Our friends at iCare Emergency Room and Urgent Care sponsored this edition of “Around Cowtown.” With wait times of less than five minutes, patients at iCare will be seen by board-certified emergency physicians and registered emergency nurses. The facilities offer on-site lab testing, X-ray, CT, and ultrasound services. Virtual urgent care services allow patients to be seen — and diagnosed — by a board-certified physician without leaving the comfort of home. For more information on these or other services, visit iCare online at www.icare-er.com or call the Fort Worth center (located at Chisholm Trail & Sycamore School Road) at 469-754-8634. Look it up on Facebook or Twitter.
Take a deep breath, and smell spring approaching! The Fort Worth Moms Blog (FWMB) has you covered for family fun this month as the seasons change — and as your kiddos both wind up for and come back down from the spring break high. From concerts to expos, and from adventures in nature to a prom for homeschoolers, March in Cowtown has got it all! You’ll notice events are suspiciously absent for that glorious week of spring break. But have no fear! Check out our debut “Guide to Spring Break Camps” for the low-down on activities in and around Tarrant County to fill your kids’ week off of school. And while you’re at it, be sure to peruse our revamped “Guide to Swim Lessons” and sign up your littles to be pool-ready ahead of the summer.
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Free First Aid and CPR Class — 12:30 – 4:45 p.m. // iCare Emergency Room and Urgent Care and FWMB teamed up for this FREE event that “sold out” in just hours! We hope you were one of the fortunate 120 folks ages 13 and older to reserve a seat at this two-hour event including CPR training (one hour) and in-depth first aid training (one hour) on site at Fort Worth Presbyterian Church.
PAW Patrol Live! The Great Pirate Adventure — Times vary daily. // Don’t let your little PAW Patrol enthusiast miss out on the chance to see beloved characters come to life at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie! In this new adventure, Ryder and the other pirate pups set out over land and sea, come to the rescue, and discover secret treasure.
Junie B. Jones, The Musical JR. — Times vary daily. // The lovable Junie B. takes to the stage at Theatre Arlington for a whole lot of firsts: first day of first grade, new friends, and fun-filled songs.
Mary Poppins Jr. — Times vary daily. // Everyone’s favorite “practically perfect” nanny takes center stage at Hurst’s Artisan Center Theater in this adaptation based on the award-winning Broadway musical and classic Walt Disney film.
HEB PTA Book Swap and Vendor Fair — 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. // Join the Hurst-Euless-Bedford ISD Council of PTAs at the Pat May Center in Bedford as they promote literacy in the HEB area. Exchange your gently used books at your local school for a coupon to pick out a “new to you” book at the annual book swap.
Spring Scout Badge Day — 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. // For $15, River Legacy naturalists will help your scout complete necessary requirements to achieve badges and/or journeys. All materials are provided; however, badges are not supplied. Be sure to register online or call the River Legacy Living Science Center for more information.
Frozen at the Omni — 7:00 p.m. // On select dates in March at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, family favorite Frozen comes to life on the big, BIG screen at the Omni Theater.
Fort Worth Youth Orchestra Spring Concert — 3:00 – 6:00 p.m. // Introduce your kiddos to classical music at the I.M. Terrell Academy for STEM and Visual and Performing Arts. Part one of the annual concert begins at 3:00 p.m. with performances by the string orchestra and the philharmonic orchestra. Part two will begin at 5:00 p.m. with performances by the junior string orchestra and the youth orchestra. Come for one part — or both!
Neighbor Group Playdate at Central Market Southlake — 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. // Join the FWMB HEB Neighbor Group and Tarrant County Northeast Neighbor Group for a monthly meet-up at Central Market in Southlake. Enjoy a fabulous playground for all ages, delish food and produce for lunch, and plenty of room to chitchat with fellow mamas! (Read more about Neighbor Groups — and how you can join one or three today — here.)
Nature Adventurers: Adventures with Ants! — 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. // For $15, you and your kiddo will receive an introduction to the naturally fun learning at River Legacy. (Bring a sibling for an additional $5.) Children ages two years six months to five years old with a parent/caregiver will participate in a hands-on lesson, classroom activities, story, and song time, and go on a guided nature walk. RSVP is required!
Frozen at the Omni — Times vary daily. // On select dates in March at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, family favorite Frozen comes to life on the big, BIG screen at the Omni Theater. Come early on March 9 or 10 to the lobby, where princess Anna and queen Elsa will sign autographs and take pictures with fans.
March 9 – May 12
Lanterns in the Garden — 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. // Come to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden to experience this central part of Chinese culture that dates back thousands of years. See more than 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire, and steel — and spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure.
Her Market — 12:00 – 5:00 p.m. // Support women-owned businesses and give back to local nonprofits at this pop-up market in The Foundry District. Vendor booth fees are donated to The Worthy Co., a social enterprise of The Net, which is a nonprofit serving victims of sexual exploitation here in Fort Worth.
11th Annual Funky Finds Spring Fling — Times vary daily. // Don’t miss your chance to shop for handmade, repurposed, upcycled, and vintage finds. There truly is something for everyone at this FREE, indoor, pet-friendly market featuring live music, pet adoptions, swag bags, and more! Now filling TWO buildings at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, this iconic event also features Pearl Snaps & Dust: Upscale Vintage with a Little Bit of Rust.
Kids’ Art Class — 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. // Come to The Little Art Bus at the Trailhead for a craft project (that you don’t have to plan, organize, or clean up). For $15, your budding artist can paint and create a little animal planter out of a pre-cut bottle. Cost covers all supplies — including potting soil, a small plant, and box to take everything home!
The History of Mariachi — 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. // The Fort Worth Opera invites you to The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth for this fascinating night of sight and sound. Explore the birth of Mariachi during the 19th century, the evolution of Mariachi tradition, and curated audio selections and thrilling live performances from Javier Aguilar and Mariachi Mexicanisimo.
Fort Worth Boat Expo — Times vary daily. // Four of the biggest days in boating bring the latest models of marine accessories and boats to the Among G. Carter Exhibit Hall. The Boat Expo is a nautical dream event for avid boaters and curious families alike. Oh, and did we mention FREE admission and parking starting at $3?
Canoe Fest — 12:00 – 4:00 p.m. // For just $5 per person (with paid admission to the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge), your family can paddle along the west fork of the Trinity River. Life jackets, canoes, and paddles are provided. Children must be at least five years old. No reservations are necessary, but this event is first come, first served.
Fort Worth Homeschool Prom — 6:00 – 10:00 p.m. // Homeschooled students ages 13 to 19 are invited to “be our guest” at this inaugural event at the Cendera Center — complete with catering by Reata, live DJ, and formal prom portraits. All proceeds benefit local non-profit organizations! Visit www.fwhomeschoolprom.com for more information.
Touch a Truck Event — 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. // Bring your auto enthusiast to Dutch Branch Park in Benbrook to explore a variety of service trucks and other vehicles, including an ambulance, patrol car, tractor, ladder truck, fire engine, and Cam Am® motorcycle. In-N-Out Burger will serve the first 400 attendees (donations are encouraged, and proceeds benefit Relay for Life Benbrook).
Russell Feed Toddler Time — 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Enjoy a farm animal-themed story time and animal meet-and-greet hosted by Russell Feed and Supply at The Trailhead! This kid-friendly event is FREE and open to all ages.
Fort Worth Zoo Nature Activity — 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. // Enjoy a nature-themed activity hosted by the Fort Worth Zoo at The Trailhead! This kid-friendly event is FREE and open to all ages.
Bedford ArtsFest — 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. // Come to Bedford Boys Ranch Park to enjoy an assortment of food trucks, craft beers, wine, cultural and musical entertainers, and art of all shapes and sizes.
Fort Worth Health and Wellness Fair — 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Join FitWorth at The Parenting Center for a day of health, wellness, fitness, and more for the whole family. From learning about healthy lifestyles from local experts to cooking demonstrations, not only will this fair be fun and educational, but also FREE! Kids will enjoy a bouncehouse and other activities focusing on movement.
Special Needs Picnic — 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. // Children with special needs and their families are invited to Christ Church FW to enjoy a care-free day of fun, food, games, and music. FREE hotdog, chips, watermelon, and snow cones for everybody! There will also be giveaways and bounce houses for children of all ages.
Dino Day at TexasLive — 11:30 a.m. // Come out to TexasLive in Arlington to meet dinosaurs! Bring the family for an amazing pre-game presentation in the open air plaza just before the game. There is not a fee involved to access the plaza.