Posts Tagged ‘around town’

Hillside Village Hosts Bikes on the Boulevard This Friday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 17th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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Hillside Village welcomes cycle enthusiasts with Bikes on the Boulevard on Friday, May 18 with hand-painted bikes rolling into the Village Green in conjunction with several free community events. The Head for the Hills Cedar Hill Rotary Bike Rally will start and conclude at the shopping center the following morning.

Local artists have whimsically hand-painted seven bicycles that are displayed in the landscaping throughout Hillside Village from now until May 18, when they will be raffled off to benefit Art & Beyond, Inc., a non-profit organization dedicated to serving at-risk and economically disadvantaged youth in the DFW community.

Bikes on the Boulevard will also include the following events on Friday, May 18 at the Village Green:

Family Entertainment | 5:30 p.m.

The evening will kick off with crafts for kids and more.

Trike, Bike & Stroller Parade | 6 p.m.

Be creative and decorate your wheels any way you like! Participating children will receive a goody bag (while supplies last) and prizes will be awarded for creativity.

Concert featuring Havana NRG | 7 – 9 p.m.

Enjoy live music from the dynamic Latin dance band.

Art Bike Raffle | 8 p.m.

The raffle winner of each hand-painted bike will be revealed during the concert. Winners must be 18 years of age and do not need to be present to win.

For the most up-to-date information on events, visit the Hillside Village website at www.shophillsidevillage.com.

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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!

ADRIFT Free Advance Screening Tickets #AdriftMovie

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 5:00 PM
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Hurry over to get Advance Screening Tickets to see ADRIFT, starring Shailene Woodley (Fault in Our Stars, Divergent films) and Sam Claflin (Me Before You, The Hunger Games films).

Tuesday, May 29
7:00 PM
Angelika Film Center
5321 E Mockingbird Ln, Dallas, TX 75206

ADRIFT​ is based on the inspiring true story of two free spirits whose chance encounter leads them first to love, and then to the adventure of a lifetime. Based on the book by Tami Oldham Ashcraft with Susea McGearhart.

Get your tickets HERE.

FREE Outdoor Concerts in Southlake This Saturday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 15th, 2018 at 2:00 PM
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MasterWorks is a FREE concert series presented by the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast that brings performances to Southlake each spring through fall. Music lovers of all ages are invited to come out and hear a wide variety of FREE musical performances during this concert series.

Be sure to bring your lawn chair, cooler and bug spray! Alcohol is not permitted.

May 19, 2018, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM @ Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake

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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!

Speedway Children’s Charities Texas Hosts Laps for Charity Event at Texas Motor Speedway

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 14th, 2018 at 11:00 AM
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Speedway Children’s Charities Texas-Chapter will host its “Laps for Charity” event, which provides fans the opportunity to drive their own vehicles around the track while supporting children throughout North Texas.

The SCC “Laps for Charity” let’s fans drive their own cars around Texas Motor Speedway.

For a $40 donation per vehicle, registrants will receive an official “Laps for Charity” t-shirt as well as three laps around the world-renowned motorsports facility and through its thrilling high-banked turns. The event, which will run from 5-10 p.m., will be paced by Texas Motor Speedway’s official Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 pace car and will end with a trip to Sunoco Victory Lane to celebrate the experience and pose for a commemorative photo.

The cost of the three-lap experience and Victory Lane photo increases to $50 at the gate the day of the event while additional three-lap experiences may be purchased at a discounted rate of $30. Car clubs with a minimum of five participants may register for an exclusive timeslot on the track by calling the SCC-Texas Chapter office at 817-215-8421.

“Laps for Charity” is one of many annual events hosted by the Speedway Children’s Charities-Texas Chapter, which has distributed more than $10 million in funding to nonprofit organizations in North Texas since its 1997 inception.

In addition to the on-track portion of the event, the SCC-Texas Chapter also will give fans the opportunity to display their prized vehicles in the Show-n-Shine area, which will include live local music and concessions provided by Levy Restaurants, the official food service provider of Texas Motor Speedway. All fans taking part in “Laps for Charity” will need to use the South Tunnel entrance located on Allison Road to access the infield.

To register, visit www.scctexas.org or call the SCC-Texas Chapter office at (817) 215-8421 to purchase your “Laps for Charity” tickets.

Saturday, May 19, 2018: 5:00 – 10:00 PM
Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Cir, Fort Worth, TX 76177

Ivy Jane & Uncle Frank Warehouse Sale May 12th

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, May 11th, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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Ivy Jane and Uncle Frank is hosting a Warehouse Sale Saturday, May 12th from 9:00 am – 1 pm.

ITEMS PURCHASED AT SALE
ARE NOT TO BE RESOLD

* NO large totes, handbags, or other containers permitted *
*** NO SMALL CHILDREN ***
*** NO MEN ***

*** NO RETURNS OR EXCHANGES ***
(All Sales are Final)

CASH OR CREDIT CARD ONLY
(NO Checks or Gift Cards)

8303 Chancellor Row
Dallas, TX 75247

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Half Price Tickets For Moms on Mother’s Day at the National Videogame Museum!

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 4:00 PM
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Here’s the perfect Mother’s Day gift! What’s a better present than quality time with Mom? Get HALF-PRICE tickets for Moms on Mother’s Day at the National Videogame Museum!

Whether it be exploring rich video game history, racking up high scores at the arcade, or going head-to-head, the NVM makes for the perfect family outing. Plus, this is Mom’s chance to school her kids on her generation of gaming – Pong, Pac-Man, Duck Hunt, and more!

NATIONAL VIDEOGAME MUSEUM
8004 North Dallas Parkway
Frisco, TX 75034

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

FREE Advance Screening Tickets To SHOW DOGS #ShowDogsMovie

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Wednesday, May 9th, 2018 at 10:30 AM
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Want to catch SHOW DOGS before it’s in theaters? Here’s your chance to see an Advance Screening Saturday, May 12th at 11am at Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway. Just fill out the RSVP form HERE for your tickets.

Haven’t seen the previews? Here’s the synopsis:

Starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show and recruit an all-star cast of animal helpers to solve his biggest case yet.

Additionally, the DFW Humane Society will be on-site from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM with their mobile adoption unit and will be accepting donations.

DFW Human Society happily accepts the following donated items:

• Cat Litter
• Canned Cat Food
• Dog Treats
• Liquid Laundry Soap
• Paper Towels
• Industrial Mops
• Industrial Brooms
• Dog and Cat Toys
• Canned Dog Food
• Squeegees
• Towels/Rags
• Blankets
• Postage
• Copy Paper

Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM
Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway
10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Perot Museum’s New Being Human Hall Opens Friday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 7th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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Fulfilling a promise to keep content fresh, relevant and exciting, the Perot Museum will unveil its first completely transformed exhibit hall since its 2012 opening more than five years ago. On Friday, May 11, the reimagined Being Human Hall will be unveiled to the public with twice as many interactive displays than the original hall, an array of innovative content, and dozens of experiences, all offered in English and Spanish. In a fascinating and highly entertaining manner, guests will be transported through seven components of the human journey plus enhanced Bio Lab and Nobel Prize experiences, as they explore the traits and abilities that are essential and unique to being human – from early origins and DNA; to the complexities of the brain, hands, face and voice; to the miracle of movement. 

Adorned with boldly colorful graphics, images and digital media, the inviting hands-on content will concentrate on the many aspects of what it means to be human. Fresh and invigorated content will center on research and discoveries spanning from the days of early ancestry, to modern-day characteristics, to the scientific breakthroughs of local Nobel Prize Laureates. Not to be missed is a virtual-reality experience that puts visitors in the middle of the South African cave where internationally acclaimed paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger recently identified a new species of human relative, Homo naledi. (NOTE: Berger recently announced his affiliation as the Museum’s new distinguished science advisor of its Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey).

The central theme that guides the exhibit is that the “story of you begins with your ancestors; it travels through your DNA; it is held in your hands; it moves as you walk; it is heard through your voice; it is written in your brain.”

Visitors will encounter everything from a preserved human brain and spinal column, to a vein viewer, to a “true mirror” that reveals how others perceive them. Guests will be able to “see” their voices, test their agility and hand-eye coordination through maze balance boards and a large-scale “Operation game-style” buzz wire activity, and try on a prosthetic running blade. They’ll come face-to-face with “Lucy,” the well-known early human relative Australopithecus afarensis; a dogface puffer fish with personality (and DNA that is strikingly similar to humans); and their own faces, hands and strides in a whole new light.

My Face. In this age of instant selfies, the entrance gallery of the new hall invites guests to visualize and analyze their faces in unexpected ways. The variety of human faces and their connection to personal and cultural identity is explored through a display of masks from around the world, and visitors are encouraged to create their own take-home wire sculpture self-portraits. And the popular Wooden Mirror – that uses a tiny camera to capture a guest’s image and interpret it as pixelated wooden tiles – is back, but with a new hyper focus on the face.

My DNA. This section of the hall explores how DNA helps humankind understand who they are and from where they come. Guests can bring early humans to life and see how small shifts in DNA can alter appearance by transforming their very own faces into Homo erectus or Australopithecus afarensis. Digital touch screens will allow visitors to manipulate characteristics like eye color and hairline to create imaginary offspring and to trace the movement of humans through history and geography. Not to be missed is a dogface puffer fish with a big personality who playfully interfaces with guests while holding intriguing connections to human DNA.

My Hands. Fun facts about these intricate appendages greet guests to this section along with an examination of how humans use and communicate with their hands. Visitors can challenge themselves – or their friends – in a “text versus type” speed challenge, a test of strength while hanging onto wall grips by their fingertips, or a dexterity demonstration as they attempt to run a wand through a puzzle without setting off the buzzing alarm. Guests also can explore a prosthetic hand while watching video testimonials explaining how the devices have restored capability and improved the lives of fellow North Texans. Finally, guests can view the veins in their hands using near-infrared light and mimic a bionic hand performing sign language.

My BrainBrains allow humans to make sense of and interact with the world, but sometimes the way brains perceive things might be surprising! Why is it so hard to draw while looking in a mirror? How can one set of words look like something, but sound like something else? A “true mirror” flips guests’ faces twice, allowing them to see themselves not as they normally would in a mirror, but as others see them or as they appear in photos. An interactive “hand changer” befuddles the brain by modifying what visitors see when they look at their own fingers. By merely thinking, guests can send brain wave messages through a headband of circuits to fire up colorful pulsing lights. Visitors must coordinate their eyes, ears and muscles to balance and steer a ball through a maze while standing on a shifting platform. Stories from those impacted by brain injury explore neuroscience and research to retrain the brain. Finally, guests will get an up-close view of one of the world’s only displays of a human brain with a still-intact spinal cord, thanks to a partnership with UT Southwestern Medical Center.

My Walk. In one of the most physically active sections of the hall, guests will strike pose after pose to duplicate the upright figures on an interactive screen or capture their own upright gait in a digital tracker. Guests can see how prosthetics provide balance and coordination to those less able and even try on a prosthetic running blade to learn how they restore the many functions that knees, muscles, ankles and feet provide. Nearby touchscreens elaborate how Dallas scientists develop these amazing tools and how they are using technology to evaluate and enhance the speed and power of athletes.

My Voice. The human voice can communicate complex thoughts and emotions. An interactive voice visualizer lets guests “see” their voices in shape, color and size on a giant screen while a vocal identifier projects words through different accents heard around the U.S. Interactive microphones allow visitors to alter the pitch of their voices with the turn of a dial and confuse their brain’s cognitive processes by speaking words that play back on a slight delay.

Becoming Human. Visitors are encouraged here to explore where they fit into the evolutionary tree. Casts of fossil skulls, hands and feet invite guests to compare themselves to early humans. A dozen authentic stone tool artifacts, some more than a million years old, are displayed by a full figure of “Lucy,” the famous Australopithecus afarensis. Groundbreaking research from world-renowned paleoanthropologist Dr. Lee Berger, the newly named distinguished science advisor of the Perot Museum’s Center for the Exploration of the Human Journey, explains how he and his team of scientists learn about human history through the fossils predecessors left behind. A virtual reality experience, developed by Grooves Jones, transports guests into the South African cave system where Berger discovered a new species of human relative.

Bio Lab. This guest-favorite lab experience is returning with new, hands-on experiments for guests 8 and up. Use bone models and rocks to solve an anthropological mystery, explore how separating liquids is similar to separating DNA, examine electricity within a living worm, and extract wheat DNA for inspection under a microscope.

Nobel Laureates. Large-scale video portraits of Nobel Prize winners from the region hang above the medals bestowed to them, inviting visitors to get to know these scientists and learn why Dallas is considered a leader in biomedical research. New to the exhibit is the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences – considered the “Academy Award of Science” – awarded in 2016 to Dr. Helen Hobbs, a geneticist with the UT Southwestern Medical Center.

The Being Human Hall is on Level 2 of the Perot Museum, which is located at 2201 N. Field Street in Dallas, Texas. For more details, visit perotmuseum.org or call 214-428-5555.

FREE Advance Screening Tickets To SHOW DOGS #ShowDogsMovie

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Thursday, May 3rd, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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Want to catch SHOW DOGS before it’s in theaters? Here’s your chance to see an Advance Screening Saturday, May 12th at 11am at Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway.

Haven’t seen the previews? Here’s the synopsis:

Starring Will Arnett, Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Natasha Lyonne, Jordin Sparks, Gabriel Iglesias, Shaquille O’Neal, Alan Cumming, and Stanley Tucci, SHOW DOGS is a family comedy about the unlikely pairing of a human detective (Arnett) and his canine partner (voice of Chris “Ludacris” Bridges), who has to go undercover at the world’s most exclusive dog show and recruit an all-star cast of animal helpers to solve his biggest case yet.

Go HERE to get your passes. There are 100 admit-4 passes available but you will need to act fast to get yours.

Saturday, May 12 at 11 AM
Studio Movie Grill Northwest Highway
10110 Technology Blvd W, Dallas, TX 75220

Get Your Tickets For The Fort Worth Zoo’s Beastro

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 at 3:40 PM
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The Fort Worth Zoo’s 12th annual tasting and music event, Beastro, takes place Friday, May 18, from 8 p.m. to midnight. In addition to sample appetizers, entrees and desserts from restaurants all over the metroplex, as well as open bars throughout the park, Beastro will feature music from the Jordan Kahn Orchestra, Memphis Soul, Incognito and the Keith Mitchell Band. Proceeds from the event support the Zoo’s local and international wildlife conservation and education efforts.

The Zoo’s outreach animals will greet partygoers as they enter the event. The Zoo will feature keeper chats at select exhibits until dusk while guests dine on delectables from more than 30 restaurants. New this year, the headlining acts will play at The Reserve, the Zoo’s new special events pavilion, which borders the new African Savanna exhibit. 

General admission Beastro tickets are $110 per person (Zoo members save $10) and include all food, drinks and entertainment. Tickets are available for purchase online at fortworthzoo.org through noon on Friday, May 18, or until sold out.

Returning participating restaurants include: AVOCA Coffee Roasters; The Beignet Bus; Bird Café; Blue Mesa Grill; Bonnell’s Restaurant Group; Campisi’s Restaurant – Fort Worth; Cast Iron at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel; Central Market; Craftwork Coffee Co.; The Culinary School of Fort Worth; Fixture – Kitchen and Social Lounge; Fletcher’s Corny Dogs; FunkyTown Donuts; Heim Barbecue; HG Sply Co.; Jimmy John’s; Kona Ice; Mariposa’s Latin Kitchen; MASH’D; McAlister’s Deli; Moonlight Cakes; Pizza Snob; Raising Cane’s; Rudy’s “Country Store” and Bar-B-Q; Terra Mediterranean; Texas de Brazil; and Vintage Grill, Car Museum & Event Center.

Attire for Beastro is summer chic. Comfortable shoes are highly recommended, as the event requires walking throughout the Zoo. All guests must be at least 21 years old to attend, no exceptions.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit fortworthzoo.org/beastro.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 4 zoo in the nation by USA Today, the Best Zoo in Texas by Yahoo Travel, the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide, the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey and a top 10 zoo or aquarium by FamilyFun magazine and TripAdvisor’s Travelers’ Choice Awards. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.

 

 

 

 

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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!

$20 Concert Tickets From Groupon

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 1st, 2018 at 1:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score $20 tickets to these upcoming concerts:

~ Stars Align Tour: Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson of Heart on July 25 at 7 p.m.

~ Evanescence + Lindsey Stirling on Friday, August 24, at 7 p.m.

~ 3 Doors Down & Collective Soul: The Rock & Roll Express Tour on July 17 at 7 p.m.

$5 AMC Theatres Movie Tickets Every Tuesday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, April 30th, 2018 at 3:00 PM
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AMC Stubs Members (free to join) can now purchase movie tickets for just $5 EVERY Tuesday at any AMC theatre, online or in the app!

Now that this offer is available online, you can use your codes from Fandango, Atom Tickets, and more to possibly score free tickets on these discounted days.

Plus, grab a Cameo Size Popcorn and 21-oz. Fountain Drink Combo for just $5 with the coupon found here – only valid on Tuesdays. See what else is going on around town HERE!

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

FREE Asian Festival at Klyde Warren Park Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 10:00 AM
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Looking for something to do outside on this beautiful Sunday? Head over to the FREE Asian Festival at Klyde Warren Park!

Asian Heritage Month celebration is a family-friendly festival showcasing cultural performances, arts and crafts, a children’s fair, vendors and authentic Asian cuisines.

The free festival is hosted by the Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce and sponsored by Home Depot and is going on at Klyde Warren Park today from 12pm-5pm.

FREE Dog Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Sunday, April 29th, 2018 at 9:20 AM
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Spoil your four-legged fur ball today with an afternoon of doggy delights inside Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium. Dallas’ most historic football field transforms into a super-sized dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed!

However, these City of Dallas unleashed dog park rules do apply. At the Dog Bowl, you can:

  • Peruse products and services offered by local dog-rescue groups, clubs and pet-related vendors.
  • Adopt a pet on-site.
  • Enjoy live entertainment on the main state.
  • Have your photo taken with your pet in front of a backdrop featuring Fair Park’s Woofus statue.

Water stations and a giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched. Humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions.

Date and Time
April 29, 2018, 1-5 p.m.

Location
Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park, 3750 Cotton Bowl Circle

Admission
Free

Parking
The City of Dallas will charge $10 for parking within the gates of Fair Park. You can also ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. (Non-service animals are allowed on DART only if they are in crates.)

See what else is going on around town HERE!

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

FREE Prom Night Makeover at Remington College Dallas Campus

Posted by My Dallas Mommy on Friday, April 27th, 2018 at 12:09 PM
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FREE Prom Night Makeover at Remington College Dallas Campus

The cost for students to attend high school proms quickly adds up—from tickets, the dress or tuxedo, a trip to the salon, and maybe even a limo. Remington College Dallas Campus wants to help the families of high schoolers save some money by offering free salon services at its annual Prom Night Makeover event.

Students in the Remington College Cosmetology Program will provide high schoolers headed to prom with free haircuts, up-dos, manicures, pedicures and makeup services.

Event dates:

Saturday, April 28
Saturday, May 5
Saturday, May 19

Salon Hours: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Appointments: Call 972-698-3890

All Prom Night Makeover services will take place in The Salon at Remington located at 1640 Eastgate Drive, Garland, TX 75041. First come, first serve. Appointments are recommended. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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