These days familial units come in all shapes and sizes (five grandparents, a step-parent, and a sister by marriage). And though we believe the more, the merrier — we couldn’t find a family tree where the whole brood could perch.
Thankfully, JHill Design’s customizable family tree print lets you add extra slots to accurately depict your complicated clan. The artists there have yet to encounter a combo they couldn’t make work (you hear that, Brady Bunch?) but do ask that you limit your unique lineage to four generations (for space’s sake).
The beautifully designed keepsake is printed on archival paper with two color options: orange, green, and blue or orange, pink, and yellow. Got good penmanship? Fill in the blanks on your own. If not, order a personalized version with the information already printed. And let someone else worry about keeping the names straight.
Available online jhilldesign.com, $50-$85.
Día de los Muertos
What: A lively puppet procession, pan de muerto, and dancing to celebrate the Mexican holiday.
Why: Face painters add finishing touches to your little ghoul.
When: Sat., 7 p.m.
Where: Procession starts at All Saints Catholic Church, 214 NW 20th St., Fort Worth (817-626-3055); festival, Rose Marine Theater, 1440 N. Main St., Fort Worth (817-624-8333). Admission is free.
Art in October Closing Celebration
What: Scavenger hunts, music, and mask-making throughout the Arts District.
Why: Fancy candy from The Crow Collection of Asian Art is a welcome break from Snickers.
When: Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: Locations online at thedallasartsdistrict.org. Participation is free.
What: Scale the rock wall, watch magicians, and whoosh down slides at the annual event.
Why: Funds raised benefit Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy.
When: Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: CenterPark at NorthPark Center, 8687 N. Central Expwy. (214-361-6345). Admission is free.
Photo: Courtesy of JHill Design