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What: Hands-on activities demonstrate and explain nanoscale, nanoscale science, and nanotechnology, as part of a nationwide festival surrounding really tiny things.
Why: Learn about ferrofluids and make your own carbon buckyball model. (Yeah, don’t ask us.)
When: Today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Fort Worth Museum of Science and History, 1600 Gendy St., Fort Worth (817-255-9300).
Run for Relief
What: The one-mile fun run/walk/stroll benefits the American Red Cross’s Haiti Relief and Development Fund.
Why: Start the weekend on the right foot.
When: Sat. Registration, 7 a.m.; fun run, 8 a.m.
Where: The Trails of West Frisco, The Trails Pkwy., at Santa Fe Trl., Frisco. Park at Wilma Fisher Elementary, 2500 Old Orchard Dr., Frisco. Register by Wed. online at active.com.
What: Pooches and their people play on the historic sports field. Plus, there’s a pet/owner look-alike contest and flying disc demos from a World Cup-winning pup.
Why: The free family-friendly event kicks off with a tailgate party.
When: Sun. Tailgate, 11 a.m.; bowl, 1-5 p.m.
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium, 1300 Robert B. Cullum Blvd., Fair Park.