On Saturday, April 6, stop by Southlake Town Square from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. for Green Fest, Southlake’s annual eco-friendly festival. The free event will feature various ways residents can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by “going green.” There will be a full schedule of live entertainment and booths from eco-friendly vendors. Students K-6 can bring in juice pouches (Capri Sun or the like) to donate for recycling – for every 10 pouches brought in, kids will receive one entry into a drawing for an Apple iPad! A scavenger hunt for kids will also take place – those that complete it get another chance to win an iPad.
The live entertainment schedule is as follows:
10:00 Sophie & David musicans
11:30 Spicar’s Martial Arts
12:30 Jennea Potter’s piano students
1:00 Carolyn Rachaner: Healthy People, Healthy Planet
2:15 Spicar’s Martial Arts
3:00 Tiffany Stringer, singer
Come to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art today (March 28) from 6-10 p.m. for Art in the Dark, a free community program with activities inspired by the museum’s exhibit Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection. This is a free event, and no reservations are required. The schedule of events is as follows:
Art Making for All Ages
Draw a starry night
Create a glowing vignette
Assemble a dream collage
Craft an eye mask for nighttime relaxation
In between activities, sit down and enjoy a light, late-night snack!
Discover artworks with nocturnal subjects! Pick up a question sheet (adult and family versions are available) at the Welcome Desk in Gallery 3. Complete the search, and claim your prize!
Nocturnal happenings have been the subject of many art forms, including film. Stop by and enjoy a few short films that explore night!
The Astronomer’s Dream (La Lune à un mètre) (1898)
A Trip to the Moon (Le Voyage dans la Lune) (1902)
Disney’s Silly Symphonies
The Skeleton Dance (1929)
The Old Mill (1937)
Day and Night (2010)
La Luna (2011)
Explore the exhibition Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection with one of the Amon Carter’s professional gallery teachers, Erin Long. Discover works of art, share your observations, and get creative in the galleries! This tour is best for children ages 12 and under with their adult companions.
Stories with Decee Cornish
Stories begin: 6 p.m., 7 p.m., 8 p.m.
Listen to storyteller Decee Cornish as he tells thrilling tales inspired by the moon, stars, and works of art on display in the museum. Introducing new stories each hour, this award-winning storyteller will keep you coming back for more!
Take Me to the Stars with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History’s Mobile Noble Planetarium
Presentations begin: 6:30 p.m., 7 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:30 p.m.
Explore the wonders of space inside the museum with the FWMSH’s Astronomy Lab on Wheels Program. Connect with ancient civilizations as you hear the rich folklore of the stars that still sparks our imagination today! Discover how to find stars, constellations, visible planets, and special astronomy events happening that evening.
Tour with Curatorial Fellow Laura Patrizi
Join Laura Patrizi, Luce Curatorial Fellow and curator of Night: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, as she explores the exhibition’s various nocturnal themes and the techniques used to depict them.
Relaxation Sessions with Lucy Càñez
Sessions begin: 7:15 p.m., 8 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
Experience a guided relaxation session, seated or reclining, with yoga instructor Lucy Càñez. Feel the stress melt away with the use of simple techniques that you can use every night before bedtime!
Light up the night with outdoor glowing games! Toss around a bright beach ball, throw a flickering Frisbee with friends, or start a game of radiant ring toss.
The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
On Saturday, Feb. 23, the Kimbell Art Museum will host “Art at Your Fingertips,” a free family-oriented event, from 1-4 p.m. Pick up a pencil or pinch into soft clay to explore what you can do, express, or feel with your hands. Afternoon activities will offer playful approaches to hands—from the marks they leave on terracotta sculptures to the ideas they express in pictures. Other event highlights will include children’s films made possible by the Lone Star Film Society, and interactive music performances with local singer-songwriter Mister Mark.
This event is offered in conjunction with the special exhibition Bernini: Sculpting in Clay, and admission to this exhibition will be free during the festival. No reservations are required to attend.
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If you are not yet a member of the social-gifting site Treater, sign up now – now through Friday, Feb. 15, you can send a free latte and cookie from Panera to one of your friends on Twitter or Facebook. Simply visit this page to get started. You’ll select a Facebook or Twitter friend, who will then receive an electronic gift card good for $7.50 at Panera (the approximate value of a cookie and latte). The recipient simply presents the card on their phone at the restaurant to redeem the offer.Subscribe to FW on the Cheap by e-mail and become a fan on Facebook.
I am going to this! Are you? Today, you can cruise over to Groupon and pay just $27 for one entry to the Graffiti Run. This fun “color run” is scheduled for Feb. 2 at LaGrave Field in Fort Worth – it’s a non-competitive, untimed 5K. Wear your best white t-shirt and be prepared to be doused with color as you move through the course. Walking is OK! This is a family-friendly event, so buy Groupons for your mom, your kids, grandfather – anyone who wants to have a good time! You will also receive a race t-shirt, headband and color packet to throw at the post-race party.
If you buy this deal, you will need to register using your Groupon by Jan. 20. See the full details here.
Not your thing? You might be interested in these deals:
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$12 for 4 admissions to the UTA Planetarium – see a public show about the cosmos while relaxing in the planetarium’s reclining seats
$29 for 18 holes of golf for two at Cross Timbers Golf Course – you and a friend can have fun on the links at this Azle course; includes cart rental and range balls; pay $58 for the same deal for 4 people
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On Friday, Dec. 7, the Fort Worth Food Park will celebrate its 1-year anniversary beginning at 5:30 p.m. The celebration promises to be a good time, with live music and ticket giveaways to the Dallas Cowboys and Movie Tavern. Rahr Brewing and Ambiente Wine will also be on hand to give out swag and free samples! And, of course, you’ll want to bring some money to spend on goodies at the six food trucks present – Lee’s Grilled Cheese, Salsa Limon, Red Jett Sweets, Fred’s Texas Cafe wagon, Good Karma Kitchen, and The Bento Box.
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