Here’s some free stuff to do in DFW this weekend:
Are you in love with the Twilight series of books? (You know, the ones about vampires?) If so, stop by your local Borders beginning at 10 p.m. Friday for a party celebrating the release of the Twilight DVD. Planned activities at the parties include scavenger hunts, trivia games and more. There will also be voting for the “best of” the movie; if you’d like to participate, download a ballot here. (While you’re at Borders, take advantage of their buy-one-get-one free deal on lattes; see my post here for more details.) The Hastings bookstore in Denton is also having a party starting at 10 p.m.
Make the drive to Granbury on Saturday and Sunday for the 31st annual General Granbury’s “Blazin’ Beans Birthday Bash” celebration, celebrating the birthday of the town’s namesake, Gen. Hiram Granbury. Prepare yourself for historical re-enactments, free birthday cake, a parade and lots of small-town charm. The fun begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. If you’d like more details, call 817-573-5299.
Are you ready for the Easter Bunny? You will be by Saturday, if you attend the Easter Bunny Arrival Parade at the Grapevine Mills Mall. The parade starts at 10 a.m. on the mall’s first level, near Sun & Ski Sports. (Thanks to MetroplexBaby for the info.)
As I posted last week, Home Depot has a bevy of DIY workshops taking place on Saturday and Sunday; click this link to find out days and times. Subjects include prepping your yard for spring and installing moulding.
The deadline for filing 2008 taxes is closing in on us. If you’re having difficulty with preparing your return, you may be eligible for FREE help on Saturday (March 21). The IRS is calling the event “Super Saturday,” and they’re opening up sites all around Texas to let people meet with tax professionals to prepare their return and answer any questions. You must have an annual household income of $42,000 or less to qualify for the help. For a list of participating sites, click here. Fort Worth has one site, at 819 Taylor St., and it’s open from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will also be help centers in Irving, Dallas, Lewisville, Garland, Farmers Branch, Coppell and Balch Springs.
Head to the Texas Motor Speedway on Saturday and Sunday for Trade Days USA, a giant flea-market event that takes place once a month. If you’re looking for something obscure or unique, you have a good chance of finding it here. Admission to Trade Days is free, but be forewarned: parking will run you $5. Still a good bargain.
Feed your intellectual side on Sunday afternoon at the Kimbell Art Museum and watch their hourlong film presentation, “The Medici: Godfathers of the Renaissance.” The film starts at 2 p.m. and admission is free, but if you want to see their new exhibition, “Art & Love in Renaissance Italy,” which is offered in conjunction with the film, you’ll have to buy a ticket.
Texas Christian University has an art exhibit running through Tuesday (March 24) that doesn’t cost anything to see; click here for more details.
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