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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River PaddlefestFun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River Paddlefest. Backwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with...

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Summer Fun at UTA PlanetariumSummer Fun at UTA Planetarium Next week (May 31) marks the beginning of the summer schedule at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington. This is a great, fun venue with lots of interesting films for kids of all ages. Come in and enjoy the...

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls TicketsSave 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets Right now, AdPages is offering one of its most popular discounts: $16.99 passes to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Admission is normally $27.99 per person (or $20.99 for kids under 48 inches tall). These vouchers...

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50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC To celebrate the end of the school year, SONIC is offering 50-cent corn dogs all day today, May 24. The offer is good at participating locations, while supplies last. Find your SONIC here. 

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Frontier Forts Days at the StockyardsFrontier Forts Days at the Stockyards This Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) is the annual Frontier Forts Days celebration at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Come out to the Stockyards each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and participate in a variety of...

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Fun This Weekend: Trinity River Paddlefest

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On Monday, May 30, celebrate Memorial Day at Panther Island Pavilion with their Trinity River PaddlefestBackwoods Paddlesports at Panther Island Rentals is kicking off the summer paddling season with a paddling festival that includes free kayak and paddleboard demos. Enjoy half-price kayak, paddleboard, and canoe rentals; live music; food; beer; and a 9-hole disc golf course. The schedule is as follows:

9 to 9:30 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle registration
9:40 a.m. – Race/Paddle safety meeting
10 a.m. – Open 5K SUP Race/Paddle start
11 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Free kayak and SUP demos with Hobie, BOTE, and Jarvis
12 to 6 p.m. – Burgers and Beer from Flying Saucer and Martin House Brewery
1 to 5 p.m. – Live music from Blackland River Devils
6 p.m. – event ends

Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth. Find directions here.

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Summer Fun at UTA Planetarium

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Next week (May 31) marks the beginning of the summer schedule at the UTA Planetarium in Arlington. This is a great, fun venue with lots of interesting films for kids of all ages. Come in and enjoy the air conditioning while watching a show that’s anything but ordinary! What’s more, it’s cheap, with adult admission only $6 and kids’ admission just $4. The summer schedule, which runs through Aug. 28, is as follows:

Tuesdays
2:00 pm – Texas Stargazing
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Wednesdays
2:00 pm – Dynamic Earth
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Thursdays
2:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Fridays
2:00 pm – We Are Astronomers
3:30 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Saturdays
1:00 pm – One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
2:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
5:30 pm – We Are Astronomers
7:00 pm – Pink Floyd

Sundays
1:30 pm – Secret of the Cardboard Rocket
3:00 pm – Spacepark 360: Infinity

Find directions and parking information for the planetarium here.

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Save 39% on Hawaiian Falls Tickets

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Right now, AdPages is offering one of its most popular discounts: $16.99 passes to Hawaiian Falls Waterpark. Admission is normally $27.99 per person (or $20.99 for kids under 48 inches tall). These vouchers can be used for admission at any of Hawaiian Falls’ DFW locations (The Colony, Garland, Mansfield, and Roanoke). Attractions include a wave pool, tube slides, speed slides, and a splashwater reef. The vouchers are good through Sept. 5.

This deal sells out every year - check it out here and buy yours before they’re gone!

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50-Cent Corn Dogs All Day Today at SONIC

Category : family, Featured, food

To celebrate the end of the school year, SONIC is offering 50-cent corn dogs all day today, May 24. The offer is good at participating locations, while supplies last.

Find your SONIC here. 

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Frontier Forts Days at the Stockyards

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

This Friday and Saturday (May 13-14) is the annual Frontier Forts Days celebration at the Fort Worth Stockyards. Come out to the Stockyards each day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and participate in a variety of fun activities. This is a free event!

During this two-day heritage event, the Stockyards National Historic District is transformed into an authentic representation of Texas frontier life. Exchange Avenue in the Stockyards will be lined with encampments of historic fort sites from the Texas Forts Trail and elsewhere in Texas. Approximately 10 forts and related programs will participate in the event. Designed to highlight frontier-era life, Frontier Forts Days brings together authentic wagons, flags, music, colorful uniforms and military gear from Texas landmarks.

Planned events include military parades, artillery and cavalry demonstrations, music, chuckwagon demonstrations and more. See the schedule of events here. 

Find directions to the Stockyards here.

 

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Moms Get Free Food at These DFW Spots

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Mom shouldn’t cook on Mother’s Day…but a meal out doesn’t have to weigh heavy on your wallet, either! Here are the spots where Mom can get free food on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 8):

Cici’s Pizza - Moms get free buffet with coupon and adult or kid buffet purchase.
TCBY – Participating locations give moms a free 6 oz or small cup of yogurt. No coupon necessary.
Wienerschnitzelfree chili dog, small soda and small fries for moms on May 8.
McAlister’s – all moms get free dessert at participating locations.
Denny’s – moms get free dessert with coupon and purchase of two entrees. (Valid all weekend)
Hooters – Moms get choice of free entree: 10 traditional wings, 10 boneless wings, Hooters Burger, Buffalo Chicken Salad or Buffalo Chicken Sandwich with purchase of a drink.
Schlotzsky’s – at participating locations, moms get a free entree with this coupon and purchase of another entree of equal or greater value.
Piada Italian Street Food – (Frisco and Fort Worth) – bring in a handmade card for Mom and she gets a free meal.

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Free 8×10 at Walgreens

Category : family, Featured, free, gifts

Through tonight, May 6, Walgreens Photo is offering a free 8×10 enlargement to folks who order online. Enter the code FREEGIFTPIC at checkout to get the discount. Great deal!

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Free Item from Shutterfly, Today Only

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150x150 logoToday only, May 5, you can receive a free item of your choice from Shutterfly! Choose from a 16×20 print, photo magnet, pet tag or set of address labels. Use the code MAYCHOICE at checkout to receive your discount! A small shipping fee still applies. I will be using this one to add to a gift I am working on!

See the offer here and pick your gift before the end of the day!

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Deals on Gifts for Teachers, Moms, and More

Category : beauty, entertainment, family, Featured, food, gifts, shopping

There are lots of great shopping deals right now on items that would make perfect gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week, Mother’s Day, and more. Check ‘em out here:

Up to 50% off personalized teacher gifts & more from Zulily – this limited-time sale includes lots of unique and cute teacher gifts, like personalized classroom wall art, water bottles and stamps. Great selection to pick from!
Take an additional 30% off personalized notebooks, notepads, stationery & more at Tiny Prints – use code INBLOOM at checkout. Teachers and moms will love stationery created just for them! Or, check out the collection of mugs, magnets and other gifts. Valid through 5/3/16.
$7.49 for a personalized wooden postcard from Personalization Mall – redeem online; include a cute message to mom or teacher that will be emblazoned on a real wood postcard
$15 for $30 in gourmet dipped strawberries from Shari’s Berries – redeem online; save half on $30 worth of gourmet dipped treats
$24.99 for a custom mother’s birthstone necklace from Limoges Jewelry – pick from two designs, each decorated with the birthstones of mom’s kids; $159.99 value
$35 for a shellac manicure and standard pedicure at Audra Ballard Salon – $85 value; in Grapevine; or pay $39 for three shellac manicures
$36 for a BYOB painting class for two at Art in the Vine – enjoy a night of wine and painting with Mom; located in Grapevine; take your work of art on canvas home to enjoy
$52 for a 60-minute massage with hot towels & scalp treatment at Urban Oasis – $105 value; located in west Fort Worth
$219 for a 2-night Texas Hill Country wine getaway at Serenity Farmhouse Inn –  $488 value; this collection of cottages in Wimberley is near lots of Hill Country wineries and vineyards. Package includes Taste of the Hills wine tour and in-room breakfast.

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Free Food for Soccer Players at Chipotle

Category : family, food, free

On Saturday, April 16, kids who wear their team soccer uniform to Chipotle will receive a buy-one-get-one deal on burritos, bowls, salads, tacos, or kids’ meals. Here’s the fine print:

Eligible players must be 14 or younger. Player must be in soccer team uniform to redeem offer. Definition of “uniform” is at restaurant staff’s discretion. Limit one free entrée item per player; free item requires purchase of an entrée item of equal or greater value. Valid only on Saturday, April 16th between open and close and while supplies last. Not valid for catering orders. May not be combined with other coupons, promotions or special offers. If you are a deemed a minor in your state of residence, you must have the consent of your parent or legal guardian to participate. Additional restrictions may apply. Not valid in Germany and where prohibited.

Find your local Chipotle here.

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