January 9-11 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend

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This weekend’s FREE & Cheap Fort Worth area entertainment roundup includes:

  • FREE ESPN College Football Broadcast at Sundance
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Grand Reading Celebration at Central Library
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE D.I.Y. Build a Storage Ottoman Class
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: FREE ESPN College Football — Live From Sundance Square
Now Through Monday January 12, 2015

ESPN college football at Sundance Square

ESPN is making its last stop in Sundance Square for coverage of the inaugural College Football National Championship. Now through Monday, January 12, you can see your favorite ESPN sportscasters (including Tim Tebow!) broadcast live as they provide daily college football coverage from Sundance Square.

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What: Learn more about live ESPN broadcast here.
When: Now through Monday, January 12, 2015. Go here to get the latest dates and times for the ESPN live broadcast.
Where: Sundance Square Plaza, Downtown Fort Worth off Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 9, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

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

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Friday, January 9, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Grand Reading Celebration at Central Library
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Join the Central Library and Mayor Betsy Price to  celebrate the quarterly conclusion of the Worth Reading literacy program with an afternoon of activities, stories, music and prizes. Check out family-friendly shows from the Noble Planetarium at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, performances by the Que Pastas, and more.  event.

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What: For more information about this event, click here.
When:  Saturday, January 10, 1:00 PM  – 4:00 PM
Where: Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St.  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!

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 10, 2015

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

The Kimbell Kids drop-in program introduces children (ages 12 and under) and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program. Do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is very limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015 ~ 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Class & Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 10, 2015

Want to go fishing or take your kids fishing, but don’t know where to start? Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a great experience for your kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child. Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here.
When: January 10, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot DIY Class ~ Build a Storage Ottoman
Saturday, January 10, 2015

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to create a unique storage ottoman for your home, by just using wooden crates.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  January 10, 2015

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.  At this week’s class kid’s will learn how to become a better baker and help out mom and dad in the kitchen. They’ll teach kids some basic baking techniques including preparing a yummy breakfast and a baked snack. Suitable for ages 9–13. Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

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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, January 10, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, January 11, 2015

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, January 11, 2015, 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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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, January 11, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for cooking with nonstick pots and pans — a wonderful way to keep the amount of fat you use to a minimum. This class will cover all the basics and some healthful recipes to enjoy. 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, January 11, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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