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Used Book Sale at Flower Mound Library This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 29th, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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Head to the Flower Mound Used Book Sale on April 29 – May 1, 2016. Take advantage of sales of gently used books, CDs and DVDs help support library programs. Come early for best selection!

EARLY-BIRD PREVIEW SALE: ($5 ADMISSION)

Friday    5:00pm-7:00pm

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Saturday    11:00am-5:00pm
Sunday    1:00pm-5:00pm

The funds from the book sale are used to purchase new materials for the library. The Friends of the Flower Mound Library is a nonprofit organization of volunteers that help support the library.

More information at http://fmlibrary.net.

 

IKEA Weekend Giveaway This Friday Through Sunday

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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Head to your local IKEA Friday – Sunday this week for an awesome IKEA Weekend Giveaway!

  • On Friday – First 100 people in line at 5pm will receive a mystery envelope with food and gift card prizes up to $100!
  • On Saturday – First 30 people in line at 9am will receive an IKEA Goodie bag filled from the Swedish Food Market ($45 value).  The next 100 people will receive a mystery envelope with food and gift card prizes up to $100.
  • On Sunday – First 100 people in line at 9am will receive a mystery envelope with food and gift card prizes up to $100!

If you are one of the lucky ones, be sure to come back and tell us what you scored!  More information can be found HERE as well as other specials.

Free Family Martial Arts Fitness Day at Chamberlain Studios on 4/30

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 1:45 PM
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Saturday April 30th   (every last Sat of the month)

Family Martial Arts Fitness Day: (FREE for enrolled students and non-enrolled students)

Chamberlain Studios welcomes kids and their families to either dojo location (Lakewood/Bachman Lake) on the last Sat. of every month for 30-45 minutes of fun and fitness. The class includes remedial martial arts moves such as basic kicking and punching drills in a fun and safe environment. The entire family is welcome to participate!

Lakewood Dojo: Ages 4-6 8:45 – 9:15am, Ages 7-11, 9:30- 10:15am, Tweens 11-11:45am; Bachman Dojo: ages 4-6 9-9:30am, ages 7-11 9:30-10:15am, tweens

Bachman dojo: 2739 Bachman Drive, Dallas, TX 75220

Lakewood dojo: 2114 Kidwell Street, Dallas, TX 75214

214-351-5367 (KENPO) Go to www.dallaskenpo.com for more information.

 

Summer Movie Programs

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 28th, 2016 at 10:00 AM
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Summer Movie Programs

Summer is quickly approaching. Check out this roundup of Summer Movie programs for 2016. Thanks to Mary from Mission to Save for this list.

Classic Cinemas: Beginning June 8th, Wednesday Morning Movie Series. Each Wednesday morning at 10 am ticket prices are just $1, all movies are rated G or PG, see full list here.

Harkins Theater: There are 2 options, you can buy the season pass and it is less than $1 per movie and there are 10 movies in the season. Or buy tickets the day of the movie for $2 per ticket. Showtimes are at 9:45 am.

Regal Cinemas $1 Movies – All summer long  you can see movies for just $1 a ticket for select PG movies! Showtimes are at 10am and a portion of proceeds goes to Will Rogers Institute. See locations and films.

CineMark Century Theaters: There are 2 different money saving movie programs at CineMark. Pay $5 per person for 10 shows when you buy them in advanced. Or if you buy your tickets at the show they are $1 each. Show days are Tue, Wed, Thurs: see participating CineMark locations (note: some Rave Theaters are now owned by CineMark. Call your location for participation)

 

Groupon~ 30% Off Local Deals For New Customers Only

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 3:30 PM
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Calling all new Groupon customers! Through April 30th, new Groupon customers can get 30% off any Local deal with the promo code APRIL at checkout.

This promo code has a maximum discount of $50 and can only be applied once per deal! (limit 3 local deals)

Free Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop on May 5th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 3:45 PM
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CaptureRegistration is now open for the May 5th Free Lowe’s Build and Grow Workshop where kids will be making a Chalkboard Planter.

The classes run for approximately 1 hour. The first 50 kids that register and show up at the store by the class start time will receive a kit, apron, goggles, patch and more. The recommended age of the kids is 1st-5th grades.

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival~ FREE 3 Day Event From April 29th- May 1st

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 2:30 PM
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Starting Friday, The Denton Arts and Jazz Festival is a FREE three-day celebration of the arts in a community known for embracing and nurturing music, dance, choral, drama and the visual arts. Highlights include seven performance stages with jazz, blues and cross-cultural music. A juried art show features works from 175 juried artists and crafters. The 12 and under set can mold, draw, sculpt and create at the Children’s Art Tent and make music in the Percussion Tent. Treat yourself to delicious offerings at one of six food courts and don’t miss the games and activities for the young and young at heart.

Hours and headliners:

UNT One O’Clock Lab Band
Friday, April 29, 2016
7:00 pm – Jazz Stage

For 68 years the UNT One O’Clock Lab Band has been the premier ensemble of the Jazz Studies Division at the University of North Texas College of Music in Denton, Texas. Since the 1970’s, the band’s albums have received six Grammy nominations with a multitude of great composers, performers, and educators all throughout the music world. Over 60 recordings and a tradition that just keeps swingin’, the One O’Clock Lab Band is under the direction of Jay Saunders.

Patrice Rushen & Friends
Friday, April 29, 2016
9:00 pm – Jazz Stage

Multi-Grammy nominated artist, Patrice Rushen, is fashioning her career after the legacy of her long-time friend and mentor, Quincy Jones. Composer…Producer…International Recording Artist… Rushen has definitely earned the respect she has been awarded by her peers in the music industry. Rushen has amassed an impressive list of “firsts”. She was the first woman to serve as Musical Director for the 46th, 47th & 48th Annual Grammy Awards, the first woman in 43 years to serve as Head Composer/Musical Director for television’s high honor, the Emmy Awardsand the first woman Musical Director of the NAACP Image Awards and HBO’s Comic Relief. A classically trained pianist, Rushen has spent a lifetime honing the skills that maker her one of the music industry’s most versatile and sought after artists. ASCAP honored here publishing company for the song “Men in Black”, as the 1997 Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture.

Curently, her career focus is composing for films, television and orchestras. Some of the many artists she has recorded with include: Carlos Santana, Quincy Jones, Stanley Clarke, The Temptations, Al Jarreau, Sheena Easton, Lee Ritenour, Eddie Murphy, Prince, Wayne Shorter, Herbie Hancock, & Ramsey Lewis. Don’t miss this performance with Patrice Rushen & Friends.

The Flatlanders
Saturday, April 30, 2016
9:00 pm – Jazz Stage

The Flatlanders are an American Country band from Lubbock, Texas, founded in 1972 by Jimmie Dale Gilmore, Joe Ely and Butch Hancock, each contributing vocals, guitar and songwriting skills. Ely’s, Hancock’s, and Gilmore’s individual trajectories, influenced by Beat writers, Elvis and Eastern mysticism, merged in the weirdly creative crucible of Lubbock, Texas. When the individual members found success in their solo careers, interest in The Flatlanders was rekindled with the band reuniting several times since. In 1972, the band travelled to Tommy Allsup’s Odessa, Texas studio at the urging of a local radio DJ. The 14 songs recorded on reel-to-reel tape arguably marked the birth of alternative country music. In celebration of their 40th anniversary together, the esteemed founding fathers of Americana released a collection of these recordings as The Odessa Tapes via New West Records. Though lost for nearly four decades, The Odessa Tapes’ pristine recordings capture without any polish the special blend of country, folk, roots and cosmic The Flatlanders pioneered. These talented musicians continue to perform and write their special kind of music for albums, movies and television.

Brave Combo
Sunday, May 1, 2016
7:00 pm – Jazz Stage

Denton’s Quakertown Park and Facilities
321 East McKinney (Corner of McKinney and Bell)
Denton, Texas 76201

Discounted Tickets to Gwen Stefani with Special Guest EVE on Saturday, August 13th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 11:15 AM
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Head to Groupon to score tickets to see Gwen Stefani: This is What the Truth Feels Like Tour with Special Guest EVE on Saturday, August 13 at 7 p.m. at Gexa Energy Pavilion!

$25 for one G-Pass for general-admission lawn (up to $43.70 value)

Where To Take Your Mom To Brunch on Mother’s Day in DFW

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 at 11:00 AM
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As a mom, I know there is not anything much better than being treated to brunch on Mother’s Day!  But if you are up for something new this year, here is our list of unique places to pamper your mama and when the check comes, don’t let her pay!  Many of these annual events take place every year, so you may create a new family tradition, but be sure to make your reservations now as most of these locations will be booked up quickly.

Texas Spice at Omni Dallas Hotel~  Guests at Texas Spice can indulge in Omni Dallas Hotel’s Mother’s Day Brunch to celebrate mom. The menu includes an assortment of local sausages, breads, a gulf coast selection and a spread of breakfast items, including eggs, french toast and breakfast pastries, to kick-start the day. A carving station will also be available offering pork saddle and chorizo, overnight smoked pork shoulder, ham roast and Texas spice brisket. Moms will also appreciate the favorite part of the meal with a special dessert station, featuring Chef Kristina’s dessert extravaganza. Children will especially enjoy the kids buffet, featuring all of their favorites: pasta, mac&cheese, chicken fingers and french fries. Reservations are required at (214) 979-4529.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$65/Adult; $19 children 5-12 years; under 5 eat free

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Dallas Arboretum:

Mother’s Day Weekend: May 7- 8

Ivey Photography:
Saturday-Sunday
noon to 4 p.m.
Family Portraits for Mother’s Day are available for purchase from Chris Ivey.

Live Music: Saturday-Sunday
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Come enjoy live music at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage & Lawn.

Mother’s Day: Sunday, May 8
Let Mom know how special she is by treating her to a special brunch served in her honor. Be sure to take time to walk the gardens and smell the roses (and begonias, geraniums and more) after brunch. Admission and parking are included.

Adults: $68, Children ages 5-12: $30, Children 4 and under are free.  Reservations required.  Call 214-515-6511.

Del Frisco’s~ Make Mom’s day and treat her to Del Frisco’s brunch buffet! Enjoy amazing chef-inspired cuisine and warm hospitality while celebrating the wonderful women in your life.

Brunch Buffet:  10:00am-3:00pm – $59 Including A Glass of Champagne
Dinner:  5:00pm-9:00pm –  Regular Dinner Menu Available

Brunch at The Nasher Sculpture CenterCelebrate mom and family in the beautiful setting of the Nasher Sculpture Center. Enjoy a lavish brunch at Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck, family art activities, special performances, and complimentary family photos. Extended museum hours 10 am – 5 pm. They will offer two brunch seatings at 10 am and 1 pm. Reservations are required by e-mailing Lauren Tenney at lauren.tenney@wolfgangpuck.com or by calling 214.242.5144. Nasher Members $50; Non-Members $60; Children under twelve $25; Children under three free; includes museum admission.

Dallas By Chocolate Tours: Mother’s Day Out and About for Chocolate TourWhat better way to treat your mom than this decadent chocolate tour, which features indulgent stops such as Village Baking Company, Kessler Cookie Company, Dude, Sweet Chocolate, Chocolate Secrets and much more.  This is a tour everyone in the family will enjoy!  Price includes private bus transportation, many samples, beverages on the bus and expert tour guide. $43.00 per person- call 972-814-5997 for reservations.

Meal & Our AG Memories With Mom @ The American Girl Bistro~ This is a girls’ day out event-just mom and daughter! Enjoy a delicious meal, giggle over fun dice games that you can play over and over—like Story Switch-off, Roll-of-the-Dice Charades, and more—and make a colorful keepsake picture frame craft together. You’ll even have a mother-daughter photo taken right at your table and printed for your one-of-a-kind frame. Reservations required. For girls ages 8 and up.

Gospel Brunch @ The House of Blues~ This experience includes local talent performing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs personally selected by legendary gospel producer and artist, Kirk Franklin. Before and during the show treat yourself to an amazing all-you-can-eat buffet featuring breakfast favorites plus tender carving stations, southern specialties and mouth-watering desserts. Don’t miss their signature chicken and waffles! Tickets start at $40 each.

Cafe Modern Brunch @ The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth~ This event offers the opportunity to take in more than 3,000 works of art from the years 1945 to the present as part of your Mother’s Day brunch experience. Cafe Modern offers brunch from 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. on Sunday and features cooked-from-scratch menus for both children and adults. The atmosphere is a peaceful bonus and the menu is a la carte.

Cast Iron at Omni Fort Worth HotelJoin Cast Iron on May 8 for an unforgettable Mother’s Day Brunch. The meal includes kids buffet, an assorted breakfast items, exquisite seafood display, charcuterie, chef carvings, market vegetable platters, roasted chicken forestier, wild salmon “en papillote,”  Nutella triple chocolate bread pudding, lemon raspberry cupcakes and much more. Reservations are recommended and can be made by calling (817) 350-4106.

Sunday, May 8, 2016 from 11:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
$60/Adult; $28 children 5-12 years; under 5 eat free

Nick and Sam’s~ When it comes to showing Mom how much you love and appreciate her, there’s flowers…there’s chocolates…there’s Hallmark…and then there’s Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse. This year, Nick & Sam’s in Uptown is offering two special Mother’s Day seatings for those looking to truly spoil the special lady (or ladies) in their lives. The Mother’s Day Brunch will begin with an array of breakfast selections ranging from chicken & waffles to eggs benedict. A pair of buffet lines will include a Seafood Station, Omelet Station, two Carving Stations and a lavish Dessert Station.

Kids will enjoy their own special buffet featuring cocktail wieners, meatballs, macaroni and cheese, fried shrimp and more. Face painters and balloon artists will be on-hand, along with a photographer to capture memories for all the mothers and families in attendance.

Nick & Sam’s Mother’s Day Brunch will be served from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. and is priced at $65 per adult; $25 for ages 6 – 10 and $15 for 5 and under (excluding tax and gratuity).

Mother’s Day at Fearing’s~ Treat mom on her special day with a three-course brunch featuring a signature spa gift from The Ritz-Carlton Spa for all celebrated women.  Pricing for the prix fixe menu is $115 for adults and $30 for children excluding beverage, tax and gratuity.  To make your reservation, please call 214.922.4848.

Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise with Blue Mesa Grill ~ Get on the water this Mother’s Day for an exceptional celebration aboard BigDCats Catamaran. With beautiful views and distinctive dining. Make a lasting memory this Mother’s day and celebrate. Unlimited soft drinks, fruit juices, and bottled water are included. Chamonix II is a BYOB boat, if you would like to consume alcoholic beverages, you must bring your own.

The brunch for this cruise will be catered by Blue Mesa Grill and will consist of:
* Omelet Station
* Vegetarian Options included
* Brisket
* Pancakes
* Other Classic breakfast items

Adults: $74
Kids 8 -12: $25
Kids 7 & Under: $5
Boat leaves at 11:30 am sharp, please arrive by 11:15 am.

2016 Swiss Avenue Mother’s Day Home Tour (Mother’s Day Weekend, May 7 & 8, 2016) ~ Celebrate one of Dallas’ most time-honored Springtime events, The Annual Swiss Avenue Historic District Mother’s Day Home Tour. Happening Mother’s Day weekend, Saturday, and Sunday, May 7th and 8th. This weekend-long tribute to Dallas’ historic past will feature six of the city’s most fabulous Early 20th Century homes — plus tours of Munger Place Church, an art fair, a vintage auto display, a children’s play area, live entertainment, free horse-drawn carriage rides, complimentary air-conditioned mini-coaches travelling between homes, freshly prepared food, ice-cold beverages, and much more.
Purchase tickets at area retailers starting April 1st, or by using the BuyNow button below. To make your reservations for the Mother’s Day Brunch in Savage Park, call 214-564-7348.

Mimi’s~ Celebrate Mom and those special to her by pampering her like they do in France, with a three-course menu, free pastry, gifts and a relaxing time with loved ones. Moms will receive a French Herb Heart-Shaped Palmier (French pastry) in every bread basket, a take-home muffin square to enjoy later and a Mimi’s French herb seed packet with the French Herb Palmier recipe on the back. And the celebration isn’t over yet. To celebrate Mom again, Mimi’s will invite guests back to celebrate through May 29, Mother’s Day in France, with a free entrée. For Mother’s Day beginning at 11 a.m., Mimi’s offers a three-course celebration menu for $16.99. Mimi’s guests will start with choice of cup of soup (French Onion, Corn Chowder or Tomato Basil), House salad or Caesar salad before moving onto the main entrée, which includes a choice of:

  • Quiche Florentine with fresh spinach, tomatoes, aged Parmesan and Swiss, with mixed fruit
  • Mushroom Brie Burger with sautéed whole cap mushrooms, caramelized onions and melted Brie on grilled sourdough
  • Hand-carved Slow-Roasted Turkey with mashed potatoes, gravy, cornbread dressing, fresh vegetables and orange-apple cranberry relish
  • Chicken Tillamook Cheddar Mac with pulled chicken in a rich Tillamook Creamery cheddar sauce with crumbled bacon, penne pasta and Parmesan crust
  • Chicken Chop Salad with a slow-roasted chicken breast, red & green bell peppers, mandarin oranges, basil, cilantro, chopped cabbage and romaine lettuce tossed in sesame dressing with fried wontons and sesame seeds
  • Grilled Atlantic Salmon with a light Chardonnay Dijon sauce, sautéed garlic spinach and roasted potatoes (add $1)

Dessert course includes Chocolate Chip Croissant Bread Pudding with all-butter and almond croissants with chocolate chips, salted caramel and whipped cream. Or, for $1 more, guests can enjoy Strawberry Shortcake CrêpeCake or Key Lime Slab Pie.

Mimi’s will offer its signature “Mimi-Mosa” with fresh-squeezed orange juice with a Tangerine burst and Korbel California Champagne, along with three other Mimosa flavor choices, including Triple Berry, Mango and White Peach for $5 per glass.  Glasses of wine, red or white from France, are $5 and bottles are $20.

 

Make Sure You Have A Severe Weather Disaster Kit

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 2:00 PM
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The possibility of very severe storms is rolling into North Texas tomorrow again and it is crucial that you have your supplies ready beforehand. Use this checklist from Ready.gov (PDF) to build your disaster supply kit or here is a basic list to get you started:

Recommended Supplies to Include in a Basic Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert, and extra batteries for both
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First Aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Dust mask or cotton t-shirt, to help filter the air
  • Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food)

Below are some other items for your family to consider adding to its supply kit. Some of these items, especially those marked with a * can be dangerous, so be very careful when storing them.

    • Emergency reference materials such as a first aid book or a print out of the information on www.ready.gov
    • Rain gear
    • Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils
    • Cash or traveler’s checks, change
    • Paper towels
    • Fire Extinguisher
    • Tent
    • Compass
    • Matches in a waterproof container*
    • Signal flare*
    • Paper, pencil
    • Personal hygiene items including feminine supplies
    • Disinfectant*
    • Household chlorine bleach*

You can use bleach as a disinfectant (diluted nine parts water to one part bleach), or in an emergency you can also use it to treat water. Use 16 drops of regular household liquid bleach per gallon of water. Do not use scented, color safe or bleaches with added cleaners.

  • Medicine dropper
  • Important Family Documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container

Amazon has a great selection of already made kits and these can save you money over time. Be safe this week and make sure you have a good weather app downloaded on your phone that will alert you of conditions in your area!

CVS Recalls Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 25th, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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CVS has recalled Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea due to the product potentially being contaminated with Salmonella. An ingredient produced by the manufacturer’s raw material supplier tested positive for Salmonella in another company’s product. CVS Pharmacy’s Gold Emblem product also contains this ingredient.

The product is labeled “Gold Emblem Abound Organic Spiced Herbal Tea 1.41 oz” and was packed in 1.4 oz cartons. The recalled product has a single best by date of 18 Mar 2018 with a UPC code 0 50428 541043. No other best by dates are affected. The product was available at CVS Pharmacy stores nationwide.

Any customer who purchased the recalled product should immediately discontinue use and return the item to CVS Pharmacy for a refund. For additional information, please contact the Company at 1-800-SHOP-CVS Monday – Friday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM ET.

More information can be found HERE!

MayFest ~ 44% Off Tickets on April 25th ONLY!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 5:03 PM
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MayFest is celebrating its  44th Anniversary in 2016 and on April 25th only! All tickets purchased on Monday, April 25 at www.mayfest.org are 44% off with the promo code “44YEARS” in celebration of the festival’s 44th anniversary.
Dates and Times: Thurs., April 28 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Fri., April 29 3:30 pm – 10:00 pm
Sat., April 30 10:00 am – 10:00 pm
Sun., May 1 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Park in Fort Worth, Texas.

*Discount Tickets available at area Tom Thumb and Albertsons stores

Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 10.58.41 AM**Tickets may also be purchased online – Purchasing tickets online
allows patrons to immediately enter the park without having to wait in ticket lines.

Parking/Transportation: Parking is available for $10 at Farrington Field
Free offsite parking is provided by Mayfest at LaGrave Field,
301 NE 6th, Fort Worth, Texas 76164. Patrons then ride a FREE
shuttle to Mayfest.

UBER – Dedicated Uber drop outside South Entrance of the festival.

Animals: No animals or pets, other than service animals, are allowed in the
festival or at EECU Mayfest Run.

Location: Mayfest spans 33 acres along the Trinity River in beautiful Trinity

Admission Adults: $8.00
Children 2 and under are FREE
Children 3-12: $5.00

Active, Reserve and Retired Military (with ID) will receive free admission to the festival and five (5) additional tickets free of charge with proof of service.

Senior Citizens Day –Thursday, April 28. Seniors age 60 and up receive free admission to the festival with a picture ID. Senior tickets are $5.00 the remaining days of the festival.

Special Needs Day – Friday, April 29. The festival opens exclusively for over 1,000 mentally and/or physically challenged school-aged children free of charge. Schools attending must make arrangements with Mayfest prior to the festival.

Highland Park Village Beauty Event ~ April 29th- May 1st (Free Fitness Classes + More)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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Screen Shot 2016-04-24 at 10.49.37 AMHighland Park Village is putting a new spin on their first annual Beauty Event with complimentary fitness classes and a customizable Beauty Event makeup bag next weekend, Friday, April 29 – Sunday, May 1, 2016!

With a cumulative beauty purchase of $150 at more than 15+ stores, guests can receive the premier Beauty Event makeup bag full of complimentary luxury beauty products and offers from select brands – guests will receive a passport at any participating stores to track their qualifying purchases. Also, don’t miss the exclusive 20% discount on Madison’s chic custom embroidery services to stylishly personalize Beauty Event makeup bags!

In addition, healthy living will be highlighted during Beauty Event with luxury athleisure brand BANDIER hosting complimentary fitness classes and healthy treats in Livingston Court (schedule below and attached – reserve your spot today!) and they will be offering a special 15% discount.

 

 

 

Lorna Jane Activewear Warehouse Sale ~ April 28th – May 1st

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 24th, 2016 at 4:00 PM
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Global activewear brand Lorna Jane  is having a limited time Warehouse Sale next week; with all activewear styles up to 70% off. Along with free fitness classes!

The sale will run from Thursday, April 28th – Sunday, May 1st at the space at Oak Lawn (171 Oak Lawn Ave, Dallas, TX 75207)

 

Accessories – under $30
Tanks – $20 – $40
Shorts – $35
Long Sleeve Tops – $40
Pants – $40
Sports Bras – $45
Jackets – from $50
Tights – $55

Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine Starting at $149

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 12:15 PM
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Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine – Grapevine, TX

Just in time for a summer getaway at Great Wolf Lodge! Right now you can get a night as low as $149! I took my daughter and some of her besties there a few weeks ago to celebrate her birthday.  Ava said it was her best birthday party EVER!  And honestly it was quite reasonable considering the cost of the BIG birthday party options just about anywhere!

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Travel Dates

  • Book to stay between May 1 and June 30
  • Prices vary by day; price listed is the lowest possible and may not be available all days.
  • Hover your mouse over the dates on the booking calendar to see the individual prices by day.

Inclusions

  • You may have the maximum number of guests in any room for no additional fee with this Groupon. (Cost without Groupon is $50 per person per night.)
  • Daily water park passes for up to the maximum room occupancy are included in all options. (Cost without Groupon is $50 per person per pass.)
  • A $50 nightly dining credit is included with the Wolf Den or KidKamp Suite, KidCabin Suite, and Loft Suite to be used at any of the dining facilities within the resort. (The dining credit is not included with the Family Suite option.)

What You Get

  • Stay for up to six in a Family Suite, Wolf Den Suite, or KidKamp Suite, up to seven in a KidCabin Suite, or up to eight in a Loft Suite
  • Daily water park wristbands for each guest up to maximum occupants per room type
  • Select options include $50 dining credit per night, valid at any onsite restaurant (dining credit not included with Family Suite option)
  • May have the maximum number of guests in room option purchased for no additional fee
  • Dates into June

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DirecTV, Dish, AT&T & Verizon: Watch FREE HBO & Cinemax (This Weekend Only)

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 23rd, 2016 at 8:45 AM
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DIRECTV, Dish, AT&T, Cox, Comcast, and Verizon subscribers can watch all HBO channels AND Cinemax channels for FREE through April 25th – note that this should be channels 501-511 AND channels 515-523.

Thanks, The Coupon Shopaholic!

Fun & Free Weekend Events ~ Busy Weekend!!!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 22nd, 2016 at 12:00 PM
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*American Girl
Throughout the month of April at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various events.Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations. Keep in mind that ticket prices will vary by event.

*Bass Pro

Kids Fishing at Bass Pro Saturdays, 11 AM Free Join Bass Pro each week when kids are welcome to fish on their pond. Go here for details.

*Container Store

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The Container Store has partnered with Goodwill to help our customers Kiss Clutter Goodbye with a goal to declutter, donate and do life – organized.  With this, they are hosting in-store monetary donations for Goodwill through May and TWO donation and demonstration events at all stores this weekend and next!

Seven Dallas/Fort Worth area locations will host two Kiss Clutter Goodbye Weekend Events from 12pm – 4pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 23 – 24 and April 30 – May 1. They’ll also have Goodwill representatives on hand to accept donations of new or used clothing, textiles, small appliances and household good (sorry, no mattresses, furniture, chemicals or paint).  There will also be demonstrations set up throughout the store where our organizing experts will be sharing our top spring decluttering tips, demonstrating our favorite organizing solutions and even providing samples to take and try at home!  Plus, there will also be prize drawings during the entire event!!

*Earth Day Events

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Earth Day Texas has always provided a fun, interactive space to learn about environmental solutions and initiatives. This year feature an estimated 1,600-plus exhibit spaces occupying 750,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor exhibit space in Fair Park. As the leading annual environmental expo and forum, EDTx will offer something for everyone, including programs and activities appealing to a wide range of knowledge levels and interests. From the aspiring eco-curious to the sustainability-conscious nature lover to the socially-aware world citizen with a love of learning, attendees will experience unparalleled excitement and enthusiasm for sustainability and conservation from their moment of arrival.

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National Park Week – April 16 – 24

More than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees for National Park Week! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

*Ethan Allen Warehouse Sale

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Ethan Allen will be having an annual Warehouse Sale on  Fridays and Saturdays 10-3 Staring April 8th and 9th and running through April 30th!


There will be furniture, bed covering and pillows as well as window treatment panels.  Many items heavily discounted, up to 75% off!

500 Title Road, The Colony

 

 

*Fort Worth

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Brewfest on Crockett, a Craft Beer and Music Festival – Saturday, April 23

Kick-off the day with the fast, fun & friendly-competition of the 2nd annual Brewfest Games from Noon to 5 p.m. in the 2900 block of Crockett. As evening comes, it’s time for Brewfest on Crockett! (5-10 p.m. – 2900 block of Crockett)

  • Craft beer and music festival returns for its 6th year.
  • Microbrews (starting at $5 a glass) and great bites from a West 7th restaurants and sidewalk vendors.
  • Live music from Poo Live Crew and other local bands.
  • FREE admission! Simply pay for what you eat and drink.
  • Portion of beer sales benefits Autism Therapy in Fort Worth.

*Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

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Have plans to check out the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens for Spring Break? If so, check out this deal. Get admission to the Japanese Garden for Two or Four at Fort Worth Botanic Garden (Up to 32% Off)

Choose Between Two Options
$10 for admission for two to the Japanese Garden ($14 value)
$19 for admission for four to the Japanese Garden ($28 value)

*Grand Prairie

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The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is hosting the 5th Annual Main Street Fest. The 3-day event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 22 – 24 on the 200 block of W. Main St. and surrounding areas.

The festival, with FREE parking and admission, will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with live music featuring Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles Jr., Prophets and Outlaws, the Tejas Brothers, Double Ace, Jolie Holliday, Matt Kimbrow Band, Cody Canada and the Departed, Los Lobos and so much more! Throughout the event will be a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts, business expo, XPOGO stunt shows, four entertainment stages, food & beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

*Great Wolf Lodge

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Good savings at Great Wolf Lodge!  Right now you can get it as low as $149, plus get an additional $14.90 off.

I took my daughter and some of her besties there a few weeks ago to celebrate her birthday.  Ava said it was her best birthday party EVER!  And honestly it was quite reasonable considering the cost of the BIG birthday party options just about anywhere!

*Lone Star

Want a cheap date night?  Friday, April 22 is Dollar Night at the Lone Star Park Grand Prairie track! For just $1 each, you can enjoy general admission, Lone Star Today programs, soft drinks, hot dogs, and popcorn. Plus, for just $2 each, you can grab a beer!

You can also enjoy live music in the Courtyard of Champions by Deja Groove between the races. The first performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First of nine live races is at 7:05 p.m.

*Discounted 12 oz. beer and other items located at the concessions stands on the first & second levels only.

For more information, check out www.lonestarpark.com. Plus, thanks to the city of Arlington, you can get one free admission ticket HERE!

*Pogo Pass

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Pogo Pass is a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas. If you’re staying in town and looking for fun stuff to do, get a Pogo Pass. Or if you’re going to San Antonio, Austin or Waco this is a super hot deal too!

Head over here and use code MYDFWMOMMY and get 60% off (you’ll pay $49.98 instead of $124.95). Just Hawaiian Falls and the Fort Worth Zoo are over $40 by themselves!

*Ripley’s

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Here is a great deal on Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium (Up to 47% Off)

Choose Between Two Options
$10 for one adult admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium ($18.99 value)

$5 for one child admission to Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium ($8.99 value)

After visiting the Odditorium, for an additional $5 fee, guests can enjoy the wax museum or mirror maze.

*Scarborough Renaissance Festival

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Take a step back in time to the 16th Century with Kings and Queens in North Texas! Scarborough Renaissance Festival runs only on weekends for a couple of months in the Spring, and it is a great family event.

Here are dates and pricing.

Apr 09 – May 30
(Plus Memorial Day)
10am – 7pm

2511 FM 66, Waxahachie, TX 75167

Prices

Adults : $23
Seniors (65+) : $21
Youth (5-12) : $10
Kids (0-4) : FREE
Parking : FREE

We found this Groupon for half off entry that isn’t available YET! (I don’t know when or if it will become available so keep checking as it’s the best deal so far)

So we found some other alternatives:

– Use promo code COLLEGEUTA to save $6.

– A ‘2 tickets for $40’ coupon can be found at North Texas METROPCS stores from March 28th through May 1st
– Discount tickets can be purchased at TOM THUMB & ALBERTSONS stores ($22 for adults, $9 for children)
– $2.00 off discount coupons are available at WAXAHACHIE AUTOPLEX.
– Active MILITARY Personnel and up to four members of their family receive $4.00 off admission (valid only for adult tickets) upon showing valid military identification at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Gate.
– SENIORS (65+) receive $2.00 off of adult admission upon showing valid identification at the Scarborough Renaissance Festival® Ticket Office. Offer only valid at the Gate.
– OPENING WEEKEND ONLY (4/9/16 – 4/10/16): Up to 3 children admitted free with each paid adult. Seniors (65+) are 1/2 price.

*Southlake

Don’t miss Art in the Square Southlakethis April 22-24, 2016 at the Southlake Town Square! The Southlake Women’s Club presents a three-day event at Southlake Town Square. The annual event allows visitors to view fine art from throughout the world as well as from local artists. This is a family festival with plenty of fun for children of all ages. Kids can enjoy a variety of entertainment options from performers on both the Gazebo and Sabre Main Stages.

Southlake Town Square
1400 Main St., Southlake, TX 76092

April 22-24, 2016

Friday,  4:00 – 10:30pm*
Saturday,  10:00am – 10:30pm*
Sunday,  11:00am – 6:00pm
*Please note that artist booths close at 9:00pm.

*Sporting Events

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If you’re wanting to check out a Stars or Rangers Game, I just found some good deals under $27 for the below games. For the Rangers game you could get tickets for as low as $15. Not the best seats… BUT! With ScoreBig you can bid your own price. Look around as you might find a super hot deal! Let us know!

 

*Southern Hospitality Auditions

Auditions for the  upcoming adult production of Southern Hospitality will be held on April 23rd at 10am! Please bring an updated headshot and resume and be prepared to cold read from the script. Those auditioning should be 18 and up!

The Futrelle Sisters – Frankie, Twink, Honey Raye and Rhonda Lynn are in trouble again.  This time, the problem is bigger than ever: their beloved hometown, Favro, Texas is in danger of disappearing and it’s up to the sisters to save it from extinction.  Ever since the Super SmartMart and the rendering plant closed, folks have been leaving Fayro in droves, but Honey Raye, with a major assist from her former nemesis Geneva Musgrave, has come up with a possible solution!

Saturday, April 23, 2016 @ 10:00 AM
Studio B Performing Arts
2400 Justin Road, Highland Village, TX 75077
http://studiobtheater.info/ or 972-966-2787

*Toys R Us

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On Saturday, April 23rd from 11AM-1PM, head to your local ToysRUs store for a FREE Epic Hot Wheels Event where kids ages 6 and up will be able to take home a FREE Hot Wheels Collector Car (limit 1 per child). Plus, they’ll be able to test drive cars on “epic” tracks and even score a coupon to use on event day!

 

Earth Day Events ~ North Dallas

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 4:45 PM
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Earth Day Activities – North Dallas

Earth Day events and festivals are being held all across North Texas and they don’t all happen on April 22. Here are events that are spread out across the month!

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The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) is celebrating Earth Day this year by hosting a#GoGreenGoDCTA campaign to bring awareness to public transportation’s positive impact on the environment. People can get involved by participating in the agency’s photo contest to win various prizes and downloading a coupon to get one free ride on DCTA’s A-train and/or Connect Bus system on Earth Day.

#GoGreenGoDCTA Photo Contest – Enter today: http://woobox.com/vjt8n6 

Earth Day Free Ride Coupon

DCTA is offering a complimentary, free-ride coupon that people can use only on Earth Day on the agency’s A-train and/or Connect Bus system which operates in Denton and Lewisville. People must download, print and hand in their coupon to DCTA bus and rail operators on Earth Day to redeem their one free ride. This coupon is not valid on DCTA’s Highland Village Connect Shuttle, Access, Campus Shuttles, vanpool or on-demand services. In addition, passengers who plan to transfer from DCTA to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) will need to have regional and/or DART fare for that portion of their trip.

Download your FREE RIDE coupon HERE!

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National Park Week – April 16 – 24

More than 100 national parks will be waiving the entrance fees for National Park Week! Go to the National Park Service website for a list of participating parks. The National Park Service also has an easy-to-use directory of parks by name, location, activity and topic.

Entrance fees to National Parks will be waived again from August 25 through 28. Fee waiver includes: entrance fees, commercial tour fees, and transportation entrance fees. Other fees such as reservation, camping, tours, concession and fees collected by third parties are not included.

  • April 16 through 24: National Park Week
  • August 25 through 28: National Park Service Birthday
  • September 24: National Public Lands Day
  • November 11: Veterans Day

April 16th

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Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden

Guests Are Invited to Celebrate Earth Day with Activities Led by The University of Texas at Dallas on April 16th.

The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden celebrates Earth Day on Saturday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD). UTD’s School of Natural Sciences & Mathematics will host activity stations throughout the entire Children’s Adventure Garden with hands-on STEM activities for K-12 learning. Faculty and student groups will be in the garden with fascinating interactive and educational STEM activities. The program is free for paid guests of the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. In case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled.

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April 22nd – 24th

Earth Day Texas has always provided a fun, interactive space to learn about environmental solutions and initiatives, but for 2016, EDTx is increasing the event’s emphasis on breakthrough discoveries and refocusing on the latest and greatest innovations. Organizers say this will be evident in the exhibitor displays, the speaker presentations, the film series line-up and family activities.

What began as an outdoor event in Dallas’ Arts District will this year feature an estimated 1,600-plus exhibit spaces occupying 750,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor exhibit space in Fair Park. As the leading annual environmental expo and forum, EDTx will offer something for everyone, including programs and activities appealing to a wide range of knowledge levels and interests. From the aspiring eco-curious to the sustainability-conscious nature lover to the socially-aware world citizen with a love of learning, attendees will experience unparalleled excitement and enthusiasm for sustainability and conservation from their moment of arrival.

Additional Events

April 21

Earth Day Celebration & Wellness Fair – Dallas
Hosted by: Mountain View College
10am-2pm

EarthFest – Denton
Hosted by: University of North Texas
4pm-7pm

The International Fair & Market will join with EarthFest again this year to create a large event that celebrates global citizenship.

April 22-23

BioBlitz – Fort Worth
Hosted by: Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area
6am-6pm

The nonprofit is hosting this science-based event in lieu of its annual Prairie Fest. Volunteers will be documenting all living species at the park over a continuous 36-hour time period. On Saturday, from 10am-4pm, there will be free guided, hikes, wildflower tours and kids activities.

Clean It And Green It & Chunk Your Junk – Frisco

Frisco’s Annual Community Clean-Up and Earth Day Celebration, CLEAN IT AND GREEN IT, will take place on Saturday, April 23 this year. During the event, volunteers will pick up litter from 9:00-10:30 a.m. Then, from 11 a.m. to noon, volunteers are invited to celebrate Earth Day with a free lunch (provided by IKEA, for volunteers only and while supplies last). There will be lots of other family-friendly activities at IKEA in the Family Parking Area, including a raffle and “Most Unusual Item Found” contest, beginning at 11:30 a.m. Many prizes for the raffle and contest will be your favorite IKEA products. Don’t miss out on all the fun! For more information, visit www.FriscoTexas.gov/CleanItandGreenIt.

CHUNK YOUR JUNK, Earth Day 2016 Edition, will take place alongside CLEAN IT AND GREEN IT in IKEA’s north parking lot from 8:00 a.m. to noon. Residents may drop off items for trash, recycling and/or safe disposal during this event. For a list of acceptable items and loading order, visit Frisco’s Environmental Services online at www.FriscoTexas.gov/Recycle. Residents must bring a current copy of their Frisco water bill and driver’s license to participate.

April 22-24

Earth Day Texas – Dallas
Hosted by: Earth Day Texas
10am-6pm

The mother of all eco expos is held on three days and attracts thousands of visitors to Fair Park. Hundreds of exhibitors will be on hand, including environmental non-profits, businesses, academic institutions and government agencies aiming to raise the environmental consciousness of North Texans. There is also a full schedule of speakers, demonstrations and films at this free fest founded by Dallas philanthropist Trammell S. Crow.

April 23

Whiskey Cake Kitchen & Bar – Plano

On Saturday, April 23 ,Whiskey Cake is inviting its guests to celebrate the only planet we have in a special “Beer Garden” set up at the front of the restaurant. Several local breweries will be offering complimentary samples of their beers. A home-brewing expert will also be on-site, sharing sustainable beer-brewing tips and other advice with interested guests.

In addition, local nurseries will join in the farmer’s market-style event, selling herbs and saplings that guests can plant in their home garden or yard.

The special Beer Garden event will be held during normal brunch hours – from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.– at Whiskey Cake, located at 3601 Dallas Parkway in Plano.

Earth Day Texoma – Sherman
Hosted by: Red River UU
8:30am-5pm
Green vendors, workshops, plant sales.
Artscape Fine Art Show & Sale – Dallas
Hosted by: Dallas Arboretum
9m to 5pm

Juried fine art show and sale featuring artists from around the country. Event includes demonstrations, food and entertainment.

Denton Redbud Festival – Denton
Hosted by: Keep Denton Beautiful
10 am-4pm

Family event featuring vendors, workshops, recycling and plant sales.

Earth Day – Glen Rose
Hosted by: city of Glen Rose
10am-4pm
Speakers, plant sales, children’s activities at Heritage Park.

Earth Day Fun – Glen Rose
Hosted by: Dinosaur Valley State Park
2-4pm

Come for a fun workshop at the Park Store making Earth Day crafts out of containers you might otherwise throw away. Bring your recycled magazines, copied photos or pictures for pasting on your cans.

Wills Point Bluebird Festival – Wills Point
Bluebird themed festival with pageant and car show.

April 23-24

Japanese Garden Spring Festival – Fort Worth

Enjoy traditional Japanese dance, music, martial arts, sword demonstrations, raku, tea ceremonies and nature in the beautiful outdoor venue.

Hosted by: Fort Worth Botanic Garden
10am-5pm

 

5th Annual Grand Prairie Main Street Fest This Weekend

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 21st, 2016 at 2:45 PM
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The City of Grand Prairie Parks, Arts & Recreation Department is hosting the 5th Annual Main Street Fest. The 3-day event is scheduled for Friday through Sunday, April 22 – 24 on the 200 block of W. Main St. and surrounding areas.

The festival, with FREE parking and admission, will celebrate the fun, festive, family atmosphere of Grand Prairie with live music featuring Granger Smith with Earl Dibbles Jr., Prophets and Outlaws, the Tejas Brothers, Double Ace, Jolie Holliday, Matt Kimbrow Band, Cody Canada and the Departed, Los Lobos and so much more! Throughout the event will be a variety of novelty entertainment, carnival rides, arts & crafts, business expo, XPOGO stunt shows, four entertainment stages, food & beer gardens, a KIDZONE and plenty of fun for all!

 

Lone Star Park – Dollar Night On April 22nd

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 20th, 2016 at 6:30 PM
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Want a cheap date night?  Friday, April 22 is Dollar Night at the Lone Star Park Grand Prairie track! For just $1 each, you can enjoy general admission, Lone Star Today programs, soft drinks, hot dogs, and popcorn. Plus, for just $2 each, you can grab a beer!

You can also enjoy live music in the Courtyard of Champions by Deja Groove between the races. The first performance begins at 7:00 p.m.

Gates open at 5:30 p.m. First of nine live races is at 7:05 p.m.

*Discounted 12 oz. beer and other items located at the concessions stands on the first & second levels only.

For more information, check out www.lonestarpark.com. Plus, thanks to the city of Arlington, you can get one free admission ticket HERE!