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FREE! An Evening With Award‐winning Illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Reception and Book Signing

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Fort Worth Library Jerry Pinkney Signing

The Fort Worth Library and the African American Museum of Dallas will present an evening with award‐winning illustrator Jerry Pinkney — Thursday, April 24 at 6 p.m. at the Ella Mae Shamblee Branch Library.  A free reception and book signing will follow a discussion with Pinkney about his career, books, and approach to illustration. Books will be available for purchase at the event.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney   Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Among the many honors received by Pinkney are the Caldecott Medal, Coretta Scott King Award and the New York Times Best Illustrated Award. “My intent is to lead the viewer into a world that exists only because of that picture,” said Pinkney.

Books By Illustrator Jerry Pinkney

Details, details
What: More information, visit fortworthlibrary.org
When: Thursday, April 24, 2014 ~ 6:00PM
Where: Ella Mae Shamble Branch Library
1062 Evans Avenue,  Fort Worth, TX 76104
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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April 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Main Street Arts Festival at Sundance Square
  • FREE Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert
  • FREE Seminar on Creating a Butterfly
    and Hummingbird Garden at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Best of Brunch” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Main Street Arts Festival ~ Downtown Fort Worth.
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.Through Sunday, April 13, 2014

One of our favorite annual events, Main St. Fort Worth Arts Festival is finally here! This juried art fest showcases over 200 of the nation’s finest artists and is staged around the streets of downtown (with the new Sundance Square Plaza acting as the main hub). The festival also features over 300 performances throughout the weekend, including live concerts in just about every music genre — from R&B to country to jazz.  Even the Fort Worth Symphony will be performing (more info below).

It’s a family friendly event with an enormous variety of amazing art, savory food, performance artists, kids activities, and street performers.

Insiders Tip Take a Fort Worth Bike Sharing cycle to the festival –  only $4 for an all day pass! Use promo code 76102 at any B-Station (locations here) to get the special $4 rate (this weekend only).

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Main Street Arts Fest, here.
Check out the official guide and schedule here.
When: Now through Sunday, April 13, 2014
Where: Downtown Fort Worth on Main Street and the Sundance Square Plaza (between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Family Festival at the Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Kimbell Art Museum FREE family festival event

Enjoy an afternoon of free family fun for all ages at the Kimbell Art Museum on Saturday. Festival activities will center around the theme Sights and Sounds of Japan.  A spectacular host of mighty samurai warriors will welcome families for a lively afternoon of creative art projects, artist demonstrations, family tours, and children’s films.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Kimbell family event, go here.
When: Saturday, April 12 from 1:00-4:00pm
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Mini-concert
    Saturday, April 12, 2014

 

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be performing a free mini-concert conducted by Music Director Miguel Harth-Bedoya at Main Street Arts Festival. There are no tickets required and it is a come-and-go, casual atmosphere.

Details, Details
What: 
Learn more about the free concert here.
Where:
  Downtown Fort Worth at the Sundance Square Stage (at Sundance Square Plaza~ between 3rd and 4th streets). Click here to find available FREE parking options.
When:  Saturday April 12, 2014 5:00pm – 6:15pm
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE Seminar on Humminbird and Butterfly Gardens
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Pop by Calloway’s on Saturday to find out which plants butterflies and hummingbirds find absolutely irresistible. Plus you’ll learn the other elements (such as sun, shade, water and shelter) that they need to thrive.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 12, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate cookies, with icing, sparkle and pizzazz.   Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, April 12, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, April 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, April 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, April 13, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on taking your next brunch to a new level. You’ll learn how to create classic standards plus some new recipes to add flair to your table.  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, April 13, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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$25 OFF First Purchase at Gilt – Including Cuisinart, Missoni, Badgley Mischka, Kitchenaid and More

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If you are not already a member of Gilt (membership is FREE), you’ll want to jump on this $25 OFF deal…

Gilt Group New Member

There’s a really hot promotion at Gilt daily deals site for new members ~ save $25 OFF a $50 or greater purchase! Once you sign up (free here), you can use the $25 discount credit on anything and get a really nice discount on finds from Missoni, Kitchenaid, Kate Spade, Nambé, Melissa & Doug, Rebecca Minkoff, Badgley Mischka and thousands more.

Along with household brands like Cuisinart and Fisher Price, you’ll also see brands carried at luxury department stores like Neiman Marcus and Nordstroms ~ all at deep discounts!

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

In the last year, we’ve personally used Gilt’s great deals to replace our coffee maker that died, update our “on-its-last-legs” blender, and buy some fun Melissa & Doug learning toys for a gift. We’ve been extremely happy and can’t say enough great things about Gilt!

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

New to Gilt? Gilt Groupe provides instant insider access and sample sales for today’s top designer labels, at up to 60% off retail. When you become a member, you’ll find new discounts and sales every day for women, men, kids and home as well as exclusive deals for DFW. Learn more, here.

$25 OFF at Gilt Plus Free Shipping

:: Go here to get the $25 OFF Gilt Credit for new members.

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$1 Books At The Friends Of The Fort Worth Library Big Book Sale – Save The Date

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Be sure and put the Friends of the Fort Worth Public Library Biannual Book Sale on your calendar — April 25 to 27. 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 more.  All hardbacks will be $1.50 and all other books and items will be $1 or less!  Because all proceeds benefit the Fort Worth library system, all purchases will be tax-free as well!

Additionally, there will be a members only sale on April 12th that provides 50% OFF and tax-free discounts at the bookstore.

Details, Details

Members Only Sale (Held in the Bookstore)
50% OFF and tax-free sale at the bookstore.
Saturday, April 12, 9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Public Sale (Held in the Chapter 2 Annexes)
Hardbacks $1.50, paperbacks and other items $1 or less!
$1 admission; children and members free.
Friday, April 25,  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 26,  9 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

$15 All you can fit in a box (they will provide the boxes).
Sunday, April 27, 
Noon – 4:30 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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Dillard’s Handbag and Watch Trade-in Event Starts Today – Save Up To 30% OFF

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Now through Sunday, Dillard’s is holding its annual handbag and watch trade-in event. When you trade in your clean, gently used handbag (can be any brand), Dillard’s will give you a bonus of $15 to $50 towards the purchase of any regular priced handbag or wallet.  No brand is excluded from this sale (it even includes Michael Kors, Brahmin, Coach, Vera Bradley, Dooney & Bourke ~ as long as the purchase is over $50!). Plus, you’ll be helping a local charity as your old handbag will be donated to help someone in need (love that!).  Here’s how it works:

  • Purchase any regularly priced handbag of $50-$75 and
    receive a $15 bonus discount with trade-in.
  • Purchase any regularly priced handbag of $76-$125 and
    receive a $25 bonus discount with trade-in.
  • Purchase any regularly priced handbag of $126-$199 and
    receive a $40 bonus discount with trade-in.
  • Purchase any regularly priced handbag of $200 or more
    and receive a $50 bonus discount with trade-in.

Similarly, Dillard’s is also running a watch-trade in program that works the same way.  Go here to learn more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the Dillard’s handbag and watch trade-in event here.  
When:  Now through April 6, 2014, during normal store hours.
Where:  Find a Dillard’s department store near you here.

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March 28-30 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Fort Worth’s 2014 Spring Gallery Night
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy
    Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Seminar on Shade Gardens at Calloway’s
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE “Elevating the Egg” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE! Fort Worth’s 2014 Spring Gallery Night
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Fort Worth 2014 Gallery Night

Fort Worth’s Annual Spring Gallery Night is a FREE open-house event celebrating the visual arts and the community’s cultural richness in a fun, relaxed atmosphere. Take a stroll through participating galleries and museums, plus mingle with the many artists featured during this community event. Many locations are hosting live music and light h’ors d’oeuvres.

Details, details
What
: To get more info on participating locations, download the 2014 Spring Gallery Night program and map here. Hosted by the Fort Worth Art Dealer’s Association (more info at fwada.org).
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~ Event times vary by venue. Go here to find the schedule for each location.
Where: Print out a map of each participating venue here.
Cost: Most events are FREE.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, March 29, 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 space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Saturday, March 29, 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 Birding Seminar at River Legacy in Arlington
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Join River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for Birding 101, a multi-week series of classes designed for beginning birders and those who want to improve their birding skills. The adult workshop will be led by North Central Texas Master Birders and will include one hour of classroom instruction followed by one hour in the field. Bring your binoculars and field guide if you have them. A limited supply of binoculars will be available during the class.  Best suited for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 ~ 8:30am.
The conclusion of this multi-part class takes place April 5th.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Calloway’s Seminar on Creating Shade Gardens
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Calloway's Garden Seminar Event

Discover a remarkable variety of plants that bring striking color to the shade garden through foliage and blooms at Calloway’s gardening clinic. Whether you are dealing with a difficult shady spot on your property, or making a garden retreat, this clinic will provide the answers to your questions for how to create a vibrant Texas garden in the shade.

Details, details
What: Learn more about this gardening event here.
When: Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 10:15AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, March 29, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class will teach fun ways to decorate eggs, with colors, glitter, sparkle and pizzazz.   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, March 29, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 30, 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, March 30, 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, March 30, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class that focuses on cooking with eggs and transforming this humble ingredient into frittatas, eggs Benedict and other eggs-traordinary dishes. They’re ideal for a festive brunch yet simple enough to enjoy on weekdays. 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, March 30, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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FREE Pancakes at Corner Bakery Cafe

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One of our favorite eateries, Corner Bakery Cafe, is offering a FREE side of made-to-order Buttermilk Pancakes with any purchase (Expires April 10, 2014). This sounds just about perfect for tomorrow morning’s breakfast!

:: For the coupon and a list of participating locations, go here.

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March 21-23 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy
    Living Science Center in Arlington
  • Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert
    Benefiting Families of Fallen Military 
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE “What’s in Season” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Asian Ink Painting Class at The Kimbell
Friday, March 21, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities at the Kimbell to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Adults and teens can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.  Do note that space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy in Arlington
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for Birding 101, a multi-week series of classes designed for beginning birders and those who want to improve their birding skills. The adult workshop will be led by North Central Texas Master Birders and will include one hour of classroom instruction followed by one hour in the field. Bring your binoculars and field guide if you have them. A limited supply of binoculars will be available during the class.  Best suited for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~ 8:30am.
Other Class Dates are March 29 and April 5.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert Benefiting
Wounded Warrior and Snowball Express.

Saturday March 22, 2014

Saturday, The Airpower Foundation will present Salute to the Warrior, a celebrity softball double-header and concert that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Snowball Express. Softball teams will be made up of celebrities as well as former and current professional athletes from Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Some of the athletes participating are Patrick Crayton, Cory Procter and Isaiah Stanback formerly of the Dallas Cowboys as well as Kevin Mench from the Texas Rangers, and many more from the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49’ers, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, St Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons. The event features parachute jumpers as well as the opportunity to meet, the athletes and heroes. Country music recording star Matt Snook and comedian Bobby Henline will perform after the games.

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~  games will begin at 12PM and 2PM . Tailgating for the game begins at 10AM, and parachute jumpers will land at 11:45AM.
Where: LaGrave Field, home of the Fort Worth Cats
Cost:  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 18 and can be purchased at the gate or online here.

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class features “Let’s Stir-Fry” where kids will learn how to combine veggies and meat and make great stir-fry combinations.   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, March 22, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 23, 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, March 23, 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 Class ~ Hosting the Perfect Spring Gathering 
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for a free in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for hosting a weekend brunch, Easter celebration, or Passover gathering.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s store event site.
When:
 Class takes place March 23, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
 FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class the focuses on cooking what’s in season. As the weather warms, the farmers’ markets come alive with the first of the spring bounty – from baby artichokes, spring peas, asparagus and fava beans to baby lettuces and greens. Learn cooking methods to best reflect the delicate flavors of the season’s first bounty.  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, March 23, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Starbucks Sweet Receipt: Buy One, Get A Sweet Treat Later For $1 ~ Through March 3

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Love this! Pop by a participating Starbucks store through March 3, and bring in your morning receipt after 2 p.m. to get any baked good for $1.

This is a bit like Starbucks former “treat receipt” offer, but instead of only applying to beverage receipts, any morning purchase will qualify for this same-day-deal.   Learn more here.

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February 28 – March 2 FREE Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Family Event
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Movie at the First Sunday Film Club,
    Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, March 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 signup sheet is located 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, March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, March 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, March 1, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Dr. Seuss Reading and Read Across America Family Event
Saturday March 1, 2014

Come one come all to celebrate the joy of reading, and beloved children’s author
Dr. Seuss. Families are invited to bring their children to read with UTA
students and enjoy Dr.Seuss themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows
and picture opportunities. Every child will leave with a free book to take home as part of Read Across America Day!

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 10:00am-1:00PM
Where: The Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington  (300 W. First St)
Cost: FREE!

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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, March 1 & 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, March 1 & 2, 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, March 1, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
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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, March 1, 2014 ~ 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 ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 1, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own DreamWorks bank project to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
First Sunday Film Club Classic Movie Showing

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the film Confidential Agent featuring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall on Sunday, March 2nd. This event is part of the First Sunday Film Series which presents award-winning movies in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction. Films will be shown on the large screen of the library’s movie theater.

About the movie: Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this spy film stars Charles Boyer as a secret agent struggling against fascists during the Spanish Civil War. He finds unexpected help from a young socialite, played by Lauren Bacall. NR, 122 min., 1945

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click hereRead reviews of the movie here. 
When: Sunday,  March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the movie theater of 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 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, March 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!
Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class is for kids and will teach baking 101 basics, and Sunday’s adult class will focus on taking your baking skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to make everything from the little French sponge cakes known as madeleines to beautiful citrus cakes. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending a potluck, these sweet treats will transform any springtime gathering into a special occasion.

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 Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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