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Get A FREE Croissant At La Madeleine This Saturday!

La Madeleine free croissant

Saturday is National Croissant Day! In honor of this worthy-to-celebrate occasion, join La Madeleine Saturday, January 30th to receive a FREE butter croissant.

:: Learn more here or find a La Madeleine location near you, here, s’il vous plaît. 

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3-Day Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Clothing Warehouse Sale — Opens to the Public Next Week!

It’s almost here — Our readers’ favorite fashion and warehouse clothing sale, The Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale starts  next week and runs for 3 days (doors open Thursday, Feb. 4 to Saturday, Feb. 6 only)!

Red Poncho Sharon Young Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale

The direct from the designer, Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale only opens the doors to the public four times a year and their next sale runs Thursday to Saturday, February 4-6. This sale is in a large, new venue (behind Sharon Young’s design headquarters in Dallas), and everything will be marked down at least 50% OFF retail!

You’ll find sizes and designs to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s sizes and everything in between, plus a variety of styles from casual to night-on-the-town elegant!

You don’t want to miss this fantastic sale, including a special Buy One Get One Free offer on Thursday & Friday (Feb 4 & 5)!

We will be heading over for a preview of the sale this week to get you an exclusive sneak peek at some of the wonderful finds (get your shopping list ready!). In the mean time, be sure to carve out time to pop over to next week’s sale.

Sharon Young February 2016 sale  Sharon Young February 2016 sale
Sharon Young February 2016 sale  Sharon Young February 2016 sale

Details, details
When: February 4-6, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. You’ll see yellow signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Important to know before going: There is a large dressing room area provided if you want to try on all your wonderful finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only but not private — you likely want to keep this in mind when choosing your undergarments : ). Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home.

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Chase Visa Cardholders — Buy 2 Get 1 FREE Kung Fu Panda 3 Tickets!

Exclusive offer for Chase Visa cardholders…

Kung Fu Panda 3 Chase Visa Free Tickets

Through January 29, Chase Visa cardholders can buy 2 or more tickets to see Kung Fu Panda 3.  Simply use Fandango and your Chase Visa debit or credit card with Visa Checkout and get a ticket in your order for FREE. To learn more, go here.

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Save $20 Off Home Smoke & Carbon Monoxide Alarms (Pssst! Home Smoke Alarms Should Be Replaced Every 10 Years!)

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Psssst! Did you know that the National Fire Protection Association recommends that you replace your home’s smoke alarms every 10 years? 

Amazon Daily Deal BOB stroller

If your home smoke alarm system is overdue for the recommended 10-year safety update, be sure and check out the $20 OFF Smoke & Carbon Monoxide detector sale on top-rated Kidde home emergency equipment. The $20 OFF offer is valid when you spend $100 or more on select Kidde brand products shipped and sold by Amazon.com  (discount good through Jan. 31 only, plus you’ll get free shipping)!  We found lots of choices available in this sale — even  a 3-story  fire escape ladder and plug-in Carbon Monoxide detector.


:: Learn more about the Kidde $20 OFF Smoke Detector & Home Emergency Equipment sale here.

 

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


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

  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of Snow at Boaz Community Park
  • FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
  • FREE Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!)
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Now t
hrough February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of
Snow at Boaz Community Park in Fort Worth

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will cover a portion of North Z. Boaz Community Park in over 60,000 pounds of snow! Activities include a snow slide and a snow play area. Costumed characters dressed as Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will make an appearance and be available for pictures. Kids can also enjoy a train ride around the park, face painting, food and more.

Details, details
What:
 For more details, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
North Z. Boaz Community Park ~ 3200 Lackland Road
Cost: Tickets for individual attractions can be purchased for 25 cents each, or five tickets for $1. Unlimited play wristbands will be available for $15.

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:: FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Get an introduction to a variety of performers and talent with programs suitable for the entire family!

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd St.
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 Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Explore the flora and fauna of River Legacy Parks during a guided nature hike along the off-road mountain bike trails in River Legacy Parks. Meet in the parking lot of the DORBA trailhead. Free, but space is limited. Hike is best suited for ages 18 and up. TO RSVP, call 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE guided hike, 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, January 23, 2016 ~ 7:30am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on learning to prune your garden like a pro. Find out how and why you should prune your plants and trees, as well as tips on how to make clean cuts, the best time to prune, and how to improve the quality of your foliage. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What:
For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to build a basic wood bench that has seating and storage all in one. They will teach you to properly measure and cut, pre-drill, and offer ideas on how to complete your project with paint, patterns and hardware.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot 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, January 23, 2016

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, kid’s will learn to prepare waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert. Suitable for ages 5–13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016. 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 23, 2016

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

Details, details

What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here
When: January 23, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 24, 2016

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, January 24, 2016, 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, January 24, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for keeping your culinary skills sharp by mastering basic knife techniques. First they’ll show you the proper way to hold a knife and to position the food. Then they’ll move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, along with more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more. And, they’ll offer complimentary knife sharpening in this class. 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, January 24, 2016. 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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Up to 50% OFF Marmot Brand Clothing, Jackets, BackPacks, and More — STARTS SATURDAY

If you’ve been a reader for very long, then you might already know that we are big fans of Marmot brand athletic clothing and outdoor gear ~ REALLY great quality, but the prices are often a bit spendy at outdoor enthusiast retailers like REI and Whole Earth Provision. That’s why we want our readers to be sure and know about the Marmot sale that starts tomorrow over at LeftLane Sports. Plus, if you are new to LeftLane Sports, we’ll help you save an extra $10 on top of the sale prices.

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The Marmot sale starts at 8:30AM CST on Saturday (January 16), but until then, here is a preview of some of the Marmot deals available at LeftLane right now:

:: OUR FAVORITE DEAL: Marmot Draft 20 Backpack drops to $47.95 with $10 OFF LeftLane new member credit (retails for $89) — this is a great price! We are recreational hikers and have done a lot of research on day-packs for our personal use — this is a really well-made, top-rated pack designed to comfortably carry and protect your gear for a 1-2 day hike.  It’s a super-lightweight 20 Liter backpack with lots of storage, but easily compressible if you are carrying a lighter load. Also, definitely worth mentioning, it has a pocket to hold a water hydration sleeve like a CamelBak (purchased separately), external water bottle pocket, hiking pole attachments and a removable webbing waist belt. A rain cover is included and it’s available in multiple colors.

  

:: Marmot Women’s 1/2 Zip Pullover to $26.95 (retails for $75).   With the perfect amount of warmth and stretch, the 100 weight stretch fleece and durable flat lock construction makes the Sunspot ½ Zip an ideal piece for throw-on layering.

:: Marmot Men’s E Line Packable Jacket drops to $94.45 with $10 OFF LeftLane new member credit (retails for $175).  The wind and water-resistant technical fabric will complement your favorite pair of jeans or khakis — plus, it’s a great weight for our mild Texas winter weather. Jacket features a host of handy pockets including a media pocket and  interior zippered pocket.

:: The Marmot sale also includes a nice selection of other men’s & women’s jackets, athletic clothing & gear, backpacks, tents, and other outdoor items.  See the entire sale here.

Don’t Forget The LeftLane Sports
HOT $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

When you sign up for LeftLane Sports daily deals for the first time, you’ll receive a $10 credit to use towards any LeftLane Sports order of $50 or more ~ including their exclusive Marmot sale!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (we love this!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 Left Lane Sports 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 Marmot sale or sale of choice by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed on LeftLane Sports (look for this image).
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  3. Make your purchase before Thursday. This sale goes away on Thursday (1/20/16), so you will not want to wait!  As usual with LeftLane Sports, many items do sell out quickly.

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, ski 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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January 15-17 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Western Parade
  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition & Opening: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo All Western Parade
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oh I love a parade! Over 100,000 people will line the streets of downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the largest western themed parade, as well as the longest 100% non-motorized (no cars) parade in the world. The parade will feature over 4,000 participants including covered wagons, horses, more than 1,000 head of livestock, and of course lots of cowboys!

Details, details
What:
Learn more about the All Western Parade here.
When:
 Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse (Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main towards the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on Houston St.  Click here to view the 2016 parade route.
Park:
 Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots or garages (the parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing spot.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Friday, January 15 through February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission and rodeo tickets.  Note that TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the “Early Bird Specials.”

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: January 15 through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Friday, January 15 through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, opens at noon on Friday, January 15, 2016, and runs through Sunday, June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger.

Details, details
What:
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 16 ~ 9:00-11:30am
Where:
 Bear Creek Park Pond in Keller
400 Bear Creek Park, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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, January 16, 2016 ~ 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 South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

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What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. 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 D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 16, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to swap out a bath or kitchen faucet. This workshop shows you how to disconnect supply lines, remove an old faucet and install both a center-set vanity faucet and a kitchen faucet with sprayer.

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What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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

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What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here. 
When: January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  January 16, 2016

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, kid’s will have a crêpe party and learn to make crêpes with favorite fillings and delicious toppings. Suitable for ages 5–13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

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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, January 16, 2016. 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 Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

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What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 17, 2016

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.

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What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 17, 2016, 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, January 17, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for cooking French crêpes — simple to prepare and make a wonderful main course for a casual weekend brunch. They’ll show you how to prepare perfect crêpes and share smart shortcuts for make-ahead fillings and toppings. 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.

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What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, January 17, 2016. 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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