May 25, 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm



Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or


Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or


October 17, 2019

North Central Texas Council of Governments: Car Care Clinics - Hurst, Plano, Dallas (Oct. 17-25)

Oct 17 2019 - 10:00am to Oct 25 2019 - 11:00am
See locations above TX

Is the check engine light on in your car? When it lights up, it is natural to get concerned about what might be wrong. In October, there will be a resource to help you diagnose the problem.

NCTCOG is partnering with local automotive repair facilities in North Texas to conduct a series of Car Care Clinics. An illuminated check engine light means your vehicle will not pass the annual Texas emissions inspection, which is required to get it registered. The free clinics will provide opportunities to speak with certified technicians about problems and how they may be addressed. The issues may cost less than you think to repair. Maybe your gas cap is bad and needs to be replaced.

The clinics are not just for motorists trying to diagnose engine issues.They will also offer free multipoint inspections to anyone who attends.

Regular maintenance helps ensure vehicles run more efficiently, which improves air quality and can save consumers money in the long term. North Texas continues to work toward compliance of the federal government’s ozone standards, and the clinics offer a way for residents to be a part of the effort


Oct. 17, 10 a.m.-noon

Kinney’s Automotive

624 E. Pipeline Road

Hurst, TX 76053


Oct.19, 10 a.m.-noon,

The Auto Shop

2560 E. Plano Parkway

Plano, TX 75074


Oct. 25, 9 a.m.-11 a.m.

Starkey Service Center

918 W. Davis St.

Dallas, TX 75208



October 19, 2019

Perot Museum: Origins - Fossils from the Cradle of Humankind - Dallas

Oct 19 2019 - 9:00am to Mar 22 2020 - 5:00pm
Perot Museum of Nature and Science
2201 N. Field St.
Dallas , TX

The Perot Museum of Nature and Science, in partnership with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in South Africa and the National Geographic Society, proudly announces fossils of two recently discovered ancient human relatives (Australopithecus sediba and Homo naledi) will come to the U.S. from South Africa this fall for the first, and likely only, time to be featured in the limited-run exhibition.

October 20, 2019

Native Plant Society of Texas: Wild Plants of Texas Bioblitz Challenge - Statewide

Oct 20 2019 - 12:00am to Oct 27 2019 - 11:45pm
All of Texas TX

How many plants can we document during a single week in Texas? Let's find out! Native Plant Society of Texas is leading a bioblitz challenge for anyone to document the wild plants wherever they are  anywhere within the state. Observations need to be made from Oct. 20 27, and they need to have photo evidence so they can be verified by others.

Ideally, we want to see more native plants documented, but all plants count! Plants observed should be wild and not cultivated. If you do document a cultivated plant, please mark it as cultivated!

Observations will be posted in this iNaturalist project


October 23, 2019

Women in the Environment: Environmental Law for Environmentally Conscious Women - Dallas

Oct 23 2019 - 11:30am to 1:00pm
Olive Garden Italian Restaurant
10280 Technology Boulevard West
Dallas , TX

Come hear one of WE's founding members, Cynthia J. Bishop, of C Bishop Law PC, give a presentation on “Environmental Law for the Environmentally-Conscious Woman (and Man)”. Are there new regulations we should be aware of? Or regulations that have changed?

Meet for lunch, to network and learn.

The Texas Theatre: Film Screening "The Elephant Queen' - Dallas (Thru Oct. 24)

Oct 23 2019 - 5:00pm to Oct 24 2019 - 7:00pm
The Texas Theatre
231 W Jefferson Blvd
Dallas , TX

Athena is a mother who will do everything in her power to protect her herd when they are forced to leave their waterhole. This epic journey, narrated by Chiwetel Ejiofor, takes audiences across the African savannah, and into the heart of an elephant family. A tale of love, loss and coming home.

Showings Wed. Oct. 23, 5 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Thurs. Oct 24, 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

October 24, 2019

River Legacy: Artini Hour - Arlington

Oct 24 2019 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
River Legacy
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

This is a fun way for adults to socialize, enjoy some wine and refreshments, and create an upcycled art project. Artini Hours include project instruction, supplies, wine and light appetizers. Can be a fun parent/teen night! 

$20. Valid ID required for drinks. Must register in advance online.

Arlington Water Utilities: How to Make Seed Balls - Arlington

Oct 24 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch Library
3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington , TX

Water-efficient gardening classes presented by Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District. Classes are taught by Tarrant County Master Gardeners. Register online at


City of Arlington: How to Make Seed Balls - Arlington

Oct 24 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch Library
3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Arlington Organic Garden Club: Annual Potluck & Dinner - Arlington

Oct 24 2019 - 7:30pm
Bob Duncan Community Center
2800 S. Center St.
Arlington , TX

Bring a side dish or dessert

October 25, 2019

EarthX and DCCCD: Mobility Solutions for our Community - Lancaster

Oct 25 2019 - 8:00am to 12:00pm
Cedar Valley College
3030 N Dallas Ave
Lancaster , TX

Network and learn. Light breakfast will be served


    1    Michael Morris, Director of the Transportation Division, North Central Texas Council of Governments.

    2    Amanda Popken, Board President of the Congress of New Urbanists, North Texas chapter.

    3    Ashley Hutto, a community activist of southern Dallas.

    4    Daniel Sanchez-Roldan Operations Manager, Lyft

    5    Sherman Livingston, Bicycle and Complete Streets Manager, City of Dallas

    6    DART Representative

Moderator: Miriam Gallegos, President Student's Green Club, Cedar Valley College.

Free. Register.

Info: Dr. Maria Boccalandro, or 972-860-5204.

Ray Roberts Lake Stat Park: Stories in the Stars - Pilot Point

Oct 25 2019 - 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle du Bois
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

Star hop across the night sky with a ranger and listen to some of the folklore/mythology associated with constellations.

Meet: DORBA parking lot. **You must park at the Day Use parking area and walk to the DORBA Lot**

Bring: Dress comfortably, lawn chair highly or picnic blanket recommended (no seating in the area). Optional- binoculars, telescope.

Note: This program is weather dependent. All park programs are open and free to the public upon payment of entrance fee (adults 13 and up are $7, children 12 and under are always free!). No need to register, just show up. Park programs subject to changes and/or cancellations. Call the park for the most up to date information.

Come early at 5 p.m. to Create a Star Wheel

October 26, 2019

Dallas Native Plant Society: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Oct 26 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Rd
Dallas , TX

Join us under the Master Gardener Raincatcher's Pavilion for our Fall Plant Sale Fundraiser. Please donate any spare seeds and plants you might have.

Dallas Waterwise Landscape & Community Garden Tour - Dallas

Oct 26 2019 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
White Rock Lake Pump Station
2900 White Rock Rd
Dallas , TX

The annual WaterWise Landscape and Community Garden Tour features landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities’ customers and community gardens located in Dallas. This 25th anniversary tour is hosted by Dallas Water Utilities and Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability.

Visit headquarters at White Rock Lake Pump Station for a paper map and a gift. The homes and community gardens featured on the tour are throughout Dallas.

Use the digital map at to plan your route.

Micro-talks on a variety of gardening topics will be held at some locations.  The schedule, topics and locations will soon be on the interactive map.


Bank of America: Free Shred Day - Fort Worth

Oct 26 2019 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Bank of America Parking Lot
3100 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Community welcome to bring the following for shredding:

bills, brochures, checks, credit card offers, envelopes, file folders, junk mail, letterhead, newspaper, notes, statements, taxes

Info: Shannon M. Jenkins, 877-869-7367,