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  • 32 works to introduce your kids to this month
    This month we're celebrating the visual arts. We asked seven local museums and one shopping center to tell us the best artworks in their collections for kids to see and why these works are so important. So take their advice and round up your brood for a city-wide art hunt this October.
  • Fair Park’s Texas-sized festival is back!
    They don't call him Big Tex for nothing. The 55-foot-tall cowboy returns to Fair Park September 26–October 19 for the State Fair of Texas, an annual tradition since 1886. The 24-day stretch is jam-packed with livestock shows, live performances, carnival rides, fried foods, parades, petting zoos and too many more activities to say in one breath. So we’ve highlighted the biggest, coolest and most family-friendly entertainment.
  • Everything you need to know before riding
    Whether you’re planning a family day in Dallas or date night in Fort Worth, DART is one option you may not think about for getting where you want to go. But the network of light rail trains, buses, trolleys and trains can (cheaply) transport you and your family to some of the coolest destinations around.
  • The annual fall exhibit opens September 20
    Just as the rest of North Texas’ foliage begins to change for fall, the Dallas Arboretum jump-starts the season with its glorious display of fall colors. The annual Autumn at the Arboretum exhibit returns this September with a showcase of 50,000 — that’s fifty thousand — pumpkins, gourds and squash. See the sea of orange (and white and yellow and green and bluish gray) pumpkins fashioned into tiny houses in the Pumpkin Village, enjoy special activities just for the kids, and shop for your own pumpkins to carry home right up until Thanksgiving Day.
  • Put a philanthropic twist on your child's next party
    Kids these days: They’re a generous bunch. We get a thrill every time we hear about a birthday boy or girl using his or her special day to make someone else feel special. If your child is in the giving mood on his next big day, help turn his party into a charity event by recruiting party-goers to donate gifts, volunteer or craft up a storm. To make it easy, we gathered 29 of our favorite causes. Pick one that speaks to you, and get to giving.
  • Now accepting entries through October 27!
    Join us for the 2015 DFWChild Model Search! This year, we are hosting the Model Search online, followed by an in-person event for finalists on November 8. Children ages 0–12 years are eligible to enter for a chance to appear on one of our 2015 covers. Professional model scouts from the Kim Dawson Agency will also be looking for new faces. Each entry is $35.
  • Wife of Dallas Cowboys tight end Jason Witten
    Knife cuts, gunshot wounds and heart attacks — the list goes on. After 10 years working as a trauma nurse at Parkland Memorial Hospital, 34-year-old Michelle Witten has seen more nightmare scenarios in a decade than most people will witness in their entire lives. Though she’s no longer immersed in that sphere — she only recently stopped working before her daughter was born — the Westlake resident misses it every day.
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