May 14 2017

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan. 17-May 23)

Jan 17 2017 - 7:00pm to May 23 2017 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak
Dallas , TX

A continuing education course on community organizing featuring veteran organizers from a variety of social justice movements. Hosted by DFW air quality watchdog Downwinders at Risk.

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Perot Museum: Maya - Hidden Worlds Revealed - Dallas

Feb 11 2017 - 10:00am to Sep 4 2017 - 10:00am
Perot Museum
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

The exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, that still has millions of living descendants today. Visitors will learn how the Maya built towering temples and created an intricate calendar system while discovering what archaeologists have uncovered about the once-hidden ancient Maya, and the unresolved questions about why these ancient cities were abandoned. Through hands-on activity stations, guests can decipher hieroglyphs, learn cultural and architectural techniques, and explore an underworld cave, ancient burial site, mural room and more. The bilingual exhibition, presented in English and Spanish, requires a surcharge for members and non-members. 

Denton County Transportation Authority: Denton County Bike Challenge

May 1 2017 - 7:00am to May 31 2017 - 11:45pm

The Denton County Transportation Authority is partnering with the North Central Texas Council of Governments to host the 2017 Bike Everywhere Challenge to encourage people to ride their bike instead of driving their car during the month of May which is National Bike Month. This free challenge is open to all Denton County residents to enjoy the benefits of biking while also getting a chance to win cool prizes.

The challenge starts Monday, May 1, and ends on Wednesday, May 31. Each participant must create a free account on NCTCOG’s Try Parking It website, joinDCTA’s Bike Everywhere Challenge and log their bike trips to be eligible to win the challenge prizes.

The three participants with the most bike trips logged at the end of the challenge will win the following top prizes provided by DCTA’s three member cities – Denton, Lewisville and Highland Village – who have sponsored the challenge:

·         1st Place – $150 gift card to Cadence Cyclery and sponsorship swag

·         2nd Place – $75 gift card from Denton Bicycle Center and sponsorship swag

·         3rd Place – Two VIP tickets to the 2017 Lewisville Western Days Festival ($500 value) and sponsorship swag

All participants must log their bike trips by Monday, June 5, to be counted toward the challenge. Participants who don’t win the top three prizes will still be eligible to win prizes for NCTCOG’s Try Parking It rewards program.

DCTA customers can ride their bikes to A-train rail stations and take advantage of bike racks on buses and the A-train. Bicycles are allowed on the A-train and most DCTA buses.

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Liliana Bloch Gallery: "Convenience Store" Exhibit - Dallas (Thru June 17)

May 13 2017 - 10:00am to Jun 17 2017 - 5:00pm
Liliana Bloch
2271 Monitor St
Dallas , TX

Dallas-based artist Sally Warren addresses littering using poetic images in her exhibit "Convenience Store." Opening reception May 13 from 6-8 p.m.

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Fort Worth Nature Center: Wildflower Walk - Fort Worth

May 14 2017 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

It is customary to give your mother flowers on Mother’s Day. How about taking her on a walk to see a variety of wildflowers? Join a naturalist and learn how to identify local species and enjoy the many colors you find. $5 (with paid admission)/ 

 

Association for India's Development - Dallas: India's Agrarian Crisis & Farmer's Suicides - Plano

May 14 2017 - 3:00pm to 5:30pm
Tom Muehlenbeck Center
5801 W Parker Rd
Plano , TX

Farmers Suicide: A Call to India's Conscience and how you can help. A talk by Kiran Vissa. He will speak about why the farmers are in deep stress, the various initiatives to address the crisis and more importantly how you can help the situation. 

Kiran VissaKiran is a full time social activist working with farmers organizations in India. A graduate of IIT Madras and University of Maryland, Kiran has been working with Association for India's Development for the past 20 years. He was the founding convenor of Rythu Swaraj Vedika, a broad platform for farmers working actively in Telangana and AP. 

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