It’s almost summer, which means it’s time again to participate in the Kids Bowl Free program! Simply visit their website and select a bowling center near you, then register your children. They’ll receive 2 free games of bowling each day all summer long! Note that shoe rental isn’t included in this discount, so you will need to pay a couple of bucks for those (or bring your own bowling shoes). This is good for kids 15 and under. The coupons will be sent to your email weekly. Note that some bowling lanes only allow the coupons to be used during certain hours, so check those out before you pick your venue.
If you’d like, after you register you’ll also have the option of purchasing a Family Pass. With this pass, you’ll also get 2 free games of bowling each day for up to 4 adults. This is a good option for parents, grandparents or older siblings. The pass is $28.95, but if you use the coupon code Memorial14 at checkout, you’ll get 14 percent off, making it just $24.90. (Coupon code is good through May 26.)
In Fort Worth, participating lanes include Cowtown Bowling Palace and Cityview Lanes. In Arlington, there’s Putt Putt Golf and Alley Cats, and Pin Center Bowl in Cleburne. See all participating lanes in Texas here.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
This Saturday, May 16, the West 7th district is hosting a Welcome Home Troops Block Party from 6-10 p.m. on Crockett Street. All branches and all levels of service (active, retired, veteran and reserve) will be recognized for their dedication to the country. Planned activities at this FREE event include:
Memorial Wall – Located in the north central garage paseo up from May 1st through May 31st inviting citizens to come post pictures, notes, or tributes to loved ones they have lost.
Navy Honor Guard – An honor guard has been scheduled to attend and present a special demonstration to salute those we have lost.
Live Music – Several bands will perform throughout the evening including headliner Austin Allsup.
Special Appearances – Councilman and Mayor Pro Tem Sal Espino and Councilman Dennis Shingleton, a retired Army Colonel, will attend and give their words of praise and appreciation to our Armed Forces of Fort Worth.
The organizers of the event have also partnered with Honor Courage Commitment, an organization whose mission is to train veterans for business careers and other pursuits. If you can, bring a few bucks to donate to them.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Today, May 12, is Free Cone Day at participating Haagen-Dazs stores across the U.S. Come in to any participating store from 4-8 p.m. and receive a free cone of your favorite flavor. Unfortunately, the nearest participating Haagen-Dazs is in Dallas, at 13350 Dallas Parkway, Space 2655. (There is a shop in Terminal C of DFW airport, but it doesn’t look like they are participating.) If you’re over that way, be sure to stop by and get your treat!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Come out to the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth this Saturday, April 25 for Prairie Fest. This free outdoor festival, which runs from 11 a.m. to sunset, “celebrates the natural world.” It’s also full of activities, with arts, entertainment, local food and beverages, prairie wildflower tours, storytelling and more. This is the 10th anniversary of the festival, too! For a full schedule of events, see the festival website. Make sure to bring some cash for the food vendors! You can find parking information here.
The Tandy Hills Natural Area is at 3400 View St. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
Mark your calendars! On Thursday, April 23, Jamba Juice stores across the country will give away free juices or smoothies to customers who stop in between 9 and 11 a.m. Pick from a 12 oz. Tropical Greens, a small Strawberries Wild or a small Caribbean Passion. Up to 4 free items per party can be redeemed, but all 4 people must be present. No coupon is necessary!Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
I’m late on this one but there’s still time! Right now, Chick-fil-A stores in DFW are giving away free breakfast items through April 25 to users who download their Android or iPhone apps and reserve a specific time to come and get their freebie! You can pick from a 3-count Chick-N-Minis or a Chick-fil-A Chicken Biscuit. You must make your reservation by Thursday, April 23.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
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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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
Fort Worth Opera tote bags
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)