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Breakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan GrilleBreakfast with Santa at Brio Tuscan Grille On Saturday, Dec. 6, Brio Tuscan Grille in Southlake will hold a Breakfast with Santa event at 8:30 a.m. Enjoy a delicious breakfast while the kiddos see Santa and take photos with him! Cost is $5.95 for...

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Recap: What to do in FW This WeekendRecap: What to do in FW This Weekend Ready for the weekend? Here's a roundup of the fun events we've posted about this week: Friday, Nov. 21 Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops Starlight Symphony at West 7th Saturday, Nov. 22 Tree...

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Santa's Wonderland at Bass Pro ShopsSanta's Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops A few days ago, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine kicked off their Santa's Wonderland event, which will run through Dec. 24. During specified times, you can visit the store and the kids can participate in lots...

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Historic St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin VillageHistoric St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin Village On Saturday, Nov. 22, Log Cabin Village will offer photos with a historic St. Nicholas from 1-4 p.m. This is a great option for those who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary Christmas pictures. No reservations...

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Get Bonuses With Marriott StaysGet Bonuses With Marriott Stays Planning to travel for the holidays? Right now, Marriott has a special to make your stay an even better deal: Daily hotel credits of up to $50 for stays in the U.S. and Canada. You'll receive $20 for...

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Recap: What to do in FW This Weekend

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Ready for the weekend? Here’s a roundup of the fun events we’ve posted about this week:

Friday, Nov. 21
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Starlight Symphony at West 7th

Saturday, Nov. 22
Tree Lighting at Sundance Square
Holiday Fun at Barnes & Noble
Historic St. Nick Photos at Log Cabin Village
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops
Southlake Home for the Holidays

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Christmas Tree Lighting at Sundance Square

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 photo sundancesquarelighting_zps29f2b66f.jpgKick off the holidays this Saturday, Nov. 22 in Sundance Square with their annual Christmas Tree Lighting.  This is a free event! The festivities begin at 4 p.m. with strolling entertainment and live music in the square, followed by the lighting at 6 p.m. Santa will be on hand for photos from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Get more info on Santa photos here.

You can find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Artisan First Saturday at BRIT

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 photo britartisanmarket_zps08a1a942.pngOn Saturday, Nov. 1, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas will host its monthly First Saturday program from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The theme for this month’s event is “Festive by Nature.” BRIT will host a number of talented local and international artisans selling a variety of hand-crafted items including jewelry, wood housewares, hand embroidered textiles from Honduras and Mexico, photographic art, ceramics, hand dyed accessories, all natural bath products and lovely hand-made children’s items.  In addition, they will have a number of local, artisanal food producers with festive, gift-worthy food items on hand. This is a great opportunity to start your holiday shopping! See a full list of vendors here.

There will also be plenty of other family-friendly activities at First Saturday, including Bella’s Story Time for preschoolers, plant preservation experts on hand to answer questions, and “Plant Walks and Talks” staffed by BRIT botanical experts. Visitors may also explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.

BRIT is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.

 

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First Saturday Events at BRIT

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 photo fallleaves_zps9d014274.jpgTomorrow, Saturday Oct. 4, is the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for fun at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! Come to BRIT from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their free First Saturday family events. The theme for this month is Fall Harvest. Activities include public tours of the BRIT grounds, exhibits and more. Visitors can also explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.

In addition, there will be a farmer’s market at BRIT from 8 a.m. to noon., and food truck vendors – this month features the very trendy Steel City Pops.

BRIT is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy mksfly/flickr

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Fall Harvest Family Day at Calloway’s

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 photo callowaysfall_zpsb43365c8.jpgCome to your local Calloway’s Nursery this Saturday, Oct. 4 for their Fall Harvest Family Day. There will be plenty of FREE activities for kids and families from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., including pie pumpkin decorating, story time, planting pansies in cute ice cream cones, drawings for great prizes, and Mad Science performances.

Mad Science performance times vary by store. Check the website for details. Bring your camera – there will be lots of fall decorations on display!

Find your local Calloway’s here. In Fort Worth, it’s at 2651 S. Hulen St.

Photo courtesy Calloway’s

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Preschool Event at Botanic Garden

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 photo strawberries_zpsf52b86cb.jpgBring your young child (age 18 mo-3 years) to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. for Little Sprouts, a free program for preschoolers. Engage in a learning experience with your toddler in the Backyard Vegetable Garden. There is a limit of 1 child per caregiver.

The Botanic Garden is at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy Paul Albertella/flickr

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Fun Family Events at the Kimbell

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 photo kimbellkids_zpsefaccb9f.jpgThis weekend, the Kimbell Art Museum is offering two fun events great for the whole family. They are:

Kimbell Kids Drop-in Studio - Saturday, Sept. 20, 1 to 1:45 p.m. This free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) 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. Theme for this weekend is “Bumpy, Squishy, Gritty Landscapes.” Free; advance registration is not required. Space is limited to 20 children, plus adults. Sign up at the entrance to the education studios in the Renzo Piano Pavilion, beginning one hour before the program.

Hispanic Heritage Family Tour in Spanish - Sunday, Sept. 21, 1 p.m. Interactive docent-guided tours in Spanish will explore Spanish and Mesoamerican masterpieces in the Kimbell’s permanent collection. Talks are approximately 45 minutes in length. Free. No reservations required.

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

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Kimbell Kids Art Event This Saturday

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 photo kimbellkids_zpsefaccb9f.jpgOn Saturday, Sept. 6, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again hold its Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a free program designed to introduce children (ages 12 and younger) 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. The theme for this week is “Bumpy, Squishy, Gritty Landscapes.” The program is from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Pre-registration is not required. Sign up in the Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program starts. Space is limited.

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

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Free Kids’ Movies at The Modern

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 photo drdesoto_zpsfce069f1.jpgCome to the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth this week for free kids’ movie showings. The movies begin on Tuesday, Aug. 12 and run through Aug. 14 and are held in conjunction with the Lone Star Film Society. You and your young ones will enjoy these unique films! Plus, before or after the showing, you can visit the museum’s galleries and have a look at their collection. Seating for each show is limited to the first 250 people. On each day, a showing for kids ages 3-7 will begin at 10:30 a.m., and a showing for kids 8-12 will start at 1 p.m. For a look at the films that will be shown on each day, visit the Modern’s website.

The Modern is at 3200 Darnell St. in Fort Worth.

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Ice Cream Sunday at Kimbell Art Museum

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 photo kimbellicecreamsunday_zps0e40ce9f.jpgThis Sunday, July 20, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host its family-friendly Ice Cream Sunday event. From noon to 3 p.m., you can stop by the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion and get a free scoop of Blue Bell ice cream. The featured flavor is Magic Cookie Bar, a a sweet ice cream loaded with graham cracker crust pieces, chunks of dark chocolate, roasted pecan pieces and toasted coconut, all surrounded by a caramel sauce swirl.

There will also be plenty of other activities during Ice Cream Sunday, including an ice cream-inspired collage activity and a showcase of children’s films. Plus, you can visit their permanent art collection (admission to the collection is always free).

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

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