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Go Car-Free at Open StreetsGo Car-Free at Open Streets This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth's Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia...

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Fort Worth Opera's Open HouseFort Worth Opera's Open House This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera's first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera's 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore...

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Tax Day 2015 Specials in DFWTax Day 2015 Specials in DFW Hopefully, you've already filed your taxes - but no matter your status, you can take advantage of these Tax Day deals available in DFW. Most are only good on April 15, unless otherwise noted. Corner...

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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry'sFree Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Tuesday, April 14 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's shops across the United States! Stop in anytime from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a free single scoop of ice cream - no coupon needed. Unfortunately,...

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Prom Dress Steals This FridayProm Dress Steals This Friday On Friday, April 10, the Goodwill Superstore in Fort Worth will hold a prom dress and formal wear sale from 5-8 p.m. Dresses will be sold for pennies on the dollar, with most gowns ranging from $8 to $25....

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Go Car-Free at Open Streets

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This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets will be closed to traffic during this time (from 8th to Hemphill). Walk, bike or ride your skateboard around the area to enjoy the activities, including yoga classes, live music, a children’s area and more.

 

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Fort Worth Opera’s Open House

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This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera’s first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera’s 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore opera through a variety of casual activities that don’t require dressing up! Planned activities include:

An “Opera Basics” presentation and tour of Bass Hall’s audience Chamber
Popular music and opera music blends by James Talambas throughout the evening
Live performances from opera stars singing highlights from this year’s productions
An Instagram scavenger hunt – winners may win tickets to the opening night of La Traviata
Costume exhibitions
Fort Worth Opera tote bags

Bass Hall is at 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth.
Photo courtesy FW Opera
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Deals & Discounts in Fort Worth

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It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these! Here are the best deals and discounts in and around Fort Worth right now:

$10 for $20 in upscale comfort food from Buffalo West – stop into this Fort Worth eatery and get discounts on pot roast, salads, soups and more

$16 for a photo session and prints from Picture People – get some pics of the kids! You’ll receive a photo session and eight sheets of prints; or pay $26 and get all of the above, plus one digital image, and one 16 x 20 print. Locations throughout DFW.

$18 for $30 at Z’s Cafe and Chicago Deli - get big discounts on lunchtime sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks in FW’s hospital district

$20 for a Ghost Bus Tour of Fort Worth - Hear tales of storied hauntings, local legends, and so much more on this fun evening tour; $25 value

$25 for $50 in salon services from Skyla McGough – get half off hair services from Skyla at Lundquist Hair Design off Camp Bowie; opt for a haircut, highlights, color, or even an agave hair-straightening treatment

$25 for a Paint Nite event – grab a friend and buy a couple of these deals, which get you admission to a social painting event at a local pub or venue. All supplies are provided. Pay $25 for one or $49 for two. Take home your 16×20 painting at the end of the night!

$39 for 10 hot yoga classes from Sumits Hot Yoga – you know you’ve always wanted to try it – take the leap at this Fort Worth studio with 10 group sessions. Located on Camp Bowie Blvd; package is a $140 value.

$45 for a 4-course dinner for two at Simply Fondue – this restaurant in Fort Worth serves up cheese fondue, chocolate fondue and more, all cooked and enjoyed right at your table; package includes cheese fondue, gourmet salad, entree and chocolate fondue

$55 for a sprinkler tune-up from Bryant Lawn and Sprinkler – get your system ready for warmer weather. Pro will check for line leaks, dry areas, broken sprinkler heads, and clogged nozzles; $110 value.

$69 for one week of kids’ summer sports camp – keep the kiddos entertained this summer with a week of multisports camp at NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. Campers aged 6-12 can participate in sports including dodgeball, basketball, flag football, broomball, figure skating, and ice hockey. Pick morning or afternoon sessions; $139 value.

$105 for 2 weeks of fresh produce delivery from Jazbac Farm – get two weeks’ worth of sustainably grown and harvested produce from this farm in Parker County, delivered to you. Each basket contains 12-15 lbs of seasonal produce. $176 value.

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Free Salon Services for Prom

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This one is a ways away, but it might be worth the drive! In a couple of weeks, Remington College in Dallas will provide free salon services to students heading to prom. Simply come on one of their select nights in April or May and get updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications; guys can get a haircut. Services will be performed by students in the school’s cosmetology program. The dates are as follows:

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16

Salon hours are 9:30 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call 972-698-3890.

Remington College’s Dallas campus is at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

Photo courtesy uniballer/flickr

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SpringFest & Car Show in Haltom City

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On Saturday, March 28, Haltom City will host its Car Show & SpringFest, a free event with plenty of family-friendly fun. The event will take place at Haltom High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and attractions include:

Bike safety rodeo
Bounce Houses
Over 100 cars, motorcycles and trucks on display
Petting Zoo
“Egg-stravaganza” Easter event
Appearance by the Easter Bunny

Haltom High School is at 5501 Haltom Road.

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Spring Gallery Night in Fort Worth

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This Saturday, March 28, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association will host Spring Gallery Night, a semi-annual tradition that celebrates the city’s various art galleries. From about noon to 9 p.m., you can stroll through many participating galleries (most are free - the only exception is The Modern) and enjoy other activities, too. See a complete schedule of events here. There are many participating venues, but a few highlights include:

Art Galleries at TCU – hosted reception from 6-8 p.m. (this usually means free food and/or wine)

SiNaCa Studios – live glassblowing demonstrations throughout the day

Art in the City (Haltom City) – performance by The Jazz Monsters from 3-5 p.m. Free refreshments, too.

Brand 10 – attend a “closing party” from 5-9 p.m. to commemorate the shuttering of the gallery

Fort Works Art – Music event, along with wine and food trucks, from 7-9 p.m. (205 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth)

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iMake Festival at Science Museum

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This weekend, March 28-29, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will host iMake Maker Fest, a celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Regular Museum admission gets you entry into all the great activities. Here are some of the experiences planned:

Local Makers: Check out the inventive, creative and resourceful Makers in the Inventor Studio.

Spin Art: Create artistic patterns with simple circuits.

Cardboard Constructions: Design and craft your very own cardboard creation.

Bling it!: Design wearable art.

Just for Educators: Stop by our Teacher’s Lounge on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

3D Printers: Hot-glue guns on steroids.

Electronics Dissection: You never know what you will find inside broken electronics.

Kinetic Light Sculptures: Explore light, shadow, and motion using simple materials and light sources.

Chain Reactions: Construct a Rube Goldberg inspired contraption from everyday materials and found objects with other museum guests.

Operation Catapult: Build a catapult at home or at the museum and join us in the Atrium Saturday at 1:30 for a group launch.

Stellar Creations: Come make your own constellations with Noble Planetarium staff

Museum admission is $15 for adults, $11 for kids 2-12 and $13 for seniors 65 and up. Kids under 2 are free.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is at 1600 Gendy St.

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Ren Faire Preview Day at Ridgmar Mall

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On Thursday, March 26, Ridgmar Mall will host a Scarborough Renaissance Festival Preview from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get a sneak peek at the fun ren faire, which kicks off in early April in Waxahachie. It promises to be an evening full of fun with Knighting Ceremonies, Court/Country Dances, Impromptu Musical Performances, and Scarborough Performer Meet ‘n Greet/Photo Ops.  There will also be ticket giveaways for the Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2015. This is a free event!

Ridgmar Mall is at 1888 Green Oaks Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Fireworks Show at Camp Carter

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On Saturday, March 21, YMCA Camp Carter in Fort Worth will host a night of fireworks beginning at 8 p.m. The fireworks will be engineered by local students in a firework technician training course. The gates will open at approximately 6 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 per car, and it goes towards Camp Carter’s Annual Campaign to provide camp scholarships to families in need. Concession vendors, including Kona Ice, will be on hand.

Camp Carter is at 6200 Sand Springs Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Kimbell Kids Event This Saturday

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgThis Saturday, March 21 is Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a free program at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The program runs from 1 to 1:45 p.m. It introduces kids and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. This week’s theme is “Sculpture Explorers.”

The program is free of charge, but space is limited to 20 kids and their accompanying adults. You can sign up in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program starts.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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