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July 18-20 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 in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Beatles Tribute Band Outdoor Concert in Keller
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Morning Bootcamp at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • 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
Friday to Sunday ~ July 18 to 20, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer 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 Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, July 18, 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.
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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:: 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Now through July 25, 2014

The 11th annual Modern Dance Festival will feature a series of special interactive dance performances, films, and more.  All festival events will take place in the beautiful setting of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. 

Details, details
What: Learn more about the 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival, here.
When:  View the schedule of festival events (runs through July 25) here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute Band)
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles tribute band. Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with the family. There will be food trucks  at the concerts, so come hungry!

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series, click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here
When: Saturday, July 19, 2014, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 19, 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, July 19, 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 Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, July 19, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register).

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturday, July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Class will be offered at the Summerglen Library
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Morning Boot Camp at Sundance Square Plaza
Saturday, July 19, 2014

Start your Saturday morning with a free Boot Camp exercise class at the Sundance Square Plaza. Classes will take place every other Saturday through July 19th and will be presented by Sundance Square and City Club of Fort Worth. Classes are led by Ricky Chavez, a personal trainer and spin instructor. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the FREE Bootcamp Classes here.
When: Saturday, July 19, 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! Blue Bell Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell
Sunday, July 20, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell Ice Cream present “Ice Cream Sunday” — a free event at the museum celebrating National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-Guided tours for families, as well as children’s art activities are scheduled from Noon to 3PM. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE. Plus, visitors of the event can register to win a one-year supply of Blue Bell Ice Cream or a one-year Kimbell family membership.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the Kimbell and their ice cream social, here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell and other details, click here.
When: Sunday, July 20, 2014 ~ Noon to 3:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 20, 2014

Sunday Funday at Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and brand new pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes. Stand up paddle board classes will be offered every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 1:00 to 6:00PM through August 10th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE! Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 20, 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, July 20, 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, July 20, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma to learn how to can vegetables and fruits to make the most of summer’s bounty. Whether you have bushels of tomatoes, corn, zucchini or peaches, learning how to can these favorites is not only practical but a delicious way to enjoy summer’s finest later. These hour-long classes are FREE and include tastings of prepared dishes. Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, July 20, 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 Printable Summer Time Chalkboard Art

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With all the back-to-school buzz in full force, you might need a little reminder that the lazy days of summer are not yet over!  Here’s a great way to do just thatprint out this FREE chalkboard printable from creative blogger, ishouldbemoppingthefloor (isn’t that the truth?).  This fun summer time design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit an 8 x 10 frame — perfect!

:: Download your FREE Summer Time And The Living Is Easy chalkboard printable here.

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TONIGHT — FREE Admission to Keller Pointe Pool and Water Park

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The Keller Pointe invites all guests to enjoy FREE admission 5-7 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, July 16th — part of their July National Parks and Recreation celebration.  This is a substantial savings for a family, as admission is normally $9 for youth and $10 for adults (non-residents).

The Keller Pointe is located at  405 Rufe Snow Drive in Keller. Find directions and other details for the Keller Pointe here.

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July 11-13 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 Friday on the Green Evening Outdoor Concert
  • FREE Outdoor Live Music Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • CHEAP Parker County Peach Festival
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Naturalist-led Nature Walk at River Legacy
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Double Feature Film ~ Are We There Yet and
    Superman Unbound ~ Fort Worth Central Library
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, July 11, 2014

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored by Fort Worth South. This month’s music lineup delivers Quaker City Nighthawks, Foxtrot Uniform, and Missing Sibling. 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, July 11, 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 Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ July 11 to 13, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer 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 Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, July 11, 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.
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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:: 11th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 12-25, 2014

The 11th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a series of special events, concerts, films, and more.  The festival kicks off in the Grand Lobby of the Museum on Saturday afternoon and provides opportunities for community participation before and during the performances. 

Details, details
What: For more information about the 10th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  Saturday, July 12 ~ 1 & 3 pm. Sunday, July 13th ~ 3 pm.  View the schedule of festival events (runs through July 25) here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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::  Cheap Parker County Peach Festival
    Saturday, July 12, 2014      

Take a trip back to yesteryear at the Parker County Peach Festival, held in Historic Downtown Weatherford. This year marks the 30th annual Peach Festival which features over 200 arts, crafts, food and activity booths, live music, children’s activities, and more.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more at the Parker County Peach Festival’s website.
When: Saturday, July 12th, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
Where: Historic Downtown Weatherford.  Be sure to use the free remote parking with free shuttle rides to the festival entry gates ~ go here for directions and parking info.
Cost: Discounted tickets may be purchased in advance for $4 at the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce office (401 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford). Tickets can be purchased at the entry gate for $5.  Admission is FREE for children 12 and under.

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:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Bob Jones Nature Center
Saturday, July 12, 2014

If you love looking up at the night sky observing the stars, constellations, planets, and galaxies, this spectacular stargazing party is for you! Come take advantage of the super high-powered telescope and view the stars like you’ve never seen them before. An instructor will teach you new constellations, and you’ll observe planets which can’t be seen with the naked eye. Feel free to bring chairs, blankets, snacks, and drinks. Only red lights will be permitted as not to detract from the luminosity of the sky (no phones, flashlights, lamps etc).

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s A Night Under The Stars, click here.
When: Saturday, July 12~ 8:30pm – 11:00pm
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, July 12, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students per library. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register). Saturday class dates (1-3pm) include:

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturdays through July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Classes will be offered at the Summerglen Library
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, July 12, 2014

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, July 12, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

 

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::  FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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 Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, July 12, 2014

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city council members to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth at Town Halls for All. This Saturday, come on out to talk to Mayor Betsy 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:
Sycamore Recreation Center ~ 2525 E. Rosedale
When: Saturday, July 12, 2014 ~ 9:00AM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Double Feature Movie Screening at the Central Library ~ Are We There Yet? and Superman Unbound
Saturday, July 12, 2014

  

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the films  Are We There Yet? (PG, 95 min) and Superman Unbound  (PG-13, 76 min) on Saturday, July 12th. 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 what people are saying about  Are We There Yet, here and Superman Unbound here
When: Saturday,  July 12, 2014.  Are We There Yet will be shown at 1:00pm and Superman Unbound 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 Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make Your
Own Dreamworks Turbo Toy with Motor
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Saturday, July 12, 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, July 12, 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, July 13, 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, July 13, 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 Decorating Seminar
Sunday, July 13, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for an in-store seminar and demonstration where you will get expert advice on choosing the perfect color scheme and using color and pattern with confidence.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Sunday, July 13, 2014. Note: Class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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FREE Chick-Fil-A Meal for Cow Appreciation Day — All Day On Friday, July 11

One of our favorite annual promotions is back!

Dress up like a cow from head to toe, and to get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal all day Friday, July 11th (part of customer appreciation day at Chick-fil-A).  Even a partial costume will get you a FREE entree!

Just in case you don’t have a cow costume hanging in your closet, you can download a printable D.I.Y. cow costume here.

:: Get more info at cowappreciationday.com.  

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FREE Slurpees at 7-Eleven — Friday, July 11

You’re invited to celebrate 7-Eleven Day with a FREE slurpee! Stop in any participating 7-Eleven store  on Friday, 7/11/14, from 11am – 7pm and get a FREE small Slurpee drink.

Plus, if you download 7-Eleven’s mobile app, you can also enjoy 7-Eleven Week with other FREE goodies every day from 7/12 – 7/19. Get the app here.

:: Learn more about the FREE Slurpee giveaway here.

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FREE Admission to Keller Pointe Pool and Water Park — Wednesday Evening, July 9

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The Keller Pointe invites you to enjoy FREE admission 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9th — part of their July National Parks and Recreation celebration.  This is a substantial savings for a family, as admission is normally $9 for youth and $10 for adults (non-residents).

The Keller Pointe is located at  405 Rufe Snow Drive in Keller. Find directions and other details for the Keller Pointe here.

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FREE 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printable — Great for Glow Sitcks Too!

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Free 4th of July Printable

Click here to download a FREE Fourth of July Sparkler holder printable designed by creative blogger, Over The Big Moon.  You’ll find a fun patriotic design that will hold at least 5 sparklers or glow sticks along with an easy-to-follow tutorial complete with pictures.

To make your sparkler holders, you will need letter-sized cardstock, scissors (or a straight edge trimmer), and glue. 

:: Get your FREE 4th of July Sparkler holder printables here.

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P.S.  If you plan on making several of these holders, we recommend using a trimmer like this one from Fiskars (as your hands may get a bit tired from all the scissor cutting).  We’ve had a Fiskars trimmer for several years, use it almost weekly, and at $16.50, it’s a good bargainLearn more here.

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June 27-29 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 Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Vocal Majority Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Weekend Outdoor Concert Series in Arlington
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
  • FREE Vegetable Gardening Class at River Legacy
  • FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Outdoor Workshops & Family Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Sunday Jazz Series at Sundance Square Plaza
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
Friday to Sunday ~ June 27 to 29, 2014

Ballet Concerto’s free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. During the performance, concession stands will be available or feel free to take your own picnic and snacks.  You will also want to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment in comfort.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street in Trinity Park, Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.  Lot parking is available on the west side of Trinity Park Drive, only a few steps from Trinity Park. There is also street parking available on Slayton Street and Trinity Park Drive.
When: Now through Sunday, June 29 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 27, 2014

colleyville red white sousa

The songs of America will come to life when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. This 100-voices strong free patriotic concert will be performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus, The Vocal Majority — the group has garnered 11 international gold medals and fans worldwide. The evening will also feature gourmet food trucks with such favorites as Good Karma Kitchen, SoCal Tacos, Ruthie’s Rolling Café, and more.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 27, 2014. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park opens at 6:00PM.
Where:  Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr.  Free parking is available at Town Center and Lifetime Fitness.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday ~ June 27 to 29, 2014

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their summer 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 Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show Summer Blast Event
 Friday, June 27, 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.
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 Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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 Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
      Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, 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 Vegetable Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 28, 2014

Learn the basics of planning, planting and maintaining a vegetable garden during this adult workshop led by the Arlington Men’s Garden Club. Do not that recommendations will be made specifically for the Arlington area. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, but space is limited.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Vegetable Gardening seminar, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Manners Matter Minicamp for Teens
    Saturday, June 28, 2014

At this free class, teens will learn to present themselves with poise, flair and confidence to employers, friends and the world. The course covers communication, dining etiquette and dressing to impress. Program is suitable for ages 13 – 18 and there is a limit of 25 students per library. Registration Required (call 817-392-6012 to register). Saturday class dates (1-3pm) include:

Details, details
What: For more information about the Manners Matter Minicamp, go here. Registration is necessary.
When: Saturdays through July 19, 1:00 to 3:00pm
Where: Classes will be offered at Ella Mae Shamblee Library (June 28) and Summerglen Library (July 5, 12, & 19)
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, June 28, 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 they can make ice cream with various mix-ins in minutes! Suitable for ages 5-12. 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, June 28, 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: How to Train
Your Dragon 2
Inspired Build a Game Project
.
Saturday, June 28, 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, June 28, 2014~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location,click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Outdoor Workshops &  Family Fun Event at Bass Pro
  Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. through July 14
, 2014

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE family activities including workshops & classes for all ages, crafts,  games, outdoor activities, contests and even homemade ice cream on Saturdays (5-6pm)!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What:
For more details on activities and events, click here.
When:  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 14, 2014. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, June 29, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. Tubes and brand new pedal boats will be available for rent along with kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes.  Stand up paddle board classes will be offered every Sunday at 1:00 p.m. — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 1:00 to 6:00PM through August 10th.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddleboard rentals are extra.

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::  FREE Sunday Afternoon Jazz Series at Sundance Square
      Sunday, June 29, 2014

Stroll over to Sundance Square Plaza on Sunday for a FREE afternoon of live jazz by Alex Blair.  This is last performance of the Sundance Square Plaza Sunday Jazz Series that runs through June.  See our picture from our fun outing at the Plaza, here  ~ good times!

Details, details
What: Learn about the Sundance Square Jazz series here.
When: Sunday, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 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, June 29, 2014

From a classic custard-based ice cream to new twists on cool treats like frozen yogurt and sorbet, Williams-Sonoma will be scooping up the dessert everyone craves! Join them for this weekend’s in-store technique class and learn to master making homemade 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, June 29, 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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