3 cool family and learning events in Dallas this weekend

If the playground, park and movie routine is getting a little tired, why not do something different with the kids this weekend? From a reading and diversity event to a convention for fans of the video game Minecraft, these happenings will win approval from everyone in the family.

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Read for Me 

Kick off the weekend on Saturday with the Dallas Independent School District's Read For Me, a multi-cultural event in literacy, at Adamson High School. The free event is designed to embrace diversity and encourage young people to read more. The organization will give away over 10,000 books and numerous authors are scheduled to appear.

When: Saturday, March 23, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
Where: Adamson High School, 309 E. Ninth St.
Admission: Free
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Minefaire: Official Minecraft Community Event 

Also on Saturday, fans of the video game Minecraft can find their utopia this weekend at the Minefaire. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet Minecraft YouTube celebrities, compete in tournaments, witness live stage shows, learn from the game's developers and even solve the Minecraft escape room.   

When: Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m.- Sunday, March 24, 5 p.m.
Where: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S. Griffin St.
Admission: $49.99 (Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.). More ticket options available.
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TexCen Spring Education Program and Lotería

Finally, hear from a guest speaker, enjoy a delicious meal and try your luck at a game of lotería this Saturday at this event hosted by the TexCen Spring Education Program.

Held at Gilley's Dallas' Lone Star Room, a ticket includes dinner and one lotería card, which is a game of chance similar to bingo that uses illustrated cards. 

When: Saturday, March 23, 6-11 p.m.
Where: Gilley's Dallas, 1135 S. Lamar St.
Admission: $10
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