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Recap: Free & Cheap Around FW This WeekendRecap: Free & Cheap Around FW This Weekend Here's a recap of the free and cheap things to do in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Stay tuned, I've got a list of Spring Break events coming too! Ongoing B1G1 Admissions to SEA LIFE Aquarium Spring...

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Discounted Spring Break Fun in DFWDiscounted Spring Break Fun in DFW I know many of you are already planning your spring break activities for next week! Here are a few discounts that may help you save a little while you're having fun: Things to Do $5 for a movie...

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Family Saturday Event at BRITFamily Saturday Event at BRIT Come to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas this Saturday, March 7 for their First Saturday event. At this monthly event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, families are invited to explore the BRIT...

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Free Family Pet Event at Bass Pro ShopsFree Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops This Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine is celebrating pets with their Dog Days Family Event. Come to the store with your dog during these days to shop their pet sale and participate...

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Free Event: Funky Finds Spring FlingFree Event: Funky Finds Spring Fling It's back! The Funky Finds Spring Fling will once again take place in Fort Worth this weekend, March 7-8, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This is a great show that provides shoppers with the opportunity...

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Recap: Free & Cheap Around FW This Weekend

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgHere’s a recap of the free and cheap things to do in and around Fort Worth this weekend. Stay tuned, I’ve got a list of Spring Break events coming too!

Ongoing
B1G1 Admissions to SEA LIFE Aquarium
Spring Break activity and food discounts

Friday, March 6
Thriller Film at The Modern

Saturday, March 7
First Saturday at BRIT
North Texas Teen Book Festival
Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio
Townes Van Zandt Tribute Screening
Coffee Chat with Mayor Price
Spring Break Kickoff Event in Dallas
Empty Modern Instameet at The Modern
Funky Finds Spring Fling
Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops

Sunday, March 8
Funky Finds Spring Fling
HomeTOWNES Celebration at Arts Fifth Avenue
Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops

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Family Saturday Event at BRIT

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Come to the Botanical Research Institute of Texas this Saturday, March 7 for their First Saturday event. At this monthly event, which runs from 9 a.m. to noon, families are invited to explore the BRIT grounds, take tours and participate in activities. For younger kids, Bella’s Story Time will happen at 10:30 a.m. and 11 a.m. Admission is free!

BRIT is at 1700 University Dr. in Fort Worth.

Photo courtesy BRIT

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Free Family Pet Event at Bass Pro Shops

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This Friday and Saturday, March 6-7, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine is celebrating pets with their Dog Days Family Event. Come to the store with your dog during these days to shop their pet sale and participate in fun stuff, including:

Free Seminars – on March 6 at 6 p.m., attend a session on “Socializing and Crate Training Your Dog.” (First 20 to attend this one get a free Nite Ize Clip.) On March 7 at 11 a.m., attend a session on “How to Teach Your Puppy to Sit and Heel.” At 2 p.m. Saturday, learn “How to Keep your Dog Safe in the Outdoors.”

Free Photo – from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on March 7, receive a free family photo with your dog. You’ll also get a free certificate that includes your dog’s paw print.

Free dog treat with purchase on Friday or Saturday.

Health and wellness checks by local veterinarians. Microchipping will be available.

Free doggie gift bag to first 100 dogs that attend on Saturday.

Bass Pro is at 2501 Bass Pro Dr. in Grapevine. The event will also repeat next weekend, March 13-14.

 

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Free Event: Funky Finds Spring Fling

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It’s back! The Funky Finds Spring Fling will once again take place in Fort Worth this weekend, March 7-8, at the Will Rogers Memorial Center. This is a great show that provides shoppers with the opportunity to purchase unique items created by over 100 independent artists, crafters, designers, authors, & food makers. Come shop for Mother’s Day gifts, presents for upcoming birthdays – or just for yourself! You can see a complete vendor list here. Pets are allowed!

Admission to the show is free, and there will be plenty of other stuff to do besides shopping. The Humane Society of North Texas will be doing pet adoptions on-site, and kids will get balloons! You can also enter a raffle that benefits HSNT and CASA of Tarrant County – on each day of the show, the first 75 people to purchase at least 10 raffle tickets will get a free swag bag filled with goodies.

You can find directions and parking info here.

The Will Rogers Memorial Center is at 3409 Burnett Tandy Dr. in Fort Worth.

 

 

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Free Event: North Texas Teen Book Festival

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On Saturday, March 7, the North Texas Teen Book Festival will take place at the Irving Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This event is a free one-day festival created to celebrate teen literature, from both middle-grade and Young Adult authors. Over 50 teen book authors will appear at the festival, including John Corey Whaley, Stephanie Perkins and David Levithan. Attendees can have their books signed by authors and participate in a variety of activities, including discussions and readings. You can see a complete schedule of events and authors here.

You’ll have plenty of opportunities to buy books at the festival for authors to sign. However, you can bring some books from home – according to the festival site, you can bring 3 books from home for every one that you buy at the event.

While admission to the festival is free, parking at the Irving Convention Center will be $5.

The Irving Convention Center is at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd. in Irving.

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Free Mug From Tiny Prints

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Think ahead to Mother’s Day! Now through tomorrow (March 5), Tiny Prints is offering a free 11-oz coffee mug to all new customers. This is a $15.99 value! You must make an additional purchase of $1 or more to get the freebie. Simply enter the code TPFREEMUG at checkout. You can customize your mug with photos, text and more. But remember, it’s only good through tomorrow, so check out your options today and start making yours now.

Other photo gift deals available today include:

25% off home decor products from Tiny Prints with code HOME25 (through 3/9/15) – all customers eligible

One free 16×20 print or two free 8×10 prints from Shutterfly with code YOUCHOOSE (through 3/8/15) – all customers eligible

Extra 25% off sitewide sales at Shutterfly with code 7H6M3 (through 3/9/15) – all customers eligible

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Kimbell Kids Event This Saturday

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgOn Saturday, March 7, the Kimbell Art Museum will once again host the Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a free art event for kids 12 and under. The session is from 1 to 1:45 p.m. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. This week’s theme is “Sculpture Explorers.” There is no admission fee, but space is limited to 20 kids. Sign up at the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion beginning 1 hour before the program’s start.

The Kimbell is at 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Townes Van Zandt Celebration in Fort Worth

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This weekend, March 7-8, Arts Fifth Avenue in Fort Worth will celebrate the life of legendary blues guitarist – and Fort Worth native – Townes Van Zandt with two events. Here’s what’s going on:

Tribute Screening – On Saturday, March 7 at 8 p.m., there will be a showing of Townes Van Zandt and the Fort Worth Blues, a Multi-Media Live Performance exploring the life and death Van Zandt, written and compiled by Bruce Payne. Tickets are $15 each and can be purchased in advance here.

HomeTOWNES Fest – On March 8, Arts Fifth Avenue will host a special event, billed as “Pay, Play or Feed a Stray,” beginning at 2 p.m. For admission, you can either buy a ticket for $10, bring your instrument and play some music, or bring pet food for donation to Don’t Forget to Feed Me, a pet food bank serving North Texas. See the schedule of events here.

Arts Fifth Avenue is at 1628 5th Ave in Fort Worth.

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Spring Break Events at Bureau of Engraving

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Next week, March 10-13, the Bureau of Engraving and Printing’s Western Currency Facility in Fort Worth will once again host free Spring Break events and demonstrations for local students! Come to the Bureau anytime during these days from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for various activities.  You can:

 

  • Witness Intaglio engraving artisanship at the engraver’s workbench.
  • Learn about plate making for Offset printing presses.
  • Enjoy the educational activities in the Kid$ Corral where children over 8 years old can engrave and print their very own currency design (9am-3pm).
  • Watch mutilated currency be reconstructed piece-by-piece.
  • See how currency was printed circa 1900 at the refurbished spider press.
  • Learn how Intaglio printing plates are “grown” in a nickel solution.

And there’s more! Take a self-guided tour on the elevated walkway, explore two floors of interactive exhibits and displays, enjoy the theater movie on currency production, and visit the gift shop, where you can purchase uncut currency and souvenir items.

When you visit, remember to keep most of your belongings in the car – cell phones, electronic equipment, back packs, cameras, weapons (including knives, pellet guns, mace, etc.), explosives, food, and drinks are prohibited.

The Bureau of Engraving and Printing is at 9000 Blue Mound Rd. in Fort Worth.

 

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Coffee Chat with Mayor Price on Saturday

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On Saturday, March 7, Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price, along with District 6 council member Jungus Jordan, will host a free community coffee with local residents. The event will be at 10 a.m. at the Chisholm Trail Community Center. Come out to chat with the mayor and your councilmember about what’s important to you in your neighborhood and across the city.

Chisholm Trail Community Center is at 4680 McPherson Blvd.

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