March 13-15 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Despicable Me 2
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE National Weather Service SkyWarn Workshop
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE Hort Couture Spring Gardening Event at Calloway’s
  • FREE Dog Event  Training Seminars and Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma PLUS FREE Knife Sharpening

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, March 13, 2015

Join SiNaCa School of Glass for their open studio night and find out more about the “magic” that goes in to creating glass art.  You’ll receive a close-up view of a glass artist creating their work in the studio and an interactive play-by-play of the glass blowing technique. It’s also the perfect time to find out how you can get involved in learning how to work with glass.

Details, details
What: To find out more about SiNaCa’s open studio night, go here.
Where: SiNaCa Studios ~ 1013 West Magnolia Ave.
When: Friday, March 13, 2015 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
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 14, 2015 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Family Movie Showing of Despicable Me 2
Saturday, February 14, 2015

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Despicable Me 2! As part of Central Library’s monthly family film series, you are invited to bring the whole family to enjoy this free feature-length movie. Please note that adults must be accompanied by a child.

About the movie: Former bad guy Gru is trying to live a relatively normal life with his three daughters. Everything changes when he is recruited by the Anti-Villain League. Find out if Gru can stop his minions from being abducted and turned into monsters. PG, 98 min.

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday,  March 14, 2015 ~ 1:00PM
Where: Downtown 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.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, March 14, 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, March 14, 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 National Weather Service Storm SkyWarn Spotter Workshop
Saturday, March 14, 2015

With the severe weather season right around the corner, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting a free SkyWarn storm workshop.  This workshop will discuss spotting and reporting storms, identifying cloud features, learning safety rules, and planning for a severe weather day.  You can even become a certified SkyWarn spotter if you’d like!

The class will be divided into two parts — a basic overview of storm spotting will be presented in the morning session, and in the afternoon session, the class will consist of more advanced topics like radar interpretation and severe storms.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 ~
9:00 AM – Noon (basic session) 1:00-4:30 PM (advanced session)
Where: Denton ~ Multipurpose Classroom Building at Texas Woman’s University
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Spring Gardening Event and Demonstrations at Calloway’s
Saturday, March 14, 2015

Join Calloway’s Nursery for Hort Couture, a spring gardening event, to learn color and design secrets for creating a vibrant spring garden, inspired by what’s currently trending on the runway. Texas Certified Nursery Professionals will teach tips and techniques to mix & match Hort Couture collection flowers in fun colors like Crazytunia Cherry Cheesecake and Catwalk Lipstick Pink.

Details, details
What:
 Calloway’s spring gardening event and demonstration. Learn more here.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.  Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, March 13-14, 2015

It’s all about dogs at Bass Pro’s “Dog Days” Friday and Saturday family event! Friday’s event features a free seminar on socializing and crate training your dog (6pm); Saturday’s seminars will include classes on teaching your puppy to sit and heel (11am) and keeping your dog safe in the outdoors (2pm). Saturday’s event also includes free demonstrations by Grapevine police K-9 units, dog microchipping, grooming, a FREE 4X6 photo, giveaways and more.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here.
When: March 13-14, 2015, go here for the complete schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, March 14, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE build-your-own Monster Truck project to take home. 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 more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes 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,  March 14, 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 make pancake batter and flip some flapjacks. They’ll be able to  personalize their pancake with some good-for-you foods like walnuts, coconut and flax. They’ll also learn how to make a hazelnut-chocolate spread, to top everything off. Suitable for ages 5–13.  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 14, 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, March 15, 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, March 15, 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
PLUS FREE Knife Sharpening!
Sunday, March 15, 2015

With spring produce sprouting up at farmers’ markets, this is the perfect time to refresh your knife skills. Join Williams-Sonoma and learn how to chop, slice and dice seasonal fruits and vegetables like a pro. They’ll also offer complimentary knife sharpening services in this class.   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 15, 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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