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$2 Half Price Bookstore Clearance Sale — This Weekend at Dallas Market Hall

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Book lovers, this is definitely worth the drive…

If the hope of fall weather is making you want to curl up with a good book, you might first want to head over to Half Price Books’ huge DFW-wide clearance sale at Dallas Market Hall this weekend.  Everything at the clearance sale will be $2! Choose from thousands of books from almost every genre, CDs, audio books, children’s books, magazines and gift items. This gigantic sale covers over 100,000 square feet at Dallas Market Hall with restocking daily.

Details, details
What: Click here
to learn more.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 3-5 only
Where:  Dallas Market Hall (North Hall), 2200 Stemmons Freeway

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FREE Printable Summer Time Chalkboard Art

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With all the back-to-school buzz in full force, you might need a little reminder that the lazy days of summer are not yet over!  Here’s a great way to do just thatprint out this FREE chalkboard printable from creative blogger, ishouldbemoppingthefloor (isn’t that the truth?).  This fun summer time design prints on standard letter paper and then trims to fit an 8 x 10 frame — perfect!

:: Download your FREE Summer Time And The Living Is Easy chalkboard printable here.

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FREE Printable Vintage Baking Conversion Chart

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Fellow blogger, The Cake Blog, has a handy collection of FREE printable baking conversion charts ~ there are 4 color versions to choose from!  This is perfect for printing and hanging on the inside of your cabinet for quick reference. And, if you want to set it on your kitchen counter, this is designed to fit a standard 8 x 10 frame.

:: Get your FREE Vintage Baking Chart printables here.

P.S. You may also be interested in these FREE printable Cooks Helps from Martha Stewart ~ go here.

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$13 For Frozen, Monsters University and Other Disney Blu-Ray Titles

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Hurry over to Amazon’s Disney movie sale to see a long list of DVD & Blu-Ray titles on sale as low as $9 — for a limited time.

Save on various hit titles including, Frozen ($13 DVD), Ice Age ($9 Blu-Ray), The Pirate Fairy ($13 DVD ), Saving Mr. Banks ($13 DVD) and more. Go here (plus more here) to see the full list of family movie deals.

Here are some popular titles that qualify for the sale:

Frozen DVD Best Price  Pirate Fairy DVD Best Price  Monsters University Best Price DVD

Robots DVD Best Price  Saving Mr. Banks DVD  ICE Age Blu Ray DVD Best Price

Horton Hears a Who Blu Ray DVD Best Price  Mr. Popper's Penguins Best Price DVD  Rio 2 Deal Blu-Ray DVD Best Price

“Secret Sauce” Savings Tip:  Amazon prices can change often — you will not want to delay if you want this deal.  Also, be sure to verify the price before adding the item to your cart.

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Hot DIY Savings: 50% OFF Select DEWALT Tools

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If one of your 2014 resolutions includes a DIY project, this 50% OFF sale might just be the ticket to getting that checked off the list…

For a limited time, you can save over 50% on select DEWALT tools and products purchased at Amazon.com. Most of these tools also qualify for FREE shipping, making this an incredible deal!

:: Go here to visit Amazon’s 50% OFF DEWALT tool sale.

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October 25 – 27 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events
  • FREE Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering
    at The Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Pablo Picasso Birthday Celebration (and 50% OFF
    exhibit admission)
    at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Park Glen Battle of the Bands
  • Fort Worth’s Annual Boo at the Zoo
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma,
    Featuring Pie Crust Making Tips

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:: FREE Trick or Treat and Fall Festival Family Events

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 festivals with safe places to trick or treat and play games.

There are an abundance of choices, and we’ve put together a short list of ideas 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 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 26, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Start out at the main entrance to Central Market, grab a map, then wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to get a treat! Once you have scavenged all there is to hunt, make your way out to the patio for games, cookie decorating, cake walk and a costume parade. Children in costume will receive a coupon for one free Kids’ Gelato.  More details here.

• Treat Street in the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ Thursday
Fort Worth Stockyards Station • October 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Join Historic Fort Worth’s Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family friendly family party that’s FREE and FUN! Event includes trick or treating at Stockyards Station shops, FREE hay rides, costume contest, pumpkin decorating, games, prizes and more. More details here.

• Trunk or Treat at the Met Church ~ Sunday
Met Church in Ft. Worth, 11301 Old Denton Rd • October 27, 3:00-5:30 p.m.
Bring your whole family for a great time! Trick-or-Treat while enjoying a variety of carnival games and fun family activities. There will be lots of candy, prizes and safe fun for everyone. More details here.

Other local carnivals and festivals (lots of family friendly choices)
Pop over here for a terrific line-up
of family safe, Halloween alternatives and fall festivals put on by churches, businesses and schools throughout Fort Worth, Dallas and surrounding areas. Thanks to radio station KLTY 94.9 for putting together this lengthy and helpful list.

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:: Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering & Western Festival
Friday to Sunday, October 25-27, 2013

Join the Red Steagall Cowboy gathering in the Fort Worth Stockyards to celebrate the 23rd year of this première celebration of the West. Weekend activities include chuck wagon camp and competition, horsemanship clinics, cowboy music, Cutting Horse Association Rodeo Finals, fiddle contest, 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, here.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 25-27.  See the full schedule, here.
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

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:: FREE Pablo Picasso Birthday Celebration at the Kimbell Museum
Friday, October 25, 2013

The Kimbell Art Museum is rolling out the birthday fanfare to celebrate the 132nd birthday of Pablo Picasso. Visitors will enjoy complimentary birthday cookies provided by Blue Bonnet Bakery. Visitors after 5 p.m. will also enjoy half-price admission to the ticketed exhibition, The Age of Picasso and Matisse: Modern Masters from the Art Institute of Chicago, now on view at the museum.

Details, Details
What:  Learn more about the Pablo Picasso Birthday Celebration and exhibit at the Kimbell Art Museum here.
When: Friday, October 25, 2013 ~ 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: The Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth. For directions to the Kimbell, click here.
Cost: Enjoy FREE admission to birthday event.  Go here to learn about ticket prices and the after 5PM 50% OFF admission discounts.

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:: FREE 2nd Annual Battle of the Bands in Park Glen
Saturday, October 26, 2013

Park Glen Battle of the Bands October

Enjoy a great evening of top-notch entertainment and up-and-coming talent at the annual Park Glen Battle of the Bands.  This year’s event, will feature several bands including local talent The Signals and The Sonar Lights.  Be sure to bring along a lawn chair, blanket, and picnic/snacks to enjoy the outdoor entertainment and cheer on your favorite bands.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Battle of the Bands family event here.
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013 ~ 5:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Where: Arcadia Trail Park in North Fort Worth ~ Located at Ash River Rd. & Island Park Dr.
Cost: FREE

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:: Annual Fort Worth Boo at the Zoo Event
Friday to Sunday ~ October 25-27, 2013

This year’s annual Boo at the Zoo fun family event will feature shows, events, games, trick-or-treating, and the most popular attraction: Zoo animals! Daytime event hours will make the entire Zoo open to Boo at the Zoo guests, allowing keepers to include themed activities into the animal exhibits throughout the entire park. Children are invited to wear their favorite costumes.

Details, details
What:
For more details about Boo in the Zoo, click here.
Where:
1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth.
When:
October 25-27, 2013 ~ 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Cost: Boo at the Zoo is FREE with zoo admission. Regular zoo admission prices: $12 for adults, $9 for children ages 3-12, $9 for seniors ages 65 and up, and free for toddlers 2 and under. Tickets may be purchased at the Zoo ticket window. Plan ahead and get Fort Worth Zoo discount tickets at  Keller Parks & Recreation

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, October 27, 2013

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 27, 2013, 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
Sunday, October 27, 2013

Nervous about making pie crusts? This Williams-Sonoma class is for you! They’ll take a step-by-step approach to preparing beautiful crusts: a tender and flaky standard pie crust, a sweet pie crust and a classic graham-cracker crust. You’ll also learn how to roll and blind bake crusts—just in time for holiday baking. 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, click here.
When:
October 27, 2013 ~ 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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Take $10 Off An Amazon Order (With Magazine Subscription)

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Amazon is hosting a fantastic magazine subscription deal ~ purchase any combination of three 1-year subscriptions to participating magazines and receive a $10 Amazon.com promotion code to apply towards a future order!  Many of the titles are only $8-$10 for the year, so this makes for a great overall deal if you are already planning to renew or subscribe.

Here are some popular titles that qualify (go here to see all the titles): 

Better Homes & Garden Magazine  Woman's Day Magazine  TV Magazine

House Beautiful Magazine  Readers Digest Magazine   Readers Digest Magazine

House Beautiful Magazine  Readers Digest Magazine   Readers Digest Magazine

:: Learn more about the $10 Amazon promotion here ($10 off applies only to products sold by Amazon.com).

“Secret Sauce” Savings Tip:  Magazine purchases will work as a great filler to get the FREE Shipping when you spend $25 or more at Amazon. Add your magazine to your “cart” with any other small ticket items you might have, and pay for them in one transaction.  Learn more here.

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$2 Half Price Bookstore Clearance Sale ~ This Weekend at Dallas Market Hall

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Worth the drive…

If this weather is making you want to curl up with a good book, you might first want to head over to Half Price Books’ huge DFW-wide clearance sale at Dallas Market Hall this weekend.  Everything at the sale will be $2.  Choose from thousands of books from almost every genre, CDs, audio books, children’s books and gift items.

Details, details
What: Click here
to learn more.
When: Friday to Sunday, October 18-20 only
Where:  Dallas Market Hall (North Hall), 2200 Stemmons Freeway

Please be sure to pass this along to any teachers you know who might benefit from the extra savings.

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October 4 – 6 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Fun! Texas State Fair at a Discount
  • FREE Gallery Reception for Mosaic Artist Shelly
    Hamill at Fort Worth Community Arts Center
  • FREE Southlake Octoberfest Family Fun Event
  • FREE Fall Festival for Families at Calloway’s
  • FREE Museum Admission at Fort Worth
    Science and History Museum & Perot Museum
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First
    Saturdays Family Fun Day (In Dallas)
  • FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: Enjoy a Day in Dallas at the Texas State Fair
Now through October 20, 2013

This is the second weekend of the month-long State Fair of Texas entertainment extravaganza in Dallas, and you can attend for FREE or cheap (learn how here). The Texas State Fair runs now through October 20 and covers just about every area of interest ~ even ostrich races! There are literally hundreds of entertainment choices and music performances throughout the month including many well-known names. There is something for everyone.

Details, details
What: Check out daily line up of concerts herethe list of celebrity chef demonstrations here, and the full schedule of events here.
Where: Fair Park, 3921 Martin Luther King Blvd ~ Dallas, TX
When: Daily, now through October 20, 2013
Cost: Go here to learn how to get FREE or cheap discount tickets.

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:: Gallery Reception for Mosaic Artist Shelly Hamill at
Fort Worth Community Arts Center

Friday, October 4, 2013

Join mosaic artist Shelly Hamill  for a free gallery reception and Art Exhibit opening tonight at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (sale proceeds will benefit the Joan Katz Breast Center at Baylor Hospital in Fort Worth).   Her lovely mosaic dress sculptures have been shown in museums and galleries around the world.  She says, “My challenge is to create something that is feminine and flirty, with softness and drape like fabric, using ceramic, glass and stone…My hope is that the viewer is willing to touch the pieces, experience the rigidity of them, and appreciate seeing something in an entirely new way.”

Details, Details
What:
Learn more about Shelly Hamill’s mosaic art and the free reception at the fwcac.org website.
When: Friday, October 4, 2013 ~ 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Where: Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy
Cost: FREE and open to the public

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:: FREE 12th Annual Octoberfest in Southlake
Friday to Sunday, October 4-6, 2013

Spend the first weekend of October at Southlake Town Square enjoying some of the area’s greatest talents at the 12th Annual Octoberfest.  This 3-day event provides a lengthy list of entertainment, food and fun (see the event and entertainment schedule here).

Details, Details
What:
 Learn more about the Southlake Octoberfest and the entertainment line-up here.
When: Friday-Sunday, October 4-6, 2013
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Calloway’s Nursery Fall Family Festival
Saturday, October 5, 2013

Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a FREE Fall Harvest Festival for Families! There will be fun for all including free pumpkin decorating crafts for kids, a free fall landscaping seminar for adults, refreshments, and more! Don’t forget to bring your camera, as this will be a great spot to take pictures of the kids.

Details, details
What:
 For more information about Calloway’s fall festival, go here.
When:
Saturday, October 5, 2013, beginning at 9:00AM
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
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, October 5-6, 2013

Bank of America’s 2013 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 (October 5-6) 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, October 5-6, 2013
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, October 5, 2013

Nasher Sculpture Center, First Saturdays

The Nasher Sculpture Center and Target present First Saturdays for families. Held the first Saturday of every month, this special event features FREE admission and a fun schedule of activities for the kids.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When:
Saturday, October 5, 2013 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where: For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, October 5, 2013

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own fire rescue plane toy  to take home. Workshops teach children do-it-yourself skills, tool safety and instill a sense of pride and accomplishment.  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.

Details, details
What: For ages 5-12. Get more information about the workshop, here. When: Saturday, October 5, 2013 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, October 6, 2013

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 6, 2013, 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
Sunday, October 6, 2013

When the chill of autumn sets in, we crave comforting desserts that fill the house with the aroma of cinnamon and other warming spices. Join Williams-Sonoma and learn some basic baking techniques plus recipes for fabulous sweet treats.  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, click here.
When:
October 6, 2013 ~ 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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I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend ~
It should be a PERFECT weather weekend to get outside
and do something fun!

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DIY Savings Deal: 50% OFF Select DEWALT Tools

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If you have a DIY project planned for fall, this 50% OFF sale makes for a great time to update your power tools…

For a limited time, you can save over 50% on select DEWALT tools and products purchased at Amazon.com. Most of these tools also qualify for FREE shipping, making this an incredible deal!

:: Go here to visit Amazon’s 50% OFF DEWALT tool sale.

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September 20-22 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup

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ABOUT THE FORT WORTH WEEKEND EVENTS EDITION: Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly entertainment guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE 15th Annual Denton Blues Festival
  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City
  • FREE Fall Flower Gardening Class at Calloway’s
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE ~ 15th Annual Denton Blues Festival
Saturday & Sunday, September 21-22, 2013

The annual Denton Blues Fest has a strong weekend line up of fabulous musicians. There will be activities for the kids as well as lots of good food, dance, and fun to be had for the whole family!

Details, details
What:
To see the musician line-up and to find out more about the Denton Blues Festival, visit the website, here.
When: September 21-22~ View the daily schedule, here.
Where: Quakertown Park in Denton ~ 321 East McKinney
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Music Under the Stars Fall Concert Series
at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, September 20-22, 2013

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

This weekend’s line up includes four-time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Marcia Ball, Dallas-based singer/songwriter Larry G(ee), The Killdares (one of our local favorites), and Grammy-award winning drummer Joe McCarthy & the UTA Jazz Orchestra.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s fall concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Friday to Sunday.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Now Through September 28, 2013

Preservation is the Art of the City is a 3-week public art show and sale featuring 45 jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Preservation is the Art of the City website.
When:
Now through September 28, 2013
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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:: Attend a FREE Fall Flower Gardening Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 21, 2013

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on fall gardening with flowers ~ a great class to learn how to express your creativity with fresh colors and textures in your flowerbeds and containers.  The class will cover the best new Fall plants, important planting and care tips, and design secrets to add flair. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 21, 2013 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, September 22, 2013

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, September 22, 2013, 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
Sunday, September 22, 2013

This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate how to use stove top pressure cookers as well as electric ones.  They’ll teach you how to prepare fall’s bounty of root vegetables and fruits and reduce cooking time by up to 70%.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Bonus: If you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
September 22, 2013 ~ 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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We hope you have a fantastic weekend!

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September 13-15 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Weekend Events Roundup

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ABOUT THE FORT WORTH WEEKEND EVENTS EDITION: Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly entertainment guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Preservation is the Art of the City
  • FREE Fall Lawn Care Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Animals Alive! Family Event at the Stockyards
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Woodworking Skills Class for Kids at Lowes
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Music Under the Stars Fall Concert
at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday, September 13, 2013

Join your family and friends for an evening of FREE music at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.  Tonight’s line up includes local favorite, Soul Track Mind.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s fall concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Friday, September 13, 2013.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).

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:: Preservation is the Art of the City
Now Through September 28, 2013

Preservation is the Art of the City is a 3-week public art show and sale featuring 45 jury-selected artists. This non-profit gallery promotes and supports local studio artists as well as historic preservation in Fort Worth.

Details, details
What: For more info, go to the Preservation is the Art of the City website.
When:
Now through September 28, 2013
Monday-Friday 9:00am – 5:00pm & Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Where:
Fort Worth Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy Street
Cost:
FREE to attend

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:: Attend a FREE Fall Lawn Care Class at Calloway’s
Saturday, September 14, 2013

This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting a gardening clinic focused on fall lawn care ~ a great class to learn how to revive your lawn and banish weeds in your winter Texas lawn! You’ll learn the secrets to success for a healthy lawn including how and when to weed, feed, stimulate and overseed your Texas grasses. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and this event, click here.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 ~ 10:15am.
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.
Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE “Animals Alive” Family Event at the Stockyards
Saturday, September 14, 2013

Fort Worth Stockyards Animals Alive event Critterman

Bring the family to “Animals Alive,” a FREE day of fun in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. You will learn about some of our unique Texas animals at a live animal presentation with “Critterman.” You’ll also have the opportunity to ride a pony, go to the petting zoo, cheer for the armadillo races, and take part in cow camp.

Details, Details
What: For more information, go here.
When: Saturday, September 14, 2013 ~ 11:00am – 4:00PM.
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards ~ 130 E. Exchange Avenue
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, September 14, 2013

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, September 14, 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 Lowes Woodworking Clinic: Make a Fire Truck Toy
Saturday, September 14, 2013

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 make sure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When:
Saturday, September 14 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost:
FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, September 15, 2013

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, September 15, 2013, 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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:: Learn Fall Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Design Class
Sunday, September 15, 2013

Get new ideas for freshening up your living room for fall!
From choosing and arranging furniture to adding the right accent pieces, join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store demonstration, where they will share affordable tips to update your living space.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place, Sunday, September 15 ~ 10:00AM. Times differ by store so be sure to call your local store to verify class time.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
PLUS FREE Knife Sharpening

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Improve your kitchen skills!
This week’s technique lesson at Williams Sonoma will demonstrate the essential components of good knife skills. Learn how to correctly slice, dice, chop, julienne, and chiffonade. Bring a knife from home, and you can even receive a complimentary knife sharpening (limit one sharpening FREE per person ~ extras are $5 each).  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Bonus: if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
September 15, 2013 ~ 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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We hope you have a super weekend!

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August 30-September 2 FREE & Cheap Fort Worth Labor Day Weekend Events Roundup

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ABOUT THE FORT WORTH WEEKEND EVENTS EDITION: Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment for you and your family. Subscribe to our blog updates and you’ll receive this weekly weekend guide along with more budget stretching ideas and tips throughout the week! Subscribe for FREE (here)!

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks & Family Fun
    Event at Lake Grapevine
  • CHEAP ~ Blues & BBQ Festival ~ Bedford
  • FREE Music Under the Stars Concert Series at
    Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Drawing Class for Kids & Adults at
    The Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams-Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Lake Grapevine Fireworks Show & Summer
Blast Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

Friday, August 30, 2013 (Last Weekend!)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks this evening ~ a fun end of summer celebration! If you want to add some extra sparkle to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform.  They will have a music DJ, games for kids, giveaways, and food and beverages for purchase.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages. For more information about the fireworks show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Friday, August 30, 2013
8:00-10:00PM ~ Family friendly games and activities
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine (weather permitting)
Where: Gaylord Texan Resort ~ Level 5 of the Resort Garage. Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort. Fireworks can also be viewed from any Lake Grapevine park at 9:00PM. Find a map of sites for viewing the fireworks around Lake Grapevine here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.  Please note that parking at the hotel is extra (4 hours for $12).

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:: Bedford Blues & BBQ Labor Day Festival
Friday to Sunday, August 30 to September 1

Music lovers with an appetite for rich “blues” and mouth-watering barbecue will find the 2013 Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival a feast for the senses. This 3-day family friendly event returns this weekend with an entertaining lineup that features some of the biggest names in blues.

Details, details
What: For more details or to view the music entertainment line-up, go here.
Where: 1951 L. Don Dodson, Bedford. Located on the grounds adjacent to City Hall. Go here for directions.
When: Friday to Sunday, August 30 to September 1
Go here for the complete schedule.
Cost: $5 General Admission, Go here to find parking for as cheap as $5

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:: FREE Music Under the Stars Fall Concert Series
at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Friday to Sunday, August 30 to September 1

Join your family and friends for a weekend of FREE fall concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their fall series of free music and performing arts under the stars. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

This weekend’s line up includes local long-time favorite Brave Combo, NBC’s The Sing-Off! season 3 winners ~ Pentatonix, and legendary Ray Wylie Hubbard.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s fall concert series and weekly artist line-up, click here.
Where:
Founders Plaza in Arlington, 100 W. Abram St. (Corner of Abram and Center streets, directly across the street from City Hall). View the parking map for free parking options.
When: Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evening concerts through September 29th.  Most concerts start at 8PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Hometown Festival at Bass Pro Shops
Saturday to Sunday, August 31 to September 1

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Hometown Festival Family Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE face painting, games, crafts, outdoor activities, contests and more!

Take a look at the full schedule of events here.

Details, details
What: For more details on activities and events, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 31 & September 1 ~ Noon to 5:00PM.  Click here for a schedule of events.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 31, 2013

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 31, 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. You will see the Texas longhorns and authentic Drovers and know you are in the right spot!
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Drawing Classes for Kids & Adults at The Modern
Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Modern Art Museum ~ Fort Worth Kids Drawing Program

FREE Drawing From the Collection classes for kids:  This fun program for children, held on the first Sunday of each month, includes two sessions ~ one for ages 5 to 8 and the other is 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 and early arrival is encouraged. A sign-up sheet is located 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 Modern Art Museum 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, September 1, 2013 ~ 2:00PM.
Where: The Modern in Fort Worth ~ 
3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at The Cowtown Coliseum
Sunday, September 1, 2013

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, September 1, 2013, 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
    Sunday, September 1, 2013

Join Williams-Sonoma for a cooking technique class on how to make quick recipes that can be prepped in advance and then heated just before serving. They’ll show you how to incorporate more vegetables into your meals with simple suppertime sandwiches, salads and other healthy options.  Note: You’ll want to call to reserve your spot since class size is limited.

Bonus: if you attend Sunday’s class, you can enjoy 10% OFF savings on same-day purchases from their stores.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Sunday, September 1, 2013 ~ 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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More Starbucks Deals & FREE Offers ~ Mmmmm!

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It’s apparently an “I need a Starbucks” kind of a day.  : ) Just in time for the summer heat blues, Starbucks has a couple of more great offers to cool you off!

:: Buy three Frappuccinos at Starbucks inside Target and get a FREE handcrafted Refreshers beverage In case you need to know, the Target store locator  indicates which of their stores include a Starbucks inside.  This offer is good through July 13 and you can find more details here.

:: Get HALF-OFF any handcrafted Starbucks Refreshers beverage from 3 to 5pm at Starbuck’s Wake Up Call.  This offer is good through June 29 at participating stores.  Get more info here.

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Bliss! Starbucks Buy One Get One FREE Frappuccinos (Limited Locations)

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Just in time for the summer heat blues ~ Starbucks (inside Target stores only) has a nifty Buy one, get one FREE deal on Frappuccinos, now through July 2nd!  In case you need to know, the Target store locator  indicates which of their stores include a Starbucks inside.

You don’t have a Target Starbucks near you? Take advantage of the $1 OFF Frappuccino deal that takes place at any Starbucks through July 1st.  You do have to purchase at least 2 Frappuccino’s to get this offer, ultimately saving you at least $2 (in other words, buy 2 Frappuccinos and get $2 off,  buy 3 Frappuccinos and get $3 off, and so on).

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