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Texas Food Truckin' Fest in ArlingtonTexas Food Truckin' Fest in Arlington On April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin' Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne's Flame,...

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-ABackyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A On  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones...

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Family Fun Magazine Less than $4Family Fun Magazine Less than $4 Today only, April 20, visit Best Deal Magazines and pick up a 1-year subscription to Family Fun for just $3.99. This is a fraction of what you would pay in the store, or even by subscribing directly through...

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Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8 Easter weekend is the perfect time to start shopping for your kids' summer wardrobe. So it's no coincidence that Crazy 8 is having a super sale: Buy one item at regular price and get another for 88 cents!...

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Free Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in GrapevineFree Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in Grapevine Come by Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine this weekend for fun and free Easter activities for the kids. Here's what's going on: Easter Bunny Photos - get a free 4x6 photo with the Easter Bunny, or buy a bigger...

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Texas Food Truckin’ Fest in Arlington

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo texasfoodtruckin2014_zps5471efe0.pngOn April 25 and 26, the annual Texas Food Truckin’ Fest will take place at Globe Life Park in Arlington. This festival brings together more than 20 food trucks from DFW and beyond, including Wayne’s Flame, The Butcher’s Son, Shortcakes Bus and more. Plus, enjoy live music and kids’ activities.

Admission is $10 on Friday and $12 on Saturday. Kids get in for $5 both days. Admission includes parking. You can get an additional $2 off per ticket when you bring in a canned good or other shelf-stable item for the Tarrant Area Food Bank. You can bring any item you want, but it must be sealed and can’t be in a glass container. Items needed include peanut butter, low-sodium canned vegetables, and whole grain crackers.

Globe Life Park (aka the Ballpark in Arlington) is at 1000 Ballpark Way in Arlington.

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Backyard Bash at Alliance Chick-fil-A

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo chickfilanewgrilledchicken_zps5a8d3495.pngOn  Tuesday, April 22, the Chick-fil-A at Alliance Town Center will host a Backyard Bash from 4-7 p.m. Stop by and sample their new Grilled Chicken entree. There will also be free lemonade snow-cones and a bounce house for the kids.

The restaurant is at 2870 Heritage Trace Pky in Fort Worth.

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Family Fun Magazine Less than $4

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Today only, April 20, visit Best Deal Magazines and pick up a 1-year subscription to Family Fun for just $3.99. This is a fraction of what you would pay in the store, or even by subscribing directly through the publisher. Plus, you can use the code 15CJ0420 to save an extra 15 percent, bringing your total to about $3.39.

I love Family Fun because it always has interesting craft and outing ideas, especially for those with kids 12 and younger.

Check out the deal here and pick yours up – remember, the price is only good today!

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Buy One, Get One for 88 Cents at Crazy 8

Category : family, Featured, shopping

Easter weekend is the perfect time to start shopping for your kids’ summer wardrobe. So it’s no coincidence that Crazy 8 is having a super sale: Buy one item at regular price and get another for 88 cents! This offer is only good for a limited time, and while supplies last. They have such cute stuff for boys, girls and babies this season.

If you’d rather shop for sale items, they’ve also got an extra 20 percent off markdowns, too.

Plus, when you order by April 19, you’ll receive a coupon good for 15 percent off a future purchase.

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Free Easter Crafts at Bass Pro in Grapevine

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo bassproeaster_zps37cb9597.pngCome by Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine this weekend for fun and free Easter activities for the kids. Here’s what’s going on:

Easter Bunny Photos – get a free 4×6 photo with the Easter Bunny, or buy a bigger package for an additional cost. Friday, April 18 from 2-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday, from 11  a.m. to 4 p.m.
Easter Crafts – Create a bunny frame or scratch-art bunny craft. Friday, April 18 from 4-7 p.m. or Saturday-Sunday from 1-4 p.m.
Egg Hunt - for ages 2-10. On Saturday and Sunday, April 19 and 20, at 2 p.m. Register at 1:30 at the main entrance. Find 5 eggs and return to the registration table for candy!

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Easter Egg Hunt in the Stockyards

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo stockyardsstationeaster_zps330cbed8.jpgCome out to Stockyards Station in the Fort Worth Stockyards on Saturday, April 19 from noon to 4 p.m. for an Easter Egg Hunt. The egg hunt for all ages will begin at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more. Kids through age 12 are invited to participate. After the hunt, bring children ages 12 and up to the Stockyards Stables for the Hunt for the Golden Horseshoe. This is a free event!

Find directions to Stockyards Station here.

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

 photo yoga2_zps06a16d03.jpgCome out to Sundance Square on Saturday, April 19 for a free yoga class. This event will happen every other Saturday through July 26. This is co-sponsored by Sundance Square and the Amon G. Carter, Jr. YMCA in Fort Worth. The class runs from 9 to 10 a.m.

Find more info on the instructors here.

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Free Kids’ Meals + Other Easter Meal Specials

Category : family, Featured, food, free, Uncategorized

 photo unochicagoeaster14_zps029d51b9.pngSave a bit on your Easter meal this Sunday, April 20 – several restaurants are offering free kids’ meals with purchase of an adult entree. Other restaurants are offering other Easter discounts. Check it out:

Outback Steakhouse – Just say “Kids Eat Free” to your server. (Age 10 and under)
Boston’s – buy two entrees and receive half off an appetizer, plus Easter Bunny will appear from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. (only at 6501 N. Freeway location in FW)
Uno Chicago Grill - kids eat free on April 18-20 with purchase of adult entree. Mention “Easter Weekend Deal” to get the discount.

Don’t forget to check out the other restaurant coupons available right now, too.

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Save Up to 50 Percent on Crocs

Category : family, Featured, shopping

 photo crocslego_zps49d843fa.pngI can tell that the weather is getting warmer when my kids start asking to wear their Crocs! And I’ll be shopping Zulily today, because they’ve got Crocs for up to 50 percent off. Kids, women’s and men’s sizes are available. I especially like these Lego-themed Crocs for my boys, and these adorable purple Mary Janes for girls. On a personal note, I’m a big fan of the Crocs women’s flip-flops – I have a white pair that I have had for years! They are durable and wipe off so easily.

This sale is going on for another 3 days, but quantities are limited, so check out the sale here and shop soon for the best selection.

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Taste of Keller This Weekend

Category : dining, entertainment, family, Featured, food

 photo tasteofkeller_zps28c6d546.jpgThis weekend, you can try discounted cuisine from Keller’s best restaurants at Taste of Keller, a festival blending family, food and fun. The festival is on Friday, April 18 from 5-11 p.m. and on Saturday, April 19 from 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. at Keller Town Hall. More than 20 local restaurants will be at the event, including Buttercup’s Bake Shoppe, Devivo Bros. Eatery, and Elote Mexican Kitchen. Admission to the festival is free, but you must purchase tickets for 50 cents each to get food and drink. The average price is about 6 tickets per item.

Some notable events at Taste of Keller include:

Tasting Tent - on Friday from 6-8 p.m. Pay $10 and get 1-oz samples from 25 eateries. (Get tickets at Keller Business Connections, 131 Taylor St. during business hours)

Egg Drop – Saturday at 4 p.m. 10,000 plastic eggs will be dropped on the festival grounds from helicopters for kids to pick up!

Kids’ Activities – crafting corner, children’s play space and other activities

Other Fun Stuff – a poker run, 1k Fun Run (Saturday at 8 a.m.), a food-eating competition, live music and more

For a complete schedule of events, see the Taste of Keller Facebook page or this page.

Keller Town Hall is at 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

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