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Weekend Events Guide 9/16 – 9/18!

For a complete look at Weekend Events, check out Familyeguide!
Valerie has us covered!

Target – select a city to find free or reduced-price admission to arts and cultural events in your area, sponsored by Target.

Walmart Event Finder – enter your zip code to see what is going on in your area.
Lakeshore Learning – Make your own fossil craft. Children learn all about fossils….with an age-old craft project that’s sure to leave a lasting impression. 
Grapefest in Grapevine
Thursday-Sunday, September 15-18
Historic Downtown Grapevine Texas
Main Street in Grapevine
http://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/
Cost: See description
24th Annual GrapeFest. GrapeFest voted a 2010 ABA Top 100 Event in North America! Non-stop
Entertainment on 6 Stages!
Events include:
Carnival and Midway, Arts & Crafts Booths, GrapeStomp, Food Booths, ItalianCarFest, Baylor KidZone, Grapevine Winery Tasting Room Tours, GrapeFest Tennis Classic, Champagne Cork Shoot-Off, and More!
Hours
• Thursday, September 15 – 10:00am – 10:30pm
• Friday, September 16 – 10:00am – 11:30pm
• Saturday, September 17 – 10:00am – 11:30pm
• Sunday, September 18 – 11:00am – 6:00pm
Admission
Free Thursday all day; Friday 10am to 5pm
* Daily Admission – Adults: $8
* Daily Admission – Seniors (62+): $5
* Daily Admission – Children (6-12): $5
* Daily Admission – Children under 6: FREE
* Weekend Pass Pin: $18
* Weekend Souvenir Pass Pin: $23

Comedy Improv at Castle Hills
Friday, September 16, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Castle Hills Village Shops Plaza
2560 King Arthur Blvd., Castle Hills, LV
http://www.castlehills.com/events.php
Cost: Free

Friday, September 16, The Comedy Improv Group: Screen FX Academy presents The Comedy Improv
Group! Come out for a night of laughs and great fun!
Locked Out Comedy is an improvisational comedy troupe that per forms improv comedy presented in a high energy format that is clean, fast and fun entertainment for all audiences.

Plano Balloon Festival
Friday-Sunday, September 16-18
Oak Point Park, 2801 E. Spring Creek Pkwy., Plano
www.planoballoonfest.org/

The Plano Balloon Festival Inc. is a non-profit 501c3 agency that is dedicated to educating attendees about hot air ballooning and producing a family oriented, high quality event that offers other local non-profits an opportunity to assist in the operations of the Festival. Our objective is to offer the participating non-profit agencies an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for their programs and services…thus enhancing the quality of life for all of us.

$5 General/1-Time Admission $4 Disc Admission 9a-3p FREE Kids 36″ and under

Fort Worth Stockyards “Animals Alive”
Saturday, September 17th, 11:00am – 4:00pm
Fort Worth Stockyards 130 E. Exchange Avenue, Ft. Worth
http://www.stockyardsstation.com/
Cost: Free

Bring the family to “Animals Alive” and enjoy a FREE day of fun in the Historic Fort Worth Stockyards. Attend the Fort Worth Herd Cowcamp as well as enjoying live animal presentations with critterman.  There will also be pony rides and armadillo races!

UTA Planetarium – Pink Floyd Laser Light Show
Saturday, September 17th, 7:00pm
700 Planetarium Place, Arlington
http://www.uta.edu…/
Cost: Adults $6  Children 18 & Under $4

Enjoy a 60’s style laser light show set to the music of Pink Floyd. Three different albums are available; Dark Side of the Moon, The Wall, Wish You Were Here.

Toys “R” Us Ninjago Spinjitzu Training Camp
Saturday, September 17th, 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Toys “R” Us Locations Nationwide
Cost: Free

Kids will learn new spinning techniques and have the chance to battle with friends.

Botanical Research Institutue of Texas- Family Movie Night
Friday, September 16th, Dusk
http://www.brit…./
1700 University Drive, Ft. Worth
Cost: Free

Come one, come all and enjoy a fun evening in the native Texas prairie habitat with a showing of Bee Movie.  The movie will begin at dusk but arrive early and enjoy a special appearance by the 2011 Honey Queen, Kaylynn Mansker.  She is the official spokesperson for the Texas Beekeepers Association and will have a special presentation.  Movie night is a FREE community event.  Soda, candy and popcorn will be available for purchase.

American Girl – Josefina’s Embroidered Card Craft

September 16: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Galleria Dallas, 13464 Dallas Parkway
http://www.americangirl.com/stores/location_dal.php
Cost: Free

Your girl can stitch a traditional New Mexican floral design called colcha on an embroidery card—it’s much like the needlework Josefina would have done in 1824. This event is Free and open to the public for girls ages 8 and up.

Stonebriar Centre – Pottery Barn Star Wars Red Carpet Event
Saturday, September 17th, 3:00pm – 5:00pm
2601 Preston Road, Frisco
Cost: Free

Pottery Barn Kids invites kids to dressup as a favorite Star Wars character from the series and join the fun on the red carpet.  There will be photo opportunities, giveaways and a chance to win a Blu-ray box set.

Watters Creek – Lucky Duck Kids Club
Saturday, September 17th, 4:00pm – 6:00pm
970 Garden Park Drive, Allen
http://www.watterscreek…/
Cost: Free

Kids ages 3-12 will enjoy Free educational hands-on activities including handmade terrariums, obstacle courses from i9 sports, hayrides, face painting and more!

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