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Champions Day at Hawaiian Falls – FREE and Early Admission for Special Needs Families – Saturday, August 9th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 4:00 pm

 

This Saturday, August 9th is Champions Day at all 5 Hawaiian Falls waterparks. Hawaiian Falls will open early Saturday 8/9 for special needs children and their families

Special needs children and their families will have exclusive use of the park from 8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. The parks will open to the public 10:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. but the Champions and their families can stay as long as they want at no additional charge.

The Champions (special needs children or adults) get in free. Family members can purchase special discount tickets for $5 each (regular admission is $26.99) with a Champions Day coupon, available for download here.

“We want special needs families to play together at any of our five waterparks before we open to the general public,” explained Bennett. “They are welcome to stay and play all day for no extra charge. We do not require any records or certification. A parent knows if their child (or adult) has special needs, and that is sufficient for us. All they need to do is to go to hfalls.com and print out the Champions Day coupon. We don’t limit family members or ask for any identification, so if a favorite Uncle or Aunt wants to come with them, then he or she is only $5, too. If a guardian is not directly related, but cares for a special needs child, then, of course, they are welcome. We just want to bless these families.”

To be sensitive to the Champions’ needs, Hawaiian Falls turns down the music, adds more staff to assist families, and asks staff to be thoughtful about using their whistles only when absolutely necessary.

Free Salata at Frisco Grand Opening Thursday 7/31

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

salata To celebrate the opening of its first Frisco location, its 36th restaurant nationwide, Salata, “The Next Generation Salad Bar,” will give away a free salad or salad wrap and a signature drink to the first 36 guests to arrive on grand opening day.

Doors open at 11 a.m.

3411 Preston Road, Suite 14
Frisco, TX 75034
Thursday, July 31
11 a.m. – 9 p.m.

The restaurant is located at 3411 Preston Road near the Stonebriar Centre and is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday and is closed on Sunday.

Giveaway Winner: Gustafer Yellowgold 8/2 at Irving Arts Center

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 29th, 2014 at 2:15 pm

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Congrats to winner Heather!

The Gustafer Yellowgold Show is coming to the Irving Arts Center on Saturday, 8/2 at 11am!

This show is perfect for any age and parents will have as much fun as the kids! (We watched some of his videos and I can’t get his catchy tunes out of my head!) :)

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased HERE. Box Office Phone: (972) 252-2787 (ARTS) Hours: Noon to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

More info about the concert:

Part concert, part animated movie and 100 percent fun, The New York Times describes Gustafer Yellowgold as, “Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine!” The brain child of singer/songwriter/illustrator Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold is a creature who hails from the sun. During the concert, the story of Gustafer and his friends comes to life on a giant screen while Morgan and his band play lush harmonies and sing-along-worthy tunes. This concert is perfect family fun.

FREE Target First Saturday at Nasher Museum ~ August 2nd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 28th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

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How about a great FREE family event this weekend? Target hosts its First Saturdays event this weekend, Saturday, 8/2 at 2001 Flora Street in Dallas from 10 am-5pm. Admission is FREE!

Families and children are invited to explore the current exhibition through an interactive and fun-filled day featuring tours, art activities, live demos, and more. A special NasherKids passport is a great keepsake from the event, offering incentives for repeat visits and additional take-home art activities.

August 2, 2014
10 am – 5 pm

Bring the kids and enjoy free admission and fun family programming on the first Saturday of every month. Presented by Target.

This month’s Big Idea is “Collaboration.”

August Big Idea: Collaboration
Art Project: Mix and Match Monsters

Free Admission 10 am – 5 pm
Family Activities 10 am – 2 pm

Bring out your children’s artistic talents and broaden their understanding and appreciation of the world. Target First Saturdays are designed especially for children in preschool to elementary school and feature a line-up of activities that encourage creative thought through a monthly “Big Idea.”

Children’s Art Activity: 10 am – 12 noon
Artist Demonstrations: 10 am – 12:30 pm
Art Scavenger Hunt: 10 am – 2 pm
Family Tours: Hourly from 10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Yoga in the Garden presented by Yogasport (weather permitting): 11:30 am
Second Glances with the Writer’s Garret: 12:00 noon – 1:00 pm
Storytime with the Dallas Public Library: 12:30 pm
NasherKids Live!: 1 pm
NasherKids Meal Available at Nasher Cafe: 11 am – 2 pm

Free Museum Admission this Weekend ~ 150+ Museums Participating (Including Perot Museum of Science & Nature!)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, July 26th, 2014 at 8:15 am

Bank of America and and Merrill Lynch  is offering its card holders a special this weekend. Just show your Bank of America card or Merrill Lynch card at the admission counter at more than 150 museums across the country and get in FREE. Check participating museums here.

FREE Addison Summer Series – Cinema in the Circle – Saturdays in August!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 2:45 pm

Pack up your family, friends, and a blanket and enjoy some of your favorite adventure flicks under the Addison night sky! Cinema in the Circle offers FREE outdoor movies on a big screen every Saturday in August, right in the middle of Beckert Park!

August 2, 2014: Night at the Museum
August 9, 2014: X-Men
August 16, 2014: Journey to the Center of the Earth
August 23, 2014: Batman (1966)
August 30, 2014: Fantastic 4

Movies run 9:00-11:00 PM @ Beckert Park
5044 Addison Circle
Addison, TX 75001

Special Needs Screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue at Studio Movie Grill 7/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:45 am

special needs screeningThis Saturday, 7/26, Studio Movie Grill will host a Special Needs Screening of Planes: Fire & Rescue at 11am! Tickets available at the box office only.

Special Needs screenings are free for children with special needs and their siblings. Everyone else pays before noon matinee price. Special Needs screenings run with the lights up and the sound down so the children are free to laugh, play, sing and even dance while they watch. Seating will be first come, first served.

 

Groupon: 10% Off 1 Local Culture Deal Through 7/27

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 25th, 2014 at 10:30 am

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Now through 7/27, take 10% off 1 local culture deal on Groupon with promo code FUN10! Head over HERE to see eligible deals.

Choose from activities such at the Planetarium, various museums, even the Space Center in Houston!

*Max discount: $50.

Dallas Arboretum ~ $1 Admission to August Dollar Days!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Beat the heat with Summer Savings at the Dallas Arboretum’s August Dollar Days! Enjoy one of the last staycations of the summer with $1 general garden admission and $1 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all visitors for the entire month of August.

Guests can enjoy splashing in toad corners, picnicking in the shade of the Pecan Grove or cooling off in the mist of the Palmer Fern Dell. To cool off even more, visitors can explore the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden, which has more than 8,000 square feet of misters. August Dollar Day tickets must be purchased at the gate in order to receive this special offer, subject to availability. Discounted parking is available for purchase online. There will also be $1 food items available, including hot dogs, small drinks and smoothies.

Also during August Dollar Days, the Hoffman Family Gift Store will have its annual mega-summer sale, August 8 through 23. Select items will include jackets, toys, dishes and jewelry, discounted up to 50 percent and more, with new items being added daily.This is a perfect opportunity to stock up on gifts at great prices!

Lastly, give the summer a well-deserved send-off and celebrate Labor Day at the Arboretum. Friday, Saturday and Sunday will still be part of August Dollar Days, and on Labor Day (Monday, September 1), general garden admission will be just $5 with FREE admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy the Arboretum for one of the best deals of the season!

For more information on August Dollar Days and other events, call 214.515.6500 or visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org/.

GIVEAWAY: Family 4-Pack of Tickets to The Gustafer Yellowgold’s Show at Irving Arts Center on Saturday 8/2

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 11:25 am

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The Gustafer Yellowgold Show is coming to the Irving Arts Center on Saturday, 8/2 at 11am!

This show is perfect for any age and parents will have as much fun as the kids! (We watched some of his videos and I can’t get his catchy tunes out of my head!) :)

Tickets are only $5 and can be purchased HERE. Box Office Phone: (972) 252-2787 (ARTS) Hours: Noon to 5 PM, Tuesday through Saturday

More info about the concert:

Part concert, part animated movie and 100 percent fun, The New York Times describes Gustafer Yellowgold as, “Dr. Seuss meets Yellow Submarine!” The brain child of singer/songwriter/illustrator Morgan Taylor, Gustafer Yellowgold is a creature who hails from the sun. During the concert, the story of Gustafer and his friends comes to life on a giant screen while Morgan and his band play lush harmonies and sing-along-worthy tunes. This concert is perfect family fun.

We’d love to give one of our MyDFWMommy readers a family 4-pack of tickets to attend the show on 8/2! To enter, tell us you favorite Gustafer Yellowgold song or video in a comment below (check them out HERE). We’ll announce a winner on Tuesday, 7/29

 

Bass Pro Shops PBR Family Event Weekend on July 26-27th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, July 24th, 2014 at 10:45 am

Bass Pro Shops is holding their PBR Family Event Weekend on July 26-27th from 12-4PM each day! Be sure to mark you calenders now! They will have the following events:

~Storewide Clearance Event July 19-27th

~FREE! MEET A PBR RIDER 1-2pm, Saturday Only! Visit with a professional bull riding expert! Rider expert not available at all locations. Appearance will vary by store and subject to change.

~FREE! MAKE A CACTUS COWBOY CRAFT! Fun western art that you can bring home.

~FREE! COWBOY HAT LIGHT-UP KEYCHAIN Given away to the first 100 customers each day.

~FREE! COWBOY & COWGIRL CONTEST Sunday Only! One Winner will receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card. Judging begins at 2:30pm. Gift card awarded at 3pm.

~FREE! BULL ROPING Got roping skills? Show ‘em off in our bull roping arena!

~FREE! FACE PAINTING! Get your face painted like Flint the Entertainer!

~FREE! STICK BULL RIDING Saddle up your horses and race your friends!

Half Price Books Birthday Bash on 7/24 ~ Get FREE Kid’s Books!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 3:30 pm

half priceJoin Half Price Books for a Birthday Bash on Thursday, July 24th from 10 am to Noon, at Klyde Warren Park in Downtown Dallas!

They’re celebrating 42 fabulous years since they opened our first Half Price Books store in 1972. There will be storytime plus FREE kids’ books while supplies last. As part of their Million Book Project, they will also celebrate their millionth book donation along with the Feed the Children Foundation!

FREE Addison Summer Jazz Series ~ Saturday, 7/26

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 2:30 pm

Pack a picnic and gather up your family and friends for Addison’s annual Summer Series. Spend your Saturday nights listening to the smooth sounds of cool jazz or watch an action and adventure movie -all of this under a blanket of beautiful North Texas starsin Addison’s Beckert Park.

JULY JAZZ
Every Saturday in July, sit back, relax and enjoy evenings under the stars while listening
to cool jazz. Pack a picnic for family and friends or grab a table at an Addison Circle
restaurant for a peaceful evening.

July 26, 2014 Joseph Vincelli from 8 p.m. – 10 p.m.

CINEMA IN THE CIRCLE
Pack up your family, friends, and a blanket and enjoy some of your favorite adventure
flicks under the Addison night sky! Cinema in the Circle offers free outdoor movies on a
big screen every Saturday in August, right in the middle of Beckert Park!

August 2, 2014 Night at the Museum
August 9, 2014 X-Men
August 16, 2014 Journey to the Center of the Earth
August 23, 2014 Batman (1966)
August 30, 2014 Fantastic 4

When: Every Saturday in August from 9 p.m.-11 p.m.
August 2, 9, 16, 23 & 30, 2014

*All events are FREE and take place at Beckert Park. (5044 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX 75001)

Up to 35% Off Visit for Two or Four with Combo-Meal Vouchers at Splash Kingdom Waterparks

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 1:45 pm

Grab this Groupon and enjoy a day at Splash Kingdom!  Choose between 2 options:

~$39 for admission for two people and two combo #1 meal vouchers (up to $59.80 value)
~$76 for admission for four people and four combo #1 meal vouchers (up to $105 value)

The combo #1 meal includes one of the following: Hot dog, chips, and a medium drink or Chicken strips, chips, and a medium drink or Slice of pizza and a medium drink.

Splash Kingdom Waterpark Hudson Oaks
1001 Cinema Dr.
Weatherford, Texas 76087

Splash Kingdom Canton
18814 Interstate 20
Canton, Texas 75103

*HOT* Hawaiian Falls Admission Only $16.99 ~ 5 DFW Locations to Choose From!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014 at 8:15 am

Here’s your chance to catch a wave in the wave pool at Hawaiian Falls Waterpark at a terrific price! Choose from the Garland, The Colony, Mansfield, Roanoke or Waco location. Pay only $16.99 for a day of fun in the sun enjoying the splashwater reefs, water rides, and wave pools,and more. (Tickets are regularly $26.99 each!)

Head over HERE to get your tickets!

Deal Fine Print:
May purchase multiple tickets. Good towards one general admission ticket. Can be used towards Big Kahuna or Lil’ Kahuna admission. Due to limited availability all sales are final. No refunds or exchanges given. Valid 5/24/14 – 9/1/14.

Hawaiian Falls Video

Raminator Truck in Granbury 7/25 & 7/26 ~ FREE!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 2:45 pm

This Friday, July 25th through Saturday, July 26th, Ram Truck brand monster truck Raminator will be making an appearance at Mike Brown Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram, your local Ram Truck brand dealership located at 4960 East Highway 377 in Granbury.

Guests of all ages are invited to see how they measure up against the towering 5’5’’ tires, meet the talent behind the wheel and receivean autograph and photo with a member of the Hall Brothers Racing team!

Best Gymnastics 1st Annual Best Night Out RugRat’s Rampage (Ages 3-5 Only) – July 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 11:00 am

bestCheck out the first annual Best Night Out designed for the youngest Besties at Best Gymnastics!

Join Best Gymnastics for the RugRat’s Rampage on Saturday, July 26th from 4:00 pm – 8:00pm. This Best Night Out is for participants ages 3 – 5 years old ONLY. Age appropriate games and activities will be provided while also enjoying plenty of open gym time. Pizza and juice will be served for dinner.

The RugRat’s Rampage is $25 per child with a $5 sibling discount. Every child who attends will be entered into a drawing for a free month of gymnastics, as well as many other great prizes! Pre-registration is recommended as they expect this even to fill up quickly! Call them at 972-874-8800 or email at info@bestgymnastics.net with any questions!

 

Up to 51% Off Family Pack for NRH2o Water Park = As Low As $15.99 A Person For Admission + Hot Dog Combo Meal!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, July 21st, 2014 at 8:30 am

nrh20If you’re looking for some end of the summer water park fun, take advantage of this great deal on tickets for NRH2o Water Park!

Each combo meal includes one hot dog, fries, and a drink. The meal is available only at Sharky’s.

Vouchers available for use through September 8, 2013!

Hawaiian Falls Waterparks~ Tickets for $20

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 2:30 pm

hawaiian fallsBest Gymnastics is NOW selling Hawaiian Falls tickets at a discounted price of $20 per ticket plus tax.

The tickets are good until September 1st, and the proceeds support the Best Gymnastics staff.

Tickets are available for purchase at the Best Gymnastics front desk. For more info, call them at 972-874-8800, email  at info@bestgymnastics.net, or stop by the gym!

Bass Pro Shops PBR Family Event Weekend on July 26-27th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 18th, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bass Pro Shops is holding their PBR Family Event Weekend on July 26-27th from 12-4PM each day! Be sure to mark you calenders now! They will have the following events:

~Storewide Clearance Event July 19-27th

~FREE! MEET A PBR RIDER 1-2pm, Saturday Only! Visit with a professional bull riding expert! Rider expert not available at all locations. Appearance will vary by store and subject to change. 

~FREE! MAKE A CACTUS COWBOY CRAFT! Fun western art that you can bring home. 

~FREE! COWBOY HAT LIGHT-UP KEYCHAIN Given away to the first 100 customers each day. 

~FREE! COWBOY & COWGIRL CONTEST Sunday Only! One Winner will receive a $50 Bass Pro Shops Gift Card. Judging begins at 2:30pm. Gift card awarded at 3pm.

~FREE! BULL ROPING Got roping skills? Show ‘em off in our bull roping arena!

~FREE! FACE PAINTING! Get your face painted like Flint the Entertainer!

~FREE! STICK BULL RIDING Saddle up your horses and race your friends!