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B1G1 Admission to Trinity Forest Adventure ParkB1G1 Admission to Trinity Forest Adventure Park If you've never been to Trinity Forest Adventure Park, it's definitely worth the drive to Dallas! This "aerial adventure park" bills itself as a "combination of a Canopy Tour, Challenge Course and Zip...

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Prairie Fest This SaturdayPrairie Fest This Saturday 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...

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Free Jamba Juice or Smoothie on ThursdayFree Jamba Juice or Smoothie on Thursday 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,...

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Free Breakfast at Chick-fil-AFree Breakfast at Chick-fil-A 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...

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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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Deals & Discounts in Fort Worth

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It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these! Here are the best deals and discounts in and around Fort Worth right now:

$10 for $20 in upscale comfort food from Buffalo West – stop into this Fort Worth eatery and get discounts on pot roast, salads, soups and more

$16 for a photo session and prints from Picture People – get some pics of the kids! You’ll receive a photo session and eight sheets of prints; or pay $26 and get all of the above, plus one digital image, and one 16 x 20 print. Locations throughout DFW.

$18 for $30 at Z’s Cafe and Chicago Deli - get big discounts on lunchtime sandwiches, hot dogs and drinks in FW’s hospital district

$20 for a Ghost Bus Tour of Fort Worth - Hear tales of storied hauntings, local legends, and so much more on this fun evening tour; $25 value

$25 for $50 in salon services from Skyla McGough – get half off hair services from Skyla at Lundquist Hair Design off Camp Bowie; opt for a haircut, highlights, color, or even an agave hair-straightening treatment

$25 for a Paint Nite event – grab a friend and buy a couple of these deals, which get you admission to a social painting event at a local pub or venue. All supplies are provided. Pay $25 for one or $49 for two. Take home your 16×20 painting at the end of the night!

$39 for 10 hot yoga classes from Sumits Hot Yoga – you know you’ve always wanted to try it – take the leap at this Fort Worth studio with 10 group sessions. Located on Camp Bowie Blvd; package is a $140 value.

$45 for a 4-course dinner for two at Simply Fondue – this restaurant in Fort Worth serves up cheese fondue, chocolate fondue and more, all cooked and enjoyed right at your table; package includes cheese fondue, gourmet salad, entree and chocolate fondue

$55 for a sprinkler tune-up from Bryant Lawn and Sprinkler – get your system ready for warmer weather. Pro will check for line leaks, dry areas, broken sprinkler heads, and clogged nozzles; $110 value.

$69 for one week of kids’ summer sports camp – keep the kiddos entertained this summer with a week of multisports camp at NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. Campers aged 6-12 can participate in sports including dodgeball, basketball, flag football, broomball, figure skating, and ice hockey. Pick morning or afternoon sessions; $139 value.

$105 for 2 weeks of fresh produce delivery from Jazbac Farm – get two weeks’ worth of sustainably grown and harvested produce from this farm in Parker County, delivered to you. Each basket contains 12-15 lbs of seasonal produce. $176 value.

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Gardening Discounts at SmartScape Event

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This Saturday, April 11, the Texas SmartScape program will host a native plant sale at Home Depot at 7100 North Freeway in Fort Worth. During the sale, which runs from 8 a.m. to noon, you can get great discounts on “water smart” plants suited for the hot, dry Texas climate. You’ll also have the opportunity to talk with a master gardener, plant expert, or irrigation specialist and get ideas and tips for landscaping in North Texas. Kids can come, too, and participate in a special hands-on gardening workshop.

If you can’t make this sale, there will be one in Denton on April 18; at Weston Gardens in Fort Worth on April 25; at Home Depot in Southlake on April 25; and more dates through May and June. See all dates here.


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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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Spring Gallery Night in Fort Worth

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This Saturday, March 28, the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association will host Spring Gallery Night, a semi-annual tradition that celebrates the city’s various art galleries. From about noon to 9 p.m., you can stroll through many participating galleries (most are free - the only exception is The Modern) and enjoy other activities, too. See a complete schedule of events here. There are many participating venues, but a few highlights include:

Art Galleries at TCU – hosted reception from 6-8 p.m. (this usually means free food and/or wine)

SiNaCa Studios – live glassblowing demonstrations throughout the day

Art in the City (Haltom City) – performance by The Jazz Monsters from 3-5 p.m. Free refreshments, too.

Brand 10 – attend a “closing party” from 5-9 p.m. to commemorate the shuttering of the gallery

Fort Works Art – Music event, along with wine and food trucks, from 7-9 p.m. (205 S. Calhoun St., Fort Worth)

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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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iMake Festival at Science Museum

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This weekend, March 28-29, the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History will host iMake Maker Fest, a celebration of invention, creativity and resourcefulness. Regular Museum admission gets you entry into all the great activities. Here are some of the experiences planned:

Local Makers: Check out the inventive, creative and resourceful Makers in the Inventor Studio.

Spin Art: Create artistic patterns with simple circuits.

Cardboard Constructions: Design and craft your very own cardboard creation.

Bling it!: Design wearable art.

Just for Educators: Stop by our Teacher’s Lounge on Saturday from 10 am – 2 pm.

3D Printers: Hot-glue guns on steroids.

Electronics Dissection: You never know what you will find inside broken electronics.

Kinetic Light Sculptures: Explore light, shadow, and motion using simple materials and light sources.

Chain Reactions: Construct a Rube Goldberg inspired contraption from everyday materials and found objects with other museum guests.

Operation Catapult: Build a catapult at home or at the museum and join us in the Atrium Saturday at 1:30 for a group launch.

Stellar Creations: Come make your own constellations with Noble Planetarium staff

Museum admission is $15 for adults, $11 for kids 2-12 and $13 for seniors 65 and up. Kids under 2 are free.

The Fort Worth Museum of Science and History is at 1600 Gendy St.

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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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Fireworks Show at Camp Carter

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On Saturday, March 21, YMCA Camp Carter in Fort Worth will host a night of fireworks beginning at 8 p.m. The fireworks will be engineered by local students in a firework technician training course. The gates will open at approximately 6 p.m. There is a suggested donation of $10 per car, and it goes towards Camp Carter’s Annual Campaign to provide camp scholarships to families in need. Concession vendors, including Kona Ice, will be on hand.

Camp Carter is at 6200 Sand Springs Rd. in Fort Worth.

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