Teddy Bear Picnic

Bring your family, a picnic basket, a blanket and your favorite bear to the Wayne Frady Park (formerly College Street Park) for our Annual National Teddy Bear Picnic Day celebration. Friday, July 10, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Wayne Frady Park (formerly College Street Park) 535 West … [Continue Reading]

Teddy Bear Picnic

Ducky Derby in Lewisville

Purchase your duck from Memorial Park Recreation Center, decorate it to your liking and bring your duck back to Memorial Park by Wednesday, July 8. Deadline for duck purchase and entrance fee is Friday, July 3. (all ages) Saturday, July 11 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Sun Valley … [Continue Reading]

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James and the Giant Peach

Ohlook’s Adult Company will present a retooled version of James and the Giant Peach, the musical version of the Roald Dahl work of the same name that features a score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (A Christmas Story, the Musical; Dogfight) and a book by … [Continue Reading]

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Babysitting & CPR at Flower Mound CAC

In this class, students will learn the skills to be responsible babysitters. Everyone will receive a Babysitter’s Training Handbook, learn how to care for children and infants, be a good leader and role model, make good decisions, and solve problems. Child/Infant CPR … [Continue Reading]

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Night Hike at LLELA

Join our trail guides as they lead a moonlit stroll through the woods and across the prairie.  We may hear some bumps in the night, but have no fear…it’s probably just an armadillo. Howling coyotes, hooting owls, and other nocturnal sounds will provide an out-of-the-ordinary … [Continue Reading]

LLELA Night Hike

Featured Activities

Dive In Movie

Dive In Movie

Here’s a “refreshing” way to watch your favorite movies. Everyone’s invited to The Colony Aquatic Park for an evening of Dive-In Movies. Be sure to pack your towels and favorite pool toys for this aquatic movie adventure. Light refreshments will be provided. Friday, July 10, 8:00 PM The Colony Aquatic Park 5580 North Colony Blvd. The Colony, TX 75056 Cost:  $6 kids 6 and under / $8 adults … [Read More...]

Best Night Out in Flower Mound

Best Gymnastics Best Night Out

Saturday, July 11, 6:00 – 10:00 PM Best Night Out, an awesome, fun-filled party, is offered the 2nd Saturday night of each month. This fun party, held from 6:00pm – 10:00pm, is designed for parents to get the night off while the kids have a blast at the gym! Earn and then spend your Best Bucks at the Prize Station at each Best Night Out! We’ll have crazy games, contests, prizes, open gym, … [Read More...]

Summer Cinema Clubhouse The Colony

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Free Kids Movies! The Colony Parks and Recreation is proud to present Summer Cinema Clubhouse, a three-month summer movie series for kids. Children of all ages can catch the latest flick at The Colony Rec Center starting at 1 p.m. The doors open at noon, so come early to get a good seat! Concessions available for purchase. Friday, July 10    Big Hero 6 Friday, August 14    Penguins of … [Read More...]

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Events and Activities 2015 July 3-9

** Download This Week's Newsletter ** Get the scoop... Pools, Waterparks, & Spraygrounds Summer Movie Clubs Summer Reading Programs Events This Week: LOTS of 4th of July events & activities! First Friday at the Farm Sounds of Lewisville Movie & A Splash at Flower Mound CAC Evenings on Oak Street Mornings with Mommy Narnia & Les Mis on … [Read More...]

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Recently, the Hilton Anatole invited my family and I to spend the weekend at their Dallas property.  Below you'll find details about our visit.  All opinions are my own. Hilton Anatole Dallas Summer at the Anatole Last weekend, my family and I had the pleasure of staying at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas.  Although it's only 30 minutes from our Flower Mound home, just getting away … [Read More...]

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Several times each year, Family eGuide offers local businesses special deals on advertising.  Subscribe to Family eGuide, and click on "advertising" in the special interests area to get the latest information on promotions we're offering. July 1 - July 8, 2015: Receive One FREE Month of advertising with every three months purchased!  Monthly payment plans available.  Rates start at just $39 … [Read More...]

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Family Restaurant Deals Below you'll find lots of "kids eat free" and 2-for-1 meal deals for families in Flower Mound, Lewisville and Highland Village. You'll also find information on discounts available and where to find coupons to your favorite restaurants. NOTE: Deals change on a regular basis... please contact the restaurant before visiting with your family. To Download an easy-to-print … [Read More...]

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Summer Movie Clubs

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Enjoy special discounted tickets to great family-friendly movies all summer long!! 2015 Info: AMC Unfortunately, due to cost and lack of support, the Summer Movie Camp program ended in 2010. Carmike Hickory Creek 8380 South Stemmons Hickory Creek, TX 75065 (940) 597-5348 http://www.carmike.com/Events/Category/8 Carmike Cinemas is offering fun, kid-friendly movies all summer long.  … [Read More...]

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Enjoy a perfect May evening listening to great music with  friends. A different live band will entertain you each week; just bring a blanket or chair to relax on! All concerts will begin at 7:00pm and food vendors will be on-site. No alcohol or glass containers are permitted in the park. Most Fridays in May, 7:00 – 9:00 PM Heritage Park South Garden Ridge Boulevard & Spinks Road Flower … [Read More...]

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping

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Taco Soup

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