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THIS WEEK — Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Clothing Sale, November 10-12

It’s almost time for our readers’ favorite sale, the Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse Sale —  starts this Thursday and runs for 3 days (November 10-12)! This huge, direct from the designer warehouse clothing sale only opens its doors to the public 4 times a year, and you’ll find everything marked down 50% to 75% OFF retail.  There are sizes to fit just about anyone —  from Petite to Women’s sizes and everything in between.

Sharon Young November 2016

As promised, we popped over to the sale to get our readers a preview look, as well as tell you about our favorite finds. We are happy to report that the fall warehouse sale is packed front to back with gorgeous collections — row after row of fall and transition-to-winter fashion bargains, perfect for the crazy weather we are having in Fort Worth this year!


:: SECRET SAUCE INSIDERS’ TIP: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday (only)! This offer is on top of the already discounted prices, so be sure to ask about this deal to stretch your savings and wardrobe.


:: The sale features deep discounts on collections from Sharon Young, John Mark, Tru Luxe, Multiples, and A La Carte, plus two new weekend and sportswear lines, Bette & Court and Sport Haley. Prices start at $20 (with nothing over $60!).

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:: Find 1000s of fantastic jackets, pants, vests, tops, jeans, and other key wardrobe elements. So fun — this on-trend, figure flattering plaid jacket from high-end designer, Sharon Young (above) is perfect for a little extra warmth and little pop of orange color.

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:: Be sure to check out the Tru Luxe jeans and tops. We found a GREAT selection of casual styles and this is a bargain you don’t want to missPssstttt…Tru Luxe Jeans and pants normally start at about $99 retail, and they are all $40 at this sale! We caught a picture of some of the embroidered textures found on this high-end jean line (click on the pictures to see a closeup of the fantastic details on these jeans)!

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:: We fell in love with the rich fabrics and careful attention to quality we found in the new “John Mark” collection —  incredible bargains with most over 60-70% off retail! Be sure and look for this high-end, boutique quality line (definitely a “Best Buy” at this sale — we found many of these same styles online right now at a major department store for $99 and up!).

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:: Don’t miss the silky soft fabrics in the new weekend leisure and  athletic lines from brands Sport Haley and Bette & Court — ideal for a day on the tennis court or just a walk around the neighborhood.  We found rows of tops,  jackets and more made with great looking performance fabrics ~ some even incorporate a UPF 30 sunblock protection.

In a nutshell, we found:

  • Over 15,000 pieces of gorgeous ladies designer clothing & accessories, 50% to 75% OFF retail.  There is a huge selection that covers a wide variety of styles from trendy to traditional and from casual to dressy.  These are gorgeous top quality collections carried in high-end department stores and fashion boutiques ~ you’ll find them at this designer warehouse sale at a big discount.
  • Ladies, Petite and Plus Sizes ~ something for everyone!  Sizes range from Ladies & Petites sizes 2-18 and a stylish selection of Women’s Plus 0X-3X.

Sharon Young   Black Top & colorful Leggings Sharon Young

Sharon Young November 2016 sale   Tencel Skirt Vest

Details, details
When: November 10 to 12, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, there is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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FREE Printable Tags For Thanksgiving Dinner Leftovers

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As you finish up your Thanksgiving celebration with family and friends, send home the leftovers in style with these clever free printable tags from World Label– perfect to identify all your thanksgiving goodies! Download and print them on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock  or uncut sticker/ label stock and then cut out the designs.

:: Get your FREE Thanksgiving Leftover Tag printables here.

 

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November 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 American Paint Horse World Championship
  • Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Japanese Garden Fall Festival
  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Zumba, and More!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth Science and History Museum or Perot Museum in Dallas
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro ~ Grapevine
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Drawing Classes at The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE! Annual American Paint Horse Association
World Championship Show & Competition

Now through November 13, 2016

Paint Horse World Championship

Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s 52nd Anniversary show and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 13.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth

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:: Fort Worth Botanic Garden ~ Japanese Garden Fall Festival
    Saturday and Sunday, November 5 & 6, 2016

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The Fort Worth Botanic’s Japanese Garden, voted as one of the most beautiful places in Fort Worth by the Star Telegram’s readers poll, is celebrating their annual Fall Festival this weekend! Feast your eyes on this beautiful garden while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, demonstrations, papermaking, tea ceremonies, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information about the festival, click here.
Where:
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard.  Located inside the historic Japanese Garden inside the Fort Worth Botanic Garden. All festival parking will be in the Linden Street lot — click here for directions to the gardens and other details.
When: November 5-6,  Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM,
Sunday: 11:00 PM – 5:00 PM
Cost: Adults $8.00, Children (4-12yrs.) $4.00, and Children 3 and under free

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

Discover the habits and adaptations of one of River Legacy’s native animals during a live animal observation with an expert at River Legacy Living Science Center. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Details, details
What:
 To find out more about the FREE program for all ages, 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, November 5, 2016 ~ 2:00pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, November 5, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Zumba, Stroller Strides, PT Fitness Bootcamp, Yoga, and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, November 5 (weather permitting) classes begin at 8:00AM and run hourly until 10:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, November 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, November 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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:: 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, November 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, November 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, November 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, November 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! Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, November 5, 2016

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and Toy Helicopter in honor of Veterans Day. After the project is built, your child can decorate 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, November 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, November 5, 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: November 5, 2016, 11:00AM to 1:00PM ~ Weather permitting
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
….Saturday, November 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, they’ll share tips and tricks for how to cook some amazing side dishes for your Thanksgiving feast. 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, November 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, November 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, November 6, 2016 ~ 2:00PM
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, November 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 to The Modern here.
When: Every Sunday 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, November 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, November 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 Dessert Decorating Workshop at the Amon Carter Museum — Saturday, November 19

‘Tis the season to decorate baked goods! Learn a few tips and tricks from museum educator and former America’s Test Kitchen recipe tester Mary Le during this hands-on dessert decorating session. Before decorating, draw inspiration from the Amon Carter’s collection during an interactive tour.

Please note that reservations are required — Call 817.989.5030 or email visitors@cartermuseum.org to register.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about this Crafting from the Collection event (here).   
When:  Saturday, November 19, 2016 from 10:30am12:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

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FREE Admission To All National Parks — November 11

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The National Parks Service is offering FREE entrance to over 400 parks Friday, November 11, in honor of Veterans Day. As part of the free entrance day, you can enjoy over 400 National Parks for FREE. Do note that not all National Parks charge fees, but those that do will waive their cost on this day (for example, $25 a car at Big Bend or $20 a car at Rocky Mountain National Park).

You’ll find a long list of participating locations within a drivable distance of Fort Worth, including:

Details, Details
What: Find out more about how to get  free admission to the U.S. National Parks, hereYou’ll also find helpful planning info here.
When: Friday, November 11, 2016 (Veterans Day) ~ times vary by location
Where: A list of over 400 participating parks around the U.S.
can be found here.
Cost: FREE! Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees,
and transportation entrance fees.

Need a little more time to plan? The next FREE National Parks entrance date is January 18, 2017 — Martin Luther King Day.

P.S. Go here to find out how to get FREE annual parks passes for active military personnel through the America the Beautiful National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands Pass — offered FREE to all active duty military members and their dependents.

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Next Week! Sharon Young and Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse 3-Day Sale

Sharon Young November 2016

Be sure to save the date for the next Sharon Young & Ladies Designer Brand Warehouse clothing sale ~ it starts next Thursday and runs November 10-12. Our readers tell us that this is their favorite fashion warehouse sale and definitely worth the drive to Dallas ~ we agree! We always save a bundle off retail prices (50 to 75% OFF) and end up with gorgeous clothes at below wholesale, usually only found at higher end ladies boutiques and department stores.

The direct from the designer warehouse clothing sale only opens their doors to the public four times a year. This sale will be huge with over 15,000 pieces starting at $20 and sizes to fit just about anyone ~ from petite to women’s plus sizes and everything in between (sizes 2-18 and 1X-3X).  They even have 2 new ladies’ weekend leisure and sports clothing lines you’ll want to check out — Bette & Court and Sport Haley.

INSIDER TIPS: The sale will feature a special Buy One Get One FREE” deal on Thursday and Friday on a surprise category, so be sure to ask about this special offer to stretch your savings. 

Stay tuned…

We will head to Dallas to get a sneak look at the sale and share some of our favorite finds with you before the sale doors open. In the mean time, be sure to carve out time on your calendar and save the date!

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Details, details
When: November 10 to 12, 2016 ~ Thursday & Friday, 8:00AM to 7:00PM and Saturday, 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: 10367 Brockwood Rd ~ Dallas. There is free parking, and you’ll see signs directing you where to go (or just follow all the ladies you will see!).
Do note: All Credit Cards are accepted, along with cash or check, but no credit card gift cards are accepted. Also, there is a large dressing room provided for trying on all your finds, but typical of women’s fashion warehouse sales, it is ladies only and not private. Since this is a women only event, husbands, guy-friends and kiddos under 12, please stay comfortable at home. 

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GREAT DEAL For Coffee Conisseurs — $19.99 For Bodum Pour Over Coffee Maker & Permanent Filter

Amazon has a GREAT sale happening today on top rated (4.5/5 star user ratings) Bodum Pour-over coffeemaker with permanent filter for $19.99 (31% OFF MSRP).

Bodum made its name as making one of the best French press coffee makers, and they continue their reputation with this fantastic pour-over, slow brew design.  We love everything about this little maker —  from the beautiful sleek design to the ease of being able to put everything in the dishwasher, including the filter.

Secret sauce buyers’ tip The coffeemaker comes in a lot of colors and 3 sizes, but not every color or size is on sale.  Amazon inventory and prices change frequently, but at the time of this writing, the 34oz. black, red, and white versions were all marked down to $19.99.

Here’s what’s in the box:

  • Includes a permanent stainless steel mesh filter; no paper filters or capsules needed, and essential oils will not get trapped in the filter
  • Mouth-blown borosilicate glass container and silicone protective sleeve
  • Completely dishwasher safe 
  • Bodum Model #11571-01

There are lots of great Bodum deals to be found with this sale, too.  I hope you find just what you are looking for! : )

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October 28-30 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE 26th Anniversary Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering at The Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Blue Zones Power 9 Party Family Event
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Circuit Training!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE! Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
   Friday to Sunday, October 28-30, 2016

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 26th Anniversary celebration of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include Wagon Train and Trail Ride from Jacksboro, Ranch Rodeo, Chuck Wagon Camp and Competition, Cowboy Poetry and Cowboy Music, Fiddle Contest, Cowboy Gospel Concert, Western Swing Dances, Cowboy Church and lots more! Voted Best Gathering and Best Family Event by the readers of American Cowboy Magazine.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Red Steagall website.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 28-30.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards. Find a map & directions here.
Cost: Most outdoor street events on the schedule are FREE to the public. To get access to indoor events (like the rodeo), get tickets here  (children under 12 are FREE to everything except the Saturday night Rodeo).

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:: FREE Fall Festival Family Events
Daily Activities, October 28-31, 2016

Fall Halloween Family Festivals in Fort Worth and Dallas - Alternatives

Are you looking for a fun and safe way to celebrate the weekend’s fall festivities with your family? Lots of churches, schools, and businesses in the community have put together fun-packed festivals with safe places to trick-or-treat and enjoy an evening out with the family. With so many choices, we’ve put together a short list of locations to get you started:

• Bass Pro Shops Charlie Brown Pumpkin Event ~ Daily
Grapevine Location 2501 Bass Pro Drive • Daily through October 31
FREE daily events and times vary and include trick or treating throughout the store, kids’ costume parade, crafts, scavenger hunt, studio quality photos, and more. Get more details and a daily event schedule here.

• Central Market Stores Fall Carnival ~ Saturday
Fort Worth location 4651 West Freeway October 29, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Join Central Market for their annual Fall Carnival. Kids can pick up a Scavenger Hunt sheet in the front lobby and follow its directions to trick-or-treating fun! There’s cookie decorating and a costume parade, too! More details here.

• Fort Worth Police Department Trunk or Treat ~ Monday
Bob Bolen Public Safety Complex 505 W. Felix St.
October 31, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Fort Worth kiddos can experience a safer alternative to traditional trick or treating with the Fort Worth Police Department’s Trunk or Treat! The event includes apple bobbing, games, face painting, candy stations, displays and more. More details here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Monday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station for a safe, family-friendly fall party that’s free and fun! The event includes costume contests, pumpkin decorating, games, hayrides, and trick or treating at participating Stockyards Station shops. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat at Hillside Community Church in Keller ~ Monday
Hillside Church in Keller 9915 Ray White Rd October 31, 6:00 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of fun family activities. There will be lots of candy, games, bounce houses, a photo booth, and safe fun for everyone. More details here.

Other local DFW carnivals and festivals
(lots of family friendly choices)

Pop over here for a terrific line-up
of family-safe fall festivals and other Halloween trick-or-treat alternatives put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and the surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.

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:: FREE! Blue Zones Power 9 Party and Family Fun Event
   Saturday, October 29, 2016

Fort Worth is making healthy choices easier, and that’s cause for a party – a Power 9® Party! Join Blue Zones for a morning of Power 9 fun and FREE family activities including games, cooking demonstrations, live music,  free food, giveaways, and more as we celebrate better well-being in our community.

Details, Details
What: Get more event info at the Power9 Party website.
When: Saturday, October 29, 8:30 – 11:30 AM
Where: Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth.
Find directions and free parking info here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Title Boxing, Stroller Strides, Pure Barre, Yoga, and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, October 29 (weather permitting) classes begin at 8:00AM and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, October 29, 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, October 29, 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 Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, October 29, 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: October 29, 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, October 30, 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 2015
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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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Many thanks for staying tuned while we took some time to have an electronics break & fall family vacation to get refreshed and rejuvenated. Whhhhewww, we needed that (thanks for hanging out until we returned)!  We are back and have some fresh budget tips, deals and all-around fun things we are looking forward to sharing with you soon.

We’d love to hear what you’ve been up to and look forward to catching up in the days to come!

P.S. Thank you for all your kind notes while we were out. I am certain that we have the BEST readers! Many of you asked about our weekly Frugal in Fort Worth, FREE and Cheap Things to Do Weekend guide.  Good news — the latest weekend guide is heading to your inbox on Friday and is full of the latest fun and free events for the family!  Talk to you soon. : )

7 FREE and Fantastic Back to School Printables

Looking for fun and easy ways to add a spark of surprise and joy to the first back-to-school day? Check out this roundup of  7 free printables that will give your kiddo’s first day back to the classroom a boost.

1. First Day of School Signs

Free printable signs, sized 8 x 10 for the first day of school— from pre-school to 12th grade. Design by Elegance and Enchantment for Remodelaholic.

Head over to Remodelaholic for a free set of 15 different back-to-school sign printables — perfect for first day pictures! The signs cover everything from pre-school through 12th grade, and each is set up to print on standard 8.5 x 11 paper that can easily be trimmed with some scissors or framed if you wish.

2. FREE LUNCH BOX NOTE Printables

Free Printables

You’ll love these free printable lunch note designs by Kristen from Paper Crave! Add one of these notes to your child’s lunchbox to let them know just how much they matter to you and brighten their day.

3. All About Me First School Day FREE Printables

All About Me Free Printables

This is SUCH a great idea — interview your child at the beginning of the school year!  Blogger Yellow Bliss Road says, “…preserve this moment in time with an All About Me questionnaire…it will be so much fun to look back at the end of the year and see how much their answers change.” She has kindly shared her designs and ideas, and you can print these out for free here (available for Preschool through High School).

4. Back to School Treat Holder

You rule! Happy Back to school printable from www.thirtyhandmadedays.com

We found this fun and resourceful “You Rule” treat envelope made from CD sleeves over at creative blogger, Thirty Handmade Days.  She designed this “cute little back to school treat and printable to add to a lunch box, give to a teacher, or have for when kids come home…whatever you want!”  Go here to get the instructions, treat mix recipe, and free printable.

5. FREE Printable Mini notebooks

mini notebook printable

Get excited for fall by making these clever mini back to school notebooks (free printable from creative blogger Oh Happy Day) for your kids or their friends. They are easy to assemble and would be a great project to help the kids get excited about heading back to school!

6. FREE Printable First Day Teacher Gifts

teacher appreciation

If you want to give your child’s teacher a thoughtful, but inexpensive surprise on the first day of school, visit blogger iheartnaptime (here) where you’ll find 12 free printables that can easily be personalized with your child’s name.

7. Have an Amazing Year Frame-Ready Printable

Everyday Party Magazine Free Back to School Printable Framed Image

This happy design from Everyday Party Magazine can be printed onto standard 8 1/2 x 11 copy paper and placed in an inexpensive frame — perfect to set the right tone in your house for a great year or to give as a nice gift for your child’s teacher. Go here to get the free printable.

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August 19-21 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
  • FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event in Keller ~ Featuring Classic Movie Top Gun
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, and Circuit Training!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Zumba Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth

 IMPORTANT WEATHER RELATED UPDATES FOR EVENTS:
Before you go, be sure to check the event websites for changes to location, times, or cancellations due to inclement weather


:: FREE Chalk Art Festival at West 7th
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Pop over to West 7th to view one-of-a-kind elaborate chalk art by professional street painting artists during the 2016 Chalk Art Festival! Festivities include live creation of street painting murals by professional artists, an amateur artist competition, children’s art area, PoserKids Yoga Class, live music, and more!

Details, details
What: For more information about West 7th’s Chalk Art Festival click here.
When:  August 20, 2016 ~ 10:00AM to 8:00PM. Artists will begin creating at 10:00 AM, so come early to watch the pieces evolve. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: West 7th ~University Drive and Crockett Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Date Night in the Park Outdoor Movie Event
Featuring Classic Top Gun ~ Keller, Bear Creek Park

Saturday, August 20, 2016

The City of Keller is hosting a retro outdoor date night movie event this Saturday at Bear Creek Park. Enjoy a night under the stars watching the movie classic, Top Gun with on-site food truck and drink vendors. Bring your picnic blankets and lawn chairs, and don’t forget your main squeeze!

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Keller Date Nite in the Park site.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 8:00-11:00PM
Where: Keller ~ Bear Creek Park, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  FREE

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Circuit Training, Stroller Strides, and Yoga.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, August 20 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, August 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, August 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 Story Time & Kids Activity at River Legacy
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Children of all ages are invited to listen to fun, seasonal stories during this monthly story-time at River Legacy Living Science Center. Be sure to make plans to stay after for a fun activity for kids.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about this family-friendly event, 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, August 20, 2016 ~ 11:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 20, 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, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, August 20, 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 Saturday Morning Zumba in Sundance Square
Saturday, August 20, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community Zumba class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Zumba at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, August 20, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, August 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, August 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!

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:: FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
Sunday, August 21, 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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College Students & Parents — Save Up to 90% OFF Textbooks PLUS Get FREE Amazon PRIME for 6-Months

A reminder tip from our readers: We regularly hear from parents that if you have college-bound kids, Amazon’s deals on textbooks are the way to go & will help you save a bundle ~ definitely worth checking out! Plus you can take advantage of Amazon’s free perks and free 2-day shipping just for college students with their 6 months of FREE Amazon Student Prime offer, (this is a GREAT deal, as it’s normally $99 for 12 months of Amazon Prime 2-day shipping and online movie/TV streaming benefits). 

Here’s the scoop…

 

Save a Bundle This Semester on Textbooks

Amazon is offering college students FREE Prime 2-day shipping on all purchases of textbooks (and the millions of other things that Amazon sells), and enrollment is FREE to students for 6 months!

Plus, Amazon offers a variety of options to help you save on college textbooks:

  • Amazon’s Textbook store.  Find thousands of college textbook titles available up to 40% OFF new bookstore prices and up to 90% OFF used textbooks.
  • Kindle e-Textbook rental store. Take a look at Amazon’s Kindle Textbook Rental program which allows you to download your textbooks to a Kindle, iPad or just about any computer for up to 80% off the new book price.  Kindle textbooks can typically be rented for any length between 30 to 360 days – you pay only for the time you need the book and can extend or buy at anytime.

Details, details
What:  College students can sign up here for the FREE Amazon
Student Two-Day Shipping & other Prime benefits (learn more here).  Get more information about Amazon’s Textbook store here.
When: 
FREE 2-Day shipping benefits will extend for 6 months from

the sign up date.
Who is Eligible:  Only students currently enrolled in a college or
university who have a valid .edu e-mail address to confirm their status
are eligible to take part in Amazon Student.

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2016 Dates and Details For Texas Tax-Free and Tax Exemption Weekend – August 5-7

Be sure to add next weekend’s 2016 Texas tax-free holiday to your calendar (August 5-7) and save an extra 8.25% on qualifying back-to-school clothes, school supplies, and more. Here’s the scoop…

During the August 5-7 tax holiday, Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits on the following categories:

  • Clothing (most items under $100 qualify)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

SHOPPING TIP: Need to quickly find your child’s school supply list? Go here and type in your zip code to find an updated supply lists for many of the schools in the area.

:: Learn more about the tax holiday at the Texas Comptroller’s site.

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July 29-31 FREE and Cheap Things to Do in Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie Classic at The Amon Carter: To Kill A Mockingbird
  • FREE 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
  • FREE Exercise and Recreation Classes at The Trailhead — Stroller Strides, Yoga, Kids’ Yoga, and Zumba!
  • FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
  • CHEAP Stargazing Party at Bob Jones Nature Center, Southlake
  • FREE National Cutting Horse Assoc. Competition & Show
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Saturday Morning Yoga Class at Sundance Square
  • FREE Sunday Funday at Panther Island
  • FREE Admission to the Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards

:: FREE Sunset Cinema Outdoor Movie at The Amon Carter
Featuring Classic To Kill A Mockingbird

Friday, July 29, 2016

Pack a picnic, grab some friends, and head to the Amon Carter to watch the classic  To Kill A Mockingbird (1962) on the museum’s lawn.  Lawn chairs, blankets, and coolers are welcome. Please note that only the museum’s lawn will be open during this program (not the building), and no glass bottles or pets please.

Details, details
What:  Get more details about the event (here).
When:  Friday, July 29, 2016  ~ Lawn opens at 6:00PM; film begins at 8:30PM Food trucks from 6–9 p.m.  
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Find directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE (but donations are appreciated)!  Do note that the museum is unable to validate paid parking at the Will Rogers Memorial Center (Parking information, here).

::

:: 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern
Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31, 2016

The 13th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth features a series of special performances, events, concerts, films, and more. The festival concludes on Sunday afternoon with a final dance across the length of the museum’s beautiful Grand Lobby

Details, details
What: For more information about the 13th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When:  July 30-31, 2016, 1:00PM. View the schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!  Note that for patrons who plan to also visit the galleries, regular admission applies on Saturday (Sunday admission is FREE!).

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:: FREE Saturday Outdoor Exercise Classes at The Trailhead
in Clearfork on Fort Worth’s Trinity Trails
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Plan to stop by The Trailhead this Saturday for a free exercise class! Beautifully located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails, in Fort Worth’s new Clearfork development, The Trailhead will offer free to the community outdoor exercise classes and other recreational activities on Saturday mornings.  Saturday’s schedule includes Zumba, Stroller Strides, and Yoga…even Yoga for Kids!

Details, details
What:  Learn more about The Trailhead and Saturday exercise classes here.
When: Saturday, July 30 (weather permitting) Classes begin at 8:00 and run hourly until 9:00AM. See the full schedule of classes here.
Where: Located on the riverfront of the Trinity Trails within Clearfork,
The Trailhead has a direct connection to the 40-miles of hike-and-bike trails.
Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Kids Art Class at The Kimbell Art Museum
Saturday, July 30, 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, July 30, 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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:: Star Gazing Party with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society
Bob Jones Nature Center in  Southlake

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Bob Jones Nature Center Logo

Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center. View and learn about the moon, Saturn, Jupiter, constellations and nebulae.  Be sure to register for this class today.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Bob Jones Nature Center’s Star Watching Party and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, July 30 ~ 8:30 PM10:30 PM
Where: Bob Jones Nature Center ~ 355 Bob Jones Road in Southlake
Cost: FREE for Members, $5 for Non-Members. Please call 817-491-6333 or email admin@bjnc.org for Member Promo Code.

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:: FREE National Cutting Horse Association Competition and Show
Daily through August 6, 2016

Enjoy an afternoon at the National Cutting Horse Association Summer Cutting Spectacular and experience quintessential Fort Worth with a horse and riding event that dates back to the 1800s.  This year’s show and competition features some of the finest cutting horses and rider talents in the country.

Details, details
What: For more information about daily shows, competitions, and events, click here. To Find out More about the history of the Cutting Horseclick here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
When: Daily through August 6, 2016 ~ See the daily schedule here.
Cost: FREE!  Please note that some events do require tickets and there is a charge to park.

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, July 30, 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, and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Saturday, July 30, 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 Saturday Morning Yoga in Sundance Square
Saturday, July 30, 2016

Join the fun and get your fit on with a free community yoga class in Sundance Square Plaza ~ presented by Sundance Square and Amon G. Carter, Jr. Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome!

Details, details
What: Learn more about yoga  at Sundance Square, here.
When: Saturday, July 30, 2016 ~ 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM
Where:  Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth.  Go here to find FREE parking options.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Sunday Fundays at Panther Island in Fort Worth
Sunday, July 31, 2016

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fly Fishing Program

Sunday Funday is a day of family friendly relaxation and fun in the sun at Panther Island Pavilion. There will be food trucks and games, as well as tubes, pedal boats, kayaks, stand up paddle boards and canoes available for rent.  Stand up paddle board yoga classes will be offered at 12:15 PM — classes are very beginner friendly as long as you’re not afraid to get a little wet.

Details, Details
What: 
For more information, visit the Sunday Funday website.
When: Sundays 12:00 to 6:00 PM through September 4.
Where: Panther Island Pavilion is located at
395 Purcey Street in Fort Worth.
Cost: FREE!  Tube, canoe, kayak and paddle board rentals are extra.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, July 31, 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, July 31, 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, July 31, 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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Get an EXTRA 20% OFF Hotel Bookings With Travelocity & Ebates — ENDS TOMORROW!

Travelocity and Ebates have launched TWO combinable deals that can save you an extra 20% OFF thousands of already discounted hotels.  This is a GREAT deal if you need to book a hotel for the coming weeks, but you’ll want to HURRY as this ends Thursday!

Here’s the scoop: There are 2 offers that you can easily combine — one is a 4% rebate deal through Ebates and the other is a rare 16% OFF promo code to use on the Travelocity site for hotel  bookings over $300!

Please note that most major hotel chains like Marriott and Hilton exclude themselves from the Travelocity 16% discount offer, but you can still take advantage of the Ebates 4% hotel rebate (no matter the hotel purchase on Travelocity). We tell you exactly how to stack up the savings below (but, HURRY, the promo code expires tomorrow, July 28, 2016)!


How to save an extra 20% OFF your hotel booking:

  1. Go here to sign into 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, as we have saved hundreds of dollars through them!
  2. Once logged into Ebates, search for Travelocity and once on that page, click on the “SUMMERSIXTEEN” promotion to earn the 4% Cash Ebate rebate on hotels.  Clicking “Shop Now” will take you to the Travelocity site. 
  3. Explore the Travelocity’s site to find and select your perfect hotel deal to save another 16% OFF off a $300+ total booking. On each hotel’s page, select the “Reserve My Room” button to put the deal in your shopping cart.  Remember that the 16% discount code is only valid through July 28, 2016 and ends at 9PM CST.
  4. When you are ready to complete your purchase —  at checkout, click the “Enter a coupon or promotion code” link under the “Payment” section. Be sure to enter promo code SUMMERSIXTEEN to get the extra 16% OFF. You should see an adjustment to your total on the price summary on the right. There are a limited number of hotel deals available, so if you find one that interests you, we would not recommend  waiting too long to make your purchase, as many sell out quickly.

 

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Are you signed up for EbatesIf not, then you really should be! If you do any online shopping, you’ll want to be sure to sign up and use their free service before you place your next purchase — you can save as much as 40% more at almost any online store including favorite places like Macy’s, Kohl’s, World Market, Ann Taylor Loft, Bath & Body Works — even Target & Walmart (and that’s on top of whatever deal you find at the online store)!

By clicking through the Ebates site to your favorite online stores (over 1,800 stores participate), you can save a bundle! It doesn’t cost anything to sign-up for Ebates and  it’s a no-brainer way that we personally use to save on online purchases we would be making anyway.


Our family signed up for Ebates a couple of years ago, and we have already received more than $400 back — the rebate savings can add up fast!

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I love it when I get one of these ^ emails in my inbox.


Here is a sample of some popular online spots offering cash rebates/Ebates on your TOTAL purchase:

  • Amazon – Up to 7% Cash Back 
  • Ann Taylor &  Loft – 2% cash back
  • Best  Buy – Up to 1% cash back
  • Carter’s – 2.5% cash back
  • eBay – Up to 5% cash back
  • Eddie Bauer – 3% cash back
  • Entertainment.com – 17.5% cash back
  • GAP – 8% cash back
  • JC Penney – 6% cash back
  • Kohl’s – 6% cash back
  • Lands End – 3% cash back
  • Lancome – 4% cash back
  • Lowe’s – 2% cash back
  • Macy’s – 6% cash back
  • Magazines.com26% cash back
  • Neiman Marcus & Last Call Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Nike – 6% cash back
  • Nordstrom – 6% cash back
  • Old Navy – 2% cash back
  • Saks Fifth Avenue / OFF 5th Outlet – 4% cash back
  • Sears – 3% cash back
  • Sephora – 4% cash back
  • Toys R Us – 1% cash back
  • Walgreens – 7% cash back
  • Walmart  – 1% cash back

Secret sauce savings tip:  These cash back percentages change regularly, so be to check back to see the latest Ebates offers!


New to Ebates? Here’s how it works:

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!

:: Learn more or sign up for Ebates FREE here.

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