Taste of the Anatole

Taste of the Anatole SAVE 50% with Code FAMILYEGUIDE The Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas is announcing its first annual Taste of the Anatole Festival featuring Uptown Jazz Dallas! October 2-4, 2015 Hilton Anatole Dallas 2201 N. Stemmons Frwy, Dallas, … [Continue Reading]

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Celebrate Autumn at Calloway’s

Fall Harvest Festival!
 Fun for the Whole Family! You’ll find spectacular Fall decorations including scarecrows, bales of hay, special displays, a pumpkin patch and loads of free activities for children! Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM – 7:00 PM All Calloway’s Stores Event … [Continue Reading]

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Rotary Fest in Flower Mound

Neon Night 5k Run – Washer Tournament – Live Music Saturday, October 3, 2:00 – 9:00 PM Heritage Park, 800 Spinks Rd, Flower Mound Cost:  Visit link provided for details Event website The run will begin at 7 p.m. This community event offers: A FREE carnival for … [Continue Reading]

Rotary Fest

Geocaching Workshop

Geocaching is an outdoor treasure hunt that you can embark on with little more than a GPS receiver and your sense of adventure!  Geocaching is for kids, Scouts, families, seniors and everyone in between. Saturday, October 3, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM Memorial Park Rec Center 1950 S … [Continue Reading]


Triathlon in The Colony

Take On The Heat Triathlon The Take on the Heat Triathlon benefiting The Colony Firefighters association hosted by Playtri will consist of a 350 meter swim, nine mile bike and 5k run. Sunday, October 4, 8:00 AM Lewisville ISD Aquatic Center 5729 Memorial Drive The … [Continue Reading]


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Concerts in the Park in Highland Village

Concerts in the Park

Grab your lawn chairs and blankets and head out to Pilot Knoll Park for Concerts in the Park. Feel free to come out and enjoy the park before then and pick out your spot. It will be a fun evening for the whole family to enjoy. Saturdays in October, 2015 @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM Pilot Knoll Park, 218 Orchid Hill Ln, Argyle hvparks@highlandvillage.org Event website Cost:  Free Grab your lawn … [Read More...]

Flower Mound Fire Department Open House

Flower Mound Fire Deparment

Saturday, October 03, 2015 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM Flower Mound Central Fire Station 3838 Forums Drive, Flower Mound, TX Cost: Free   Meet local firefighters, take a station tour, and even stand by as crew members demonstrate proper fire extinguisher use and a vehicle extraction.  Kids will have the opportunity to use a fire hose (with the help of firefighters) in addition to several other … [Read More...]

Octoberfest Southlake

Oktoberfest Southlake

This year will mark the 14th anniversary of the Oktoberfest celebration hosted by Southlake’s Chamber of Commerce! Over 100,000 people visit throughout the weekend festival! Attendance is completely free — there are no admissions or parking fees.  There will, however, be a wide range of food, beverages, and booth items available for sale! Friday – Sunday, October 2-4 Southlake Town … [Read More...]

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Events and Activities 2015 Oct 2-8

** Download This Week's Newsletter ** Events This Week: Pumpkin Patches Haunted Houses Oktoberfest Southlake Lebanese Food Festival Taste of the Anatole Movies in the Park First Friday on the Farm State Fair Discounts Fall Harvest at … [Read More...]

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When Moms Are Burned Out, They Call Shay

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Kids Night Out Color Me Mine

Color Me Mine Kids Night Out

Color Me Mine offers Kids’ Night Out on 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, September 25, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Color Me Mine 2570 Justin Road #150, Highland Village, TX Cost:  $32 per painter + Tax ($34.64) Event website $32 per painter + Tax ($34.64)
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State Fair of Texas Discounts

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Local Pumpkin Patches

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Information on local pumpkin patches in Flower Mound, Lewisville, and the surrounding DFW communities. Flower Mound Pumpkin Patch  October 1-31, 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM CLICK HERE for DETAILS.     Flower Mound Pumpkin Village 2014 - CLOSED CLICK HERE for DETAILS.       Grapevine Pumpkin Patch October 1-31, 2015 First Methodist Church Grapevine … [Read More...]

Haunted Houses DFW

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Haunted Houses in Dallas/ Fort Worth Your guide to haunted houses in North Texas!! We've included every haunted house we know about in Dallas, Fort Worth, Denton and the metoroplex. Who's ready for a scare?!? NOTE:  Some attractions aren't for the faint of heart or younger children (ie They're perfect for those who want a really good SCARE!).  Please visit each attraction's site to … [Read More...]

Grapevine Pumpkin Patch

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Pumpkin Patch at First Methodist Church Grapevine!! First Methodist Grapevine will be hosting a Pumpkin Patch this year to support their youth! All types and sizes of pumpkins and gourds for sale! Plus lots of activities for the kids and backdrops for photo opportunities. The Grapevine Botanical Gardens are just across the parking lot, and Nash Farm is just across the street. Make a family … [Read More...]

Friday Nite Live Forestwood

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Most Fridays during the school year - See Dates Below LISD Campus Support Services partnered with Communities for Kidz in 2007-2008 to host the totally awesome youth program, Friday Nite Live, at Forestwood Middle School. Students in grades 2-6 are welcome to enjoy a stream of non-stop entertainment, while their parents have a night out for themselves. Student activities include live DJ, … [Read More...]

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Peach Blackberry Cobbler with Pecan Topping

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