In honor of Groundhog Day, SONIC is offering half-price cheeseburgers all day on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The discount is only available on their single-patty cheeseburgers.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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.
On Friday, Feb. 5, stop by TCC’s Trinity River Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Kids Vision Fest, an annual event dedicated to improving the vision of kids in Tarrant County. Kids ages 5-12 who qualify can receive vision exams and glasses at no cost.
To qualify for the free vision exams and glasses, kids may not be covered by any insurance that pays for vision services. The child may be a CHIP or Medicaid participant. They also must qualify for the free or reduced lunch program at school, so be prepared to bring paperwork.
TCC’s Trinity River campus is at 300 Trinity Campus Circle in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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.
Today only (Nov. 26), Best Deal Magazines has a great deal: $3.89 for a year’s subscription to Rachael Ray Everyday Magazine. This is a really nice publication, with lots of fun recipes, lifestyle articles and more. The best part? There are no catches with Best Deal Magazines – no shipping fees and your subscriptions are not automatically renewed! For an even better deal, use the code 15CJ1206 to get an additional 15 percent off, making this subscription just $3.31.
See the details here. Remember, this is only available through Nov. 26!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Flu shots are no fun, but getting them for free makes them hurt a bit less! Stop by the new MedSpring urgent care clinic in north Fort Worth (the Presidio Vista location) this Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 21 and 22 – from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. you can get a free flu shot. No appointment is necessary, but mention the code FLSFR to get your shot for free.
If you can’t make it during this time, you can also get a flu vaccination for a discounted price of $15 through the end of December by mentioning the code FLS15.
MedSpring is at 8901 N. Freeway #111.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.