February 26-28 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Join the Excitement of the Cowtown Marathon!
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Open House & Family Event PLUS FREE Yoga Class for Adults
  • FREE Master Gardner Composting Class in Southlake
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine (Last Weekend!)
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, February 26, 2016

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, February 26, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Join the Excitement of the Cowtown Marathon Weekend
   February 26-28, 2016

 

The Cowtown Marathon, Fort Worth’s premier annual running event, takes place this weekend and includes a marathon, half marathon, ultra marathon, 10K, adult 5K and a kids’ 5K. Watch and cheer on the runners at the start/finish line, located at Will Rogers Memorial Center. And for the more ambitious, you can still register in person as space allows (registration fee applies, learn more here).

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
 February 26-28, 7:00AM.
Where: Start and Finish line is at Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. Go to the cowtownmarathon.org website for more recommended spots to view the race.
Cost:  FREE for spectators! Park for FREE at the UNT Health Science Center located at Camp Bowie Blvd. and Montgomery Street and take a short walk to the Amon Carter Museum.  For more free parking options and information about race weekend traffic impacts and road closures, please go here.

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Open House & Family
Event, PLUS FREE Beginner’s Yoga Class for Adults
Saturday, February 27, 2016

FREE OPEN HOUSE: Experience first hand the wonder-full learning environment of River Legacy’s Nature School during Open House. Meet the teachers, explore the classrooms, meet an Animal Ambassador and participate in activities.  FREE Beginner’s Yoga Class With a Forest View: Yoga class will begin promptly at 10 am and will last one hour. Please bring your own yoga mat, water bottle and come dressed in comfortable workout attire. Led by certified yoga instructor, Becky Pena. Best suited for ages 16 and up.

:: Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE River Legacy Living Science Center events, 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, February 27, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 12:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE! Composting Workshop: With Master Gardener Charlie Shiner at the Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Join Master Composter and Tarrant County Master Gardener, Charlie Shiner, at Bob Jones Nature Center in Southlake to learn about composting and how to best use kitchen waste, leaves and grass to benefit your garden and yard.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Composting Workshop or to register, click here. You can also call 817-491-6333 or email for more information and to register for free!
When: Saturday, February 27 ~ 10:00 – 11:30 AM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 27, 2016

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, February 27, 2016 ~ 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 Spotter Seminar, Denton
Saturday, February 27, 2016

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!

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service.
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 ~ 9:00AM – 4:30PM
Where: Denton ~ Denton Public Safety Center.  Looking for a closer location to attend?  Go here for more seminar locations and seminar dates.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Now through Sunday, June 19, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE exhibition that traces the path of Lonesome Dove from Larry McMurtry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel to the original screenplay and filming of the legendary TV miniseries. The exhibition is part of a 6-month citywide celebration, known as ”The Lonesome Dove Trail,” which will include multiple Fort Worth venues including screenings, seminars and a reunion gala of the cast and crew including Robert Duvall, Tommy Lee Jones and more.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.
When: Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story, runs now through June 19, 2016.
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 3, 2016 (LAST WEEKEND!)

Quanah Parker Exhibit - ONE MAN, TWO WORLDS

This photo exhibit tells the story of two people caught between two different worlds — Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker, two important names in U.S. frontier history. In 1836, a Comanche raiding party took Cynthia Ann from their family, and over the following years, she became wife to the Comanche chief and  mother to Quanah. After Cynthia Ann was taken back by Texas Rangers, Quanah became one of the most important Comanche leaders both in war and peace.

Details, Details
What: For more information on the Quanah Parker, One Man, Two Worlds photography exhibit, go here.
When: Daily through March 3, 2016 (LAST WEEKEND!)
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. How to Install a Light Fixture Class at Home Depot
Saturday, February 27, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to learn the skills you need to install a new light fixture or replace an existing one. You’ll also learn to how to replace a standard light switch with a dimmer switch. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 27, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, February 27, 2016

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, February 27, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, February 27, 2016

Want to 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 fun experience for 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: February 27, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting (An indoor scavenger hunt will be held in lieu of Kids Fishing 101 as a substitute activity in the event of inclement weather).
Where: Bass Pro in Grapevine, 2501 Bass Pro Dr meet by the Snack Shack.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 28, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can now receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!

Details, details
What: Learn more about free Admission at The Modern here.
When: Sundays in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 28, 2016

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, February 28, 2016, 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,
February 28, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for preparing a Thai themed meal. You’ll learn the essentials of Thai cooking and making a classic pad Thai. They’ll also prepare crisp lettuce cups filled with stir-fried chicken, another favorite dish of the region.  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, February 28, 2016. 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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