July 6, 2016

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Rangers Suite Raffle - Arlington

Jul 6 2016 - 8:00am to Aug 13 2016 - 8:00am
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington , TX

Benefitting the O.S. Gray Natural Area

Win the use of a suite at the Ranger Game: Rangers vs. Houston Astros, Sunday Sept. 4, 2016, 2pm

For a $10 donation you will be entered to win!

Only 200 tickets will be sold.

Suite Package includes: 

Use of city of Arlington Suite at Rangers Game, Suite will accommodate up to 14 people • Includes 3 parking passes. Does not include any food or drink • other conditions may apply

Email friends@friendsofosgray.org or message us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/OSGrayNaturalArea/



2021 W. ABRAM ST.


July 13, 2016

Solar Car Challenge - Fort Worth

Jul 13 2016 - 8:00am to Jul 23 2016 - 9:00pm
Texas Motor Speedway Ft Worth , TX

The 2016 Solar Car Challenge will be a cross country race from Fort Worth to Minneapolis, MN. July 13 is media day. Cars leave Fort Worth July 17. July 23 is the awards banquet in Minnesota.

July 23, 2016

Congressman Burgess: Energy Summit & Fair - Denton

Jul 23 2016 -
8:00am to 11:30am
University of North Texas
Discovery Park 3940 N Elm Street
Denton , TX

Keynote speaker will be ERCOT CEO Bill Magness. Also, there will be brief tours of UNT’s unique Zero EnergyHouse/Lab, located adjacent to the building where the summit is taking place.

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings

Jul 23 2016 - 8:00am
See websites for location, hours and season. TX


Collin County Farmers Market: http://www.collincountyfarmersmarket.org 

Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com

Frisco Rotary Farmers Market: http://www.friscorotaryfarmersmarket.com

McKinney Farmers Market: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp


Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, https://www.facebook.com/pages/Carrollton-Farmers-Market/150017371728897

Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org  

Cox Farms Market, Duncanville: http://www.coxfarmsmarket.com 

Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org  

Eden’s Organic Garden Center, Balch Springs: http://edensorganicgardencenter.com

Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com

Good Local Markets: http://www.goodlocalmarket.org

Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket

The Market Place DFW, Mesquite and Garland: http://www.themarketplacedfw.com

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Farmers Market: http://olumc.org/mc-events/olumc-farmers-market/

Ruibal’s Rosemeade Market, Carrollton: http://rosemeademarket.com

Saint Michael’s Farmers Market, Dallas: http://www.saintmichaelsmarket.com

Uptown Farmers Market at West Village, Dallas: https://www.facebook.com/events/1061567990525719/


Denton Community Market: https://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket

Denton County Farmers Market: http://dentonfarmersmarket.com

Farmers Branch Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/482311015302222/

Little Elm Farmers Market: http://www.littleelm.org/index.aspx?nid=895


Ennis Farmers Market: http://ennistx.com/farmers-market

Garden Harvests Farm: Waxahachie: http://gardenharvests.com

Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/DowntownWaxahachieFarmersMarket


Denison Farmers Market: www.downtowndenisonfarmersmarket.com


Greenville Farmers Market: http://www.greenvillefarmersmarket.com


Burleson Farmers Market: http://www.burlesonfarmersmarket.com


Ham Orchards, Terrell: http://hamorchard.com


Rockwall Farmers Market: http://www.rockwallfarmersmarket.org


Bedford Farmers Market: http://bedfordfarmersmkt.com

Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Fort Worth http://brit.org/events/farmersmarket

Clear Fork Farmers Market, Fort Worth http://www.farmersmarket1848.com

Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownmarket.com

Crestline Neighborhood Market at All Saints, Fort Worth: https://www.facebook.com/CrestlineNeighborhoodMarketAtAllSaints

Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net  

Farm to Fork Foods, Arlington: http://farmtoforkfoods.com

Garden of Eden Farmer’s Market: http://www.intothegardenofeden.com

Green’s Produce and Plants, Arlington http://www.farmersmarketarlingtontx.com

Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com 

Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com 

Mansfield Farmers Market: http://www.mansfieldtxfarmersmarket.com/

Ridgmar Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Ridgmar-Farmers-Market/384880104907658

Rufe Snow Farmers Market:  http://www.rufesnowmarket.com

West 7th Farmers Market: https://www.facebook.com/events/1689355751339329/


Don't see one of your favorites? Email Julie@GreenSourceDFW.org.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Dutch Oven Breakfast - Pilot Point

Jul 23 2016 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Isle Du Bois Unit 100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

Come learn about the basics of Dutch oven cooking, as well as a bit of history associated with the oven. We’ll also be cooking a tasty Dutch oven breakfast, so bring your fork and appetite for a sample.

We will have paper plates and disposable forks, however visitors are encouraged to bring their own if they can (reduce, reuse, recycle!)

Free with park entry fee $7. Children 12 and under free. 

Herb Society of America North Texas Unit: Basil, It's all Good - Dallas

Jul 23 2016 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

HSA member Mary Doebelling discusses the many types and uses of basil.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Butterfly Farm Tour - Dallas

Jul 23 2016 -
10:30am to 1:30pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Dale Clark, co-founder of the Dallas County Lepidopterist Society, shares his fascination with butterflies, beginning at Texas Discovery Gardens and ending with a caravan to his butterfly farm south of Dallas. This is your chance to explore on a behind-the-scenes tour. $30.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Nature Journal Writing - Valley View

Jul 23 2016 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park
Johnson Branch Unit 100 PW 4153
Valley View , TX

Love being outside? Interested in writing? Come learn all about the art of nature journaling. There are different types of natural journals. See which one is right for you, and get some practice writing your own! Bring your own journal and art supplies if possible; there are a limited number of journals/art supplies available. Meet at Picnic Pavilion One. 

Free with park entry fee $7. Children 12 and under free. 

Get Healthy Rockwall: Potluck Picnic - Rockwall

Jul 23 2016 - 6:30pm
Harry Myers Park
E Washington
Rockwall , TX

Bring a whole foods, plant-based no-oil dish and join llike-minded folk for a fun, friendly picnic in the park. Everyone is welcome! Bring your family and friends!

Not sure what to bring? If you're new, just bring yourself and check it out. We always have plenty. A veggie or fruit tray is always good. Or if you're brave, google "whole foods, plant-based, no oil" and all kinds of good recipes will come up.

We provide bottled water,plates and utensils.

Bring any kind of fun and games you wish.

Future Dates: Aug 27, Sept 20

Learn how eating plants can improve your health.

Lose weight.

Prevent and reverse heart disease, diabetes, and many cancers.

Share ideas on how to shop, cook, and eat out.

Kick that junkfood habit once and for all!


Friends of O.S.Gray Natural Area: Star Party - Arlington

Jul 23 2016 -
8:30pm to 11:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W Abram
Arlington , TX

•    View stars and planets

•    Roast wieners around the campfire

•    Ice cold watermelon and lemonade

•    Texas Rangers Suite fundraiser raffle 

Endurance Buzz Adventures: Fossil Valley Night Run - Dallas

Jul 23 2016 - 10:00pm
Cedar Ridge Nature Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX

Run as far as you want in a unique community setting for 3, 6, or 9 hours.


3-person Team Relay (9 hour only) – Get together a team of 3 friends (any gender). Run one loop. Hand off the timing chip. Chillax until the rest of your team has each ran a loop. Repeat. (*The relay race category is not eligible for Texas Trail Running Championship Series points.)

July 24, 2016

Greater Dallas Organic Garden Club: Horny Toads - Dallas

Jul 24 2016 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

The Texas Horned Lizard “Horny Toad” is becoming endangered and David Mead is going to explain this beloved reptile, it’s favorite foods and how to create a habitat in your organic yard to help these horny toads find new homes so they can start multiplying again. David Mead, a passionate nature enthusiast since childhood, has dedicated his life to the study, conservation and appreciation of reptiles, amphibians and their natural habitat with a specialty in venomous reptiles, field herping, and the set up and maintenance of live planted vivaria

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July 26, 2016

Texas Discovery Gardens: Teacher Tuesdays: Winged Wonders - Dallas

Jul 26 2016 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Learn how to view the life-cycle of lepidoptera in your classroom and how to start a school butterfly garden! Geared to Elementary Educators. $15. 

July 27, 2016

Oliver Nature Park: Little Naturalists - Mansfield

Jul 27 2016 -
9:30am to 10:15am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

This week's theme is Wild About Water. $5. $3 with MAC card.

City of Dallas: Urban Bicycling - Dallas

Jul 27 2016 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dallas Public Library
1515 Young St
Dallas , TX

Are you interested in getting around Dallas on a bike but aren’t sure where to start? Do you want to confidently find the best routes and ride with traffic? Get the knowledge you need to take to the streets!

Come to the downtown library for a fast-paced presentation and discussion on urban biking. No bicycle or experience is required.

• the rules of the road and the rights of people on bicycles
• situational awareness and reacting to common situations
• basic principles of bicycling in traffic
• how to find bike-friendly routes

All participants will receive free safety lights!