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July 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 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 over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE National Day of the American Cowboy Event at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Killdares Outdoor Concert in Southlake
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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

Friday, July 27, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.  There is a fee to park at the hotel for those who are not guests.

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:: FREE! National Day of the American Cowboy Family Fun Event
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mosey on down to the 5th Annual National Day of the American Cowboy celebration. This Fort Worth Stockyards event (FREE) has been named the “Best Event of its kind in the nation” by western lifestyle magazine, American Cowboy. Don’t miss out on a day dedicated to celebrating the cowboy with lots of fun for the whole family!

Details, details
What: For more information about Fort Worth Stockyards’ National Day Of The American Cowboy, click here.
When: Saddle up on Saturday, July 28 from 10am to 4pm
Where: Activities will take place along East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Killdares Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
Saturday, July 28, 2012

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun show featuring favorite local band, The Killdares.  Originally formed in 1996, The Killdares have come to be known as one of the hottest, cutting edge bands in music today – Celtic or otherwise. World-class musicians from all over the U.S., they have come together in Texas to create and perform a brand new version of hard-driving, alternative Celtic rock music. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, July 28, 2012, 7:30 – 9:00 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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

Join the Noble Planetarium staff for a 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, July 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 Kung Fu Panda Toy
Saturday, July 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, July 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, July 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, July 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
    Sunday,  July 29, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun class on growing, cooking, and enjoying fresh summer fruit.  They’ll teach you how to use these fruits to best advantage in everything from simple cobblers and salads to infused drinks and grilled fruit. They’ll discuss the basics of selecting and storing fruits and share some wonderful recipes to be savored throughout the rest of the summer.

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:
July 29, 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.

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2012 Tax Exemption Holiday/Tax-Free Weekend for Texas Residents ~ Save The Date!

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Be sure to mark the 2012 back-to-school tax-free weekend on your calendar to save on clothes, school supplies, and more!

Texas residents receive tax-free shopping benefits August 17-19, 2012 on the following categories:

  • Clothing (under $100)
  • Shoes (under $100)
  • School Supplies (under $100)
  • Backpacks and messenger/book bags for elementary
    and secondary students (under $100 )
  • School supplies under $100 such as binders, crayons,
    paper, and more (see complete list of qualifying school
    supplies here)

To find out more, go to the Texas comptroller’s site, here.

 

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July 20-22 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 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 Dance Festival at the Modern Art Museum
  • FREE Family Movie in the Park (Journey 2: The Mysterious Island) in Crowley
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Zack King Band Outdoor show in Southlake
  • FREE Outdoor “Beatles” Concert  in Keller
  • FREE Fall Decorating Class at Pottery Barn
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Cooking Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma

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:: 9th Annual Modern Dance Festival at the Modern
Now Through July 21, 2012

The 9th annual Modern Dance Festival at The Modern Art Museum in Fort Worth will feature a beautiful concert in the Grand Lobby, showcasing a diverse sampling of American dance from the last 50 years. Special guests include internationally renowned dance artist Bill Evans from New York, The Bill Evans Dance company, Treeline Dance Works (NYC and Chicago), and Lonny Joseph Gordon.  The Contemporary Dance/Fort Worth company will perform artistic director Kerry Kreiman’s “Currents” set to Bach’s “Concerto in G minor.”

Details, details
What: This modern dance event is for all ages. For more information about the 9th Annual Modern Dance Festival, click here.
When: View full schedule of festival events here.
Where: Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell Street
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
in Crowley ~ Featuring Journey 2: The Mysterious Island
Friday, July 20, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Journey 2 The Mysterious Island on the big screen, under the stars in Crowley ~ the movie will begin at dusk.

About the movie:  Seventeen-year-old Sean Anderson (Josh Hutcherson) and his new stepfather, Hank (Dwayne Johnson) set off on an adventure to find a mysterious island where no island should exist.  PG

Details, details
What: For more information about Crowley’s Movies in the Park, click hereLearn more about the Journey 2 The Mysterious Island movie here.
When: Friday, July 20, 2012  ~ 9:00PM to 11:00PM
Where: 900 East Glendale Street in Crowley
Cost:
FREE!

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

Friday, July 20, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE Zack King Band Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square’s Rustin Pavilion enjoying a fun show by the Zack King Band ~ a local favorite that combines Southern Rock, blues, and jazz into a unique sound of their own. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, July 21, 2012, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: Keller Concert in the Park ~ Featuring, Me and My Monkey
(Beatles Tribute band)
Saturday, July 21, 2012

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. 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 21, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ Fall Decorating Demonstrations
Saturday, July 21, 2012

Join Pottery Barn on Saturday for several in-store demonstrations , where you will get expert advice on putting together a fall tablescape  and other interactive how-tos  to prepare your home for fall.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
9:00AM, Saturday, July 21, 2012. Note: 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 Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 22, 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, July 22, 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
    Sunday,  July 22, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun class on D.I.Y. canning of tomatoes.  They’ll teach you step-by-step how to prepare tomato sauce and a piquant salsa using fresh summer ingredients and then how to can them ~  the perfect way to make the most of a bumper crop of tomatoes.

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:
July 22, 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.

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FREE Kids Splash Day: Outdoor Water Fun in Keller ~ Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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Get ready to beat the heat with three hours of FREE summer fun in the sun at Splash Day!  This fun event is for kids of all ages, birth through 6th grade. There will be a special section for preschoolers so they can play and have fun at their speed, while the big kids race down big slides like the Giant Marlin and the Tropical Slip and Slide. Yummy kid food like hot dogs and pizza will be available for purchase, too. Be sure to wear your swim suit, bring your friends, some sunscreen and a towel.  It is free and it will be fun ~ you don’t want to miss this water blast!

Details, details
What: 
Learn more information about the Splash Day family event here.
When: Wednesday, July 25, 2012 ~ 10:00am – 1:00pm
Where: Northwood Church, Keller ~ 1870 Rufe Snow Drive
Cost: FREE to everyone.

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July 13-15 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 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 on the Green Outdoor Evening Concert
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Empty Pockets Outdoor Concert in Southlake
  • FREE Disney Holes Family Movie Showing
  • FREE River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Skills Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell Art Museum
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Grill Master Technique Class at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Summer Decorating Class at Pottery Barn

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:: FREE Friday On The Green Outdoor Concert
Friday, July 13, 2012

Enjoy a fun evening with your family and friends at Friday on the Green, a FREE monthly live music series sponsored 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.

Details, Details
What: Fort Worth South, Inc. (FWSI) is the non-profit org behind Friday on the Green. Get more info here.
When: Friday, July 13, 2012 ~ 7:00-10:00PM
Where: Head to Magnolia Green Park ~ 1100 Block of Lipscomb, between Magnolia and Rosedale (across the street from the Village Homes row houses).
Cost: FREE!

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

Friday, July 13, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE Empty Pockets Outdoor Concert ~ Southlake Town Square
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Spend Saturday evening at Southlake Town Square listening to some fun classic and top 40 country music hits from Empty Pockets. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family. You’ll be treated to an entertaining show brought to you by the Arts Council Northeast.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the Arts Council music series here.
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 7:30 – 8:30 PM
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion
At Main St. and Southlake Blvd. (F.M. 1709)
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Holes Family Movie Showing
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Join the Fort Worth Central Library for a free showing of the fun children’s movie Holes on Saturday, July 14. This event 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 wrongfully convicted boy is sent to a detention camp, where the boys are required to dig holes. Slowly, he realizes there is something very wrong with the camp, and starts his own digging – for the truth. Based on the award-winning novel. Rated PG. 118 minutes.

Details, details
What: For more information about this movie event, click here.
When: Saturday, July 14, 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 River Legacy Living Science Center Nature Walk
Saturday, July 14, 2012

Explore the nature trails surrounding the River Legacy Living Science Center on a FREE family friendly guided nature walk. The Living Science Center is the gateway to River Legacy Parks in Arlington.

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE nature walk and River Legacy Living Science Center, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, July 14, 2012, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Kung Fu Panda Toy
Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE! Blue Bell Ice Cream Social at the Kimbell
Sunday July 15, 2012

The Kimbell Art Museum and Blue Bell Ice Cream present “Ice Cream Sunday,” a free event at the museum to celebrate National Ice Cream Day. Visitors will enjoy an afternoon escape from the Texas heat to explore the galleries and savor a free scoop of ice cream. Docent-Guided tours for families, as well as children’s movies are scheduled from Noon to 3PM. Admission to the Museum’s permanent collection is always FREE.

Details, details
What: Learn more about the Kimbell and their ice cream social, here.
Where: 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth
For directions to the Kimbell and other details, click here.
When: Sunday, July 15, 2012 ~ Noon to 3:00PM
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 15, 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, July 15, 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
    Sunday,  July 15, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun class on growing and cooking tomatoes. They’ll discuss heirloom tomatoes and popular homegrown varieties, along with myriad ways to use this summer favorite in time-honored dishes as well as creative new recipes. You’ll also learn the basics of selecting, storing, peeling and seeding tomatoes, plus easy ways to cut and serve them.

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:
July 15, 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.

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:: FREE Pottery Barn Class ~ How to Add Color To Your Home
Sunday, July 15, 2012

Join Pottery Barn for a fun in-store class where you will get expert advice on choosing a color scheme and bringing colors and patterns together in your home.

Details, details
What: For more information, go to Pottery Barn Store Events.
When:
Classes take place Sunday, July 15, 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!

Have a fabulous weekend!

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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).

And, please…

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June 29 – July 1 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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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 Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake
  • FREE Dale Watson Concert at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Kids Cow Camp at the Fort Worth Stockyards
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Red White & Sousa Patriotic Concert in Colleyville
Friday, June 29, 2012

The songs of America will come to life, 100-voices strong when the city of Colleyville presents Red, White & Sousa. The free patriotic concert, performed by internationally acclaimed a cappella men’s chorus The Vocal Majority, will also feature the opening of Colleyville’s first gourmet food park at the Village at Colleyville.  Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about the The Vocal Majority’s a cappella performance of  Red, White & Sousa, here.
When:
  Friday, June 29, 2012. The free patriotic concert begins at 8:00PM; the gourmet food park, the first in Colleyville, opens at 6:30PM.
Where:  The Village at Colleyville located on Main Street and Colleyville Blvd. Free parking is available in the Village and at City Park (located off Bransford Road, west of City Hall).
Cost: FREE!

::

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

Friday, June 29, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE Shakespeare in the Square at Southlake Town Center
Saturday, June 30, 2012

Spend Friday evening at Southlake Town Square enjoying the Texas Creative Arts Academy production of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream ~ presented FREE to the community in the Southlake Town Square gazebo. Bring your own blanket and lawn chairs for a fun and relaxing evening with your family.

Details, Details
What: Learn more about the production and TCCA  here.
When: Saturday, June 30, 2012.  The “gates” will open at 7pm with a pre-show of entertainment. A Midsummer Night’s Dream will begin at 8pm
Where: Southlake Town Square – Rustin Pavilion (Southlake Town Square gazebo located on Main St. and Southlake Blvd.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Dale Watson Concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
Saturday June 30, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Saturday evening concert headlines a country music favorite, Dale Watson. Known for hardscrabble honky-tonk that has won him an international following, Dale Watson’s recording career spans two decades and earned him a spot in the Austin Music Hall of Fame. Be sure to bring along a lawn chair or blanket to enjoy your evening. Snacks or a picnic dinner, and beverages are allowed, but no glass containers, please.

Details, details
What: To learn more about Dale Watson and the Levitt Pavilion’s summer concert series, 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: June 30, 2012 8:008PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Fort Worth Cow Camp at the Stockyards
Saturday, June 30, 2012

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 1800s 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, June 30, 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. 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 Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays & Sundays through July 15

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, 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: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, July 1, 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, July 1, 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
    Sunday, July 1, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for a fun Fourth of July BBQ themed technique class. Sunday’s class will teach you how to create delicious side dishes and desserts to accompany your Fourth of July celebration.  Featured recipes include  grilled sauté of greens with smoked bacon, cast-iron skillet corn bread with strawberry butter, Roger Mooking’s BBQ baked bean bruschetta and more.  Plus, if you attend Sunday’s 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:
July 1, 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.

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TODAY ONLY 30% OFF Your First Purchase at Gilt, The Luxury Daily Deals Discounter (Promo Code)

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Gilt Has a HOT 30% OFF New Customer Offer!

Today, when you sign up (FREE) at Gilt and make your first purchase, you’ll get 30% OFF  your first order.  Do note that the 30% OFF discount credit is only offered for new accounts, and you’ll need to use promo code MY30 at checkout to get today’s extra discount.

Our favorite Gilt bargain discovery is their Cuisinart 14-cup, large capacity food processor deal which you can get for $139.30 after the 30% OFF promotion. I have this model and love, love, LOVE it (and wish this deal was around when I bought mine ~ oh well)!  I have seen the smaller 11-cup model at Costco with an extra bowl for $250 and Amazon.com currently has this model priced at $249.   All that to say, if you need a new food processor (or know someone who does), jump on this today.  You can find this deal by signing in first, here and then going here.

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Here are a few other fun things that caught our attention in  Gilt’s discount boutiques (prices shown are before the 30% OFF).

::  An entire boutique dedicated to on trend white watches for men and women ~ in a wide range of prices, all nicely discounted (plus take 30% Off with Promo).

::  Fun learning toys from Battat, starting at $15 (plus take 30% Off with Promo).

This is barely scratching the surface of all Gilt has to offer ~ you’ll want to check out their boutiques for yourself which include designer clothes, home accessories, baby clothes, travel deals and lots more.

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Membership to Gilt is FREE, but you have to be invited to join (and you are officially invited by Frugal in Fort Worth!). Pop over to their website here to join.

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$36 for a Customized Otterbox iPhone Case (or 20% OFF Any Other Plum District Deal)

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Through Friday, June 29:  Plum District has an offer to get  20% OFF any of their daily savings deals, and that includes these fantastic personalized Otterbox iPhone cases for $36 after additional discount (Regular $65 ~ this is the same brand that set the standard for cases that really protect your phone ~ great for busy Moms!). These can be customized countless ways including adding your initials, name, or  your family picture of choice.

Go here to get the 20% OFF Plum District offer before it ends Friday(June 26, 2012) ~ use coupon promo code SUMMER20 at checkout.

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$10 OFF Coupon for Buca Di Beppo!

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Here’s a terrific little coupon worth passing along…

Pop over to this link to get a coupon for $10 OFF a $20 purchase at Buca di Beppo  The coupon is valid through July 15, 2012, and only one coupon can be used per visit, per table.  Go here to learn more.

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June 22-24 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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for you and your family.
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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Movie Under the Stars (Dolphin Tale) in Keller
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • FREE Nash Farm, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
  • FREE Star Gazing Party ~ Fort Worth Science & History Museum/Noble Planetarium
  • FREE Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington
  • FREE Lowe’s Woodworking Workshop for Kids
  • FREE Landscape Seminar at Calloway’s Nursery
  • FREE Outdoor Family Event at Bass Pro Shops
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 
  • FREE Williams Sonoma Cooking Techniques Class

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:: FREE Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert Series
June 22-24, 2012

Ballet Concerto’s free summer dance concert in Trinity Park, recognized by Fort Worth Weekly as Fort Worth’s “Best Outdoor Cultural Event,” brings ballet and other forms of dance to North Texas. Featured dancers come from well-known ballet companies such as New York City Ballet, Dayton Ballet, Texas Ballet Theater,  and Ballet Arizona.

During the performance, concession stands will be available or bring your own picnic and snacks.  Free seating is located on the lawn ~ be sure to bring a lawn chair or picnic blanket to enjoy the outdoor entertainment!

Details, details
What: To learn more about Ballet Concerto’s Summer Dance Concert series, click here.
Where: 2300 West 7th Street in Trinity Park, Fort Worth.
Go here for directions.
When: June 22-24 ~ Concerts start at 8:30PM. See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission for lawn seats.  Reserved table seating is also  available (go here for details and ticket prices).

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
   Friday, June 22, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concert at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Friday evening concert (June 22) headlines a Texas country music favorite, Two Tons of Steel.  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.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer 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: Concerts start at 8PM.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
    in Keller ~ Featuring the Film, Dolphin Tale (PG)
     Friday, June 22, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Dolphin Tale on the big screen, under the stars at Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller. The movie will begin at 9:00PM (or as soon as the sun goes down). Get there by 8:00PM to find a good spot and enjoy a variety of family games and activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, June 22. Family Games and Activities begin at  8:00PM.
Movie starts at 9:00PM.
Where: Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller.
Get directions to 640 Johnson Road, here.
Cost:
FREE!

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

Friday, June 22, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 Resort parking garage roof ~ a great viewing platform, and 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: FREE! Nash Farm in Grapevine, Family Fun & Dairy Day Event
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Historic Nash Farm in Grapevine is hosting a FREE family fun event to celebrate National Dairy Month. Learn where milk comes from, milk a cow, churn butter and more. Get a taste of farm life just steps away from the heart of the city.

Details, details
What:
For more information about the 110 acre Nash Farm and the
Dairy Day family fun event, go here.
When:
Saturday, June 23, 2012, 12:00 to 2:00PM
Where: Nash Farm ~ 626 Ball Street ~ near Historic Downtown Grapevine
Free Parking 1 Block west of Nash Farm at Cannon Elementary or
at the Botanical Gardens and Homestead Dr.
Cost: FREE! Donations are appreciated and benefit Heritage Education
Programs at Nash Farm. Hay rides at Dairy Day are $1 per person.

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:: FREE ~ Star Gazing Party at the Noble Planetarium
Saturday, June 23, 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, June 23 ~ 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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:: Hummingbird Garden Seminar at River Legacy
Living Science Center in Arlington
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Steve Woodward, avid birder and owner of Wild Bird Center, will teach you how to attract hummingbirds with plants and feeders to your yards and gardens. Also learn about common Texas hummingbirds and their habits during this workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center. Best suited for ages 10 and up. RSVP to 817.860.6752

Details, details
What:
To find out more about the FREE Hummingbird Gardening seminar, go here. RSVP to 817.860.6752
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard (at the intersection of N. Cooper Street and Green Oaks) in Arlington
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:00AM
Cost: FREE, but donations are appreciated.

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:: FREE Lowes Build and Grow Clinic: Make a Madagascar Vehicle
Saturday, June 23, 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, June 23, 2012 ~ 10:00-11:00AM
Where: Lowes Home Improvement Stores. To find a participating location, click here.
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Summer Friendly Plants and Landscape Seminar
Saturday, June 23, 2012

Learn how to  plan your landscape with drought tolerant shrubs and flowers to ease your water bill, beautify your garden and bring peace of mind. This informational workshop provides tips on how to prepare for the Summer months and guides you to heat-loving plants that thrive in our Texas sun.

Details, details
What: 
Learn more about Calloway’s “Flame Proof” plant seminar, here.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012 ~ 10:15am.
Where: All Calloway’s locations. Click here to find one near you.
Cost: FREE!

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:: FREE Family Fun ~ Outdoor & Camping Event at Bass Pro Shops
  Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15
, 2012

This weekend, bring your family to Bass Pro Shops’ FREE Family Camping and Outdoor Fun Weekend Event. There will be FREE carousel rides, games, family photos, 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: 1:00 to 5:00PM ~ Tuesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays through July 15, 2012. For a schedule of activities, click here.
Where: Bass Pro Shops, 2501 Bass Pro Drive, Grapevine
Cost: FREE

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 24, 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, June 24, 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
    Saturday & Sunday,  June 23 & 24, 2012

Join Williams-Sonoma for two classes: Saturday’s class will provide all you need to know about cooking corn on the cob to perfection, and Sunday’s seminar will help you discover the secrets to cooking scrumptious fish and seafood on the grill. They will demonstrate how to prepare and season seafood so that it emerges perfectly done and delicious. Plus, they’ll share some favorite recipes for  seafood accompaniments.

Plus, if you attend Sunday’s 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: 
June 23 & 24, 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.

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FREE! Fort Worth Bureau of Engraving and Printing Tour and Special Demonstrations

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If you are looking for an interesting and free outing with the kids, put Fort Worth’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing on the list.  Most people do not know that half of the nation’s paper currency is printed right here in Fort Worth and that you can tour the facility for FREE, almost year round. Next week is a perfect time to visit as they are hosting a special week of interactive demonstrations (June 25 – 29 or save the date for July 23 – 27) at the facility in north Fort Worth.

Special printing demonstrations include:
•  Watch Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.
•  Learn about print plate making for currency printing presses.
•  Enjoy special educational activities in the Kids Corral where children over 8 years old can engrave and print their very own currency design.
•  See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press.

Take a FREE tour and watch as billions of dollars are printed
While you are at the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, you can also take a FREE tour  and watch billions of dollars being printed as you walk along an enclosed elevated walkway, suspended over the currency production floor.  Before or after your free 45-minute tour, enjoy two floors of interactive exhibits and displays showcasing the history of currency, the intricacies of the printing process and more.

Details, details
What:  Learn more about touring the Bureau of Engraving & Printing  here.  Special demonstrations are free and available to the public.  Call 817.231.4000 or 866.865.1194 for more information about the tours or demonstrations.
When:  Special demonstrations will take place June 25-29 and July 23-27.  Free summer tours are available during extended operating hours,  June 1 to July 31 ( 8:30AM – 5:30PM).  Beginning August 1, 2012 tour hours change to 8:30AM – 3:30PM. Closed all Federal Holidays.
Where:  Bureau of Engraving & Printing ~ 9000 Blue Mound Road, Fort Worth
Cost:  FREE!

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Bargain! 45% OFF Fort Worth & Austin Hotel Stays ~ LivingSocial Staycation

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If you are looking for a relaxing Texas summer get-away or staycation, LivingSocial has a couple of  fantastic spa escape/hotel deals you might want to check out:

  • For $129 (Regular $251), get a 1-night stay for two at the Sheraton Fort Worth Hotel and Spa. This price includes a breakfast buffet for two as well as a $25 spa credit. This offer expires June 25, 2012 and the hotel must be booked by December 30, 2012.   Go here to learn more
  • For $249 (Regular $450), get a 1-night stay for two at destination resort, Travaasa Austin ~ about 30 minutes from downtown Austin and located in the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve. This price includes a $25 Spa credit (per Guest), a $25 activity credit (per Guest) toward a Private or Semi-Private Class, and a $25 lunch or dinner credit at Jean’s Kitchen. This offer expires June 19, 2012 and the hotel must be booked by September 30, 2012Go here to learn more.

P.S.  If you are new to Living Social, be sure to first sign up for FREE here.  After you’ve signed up, click the links above to go directly to the offers.

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FREE Fort Worth 3rd Thursday Jazz Series With Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield, and the Duane Durrett Trio

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All Jazzed Up and Someplace to Go
Take a musical journey from the 20th century roots of Jazz to the diverse sounds of the present with the Fort Worth Library’s annual Third Thursday Jazz Series. Featuring an outstanding list of nationally and locally known talent, the monthly lineup offers everything from swing jazz to the blues.  All concerts are FREE and open to the public.

 

Singing and Swinging ~ The Art of the Jazz Vocalist by Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield and the Duane Durrett Trio ~ Thursday June 21
The Thursday jazz series continues with Singing and Swinging: Art of the Jazz Vocalist, featuring singers Tatiana Mayfield and Victor Cager. The stellar rhythm section will consist of bandleader and drummer Duane Durrett, pianist Kelly Durbin and bassist Lou Harlas.

Details, details
What:
For more information, visit the Third Thursday Jazz Series website.
When: Thursday, June 21 ~ 6:30pm. See the monthly lineup below for additional concert dates.
Where: In the Gallery of the Fort Worth Central Library. You can park on the street or in the 3rd St. & Taylor Parking Garage. The parking garage is FREE after 6:00pm or if you go earlier, have your parking ticket validated at the Central Library for up to 2.5 hours free on weekdays.
Cost: FREE, no ticket required.

Third Thursday Jazz Series Monthly Lineup

  • June 21: Victor Cager, Tatiana Mayfield, and the Duane Durrett Trio. Featuring vocalist Tatiana Mayfield, this band will perform “Singing and Swinging: Art of the Jazz Vocalist.”
  • July 19: James Shannon Quartet. “Smoking at the Library” will showcase the incredible guitar style of Wes Montgomery.
  • August 16: Adonis Rose Quintet. This Grammy Award winning drummer brings his New Orleans sound to the series.
  • September 20: Robin Eubanks Quintet.  Eubanks has been voted best trombonist in DownBeat magazine’s international critics poll five times.

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June 15-17 Cheap and FREE Fort Worth Entertainment Roundup | Frugal & Fun Weekend Events Edition

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Subscribe to our blog updates, here (also FREE!).

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This weekend’s highlights include:

  • FREE Outdoor Evening Concert Series at Levitt Pavilion
  • FREE Movie Under the Stars (Kung Fu Panda 2) in Keller
  • FREE Friday Night Fireworks over Grapevine Lake
  • CHEAP 2012 Air Show at the Denton Airport
  • FREE Kids Class: Decorate a Car Cookie at Williams-Sonoma
  • FREE Blaze of Glory Concert & Family Fun Event in Keller
  • FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 

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:: FREE Concert Series at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington
   June 15-17, 2012

Join your family and friends at this weekend’s FREE concerts at the Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – part of their packed summer series of free music, dance and performing arts under the stars. The Friday evening concert (June 15) headlines The Trishas, Saturday (June 16) features Rodney Parker & 50 Peso Reward, and Sunday (June 17) features soul jazz artist, Sierra Leone’s Refugee All Stars (participated in the U2 tribute album In the Name of Love: Africa Celebrates U2 and has a great background story ~read more here).

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.

Details, details
What: To learn more about the Levitt Pavilion’s summer 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: Concerts start at 8PM.  See complete schedule of concerts, here.
Cost: FREE Admission (food is extra).

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:: FREE Family Fun with Movies Under The Stars
    in Keller ~ Featuring the Film, Kung Fu Panda 2
   Friday, June 15, 2012

Bring a blanket and lawn chairs and enjoy Dreamwork’s Kung Fu Panda 2 on the big screen, under the stars at Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller. The movie will begin at 9:00PM (or as soon as the sun goes down). Get there by 8:00PM to find a good spot and enjoy a variety of family games and activities.

Details, details
What: For more information, click here.
When: Friday, June 15. Family Games and Activities begin at  8:00PM.
Movie starts at 9:00PM.
Where: Johnson Road Park Amphitheater in Keller.
Get directions to 640 Johnson Road, here.
Cost:
FREE!

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

Friday, June 15, 2012 (and Every Friday through Labor Day)

Friday nights over Grapevine Lake will sparkle with spectacular fireworks each Friday through the summer, 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 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:
Every Friday through Labor Day
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 Grapevine Lake park at 9:00PM. Find a map of fireworks viewing sites around Grapevine Lake here.
Cost: FREE for both local and hotel guests to attend.

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:: 50% OFF the 2012 Air Show at the Denton Airport
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Denton Airport summons aircraft enthusiasts and casual spectators alike for their Airshow’s high-flying feats and ground-docked aircraft displays. This year’s schedule treats attendees to a full day of performances by professional pilots, including the Texas Twisters and a U.S. Marine Corps AV-8B Harrier II demonstration.  On the ground, aircraft displays include an F/A-18F Super Hornet, an A-10C Thunderbolt II, a P-40 Warhawk, and more than 30 others. The family-friendly airshow also features a children’s pavilion, craft vendors, and food concessions in a festival atmosphere.

Savings Tip:  Through Friday night, you can get 50% OFF the price of tickets at Groupon (look under the “All Deals” menu, here).

Details, details
What: To learn more about the air show, click here 
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012 ~ 8:30AM to 2:30PM.  Go here for the complete airshow schedule.
Where: The Denton Airport.  Click here for directions.
Cost:
 50% OFF tickets are available at Groupon through Friday (Go here and look under the “All Deals menu) .  Otherwise $10 per person (children under 6 are free). 

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:: FREE Kids Class: Decorate a Car Cookie at Williams-Sonoma
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Saturday morning, join Williams-Sonoma for a fun cookie decorating workshop for kids. Little ones will have the opportunity to decorate a Cars movie themed cookie and take it home to Dad.

Details, details
What:
For more information, click here.
When:
June 16, 2012 ~ 10:00AM to 12:00PM 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 for a complimentary reservation.

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:: FREE Blaze of Glory Concert & Family Fun Event in Keller
Saturday, June 16, 2012

Relax under the big Texas sky (or a big shade tree), watch the sunset, and enjoy a fun outdoor concert featuring Bon Jovi Tribute Band, Blaze of Glory. 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 about Blaze of Glory, click here.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Bear Creek Park in Keller, 400 Bear Creek Parkway
Cost:
FREE!

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:: FREE Cowtown Opry Performance at the Fort Worth Stockyards
Sunday, June 17, 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, June 17, 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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