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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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25% Off LivingSocial Deals – Ends Today

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

 photo themeltingpot_zps9b9934d3.pngThrough 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 deals you can get:

$10 for ice-skating for two at ICE at the Parks – in Arlington; includes skate rental; bigger ticket packages available; pay just $7.50 with discount

$15 for a 2-hour cruise on Lake Lewisville from JT’s Boat Rentals – bring a picnic and enjoy the lake on this group cruise; pay just $11.25 with discount

$20 for a month of classes and gym access at Fit For Life – group fitness, cardio and weight machines and more; locations in Fort Worth and Weatherford; pay just $15 with discount

$20 for a garage door tune-up from Family Christian Doors – $89 value; pay just $15 with discount

$35 for a two-course dinner for two at The Melting Pot – in Arlington; pay just $26.25 after discount

$35 for one 1-hour Swedish or deep-tissue massage at CAN Clinic – in North Richland Hills; just $26.25 with discount; or pay $74.25 after discount for package of three massages

$65 for an on-location family photo session from Lona Jones Photography – get spring pictures of the family done by a pro; prints included; pay $48.75 with discount

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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

 photo colleyvilleoldtymebbq_zps4cad620b.jpgIt’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, and barbecue aficionados join forces for food, fun, and a good cause—proceeds benefit Texas Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas. Admission to the grounds is free!

Here’s what’s going on each day:

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as live music starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25. Space in the V.I.P. section is limited and fills fast, so plan to come early to get a space.

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.

Kid-Q at 1 p.m.: In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided. Contestants can register at the event.

Colleyville Center is at 5301 Riverwalk Dr. in Colleyville.

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo texasfoodtruckin2014_zps5471efe0.pngOn 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, The Butcher’s Son, Shortcakes Bus and more. Plus, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.

Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Kids get in for $5 both days. Admission includes parking. You can get an additional $2 off per ticket when you bring in a canned good or other shelf-stable item for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can bring any item you want, but it must be sealed and can’t be in a glass container. Items needed include peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, and whole grain crackers.

Globe Life Park (aka the Ballpark in Arlington) is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo chickfilanewgrilledchicken_zps5a8d3495.pngOn  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 and a bounce house for the kids.

The restaurant is at 2870 Heritage Trace Pky in Fort Worth.

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Free Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in Grapevine

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo bassproeaster_zps37cb9597.pngCome by Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine this weekend for fun and free Easter activities for the kids. Here’s what’s going on:

Easter Bunny Photos – get a free 4×6 photo with the Easter Bunny, or buy a bigger package for an additional cost. Friday, April 18 from 2-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday, from 11  a.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter Crafts – Create a bunny frame or scratch-art bunny craft. Friday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Egg Hunt - for ages 2-10. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. Register at 1:30 at the main entrance. Find 5 eggs and return to the registration table for candy!

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Stockyards

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo stockyardsstationeaster_zps330cbed8.jpgCome out to Stockyards Station in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt for all ages will begin at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more. Kids through age 12 are invited to participate. After the hunt, bring children ages 12 and up to the Stockyards Stables for the Hunt for the Golden Horseshoe. This is a free event!

Find directions to Stockyards Station here.

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

 photo yoga2_zps06a16d03.jpgCome out to Sundance Square on Saturday, April 19 for a free yoga class. This event will happen every other Saturday through July 26. This is co-sponsored by Sundance Square and the Amon G. Carter, Jr. YMCA in Fort Worth. The class runs from 9 to 10 a.m.

Find more info on the instructors here.

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Taste of Keller This Weekend

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo tasteofkeller_zps28c6d546.jpgThis weekend, you can try discounted cuisine from Keller’s best restaurants at Taste of Keller, a festival blending family, food and fun. The festival is on Friday, April 18 from 5-11 p.m. and on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Keller Town Hall. More than 20 local restaurants will be at the event, including Buttercup’s Bake Shoppe, Devivo Bros. Eatery, and Elote Mexican Kitchen. Admission to the festival is free, but you must purchase tickets for 50 cents each to get food and drink. The average price is about 6 tickets per item.

Some notable events at Taste of Keller include:

Tasting Tent - on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Pay $10 and get 1-oz samples from 25 eateries. (Get tickets at Keller Business Connections, 131 Taylor St. during business hours)

Egg Drop – Saturday at 4 p.m. 10,000 plastic eggs will be dropped on the festival grounds from helicopters for kids to pick up!

Kids’ Activities – crafting corner, children’s play space and other activities

Other Fun Stuff – a poker run, 1k Fun Run (Saturday at 8 a.m.), a food-eating competition, live music and more

For a complete schedule of events, see the Taste of Keller Facebook page or this page.

Keller Town Hall is at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

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Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, theme parks

 photo cardboardboatregatta_zps1d514ae9.jpegGot 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. The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard. You can build your boat beforehand, or participate in the Build-On-Site competition on the event day. See all the details here. Registration to participate in the Regatta ranges from $50 to $90, and there are discounts for schools and churches. For $5, kids can participate in the Mini-Boat Regatta.

If you’re not into building, you can still come and enjoy the fun. General admission to the Regatta is $8 per person, or $6 if you stop by River Legacy before April 25 and pick up your tickets. Kids will enjoy the children’s area, which includes Hook’s Lagoon, face painting, bubble play and a hula-hooping contest.

Six Flags will also open some of their water attractions at the Regatta. For $10, you can purchase a ride pass that includes admission to the Tornado ride, Tsunami Surge & Typhoon Twister (all subject to availability on event day). Sky Coaster Swing Rides cost $10 per person (2-person minimum ride).

Six Flags Hurricane Harbor is at 1800 E. Lamar Blvd. in Arlington.

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Stop Six Wellness Expo

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo stopsixwellness_zpsd596d30f.jpgCome 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 seminars, vendor booths and more. Look for a kid’s area with obstacle courses, coloring and painting, nutritional games and activities, as well as face painting.

The Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center is at 5565 Truman Dr. in Fort Worth.

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