April 6-8 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Easter Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Family Easter Egg Hunts (Lots of Locations:  North Richland Hills, Fort Worth Stockyards and More!)
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to Fort Worth Science and History Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Container Gardening Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class


:: FREE Family Fun Easter Egg Hunts
Friday & Saturday, April 6-7, 2012

There are lots of terrific (and FREE) Easter Egg Hunts sponsored throughout the metroplex this weekend.  Here is a quick roundup from which to pick:

• North Richland Hills, Eggstravaganza:  This fun family event will include an egg hunt, food, prizes, candy, bounce houses, games, a petting zoo and more!  There will be 5 different egg hunts scheduled by age group.   Learn more here.
Saturday, April 7, 2:00pm – 4:00pm on the Front Lawn of North Richland Hills Baptist Church, 6955 Boulevard 26,  North Richland Hills.

Fort Worth Stockyards Station Hosts a Texas Sized Easter Celebration & Egg Hunt ~ Texas-style!  Easter egg hunt for all ages begins at noon, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more fun for the family.   Learn more here.
Saturday, April 7, Starts at 12:00  on the lawn of the Historic Livestock Exchange Building and Fort Worth Stock Yards Visitors Center, East Exchange Ave, (817) 625-9715.

• Fort Worth Community Centers: Fort Worth Community Centers have planned some fun Easter activities for this weekend including Easter egg hunts, bounce houses, crafts egg decorating.  Learn more here. Activities and dates vary by community center which include:
Friday, April 6 ~ Greenbriar Community Center: 6:00-7:00pm
Saturday, April 7 ~ RD Evans Community Center: 10:00am
Saturday, April 7 ~ Thomas Place Community Center: 11:00am -1:30pm
Saturday, April 7 ~ Fire Station Community Center: 11:00am -1:00pm


:: Fun! Fort Worth Cow Camp for Kids at the Stockyards
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
Saturday, April 7, 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.
FREE (Donations appreciated)


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

Bank of America’s 2012 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150 participating museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more throughout the United States. This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend in Fort Worth at the Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click here.
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).
When: Saturday and Sunday, April 7 & 8, 2012
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:


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

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Nasher Sculpture Center, Target 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 art related activities for the kids.

Details, details
For details, including complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, April 7, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE


:: FREE Calloway’s Container Gardening Seminar
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Learn how to create a unique collection of beautiful flowering plants for any area that needs a pop of color. The information in this workshop teaches ways to design your own container garden with Texas proven foliage and blooms. Helpful tips and tricks will be provided to make your plant project easy and fun!

Details, details
For more information about Calloway’s plant seminar, go here.
When: Saturday, April 7, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, April 7, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun class where you will learn new ideas for making festive side dishes to serve for your next Spring entertaining event.

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, April 7, 2012. 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! Call your local store to RSVP.


I hope you and your family have a wonderful
weekend celebrating Easter Sunday! 



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