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Trinity Forest Adventure Park ~ Exclusive Buy One, Get One Free Coupon!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 2:45 pm
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Check out this deal for a BOGO Admission into Trinity Forest Adventure Park.

Exclusive Buy One, Get One Free Trinity Forest Adventure Park Coupon.

Receive 1 free, standard, full-price admission ticket w/purchase of An Adult standard, full-price admission ticket. Not valid w/any other offer/discount. Must follow directions on coupon (after claiming w/email address) to get the discount. Coupon expires 6/30/2015.

Groupon~ Wine-Education Workshop at WineStyles In Flower Mound

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 11:15 am
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Here is a fun deal you can share with your friends! Try out the 48 Sips Around the World Wine-Education Workshop for One, Two, or Four at WineStyles in Flower Mound. Choose from 3 Options:

This wine workshop is held from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. on the fourth Tuesday of each month. Participants enjoy wine tastings, light appetizers, two $5 WineStyles gift certificates, and a wine-tasting passport.

Plus, today only, save an extra 20% off this deal when you use promo code SALE3 at checkout!

Mayfest 2015 At Trinity Park Starts Thursday, 4/30

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, April 28th, 2015 at 10:45 am
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Live it up on the banks of the Trinity River during Mayfest and attend the biggest party in Fort Worth! Four days of live music, festival food, carnival rides, performing arts, pet adoptions, USATF-certified 5K, 10K, and 1K Fun Run, more than 60 Art and Gift Market vendors, free children’s activities, special attractions – the list goes on and on! Held on the first weekend in May on 33 glorious acres in Fort Worth’s Trinity Park, Mayfest is one event you won’t want to miss! Be sure to check out:

The Market – dozens of booths selling hand-crafted art, jewelry, sculpture and more.
The Mayfest Run – 10K, 5K and 1K options along the banks of the Trinity River. Sat, May 2.
The Tom Thumb Children’s Area – Fun activities for ages 3-12 including a children’s stage, face painting, Radio Disney, spin art and American Duck Races with live ducks, and booths and activities presented by Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Music Headliners: Brave Combo (Fri May 1, 8:30-10 pm), Hard Night’s Day (Sat May 2, 8:45-10 pm)

ADMISSION:
Ages 13-59 – $8
Ages 60+ and 3-12 – $5
Children 2 and under are FREE.
Thursday is Senior Citizen’s Day with free admission for ages 60+
NEW: Family Pass – $25 (admits up to 5 people)

Parking is available for $10 at Farrington Field, 1501 N. University. Free bicycle parking available at both entrances.

Lowe’s & Home Depot Kids’ Workshops: Free Mother’s Day Planter & Photo Frame

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 4:30 pm
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homeRegister for the upcoming Lowe’s Kids Clinic! On Saturday, May 9th, at 10AM, head on into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Mother’s Day Planter! Be sure to register now as spots tend to fill up quickly!

If you have a Home Depot nearby, you can still register for the upcoming FREE Kids Workshop on May 2nd where kids can build a FREE Picket Fence Photo Frame. These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

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

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 11:00 am
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Where To Take Your Mom To Brunch on Mother's Day in DFWAs 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.

Mother’s Day Cruise on Lake Grapevine (Silver Lake Marina)~ For this special event, there are four different cruise times to choose from with the first two cruise times at noon and 3 p.m. allowing for kids and the evening cruises at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. for adults only. Mom can enjoy a buffet, music, photo studio, gift shop and more. Cruises are approximately two hours in length. Explore what the lake has to offer and enjoy the breeze and the food.

Child Price (ages 3 – 15) – $49.99 per person
Adult Price (ages 16 and up) – $64.99 per person
Group Rate (10 or more adults – $60 per Person)

Five Sixty (@ The Top of Reunion Tower)~ offers an array of Asian-inspired breakfast and lunch dishes to a stunning backdrop of spectacular views of the Dallas skyline. Executive Chef Patton Robertson’s Mother’s Day menu will include Peking Duckling and Crispy Suckling Pig Bao Buns; Pork Belly Pot Stickers; beef, chicken, shrimp and pork satay; assorted sushi and nigiri; Lapsong Fried Rice; Lo Mein; Shanghai Noodles; Lemon Pepper Pork Stir Fry; Rendang Beef Short Ribs; eggs made-to-order as well as assorted mini desserts, all set in stations throughout the restaurant. Mother’s Day brunch is priced at $55 for adults and $30 for children (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214-741-5560.

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. 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. $39.00 per person- call 972-814-5997 for reservations.

Meal & 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 $46.50 each.

Mother’s Day Brunch @ The Dallas Arboretum~ Enjoy the breathtaking spring flowers and pamper Mom to a truly special brunch experience at the Dallas Arboretum. The price is $68 for adults, $30 for children ages 5-10 and free to children 4 and under. Admission to the main garden and parking are included with brunch. Seating is limited. Call for Reservations- 214-515-6511.

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

Fort Worth’s 1st Annual Rally in The Fort Autism Awareness Event Today at 4pm

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, April 27th, 2015 at 10:15 am
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Join The Hope Center for Autism for the first annual Rally in the Fort to promote awareness for autism in the Fort Worth community. The Hope Center invites locals to “turn Fort Worth blue” for an informative and entertaining event where Mayor Betsy Price will proclaim April 27, 2015 as Autism Awareness Day in the city.

The family-friendly event will feature music, live performances and food, as well as a variety of vendors, including autism awareness groups.

WHEN: Monday, April 27, 2015 at 4:00 p.m.; the mayor’s proclamation will take place at 4:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Pucey St. in Fort Worth

COST: Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at goo.gl/nrJkCp. Food and beverages will be available for purchase at the event.
ABOUT THE HOPE CENTER FOR AUTISM
The Hope Center for Autism provides one-on-one Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) therapy to enable children on the autism spectrum, and their families, to live fully functional lives. Each child’s therapy program is specially designed to meet his or her individual needs and strengths. For more information, please visit www.hopecenter4autism.org.

The Promise in Glen Rose ~ May Special Offers

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 3:30 pm
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thepromiseHave you heard of The Promise in Glen Rose? It’s a one-of-a-kind musical production performed annually at the Texas Amphitheater in Glen Rose, Texas. It combines a 150-person cast and crew, live animals, historically accurate costumes, and breath-taking lights, sound and special effects, all of which tell the story of the life of Jesus Christ in modern family-friendly fashion. Patrons have called it a “life-changing experience”, “an outstanding performance”, and a “very inspirational” presentation for modern family audiences.

You and your family must see The Promise in Glen Rose during its 2015 season, now performing in April through May and September through October! Tickets start at $25.

It’s hailed as one of the most powerful spiritual experiences ever presented on a stage, The Promise will touch hearts, and change lives!

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 8.56.46 AM Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 8.57.38 AM Below are upcoming events at The Promise and ways to save:
May 8 & 9 Mother’s Day Weekend – All moms attending the performances receive a FREE gift.

May 15 & 16 Heroes Weekend – Police, firefighters, Military, Veterans and EMT receive FREE Admission to The Promise. Those accompanying our heroes receive $5 off the regular ticket price.

May 30 & 31 Family Fun Weekend – Gates open at 5pm for bounce houses, scavenger hunt, games, karaoke, candy and more!

Since its start in 1989, The Promise remains the largest permanent outdoor amphitheater in the State of Texas. It seats more than 3200 patrons and is the only outdoor venue with a 45,000-gallon waterway running the length of 100′ long proscenium stage. Seen from miles around, the Texas Amphitheater features 40′-high walls and arches that tower above a 4,000 sq. ft. tri-level stage. It is also the only outdoor theater in the nation with a rain curtain.

“This project is funded in part by a grant from the Glen Rose Convention Center & Visitor’s Bureau.”

Entertainment Deals ~ Rascal Flatts, Ringling Bros., Roller Skating, Studio Movie Grill & Great Wolf Lodge

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 9.21.33 AMLooking for a little entertainment now that the weather is getting better? Here are some great ways to save while having some FUN!

*Roller Skating Package for Two or Four at Interskate Roller Rink (Up to 62% Off) ~ Only $10

*$5 for One Movie Ticket at Studio Movie Grill (Up to $10.50 Value)

*Rascal Flatts at Gexa Energy Pavilion on Saturday, August 8, at 7:30 p.m. only $15

*Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents “Legends” at American Airlines Center from July 30–August 6th!

~$17.18 for section 311, 312, 326, or 325 (up to $23.69 value)
~$21.78 for section 210, 216, or 217 (up to $31.77 value)
~$28.38 for section 107 (up to $39.77 value)

Screen Shot 2015-04-26 at 9.19.23 AMBeen thinking about a short staycation? Take advantage of these sweet offers from Groupon to stay at The Great Wolf Lodge in Grapevine!

~Stay for six in a Wolf Den, KidKamp, or Family suite; or stay for eight in a Loft suite

~Daily water park wristbands for each guest

~$25 resort credit per night with dates into July

Just go HERE to check out all the available dates and corresponding rates!

Simon “Indulge” Celebrations For Mom ~ Grapevine, North East Mall, Allen Premium Outlets, and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 11:45 am
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Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 12.26.13 PMSIMON CELEBRATES MOTHERS AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA MALLS AND OUTLETS BY HOSTING INDULGE, FASHION + FUN FOR MOMS 

 Grapevine Mills invites moms to celebrate Mother’s Day with a complimentary and interactive evening of fashion presentations, fittings and giveaways.Indulge, Fashion + Fun for Moms  on Thursday, April 30 from 5 – 8 p.m. and will provide moms with a welcome opportunity to treat themselves to a night out.

At Indulge, event attendees can do much more than just shop for spring style must-haves. Moms and their friends can enjoy the following retail and entertainment experiences:

  • Neiman Marcus Last Call will host an interactive presentation featuring the latest spring fashions; shoppers will have the opportunity to win a Michael Kors handbag
  • Buckle will host a jeans fitting with a drawing to win one of 10 gift sets
  • Francesca’s will showcase stunning accessories and moms can enter to win a necklace
  • Steve Madden and Nike Factory Store will host shoe fittings; Steve Madden will be giving away a $100 gift card and Nike Factory Store will be handing out 30% off coupons; shoppers can also win one of four $25 gift cards
  • AMC Theatres invites moms to experience their Cinema Suites reclining seats at the event. Coupons and one $50 gift card will be given out during the event
  • Wine tasting from local Grapevine wineries and complimentary food sampling

Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 12.26.30 PMSIMON CELEBRATES MOTHERS AT DALLAS/FORT WORTH AREA MALLS AND OUTLETS BY HOSTING INDULGE, FASHION + FUN FOR MOMS

In celebration of Mother’s Day, North East Mall, Allen Premium Outlets, and Grand Prairie Premium Outlets invite the area’s chicest moms to indulge in style at the “Indulge: Fashion + Fun for Moms” events.  Indulge provides mothers with a much-needed opportunity to treat themselves and celebrate motherhood through a fun, fashionable shopping experience.  The events will take place Thursday, May 7 and Friday, May 8 at the various properties:

 

  • North East Mall, Thursday, May 7 from 5-7 PM: Moms will enjoy the latest fashion trends, refreshing beverages, food samples, massages, fun photo booth, Candy Bar station, swag bags, pampering services, giveaways, and more. Guests that spend $150 or more in the mall on the day of the event will walk away with a beautiful cosmetic bag*, while supplies last. Moms can also enter to win one of five spa packages, valued at $500.
  • Allen Premium Outlets, Friday, May 8 from 6-8 PM: The event will take place at participating stores throughout the center.  Free gift with in-store purchases totaling $250 or more.*  Guests can obtain complete details on the event and gift redemption at Simon Guest Services, located inside the Food Court, the day of the event.
  • Grand Prairie Premium Outlets, Friday, May 8 from 6-8 PM: Moms and their friends will experience fashion tips and style consultations, beauty services, light bites, product demonstrations, plus special event giveaways and retailer offers throughout the mall.

*Limit 1 per person and/or only while supplies last.  Valid only during the Promotion Period.  Must be 18 or older to participate.  Void where prohibited.

 

 

Walk To Cure Arthritis ~ Survey & Facts

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, April 26th, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Screen Shot 2015-04-25 at 12.12.32 PMHere is a great campaign to support arthritis research with the Walk to Cure Arthritis 2015 in Arlington on May 9th.

Go here to learn more about the event or participate in the arthritis survey to help provide the Walk to Cure Arthritis with data about about how people in Texas are affected by arthritis.

Did you know:

  • 52.5 million – or more than 1 in 5 – American adults have some form of arthritis.
  • That number is expected to increase to 67 million adults by 2030 – a full quarter of the adult population.
  • Roughly 10 percent of all adults have activity limitations due to arthritis. 43.2 percent of patients with doctor-diagnosed arthritis have activity limitations.
  • About 1 in 250 American children age 18 and younger have some form of arthritis. This amounts to nearly 300,000 kids.
  • 26 percent of women and 19 percent of men have been diagnosed with arthritis by a doctor.
  • The most common forms of arthritis are osteoarthritis (affecting 27 million Americans), gout (affecting 6 million Americans) and rheumatoid arthritis (affecting 1.5 million Americans).

GoldStar ~ 1/2 Price Tickets to AMC, SEA LIFE, LEGOLAND, Medieval Times + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, April 25th, 2015 at 12:00 pm
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Screen Shot 2015-04-23 at 1.20.35 PMGoldstar has a ton of great deals available right now when you’re looking for things to do ~ most tickets are half price!

Movie Tickets: Any Movie, Any Time (Regal & AMC) only $8.50

Encounter Ocean Creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine only $9

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth — The Indoor LEGOLAND only $12

Medieval Times starting at $27

Doobie Brothers With Don Felder only $15

What is GoldStar?

Find live entertainment, like theater, comedy, sports, music, performing arts and even things like wine tastings, sushi making classes and rodeos at half off. They work with more than 4,000 venues and producers across the country, and offer the world’s largest selection of half price tickets.

Unlike so many ticket sellers online, they’re not brokers. They work directly with 4,000 venue partners to connect them with our huge and growing Goldstar audience. Not every show sells out, so instead of letting seats go empty, venues list them with us to sell to our members.

Weekend Entertainment Roundup

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 4:00 pm
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entertainmentHere are some free & fun events you can take advantage of!

*American Girl
Throughout the months of April and June at various locations, girls ages 8 and up can participate in various FREE events. Head over here to see the full list of dates and participating locations as well as a phone number to make reservations.

*BabiesRUs
Tomorrow, April 25th at 2PM, BabiesRUs is having a Happy Mealtime Event and will be providing information and tips for making feeding your baby easier. You’ll learn feeding tips, information on signs of readiness at different ages and stages, AND be able to participate in giveaways & raffles, fun games, activities, and more! Go here for more information.

*Barnes & Noble
Mark your calendars! On May 2nd at 11AM, attend the FREE What Do You Do with An Idea? Storytime and Activities event.

*Bass Pro

Bass Pro in Grapevine offers a kids fishing event every Saturday from 11am to 1pm. This is a fun experience for kids, and you will love to see the joy that first fish brings to the face of your child! Kids will learn how to bait their own hook and catch live fish in the Bass Pro pond. Equipment and bait provided. For more info about Bass Pro’s Fishing 101 class, click here.

*Comic Book Day
Heads up all you comic book readers! On May 2nd, participating comic book shops across North America and around the world are celebrating Free Comic Book Day and will be giving away completely FREE comic books to anyone who comes into their stores. They’ll also be having giveaways, costume contests, writer and artist appearances, and more!

Dallas Market Hall

Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Shop 300+ booths featuring quality vintage and antiques brought by dealers from across the country at Heritage Event Company’s inaugural event in Dallas: the Lone Star Vintage Show at Dallas Market Hall!

Special guests Walt Cade, Mary Padian & Jenny Grumbles, stars of A&E’s Texas Storage Wars, will be joining the show for a meet and greet on Saturday afternoon from 1pm-5pm. This event will offer a huge variety of antique and vintage merchandise, filling more than 80,000 square feet with antique furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, pottery, glassware, silver, advertising, art, toys, militaria, ephemera and so much more.

Adult admission is $6 and valid for entry all weekend. Parking is free!

Starting tomorrow, 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:
Friday, April 24 – 5-11 pm. with Randy Brecker at 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 – 10 am – 11 pm. with Dr. John the Night Tripper at 9 pm.
Sunday, April 26 – 11 am – 9 pm. with Brave Combo at 7 pm.

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

Frisco’s Annual Community Clean-Up and Earth Day Celebration

CLEAN IT AND GREEN IT, will take place on Saturday, April 25th 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 product. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

CHUNK YOUR JUNK, Earth Day 2015 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.

*Gander Mountain
Attend FREE Kid’s Workshops from 10AM-2PM each month this year with Crafts, Activities, Giveaways, and more!

*Grapevine

What could be better than a day of Chocolate and Art in the adorable town of Grapevine? The ChocolateFest consists of 2 fun and delicious events going on today and tomorrow:

Evening of Chocolate and Wine
Friday, April 24, 2015 from 7-10 p.m.
Join us in the rustic setting of Austin Ranch, 2009 Anderson Gibson Rd., Grapevine, Texas 76051
~Chocolate Samples from area Chocolatiers, Caterers, Bakeries, Restaurants and more
~Samples of Wine
~Souvenir Commemorative Wine Glass
~Peoples Choice Contests and Celebrity Judging
~Delicious Hors d’oeuvres
~Silent Auction
~Live Music

Day of Chocolate and Art
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
~Chocolate Samples from area Chocolatiers, Caterers, Bakeries, Restaurants and more
~Art Exhibits and Sales from area Artisans
~Peoples Choice Contests and Celebrity Judging
~Children’s Activity
~More Contests and Activities

Tickets will be available at the door.  Admission will be in 30-minute sessions and tickets will be sold for specific sessions or seatings. Each ticket includes:

  • Chocolate Samples (10 samples for adults, 5 for kids)
  • Admission to the Art Exhibits
  • Live Music

Ages 7 and Under: $5
Ages 8 and Up: $15
Seniors (Age 56+): $12

*Fandango
If you’re planning to head to the movies TODAY, April 24th and are a Visa Signature cardholder, then this deal is for you! Simply head on over here where you can snag 2-for-1 Fandango movie tickets to be used TODAY only. Chase Visa Signature cardholders can take advantage of an extended redemption window by purchasing tickets on Wednesdays, Thursdays, or Fridays from April 22nd to August 21st for a Friday movie showing.

*GoBowling
Head over to GoBowling.com where you can watch a short video and then click the link to request a coupon valid for a FREE game of bowling. Your coupon will be emailed to you and is valid thru 7/26. Limit one free game of bowling per person, per coupon, per day. Coupon is valid at participating centers on regular days of operation between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:30PM local time. Go here to locate a GoBowling center near you.

*Harkins Theatres
Receive a FREE medium popcorn every time you wear your Loyalty T-shirt to the movies through the end of 2015 (priced at $25). Also, enjoy $1.50 soft drink refills every time you bring your Loyalty Cup to the movies through the end of 2015 (priced at $5.25).

*Home Depot
Register your kiddos for the upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshop! You can now sign up for the FREE Kids Workshop on May 2nd where kids can build a FREE Picket Fence Photo Frame. These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.

*Kids Bowl Free
Get your kiddos out of the house and keep them entertained all Summer long with the Kids Bowl Free Program! The 8th annual Kids Bowl Free program can be found at over 1,000 bowling centers in the US and Canada and is valid for kids ages 15 and under. Registration is 100% FREE – each child will snag coupons for 2 free games of bowling daily throughout the summer.

Messina Hof Winery & Resort

Messina Hof Winery & Resort will host its 31st Annual Wine & Roses Festival on April 25, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. You are invited to enjoy the numerous festival activities that include a grape stomp competition, wine tastings, behind-the-scenes winery tours, live music, wine and chocolate pairing classes, Pinot’s Palette painting classes, food and more! Voting will be open as well for the 2015 Texas Artist Wine Label Competition.

Explore the full Messina Hof estate in Bryan, Texas while taking in the sights, sounds and sensations provided by all the activities offered throughout the day. Attendees will have the chance to experience local food vendors, artisans and activities spread throughout the estate. Some specialty activities have limited seating and are only being offered at specific times throughout the day. More information and a full schedule of all of Messina Hof’s Wine & Roses activities can be found at www.messinahof.com/wineandroses.

Admission to the Wine & Roses Festival is free. Tickets to participate in activities will be available for purchase on-site at the ticket tent. Visitors can also pre-purchase Wine & Roses packages here.

*The Stockyards ~ FREE Cowtown Opry Performance 

Hear classic western music come to life as Cowtown Opry members perform a free music exhibition on the steps of the Livestock Exchange building. This live family friendly music event will take place every Sunday and will feature a different theme each week ~ Western Gospel music will be featured on the 5th Sunday of the month.

Sunday, April 26, 2015, 2:00PM.

YMCA

On Saturday, April 25th, the Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families!

Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.  Millions of children and their families are expected to participate in Healthy Kids Day at nearly 1,600 events across the country.

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow, but sometimes when the school year ends, so does a child’s exposure to activities that keep the body and mind active. Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months. In fact, research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year.  Get involved with Healthy Kids Day at your local Y!

11th Annual ChocolateFest in Grapevine on April 24th & 25th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 1:00 pm
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What could be better than a day of Chocolate and Art in the adorable town of Grapevine? The ChocolateFest consists of 2 fun and delicious events going on today and tomorrow:

Evening of Chocolate and Wine
Friday, April 24, 2015 from 7-10 p.m.
Join us in the rustic setting of Austin Ranch, 2009 Anderson Gibson Rd., Grapevine, Texas 76051
~Chocolate Samples from area Chocolatiers, Caterers, Bakeries, Restaurants and more
~Samples of Wine
~Souvenir Commemorative Wine Glass
~Peoples Choice Contests and Celebrity Judging
~Delicious Hors d’oeuvres
~Silent Auction
~Live Music

Day of Chocolate and Art
Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
~Chocolate Samples from area Chocolatiers, Caterers, Bakeries, Restaurants and more
~Art Exhibits and Sales from area Artisans
~Peoples Choice Contests and Celebrity Judging
~Children’s Activity
~More Contests and Activities

Tickets will be available at the door.  Admission will be in 30-minute sessions and tickets will be sold for specific sessions or seatings. Each ticket includes:

  • Chocolate Samples (10 samples for adults, 5 for kids)
  • Admission to the Art Exhibits
  • Live Music

Ages 7 and Under: $5
Ages 8 and Up: $15
Seniors (Age 56+): $12

Lone Star Vintage Show @ Dallas Market Hall on April 25th & 26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 12:15 pm
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Looking for something fun to do this weekend? Shop 300+ booths featuring quality vintage and antiques brought by dealers from across the country at Heritage Event Company’s inaugural event in Dallas: the Lone Star Vintage Show at Dallas Market Hall!

Special guests Walt Cade, Mary Padian & Jenny Grumbles, stars of A&E’s Texas Storage Wars, will be joining the show for a meet and greet on Saturday afternoon from 1pm-5pm. This event will offer a huge variety of antique and vintage merchandise, filling more than 80,000 square feet with antique furniture, jewelry, vintage clothing, pottery, glassware, silver, advertising, art, toys, militaria, ephemera and so much more.

Adult admission is $6 and valid for entry all weekend. Parking is free!

YMCA Healthy Kids Day This Saturday, April 25th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 10:00 am
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On Saturday, April 25th, the Y is celebrating YMCA’s Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families!

Healthy Kids Day will include fun active play and educational activities to keep kids moving and learning, in order to maintain healthy habits and academic skills to achieve goals and reach their full potential.  Millions of children and their families are expected to participate in Healthy Kids Day at nearly 1,600 events across the country.

Summer is the time for kids to get up, get out and grow, but sometimes when the school year ends, so does a child’s exposure to activities that keep the body and mind active. Kids are less physically active and engaged in learning during the summer months. In fact, research shows that children gain weight two to three times faster during summer vacation than during the school year.  Get involved with Healthy Kids Day at your local Y!

*HOT* 72 Hour Flash Sale At The Gaylord Texan~ 40% Off Discount on Select Dates

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 24th, 2015 at 8:30 am
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It’s rare you get a sale at the Gaylord and if you haven’t already taken advantage of these low rates, you still have through the weekend to book!

72 Hour Sale – Save 40% When You Book Online!

Dates of availability:
Select dates from May 7 through June 26, 2015.

Reservations
Be sure that promotional code L9Z appears in the Corporate/Promotional code box when making your online reservation, or call 1-817-778-2000 in the US and ask for promotional code L9Z.

Clean It And Green It ~ Chunk Your Junk Event This Saturday, 4/25 in Frisco

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 2:30 pm
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Frisco’s Annual Community Clean-Up and Earth Day Celebration, CLEAN IT AND GREEN IT, will take place on Saturday, April 25th 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 product. Don’t miss out on all the fun!

CHUNK YOUR JUNK, Earth Day 2015 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.

 

Trek Recalls Nearly 1 Million Bikes

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 2:00 pm
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Do you own a Trek bicycle? Did you know that Trek is recalling nearly one million bikes:

The issue is a quick release lever on the bike’s front wheel that can interfere with the disk brakes. The problem can cause the wheel to stop turning or break away from the bike frame. The bikes are model years 2000 to 2015 and were made in China and Taiwan. Trek says it will replace the lever for free and provide a $20 coupon for bike accessories made by Bontrager.

GO HERE for more information on this recall.

 

Denton Arts & Jazz Festival~ FREE 3 Day Event From April 24th-26th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 1:30 pm
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Starting tomorrow, 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:
Friday, April 24 – 5-11 pm. with Randy Brecker at 9 p.m.
Saturday, April 25 – 10 am – 11 pm. with Dr. John the Night Tripper at 9 pm.
Sunday, April 26 – 11 am – 9 pm. with Brave Combo at 7 pm.

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

Messina Hof Winery & Resort 31st Annual Wine & Roses Festival on April 25th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015 at 10:00 am
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Messina Hof Winery & Resort will host its 31st Annual Wine & Roses Festival on April 25, 2015, from 2-8 p.m. You are invited to enjoy the numerous festival activities that include a grape stomp competition, wine tastings, behind-the-scenes winery tours, live music, wine and chocolate pairing classes, Pinot’s Palette painting classes, food and more! Voting will be open as well for the 2015 Texas Artist Wine Label Competition.

Explore the full Messina Hof estate in Bryan, Texas while taking in the sights, sounds and sensations provided by all the activities offered throughout the day. Attendees will have the chance to experience local food vendors, artisans and activities spread throughout the estate. Some specialty activities have limited seating and are only being offered at specific times throughout the day. More information and a full schedule of all of Messina Hof’s Wine & Roses activities can be found at www.messinahof.com/wineandroses.

Admission to the Wine & Roses Festival is free. Tickets to participate in activities will be available for purchase on-site at the ticket tent. Visitors can also pre-purchase Wine & Roses packages here.