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Art&Seek Jr: Welcome Summer With These Family-Friendly Events
by Therese Powell 31 May 2016

No more teachers, no more books! Summer’s finally here. Celebrate with one of these kid-friendly events.

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Time to kick off the school shoes and slip into the flippy-floppies because summer has officially arrived!

Usher in the lazy-hazy days of the season with one of these family-friendly events happening this weekend.

Enjoy an outdoor movie and some smooches from sweet pooches. Photo: DFW Rescue Me

What better way to welcome the dog days of summer than with an outdoor movie starring a dog. The Shops at Park Lane are hosting a free outdoor movie series every Friday night in June. The first film out of the gate is the 1992 dog-slobbering classic “Beethoven.” To make the event extra fun, the foster-based rescue group DFW Rescue Me will be onsite with their popular dog-kissing booth.  For a donation, cuddle with an adoptable dog and pose for a personal photo.

Denton's own Brave Combo will be in Watauga this Friday for a free concert. Photo: Brave Combo

Denton’s own Brave Combo will be in Watauga this Friday for a free concert. Photo: Brave Combo

Another “under the stars” event happening on Friday is the Watauga MasterWorks Concert featuring Brave Combo. Everyone’s favorite nuclear polka band is back to rock your world with a mix of salsa, meringue, rock, cumbia, conjunto, polka, zydeco, classical, cha cha, the blues and more. The fun starts at 7 p.m. at Capp Smith Park Amphitheater in Watauga and best of all–it’s free!

Stop by Keller Town Hall Pond this Saturday for free, fishing fun. Photo: Shutterstock.com

Remember the opening credits to “The Andy Griffith Show?” The scene of Andy and little Opie walking down the dirt road to the fishing hole epitomizes the idea of an old fashion summer. Your little anglers can capture that feeling and reel in the big one at Fishing for Fun this Saturday at Keller Town Hall Pond. This free fishing event for kids 16 and under is being put on by Keller Parks and Recreation and Texas Parks and Wildlife. Bring your own gear and try to catch the biggest catfish. There will be prizes for the biggest and smallest catch, as well as fishing skill challenges.

Discover how fun sculpture can be! Photo: Nasher Sculpture Center

Discover how fun sculpture can be! Photo: Nasher Sculpture Center

Get outside and enjoy the sunshine and fine art at the Nasher Sculpture Center‘s Target First Saturday event.  In addition to seeing all the fabulous sculpture works up close and personal in the center’s garden-like setting, kids can also participate in a variety of programming geared especially for them. The free event includes a art scavenger hunt, yoga in the garden, and a craft activity.

Take a trip back in time at the Texas Heritage Festival. Photo: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Take a trip back in time at the Texas Heritage Festival. Photo: Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary

Celebrate summer and the Lone Star State this Saturday at the Heard Museum‘s Texas Heritage Festival. Activities include Western music, local artisans, historical demonstrations, and interactive children’s activities–like “cow patty” tossing! Kids can also say hello to the resident wildlife ambassadors, take a stroll through the butterfly garden, and explore the Heard’s pioneer village.

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