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Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Thu, 08/02/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 08/03/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm
The goal of the market is to provide a venue for local vendors to offer Arlington, Texas residents an opportunity to buy the freshest meat, produce, breads and other great foods, crafts and products available.
Please take the time to share and enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh foods and feel good about supporting your community Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market. We look forward to seeing you there!
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Check out Grand Prairie Farmers Market's fresh figs on Saturday, Aug. 4, in addition to its usual fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more.
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open March 31, 2012 through December on Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie. Check out the 2012 Farmers Market Calendar on our website for a listing of special events including cooking demonstrations and festivals.
More Farmers Market info: www.gptx.org/farmersmarket or call 972-237-4599.
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Fort Worth’s original, producer only farmers market. Wondering what “producer only” means? It means that everything sold is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth. In short, it’s the easiest way to go green while getting your greens.
Cowtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 am til noon–rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Market is open Wednesdays, 8 a.m. until noon, June – November.
Other markets: Downtown Fort Worth, Richland Hills, Tarrant County Health Department and Resource Connection are open for the season. Details, click here.
All markets accept Lone Star/SNAP, WIC cards, cash and credit/debit cards.
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 9:00am - 5:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 2:00pm
Science Saturdays include the following:
• Plant Identification Clinic – bring that mysterious plant that’s growing in your backyard and our botanists will tell you what it is.
• Demonstrations of BRIT’s digital herbarium.
• BRIT’s Plant Preservation Studio – See how scientists create herbarium specimens.
• BRIT Library reading room and Burk Children’s Library – visit two of the most renowned botanical libraries in the Southwest.
• BRIT Press publications will be on display and available for purchase.
• Saturday guided tours of the Herbarium and Library will be provided at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.
BRIT will post a calendar of events on its website throughout the season.
Target First Saturdays
Families and children are invited to explore the current exhibition through an interactive and fun-filled day featuring tours, art activities, live demos and more. A special NasherKids passport is a great keepsake from the event, offering incentives for repeat visits and additional take-home art activities.
Monthly "Big Ideas" and Art Activities:
August 4: Technology
- Children's Art Activity, 10 a.m. – 12 noon, Hybrid Sculptures. Design a sculpture that combines two different things into something new.
- Artist Demonstrations, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
- Art Scavenger Hunt, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Family Tours, Hourly, 10:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
- Yoga in the Garden presented by Yogasport, 11:30 a.m. (weather permitting)
- Discovering Books with Every Child Ready to Read, 12 noon
- Storytime with the Dallas Public Library, 12:30 p.m.
- NasherKidsLive!, 1 p.m.
- NasherKids Meal available in Nasher Café, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
- Saturday, August 4, 2012 @ 10:00 am
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:00am - 3:00pm
Join us for our annual celebration of insects! Enjoy displays of live and pinned insects, family friendly activities, butterfly house tours, crafts and more.
Included with admission.
Butterfly House and Garden Admission
$6 Seniors (60+)
$4 Children (3-11)
Free for under 3
Each Tuesday, the gardens are open for free (butterfly house admission is regular admission)
Enter Fair Park at gate # 6 (the intersection of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. & Robert B. Cullum Blvd). Just inside the gate, turn right on Second Ave. Enter the parking lot on your right.
Please note: Fair Park has paid parking during park-wide events or major concerts. If you visit Texas Discovery Gardens during an event, tell the gate attendant you are visiting us and he/she should let you through for free.
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 10:15am - 4:45pm
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
There is still time to sign up for one or more of the summer cooking classes at the Dallas Farmers Market sponsored by the market, Dallas Market Friends and the Dallas chapter of the AIWF.
The Summer 2012 Cooking Class schedule is as follows:
August 4, Chef Scott Gottlich, Bijoux Restaurant, Theme: "Summer Bistro Cooking"
August 11, Chef Gerard Thompson, Rough Creek Lodge Restaurant, Theme: "Rough Creek Comes to the Market"
August 18, Chef Jay Jerrier, Il Cane Rosso, Theme: "Il Cane Rosso Cooking"
Classes are held every Saturday from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The demonstration kitchen is upstairs in the Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201. Classes are $25 by the Thursday before the class or $30 at the door.
Find more information and a reservation form here.
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Sat, 08/04/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 08/05/2012 - 9:00am
HIGH FLYIN’ FUN AFTER DARK SLEEPOVERS
MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
August 4, 2012 (Registration closes July 27)
Geared toward children 6-12 years old
Cost: $35 per child /$20 per adult chaperone
Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under the cover of night. Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, permanent exhibit tour and scavenger hunt, continental breakfast in the morning, plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!
Activities: There will be one workshop on animals/insects that fly. Taxidermy specimens will be used. Another activity will be on man-made flying machines, and children will make paper helicopters and test out stomp rockets. There will be a scavenger hunt within our permanent exhibits, and the auditorium live show is called Super Heroes. The IMAX® film is National Geographic's Flying