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Etsy Dallas Craft Party 2013 – June 20

15 Jun

This Thursday, 6/20, DFW Etsy fanatics can unite at City Craft to share creative ideas, skills, crafts, ideas and fun. This meeting welcomes all nearby creatives to celebrate a crafty community. The theme of this Craft Party will focus on using your creative powers to make Dallas even better if that’s possible! Etsy Craft Party 2013: Craft for Community will begin at 7:00pm at City Craft located at 5460 West Lovers Lane, #234, Dallas 75209. *Party time is 7:00 – 9:00pm!*

Share your passion and designs with other crafters at this global celebration of making and meeting. The Etsy Dallas Craft Party set for June 20th is a great way to initiate more crafty ideas for the 2013 Summer. The Cost to attend is FREE so find a post-it note, pin it, tweet it or simply make a mental reminder of this creative function coming to the Dallas area just for YOU!

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Ice Skating in DFW – Indoor and Outdoor Rinks

6 Dec

Want to take the family out for some ice skating this Holiday season? Perhaps you’d just like to get out on the rink and do something different and fun. Ice Skating is a great activity and an affordable date, even when it’s not necessarily winter time. But the cooler temps put us in the mindset and in North Texas, it’s the most white we may get to see. Here’s a list of all the ice skating rinks we could round up. Locate which one is closest to you, throw on some blades, lace em up and begin your best balancing act!

–OUTDOOR–



Frisco Square – NEW!
This rink is open now through January 8th, 2012 and is only closed Christmas Day or if there is inclement weather.
Hours: Monday – Thursday, 2:00 to 10:00 pm.
Friday – Sunday, noon to 10:00 pm
$10 admission

Here’s some info about Lights On Ice

–INDOOR–

Allen Community Ice Rink – 200 E Stacy Road, Allen 75002

Americas Ice Garden – 700 North Pearl St. LB302, Dallas
(214) 720-8080

Dr. Pepper Star Centers (multiple locations)
Eluess – 1400 South Pipeline, Euless, TX 76040
(817) 267-4233
Farmers Branch – 12700 N Stemmons Frwy, Farmers Branch TX 75234
(214) 432-3131
Frisco – 2601 Avenue of the Stars Frisco, TX 75034
(214) 387-5600
McKinney – 6993 Stars Ave, McKinney, TX 75070
(469) 675-8325

Ice Skating Center at Galleria – 13350 Dallas Parkway, Dallas
(972) 392-3363

ICE at the Parks – 3811 South Cooper, Suite 2206, Arlington
(817) 419-0095

The Ice at Stonebriar Ctr – 2601 Preston Road, Frisco 75034
(972) 731-9600

Nytex – 8851 Ice House Drive, North Richland Hills
(817) 520-3323

Polar Ice House – 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine, 76051
(972) 874-1930

Galleria at Christmas - Dallas

Hopefully the DFW will get more Outdoor rinks but until then, enjoy the host of indoor rinks. Don’t be timid once it’s time to step out on the ICE ICE…Baby. You may even consider participating in Broomball or Ice Hockey as a sport one day!

Oktoberfest 2011 Addison

26 Aug

Ever wonder why Oktoberfest is always in September?! I don’t know about you, but I just always noticed that! It turns out that they schedule the Addison Oktoberfest at this time to coincide with the opening of the world-renown Oktoberfest celebration IN Munich. It is a 16-day festival which ends on the first weekend in October. More than 5 million people attend the famous event held in Germany each year as it is an important part of Bavarian culture. (You get the opportunity to enter to win a free trip for 2 to the 2012 Munich Oktoberfest!) Free Fact: The original Oktoberfest occurred in Munich on Oct. 12, 1810.

This Festival is one of the most authentic Oktoberfest celebrations outside of Munich! For years Addison has been recognized for both it’s great 4th of July Fireworks display and their annual Oktoberfest which attracts more than 60,000 fans. According to USA Today Addison Oktoberfest is listed as one of the Top 10 Oktoberfests in North America!

Don't come half-steppin' - FRESH

The dates for Addison Oktoberfest 2011 are September 15 – 18. It always begins on a Thursday and ends on a Sunday.

Tickets can be purchased at a discount price from any DFW Albertsons for $5. Gate admission for the entire weekend are as follows:

Thursday 9/15, 6pm – 11pm: FREE
Friday, 9/16, 6pm – Midnight: $10
Saturday, 9/17, Noon – 5pm: $5
Saturday, 9/17, 5pm – Midnight: $10
Sunday, 9/18, Noon – 5pm: $5

What can you expect at Oktoberfest?
Traditional German food and beverages, Authentic Munich beer, Arts & Crafts vendors, Live entertainment in the Family Fun Zone (i.e. obstacle courses, slide, bounce house, etc.) Outdoor Music and folk-dancing, Carnival rides, midway games, wine tasting.

Bavarian Pretzels

One tip of advice: If you’d like to go early one day and come back in the evening with more frieds, just make sure to have your hand stamped before you leave and you can return free of charge that same day. Whether you go Thursday, Friday, Saturday or Sunday, Oktoberfest at Addison Circle is something you should experience at least ONCE in your life! Learn more about the German culture and have a great time with the entire family. The food is delicious by the way! I can’t begin to describe all of it. It’s just something you have to experience but expect a LOT of starch and meat!

It's not a festival without Funnel Cake

Addison Oktoberfest will kick off with the Addison Oktoberfest Run for the Children 5K/1M to support Wipe Out Kids’ Cancer. You can run, walk, start your own team or volunteer Saturday Sept 17th at 8/8:30am. For more information on the 26th Annual Tom Thumb WOKC Run for the Children click here!

Oktoberfest Location:
Addison Circle Park
4970 Addison Circle Drive

DFW HOME SHOW – The Ultimate Home Remodeling Event

17 Aug

Everybody loves Ty

Take Extreme Home Makeover, hundreds of excited North Texas homeowners/builders/designers, a large indoor air-conditioned space and you’ve got the 2011 DFW Home Show! On August 20th & 21st Hilton Anatole will host the Ultimate Home Remodeling Event. Tickets for DFW Home Show are $10. Seniors only pay $7 while kids 12 and under get in free.

From cabinets to roofing, Home theatres to patios, you will find it all at the DFW Home Show. Check out all of the categories. Get tons of ideas for your own home here! Sit in on informative seminars and be exposed to brand new products! Tim Allen isn’t the only one who can succeed at Home Improvement. Head out to 35 North in Dallas and get your increased dosage of Costco & Home Depot all in one this weekend. If you’re interested in seeing what exhibitors will be at the expo first, click here. Saturday, 8/20 the event will be open from 10-5pm, and on Sunday again the same hours!

There will be plenty professionals to assist you

Two of the speakers are Glen Boudreaux and Tonia Tomlin. Glen is a Registered Interior designer who will speak on “Understanding the Remodeling Process” who are ready to give your property a facelift. Tomlin of Sorted Out, LLC will present the topic “What Clutter is Costing You” for all you Hoarders, or fans of the show. The DFW Home Show isn’t like your typical Home & Garden show. Unlike many others, it is an upscale with quality vendors and guaranteed Home Improvement professionals. Not only do I love the smell of Home Depot but I enjoy getting free stuff too. Lucky for you there will be prizes and giveaways at the show as well!

*Oh and if you want to save $3.00 on your ticket click here!

Hilton Anatole
2201 N. Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75207

August Bridal Show at Gaylord Texan

15 Aug

Here comes the Bride all dressed in.….jeans?!? Calling all Brides to the Gaylord Texan on Sunday, August 28th!! You don’t have to come dressed in white just yet! If you haven’t even finalized on your gown that’s okay too because you may see something you really like at Star-Telegram’s Bridal Show in Grapevine. The Gaylord Texan Resort & Hotel alone is a wonderful place to visit, but when you’re a B2B trying to juggle all the things on her list of “Things to do” before Wedding day, it’s like ‘Heaven on Earth’.

Gowns, tuxes, cakes, music, flower girl fashion and photographers are just a few of the things you can expect at this End-of-summer Bridal exhibit. Click here to see more! (Star-Telegram’s Bridal Section)

Gaylord Texan is only a couple of minutes north of DFW Airport. Not far from Grapevine Mills, it sits across from Great Wolf Lodge off Highway 26 midway between 114 & 121.

The Bridal Show will be at Gaylord Texan from 10:00am - 5:00pm

If you haven’t seen this event publicized in the Star-Telegram already, you’ll see it here!! This year’s Bridal Show will feature a fashion show (2:00pm) as well as door prizes. Rumor has it that the Star-Telegram Bridal Shows are the premier Bridal Events in Tarrant County.

Grab your planning book, your planner, your MOH or your mom…Heck take anybody!! but most importantly take yourself (if you’re a North Texas bride) down to Gaylord Texan for a Bride Exhibit you can’t afford to miss! The exhibitors will bring you their best and you and yours can do the rest! The show is 10-5pm on August 28th. Admission is $8.00 and Parking is $10. However, you can present your Press Pass at the box office at the Show to receive half off the regular ticket price! (4 discounts per valid Press Pass account) Children ages 12 and below get in free.

*A week before the show, the Bridal Publication will be released on Aug. 21st.

Motherhood the Musical – Fort Worth & Richardson

9 Aug

From the same producers as Menopause the Musical now comes Motherhood the Musical. Baby bibs and Betty Crocker meet Broadway with this show about the blessings and so called “curses” of being a mommy. It’s one thing to make it through the pregnancy, but even after the bundles of joy arrive, motherhood continues forever. North Texas moms can get ready to laugh, cry and shake their heads at this colorful 90-minute production on what it’s like becoming “MOM”.

Just in time for Back to School season, Motherhood the Musical will be showing from August 17th to September 4th in Forth Worth and September 8th to October 9th in Richardson. Dallas county and surrounding area residents will have to head over to the Eisemann Center – Bank of America Theatre and Tarrant County and beyond can catch the musical at Forth Worth Community Arts Center Scott Theatre.

Motherhood the Musical comes from an original story about four women who share their insights at a baby shower with soon-to-be-mom Amy. It will be her first time ever being a mom and she’s about to get an earful from a diverse more experienced group of women that know what it’s like to raise kids and maintain a family. There’s the single mom struggling to balance work, her family and divorce; then workaholic attorney “mom” who rarely even sees her kids and the stressed out mother of five who is over-worked and underpaid. Music and lyrics are written by award-winning Sue Fabisch.

Share your Motherhood the Musical experience with a group of friends and get discounts on tickets when you bring a group of 10 or more. For every 15 people in a group you can get 1 Free ticket! With 33 total shows in Richardson and a total of 20 in Fort Worth you’ll have ample opportunities to catch the production even if you need a babysitter for a couple of hours. That’s part of what Motherhood is about right, or is it? Maybe Motherhood even involves taking some time out for yourself every blue moon. Find out when seeing Motherhood the Musical throughout the months of August and September in North Texas!

New Moms-to-be will enjoy seeing Motherhood too

FORT WORTH SHOWS
Fort Worth Community Arts Center – 1300 Gendy St.
Dates: Aug 17 – Sept 4
Tuesdays – Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturday & Sundays: 2:00pm

RICHARDSON SHOWS
Eismann Center – Bank of America Theatre
2351 Performance Drive
Dates: Sept 8 – Oct 9
Tuesdays – Fridays: 7:30pm
Saturday & Sundays: 2:00pm

Calling all Supermoms!

GET YOUR TICKETS HERE!!

Night at the Ballpark: Rangers vs Twins

28 Jul

Got some tickets to the Ranger Game on Tuesday, July 26th. The seats were awesome! (Section 39 Row 8 to be exact) Here are a few shots from our time recently spent at the Ballpark in ArlingtonGO RANGERS!!

After demoralizing Minnesota 20-6…. Texas wasn’t quite as lucky in Game 2 but we had a great time anyways! Do the CLAWWWW

Shout out to Josh Hamilton, Nelson Cruz, Young, Kinsler, Andrus doin their thing on the field!

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This was my 3rd time actually attending a MLB game/Ranger game. I feel so American and Texan when I go. We sing “Deep in the Heart of Texas” ; the entire stadium is blue, red and white; you spot plenty of 10 gallon hats (or just cowboy hats period); I get my taste of country music; meet cool people while we laugh at the drunk ones; and apart from the sport itself, the whole ambiance just says “U.S.A.”

Next time maybe we’ll go on Hot Dog Dollar Night!!

BTW, Here’s the Claw song in case you haven’t been recently to the Ballpark. Antlers up! BE PREPARED.

PS – One added bonus is the Ballpark at Arlington’s Complimentary LEXUS Valet Service. (2 thumbs up) Keep that in mind if you own a Lex and ever wanna go to a game!

The Event

29 Jun

Well, well, well…. Look who it is. Yeah, you!!

Did you get tired of doing the same ole same ole and realized there HAS to be other stuff going on around here? Maybe you hear about neat things that people do AFTER the fact and have basically gotten sick of it…

WELCOME to DFW Happenings!!! Your new source for the cool stuff taking place in the DFW Metroplex! This site will focus mainly on the Dallas side of town but every once in a while we’ll venture over to Fort Worth, Tarrant County and surrounding cities as well. DFWH keeps you connected with what’s going on. Dallas has so many hidden jewels so now we’re here to reveal them! As we discover them for ourselves we’ll pass it along to you! Why not share the wealth! You can just call us your “North Texas Treasure Map” for now. If you’re someone who likes to find unique new things to do around the city and try out new places or venues then this is just the place for you. (Warning: This is not a site used to promote the typical clubs or movie theaters) Whether you’re looking for a cheap date idea, a free concert, discounts on food, a hot new restaurant or something out of the ordinary to do DFWH is here as a resource. “She Cez” will guide you through the town and post announcements or upcoming events for your knowledge; If she’s interested in it, you’ll see it here! And what better time to get things rollin’ than in the HEAT of the Summer!

Try venturing out of the norm. Discover what the DF-dubb has to offer! and if you know of someone new to the area, point them this way! Find stuff to do whether it’s in Uptown, Downtown or Funky Town! Remember DFWH is your new “North TX Treasure Map”!….and now off to find some GOLD!!!

DFWH will lead you to the Treasures North TX has to offer!

Word of Advice: Listen to ‘She Cez’…..She’ll keep u ‘IN’ the know, so you won’t be out of the loop with what’s HappenINg ;)

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