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Rachael Ray Mag $3.99, Today OnlyRachael Ray Mag $3.99, Today Only Today only (Feb. 1), Best Deal Magazines is offering a 1-year subscription to Everyday with Rachael Ray for just $3.99. This deal is one day only, so snag it while you can! I love the recipes in this publication....

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Half-Price Cheeseburgers at SONICHalf-Price Cheeseburgers at SONIC In honor of Groundhog Day, SONIC is offering half-price cheeseburgers all day on Tuesday, Feb. 2. The discount is only available on their single-patty cheeseburgers. Find a SONIC near you. 

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Volunteer Opp: Brush BashVolunteer Opp: Brush Bash If you're in a do-gooder mood this weekend, here's something to put on your schedule: Brush Bash, on Saturday, Jan. 30 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tandy Hills Natural Area in Fort Worth. This is a yearly...

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Kids Vision Fest in Fort WorthKids Vision Fest in Fort Worth On Friday, Feb. 5, stop by TCC's Trinity River Campus from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. for Kids Vision Fest, an annual event dedicated to improving the vision of kids in Tarrant County. Kids ages 5-12 who qualify...

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3 Free Breakfast Items at Chick-fil-A3 Free Breakfast Items at Chick-fil-A If you're a Chick-fil-A fan, be sure to pop in on Thursday, Jan. 21 - from 10:30 a.m. to close, many DFW-area locations will hand out promotional cards good for three free breakfast items over the next...

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Holiday Events at Irving Arts Center

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, free

On Friday, Dec. 4, the Irving Arts Center will host a Holiday Open House from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. At this free event, you can take “Santa selfies,” take sculpture garden train rides, enjoy refreshments and more. There will also be holiday card and craft projects for kids, and a variety of performances by jugglers, stiltwalkers, and choirs. For a complete schedule of events, visit their web page.

The following day, Dec. 5, the Center will also hold a Family Funday from 2-4 p.m., featuring photos with Santa, Movie Magic-themed hands-on art activities, holiday greeting card workshops, and more. This is also free! 

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

Photo courtesy Irving Arts Center 

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Family Funday at Irving Arts Center

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Come to the Irving Arts Center this Sunday, July 19 from 2-4 p.m. for their Family Funday event. The theme for this event is “Summer Fun.” Families are invited to browse the galleries and children participate in hands-on art projects that are themed to current exhibitions. All are supplies provided. This is a FREE event!

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

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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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Summer Activity Fair in NRH

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 photo nrhcentresummeractivities_zpsgmx73wmo.jpgOn Saturday, March 21, come to North Richland Hills Centre for a Summer Activities Fair. From 9 a.m. to noon, a variety of companies and vendors will be on hand to showcase kids’ summer activities in the DFW area. There will be representatives from day camps, libraries, and other local attractions. This is a FREE event!

North Richland Hills Centre is at 600 Hawk Ave. in North Richland Hills.

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Free & Cheap Weekend Activities in DFW

Category : Arlington, entertainment, family, Featured, free

 photo canalfest_zps585c2ec7.jpgIn addition to our big list of Halloween-themed events around Fort Worth this weekend, here’s a listing of some other fun, FREE and inexpensive activities:

Canal Fest – Saturday, Oct. 25 at Las Colinas Urban Center from 2-8 p.m. Canal Fest returns for a second year of fun, food, music, and culture! Set along the beautiful Mandalay Canal, this festival includes a local art exhibit, cultural dance displays, family-friendly activities and attractions, live music, a variety of food and beverage options, and much more. Get parking and driving directions here.

Family Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25, 1-4 p.m., Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth. This free afternoon event for all ages features creative art-making activities and live performances inspired by Impressionist masterpieces. Admission will be free for the special exhibition Faces of Impressionism: Portraits from the Musée d’Orsay all day.

ParkFest – 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Willow Park, west of Fort Worth. ring the family for a fun-filled day of live entertainment on two stages, kids’ crafts, face painting, bounce house, mini-golf course, children’s stage area and much more. Meet the master gardeners, and enjoy some great food and treats. 101 Stagecoach Trail.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering – all weekend, various locations in Fort Worth. Plenty of Western-themed events for visitors of all ages. Many events require tickets, but others, like the Texas Trail of Fame Induction Ceremony, are free. See details here.

Fall Festival in the Japanese Garden – Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 25-26, Fort Worth Botanic Garden. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Enjoy vendors, performers and a unique Japanese cultural experience! Adults are $6, kids $3, kids under 3 free.

Free Saturdays at the International Bowling Museum - on Oct. 25, the International Bowling Museum and Hall of Fame in Arlington gives visitors free admission and plenty of fun activities, including refreshments, crafts, and the first 30 kids can decorate and take home a bowling pin bank. Hours are 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Doctor Who Day – at British Emporium in Grapevine on Sunday, Oct. 26 from noon to 4 p.m. This is your chance to dress up as your fave Who character, ‘pose’ with the TARDIS, K-9, Daleks & props, and show your knowledge of this British classic sci-fi series in our carpark quiz! Prizes awarded for best costumes and good answers!

Denton’s Day of the Dead Festival – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., corner of Hickory and Industrial streets in Denton. Denton’s DOD Fest is a free-to-the-public, family friendly event, with a portion of the sponsorships donated to a local charity. Plenty of vendors will line the streets, both arts & crafts as well as many of Denton’s homegrown chefs to provide food and drink. Children will have many activities to choose from, such as trunk or treating and their very own “Pumpkin Patch,” full of many activities and games.

October FunFest – Saturday, Oct. 25 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m., Weatherford City Lights Theatre. Join us for the Schulman Theatres First Annual October Funfest! We will have carnival games and an inflatable set up outdoors. Guests can win candy at our game stations and we will have $0.50 popcorn and cotton candy for sale. Show off your creativity by entering our Pumpkin Carving Contest! Details here.

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Free Event: Cultivate Festival

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 photo cultivatefestival_zpseacf8af4.pngThis Saturday, Oct. 18 is Cultivate, a free festival created by Chipotle that celebrates sustainable, wholesome and delicious food. The festival will take place from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the south end of  Lake Carolyn in Irving. Activities include cooking demonstrations, kids’ activities, local artisans, live music and more.

Though the festival is free, parking will be $5. You can see more info about parking here (at the bottom of the page). Public transit is also available via the Trinity Railway Express and Las Colinas Area Personal Transit.

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Fall Roundup at Nash Farm

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 photo nashfarmfall_zps3e37273a.pngCome to Nash Farm in Grapevine this Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for their Fall Round-Up. Activities include: Jump rope making, leather working, wood carving, blacksmith demonstrations, wood stove cooking demonstration, cotton picking, corn shelling and grinding, farm chores, heritage toys, kitchen gardening and corn shuck doll making. Admission to the Fall Round-Up is free, but some activities have a small fee.

As a bonus, this year Nash Farm will have a Somethin’ Pumpkin Baking Contest. The contest is open to all age groups; items entered must be baked goods. Judging will take place at 12 noon, with winners announced at 1 p.m. Find more info on the contest here.

Nash Farm is at 626 Ball St. in Grapevine.

Photo courtesy Grapevine CVB

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25-Year Celebration at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!

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 photo ripleysbelieveit_zpseb9b0043.pngOn Saturday, July 5, Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in Grand Prairie will celebrate its 25th anniversary in DFW with a variety of special events. Come to Ripley’s beginning at 10 a.m. for free activities outside of the building, including games, snacks, face painting, bounce houses and prizes. If you want to come inside and enjoy the attractions, you can save $5 off the price of any combo ticket (according to the website, they start at $22.99 regularly).

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is at 601 E. Palace Parkway in Grand Prairie.

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Free Event: Kids’ All-American Fishing Derby

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 photo hurstfishing_zpsf1fb40a7.jpgOn Saturday, June 7, Hurst Parks and Recreation will host the Kids’ All-American Fishing Derby at Chisholm Park. Bring your parents, fishing pole and tackle, enjoy a morning of fishing fun! In-N-Out Burger will be on site this year providing each kid with a free lunch. Kids ages 5-16 can participate.

This event is free. Space is limited, so if you want to go, register at the Hurst Recreation Center ahead of time.

Chisholm Park is at 2200 Norwood Dr. in Hurst.

Photo courtesy City of Hurst

 

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Euless Arbor Daze

Category : entertainment, family, Featured, food, free

This weekend, April 26-27, the city of Euless will sponsor Euless Arbor Daze, a free event promoting Arbor Day. (That’s today, did you know that?) Everyone who attends Arbor Daze will receive a free tree to take home and plant! There are plenty of other things to do at Arbor Daze, too, including:

Euless Arbor Daze will take place around the Euless City Hall Complex. Find directions here.

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