February 28 – March 2 FREE Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River
    Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Read Across America & Dr. Seuss Family Event
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Movie at the First Sunday Film Club,
    Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  Two sessions of this free program for children are offered, one for ages 5 to 8 and one for ages 9 to 12. Each session is led by an artist who takes participants through informal drawing exercises that relate to works in the Modern’s galleries. Children under the age of six must be accompanied by an adult during the program. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Attendance is limited; early arrival is encouraged. A signup sheet is located at the information desk.

FREE Drawing From the Collection class for adults:  Learn with local artists as they lead free, informal basic drawing classes in the galleries. This class is open to adults at all skill levels. Bring a sketchbook and pencils. Registration is not required, but a sign-in sheet is available at the information desk

Details, Details
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, March 1, 2014

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with a Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
 To find out more about the FREE  seminar, go here.
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington.
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


:: FREE Dr. Seuss Reading and Read Across America Family Event
Saturday March 1, 2014

Come one come all to celebrate the joy of reading, and beloved children’s author
Dr. Seuss. Families are invited to bring their children to read with UTA
students and enjoy Dr.Seuss themed arts and crafts, face painting, puppet shows
and picture opportunities. Every child will leave with a free book to take home as part of Read Across America Day!

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 10:00am-1:00PM
Where: The Bluebonnet Ballroom at UT Arlington  (300 W. First St)
Cost: FREE!


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

Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Bank of America’s 2014 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums throughout the country. In DFW, this FREE Admission program takes place this weekend at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History and in Dallas at The Perot Museum of Nature & Science.

Details, details
To learn more about the Museums On Us program, go here.
How: 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 is located at 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy). The Perot Museum can be found at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas.
When: Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders


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

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays    Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families ~ bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a lineup of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.” Children can engage in art projects and experience creativity in action through scavenger hunts, performances, storytime and more.

Details, details
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
Family Tours: Hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.


:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 1, 2014

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own DreamWorks bank project to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  All kids get to keep their craft, receive a FREE certificate of achievement, a Workshop Apron, and a commemorative pin.  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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, March 1, 2014 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Confidential Agent (With Lauren Bacall & Charles Boyer)
First Sunday Film Club Classic Movie Showing

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the film Confidential Agent featuring Charles Boyer and Lauren Bacall on Sunday, March 2nd. This event is part of the First Sunday Film Series which presents award-winning movies in a wide range of genres, including drama, action, comedy and science fiction. Films will be shown on the large screen of the library’s movie theater.

About the movie: Based on the novel by Graham Greene, this spy film stars Charles Boyer as a secret agent struggling against fascists during the Spanish Civil War. He finds unexpected help from a young socialite, played by Lauren Bacall. NR, 122 min., 1945

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click hereRead reviews of the movie here. 
When: Sunday,  March 2, 2014 ~ 2:00PM
Where: In the movie theater of the Fort Worth Central Library.  You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage.  The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 2, 2014

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
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 2, 2014, 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!


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Saturday and Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class is for kids and will teach baking 101 basics, and Sunday’s adult class will focus on taking your baking skills to the next level. You’ll learn how to make everything from the little French sponge cakes known as madeleines to beautiful citrus cakes. Whether you’re hosting a party or attending a potluck, these sweet treats will transform any springtime gathering into a special occasion.

Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on 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 and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, March 1 & 2, 2014. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.


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One response to “February 28 – March 2 FREE Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

  1. Another great free event this weekend (tonight, Friday) is free entry to the North Texas Irish Festival at Fair Park in Dallas. The catch is you need to be there before 7PM. It’s open ’til 11pm tonight. Parking might even be free at Fair Park tonight, but if not, there are free shuttles from the official hotels. See http://www.ntif.org/ for more details (and a half-off coupon if you can’t make it there before 7pm).

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