New Art on the Texas Forestry Museum’s Trail

As you can see from the images above and below, it’s a good day to go to the Texas Forestry Museum. They have lot of very unique and interesting relics, history and items for your kids and adults inside the Museum.
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Free Things to do this Spring

img_1502A family-friendly outing in your town doesn’t have to cost a pretty penny. Most towns and cities offer tons of free activities — the trick is knowing where to look. Check out this list of springtime activity ideas that will get your kids out of the house, but won’t cost you a dime.
by Lindsay Hutton

A. Visit a Local Animal Farm Baby chicks, lambs and piglets all make adorable additions to most animal farms in the springtime. Take your creature-loving child to your local farm to learn all about the wonders of new life. Petting Zoo.
B. Take a Hike At a state park or local hiking trails and spend the afternoon exploring nature. Your kids will love the fresh air and exercise. Go on a scavenger hunt for leaves, rocks, and other objects found in the wilderness.
C. Free Concerts Keep your eyes open for free concert series offered by area towns. A blanket, some snacks, and jamming to a local band can be a great way to spend a warm spring evening.
D. Get Lost in a Museum Most cities and town have any number of museums and many offer activities and workshops especially for children. Spend the day soaking up the culture at a local museum.
E. Help with a Community Garden Freshly grown produce will get even the pickiest eater to eat his veggies. A community garden is a great way to show your child how fruits and vegetables are grown, and fresh vegetables you reap will make a delicious (and cheap!) reward.

9 more winners – Children’s Museum Houston and Mountasia Houston

Here are the names of 9 of the 22 KSWP / KAVX Winners. These nine families won Family 4 packs to both the Children’s Museum Houston and  Mountasia, Tomball Parkway, Houston. If your name is below, congratulation! We will call you.

  1. Jamie of Lufkin
  2. JoAnn of Nacogdoches
  3. Kristy of Lufkin
  4. Destini of Alto
  5. Tracy of Nacogdoches
  6. Jaime of Zwalla
  7. Keri of Lufkin
  8. Lisa of Alto
  9. Kristi of of Lufkin

Describe the perfect weekend?, List to help free you from boredom without emptying your wallet, Weekend Box Office

The Good Friends Question of the Day: Describe the perfect weekend?
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Cheap, Fun Things to Do This Weekend – Here’s a list to help free you from boredom without emptying your wallet this weekend.

  1. Go to the Park – You can take your family or go with a friend. Swing on the swings like when you were a kid.
  2. Watch the Sunset – Find a great spot in your community to catch the sunset. We have a lake by our house that offers some great views!
  3. Pack a Picnic Lunch – Throw a picnic lunch together and find a shady spot to enjoy the day with your loved ones.
  4. Play Board Games – Bring out the old favorites like Monopoly or Scrabble, or find new board games to play.
  5. Throw a B.Y.O.E. Party – This stands of Bring Your Own Everything. Guests are encouraged to bring food and drinks to share.
  6. Have a Bonfire or Campfire in Your Backyard – Make s’mores and play campfire games.
  7. Go to the Museum or Zoo – Many times a local museum will have free or discount days. Zoos are fairly inexpensive if you pack your own lunch and avoid the unnecessary extras.
  8. Go to the Library – There are many benefits your local library has to offer besides just books. You can rent movies, page through magazines, or surf the net.
  9. Host a Classic Movie Marathon – Invite friends over for a movie marathon featuring all the classics you remember from when you were growing up. Or, host a money movie marathon!
  10. Put Together a Jigsaw Puzzle – When is the last time you put together a puzzle? Find one you like and get to it.
  11. Take a Free Online Class – There are plenty of free online classes you could take to improve your skills in a certain area. Try your hand at investment classes if that interests you!
  12. Help Someone in Need – Lend a helping hand to a neighbor, co-worker, or friend.
  13. Visit a Local Nursing Home and Engage With the Residents -Many elderly folks have great tales to tell. Listen to their stories and see what you can learn from them.
  14. Write a Letter to a Family Member You Haven’t Talked to in a While – There’s something magical and nostalgic about the written word on paper.

Weekend Box Office…
Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close = 4 out of 5 for family friendliness
Red Tails = 3 out of 5 for family friendliness (lots of language issues mild profanities but lots of them – war violence)
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