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Dallas Stars Celebration in Sundance SquareDallas Stars Celebration in Sundance Square On Friday, Sept. 19, Sundance Square will celebrate the launch of the Dallas Stars' 3-day training camp in Fort Worth with a special event. Bring the family and enjoy all the fun including a bounce house,...

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Talk Like a Pirate & Get a Free DoughnutTalk Like a Pirate & Get a Free Doughnut Friday, Sept. 19 is "Talk Like a Pirate Day" - and Krispy Kreme is celebrating! Come into any participating KK store on that day and talk like a pirate to get a free Original Glazed Doughnut. Come in dressed...

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Iced Princess Night at Ridgmar Chick-fil-AIced Princess Night at Ridgmar Chick-fil-A Head over to the Chick-fil-A at Ridgmar Mall on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5-7 p.m. for their "Iced Princess Night." You will have a chance to meet and take a picture with your favorite Iced Princess sisters,...

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Half Off Haunted House TicketsHalf Off Haunted House Tickets Visit Groupon today and pay just $24 for two general-admission tickets to Hangman's House of Horrors - this is about half off the normal price of $50 for two tickets. Located on Blue Mound Road in Fort...

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B1G1 Pumpkin Bagels at Einstein BrosB1G1 Pumpkin Bagels at Einstein Bros Fall means pumpkin flavored everything! Visit the Einstein Bros. Bagels Facebook page and vote on your favorite pumpkin treat - you'll receive a coupon for a free pumpkin bagel and shmear when you buy...

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Dallas Stars Celebration in Sundance Square

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 photo dallasstars_zps2df9c3aa.jpgOn Friday, Sept. 19, Sundance Square will celebrate the launch of the Dallas Stars’ 3-day training camp in Fort Worth with a special event. Bring the family and enjoy all the fun including a bounce house, SlapShot game (3:00pm – 10:00pm), Dallas Stars merchandise for sale in the Sundance Square Pavilion (12:00pm-10:00pm), enjoy a concert by Prophets & Outlaws (2 performances: 6:00pm & 8:00pm), and watch a Q&A Session at 7:00pm from the Plaza Stage. This is a free event!

Coaches and players will be in Sundance Square from 7-8 p.m. for the event. For more info on the Stars’ training camp, including where to watch practices, visit this link.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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“Iced Princess Night” at Ridgmar Chick-fil-A

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured

 photo snow_zps463f6150.jpgHead over to the Chick-fil-A at Ridgmar Mall on Thursday, Sept. 18 from 5-7 p.m. for their “Iced Princess Night.” You will have a chance to meet and take a picture with your favorite Iced Princess sisters, as well as Build A Snowman, and a Snowball Toss. As a treat for the adults, the store will be sampling its new Iced Coffee.

Photo courtesy randihausken/flickr

 

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10 Free Cards from Shutterfly

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 photo shutterflycard_zps19ec6907.pngFrom now through Sept. 16, you can visit Shutterfly and pick up 10 free greeting cards of your choice! This is a fantastic deal that could be used in a lot of ways. If you’re planning on doing holiday cards, it could be a way to preview them in person before buying (with some designs, you can order as few as 1). Or, you could make a small quantity of thank-yous to be used as needed. Just enter the code SNEAKPEEK at checkout to get the discount. A small shipping fee will apply.

Visit Shutterfly now and start working on your design before the code expires. If you’re not interested in cards, you can also get $10 off a $45 purchase with the code 10OFF45 (new customers only).

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UTA Planetarium Open House

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 photo utaplanetariumfree_zpsccf859c5.pngEvery Tuesday in September, the Planetarium at UT-Arlington is holding an Open House at 5 p.m. During this time, admission to a planetarium show will be free! The scheduled show for this week, on Sept. 16, is Mayan Prophecies.

Find directions and parking info for the planetarium here.

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Half Off Fossil Rim Wildlife Center Tour

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 photo fossilrim_zps223c79fd.jpgToday, you can visit AP Daily Deals and pick up a pair of guided-tour admissions to Fossil Rim Wildlife Center for half off! The deal will cost you $38, down from the normal price of $76. The deal entitles you to two admissions to the Family Tour, a ten-mile tour in an open-air safari vehicle that lets you meet some of the park’s most interesting animals. You can read more about the Family Tour here.

If you buy this deal you’ll need to book your tour 72 hours in advance. It’s not valid on holiday weekends. See more details here and pick up your deal today! This ought to be perfect with the cooler weather coming up.

Other deals available from AP Daily Deals right now include:

$3 for one admission to the InTouch Credit Union Plano Balloon Festival – from Sept. 19-21; normal admission is $5; great family-friendly event

$8 for two admissions to the Fort Worth Market Expo – on Sept. 20-21 in the Will Rogers Center; shop for gifts and handmade items from local artisans

$11 for one admission to the Great Texas Food Truck Rally - in Dallas on Sept. 21

$40 for an hourlong on-location Swedish Massage from A Sensational Touch – relax in the privacy of your own home or office with a massage

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Things To Do In & Near Fort Worth This Weekend

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 photo septiembreparade_zps997c2bbe.png(To my email subscribers: This roundup came out late and I apologize. Please follow us on Facebook to see updates as they come out!) No weekend plans? You’ve got ‘em now! Check out these events:

16 de Septiembre Parade - at 11:30 a.m. in Sundance Square on Saturday, Sept. 14 at 11:30 a.m. Participants will parade up Main Street from the convention center to 4th Street,  then south on Houston. Bring lawn chairs and enjoy the show, which kicks off National Hispanic Heritage Month.

Grapefest - family-friendly fun in Grapevine through Sept. 14. Wine sampling, live entertainment, carnival/midway, LEGO kids events, and more. Kids admission $5, adult admission $8. Wine tasting and other attractions carry additional cost. See complete ticket details here.

$2 Kids Movies at Studio Movie Grill – Saturday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. $2 per person admission. Featured film is “Caillou” in Colleyville and Arlington. Find tickets here.

Animals Alive in the Stockyards – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 13 at Stockyards Station. Enjoy Armadillo races, Cowcamp, a petting zoo, pony rides, exotic animal presentations and more! Free.

Second Saturday at Sid Richardson Museum – on Saturday, Sept 13. At 2 p.m., participate in a guided tour of an extraordinary group of paintings by Frederic Remington, Charles Russell and other late 19th century artists who shaped the public’s perception of the American West. At 3 p.m., a live performance by Roberta Atkins highlights the career of cowboy artist, Charles Russell, told from the perspective of his wife, Nancy Cooper Russell.

Independent Film at The Modern - various showtimes Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 13-14. Featured film is “Love is Strange” with John Lithgow and Alfred Molina. Tickets are $9; Sunday 12 p.m. show is half price. Details here.

Tours of Newly Renovated Broadway Baptist Church – on Sunday, Sept. 14. Ribbon cutting with Mayor Betsy Price at 10 a.m. From 1-3 p.m., free guided tours of renovated sanctuary, its stained glass windows and the 10,000-pipe organ.

Star Wars Days at LEGOLAND Discovery Center - From Sept. 13-14. Travel to a galaxy far, far away with the LEGO® Star Wars™ MINILAND Episode I: The Phantom Menace interactive model display; visit with your favorite Star Wars 501st Legion costumed characters; test your Jedi™ knowledge in the Star Wars trivia contest; enter to win an autographed Yoda photograph; and more. Regular admission applies. Find tickets here.

Free Classes at The Trailhead – Celebrate the re-opening of The Trailhead at Clearfork this Saturday, Sept. 13 with free fitness classes. Yoga, boot camp, Stroller Strides and more. See schedule here. Like The Trailhead on Facebook and get a free juice from The Juice Caboose this Saturday!

Julius Jr. at North East Mall – on Saturday, Sept. 13 from 1-3 p.m. in the mall’s center court. Meet Julius Jr. from the Nick TV show, enjoy DIY activities, an all-new episode screening, prizes and more.

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Friday On The Green Returns This Week

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 photo fridayonthegreen3_zps2408d6df.jpgDue to weather, the concert has been pushed to Sept. 19. This Friday, Sept. 12, marks the return of Friday on the Green, a free concert series on Fort Worth’s southside. The series was paused due to hot weather in August. The concert is from 7-10 p.m., and the featured artists are Telegraph Canyon, Patriot and Salim Nourallah. Besides live music, there will be plenty of other stuff to do, including free face painting and food vendors on-site. The concert will also have a changing table and spot for nursing courtesy of Mother’s Milk Bank.

Blankets and lawn chairs are allowed but you are asked to patronize the onsite vendors instead of bringing in food and drink. Pets are allowed!

Friday on the Green is at Magnolia Green Park, located at 1100 Lipscomb St. A free parking garage is available at 1201 Alston Ave.

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Free Kids’ Programs at Irving Art Center

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 photo jumpstartirving_zpsb5f1217e.pngThis Thursday, Sept. 11 is JumpstART at the Irving Arts Center. This free program, which happens on the first Thursday of every month through May, allows kids to explore stories and do themed art projects. After the program, you are invited to browse the galleries with your kids. The theme for this month is “It’s a (David) Small World.” The program begins at 10 a.m. It’s appropriate for ages 2 and up. All supplies are provided.

Groups of 10 or more should pre-register by calling the Irving Arts Center at 972-252-2787.

The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. Macarthur Blvd.

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Discounts on Fall Farm Fun

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 photo lonestarfamilyfarm_zpscd4241da.pngWhat better way to celebrating the coming fall season than to visit a farm? Head over to Groupon and pick up discount tickets to Lone Star Family Farm in Stephenville (south of Fort Worth). With this deal, you’ll get two farm admissions for $9, a 50 percent discount. Or, buy a package of 4 admissions for $18. Activities available at Lone Star Family Farm include a corn maze, hay rides, a hay-bale maze and pyramid, corn pit, sand pit, roping dummies and stick horses, and seeing farm animals up close.

The farm doesn’t open until Sept. 27 this year. This deal can be redeemed through Nov. 9. See all the details here.

Lone Star Family Farm is at 4199 Hwy 67 in Stephenville.

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Free Greeting Card From Treat

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 photo treatbirthday.jpgGot a greeting card you need to send? You’re in luck – from now through Sept. 10, Treat is offering a free customized greeting card to new customers. Just use the code TREATNEW at checkout to get your freebie. Treat does awesome cards on high-quality paper, and you can customize them with your own photos, text and messages.

Not a new customer? That’s OK, you can still get some deals, like:

Free 20-page 8×8 hardcover photo book from Shutterfly with code BOOK4FREE (through Sept. 11)

Get 8 free stationery samples from Wedding Paper Divas with code FREETRY (through Sept. 26)

Get a free upgrade to expedited shipping on Shutterfly orders of $39+ with code SHIP39 (through Sept. 24)

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