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Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six FlagsCardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Got a talent for boat-building? Just like to see them? On Saturday, April 26, River Legacy in Arlington will sponsor its annual Cardboard Boat Regatta at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m....

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Stop Six Wellness ExpoStop Six Wellness Expo Come out to the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center this Saturday, April 19 for the Stop Six Fitness and Wellness Expo. This free event begins at 9 a.m. There will be free fitness classes, Zumba, wellness...

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DFW Restaurant Coupon RoundupDFW Restaurant Coupon Roundup April 15 might be a big day for food coupons, but there are lots of other specials to be had this week, too. Like: BJ's Restaurant - print a coupon for $5 off a $20 purchase through 4/17 (Valid only...

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Family Funday at Carter Museum

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On Sunday, April 14, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will host “Family Funday” from 1-4 p.m. The theme for this event is “Get Moving.” Families will be on the move as they explore works related to all modes of transportation, create art projects, and enjoy snacks and stories. No reservations are required. This program is best for kids 12 and under. This is a free event!

The Carter Museum is at 3501  Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Art in the Dark at Carter Museum

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 photo cartermuseumartinthedark_zps47a76c76.pngCome 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
6–9:45 p.m.
Draw a starry night
Create a glowing vignette
Assemble a dream collage
Craft an eye mask for nighttime relaxation

Refreshments
6–9:45 p.m.
In between activities, sit down and enjoy a light, late-night snack!

Art Search
6–9:45 p.m.
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!

Short Films
6–9:45 p.m.
Nocturnal happenings have been the subject of many art forms, including film. Stop by and enjoy a few short films that explore night!

Georges Méliès’
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)

Pixar’s
Day and Night (2010)
La Luna (2011)

Family Tour
6–6:45 p.m.
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
7–7:45 p.m.
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!

Outdoor Fun
8–9:45 p.m.
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.

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Family Funday at Carter Museum

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Stop by the Amon Carter Museum of American Art this Sunday, Aug. 12 from 1-4 p.m. for their “Hot Hot Hot!” Family Funday event. Cool off by exploring artworks in the galleries, creating your own art projects, and eating ice cream. Admission is free!

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Color-Themed Story Times at Carter Museum

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School’s out! Get the kiddos out of the house with free story times at the Amon Carter Museum. Every Wednesday from June 6 through July 25 (except July 4), kids can listen to a story, then create their own works of art and enjoy cookies and lemonade. Each storytime this summer will have a different color theme. The schedule is:

June 6 – Rockin’ Red
June 13 – Outrageous Orange
June 20 – Hello Yellow
June 27 – Going Green
July 11 – True Blue
July 18 – Incredible Indigo
July 25 – Very, Very Violet

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth.

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Young Masters Family Event at Carter Museum

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This Sunday, April 22 from 1-4 p.m., the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will hold Young Masters, a fun, free family event. Discover artists on display at the Amon Carter who created masterpieces at a young age, and then have your young artists create inspired artworks of their own! No reservations are required.

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Wild West Film Screening at Carter Museum

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On Saturday, March 24, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will hold a Wild West Double Feature Film Screening beginning at 10 a.m. From 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., they’ll show the family-friendly film Rango, followed by The Good, The Bad and the Ugly at 1 p.m. In between the films, refreshments will be served. This is a free event but reservations are required. Email visitors@cartermuseum.org or call 817-989-5030 to register.

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Family Fun Week at Amon Carter Museum

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All during Spring Break week, the Amon Carter Museum of American Art will hold Family Fun Days from 10:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Each day, families can come to the museum and learn about a different American artist through art-making activities and exploration. Refreshments will be provided. The schedule is as follows:

March 13- Georgia O’Keeffe
March 14- John Singer Sargent
March 15 – Stuart Davis
March 16 – Ben Shahn

No reservations are required. The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Family Funday at Carter Museum

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Come to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art on Sunday, Feb. 12 from 1-4 p.m. for All You Need is Love, a special day for families. Kids can make masterpieces for mom and dad, and there will be activities for everyone. No reservations are required. Admission to the Carter Museum is always free.

The museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Free Storytime at Carter Museum

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Come by the Carter Museum of American Art on Wednesday, July 27, for a free children’s storytime from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. This week’s theme is “A Little Bird Told Me,” and the stories will focus on bird-centric books and works of art. Planned stories are: The Best Nest by P. D. Eastman, Noodle and Lou by Liz Garton Scanlon, and Raven: A Trickster Tale from the Pacific Northwest by Gerald McDermott. Fun activities and refreshments follow the stories. No reservations are required.

This is the last session of the Carter Museum’s summertime story series. Keep an eye on Fort Worth on the Cheap for future kids’ activities!

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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Sing-Along Storytime at Carter Museum

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Bring the kids to the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in Fort Worth on Wednesday, July 13,  at 10:30 a.m. for a free Sing-Along Storytime. The story time will feature readings of the illustrated song books Over the Rainbow illustrated by Eric Puybaret, The Peter Yarrow Songbook: Songs for Little Folks by Peter Yarrow, and We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen. Fun activities and refreshments follow the stories. No reservations are required.

The Carter Museum is at 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

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