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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ EventColleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event It's BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks,...

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Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ Event

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

 photo colleyvilleoldtymebbq_zps4cad620b.jpgIt’s BBQ season! Come out to Colleyville Center this Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, for the annual Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ. This is one of Colleyville’s longest-running traditions as kids, cooks, and barbecue aficionados join forces for food, fun, and a good cause—proceeds benefit Texas Special Olympics. The Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is one of the largest sanctioned barbecue cook-offs in Texas. Admission to the grounds is free!

Here’s what’s going on each day:

Friday, April 25, 6:00-11:00 p.m.
Friday evening’s activities kick off at 6:00 with a free fish fry (until the fish is gone), and activities for children, as well as live music starting at 7:30. Admission to the V.I.P. area, offering complimentary barbecue and beverages, can be purchased for $25. Space in the V.I.P. section is limited and fills fast, so plan to come early to get a space.

Saturday, April 26, 11:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
On Saturday, the serious business of Texas barbecue cooking and judging gets underway. Gates open to the public at 11:00 a.m. While the cooks get down to serious cooking, people can do some serious eating with heaping plates of Texas Q for just $7.

Kid-Q at 1 p.m.: In Texas, barbecue is an art and kids are never too young to get started. Contestants between the ages of 8 and 14 vie for the title of “Best Kids-Q Chef” starting at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday. There is a $5 entry fee per child and charcoal grills, which the kids can take home, and chicken for barbecuing will be provided. Contestants can register at the event.

Colleyville Center is at 5301 Riverwalk Dr. in Colleyville.

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Easter Event in White Settlement

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 photo eastereggs2.jpgOn Saturday, April 12, the city of White Settlement will sponsor an Easter Eggstravaganza at Veterans Park from 2-5 p.m. Kids ages 0 to 10 are invited to come and hunt for eggs. They will be divided into three age groups so everyone gets a chance to find some!

Veterans Park is at 8901 Clifford St. in White Settlement.

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Keller Crawfish Krawl This Weekend

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 photo kellerkrawfishkrawl_zps8b025c20.pngThis Saturday, April 12, Old Town Keller will host its annual Crawfish Krawl, a free festival featuring live music, family-friendly activities and more. The event runs from noon to 9 p.m. Kids can enjoy a bounce house and other activities in the children’s area, sponsored by the Keller Church of Christ. Bring some cash to sample vendors’ Cajun food and, of course, crawfish! The organizers promise they won’t run out of crawfish this year, or at least, not as quickly.

No pets or coolers will be allowed at the Crawfish Krawl. The event will take place on Olive Street. Here’s an approximate map.

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Kids’ Craft Workshop at North East Mall

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 photo eastereggs2.jpgDrop by North East Mall in Hurst this Saturday, April 5 for their Kidgits event from 1-3 p.m. The event will be held in the mall’s Center Court. The craft of the month for April is centered around spring and the upcoming Easter holiday. Kidgits members will be able to make a fun craft, plus there will be coloring sheets and activity pages to go along with the event theme.

All materials and craft supplies will be provided. Kidgits Club membership applies. Membership is only $5 per child and is good for the whole year. See the mall’s guest services desk to sign up, or go here.

This event will repeat April 19 at the same time.

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Kennedale’s Art in the Park

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 photo kennedaleartinthepark_zps31283e7d.pngHead south this weekend, April 4-6 for Kennedale Art in the Park, a free event featuring lots of family fun. Many live bands will be playing, and you can shop from a variety of vendors that will be on site. If you’ve got kids, don’t miss the Kid Zone, featuring a barrel train, puppets, snacks and more.

Everything takes place at Kennedale Town Center Park, located at 405 Municipal Dr. Hours for the festival are: Friday, 4-9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, 12-5 p.m.

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‘Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie’ This Saturday

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 photo nashfarm2_zpsb8c41818.pngOn Saturday, Feb. 22, Nash Farm in Grapevine will host Farmhouse on the Grapevine Prairie, a monthly event for kids in grades 3-7 that focuses on the stories of Laura Ingalls Wilder (of “Little House on the Prairie” fame). This program helps kids experience some of the activities described in the books. The January event is titled “Travel and Communication.” Activities will include finding items to take or leave, packing trunks, drawing maps and calligraphy. The corresponding book passages are “Little House on the Prairie: Going West;” “Little House on the Prairie: Crossing the Creek” and “Little House on the Prairie: Camp on the High Prairie.”

The event takes place from 10 a.m. to noon. There is an activity fee of $3 per person, and tickets can be purchased here.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

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Animal Exploration Event at River Legacy

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

Come to River Legacy Living Science Center on Saturday, Feb. 1 at 2 p.m. for their Animal Exploration event. Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals during a live animal observation with a River Legacy Naturalist at River Legacy Living Science Center. Space is limited, so please RSVP to 817.860.6752 as soon as you can. This is a free event!

River Legacy Living Science Center is at703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in Arlington.

Also, on Monday, Feb. 3, River Legacy will host an open house for its Nature School, a program that teaches preschool-age kids about nature and science. Kids can participate in a variety of activities while parents meet the teachers and learn more about the program.

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Free Kids’ Play Day at Richland Tennis Center

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On Saturday, Feb. 1, Richland Tennis Center in North Richland Hills will host a Free Play Day for kids ages 4-10. The event runs from 2-4 p.m. The event promises “play, prizes and tons of fun,” as well as free pizzaafter the activities are over. This is a free event, but space is limited, so you must make reservations. You may call 817-427-6680 or email David Webb at dwebb@richland-tennis-center.com to register. Include the child’s name, age and the parents’ phone number and email address.

Richland Tennis Center is at 7111 NE Loop 820 in North Richland Hills.

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Try Hockey for Free in Arlington and NRH

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PhotobucketOn Saturday, Dec. 21, two hockey rinks in DFW will host a “Try Hockey for Free” day for kids, as a way to introduce them to the sport of ice hockey. The participating venues are Ice at the Parks in Arlington and NYTEX Sports Centre in North Richland Hills. The Arlington event will start at 2 p.m., and the NYTEX event starts at 3:15. Certified coaches will be on hand to teach your child the basics of hockey, with equipment provided.

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Free: Holiday Open House in Irving

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 photo irvingartscenterxmas13_zpscd704fe1.pngOn Friday, Dec. 6, the Irving Arts Center will host a Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The theme for the open house is “Navidad Latinoamericana! A Celebration of the Christmas Traditions of Latin America.” Meet Santa Claus for a photo op and wander through a forest of decorated trees in the Main Gallery, with art work by Irving ISD elementary students, see colorful papier mâché sculptures called alebrejes created by Irving resident Pastor Garcia and be inspired by the colorful paintings of Clotilde Espinosa and book illustrations by Raúl Colón. Enjoy a train ride on the Aztec Eagle in the Sculpture Garden, performances, jugglers, holiday-themed art projects and refreshments.

The fiesta ends with a free performance of Fiesta Navidad, featuring the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Los Camperos de Nati Cano, at 7:30 p.m.

If you can’t make it on Friday, come out Saturday, Dec. 7 from 2-4 p.m. for their Family Funday. Children can make holiday greeting cards, meet Santa, have their faces painted and enjoy browsing a wonderland of decorated Christmas trees in the Gallery celebrating Navidad Latinoamericana. This event repeats on Dec. 14 and 21, too.

Both events are free!

The Irving Arts Center is at 3333 N. MacArthur Blvd. in Irving.

 

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