Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (August 27-29) ~ FREE Ansel Adams Exhibit, FREE Fireworks & Family Event, FREE Kids Classes, and Lots More!

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

• FREE Ansel Adams Exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum
Grapevine Lake Fireworks & Family Fun Event
FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Family Craft Event at Michael’s Stores
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s

:: Visit the Amon Carter Museum’s Ansel Adams Exhibit
Now through November 7, 2010

The Amon Carter museum has composed a limited time exhibition of 40
works by renowned photographer/artist, Ansel Adams. This collection
captures the incredible brilliance and beauty of the American landscape
through the keen eye of one of the most famous photographers in history.

Details, details
What: To learn about the Ansel Adams Exhibit, go here.
:  Now through November 7, 2010. Regular museum hours.
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this exhibit and the Amon Carter Museum is
always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!


:: FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks Show & Summer Blast
Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake 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, and to a grand finale family event featuring
the Grapevine lake 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 about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
Friday, August 27, 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.


:: FREE ~ Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fort Worth’s Cow Camp will present a fun and educational demonstration
about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era
of the late 1800′s.

Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on experiences
including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 28, 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
PLUS FREE Knife Sharpening

Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29, 2010

Improve your kitchen skills!
This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate the
essential components of good knife skills. Learn how to correctly slice,
dice, chop, juilienne, and chiffonade. Bring a knife from home, and you
can even receive a complimentary knife sharpening (limit one sharpening
FREE per person).

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

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29 ~ Note: 1 hour class times
vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.

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


:: FREE ~ Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores Family Craft Event
Saturday, August 28, 2010

If your kiddos love crafts, you won’t want to miss this FREE creative
event. On Saturday morning, all Michael’s Arts and Crafts stores will
feature a fun family craft time where little one’s can capture their
handprints in clay ~ a perfect keepsake for Grandparent’s Day!

Details, details
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 28  ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a School Bus Box
Saturday, August 28, 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 28, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE


Have a wonderful weekend!

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