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Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating Around Dallas & Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, October 5th, 2016 at 6:06 PM
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Take the family out this year for some fun Halloween events, carnivals and trick-or-treating around DFW!  Tons of your favorite businesses host Halloween celebrations that you won’t want to miss.  Let the kids show off their costumes, and enjoy some spooky Halloween events as a family. And don’t forget to check out our lists of Pumpkin Patches & Corn Mazes, plus Haunted Houses in Dallas and Fort Worth with discounts!

Halloween Events, Carnivals & Trick-or Treating

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Join Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm on Saturday, Oct. 22 for fun-filled, Halloween-themed activities and entertainment for the whole family.

The center’s Halloween festivities kick off at noon with Bach & Broomsticks, which includes kid-friendly activities and family fun until 4 p.m. Concerts by the Creek from 7 – 9 p.m. featuring Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats wraps up the day’s events with a fusion of Bach and Gershwin in an eclectic and vibrant performance.

Detailed times and events are as follows:

  • Noon(12 p.m.) Watters Creek Bach & Broomsticks Festivities Begin
  • Noon – 2 p.m.Pumpkin patch and pumpkin decorating, while supplies last
  • Noon – 4 p.m.League of Animal Protectors (LAP) pet adoption event
  • Noon – 4 p.m.Free hayrides
  • 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.Children’s musical entertainer, Joe McDermott accompanied by The Allen Philharmonic Ensemble
  • 7 – 9 p.m.– Concerts by the Creek presents Bach Suites and Two Feet Beats

Sonny Bryan’s

It’s not SPOOKY at Sonny Bryan’s Smokehouse! Kids eat FREE when dressed in costume for Halloween October 29 – 31. Valid with the purchase of an entree at any of the 7 Sonny Bryan’s locations. (excludes DFW airport)

Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival

Internationally Acclaimed Autumn at the Arboretum Fall Festival Returns with 90,000 Pumpkins, Gourds and Squash. More than 90,000 pumpkins are sprouting in the Texas Panhandle this month, on their way to being featured in this year’s Autumn at the Arboretum national fall festival, made possible by Alliance Data and Texas Instruments. Named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by Fodor’s Travel and “One of the World’s 15 Most Breathtaking Gardens” by Architectural Digest, this year’s event at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden will highlight the “Art of the Pumpkin,” September 17 to November 23.
For the 11th year, Autumn at the Arboretum will include the popular one-acre Pumpkin Village in the Pecan Grove, featuring artful arrangements of tens of thousands of pumpkins, gourds, squash, bales of hay and cornstalks. They will be used together to create pumpkin houses that represent naturally occurring patterns in nature to mirror the “Art of the Pumpkin” theme. Cinderella’s Pumpkin Carriage will also return, courtesy of Baylor Scott & White Medical Center at White Rock, set amidst the garden’s remaining summer flowers, as well as 150,000 fall blooms like chrysanthemums, ornamental grasses, copper plants and firebush, and will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The popular Haybale Maze will also return with the Tom Thumb Pumpkin Patch offering pumpkins for purchase, and the Great Pumpkin Search.

Pumpkin Painting
Oct. 15 – 16, 22 – 23, and 29 – 30, 1 – 2 p.m.

Stop by the Pecan Grove to enjoy the Art of the Pumpkin. Free pumpkins will be available, while supplies last, for guests to decorate at a painting table in a wide range of colors.

Family Fun Weekend
Saturday, October 29 – Sunday, October 30

Come enjoy trick or treating in the Pumpkin Village. Additionally, families can enjoy face-painting, Kindermusik and a petting zoo in the Pecan Grove from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring their own trick or treating bags.

Sticker Treating
Friday, October 28 – Sunday, October 30, All Day

Wear your costumes to the Children’s Adventure Garden and meet our staff to discover the spooky-side of nature. Only the best ghouls and ghosts can collect all of the stickers.

Spooky Maze Scavenger Hunt
Saturday, October 29Monday, October 21, 4 p.m.
Enter the maze if you dare, because around each corner, there might be a scare. Don’t get lost in the haze as you make your way through the maze…in the Amazing Secret Garden.

BOGO Wednesdays
September 21 – November 23
Buy one get one free general admission, which includes Nature Nights (through October 19), is available at the ticket booth, with a limit of one purchase per person.

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Boo at the Zoo

Fort Worth Zoo prepares spellbinding fun and entertainment for annual Halloween event.

Boo at the Zoo for one weekend only on Oct. 28, 29 and 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The family-friendly event will offer entertainment throughout the entire Zoo and plenty of treats to satisfy any sweet tooth.

This year’s Boo at the Zoo, presented by Central Market, will offer treat stations and Halloween-themed entertainment throughout the Zoo. In addition to trick-or-treating, guests of all ages will enjoy a live animal stage show at the Outdoor Learning Theater, a kids’ craft zone, carnival games, musical entertainment, stage shows and a day packed with Wild Encounter keeper chats.

Zoo guests and members will receive six Boo at the Zoo coupons at the Zoo’s main ticket booth at no additional cost. Coupons can be redeemed at treat stations throughout the entire park. Additional coupons are available for purchase.

The community is invited to submit decorated pumpkins for the Boo at the Zoo pumpkin patch. Participants of all ages can transform a pumpkin into works of art using paint, stencils, accessories – whatever they can conceptualize and create. Pumpkins selected by the Zoo’s panel of judges will be featured at the event alongside creations from Zoo staff and local celebrities.

Boo at the Zoo is free with admission—$14 for adults, $10 for children ages 3 to 12, $10 for seniors ages 65 and older, and free for children 2 and younger. The event is free for Zoo members.  This is one of DFW’s most popular Halloween events.

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Goddard School School of Flower Mound

Join us for free activities, bounce house, food truck, pumpkin carving contest, costume contest, and craft fair. Saturday, October 15th 3-6pm. This event is FREE!

Sat, October 15, 2016  3:00 PM – 6:00 PM at The Goddard School

4051 Cross Timbers Road, Flower Mound, TX

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Bass Pro

Bass Pro Shop is offering up some serious fun from October 24-31st.  Monday – Friday from 6-8pm, Saturday and Sunday from noon-5pm, and Halloween from 4-8pm, there will be TONS of great things for the kids to do.  Get a $5 Photo pack ($10 value) with the coupon on this page (one 5×7, four wallets and a digital download.  Plus, every kid that takes a photo gets a FREE kids’ entree at Bass Pro locations with restaurants. As far as Halloween events go, this is a great one!

Halloween day/night:

3-5pm Trick-or-Treat
FREE crafts
4-7pm Face Painting
4-8pm Decorate Treat Bags
5-8pm Hot chocolate samples

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Halloween ComicFest – FREE Comic


Walk into any participating comic shop on Halloween and you’ll get a free Halloween ComicFest comic. Find a participating comic shop before you head out.

 

LEGOLAND Brick-Or-Treat

22nd – 23rd October 2016
29th – 30th October 2016

Your favorite halloween activities return with Brick or Treat!

Bring your little monsters to LEGOLAND® Discovery Center Dallas/Fort Worth and get into the Halloween spirit with Brick-Or-Treat.  Don your favorite costume and get ready for some spooky fun with several family-friendly activities on weekends in October (Oct 22 & 23, Oct 29 & 30)

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North East Mall 

Bring your ‘lil pumpkin to our Fall Carnival event. There will be fun Carnival games with prizes, plus crafts, Spin The Wheel, Make Your Own Yogurt creation & more. Kids can dress in costume and strike a pose in our fun photo backdrop. We will distribute candy and other prizes at the Carnival stations. There will not be an organized Trick-or-Treat event on October 31 this year due to low retailer participation.

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Halloween parade!  Let the kiddos show off their fun costumes with Pottery Barn’s parade!  Activities and treats from Annie’s will be offered, too.  Even tis Saturday October 8th at 3pm.

 

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Tricks, Treats, and Targets children’s event on October 29th for the first 200 kids until 11am.There will be a face painter, balloon twister, halloween games, and a costume contest.

Toys R Us – Bricktober

Visit your local Toys R Us for their Make & Take Event: Build and take home LEGO Frankenstein on October 29th from 12PM to 2PM

Williams-Sonoma – Haunted House Decorating

Visit your local Williams-Sonoma on Saturday, October 8th at 10am for a Haunted House Decorating, suitable for ages 5-13.  In this class you’ll assemble a spooky gingerbread mansion and decorate it as you please.

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Dinosaur World

Sunday (10/3) and Monday (10/31), children get FREE admission when they visit the park in costume, with a fully paid adult admission!  Valid only on admission purchased at the door.  One free child in costume admitted for every adult.  Halloween events at Dinosaur World?  Yes, please! 🙂

Owl & Howl Prowl (The Colony)

Explore The Colony Shoreline Trail after dark with a guided Owl & Howl Prowl from 6:30pm-7:30pm on Tuesday, October 27th!  You’ll see wildlife, and learn about nocturnal animals.  The walk is about 1-2 miles round trip.  Get more information by emailing: ibrowder@thecolonytx.gov.

Krieger Orthodontics (Lewisville)

Krieger Orthodontics will be converting its practice into a Halloween haunted house for all ages. Treats will be provided and a $5 admission will get you into the spooky attraction. All proceeds go to Wounded Warrior Project. Dr. Krieger will match the proceeds raised up to $1,000. 7pm – 9:30pm on October 31st.  Located in the Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza

Castle Hills Village Shops & Plaza Fall Festival

You won’t want to miss this year’s Fall Festival at the Plaza. This year’s event will feature a six-pony carousel, a longhorn photo-op, face painters, carnival games, hay rides, a petting zoo, arts & crafts by Kiddie Academy, a pumpkin patch station, and much more! A DJ will keep everyone entertained with the hits of yesterday and today. Two $100 gift cards will be given away, so don’t forget to stop by the registration table. Also available will be free candy apples for the first 100 people and food for purchase. Pumpkins will also be on sale. The Kiwanis Haunted House will open at 4 pm and will be $5 for everyone. Also, the 6th Annual Progressive Beer Tasting will begin at 5:00 p.m. Participating merchants will offer free beer tasting. *Must be 21 or older for beer tasting. Valid ID required. Participating shops will be identifiable by a neon orange flyer in the window.

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Grapevine Mills Halloween Event

Halloween is here and Grapevine Mills is inviting all little ghouls, goblins and boo’tiful princesses to come have a spooktacular time at the Kidgits Halloween event, located at Entry 4.

To add to the fun of these Halloween events, Twentieth Century Fox is also celebrating the Blu-Ray and DVD release of The Croods, Monsters vs. Aliens: Cloning Around, DreamWorks Dragons: Riders of Berk Part 1 and Part 2 and Kung Fu Panda: Legends of Awesomeness. You won’t want to miss all of the fun activities and giveaways!

Join us afterwards for trick-or-treating around the mall! Trick-or-treating begins at 6:00 pm.

Teen Halloween Scavenger Hunt (Southlake)

On Halloween day, download a list of photo challenges from the Southlake Library website, start your hunt for the required items, take the photo and upload to Instagram using the #SPLHalloween.  This is pretty unique, as far as Halloween events go!

Complete the tasks to enter to win cool prizes. We’ll be watching!

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Halloween HullabaBOO!

Bring your family for a fun time at Halloween HullabaBOO!

In addition to trunk or treat, a cupcake walk, games and a bounce house, the children will enjoy a performance by an illusionist. New this year is a chili cook-off for adults.

 

 

Halloween in the Park (Farmer’s Branch)

This wildly-popular event features Trick-or-Treat stations, game booths, stage entertainment, great food, and the one-of-a-kind Haunted Hedge. Check back soon for additional info.

Saturday, October 31, 2015
Gates open at 5 p.m.
Farmers Branch Historical Park
2540 Farmers Branch Lane
Event Hotline: 972.919.1433

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Safari Run (Plano):

Safari Run, Plano’s fitness-based entertainment center for children, will host a series of Halloween events from October 28 through October 31, including a special Parents’ Night Out on October 28.

Admission is only $10 per child and includes games, raffle prizes, trick-or-treating and Open Play time, which includes big mazes, zip lines, climbing tunnels, giant slides, a running track, an arcade, a separate toddler area and a parent’s lounge with free WiFi. Parents/guardians are always free at Safari Run!

Schedule:

Friday, Oct. 28 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. (Parents’ Night Out from 6 – 10 p.m.)

Saturday, Oct. 29 from 4:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Sunday, Oct. 30 from 3:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 31 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Bring THIS FLYER for $1 off admission!

 

Grand Prairie Premium Outlets

4 – 9 PM on MONDAY, OCTOBER 31

HALLOWEEN TRICK OR TREAT EVENT AT GRAND PRAIRIE PREMIUM OUTLETS

Area kids invited for a wicked good time!

  WHO:            Calling all ghouls and goblins!  Children under 12 are invited to join Grand Prairie Premium Outlets for a Halloween Trick or Treat event from 4 – 9 p.m. on Monday, October 31. Families can enjoy collecting treats from participating retailers throughout the center for a safe and fun Halloween event*.

Participants will begin their adventure at Guest Services to pick up their first treats of the afternoon. Don’t forget to sign up for a complementary VIP Savings Passport while you’re there which treats shoppers to additional savings at over 70 stores at Grand Prairie Premium Outlets!

Participating retailers will have candy & treats for little ones and pumpkin signage in their windows.  Come join us for a spooktacular event!

WHERE:         Grand Prairie Premium Outlets – Guest Services

                        2950 W. Interstate 20  Grand Prairie, TX 75052

What Halloween Events in Dallas will you attend!?
Did we miss something?  Let us know!

 

 

Fun & Free Event ~ Chalk Art Festival

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, August 15th, 2016 at 5:23 PM
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Head out to West 7th this Saturday, August 20th for a FREE Chalk Art Festival!  This even will run from 10am until 8pm.  There will be 3 commissioned street painting artists, and an amateur contest, too.  Anyone interested in participating in the contest will create 4’x4′ chalk art piece on the street.  Kids are welcome, too – and there’s even a place for them to get creative!

This event is FREE, and merchants from 7th Street will be open for food and drinks.  A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Art Station, as well as community programs for adults and children.

The festivities of the Chalk Art Festival include:

  • Evolution of a professional street painting mural
  • Amateur artist competition
  • Children’s art area
  • PoserKids Yoga Class at 11 am
  • Live music by The Zoomeez at 2 pm
  • Awards ceremony at 7:30 pm
  • Murals will be on display through August 31st

 

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 10th, 2016 at 6:00 PM
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Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Welcome to our new series, “My Dallas Mommy’s Top 10”!  Each week, we’ll highlight a top 10 list of our favorite things!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Dallas is an artsy, cultural, fast-paced modern metropolis, with a ton of personality.  From Deep Ellum to Lower Greenville, Dallas boasts over 150 neighborhoods. It’s an impressive and eccelectic city that offers a little something for everyone.  Whether you love live entertainment, or need something family friendly, Dallas has a venue.  Here are our top 10 FREE things to do in Dallas:

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Explore Dallas with a treasure hunt from Downtown Dallas, Inc.

Downtown Dallas, Inc. sponsors a fun lunchtime hunt on Mondays and Wednesdays.   Pop over to Belo Garden a 11am for clues to get you started.  You’ll take pictures of each place the clues lead you to, and post them on social media.  You’ll be directed to shops, parks, landmarks and more.  Once you’ve completed the tasks, go back to the Garden.  The first one to finish receives a prize, and all who participate get goodies!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Learn something new at a free museum

Get cultured, stimulated and educated for FREE at several Dallas museums!  The Dallas Museum of Art is one of the hallmarks of the city.  It features over 22,000 art pieces, too!  You can also see The Samurai Collection at The Ann  & Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum. The Meadows Museum of Art features a HUGE collection of Spanish art.  And the African American Museum offers tons of history and pride.  Check them all out for free admission!

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Let loose at Reverchon Park

Uptown Dallas, you’ll find Reverchon Park.  It features tennis courts, baseball fields, hiking trails, garden area, a volleyball court and much more.  It covers 41.3 acres, and a TON of possibilities for activities.  It’s not quite as popular as other parks in Dallas, but it’s just as wonderful, and less crowded, too.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

 

Catch a ride on the McKinney Avenue Trolley

What better way to tour Dallas (or get around, if you’re local), then a classic trolley!?  The trolleys – Rosie, Matilda, Petunia, Miss Daisy and Green Dragon – are restored, vintage trolley cars.  They ramble along Dallas’ original trolley tracks through downtown.  Temperature-controlled, 100 year old trolleys.  We’re in!  Ride are always FREE, and the service runs 365 days a year!  Stop over here to see the route  map and schedule.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Relax outdoors with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra

As part of the Parks Concerts series, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra offers FREE concerts!  As they move around various parks in Dallas, the orchestra sets up a casual, family friendly environment.  Bring a blanket and lounge in the sun, while listening to amazing classical live music for free!  See the website for locations and schedule.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Get cultured with Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park might not be “free,” but it sure is worth it!  Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday night performances ask for a donation to attend. Performances are in the amphitheater at the Samuell Grand Park.  Wilt thou partake in a festival of thespian culture?  😉  Check the website for details about play schedules.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Sample freshness at Dallas Farmer’s Market

Monday through Sunday from 10am until 6pm, take a stroll through the Dallas Farmer’s Market. This 26,000 square foot food hall and artisanal vendor market also features more than just market fresh foods.  There are four restaurants, and seating areas inside and out.  Score some free samples from vendors, and relax while enjoying the Dallas skyline!  Dallas Farmer’s Market is located at 920 South Harwood Street.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Take a tour & drink free beer at Four Corners Brewing

Every Saturday, Four Corners Brewing offers tours of their industrial-style, yet trendy brewery.  Three guys started making beer out of their garage, and it blossomed into a hot spot in Dallas.  Learn all about how beer is made, what inspires the flavors of Four Corners brews, and get some free samples, too!  Find Four Corners Brewing just west of downtown at 423 Singleton Blvd.

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Get your giggles going at the Dallas Comedy House

Tuesday nights are open mic night.  That means you can try your luck at some stand-up comedy, or watch other funny people on stage for FREE!  If stand-up isn’t your forte, consider the free Improv Comedy Jam Session on the same night.  Located in the heart of Deep Ellum, the Dallas Comedy house is located on Main Street.

And….. our number 1 pick for free things to do in Dallas:

Top 10 FREE Things to do in Dallas

Cheap Date Night at the Granada Theater 

Sundown at the Granada Theater offers everything you could need for a cheap date night, or girl’s night out.  Get free entertainment with live bands throughout the week, and drink specials like 1/2 off bottles of wine and 1/2 price draft beer.  Cuddle up on the roof and watch a movie with your date for free on Wednesdays, too.  Even better, Wednesdays offer 1/2 price whiskey!  Visit the Granada at 3502 Greenville Ave.  This is number 1 on our list of free things to do in Dallas, because it’s unique, a little nostalgic, and makes for great memories.

There you go!  These are our top 10 favorite free things to do in Dallas!  What would you add to the list?  Let us know in the comments about your favorite free event or activity!

Screen Shot 2016-08-10 at 12.02.36 PMHave a little extra wiggle room in your budget!?  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!  Other ways to save going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

 

FREE Comedy Show Tickets at Hyena’s in Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, August 9th, 2016 at 9:15 AM
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FREE Comedy Show in Fort Worth

 

Do you need a night out?  Get your giggle going at Hyena’s Comedy Nightclub in Fort Worth on Wednesday, August 17th!  You’ll be able to score FREE tickets when you go to laughslive.com and use the promo code LAUGHS at checkout.  Grab your tickets now, before they are gone, as there are a limited number available for free.

Dallas comedians Aaron Aryanpur will be there – he was named the “Funniest Comic in Texas” in 2012.  Other big names that will be performing are CJ Starr, Lashonda Lester, Josh Johnson and Jay Whitecotton.  Plus, there will be many more comedians performing.

Get your tickets HERE and get ready to plan a night of laughter and fun in Fort Worth!

Pokémon Go: Pokéstops and Deals in Dallas & Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, August 5th, 2016 at 7:00 PM
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Pokémon Go in Dallas and Fort Worth!

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The Pokémon Go craze has hit new levels.  When is the last time my daughter wanted to hop in the car with me and drive endless miles and explore the city spending no money, but gas?  Ugh like, NEVER!!!!  Love it or hate it, Pokémon Go is the rage right now. Dallas and Forth Worth businesses and attractions are getting on the Pokémon Go bandwagon and offering deals, discounts and just plain fun.

Below is a list of Pokémon Go Pokéstops along with deals and discounts in Dallas-Fort Worth! I’ve also shared ways to save if you’re wanting to visit a local attraction to for hot Pokéstops!   Feel free to leave comments about any deals you find and I will share with our readers.

Dallas Summer Staycation Guide

Quick tip for saving at local attractions: 

Read our DFW Summer Staycation Guide for TONS of great places that are sure to be Pokestops for FREE!

Pogo Pass .  It’s a year long, family based entertainment pass, that gets pass holders into some of the best venues in Dallas that are great for Pokestops!  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!

CityPASS? is a booklet of admission tickets to the best attractions in a single city including Perot Museum, Reunion Tower, Dallas Zoo + more.

Also check GrouponLiving Social, and Ad Pages.

pokemon discountsPopular Retail Pokéstops & Discounts

GameStop: Select GameStop locations around the DFW are now Pokéstops and gyms!  Go HERE to find one near you.

Brookstone: Stop by your local Brookstone store and score $5 off your purchase when you show your Pokemon Go App to the cashier at checkout. For more information, visit the Brookstone Facebook page.

Sams Club: Sam’s Club is offering Pokemon Go players a free day pass to shop in its stores — and a free cookie to boot. Just head to your local store and show your phone to an associate — with the app installed, of course.

Screen Shot 2016-07-19 at 7.27.33 AMT-Mobile:  As part of T-Mobile Tuesday, Pokémon GO players will be able to get free data for a whole year.However, the offer is not automatically applied to all T-Mobile customers and must be activated in order to obtain the benefits. In addition to the free data, the special offer from T-Mobile also contains the following extras:

  • Free Lyft rides up to $15 to help you get to a PokéStop or Gym
  • Free Wendy’s Frosty desserts
  • 50% off select accessories, including portable power packs and chargers at T-Mobile stores

Other Reported Retail Hotspots

Forever 21

H&M

Sephora

The Shops at Legacy: The Shops @ Legacy! Huge spread of pokestops, lots of people this weekend (so lots of lures). There’s a Marriott on the south side of the area with a pond where we caught several psyducks.

Attraction Pokéstops & Deals

Pokemon Go Event

Addison Circle Pavillion:  Pogue Entertainment Group & Studio 7 Presents Pokémon Go Benefit Festival August 28th from 6-9pm.  There will be $5 raffles for Pokémon Go merchandise, game coins and special items.  Free lures, live entertainment and food trucks are just more reasons to attend this great event! All raffle proceeds go to benefit “Hearts of Maya” scholarship fund.

Ann and Gabriel Barbier-Mueller Museum: Family Day is the first Saturday of every month.  August 6th, they are featuring some neat information about samurai counterparts to  your favorite Pokémon characters.  This takes place between 1-3pm.  There will even be prizes to trainers who catch Pokémon in the museum!

Pub Crawl: August 10th, High and Tight’s themed pub crawl is… you guessed it, Pokémon Go!  Be sure to check out High and Tight, Twilite Lounge, Brick and Bones and Wits End for Pokéstops.  There will even be drink specials!  Get more information on their Facebook Page.

Pub Crawl Times:

High & Tight: 8:30pm-10pm
Twilite Lounge 10pm-11pm
Brick & Bones 11pm-12am
Wits End 12am-1am

Thunderbird Roller Rink:  August 12th is PokeSkate: A Pokémon Party!  Tickets can be purchased HERE, and need to be purchased in advance.  They are $7 per person (2 and older).  Skate rentals are an extra $2, but you can bring your own.  Skating is not required.  They will have charging stations for phones and free WiFi.  Also included is fun 90’s music to skate to, prizes, games and more.

Klyde Warren Park: Pokéwalk Dallas will be from 4-9pm on August 27th.  A pub crawl will finish out the night, for those left playing.  This is a great way to meet some new Pokémon trainer friends!

Arlington Visitors Welcome Center:  Stop by our Pokéstop in our Visitors Welcome Center, there might be an egg (we know we keep getting three poké balls every few minutes woo)! If you sign their guestbook,you’ll get a FREE APPETIZER coupon for Mellow Mushroom Pizza, which is also a Pokéstop!

Trinity River Audubon: Get some walking in with hiking trails!  There are 3 Pokéstops at the Trinity River Audubon, plus exhibit halls and more. It’s only $1 for admission.  Be sure you stay on the trails while hunting!  This deal is good for the entire month of August. Get more information HERE.

Arlington:  For a HUGE list of great spots in Arlington, go here!

AT&T Stadium:  it has THREE GYMS!!! Outside of AT&T Stadium, there is a Pokéstop or two. Then take a tour of the stadium to obtain the stops inside!

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Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden Dollar Days in August at the Arboretum offer some great fun! Get admission for just $1.  Parking is only $5. And, $1 per person, check out the 8-acre Children’s Adventure Garden, too.
Pokémon players can enjoy over 30 Pokéstops and 3 gyms within a 66-acre area!

Dallas Zoo: The Dallas Zoo welcomes all Pokémon trainers. We want you to have a fun and especially safe time while looking for the elusive Pikachu or fighting to take over the giraffe statue gym for Team Mystic.  Save using City Pass!

Putt-Putt:  All Tarrant County Putt-Putt locations (Fort Worth, Hurst and Arlington) are offering $2 off a game of golf when mentioning Pokemon Go. The offer cannot be combined with other discounts.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! has two Pokéstops and a gym!

Six Flags Over Texas – there are three gyms and 26 stops.

Texas Rangers Games:  There are THREE in Globe Life Park + 2 gyms! Check out our Ways to Save at Texas Rangers games here! Globe Life Park is a Pokéstop in itself, you can take a tour of Globe Life Park or attend a game there to get the two (or more) lurking inside. The Nolan Ryan Statue is a Pokéstop, and there’s also a mysterious “Classic Texas Rangers” Pokéstop.

Other Hot Spots:

American Airlines Center

Dallas Museum of Art

Area Meet Ups

Check out Meetup.com for the Pokémon Go Club meet up schedule.  You’ll be able to meet other locals and hunt together!

Pokémon Go Restaurant Deals

Daireds Salon and Spa Pangéa in Arlington is offering free menu items and discounts at their newly revamped Café Daireds for Pokemon Go users Level 5 and up. 2400 W. I-20, Arlington, 817-465-9797,

My Family’s Pizza (Preston Hollow) is offering free menu items to Pokemon Go users who are Level 3 or higher. 10720 Preston, Suite 1014, Dallas, 214-363-6122,

Pokémon Go Online Deals

Pokemon Merchandise

Heads up all you Pokemon Go fans! Amazon offers downloads of Pokémon Go: The Ultimate Hunter’s Guide 2016: An Unofficial Player’s Guide Kindle eBook for free.

That’s a $3 savings for this 24-page guide.

Pokémon with Pokeball inside deal

Here’s something different for Pokémon players!  This Pokémon Pokéball with Pokémon inside is on sale right now for only $7.99!  It’s normally $19.99 and a great way to start collecting some fun memories of this craze!Pokemon Merchandise

Pre-order this Pokewares Shield for Pokemon Go Plus for just $14.99!

This STrATO Pokeman Go Ball Portable Charger PokeCharge LED Power Bank Pocket Monster Balls is too cute!  Grab one while they last for $35.99 and up your style while you hunt!

Are you searching endlessly for Pokémon on your bike?  Cyclists (bikes and motorcycles) can score this Roam Co-Pilot Universal Bike Phone Mount for only $1.06 (or Black and Red for $11.98)!!  This is compatible with iPhone 6/6s/Plus, 5/5s, Galaxy S4/S5S6 Edge and Note 5.  Please be careful while hunting and riding!

Running around as a trainer means you’re burning calories, too, so take advantage!  Track your fitness levels and keep track of them with a new Fitbit Flex for just $79.99.

*HOT* FREE School Supplies at DFW MetroPCS Stores

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016 at 4:15 PM
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Free School Supplies at MetroPCS

MetroPCS is giving away free school supplies at 20 of their stores throughout the Dallas/Fort Worth area.  In Dallas, the following locations will be giving out school supplies. There is a limit of two packets of school supplies per adult.

Friday August 5, 2016
2780 Royal Ln, Set C 5PM to 7 PM
Thursday August 11, 2016
1140 W Camp Wisdom Rd 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday August 14, 2016
1150 W Kiest Blvd 1 PM to 3 PM
Saturday August 20, 2016
2626 S Westmoreland Dr 2 PM to 4 PM
Saturday August 20, 2016
6155 Samuel Blvd, Ste 100 1 PM to 3 PM
Friday August 19, 2016
10455 N Central Expy 5 PM to 7 PM
Sunday August 21, 2016
2223 Singleton Blvd 1 PM to 3 PM

MetroPCS is also donating $1 per activation to nonprofit group, After-School All-Stars, during the month of August. What a great way to score some freebies, AND help a great program for kids!

For more information, please visit www.metropcs.com/dfwschoolsupplies.

Bud Light Party Convention – Pub Primaries Are In Dallas!

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, July 29th, 2016 at 12:30 PM
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Bud Light Party Convention - Dallas Pub Primaries!

Attention all Bud Light fans!  If the political campaigns going on right now are getting a little too stressful for you, why not throw a little fun into the mix?  The Bud Light Party Convention is hitting the campaign trail this Summer, and they are already in Dallas!  The Bud Light Party Convention is a 13-city tour that will feature some hot musical talent, great fun, and of course, Bud Light.  In fact, Jason Derulo and Brett Eldredge will be performing at this big event!

The Pub Primaries have already begun, and will run through August 5th.  If you want to attend, just hit one of the local venues below, between 5-8pm.  You’ll be asked to cast a vote for one of three local charities: Habitat for HumanityResource Center and Folds of Honor.  The winning candidate will score a campaign donation and recognition at the Convention.

Bud Light Party Convention - Dallas Dates

Dallas’ own JoJo Fletcher from “The Bachelorette” will also be attending this fun event at Klyde Warren Park on August 11th.  Have your chance to meet her and join in on the fun!

5 Fun Earth Day Activities For Kids

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Earth Day is coming up on April 22nd and events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for our environment!

Here is a list of Earth Day events and activities in North Texas.

Here are 5 fun and easy at-home activities to do with your kiddos as a reminder to slow down and appreciate the bounty of our beautiful planet!

 

Peanut Butter & Pine Cone Bird Feeder~ You only need 4 components: a pine cone, peanut butter, twine, and bird seed. First, tie twine to top of pine cone to use later to hang your bird feeder. Next, using a spoon or knife, spread a thick layer of peanut butter all over the pine cone. Then, roll it around in the seed, making sure to press the seeds into the peanut butter and hang in your favorite tree!

Make Recycled Paper~ This slightly messy project requires some patience and preparation, but it’s not tricky and the process is worth exploring.

Supplies- Screen, Large Tub, Washcloth/rag/burp cloth/large piece of felt, Water, Torn paper from newspaper, tissue paper, magazines, etc. and a Blender Steps– Shred the paper up into little pieces (roughly 2″ square). Add paper to the blender, cover it with water, and run the blender on a low speed. (add more water if the blender doesn’t move easily) Continue to run the blender a little bit faster until you get the paper mixture into a nice, smooth pulp and add more water if your pulp is still chunky. Spread the pulp in a thin and uniform layer across the screen and cover this with a rag or cloth diaper to absorb the extra water, while also pushing the water through the screen into the tub. Place one hand firmly on top of the cloth and then flip the screen over onto a work surface. Remove the screen and put the cloth plus paper pulp in a spot where it could dry, undisturbed, for about a day. The thicker the paper, the longer it will take to dry.

Rainbow Scavenger Hunt~ Toddlers and preschoolers will a lot of fun playing this game that’s all about learning and searching for the colors of the rainbow. All you need is a camera and some time. To play, start with the color red. When your little one spots something red, snap a photo of it. Then look for something orange, and so on. Not only will they be learning the rainbow, but you’ll be tuning our eyes toward objects in your neighborhood and your local environment.

Mud Pie Kitchen~ This is a favorite for little boys!  Go through your kitchen or head to Goodwill to find cheap pots, pans and cooking utensils. Then set aside a place in your back yard garden to be the dirt pile and make an area for working on such as an old play table or unused plastic crates. Set up the hose or buckets of water near your new mud kitchen and let their creativity flow!

Recycled Garden Collages~ Here’s a way to bring a beautiful garden indoors! Start by discussing things you might find outside like flowers, fences, bugs and more. Then collect cardboard food boxes, straws and lids to create a fun flower filled garden like the one pictured below!

 

Fun & Free Weekend Events

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*American Girl :Meal & Memories with Dad

American Girl presents “Meal & Memories with Dad”  Share a delightful day out with your daughter! You’ll 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. General Information: Tickets: $38 per person (Please note, prepaid event reservations are non-exchangeable and non-refundable) Reservations required; call toll-free 877-247-5223 For girls ages 8 and up Available during bistro hours

 

*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.

Screen Shot 2016-02-02 at 1.52.11 PMBowl & Barrel– SINGLES!

Bowl & Barrel says it can be even more fun for singles! That’s right, girlfriend…Dallas’ premier adult bowling venue is inviting all the single ladies to ditch their dates and hang at Bowl & Barrel onSunday, Feb. 14, for Singles Awareness Day.  Ladies dine in free from 6-10 p.m. Bring a picture of your “ex” to shred and we’ll even throw in a free drink! (Offer valid on Feb. 14, 2016 only; limit one free drink/entrée per person. Dine-in only. Must be 21 or older to receive a free drink.) 

Located at 8084 Park Lane in Dallas, Bowl & Barrel offers a unique entertainment experience. The “boutique bowling” venue showcases a full-service restaurant, a modern American tavern featuring house-made specialties, a classic European beer hall and the all-around best adult bowling experience in the Metroplex. For more information, visit BowlAndBarrel.com.

*Dallas Arboretum

To kick off the new year and encourage people to enjoy the gardens and be outdoors, the Dallas Arboretum is offering $5 admission beginning January 4 and continuing through January 31 for non-members. Members receive complimentary admission year round. This offer is only available when purchased at the gate.

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days

Dallas Comic Con Fan Days returns to the Irving Convention CenterFeb. 13-14, 2016 with a hearty offering of everyone’s favorite comic artists, celebrity guests, and cosplay fun. Irving Convention Center is located at 500 W. Las Colinas Blvd., Irving, TX 75039. Show hours are Saturday from 10am to 7pm and Sunday from 10am to 5pm.

Speed Dating: Special Valentine’s Day Weekend Event, Feb. 13-14

Speed Dating is coming to Fan Days for the first time for a special Valentine’s Day weekend event. Want to find someone who geeks out on pop culture as much as you do? As a special Valentine gift for show attendees, this one-of-a-kind experience is free for attendees. Sign-up is on-site only, and men and women 19+ are eligible. Special LGBTQ sessions are also available. Will you find the love of your life among the universe of all things comics, movies and TV, sci-fi and anime?  Why not create your own love story while enjoying all of your favorite stories?

 

koalaDallas Zoo- $5 Entrance & Adopt a Koala at the Dallas Zoo
The Dallas Zoo is the only place you’ll find koalas in Texas and one of only 10 zoos in the nation with these cute creatures. When you adopt a koala, your Valentine gets all of the parental pride without all the work. We’ll handle the cleaning, feeding, and housing for the koalas. You’ll receive the satisfaction of knowing that your gift helps support animal care at the Zoo. The cost for this Aussi-some gift is $50 ($40 for DZS members). No charge if you pick it up at the zoo; shipping prices are additional cost.

The temperature has dropped and so has the price of admission to only $5 for the entire month of February ($8 parking).

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*Fort Worth Pet Adoption

Unconditional love is waiting for you at the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Feb. 13-14. Whether you’re looking for a relaxed, cool cat or a youthful, energetic puppy, you’re bound to find the perfect match.

Every pet that comes through the doors of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter has a story — often one of being abandoned. More than 20,000 animals land at the shelter each year. It’s the goal of the shelter to find loving a home for each of these incredible pets.

Adoption fees are reduced to $10 during this event. The adoption fee includes an initial medical examination, rabies vaccination, city license, micro-chip and spay/neuter services.

 

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*Great Wolf Lodge

If you’ve been waiting for a discount on the Great Wolf Lodge – it’s back on Groupon! See all Great Wolf Lodge offers here – discounts available nationwide. Prices vary by location and the type of package that you select.

For those of you in Dallas, here is a discount for the Great Wolf Lodge – Grapevine location.

You can choose from FOUR options – as low as $149/night, with a one-night minimum.

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*Goldstar

Here is a super great offer!  Right now on Goldstar you can get select premium tickets for just $20 each!  This includes the Dallas Mavericks, starting at just $16, Sesame Street Live and Rent!  Go here for more information!

JD MILLER’S ANNUAL VALENTINE’S EVE LIVE PAINTING

Samuel Lynne Galleries is pleased to announce internationally renowned contemporary artist JD Miller’s annual Valentine’s Eve LIVE painting on February 13, 2016 from 5 – 8 pm. This year’s event will be even bigger than previous years as we move the engaging, one of a kind performance into our main gallery to incorporate a larger audience. Please also note that children are welcome, and we will have a special seating area for them at the front of the stage. Viewers will have the unique opportunity to witness Miller’s artistic vision at work as he utilizes color, texture, and shape to create a visual masterpiece before their eyes.
February 13, 2016
5:00 – 8:00 PM
Samuel Lynne Galleries
1105 Dragon Street
Dallas, TX 75207
Admission: Free

 

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*Main Event

Main Event Entertainment is offering guests the chance to suit up and play with $5 Super Bowling.  Now through Feb. 26, guests can bowl for just $5 per person, per game all day on Sunday and Tuesdaythrough Friday, and on Monday from open to 4 p.m.

For Main Event locations, go here.

*Michael’s

Looking for something fun to do with the family this weekend? Michaels is hosting another Kids Club Event this Saturday, February 13th from 10am – 12pm.

The cost is $2 and all the supplies will be provided to make a Valentine Dreamcatcher.  How fun!

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Choose a chocolate for the chance to win a Date Night Package, a $100 Helzberg Diamonds Gift Card, or the Grand Prize 3/4 Carat Teardrop Diamond Pendant! We hope you will join us this Saturday in any of the following locations: Omaha, Kansas City and Texas event center.

Cupid’s Corner- Thursday, Feb. 11 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. (participants are welcome to come and go)

Frisco Family Valentine Party!

$25 per child includes 8×8 LOVE canvas, Crafting Valentines, Decorating Cookies.
02/13/2016
09:00:00 AM till 10:00:00 AM
Cost: $25 per child
Color Me Mine of Frisco
3401 Preston Road, #10 Frisco, TX 75034

Lowe’s Kids Clinic: Free Valentine’s Day Picture Frame

Registration is now OPEN for the upcoming Lowe’s Kids Clinic! On Saturday, February 13th at 10AM, head into Lowe’s where kids can build a FREE Valentine’s Day Picture Frame! Be sure to register your kiddos now as spots tend to fill up quickly! If you’ve never attended one of these free Kid’s Clinics, check out my previous experience here.

NORTHPARK CENTER

Bring the whole family for a Valentine’s Day celebration at NorthPark Center. Enjoy a chamber concert of love songs from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, engaging crafts for the kids, cookie decorating with Green House Market, children’s entertainment from Bookmarks and more.

February 13, 2016
1-4 PM
NorthPark Center
8687 N. Central Expressway
Dallas, TX 75225
214-363-7441

*Sam’s Club Free Health Screenings

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Head to your nearest Sam’s Club that has a pharmacy for a free offer on Saturday, 2/13. Sam’s Club is offering a free heart health screening to both members and the public on Saturday, February 13 from 11am-4pm at all Sam’s Club locations with a pharmacy. The screening is valued at $150 and includes the following tests:

Blood pressure
Total cholesterol
HDL (good cholesterol)
Glucose
Body mass index (BMI)
Vision (not available at all locations)
Hearing (not available at all locations)

*SeaLife Grapevine

sealifeFrom February 1 through April 1, with the purchase of one adult ticket and donation of five empty soda cans receive one free kids admission to SEA LIFE Grapevine.  Bring in five cans for each additional child ages 3-12 and their ticket is just $5.* *Beverage cans must be non-alcoholic.  Children ages two and under are free.  Only available for purchase onsite.

SEA LIFE Grapevine is located at 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, Texas 76051.  For more information visit www.visitsealife.com/grapevine or call 817-819-7677.S


*Studio Movie Grill

Lots of great movies still to come over the next few weeks! Right now, go here where you can pay $5.00 for a movie ticket at Studio Movie Grill!

This Saturday, 2/6, Studio Movie Grill will host a Special Needs Screening of Kung Fu Panda 3 at 11am! Tickets available at the box office only.

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

Valentines Day in Dallas

Valentine’s Day in Dallas & Fort Worth (Entertainment)

Valentine’s Restaurant Menu’s & Offers in Dallas & Fort Worth

Homemade Valentine’s Box Idea: Rubiks Cube Valentine Box & “Chews You/Extra Special” Valentines

Valentine’s Day Book & Movie Deals

 

Legacy ER & Urgent Care Grand Opening in Keller ~ Bike Rodeo, Giveaways, Freebies, $10 Flu Shots

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, October 15th, 2015 at 11:00 AM
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Screen Shot 2015-10-11 at 12.17.48 PMLegacy ER & Urgent Care in Keller is having a grand opening celebration on October 31st with lots of giveaways, fun events and $10 flu shots!

This latest opening joins locations in Coppell, Frisco, McKinney and North Richland Hills, making it the nation’s largest stand-alone provider to offer both urgent care and emergency room services under one roof. Patients have access to immediate, on-site emergency room equipment and only pay emergency care prices when it is truly an emergency.

Appointments are not necessary, and online check-in means you can even bypass paperwork when you get here. Most patients wait less than 5 minutes to see the doctor and are typically heading home in under 30 minutes. Plus you get the Hybrid Billing Model accepting both Urgent Care and Emergency Care co‐pays.

In celebration of the new locations, Legacy ER & Urgent Care is offering $10 flu shots in all the communities it serves. Flu shots are usually covered under health insurance, and they can check that for you when you come in. If you’re covered, then the shot is free; but if you don’t have insurance or your insurance doesn’t cover you 100 percent, then this may be a good option for you!

Who: Legacy ER & Urgent Care – Keller
What: Grand Opening in Keller
When: Saturday, October 31, 2015 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Where: 1220 Keller Parkway Keller, TX 76248  Tel: 817.898.8000

Grand Opening Details:
Fun for the entire family!
Costume contest at 2:00 p.m.
Bounce house
Face painter
Balloon Twister
Food Trucks – Mad Grill and Snow Cones
Candy
Prizes and giveaways
Kids bring your bikes & safety gear! – Bike Rodeo with Keller Police Department
Obstacle course and register for free bike (provided by Legacy ER & Urgent Care)
Boy Scouts can earn a badge
Tours of facility
2015 Flu shots will be available
Urgent Care Hours: 7AM-9PM Every Day | EMERGENCY ROOM: 24/7

 

DFW Fall Festivals Roundup 2015

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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There are so many Fall festivals in the DFW area that you could hop around the metroplex every weekend through the end of October if you wanted to! Most of these are pretty budget friendly (some are FREE!) but check out the individual websites for more information on each event.

Here is our list of your best bets for some autumn fun with the family:

Fort Worth’s Oktoberfest – Fort Worth (Sept 24th-26th)

Greek Food Festival of Dallas – Dallas(Sept 25th-27th)

Mid-Autumn Festival – Grand Prairie (Sept 25th-27th)

McKinney Oktoberfest – McKinney (Sept 25th-27th)

Lewisville Western Day Festival – Lewisville (Sept 25th-26th)

Dog Days of Denton – Denton (Sept 26th)

Oaktopia – Denton (Sept 25th-27th)

South Street Art Festival – Arlington (Sept 25th-27th)

Southlake Oktoberfest – Southlake (Oct 2nd-4th)

Lake Highlands Oktoberfest – Lake Highlands (Oct 2nd)

Cottonwood Art Festival – Richardson (Oct 3rd-4th)

Autumn Days Festival – Ennis (Oct 17th)

 

Bloomin’ Bluegrass Festival and Chili Cookoff – Farmer’s Branch (Oct 16th-17th)

Garland AutumnFest – Garland (Oct 17th)

Plano International Festival – Plano (Oct 17th)

Celina Balloon Festival – Celina (Oct 17th- 18th)

Lone Star Family Farm – Stephenville (Runs through Nov 8th)

LEGOLAND Discovery Center – Brick or Treat in Grapevine (Oct 24th- Nov 1st)

Untapped – Dallas (Nov 7th)

Festival at The Switchyard – Carrollton (Nov 7th)

Autumn at the Arboretum – Dallas (Runs through Nov 25th)

Things to Do in Frisco, TX ~ City Spotlight

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 29th, 2015 at 10:30 AM
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Things to do in Frisco, TX

 

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!

For this installment, we will talk about things to do in Frisco, TX.  Frisco was the fastest-growing city in the nation from 2000 to 2009 and is home to FC Dallas, the Texas Legends and the Frisco Roughriders! Here’s a summary of our must see places and activities that happen in this hip, family friendly town!

Annual Festivals

Arts In The Square~  This event usually takes place in the spring and features over 120 of some of the best local and regional artists selling their handmade creations. Feast your eyes on incredible art, sit and relax by Simpson Plaza, listen to local musicians, watch ongoing performing arts and treat yourself to the food and spirits available at the variety of award-winning restaurants on site.

Frisco StrEATS Food Truck & Music Festival~ Enjoy music and awesome food truck grub during this annual spring event that takes place in downtown!

Frisco Freedom Fest~  This is your once-in-a-year chance to celebrate our nation’s birthday with fantastic food, great music and aaahhh-worthy fireworks! Plus, you can usually catch an FC Dallas game at the same time!

Trick or Treat at Frisco Fire Safety Town~ Every October, they invite all ghosts and goblins from tots-5th grade to join the annual Fall Festival with Trick-or-Treating. This adorable village is decorated with fun and kid friendly Halloween tricks and the Safety Town residents pass out treats.

Christmas in the Square~ This huge event draws over than 665,000 visitors annually to enjoy the spectacular show. Holiday lights and music unlike anything you have ever seen here in Texas- they even use snow machines by Disney to create a “Winter  Wonderland” on the sidewalks! Experience on Fridays and Saturdays in December.

Parks & Museums

Museum of the American RailroadRecently relocated from Dallas’ Fair Park, the Museum of the American Railroad displays its collection of over 40 pieces of railroad rolling stock and historic structures- very popular with the little boys!

Central Park~ Cattle sculptures, waterfalls and native Texas landscaping offer a perfect setting for walking, picnics and biking in this beautiful native landscape.

Texas Sculpture Garden & International Art~ You’ll find the largest private collection of Texas sculptures on public display without a charge. Forty large-scale pieces, all owned by Craig Hall, are featured in the sculpture park with an additional 100 pieces of artwork presented in and around the Office Park.

Heritage Museum~  A living monument that collects, preserves and recreates the history of Frisco while showcasing the ageless artifacts and objects that hold many stories of life long ago in a western railroad town and some of the traditions that have endured over the years. The interactive museum featuring hands-on exhibits will allow visitors to understand how the early citizens of Frisco lived, worked, and played. A living village has been recreated with replicas of the Lebanon Baptist Church, a one room school house, a log cabin, the Smith Muse house, and the Frisco Train Depot.

Hope Park in Frisco Commons~ Imagine a playground built to suit the needs of all kids, at any age, with a focused consideration for children with special needs!  Pack a picnic lunch and plan to stay the day because your kiddos won’t want to leave!

Unique Restaurants (found only in Frisco)

Platia Greek Kouzina~ If you like Mediterranean food, try this casual BYOB eatery for traditional Greek fare in a cozy space with authentic stone-&-brick-courtyard decor. Be sure to try the desserts!

MASH’D~ This is my favorite spot in Frisco with a very ecclectic menu- perfect for a date night. Try the Pot of Goat appetizer, and for sure, the Moonshine in whatever flavor you fancy!

5th Street Cafe~ This is a great local spot on downtown to have a weekend breakfast or brunch- think Bananas Foster French Toast!

NOLA Grill~ If you are in the mood for some Creole or Cajun food, the chef of NOLA Nick Totten, trained under Emeril Lagasse! Feast on Duck Gumbo and Fried Green Tomatoes before you try the New Orleans Bread Pudding- yum!

3 Stacks Smoke & Tap House~ You may know pitmaster Trace “The Rib Whisperer” Arnold from History Channel’s “Cross-Country Cookout” and even though he has fans in every corner of the nation, he settled down just a bit to create 3 Stacks Smoke & Taphouse. The namesake of the restaurant is attributed to the three large smokers that welcome you at the front door, each dedicated to a different selection of meat.

 

Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas/Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 4:00 PM
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Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas/Fort WorthEaster Egg Hunts ~ Dallas & Fort Worth

Several of the Easter Egg hunts have already come and gone.  But there are still some this weekend for you to take advantage of!  Happy Easter!

Easter is also a great time to get photos. Go here on Where to Get Easter Photos & Bluebonnet Photos in Dallas + More

Hop on over to the CAC in Flower Mound on April 4th for the Underwater Egg Hunt! Egg-citing activities include a visit with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, and games. Stay around after the egg hunt to play in the pool and enjoy other activities. Parents must be in the water with all non-swimmers. Pre-registration is required.

Age Groups Time Age Groups Time
3-4 years 10 am 7-8 years 10:40am
5-6 years 10:20am 9-10 years 11 am

Fort Worth

Fort Worth ~ Stockyards
WHERE:
Texas Sized Easter Celebration
130 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth Texas
Saturday, April 04, 2015

TIME(S):
High Noon

Come experience Easter in true Texas style! Easter egg hunt for all ages begins at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more.The hunt accommodates children through age 12.

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COST: FREE

Frisco

Elevate Life Church

On Saturday, April 4, Elevate Life will kick off their FREE Easter festivities with one of the largest Easter egg hunts in North Texas at 11 a.m. sharp. Children up to the age of 12 will be gathering more than 75,000 candy-filled eggs scattered across Elevate Life’s lawns. Elevate Life only asks that children bring their own Easter baskets. Make sure to bring your cameras, because the Easter Bunny will be in attendance and available for pictures.

Easter fun is not just for the kids – from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a full class car, truck and cycle show in the parking lot. Everything from exotic, vintage and unique will be on-site. If you would like to enter your vehicle in the show, please visit Mustang Sally Productions. Some of DFW’s finest food trucks will also be available throughout the day.

Immediately following the Easter egg hunt, Elevate Life Church will be aiming to create the World’s Largest Human Easter Egg by assembling guests in the shape of an Easter egg and taking a photo from above with a drone camera.

You can join Elevate Life this Easter season at 8500 Teel Parkway in Frisco, Texas and can find out more information by visiting www.elevatelife.com, following Elevate Life on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 214.387.9833.

The Colony

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Five Star Complex
4100 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
Cost: $3/child in advance
OR $5/child on event day
972-625-1106
One of the most EGGciting events in The Colony is back! Watch your kids have a ball as they gather eggs filled with an assortment of candy and prizes. Peter Rabbit is hoppin’ into town too – get your photo taken with him as a keepsake and plant a flower to take home and watch bloom.
Eligible Ages: 0-10 years old. A special needs accessible hunt will also be held.
Tickets on sale at The Colony Rec
Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd.
Egg Hunt Age Groups:
• 0 – 18mos*
• 18mos walking – 3 Years Old
(with 1 parent)
• 4 – 5
• 6 – 7
• 8 – 10
• Special Needs
Hunts will begin at 6:45pm.
Late arrivers are not guaranteed participation.
For more information, please contact the Parks and
Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

The Colony ~ Top Golf
Pics with the Easter Bunny
11 am – 3 pm
Egg Hunt
Starting at 1 pm
Both events are free to attend and for children 12 and under.

Brunch*
open – 2 pm

Perennials – Best Picks for Texas Event This Saturday At All Calloway’s Locations

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 3rd, 2015 at 3:30 PM
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Explore the wonderful world of perennials and learn to create a garden that has interesting, beautiful plants blooming in every season! The experts at Calloway’s will guide you through planning, garden prep, and care of the most beautiful perennials for Texas!

Head to your local Calloway’s this Saturday at 10:15am to a FREE seminar to learn which perennials will thrive in your garden, and discover the newest varieties and care techniques.

Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas/Fort Worth

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, April 1st, 2015 at 2:45 PM
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Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas/Fort WorthEaster Egg Hunts ~ Dallas & Fort Worth

Several of the Easter Egg hunts have already come and gone.  But there are still some this weekend for you to take advantage of!  Happy Easter!

Easter is also a great time to get photos. Go here on Where to Get Easter Photos & Bluebonnet Photos in Dallas + More

Hop on over to the CAC in Flower Mound on April 4th for the Underwater Egg Hunt! Egg-citing activities include a visit with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, and games. Stay around after the egg hunt to play in the pool and enjoy other activities. Parents must be in the water with all non-swimmers. Pre-registration is required.

Age Groups Time Age Groups Time
3-4 years 10 am 7-8 years 10:40am
5-6 years 10:20am 9-10 years 11 am

Fort Worth

Fort Worth ~ Stockyards
WHERE:
Texas Sized Easter Celebration
130 E. Exchange Avenue Fort Worth Texas
Saturday, April 04, 2015

TIME(S):
High Noon

Come experience Easter in true Texas style! Easter egg hunt for all ages begins at noon sharp, and afterwards there will be an Easter bunny, face painting, a balloon animal maker and more.The hunt accommodates children through age 12.

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COST: FREE

Frisco

Elevate Life Church

On Saturday, April 4, Elevate Life will kick off their FREE Easter festivities with one of the largest Easter egg hunts in North Texas at 11 a.m. sharp. Children up to the age of 12 will be gathering more than 75,000 candy-filled eggs scattered across Elevate Life’s lawns. Elevate Life only asks that children bring their own Easter baskets. Make sure to bring your cameras, because the Easter Bunny will be in attendance and available for pictures.

Easter fun is not just for the kids – from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. there will be a full class car, truck and cycle show in the parking lot. Everything from exotic, vintage and unique will be on-site. If you would like to enter your vehicle in the show, please visit Mustang Sally Productions. Some of DFW’s finest food trucks will also be available throughout the day.

Immediately following the Easter egg hunt, Elevate Life Church will be aiming to create the World’s Largest Human Easter Egg by assembling guests in the shape of an Easter egg and taking a photo from above with a drone camera.

You can join Elevate Life this Easter season at 8500 Teel Parkway in Frisco, Texas and can find out more information by visiting www.elevatelife.com, following Elevate Life on Facebook and Twitter or by calling 214.387.9833.

The Colony

Thursday, April 2, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Five Star Complex
4100 Blair Oaks Dr, The Colony, TX 75056
Cost: $3/child in advance
OR $5/child on event day
972-625-1106
One of the most EGGciting events in The Colony is back! Watch your kids have a ball as they gather eggs filled with an assortment of candy and prizes. Peter Rabbit is hoppin’ into town too – get your photo taken with him as a keepsake and plant a flower to take home and watch bloom.
Eligible Ages: 0-10 years old. A special needs accessible hunt will also be held.
Tickets on sale at The Colony Rec
Center, 5151 North Colony Blvd.
Egg Hunt Age Groups:
• 0 – 18mos*
• 18mos walking – 3 Years Old
(with 1 parent)
• 4 – 5
• 6 – 7
• 8 – 10
• Special Needs
Hunts will begin at 6:45pm.
Late arrivers are not guaranteed participation.
For more information, please contact the Parks and
Recreation Department at 972-625-1106.

The Colony ~ Top Golf
Pics with the Easter Bunny
11 am – 3 pm
Egg Hunt
Starting at 1 pm
Both events are free to attend and for children 12 and under.

Brunch*
open – 2 pm

Where to Get Easter Photos & Bluebonnet Photos in Dallas + More

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 2:30 PM
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Where to Get Easter Photos & BlueBonnet Photos in Dallas + More

Tulips

Do you want to know where to get Easter Photos & Bluebonnet photos in Dallas?  A must see is Texas Tulips.  I had never heard of them before, but upon further investigation it is an AMAZING place for photos especially during Easter.

March and April are the best times to visit and it is free! They are open from February 20th-April 20th from dawn to dusk. They have a hay maze and tulips you can pick and take home (assuming there is a cost involved here). Regardless, as you can see…GREAT photo opportunities and fun for the whole family.

Texas-Tulips LLC
10656 FM 2931
Pilot Point Texas 76258
Phone: (940)-230-6512
info@texas-tulips.com
http://www.texas-tulips.com/

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Bluebonnets

If you are looking for Bluebonnets… I found Bluenonnet Sightings, to be a great resource. I would be sure and check out their social media outlets too as people share where they are finding bluebonnets.

Wildflowers

Wildflowers have been known to run wild along Legacy Drive and the Dallas North Tollway. This is near the JCPenney headquarters in Plano, TX.

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Dallas Arboretum

Located in East Dallas, this 66-acre botanical garden offers photographers the opportunity to capture images of flowers, trees, sculptures, and nearby White Rock Lake.

Location: 8525 Garland Rd, Dallas, TX 75218
Hours: Open daily, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

Many people enjoy visiting the arboretum in the spring and summer because the floral displays are so gorgeous. Fall is also a fun time to visit the arboretum! During the autumn season, the gardens are decorated with 50,000 pumpkins, gourds, and squash.

Dallas Skyline

One of the best locations to shoot the Dallas Skyline is from the popular Trinity River Levee location.  Here is a map to the parking location.

Want other options? This is an excellent list of more locations to shoot in the area.

Please share your favorite places and we will add to the list!

FREE Underwater Easter Egg Hunt in Flower Mound This Saturday, 4/4

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 11:30 AM
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Hop on over to the CAC in Flower Mound on April 4th for the Underwater Egg Hunt! Egg-citing activities include a visit with the Easter Bunny, arts and crafts, and games. Stay around after the egg hunt to play in the pool and enjoy other activities. Parents must be in the water with all non-swimmers. Pre-registration is required.

Age Groups Time Age Groups Time
3-4 years 10 am 7-8 years 10:40am
5-6 years 10:20am 9-10 years 11 am

Weekend Entertainment Roundup

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, March 27th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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entertainmentSpring is almost here!  Here are some free & fun events you can take advantage of!

*American Girl
Throughout the month of March 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.

 

*Bed, Bath & Beyond
Attend FREE Rock Your Registry events at Bed, Bath and Beyond! RSVP for an event near you and get expert registry consultant advice, creative tips for entertaining, enjoy light fare and a free goodie bag!

*Calloways

Ever wanted a beautiful, low maintenance garden that thrives here in the Texas heat? Roses are one of the most stunning and versatile of all shrubs and new varieties now allow big blooming color that can last all season! Enjoy roses that climb and trail, roses for groundcover, roses as easy care screens, and beautiful specimen plants.

Head to your local Calloway’s this Saturday at 10:15am to a FREE seminar to learn which roses will thrive in your garden, and discover the newest varieties and care techniques.

Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas/Fort Worth*Easter Egg Hunts ~ Dallas & Fort Worth

Here is a list of Easter Egg Hunts in our area.  We’ll keep adding to the list as we find more!

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*Fort Worth Botanic Gardens

Check out this deal for Japanese Gardens Tickets with Lunch at Fort Worth Botanic Garden!

Enter a world of mystery and enchantment in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s Japanese Garden. Winding paths guide you past new treasures at every turn. Authentic Japanese plants are artfully merged with breathtaking architecture in this magical place.
$24 (up to $48.40 value) for two tickets to the Japanese Gardens with lunch for two
$48 (up to $96.80 value) for the same for four

Dine at the beautiful Gardens Restaurant
Feed thousands of exotic Imperial Carp (koi)
Stone, earth, leaf, and water join together in seven acres of wonder

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

*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
Sign up for the FREE Kids Workshop on April 4th where kids can build a FREE Chalkboard Planter Stand.

 *Kids Bowl Free

Sign up for the Kids Bowl Free program and your children will each get 2 free games of bowling every day this summer. Shoe rentals are not included and the age requirements and available times vary by location.

Some locations are also offering Family Passes to bowl for as low as $24.95. This will entitle 1 family members to 2 free games everyday this summer as well – you can purchase additional family members for an additional cost.

lego

Lego

Saturday, March 28, 12-2pm at ALL Toys”R”Us stores

Your child will get to make & take a FREE LEGO Ninjago mask, plus participate in a fun scavenger hunt with prizes! These will go FAST, so be sure to get there early!

*National Parks
A new initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE! Soon, you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! The Every Kid in a Park pass will be available for the 2015-2016 school year.

*Sea Life coupon for Grapevine…a great deal just in time for Spring Break too!Go here and sign in get a coupon for a RARE and exclusive buy one, get one free deal, courtesy of AdPages. You get one free admission ticket with the purchase of a second full priced ticket through this coupon only!

greenfest

Southlake Green Fest

Green Fest is Southlake’s point of connection to learn about the many ways to be better stewards of the earth’s resources.
This FREE event will feature various ways you can invest in a sustainable future, improve daily living and save money by Going Green!

Other highlights include:
• Entertainment
• Give-Aways
• iPad Drawings
• Vendor Booths

Green Fest Southlake
Saturday, March 28, 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM
Southlake Town Square
1256 Main Street, Southlake, TX 76092

Women’s Auxiliary Garage Sale

Love to thrift shop? Come to buy unique items, eat refreshments and have fun at the 2015 Women’s Auxiliary Garage Sale!

*Admission $1.00 – Children 14 & Under FREE

2015 Tarrant County Women’s Auxiliary Garage Sale
March 27th & 28th, 2015
Time: 09:00 AM – 04:00 PM
229 East Felix Street (West on Exit 46A-South on I-34W)

*Williams Sonoma
Go here to check out FREE Junior Chef Classes and Technique Classes.

Doggie Bone Hunt Easter Celebration on 3/28 in Sachse

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Monday, March 23rd, 2015 at 2:00 PM
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Bring your dog out to the park this Saturday for the Doggie Bone Hunt in Sachse! Your furry friends will be in for doggie treats, prizes, and a great time! Dogs will be divided based on weight and will be required to be on a leash at all times.

Plus, enter your best friend into some of our contests including: best dressed and cutest. And bring your camera and take a picture of your pet with the Easter Bunny to remember the occasion!

Doggie Bone Hunt
Date of event: 03/28/2015
Event Begins at: 07:30:00PM
Cost: Free
Location Name: Heritage Park
Location Address: 4408 Hudson Dr. Sachse, TX 75048 

Weekend Entertainment Roundup

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, March 6th, 2015 at 5:00 PM
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entertainmentThe weather WILL get better, so if your cooped up and need to get out, here are some free events you can take advantage of!

*American Girl
Throughout the month of February/March 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.

*Bass Pro Kids Fishing

Join Bass Pro at 11am each Saturday. Your kids are welcome to fish on their pond. Bass Pro supplies a fishing rod, reel, bobber and worms. All fishing is catch and release. Fishing is first come first serve and cancelled if there is rain or lightening. This is free to participate. Bobbers and worms are the only bait they allow to be used on their pond.

*Bed, Bath & Beyond
Attend FREE Rock Your Registry events at Bed, Bath and Beyond! RSVP for an event near you and get expert registry consultant advice, creative tips for entertaining, enjoy light fare and a free goodie bag!

*Chuck E. Cheese
Go here to print various coupons for your area. Also, check out their printable Rewards Calendars. Take the completed calendars to Chuck E. Cheese and receive 10 free tokens as a reward.

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

*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
Sign up NOW for the FREE Kids Workshop on March 7th where kids can build FREE Bookends. These workshops are designed for ages 5-12 and are offered the 1st Saturday at all The Home Depot stores between 9AM-12PM.
bik*Klyde Warren Park ~ Free Yoga

Bikram Yoga Dallas will be hosting complimentary Yoga in the Park every Thursday from March through October atKlyde Warren Park (2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway).

Each complimentary class, held from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., will include a series of 26 postures and 2 breathing exercises. Mats will be provided but students should bring their own towel and water. For the month of March, each attendee may register to win a Manduka eQua towel ($42 value).

*Lone Star Park at Grand Prairie Job Fair

Bring your resume and join them for their upcoming Job Fair tomorrow, March 5th from 4pm-8pm. Go here for more details– there are over 20 different opportunities with multiple positions available in each category!

Must be 18 years of age for most positions but 16 is the minimum age to attend.

1000 Lone Star Parkway
Grand Prairie, TX 75050

*Michaels
Attend various Kids Club events for only $2 per child. Sessions start every half hour from 10AM-11:30AM. Go here for details.

*Lowe’s Kid’s Workshops~ FREE Monster Jam Truck
Be sure to register for the upcoming Lowe’s Kids Clinic! On Saturday, March 14th, at 10AM, build a FREE Monster Jam, featuring El Toro Loco! Be sure to register now as spots tend to fill up quickly!

*National Parks
A new initiative to get all 4th graders and their families to experience the places that are home to our country’s natural treasures, rich history, and vibrant culture FREE OF CHARGE! Soon, you will have access to your own Every Kid in a Park pass. This pass will give you free access to national parks, national forests, national wildlife refuges, and more! The Every Kid in a Park pass will be available for the 2015-2016 school year.

*Pottery Barn Kids
Join them for FREE storytime for Read Across America Day on  St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th at 11 a.m. and Peter Rabbit on March 31st.

*North Texas Teen Book Festival on 3/7 At Irving Convention Center

Calling all lovers of teen literature- a new teen book festival is coming to North Texas! Tweens, teens, and the young at heart will celebrate teen literature together on Saturday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Irving Convention Center for the first annual North Texas Teen Book Festival (NTTBF). This free, one-day festival will highlight Middle Grade and Young Adult (YA) literature by connecting the North Texas reading community to more than 40 well-known, best-selling, and emerging teen authors.

Bookending the festival will be a keynote and endnote speaker with a full day of panel sessions, book signings, book sales, and more in between. NTTBF will expose attendees to new authors, new stories and new characters while getting them excited about reading.

*Williams Sonoma
Go here to check out FREE Junior Chef Classes and Technique Classes.