Jun 24 2017

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. 

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Concerts in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru July 8)

Jun 2 2017 - 5:00pm to Jul 8 2017 - 11:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Fort Worth , TX

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will be holding their annual summer concert series June 2 – July 8 and they are looking for volunteers to assist patrons with sorting their recyclable materials. Volunteers will receive free admission for themselves and a guest to the performance, and can earn extra perks for volunteering at 6-plus performances. Volunteers must be available to attend mandatory training on May 31 at 6:30pm at the Botanic Garden and will need to be available from 5:45 p.m. through up to one hour after the concert ends (typically 10-10:30 p.m.) on the night of the performance. Register by May 10 at www.fwsymphony.org/citgecoteam. Info: citgecoteam@fwsymphony.org.

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City of Dallas: Nature Expo - Dallas

Jun 24 2017 - 10:30am to 1:00pm
J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young St.
Dallas , TX

Join us for a gathering of community organizations interested in facets of the natural world that is all around us. The event will commence with a few remarks by local naturalist Randy Johnson. Dr. Tania Homayoun, a conservation biologist with Audubon Texas, will speak at the conclusion.

Highlights of the program include a series of lightning-style talks where groups will address three questions: What is your mission? Why does it matter? How can we get involved? There will be large space with informational tables and exhibits of live animals, insects, fossils and more.

See website for schedule. Free.

Brick Haus Collective: Art Supply Freecycle, Recycle and Sale - Denton

Jun 24 2017 - 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Brick Haus Collective
215 S Woodrow Ln
Denton , TX

After two wonderful years on 215 Woodrow, Brick Haus Collective will be moving on to new adventures. Help us by helping yourself to some of the excess stuff we have accumulated over the past two years! We have art materials and wood scraps, pedestals, folding chairs at least one craft table and various other odds and ends. Some stuff is free, some stuff is recycle and some stuff is for sale. Come check it out and help us lighten the load.

We are inviting all artists/makers to participate in the event by bringing art supplies they would like to freecycle/recycle/sell. Bring your own table or blanket for your goods!

Big Bear Native American Museum: Feathery Tales with Liz McDaniel 'Birdwoman' - Cleburne

Jun 24 2017 - 12:30pm to 1:30pm
Big Bear Native American Museum & Chisholm Trail Museum
101 Chisholm Trail
Cleburne , TX

Liz McDaniel, also known as “Birdwoman” will tell stories about the birds we know so well, such as the woodpecker, the Cardinal and the Crow. Listen to her play on her cedar flute and tell the story of how the first flute came to the people.

After teaching elementary school for 34 years, she retired and spends her spare time storytelling and working with children. She is a Master Naturalist and volunteers at the Waco Wetlands and Ft. Parker State Park educating young people about the value of our natural resources. She has told stories at Mayborn Museum at Baylor University in the Native American exhibit, participated in the Waco Storytelling Guild’s annual storytelling event at the Oakwood Cemetery and more recently at the Confederate Reunion Grounds in Mexia, Texas.

Bring a chair, blanket snack or a picnic. Free.