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Free Shipping Day DealsFree Shipping Day Deals Today, Dec. 18, is Free Shipping Day - a day when many online merchants offer free shipping on all or most orders. This is a great way to round out your holiday shopping list without having to brave the...

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Win A $500 Shopping Spree from AdPagesWin A $500 Shopping Spree from AdPages How does a little extra cash for the holidays sound? AdPages, the publisher of those local coupon magazines we love so much, is sponsoring a weekly giveaway in conjunction with Metroplex Piano Warehouse....

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Save on Fun Christmas Break ActivitiesSave on Fun Christmas Break Activities So, the kids are getting out of school soon for the holidays - keep them entertained with these fun activities at deep discounts: $5 for one admission to "North Pole Texas" holiday show - get a half-price...

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Free Dental Care on Christmas EveFree Dental Care on Christmas Eve If you need some dental work - but don't have the funds for it - make room on your calendar for the morning of Dec. 24. That's Care Day at Comfort Dental, an annual event that gives free dental care to...

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Tacky Sweater Special at ChipotleTacky Sweater Special at Chipotle Got some cheesy Christmas gear? Wear it on Saturday, Dec. 13. On that day, you can come into any Texas Chipotle location wearing your cheesy Christmas outfit and receive a buy-one-get-one-free special...

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Walk of Gratitude in Downtown FW

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 photo walkofgratitude_zpsf55321a1.pngThis Saturday, Dec. 13, military charity Snowball Express will hold a Walk of Gratitude in downtown Fort Worth around 9:30 a.m. This event is a way for local residents to show their appreciation for the families of military personnel who have died during their service. Feel free to bring flags, patriotic signs and any other items you feel might help create a festive atmosphere! The parade will run down Main St. between 9th and 4th streets. See a map here. Organizers are asking attendees to arrive around 9 a.m.

Snowball Express flies in children of fallen soldiers (and their surviving caretakers) to Dallas every year for a fun weekend. Airfare is paid for. If you are a surviving spouse with surviving children, you can apply to attend around September. See an FAQ here.

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Birds’ Christmas Tree at Botanic Garden

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 photo botanicgardenbirdstree.jpgCome to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden this Saturday, Dec. 6 from 11 a.m. to noon for Birds’ Christmas Tree, an annual holiday tradition. Guests are invited to make biodegradable bird “tweets” ahead of time and bring them to hang on a Christmas tree for the garden’s birds. You can find a list of treat recipes here. The event will take place in the Grove area. Park in the area behind the Montgomery Street Antique Mall along the I-30 access road, which is close to the Grove.

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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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