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Save on Dining - $5 for $25 Restaurant CertificatesSave on Dining - $5 for $25 Restaurant Certificates Through today, Aug. 4, Restaurant.com is offering big discounts on restaurant dining certificates when you use the code SAVE at checkout. With this discount, you can get $10 certificates for $2, $15...

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Free Movie in Sundance SquareFree Movie in Sundance Square This Wednesday, Aug. 5, Sundance Square will host a free movie in the plaza at dusk. The featured movie for this week is Tangled. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on. No outside food or drink will...

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Fun & Cheap: Bites & Flights at Lost Oak WineryFun & Cheap: Bites & Flights at Lost Oak Winery Have you ever been to Lost Oak Winery? It's just down the road in Burleson, and great to visit - plenty of space for the kids to play outside, beautiful scenery and, of course, great wine. And on Thursday,...

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Mommy & Me Playtime at West 7thMommy & Me Playtime at West 7th Come to the West 7th shopping district on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their weekly free Mommy & Me Playtime session. The hourlong playdates for parents and younger kids start at 10 a.m. During August, the...

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Free Movie in Sundance Square

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This Wednesday, Aug. 5, Sundance Square will host a free movie in the plaza at dusk. The featured movie for this week is Tangled. Please bring chairs or blankets to sit on. No outside food or drink will be allowed at the movie, since the event is designed to encourage support of local merchants. You can find a list of Sundance Square food vendors here.

The movie begins around 8:45 to 9 p.m., while games and other entertainment will begin at 7:30.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Mommy & Me Playtime at West 7th

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Come to the West 7th shopping district on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their weekly free Mommy & Me Playtime session. The hourlong playdates for parents and younger kids start at 10 a.m. During August, the playtime activities will focus on items from the kitchen. Here’s what the website says:

Come learn how to take creative play and turn it into a community wide movement of items found in your kitchen! What can we do with stale bread, pretzels, seeds, nut and seed spreads like sunflower butter (help mom & dad clean out the pantry and reclaim your old food)? What role do birds play in germinating our project into new growth? Come see how creative play can make learning fun for all ages!

The activities take place at the large space at 820 Currie St., across from Sweet Sammies. Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

Find directions to West 7th here.

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FWISD’s Back to School Night at the Museum

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On Saturday, Aug. 8, Fort Worth ISD will host Back to School Night at the Museum. This free event takes place at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 5-8 p.m.The first 500 guests in the door will receive a snack pack– sandwich, fruit, and water. Tickets to the Omni screening of “Dolphins” will be on a first come, first served basis after check-in at the event. All museum exhibits will be open to Fort Worth ISD families, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Families who attend will also receive packets with important information about the upcoming 2015-16 school year, which begins Monday, August 24. Many District departments, programs, and services will be represented to answer questions and share information.

You can register for Back to School Night here.

The FW Museum of Science and History is at 1600 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

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Free Event: Research Day at BRIT

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Come to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas on Saturday, Aug. 1 for their Research Day event. Activities will be going on from 8:30 a.m. until noon. During the event, you can learn more about BRIT’s valuable collections through an interactive exhibit. There will be several hands-on activities that will allow visitors to participate in the process of science, and you will have the opportunity to meet some of the BRIT scientists. This is a free event!

Here’s the schedule:

8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Farmers’ Market (see details at bottom)
Plant ID Station
Children’s Activities
Research Exhibit: BRIT Collections & The Process of Science

10:30 a.m.
Bella’s Story Time: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
BRIT’s Free Tour

Farmers Market details:

Community Partner:      The Unbound Book Cart

Musician:           Darrin Kobetich

Food Trucks:       Steel City Pops

Funky Town Food Truck

Juice Caboose

Sponsor:             Lone Star Ag Credit

Vendors:            The August market will feature fresh local produce from Frankie’s Fresh Foods, Our Special House, Ruby Farms and M bar M Farm. They’ll also be joined by a great selection of local vendors who sell everything from delicious handmade pies and cookies to hot and spicy pickles.

Photo courtesy BRIT

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Scottish Festival at the Kimbell

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On Saturday, July 18, the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth will host Kimbell Fest: Scotland, a special celebration of Scottish heritage. The event runs from 2 to 10 p.m. Bring the entire family to enjoy free exhibition admission, innovative art activities, face painting, films, cultural performances and demonstrations, and exciting live music by breakout Texas musicians on the Museum’s celebrated lawn. A detailed schedule of events is here.

The event is being held in celebration of the museum’s newest exhibit, Botticelli to Braque: Masterpieces from the National Gallery of Scotland. 

Attendees are encouraged to bring blankets for listening to live music on the lawn. Outside food and drink is not permitted.

The Kimbell is at 3300 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio This Weekend

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This Saturday, June 6 from 1 to 1:45 p.m., the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a FREE program that introduces kids 12 and under and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together.  Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art project. This week’s theme is “Dress Up Matisse.” Space for the event is limited to 20 kids plus accompanying adults. Sign up at the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program begins.

the Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Kimbell Kids Event This Saturday

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgThis Saturday, March 21 is Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a free program at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The program runs from 1 to 1:45 p.m. It introduces kids and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. This week’s theme is “Sculpture Explorers.”

The program is free of charge, but space is limited to 20 kids and their accompanying adults. You can sign up in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program starts.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Free Event: Cowtown Goes Green

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Come to the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, March 14 for Cowtown Goes Green, their annual family-friendly St. Patrick’s Day celebration. The festivities will happen from noon to 5 p.m. Planned events include free activities for kids, including armadillo races, a petting zoo, face painting, games and contests with 92.1 Hank FM, live music and gunfights. Following the 4 p.m. cattle drive, a special Western-Irish themed Cowtown Goes Green parade will happen on Exchange Avenue. Local businesses, horseback riding clubs and other groups will participate. This is a free event!

Find directions to the Stockyards here.

 

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Dr. Seuss-Themed Kids Club at Ridgmar Mall

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On Thursday, March 12, Ridgmar Mall will host its monthly Kids Club event from 11 a.m. to noon in Macy’s Center Court. This month’s theme is Dr. Seuss! The day will be filled with Dr. Seuss’ classic tales, and Seussville games, crafts, activities, and more. This is a free event!

Ridgmar Mall is at 1888 Green Oaks Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Recap: Free & Cheap Around FW This Weekend

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgHere’s a recap of the free and cheap things to do in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Stay tuned, I’ve got a list of Spring Break events coming too!

Ongoing
B1G1 Admissions to SEA LIFE Aquarium
Spring Break activity and food discounts

Friday, March 6
Thriller Film at The Modern

Saturday, March 7
First Saturday at BRIT
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio
Townes Van Zandt Tribute Screening
Coffee Chat with Mayor Price
Spring Break Kickoff Event in Dallas
Empty Modern Instameet at The Modern
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops

Sunday, March 8
Funky Finds Spring Fling
HomeTOWNES Celebration at Arts Fifth Avenue
Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops

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