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10 Free Cards from Shutterfly10 Free Cards from Shutterfly From now through Sept. 16, you can visit Shutterfly and pick up 10 free greeting cards of your choice! This is a fantastic deal that could be used in a lot of ways. If you're planning on doing holiday...

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UTA Planetarium Open House UTA Planetarium Open House Every Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept....

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Free Pass to 24 Hour FitnessFree Pass to 24 Hour Fitness For a limited time, 24 Hour Fitness is offering a free 3-day pass so you can try out their facilities for yourself. Simply fill out the form to get your pass, which you'll then take to the club of your...

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Free Sopapillas at El FenixFree Sopapillas at El Fenix Celebrate the 96th anniversary of El Fenix with free sopapillas! On Monday, Sept. 15, all DFW-area El Fenix locations will offer a free sopapilla for every entree ordered. This is only valid on regular...

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Half Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center TourHalf Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Tour Today, you can visit AP Daily Deals and pick up a pair of guided-tour admissions to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for half off! The deal will cost you $38, down from the normal price of $76. The deal entitles...

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$5 Ticket Deals at Studio Movie Grill

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Studio Movie Grill has a new discount program – each week, they offer movie tickets to select shows for just $5 each, off their normal prices. (Evening shows are normally $9.75 and matinees are $7.75). See this week’s list of discounted shows here. When making reservations online, just enter the code MYSMG1 for each discounted ticket you want to buy. There’s also an option to print a coupon if you want to buy at the box office. (There is an online booking fee of $1.50 per ticket.)

Studio Movie Grill is at 225 Merchants Row in Arlington, though there are theaters in Dallas and Plano, too. See a list of all locations here.

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Save 43% at The Melting Pot

Category : Arlington, Featured, food

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngMade your date night plans yet? Look no further than this LivingSocial deal – $35 for a 2-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot. This fondue restaurant in Arlington is fun and delicious. Your package includes two salads and two entrees. Pick from shrimp, sirloin, duck breast and more. This is a $61 value.

If you buy this deal, you’ll have until July 15 to use it. It’s only valid for dinner hours, and it’s not good on holidays. Must make a reservation beforehand.

The Melting Pot is at 4000 Five Points Blvd. in Arlington.

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Discounts on Spring Break Fun

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured

Enjoy Spring Break without breaking the bank! The daily-deal sites have some discounts for fun activities:

$6 for a movie ticket to Studio Movie Grill – this is a $10.50 value; valid at the Arlington location only

$10 for ice skating for two at ICE At the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; 50% discount; pay $18 for the same package for 4 people

$15 for a mini-golf and go-kart outing for two at Mountasia Family Fun Park – $30 value; includes 18 holes of golf for two people, plus a go-kart ride for each; pay $30 for the same package for 4 people

$17 for a 2-hour painting class for kids from Texas U Can Paint – locations in Southlake and Arlington

$25 for 10 open-jump passes to Let’s Jump – $50 value; can be shared by multiple kids; in Keller

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Valentine’s Specials at DFW Restaurants

Category : Arlington, family, Featured, food, free

 photo tacobuenovalentinesday_zps0162183c.pngOK, so it’s probably too late for a Valentine’s Day reservation at the fancy pants restaurants – but several casual eateries have great Valentine’s deals available! Get there early (or arrive late):

Logan’s Roadhouse – featuring a special V-Day menu on Feb. 13-16.
Taco Cabana -visit their Facebook page for special Sweetheart Deals every day; the offer for Feb. 14 will be a two for $9.99 special that includes drinks.
McAlister’s - kids eat free on Valentine’s Day with purchase of an adult entree.
Wienerschnitzeltwo corn dogs for $1 on Feb. 14 (Grand Prairie, Mesquite, Allen)
California Pizza KitchenValentine’s special for two is just $30, through Feb. 16.
Boston’s - Valentine’s Day special includes free dessert through Feb. 16.
Hooter’s -  get two 10-piece wing orders for $14 on Feb. 14.
Einstein Bros. Bagels – get a special Valentine’s bagel box through Feb. 14.
Uno’s - special Valentine’s menu from 2/14-16.
Papa Murphy’s -  get the “heartbaker” heart-shaped pizza for $8.
Brio Tuscan Grille – dine Feb. 13-16 and get a $10 bonus card.
Dickey’s – buy one meat plate and 2 large drinks and get the second plate free through Feb. 18.
Carrabba’sget 4 courses for the price of 3 through Feb. 25.
Spaghetti Warehousetwo can dine for $34.99 through Feb. 17.
Taco Bueno - free chips and queso with any purchase through Feb. 14.
Outback Steakhousespecial Valentine’s menu through Feb. 16.
Mimi’s Cafespecial Valentine’s menu through Feb. 16.
Social Bakehouse Cafefree entree with purchase of another entree and 2 drinks.
Souper Saladfree adult meal with purchase of another meal and 2 drinks through Feb. 16.
Pappasito’s – special Plato Amor for two for $44.95.

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Save on Graffiti Run in Fort Worth

Category : Arlington, entertainment, Featured, sports

 photo graffitirun_zpsea773a10.jpgI can speak from personal experience when I say this was a lot of fun – the Graffiti Run in Fort Worth. Right now, LivingSocial is offering one entry to the race for just $25. The entries are normally $35 to $45 each. Even if you’re not a runner, the Graffiti Run is lots of fun to just walk – every few feet, you’re showered with different colored powders, leaving you quite, uh, rainbow-like when you’re done. The fun takes place at Panther Island Pavilion on Saturday, Feb. 16. The package includes an entry to the race, a t-shirt and headband, and your own bag of color, so you can pelt your friends to your heart’s content.

Check out the full details here.

Other race deals available right now include:

$17 for one entry to the Neon Dash 5K – glowing night race on Sept. 20; at the Ballpark in Arlington

$20 for one entry to the Race2Rescue Color Run – another color run; $40 value; on March 29 in Grapevine

$35 for the Merrell Down & Dirty Obstacle Race – package is valued at $70 and includes a medal, shirt, and swag; race is Sunday, June 8 in Dallas

$45 for the Armageddon Ambush – $90 value; package includes entry, shirt and a beer at the after party; race is April 5 in Fort Worth

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Animal Exploration Event at River Legacy

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. for their Animal Exploration event. Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 817.860.6752 as soon as you can. This is a free event!

River Legacy Living Science Center is at703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Also, on Monday, Feb. 3, River Legacy will host an open house for its Nature School, a program that teaches preschool-age kids about nature and science. Kids can participate in a variety of activities while parents meet the teachers and learn more about the program.

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20% Off LivingSocial Deals

Category : Arlington, Featured, fitness, food

Through today (Monday, Jan. 20), you can get 20 percent off deal purchases at LivingSocial with the code LSJAN20. The code is good for a maximum discount of $20. Here are some Fort Worth-area deals that look good:

$10 for $20 at Social Bakehouse Cafe – half off baked goods, coffee, paninis and more in Arlington – just $8 with discount

$10 for one admission to Louis Tussaud’s Palace of Wax – Creepy or interesting? You decide at this museum in Grand Prairie, on the Ripley’s Believe It Or Not grounds; just $8 with discount (kids’ regular tickets are $8.99, so no need to buy deals for them)

$25 for 5 drop-in yoga classes at Yogali – get more flexible and relaxed with some classes from this studio on Lancaster. $50 value. Just $20 with discount!

$25 for admission to a 2-hour painting party – all supplies are provided at these fun artist-led painting classes held at local bistros. Locations in Fort Worth, Flower Mound, Grapevine, Colleyville, Lewisville, Frisco and more. $20 with discount!

$39 for a “Drop a Dress Size” program from AMP Fitness – this 21-day program includes meal planning and fitness classes to help you shed pounds; valued at $199 – just $31.20 with discount

$99 for a one-night stay at the Kennedy Mansion Bed & Breakfast – get away to this charming B&B in Tulsa, which features rooms decorated in a romantic style. Stay includes in-room breakfast for two. Just $79 with discount!

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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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