Come to Montgomery Plaza in Fort Worth this Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6-9 p.m. for Party on the Plaza, a fundraiser for Streams and Valleys (an organization dedicated to the preservation of the Trinity River). Planned events include live music, food for purchase, and a fun run/walk. Dogs are welcome to attend! Ticket prices vary – advance tickets range anywhere from $30 to $43 for adults, depending on whether or not you want to participate in the run/walk. Kids are $10. This is a great way to get some exercise and support an important cause at the same time!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
The weather’s slowly cooling off – make sure you have plenty to read when it gets cold! Visit LivingSocial and get a yearlong subscription to your choice of magazines for just $5. Pick from O the Oprah Magazine, Good Housekeeping, Country Living or Women’s Day. These have regular values anywhere from $8 to $17. And you can buy up to 3 deals at this price, if you can’t choose just one.
If you buy this deal, allow 4 to 6 weeks to receive your first issue. It can’t be used on renewals. See all the info here and get your subscription before the offer is over!
Other LivingSocial deals available today include:
$12 for $20 in coastal Mex cuisine at Habaneros Fresh Mex – in north Fort Worth; enjoy seafood enchiladas, Mexican shrimp cocktail and more
$39 for an entry to the Spartan Sprint – $75 value. This tough obstacle race takes place in Glen Rose on Nov. 2. Or pay $85 for an entry to the even longer and tougher Spartan Beast, on Nov. 1. This one is a $170 value.
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This Saturday, Oct. 18 is Frontier Fall Fest at Log Cabin Village in Fort Worth. Enjoy the fall season and relive autumn on the prairie – many artisans and musicians will be on hand, including those from the Embroiderer’s Guild of America, Buttermilk Junction Old Time String Band, Wyatt Earp, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center, Flintknappers, and many more. You can even make your own festive corn husk doll to take home.
These activities are included with the price of regular Village admission ($5 for adults, $4.50 for kids and seniors; free for 3 and under). Pay an extra $3 to make the corn husk doll.
Log Cabin Village is at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth.
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This Saturday, Oct. 18 is Cultivate, a free festival created by Chipotle that celebrates sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the south end of Lake Carolyn in Irving. Activities include cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, local artisans, live music and more.
Though the festival is free, parking will be $5. You can see more info about parking here (at the bottom of the page). Public transit is also available via the Trinity Railway Express and Las Colinas Area Personal Transit.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Come to Nash Farm in Grapevine this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their Fall Round-Up. Activities include: Jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making. Admission to the Fall Round-Up is free, but some activities have a small fee.
As a bonus, this year Nash Farm will have a Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest. The contest is open to all age groups; items entered must be baked goods. Judging will take place at 12 noon, with winners announced at 1 p.m. Find more info on the contest here.
Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.
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Each weekend in October, LEGOLAND Discovery Center in Grapevine will host Brick or Treat, a special schedule of Halloween-themed LEGO activities. They are included with regular LEGOLAND admission. Kids are welcome to come in costume and participate in the activities, which include:
- Haunted Town Big Build: Help build a haunted house town with the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder (Every Saturday and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. throughout October)
- Pumpkin Trail: Count all the pumpkins in the attraction and enter for a chance to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout October)
- SCARE-venger hunt in MINILAND: Dare to enter this spooky scavenger hunt for a chance to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Every Saturday and Sunday throughout October)
- Costume contests for kids: Show off your BOO-tiful costume and enter to win an annual pass to LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth (Entries every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. throughout October. Vote for your favorite on Facebook @ldcdfw starting Monday, October 27. Winner announced on Friday, October 31 at noon. One winner per age group: 2 years and under, 3 to 5, 6 to 8, and 9 to 12.)
In addition, LEGOLAND Discovery Center annual pass holders can bring a friend for FREE on Friday, October 31 as well as enjoy special entry into a Monster Mash on Thursday, October 30 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Festivities include haunted house builds with the LEGOLAND Discovery Center Master Model Builder, costume contest and snacks.
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This Saturday, Oct. 4 is the Lake Worth Monster Bash at the Fort Worth Nature Center. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., there will be a myriad of activities including crafts, games, canoe rentals, hayrides, and story telling. Perhaps you’ll even catch a glimpse of the legendary Monster! This event is free with paid admission to the nature center – $5 for adults, $2 for kids and $3 for seniors.
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Tomorrow, Saturday Oct. 4, is the first Saturday of the month, which means it’s time for fun at the Botanical Research Institute of Texas! Come to BRIT from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for their free First Saturday family events. The theme for this month is Fall Harvest. Activities include public tours of the BRIT grounds, exhibits and more. Visitors can also explore BRIT’s pocket prairie, geology wall, braided gardens, and wetland area.
BRIT is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, Oct. 4 is Stars Over Euless, a free star-watching event sponsored by the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. Noble Planetarium staffers will gather at Euless’ Bob Eden Park from 8:30 to 10 p.m. to teach area residents about the stars and planets. Planetarium staff will conduct a PowerPoint presentation on different elements in the nighttime sky. Astronomers will bring out powerful telescopes so kids can gaze into outer space and learn about the order and function of stars and planets in the sky. Bring out a blanket for the entire family and enjoy a great evening of educational fun.
Refreshments will be available for purchase.
Bob Eden Park is at 901 W. Mid-Cities Blvd. in Euless.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Come to the Knights of Columbus in Arlington this Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for A Taste of Nigeria, a free family-friendly festival. Celebrate Nigeria’s independence and experience its culture through its food, dance, fashion and more.
Activities include a soccer game, traditional Nigerian dance lessons, musical performances, and more. There will also be a vendor area, so bring some money for food and shopping! See a complete schedule of events here.
The Knights of Columbus is at 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.