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October 31-November 2 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 Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Exhibit ~ 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at
    Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Secrets to Attracting Birds to Your Garden Class
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events

Fall Halloween Family Festivals in Fort Worth and Dallas - Alternatives

Are you looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate trick or treating and fall festivities with your family? Lots of churches, schools, and businesses in the community have put together fun festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.

There are an abundance of choices, and we’ve put together a short list of ideas to get you started:

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event ~ Friday
Grapevine Location (2501 Bass Pro Drive) • October 31
FREE events include trick or treating throughout the store, kids’ costume parade, crafts, scavenger hunt, studio quality photos, and more. Get more details and a daily event schedule here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Friday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family friendly family party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat and Carnival Rides at Northwood Church ~ Friday
Northwood Church in Keller • October 31, 5:00-8:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of carnival rides and fun family activities. The Trick or Treat is free and starts at 6pm.  Proceeds from sale of carnival ride tickets (carnival runs through Nov. 2) support the NorthWood REVIVE respite program for families with special needs children.  We love that you can support a great cause while creating fun memories for your family!   More details here and here.

• DFW Fall Festival and Carnival Roundup
Pop over here for a terrific line-up
of family-friendly and safe Halloween alternatives and fall festivals put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 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  Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, November 1, 2014

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

Details, details
What: For more info about the Planetarium’s Star Parties, go here.
When: Saturday, November 1~ begins at dusk until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley.  Go here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, November 1, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. 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, November 1, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science &
History and the Perot Museum in Dallas

Saturday and Sunday, November 1 and 2, 2014

Bank of America’s 2014 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
What:
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: Show a photo ID and any Bank of America Card to get FREE admission for each Bank of America Card Holder.
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 4 & 5, 2014
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: Take an “Art-Full” Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, November 1. FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Creating a Bird Friendly Backyard Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, November 1, 2014

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on attracting birds to your garden ~ a great class to learn how to create a backyard haven for birds and beneficial wildlife. Learn how to attract particular species of birds by providing the correct bird foods, housing and environmental conditions.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, November 1, 2014 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  November 1, 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 kid’s will learn how to be in charge of Thanksgiving dinner’s first course – delicious Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Herb Croutons. They’ll teach you how to make it step by step, as well as tell you all about winter squashes. 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, November 1, 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 Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, November 2, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet can be found at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, November 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, November 2, 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, November 2, 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, November 2, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing an impressive Thanksgiving meal along with smart shortcuts to streamline prep on the big day. This ultimate Thanksgiving menu features a host of classic and modern dishes, including gluten-free sides and delicious recipes sure to satisfy everyone at the table. 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, November 2, 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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October 24-26 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 Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering Events
  • FREE Fort Worth Alliance Air Show Featuring The Thunderbirds
  • FREE Admission to Faces of Impressionism and Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Gardens Fall Festival
  • FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 24-26, 2014

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 24th year of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include chuck wagon camp and competition, horsemanship clinics, cowboy music, Cutting Horse Association Rodeo Finals, fiddle contest,  cowboy gospel concert, and lots more! Voted Best Gathering and Best Family Event by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Red Steagall website.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 24-26.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Find a map & directions here.
Cost: Most outdoor street events on the schedule are FREE to the public. To get access to indoor events (like the rodeo), get tickets here. (children under 12 are FREE to everything except the Saturday night Rodeo).

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:: FREE! Alliance Air Show With The Thunderbirds
Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014


Bring the family to Alliance Airport for a full-day of daring aerobatic maneuvers, static displays (including Warbirds, helicopters and jets), simulators, children’s activities, fun food and more.  An impressive list of performers will be featured including the jaw-dropping aerial performances of the US Air Force Thunderbirds and the U.S. Special Operations Parachute team.

Details, Details
What: For more details about the air show, click here.
Where:
2221 Alliance Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to Alliance, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Admission is FREE, Advance Ticket Parking is $25 per vehicle (save $5 off gate parking prices here).

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 25, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell! Saturday’s festival activities are inspired by the new exhibit, Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay and feature creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. As a bonus, admission will be free for the special Faces of Impressionism exhibition all day!

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, October 25 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden Fall Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, October 25-26, 2014

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall 2  Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

The Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden, voted as one of the most
beautiful places in Fort Worth by the Star Telegram’s readers poll, is celebrating their annual Fall Festival this weekend! Feast your eyes on this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, and tea ceremonies.

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.
All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot click here.
For directions to the gardens and other details,  click here.
When: October 25-26, Sat: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sun: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
 Cost: Adults $5.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE 100 Greatest Events of the 20th Century: First Reporting Newspapers Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now through November 19, 2014

Fort Worth Central library

From the attack on Pearl Harbor to landing on the moon, this interesting exhibit features original newspapers and breaking news stories from throughout the United States during the 1900s.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through November 19, 2014 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 Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 25, 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 be decorating delicious Halloween cookies with fun designs. Suitable for ages 5-13 – kids are welcome to preview their costume!  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, October 25, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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, October 26, 2014

In this weekend’s in-store classes, the aroma of apples, pears, cinnamon and spice will fill William’s Sonoma stores as they teach you some of their favorite fall baking recipes. Learn how to incorporate fall fruits and spices into your baking. 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, October 26, 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 Cliburn Finalist Performance — Thursday, October 23

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As part of Cliburn in the Community, the Central library in Downtown Fort Worth will host a free performance by pianist Fei-Fei Dong, finalist in The Cliburn competition. A graduate of The Juilliard School, this exciting, gifted musician was a critic and crowd favorite at the 2013 Cliburn Competition. Ms. Dong will play a variety of pieces from the classical repertoire.

Details, details
What: For more information about the performance, click here.
When: Thursday, October 23, 2014, 6:30pm
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd St. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.
Cost: FREE — no ticket required.

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FREE Thanksgiving Printable Chalkboard Art

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Prepare your home and hearts for the upcoming Thanksgiving celebration with FREE printable art from fellow blogger, A Bird and a Bean.  This lovely chalkboard design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit a standard frame.

:: Download your FREE Thanksgiving printable here.

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October 17-19 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 Harvest Moon Festival in Granbury
  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount — Last Weekend!
  • FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism Lectures and Symposia at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Butterfly Flutterby Festival and Parade
  • FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
  • FREE Sunset Concert in the Park in Grapevine
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Southlake
  • FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE D.I.Y. Fire Alarm Installation & Safety Class
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Holiday Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn

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:: Granbury Harvest Moon Art & Hot Air Balloon Festival
Friday to Sunday, October 17-19, 2014

Granbury Harvest Moon and Hot Air Balloon Festival

Granbury Harvest Moon Festival of the Arts will feature a nationally juried fine art and contemporary crafts show in conjunction with Granbury’s FIRST Hot Air Balloon Festival!   With changing leaves and crisp cool air, it’s the perfect time for families to enjoy the harvest season!

Details, Details
What: For more information about Granbury’s Harvest Moon and Balloon festivals, click here.
When: Hot Air Balloon Festivities takes place October 17-19. The art festival runs October 18-19.  Learn more about both events here.
Where: Granbury Town Square, on the corner of Pearl and Crockett streets.   Hot air balloons will launch from Granbury’s airport
Cost: FREE!

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:: Enjoy a Day at the Texas State Fair ~ Last Weekend!
Now through October 19, 2014

This is the last weekend of the 2014 State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here)! The Texas State Fair runs now through October 19th and covers just about every area of interest. There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone!

Details, details
What: Get links to entertainment schedules, discount ticket details and more State Fair of Texas scoop here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Now through October 19, 2014
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: FREE Inaugural Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay Lectures and Symposia at Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 18, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Inaugural lectures, panel discussions, and daylong symposia featuring leading experts from all over the world launch the opening day of the Kimbell’s special exhibit:  Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay.   This event is free, but seating is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ Program will run from 10 a.m.–4:30 p.m. with an intermission between the two sessions. Doors open at 9:30 a.m. for the morning session and 1:30 p.m. for the afternoon session.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: Inaugral event is FREE!  Learn about exhibit admission here.

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:: FREE Butterfly Flutterby Family Festival and Parade
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Grapevine Butterfly Festival

Bring the entire family to celebrate the migration of the monarch butterfly from Canada to Mexico by way of Grapevine. The 17th Annual Butterfly Flutterby is a free, family-friendly event held at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

The day begins with a Butterfly Costume Parade that starts at East Wall and Jenkins Streets. After the parade, participate in butterfly crafts, butterfly exhibits, the Migration Station, interactive games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and other activities in the Botanical Gardens. Butterfly Releases will take place at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. in the Grapevine Botanical Gardens.

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about the Butteryfly Flutteryby Festival here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens, 411 Ball Street.  Download the Butterfly Flutterby Parade Map here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Nash Farm Fall Round-up in Grapevine
    Saturday, October 18, 2014

Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city. Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE Fall Family Fun Round-up and Harvest Festival! There will be a full day of activities for all, including kitchen gardening, live music, farm animals, blacksmith and wood carving demonstrations, cotton picking, heritage toys, heritage games, wood-burning stove cooking demonstrations, petting zoo and more. Concessions will be available for purchase at the event.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the fall family event, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 18, 2014, 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine. Free Parking is available 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: Admission is FREE but some activities require a participation fee. Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education Programs at Nash Far.

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:: FREE Sunset Concert at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens
Saturday, October 18, 2014

Enjoy a relaxing evening of music entertainment by Midnight River Choir and the surroundings of the beautiful Botanical Gardens in Grapevine. Bring a blanket or chair and your own refreshments (no pets, glass or alcohol).

Details, Details
What:
Find out more information from Grapevine Parks and
Recreation, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 7:00-9:00PM
Where: Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy Exhibit
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Now through October 20, 2014

Fort Worth Library Vaquero Exhibit

Fort Worth’s Central Library presents the exhibition, Vaquero: Genesis of the Texas Cowboy, now through October 20, 2014. The collection of more than 100 photos and artifacts explores the centuries‐old vaquero (cowboy) tradition of northern Mexico.

Exhibit highlights: Photographs from the Bill Wittliff Collection, the original model of Vaquero de Fort Worth statue (commemorates the vaqueros’ contribution to Fort Worth history), and artifacts including tools, clothing, hand‐tooled saddles, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the exhibit, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy through October 20, 2014 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 Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, October 18, 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 pumpkin treats to share with family and friends. 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, October 18, 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 Fire Safety Class at Home Depot
Saturday, October 18, 2014

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop focused on fire safety.  In this class you will learn how to correctly install a CO2/Fire alarm detector as well as develop a family emergency plan.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, October 18, 2014 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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 Thanksgiving Entertaining Class at Pottery Barn
    Sunday, October 19, 2014

Get new ideas for entertaining for the holidays!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for entertaining with style. This week’s class covers all the basics of holiday entertaining ~ from Thanksgiving dinner to a casual buffet for a party.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, October 19 ~ Times vary by store, so be sure to call.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!  

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Big Discounts On Books, CDs and More At The Friends Of The Fort Worth Library Big Book Biannual Sale

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Be sure and put the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Biannual Book Sale on your calendar — October 18 (members only) and October 24 to 26. During this bargain basement public sale, you’ll be able to choose from thousands of fiction and non-fiction books, audio books, children’s books, music CDs, and moreBooks are always a GREAT deal at this sale, and because all proceeds benefit the Fort Worth library system, all purchases will be tax-free as well!  Here’s the scoop:

Details, Details

Members Only Sale (Held in the Bookstore)
50% OFF and tax-free sale at the bookstore.
Saturday, October 18, 9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Public Sale (Held in the Chapter 2 Annexes)
$1 admission; children and members free.
Friday, October 24,  9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 25,  9 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

$15 All you can fit in a box (they will provide the boxes).
Sunday, October 26, 
Noon – 4:00 p.m.

Where:  The Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Book Store is
located at 5332 Trail Lake Drive, in the Wedgwood Village
Shopping Center (South on Trail Lake Drive, off Loop 820).  The Chapter 2 Annexes are located in the same shopping center as the bookstore in suite numbers 5318 and 5334.

Other helpful tidbits: MasterCard, Visa and Discover cards are accepted. All proceeds benefit the Fort Worth Library. To learn more, call the Friends Book Store, 817-346-2255.

::  Go here to learn more about the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Biannual Book Sale

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10 Columbus Day Sale Coupons Worth Checking Out — 50% OFF at Michael’s, 25% OFF at World Market & More

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Here’s a nice collection of savings coupons for Fort Worth and Dallas retailers, valid this week (and beyond in some cases)! 

Secret Sauce Savings Tip:  Note that you can print these out as many times as you need them, but typically you can only use one per store visit.  Read the “birdseed” for each coupon.

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