March 21-23 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE Fort Worth entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy
    Living Science Center in Arlington
  • Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert
    Benefiting Families of Fallen Military 
  • FREE Junior Chef Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Home Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE “What’s in Season” Cooking Technique
    Class at Williams-Sonoma


:: FREE Asian Ink Painting Class at The Kimbell
Friday, March 21, 2014

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Open-format sessions join art-making and gallery activities at the Kimbell to encourage fresh ways of looking at and responding to featured artworks and themes. Adults and teens can sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning one hour before the program.  Do note that space is very limited.  

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event website.
When: Friday, March 21, 2014 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. 
Cost: FREE!


:: FREE Birding Seminar at River Legacy in Arlington
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington for Birding 101, a multi-week series of classes designed for beginning birders and those who want to improve their birding skills. The adult workshop will be led by North Central Texas Master Birders and will include one hour of classroom instruction followed by one hour in the field. Bring your binoculars and field guide if you have them. A limited supply of binoculars will be available during the class.  Best suited for ages 12 and up. Space is limited. 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 22, 2014 ~ 8:30am.
Other Class Dates are March 29 and April 5.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.


:: Celebrity Softball Double Header and Concert Benefiting
Wounded Warrior and Snowball Express.

Saturday March 22, 2014

Saturday, The Airpower Foundation will present Salute to the Warrior, a celebrity softball double-header and concert that will benefit the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team and Snowball Express. Softball teams will be made up of celebrities as well as former and current professional athletes from Major League Baseball and the National Football League.

Some of the athletes participating are Patrick Crayton, Cory Procter and Isaiah Stanback formerly of the Dallas Cowboys as well as Kevin Mench from the Texas Rangers, and many more from the New Orleans Saints, San Francisco 49’ers, Washington Redskins, Baltimore Ravens, St Louis Rams, and Atlanta Falcons. The event features parachute jumpers as well as the opportunity to meet, the athletes and heroes. Country music recording star Matt Snook and comedian Bobby Henline will perform after the games.

Details, details
What: For more information go here.
When: Saturday, March 22, 2014 ~  games will begin at 12PM and 2PM . Tailgating for the game begins at 10AM, and parachute jumpers will land at 11:45AM.
Where: LaGrave Field, home of the Fort Worth Cats
Cost:  Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for kids under 18 and can be purchased at the gate or online here.


:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, March 22, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  This week’s class features “Let’s Stir-Fry” where kids will learn how to combine veggies and meat and make great stir-fry combinations.   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 Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, March 22, 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.


:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, March 23, 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 23, 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!


:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ Hosting the Perfect Spring Gathering 
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Pottery Barn for a free in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for hosting a weekend brunch, Easter celebration, or Passover gathering.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn’s store event site.
 Class takes place March 23, 2014. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.


:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 23, 2014

Join Williams-Sonoma for  a cooking technique class the focuses on cooking what’s in season. As the weather warms, the farmers’ markets come alive with the first of the spring bounty – from baby artichokes, spring peas, asparagus and fava beans to baby lettuces and greens. Learn cooking methods to best reflect the delicate flavors of the season’s first bounty.  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 technique classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Sunday, March 23, 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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