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Free Holiday Craft, Card and Recipe GuidesFree Holiday Craft, Card and Recipe Guides Kids bored at home? Get this free e-book loaded with 18 printable and homemade Christmas card ideas. Great for presenting to grandparents and relatives during family get-togethers (who doesn't love...

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Extra 20% Off LivingSocial DealsExtra 20% Off LivingSocial Deals Still haven't finished Christmas shopping? You're in luck - LivingSocial is offering an extra 20 percent off their deals through Dec. 22. Just use the code INSTANT20 at checkout to get your discount. Simply...

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Citywide Chanukah Celebration on SaturdayCitywide Chanukah Celebration on Saturday On Saturday, Dec. 20, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth will host a Citywide Chanukah Celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You don't have to be Jewish to attend! Enjoy music from the synagogue's children's...

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Holiday Story Time at Barnes & Noble TonightHoliday Story Time at Barnes & Noble Tonight Tonight, Dec. 19, the Barnes & Noble Hulen Center location is having a Holiday Classics Storytime at 7 p.m. The session will feature holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The...

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Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster'sBreakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster's Still looking for a Breakfast with Santa event? Dave & Buster's is having one on Saturday, Dec. 20 at their Arlington location beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast...

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Save on Fun Christmas Break Activities

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

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 child’s ticket to this fun marionette show at the Christkindl Market in Arlington; shows happen through 12/21; adult tickets can also be purchased for $7

$5.49 for one admission to Studio Movie Grill – head to Arlington and see a movie for less than the $10.50 they normally charge. Best part: You can order drinks and food while you watch! Use by Jan. 18.

$9 for an experience for two at Dublin Bottling Works - visit the birthplace of Dublin Dr Pepper and enjoy a tour of the bottling plant (though DP is no longer produced here), as well as two Frostys; note there are no tours on Mondays

$10 for 2 admissions to ICE at the Parks – go ice-skating in Arlington; includes skate rental. Use within 90 days of purchase.

$12 for a bowling experience for 2 at Cowtown Bowling Palace - in Fort Worth; includes two games per person and shoe rental for both; packages also available for parties of 4 and 6

$17 for an entertainment package for two at Mountasia – includes 18 holes of mini-golf, one go-kart race and $5 in arcade tokens. Packages also available for parties of 4 and 6. Use within 120 days of purchase.

$19 for 5 open-jump sessions at Pump It Up – this is valid at the Ridgmar location; valid during open playtime hours; pay $35 for a card good for 10 sessions

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Holiday-Themed Events in DFW This Weekend

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo christmaslights.jpgHere’s the list of holiday-themed festivals going on around DFW this weekend:

Friday, Dec. 5:
Texas Christkindl Market – noon to 9 p.m., Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Free admission.
Mansfield Hometown Holidays – 5-9 p.m., Mansfield City Hall. Enjoy activities including a snow hill, entertainment, kids’ activities, tree lighting, fireworks and an appearance by Santa.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.
Keller Holly Days – 6 p.m., Keller Town Center; see details here.
Colleyville Christmas Tree Lighting - 5:30 p.m., City Hall. Join the mayor and City Council for the lighting countdown and holiday carols. After the tree is lit, the celebration continues next door at the library for lots of reindeer games, carriage rides, treats and refreshments, and free photos with Santa.

Saturday, Dec. 6:
Birds’ Christmas Tree - 11 a.m., FW Botanic Garden; see details here. Free.
Christmas in the Stockyards – 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., FW Stockyards. Free holiday event includes games and fun with Radio Disney, Cowboy Santa pictures (bring your own camera), holiday face painting, and a Christmas parade at 4 p.m.
Lewisville Holiday Stroll - 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., Old Town Lewisville. Christmas parade at 2 p.m., breakfast with Santa event at 8 a.m. and more. See details here.
Victorian Christmas- 3-6 p.m., Nash Farm in Grapevine. Visitors will be led by docents through the farmhouse and the farm to experience how Grapevine’s earliest settlers celebrated Christmas in Texas during the latter part of the 19th Century. Tours will be led from the pole barn, where visitors can enjoy hot cider and cookies, to the front door of the farmhouse, through the parlor, bedroom, dining room and kitchen, then outside by the burning yule log and back to the pole barn. Free.
Texas Christkindl Market – 10 am. to 10 p.m., Globe Life Park in Arlington. Texas Christkindl Market is an enchanting Christmas market in the spirit of markets held throughout Germany during the holiday season. Features Texas-German cuisine, like brats, goulash, potato pancakes, gingerbread, baked goods, Gluhwein and German beers. And of course plenty of live entertainment and shopping! Free admission.
Coppell Holiday Celebration – Lighted holiday parade begins at 6:30 p.m. Begins at Parkway and Samuel, and travels westward to Town Center Blvd., just west of City Hall.  Immediately after the parade, visit Town Center Plaza for a tree lighting ceremony. Stick around the Plaza for the tree lighting ceremony, musical performances, refreshments and, of course, Santa Claus! Free.
Grapevine Twinkle Light Boat Parade – 6-9 p.m., Lake Grapevine. This is one of the most unique Christmas parades you will ever see! You will find water crafts decorated in all of the finest sparkling lights to celebrate the season. This floating festival begins at Twin Coves Marina and picks up entries at each marina including Scott’s Landing and Silver Lake. Free.
Benbrook Christmas Tree Lighting – 7 p.m., Benbrook YMCA. Tree lighting and fireworks show. Donations of money or non-perishable food items will be accepted at the park entrance. All proceeds benefit the annual Benbrook Firefighter Food Drive. Immediately following the Christmas Tree Lighting and Fireworks Show, the annual Benbrook Winter Wonderland display lights up Dutch Branch Park with twinkling lighted holiday characters and merriment. Stroll the park and enjoy this free holiday exhibit each evening through New Year’s Day.
Burleson Christmas Tree Lighting & Fireworks Show – 6 to 8:30 p.m., Old Town Burleson. Parade of lights departs Kerr Middle School at 6 p.m. and travels to corner of Johnson Avenue and Ellison St. Christmas tree lighting at 7 p.m. followed by fireworks show set to holiday music. After the tree lighting, Santa will head to his sleigh to listen to Christmas wishes. Free.
Euless Christmas Parade of Lights – 6:30 p.m. Parade begins at Midway Dr/Industrial Blvd, travels east on Midway and ends at Euless Family Life Center. Theme is “A Patriotic Christmas.” Free.
Mansfield Hometown Holidays – various activities, including a 5K at 9 a.m. and Christmas parade at 2:30 p.m.
Weatherford Christmas Parade – 10 a.m. Begins at Ninth Grade Center and travels around the Courthouse in downtown Weatherford. Free.
Weatherford Christmas on the Square – noon to 5 p.m., Weatherford courthouse square. Enjoy this FREE event hosted in beautiful, downtown Weatherford. Santa and holiday characters, ice sculpting, live reindeer, carriage rides and a classic car show! Stroll the historic downtown while visiting the local merchants as well as vendors. There will be live entertainment and children’s activities.
Haltom City Christmas on Broadway – 3-6 p.m., Haltom City rec center/Broadway Park. The free event will feature carriage and train rides, a climbing wall, crafts and games, a petting zoo, bounce houses and, of course, Santa and Mrs. Claus. Free.
Azle Christmas Celebration – tree lighting at 5 p.m. followed by parade. Refreshments, kids’ activities and appearance by Santa at 404 Main St.
Haslet Christmas Tree Lighting – 6-8 p.m., Haslet Fire Station. Santa will be on hand for pictures. Free.
Christmas Tyme in Aledo - arts and crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Aledo Community Center; nighttime celebration begins at 5 p.m. with the local store front businesses staying open late providing activities and refreshments. Free.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing free event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.

Sunday, Dec. 7:
Holiday Symphony for Kids - 1-2 p.m., Hulen Mall. Southwestern Adventist University Wind Symphony has prepared a Concert with many light traditional holiday numbers, especially those that kids would enjoy such as “Sleigh Ride,” “Calypso Christmas” (tunes from south of the border), “Highlights from How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and so on. Free.
Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops- ongoing free event at the store in Grapevine; see details here.

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Special Holiday Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo utaplanetariumseasonoflight_zpsab0ad5be.pngStarting Thursday, December 4, the UTA Planetarium will start holding special holiday-themed star shows to get you into the spirit of the season! These shows will run through Jan. 4. Here are some of the shows you can expect to see:

(Through Dec. 21)
Thursdays
6:00
Season of Light - Discover winter solstice traditions of the Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, Hopi, Christian,   and Jewish. Learn some astronomical possibilities for the Christmas Star.

Fridays
6:00
Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor.

Sundays
1:30
Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor.

(Dec. 23 to Jan. 4)
Tuesdays
2:00
Season of Light - Discover winter solstice traditions of the Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, Hopi, Christian, and Jewish. Learn some astronomical possibilities for the Christmas Star.

Wednesdays
2:00
Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor.

Sundays
1:30
Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor.

Of course, there are also plenty of non-holiday-themed shows going on too. See the full schedule here. UTA Planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place on the UTA campus.

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Save Half on Holiday Marionette Show

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

This sounds like a fun event! Today, LivingSocial is offering a neat Christmas-themed deal: $5 for a child’s ticket to the “North Pole Texas” marionette show. This is half off the usual price of $10. The show takes place in Arlington at the Texas Christkindl Market, on various dates from Nov. 28 to Dec. 22. You can also use the deal to buy an adult ticket for $8, down from the normal price of $12. “North Pole Texas” is a family-friendly puppet show set at the North Pole. It features fun and laughable holiday puppets including: Dancing mice, an ice-skating penguin, a rapping snowman, a candy cane juggling teddy bear, christmas clowns, and concludes with a visit from Jolly Ol’ Saint Nick.

For more fun, you can also pay just $5 for admission for an adult and a child to one of the theater’s puppet-making workshops/a>.

When you’re at the market to see your show, you can also check out the other things to do at the Christkindl Market. Visit Kris Kringle at the Santa Haus, visit the kids’ petting zoo, or participate in the children’s lantern parade.

Other deals you might like today include:

$10 for $20 in burgers and sandwiches from Tommy’s Hamburger Grill – save half on carryout or dinner from this Forest Park-area burger joint; or pay $15 for a complete lunch for two

$11 for two ice-skating admissions to Panther Island Ice – includes skate rentals; normally $22; in Fort Worth

$15 for $30 in gourmet cookies and gifts from Cheryl’s – send someone a box of goodies for the holidays at half the usual price

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Save 68% on Sam’s Club Membership Package

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food, holiday

 photo samsclub_zpse58f7183.pngIs there anyone who pays full price for warehouse membership anymore? Visit LivingSocial today and save 68 percent on a Sam’s Club Plus membership. You’ll pay just $45 for a 1-year membership, plus you’ll get a lot of bonuses: a complimentary membership for a spouse or other household member, a free $20 Sam’s Club gift card, and coupons for four free fresh food items (a rotisserie chicken, spinach artichoke dip, cookies and a French baguette). This is a $142 value!

As a Plus member, you’ll also receive extra perks, like rewards on your purchases, VIP member events, and more.

If you buy this deal, you’ll won’t be able to redeem it until Oct. 29. After that, you can activate the membership anytime through Feb. 3, 2015 at your nearest Sam’s Club. See all the details here and get yours before the deal is over!

Other LivingSocial deals available today include:

$8 for 2 tickets to the Holiday Magic Gift Market – shop from over 100 local vendors for holiday gifts on any day from Nov. 7-9 in Arlington; benefits Junior League; $16 value

$12 for $20 at Habaneros Fresh Mex – save on tacos, fajitas and more in Fort Worth

$25 for a 2-hour painting party from Paint Nite – create a masterpiece while hanging out and having drinks with friends; all supplies included; paint parties are happening in Colleyville, Fort Worth, Addison and more

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Free & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo canalfest_zps585c2ec7.jpgIn addition to our big list of Halloween-themed events around Fort Worth this weekend, here’s a listing of some other fun, FREE and inexpensive activities:

Canal Fest – Saturday, Oct. 25 at Las Colinas Urban Center from 2-8 p.m. Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. Get parking and driving directions here.

Family Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. Admission will be free for the special exhibition Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay all day.

ParkFest – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth. ring the family for a fun-filled day of live entertainment on two stages, kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce house, mini-golf course, children’s stage area and much more. Meet the master gardeners, and enjoy some great food and treats. 101 Stagecoach Trail.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering – all weekend, various locations in Fort Worth. Plenty of Western-themed events for visitors of all ages. Many events require tickets, but others, like the Texas Trail of Fame Induction Ceremony, are free. See details here.

Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden – Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy vendors, performers and a unique Japanese cultural experience! Adults are $6, kids $3, kids under 3 free.

Free Saturdays at the International Bowling Museum - on Oct. 25, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington gives visitors free admission and plenty of fun activities, including refreshments, crafts, and the first 30 kids can decorate and take home a bowling pin bank. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doctor Who Day – at British Emporium in Grapevine on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This is your chance to dress up as your fave Who character, ‘pose’ with the TARDIS, K-9, Daleks & props, and show your knowledge of this British classic sci-fi series in our carpark quiz! Prizes awarded for best costumes and good answers!

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., corner of Hickory and Industrial streets in Denton. Denton’s DOD Fest is a free-to-the-public, family friendly event, with a portion of the sponsorships donated to a local charity. Plenty of vendors will line the streets, both arts & crafts as well as many of Denton’s homegrown chefs to provide food and drink. Children will have many activities to choose from, such as trunk or treating and their very own “Pumpkin Patch,” full of many activities and games.

October FunFest – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weatherford City Lights Theatre. Join us for the Schulman Theatres First Annual October Funfest! We will have carnival games and an inflatable set up outdoors. Guests can win candy at our game stations and we will have $0.50 popcorn and cotton candy for sale. Show off your creativity by entering our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Details here.

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Halloween Events in and Around Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

It’s here! Here is the  comprehensive list of Halloween and fall-themed events for 2014, in and around Fort Worth. Unless otherwise listed, these activities are all FREE. Have fun! Did I miss an event? Let me know!

Thursday, Oct. 23
Fall Festival - at Chick-fil-A in Ridgmar Mall, 5-7 p.m. Pumpkins, Costumes, Fun Games and Activities. Join us for a delicious dinner and family fun as we celebrate fall! Wear your best costume and you just might win a prize.

Friday, Oct. 24
Fall Festival – at Hawaiian Falls in White Settlement from 3-9 p.m. Pumpkin patch, live music, craft stations, bounce house and more. Admission is free but activities are priced individually from $1-8.
Boo Bash - from 6-8 p.m. at the Mansfield Activities Center. Kids and families can dress up in their scariest costumes and play games, collect candy and treats, and enjoy entertainment and activities in a safe and fun environment.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Saturday, Oct. 25
Central Market Halloween Carnival – at the Fort Worth location from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m. Bring your little ghosts and goblins to CM Fort Worth for a cauldron-full of fun! Grab a scavenger hunt map and start out at the main entrance. You’ll wind your way through the store, stopping at each Scavenger Hunt station to figure out a trick – and get a treat!
Pantego Halloween Carnival – 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Bicentennial Park. Decorated pumpkin contest, costume contest, cake walk, haunted house, scavenger hunt and more. Bring a canned-good or a cash donation to our Halloween Carnival to get ONE FREE SPIN on the PRIZE WHEEL! These donations will help area food banks.
Bedford Halloween FEST – 6-9 p.m. Bring the entire family to the Boys Ranch Activity Center for a fun filled safe Halloween treat! Have your face painted, enjoy bounce houses and carnival games. Make slime and other arts and crafts. Trick or treat at candy stations. Concessions will be available. The cost is a canned good per person or a donation to the Tarrant County Food Bank.
Haltom Halloween – noon to 3 p.m. Join us at the Haltom City Recreation Center, 4839 Broadway Ave.,  for our annual Haltom Halloween. Bounce houses, obstacle courses, face painting, crafts, and more will keep the whole family entertained for Halloween fun. The Costume Contest for ages 2 to 10 begins at 2:00 p.m. sharp.
Hoot N Howl – from 5-8 p.m. in North Richland Hills at Green Valley Community Park. The NRH community stage will be jam-packed with performers, including area children’s dance and vocal groups. A Halloween costume contest will once again be a highlight of the evening. There will also be arts and crafts, games, activities and candy for all.
Burleson Old Town Boo Bash - The event, which includes free trick or treating, is for children from birth to 12 years old. The fun takes place 6 p.m.-8 p.m. on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue (124 W. Ellison St.). All you have to do is dress your child up in his/her favorite costume and bring a trick or treat bag. Local businesses, churches and civic groups set up booths and decorate their vehicles for trunk-or-treat fun. Children enjoy free candy, games, bounce houses, a pumpkin patch full of free pumpkins to decorate, and a costume parade.
Haunted Trails – 7 to 9:30 p.m. at The Keller Pointe. Our trails will get a little frightful this evening with ghosts, ghouls and witches. Participants will walk down the haunted Bear Creek Greenbelt trail beginning at the south end, near The Keller Pointe parking lot. Groups will be brought back on hayrides. Please note: This event can be scary for young children.  $5 for adults, $3 for kids 12 and under.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Sunday, Oct. 26
Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle - From 2-5 p.m. Children 10 and under will have a kooky good time at Johnson Road Park where the play structure will be transformed into a spooky castle. The event also features carnival games and candy. Costumes encouraged!
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 12-5 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo and jack-o-lantern magnet craft from 12-5 p.m.; scavenger hunt from 1-2 and 3-4 p.m.
Brick or Treat - at LEGOLAND Discovery Center. Various Halloween activities. Regular admission applies.

Monday, Oct. 27
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Tuesday, Oct. 28
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Wednesday, Oct. 29
Kidgits Halloween Event – at Grapevine Mills Mall from 6-8 p.m., near Entrance 3. Halloween is here and Simon Malls is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.

Thursday, Oct. 30
Perfectly Pleasing Pumpkins – from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Azle Library. Pumpkin-themed games, trivia, crafts and other activities.
Hooowling Halloween – from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the Haltom City Public Library. There will be trick or treating through the library, not-so-scary stories, and a puppet show. Come in your costume (mom and dad join the fun and come in costume too!).
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 5-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Stuffed owl craft and free 4×6 photo.
LEGO Discovery Center Monster Mash – from 5-7 p.m. For LEGO Discovery Center annual pass holders. Haunted house builds with Discovery Center builders, costume contest, snacks and more. Regular admission applies.

Friday, Oct. 31
Boo Bash on West 7th - from 5-8 p.m. Looking for a safe place to take the kids on Halloween? Come to West 7th and visit the participating restaurants and retail stores for trick or treating (participating merchants are indicated with black and orange balloons) from 5-8pm. Costume contest for adults and kids, too, and free face painting.
Treat Street -  from 6-8 p.m. at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Join Stockyards Station and RADIO DISNEY for a safe, family-friendly Halloween Party in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards that’s FREE and FUN! Free hayrides, trick or treating, costume contest and more.
Halloween at the Vineyards – Vineyards Campground near Lake Grapevine from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Free trick-or-treating. Kids stop by the Camp Store porch for your bag, a treat, and instructions.
Trick-or-Treating at Ridgmar Mall – from 5-7 p.m. Kids can trick-or-treat at participating stores.
Trick-or-Treating at North East Mall – starts at 6 p.m. Bring your lil’ pumpkin to the mall and Trick-or-Treat at participating stores starting at 6:00 pm. There will be an assortment of candy, stickers and other fun treats distributed by participating retailers, while supplies last.
Kidgits Boo Fest - from 4-6 p.m. at North East Mall. Event will be held in Center Court. Wear your cool costume and join us at this free event for fun, festive activities. There will be interactive craft projects for kids, games and more during this monster of a good time.
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.
Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event – from 4-8 p.m. at the Grapevine location. Free 4×6 photo, real pumpkin craft and trick-or-treating from 4-8 p.m.; costume parade for 12 and under at 6 p.m.
Safe Halloween – at Weatherford College from 6-9 p.m. Special needs kids admitted from 5-6 p.m. Admission is 1 canned good. Trick-or-treating and games at various booths.

Saturday, Nov. 1
Halloween at Globe Life Park – 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. Halloween-themed tours of the ballpark include plenty of kid-friendly activities. Costumes encouraged. $20 per kid, $10 per adult.

 

 

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Free Event: A Taste of Nigeria

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo tasteofnigeria_zpse8824564.pngCome to the Knights of Columbus in Arlington this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for A Taste of Nigeria, a free family-friendly festival. Celebrate Nigeria’s independence and experience its culture through its food, dance, fashion and more.

Activities include a soccer game, traditional Nigerian dance lessons, musical performances, and more. There will also be a vendor area, so bring some money for food and shopping! See a complete schedule of events here.

The Knights of Columbus is at 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.

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South Street Art Festival in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, Featured, free

 photo southstartfest_zpsdda37a61.jpgThis weekend, Sept. 26-28 is the South Street Art Festival in downtown Arlington. This is the second annual installation of this festival, which features the work of 75 artists from across the country. Come to the festival – admission is free – and check out their work. You can also hear live performances from 10 local bands – see a music schedule here. Bring your appetite for the many food vendors that will be on hand. (No coolers are allowed.) Well-behaved, leashed dogs can come along.

Hours of the festival are 5-11 p.m. on Friday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday. Find parking details here. A map of the festival attractions can be found here.

Note for those who have kids: the festival’s website says, “While supervised young children and teenagers are welcome, there are no activities specifically planned for them.”

Photo courtesy South Street Art Festival

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15 Percent Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, shopping

 photo picturepeoplefall_zps1488ea1c.pngToday only, Sept. 23, you can get an extra 15 percent off LivingSocial deals with the code LEAVES15. This discount is only good today, and it makes for some nice deals, including:

$10 for one 3-day admission to LOOT Vintage Market – this vintage shopping experience happens Sept. 26-28 at Texas Motor Speedway; shop for furniture, decor and more; pay just $8.50 with discount

$10 for photo shoot + prints at Picture People – get fall or holiday pics of the fam! Package includes in-studio shoot and 3 sheets of photos; pay just $8.50 with discount

$18 for one ticket to “The Nutcracker” -don’t miss this holiday special from Fort Worth’s North Central Ballet on Dec. 5 or 6; pay just $15.30 with discount

$33 for 6 passes to YesterLand Farm’s Mega Pumpkin Patch Experience – this is worth the drive to Canton! Explore the three-acre corn maze, hitch a ride on the wagon train, and pet friendly critters in the zoo. Pack your own picnic or try hand-dipped corn dogs, funnel cakes, and fresh donuts. Refresh with a sarsaparilla before you whizz down the giant slide and even dress a scarecrow. Pay just $28.05 with discount

$40 for massage + more at Crowne Chiropractic Clinic – this package includes massage, chiro exam, x-rays and adjustment; located in Arlington; pay just $34 with discount

See all available LivingSocial deals here.

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