Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (August 13-15 Edition) ~ FREE Star Gazing Party, Book Signing, Fall Gardening Seminar, & More!

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 blog updates,
click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:

• FREE Star Gazing Party at FW Science & History Museum
• FREE Author Book Signing Event
• FREE Pottery Barn Home Decorating Class
• FREE Fall Gardening Seminar at FW Botanic Gardens

• FREE Woodworking Craft Class for Kids at Lowes

:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, August 14, 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.

This is a great time to attend, as chances of seeing the spectacular Perseid meteor shower pass overhead are quite high Saturday night.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 14~ 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

::

:: FREE Meet the Authors ~ Fort Worth History Book Signing Event
Saturday, August 14,
2010

Get a glimpse into the past with a fun Book Signing Event featuring 4 authors of the Fort Worth History Series. You’ll have the opportunity to meet the authors, learn about old Fort Worth, and pick up copies of each of the books during this book signing event. Authors taking part will include:

  • Lawana Mauldin ~ Lake Worth
  • Michael McDermott ~ Fort Worth’s Fairmount District
  • Susan Kline ~ Fort Worth Parks
  • Juliet George ~ Fort Worth’s Arlington Heights

Details, Details
What: Get more info about the book signing, here.
When:
Saturday, August 14, 2010 ~ 1:00PM to 3:00PM
Where:
Fort Worth Science & History Museum in the East Oak Room.
Click here for directions.
Cost:
FREE!
No exhibit admission is required.

::

:: Learn New Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
Saturday, August 14, 2010

Get new ideas for freshening up your home with wall color!
Join Pottery Barn and a representative from Benjamin Moore paints for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for selecting wall colors and creating a color plan for your home.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Classes take place, Saturday, August 14th & 19th.  Times
differ by store ~ be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

::

:: FREE Fall Gardening Seminar at the Ft. Worth Botanic Gardens
Saturday, August 14, 2010

The end of summer is a perfect time to learn something new about fall gardening techniques at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s FREE seminar.  Attendees will hear from local experts on best practices for planting and growing herbs and vegetables in the fall as well as learn how to select drought tolerant plants.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 14, 2010 ~ 8:30AM
Where:
Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.,
in the Botanic Garden’s Lecture Hall., close to the main
entrance to the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens. For directions to the
gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Bug Box
Saturday, August 14, 2010

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to
help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to
take home.

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 more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, August 14, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

::

Have a wonderful weekend!

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