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DCTA Free Shuttle to the 2019 Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Saturday, August 10th, 2019 at 10:20 AM
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If you’re planning to attend the 32nd Annual Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival August 16th – 17th, skip driving and parking hassles and let the Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) be your free ride.

DCTA will provide complimentary shuttle service to the family-friendly festival from Friday, August 16, through Saturday, August 17. The event will feature iconic hot air balloons and fun activities for the entire family including live bands, a petting zoo, car show, food, arts and crafts booths and more.

DCTA’s free shuttle service is open to the public and will operate from 5:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. on Friday, August 16, and from 4:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 17. The shuttle will run every 20 minutes. The bus will pick up passengers from Marcus High School Sports Facility/Baseball Fields and Tennis Courts and will drop off at Briarhill Middle School (next to the festival location).

Festival attendees should note that DCTA will not operate shuttle service on Sunday, August 18.

PLANNING YOUR FESTIVAL TRIP

Getting to the Highland Village Lions Club Balloon Festival using public transportation is convenient and simple. Festival-goers can park at Marcus High School Sports Facility/Baseball Fields and Tennis Courts and ride the free DCTA shuttle to the festival location to bypass the parking hassle.

For more information about DCTA’s free festival shuttle service for the 2019 Highland Village Lion’s Club Balloon Festival, visit RideDCTA.net.

Discounted Tickets to Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes + More on Aug 10th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to see Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and more on Saturday, August 10th at Dos Equiis Pavilion in Dallas!

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!

Macy’s Backstage Opening @ The Shops at Willow Bend Tomorrow~ First 200 Customers Get $10 Reward Card

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, August 9th, 2019 at 11:30 AM
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Check out the Grand Opening of Macy’s Backstage on Saturday August 10th @ 9am at The Shops at Willow Bend in Plano!

Be one of the first 200 customers to arrive and you’ll receive a $10 rewards card!  During the event, you’ll shop to the tunes of our live DJ!  Plus, snap a photo at our selfie-station and post your photo using #macysbackstage to score a prize!

Also, with any Backstage purchase you’ll receive a free tote!*

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!

Star Tutoring Centers – Grand Opening Lunch & Learn August 13th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, August 8th, 2019 at 4:30 PM
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My DFW Mommy reader are cordially invited to the Grand Opening of Star Tutoring Centers in North Dallas. They will be hosting a Lunch and Learn open house on Tuesday, August 13 from 11:00am to 2:00pm.

Star Tutoring Centers is located at 75 and Walnut Hill, just south of the Trader Joe’s. Our address is 9665 N. Central Expressway, #135, Dallas, TX 75231.

In addition to teaching academics for K-12, the innovative after-school model focuses on building Executive Functioning skills such as organization, planning, focusing / staying on task, goal setting, resiliency, and more. Unlike the standard 60-minute, private tutoring model, our Star Sessions are two-to-three hours in length so that they can practice Executive Skills every session and then also complete a substantial amount of work under the supervision of a tutor/coach. Students will foster a sense of accomplishment and feel confident advocating for themselves. We spark independent learners who are successful at home, at school and at life.

Star Tutoring Centers is a unique model in Dallas. The focus on developing Executive Skills is particularly important as students transition from Elementary to Middle School, from Middle to High School, and from High School to College.

They hope you can join them on August 13 for lunch!
RSVPs are encouraged but not required. Contact: info@StarTutoringCenters.com

Discounted Kids’ Cooking Class for One or Two at Young Chefs Academy Frisco

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, August 7th, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon and score discounted Kids’ Cooking Classes at Young Chefs Academy Frisco!

Choose Between Two Options

Young Chefs Academy offers age-appropriate cooking classes for teens, pre-teens, and younger kids. Click here to see the class schedule.

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!

DSM’s Fiddler On The Roof Starts Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM), Broadway Across America (BAA), and Performing Arts Fort Worth are proud to announce the North Texas engagements of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the RoofThe production will open in Dallas August 7-18, 2019 at the Music Hall at Fair Park, then the tour will head to Fort Worth where it will play Bass Performance Hall August 20-25, 2019.

Single tickets for the Dallas engagement of Fiddler on the Roof start at $20 (pricing subject to change) and are available at DallasSummerMusicals.org or by phone at 800-982-2787. They can also be purchased in person at the Music Hall at Fair Park Box Office Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Orders for groups of ten (10) or more may be placed by calling (214) 426-4768 or emailing Groups@DallasSummerMusicals.org.

Single tickets for the Fort Worth engagement of Fiddler on the Roof start at $44 (prices subject to change). To charge tickets by phone, call (817) 212-4280 in Fort Worth; 1-877-212-4280 (toll free) outside Fort Worth; or order online at www.basshall.com. Tickets are also available at the Bass Performance Hall ticket office at 525 Commerce Street. Ticket office hours: Monday through Friday 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. and Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. For group sales call (817) 212-4248 or email groupsales@basshall.com.

A beloved theatrical classic from Tony Award-winner Joseph Stein, and Pulitzer Prize- winners Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick, Fiddler on the Roof is directed by Tony Award-winner Bartlett Sher (South Pacific, The King and I); choreographed by the acclaimed Israeli choreographer Hofesh Shechter; inspired by the original choreography of Jerome Robbins; and has musical direction by Ted Sperling. Fiddler on the Roof is the heartwarming story of fathers and daughters, husbands and wives, and life, love and laughter.   This classic musical is rich with Broadway hits, including “To Life (L’Chaim!),” “If I Were A Rich Man,” “Sunrise Sunset,” “Matchmaker, Matchmaker,” and “Tradition.”

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 Tickets to Texas Pop Turns 50 Aug 31–Sept 1st in Lewisville

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 at 2:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to Texas Pop Turns 50 on Aug 31–Sept 1st in Lewisville!

  • Saturday, August 31, at 3 p.m.: ZZ Top, The Edgar Winter Band, John Mayall, Bombasta, Animotion, Alan Kaye as Joe Cocker (Tribute to Joe Cocker), and Shiva’s Headband
  • Sunday, September 1, at 3 p.m.: Chicago, Grand Funk Railroad, The Box Tops, Shemekia Copeland, Sarah Jaffe, Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights, and Glen Clark Band

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 Tickets to Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes + More on Aug 10

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, August 5th, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to see Dierks Bentley: Burning Man 2019 with Jon Pardi, Tenille Townes, and more on Saturday, August 10th at Dos Equiis Pavilion in Dallas!

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 Tickets to Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon and score your discounted tickets to the Mesquite Championship Rodeo!

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

  • What to expect: some of the country’s top rodeo contestants competing in a series of challenging competitions
  • Categories include: bull riding, bareback riders, barrel racing, and team roping
  • Arrive early for access to an interactive Fan Zone on the arena dirt beginning at 6 p.m.

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!

Watermelon Festival at Dallas Farmers Market Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, August 2nd, 2019 at 10:30 AM
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Take a bite out of summer at the 2nd Annual Watermelon Festival- the Dallas Farmers Market is kicking off National Farmers Market Week with a Texas-sized celebration!

Get a taste of this season’s heavy hitters – Sugar Babies, Truck Busters, Summer Gold and more. Watermelon eating contests, watermelon bowling, seed spitting contests and classic family favorites will keep the celebration going all day.

The day will include live music, demos, family-friendly activities, tastings and more. Visitors should also bring their market bag, as the weekend market will be in full swing. Farms, ranches, artisanal foods and artisan craft vendors will be in the mix.

Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood, Dallas, Texas 75201

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 Tickets to Frisco RoughRiders Minor-League Baseball Games

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, August 1st, 2019 at 12:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted tickets to the Frisco RoughRiders Minor-League Baseball Games this summer!

What You’ll Get For $15

  • Seating: sections 104–120
  • What’s included: one hot dog and one soda
  • Click here to view the seating chart
  • Free admission for children 2 and under
  • Gameday extras: plus post-game fireworks on Fireworks Fridays
  • Available dates and times:
    • Friday, August 9, at 7:05 p.m. versus Amarillo Sod Poodles

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!

Dave & Buster’s All Day Gaming Package for Two $25 (Regularly $70)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, July 31st, 2019 at 9:30 AM
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Visit Groupon where you can score a Dave & Buster’s All-Day Gaming Package for Two for just $25! (regularly $70)

This gaming package includes One All-Day Simulator Power Card for all games that do not issue tickets or prizes and 18 game chips. With the Simulator Power Card you can choose from single and multi-player games, including 3-D, simulator, sports, and rides.

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!

Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden Dollar Days in August

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, July 30th, 2019 at 3:00 PM
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The Dallas Arboretum will offer $2 General Admission in August AND $2 Children’s Garden admission and $5 parking!

Dollar Days food includes $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hotdogs, and $4 brownie sundaes. Guests can also bring in their own food and beverages as well.

The Children’s Adventure Garden offers Matter Mondays, Texas Tuesdays, Water Wednesdays, Think Tank Thursdays, and Find It Fridays every week in August.

August is the last month of Summer at the Arboretum, which features Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors Bronze Statutes Exhibit throughout the 66-acre gardens. The many beds are bursting with ageratum, impatiens, lobelias, petunias, cleome, begonias, salvia, marigolds and zinnias during the summer. As it heats up, caladiums, lantana, pride ofBarbados, variegated tapioca, elephant ears and coleus are added to the gardens.

August Dollar Day tickets are available for purchase only at the gate. Parking is available for a discounted $5 per vehicle. For more information on August Dollar Days and other daily activities, call 214.515.6500 or visit www.dallasarboretum.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!

Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine – Stay and Water Park Passes As Low As $99 Per Night

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Sunday, July 28th, 2019 at 9:36 AM
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Book your stay at Great Wolf Lodge Grapevine for as low as $99 per night!

Travel Dates
-Book to stay July 19 through September 26.
-Prices vary by day; the price listed is the lowest possible and may not be available all days.
-Click on a date on the booking calendar to see the individual prices by day.
-Waterpark will be closed 4pm Sunday 9/15/19 through 4pm Friday 9/20/19 (closed for stays Sun-Thu)

Inclusions
-Daily water park passes for each registered guest, up to the maximum room occupancy, are included in all options.

What You Get
-Stay for six in a newly renovated Family Suite, Wolf Den Suite or KidKamp Suite, seven in a newly renovated KidCabin Suite, or eight in a newly renovated Loft Suite or Grizzly Bear Suite
-Daily water park wristbands for each guest up to maximum occupants per room type
May have the maximum number of guests in room option purchased for no additional fee

Go HERE to book your stay and choose the option that best suits your family.

Looking for a Great Wolf Lodge Discount in another city? Check out all of the deals nationwide HERE.

National Day of the American Cowboy at Stockyards Station Tomorrow

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, July 26th, 2019 at 1:00 PM
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The National Day of the American Cowboy event celebrates the history and heritage of the American Cowboy with family-friendly activities taking place all day including gunfight shows, a rodeo, a cow-milking contest, chuck wagon poetry, a quick draw contest, a mustache contest, a most-worn boot contest, live music and more.

A parade helps kick off the festival after the 11:30 a.m. cattle drive. Riscky’s will host rib-eating contests starting at 11 a.m. Participants can register in advance for $5 on Riscky’s Facebook page or at-the-door for $10.

Wear a cowboy hat to get free admission to Billy Bob’s from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.!

Stockyards Station
140 E. Exchange Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76164

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!