North Texas State Fair

North Texas State Fair The North Texas Fair and Rodeo is an annual nine-day fair and rodeo offering activities for all ages including: live concerts, horse and livestock shows, contests, cook-offs, food, fun, games, and more. The North Texas Fair & Rodeo offers up some … [Continue Reading]

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Dallas Arboretum Dollar Days

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 … [Continue Reading]

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LISD High School Football

LISD High School Football 2016 Take your family to a high school football game! It’s a fun, affordable outing, and little kids think the high school players are awesome! Times vary each week, and there are occasionally Thursday evening games. Please see each school's schedule … [Continue Reading]

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Lewisville Independent School District (LISD) Encompassing 127-square miles, LISD serves all of or portions of thirteen municipalities including Argyle, Carrollton, Coppell, Copper Canyon, Double Oak, Flower Mound, Frisco, Grapevine, Highland Village, Hebron, Lewisville, Plano … [Continue Reading]

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50 Free Activities In & Around Flower Mound

50 Free Activities In & Around Flower Mound If you’re looking for some free activities for your kids that won’t break the bank, we invite you to check out this great list of activities In & Around Flower Mound: Visit a local farmers’ market. Visit … [Continue Reading]

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Featured Events

Outdoor Concert Carrollton

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Outdoor Concert Carrollton Outdoor Concert Carrollton: Concert on the Square Enjoy a night filled with great tunes in Downtown Carrollton. 8/27 – Cover Band: Centerfold the Band This band is a top 40, country, and rock cover band.     Friday, August 27, 6:00 – 8:00 PM Historic Downtown Carrollton 1106 S Broadway St, Carrollton, TX 75006 Event website Cost:  … [Read More...]

Family Event Bass Pro

Bass Pro Hunting Weekend

Free Family Event at Bass Pro Next Generation Weekend Aug 27, 2016 - Aug 28, 2016 Next Generation Weekend 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. August 27 & 28 Bass Pro Shops 2016 Next Generation Weekend is meant to introduce our next generation to the outdoors. They're our future, and Bass Pro Shops has a passion to get kids outside and enjoying what the outdoors has to offer. Join us for a … [Read More...]

Fourth Friday Films in Grapevine

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Fourth Friday Films Fourth Friday Films:  Back by popular demand! Join us on the fourth Friday of each month this season for our 2nd Annual Fourth Friday Film Series! Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, family, and friends to enjoy a free film under the stars! Beginning in May, we will show a different movie at a different park each month starting at dusk. Feel free to make this an evening with … [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, August 26, 8:15 – 10:15 PM Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area (LLELA) East Jones Street Lewisville,TX 75057 Cost:  $10/person 972-219-3550 Event website Erin Taylor … [Read More...]

Toddler Splash Time

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Toddler Splash Time A special morning time for toddlers to use the kiddie pool area. Only the kiddie pool is open for children at this time. All other areas are adults only for self directed fitness. Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays
9:00 AM-12:00 PM (starts august 22) Fee: Mem Free • Non-Mem $5 per person
   Grapevine REC, 1175 Municipal Way Cost: Members Free; Non-Members … [Read More...]

Dental Health for Kids

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Dental Health for Kids Children will receive free toothbrushes, toothpaste, and coloring books at this Family Night on the subject of dental health for kids. Thanks to the office of Scott Staffel, DDS for providing the program and giveaways. Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way Thursday, August 25, 7:00 pm Event website Cost: … [Read More...]

Evenings on Oak Street Concert

Evenings on Oak Street

Evenings on Oak Street Concert Evenings on Oak Street Summer Concert Series 2016.  Join us for an evening of free entertainment from 7-8 P.M. at Austin Street Plaza! Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs and spend a special evening on Oak Street. Before or after the concert, try one of our delicious restaurants and stop in and shop at our unique boutiques. Thursdays, 7:00 – 8:00 … [Read More...]

College Planning Night

College Planning

College Planning Night A free financial seminar hosted by Scott R. Armey, FIC – Financial Associate with Thrivent Financial. Refreshment and door prizes. No financial products will be sold. Tuesday, August 23, 7:00 – 8:30 PM Flower Mound Library 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound, TX 75028 Cost:  Free Email or Event website 214-952-2992 RSVP at 214-952-2992 or … [Read More...]

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Special Events 2016 August 26-September 1

Special Events 2016 Aug 26 - Sept 1 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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Mosquito Joe

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Mosquito Joe How Hollie & Lee Woodham: Success with Mosquito Joe The husband-wife duo look to their pasts to build a successful franchise future. Mosquito Joe provides a service that makes outside fun again for you, your family and friends!  We specialize in barrier treatments that work to eliminate pesky mosquitoes, fleas, and ticks.  We offer a synthetic and all natural treatment; … [Read More...]

Escape Room Fundraiser

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Escape: The Fundraiser Nothing strikes a cold, sickening dread in the heart of a mother fresh off the invigorating high of having her beloved children back in school again than to hear them come through the door and announce, “You HAVE to do this, Mom.  It’s a fundraiser!” Seriously, nothing. Flashbacks to a minivan full of frozen cookie dough, like you have room for that in your … [Read More...]

Flower Mound Golf Tournament

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Flower Mound Golf Tournament Join the fun - All support is appreciated!  Sign up to participate. Sponsor a hole. Donate a raffle prize. Benefiting the Flower Mound Lady Jaguar Softball Team. Sunday, October 9, 2016 Bridlewood Golf Course 8:00 AM Tee time Join us for a day of golf! $110 per golfer includes cart, green fees, lunch and a free round* at a later date on area … [Read More...]

Back to School Tips from DFW Bloggers

Back to School Blogger Tips

Over the past year, we've become friends with a great groups of DFW bloggers.  They write about everything you can think of: parenting, crafts, cooking, deals, and so much more!! This week, we asked them if we could share some of their favorite back-to-school tips with our readers, and they came through with flying colors! Below, you'll find great tips from local moms on fun back-to-school … [Read More...]

Footlights Dance Studio

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Footlights Dance Studio: Footlights Dance Studio has been in business for more than 20 years, having been voted Best of Denton County by Allen Publishing’s readers numerous years!   Footlights, which also received 2 Reader’s Choice awards from Star Local Media, is a Christian owned and operated studio in Flower Mound near the intersection of 2499 and 3040.  Easily accessible to Flower Mound, … [Read More...]

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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...]

Local Coupons Help you SAVE

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Have you checked out our Coupon Page lately?!? Save $10 on Swim Lessons at Aqua Kids $5 Off Escape Rooms HQ in Lewisville $15 Off Footlights Dance Studio $14 Off Registration at i9 Sports $5 off LEGOLAND Grapevine Mills 1 Free Trial Session with Mornings with Mommy $5 off Sea Life Aquarium at Grapevine Mills $50 Off one semester at Studio B Performing Arts and … [Read More...]

Dallas Fort Worth Attraction Discounts

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Dallas Fort Worth Attraction Discounts Do you like saving money?  But still enjoy visiting fun attractions with your kids? PogoPass can help! For an annual fee, you'll be able to get FREE admission to over a dozen venues in DFW.  And some of your favorites are included:  Fort Worth Zoo, Hawaiian Falls, Going Bonkers, Urban Air, Pump It Up, Sci-Tech Discovery Center, Putt Putt Fun … [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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Ongoing Activities & Events

Flower Mound Youth Action Council

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Website Attention High School-Aged Students! Would you like to make a difference in the community and address teen-related issues involving the youth of Flower Mound?  If so, now is the time to join the Flower Mound Youth Action Council.  Applicants must be a resident of Flower Mound between the ages of 14 to 19 years old, possess leadership skills, and be involved in extra-curricular … [Read More...]

Open Gym at Best Gymnastics

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Fridays, 1:30 PM – 2:30 PM    $5.00 AND Fridays, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM     $12.00 Best Open Gym is offered every Friday afternoon from 1:30pm - 2:30pm for both Best Members and non-members and is for ages 3 and older. During Open Gym, children can jump on the trampolines, play in the foam pit, and much more to wear off some of that energy! It is only $5 per a child and is a drop off event. … [Read More...]

LISD High School Football

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LISD High School Football 2016 Take your family to a high school football game! It’s a fun, affordable outing, and little kids think the high school players are awesome! Times vary each week, and there are occasionally Thursday evening games. Please see each school's schedule for details on times and locations.   Attending a Game: Advance tickets are available online at … [Read More...]

50 Free Activities In & Around Flower Mound

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50 Free Activities In & Around Flower Mound If you’re looking for some free activities for your kids that won’t break the bank, we invite you to check out this great list of activities In & Around Flower Mound: Visit a local farmers’ market. Visit the Library.  Enjoy special summer reading club performances. Tour a local police or fire station.  Show your appreciation by … [Read More...]

Mornings with Mommy

Mornings with Mommy

Mornings with Mommy provides educational play-dates for young children (Infant through PreK) and their caregivers. This program is a unique blend of story-time, playdate, and learning center that combine to meet the developmental needs of young children. Mornings with Mommy sessions start at 10 am on the Circle Time rug with songs, stories, and some flannel board activities that center on a … [Read More...]

Volunteer Opportunities for Families and Kids

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Volunteering and its Surprising Benefits Helping Yourself While Helping Others In today’s busy society, it can be hard to think about finding time to volunteer. However, the benefits of volunteering are enormous, both to you, your family and the community. The right match can help you find friends, reach out to the community, learn new skills and even advance your career. Volunteering can even … [Read More...]

Youth Sports Leagues

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Youth Sports Leagues Playing youth sports offers children more than just physical benefits. Sports typically help kids academically and socially as well. The benefits are the same whether or not your child actually excels at the sport. Although if they are really good they will probably want to continue playing when they are older. If your child isn't good enough to play competitively on a … [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...]

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...]

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Family Friendly Recipes

Taco Soup

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Easy Taco Soup This Taco Soup is a staple in our home.  It's a great recipe to make with your kids - simply open cans and packages, mix and heat!! And if you choose the canned chicken option for meat, it's a dish you can throw together last-minute, when you have unexpected guests (because all of the ingredients can be stored in your pantry)!  The best part? It's healthy and kids love … [Read More...]

Baked Green Beans with Parmesan

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This post is sponsored by Market Street.  All opinions are my own. #MarketStreetTX Baked Green Beans with Parmesan A great alternative to traditional Green Bean Casserole for a special occasion or weeknight dinner.  Very easy to make and full of flavor!  The leftovers make a great snack, too! Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed 1 Tablespoon olive oil 1 Teaspoon Garlic … [Read More...]

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