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Mommy & Me Playtime at West 7thMommy & Me Playtime at West 7th Come to the West 7th shopping district on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their weekly free Mommy & Me Playtime session. The hourlong playdates for parents and younger kids start at 10 a.m. During August, the...

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FWISD's Back to School Night at the MuseumFWISD's Back to School Night at the Museum On Saturday, Aug. 8, Fort Worth ISD will host Back to School Night at the Museum. This free event takes place at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 5-8 p.m.The first 500 guests in the door...

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Free Family Fun at TCC PROUD CelebrationFree Family Fun at TCC PROUD Celebration On Saturday, Aug. 1, Panther Island Pavilion will host TCC PROUD: Celebrating 50 Years, a fun family-friendly festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tarrant County College. Festivities take place...

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square Free Yoga in Sundance Square You don't need to go to a studio to take hot yoga! Come to Sundance Square this Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. for a free yoga class. The sun will be fully up by then so it should be nice and hot! The class...

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Summer Fun at UTA PlanetariumSummer Fun at UTA Planetarium Just a reminder that there ARE some cheap, fun, and COOL things to do in Texas in the summer! The Planetarium at UT Arlington has interesting shows throughout the week, from kids' selections to films geared...

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Mommy & Me Playtime at West 7th

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to the West 7th shopping district on Tuesday, Aug. 4 for their weekly free Mommy & Me Playtime session. The hourlong playdates for parents and younger kids start at 10 a.m. During August, the playtime activities will focus on items from the kitchen. Here’s what the website says:

Come learn how to take creative play and turn it into a community wide movement of items found in your kitchen! What can we do with stale bread, pretzels, seeds, nut and seed spreads like sunflower butter (help mom & dad clean out the pantry and reclaim your old food)? What role do birds play in germinating our project into new growth? Come see how creative play can make learning fun for all ages!

The activities take place at the large space at 820 Currie St., across from Sweet Sammies. Bring a pillow or blanket to sit on.

Find directions to West 7th here.

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FWISD’s Back to School Night at the Museum

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, Aug. 8, Fort Worth ISD will host Back to School Night at the Museum. This free event takes place at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History from 5-8 p.m.The first 500 guests in the door will receive a snack pack– sandwich, fruit, and water. Tickets to the Omni screening of “Dolphins” will be on a first come, first served basis after check-in at the event. All museum exhibits will be open to Fort Worth ISD families, and concessions will be available for purchase.

Families who attend will also receive packets with important information about the upcoming 2015-16 school year, which begins Monday, August 24. Many District departments, programs, and services will be represented to answer questions and share information.

You can register for Back to School Night here.

The FW Museum of Science and History is at 1600 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

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Free Family Fun at TCC PROUD Celebration

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Saturday, Aug. 1, Panther Island Pavilion will host TCC PROUD: Celebrating 50 Years, a fun family-friendly festival celebrating the 50th anniversary of Tarrant County College. Festivities take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities include:

Doing-Up the Decades: must-see performances from each of TCC’s five campuses
The Education Try-Way: exhibits and experiences showcasing TCC’s cutting-edge programs
You Were Here: a time-capsule awaiting your photo contribution
Vida Van Sampling Team: Dr Pepper’s very own brand ambassadors, hosting Pepper Pong and four flavors to savor
The Texas Rangers’ Captain: bringing promotional goodies and photo opps galore
The Fort Worth Vaqueros: presenting soccer skills, demos and lessons, plus free game tickets
Toro: TCC’s lovable mascot who’s bullish on future
Kids’ Zone: balloon artist, face painting and treats, OH MY!
Hot dogs, chips and desserts
KISS-FM will be on-site

Parking can be found at Peach St. and Henderson. Panther Island Pavilion is at 395 Purcey St. in Fort Worth

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Free Yoga in Sundance Square

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, fitness, free

You don’t need to go to a studio to take hot yoga! Come to Sundance Square this Saturday, Aug. 1 at 9 a.m. for a free yoga class. The sun will be fully up by then so it should be nice and hot! The class takes place in the Plaza. It’s presented in conjunction with the Downtown YMCA. All levels are welcome; bring a yoga mat, water and towel.

The next class will be Aug. 29.

Find directions and parking info for Sundance Square here.

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Summer Fun at UTA Planetarium

Category : entertainment, family, Featured

Just a reminder that there ARE some cheap, fun, and COOL things to do in Texas in the summer! The Planetarium at UT Arlington has interesting shows throughout the week, from kids’ selections to films geared toward adults. You can see the schedule of public shows here- it’s good through Aug. 23. Tickets are $6 for adults, $4 for kids, teens and seniors, and $3 for UTA students with ID.

For the month of August, the Planetarium is also bringing back their $2 movies. The movies take place every Friday in August at 7 p.m. The featured movie for the month is White Room: 02B3. See more about the film here.

The planetarium is at 700 Planetarium Place in Arlington.

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35% Off Water Park Admission

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, theme parks

Today on Groupon, you can snag discount package deals to Splash Kingdom Waterpark. Splash Kingdom has many locations, but the ones closest to DFW are in Hudson Oaks (just west of Fort Worth) and Canton. The packages available are:

$39 for admission for two people and two combo #1 meal vouchers ($59.80 value)
$76 for admission for 4 people and four combo #1 meal vouchers ($105 value)

The combo #1 meal includes one of the following:

  • Hot dog, chips, and a medium drink
  • Chicken strips, chips, and a medium drink
  • Slice of pizza and a medium drink (where available)

If you buy this deal, you must use it by Sept. 6. There’s a limit of 1 deal per person. See all the details here.

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Half Price Cheesecake Slices at Cheesecake Factory

Category : dining, family, Featured, food

On July 29 and 30, The Cheesecake Factory will offer half-price cheesecake slices to customers. No coupon is needed; simply come in and claim your discount. The offer, however, is for dine-in customers only.

Find your local Cheesecake Factory here.

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Half Price Cheeseburgers at SONIC

Category : family, Featured, food

Stop by your local SONIC Drive In today, July 29 to get half-price cheeseburgers all day long. No coupon is needed. The discount is valid on the single-patty cheeseburgers, and there’s a limit of 5. This special is only good on the 29th, so stop by while you can!

Find your local SONIC here.

Photo courtesy SONIC

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Free Event: Research Day at BRIT

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas on Saturday, Aug. 1 for their Research Day event. Activities will be going on from 8:30 a.m. until noon. During the event, you can learn more about BRIT’s valuable collections through an interactive exhibit. There will be several hands-on activities that will allow visitors to participate in the process of science, and you will have the opportunity to meet some of the BRIT scientists. This is a free event!

Here’s the schedule:

8 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Farmers’ Market (see details at bottom)
Plant ID Station
Children’s Activities
Research Exhibit: BRIT Collections & The Process of Science

10:30 a.m.
Bella’s Story Time: A Color of His Own by Leo Lionni
BRIT’s Free Tour

Farmers Market details:

Community Partner:      The Unbound Book Cart

Musician:           Darrin Kobetich

Food Trucks:       Steel City Pops

Funky Town Food Truck

Juice Caboose

Sponsor:             Lone Star Ag Credit

Vendors:            The August market will feature fresh local produce from Frankie’s Fresh Foods, Our Special House, Ruby Farms and M bar M Farm. They’ll also be joined by a great selection of local vendors who sell everything from delicious handmade pies and cookies to hot and spicy pickles.

Photo courtesy BRIT

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Free Tea at McAlister’s on Thursday

Category : drinks, family, Featured, free

Come to your local McAlister’s Deli on Thursday, July 23 for Free Tea Day – enjoy a 32-ounce cup of their famous tea, absolutely free. Choose from sweet or unsweet. Snap some photos of Free Tea Day and upload them to social media with the hashtag #FreeTeaDay2015 for a chance to win prizes!

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