Here are some free & fun events you can take advantage of!
Throughout the month of July 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.
*Bank of America Free Museum Weekend
Are you a Bank of America card holder? Did you know that for a full weekend each month, you can visit a museum for FREE?
This is the weekend – August 1 & 2, 2015, where you can get one FREE admission to the Perot Museum in Dallas or the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History! For more about FREE Museum Weekend from Bank of America and a list of museums go HERE.
The dog days of summer means one thing at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden:August Dollar Days, presented by Time Warner Cable. The garden will offer $1 general garden admission, select $1 and $2 food and drink options and $2 Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden admission to all guests during August. As a part of its Connect a Million Minds Initiative (CAMM), Time Warner Cable partners with the Dallas Arboretum to provide August Dollar Days to the general public and to support after-school STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) activities as it applies to science and nature.
August is the last month of Summer at the Arboretum, which features the impressive topiary flower houses that feature Texas tales along with daily interactive activities in the Children’s Adventure Garden. The many beds are bursting with ageratum, impatiens, lobelias, petunias, cleome, begonias, salvia, marigolds and zinnias during the summer. As it heats up, caladiums, lantana, pride of Barbados, variegated tapioca, elephant ears and coleus are added to the gardens.
As a part of August Dollar Days, there will also be $1 and $2 food and drink items including hot dogs, juice boxes, root beer floats and more at select restaurants in the garden.
August Dollar Day tickets are available for purchase only at the gate. Parking is available for a discounted $8 if purchased online in advance. For more information on August Dollar Days and other daily activities, call 214.515.6500 or visitwww.dallasarboretum.org.
Through September 1st, attend the FREE Summer Play Days for store events including Art of Animation, Trivia, Story Time and Showtime. Stop by every week and receive a character button.
Now through August 27th, Family Christian Bookstore is kicking off their Summer Reading Program! Kids 12 years and younger can earn a FREE $10 off $10+ Savings Pass whenever they read and complete a Book Report form for six Christian books and bring in the forms to any Family Christian store! If you don’t live by a Family Christian store, you can submit your completed forms and mailing address to email@example.com.
This weekend, enjoy FREE, air-conditioned entertainment for the entire family at Trietsch United Methodist Church’s production of “Godspell.” If you’ve seen past TMUMC summer musicals (Annie, Sound of Music, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, etc.) you know they put on elaborate productions with talented casts.
It’s open to the community and everyone is invited to experience a little Broadway in FloMo. FREE childcare is provided, but the show is great for kids ages 5 and up.
Friday, July 31st, 7:30pm
Saturday, Aug. 1st, 7:30pm
Sunday, Aug. 2nd, 2:30pm
Monday, Aug. 3rd, 7:30pm
*Doors open 30 minutes prior.
Attend FREE Kid’s Workshops from 10AM-2PM each month this year with Crafts, Activities, Giveaways, and more!
*Great American Cookie
According to a recent online survey, released this week by Great American Cookies and conducted online on the brand’s behalf, 94 percent of parents say they have rewarded their children for good behavior.
In response to the survey results, Great American Cookies is launching the first-ever National Bribe Your Child Week from Aug. 9 – 15 to provide parents with the next sweet reward for their children. Parents can visit RewardYourChild.com to download a pledge sheet, work with their children to complete the sheet, and bring it to any Great American Cookies location in Dallas during National Bribe Your Child Week in exchange for one free regular chocolate chip cookie!
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.
*Goldstar has a ton of great deals available right now when you’re looking for things to do ~ most tickets are half price!
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth — The Indoor LEGOLAND only $12
Movie Tickets: Any Movie, Any Time (Regal & AMC) only $8.50
Various Texas Rangers Games
Encounter Ocean Creatures at SEA LIFE Grapevine only $9
Motown the Musical: Broadway Hit Filled With Unforgettable Music
UniverSoul Circus: A Modern, Upbeat, International Extravaganza
The Beulaville Baptist Book Club Presents: Macbeth!
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.
Register now for the upcoming Home Depot Kids Workshop on August 1st where kids can build a FREE Chalkboard Door Hanger.
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.
On Saturday, August 8th at 10AM, head on intoLowe’s where kids can build a FREE Avenger’s Hulk’s Tank! Be sure to register your kids now as spots tend to fill up quickly!
And don’t forget that on August 1st from 9AM-Noon, kids can build a FREE Chalkboard Door Hanger at the Home Depot Kids Workshop.
Attend various Kids Club events for only $2 per child. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM-11:30AM. Go here for details.
*Microsoft YouthSpark Summer Camps
Microsoft retail stores are hosting YouthSpark Summer Camps for kids ages 8-13 throughout the summer. This FREE camp is divided into two age groups for beginner Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11) and intermediate Game Coders (recommended for ages 8-11 or older). The camps are 2 hours a day, Monday-Thursday, and are available at Microsoft Retail Stores throughout the country.
Go here to check out FREE Junior Chef Classes and Technique Classes.
Beginning this Saturday, 7-Eleven will be giving out freebies every weekend in August. To qualify, you’ll need to download their iPhone or Android App here (or text EARN to 711711 to get a download link). Afterwards, you can sign-in and view the “Scan and Save” section after 9 AM PST to view each weekend’s offer.
This weekend, you’ll be able to claim a FREE medium Fanta Slurpee. Make sure not to select “redeem offer” until you’re ready to check out as each offer is only valid for 15 minutes!
Freebies for the month include:
- August 1 – 2: medium Fanta Slurpee drink
- August 8-9: Juicy Fruit Starburst gum
- August 15-16: medium Fanta Slurpee drink
- August 22-23: Snickers Brand Singles Bar
- August 29-30: Butterfinger bar
*Things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth
There are SO MANY great things to do in Dallas and Fort Worth! So as a new feature on MyDFWMommy, we are going to put the spotlight on the suburbs of our great Metroplex! We’ll take one city and break down all it has to offer!
Here’s a summary of our must see places and activities that happen in our metroplex cities!
Things to Do in Arlington, TX ~ City Spotlight
Things to Do in Frisco, TX ~ City Spotlight
Things to Do in Grand Prairie, TX ~ City Spotlight
Things to Do in McKinney, TX ~ City Spotlight
Things to Do in Plano, TX ~ City Spotlight