Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Kids and family events in Dallas-Fort Worth, June 7-13
Movies, ice cream, books, and art are your best bets for the week.
Yes, it's June, and yes, school is out. Luckily for parents, there's always something out there to occupy their kids' time. This week your best options will keep you mostly outside, but since the weather isn't quite to the point of being unbearable, you can just kick back and enjoy them.
Summer is always a great time to watch a movie in unusual settings, and there are a plethora of choices to catch this week. On Thursday you can watch Cars at Sundance Square in Fort Worth, Hugo at Bartonville Town Center, or Dr Seuss' The Lorax at The Maverick Activities Center in Arlington. Friday brings Kung Fu Panda 2 at Shores Park in Roanoke, Toy Story at The Shops at Park Lane in Dallas, Puss in Boots at Corinth Community Park Softball Fields, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone at Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, and The Smurfs at NRH20 Waterpark in North Richland Hills. What's most impressive is that not a single movie is repeated in the bunch.
- Chestnut Square Historic Village
315 S. Chestnut St.
- Age limit: All ages Free - $20
You scream, I scream, we all scream for ice cream, and there will be plenty of it at Chestnut Square Historic Village in McKinney on Saturday when they host the annual Old-Fashioned Ice Cream Festival and Killis Melton Ice Cream Crank-Off. Proving that it's never too early for ice cream, the festivities kick off at 10 a.m., with a $20 pass giving you the option of tasting all the different flavorful entries. Rides and other kids activities will be available too, making this a very family friendly event.
Finally, just because school is out doesn't mean you can't learn anything. Accordingly, the Dallas Museum of Art will put on the second annual BooksmART Festival on Saturday. Authors and illustrators of multiple children and young adult books will be on hand to discuss their works. One such author will be the actor Taye Diggs, taking a break from his work on Private Practice to talk about his new book Chocolate Me!.
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