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Friday Freebies: March 19-March 26

Posted Thursday, Mar. 18, 2010

By maricar

Check Maricar's Friday Freebies blog every week for a list of free things to do in the Dallas/Fort Worth area! To submit your own Friday Freebie, add a comment to her blog or send your submissions at least one week before the date of the event to moms@mom2momdfw.com with the subject line: "Friday Freebies"

Here's some events for Friday, March 19 through Sunday, March 26:


SPECIAL EVENTS
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Shop For Wishes: Find the perfect dress for any occasion, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.Shoppers will receive a 10% discount on their purchase this evening, and 10% of each purchase will benefit Wish Night 2010: The Greatest Wish on Earth. Funds raised from Wish Night will go toward Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, which grants the wishes of children in North Texas fighting life-threatening medical conditions.
Good to know: The event is free, but please RSVP by Monday, March 22 to Jessica Kolkmeyer, 214-496-5006 or jkolkmeyer@northtexaswish.org
Recommended ages: Adults 
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25
Where: Tootsies, 8300 Preston Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75225 
Info: 214-496-5006, jkolkmeyer@northtexaswish.org
Cost: FREE!

FRIDAY, MARCH 19

Snake Feedings: Watch the River Legacy Naturalists feed the snakes on display at the Living Science Center. Stay after for a brief Q&A with the Naturalist.
Good to know: This event is every Friday.
Recommended ages: All
When: 4 p.m., Friday, March 19
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington
Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/
Cost: FREE!

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Crow Collection After Dark: Discover the art of tea across Asia during an international tea party inspired by the new film Alice in Wonderland by Tim Burton. Sample teas from China, Japan, and India while enjoying performances in the galleries, family activities, and tours. Stay late for Asian pop with DJ Woodtronic and complimentary bubble tea from Fat Straws.
Good to know: Daily admission to the museum is always free.
Recommended ages: All 
When: 6 p.m. to midnight
Where: Crow Collection of Asian Art, 2010 Flora St., Dallas
Info: 214-979-6440, http://www.crowcollection.org/
Cost: FREE!

SATURDAY, MARCH 20
Charlotte's Web at Nash Farm: Listen to E.B. White's tale of farm girl Fern's connection with a remarkable pig. See and meet farm animals and tour the Nash Farm barn. Wear your best farm attire!
Good to know: The 5.2-acre Nash Farm is located near historic downtown Grapevine. The farmstead consists of the original house circa 1880s, the original barn and a family cemetery.
Recommended ages: All
When: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 20 
Where: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street, Grapevine, Texas 76051
Info: 817-410-3585, http://www.nashfarm.org
Cost: FREE!

Wild West Watauga Fest:
Bring the family to enjoy live music, arts, crafts and food vendors. Kids can enjoy inflatables and a train ride at the Little Rustler Station.
Good to know:  The Community Easter Egg Hunt will take place at the Watauga Community Center and will begin at 11:30 a.m. for all age groups: 0-2 years, 3-4 years, 5-7 years and 8-10 years.
Recommended ages: All 
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday, March 20
Where: Watauga Community Center, 7901 Indian Springs Road, Watauga
Info: http://www.ci.watauga.tx.us/recreation/Watauga%20Fest.htm
Cost: FREE!

Kidgits Craft Corner:
Simon Kidgits Club members are invited to stop by the Kidgits Craft Korner to celebrate spring. Kids will be able to design their very own Rainbow Mobile made out of a paper plate, crepe paper, construction paper, fun stickers and more. All craft materials are provided by Simon Kidgits Club. In the mall, but too busy to stop? Families on the go can pick up a take-home project.
Good to know: This event is free to Simon Kidgits Club members. Kids can join the club and join the fun for a $5 annual membership fee. Go to www.simonkidgitsclub.com or Simon Guest Services at Irving Mall to sign up.
Recommended ages: All
When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 20, March 27
Where: Irving Mall, Lower Level of the Food Court, 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX 75062
Info: www.simonkidgitsclub.com
Cost: FREE! (W/$5 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE)

Showtime Saturdays: Dick Monday and Tiffany Riley of Slappy's Playhouse will present programs for children of all ages. Today's performance is called Puppets from Slappy's.
Recommended ages: All
When: 11:30 a.m. Saturday, March 20
Where: Galleria Dallas (next to Play Place), 13464 Dallas Parkway, Dallas, TX 75240
Info:  http://www.galleriadallas.com/
Cost: FREE

Book Blast: Celebrity readers including Danny Ray with Radio Disney will read books such as “Curious George 2: Follow that Monkey.”  The first 100 kids to arrive will receive Curious George fun packs, filled with Curious George activity pages, stickers, a Curious George mask, and more. Members of the Simon Kidgits Club will receive a free Kidgits book. The event will also feature a children’s book drive where kids are encouraged to bring a new or gently used book to donate to the Irving Public Library.
Good to know: Kids can join the Simon Kidgits Club for a $5 annual membership fee. Go to www.simonkidgitsclub.com or Simon Guest Services at Irving Mall to sign up.
Recommended ages: All
When: Noon to 2 p.m., Saturday, March 20
Where: Irving Mall Center Court, 3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX 75062
Info: www.simonkidgitsclub.com
Cost: FREE! (W/$5 ANNUAL MEMBERSHIP FEE)

Easter Eggstravaganza: More than 60,000 eggs are up for grabs this year. Kids can also enjoy bounce houses and face painting.
Good to know: The rain-out date is Sunday, March 21. For weather and event updates call the special events hotline at 972-292-6520.
Recommended ages: All 
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, March 20. Egg hunt for ages 2 and younger is 2 p.m., followed by an egg hunt for ages 3-12 at approximately 2:30 p.m.  
Where: Pizza Hut Park (stadium field), 6000 West Main St., Frisco
Info: http://www.ci.frisco.tx.us/departments/communications/Pages/SpecialEvents.aspx
Cost: FREE!

Texas Banjo Quartet: This group will play tunes for the entire family.
Recommended ages: All 
When: 2 p.m., Saturday, March 20
Where: NorthCourt, which is located between Nordstrom and Macy's, beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres, at NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!
 
SUNDAY, MARCH 21
National Scouting Museum Free Funday: Kids can see original Norman Rockwell scouting art and the World's Largest Pinewood Derby Car. They can also participate in interactive exhibits, virtual-reality gamebike adventures and the laser shooting gallery.
Good to know: Admission is free every Sunday and Monday
Recommended ages: All
When: 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., Sunday, March 21
Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving
Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org
Cost: FREE!

MONDAY, MARCH 22
National Scouting Museum Free Funday: Kids can see original Norman Rockwell scouting art and the World's Largest Pinewood Derby Car. They can also participate in interactive exhibits, virtual-reality gamebike adventures and the laser shooting gallery.
Good to know: Admission is free every Sunday and Monday
Recommended ages: All
When: 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday, March 22
Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving
Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org
Cost: FREE!

TUESDAY, MARCH 23
Amon Carter Museum: Explore one of the nation’s preeminent collections of American art, from works by the early 19th-century artist-explorers through those of the mid-20th-century modernists to the work of contemporary photographers. The museum also holds one of the most comprehensive collections of work by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell.
Good to know: Admission to the museum is always free! All galleries offer barrier-free access.
Recommended ages: All
When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday, March 16
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695
Info: 817-738-1933, http://www.cartermuseum.org/
Cost: FREE!

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24
Spring is in the Air:  Margaret Clauder's show incorporates a dancing flower marionette, storytelling, magic involving caterpillars changing to butterflies and blooming flowers.
Recommended ages: 5 and younger 
When: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, March 24
Where: NorthCourt, which is located between Nordstrom and Macy's, beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres, at NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!

THURSDAY, MARCH 25
Shop For Wishes: Find the perfect dress for any occasion, while enjoying cocktails and hors d’oeuvres.Shoppers will receive a 10% discount on their purchase this evening, and 10% of each purchase will benefit Wish Night 2010: The Greatest Wish on Earth. Funds raised from Wish Night will go toward Make-A-Wish Foundation of North Texas, which grants the wishes of children in North Texas fighting life-threatening medical conditions.
Good to know: The event is free, but please RSVP by Monday, March 22 to Jessica Kolkmeyer, 214-496-5006 or jkolkmeyer@northtexaswish.org
Recommended ages: Adults 
When: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Thursday, March 25
Where: Tootsies, 8300 Preston Rd #200, Dallas, TX 75225 
Info: 214-496-5006, jkolkmeyer@northtexaswish.org
Cost: FREE!

FRIDAY, MARCH 26
New Parents Tour: Pack up the baby stroller and join the tour designed to introduce new parents (with babies in tow) to a variety of artworks at the Amon Carter Museum. Refreshments will be provided after the program.Tour begins outside the Museum Store. Reservations are not required, but we recommend that parents call 817.989.5031 to receive helpful instructions. Parents are encouraged to park in the lot on Lancaster Avenue, south of the museum, and enter the museum through the accessible Lancaster entrance.
Recommended ages: Pre-toddlers
When: 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Friday, March 26
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd., Fort Worth
Info: Reservations are not required, but parents can call 817-989-5030 to receive helpful instructions; http://www.cartermuseum.org

Snake Feedings: Watch the River Legacy Naturalists feed the snakes on display at the Living Science Center. Stay after for a brief Q&A with the Naturalist.
Good to know: This event is every Friday.
Recommended ages: All
When: 4 p.m., Friday, March 26
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington
Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/
Cost: FREE!

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