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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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Easy Mother’s Day Breakfast Ideas & Recipes: Let the Kids Cook

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We have rounded up some easy breakfast recipes to help get Dad & your little ones on the right track for Mother’s Day.  These recipes come from a few of our favorite home cooking & foodie sites, so even if the little one’s aren’t cooking breakfast for you, these are great sites/recipes to bookmark for use in the future.

Wholesome Mommy has some great advice for helping your kids take care of breakfast.  She says, “Decide on a simple dish/recipe that your kids can make all by themselves.  Leave easy to follow directions on the counter along with the dishes, tray, and any ingredients that the kids can’t safely reach themselves.  If you can, get your husband involved and tell him your plan so that he can help the kids get the things they need in the morning – but remind him to let them do it all by themselves!”  Her Mother’s Day breakfast recipes include Layered Granola Parfait, Cinnamon & Sugar Toast, Cinnamon Oranges, and some scrumptous looking Waffles with Pecan Maple Syrup

         

Mommy’s Kitchen Blog features some super easy recipes and easy to follow picture instructions for Yogurt & Granola Breakfast Parfaits, Bacon & Cheese Muffins, Sausage Cream Cheese Crescents, Easy Monkey Bread, Overnight French Toast, Fruit Smoothies, and more.

Food Network  has compiled a few recipes that they say are so easy, Mom won’t even need to help.  Their suggested simple menu for mom includes: Giada’s custardy Baked French toast with Blueberries, a Citrus Cream Smoothie, and The Lady’s Perfect Scrambled Eggs.

And for the somewhat experienced cook: AllRecipes.com has a “Mother’s Day Top 20” list of recipes that includes top-rated breakfast items like Simple Scones, Whole Grain Waffles, Crepes and a Cinnabon recipe clone (I must check this one out for myself!).  Do note that most of these recipes are probably too advanced for little ones, though.

Happy Mother’s Day, dear Moms.  I hope this is a restful, joyful weekend for you!   Enjoy and Share! :)

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Frugal & Fun Fort Worth Weekend Events (May 6-8) ~ Mayfest, FREE Museum Admission, FREE Creative Classes & More Family Fun!

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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, here (also FREE!).

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • Fort Worth Mayfest ~ Take in some great family fun, music and food at 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 Container Garden Design Clinic & FREE Mother’s Day Planting Station at Calloway’s Nursery  ~ Two fun gardening events!
  • FREE Woodworking Kids Clinics at Home Depot & Lowes ~ Help your kids learn a new woodworking skill.
  • FREE Make it/Take it Scrapbook Mom’s Day Craft Event at Michael’s ~ Have fun making a special scrapbook page for Mom!

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:: 39th Annual Fort Worth May Fest Event
    Now through May 8, 2011

           

Enjoy a fun time with your family and friends at the 39th annual May Fest event. This Fort Worth festival is packed with live entertainment (7 stages of music and performing arts), children’s activities, festival food, and more attractions.

Details, details
What: Get more details and a full schedule at the Mayfest website,  here.
When: May 5-8, 2011
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

Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2011

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Bank of America continues its national program, Museums On Us and offers FREE admission, the first full weekend of every month, to over 150 participating museums throughout the U.S.

This FREE Admission program takes place this weekend (May 7-8) 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). Go here for directions.
When:
Saturday and Sunday, May 7-8, 2011 ~ 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:

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:: Take an Art Trek to Dallas to the Nasher Sculpture
    Center’s First Saturdays Family Fun Day. 
Saturday, May 7, 2011

           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, May 7, 2011 ~ 10:00AM to 2:00PM
Where:
 For directions to Nasher Sculpture Center, click here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: Attend a FREE Container Garden Design Class  & Mother’s
….Day Event at Calloway’s Nursery

….Saturday, May 7, 2011

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This Saturday, Calloway’s Nursery is hosting some great events just in time for Mother’s Day:

FREE Container Garden Design Class. This is a great way to expand your garden design knowledge, and learn container garden design tips from the experts! The event is FREE and open to the public.  Learn more, here.

FREE Plant a Flower for Mom Event. Visit Calloway’s throughout the day on Saturday or Sunday and help your child plant a flower for Mother’s Day.  Go here for more info.

Details, details
What: For more info about Calloway’s and these events,  click here.
When: The Container Garden Design Class is Saturday,
May 7, 2011, 10:15am. For the Plant a Flower for Mom Event, pop
by during store hours, Saturday-Sunday, May 7 & 8 (while supplies last).
Where: Any Calloway’s store location in DFW.  Find a store near you, here.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE ~ Home Depot ~ Build. Learn. Create. Kids Workshop
Saturday, May 7, 2011

                              

This Saturday, bring your child to Home Depot’s Kids Workshop to help
them learn a new woodworking skill and make a FREE Planter to take home ~ a perfect gift for Mom’s Day!

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 7, 2011 ~ 9:00AM to Noon
Where: Home Depot Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost:FREE!

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Mother’s Day Vase
    Saturday, May 7, 2011

                       

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 ensure you have a kit for your little ones.

Details, details
What: For more information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, May 7, 2011 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores Mother’s Day Craft Event
    Saturday, May 7, 2011

                    

Celebrate National Scrapbook Day by creating a custom scrapbook page for Mother’s Day.  This craft event is FREE, but you should probably show up early to insure you have craft supplies since this is a “while supplies last” event. Ages 14 and up.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 7 – 10:00AM-12:00PM.
Where: All Michael’s Craft Stores. Go here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!

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Frugal & Fun Ft. Worth Weekend Events (May 7-9 Edition) ~ Lots of Family Fun Events in Store!

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 Frontier Fort Days Event at the Stockyards
• FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp for Kids
• FREE Mother’s Day Craft Classes & Projects for Kids 
• FREE Crayola Glow Explosion Event 
   

 
:: Ft.Worth Stockyards ~ 10th Annual Frontier Fort Days ~ FREE 
     Friday and Saturday ~ May 7-8, 2010    

        

Bring the family to the 10th Annual Frontier Fort Days Texas heritage event
at the Fort Worth Stockyards. During this FREE event, you will get to
experience an authentic representation of life on the Texas frontier including
authentic wagons, music, and more. Hourly events include infantry
demonstrations, Native American dance, military parades and more.   

Details, details
What: For more details about Frontier Fort Days, along with a schedule of
     events & activities, click here.
Where: At the Stockyards Station ~ 130 East Exchange Ave.
    For directions, click here.
When: Friday and Saturday, May 7-8, 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Cost: FREE    

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:: FREE ~ Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
     Saturday, May 8, 2010   

    

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 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, May 8, 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.
   

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 :: FREE ~ Mothers Day Craft Workshops for the Kids
      Saturday-Sunday, May 8-9, 2010
 
   

    

Let the little ones have fun making something special, just for mom!  
There are several businesses hosting FREE Mother’s Day projects for the kids.    

Choose from the following FREE kids’ craft events.:    

Pottery Barn Kids ~ Make a Tissue Paper Flower Bouquet
What: Kids will love creating colorful tissue paper flowers for Mom at
    this fun event! For more details,
click here.
When: Saturday and Sunday, May 8-9, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Where:
Click here to find a Pottery Barn store near you.
Cost: FREE!
     

Lowes Build and Grow Clinic ~ Make a Trellis Planter
What:
 Kids will have the opportunity to make a Mother’s Day Trellis
    Planter while learning some new wood working skills. For more
    information and to register, click here.
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where:
Lowes Home Improvement Stores
    To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE!    

Michael’s Arts & Crafts Stores ~ Create a Card & Cookie for Mom!
What: Michael’s will be hosting two Mother’s Day Craft Events for Kids.
    Children can attend a workshop to handcraft their own Mother’s Day Card 
    (at 10:00) and come back for the second event (at 12:00) to decorate a
    cookie for Mom or Grandma! For more information, click here.
When: Saturday, May 8 ~ Card event is at 10:00AM-12:00PM and the
    Cookie Decorating event is at 12:00PM to 1:00PM
Where:
All Michael’s Craft Stores. Click here to find a store near you.
Cost: FREE!        

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:: FREE ~ Toys R Us Glow Explosion Event
    Saturday, May 8, 2010
    

          

Visit Toys “R” Us for their Crayola Glow Explosion Event where kids will get to
create a fun glow-in-the dark project, take home a FREE gift and more!    

Details, details
What:
For more information,
click here.
When: Saturday, May 8, 2010 ~ 11:00AM – 1:00PM

Where:
All Toys R Us Locations . Click here to find a location.
Cost: FREE! 
  
  
 To mom’s everywhere, Happy Mother’s Day!  
I hope you have a wonderful weekend!

 

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