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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Aug. 6-8) ~ FREE Outdoor Movie, FREE Fireworks & Family Event, FREE Museum Events, and More Family Fun!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. If you would like to subscribe to our updates,
click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:
   
 

• FREE Movie in the Park ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
• FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
• FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks & Family Fun Event
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams Sonoma
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
   
 

:: FREE ~ Downtown Fort Worth Outdoor Movie Event
    Featuring, 
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (PG)
    Saturday ~ August 7, 2010       

           

Bring picnic snacks, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy Ferris Bueller’s
Day OFF
on the big screen, under the stars at the recently renovated &
beautiful Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth (the park with the
huge cutout silhouette sculpture of the man holding a briefcase).    

P.S. Don’t let the heat scare you away!  The Downtown Fort Worth 
event team has ordered 4 turbo misters to cool things down!    

Details, details
What: For details about the movie in the park event, go here. For 
    details about the newly renovated Burnett park,  click here.
Where: Burnett Park ~ 7th St. Downtown. Click here for  
   parking options.
When: Saturday, August 7, 2010 ~Movie begins at 8:30 PM.
Cost: FREE       

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:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
    Friday, August 6, 2010 
    

                                        

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends with First Friday on
the Green, a FREE monthly live music series rolled out by Fort Worth
South
. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and
enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.    

Hungry? Enjoy one of the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants beforehand
or take in Chadra Mezza & Grill which will be selling their tasty fare at the
event. No outside coolers or food please.    

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
    revitalization (and suburban greatness) of the Near Southside FW.
    Get more info here.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb,
    between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village
    Homes row houses). Find a map here.
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
    donation to Southside Church of Christ who will be accepting donations
     for school supplies.
    

     

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:: FREE City of Grapevine Firework Fridays & Summer Blast
    Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

    Friday, August 6, 2010 (and each Friday through Labor Day)


   

Friday nights in Grapevine will sparkle with spectacular firework shows each
Friday, now through Labor day.  If you want to add some extra fun to your
family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Hotel.
   

Led by the majestic Queen of Hearts, the cast of characters from Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland parade through the Gaylord hotel atrium to
the roof of the resort garage to experience the fireworks display and family
fun & games.
   

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages and will have a DJ, games for kids, and
   food and beverages for purchase. For more information about the fireworks 
   show, click here. For more details about the Gaylord Texan family
   event, go here.
When:
Friday, August 6, 2010
    8:30-10:00PM  Family-friendly parade, games and events
    9:30PM 
Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Where: Parade starts in the Lone Star Atrium at the Gaylord Texan
    Resort.  View the fireworks on level 5 of the Resort Garage.  
   
Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.
    Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine lake park at 9:30PM.
    Find a map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.     

  

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:: Enjoy a FREE Family Fun day at the Amon Carter Museum!
    Sunday, February 8, 2010   

         Amon Carter tours      

The Amon Carter museum, a local jewel of a spot is offering a fun afternoon
for the whole family with their program, International Adventure. Get
creative with FREE art-making and other fun activities for kids while
learning about international art on display in the galleries.     

Special performances, storytime and refreshments round out the
afternoon of exciting activities the family can enjoy.   

Details, details
When:  Sunday, August 8, 2010 ~ 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. 
    Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is
    always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!     

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

    Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2010
    

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Bank of America’s 2010 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE
admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating
museums throughout the U.S.     

This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (August 6th & 7th)
in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 
    

Details, details
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
    program
, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
    Science & History,
click 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, 1600 Gendy St.
    (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
Click here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)
    

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:     

     

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

    Saturday, August 7, 2010    

                Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays
for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special
event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for
the kids.
    

Details, details
What:
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday August 6, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Where:
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE
    

    

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 2010   

                                                     

Try something new in the kitchen!
Williams Sonoma’s technique class is teaching the Sous Vide method of
cooking, popular with chefs around the world. This week’s lesson will
demonstrate the basics of this technique ~ foods cooked in a vacuum
with precise temperature controls, producing tender succulent foods
without overcooking.   

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.    

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8 ~ Note: 1 hour class times
    vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.   

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
    Saturday, August 7, 2010
    

                                      

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE School Bus Pencil
Organizer 
to take home.   

Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron
(similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement 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, August 7 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!    

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I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!  :)    

     

  

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (July 16-18 Edition) ~ FREE Bluegrass Concert, FREE Stargazing Event, FREE Cake Decorating Class & More!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or almost free) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. This weekend’s tips include:
   

FREE Family Friendly Outdoor Concerts
      in Southlake & Keller ~ Beatles to Bluegrass
• FREE Stargazing Party ~ Science & History Museum
• FREE Fondant Cake Decorating Class at Michael’s
• FREE Cooking Techniques Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Indoor Kidgits Club Carnival at NE Mall
   


::  Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
    (Beatles Tribute band) 
    Saturday, July 17, 2010
  

                        

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the
retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles Tribute Band. There
will be lots of fun for the kids too, including bounce houses, FREE games,
door prizes from the Fort Worth Zoo, Six Flags and more!  

Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with
the family.  

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series,
    click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here 
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!   

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:: FREE Bluegrass Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
    Saturday, July 17, 2010   

   

Spend Saturday evenings this summer at Southlake Town Square listening
to some of the area’s greatest talents. This week’s line-up features
accomplished Blue Grass group, White House Harmony.                 

Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening
with your family. You’ll be treated to an entertaining show
filled with the purest of harmony vocals, mountain clogging and smooth
blue grass sound. Light refreshments will be sold (but alcoholic
beverages and glass containers are not allowed).       

Details, Details
What:
For more about White House Harmony, click here. 
   Learn more about the Southlake Summer Music series, here.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
    Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!   

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:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
    (at the Fort Worth Science & History Museum)
    Saturday, July 17, 2010   

   

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their 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 information, click here.
When: Saturday, July 17  ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting)
    until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum
   at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click 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 just go here: berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html  

   

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::  FREE ~ Michael’s Arts & Crafts ~ Cake Decorating Class
    Saturday, July 17, 2010        

  

If you want to learn a fun and easy way to decorate cakes, be sure and
attend the FREE Wilton Fondant Class at your local Michael’s store.  You’ll
have the chance to familiarize yourself with this creative cake techinique
and get a chance to sample some delicious cake treats, too.             

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010  ~ 1:00-3:00PM
Where:
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!              

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::  Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, 2010        

                                        

Try something new in the kitchen!
It’s a perfect time to learn new cooking techniques with summer sauces
and salsas that add color and flavor to your summer table. This week’s
lesson at Williams-Sonoma will demonstrate how to jazz up grilled meats,
vegetables, and even ice cream (mmmm!).  You’ll get an opportunity
to try delicious samples, too!        

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.                  

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 17-18 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary
    from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you. 
Cost: FREE! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.  

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:: Simon Kidgits Club, Indoor Carnival at NE Mall in Hurst
   
Saturday, July 17, 2010   

                                                 

Simon Kidgits Club Indoor carnival is a great spot to beat the heat with
the kids.  Featuring live entertainment, face painters, balloon artists,
Bubbles the Clown, lots of carnival games and more.
  

Details, details
What: For more information, about Kidgits and this event, click here.
When:
 Saturday, July 17 ~ 1:00PM-4:00PM
Where: NE Mall in the Center Court,
    Located at Highway 121/183 and Loop 820 N in Hurst.
Cost: Carnival is FREE with $5 Annual Kidgits Membership Fee.  

   

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Summer Movie Mania 2010 Kids Series Roundup – Beat the Heat AND High Movie Prices!

Movies  

Get out of the summer heat and have some fun with the kids with these cheap (or FREE!) Fort Worth area summer movie series. 
There are lots of family friendly movies to choose from including Charlotte’s Web, Wallace and Gromit, Ice Age, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs, and many more!  Following is a roundup of local kids movies series to check out:  

:: HARKINS SUMMER MOVIE FUN
Harkins Theatres in Southlake is bringing back its 10-week Summer Movie Fun Program, Monday Through Friday, from June 7  through August 13, 9:45AM. It’s as low as 50 cents a movie ($5 for 10 movies or $2 for individual tickets). Find details and a list of scheduled movies at harkinstheatres.com.  

:: REGAL THEATRES 
Regal theatres is offering nine weeks (June 8 to August 4) of fun-filled movies for kids and parents, and best of all it’s FREE!  Selected movies start at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday.  Tickets are available at the box office on the day of the show and are first-come, first-served seating.   In Fort Worth, you’ll find the Family Free Festival at:   Fossil Creek Stadium 11  and Eastchase Stadium 9. For listings in Dallas, click here.  

Tip:  I have heard from several moms that this movie series gets crowded since it is free & first come, first served.  You will want to get there early to avoid disappointment or go with one of the other low-cost options if you don’t like the uncertainty of getting into the show.  

:: STUDIO MOVIE GRILL
Studio Movie Grill’s Summer Children’s Series will run from June 7 through Aug. 19. Children’s tickets are $1 and adults’ are $2 at the theaters in Arlington, Dallas, Lewisville and Plano. In addition, the theater will continue its occasional free screenings for kids with special needs, sponsored by Variety the Children’s Charity. Check www.studiomoviegrill.com (click on “Family Fun” at the bottom) for dates and details. 

Happy last days of school!    

   

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Take advantage of 50% OFF ADMISSION to the FW Museum of Science and History: Thursday, April 22

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 The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is celebrating Earth Day
tomorrow, April 22, by giving 50% OFF admission when you bring a used
plastic water, cola, laundry or milk bottle to the museum ticket office.  

You and your child will be able to take part in building a plastic boat with
the bottle too!   

Details, details
What:  To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of Science
   & History, and the 50% OFF Earth Day program,
click here.
How:
 Bring one cleaned bottle per person in your group, as there is a limit
   of one half-price admission per bottle.  This special cannot be combined
   with other offers.   
Where: The Fort Worth Science & History Museum, 1600 Gendy St.
   (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
Click here for directions.
When: April 22, 2010, only, 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: 50% OFF admission when you bring a used (but rinsed & cleaned) 
   plastic water, cola, laundry or milk bottle to the Museum Ticket Office
   (Regular Price Tickets: $14 Adults, $10 Children)
  

Thanks Melody H. for this tip!! :) 

   

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