November 15 – 17 FREE Fort Worth Weekend Entertainment Roundup

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE ~ An Evening with Bob Schieffer: Remembering John F. Kennedy
  • FREE JFK in Fort Worth exhibit
  • FREE World Championship American Paint Horse Show
  • FREE Knitting and Crocheting Class at Michael’s
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Christmas Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Thanksgiving Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE ~ An Evening with Bob Schieffer: Remembering JFK
Friday, November 15, 2013

CBS 11 News anchor Tracy Kornet will interview veteran journalist and host of Face the Nation Bob Schieffer about the day the president was assassinated and how the tragedy continues to affect us today. Schieffer was a reporter for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram at the time. He will also answer questions from the audience.  Special guests will include U.S. Representative Kay Granger, former U.S. House Speaker Jim Wright and Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price.

Details, details
What: For more information about this presentation, go here.
When: Saturday, November 15  ~ 7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and streets are FREE after 6:00pm or if you go earlier, have your parking ticket validated at the Central Library for up to 2.5 hours free on weekdays.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: FREE JFK in Fort Worth ~ A Lasting Impression Exhibit
Now Through December 6, 2013

JFK in Fort Worth ~ A Lasting Impression

On November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy delivered the final two speeches of his life to audiences in Fort Worth. He spoke about the nation’s international leadership and its ambitions to explore outer space. He also praised Fort Worth’s role in the nation’s history.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s death, the Fort Worth Library presents JFK in Fort Worth: A Lasting Impression, a special exhibit documenting Kennedy’s visit to Fort Worth, Lee Harvey Oswald’s connection to the city and the planning and design of the JFK Tribute.  Docent led tours are offered 2 – 4 pm on Saturdays in November.

Details, details
What: For more information about this exhibit, go here.
When: Now through December 6, 2013The exhibit is available for viewing during normal Library hours.  Docent led tours are offered 2 – 4 pm on Saturdays in November.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and streets are FREE after 6:00pm or if you go earlier, have your parking ticket validated at the Central Library for up to 2.5 hours free on weekdays.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

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:: World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show
Daily, Now through November 16

Paint Horse Jumping

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 16.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: FREE Warm Up America Knitting and Crocheting Class
Saturday, November 16, 2013

Michael's Knitting Class

Pop over to your local Michael’s store on Saturday to learn how to knit and crochet while supporting Warm Up America! They’ll show you how to create 7”x9” squares to form blankets for people in your community.

Details, details
What: For more information on this class, click hereLearn more about the Warm Up America Foundation at their website.
When: November 16 ~  1:00-3:00pm
Where: All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, November 17, 2013, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Learn Christmas Decorating Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Class
Sunday, November 17 , 2013

Get new ideas for decorating for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for creating beautiful, entryways, tree-trimming and mantle displays for Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
 Classes take place Sunday, November 17 ~ 10:00AM. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
Sunday and Monday, November 17 & 18, 2013

While the turkey is the main event, for many of us, the side dishes are the best part of the holiday meal. Join Williams-Sonoma and learn how to prepare some classic Thanksgiving recipes plus new ones that will make your feast a memorable one.  Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on select same-day purchases from their stores.

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

Details, details
What:
For more information about this Williams-Sonoma class, click here
When: Sunday and Monday, November 17 & 18, 2013 ~ Note: 1 hour class times vary by store location, 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.

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