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FREE Admission to The Modern Art Museum, Monday March 9


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The Modern Museum of Fort Worth is offering FREE admission to the public Monday, March 9th! While the museum is normally closed on Mondays, their doors will not only be open, admission is waived, and children can begin celebrating with the special gallery program, Spring Break Wonders.

Details, details
What: Learn more about free admission to The Modern and the special Spring Break Wonders gallery program here.
When: Free admission takes place Monday, March 9th. View the full schedule for Spring Break Wonders here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

 

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March 6-8 FREE And Cheap Things To Do Around Fort Worth This Weekend


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

  • FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
  • FREE First Saturday Family Fun Day at
    Nasher Sculpture Center (In Dallas)
  • FREE Heirloom Vegetable Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

:: FREE Animal Exploration Program at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, March 7, 2015

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  program, 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 7, 2015 ~ 2:00 pm
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated and space is limited.

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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 7 and 8, 2015

Bank of America’s 2015 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150+ participating museums 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 7 and 8, 2015
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders

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:: FREE District 6 Town Hall Coffee with Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Mayor Betsy is teaming up with city council members to host community coffees throughout Fort Worth. Stop in to talk to Mayor Betsy and your council member about what is important to you in your neighborhood and around town.  Free coffee will be provided ~ enjoy a cup while talking to your city leaders!

Details, details
What: Learn more about Town Halls for All here.
Where:
Chisholm Trail Community Center ~ 4680 McPherson Blvd
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 9:00am
Cost: FREE!

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

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays
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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 7 ~ FREE admission: 10 am – 5 pm
FREE Family activities from 10 am – 2 pm
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Lush Indoor Plant Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Join Calloway’s to learn how to grow fresh vegetables and help them thrive in your own garden. Enjoy gourmet and heirloom varieties that are healthy, delicious, and flavorful. Learn tips and tricks for growing baskets of vegetables right here in Texas!

Details, details
What:
For more info about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 10:15 am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dog Training Seminar and Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, 2015

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

Details, details
What: For more info about Bass Pro’s event, click here.
When: March 6-7, 2015, go here for the complete schedule.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Kids Woodworking Skills Workshop
Saturday, March 7, 2015

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own sports themed bookends to take home. Each Kids Workshop participant will receive a kid-sized orange apron (similar to a Home Depot associate apron) and an achievement pin. 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 ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015 ~ 9:00 am to Noon
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 7, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kid’s will learn how to make sandwiches that go beyond the basic PB&J. They’ll learn how to make some fun and tasty lunch foods that will satisfy kids and parents alike. Suitable for ages 5 – 13.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.  

Details, details
What: For more information and to view the current month’s schedule for Williams-Sonoma Junior Chef Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, March 7, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, March 8, 2015

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, March 8, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, March 8, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for roasting.  Whether you’re preparing dinner for guests or a weeknight meal for your family, roasting is an ideal cooking technique—it yields foods with a caramelized exterior and tender, juicy interior. They’ll cover the basics, from pan roasting individual pieces of meat and vegetables to roasting a holiday ham that will feed a crowd.  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 8, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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FREE Spring Break Art Extravaganza At The Kimbell Art Museum — March 10-13


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Celebrate Spring Break at the Kimbell Art Museum, March 10-13, with ongoing art activities for all ages including interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios led by guest artists, and films provided by Lone Star Film Society.  The week-long Spring Break Art Extravaganza is FREE and no reservations are required for this program.

Details, details
What: Learn more at the Kimbell Art Museum’s Spring Break event site.
When: Tuesday to Friday, March 10-13, 2015.  Go here to see the Kimbell Art Museum’s complete schedule of Spring Break Extravaganza events.
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

 

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February 20 – 22 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
  • CHEAP FUN! Roanoke Winter Dance
  • FREE Blue Zones Project Kick-off Family Event
  • FREE Fishing For Fun at Keller’s Bear Creek Park
  • FREE Amon Carter Museum Library and Archives Tour 
  • FREE Knife Sharpening Skills Class at Cabelas
  • FREE Sustainable Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro
  • FREE How to Install a Faucet D.I.Y. Class at Home Depot
  • FREE Junior Chef Cooking Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE The Modern Museum’s Free Day Celebration
  • 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 20, 2015

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 20, 2015 ~ 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum ~  3333 Camp Bowie Blvd
Cost: FREE!

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:: Fun! Roanoke Community Winter Dance
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Roanoke Two Step picture

Join a fun-filled night of dancing in Roanoke! Get moving and get your country western swing on with the Lone Star Troubadours. In addition to a fun night of two-stepping — light snacks, coffee, and tea will be served. Do note this is an adults-only dance.

Details, details
What: For more information about this event, click here.
When: Saturday,  February 21, 2015 ~ 6:00 – 9:00PM
Where: Roanoke Community Center ~ 312 S. Walnut
Cost: $5.00 for advance tickets; $7.00 at the door, Cash Only.

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:: FREE!  Blue Zones Project Kick-Off Family Event
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Grab your friends, family, and neighbors and join this free, community-wide celebration event to kick off Fort Worth’s Blue Zones Project. Discover how you can get involved in transforming Fort Worth into a place where healthy choices are the easiest to make. You’ll learn how following Blue Zones® principles can lead to a longer, better life.

The event will feature Mayor Besty Price, Dan Buettner (National Geographic Explorer and New York Times best-selling author), and NBC5’s Deborah Ferguson. An afternoon of events and activities include live performances by Kids Who Care and others, free massage station, healthy cooking classes and tips, and garden classes including free take home starter seeds.

Details, details
What: For more info about the Blue Zones Project Kick-Off Family Event and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21 ~ 1:00 – 4:00 PM
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center – Round-Up Inn
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fishing Fun for Young Anglers in Keller
Saturday, February 21, 2015

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 21  ~ 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!  Amon Carter Library and Archives Tour
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Every third Saturday, September through May, join the museum’s librarian or archivist on a behind-the-scenes tour of the museum’s research library and archives. The tour starts in the reading room and continues to book storage and then to archives and special collections. Along the way, learn about the history of the facility, its collections (over 150,000 items), and its various programs. No reservations required.

Details, details
What: For more info about this special Amon Carter tour, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21 ~ 3:00 – 3:30 PM
Where: Amon Carter Museum – The tour starts in the museum’s reading room.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Knife Sharpening Tips & Tricks Class at Cabelas Fort Worth
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Cabela's Skills Classes

Take care of your cutlery investment for many years to come with electric knife sharpners and tools. Our outfitters will demonstrate the process so you have the perfect cutting edge every time.

Details, details
What: For more info about Cabela’s free class, click here.
When: February 21, 2015, 2:00PM
Where: Cabelas Optics Counter ~ 12901 Cabelas Drive
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Lush Indoor Plant Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, February 21, 2015

Join Calloway’s to learn how to have a beautiful, vibrant and healthy garden! Lush foliage and bright blooms begin with gardening practices that enhance the quality and health of the soil, water, and environment. They will be teaching Earth-Kind® gardening, a set of techniques and practices developed specifically for Texas gardens. With Earth-Kind gardening you can have a garden that is not only beautiful, but healthy and sustainable as well.

Details, details
What:
For more info about this event, click here.
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s store locations in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Kids Fishing 101 Event at Bass Pro in Grapevine
Saturday, February 21, 2015

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 21, 2015, 11:00AM to 1:00PM
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot DIY Class ~ Paint and Repair Drywall
Saturday, February 21, 2015

This Saturday, join Home Depot for a D.I.Y. Workshop where you will learn how to remove an old bathroom or kitchen faucet and the install a single or two handle faucet.

Details, details
What: Get more information about the workshop, here.
When: Saturday, February 21, 2015, go here for local class times.
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,  February 21, 2015

Join Williams-Sonoma’s weekly Junior Chef Class where they will show kids how fun and easy cooking can be.  They’ll learn to make delicious recipes, from main courses to desserts and snacks, with plenty of tasting along the way.  At this week’s class, kid’s will learn how to make chicken fingers—crispy on the outside and moist and tender on the inside. Learn how to make chicken fingers that are so tasty, you won’t want to eat out again! 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, February 21, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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:: FREE The Modern Museum’s Free Day Celebration
….Sunday, February 22, 2015

Everyone is invited to join the fun at The Modern’s Free Day Celebration!  In addition to free admission to special exhibitions and the permanent collection, the event will feature a live performance from Open Classical in the Grand Lobby from noon to 1 pm, docent-led tours and refreshments from 2 to 4 pm on the Lobby Terrace (available while supplies last).

Details, details
What: For more information about The Modern Museum and this free event, click here.
When: Sunday, February 22 ~ noon to 4:00 PM.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Stockyards
Sunday, February 22, 2015

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Details, Details
What:
For more information, visit the Cowtown Opry website.
When: Sunday, February 22, 2015, 2:00PM.
See the complete performance schedule here.
Where: The live performance will take place on the steps of the historic Livestock Exchange building ~ 131 East Exchange Ave. in the Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
And, Get 10% OFF Your In-store Purchase!
Sunday, February 22, 2015

In this weekend’s in-store class, Williams-Sonoma will offer tips and techniques for using cast-iron cookware.  Because cast-iron retains heat exceptionally well, it’s ideal for preparing slow-cooked one-pot meals, 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 22, 2015. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times and date.
Where: Go here to find a Williams-Sonoma store near you.
Cost: FREE! Call your local store to RSVP.

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Limited Time — $84 Kindle Fire HD 6 Tablet

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LIMITED TIME — If you are looking for a surprise Valentine’s day gift, take a look at the highly rated Kindle Fire HD 6, discounted to $84 this week (regular $99). There are over 10,000 reviews on this powerful little tablet and most reviewers give it 5 stars (with an overall rating of 4.5/5 stars).

The Kindle comes loaded with lots of great features including a built-in camera and fast processor — go here to learn more.

Plus, if you become an Amazon Prime Member several more features are included for Kindle Fire owners like unlimited streaming of hit movies and TV episodes (exclusive to Kindle Fire — download and watch offline too!), ad-free access to over a million songs, reading a Kindle book a month for free including New York Times Bestsellers, and more.  Try Amazon Prime FREE for 30 days (go here),

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TODAY ONLY — American Girl Sized Doll Outfit $9.99, Top Rated

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TODAY ONLY — Amazon has a great $9.99 deal on this cute jeans and top set, designed to fit an 18″ American Girl doll or other compatible 18″ dolls.  We looked at the glowing reviews — customers have rated this 4.5 out of 5 stars and say that the doll clothes are well-made.

  

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January Discount Days at Fort Worth Bike Sharing

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$1 Wednesdays Fort Worth Bike Share B-Cycle

Try out the Fort Worth Bike Sharing program this month and save! Each Tuesday through Thursday through the end of January, Fort Worth B-Cycle is discounting its 24-hour memberships up to 85% OFF (regularly $8 a day).

Here’s the scoop:

  • Use promo code 1111 for $1 Wednesday
  • Use promo code 2222 for $2 Tuesday
  • Use promo code 3333 for $3 Thursday

To take part, go to any of Fort Worth’s B-Cycle stations to check out your bike using the proper promo code.  When you are done riding, drop it off at any of the stations.

There are 35 bike station locations in Fort Worth (mostly found around downtown Fort Worth, the Cultural District, Magnolia and S. Main areas, TCU, and the Trinity Trails) ~ find available stations on this downloadable map.

Do note that overtime fees may apply.

:: Learn more about the B-Cycle 1-2-3 promotion here

 

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FREE ADMISSION To Fort Worth Museums At “Day In The District” — Saturday, September 27

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Get FREE entrance to 9 of Fort Worth’s top museums and
cultural destinations this Saturday, September 27!
Fort Worth’s cultural side will shine during its annual Day in the District open-house event which takes place this Saturday. Nine cultural district destinations will offer FREE admission AND FREE family friendly entertainment, performances, activities, and other special events throughout the day.

Enjoy FREE transportation to participating cultural district locations, tooThe T will provide complimentary transportation throughout the cultural district from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., making it easy to enjoy a slice of every venue during this all day event.

Free destinations include:

  1. Amon Carter Museum
  2. Kimbell Art Museum
  3. Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Admission to Japanese Gardens is an extra fee.)
  4. Fort Worth Museum of Science and History (Omni Theater, Noble Planetarium, and special exhibitions are an additional charge.)
  5. National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame
  6. Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
  7. Log Cabin Village
  8. Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  9. Cattle Raisers Museum

Details, details
What: Learn more about the 9 participating museums and Day in the District website.  For the complete schedule of special programs and events at each location, click here .
Where: For a map and venue location details, go here.
Free parking is available at Farrington Field and in the UNT Health Science Center east parking garage.
When:
Saturday, September 27, 2014 ~ 10:00am to 5:00pm
Cost: FREE all day. Go here to learn about free parking and  transportation by The T.

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TONIGHT — FREE Admission to Keller Pointe Pool and Water Park

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The Keller Pointe invites all guests to enjoy FREE admission 5-7 p.m. this evening, Wednesday, July 16th — part of their July National Parks and Recreation celebration.  This is a substantial savings for a family, as admission is normally $9 for youth and $10 for adults (non-residents).

The Keller Pointe is located at  405 Rufe Snow Drive in Keller. Find directions and other details for the Keller Pointe here.

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FREE Admission to Keller Pointe Pool and Water Park — Wednesday Evening, July 9

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The Keller Pointe invites you to enjoy FREE admission 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 9th — part of their July National Parks and Recreation celebration.  This is a substantial savings for a family, as admission is normally $9 for youth and $10 for adults (non-residents).

The Keller Pointe is located at  405 Rufe Snow Drive in Keller. Find directions and other details for the Keller Pointe here.

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FREE 4th of July Sparkler Holder Printable — Great for Glow Sitcks Too!

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Free 4th of July Printable

Click here to download a FREE Fourth of July Sparkler holder printable designed by creative blogger, Over The Big Moon.  You’ll find a fun patriotic design that will hold at least 5 sparklers or glow sticks along with an easy-to-follow tutorial complete with pictures.

To make your sparkler holders, you will need letter-sized cardstock, scissors (or a straight edge trimmer), and glue. 

:: Get your FREE 4th of July Sparkler holder printables here.

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P.S.  If you plan on making several of these holders, we recommend using a trimmer like this one from Fiskars (as your hands may get a bit tired from all the scissor cutting).  We’ve had a Fiskars trimmer for several years, use it almost weekly, and at $16.50, it’s a good bargainLearn more here.

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50% Off Saturday Day Passes at Fort Worth B-Cycle Bike Sharing

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$1 Wednesdays Fort Worth Bike Share B-Cycle

Enjoy the Fort Worth Bike Sharing program for 50% OFF this Saturday, June 21! In honor of the Kimbell Art Museum’s Celebration of the Samurai Family Festival, Fort Worth B-Cycle is offering day passes for $4 (regularly $8).

To participate: go to any of the bike stations on Saturday, June 21st to purchase a day membership, check out your bike using promo code 062114, and get your rental for $4! When you are done, drop it off at any of the stations.

There are over 30 bike station locations in Fort Worth ~ find available stations on these maps.

:: Learn more about B-Cycle’s $4 Saturdaypromo here.

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FREE Live Concert, Family Movie, and Art Event in Keller — Thursdays through June 26

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The city of Keller is pleased to present Keller Summer Nights, a Thursday evening of FREE live music, family movies, & art!  The evening will kick off on the front lawn of the Keller Town Hall at 7:15pm with a weekly lineup of fantastic local bands — see entertainment schedule below.  At 9:00pm take in the Thursday family fun film on the back lawn.  You’ll also be able to enjoy the artist tents set up along the avenue during the event.

The event is family friendly and open to audiences of all ages. You are welcome to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, leashed pets, and snacks and drinks to enjoy (no glass please).

The weekly entertainment lineup includes:

  • THURSDAY, JUNE 12 
    Live Music: Ricki Derek and the Vegas Six
    ~ “To hear Ricki sing, you would think ‘Old Blue Eyes’ was there crooning the standards of yesteryear. Always dressed for the occasion, Ricki makes you feel like you’ve got a front row ticket to an old school show.”  This will be a fun show!
    Movie: Despicable Me 2 (PG)
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 19
    Live Music: Whiskey Folk Ramblers ~ “Like the soundtrack to a spaghetti western set in the Dust Bowl, Whiskey Folk’s ‘folk noir’ blends ominous, reverb-dripping guitars with boot-stomping train beats.”
    Movie: Bedtime Stories (PG)
  • THURSDAY, JUNE 26
    Live Music:
    Fox and the Bird  ~ “A folk-pop band with gang vocals and layered harmonies, Fox and the Bird is a choral collective of ratating songwriters and singers. The band’s characteristically rich orchestration is hitched to banjos, accordions, ukuleles & fiddles.”
  • Movie: Bolt (PG)

Details, details
What:  Go here to learn more about Keller Summer Nights Thursday concert, movie, and art series.
When:  June 12, 19, and 26 at 7:15PM.  Movie starts at 9:00PM.
Where:  Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:  FREE

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GIVEAWAY — Register To Win 6 Tickets to the 2014 Mayfest Festival in Fort Worth

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We are kicking off a GREAT giveaway today: register to win 6 tickets to the 42nd Anniversary Mayfest Festival, May 1-4!

Mayfest Logo 2014

Register to win an exclusive family 6-pack of tickets to the 2014 Mayfest in Fort Worth!

One Frugal in Fort Worth reader will win 6 festival entrance tickets which can be used any festival day, May 1-4, 2014. Once inside the gates, you can enjoy 33 acres of free attractions including over 20 activities for children, handcrafted art and gift market, carnival rides, live music, and more.  Performing arts entertainment can be seen and heard across the park as live bands and other groups perform on seven stages.

:: Learn more about the 2014 Mayfest festival here.

Mayfest Ferris Wheel Pic 2014

How to Enter to Win

To register to win tickets simply:

1. Subscribe to our blog via email (go here) ~ it’s FREE! If you’re already a subscriber, simply jump to step #2.

2. Fill out and submit the entry form below. (Note, if you have trouble seeing the entry form, go here.)

Register Me to Win!

Yes, I am already an email subscriber to Frugal in Fort Worth with the above email address, and I want to win the family 6-pack of tickets to the 2014 Mayfest Festival. ………………….
Yes, I am at least 18 years of age, as of April 25, 2014 and a legal resident of the United States.

Only one entry per day, per household please.

Come back and enter every day!

That’s it! Super simple right?!?!

Nitty-gritty Giveaway Info

This giveaway ends at 11:59 p.m. CST on Friday, April 25, 2014.  One winner will be selected.  The winner will receive six (6) gate entrance tickets to the 2014 Mayfest Festival in Fort Worth.  The tickets are only valid for one day and can be used May 1-4 during normal festival hours.  The prize package has no cash value.  Odds of winning depend on number of entries. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only, 18 years old or over. The winners will be chosen using Random.org to select the winning entry. The winner will be notified by email and will need to claim the prize by responding to the email notification within 24 hours.  If the prize is not claimed within 24 hours another winner will be selected.

Thank you to the great folks at MayFest
who have sponsored this giveaway!

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TOMORROW — FREE Art in the Dark Community Event at Fort Worth’s Amon Carter Museum

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The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is offering a fun and FREE event packed with activities for all ages.  Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

:: Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck (Food available for purchase).

Music with Eric Martin (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer (5:30–9:30 p.m.)
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station (5:30–9 p.m.)
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Amon Carter Art After Dark

Family Tour (5:45–6:30 p.m.)
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant (Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m).
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company (Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.)
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood. Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour (8–8:45 p.m.)
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

Edward Hopper (1882–1967) Nighthawks, 1942

Have fun with food! Everyone is welcome to experience the Amon Carter at night with art making, tours, music, films, interactive demonstrations, and more inspired by the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine. No reservations are required.

Schedule of Events

Art Making for All Ages
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a reusable lunch bag
Create magnetic miniature artworks

Art Search
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Work up an appetite by finding food-themed artworks in the galleries. Pick up a question sheet (both adult and family versions are available), complete the search, and claim your prize!

Cupcake Decorating with Central Market
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Decorate a miniature cupcake to look like a berry pie and enjoy your creation on the museum’s front porch.

Food Trucks and Outdoor Fun
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Have fun on the museum’s lawn by tossing a beach ball, throwing a flickering Frisbee with friends, or grabbing a bite to eat from a food truck*.
*Food available for purchase.

Music with Eric Martin
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Enjoy the melodic sounds of the xylophone during an ongoing performance by local percussionist Eric Martin.

Selections from Food Design, a film by Martin Hablesreiter and Sonja Stummerer
5:30–9:30 p.m.
Food Design (2010) takes a look at the secret chambers of a major manufacturer of food, where designers and scientists are defining tomorrow’s favorite culinary treat. It shows how form, color, smell, consistency, the sounds made during eating, manufacturing technique, history, and stories are all aspects of food and eating that both influence food design and are created by it. This film includes subtitles.
Courtesy Icarus Films

Tarrant Area Food Bank Donation Station
5:30–9 p.m.
Help those in need by donating a non-perishable food item to the Tarrant Area Food Bank. For each item donated, a ticket will be entered in a raffle to win an Amon Carter swag bag!

Family Tour
5:45–6:30 p.m.
Join the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers to discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries. This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.

Dining Through the Ages with Anne Paup, Etiquette Consultant
Sessions begin at 6, 7, and 8 p.m.
Mind your manners and learn the basics of dining etiquette and the history behind it during this fun demonstration with Etiquette and Protocol Consultant Anne Paup.

Cheese Tastings with Elizabeth Northern, Owner of Magnolia Cheese Company
Tastings begin at 6:30, 7:30, and 8:30 p.m.
Taste and learn about unique local cheeses during this delectable presentation with cheesemonger Elizabeth Northern, proprietor of Magnolia Cheese Company in Fort Worth’s Near Southside neighborhood.
Please note: There are a limited number of seats per session. Free tickets to sessions will be available in Gallery 21 thirty minutes before each session begins.

Adult Tour
8–8:45 p.m.
Join Margi Conrads, deputy director of art and research, as she shares her favorite works of art in the special exhibition Art and Appetite: American Painting, Culture, and Cuisine.

This program is made possible in part by Central Market.

– See more at: http://www.cartermuseum.org/calendar#sthash.aKTfjMCc.dpuf

Details, details

What:  Get more details about the Art in the Dark program, here.
When:  Thursday, April 17 from 5:30pm–9:30pm
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. Get directions and parking details here.
Cost: FREE!  Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is always FREE (but donations are appreciated).

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