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25% Off LivingSocial Deals - Ends Today25% Off LivingSocial Deals - Ends Today Through today, April 22, you can get an extra 25 percent off LivingSocial deals when you use the code BESTMOM at checkout. There is a maximum savings of $25 with this coupon code. Here are some of the...

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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ EventColleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event It's BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks,...

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Texas Food Truckin' Fest in ArlingtonTexas Food Truckin' Fest in Arlington On April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin' Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne's Flame,...

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-ABackyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A On  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones...

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Half Off Outdoor Ice Skating

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo pantherislandice_zps929b9c6e.pngNothing says “the holidays” like a good old-fashioned ice skating session! Fortunately, LivingSocial has you covered, with a $10 deal for two ice-skating admissions at Panther Island Ice. You and a friend will receive admission, plus skate rentals, to Fort Worth’s first outdoor ice rink, where you can show off your skills while listening to fun seasonal music. This is a $20 value. Got a bigger group? Pay just $20 for 4 admissions.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until January 5 to use it. It can’t be used on Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day or New Year’s Day. Check out the full details here.

Panther Island Ice is at 223 N. East 4th St. in Fort Worth.

Other holiday-themed deals available today include:

$15 for one ticket to The Nutcracker – see the North Central Ballet perform this holiday classic on Dec. 7 at Will Rogers Auditorium; $50 value

$8 for two unlimited admissions to the Festival of Trees – see this fabulous holiday themed exhibit, featuring dozens of artistically-created Christmas trees, at the Arlington Museum of Art. Come back as many times as you like through Dec. 29.

$60 for a holiday lights boat tour in Grand Prairie – take up to 10 people on this semi-private tour from Lynncreek Marina around Joe Pool Lake. View holiday lights, sip hot chocolate and listen to seasonal music. Tours available from 6-9 p.m. $200 value.

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Veterans Day Events in Fort Worth & Beyond

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Lots of Veteran’s Day happenings in DFW this weekend! Here’s where to find them:

Saturday, Nov. 9:
Grapevine Veterans Day Parade – 10 a.m., Meadowmere Park. Post-parade festival includes bounce houses, hot dogs, s’mores, a junior angler fishing experience for the kids, kayaks, paddle boats, crafts, and the opportunity to thank a soldier.
Alvarado Veterans Day Parade - 10 a.m., begins at Alvarado Public Library and ends at Glenwood Cemetery. A  ceremony will recognize veterans whose names were added to the Memorial Wall.
Parker County Veterans Day Parade – 10:30 a.m., begins at Ninth Grade Center. Travels north on Main Street, turns west on Oak Street, south on Alamo Street and east on Russell Street to return to the school.

Monday, Nov. 11:
Fort Worth Veterans Day Parade – 10 a.m. See parade route here. Starts at LaGrave Field and goes through downtown.
Taps N’ Tunes Salute to Veterans - 2:30 to 6:30 p.m., Veteran’s Memorial Air Park. Presentation of colors, USO shows, addresses from veterans and their families. Also includes free admission to air museum, food vendors and more.
Grand Prairie Veterans Day Celebration – 10 a.m. at Grand Prairie Veterans Memorial. Event includes an aircraft flyover, bag pipers, a 21-gun salute and USO-themed patriotic music. Following the ceremony, a free all-American lunch will be provided at the Veterans Park Event Center, adjacent to the memorial.
North Richland Hills Veterans Day Celebration – 11 a.m., Liberty Park. Includes musical entertainment, NRH Police and NRH Fire Honor Guard presenting the colors, and a keynote speaker.
Arlington Veterans Day Event - 11 a.m., Veterans Park. Special tribute to WWII veterans. Rear Admiral James A. Lair, U.S. Navy (Ret.), who served more than 200 combat missions over Vietnam, will deliver the keynote address. A complimentary luncheon will be served immediately following the ceremony at the park pavilion.
Greater Dallas Veterans Day Parade - 11 a.m. Route will start at Reunion Arena, will proceed north on Houston Street, east on Main Street, south on Ervay Street, west on Young Street, south on Akard Street and pass in review in front of City Hall. Military vehicles and equipment, veterans organizations, civic and corporate displays will be available for viewing at 9:30 AM in front of City Hall and will be dismantled after the parade.
Keller Veterans Day Celebration – 10 a.m., Legacy at Bear Creek. Will include a flag-raising by an Army Reserve flag detail from Naval Air Station Fort Worth.

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Recap: What to Do This Weekend

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

In case you missed them – here’s a roundup of the best fun events happening this weekend in Fort Worth and beyond:

Friday, Oct. 25
Halloween at Rangers Ballpark
Texas Food Truckin’ Fest
Kaplan College Haunted House

Saturday, Oct. 26
Martin House Brewing Halloween Boo-ery Tour
Nash Farm’s Bewitched by the Barn
Central Market Halloween Carnival
Astronomy Day at UTA Planetarium
Halloween at Rangers Ballpark
Texas Food Truckin’ Fest
Kaplan College Haunted House
Crowley Haunted Hayrides

Sunday, Oct. 27
Spooky Kooky Keller Kastle

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Fort Worth Daily Deal Roundup

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, Featured, fitness, food

 photo cleaninkphotobook_zpsff799779.pngHere’s a list of some of the best daily deals in and around Fort Worth (and online):

$10 for a custom hardcover photo book from Try Clean Ink – great idea for Christmas gifts! This is for a 20-page book; pay $14 for a 34-page book

$11 for $20 in sushi and Japanese cuisine at Big Fish – salmon, sushi, sashimi and more on Hulen St; $20 for $40 option also available (for 4 diners or more)

$12.50 for a fast-pass admission to Moxley Manor Haunted House – $25 value; this ticket skips you straight to the front of the line; haunted house is in Bedford

$20 for an oil change at Jiffy Lube – $39.99 value; valid at 20 DFW locations

$25 for one admission to the Color in Motion 5K – scheduled for Nov. 2 in Arlington; includes t-shirt and color powder, too

$29 for a 1-hour Swedish massage at Texas Pain & Wellness Chiropractic – in Haltom City; also includes a “vibration therapy” session

$30 for a Mystery Gift Box – this is an interesting one! Box has $200 worth of items, which may include MP3 players, tablets, digital cameras, Bluetooth headsets, makeup kits, scarves, designer sunglasses, gold jewelry, sheets and more; also check out this $17 Super Spooky Halloween Mystery Gift Box

$40 for a mani-pedi with massage, hot stones & paraffin at Amour Nails & Day Spa – in Arlington on Green Oaks Blvd.

$55 for a haircut, deep conditioning and allover color from Legacy Ridgmar – $115 value, near Ridgmar Mall

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$4 for $25 Restaurant Certificates

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food

From today through tomorrow, Aug. 13, is selling its $25 restaurant certificates for just $4 each. Use the promo code SALE at checkout to get this discount.

Lots of local restaurants participate in the certificate program, including Wilson’s Barbecue, Yucatan Taco Stand, DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks (Arlington location), and many more eateries. Be sure to check the fine print before you buy, since some restaurants require you to come during certain hours to use the certificates. Once purchased, the certificates do not expire. Check out the restaurants here and grab your certificates at this great price.

If you want to buy the certificates as a gift, is also offering two $25 eGift certificates for $10 through Aug. 14.

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Save $10 on LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, shopping, sports

 photo elegantedivaclothes_zps558bd0ab.pngThrough Aug. 8, you can get $10 off purchases of $25 or more at LivingSocial. Use the code AUG10 at checkout to get this discount. Here are some of the deals you can get at a discount with this code:

$25 for $50 in clothing and decor at Elegante Diva – shop new and gently used designer items at this spot near Hulen Mall; $15 with discount

$25 for an SMU football ticket – see SMU take on Texas Tech in their home opener on Aug. 30; just $15 with discount

$35 for a 1-hour deep-tissue massage from In Balance In Control – relax with a massage in Richland Hills; just $25 with discount

$49 for a FAR Infrared body wrap at Glam and Body Shop – increase blood circulation and relax muscles with this treatment in Arlington; just $39 with discount

$59 for a mosquito treatment and property inspection from Berrett Pest Control – protect your family from disease-carrying mosquitoes; this deal also includes an inspection to look for other pests; $49 with discount

Restrictions do apply; see them here.

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Half Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

Category : Arlington, dining, entertainment, family, Featured, shopping

 photo fossilrim_zps223c79fd.jpgLooking for something to do during the last few weeks of summer vacation? Head over to SweetJack – right now, you can get two admissions to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for just $38. This is a 50 percent savings. The wildlife center is located in Glen Rose, southwest of Fort Worth. Your deal is good for the “family tour,” which is a scenic wildlife drive. You’ll see cheetahs, giraffes, kudus and many more exotic animals.

If you buy this deal, both admissions must be used in one visit. The Fossil Rim Wildlife Center is at 2299 County Road 2008 in Glen Rose.

Other deals you might like include:

$10 for $20 in Mexican cuisine from Mercado Juarez – half off traditional Tex-Mex in Fort Worth, Arlington or Dallas

$14 for $28 in custom labels from StickerYou – redeem online; great for back-to-school – tough, durable name labels you can use on kids’ lunchboxes, backpacks and even clothes

$15 for a licensed-character backpack from Zshoppers – redeem online; another great back to school deal; pick from Angry Birds, Spider-Man, Tinkerbell, Minnie Mouse and more

$40 for a 3-course meal for two at Buffalo Cantina – get an appetizer, entrees and dessert at this Latin-American restaurant in the mid-cities

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Pizza Deals in DFW

Category : Arlington, dining, Featured, food

Love pizza? DFW’s daily deal sites have you covered! Here’s what you can get today:

$7 for $15 at DoubleDave’s Pizzaworks – valid at their Euless location

$7 for $15 at Xena Pizza – in North Richland Hills

$7 for $15 at Aleda’s Pizza – in Southlake

$10 for $20 at Which Way Pizza – in Colleyville

$10 for $20 at Black Dog Pizza – in Arlington

$10 for $20 at Palio’s Pizza Cafe – this is valid at their location in The Colony

$12 for $25 at Gambino’s Pizza – in Burleson

$15 for $30 at Danny’s Pizza – in Arlington

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DFW Independence Day Celebrations

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Celebrate America’s independence with these community events in DFW!

Wednesday, July 3:

Addison Kaboom Town – 5 p.m. to midnight, Addison Circle Park. Airshow, family fun activities, food and fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free.

Old Fashioned Family Fireworks Picnic – July 3 and 4, FW Botanic Garden, 8:15 p.m. Patriotic music followed by fireworks. Tickets $20-$50 each.

Joshua Fourth of July CelebrationOwl Stadium, 6:30 p.m. Concessions, live music, children’s parade at 7:15 p.m. Fireworks at dark (can be viewed from the stands).

Southlake Stars & Stripes -  6 p.m., various areas of town. Live entertainment, kids activities, concessions and more. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Free. Find an event map here.

Irving Independence Day Celebration – 6-11 p.m., Irving Convention Center. Family activities, food court, live music, fireworks at 9:40 p.m. Free.

Thursday, July 4:

Fort Worth’s Fourth -  2 p.m.-until, Trinity River shores. Free admission, jet ski shows, mini-golf, pony rides, tubing and more. Some activities come at a cost. Coolers are allowed in. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Willie Nelson’s Fourth of July PicnicBilly Bob’s Texas, 11:30 a.m.-until. Daylong concert culminating in a performance by Willie Nelson. Tickets $35 in advance, $55 at the gate.

Family 4th Fireworks ShowW.G. Thomas Coliseum in North Richland Hills, 5 p.m. Free family activities, carnival, fireworks at 9:30 p.m.

Boomin’ Fourth – 4-10 p.m., Gene Voyles Park, Hudson Oaks. Live music, food vendors, fireworks at 9:15 p.m. Coolers and blankets welcome. Free.

4THFEST in Bedford – 4-10 p.m., Boys Ranch Park. Live music, food for sale, kids’ activities (some free, some not), fireworks at 10 p.m. Admission is free. City’s Splash Aquatics Center will be open for swimming starting at noon; cost is $5.50 or $6.50 for adults.

Burleson Independence Day Celebration – at Chisenhall Fields Sports Complex. Gates open 5 p.m., live concert begins 7:30 p.m. Fireworks at 9:20 p.m. Free.

Levitt Pavilion Concert & Fireworks – at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington, 8:45 p.m. Featured band is Atlanta Rhythm Section. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Free.

Westlake 4th of July – 4 p.m., Clague Park. Food vendors, DJ music, fireworks at dusk. Free.

Cleburne Fourth of July celebration – at Cleburne Golf Links. Gates open 4 p.m., fireworks at 9:30 p.m. Vendors on site. Free.

Flower Mound Independence Fest 2013 – various locations in Flower Mound. Celebration begins at 10 a.m. with a Children’s Parade (see link for info), then an evening program from 5-10:30 p.m. at Bakersfield Park, which includes kids activities, car show, concert by Rick Springfield and more. Fireworks at 9:45 p.m. Find parking info here.

Red, White & Lewisville – at Vista Ridge Mall. Kids’ parade begins at 11 a.m. in the mall, then games and patriotic crafts till 3 p.m. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m., best place to view is parking lot between Highway 121 and south side of the mall.

Arlington Highlands Fireworks Extravaganza – fireworks at 9:15 p.m. at Arlington Highlands shopping center. Free.

Lake Grapevine Fireworks Extravaganza – on Lake Grapevine. Fireworks begin at 9:30 p.m. Most viewing areas can be accessed free; some areas directly on the lake may charge a fee. See parks listing here.

Denton Kiwanis Fireworks Show - 5:30 p.m.-until, Apogee Stadium at UNT. Live music begins at 6:30 p.m. No time given for fireworks. Stadium parking $5. Free admission.

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Show You Care Bears Day at Studio Movie Grill

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo smgcarebears_zps3c980bf2.pngOn Saturday, June 22, Studio Movie Grill locations in DFW will hold Show You Care Bears Day, an event held in conjunction with their SMG Toons film showing at 11 a.m. This week, the movie is Care Bears Totally Sweet Adventures. Tickets are already a reasonable $2 per person, but if you bring a new teddy bear or stuffed animal for donation, you can get a free ticket to the movie. Bring 2 stuffed toys and you can enter for a chance to win the DVD. Bring 3 or more and the whole family gets in free! Stuffed toys will be donated to a local children’s hospital.

Find your nearest Studio Movie Grill here.

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