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Blood Drive Sponsored By DSM at Music Hall Starts Today

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 10:00 AM
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Did you know the blood donated at our March drive had a 42-day shelf life? As Dallas slowly reopens, giving blood now will help sustain the increased demand as hospitals resume procedures and will help build the blood supply for summer. We invite you to join us for a three-day blood drive with Carter BloodCare at the Music Hall at Fair Park. You’ll even get serenaded with LIVE socially-distanced performances from our 2020 HSMTA nominees at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day!

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 26 (10AM-5PM)
Wednesday, May 27 (10AM-5PM)
Thursday, May 28 (10AM-5PM)

WHERE:
Music Hall at Fair Park (909 1st Avenue)

DETAILS:

~Donors should make an appointment by texting 800-366-2834 or clicking here.
~Complete your questionnaire before arriving the same day of your appointment using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreen.
~Donors should enter the Fair Park through GATE 5 located at the intersection of Robert B Cullum Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Free parking is available outside of the Music Hall.
~Carter BloodCare staff will greet you at the Music Hall at Fair Park campus and escort you thoroughly and promptly through the donation process.
~Carter BloodCare and Dallas Summer Musicals have set the standard on internal social distanced blood drive set-ups. They comply with FDA social distancing, sanitation and prescreening procedures to provide a safe donation experience for donors and staff.
~All donors and staff will be required to wear masks inside the Music Hall at all times.

Kid Friendly DIY Memorial Day Projects

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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Memorial Day weekend is a time of reflection for our fallen soldiers, reminding us to commemorate their heroic efforts, while spending time with our own family. This idea is not always easy for our littlest ones to understand, so why not create something patriotic together to celebrate this important holiday weekend?

Here are a few festive red, white and blue projects for Memorial Day to complete with your kids, ranging from decorations to food to keepsakes.

Toothpick Flag Wreath~ This is perfect for toddlers to help out with- all you need is a hollow Styrofoam circle, then stick in the flag toothpicks until it looks fluffy. Who knew toothpicks could be so decorative? Thanks to The Picky Apple for this awesome idea.

Painted Star Backyard~ Transform your backyard into a field of patriotic stars with this idea by The Concrete Cottage. After a little rain, the paint will fade.

Rice Candles~ Putting this patriotic Memorial Day decor together could not be easier than with this project by Today’s Creative Blog. Simply dye rice red and blue with food coloring, then layer the colors around a candle in a jar of your choice.

Flags in a Jar~ Layer JELL-O and fruit to create these adorable flags in a jar from Green Acres Hobby Farm. They look so festive, and taste great too!

Flag Cake~ If you’re feeling super ambitious, try baking a Hidden Flag Cake, which is made with a layer of red cake, a layer of white frosting, and a blue cake center so when sliced, everyone is served a perfect flag.

Blood Drive Sponsored By DSM Next Week at Music Hall

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, May 22nd, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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Did you know the blood donated at our March drive had a 42-day shelf life? As Dallas slowly reopens, giving blood now will help sustain the increased demand as hospitals resume procedures and will help build the blood supply for summer. We invite you to join us for a three-day blood drive with Carter BloodCare next week at the Music Hall at Fair Park. You’ll even get serenaded with LIVE socially-distanced performances from our 2020 HSMTA nominees at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM each day!

WHEN:
Tuesday, May 26 (10AM-5PM)
Wednesday, May 27 (10AM-5PM)
Thursday, May 28 (10AM-5PM)

WHERE:
Music Hall at Fair Park (909 1st Avenue)

DETAILS:

~Donors should make an appointment by texting 800-366-2834 or clicking here.
~Complete your questionnaire before arriving the same day of your appointment using Carter BloodCare’s QuickScreen.
~Donors should enter the Fair Park through GATE 5 located at the intersection of Robert B Cullum Boulevard and Grand Avenue. Free parking is available outside of the Music Hall.
~Carter BloodCare staff will greet you at the Music Hall at Fair Park campus and escort you thoroughly and promptly through the donation process.
~Carter BloodCare and Dallas Summer Musicals have set the standard on internal social distanced blood drive set-ups. They comply with FDA social distancing, sanitation and prescreening procedures to provide a safe donation experience for donors and staff.
~All donors and staff will be required to wear masks inside the Music Hall at all times.

Carry The Load Drive Though Event on Memorial Day in Dallas

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 20th, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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This Memorial Day, join Carry The Load for our Memorial Day Drive to honor our nation’s heroes. Although this year our Memorial Day event looks different, it cannot stop us from coming together responsibly as a community to remember those who have given the ultimate sacrifices for our freedom.

Decorate your cars and show the families of those who have fallen that they will not be forgotten. Join us between 9 a.m. and 12. p.m on Monday, May 25th. Register here for the event.

If you cannot join us in person, please join us for a Facebook Live Drive.

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!

WFAA Health Care Heroes~ Show Your Support With White Ribbons

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, May 18th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Here’s one way you can show your support for the people on the front line in the fight against coronavirus. WFAA is encouraging all North Texans to visibly express their solidarity with local health care workers. These are our neighbors, family members, and friends who are fighting on the front lines of the coronavirus.

To show your support, join the community in tying a white ribbon in front of your home or residence. Keep it visible for the duration of this crisis.

Remember, while we’re inside, health care workers are out there, making sure the American way of life can resume as quickly as possible. Let them know how much they are appreciated in a visually impactful and historically symbolic way.

You can purchase your ribbon HERE. Or, you can even use a white towel, sheet, Christmas lights, or torn up white t-shirt.

Thank you for taking the time to show our Health Care Heroes we’re all in this together… just not, “together”. #WhiteRibbonRally

Boys Scouts National Camp-In on May 2nd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 29th, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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Whether in your backyard or in your living room, join families across the country live on Facebook for a day of fun virtual adventures.

From camp-style cooking and friendly competitions, to special guests and campfire singalongs, this virtual event will bring the best parts of Scouting to life!

This National Camp-In is free and open to all families – including families whose children are not currently in Scouting.

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5 Fun Earth Day Activities For Kids

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, April 22nd, 2020 at 1:00 PM
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Earth Day is TODAY and normally events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for our environment!

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!

 

FREE 30 Day Trial of Adventure Academy Educational Multiplayer Online Game

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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Get 30 Days Free of Adventure Academy!

Do you have elementary or middle school aged kids who love online gaming? Check out the all new Adventure Academy– a massive multiplayer online (MMO) game from the creators of ABCmouse and ReadingIQ.

Adventure Academy features thousands of enjoyable learning activities that kids can discover on quests through an interactive virtual world. Developed by the top video gaming designers and crafted by a team of curriculum experts, Adventure Academy is a highly engaging and creative platform that focuses on building critical knowledge and skills in language arts, math, social studies, science, and more!

Adventure Academy features thousands of educational learning activities, such as videos, reading experiences, games, quizzes, and many other interactive elements— all within the frameworks of U.S. (and international) curriculum standards.

Just click here to sign up and you’ll get your first month for free. After the first month is up, if you decide to continue your subscription, it’s just $9.99 per month! Or sign up or a paid annual subscription for $59.99 upfront- which is 49% off full price!

After your free trial is up, you’ll be automatically charged at the regular monthly price of $9.99 per month. If you no longer wish to continue, simply cancel before your free trial is over.

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Learn Astronomy Every Friday Night With UT Arlington Planetarium

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 12:00 PM
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Got a kiddo interested in astronomy? Connect with the Planetarium at the University of Texas at Arlington!

Would-be stargazers can learn to find constellations and stay up to date on the Dallas-Fort Worth night sky thanks to the “Weekly Night Sky” videos posted to the UTA Planetarium’s Facebook page every Friday. Don’t miss out on the new video tonight!

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Plano Symphony Orchestra Virtual Saturday Concert Broadcasts

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 3rd, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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The broadcast schedule will start March 28 with a concert that was originally performed on October 19, 2019, with the Plano Symphony Orchestra; conducted by Hector Guzman; and soloist Kenneth Broberg, piano; performing a program that includes Ravel, Loman and Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” and “An American in Paris.”

Subsequent broadcasts will be held on Saturdays, April 4, 11, 18, 25, May 2 and 9. Stream the concert on YouTube!

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!

Spring Cleaning Tips

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, March 20th, 2020 at 11:30 AM
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springIt’s time to do some spring cleaning! Here are some spring cleaning tips to get you started.

Air out – Get all the germs, smells, and toxins out of your house. Open your doors and windows and set ceiling fans on low. Airing out mattresses a couple times a year also reduces dust and dander. While the windows are open wash the linens and vacuum and rotate your mattress..

De-Clutter – Tackle a closet a week and clear out all the items you no longer use. I do the one-year rule.  If I haven’t worn it in a year, I don’t need it.  Donate these items to charity.  We get emails and mail all the time with donation trucks in our area.  Get some shoe racks , baskets, or shelves to better organize yourself.

Clean Furniture – If you have a leather coach make sure and clean and treat it.  I put a note in my calendar every three months and do it on that day so I don’t forget. Protect wood floors by checking the pads on furniture feet and replacing as needed.

dustDe-Dust – Check the often overlooked areas, such as light fixtures and ceiling fans. Dust down house plants and check the corners of your walls to see if there an any dust or dander.

Kitchen Spruce Up – Clean your refrigerator by wiping down the shelves and drawers with a non-toxic cleaning solution made with two tablespoons baking soda dissolved in a quart of warm water. And don’t forget that extra fridge in the garage! Tackle the microwave next by heating a coffee cup of water mixed with 2 tablespoons of lemon juice on high for 3 to 5 minutes, just long enough for the solution to boil and steam up the microwave. Keep the door shut for a minute longer, and then carefully remove the hot cup. Wipe away loosened grime with a soft cloth.

Sanitize the garbage disposal. Drop a few lemon slices and two tablespoons of baking soda down the disposal. Run the grinder and then rinse with hot water.

These are just a few ways to tackle your spring cleaning projects!  Here is to a happy & clean home!

Earn Extra Money with DoorDash Delivery Services

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, March 16th, 2020 at 2:00 PM
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This service is going to continue to be in higher demand in the future- become a Doordash driver today! If you’re not in  the know, DoorDash is an app that allows you to order food from a huge variety of restaurants.

Why deliver with DoorDash?

Earn extra money for your goals~ Achieve your short-term goals or long-term dreams by driving or biking with DoorDash.
Choose your own hours~ Unlike full-time jobs or seasonal gigs, when and where you work is totally up to you.
Freedom to dash anywhere~ Deliver near your home or in a city you’re just visiting.

See more online and retail deals HERE!

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Discounted Registration For The Color Run Dallas on March 21st

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, March 10th, 2020 at 3:30 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score discounted registration for The Color Run Dallas on March 21st!

The Color Run is a five-kilometer, untimed event. At each kilometer mark, Color Runners are doused from head to toe in a different colored powder. With no winners or official times, The Color Run caters to everyone—first time runners to seasoned athletes. Once the race is over, the fun continues at the Finish Festival, a larger-than-life party equipped with music, dancing, photo ops, activity booths, vendors, and more massive color throws, which create millions of vivid color combinations.

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!

Groupon Local Deals~ Lots of Kid Friendly Spring Break Activities!

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Do something new this Spring Break with the kiddos! Today only, head on over to Groupon to score up to 75% off Family Activities, Restaurants and Festivals – no promo code needed!

See more online and retail deals HERE!

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FREE Museum Visit on April 4th~ Reserve Tickets Now

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, March 9th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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On April 4th, Smithsonian Magazine is celebrating Museum Day by offering a FREE museum ticket for two people! Follow these steps:

  1. Request your TWO FREE tickets here
  2. Click here and check out the participating museums in your area.
  3. Find a participating museum, click Get a Ticket, and complete the registration form.
  4. Click “Generate Ticket”
  5. Your ticket will be available in your email or by clicking Download Ticket after you submit your info.
  6. Print and bring your ticket to your selected participating museum on Saturday, 4/4.

Keep in mind that your free ticket is good for two people and is NOT valid for special exhibits, parking, IMAX film screenings or for use with any other offers. There is a limit of one Museum Day Ticket per household and per valid email address.

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!