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Friday Freebies: May 28-June 4

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, May 28 through Friday, June 4:



FRIDAY, MAY 28

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, May 28

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, May 28

Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington

Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/

Cost: FREE!



SATURDAY, MAY 29

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 a.m. to 10 a.m., Saturday, May 29

Where: CenterPark at NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas

Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/

Cost: FREE



Swim Clinic: Sigma Swimming is offering a walk-in swim clinic. Each clinic lasts for 30 minutes. Bring a swimsuit, towel and goggles.

Good to know: Sigma Swimming is a year-round program offering lessons as well as a USA swim team.

Recommended ages: All

When: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., Saturday, May 29. Last clinic starts at 10:30 a.m.

Where: Texas Wesleyan University, Sid Richardson Building, 1201 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth

Info: 817-598-1353,
http://www.sigmaswimming.org/

Cost: FREE



Super Duper Mini Chefs: Super Duper Mini Chefs combines demonstrations with hands-on activities that encourage kids to have fun and get creative with food. During the event, kid chefs can pick up a food-friendly activity sheet provided by A Kid’s Life!, which encourages learning, discovery and self esteem through games, music and other activities available in an ad-free and secure online environment. Kids and their parents are also encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help provide relief to families served by the GRACE charity.

Good to know: Simon Kidgits Club members will receive a free Strawberry Shortcake™ doll and free chef’s set, containing a mini rolling pin, cookie cutters, measuring spoons and a whisk, while supplies last. Kids can join the club and join the fun for a $5 annual membership fee. Go to www.simon.com/kidgits or Guest Services at Grapevine Mills Mall to sign up.

Recommended ages: All

When: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, May 29

Where: Entry 2 at Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine

Info: http://www.simon.com/malleventsandprograms/promotions.aspx?eid=103715

Cost: FREE!



Flutopia: Flutopia consists of 12 people who perform throughout North Texas to the delight and amazement of young and old alike.  Their performance may include a collection of  American favorites such as "American the Beautiful", "Stars and Stripes" and "My Country Tis' of Thee" or selections such as "Echoes in the Wind -- A Native American Soliloquy".  This fun-filled activity program is designed for elementary school age children and takes place at 2:00 pm in NorthCourt which is located between Nordstrom and Macy's, beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres.

Recommended ages: 12 and younger

When: 2 p.m., Saturday, May 29

Where: NorthCourt,  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, MAY 30

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, May 30

Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving

Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org

Cost: FREE!



MONDAY, MAY 31

Memorial Day Service: The Memorial Day observance will include a tribute to the service men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. A bagpipe-led processional, 21-gun salute and flyover will be part of the service.

Good to know: A free hot dog lunch will be served after the program.

Recommended ages: All

When: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Monday,  May 31

Where: Veteran's Memorial, 925 Conover Drive, Grand Prairie, TX 75051

Info: http://www.grandfungp.com/

Cost: FREE!



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, May 31

Where: 1329 West Walnut Hill Lane, Irving

Info: 800-303-3047, http://www.bsamuseum.org

Cost: FREE!




TUESDAY, JUNE 1

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, June 1

Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695

Info: 817-738-1933, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost: FREE!



WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2



Little Gabby Meets Her New Family: Young author Katie-Rose Watson has written a children's book about her own pet, a King Cavalier Charles Spaniel named Little Gabby. Young will read her published story, "Little Gabby Meets Her New Family".  Music accompaniment will be provided by guitarist Wesley Gengle, and the children will get to meet and greet Little Gabby! 

Recommended ages: 6 and younger

When: 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 2

Where:
NorthCourt, between Nordstrom and Macy's and beneath AMC NorthPark 15 theatres
, at NorthPark Shopping Center, 8687 North Central Expressway, Dallas

Info: http://www.northparkcenter.com/

Cost: FREE



THURSDAY, JUNE 3

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, June 3

Where: Amon Carter Museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Boulevard, Fort Worth, TX 76107-2695

Info: 817-738-1933, http://www.cartermuseum.org/

Cost: FREE!



FRIDAY, JUNE 4

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, June 4

Where: River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard, Arlington

Info: 817-860-6752, http://www.riverlegacy.org/

Cost: FREE!



North Texas Beat: African Village Night: Live African drummers and dancing hosted by KUMAASI African Ensemble. You can bring your drum and join the circle.

Good to know: This is a smoke-free and alchohol-free event. This event takes place every first Friday of the month.

Recommended ages: All

When: 8 p.m. to 10 p.m., Friday, June, 4

Where: Sandaga African Market, 1325 Levee Street, Dallas

Info: http://www.kumaasi.org/index.html

Cost: FREE!


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