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If you’re in a do-gooder mood this weekend, here’s something to put on your schedule: Brush Bash, on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth. This is a yearly event in which volunteers help to clear the area of invasive and unwanted trees, brush, and trash. If you decide to attend, bring gloves, shoes, water, lunch, wheelbarrows, wagons, loppers and whatever other tools might be helpful. Coffee, tea and morning snacks will be provided. This would be a great volunteer event for any groups you might be a member of!
Tandy Hills is at 3400 View St. in Fort Worth. Find directions here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Visit the Giddens Gallery of Fine Art in Grapevine on Friday, Dec. 5 for their Artist’s Reception and Christmas Party, scheduled for 6-9 p.m. While at the gallery, you’ll enjoy complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, as well as a chance to check out their newest works from artist Dylan Wheeler.
The gallery is at 624 S. Main St. in Grapevine.
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In the coming weeks, DFW-area BRIO Tuscan Grille locations will host a Breakfast with Santa. The events feature a a select brunch menu, photos with Santa, fun activities and special treat bags for children that attend. Space is limited, so call your local restaurant soon to reserve! The brunch is $5.95 for kids and $11.95 for adults. In Southlake, the breakfast is Dec. 5, and in Allen the breakfast is Dec. 12.
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On Friday, Dec. 4, the Irving Arts Center will host a Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At this free event, you can take “Santa selfies,” take sculpture garden train rides, enjoy refreshments and more. There will also be holiday card and craft projects for kids, and a variety of performances by jugglers, stiltwalkers, and choirs. For a complete schedule of events, visit their web page.
The following day, Dec. 5, the Center will also hold a Family Funday from 2-4 p.m., featuring photos with Santa, Movie Magic-themed hands-on art activities, holiday greeting card workshops, and more. This is also free!
The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. Macarthur Blvd. in Irving.
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Looking for something different to do this season? Visit the UTA Planetarium and enjoy their holiday-themed shows! They’ll still have their regular shows on the schedule, but you can also enjoy these special shows that will only be around in December:
Holiday Music Magic – This music entertainment show features a variety of holiday songs from Mannheim Steamroller and Burl Ives to Brenda Lee and Kurt Bestor. The soundtrack is visually choreographed with 3-D artistic animation, real-time performance elements, and all-dome scenery.
Season of Light – This show recounts the historical, religious, and cultural rituals practiced during the time of the winter solstice — not only Christian and Jewish, but also Celtic, Nordic, Irish, Mexican, and Hopi.
Laser Holidays – AVI is proud to offer an exciting and different way to be festive during the Holiday season! This popular program features a mix of everyone’s favorite holiday music, from the classical to the modern, all set to fantastic laser, cove, and digital artwork.
All shows are suitable for all ages. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, free for kids under 3. The Planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington, on the UTA campus.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Sunday, Nov. 22, Sundance Square in Fort Worth will hold its annual Christmas Tree Lighting at 7:30 p.m. This is a free event! Come see the square’s 59-foot live tree, decked out in lights and decorations. Participants can also participate in a holiday sing-a-long and enjoy hot chocolate before seeing the arrival of Santa Claus.
The event will happen on the plaza. See parking info for Sundance Square here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, Nov. 21, will be another session of Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a fun, free activity for kids 12 and under, at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The program introduces kids and their adult companions to various works of art. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. The event starts at 1 p.m.; however, space is limited to 20 kids and their adult companions. Sign up at the entrance to the Renzo Piano Pavilion 1 hour before the program starts.
The theme for this week is “Salty Seascapes.”
The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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There’s still time to visit Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine this year! Use the promo code ENDOFYEAR when you book a family suite for anytime from Nov. 21 to Dec. 30 and get up to 20 percent off your stay. However, the promo code is only good through today, Nov. 20, so you must book quickly!
If you stay anytime from Nov. 28 to Jan. 3, your family will also get to experience Snowland, a magical holiday world featuring snowflakes, twinkling lights and a life-size gingerbread house!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.