FRUGAL & FUN FRIDAYS IN FORT WORTH ~ Each Friday, we post ideas for free (or almost free) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Here are this weekend’s tips…
WEEKEND FUN OPTION #1
Back-To-School “Flick-N-Float” at Keller Pointe…
See National Treasure ~ Book of Secrets
While Floating in Keller Pointe’s Water Park Pool!
Enjoy a fun-filled evening watching a favorite family movie… National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG). Be sure and bring your favorite water float for pool lounging as you take in the movie!
When: Friday, August 14, 2009, 8:15-10:15 PM
Where: The Keller Pointe Pool.
Find directions and other details for Keller Pointe here.
Fee: $5 Members; $7 Non-Members
$15 Member Family; $21 Non-Member Family
WEEKEND FUN OPTION #2
Keller Concert in the Parks
Back-To-School Bash Featuring
Carly Patterson (former Olympic Gold Medalist)
Enjoy a free concert while you kick back and watch the sunset in Keller’s Bear Creek Park!
Former Olympic Gymnastics Gold & Silver Medalist, Carly Patterson, will be performing songs off her first album, “Back To The Beginning.” Be sure to bring your blanket, lawn chair, and picnic and enjoy the fun family atmosphere. There will be bounce houses, concessions, games and lots of other free activities for families!
What: For more details on Carly Patterson’s music, click here
When: Saturday, August 15, 2009, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller
(400 Bear Creek Parkway – For directions, click here)
WEEKEND FUN OPTION #3
Take a Driving Tour to take in the Views of
the Top 10 Rated, Most Inspiring Places of North Texas
A couple of weeks ago, the Fort Worth Star Telegram ran a reader’s poll on the Top 10 Most Inspiring Places to Stand in Fort Worth/ North Texas. (See the complete editorial here). The winners are:
1. The Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden
2. Looking downtown from the steps of the Amon Carter Museum
3. The Serra sculpture at the Modern
4. The New Cowboys Stadium
5. The Fort Worth Zoo
6. The Trinity River bridge north of the Tarrant County Courthouse
7. The Stockyards
8. Great lakes
9. Editors’ pick: Randol Mill Park, Arlington
10. Grand-prize winner: Tandy Hills Natural Area
I must concur with the wise voters of this poll (mostly…not sure I would call the Cowboys Stadium “inspiring”…I’d probably use the word “impressive” instead). This is a great list and variety of places to “take in” for long time residents of Fort Worth and new visitors alike! If you have not been to these spots (or need a refresher), take a tour and choose one or more of these locations to visit. Don’t forget to bring your camera!
Thanks to FWRenaissance for pointing me to this list!
WEEKEND FUN OPTION #4
The Cosmic Show Continues: FREE & Live From Your Backyard!
(a.k.a. The Perseid Meteor Shower) ~ Tonight through August 22
Take in the Perseid Meteor Shower, sure to sparkle the sky.
Plan a star-gazing party from the comfort of your own backyard (or for the best view, go to the edge of town to get away from the city lights). For more details on the Perseid Meteor Shower, go to my post on Wed. ~ click here.
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