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May 11-13 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Killdares Outdoor Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O in North Richland Hills
  • FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor
  • FREE Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
  • FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Lowes
  • FREE Kids’ Cupcake Decorating Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Killdares Concert & Family Fun Event at NRH2O
Friday, May 11, 2012

If the rain holds back this evening, it will be a great time to get outside and enjoy a fun concert featuring favorite local band, The Killdares  (Alternative Celtic Rock). Part of NRH2O’s 2012 “Sounds of Spring” outdoor concert series, this free family event also includes a kid zone with games and crafts for the kids, as well as food you can buy.  Seating for the concert is on the lawn, so don’t forget to bring your lawn chairs or picnic blankets.

Details, details
What:
For more information about this City of North Richland Hills sponsored
music event, go here.
When:
Friday, May 11 ~ Gates open at 6:00pm. Concert starts at 7:00pm.
Where: The Sounds of Spring Concert series takes place on the grounds of
NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Tour de Fort Worth Bike Ride with the Mayor Betsy Price
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join cyclists from around Cowtown for a fast-paced ride around the Fort Worth Naval Air Station base. The ride, part of the mayor’s “Rolling Town Hall” series, will give participants a chance to ask the mayor questions while touring one of Fort Worth’s most important pieces of real estate. To join the free ride, bring your bike, a helmet and an official photo ID to the base’s main entrance at 226 Pumphrey Drive. Do note: while some of the mayor’s bike rides are good for children, this longer, 14-mile ride is for adults who want to get a good work out.

Details, details
What: 
For information about this and other upcoming community bike rides with Mayor Price, visit the Tour de Fort Worth page on the city’s website.
When: Saturday May 12 ~ Registration begins at 8:00am, and the ride will begin promptly at 8:30am.
Where: Fort Worth Naval Air Station Joint Reserve Base ~ 226 Pumphrey Dr.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Friday and Saturday ~ May 11 & 12

Bring the family to the 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event where you will get to experience what it was like to live as a real wrangler on the Texas frontier. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from around Texas. During this FREE event, you will be able to discuss frontier life with re-enactors, explore historically accurate fort camps and wagons, and enjoy soothing live music from the era. Scheduled events include infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, military parades and more.

Details, details
What: For more details about Frontier Fort Days, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.  View a detailed schedule of events here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE National Train Day Event in Fort Worth & Dallas
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Bring the family and celebrate National Train Day with local events at both the Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center and Dallas Union Station. Each station will have their own special events including the opportunity to ride the train between both Fort Worth and Dallas events.  The Train Day Event will include operating locomotive and passenger car displays, tours through an Amtrak engine cab and Interurban Trolley from the 1920s, model train displays, and entertainment for the kids like balloon artists and face painting.

Details, details
What:
Go here to view a complete list of National Train Day events in Fort Worth and Dallas. Learn more about the National Train Day online, here.
When:  Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00AM – 2:00PM
Where:  Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center ( 1001 Jones St.) and Dallas Union Station  (400 S. Houston St.)
Cost: Event is FREE! Standard train fare (go herewill apply for riding the train between Dallas & Fort Worth stations ~ it’s cheap.

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:: FREE Tangled Family Movie Showing
Saturday, May 12, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the movie Tangled on Saturday, May 12. This movie showing is part of the Central Library’s Second Saturday Film Series which runs monthly family friendly movies through the end of the year.

About the movie: A charming bandit is captured by Rapunzel, a feisty teen with 70 feet of magical hair, who herself is being held hostage. After the two escape, they set off on an escapade involving thugs, a super-cop horse and an over-protective chameleon. Rated PG. 100 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event and future showings, click here. Learn more about the movie here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 1:00PM
Where: The Fort Worth Central Library’s Youth Center Discovery Theatre. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage and parking meters are FREE on weekends.
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Picture Frame Planter
Saturday, May 12, 2012

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 kids build and grow workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When:
Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores.
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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::  FREE Cupcake Decorating Class for Kids at Williams-Sonoma
.Saturday May 12, 2012

Bring your kids to Williams-Sonoma for a fun, hands-on cupcake decorating event. At the end of class, kids will be able to present mom a delicious cupcake, decorated by her very own children (or save it to give as a surprise Mother’s day treat)! 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 Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday, May 12, 2012 ~ 10am-12pm  Note:  class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & 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 Pottery Barn “Accessorizing Your Home for Summer” Class
Sunday, May 13, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully decorate your space with a refreshing palette for summer!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, May 13, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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FREE Chick-fil-A Sandwich for All Teachers, Faculty and Education Staff ~ Watauga Location

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Here’s another great deal to pass along to teachers and other friends in the education world (I love it when our teachers receive special honor ~ so deserved!).

All educators, faculty, and staff can stop by Chick-fil-A in Watauga, any day through Friday, May 11th and receive a FREE Original Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich when you purchase any large beverage and show your school I.D. 

This offer is only valid at the Chick-fil-A of Watauga ~ 8016 Denton Highway  (in the Target Parking Lot).

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FREE Sea World San Antonio Tickets for Teachers & Military Families (Pssssst ~ Pass this Along!)

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If you know a teacher or someone in the military, please thank them for their service and pass this along…

SeaWorld in San Antonio is honoring teachers and military families with FREE tickets to SeaWorld.  Here’s the scoop:

:: FREE Unlimited Admission Teacher’s TicketSea World is offering a FREE Adult Fun Card to all active, employed, and certified K-12 grade school instructors in the state of Texas.  This Teacher pass is a 2012 Fun Card that allows unlimited admission to SeaWorld San Antonio now through the end of the year.  Teachers are also able to purchase additional passes at $5 off for their family and friends. Registration ends June 30, 2012 and redemption of your Fun Card must take place by August 31, 2012. Required credentials include a copy of your Texas Teacher certification, a Valid Texas I.D., copy of paystub from within the last 30 days, and the e-voucher you’ll get when you register.   Similar offers available to teachers at Sea World in Orlando, Florida (here).

Go here to register for your FREE Teacher’s pass.   

:: FREE Single-Day Admission for Military Families: SeaWorld is providing FREE admission to active military and up to 3 of their direct dependants. Dependents may take advantage of the offer without their service member, though an adult must accompany minor dependents, and dependent ages 10 and over must present valid dependent I.D.  A Department of Defense photo ID will need  to be presented at the entrance plaza to SeaWorld (or click here and submit your information). This offer is valid at SeaWorld San Antonio, San Diego, or Orlando. 

Go here to learn more and register to get your FREE Military family passes.

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FREE! Frontier Fort Days at the Fort Worth Stockyards ~ May 11 & 12

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Bring the family to the 12th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event
where you will get to experience what it was like to live as a real wrangler on the Texas frontier. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from around Texas. During this FREE event, you will be able to discuss frontier life with re-enactors, explore historically accurate fort camps and wagons, and enjoy soothing live music from the era. Scheduled events include infantry, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, military parades and more.

Details, details
What:
For more details about Frontier Fort Days, click here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave.
For directions, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 11-12, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE

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May 4-6 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT 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 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:

  • Fort Worth Mayfest ~ Take in some great family fun, music and food while celebrating the 40th Anniversary of this annual Fort Worth event!
  • FREE Fort Worth Science & History Museum Admission ~ Bank of America continues its national program, Museums On Us.
  • FREE Nasher Sculpture Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day ~ Head to Dallas for a great day of family art activities.
  • FREE Flowering Shrub Clinic at Calloway’s Nursery ~ Learn something new about shrubs that perform well and add a burst of color to Texas gardens.
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot ~ Help your kids learn a new woodworking skill.
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance  ~ Listen to the smooth sounds of classic country music.
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class ~ Get inspired in the kitchen with fresh ideas!
  • FREE Decorating Class at Pottery Barn ~ Freshen your home with a touch of summer.

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:: 40th Annual Fort Worth May Fest Event
    Now through May 6, 2012           

Enjoy a fun time with your family and friends at the 40th Anniversary celebration of May Fest. This Fort Worth festival is packed with live entertainment (7 stages of music and performing arts), carnival rides, children’s activities, festival food, and more attractions.

Sunday is Military Day – show your ID for active duty, retired, reserve, or student cadet and receive FREE admission for you and up to  three guests.

Details, details
What: Get more details and a full list of events at the Mayfest website, here.
When: Now through May 6, 2012.  View the full schedule here.
Where: Mayfest is held in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park (along the banks
of the Trinity River).   Go here for directions.
Cost: $8.00 Adults, $5.00 Children 6-12, Children 5 and under are
FREE.  All profits from Mayfest, Inc. are returned to the Fort
Worth community.

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:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

Bank of America’s 2012 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 150 participating museums, zoos, botanical gardens and more throughout the United States. This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend in Fort Worth at the Museum of Science and History.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the Museums On Us program, go here. To learn more about Fort Worth Museum of Science & History, click 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, 1600 Gendy St. (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:

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

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Nasher Sculpture Center, Target 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 art related activities for the kids.

Details, details
What:
For details, including a complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where:
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Calloway’s Blooming Shrub Gardening Seminar
Saturday, May 5, 2012

Learn how to add impressive blooming bushes, add a pop of color, and make a beautiful addition to your Texas landscape. All Calloway’s Nursery locations will be hosting a free garden clinic on Saturday cleverly titled, “Those Blooming Shrubs.” This seminar will focus on flowering shrubs that will stand up to tough Texas weather like azaleas, hydrangeas, camellias and roses.

Details, details
What:
For more information about Calloway’s plant seminar, go here.
When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, May 5, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help them learn a new woodworking skill and build their very own vegetable planter box 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, May 5, 2012 ~ 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, May 6, 2012

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, May 6, 2012, 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!
Saturday and Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes:  Saturday’s class will provide culinary inspiration for celebrating Cinco de Mayo, and Sunday’s class will focus on fresh ideas for a simple spring time or Mother’s Day brunch get-together. You’ll Learn how to create new recipes that will impress your guests as well as healthy and delicious recipes using spring produce.

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 Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, May 5 & 6, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & 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 Pottery Barn “Accessorizing Your Home for Summer” Class
Sunday, May 6, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully decorate your space with a refreshing palette for summer!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, May 6, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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FREE Bowling for Kids ~ All Summer Long in Fort Worth, Hurst, Arlington, Euless, Irving & More!

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This summer, children can bowl every day for FREE at several bowling centers around the Fort Worth and Dallas area ~ a fun activity for rainy days or when it’s just too hot to play outside! There are 2 different free kids bowling programs, so check them both out to find the most convenient location to you.

1.  Free Kids Bowling through AMF:  With this program, you’ll get a weekly voucher for two free games per child, May 14 through September 3 until 8pm.   Find participating locations and sign up here.

2. “Kids Bowl Free”: Select bowling centers around DFW are participating in the “Kids Bowl Free” program.  This program allows you to register your child/children to play 2 free games EVERY day, all summer long.  Times vary by location.  Go here to learn more.

Summer Family Bowling Pass Savings:  With both of these programs, adults can get in on the fun with a family pass savings deal. The family pass includes 2 games of bowling per person, every day. The pass is valid for up to 4 adults  (ages 16 and up) and is good for the entire summer.  The programs are identical, but the costs differ depending on which family pass program you go with.  The cost for the AMF Summer pass is $29.95 and the “Kids Bowl Free” Family Pass is $24.95.

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April 27-29 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT 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 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 Juried Art Show and Concert in Southlake  
  • CHEAP Fort Worth Botanic Garden Spring Festival
  • FREE Arbor Days Family Fun Event and Concert in Euless
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class
  • FREE Flower Arranging Class at Pottery Barn

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:: Fort Worth Botanic’s Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden
   Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2012

Fort Worth Botanic Japanese Gardens Fall

Feast your eyes on the spectacular spring color of the beautiful Japanese gardens (voted as one of the most beautiful places in Fort Worth) while you and your family enjoy traditional Japanese dance, martial arts demonstrations, music, papermaking, docent-lead tours, tea ceremonies and more.

Details, details
What: For more information and a complete schedule of events, click here.
When: April 28 & 29, Saturday 10AM – 5PM, Sunday 11AM – 5PM
Where: 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard. Japanese festival parking will be near the Linden Street lot click here For directions to the gardens and other details, click here.
Cost: Adults $5.00, Children 4-12 $3.00, under 4 free.

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:: FREE ~ Southlake Art in the Square, Juried Art Show & Sale
  Friday to Sunday, April 27-29, 2012

This annual three-day juried art festival offers over 140 national and local fine artists, children’s activities, live entertainment and more in the beautiful setting of Southlake Town Square. Country music star, Chris Cagle, will play on the main stage Saturday night.

Details, details
What: For more details about the art show, click here.
When: Friday – Sunday, April 27-29, Click here for daily schedule.
Where: Southlake Town Square – Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Click here for directions and a map.
Cost: FREE

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:: Arbor Daze Family Fun Festival in Euless
Saturday & Sunday, April 28-29, 2012

This weekend, the City of Euless is hosting their annual family-fun festival featuring live music and entertainment, tree give-aways, arts & crafts sale, rides for the kids and more.  One of our favorite local bands (Celtic Rock), The Killdares, are headlining Saturday evening’s concert line-up.

Details, details
What:
For the full schedule and for more information,
click here.
When: April 28 ~ 9:00AM – 8:00PM and April 29 ~ 2:00PM – 6:00PM

Where:
Euless, City Hall Complex ~ 201 N. Ector Dr.   Parking is available at both the Euless City Hall Complex  and at First Baptist Church Euless. Click here for a map.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, April 28, 2012

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts available to help you and your family navigate your way through the skies.

Details, details
What: For more info about Noble Planetarium’s Star Parties, click here.
When: Saturday, April 28 ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting) until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star-gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to navigate the night sky, visit this link.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Terrarium
Saturday, April 28, 2012

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to take home.

All Workshops are free, but you should probably show up early to insure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What:
For more information and to register, click here.
When:
Saturday, April 28, 2012 ~ 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 Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, April 29, 2012

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, April 29, 2012, 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!
Saturday and Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes:  Saturday’s class will demonstrate how to sharpen your kitchen knives properly (plus ~ bring in your kitchen knife and they will sharpen it for FREE!).  Sunday’s class will help you discover the power of juicing and how to make it part of your daily life. They will provide easy recipes, tips and expert advice from Joe Cross, whose revolutionary juice fast helped him lose over 100 pounds. 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 Cooking classes and demonstrations, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, April 28 & 29, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & 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 Pottery Barn “Art of Botanical Arranging” Class
Sunday, April 29, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where you will learn how to artfully arrange botanicals and customize your own display for your home!

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, April 29, 2012. Note: 1 hour class times vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact times & date.
Where: Go here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!

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FREE Kids Audio Book by Dave Ramsey ~ The Super Red Racer

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Dave Ramsey is making one of his kids audio books available for FREE through Sunday, April 22, 2012.   In The Super Red Racer, Junior learns about earning money to buy a new bike ~ a fun and entertaining story that teaches an important life lesson about saving.

Download the MP3 audio book now and save it to play during your next trek in the car.  It’s a great way to teach kids how to use money responsibly and keep them entertained at the same time!

Go here to get the free audio book download.

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (August 27-29) ~ FREE Ansel Adams Exhibit, FREE Fireworks & Family Event, FREE Kids Classes, and Lots More!

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Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
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click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:

• FREE Ansel Adams Exhibit at the Amon Carter Museum
FREE
Grapevine Lake Fireworks & Family Fun Event
FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Family Craft Event at Michael’s Stores
• FREE Woodworking Kids Clinic at Lowe’s

:: Visit the Amon Carter Museum’s Ansel Adams Exhibit
Now through November 7, 2010


The Amon Carter museum has composed a limited time exhibition of 40
works by renowned photographer/artist, Ansel Adams. This collection
captures the incredible brilliance and beauty of the American landscape
through the keen eye of one of the most famous photographers in history.

Details, details
What: To learn about the Ansel Adams Exhibit, go here.
When
:  Now through November 7, 2010. Regular museum hours.
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard.
Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this exhibit and the Amon Carter Museum is
always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!

::

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

Friday, August 27, 2010


Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular
firework shows each Friday, now through Labor day. If you want to
add some extra fun to your family evening, plan to view the fireworks
from the Gaylord Texan Hotel.

Led by the majestic Queen of Hearts, the cast of characters from Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland parade through the Gaylord hotel atrium, to
the roof of the resort garage, and to a grand finale family event featuring
the Grapevine lake fireworks display and family fun & games.

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages and will have a DJ, games for kids, and
food and beverages for purchase. For more information about the fireworks
show, click here. For more about the Gaylord Texan event, go here.
When:
Friday, August 27, 2010
8:30-10:00PM ~ Family friendly parade, games and events
9:30PM ~ Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Where: Parade starts in the Lone Star Atrium at the Gaylord Texan
Resort. View the fireworks on level 5 of the Resort Garage.
Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.
Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine Lake park at 9:30PM.
Find a map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

::

:: FREE ~ Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, August 28, 2010

Fort Worth’s Cow Camp will present a fun and educational demonstration
about the tools, equipment and techniques used during the cattle drive era
of the late 1800′s.

Children and adults will have the opportunity for hands on experiences
including roping, sorting, saddling, cattle drive demonstrations and more.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 28, 1:30 PM- 2:30 PM
Where: Saddle up behind the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building,
located at 131 E. Exchange Avenue. For directions, click here.
Cost: FREE!

::

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

Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29, 2010

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, juilienne, and chiffonade. Bring a knife from home, and you
can even receive a complimentary knife sharpening (limit one sharpening
FREE per person).

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 28-29 ~ Note: 1 hour class times
vary from store to store, so be sure to call for exact time & date.

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

::

:: FREE ~ Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores Family Craft Event
Saturday, August 28, 2010

If your kiddos love crafts, you won’t want to miss this FREE creative
event. On Saturday morning, all Michael’s Arts and Crafts stores will
feature a fun family craft time where little one’s can capture their
handprints in clay ~ a perfect keepsake for Grandparent’s Day!

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, August 28  ~ 10:00AM-2:00PM
Where:
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!

::

:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a School Bus Box
Saturday, August 28, 2010

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to
help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to
take home.

All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure
you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, August 28, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

::

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of flowering cheer happen to be one of the best Texas-friendly-neglect-taking
perennials to plant.  Irises survive the temperature extremes of North Texas
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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (Aug. 6-8) ~ FREE Outdoor Movie, FREE Fireworks & Family Event, FREE Museum Events, and More Family Fun!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or really cheap) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. If you would like to subscribe to our updates,
click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:
   
 

• FREE Movie in the Park ~ Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
• FREE Concert in the Park ~ Near Southside
• FREE Grapevine Lake Fireworks & Family Fun Event
• FREE Museum Admission and Family Activities
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams Sonoma
• FREE Kids Woodworking Workshop at Home Depot
   
 

:: FREE ~ Downtown Fort Worth Outdoor Movie Event
    Featuring, 
Ferris Bueller’s Day Off  (PG)
    Saturday ~ August 7, 2010       

           

Bring picnic snacks, a blanket or lawn chairs and enjoy Ferris Bueller’s
Day OFF
on the big screen, under the stars at the recently renovated &
beautiful Burnett Park in Downtown Fort Worth (the park with the
huge cutout silhouette sculpture of the man holding a briefcase).    

P.S. Don’t let the heat scare you away!  The Downtown Fort Worth 
event team has ordered 4 turbo misters to cool things down!    

Details, details
What: For details about the movie in the park event, go here. For 
    details about the newly renovated Burnett park,  click here.
Where: Burnett Park ~ 7th St. Downtown. Click here for  
   parking options.
When: Saturday, August 7, 2010 ~Movie begins at 8:30 PM.
Cost: FREE       

::   

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ First Friday On The Green
    Friday, August 6, 2010 
    

                                        

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends with First Friday on
the Green, a FREE monthly live music series rolled out by Fort Worth
South
. Bring your blankets and chairs (and even Fido if you want), and
enjoy an evening of live music from great bands in a relaxing setting.    

Hungry? Enjoy one of the neighborhood’s fantastic restaurants beforehand
or take in Chadra Mezza & Grill which will be selling their tasty fare at the
event. No outside coolers or food please.    

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind the
    revitalization (and suburban greatness) of the Near Southside FW.
    Get more info here.
When: Friday, August 6, 2010 ~ 7:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb,
    between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village
    Homes row houses). Find a map here.
Cost: In lieu of admission (which is FREE), you are encouraged to make a
    donation to Southside Church of Christ who will be accepting donations
     for school supplies.
    

     

::    

:: FREE City of Grapevine Firework Fridays & Summer Blast
    Family Event at the Gaylord Texan

    Friday, August 6, 2010 (and each Friday through Labor Day)


   

Friday nights in Grapevine will sparkle with spectacular firework shows each
Friday, now through Labor day.  If you want to add some extra fun to your
family evening, plan to view the fireworks from the Gaylord Texan Hotel.
   

Led by the majestic Queen of Hearts, the cast of characters from Alice’s
Adventures in Wonderland parade through the Gaylord hotel atrium to
the roof of the resort garage to experience the fireworks display and family
fun & games.
   

Details, details
What: This event is for all ages and will have a DJ, games for kids, and
   food and beverages for purchase. For more information about the fireworks 
   show, click here. For more details about the Gaylord Texan family
   event, go here.
When:
Friday, August 6, 2010
    8:30-10:00PM  Family-friendly parade, games and events
    9:30PM 
Fireworks over Lake Grapevine
Where: Parade starts in the Lone Star Atrium at the Gaylord Texan
    Resort.  View the fireworks on level 5 of the Resort Garage.  
   
Click here for directions to the Gaylord Texan Resort.
    Fireworks can also be viewed from any Grapevine lake park at 9:30PM.
    Find a map of viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.     

  

 ::   

:: Enjoy a FREE Family Fun day at the Amon Carter Museum!
    Sunday, February 8, 2010   

         Amon Carter tours      

The Amon Carter museum, a local jewel of a spot is offering a fun afternoon
for the whole family with their program, International Adventure. Get
creative with FREE art-making and other fun activities for kids while
learning about international art on display in the galleries.     

Special performances, storytime and refreshments round out the
afternoon of exciting activities the family can enjoy.   

Details, details
When:  Sunday, August 8, 2010 ~ 1:00PM to 4:00PM
Where:  Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard. 
    Get directions and parking details by clicking here.
Cost: Entrance to this event and Amon Carter’s Museum is
    always FREE (but donations are appreciated)!     

::            

:: Bank of America Cardholders: Take advantage of FREE
    ADMISSION to the Fort Worth Museum of Science & History

    Saturday and Sunday, August 6 & 7, 2010
    

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Bank of America’s 2010 national program, Museums On Us offers FREE
admission, the first full weekend of every month, to 120 participating
museums throughout the U.S.     

This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (August 6th & 7th)
in Fort Worth at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. 
    

Details, details
What: To find out more about Bank of America’s Museums On Us
    program
, go here. To learn more about The Fort Worth Museum of
    Science & History,
click 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, 1600 Gendy St.
    (corner of Montgomery and Burnett Tandy).
Click here for directions.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7 10:00AM to 5:00PM
Cost: FREE to Bank of America Cardholders (Reg: $14 Adults, $10 Children)
    

Other DFW Museums With FREE Admission This Weekend:     

     

::    

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

    Saturday, August 7, 2010    

                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 complete schedule, click here.
When: Saturday August 6, 2010 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM

Where:
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE
    

    

::    

:: Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8, 2010   

                                                     

Try something new in the kitchen!
Williams Sonoma’s technique class is teaching the Sous Vide method of
cooking, popular with chefs around the world. This week’s lesson will
demonstrate the basics of this technique ~ foods cooked in a vacuum
with precise temperature controls, producing tender succulent foods
without overcooking.   

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, August 7-8 ~ 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! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.   

::    

:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
    Saturday, August 7, 2010
    

                                      

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE School Bus Pencil
Organizer 
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, August 7 ~ 9:00AM- noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!    

::    

I hope you and your family have a wonderful weekend!  :)    

     

  

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (July 16-18 Edition) ~ FREE Bluegrass Concert, FREE Stargazing Event, FREE Cake Decorating Class & More!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FORT WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or almost free) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. This weekend’s tips include:
   

FREE Family Friendly Outdoor Concerts
      in Southlake & Keller ~ Beatles to Bluegrass
• FREE Stargazing Party ~ Science & History Museum
• FREE Fondant Cake Decorating Class at Michael’s
• FREE Cooking Techniques Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Indoor Kidgits Club Carnival at NE Mall
   


::  Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
    (Beatles Tribute band) 
    Saturday, July 17, 2010
  

                        

Relax under the big Texas sky, watch the sunset, and listen to the
retro tunes of Me and My Monkey, a fantastic Beatles Tribute Band. There
will be lots of fun for the kids too, including bounce houses, FREE games,
door prizes from the Fort Worth Zoo, Six Flags and more!  

Bring your blanket, lawn chair, or picnic and enjoy a fun night with
the family.  

Details, details
What: For more information about Keller’s concert in the park series,
    click here. For more on Me and My Monkey, click here 
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where:  Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!   

::   

    

:: FREE Bluegrass Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
    Saturday, July 17, 2010   

   

Spend Saturday evenings this summer at Southlake Town Square listening
to some of the area’s greatest talents. This week’s line-up features
accomplished Blue Grass group, White House Harmony.                 

Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening
with your family. You’ll be treated to an entertaining show
filled with the purest of harmony vocals, mountain clogging and smooth
blue grass sound. Light refreshments will be sold (but alcoholic
beverages and glass containers are not allowed).       

Details, Details
What:
For more about White House Harmony, click here. 
   Learn more about the Southlake Summer Music series, here.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
    Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!   

::     

:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
    (at the Fort Worth Science & History Museum)
    Saturday, July 17, 2010   

   

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for their FREE Star Gazing party Saturday
night. You will find plenty of telescopes for viewing and lots of experts
available to help you and your family navigate your way through
the skies.   

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, July 17  ~ begins at dusk (weather permitting)
    until 10:30PM
Where: In the parking lot, just south of the Science & History Museum
   at the corner of Montgomery and Harley. Click here for directions.
Cost: FREE   

P.S. Noble Planetarium recommends a wonderful & FREE resource for star
gazing from the comfort of your backyard. If you would like a fun way to
navigate the night sky just go here: berkeley.edu/starclock/skywheel.html  

   

::   

::  FREE ~ Michael’s Arts & Crafts ~ Cake Decorating Class
    Saturday, July 17, 2010        

  

If you want to learn a fun and easy way to decorate cakes, be sure and
attend the FREE Wilton Fondant Class at your local Michael’s store.  You’ll
have the chance to familiarize yourself with this creative cake techinique
and get a chance to sample some delicious cake treats, too.             

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, July 17, 2010  ~ 1:00-3:00PM
Where:
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!              

::    

::  Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
    Saturday and Sunday, July 17-18, 2010        

                                        

Try something new in the kitchen!
It’s a perfect time to learn new cooking techniques with summer sauces
and salsas that add color and flavor to your summer table. This week’s
lesson at Williams-Sonoma will demonstrate how to jazz up grilled meats,
vegetables, and even ice cream (mmmm!).  You’ll get an opportunity
to try delicious samples, too!        

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 17-18 ~ 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! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.  

::  

:: Simon Kidgits Club, Indoor Carnival at NE Mall in Hurst
   
Saturday, July 17, 2010   

                                                 

Simon Kidgits Club Indoor carnival is a great spot to beat the heat with
the kids.  Featuring live entertainment, face painters, balloon artists,
Bubbles the Clown, lots of carnival games and more.
  

Details, details
What: For more information, about Kidgits and this event, click here.
When:
 Saturday, July 17 ~ 1:00PM-4:00PM
Where: NE Mall in the Center Court,
    Located at Highway 121/183 and Loop 820 N in Hurst.
Cost: Carnival is FREE with $5 Annual Kidgits Membership Fee.  

   

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (July 9-11 Edition) ~ FREE Rhett Butler Guitar Concert, FREE Decor & Cooking Classes, FREE Kids Events & More!

ABOUT THE FRUGAL & FUN FT. WORTH WEEKEND EDITION ~
Fridays, we post ideas for FREE (or almost free) weekend entertainment
for you and your family. If you would like to subscribe to our updates,
click here (also FREE!). This weekend’s tips include:
  

• FREE Outdoor Concert at Southlake Square
Parker County Peach Festival in Weatherford
• FREE Pottery Barn Home Decorating Class
• FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
• FREE Thomas the Train Playdate Fun for Kids
• FREE Woodworking Craft Class for Kids at Lowes    

    

:: FREE Outdoor Concert Event ~ Southlake
    Saturday, July 10, 2010                      

                 

Spend Saturday evenings this summer at Southlake Town Square listening
to some of the area’s greatest talents. This week’s line-up features the
music of gifted jazz guitarist, Rhett Butler, and his band.               

Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening
with your family. You’ll be treated to an amazing evening of jaw-dropping
guitar and shimmering melodies. Light refreshments will be sold (but
alcoholic beverages and glass containers are not allowed).                     

Details, Details
What:
For more about Rhett Butler, click here. Learn more about
    the Southlake Town Square Summer Music series, here.
When: Saturday, July 10, 2010, 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
    Main St. @ Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!                      

::     

    

:: Parker County/Weatherford Peach Festival
    Saturday,
July 10, 2010   

                         

The Parker County Peach Festival, hosted in Weatherford Texas, is a
local tradition that has been fun for families for many years. With over
200 arts and crafts booths, food, and activities for the kiddos, this is a great
spot for the whole family to have some fun. You will have the opportunity
to sample all kinds of delectable peach goodies too, like peach cobbler,
peach ice cream, peach jam, and the list goes on!  

Details, Details
What: Get more info about the Parker County Peach festival, here.
When: Saturday, July 10, 2010 ~ 8:00AM to 5:00PM
Where: Historic Downtown Weatherford. Click here for directions.
Cost: $5.00 for adults and children 12 and under are FREE!  

   

::  

:: Learn New Decor Tips at a FREE Pottery Barn Decorating Class
    Saturday, July 10, 2010       

                            

Get new ideas for freshening up your living space with frames!     
Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class, where they will share helpful
tips for creating a beautiful picture frame memories wall.  This week’s
demonstrations will teach the art of using existing picture frames, as well
as selecting and arranging picture frames to create an eye-catching display.   

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
Demonstrations take place all day, Saturday, July 10th.
Where: Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost:
FREE!        

::  

   

::  Take a FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
   
Saturday and Sunday, July 10-11, 2010      

                                  

Learn a new cooking technique!
Summer time is a perfect time to learn new cooking techniques with
fresh summer fruits, vegetables, and herbs. This week’s lesson at Williams-
Sonoma will demonstrate classic preparations along with how to use
farmers’ market purchases in a fresh new way.  You’ll get an opportunity
to try delicious samples, too (my mouth is already watering)!      

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

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When: Saturday & Sunday, July 10-11~ 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! Be sure to call your local store to RSVP.
     

::    

:: FREE Thomas the Train & Friends Playdate Event
    Saturday, July 10, 2010   
  

This Saturday, bring your child to the Thomas & Friends Playdate at
your local Toys R Us.  There will be a story time, games, crafts, and more!                 

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When:
 Saturday, July 10, 2010 ~ 11:00AM-1:00PM
Where: All Toys R Us Locations . Click here to find a location.
Cost: FREE!        
  

::  

:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Ball & Cup Game
    Saturday, July 10, 2010  

                                   

This Saturday, bring your child to a Lowe’s Build and Grow Clinic to
help them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE project to
take home.          

All workshops are FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure
you have a kit for your little ones.  

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, July 10, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE
  

   

::  

Have a wonderful weekend!  

   

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A FREEBIE To Smile About: Dress Like a Cow & Get a FREE Chick-Fil-A Meal ~ Friday, July 9th :)

         

Pop by Chick-Fil-A in your best bovine gear and get a FREE meal!
Tomorrow, July 9th, is customer appreciation day at Chick-fil-A. Dress up 
like a cow and you can get a FREE Chick-fil-a meal! Even if you don’t have 
a cow costume lying around the house (Really? You don’t?), you can
download a printable costume here.   

This is a perfect time to turn this into a fun family day and memory.  Check
out the Minter family who took part in this fine event last year! The whole
family dressed like cows and blogged about it.  Adorable ~ I love it!   

                          

Details, Details
What: Get more info at  www.cowappreciationday.com.
How:   Stop by any Chick-Fil-A restaurant fully dressed “head-to-hoof” in
    cow attire to get a FREE Chick-Fil-A meal (breakfast, lunch or dinner ~
    1 for each person dressed as a cow!). For those “too chicken” :) to wear
    full cow costumes, Chick-Fil-A will also award a complimentary entrée
    to customers partially dressed in cow attire, such as a cow-spotted scarf,
    purse, hat or other accessory. 
When: Friday, July 9th, during normal operating hours
    (Generally 6:00am – 10:00pm).
Where: All Chick-fil-a locations nationwide.  Find one near you here.   

Enjoy and Share! :)    

  

   

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Grand Opening, Fort Worth Kroger Fresh Fare Store ~ 10 Reasons You’ll Want to Visit (Hint: FREEBIES!)

I had the opportunity to get a sneak preview of the new Kroger Fresh Fare Store before the doors opened to the public, and *wow* I was impressed!  Following is a rundown of my visit, along with a few pics that hopefully capture a slice of the store for you  ~ though, you’ll really want to visit the store in person to see for yourself!     

Kroger has opened the doors to its first Fresh Fare concept store in Texas!    

Located across the street from TCU, Fresh Fare caters to shoppers seeking freshness, variety and quick meal solutions in a more intimate setting. The new store will carry a large selection of regionally-grown and organic fruits and vegetables (love this!), soy, vegetarian, and gluten-free products, chef-prepared carry out items and lots more.       

TEN Things I really like about Fresh Fare (and why you’ll want to visit this week):     

1. FREEBIES. Along with FREE samples throughout the day, now through Sunday (June 27), the first 250 customers through the door will receive a different grocery item each day! This is for the early birds, as doors open at 6:00AM. The giveaway line-up includes:     

Thursday (6/24): Driscoll’s Strawberries
Friday (6/25): Community Coffee
Saturday (6/26): 12 pack Dr. Pepper
Sunday (6/27): Half gallon of Blue Bell Ice Cream     

2. GREAT Savings & Grand Opening specials on every aisle! Pickup an in-store circular to take advantage of all the grand opening specials.     

3. Easy in and out navigation. I like the size of the store (a bit smaller than Kroger Signature Stores) ~ large enough to have a great selection and not too big to get in and out quickly. The express lanes are conveniently near the front door (notice the about 15 items” express lane sign in the picture = brilliance!). A bicycle rack is available for cyclists in front of the store, too.     

                                      

4. Purple TCU Cupcakes and a big bakery case full of tempting treats from the in-house pastry chef.     

       

5. Fresh To Go Meals, including chef-prepared entrées, sides, salads, sushi, sandwiches and wraps for breakfast, lunch and dinner.     

6. Wide choice of fresh produce including more than 100 varieties of organic vegetables and fruits. I counted at least sixteen types of peppers alone!     

            

7. Artisan Fresh Bread Gallery plus in-store made flour tortillas in five flavors – white, wheat, butter, salsa and cinnamon sugar (must try!).     

8. Boars Head Deli Meats and a large range of imported and domestic cheeses. I am so glad to finally have a store in Fort Worth that stocks the entire Boars Head line!     

                          

9. Surf & Turf. The butcher shop carries organic and prime beef, buffalo, organic poultry, over 50 varieties of seafood, and more.     

10. A great variety of Fair Trade coffees and teas are found in the bulk section (including a TCU special coffee blend that is delicious!). And, if you don’t want to brew your own, a full service Starbucks ( open next month ) will be happy to help.     

                

I hope you have a chance to visit the new store.  And, if you happen to be gazing longingly through the glass of that amazing bakery case, we just might bump into each other!  :)     

You’ll find the Kroger Fresh Fare store at:
3120 S. University Drive in Fort Worth, across from TCU
     

      

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