Texas Tax Free Weekend

Tax Free Weekend Texas' Tax Free Weekend: August 5-7 As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.   Subject … [Continue Reading]

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Used Book Sale at Flower Mound Library

Flower Mound Used Book Sale August 5-7, 2016 Sales of gently used books, CDs and DVDs help support library programs. Come early for best selection! EARLY-BIRD PREVIEW SALE: ($5 ADMISSION)Friday    5:00pm-7:00pmOPEN TO THE PUBLIC Saturday    11:00am-5:00pm
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Drive-In Movie at Texas Motor Speedway

Drive-In Movie at Texas Motor Speedway Drive-In Movie at Texas Motor Speedway:  Big Hoss TV Ultimate Drive-In Movie Night Saturday, July 30, 8:00 PM Gates open at 6:30pm; Movie begins at 8pm. Bring your lawn chairs and coolers and watch Jurassic World on the world’s … [Continue Reading]

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Backpack Giveaway Grapevine Mills

Backpack Giveaway Grapevine Mills School Rocks Backpack Giveaway: Grapevine Mills Mall Saturday, July 30, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX Event website Cost:  Free   No purchase necessary. One FREE backpack … [Continue Reading]

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Harry Potter Event

Harry Potter Event Harry Potter Event :  Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Celebration These special events are taking place at both the Lewisville and Highland Village stores. For other locations, please contact the store directly to see if they’re … [Continue Reading]

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Featured Events

Seussical the Musical

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Seussical the Musical Seussical the Musical in Grapevine The Cat in the Hat tells the story of Horton, an elephant who discovers a speck of dust containing Whos, including Jojo, a Who child sent off to military school for thinking too many "thinks." Horton faces a double challenge--not only must he protect the Whos from a world of naysayers and dangers, but he must guard an abandoned egg, left … [Read More...]

Special Event at AW Perry Museum

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Special Event at AW Perry Cool Down Thursdays: A Special Event at AW Perry Take a tour and learn some old-fashioned tips and tricks for staying cool in the hot, hot Texas summer.  After the tour, play games in the shade or relax and enjoy cold treats on the front porch.  Registration by 8/2 is required. Cost is per family, up to five people.   Thursday, August 4, 1:00 PM A.W. … [Read More...]

Les Miserables

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Les Miserables Acting Studios Productions will present multiple showings of the world-renowned play Les Misérables at the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street. July 28 - 31, 2016 MCL Grand Theatre 100 Charles Street, Lewisville, TX 75057 Event website Cost:  $20 for adults and $15 for children   Shows are set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28 and … [Read More...]

Special Event at Bob Jones Nature Center

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Bob Jones Nature Center: Star Gazing Party Observe the night sky with the Fort Worth Astronomical Society at Bob Jones Nature Center! View and learn about the moon, constellations, and nebulae. Saturday, July 30, 8:30 – 10:30 PM Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve 355 Bob Jones Road, Southlake, TX 76092 817/491-6333 or Website All ages welcome. FREE for Members, $5 for … [Read More...]

Stars on the Prairie at LLELA

Stars on the Prairie

Join LLELA for a fascinating evening as we explore the wonders of the night sky with Clyde Camp, Master Naturalist and amateur astronomer (over 30 years of experience). Friday, July 29, 8:45 – 10:45 PM Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) East Jones Street Lewisville,TX 75057 Cost:  $10/person 972-219-3550 Event website Erin Taylor erintaylor@cityoflewisville.com Ages … [Read More...]

Babysitting Class Coppell

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Babysitting Class Coppell Babysitting Class Coppell:  This is a one-day program designed to teach the fundamentals of safety and child care. The course will provide instruction on treating basic first aid emergencies, performing CPR, how to prepare for babysitting assignments, handling fire and safety emergencies, planning age appropriate activities, and preparing for bedtime. At the conclusion … [Read More...]

Kids Night Out Color Me Mine

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Kids Night Out Color Me Mine Kids Night Out Color Me Mine:  The LAST FRIDAY of every month from 6-9pm! It is a great opportunity for kids to hang out with friends, eat pizza, paint ceramics, watch a movie and play games! Friday, July 29, 6:00 – 9:00 PM Color Me Mine 2570 Justin Road #150, Highland Village, TX Cost:  $32 per painter + Tax ($34.64) Event website Drop off your creative … [Read More...]

Special Event at Flower Mound Library

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Special Event at Flower Mound Library Special Event at Flower Mound Library:  Raptors of Texas The Blackland Prairie Raptor Center presents the “Raptors of Texas” program at the Library on July 27. This family-friendly program will showcase hawks, owls, and falcons that call Flower Mound home. Join us for a close-up view of these magnificent animals!   Wednesday, July 27, … [Read More...]

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Special Events 2016 July 22-28

Special Events 2016 July 22-28 Special Events 2016: Find special events in the North DFW suburbs of Flower Mound, Lewisville, Highland Village, Carrollton, Coppell, Grapevine, The Colony, and more! Our newsletter primarily includes free and affordable events and activities:) ** Download This Week's Newsletter ** Events This Week: … [Read More...]

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How to Avoid Towing Scams Avoid Towing Scams:  In today’s world, it is incredibly easy to become the victim of a scam. Considering all the different scenarios and forms of communication we encounter on a daily basis, there are far too many opportunities for someone in your family to be taken advantage of. One common example of scams that we encounter today is towing scams. You don’t call a towing … [Read More...]

Power Hour Prince of Peace

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Power Hour Prince of Peace Calling all you early bird mommas out there! The organizers of Mornings with Mommy program are launching an additional early childhood program this fall called Power Hour! There are only two weeks left of early bird pricing! Register online by July 31st to take advantage of $60 tuition for the fall semester!   What is Power Hour? Power Hour is a … [Read More...]

i9 Sports Sponsors Community Event

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i9 Sports Sponsors Community Event i9 Sports sponsors Fun Run at Blanton Elementary This past spring, Blanton Elementary ( Lantana) PTA members conducted a Fun Run Fundraising event. Students had :20 minutes to complete as many laps as they could and the turn out was amazing!   i9 Sports, a local youth sports program that holds convenient co-ed weekend leagues thruout  Denton … [Read More...]

Worlds Largest Shoe Drive

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The Big Feat – The World’s Largest Shoe Drive Ringling Bros. to Make Guinness World Records® Attempt Shoe Drive to Benefit Non-Profit The Shoe Bank, Serving Thousands of Families in DFW Collecting more than 17,500 pairs of shoes for a charity is no easy feat.  However, if anyone can, it would be Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey® and the generous circus fans across the Metroplex as all … [Read More...]

Escape Rooms HQ Lewisville Coupon

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Escape Rooms HQ Lewisville Coupon Escape Rooms HQ Lewisville Coupon:  It's a race against time... Do you have what it takes?!? Escape Rooms HQ in Lewisville provides a fun, exciting escape room experience for you to share with your friends, family & coworkers. Rooms are based on real props not just locks! And now, you can SAVE $5 off each ticket wheb you use Promo Code … [Read More...]

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Jazzed About the Library

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Jazzed About the Library Get Jazzed About The Library at the Cascades Event Center, 5909 Stone Creek Drive. Giveaway:  Enter to WIN a "Family Pass" to this August 13th Event!!  Details below:)     Purchase tickets at thecolonypl.org  or at the door for FOTCPL’s 2nd Annual event to be held on Saturday, August 13th at 5:30 p.m. Dance, eat, & celebrate in Roaring … [Read More...]

Texas Tax Free Weekend

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Tax Free Weekend Texas' Tax Free Weekend: August 5-7 As in previous years, the law exempts most clothing, footwear, school supplies and backpacks priced under $100 from sales and use taxes, which could save shoppers about $8 on every $100 they spend.   Subject to the criteria explained below, all sales of qualifying items made during the holiday period qualify for the … [Read More...]

Backpack Giveaway Grapevine Mills

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Backpack Giveaway Grapevine Mills School Rocks Backpack Giveaway: Grapevine Mills Mall Saturday, July 30, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM Grapevine Mills Mall 3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy, Grapevine, TX Event website Cost:  Free   No purchase necessary. One FREE backpack with school supplies per child. Available while supplies last. Child MUST be present to receive backpack. Located at A … [Read More...]

Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days

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Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days:  Dallas Arboretum Offers Special $1 Admission for August Dollar Days,  Presented by Alfa Romeo FIAT of Dallas. An Additional $1 for Admittance to the Rory Meyers Children's Adventure Garden.   The drawn out sun-drenched days of summer bring in August Dollar Days, presented by Alfa Romeo FIAT of Dallas. The garden is … [Read More...]

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Pools, Aquatic Centers, and Water Parks North DFW

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Pools & Water Parks 2016 (Cities Listed Aphabetically) Pools & Water Parks:  Family eGuide is hyper-local to the Flower Mound/ Lewisville area.  The list below includes all pools, water parks, aquatic centers, and splash pads in these two cities, as well as those that physically border them.  We've also included a few of the Metroplex's largest water parks as … [Read More...]

Summer Reading Programs

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Summer Reading Programs Share your love of reading with your child through various summer reading programs offered in our area (listed below). Don't forget to check our Online Calendar for great special events held all summer long!!   Book Stores: Barnes & Noble Half Price Books Libraries: Carrollton Coppell Flower Mound Grapevine Lake … [Read More...]

Family Camp Bass Pro

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Family Camp Bass Pro Family Camp Bass Pro - Free Activities each week! June 25 – July 24, 2016 - 12:00 PM – 5:00 PM Bass Pro, 2501 Bass Pro Dr, Grapevine, TX 76051 Event website Cost:  Free   Free Family Activities July 2-3 Weekend Only Noon – 5pm FREE CATCH AND RELEASE POND FREE PHOTO DOWNLOAD: Kids, choose a turtle or Butterfly to magically appear in your … [Read More...]

Sounds of Lewisville

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Sounds of Lewisville The popular “Sounds of Lewisville” concert series, a free family favorite since 1991, will present eight shows this year in the heart of historic Old Town Lewisville. Concerts start at 7 p.m. every Tuesday night in June and July in Wayne Ferguson Plaza, across from the Medical Center of Lewisville Grand Theater, 100 N. Charles Street.  Attendees are encouraged to bring … [Read More...]

Summer Concerts in Highland Village

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Free Concerts in Highland Village Dates Below; 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM The Shops at Highland Village 1401 Shoal Creek, Highland Village Event website Cost:  Free The Shops at Highland Village Hosts Summer Concerts the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month and every Saturday May – August.   Friday, May 6 - Local Showcase: TBD Saturday, May 7 - HV Art Festival Brasuka Moving … [Read More...]

Dinosaur Event Grapevine

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Dinosaur Event Grapevine Exciting Interactive Exhibit Encourages Hands-On Dinosaur Learning Dinosaur Event Grapevine:  Have some “dino”-mite fun this summer at the interactive “Be The Dinosaur” exhibit at Grapevine’s Grand Gallery June 3 - September 18. This one-of-a-kind, Life in the Cretaceous interactive exhibit encourages children and guests of all ages to be the dinosaur as you see, do … [Read More...]

Summer Camps in DFW

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Summer Camps! Looking for Summer Camps?  This year's guide is FULL of fun options for kids of all ages!  You'll find a variety of offerings from local rec centers, youth groups, churches, and businesses, as well as camps offered at our local LISD high schools.  Sports, science, cooking, robotics... Day camps, vacation bible school, sleep-away camps, etc - There's something for … [Read More...]

Summer Movie Clubs

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Summer Movie Clubs Summer Movie Clubs:  Enjoy special discounted tickets to great family-friendly movies all summer long!! Beat the heat without breaking the bank with Summer Movie Clubs for Kids all summer long!  Enjoy FREE and discounted movie tickets, as well as some discounted concessions through these special programs at your local theater.  Most movies are rated G or PG. ** 2016 … [Read More...]

Summer Fun at Gaylord Texan

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Summer Fun at Gaylord Texan Summer Fun at Gaylord Texan: SummerFest May 27, 2016 – September 5, 2016 Gaylord Texan - 1501 Gaylord Trail, Grapevine, TX 76051 Cost: Free Admission & Activities; Parking fees apply Don't miss all of the fun events and activities during our annual SummerFest, featuring the 1865 classic Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, complete with fun entertainment and … [Read More...]

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping Peach Blackberry Cobbler:  This yummy dessert is a family favorite! Delicious warm peaches and blackberries, with a sweet crunchy pecan topping!  Easy enough to make on a weeknight... special enough for a holiday spread! Pecan Topping 1 1/2 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup melted butter 1/4 teaspoon salt 3 cups flour 2 1/2 cup chopped … [Read More...]

Easy Chicken Pot Pie

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Easy Chicken Pot Pie Easy Chicken Pot Pie is one of our family's favorite recipes.  Not only is it delicious, but it's SUPER EASY to make! It's also a great recipe to make with your kids.  They love dumping all the ingredients into a great big bowl and mixing it up.  They also love the taste of the pie when it’s complete.  And don't let them know, but there are a few veggies in there, … [Read More...]

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