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Citywide Chanukah Celebration on SaturdayCitywide Chanukah Celebration on Saturday On Saturday, Dec. 20, Congregation Ahavath Sholom in Fort Worth will host a Citywide Chanukah Celebration from 6:30 to 9 p.m. You don't have to be Jewish to attend! Enjoy music from the synagogue's children's...

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Holiday Story Time at Barnes & Noble TonightHoliday Story Time at Barnes & Noble Tonight Tonight, Dec. 19, the Barnes & Noble Hulen Center location is having a Holiday Classics Storytime at 7 p.m. The session will feature holiday classics such as Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and The...

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Breakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster'sBreakfast with Santa at Dave & Buster's Still looking for a Breakfast with Santa event? Dave & Buster's is having one on Saturday, Dec. 20 at their Arlington location beginning at 8 a.m. Admission is $15 per person and includes a full breakfast...

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Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio This WeekendKimbell Kids Drop-In Studio This Weekend This Saturday, Dec. 20 is the latest installment of the Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio, a fun, free event for kids ages 12 and under. Each session features a brief gallery activity and a related studio-art...

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Taco Cabana Pays It ForwardTaco Cabana Pays It Forward It's the season of giving, and Taco Cabana is getting into the spirit! Don't forget to stop by your local restaurant sometime soon to enjoy some of their flavorful dishes. For a quick, cheap meal, there's...

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Walk of Gratitude in Downtown FW

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 photo walkofgratitude_zpsf55321a1.pngThis Saturday, Dec. 13, military charity Snowball Express will hold a Walk of Gratitude in downtown Fort Worth around 9:30 a.m. This event is a way for local residents to show their appreciation for the families of military personnel who have died during their service. Feel free to bring flags, patriotic signs and any other items you feel might help create a festive atmosphere! The parade will run down Main St. between 9th and 4th streets. See a map here. Organizers are asking attendees to arrive around 9 a.m.

Snowball Express flies in children of fallen soldiers (and their surviving caretakers) to Dallas every year for a fun weekend. Airfare is paid for. If you are a surviving spouse with surviving children, you can apply to attend around September. See an FAQ here.

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FREE Gifts from Tiny Prints

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 photo tinyprintsmug_zpsd67dfba6.pngFrom now through Dec. 11, Tiny Prints is offering your choice of four FREE gifts. Just pick the one you want and enter the code CHOOSEGIFT at checkout. No additional purchase is required, though you will have to pay a small fee for shipping. Pick from the following: a free magnet, free personalized notepad, a free 11-oz white photo mug, or $16.99 off a home decor item. This promo is valid for both new and existing customers, but you can only use the offer code once. I’m going to make a notepad and give it to one of the many teachers on my gift list.

See all the details here and pick up your gift while there’s still time!

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Extended: 25% Off LivingSocial Deals

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 photo pantherislandice_zps929b9c6e.pngThe Cyber Monday sale has been held over! Now through today (Dec. 2), you can visit LivingSocial and get an extra 25 percent off most deals when you use the code CYBERSALE at checkout. Restrictions apply; see details here. Deals available include:

$10 for $20 at Swirl Bakery - get half off breakfast, lunch or dinner in Flower Mound; just $7.50 with discount

$11 for two ice-skating admissions at Panther Island Ice – in Fort Worth; includes skate rentals; just $8.25 with discount

$10 for $20 in lunch at Tillman’s Roadhouse – classic Texas roadhouse-style food at 50 percent off; just $7.50 with discount

$14 for a family photo session + prints at JCPenney Photo – get a family photo shoot and 28 premium photo cards just in time for the holidays; just $10.50 with discount

$18 for one ticket to see The Nutcracker – attend North Central Ballet’s performance on Dec. 5 or 6 in Fort Worth; just $13.50 with discount

$35 for 1-hour customized facial at Stockyards Spa and Boutique – combo massage-and-facial also available from $50; just $26.25 or $37.50 with discount

$129 for dinner and private plane ride for two - Delta Charlie’s serves a 3-course dinner and then takes you on a private flight over Dallas; just $96.75 with discount

Online-redeemable, shipping-friendly gifts available include:

$9 for a pair of NFL team earbuds – delight your favorite football fan with these high-quality buds; Dallas Cowboys model available; just $6.75 with discount

$10 for a 3-port USB car charger – charge up to 3 devices at once in your car; just $7.50 with discount

$19 for a 3-piece Apple-certified charger set – includes wall charger, car charger and lightning cable; good for iPhone 5 and up; just $14.25 with discount

$25 for a personalized cutting board – you customize the initials on this rugged board; just $18.75 with discount

$40 for a 5-piece personalized popcorn bucket set - great gift for a family; customize the names on each bucket to reflect a family member’s name; just $30 with discount

 

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Santa’s Wonderland at Bass Pro Shops

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 photo bassprosanta_zps5ccebb8f.pngA few days ago, Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine kicked off their Santa’s Wonderland event, which will run through Dec. 24. During specified times, you can visit the store and the kids can participate in lots of Christmas-themed activities, absolutely free. The fun happens on weekdays from 3-8 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. Here’s what to expect:

Free Santa Photos – get a free 4×6 photo with Santa Claus. Other photo packages are available for purchase.

Free Christmas Crafts – different crafting events will be held at various hours, depending on the day. See the schedule here.

Free Backpack Clips – come by on Mondays from 5-7 p.m.; the first kids can get a free woodland character backpack clip.

Bass Pro is at 2501 Bass Pro Drive in Grapevine.

 

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Historic St. Nick Photos @ Log Cabin Village

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On Saturday, Nov. 22, Log Cabin Village will offer photos with a historic St. Nicholas from 1-4 p.m. This is a great option for those who are looking for out-of-the-ordinary Christmas pictures. No reservations are required. Cost is regular Village admission plus a $5 fee for the photo and holder.

Also on Saturday, the Village will hold a candle-dipping workshop from 1-4 p.m. Cost is regular admission plus a $3 fee. This event will repeat on Sunday, Nov. 23.

Log Cabin Village is at 2100 Log Cabin Village Lane in Fort Worth.

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Weekend Events In & Near Fort Worth

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 photo bedfordblues_zpsac754485.pngCelebrate the end of summer with these weekend events:

Kimbell Kids Drop-In Studio – Aug. 30 from 1 to 1:45 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum. Free program introduces children (ages 12 and younger) 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. The theme for this week is “Monster Portraits.” Pre-registration is not required. Sign up 1 hour before the program begins at the museum’s Renzo Piano Pavilion.

Bedford Blues & BBQ Festival – Aug. 29-31, Bedford City Hall grounds. Sample great barbecue and hear live music. Admission is $7 online, $10 at gate, weekend pass for $15. Bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Clear Fork Music Festival - Aug. 30, Panther Island Pavilion in Fort Worth. Full-day music and art experience. Food truck vendors on site. General admission $30 per person, $60 for VIP and $75 for super-VIP.

Animal Meet & Greet – Monday, Sept. 1, Fort Worth Nature Center. Join the staff for an animal meet and greet and learn about why we have our animal ambassadors and their natural history. Maximum 50 participants per session. First Come, First Served. At 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. Free with paid admission ($5 adults, $2 kids)

LEGO KidsFest – Aug. 29-31, Dallas Convention Center. Details here.

Scare Tactics: 6 by Hitchcock – Aug. 29-31, The Modern. The Lone Star Film Society’s ArthouseFW and the Modern finish out the summer with an exciting series showcasing six pivotal Alfred Hitchcock films. See a schedule here. Tickets  are $5-8.

WestFest - Aug. 29-31, West, TX. Czech-themed festival with musical performances, parade, polka dancing, kolaches and more. $8 adults, $6 kids.

Music at West 7th – Aug. 29 and 30, Crockett Square in Fort Worth’s West 7th district. Performances start at 6:30 p.m. each night. Deanna Valone plays Friday, The Brehms play on Saturday.

Kids Fish – at Bass Pro Shops in Grapevine. Every Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. kids can fish inside this outdoor superstore. They provide the poles, bait and fish.

Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie – Saturday, Aug. 30 from 10 a.m. to noon at Nash Farm. This program, appropriate for kids in grades 3-7, explores what life was like during the time of Laura Ingalls Wilder’s Little House on the Prairie. Theme for this week’s event is “Summer Harvest.” Activity fee of $3 per person.

DFW Free Day of Yoga Kickoff Party - see details here. Sunday, Aug. 31 at Fort Worth Water Gardens.

DFW Free Day of Yoga - Monday, Sept. 1. Several DFW area studios are participating – come enjoy a FREE yoga class. Find classes and times here.

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Kids Eat Free at Uno’s

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 photo unocoupon_zpsfcc2e153.pngFrom now through Sept. 1, kids eat free at Uno Pizzeria and Grill with this coupon. There is a limit of one free kids’ meal or gluten-free pizza with each adult entree ordered, and the discount isn’t valid with other coupons or offers.

Uno Pizzeria and Grill is at 300 Houston St. in Sundance Square.

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Free Luggage Tag from Shutterfly

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 photo shutterflytag_zpse0080758.pngToday only, Aug. 13, Shutterfly is offering a free customizable luggage tag to new customers. Use the code FREETAG at checkout to get this discount. Great way to make sure you can spot your bag on the carousel at the airport! A shipping fee of a couple bucks does apply. I love these free offers from Shutterfly – I’ve gotten magnets, address labels and more in the past.

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B1G1 Meals at Mimi’s Cafe

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Through Aug. 17, you can print a coupon to receive a free breakfast or dinner entree at Mimi’s Cafe with the purchase of another. You must also purchase 2 drinks to get this deal.

Find your local Mimi’s Cafe here.

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School Supplies w/Purchase at Alliance Chick-fil-A

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 photo chickfilasandwich.pngOn Tuesday, Aug. 12, come by the Chick-fil-A location at Alliance Town Center from 2-4 p.m. When you order, say “I love school,” and you’ll receive a free package of Chick-fil-A branded school supplies. Great way to prep for the impending school year!

Chick-fil-A is at 2870 Heritage Trace Pkwy in Fort Worth. Other Chick-fil-A locations with upcoming specials include:

Chick-fil-A Alta Mesa – Family Night on evening of Tuesday, Aug. 12; free kids meal with purchase of an adult meal, plus bounce house and craft
Chick-fil-A Hurst - on Friday, Aug. 15, free small hot or iced coffee with code word “Thrive”
Chick-fil-A Roanoke – on Aug. 20 from 5-7 p.m., enjoy a sample of lemonade and let kids decorate their own aprons and chef hats

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