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Arlington

Everyday. Stay at Home Moms in the South Arlington area!! Looking to get out with your kid or kids? Come hang out with us. We offer friendship, activities, and support! Our families would love to meet yours! arlingtonsmomsclub@yahoo.com

http://www.momsclub.org

Arlington

Friday Night Open Skate-on going event, Every Friday. Come have fun hangin with your friends on Friday Nights. Games, music, friends, concessions and much more! Elzie Odom Recreation Center, 1601 NE Green Oaks Blvd. 76006. 7 pm – 10 pm
$10 entree fee. For ages 13 and under, parents must sign child in at the door and verify their age. For more information call 817-459-6434. http://www.naturallyfun.org

Bedford

Monkey Grounds Indoor Play & Party Center. Tuesdays & Thursdays from 9am-3pm:
Parents Day Out! Fridays from 6:30-10:30 pm: Parent’s Night Out! Themes each friday: Movie & popcorn, Pajama Party, Sports fun, Talent Show, Mommy/Daddy & Me Date Night. We provide a snack and drink for your child. Call to reserve your spot today. Located at 2200 Airport Fwy, #620 in Bedford. Visit www.monkeygrounds.com for more information. 817-283-7009
http://www.monkeygrounds.com/

Carrollton

AW Perry Homestead Museum 1509 N. Perry Rd 972-466-6380. Free Admission and Tours, Mon – Sat 10 – 12 & 1 – 5 http://www.cityofcarrollton.com

Carrollton

What do you get when you mix awesome inflatable structures, a clean, climate-controlled environment, incredible customer service, and non-stop excitement in a private-party atmosphere? One heck of a great time, that’s what! Parents love the ease of having a private party at BounceU, while kids can’t wait to steal the spotlight in our jaw-droppingly cool bounce stadiums. At BounceU, kids birthday parties are only the beginning. From field trips and fundraisers, to club outings and team parties, any BounceU event is all about U. And if you just can’t wait until your next BounceU party, reserve a spot at one of our famously fun Open Bounce sessions!

2nd Friday of each month – 6-10 pm – Kids Nite Out is hosted by Bounce U Carrollton. Take some time to reconnect with your spouse & drop off your kids for Kids Nite Out which includes dinner.

Carrollton location 3050 N. Josey Ln, Ste 110, 75007. 972-939-5000 http://www.bounceu.com/cities/carrollton.tx

Dallas

Lakeshore has FREE crafts for kids on Saturdays. Located just north of the Galleria on Dallas Pkwy (13846 Dallas Pkwy ) 972-934-8866 for more information.

Dallas

Dallas Arboretum. Mommy & Me Mondays – 10am – 2pm. 10am – 2pm: Tiny Tots Tuesdays presented by Children’s Medical Center. http://www.dallasarboretum.org

Dallas

Outstanding family entertainment is abundant at Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse. New Vaudevillians, Slappy & Monday, reach wider audiences in their newly improved and expanded Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse on the third level of the Galleria Dallas next to Nordstrom’s and Children’s Play Place. Continuing their mission of high-quality, parent-friendly programs, the theatre offers a vibrant array of European-style puppet shows as well as a unique variety show brimming with the talents of world-class clowns and other circus artists, musicians and magicians. Marionette Show Times: Fridays – 10:30 AM, Saturdays – 10:30 AM and 1:00 PM, Sundays – 2:00 PM. Variety Show Times: Saturdays – 4:00 PM http://www.slappysplayhouse.com

Dallas

Every Friday 6 – 10
Parents’ Night Out hosted by The Gymnastics Place. Kids will enjoy pizza, drinks, entertainment, and special kid fun. RSVP preferred, but walk-ins are welcome. Sibling discounts available. Check schedule for exact dates and times. www.thegymnasticsplace.com 972-248-2805 http://www.thegymnasticsplace.com

Dallas/Casa Linda

Glaze Days! Saturday and Sundays. Pottery Painting for all ages. Drop in Saturdays 10:00 am to 2:00 pm and Sundays 1:00 pm to 4 pm. Cost is price of items chosen plus tax! http://www.artisticgatherings.com

DFW

Playin’ Around Town hosts events throughout the Dallas metroplex during the mid-day hours Monday through Friday. The events take place at venues such as: water parks, in-door bounce houses, arcades, gymnastic centers, music and craft centers, etc. All events are open for parents and their immediate family to attend, at NO CHARGE. http://www.playinaroundtown.com/

Flower Mound

Preschool Story-times at the Library
3 – 6 years, Monday & Tuesday, 10:00 am & 2:00 p.m. every week. Bring your children and friends to enjoy our weekly theme for Story-time. Located at 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound 75022. Visit the Town of Flower Mound Web Site for more information. Registration not required.

Flower Mound

Toddler Time at the Library
18 – 36 months, Wednesday & Thursday, 10:00 am & 11:00 am every week. Bring your children and friends to enjoy our weekly theme for Story-time. Located at 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound 75022. Visit the Town of Flower Mound Web Site for more information. Registration not required.

Flower Mound

Mother Goose Time at the Library
Babies under 18 months, Monday & Tuesday, 11:15 am every week. Bring your children and friends to enjoy our weekly theme for Story-time. Located at 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound 75022. Visit the Town of Flower Mound Web Site for more information. Registration not required.

Flower Mound

Rockin’ Readers Returns at the Library
Second Wednesday of every month from 4 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.. Attendance is limited to children kindergarten through Grade 5. Call 972-874-6167 for more information. Located at 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound 75022. Visit the Town of Flower Mound Web Site for more information.

Flower Mound

Anime Daze!
Middle school anime and manga fans! Check out Anime Daze at the library the first Wednesday of each month from 4:30 – 5:30 p.m.. Join us to watch the latest movies, share your original artwork, eat snacks and win prizes! For more information, call 972-874-6167. Located at 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound 75022. Visit the Town of Flower Mound Web Site for more information.

Flower Mound

Color Me Mine is a paint it yourself ceramic studio. Kids Pizza Night is held every Friday night from 6:30-9 for kids ages 6 . Drop off your kids for a night of pizza, painting, movies, and more! http://www.dfw.colormemine.com

Flower Mound/Highland Village

Friday – Flower Mound 6 – 10 pm
Saturday – Highland Village 6 – 10 pm
Excite! holds parents night out so that your children can enjoy their evening with friends and activities. It’s the best deal for a sitter in town! Open Gym, foam pit, games, music and Pizza dinner. Visit www.excitegymandcheer.com or call 972-874-9663 Flower Mound 972-874-8500 Highland Village for more information and reservations (Ages 3 – 11)
http://www.excitegymandcheer.com

Frisco

Tuesdays are Half Price Games – enjoy all midway games at half price! Wednesdays are Kids Eat Free (one free kid’s buffet* with the purchase of one adult buffet at regular price. *Kids 10 yrs. & under) http://www.gattitownfrisco.com

Frisco

Preschool programs available at First Choice Emergency Room. Attention Mom’s groups and Preschools….First Choice Emergency Room at 4851 Legacy Dr. #301 Frisco. Call 214-618-6800 to schedule your tour of the ER. It is a fun and educational experience. Tours available at 10am any weekday. If your group or class cannot come to the ER, First Choice will bring the Teddy Bear visits the ER program to your school or group.

Frisco

Wiggly Play Center weekdays – Daily Activities are at 11:30 am. Thursday – Dancing with Dorothy, Friday – Wiggle with Wags. 4944 Preston Road, Suite 100 Frisco (469) 633-0676 http://www.wigglyplaycenter.com

Frisco

A fitness option at Stonebriar Centre is StrollerFit, a workout program that turns a stroller into a portable fitness machine. Classes meet six days a week, Monday through Saturday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. in Center Court on the lower level. Cost is $55 a month with a one-time enrollment fee of $50. For more information about StrollerFit, e-mail Victoria Patel at victoria.patel@strollerfit.com or call 214.289.3890. http://www.strollerfit.com/frisco

Frisco

Frisco Public Library Youth Services Programming. For more information on all programs call 972-292-KNOW or visit www.friscolibrary.com http://www.friscolibrary.com

Frisco

Fridays at 1pm – Preschool storytime is hosted by Adventure Kids Playcare. Each week we will read stories from your childhood.
Friday Nights – Parents’ Night Out & Kids Fun Night Out! Every Friday night has a theme to keep the kids excited about coming to Adventure Kids Playcare. Bring your friends, neighbors, & family to play and participate in games together. Enjoy snacks & movies based on the theme each week.
Call 972.668.5990 to reserve your child’s spot or call with questions. Frisco location: 2831 Eldorado Parkway, Suite 110 (corner of FM 423 and Eldorado Parkway) http://www.adventurekidsplaycare.com

Grapevine

1st Wednesday of each month
4:30 p.m. Rainforest Cafe is hosting the Grapevine Mills Mall Kids Club storytime. Bring your family and friends to enjoy some great stories and eat dinner at Rainforest Cafe for Family Night. Contact 972-539-5001 for more information. No reservation required. www.rainforestcafe.com
http://www.rainforestcafe.com

Highland Village

Acting Classes for Kids. Studio B is offering a wide range of acting classes for ages 3 and up. 1 Nelson Parkway at 2400 FM 407 in Highland Village. 972-966-2787 http://www.studiobtheater.info

Highland Village

Join us for Storytime for Children every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:00 AM, Spanish Storytime for children, every Wednesday at 10:30 AM. Barnes & Noble – 4100 Deer Creek, Highland Village 972-966-0099 mailto:crm2271@bn.com

Irving

JumpSTART Stories and Art. The Irving Arts Center and Irving Public Library now offer FREE family storytimes at the Arts Center on the first Thursday of every month (through December) at 10 a.m. Stories are followed by a fun craft. ‘Seafaring Tales’ is the July theme. Call (972) 252-7558 x221 for more info.

Little Elm

Wednesdays 10:15 – 10:45 & 11 – 11:30 am
Toddler time (ages 1 – 3) & Storytime (ages 4 – 6)
Bring your family for a special reading time in the Little Elm Library. Located in the Town Hall building at 100 W. Eldorado Pkwy 75068. Contact 214-975-0430 or visit www.littleelm.com to verify changes.
http://www.littleelm.com

Little Elm

2nd & 4th Thursdays 5:30 – 7:30 pm
Chess Club for ages 7 to adult
Do you enjoy playing chess and want to learn to play with a variety of people. Join us at the Little Elm Library and bring your friends. Located in the Town Hall building at 100 W. Eldorado Pkwy 75068. Contact 214-975-0430 or visit www.littleelm.com to verify changes.
http://www.littleelm.com

Little Elm

Saturdays 10:30-11 am
Family Story Time for all ages
Bring your family for a special reading time in the Little Elm Library. Located in the Town Hall building at 100 W. Eldorado Pkwy 75068. Contact 214-975-0430 or visit www.littleelm.com to verify changes. http://www.littleelm.com

Little Elm

Saturdays 11-12
Chidren’s Film Festival
Bring your family for a special time together at the Little Elm Library. Call the library for film titles each week. Located in the Town Hall building at 100 W. Eldorado Pkwy 75068. Contact 214-975-0430 or visit www.littleelm.com to verify changes.
http://www.littleelm.com

Little Elm

Saturdays 1 – 3 pm
Saturday Movie Matinee
Bring your family for a special time together at the Little Elm Library. Call the library for Movie titles each week. Located in the Town Hall building at 100 W. Eldorado Pkwy 75068. Contact 214-975-0430 or visit www.littleelm.com to verify changes.
http://www.littleelm.com

Mansfield

Mansfield Public Library has weekly storytimes for babies, toddlers, and pre-schoolers. http://www.mansfield-tx.gov/departments/library

McKinney

Second Saturdays Downtown McKinney. ‘Second Saturdays’ is a celebration of the arts and the community with live entertainment, spirits, and food. From Hwy 75, exit 40A, head east on Louisiana Street for 1.5 miles. Galleria d’Arte is on the corner of Kentucky and Louisiana at 100 E Louisiana St. Art Institute of McKinney is at 113 S Kentucky Street. 972-548-7830 7 PM – 10 PM http://www.artinstituteofmckinney.com

McKinney

McKinney Farmers’ Market, Every Saturday 8AM – 1PM. Downtown McKinney at the southeast corner of Church Street & Louisiana Street. Locally grown produce, flowers, herbs, local honey, farm fresh eggs, chicken, turkey, beef and pork from grass-fed animals, a natural soap and lotion-maker and chair massages. For information on becoming a vendor call 214-850-0886

McKinney

Heard Museum: Summer Camps through Aug 7, Native Texas Butterflies Through September 30, Story Time Monday at 2PM till 8/17, Live Snake Feedings Wed at 3PM till 8/9, Kids Observation Station Fri & Sat 2-4PM, Live Animal Presentations Sat 10:30 till 8/22. 1 Nature Pl McKinney, TX 75069 – (972) 562-5566. http://www.heardmuseum.org

McKinney

Arani Bellydance is a mom duo teaching beginner classes to ladies of all ages and sizes in downtown McKinney. Have fun, rediscover your curves, and shimmy like you mean it! Weekly classes are held Mondays at 1pm, Tuesdays & Thursdays at 8pm. Call Raena at 214-684-3966 for more info! http://www.aranibellydance.net

McKinney

Terrific Tuesdays, Every Tuesday. 2-for-1 Supply Fee. Two painters pay for the price of one….an $8 savings! http://www.wallofclaymckinney.org

Plano

Story Times Plano Public Library System – Schedules are available at any PPLS library or on our website www.planolibrary.org.
Rhyme Time is for children up to 23 months with their parent/caregiver. Features books, songs and nursery rhymes. No registration is required.
Tales for Twos is for children who are two years old with their parent/caregiver. Features books, flannel board stories, songs, action rhymes and finger-plays. Registration is required.
Preschool Storytime is for children three to five years old with their families. Features books, rhymes, finger-plays, flannel board stories and more. Registration is recommended.
Chinese/English Bilingual is for children three to five years old with their families. This bilingual storytime features books, rhymes, finger-plays, flannel board stories and more. Haggard Library, 2501 Coit Road. http://www.planolibrary.org

Plano

Friday nights 7-10 pm. Plano Sports Authority brings Martial Arts Parents Night Out to Plano! Open to all PSA Families and you must rsvp in advance at 972-208-3817 or martialarts@psaplano.org. The Martial Arts are more than punching and kicking. It’s fun, safe and it allows students to develop more than physical skills. The benefits of training include positive attitude and improved behavior, focus, self discipline and confidence. With classes available for all levels and ages with a specific curriculum for family training. 6500 Preston Meadow, Plano 75024. http://www.psaplano.org

Plano

EVERY Wed night at Jump Town is Wacky Wednesday! Each Wednesday will have a Wacky Theme. All you have to do is follow the Wacky Theme of the night and the kids will get to jump for only $4! Each week is different, so be sure to call or go to our website for our calendar of events. We want everyone to have LOTS of fun and be wacky and crazy at the same time – save money, have fun and JUMP!!! To get the discount, child must participate in the Wacky Theme of the night. Offer not valid with other discounts or offers. Jump Town, 3045 W 15th Street 972-867-JUMP (5867) http://www.thejumptown.com/

Plano

Storytimes: Every Tuesday
Toddlers at 9:30am
Preschoolers 10:30am
Contact Cody McMahan at 972-612-0999.
At Barnes & Noble, Preston & Park
2201 Preston RD, Plano, TX 75093
All events are free and open to everyone mailto:crm2566@bn.com

Plano

Contact Science provides opportunities for engaging and authentic science exploration through hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. Investigate the weather and electricity at Haggard Public Library, and optics and the weather at Harrington Public Library. Contact Science was developed by the Science and Engineering Education Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. http://contactscience.utdallas.edu

Princeton

Groove Kids, Every Sun & Wed. Absolutely free to kids newborn thru 6th grade – Groove Kids is the place to be to have fun, hang out with Christian friends, enjoy Bible stories, cool music, and more! Every Sunday 10:45-12:00 and Wednesday 7-8 at Family Worship Center in Princeton, TX on Highway 380 @ Tickety Drive. (Call for directions 469.450.7437) http://www.groovekids.com

Richardson

Contact Science provides opportunities for engaging and authentic science exploration through hands-on exhibits, demonstrations and workshops. Investigate the weather and micro worlds, through the use of microscopes, at Richardson Public Library. Contact Science was developed by the Science and Engineering Education Center at the University of Texas at Dallas. http://contactscience.utdallas.edu

Southlake

Kids Night at Chick-fil-A Southlake. Every Tuesday evening, Chick-fil-A Southlake offers free kids activities & loads of fun! 5:30-7:30pm at Chick-fil-A Southlake, 2301 E. Southlake Blvd., 817-481-7152 http://www.cfarestaurant.com/southlake/home

Southlake

Monday – Friday 10am-7:30pm. Jump! Zone is hosting Summer Open Play hours for all families. Do you need to get out of the hot sun or just relax while your kids jump off some energy. Visit Jump! Zone this summer at 280 Commerce St, Ste 100 Southlake,76092 http://www.jumpzoneparty.com

Southlake

Third Friday of each month, 6pm – 10pm
Kids Night Out – 280 BLOCK PARTY! Jump Zone is hosting a Kids Night Out for ages 3-14. Join Jump!Zone, Dollamur Martial Arts and Southlake Gymnastics Academy for a Kid’s Night Out! Children will be put in appropriate age groups (if needed). Children will spend time in Jump!Zone, Dollamur and Southlake Gymnastics Academy. Children will be fed Pizza and Drinks! Space is limited so call today to reserve your spot.
Call to pre-register! 817-778-8870 #4.
Check in begins at 5:45 at 280 Sports front doors.
Must be potty trained in order to participate. http://www.jumpzoneparty.com

University Park

Storytime for 4-5 year olds, Wednesdays at 3:45 pm, Story Time for Preschoolers, Thursdays @ 10:45 am – University Park Public Library – 6517 Hillcrest Avenue, Suite 110. http://www.uplibrary.org

Various

REGISTER TODAY for Kids First Ice Hockey Program. A totally FREE, get-acquainted program that offers boys and girls, ages 4-8, the opportunity to ‘try’ the game of hockey at NO CHARGE. The first week each player is given a full set of hockey equipment to use during the program. Kids will skate (4) 45 minute on ice sessions designed to introduce kids to the excitement of the sport. (214) GO SKATE http://www.drpepperstarcenter.com

Various

Meetup Group for the Entire FAMILY. This is a fun and exciting meetup group for couples and families to fullfill all of their social needs! We have family nights, couple only nights, playdates for kids of all ages, mom’s night/day out, and of course daddy days! If your looking for the perfect meetup group to make new friends for yourself or for your family this is the place to be! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/familiesonthego

Various

Baylor Medical Centers provide ongoing classes in Irving, Frisco, Dallas, and Fort Worth. Classes include Baby Care Basics/Infant Safety and CPR, Prepared Childbirth Class, Infant/Child CPR, Car Seat Safety and SIDS Class, Breastfeeding Class, Sibling Class, Baby Care Basics, Cesarean Birth Class. 1-800-4-BAYLOR http://www.baylorhealth.edu/

Various

Drama Kids International is designed to develop students speaking skills, presentation abilities, acting skills and confidence. Our developmental drama program includes speech training, creative movement, structured improvisation, character & script comprehension, dialogue development, auditioning & performance techniques and theatre games and activities. We offer parent presentations, spring performances, spring break and summer camps and speech and drama trophies and awards. Visit our website www.dramakids.com or call 214.592.4066. http://www.dramakids.com

Various

Dallas / Fort Worth Cocker Spaniel Rescue Hosts special Meet & Greets scheduled in the area. Over 90 rescued Cocker Spaniels are available for good homes. Visit http://www.dfwcares.org for more information. 1st Sat each month November 1st PETSMART 12100 INWOOD RD. DALLAS, TX. 11-4. 2nd Sat each month November 8th PETSMART Bryant/Irving Ft Worth 11-4. 3rd Sat each month November 15th PETSMART 2450 S. Stemmons Lewisville, Tx. 11-4. 3rd Sun each month November 16th PETSMART 6060 Long Prairie Ste 200 Flower Mound, Tx. 12 – 4. 4th Sat each month November 22 PETSMART 8100 Walton Blvd. (635 & MacArthur Blvd) Irving, Tx. 75063 (Las Colinas) 11-4. All Saturday events at PETSMARTS ARE from 11 to 4
http://www.dfwcares.org

Wylie

Visit Rescued Exotic Cats. In-Sync Exotics is home to 43 exotic cats, including 3 rare white lions! We invite you to visit our sanctuary on Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-6pm. There is a requested donation of $10/adult and $7/child or senior (group rates available). Donations are tax deductible and all proceeds benefit the cats of In-Sync. http://www.insyncexotics.com