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Our Top FREE Spring Break 2016 “Stay-cation” Events for Fort Worth & Dallas

Planning a stay-cation for Spring Break this year? Be sure and grab the kiddos and head over to one of these FREE and fun Spring Break events happening in Fort Worth and Dallas.


Our favorite Spring Break 2016 FREE & fun events:

  • FREE Spring Break Family Fun Week at the Amon Carter
  • FREE Kimbell Museum’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza
  • FREE Spring Break Wonders at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Meet Mayor Becky Price at The First Rolling Town Hall 2016 Kickoff Event at Fairmount-Southside Historic District
  • FREE Klyde Warren Park Spring Break Events in Dallas
  • FREE Fort Worth Money Factory & Bureau of Engraving Spring Break Tours &  Special Demonstrations
  • FREE & Cheap Spring Break Hike & Nature Themed Family Events at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington

 :: FREE Spring Break Family Fun Week at the Amon Carter
Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art announces the return of Family Fun Week, a free public program for children and their families that brings the museum’s collection to life through art exploration and art-making activities. Each day of Family Fun Week will share works of art from various parts of the United States.  Activities are designed for children ages 5–12.

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s Family Fun Week. Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Tuesday, March 15 to Friday, March 18 ~ 10:30AM – noon
Where: The museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s permanent collection is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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:: FREE Kimbell Museum’s Spring Break Art Extravaganza
Daily, Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

The Kimbell Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Art Program

Celebrate vacation time at the Kimbell Museum with free ongoing art activities for all ages, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and children’s films. No reservations are required, but do note that you may want to arrive early to sign up as space is limited.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Daily, Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016~ 10:00AM to 3:00PM
Click here to find the complete schedule.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Spring Break Wonders at The Modern Museum in Fort Worth
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016

Take advantage of FREE family programming at The Modern Art Museum during Spring Break with daily events for families with preschool and school-age children. Each session is led by a docent and includes a gallery project designed by the education department. Registration is not required, but do note that you may want to arrive early as attendance is limited to 45 children per session.

Special Monday Bonus: The museum will also offer FREE admission plus kids can eat FREE at the museum’s restaurant, Cafe Modern on Monday (children under 12 can receive a FREE hot dog and bag of chips).

Details, details
What: Learn more about Spring Break Wonders at The Modern here.
When: Daily, Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016
Go here for the daily event schedule.
Where: The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016

Fort Worth’s herd cowboys will present a fun and educational demonstration about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era of the late 1800′s at Fort Worth Cow Camp. Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on, interactive experiences including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations, chuck wagon stories, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Daily, Monday to Thursday, March 14-17, 2016, 1:30 PM to 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here. When you see the Texas longhorns and authentic drovers, you know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Rolling Town Hall Kick-off & Bike Ride with Mayor Betsy Price
Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Grab your bike and join Mayor Betsy Price and district council members for the kick off of 2016 Rolling Town Halls with a casual bike ride through a planned route. Expect a 45 minute easy 8-mile, no-drop, bike ride through Fairmount-Southside Historic District.  Pssst…if you don’t want to ride but want to take part in the town hall (or just meet Mayor Betsy), plan to meet at the park for a group walk starting and ending in the same location.

Details, details
What:  For information about this and other upcoming town halls with Mayor Betsy, visit Town Halls For All on the city’s website.  Go here for updates on the Rolling Town Hall kick-off event at Magnolia Green Park.
When: Wednesday, March 16, 2016 ~ 6:00PM – 7:30PM
Where: Plan to park in the free parking lots across from Magnolia Green Park (1200 Alston Ave) and meet with your bike, helmet and water bottle.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Klyde Warren Park Spring Break Events in Dallas
Daily Activities and Events throughout Spring Break

Head over to the new family friendly, Klyde Warren Park in the heart of Dallas for a fun day filled with hundreds of daily activities and programs!  Here are just a few of the events scheduled during Spring Break:

~ Tuesday, March 15 ~
Imagination Playground, 9:00am – Noon
Music and Stories with Kidz Works, 11:00am – Noon
Jazz on the Green Presented by Chase, 7:00pm – 9:00pm

~ Wednesday, March 18 ~
Dallas Children’s Theatre, 10:30am – 11:30am
Build Your City! Dallas Center for
Architecture Kids Creativity Event
, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Kids Live, 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Movies in the Park, 8:00pm

~ Thursday, March 19 ~
African Dance with Fihankra Dance Studio, 11:30am – 12:30am

Details, details
What: To find out more about Klyde Park’s daily events, go here.
Where: 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway in Dallas
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Money Factory / Bureau of Engraving 
Spring Break Tours and Special Demonstrations

Tuesday to Friday, March 15-18, 2016

If you are looking for an interesting and free outing, put Fort Worth’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing on the list. Most people do not know that half of the nation’s paper currency is printed right here in Fort Worth and that you can tour the facility for FREE while watching billions of dollars being printed right in front of you! Spring Break week is a perfect time to visit, as they are hosting a special week of interactive demonstrations, exhibits and displays showcasing the history of currency, the intricacies of the printing process and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about touring the Bureau of Engraving & Printing  here.  Special demonstrations are free and available to the public.  Call 817.231.4000 or 866.865.1194 for more information about the tours or demonstrations.
When: Free tours are available daily during normal operating hours. Special Spring Break demonstrations will take place March 15-18, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm
Where:  Bureau of Engraving & Printing ~ 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE!

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:: FREE & Cheap Spring Break Hike & Nature Themed Events at
River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
Monday to Friday, March 14-18, 2016

This Spring Break, explore the nature trails surrounding River Legacy Living Science Center with a FREE family friendly naturalist-led nature walk. Hikes will depart from River Legacy Living Science Center on Monday at 10 am, 12 pm and 2 pm. No reservations required.  Go here for a list of other daily activities taking place during Spring Break week including animal and bug explorations as well as arts & crafts activities (other activities offered for a $2 fee).

Details, details
What: To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center Spring Break 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: March 14 to 18 (Weather permitting). Go here for daily schedule.
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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March 11-13 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Spring Break Family Event ~ Fort Worth Stockyards 
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s The Rescuers
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Severe Weather and Storm Spotter Workshop
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE D.I.Y. Outdoor Lighting Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum

:: FREE SiNaCa School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, March 11, 2016

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 11, 2016~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Spring Break in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Family Event
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Fort Worth Stockyards Spring Break 2016

Kick off spring break at the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday! The Stockyards’ family event will feature live music, armadillo races, face painters, caricature artists, daily cattle drives (11:30am & 4:00pm), pony rides, petting zoo, stage coach & carriage rides, and more.

Details, Details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 4:00PM.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards ~ 130 E. Exchange Avenue
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
.…Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE event, which includes a public tour of the museum and a living history performance of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ 2:00-3:30PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for monthly Star Parties. Navigate the skies with the assistance of staff and other astronomy buffs. Weather permitting, parties begin at dusk and last until approximately 10:30PM.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.  Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney Classic, The Rescuers
Saturday, March 12, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the classic Disney movie, The Rescuers! 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: Two mice, Bernard and Miss Bianca, travel – with the help of a few friends – in search of a little girl named Penny who has been kidnapped by Miss Medusa. G, 1977, 77 min.

Details, details
What: For more information about this family movie event, click here. 
When: Saturday, March 12, 2016 ~ 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, March 12, 2016

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 12, 2016 ~ 2:00PM (Weather permitting)
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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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 National Weather Service Storm Spotter Workshop
Saturday,
March 12, 2016

With the severe weather season upon us, the National Weather Service is preparing North Texans by hosting several SkyWarn storm workshops across the metroplex.  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, March 12, 2016 ~ 11:00AM – 1:00PM
Where: Rockwall ~ Rockwall County Library.  Looking for a closer location to attend the Storm Spotter Workshop?  Go here for upcoming seminar locations and seminar dates.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
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Saturday, March 12, 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, March 12, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dog Seminar and Family Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, March 11 & 12, 2016

It’s all about dogs at Bass Pro’s “Dog Days” Friday and Saturday family event! Friday’s event features a free seminar on selecting the right breed of dog for you (6pm); Saturday’s seminars will include classes on teaching basics like safety and care of your dog (11am) and fun with your dog in the outdoors (2pm). Saturday’s event also includes a FREE 4X6 photo, giveaways and more.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here.
When: March 11 & 12, 2016, go here for the complete schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Outdoor Lighting Class at Home Depot
Saturday, March 12, 2016

This Saturday, join a Home Depot D.I.Y. class to learn more about outdoor lighting. An associate will lead you through a discussion about the different options in outdoor lights, break down the differences between decorative and security lighting and show you a variety of different ways to get your outdoor lighting powered up.  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, March 12, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 13, 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, March 13, 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, March 13, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 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 during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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March 4-6 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in 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 YardSmart Gardening Seminars
    at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden 
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Severe Weather and Storm Spotter Workshop
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, March 4, 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, March 4, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE YardSmart Gardening Seminars at the Botanic Garden
Saturday, March 5, 2016

Fort Worth Yard Smart Seminar

If you’re in the midst of  planning your spring garden or just want some fresh ideas to get you started, don’t miss Fort Worth’s FREE  YardSmart gardening seminar at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Lecture Hall. The seminar will offer a wealth of helpful information from local landscape and plant experts and will cover such topics as creating a bird-friendly habitat, growing vegetables and flowers in containers, vegetable gardening for beginners, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information about the YardSmart Seminar, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard,  Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Lecture Hall. For directions to the gardens and other details,  click here.
When: Saturday, March 5 ~ 8:30AM –2:00 PM,
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, March 5, 2016

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
What:
 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 5, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, March 5, 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, March 5, 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 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 Texas Severe Storms Association Storm & National Weather Service Conference in Colleyville
Saturday, March 5, 2016

The Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA) will host the National Storm Conference on Saturday including seminars on severe weather safety, storm spotter training and in-depth discussions on supercell and tornado meteorology.  One of the event’s major elements, the annual Super Storm Spotter Session, will provide the highest level of training available to storm spotters anywhere in the country.  This year’s event is expected to draw nearly 500 attendees, including storm spotters, storm chasers, emergency managers, forecasters, researchers, educators, and others from across the US.

Details, Details
What: For more information, visit the National Weather Service or visit the Texas Severe Storms Association (TESSA) website.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 ~ 9:00AM – 5:00PM
Where: Colleyville ~ Colleyville Center.  Looking for a closer location to attend the Storm Spotter Workshop?  Go here for other seminar locations and seminar dates.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 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 5 and 6, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions 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
What:
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 5 and 6, 2016
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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

Saturday, March 5
, 2016

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
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, March 5 ~ FREE admission 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
and family activities 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Dog Seminar and Family Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, March 4 & 5, 2016

It’s all about dogs at Bass Pro’s “Dog Days” Friday and Saturday family event! Friday’s event features a free seminar on selecting the right breed of dog for you (6pm); Saturday’s seminars will include classes on teaching basics like safety and care of your dog (11am) and fun with your dog in the outdoors (2pm). Saturday’s event also includes a FREE 4X6 photo, giveaways and more.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here.
When: March 4 & 5, 2016, go here for the complete schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, March 5, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a toy wagon. After the wagon is built, your child can personalize their project with stickers if they wish. 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 since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
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, March 5, 2016

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, kids will learn everything from how to cut the dough into fun shapes to different decorating techniques—and the Easter bunny’s sure to be more than a little impressed.  Suitable for ages 8-13. 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 5, 2016. 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 Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, March 6, 2016

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 sign-up sheet can be found 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
What: 
For more information, visit the the Modern’s event website.
When: Sunday, March 6, 2016 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, March 6, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth 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 during normal operating hours in 2016
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 6
, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing an Easter brunch ~ they’ll show you how to cook some crowd-pleasing recipes, from eggs to waffles. 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 6, 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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HOT Mizuno Running Gear Sale at LeftLane Sports — Prices Starting at $9.99

In honor of the Cowtown Marathon, we want to point you to a fantastic running gear sale over at Left Lane Sports daily deal site.  They have a great sale going on Mizuno brand high-end running shoes and apparel for men and women, with apparel and gear prices starting at $9.95 and shoes starting at $39.95 (regular price is $99)! 

Here’s the scoop plus info on how to knock an extra $10 OFF the price…

With spring in the air, there’s no better time to lace up and go for a run! Whether you’re prepping for that next big marathon, or just out letting the dog take you for a walk, you’ll find a great deal on running shoes – prices starting at $9.99! (through Wed., March 2) at LeftLaneSports!  

Plus, on top of this savings, get an extra $10 OFF your first purchase of $50 or more (for new members of LeftLane only ~ go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit).


New to LeftLane Sports?  They are a members-only (joining is free!) daily deal site featuring top outdoor, and sports brands — like Pearl Izumi, Salomon, Marmot, Columbia, Patagonia, and Camelbak — typically 50-80% off retail price (we’ve found them regularly LOTS cheaper than REI and Whole Earth for the same brands). Whether you run, cycle, hike, camp, ride, swim, or just like to take a casual stroll, they’ve got top-of-the-line gear at close-out prices.

Membership is free, and since I invited you, you’ll receive an instant $10 shopping credit (here) towards your first purchase.


Here’s a sample of some of the bargain finds at LeftLane’s running shoe sale (we counted over 100 styles from which to choose in a large variety of widths and sizes):

:: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 Running Shoes – Men’s $54.95 (reg. $99.99), plus take another $10 OFF for new customers, here!

:: Mizuno Wave Hitogami 2 Shoes – Womens $54.95 (reg. $99.99) plus take another $10 OFF for new customers, here!

:: Mizuno Wave Evo Levitas Shoes – Women’s $36.95 (reg. $110)
plus take another $10 OFF $50 purchase, for new customers, here!

:: Mizuno Wave Prophecy 4 Shoes – Men’s $99.95 (reg. $209.99)
plus take another $10 OFF, for new customers, here!

:: Insider tip:  Quantities are limited for this sale and due to the popularity, some styles will sell out really fast… you will want to hurry if you want to have the best selection of styles and sizes.


…And Here’s the Scoop on LeftLane Sports’ EXTRA $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

It’s a great time to get signed-up for LeftLane Sports daily deals!  When you sign up for the first time, you’ll get $10 credited to your account to use towards any LeftLane Sports  order of $50 or more ~ including these already discounted shoes!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (love that!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.   Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 credit!

How to get the Extra $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Join LeftLane Sports for FREE and get a $10 Credit. Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Mizuno Shoe & Apparel Sale by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed (look for the below images).
      
  3. Make your purchase before Wednesday. There are limited quantities of styles available, so I would recommend not waiting too long to make your purchase.  As usual with LeftLane Sports many of the items will sell out fast.
  4. That’s all there is to it!  Easy breezy.  : )

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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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February 19-21 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Slow Art at the Modern, Spotlight Art Tour
  • FREE Southlake Wellness Challenge and Hike with Southlake Mayor Laura Hill
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • 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
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE National Weather Service Workshop
  • FREE Bring Your Gear Fishing Event at Cabelas
  • FREE BassMaster University 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 Slow Art at The Modern Museum, Spotlight Art Tour
….Friday, February 19, 2016

Everyone is invited to join the Slow Art movement with its aim to break with the often frenetic pace of modern life and simply enjoy works of art in a deliberate and unhurried fashion. Slow Art at the Modern invests in this pause with a 30-minute spotlight tour focusing on one work of art. Led by a Modern docent the third Friday of each month at 5:30 pm.

Details, details
What: For more information about The Modern Museum and this free event, click here.
When: Friday, February 19 ~ 5:30 PM.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE! LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge and Hike with Southlake Mayor Laura Hill at the Bob Jones Nature Center
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

 Join Mayor Laura Hill on a Wellness Hike through Southlake’s own Bob Jones Nature Center trails for LiveFit Southlake Wellness Challenge ~ aimed at promoting and encouraging community health and wellness for the whole family. LiveFit’s goal is to build strength of physical and mental abilities, as well as strength of service and community while providing you and your family every opportunity to get improve your lifestyle while having fun along the way.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s LiveFit event with the Mayor 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 20 ~ 9:00 – 11:00 AM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center, Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, February 20, 2016

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger. 

Details, details
What:
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 20  ~ 9:00-11:30am. NOTE: Date is subject to change due to weather.  Please check Keller’s website or Facebook page for changes.
Where:
1100 Bear Creek Parkway in Keller (LOCATION CHANGE)
1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 20, 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 20, 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, Garland
Saturday, February 20, 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 20, 2016 ~ 9:00AM – 4:00PM
Where: Garland ~ Granville Arts 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 1, 2016

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 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Bring Your Gear Fishing Event at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, February 20, 2016

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In honor of Spring’s early arrival this year, Cabela’s is hosting a FREE fishing event! Bring your own gear and bait to fish Cabela’s fully stocked lake for free. Be sure to stop by the greeter’s desk before fishing to sign a waiver prior to fishing.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Free Fishing Event, click here.
When: February 20, 2016, 10:00AM to 6:00PM
Where: Cabelas ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE BassMaster University Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
February 19-21, 2016

Bass Pro in Grapevine is offering special pro fishing event with Bass Pro, Tommy martin, as well as free family-friendly weekend events:

  • Meet & Greet Tommy Martin
  • Bass University Pro Seminars
  • Free Kids Fishing Workshop ~ Feb. 20 & 21, 4:30PM
  • Free catch and release challenge ~ Noon-5PM each day
  • Free magazine-cover style photo download ~ Noon-5PM each day
  • Free kids crafts ~ Noon-5PM each day

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s University and Next Generation Kids Fishing event, click here.
When: February 19-21, 2016
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 21, 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 21, 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 21, 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!

::

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
February 21, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for preparing meals with cast-iron cookware. Because cast-iron retains heat exceptionally well, it’s ideal for braising one-pot meals, preparing warming soups and much more. Discover how to make the most of your cast-iron cookware and how to keep these specialty pieces in tip-top shape. 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 21, 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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FREE YardSmart Gardening Seminars at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden — March 5

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If you’re in the midst of  planning your spring garden or just want some fresh ideas to get you started, don’t miss the FREE  YardSmart gardening seminar ~ a wealth of helpful information from local landscape and plant experts ~ March 5 at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Lecture Hall.

Fort Worth Yard Smart Seminar

Attendees will hear from well-known experts on topics such as creating a bird-friendly habitat, growing vegetables and flowers in containers, and vegetable gardening for beginners. Participants can also bring their gardening questions and issues  to get help during the Ask the Experts session — this is your chance to get FREE professional gardening advice (and even bring a sample cutting of a plant problem if you’d like).

Presenters and panelists include Randy Weston of Weston Gardens In Bloom, and Steve Chaney and Dotty Woodson from the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.

Saturday, March 5 Seminar Schedule

8:30 a.m. Creating a Bird-Friendly Habitat With Native Plants
9:30 a.m. Grow Your Favorite Flowers & Vegetables in Containers
11:00 a.m. Vegetable Gardening for Beginners
12:00 p.m. Ask the Experts Panel Discussion
1:00 p.m. Conservation Garden Tour

Door prizes are available after each session (must be present to win) and pre-registration is not required.

FREE YardSmart Seminar in Fort Worth

Yard Smart is a series of free, informative seminars designed to provide effective and beneficial ways to use water wisely in the landscape. Sponsored by the Fort Worth Water Department, YardSmart provides environmentally friendly and water-efficient information that can lead to healthy, beautiful lawns and gardens.

:: For more information call 817-392-6565 or go here.

:: To learn more about upcoming 2016 Yard Smart and Water-wise gardening and landscape seminars, go here.

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February 5-7 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • Last Weekend! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!) 
  • FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • 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
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • 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 Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo ~ Last Weekend!
Through February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.  If you haven’t been yet, these are the final days for 2016!

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.
Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

::

:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Through February 6, 2016

          

If you have or will be attending the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

::

:: FREE Geocaching Class & Family Event ~ Southwest Library
Saturday, February 6, 2016

Logo Geocaching

Take advantage of a free Geocaching class, a great activity to get the entire family up off the couch and working together in a real-world, high-tech, outdoor treasure hunting game. At this family event you’ll meet others interested in geocaching ~ the real-world, outdoor treasure hunting activity! You’ll learn how to use various devices to search and locate “geocaches” (hidden containers) using a GPS receiver or your smart phone.  The class will also offer lots of great geocaching tips like a list of locations of the area’s best caches to get you started on your adventure.

Details, Details
What: For more info about the FREE Geocaching class, click here.  Learn more about Geocaching here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 3:00 PM5:00 PM
Where: Southwest Regional Library in Fort Worth ~ 4001 Library Lane
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, February 6, 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 6, 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 Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, February 6, 2016

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
What:
 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, February 6, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

::

:: 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

::

:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

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 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: 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, February 6 and 7, 2016

Bank of America’s 2016 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums and cultural institutions 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
What:
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, February 6 and 7, 2016
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,
February 6, 2016

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
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, February 6 ~ FREE admission
and family activities 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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::

:: FREE! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, February 6, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build a wooden Valentines mailbox to hold all your child’s valentine cards from their favorite friends. After the mailbox is built, your child can personalize their project with paint. 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 since supplies are limited.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Learn more about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 6, 2016 ~ 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, February 6, 2016

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, they’ll share tips and tricks for making sizzling stir-fries and show you everything you need to know so you can prepare an awesome meal for your family! Suitable for ages 8-13. 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, February 6, 2016. 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.

::

:: FREE Family Fishing Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, February 5 & 6, 2016

Do you are your kids want to learn Crappie fishing techniques from a Pro? Bass Pro in Grapevine is offering a special event of seminars and skill casting for kids and adults. Kids will learn how to bait their own hook, catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond, and take part in a special casting challenge (equipment and bait provided). There will also be free professional photos for the kids and giveaways as well! Special Crappie fishing seminars will take place on Friday, Feb. 5 at 7PM and Saturday Feb. 6 at 11AM and 2PM.  The first 50 to attend these seminars will receive a FREE Bass Pro Shops Logo Tote.

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here
When: February 5 ~ 5 to 8PM and February 6, 2016 ~ 11AM-5PM. Special Crappie fishing seminars on Friday at 7PM and Saturday at 11AM and 2PM.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, February 7, 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 2015!

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!

::

:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 7, 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 7, 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!

::

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday,
February 7, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for planning and preparing Asian-style spring rolls ~ easy to make at home, especially when you use a spiralizer to cut the vegetables into eye-catching shapes. 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 7, 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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Get 34% OFF Any Groupon Deal — Today Only!

Now this is a GREAT Groupon deal not to miss!

Groupon has launched TWO combinable deals that will save you an extra 34% OFF already discounted Groupon offers — this can be used on just about ANY Groupon offer, too!

There are 2 offers that you can easily combine — one is a 9% rebate deal (today only) through Ebates and the other is a 25% OFF promo code to use on the Groupon site (valid through Friday)! We tell you exactly how to stack up the savings below.

How to save an extra 34% OFF on just about ANY Groupon offer:

  1. Go here to sign in to your Ebates account (or if you are not a member sign up for FREE here).  You can learn more about our experience with Ebates below if your are new to them — we cannot recommend using them enough!
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  • Ann Taylor &  Loft – 2% cash back
  • BackCountry.com – 4% cash back
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  • Carter’s – 2.5% cash back
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  • Lands End – 2% cash back
  • Lancome – 8% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 2% cash back
  • Macy’s – 6% cash back
  • Magazines.com – 26% cash back
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  • Nike – 4% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 3% cash back
  • Old Navy – 4% cash back
  • Saks Fifth Avenue / OFF 5th Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Sears – 3% cash back
  • Sephora – 8% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% cash back
  • Ugg Boots, Shoes, & Accessories – 4.5% cash back
  • Walgreens – 4% cash back
  • Walmart  – 1% cash back

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Sign up for free here. Each participating store offers a different cash back percentage — just look at the percentage next to the store name on the Ebates.com site to see how much savings you will earn.  You’ll also find additional savings coupons and deals for many of the stores too!

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Amazon has a great offer on TurboTax ~ $29.99 for TurboTax Deluxe Federal + E-File 2014 for PC or Mac (retails for $49.99). If you plan to use this do-it-yourself tax software this year, you might not want to wait, as we’ve heard the price will go up next week (historically, we’ve seen Amazon’s TurboTax price continue to rise as Tax day approaches, and we expect this year to be no different).

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January 22-24 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of Snow at Boaz Community Park
  • FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
  • FREE Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums (Save your Stock Show & Rodeo Ticket Stub!)
  • FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Trail Photography Exhibit in Grapevine
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
Now t
hrough February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for lots of ways to save on grounds admission, rodeo tickets, and more.

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: Now through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or really cheap, click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: Winter Wonderland Event: Play In Over 60,000 Pounds of
Snow at Boaz Community Park in Fort Worth

Saturday, January 23, 2016

The 2nd annual Winter Wonderland will cover a portion of North Z. Boaz Community Park in over 60,000 pounds of snow! Activities include a snow slide and a snow play area. Costumed characters dressed as Elsa and Anna from Disney’s Frozen will make an appearance and be available for pictures. Kids can also enjoy a train ride around the park, face painting, food and more.

Details, details
What:
 For more details, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
North Z. Boaz Community Park ~ 3200 Lackland Road
Cost: Tickets for individual attractions can be purchased for 25 cents each, or five tickets for $1. Unlimited play wristbands will be available for $15.

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:: FREE On Stage: Performers Showcase Family Event
at Fort Worth’s Central Library

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Get an introduction to a variety of performers and talent with programs suitable for the entire family!

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here
When: Saturday, January 23 ~ 12:00PM-5:00PM
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Extended Morning Adult Hike at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Explore the flora and fauna of River Legacy Parks during a guided nature hike along the off-road mountain bike trails in River Legacy Parks. Meet in the parking lot of the DORBA trailhead. Free, but space is limited. Hike is best suited for ages 18 and up. TO RSVP, call 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE guided hike, 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, January 23, 2016 ~ 7:30am
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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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 Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Cynthia Ann and Quanah Parker Exhibit in Grapevine
Daily through March 1, 2016

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 1, 2016
Where: The Tower Gallery in Grapevine ~  636 S. Main St.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE Pruning to Style Your Garden Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on learning to prune your garden like a pro. Find out how and why you should prune your plants and trees, as well as tips on how to make clean cuts, the best time to prune, and how to improve the quality of your foliage. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What:
For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Build a Storage Bench at Home Depot
Saturday, January 23, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to build a basic wood bench that has seating and storage all in one. They will teach you to properly measure and cut, pre-drill, and offer ideas on how to complete your project with paint, patterns and hardware.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 23, 2016 ~ 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 23, 2016

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 to prepare waffles for breakfast, lunch, dinner AND dessert. 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, January 23, 2016. 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, January 23, 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: January 23, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 24, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

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, January 24, 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, January 24, 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, January 24, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for keeping your culinary skills sharp by mastering basic knife techniques. First they’ll show you the proper way to hold a knife and to position the food. Then they’ll move on to serious slicing, dicing and chopping, along with more advanced cuts such as chiffonade, julienne and more. And, they’ll offer complimentary knife sharpening 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, January 24, 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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West 7th Area Discounts for Stock Show and Rodeo Participants — Terra Med Grill, Toni & Guy and More!

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Several West 7th merchants and restaurants are making special discounts available to  participants, exhibitors, and guests of the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo — now through February 6th.

Be sure to show your 2016 rodeo ticket stub or badge to receive the following special discounts and offers:

The Boardroom Salon for Men
Complimentary upgrade to the Benchmark Service

Amazing Lash Studio
Full set of eyelash extensions for $79.99, an original value of $250

Toni & Guy
20% off all services

Market + Table
15% off any purchase, excluding alcohol

Pure Bliss Therapeutic Massage
$10 off any one-hour massage

Terra Mediterranean Grill
10% off dinner, food purchases only

Flirt Boutique
25% off one item

Rafain Brazilian Steakhouse
$34.99 for four course dinner ($10 discount)

 :: Learn more about West 7th offers here.

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Up to 50% OFF Marmot Brand Clothing, Jackets, BackPacks, and More — STARTS SATURDAY

If you’ve been a reader for very long, then you might already know that we are big fans of Marmot brand athletic clothing and outdoor gear ~ REALLY great quality, but the prices are often a bit spendy at outdoor enthusiast retailers like REI and Whole Earth Provision. That’s why we want our readers to be sure and know about the Marmot sale that starts tomorrow over at LeftLane Sports. Plus, if you are new to LeftLane Sports, we’ll help you save an extra $10 on top of the sale prices.

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The Marmot sale starts at 8:30AM CST on Saturday (January 16), but until then, here is a preview of some of the Marmot deals available at LeftLane right now:

:: OUR FAVORITE DEAL: Marmot Draft 20 Backpack drops to $47.95 with $10 OFF LeftLane new member credit (retails for $89) — this is a great price! We are recreational hikers and have done a lot of research on day-packs for our personal use — this is a really well-made, top-rated pack designed to comfortably carry and protect your gear for a 1-2 day hike.  It’s a super-lightweight 20 Liter backpack with lots of storage, but easily compressible if you are carrying a lighter load. Also, definitely worth mentioning, it has a pocket to hold a water hydration sleeve like a CamelBak (purchased separately), external water bottle pocket, hiking pole attachments and a removable webbing waist belt. A rain cover is included and it’s available in multiple colors.

  

:: Marmot Women’s 1/2 Zip Pullover to $26.95 (retails for $75).   With the perfect amount of warmth and stretch, the 100 weight stretch fleece and durable flat lock construction makes the Sunspot ½ Zip an ideal piece for throw-on layering.

:: Marmot Men’s E Line Packable Jacket drops to $94.45 with $10 OFF LeftLane new member credit (retails for $175).  The wind and water-resistant technical fabric will complement your favorite pair of jeans or khakis — plus, it’s a great weight for our mild Texas winter weather. Jacket features a host of handy pockets including a media pocket and  interior zippered pocket.

:: The Marmot sale also includes a nice selection of other men’s & women’s jackets, athletic clothing & gear, backpacks, tents, and other outdoor items.  See the entire sale here.

Don’t Forget The LeftLane Sports
HOT $10 Credit Offer For New Members!

When you sign up for LeftLane Sports daily deals for the first time, you’ll receive a $10 credit to use towards any LeftLane Sports order of $50 or more ~ including their exclusive Marmot sale!  It looks like you have 6 months to use the credit before it expires, but other than that, there are no other strings attached (we love this!). Do note that the $10 credit is only offered for new account sign-ups and that it is FREE to join.

How to get the $10 OFF LeftLane Sports credit:

  1. Go here to sign up for free and get the $10 Left Lane Sports credit! Once you are signed up as a new member, a $10 credit will be waiting for you to use on your minimum $50 Purchase.
  2. Find and select the Marmot sale or sale of choice by scrolling through the discount “boutiques” listed on LeftLane Sports (look for this image).
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  3. Make your purchase before Thursday. This sale goes away on Thursday (1/20/16), so you will not want to wait!  As usual with LeftLane Sports, many items do sell out quickly.

New to LeftLane Sports?  It’s a members-only (joining is free!) daily deal website featuring top endurance, outdoor, and sports brands — like Pearl Izumi, Asics, Columbia, Patagonia, and Camelbak — at typically 50-70% off retail price!  Whether you run, cycle, hike, camp, ski or swim they’ve got you covered with great daily sales.  Membership is free, and since I invited you, you’ll receive an instant $10 shopping credit towards your first purchase!   Learn more or join here free to get the $10 credit.

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January 15-17 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo Western Parade
  • CHEAP FUN! 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo
  • FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event Exhibition & Opening: The Art of Story at Sid Richardson Museum 
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabelas
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo All Western Parade
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Oh I love a parade! Over 100,000 people will line the streets of downtown Fort Worth to watch the “All Western Parade” and to celebrate the opening of the 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo. This traditional event is held each year and boasts being the largest western themed parade, as well as the longest 100% non-motorized (no cars) parade in the world. The parade will feature over 4,000 participants including covered wagons, horses, more than 1,000 head of livestock, and of course lots of cowboys!

Details, details
What:
Learn more about the All Western Parade here.
When:
 Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 11:00AM
Where: The parade starts in front of the Tarrant County Courthouse (Downtown at Weatherford and Main Streets), turns right on Main towards the Convention Center, and loops back to the Courthouse on Houston St.  Click here to view the 2016 parade route.
Park:
 Park at one of the many FREE downtown lots or garages (the parking garage next to Bass Hall, etc.) and walk to your viewing spot.
Cost: FREE!

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:: 2016 Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Starts Today!
Friday, January 15 through February 6, 2016

Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo Free and Half Off Tickets

Kick up your heels and enjoy acres of excitement and western heritage at the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo. Events include rodeo (extra ticket required), free musical entertainment, petting zoo, family friendly exhibits, premier livestock shows, and more ~ the schedule of events is fresh each day.

Want to attend for FREE or cheap?   Be sure to check out our savings guide for more than 10 ways to get free tickets and save on admission and rodeo tickets.  Note that TODAY is the last day to take advantage of the “Early Bird Specials.”

Details, details
What:
 The 2016 Stock Show and Rodeo event schedule changes daily.  Go here to learn more.
When: January 15 through February 6.
Where:  3400 Burnett-Tandy Dr.  A special Park & Ride shuttle will be available Saturdays and Sundays during the Stock Show.  It will take you directly from Billy Bob’s North Lot to the front gate, pick you up, and return you to your vehicle parking lot for only $5 per car.  To find out more, click here.
Cost:
 For opportunities to attend the Stock Show and Rodeo for FREE or Half Price click here. Otherwise, General Admission is:  Adults $10, Kids 6 to 16 $5, and Children 5 & Under FREE.

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:: FREE Lonesome Dove Trail Reunion Event: The Art
of Story
Exhibition at Sid Richardson Museum
Friday, January 15 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, opens at noon on Friday, January 15, 2016, and runs through Sunday, 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 Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, January 16, 2016

Bring your fishing pole, favorite bait, and an adult fishing buddy for a morning of easy casting at Bear Creek Park in Keller. Texas Parks and Wildlife and Keller Parks and Recreation join together to sponsor a fun time of family fishing and other events including contests and prizes. The pond will be stocked with rainbow trout, and there will be prizes and fishing skill challenges.  For ages 16 & younger.

Details, details
What:
 For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 16 ~ 9:00-11:30am
Where:
 Bear Creek Park Pond in Keller
400 Bear Creek Park, Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE and open to anglers ages 16 and younger

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:: FREE Admission to 3 Great Fort Worth Museums
Now through February 6, 2016

          

If you will be attending the Stock Show & Rodeo this year, be sure and hang onto your ticket stubs and take part in the “Moo-seum” program. With your rodeo or grounds admission ticket you can get FREE admission (until February 6th) to The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame or the Cattle Raisers Museum. For adults, that’s a savings of $24 if you visit all 3!

Details, details
What: Learn more about the “Moo-seum” program, here
When: Now through February 6, 2016
Where: Learn about the Fort Worth Museum of SciencehereGo here to learn about the Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame and click here to get info about the Cattle Raisers Museum.
Cost: FREE, with Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo ticket stub.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 16, 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, January 16, 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 South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

Details, details
What: For more information about current exhibits, click here
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Learn To Install a Faucet Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 16, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn all you need to know to swap out a bath or kitchen faucet. This workshop shows you how to disconnect supply lines, remove an old faucet and install both a center-set vanity faucet and a kitchen faucet with sprayer.

Details, details 
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here. 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Introduction to Fly Fishing at Cabela’s in Fort Worth
Saturday, January 16, 2016

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If you have always wanted to learn the art of fly casting don’t miss this in-depth overview on gear, techniques, fly patterns, water conditions and recommendations on where to fly fish locally.  Cabela’s expert outfitters will then gear you up at the fly shop for casting lessons at Lone Star Lake (Weather permitting). FREE but RSVP is requested by calling the fly shop 817-337-2400.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s Fly Fishing Class, click here. 
When: January 16, 2016 ~ 10:00AM
Where: Cabela’s ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive 
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday,  January 16, 2016

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 have a crêpe party and learn to make crêpes with favorite fillings and delicious toppings. 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, January 16, 2016. 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 Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 17, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

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, January 17, 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, January 17, 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, January 17, 2016

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for cooking French crêpes — simple to prepare and make a wonderful main course for a casual weekend brunch. They’ll show you how to prepare perfect crêpes and share smart shortcuts for make-ahead fillings and toppings. 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 17, 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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January 8-10 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE SiNaCa Art Glass Open Studio Night
  • FREE Art Class at the Kimbell for Teens & Adults
  • FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Kids Art Class at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
  • FREE Travers Green Watercolor Art Exhibit at the Fort Worth Central Library Gallery
  • FREE Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Lowes Build and Grow Kids Woodworking Clinic
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sinaca School of Glass Open Studio Night
Friday, January 8, 2016

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, January 8, 2016 ~ 6:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Studio Five 90 Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Friday, January 8, 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, January 8, 2016 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Second Saturday Public Tour and Living History Performance at Sid Richardson Museum
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square for this FREE event, which includes a public tour of the museum and a living history performance of cowboy artist Charles M. Russell.

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What:  Go here to learn more.  No reservations required, but do note that parents must remain with their children.
When:  Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00-3:30PM
Where:  The Sid Richardson Museum in Sundance Square,
309 Main Street in Downtown Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, January 9, 2016

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.

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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, January 9, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, January 9, 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.

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What: For more information, visit the the Kimbell’s event site.
When: Saturday, January 9, 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 Family Movie Showing of Disney’s Big Hero 6
Saturday, January 9, 2016

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun family movie, Big Hero 6 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: When a criminal plot threatens the hi-tech metropolis of San Fransokyo, Hiro Hamada, a brilliant young robotics whiz, leaps into action with his tech-savvy friends and robot companion, Baymax. (PG, 2014, 104 min.)

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What: For more information about this event, click here. 
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 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 South by Southwest: The Art of Travers Green
Exhibit at Fort Worth’s Central Library
Now Through February 26, 2016

Fort Worth Central library

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a retrospective showcase of works from award-winning Fort Worth local artist, Travers Green (1928-2008). His “tight-loose” painting style, along with a unique scratch and splatter technique combine to create country-themed paintings to give the viewer a sense of place and turn the ordinary into something extraordinary. These watercolor paintings have been reacquired by his son from various sources to compile a collection never before seen together. There will be a reception from 2 – 4 p.m. on Saturday, January 16, 2016.

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What: For more information about current exhibits, click here.
When: The exhibit is available to enjoy now through February 26, 2016 during normal Central Library hours of operation.
Where: The downtown Fort Worth Central Library gallery, 500 W. 3rd 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, no ticket required.

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:: FREE D.I.Y. Paint & Drywall Repair Class at Home Depot
Saturday, January 9, 2016

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to repair damaged drywall as well as the best techniques for brush and roller painting. The Home Depot Workshops are designed to provide a mix of associate led instruction, demonstration, and some hands-on learning.

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What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, January 9, 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, January 9, 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 Firetruck With Safety Cards 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.

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What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, January 9, 2016 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, January 10, 2016

Visitors to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth can receive free admission to the museum’s permanent collection and exhibitions on all Sundays in 2016!  If you can’t make it on Sunday, visit on Wednesdays to get half price admission.

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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, January 10, 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.

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What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, January 10, 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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