: For more details or to view the music line-up, go here.
Where: 1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford. Located on the grounds adjacent to City Hall. Go here for directions.
When: Friday to Sunday, August 29 to 31
Go here for the complete schedule.
Cost: $7 online and $10 at the gate.  There is a $15 weekend pass sold online  also.  Go here to find parking for as cheap as $7

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
with Brave Combo, Ambrosia, Bruce Robison & Kelly Willis
Friday to Sunday ~ August 29 to 31, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. 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 8PM.  See the schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
 Friday and Saturday, August 29 & 30, 2014

Enjoy live music from several local favorites in West 7th’s Crockett Square.  Friday evening’s lineup features guitarist Deanna Valone and Saturday evening’s set features The Brehms.

Details, details
What: For more information about the West 7th music series, including details on future lineup dates, go here.
When:  August 29 and 30, 2014 ~ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: West 7th’s Crocket Square – click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 29, 2014 (Last Weekend!)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks this evening ~ a fun end of summer celebration! If you want to add some extra sparkle to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.   For the best viewing experience, download the accompaniment music here.

Details, details
What: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
Friday, August 29, 2014 (last weekend of Fireworks)
Fireworks begin at 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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:: FREE Sustainable Landscapes with Native Plants Class
at River Legacy
 Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 29, 2014

Learn how to create a healthy habitat in your yard using native plants during this adult workshop led by Gailon Hardin of the Native Plant Society of Texas, at River Legacy Living Science Center. It’s free, but space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, August 29, 2014, 10:00am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 30, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, August 30, 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 Family Fun ~ Hometown Festival at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday to Sunday, August 30 to 31, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Hometown Festival Family Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE face painting, games, food, crafts, outdoor activities, contests and more!  Saturday from 2-4pm, there will even be giveaway drawings for our hometown heroes including a $50 store gift card, a YETI cooler, and Maui Jim sunglasses (must show a valid ID to participate in the drawing — teachers, military, police, firefighters, and paramedics qualify).

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, August 30 to 31 ~ Noon to 5:00PM.  Click here for a schedule of events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 31, 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, August 31, 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 Tickets For Military Families to 2,000+ Museums Labor Day Weekend

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Blue Star Museums FREE for Military

Labor Day weekend ends 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.

Go here to find a list of all participating Blue Star museums across the U.S. — free through September 1, 2014.

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

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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August 22-24 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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

  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Irrigation 101 How To Class at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Outdoor Live Music Series at West 7th
 Friday and Saturday, August 22 & 23, 2014

Enjoy live music from several local favorites in West 7th’s Crockett Square.  Friday evening’s lineup features Kyle Redd and Saturday evening’s set features Brad Hines.

Details, details
What: For more information about the West 7th music series, including details on future lineup dates, go here.
When:  August 22 and 23, 2014 ~ 6:30pm to 8:30pm
Where: West 7th’s Crocket Square – click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, August 22, 2014 (and Fridays through Labor Day)

See the skies light up over Lake Grapevine at the Summer Blast Fireworks Show, every Friday 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: For more information about the fireworks show, click here.
When:
Fridays through Labor Day.
Fireworks begin at 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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:: FREE Irrigation 101 Class at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Learn the basic components of an irrigation system, typical maintenance issues, plant water demands, water scheduling techniques and water efficient technologies to save water and money during this adult workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. Weather permitting, the class will also include a hands-on demonstration at the Center’s outdoor educational garden. Space is limited, please RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014, 10:00am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, August 23, 2014

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, August 23, 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, August 23, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, August 23, 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 Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city councilmembers to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth. Come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy and your councilmember about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to your city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Northwest Branch Fort Worth Library
6228 Crystal Lake Drive
When: Saturday, August 23, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, August 23, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kids will learn how to make delicious panini sandwiches – even a sweet favorite with melted chocolate. 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, August 23, 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 Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own Dreamworks Robot Toy
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Saturday, August 23, 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, August 23, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 24, 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, August 24, 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, August 24, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, William’s Sonoma will teach you how to prep artichokes for both cooking whole as well as using the rich artichoke heart. 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, August 24, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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FREE Baby Bundt Cake at Corner Bakery Cafe

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Mmmm! The Corner Bakery Cafe, is giving away a FREE Blueberry Lemonade Baby Bundt Cake when you purchase an adult entrée and place your next order online (Expires August 26, 2014).

To learn more about this offer and get the coupon click here.

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