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Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six FlagsCardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Got a talent for boat-building? Just like to see them? On Saturday, April 26, River Legacy in Arlington will sponsor its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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Stop Six Wellness ExpoStop Six Wellness Expo Come out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center this Saturday, April 19 for the Stop Six Fitness and Wellness Expo. This free event begins at 9 a.m. There will be free fitness classes, Zumba, wellness...

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DFW Restaurant Coupon RoundupDFW Restaurant Coupon Roundup April 15 might be a big day for food coupons, but there are lots of other specials to be had this week, too. Like: BJ's Restaurant - print a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase through 4/17 (Valid only...

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Tax Day Specials in DFWTax Day Specials in DFW Tax returns are due Tuesday! Did you owe? Take some of the sting out with these specials for April 15: Chick-fil-A Alliance Town Center - get a free chicken biscuit from 6-9 a.m. Great American Cookies...

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Easter Eggstravaganza at North East MallEaster Eggstravaganza at North East Mall Come by North East Mall in Hurst on Saturday, April 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their Easter Eggstravaganza. The event will take place in the mall's Center Court. Kidgits Club members will enjoy Brunch...

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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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Discounts on (Air-Conditioned) Fun

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Get out of the house, but stay out of the heat, too, with discounts on these temperature-controlled activities:

$6 for one admission to the Texas Civil War Museum – learn about the history of the war between the states at this place in west Fort Worth

$7 for one admission to a Stockyards rodeo – half off admission to Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, a fun, family-friendly activity in the Stockyards

$17 for a roller-skating package for 4 at Holiday Skatium – in Haltom City; includes 4 admissions to an open-skate session, a pizza, and drinks

$20 for a 2-hour kids’ art class from Art Smart – kids ages kindergarten through 5th grade can attend a fun sculpture/drawing class in Arlington

$20 for an introductory beer-brewing or winemaking class at Stubby’s Texas Brewing – learn how to make your own beer and wine at home; class in Haltom City

$22 for 4 tickets to “The Little Mermaid” puppet show – fun, family-friendly show takes place at Le Theatre de Marionette in Grapevine through Aug. 8

$30 for an adult cooking class at Young Chefs Academy – grownups can hone their culinary skills at a 2.5-hour class in Fort WorthSt

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Free Doughnuts Today at Krispy Kreme, Dunkin’

Category : Arlington, Featured, food, free

 photo krispykremedoughnutday13_zps051f3e70.pngToday, June 7, is National Doughnut Day. In celebration, participating Krispy Kreme stores will give away a free doughnut to each customer, today only. The doughnut can be any variety you choose, and no purchase is necessary. You can find a complete list of participating locations here. Both the Arlington and Grapevine stores are part of the promotion.

Dunkin’ Donuts is also getting in on the fun, offering a free doughnut with any beverage purchase today. Find your nearest DD here.

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