Weekend Events Roundup 9/23-9/25!

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Lowe’s Build & Grow – Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:00 am – 11:00 am.  Kids ages 2-5 will enjoy building a Fire Truck with Siren.  The kit comes complete with stickers and working siren!
Michaels – Saturday September 24, 10am – 12pm.  Bring your doll and cook up some fun at the American Girl Event! Children ages 3 and up will enjoy this Free Make-It- Take-It Breakfast Plate and Chef Hat activity.
Toys R’ Us –  Saturday, September 24,  12pm – 3pm.  Celebrate Geoffrey’s birthday with fun parades every half hour, free giveaways and great activities.
Guitar Center – Saturday, September 24th, 10am – 11am. Come learn all about Mixing and Publishing.  Please register in advance.

Day in the District FREE Fort Worth Museums
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Fort Worth Cultural District
www.fwdayinthedistrict.org/museums.html
Cost: Free

9 destinations. 1 day. Free admission.  Fort Worth, Texas is a city where  culture and heritage thrive together. Known for its legendary western roots, this city embraces the arts and is home to some of
the most beautifully designed museums in the world, with outstanding collections and a vibrant performing arts scene. On Saturday, September 24, nine cultural destinations will offer free admission and many of Fort Worth’s cultural organizations will offer free performances in and around each destination. We welcome you to enjoy the rich cultural experiences that Fort Worth has to offer during the fourth annual Day in the District , from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free transportation within the Cultural District will be provided by The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T). Day in the District also coincides with National Museum Day, so bring your family out to the celebrated Cultural District and enjoy free admission to a variety of art and cultural exhibitions, family-friendly activities and live performances by some of Fort Worth’s favorite arts groups.
Participating Destinations: • Amon Carter Museum of American Art Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT) • Fort Worth Botanic GardenFort Worth Community Arts Center Fort Worth Museum of Science and History Kimbell Art MuseumLog Cabin VillageModern Art Museum of Fort WorthNational Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame

Family Fishing Adventure
Saturday, September 24, 9am-12pm
1901 W Randol Mill Rd. 76012
http://www.arlingtontx.gov/parks/simple/upcoming_events.html
Cost: Free

Come fishing with us, or learn how to fish if you do not know how to with fishing demonstrations by Arlington’s own “The Fishing Librarian”. Bring your fishing pole and bait for a great fishing experience. There will be free food, activities and much more!

Autumnfest in Carrollton
Saturday, September 24, 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM
St. Catherine of Siena, 1705 Peters Colony, Carrollton, Texas 75007
http://www.stcatherine.org/
Cost: Free to attend

Autumnfest will again raise its trademark big top tents. The Autumnfest activities start at 8:30AM with the 5K Race and 1 Mile Fun Run / Walk – Race Day Registration for the 5K Race or 1 Mile Walk begins at 7:00AM to 8:15AM.  Bring a friend or a neighbor for a nice morning exercise walk or run. The festival really gets underway between 9am – 5pm. You can enjoy food from around the world, as well as games for the kids, entertainment for all ages, gift baskets to buy and much more.

NFL Punt, Pass, and Kick in Flower Mound
Saturday, Sept. 24, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Gerault Park, 1200 Gerault, Flower Mound (972)
874-7275 or http://www.nflppk.com
Cost: Free

Boys and girls will be allowed one punt, one pass, and one place kick . Scores are determined on distance and accuracy for the three events , with the winners determined by the highest cumulative score. The top
finisher in each of the five age/gender groups will advance to a sectional competition.
Registration for this FREE event begins at 9:30am. All participants must bring a copy of their birth certificate to the competition for age verification. No football shoes, cleats, or turf shoes will be permitted, onl softsoled
sneakers will be allowed.
Divisions: Ages 6-7 years old – Ages 8-9 years old – Ages 10-11 years old – Ages 12-13 years old –    Ages 14-15 years old
Ages are as of December 31, 2011

Fiesta-on-the-Square in Denton
Friday, September 23, 2011
Denton County Courthouse-on-the-Square
110 West Hickory Street, Denton, TX 76201,
940.349.2850
Cost: Free to attend

Visit the exhibit in the museum, Historic Hispanic Families of Denton County, and view the art exhibit by
the Visual Arts Society of Texas. Enjoy the entertainment on the Courthouse lawn including ballet folklórico groups, mariachis, a Latin jazz ensemble and more. This program is in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month.

Oktoberfest McKinney
Friday, Sept. 23rd 4pm -11pm and Saturday, Sept. 24th 10am – 11pm
Historic Downtown McKinney, 111 N. Tennessee Street.
http://www.mckinney…/
Cost: Free Admission

McKinney, Texas meets Bavaria as the McKinney Oktoberfest 2011 comes to life again in Historic Downtown McKinney.  Guests can enjoy authentic German beer, wine and all of the German cuisine that you would find if you were right in the middle Munich. The kiddos will have a ball at Oktoberfest with interactive activities and offerings including face painting, petting zoo and arts and crafts of all types.

Pottery Barn Kids – National Geographic Little Explorers
Saturday, September 24th, 10:00am
Stonebriar Centre – Preston Road and SH 121
Cost: Free

Pottery Barn Kids is bringing the science museum experience to its store at Stonebriar Centre. Children ages three and up will learn all about tigers and other big cats through hands-on activities, songs and more. Children will receive a badge for attending.
Thank You In The Loop Kids!

Galleria Dallas – American Girl Activities
Dates: See Below
13464 Dallas Parkway, Dallas
http://www.americangirl/
Cost: Free
 
Flower Power Frame Craft – Saturday, September 24th, 11:00am – 1:00pm

Fill the day with flowers and fun! At this craft event, your girl will create flower-inspired picture frame keepsakes using special paper and plenty of stickers. These blooming creations are the perfect way for girls to display favorite pictures of family and friends! Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up.

Cécile & Marie-Grace’s Crafts – Sunday, September 25th, 1:00pm – 3:00pm

Join in the fun with our newest historical characters, Cécile and Marie-Grace! During this craft event inspired by the fancy costume balls of the 1850s, your girl can stitch a dancer’s silhouette on an embroidery card. She’ll also decorate a paper dance slipper. Free and open to the public. For girls ages 8 and up

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