Around Cowtown :: Family-Friendly Events {October 2020}

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We’re excited to share another month of fun-filled virtual and in-person local events. 

We’d like to give a BIG shout out to our local business friends as they have navigated so many changes the past few months and come up with some really creative ways to bring us together while following the required health protocols. We see you, business owners, and are giving a standing applause to you and your hard work!

If you are interested in finding fall and Halloween activities for your family this month, be sure to check out “Guide to Fall Activities :: Fall Events, Farms & Mazes, and Pumpkin Patches.”

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On-Going Virtual Events

Virtual Story Times // North Richland Hills Library hosts virtual story times every Tuesday morning at 10:30 a.m. on its Facebook page. After the reading, the video will be available on its YouTube channel and the library’s website

Virtual Relaxation Session with Karma Yoga // Karma Yoga in Denton, TX is hosting a FREE deep relaxation virtual zoom every Tuesday from 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in September. Let go of stress and get your zen on at this relaxing event. Check out Karma Yoga’s Facebook page for more details. 

Facebook Live: Craft Time with Miranda // Miranda with the Richland Hills Public Library will be hosting a fun craft time every Friday afternoon in September from 4:00 to 4:45 p.m. Learn more here

KERA At-Home Learning // At kera.org/learn, parents, teachers, and caregivers will find services they can use to “turn every home into a classroom.” They’ll also find an educational TV schedule, digital media collections, and curated tips and tools for teachers.

Museum and Zoo Virtual Tours // Scroll through this list of iconic museums and zoos around the world, and take a tour without leaving your home!

Virtual Nurturing Parent Group // Hosted by My Health My Resources of Tarrant County, the virtual nurturing parent group is “a family-centered trauma-informed initiative designed to build nurturing parenting skills as an alternative to other forms of parenting and child-rearing practices. This is a great group for any and all parents wanting to learn about parenting for any child.” Meetings happen every Wednesday from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Learn more here.

National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame // Need activities to keep your young cowgirls and cowboys busy? Take advantage of this free online resources and activities!

Royally Fun Parties // Book an online party to connect a birthday girl with her friends and her favorite character, or have a princess give your little one a call to brighten her day! Virtual services include phone calls, video calls, video messages, and virtual parties. 

Storyline Online // Storyline Online streams videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations. Readers include Viola Davis, Chris Pine, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Costner, Annette Bening, James Earl Jones, Betty White, and dozens more. Visit Storyline Online for more information.  

The Kimbell Art Museum’s Kimbell At Home program // Experience the Kimbell from Home. Explore the collection, download family art activities, and take an audio tour.

Virtual Wednesday Walks // Join the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge for a virtual walk on the trails. Every Wednesday, it will pick a trail, hike, and see what is along the trail in the form of plants and animals. This is a great way to catch up and for you to see what is available on the trails. It will continue these virtual walks while it is closed for the public. Hike starts at 10:00 a.m. and the end time is not definitive. Typical hike will be an hour at the most. Visit its Facebook event page for more information.

Scheduled In-Person & Virtual Events

October 1 {In-person}

Drive-In Movie @ Richland Hills Public Library // The Richland Hills Public Library is hosting a family-friendly in-person drive-in movie! Attendees will be able to enjoy time with their families outside of the house while watching a family-friendly film from the comfort of their vehicles.

October 15 {In-person}

Butcher-Dooley Home Tour // Marvel at the beauty of this Historic Fort Worth, Inc. home with an exclusive home tour. Tours are free for members and $25 for non-members. 

October 16 {In-person}

Movie Night at MUTTS Canine Cantina // Ring in the spirit of Halloween with a viewing of Beetlejuice at 7:00 p.m.! The movie is free, but all attendees must have a day pass or membership to enter the park. 

October 17 – 18 {In-person}

2020 Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show // The show must go on! The 2020 Bell Fort Worth Alliance Air Show is celebrating its’ 30th year with a drive-in edition of their show! Catch the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds fly through the sky with your family from the comfort of your car. 

Sidewalk Craft Fair // Mom’s Mums and More is hosting another DIY style craft fair filled with vendors and lots of good ol’ fashioned family-fun! 

October 23 {In-person}

Kids Halloween Ghost Workshop with Hammer & Stain DFW // Get crafty with your kiddos at Hammer & Stain DFW with a DIY ghost craft! This craft can be completed at home or in-studio. Attendees must register by October 5. Learn more HERE

October 24 {In-person & Virtual}

CASA of Tarrant County Superhero Run // This years’ run will look a little different with an in-person registration packet pickup on October 24 at Central Bible Church and an independent run at a location of your choice between October 24 and October 31! 

October 25 {In-person}

Fort Worth Jewish Food Festival // Immerse yourself in and learn all about Jewish culture and our Jewish community at the Fort Worth Jewish Food Festival. The festival will be held at Beth-El Congregation Fort Worth.

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