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Go Car-Free at Open StreetsGo Car-Free at Open Streets This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth's Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia...

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Fort Worth Opera's Open HouseFort Worth Opera's Open House This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera's first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera's 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore...

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Tax Day 2015 Specials in DFWTax Day 2015 Specials in DFW Hopefully, you've already filed your taxes - but no matter your status, you can take advantage of these Tax Day deals available in DFW. Most are only good on April 15, unless otherwise noted. Corner...

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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry'sFree Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's Tuesday, April 14 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry's shops across the United States! Stop in anytime from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a free single scoop of ice cream - no coupon needed. Unfortunately,...

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Prom Dress Steals This FridayProm Dress Steals This Friday On Friday, April 10, the Goodwill Superstore in Fort Worth will hold a prom dress and formal wear sale from 5-8 p.m. Dresses will be sold for pennies on the dollar, with most gowns ranging from $8 to $25....

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Go Car-Free at Open Streets

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This Sunday, April 19 is Open Streets on Fort Worth’s Near Southside. This event, which takes place from noon to 4 p.m., is a free, family-friendly fair that celebrates life sans automobiles! Magnolia Avenue and other adjacent streets will be closed to traffic during this time (from 8th to Hemphill). Walk, bike or ride your skateboard around the area to enjoy the activities, including yoga classes, live music, a children’s area and more.

 

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Fort Worth Opera’s Open House

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This Saturday, April 18 is the Fort Worth Opera’s first-ever Open House. The free family-friendly event, which kicks off the opera’s 2015 season, takes place from 5-7 p.m. at Bass Performance Hall. Explore opera through a variety of casual activities that don’t require dressing up! Planned activities include:

An “Opera Basics” presentation and tour of Bass Hall’s audience Chamber
Popular music and opera music blends by James Talambas throughout the evening
Live performances from opera stars singing highlights from this year’s productions
An Instagram scavenger hunt – winners may win tickets to the opening night of La Traviata
Costume exhibitions
Fort Worth Opera tote bags

Bass Hall is at 525 Commerce St. in Fort Worth.
Photo courtesy FW Opera
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Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s

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Tuesday, April 14 is Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s shops across the United States! Stop in anytime from noon to 8 p.m. and receive a free single scoop of ice cream – no coupon needed. Unfortunately, there aren’t many Scoop Shops in the Fort Worth area, but here’s a listing of all the ones that exist in DFW:

Highland Village – 4061 Barton Creek, Suite 120
Plano – 1501 Preston Rd., Suite 400
DFW Airport – Terminal D North Side, Terminal D South Side (yes, they are participating)

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Free Salon Services for Prom

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This one is a ways away, but it might be worth the drive! In a couple of weeks, Remington College in Dallas will provide free salon services to students heading to prom. Simply come on one of their select nights in April or May and get updos, manicures, pedicures, and makeup applications; guys can get a haircut. Services will be performed by students in the school’s cosmetology program. The dates are as follows:

Friday & Saturday, April 17 & 18
Friday & Saturday, April 24 & 25
Friday & Saturday, May 15 & 16

Salon hours are 9:30 am – 1:00 pm on Fridays; 9:00 am – 1:00 pm on Saturdays. To schedule an appointment, call 972-698-3890.

Remington College’s Dallas campus is at 1640 Eastgate Dr. in Garland.

Photo courtesy uniballer/flickr

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Free 8×10 Print at Walgreens

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Now through April 4, you can get a free 8×10 photo enlargement at Walgreens when you use the code FREE2FRAME at checkout. This offer is good through Saturday, April 4. Great for preserving some memories of your spring activities! (You don’t have to pick the photo up by April 4 – you just need to order it online by then.)

Other offers available now from Walgreens include:

41 percent off photo prints with code PRINTING41 (through May 2)

15 percent off photo orders with code ORDERING15 (through May 2)

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SpringFest & Car Show in Haltom City

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On Saturday, March 28, Haltom City will host its Car Show & SpringFest, a free event with plenty of family-friendly fun. The event will take place at Haltom High School from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Activities and attractions include:

Bike safety rodeo
Bounce Houses
Over 100 cars, motorcycles and trucks on display
Petting Zoo
“Egg-stravaganza” Easter event
Appearance by the Easter Bunny

Haltom High School is at 5501 Haltom Road.

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Free Turkey Taco at Del Taco

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Print a coupon to receive a free Turkey Taco at Del Taco with any purchase. Pair it with a drink and you’ve got a cheap lunch! The offer is good through April 2.

Find your local Del Taco here.

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Ren Faire Preview Day at Ridgmar Mall

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On Thursday, March 26, Ridgmar Mall will host a Scarborough Renaissance Festival Preview from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. Get a sneak peek at the fun ren faire, which kicks off in early April in Waxahachie. It promises to be an evening full of fun with Knighting Ceremonies, Court/Country Dances, Impromptu Musical Performances, and Scarborough Performer Meet ‘n Greet/Photo Ops.  There will also be ticket giveaways for the Scarborough Renaissance Festival 2015. This is a free event!

Ridgmar Mall is at 1888 Green Oaks Rd. in Fort Worth.

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Kimbell Kids Event This Saturday

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 photo kimbellkids2_zps2d204b35.jpgThis Saturday, March 21 is Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a free program at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. The program runs from 1 to 1:45 p.m. It introduces kids and their adult companions to fun and inspiring ways to enjoy art together. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio art project. This week’s theme is “Sculpture Explorers.”

The program is free of charge, but space is limited to 20 kids and their accompanying adults. You can sign up in the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion one hour before the program starts.

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

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Summer Activity Fair in NRH

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 photo nrhcentresummeractivities_zpsgmx73wmo.jpgOn Saturday, March 21, come to North Richland Hills Centre for a Summer Activities Fair. From 9 a.m. to noon, a variety of companies and vendors will be on hand to showcase kids’ summer activities in the DFW area. There will be representatives from day camps, libraries, and other local attractions. This is a FREE event!

North Richland Hills Centre is at 600 Hawk Ave. in North Richland Hills.

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