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Free School Supplies for Kids – Register Soon!

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, free

The Tarrant County Back to School Roundup happens on August 10 at the Will Rogers Center. This is a yearly event that helps needy students in Tarrant County get free school supplies and other necessities before the school year begins. To attend the roundup and get supplies, you must pre-register your child. Pre-registration events have been happening throughout the summer, but there are still a few registration events left to attend. You can see the complete list of pre-registration events here. The last two will happen as follows:

Monday, Aug. 1: H&R Block, 1828 E. Park Row Dr. Ste A, Arlington – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Aug. 3: H&E Block, 5411 E. Lancaster Ave., Fort Worth – 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

Before you go to the pre-registration event, you will need to bring some documents. You must bring a picture ID (drivers license, state ID or military ID, consular ID), proof of Tarrant County residency (utility bill from June, July or August; mail sent to your address with postmark from June, July or August; letter from landlord on company letterhead from June, July or August) and proof of income. Proof of income can include paycheck stubs, a letter from your employer verifying your annual income, or a letter showing participation in Medicaid, a free lunch program, or other benefit program. You must meet the HHS Federal Poverty Guidelines to qualify to participate in the roundup. You can see those guidelines here. For more information on the documents you will need to bring, see this page. You’ll also need to fill out a registration form.

In addition to receiving school supplies, kids who participate in the roundup can also get free immunizations, haircuts, dental/vision screenings, and more.

The Will Rogers Center is at 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth.


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Your Guide to Fourth of July Events in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free, holiday

The Fourth is almost here – and DFW is full of places to celebrate. Here’s what’s happening! All activities take place on July 4 unless otherwise noted.

Fort Worth’s Fourth – family-oriented celebration at Panther Island Pavilion with kids’ activities, an F-16 flyover, food and more. Free admission, but parking is a minimum of $10. Reserved seats for 10 p.m. fireworks run $40 each as part of a “VIP Package.”

Stockyards 4th of July Celebration – free event in Stockyards from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; face painting for kids, gunfight show and live music.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – at the FW Botanic Garden from July 2-4. Patriotic music from the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra and fireworks afterward. $22 for lawn seats; tables are extra. Get info here. 

Family Fireworks Celebration – for families at NAS Fort Worth JRB on Saturday, July 2 from 5-10 p.m. Includes inflatables, cardboard boat regatta, live music, food trucks and more.

4thFEST  (Bedford) – free admission; at Boys Ranch Park. Family-Friendly activities, car show, and fireworks at 10 p.m.

July 4th Fireworks Extravaganza (Grapevine) – a fireworks show over Lake Grapevine will begin at 9:30 p.m. at Oak Grove Park.

Stars & Stripes 2016 (Southlake) – On July 3 at Southlake Town Square beginning at 6 p.m. Fireworks, patriotic music, kids events and more. Free.

Family 4th Fireworks (North Richland Hills) –  free; begins at 5 p.m. at the Hills Center. Kids activities, country music concert at 8 p.m. and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

4th of July Parade (Richland Hills) – begins at 9:30 a.m.  at Richland Middle School. See parade route here. Kids are invited to ride in parade with bikes decorated in red, white and blue. There will be a bike decorating workshop onsite beginning at 8:30 a.m. Free food and fun after the parade at the middle school.

Hurst Stars & Stripes – begins at 5 p.m. at Hurst Community Park. Face painting, inflatables, food vendors and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Take the shuttle to the event from North East Mall. Free.

Various events in Trophy Club – includes 5K at 7:15 a.m., parade at 9:30 a.m. and evening celebration from 6-10 p.m. with fireworks. Free; wristbands needed for kids’ activities (free for residents and $10 for non-residents).

Roanoke’s 3rd Rocks - this event happens on Sunday, July 3 beginning at 6 p.m. Live music, bounce house, rock climbing wall and fireworks. BBQ dinner available for $4 each (cash only). Takes place at Roanoke Community Park, 201 Park Dr.

July 4th Parade & Picnic (Double Oak) – Parade at 9:30 a.m. and picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Wright Memorial Park. Food, fun and live music.

Keller 4th of July Bike Parade – inaugural event that begins at Keller Town Hall at 9:30 a.m. Kids ages 2-12 can participate in the parade at no charge.

Independence Fest 2016 (Flower Mound) – daylong event that kicks off with children’s parade and fireworks around 9:50 p.m. Vintage car show, kids activities, food vendors and more.

Red, White & Lewisville – Fireworks set to begin at about 9:30 p.m. Best viewing areas are between State Highway 121 and the south side of Vista Ridge Mall.

Irving 4th of July Celebration – includes morning parade, kids activities and evening fireworks. Info about parade here and info on fireworks here.

Rockin’ 4th of July (Mansfield) – also takes place on July 3; held at Big League Dreams Mansfield Sports Park from 7-10 p.m. Free admission, bounce house, music and fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Lone Stars & Stripes Celebration – at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie on both July 3 and 4. from 3 p.m. – until. Live music, kids zone, and fireworks around 10 p.m. General admission $5 and parking is $20.

Parade of Lights (Grand Prairie) – on Saturday, July 2 at Loyd Park near Joe Pool Lake from 9 p.m. to midnight. Info here.

Burleson 4th of July Celebration - at Chisenhall Fields sports complex beginning at 7:30 p.m. Live music and fireworks.

Celebration of Freedom (Crowley) – happens the following week on July 9 with parade at 10 a.m. and fireworks at dark.

Arlington 4th of July Parade – from approximately 9:03 a.m. until 11 a.m.  See parade route here.

Light Up Arlington - the city’s annual fireworks show on July 3 from 6 to 10:30 p.m. Kid zone, live music, and food trucks. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m.

Old Fashioned Fourth Fireworks (DeSoto/Lancaster) – at Lancaster’s Community Park. Includes family fun, carnival-style food, bounce houses, face painting, games, live entertainment and an old fashion firework show at the Helen Giddings Amphitheater. Free.

Boomin’ 4th (Hudson Oaks) – free event beginning at 6 p.m. with fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Food vendors, kids activities and more.

Follow the Flag (Azle) – from 7-10 p.m. at Azle Central Park. Enjoy live musical entertainment and a professional fireworks display set to music around 9:15 pm. Free.

Independence Day City-Wide Family Picnic (Rhome) – on July 2 at noon, Rhome Family Park.

Granbury 4th of July Celebration – this is actually a weekend full of festivities from July 2-4; see the schedule here. Fireworks over Lake Granbury at 9:45 p.m. Monday.

4th of July events in Glen Rose – Live music beginning at 4 p.m. with fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Takes place at Wheeler Branch Reservoir. The city’s parade is the same day at 9 a.m.; arrive at Glen Rose Elementary with parade entries that morning.

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$25 Restaurant Certificates for $6

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food

Today only, you can visit and get $25 dining certificates for just $6 with promo code MORE. This promo is only valid on Wednesday, May 4.

Lots of DFW-area restaurants participate in the certificate program, including The Whiskey Garden, Miss Saigon Cafe II, and Jewel’s Tasty Desserts. Before you buy, pay attention to the fine print on each offer – some only allow certificates to be used at certain times or certain days of the week. Check out all the options here and get yours before the deal is over!

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Earth Day Celebration at River Legacy Science Center

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, April 9, River Legacy Living Science Center in Arlington will host its annual Earth Day celebration from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. This free event is fun for the whole family and features nature hikes, story time with the Arlington Public Library, games, crafts and other activities. Family activities include creating art from recycled materials, making wildflower seed balls, investigating the plants and animals of the forest floor, face painting and more.

Attendees will get to make their own “Tree Nametags” with the Cross Timbers Master Naturalists and learn how to go native in their yards with the Native Plant Society of Texas. US Fish & Wildlife will present Endangered Species Artifacts, and the Trinity River Authority will feature a Water Wheel trivia activity. Other guests providing activities and information include General Motors with a “Green Car” Display and the Texas Metro Wildlife Rehabilitators.

River Legacy Living Science Center is at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Photo courtesy River Legacy Living Science Center

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3 Free Breakfast Items at Chick-fil-A

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food, free

If you’re a Chick-fil-A fan, be sure to pop in on Thursday, Jan. 21 – from 10:30 a.m. to close, many DFW-area locations will hand out promotional cards good for three free breakfast items over the next few months. In January, you’ll get a free 3-count Chick-N-Minis; in February, you’ll receive a free sausage biscuit; and in March, you’ll get a free Chick-fil-A chicken biscuit. The cards are available while supplies last, so be sure to go early.

Locations that have confirmed their participation (via their Facebook page) include:

Alliance Town Center in Fort Worth
Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth
Hawks Creek in Fort Worth
Heights Corner in Fort Worth
S. Cooper St. in Arlington
Parks at Arlington store
N. Collins St. in Arlington
The Burleson store
The Lake Worth store
The Weatherford store
Carrier Towne Crossing in Grand Prairie
Camp Wisdom & 360 in Grand Prairie

Others may be participating; call yours to confirm if it’s not on the list!

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Holiday Shows at UTA Planetarium

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, holiday

Looking for something different to do this season? Visit the UTA Planetarium and enjoy their holiday-themed shows! They’ll still have their regular shows on the schedule, but you can also enjoy these special shows that will only be around in December:

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. The soundtrack is visually choreographed with 3-D artistic animation, real-time performance elements, and all-dome scenery.

Season of Light – This show recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi.

Laser Holidays –  AVI is proud to offer an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser, cove, and digital artwork.

All shows are suitable for all ages. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, free for kids under 3. The Planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington, on the UTA campus.

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2 Free Breakfast Entrees at Chick-fil-A

Category : Arlington, Featured, food, free

Stop by any participating DFW Chick-fil-A tomorrow, Sept. 10, from 10:30 a.m. to close, and you will receive a promotional card with two free breakfast entree offers on it! The entree offers are as follows:

One order of Chick-n-Minis, valid Sept. 11-30

One Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit, valid Oct. 1-31

Once you receive your card, you cannot use the free entrees on the same day – you’ll have to wait until the next day. There is a limit of one free promotional card per person. The offer is good while supplies last, so show up early!

Nearby locations with confirmed participation are as follows – this may not be a complete list:

Alliance Town Center in Fort Worth
Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth
S. Cooper St. in Arlington
Las Colinas
North Collins in Arlington
Hawks Creek in Fort Worth
Heights Corner in Fort Worth
North East Mall location
Rufe Snow & 820 in NRH
Heritage Towne Crossing in Euless
Grapevine Mills Mall location

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DFW Free Day of Yoga Events This Weekend

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

Monday, Sept. 7 is DFW Free Day of Yoga, an annual event that allows local residents to try area yoga studios for free! Whether you’re looking to start a yoga practice or try a new style of yoga, this is a fun event. To participate, simply find a participating yoga studio in your area and show up. Each studio should list instructions for what to bring – some may provide yoga mats, while others ask that you bring your own. Get there early, since these free classes tend to be popular. Nearby participating studios include 3Tree Yoga, The Wellness Center and Urban Yoga, all in Fort Worth; and Bikram Yoga North Texas, with locations in Arlington and Grapevine.

You can also come out to the Fort Worth Water Gardens on Sunday, Sept. 6 for the Fort Worth kickoff of DFW Free Day of Yoga. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., you can participate in free mini yoga classes, be part of a big community yoga class, and listen to live music. There’s also a Dallas kickoff on Saturday, Sept. 5.

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Best Groupon Deals in Fort Worth This Week

Category : Arlington, dining, drinks, entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, food, gifts, shopping

You’re in luck – there are plenty of deals to pick from on Groupon this week … and lots of them are in Fort Worth! Here’s the best of Cowtown deals:

$6 for family admission to Fort Worth Aviation Museum – regularly priced at $16; experience flight simulators and visit more than 43 aircraft in their “petting zoo”

$8 for two open-jump sessions at Pump It Up- valid at the Ridgmar location. Regular price of $16. Other deals for more sessions also available.

$9 for a 1-month deluxe snack subscription from Love With Food – redeem online; this subscription box includes a selection of gourmet treats sent straight to your door; $20 value

$15 for a shooting-range package at Elk Castle Shooting Sports – includes 1 hour session, gun rental and 15% discount on ammunition; located in west FW off I-30

$19.94 for a kids’ portrait package at Target Portrait Studio – get some pro pics of the young ones; includes 3 high-res images on CD, 1 portrait print, free sitting fees and 40% off additional print purchases

$22 for a BYOB painting class at A Piece of Work – up to a 40% value; bring the beverage of your choice and paint at this studio off Camp Bowie

$29 for 2 weeks of unlimited boot camp sessions at Fit Body Boot Camp – get in shape, or improve on your fitness level, with these classes in Fort Worth, Arlington and Benbrook; or pay $45 for 5 weeks of classes

$30 for a Brazilian wax at Fab Wax – bikini season is still ongoing! This is a $65 value; located inside Zeeba Salon near Montgomery Plaza

$38 for $50 at Edelweiss German Restaurant – enjoy a discount on this famed Fort Worth eatery; not valid on alcohol; if you want to go Saturday night, make a reservation

See all Fort Worth Groupon deals here.

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Restaurant Week – Reservations Open Today

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured

Today, July 13, is Reservation Day – the first day that you can make reservations for DFW Restaurant Week, the annual event that allows locals to sample cuisine from area restaurants at a big discount. From August 10 through 16, you can dine at participating restaurants and receive a 3-course gourmet dinner for anywhere from $35 to $45, or a two-course lunch for $20. And it’s all for a good cause – twenty percent of each meal purchased goes to the North Texas Food Bank and the Lena Pope Home in Fort Worth.

See the list of restaurants here. Some participating restaurants in and around Fort Worth include:

Capital Grille
Clay Pigeon Food and Drink
Del Frisco’s
Piccolo Mondo (Arlington)
Citrus Bistro Seafood (Colleyville)

Some restaurants are extending their participation past August 16. Many locations don’t have their Restaurant Week menus out yet, so if the food choices are important to you – call and ask! Also note that some restaurants are participating in the “Central Market 4th Course” promotion, which gets you an additional course for free when you present a Fourth Course certificate. You can get a certificate by spending $25 or more at your local Central Market. BONUS: When you shop at Central Market on Reservation Day (July 13) you can get DOUBLE 4th course certificates!

Can’t wait for Restaurant Week? Visit LivingSocial today and get discounted tickets to the DFW Restaurant Week Kick-Off Party, scheduled for August 6 at Sixty Five Hundred in Dallas. With this deal, tickets are $40, down from the usual price of $50. At the party, you can sample offerings from many Restaurant Week eateries, and take home a commemorative glass. Check out the deal here and pick yours up – they’re sure to go fast.

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