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Mighty Massage

21 Jul

July 17th-23rd is Everybody Deserves a Massage Week!  I don’t think I need to explain the benefits of massage to anyone reading this blog!  It’s rare that I have the time and money to receive a massage myself, but when I do, I cherish that time.  I dream about it beforehand, I get myself all psyched up about it, I relish it in the moment & even meditate if I can, and once it’s over, I daydream about going back again and try my best to make the effects last as long as possible!

In honor of Everybody Deserves a Massage Week, I wanted to blog about perhaps one of the best kept secrets in Arlington: Good Feet.  Good Feet is owned and operated by a family from China who specialize in reflexology.  It’s located on Matlock, south of I-20.

The ambiance is great.  It’s dimly lit, has soft music playing in the background, and there’s a big screen TV in front of the massage chairs.  The chairs are oversized stuffed leather with huge comfy arm rests.  The masseur prepares a warm water soak for your tootsies, then rubs in some oil, and gives a very relaxing deep tissue massage on the toes, feet, and legs.

The best part is- it’s only $30 for an entire hour of relaxation and massage!  You can add in a back/shoulder/neck massage for a few bucks more as well.  I loved it so much I bought a 90 minute package for my husband on the spot!

Where is your favorite place to get a massage?

Upcoming Events at River Legacy Park in Arlington

3 Jun

Animal Exploration
2 pm, Saturday, June 4 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Discover the habits and adaptations of one of our native animals. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

The Mask in the Moonlight!
11 am, Wednesday, June 8 at River Legacy Living Science Center. Watch a story performance about a raccoon who teams up with a famous cowboy to outwit a gang of ruffians. Stay afterward for a discussion with a Naturalist and additional family activities. Presented in partnership with the Arlington Public Library. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Nature Walk
2 pm, Saturday, June 11 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Explore the nature trails surrounding the Science Center on a family-friendly guided nature walk. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

Saturday Story Time
11 am, Saturday, June 18 at River Legacy Living Science Center.  Hear a fun, seasonal story presented by an Arlington librarian and participate in a craft or activity afterward. FREE. RSVP to 817.860.6752.

For more information, visit www.riverlegacy.org.

Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games

3 Jun

The 25th Annual Texas Scottish Festival and Highland Games will be held this weekend, June 3-5, at UTA’s Maverick Stadium.

Come and enjoy music, Scottish athletic competitions, fireworks, kids’ games and activities, dancing, art, and plenty of Scottish food!  Hours are 5 pm to midnight Friday, 9 am to midnight on Saturday, and 9 am to 6 pm on Sunday.  Click here for more information.

Levitt Pavilion in Arlington – Free Summer Concert Series

26 May

Join the fun at Levitt Pavilion in Arlington for the FREE summer concert series!  All shows begin at 8 pm, except for the children’s shows on Wednesdays in June, which are at 10:30 am and 7:30 pm.  All shows are FREE, except for the Charlie Daniels Band on June 4 –  proceeds from the ticket sales for that show fund the rest of the summer’s concerts, and it is the ONLY show for which a ticket is required.

Concertgoers are invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets, picnic food, coolers, and insect repellant.  Parking is free around the amphitheater.

Levitt Pavilion is located at 100 W. Abram Street in Arlington.  To visit their website, visit www.levittpavilionarlington.org.

May 27:  Ambrosia

May 28:  The Quebe Sisters Band

May 29:  The Dirty Dozen Brass Band

June 1:  Eddie Coker (children’s show)

June 2:  Grupo Fantasma

June 3:  Soul Track Mind

June 4:  The Charlie Daniels Band (benefit concert, tickets required)

June 5:  Austin Lounge Lizards

June 8:  Secret Agent 23 Skidoo (children’s show)

June 9:  Cas Haley

June 10:  Carrie Rodriquez

June 11:  Turnpike Troubadours

June 12:  The Spring Standards

June 15:  Lannaya West African Drum & Dance Ensemble (children’s show)

June 16:  The Orbans

June 17:  Terri Hendrix

June 18:  Rick Trevino

June 19:  Blame Sally

June 22:  Aaron Nigel Smith (children’s show)

June 23:  Katsuk

June 24:  Josh Weathers & the True Endeavors

June 25:  Sonny Burgess

June 26:  The Lee Boys

June 29:  The Biscuit Brothers (children’s show)

June 30:  Del Castillo

July 1:  The Killdares

July 2:  Mingo Fishtrap

July 3:  Radney Foster (Arlington Independence Day celebration with fireworks)

River Legacy Park’s Annual Cardboard Regatta

18 Apr

From www.riverlegacy.org:

22nd Annual Cardboard Boat Regatta, April 30, 2011, 9 am to 4 pm at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor

The Cardboard Boat Regatta challenges amateur boat builders to design, build and navigate boats made entirely of corrugated cardboard.  Come and enjoy the fun as you watch the masterful maneuvers of boats braving the waves at Six Flags Hurricane Harbor.

In addition to hosting the competition, the region’s largest water park will open the popular Tornado ride and Hook’s Lagoon for guests and participants to enjoy.  Want to get a head start?  Check out the following You Tube videos: Part 1 and Part 2.

Build a boat on site in two hours

Don’t have time to build a boat before race day?  Sign up for Build-on-Site.  You’ll construct a Guppy (2-person) boat at Hurricane Harbor in just two hours.

The races of boats built on site will take place in Hurricane Harbor’s Wave Pool after the adult time-trial races.  A trophy is awarded for the fastest finish!

Children’s Area Amenities

» Hook’s Lagoon
» Face Painting
» Bubble Play
» Mini-Boat Regatta for children ages 4 to 12; $5 entry fee
» Race a small pinewood sailboat along a rain gutter by blowing into the sail.

Whale Sail

Win fabulous prizes!  Purchase miniature rubber whales and cheer them on to victory as they race down the Lazy River.  The more whales you sail, the better your chances of winning!

Corporate Challenge

Companies or groups compete in boat races, volleyball and tug-of-war to win great awards!

Entry Fees (All fees include 2 Regatta admission passes per crew member)

Guppy boat (1-2 crew members) $50
Dolphin boat (3-5 crew members) $60
Whale boat (6-10 crew members) $80

Admission Prices

General Admission: $8 (includes admission to regatta and Hook’s Lagoon)

Pre-purchase General Admission tickets by April 29 for only $6.  (These tickets are only available at the Living Science Center. Cash, checks and credit cards accepted. At time of ticket purchase, you can also buy unlimited Tornado ride passes for $5).

Baby Songfest at the Arlington Public Library – April 19

18 Apr

Bring your little one to the Baby Songfest at the Arlington Public Library!

Tuesday, April 19, 6:30 p.m.
Woodland West Branch
Newborn to 24 months

Join us for a fun filled evening of music and singing. Your child will develop language skills with music in a fun filled sing-a-long environment as we learn new songs and revisit old favorites. Make sure you get baby their first library card and get your card stamped to be eligible for our monthly prize drawing.

For more information, visit the APL website at www.arlingtonlibrary.org.

Healthy Kids Day at the YMCA

14 Apr

Come to any of the Arlington YMCA branches on Saturday, April 16 from 10 am to 1 pm for Healthy Kids Day!  It’s a day for parents to share the gift of good health with their children – have fun with games, activities, demonstrations, and more.  You don’t have to be a member of the YMCA to attend – it’s open to the public and it’s FREE!

In Arlington, the YMCA has 3 locations:

Central – 2200 S. Davis Street

Cooper – 7120 S. Cooper Street

North – 100 Skyline Drive

For more information, visit their website by clicking here.

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