Archive for the ‘Around Town’ Category

Discounted Admission & Skate Rental at Panther Island Ice

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, November 14th, 2018 at 10:40 AM
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Hurry over to Living Social to score discounted Admission and Skate Rental for Two or Four at Panther Island Ice in Fort Worth!

Admission for Two $13
Admission for Four $25

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Battle of the Badges Softball Tournament This Saturday in Lewisville

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, November 13th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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First responders to emergencies will join forces to raise funds for children in crisis during the Battle of the Badge Softball Tournament, benefiting Children’s Advocacy Center of Denton County. The event is organized by the Lewisville Police Academy Alumni Association and will also benefit the Citizen Police Academy.

Saturday at 7:45 AM – 8 PM
Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park
1301 South Railroad Street, Lewisville, Texas 75057

The event started as a single game between the Lewisville FD and Lewisville PD but has grown to include other city departments throughout North Texas. Family activities are always a large draw and will include a bounce house, Life and Fire Safety clowns, crafts, face painting and a silent auction.

Hot dogs and other refreshments will be available for purchase; however, attendees may bring their own food and drinks. In addition, event T-shirts will be available for purchase.

CACDC is a non-profit agency that serves child victims of sexual or very serious physical abuse after a report has been made to Child Protective Services or law enforcement. The agency works closely with law enforcement, Child Protective Services, the District Attorney’s Office, and sexual assault nurse examiners on the investigation and prosecution of severe child abuse cases. Services, such as counseling, are provided free of charge to the children and non-offending family members.

For more information about Battle of the Badges or to be a donor to the event, visit LCPAAA.org.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission to Peppermint Park Holiday Festival at Hilton Anatole

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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Peppermint Park is a new holiday festival for children and families that features live shows, Christmas lights, a holiday train ride, Nativity petting zoo, and winter-themed holiday games. Head over to Groupon to score discounted admission for up to 8 people!

Make Peppermint Park your new can’t-miss family tradition!

Hilton Anatole Hotel
2201 North Stemmons Freeway, Dallas, TX 75207

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Get Your Tickets to Christmas at The Dallas Symphony

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, November 12th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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It is just about time for the magical Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Christmas season! They have a selection of concerts for all music lovers and this is the type of event you can make a holiday tradition!

Tickets start at less than $50- just click on the links below to get your admission to some of the best shows of the season!

Christmas at Dallas Symphony Orchestra

Tchaikovsky – Nutcracker and Sleeping Beauty
November 23-25, 2018
Friday and Saturday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm
Two of Tchaikovsky’s greatest ballet scores kick off the holiday season.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/tchaikovsky-nutcracker

A John Williams Christmas
November 30-December 2, 2018
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at 7:30 pm, Sunday at 2:30 pm
John Williams and friends fill your holiday with selections from Harry Potter, Home Alone, and more plus Christmas favorites and surprises for a magical start to your holiday season.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/john-williams-christmas-pops

A John Williams Family Christmas
December 1, 2018
11:00 am
A shorter version of the John Williams Christmas concert that will delight the whole family. Enjoy a hot chocolate station, cookie decorating station, Santa in a photo area, Christmas crafts, an instrument petty zoo, and live penguins from the zoo.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/john-williams-family-christmas

Jazz at Lincoln Center with Wynton Marsalis
December 5, 2018
7:30 pm
The world-renowned Jazz ensemble and GRAMMY award winner Wynton Marsalis return to the Meyerson with eerie holiday concert full of Yuletide favorites.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/jazz-at-lincoln-center

Dallas Symphony Christmas Pops
December 7-16, 2018
7:30 pm on Friday & Saturday, 2:30 pm on Sunday
The beloved tradition continues with Christmas classics, sing-along carols, the Dallas Symphony Chorus, and the magnificent Meyerson’s halls decked. Enjoy a special visitor from the north pole!
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/christmas-pops-2018

Big Brassy Christmas and Organ Extravaganza
December 10, 2018
7:30 pm
Christmas favorites ring out into the hall as members of the DSO brass and percussion perform a special program featuring the Lay Family Concert Organ.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/big-brassy-2018

New Year’s Eve
December 31, 2018
7:30 pm
An evening of Viennese elegance with a complimentary champagne toast at intermission.
https://www.mydso.com/buy/tickets/new-years-eve-2018

Lantern Fest at Texas Motorplex on 11/10

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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At Lantern Fest tomorrow, thousands of revelers empowered with lanterns join together for one unforgettable nighttime spectacle. Before sundown, friends and families can enjoy food, live music, a stage show, princesses, face painting, s’mores, balloon artists and more. Then, when the time is just right… We will light the sky with our highest hopes and fondest dreams.

THINGS TO BRING 
Blankets + chairs
Layers (sweaters, jackets) for the evening
Cash + cards for snacks + drinks
Your dancing shoes!
Snacks & Water- ok but no coolers!

TICKET INCLUDES
Lantern Kit: (1) lantern per ticket, a marker, and s’mores ingredients. 1 box of matches per party.

Kid’s Pass includes Access to face painters, balloon twisters, bounce house, and a meet & greet with princesses. (kid’s zone closes at sundown, bounce house pending on weather & location)

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Veterans Day Events Going On Around DFW This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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All over DFW, communities will be honoring American military heroes throughout the weekend. Here are a few top parades, memorials and festivals!

Dallas

Marching bands, JROTC groups, floats, military vehicles and veterans organizations will turn downtown Dallas red, white and blue during a parade focusing on the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.

Nov. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. starting at Dallas City Hall, 1500 Marilla St. vetsdayindallas.org.

Fort Worth 

Beginning at 10:45 a.m. Tarrant County Courthouse (100 E. Weatherford St.), this parade makes a stop at Sundance Square (420 Main St.) for a ceremony at 11 a.mbefore proceeding down Main St. The theme is “The War to End All Wars” and the grand marshal is Jim Hodgson, a Texas WWI Centennial Commemoration Director. There will be a flyover by a Marine squadron in F/A-18 Hornet planes.

Nov. 10 at 10:45 a.m. beginning at 100 E. Weatherford St. and running through Sundance Square, 420 Main St. tarrantcountyveterans.org.

Grapevine

Salute American military service members during a patriotic parade down Main St. and learn about organizations that help veterans in need. A fair will follow with food, music and games.

Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Grapevine Historic Main Street District, 705 S. Main St. grapevineveteransparade.org.

The Colony

This festival features live music by country greats Radney Foster, Restless Heart and headliner Sawyer Brown. There will be a memorial ceremony at 11 a.m., and a video exhibit honoring military veterans with local ties. Enjoy a fun run; a car, bike and truck show; carnival rides and food; a silent auction and a fireworks display at around 8 p.m.

Nov. 10 from noon to 9 p.m. at Colony Five Star Sports Complex, 4100 Blair Oaks Drive. Prices vary for vendors and carnival rides and games. thecolonytx.gov.

Forney

Hundreds of collector vehicles in categories such as vintage, antiques, classics, muscle cars, trucks and low-riders will be on display at Turkey Trax Auto Show and Veterans Run, a patriotic eleventh annual event in Forney. Start the day with a 5K fun run, which benefits local veterans organizations.

Nov. 11 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Forney Community Park, 241 South FM 548, Forney. Free for spectators; $20 to participate in 5K run. sharingthelove.org.

McKinney 

This two-part memorial features an 11th Hour ceremony at 11 a.m. with a missing man formation flyover, patriotic music and parade of colors. A sundown ceremony at 5:26 p.m.includes the reading of names on the city’s Wall of Honor before the playing of “Taps.”

Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. and 5:26 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park, 6053 Weiskopf Ave., McKinney. mckinneytexas.org. 

‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market at Plano Event Center This Weekend

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 2:20 PM
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A North Texas holiday tradition, ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Market presented by the Junior League of Collin County brings together over 13,000 shoppers to support community impact projects.

Kicking off the 23rd year, ‘Neath the Wreath Holiday Gift Market spans five days and features the best in unique holiday and home décor, clothing and accessories, gifts, jewelry, children’s items, and gourmet food from over 100 carefully selected merchants many of which are small family-owned businesses.

**For safety reasons, ‘Neath the Wreath does not allow baby strollers, rolling carts, rolling bags, wagons, or pets inside of market. Strollers may be checked complimentary at the door.**

TICKET INFORMATION:
General market: $12 per ticket in advance at participating Tom Thumb store locations in Collin County or $15 online at www.neaththewreath.org and at the door. Children 12 and under are free.

Visit www.neaththewreath.org for more information about merchants, tickets, Ladies Night Out, and more! #jlccntw #neaththewreath

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Turtle Creek Arts Festival at Reverchon Park Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 11:20 AM
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Check out the Turtle Creek Arts Festival which showcases approximately 100 local and regional artists and crafters of all disciplines at historic Reverchon Park, just steps away from the Katy Trail.

View artist demonstrations, enjoy local food trucks, live acoustic music, hands-on art activities, a children’s area and much more. Free to attend, the festival is open to all ages and dogs are welcome.

TURTLE CREEK FINE ARTS FESTIVAL: NOVEMBER 10-11, 2018

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Free L.O.L. Surprise! Eye Spy Pet Scavenger Hunt Event at Target on Nov 10th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, November 9th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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Mark your calendar! On Saturday, November 10th, select Target locations will be hosting a FREE L.O.L Surprise! Eye Spy Scavenger Hunt Event from 10 A.M. to 1 P.M.!

Activities will include a selfie station, free gifts and giveaways every thirty minutes! Kids will also search the store for a missing L.O.L Surprise! pet. When they find it, they’ll have the opportunity to buy an exclusive L.O.L Surprise! pet ball.

Holiday at the Arboretum, Featuring 12 Days of Christmas Running Nov 9-Dec 31

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! From November 9 to December 31, the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden welcomes the community to enjoy Holiday at the Arboretum, presented by Reliant. Stroll through the garden and see the Victorian-style gazebos come to life, featuring each scene from the traditional carol, The 12 Days of Christmas. Each gazebo features movement to depict the different beloved characters such as the Three French Hens, Twelve Drummers Drumming and Seven Swans a Swimming, to name a few.

The garden will reopen for extended hours Wednesday through Sunday from 6-9 p.m. Enjoy more than 500,000 lights throughout the Arboretum, trimming the historic homes and featuring a 30-foot-tall spruce tree in the center of the property. The DeGolyer House features “The Artistry of the Nativity.” The house is open daily during garden daytime hours and on Wednesday nights.

The exhibition in the historic DeGolyer House returns with “The Artistry of the Nativity,” with 500 crèches from over 50 countries representing so many cultures from around the world. In addition to the Ray Harrington and the Joe Christian collections, which the Arboretum owns, the private collections of Joyce and Larry Lacerte, Lydia and Dan Novakov, and a life-size crèche from Mary and Mike Terry, will also be on display. This is a unique opportunity to see these crèches as they have never been on public display before. Each of the 500 crèches are made out of unique materials including cork, Waterford crystal, horns, seeds, corn husk, glass, adobe, paper-mache, wood and coconut shells. In addition to the crèches, every room in the DeGolyer House will be elaborately decorated in holiday décor.
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Get Your Christmas Lights Put Up By Christmas Lights & Sirens (Local Off Duty Firemen)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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If you have been thinking of having Christmas lights put up this year, you know how difficult it can be to find trustworthy professionals that won’t bust your holiday budget! We highly recommend you give the gentlemen at Christmas Light & Sirens a call- these local off duty DFW Firefighters have been in the business for 10 years.

In one simple, affordable quote over the phone, they can provide installation, removal, and year round storage of your lights! This is a great deal because most companies make you provide your own lights and charge you extra when they take them down! Here’s what makes them unique:

Bulbs:

They are exclusively using commercial grade, SMD (Surface Mounted Diode) C9 LED bulbs. The brightest, longest lasting, C9 on the market- available in color or white. Equivalent to 7 diode bulbs making them 40% brighter, they are sealed and waterproof!

Wiring:

They use SPT-2 18 gauge wire. What does that mean? It means the insulation is 0.045” thick not 0.030” providing longevity and UV light damage resistance. It means they care enough to use the highest quality product available to ensure your home looks good throughout the light season and for years to come.

Timers:

Now I bet you never gave much thought to a timer but with 225 customers they do! They use a 15amp 1850watt timer with a photocell. When the sun goes down, the lights come on. And the customer can choose 2, 4, 6, or 8 hours of light. Even sunset to sun rise if they prefer with a simple turn of the dial.

Service:

100% satisfaction guaranteed!
No questions asked!
Unlimited warranty work repair at NO cost!

Just head to their Facebook page to check out their work and read all the positive reviews!  In fact, they came out to my house last week to install my holiday lights and their customer service and workmanship was exemplary!

Don’t wait though, their appointments are booking up fast! Just call (214) 232-2229 and mark one more thing off your holiday to-do list! #ChristmasLights

Discounted Admission to ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer at The Gaylord Texan

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at 12:20 PM
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Hurry to Groupon to score discounted admission to ICE! featuring Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer! Save up to 51% off!

What’s included: admission to a walk-through holiday attraction with two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures and thrilling ice slides

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Texas Legends Home Opener on Nov 9th #TogetherInTheStands

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 3:20 PM
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Just 3 days until the season opener for the Texas Legends! My family loves to attend these games in Frisco- go blue!! Tickets start at just $10– take your crew to something new!

The Texas Legends are a D-League NBA Affiliate of the Dallas Mavericks.

Discounted Tickets to Ballet Frontier of Texas: “The Nutcracker” on Nov 16–18

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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Head over to Living Social to get discounted tickets to see Ballet Frontier of Texas: “The Nutcracker” on November 16–18 at the Will Rogers Auditorium in Fort Worth!

Buy up to 8 tickets at just $19 each!

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE Uber Rides & 50% Off Lyft Rides to the Polls on Election Day

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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Today only, November 6th, Uber and Lyft are offering free or reduced rate rides to polling places for election day!

Uber is offering voters across the country promo codes for free rides to the polls on election day. Riders can book a completely free ride to go vote by looking up their designated voting location and entering their home address in the Uber app.

Lyft will be offering 50% off rides to the polls (up to $5 value) to encourage voter turnout! To find the code for your area, go here and enter your zip code. You can enter the code in the promos section of your Lyft app.

Plus, for under-served communities, they’ll provide free rides through nonpartisan, nonprofit partners, including Voto Latino, local Urban League affiliates, and the National Federation of the Blind.