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This weekend’s highlights include:
- FREE 2012 Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade
- FREE 45th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
- FREE World Championship American Paint Horse Show
- FREE Family Fun Day at the Amon Carter Museum
- FREE Salute to Our Veterans Musical Event
- FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
- FREE Christmas Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
- FREE Craft Classes at Michael’s Stores
:: FREE Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade
…Saturday, November 10, 2012
Pay tribute to the men and women who have served in the service of our country at the 2012 Veterans Day parade in Fort Worth. The parade starts at La Grave Field, winds through downtown and then ends back at the Cat’s home field. This year, the Grand marshal will be Brigadier Gen. Samuel L. Henry, 36th Infantry Division assistant commander of the Texas Army National Guard.
Veterans, you might also be interested in this list of FREE meals offered by local restaurants and other discounts just for you this weekend (go here).
What: This event is a terrific event honoring our country’s heroes and fun for all ages. For more information, go here.
When: Parade begins at 10:30AM on Saturday, November 10, 2012
Where: Downtown Fort Worth ~ Parade starts and ends at La Grave Field in Fort Worth. View the parade anywhere along the parade route ~ from La Grave Field parking lot, the parade begins at Weatherford and Houston Streets, heads south on Houston, then East on 5th Street, North on Main Street, East on Weatherford Street and ends at Weatherford and Commerce Streets.
:: FREE 45th Annual Fort Worth Greek Festival
…Friday to Sunday, November 9-11, 2012
The 45th Annual Greek Festival of Fort Worth will be held at St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church in Fort Worth and will feature authentic Greek food, live Greek music & dance, and other festivities for the family.
What: To learn more about this festival, visit their website here.
When: Friday to Sunday, November 9-11, 2012
Friday & Saturday 10:00AM to 10:00PM
Sunday 11:00AM to 3:00PM
Where: St. Demetrios Greek Orthodox Church,
2020 N.W. 21st Street, Fort Worth.
Directions and parking details can be found here.
Cost: Entrance to event is FREE. Food & prices can be found here.
:: World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show
…Daily, Now through November 17
Experience quintessential Fort Worth at the World Championship American Paint Horse Association Show! This year’s show celebrates their 50 year anniversary, and competition will feature some of the finest horses and riding talents in the country.
What: For more information about the event, click here.
To find out more about the American Paint Horse, click here.
When: Now through November 17.
For a daily schedule of events, click here.
Where: Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth
:: FREE Amon Carter Family Fun Day at the Museum
…Sunday, November 11, 2012
The Amon Carter museum is offering a fun afternoon for the whole family
with their program, Art Detectives Family Fun Day. The whole family will enjoy this event ~ Look closely at works of art to find important clues, and let them inspire you to make your own creations. Once you’ve solved the case, listen to a story and enjoy cookies and lemonade..
What: Go here to learn more about Amon Carter’s Family Fun Day. Reservations are not required, but you can call 817.989.5030 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to receive helpful information.
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 – 1:00 – 4:00PM
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)!
:: FREE Salute to Our Veterans Taps ‘N Tunes Musical Event
…Sunday, November 11, 2012
Taps ‘n Tunes Productions will be presenting a lively USO show of song
and dance to honor our veterans. They have partnered with The Military Museum of Fort Worth which will have a display from their collection. Additionally, veterans will be available in the lobby to share their stories and answer questions (be sure to thank them for their service!).
What: For more information about the Taps ‘n Tunes event, go here.
When: Sunday, November 11, 2012 6:00-7:30PM
Where: Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth
Cost: This event is free to the public.
:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
…Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2012
Thanksgiving is less than 2 weeks away – but it’s not too late to learn the basics of preparing potatoes, savory stuffings and other impressive sides that will make your Thanksgiving table both bountiful and memorable. Williams-Sonoma will show you time-saving tips and make-ahead sides, plus hearty vegetarian recipes that can double as a main course. 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.
What: For more information about this Williams-Sonoma class, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, November 10 & 11, 2012 ~ 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.
:: Learn Christmas Decorating Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Class
…Sunday, November 11, 2012
Get new ideas for decorating for Thanksgiving & Christmas!
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful tips for creating beautiful tree-trimming and mantle displays for Thanksgiving and Christmas.
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When: Classes take place Sunday, November 11 ~ 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.
:: FREE Michael’s Christmas Craft Classes
…Saturday and Sunday, November 10 and 11
Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores are offering several FREE Christmas Craft Classes this weekend for both kids and adults ~ ranging from a basic knitting and crochet class to showing you how to make a real Gingerbread house. All classes are free, but some classes require a product purchase for hands-on participation. Check out the entire list here. This craft event is FREE, but you should probably show up early to make sure there are enough craft supplies for you to take part.
What: For more information on all classes, click here.
When: November 10 & 11~ class times vary. Go here for details.
Where: All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Enjoy and Share! :)