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50 Fest: Amon Carter Museum’s 50th Anniversary Family Fun Event, Saturday, August 13

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Art. Bands. Food. Fun. Find it all at 50 Fest, a FREE celebration of 50 years at the Amon Carter Museum.

In honor of the Amon Carter Museum of American Art’s 5oth Anniversary, the entire community is invited to a fun-filled, free celebration called 50 Fest this Saturday, August 13 from 5:30–9PM at the museum. Outside on the plaza, guests will be treated to food, drinks and the toe-tapping music of two Austin-based bands. All ages are encouraged to join in and become a part of museum history.

“For an institution like the Amon Carter that has been a vibrant part of Fort Worth culture for five decades, throwing a party for the whole town seems a fitting tribute during our 50th year,” says Andrew Walker, director. “We invite all our neighbors to come and see our remarkable collection of American art, while enjoying a fun summer’s evening on the museum’s front porch.”

The Marshall Ford Swing Band kicks off 50 Fest with its upbeat western swing, guitar stylings and vocals. They will be followed by award-winning Del Castillo, a six-man band combining eclectic Latin rock, flamenco and blues with both Spanish and English vocals.

Picnic fare including hot dogs, chips and dessert from Curly’s Frozen Custard will be offered to guests. There will be hula hoops and bubbles for outdoor fun, along with photo booths where guests can pose for a souvenir of the celebration. No anniversary party is complete without cake; visitors will have the opportunity to vote on their favorite Amon Carter–themed confection designed by local pastry chefs.

The extended gallery hours for 50 Fest (until 9PM) will allow guests plenty of time to visit all their favorite Amon Carter artworks. Special art-exploration guides have been created for adults and children to use while inside the galleries, and docents will be stationed throughout the museum to enrich the experience.

To help visitors stay cool at the event, they’ll have shaded areas, misters, bottled water and ice cream outdoors plus you can really cool off when you step inside the galleries that are kept at 70 degrees. All ages welcome. No reservations required. Please leave your alcohol, coolers, and pets at home.

See you there!

Details, details
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s 50 Fest.
Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or
email visitors@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful information.
When: Saturday, August 13, 2011 – 5:30 – 9:00PM
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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About the “Community Spotlight” column

If you have been a reader of Frugal in Fort Worth for any length of time, you know that I *love* our city and the amazing variety of activities it offers. Few major cities are privileged to have such an abundance of major cultural institutions & world-class art museums, a rich heritage, AND a vibrant community life!

In the spirit of giving a “hug” back to our community for all it does, we started a new “Community Spotlight” column to honor some of the great non-profit organizations who serve Fort Worth. We will sprinkle this column into our blog occasionally so you can get to know some of the great folks who help make our city the place that it is today.

Enjoy and be sure to leave a comment (here) to let these organizations know how much you appreciate them!

 

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FREE Fine Art Program for New Parents at the Amon Carter Museum ~ Friday, February 25th

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This is a fun activity to pass along to parents and grandparents of stroller
aged children ~ they probably could use a nice break from the house! :)

                                        

Want to learn a something new about fine art?
There is a great opportunity on Friday, February 25th at The Amon Carter
Museum
for parents and grandparents of stroller aged children to take an
interactive tour of the museum (and meet other new parents)!  

Be sure and also save the date for future New Parents Tours at the Amon
Carter Museum
which are offered on the last Friday of each month and
feature new art on each tour.  Upcoming dates are: February 25, March 25,
April 29, May 27, and June 24.

                                       

Details, details
What: The Amon Carter museum is offering a FREE art education event
    for new parents. Bring your baby and enjoy an interactive tour designed
    to introduce parents to a variety of artworks at the Amon Carter.
    Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or email
     education@cartermuseum.org to receive helpful instructions.
When: Friday, February 25, 2011 – 10:30am – 11:30am
Where: The museum is located at 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
    Directions and parking details can be found by clicking here.
    The tour begins at the information desk.
Parking: FREE parking is available in the museum’s lot, which is east of
    the museum off Camp Bowie Boulevard. Parents are encouraged to park
    in this lot and follow the sidewalk along the north side of the museum,
   where an accessible lift is available for your stroller. A museum
    representative will be there to help you.
Cost: FREE! Entrance to the Amon Carter’s Permanent Collection is
    always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

 P.S. Be sure and check out the other Amon Carter FREE programs
and schedule
(click here).There is something for all ages ~ story
time for kids, family fun days, and a variety of lectures by visiting
artists and scholars.

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Jan 11-13) ~ FREE Family Museum Event, FREE & Fun Classes for all ages, and more!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Family Fun Day at the Amon Carter ~ Creative fun for the family.  Featuring Channel 33 Meteorologist,  Rebecca Miller.
  • FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class ~ Learn how to pick out the perfect paint color for your home.
  • Williams Sonoma Cooking Technique Class ~ Get fresh ideas for cooking new dishes at home (this weeks demo highlights Indian Cuisine).
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s ~ Help your kids learn a new woodworking skill.
  • FREE Valentines Craft Event at Michael’s  ~ Have fun making a Valentine’s Day picture frame to take home.

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  :: Enjoy a FREE Family Fun day at the Amon Carter Museum!
      Sunday, February 13th   
             

Head to the Amon Carter for their free Family Fun day on Sunday afternoon.  Kids will get to explore Texas’ extreme weather patterns while discussing related artworks, making hands-on art activities, and listening to stories about the weather from Rebecca Miller, Chief Meteorologist at The 33 News. Refreshments are provided, and no reservations are required.

Details, details
When:  Sunday, February 13, 2011 ~ 1:00 to 4:00PM
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. 
    Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and the Amon Carter’s Museum is
    always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!     

::

:: Learn New Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
    Now through Thursday, February 17th

                   

Get new ideas for freshening up your home with wall color!
Join Pottery Barn and a representative from Benjamin Moore paints for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for selecting wall colors and creating a color plan for your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
Classes take place now through February 17th.  Times & dates
   differ by store ~ be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

::

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday, February 12th & 13th

Learn New Indian Cooking Techniques!
Williams-Sonoma will show how to spice up your dinner menu with new Indian cooking techniques, including flavorful curries and aromatic basmati rice. They’ll cover the basics of this cuisine, including essential spices and must haves to cook your own Indian dishes at home.  Plus, if you attend this class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from our stores.

Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, February 12-13, 2011 ~ Note: 1 hour class
   times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.

Where: Click here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Valentines Music Box
    Saturday, February 12th

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 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 12, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores Valentine Craft Event
   Saturday, February 12th

        

If your child loves to be creative, pop by Michael’s this weekend for a fun Valentines event.  Kids will be able to make their own hand-decorated frame to keep or give as a Valentine’s gift. For ages 3 and up.

This craft event is FREE, but you should probably show up early to
insure you have craft supplies for your little ones.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, February 12th ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE with purchase of wooden frame

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