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Friday Freebies: April 16-April 23

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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, April 16 through Friday, April 23:

SPECIAL EVENTS
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FRIDAY, APRIL 16
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, April 16
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington
Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/
Cost: FREE!

Sounds of Spring Concert Series: The whole family can relax and enjoy jazz music from the One O Clock Lab Band. North Richland Hills own The Cut Off will open at 6:50 p.m. Children can enjoy the Kidz Zone with a variety of games and arts and crafts.
Good to know: Don't forget to bring lawn chairs. Beaker's Cookin' Shack at NRH2O will be selling snacks. Smoking, video recording, audio recording, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
Recommended ages: All
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 16; gates open at 6 p.m.
Where: NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills
Info:  817-427-6600, www.soundsnrh.com
Cost: FREE!

Concerts in the Park: Bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnic dinner and non-alcoholic drinks in the natural amphitheater setting for a night of music.
Good to know: Series runs every Friday through April 23
Recommended ages: All
When:  7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 16
Where: Turner Park, 600 block of N.E. 8th St., Grand Prairie, 75050
Info: http://www.grandfungp.com/
Cost: FREE!

SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Yoga in the Park: Complimentary all-level yoga class in CenterPark. This is a great way to try out local instructors!  Wear comfortable clothing and bring your mat or towel and water bottle.
Good to know: In case of inclement weather, the class will be held inside lululemon athletica, located between Dillard's and Macy's.
Recommended ages: Adults
When: 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: CenterPark at NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!

Healthy Kids Day!: Learn ways to put play your day. Activities include family hip hop class, book fair, face painting, bounce houses, family zumba class, baby crawling contest, Dance Dance Revolution, arts and crafts, healthy snacks demos and more!
Recommended ages: All
When: 10 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 17
Where: All Arlington YMCA Branch Locations
Info:http://www.ymca-arlington.org/
Cost: FREE!

Blessing of the Vines: Hundreds of wine enthusiasts gather to take part in the Blessing of the Vines and New Vintage Wines, a centuries-old European ceremony to ensure robust vines and savory grapes.
Good to know: A complimentary wine tasting with live entertainment will follow.
Recommended ages: Adults
When: 11 a.m. to noon, Saturday, April 17
Where: Delaney Vineyards, 2000 Champagne Blvd., Grapevine
Info: https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/newvintage/blessing.html
Cost: FREE!

Spring into Asian Art Family Festival: From peach-blossom screen paintings to Japanese wind-sock constructions, celebrate the arrival of spring with art-making activities inspired by popular Asian traditions. Program highlights include Japanese drum performances by Dondoko Taiko of Fort Worth. Children can enjoy hands-on activities, film programs, storytelling and other performances.
Good to know: No reservations required.
Recommended ages: All
When: 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: Kimbell Art Museum, 3333 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107-2792
Info: https://www.kimbellart.org/, 817-332-8451, ext. 297
Cost: FREE!

DallasKidsRead!: This children's literary festival will include storytelling from 20 nationally-acclaimed authors and illustrators, illustration workshops puppet shows, crafts, face painting and musical entertainment.
Recommended ages: All
When:  1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: Macy's and Nordstrom, near Bookmarks and in CenterPark (weather permitting), NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!

Texas Tails: Critterman introduces us to our native neighbors and tell us how they played an integral role in Texas history. The Lone Star critters that will be present are a Tarantula, Giant Toad, Prairie Dog, Ferret, an American Alligator and a Kingsnake.
Recommended ages: 12 and younger
When:  2 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: NorthCourt, between Nordstrom and Macy's, beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres, NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!

Bancroft Family Concert: Mozart and Dvorak String Quintets: Introduce your children to classical music. Today's performance features Dvorak's String Quintet for Two Violins, Two Violas and Cello No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 performed by members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra.
Good to know: This series occurs on selected Saturdays. The concerts are 1 hour with no intermission and audience members may dress casually. Metered parking is available on nearby streets and in area parking lots. Dallas Museum of Art’s underground parking garage is $10.
Recommended ages: 4 and older
When:  3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: Dallas of Museum of Art, 1717 North Harwood, Dallas TX 75201
Info: 214-520-2219, http://fineartschamberplayers.org/
Cost: FREE!

SUNDAY, APRIL 18
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, April 18
Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving
Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org
Cost: FREE!

MONDAY, APRIL 19
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, April 19
Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving
Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org
Cost: FREE!

TUESDAY, APRIL 20
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, April 20
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695
Info: 817-738-1933, http://www.cartermuseum.org/
Cost: FREE!

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21
Big Bug Safari: The Safari Place will educate little ones about these daringly foreboding and delightfully wonderful insects of enormous proportions. 
Recommended ages: 5 and younger
When: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, April 17
Where: NorthCourt, between Nordstrom and Macy's, beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres, NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas
Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/
Cost: FREE!

THURSDAY, APRIL 22
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 8 p.m., Thursday, April 22
Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695
Info: 817-738-1933, http://www.cartermuseum.org/
Cost: FREE!

FRIDAY, APRIL 23
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, April 16
Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington
Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/
Cost: FREE!

Sounds of Spring Concert Series: The whole family can enjoy the music of the Beatles, performed by tribute band Me and My Monkey. North Richland Hills' own The Cut Off will open at 6:50 p.m. Children can enjoy the Kidz Zone with a variety of games and arts and crafts.
Good to know: Don't forget to bring lawn chairs. Beaker's Cookin' Shack at NRH2O will be selling snacks. Smoking, video recording, audio recording, glass containers and alcohol are prohibited.
Recommended ages: All
When: 7 p.m., Friday, April 23; gates open at 6 p.m.
Where: NRH2O Family Water Park, 9001 Boulevard 26, North Richland Hills
Info:  817-427-6600, www.soundsnrh.com
Cost: FREE!

Concerts in the Park: Bring a blanket or lawn chair, picnic dinner and non-alcoholic drinks in the natural amphitheater setting for a night of music.
Good to know: Series runs every Friday through April 23
Recommended ages: All
When:  7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Friday, April 23
Where: Turner Park, 600 block of N.E. 8th St., Grand Prairie, 75050
Info: http://www.grandfungp.com/
Cost: FREE!

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