Sep 2 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. 

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Trees - Dallas (Thru Sept. 16)

Aug 19 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 16 2017 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Rd
Dallas , TX

This group exhibition is inspired by the Greek Proverb, “A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.” The exhibition will feature work by 40 artists, benefiting the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center.

Opening reception Aug. 19, 6-8p.m. A Passion for Texas Native Trees Talk by Tary Arterburn, Principal, studioOustide, will be held Aug. 31, at 7 p.m.

Exhibit runs through Sept. 16.

Dallas Sierra Club: Pecos Wilderness Bus Trip

Aug 31 2017 - 9:00pm to Sep 5 2017 - 6:00am

Sleeper bus trip to backpack in the Pecos Wilderness. Four days to hike and three nights to camp. We offer a choice of five hike itineraries ranging in difficulty from moderate to strenuous. The Pecos Wilderness Area protects a significant part of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains in northern New Mexico. Late summer temperatures will be significantly cooler than Dallas. The trip price is discounted to $260 per person for registration received by Aug.15. We recommend earlier registration because this holiday weekend has historically been a popular date for outings. 

Waco Friends of Peace-Climate: Inaugural Climate Change Art Exhibit - Waco

Sep 1 2017 - 10:00am to Oct 9 2017 - 9:00pm
Terry and Jo's Food for Thought
1121 Speight Ave
Waco , TX

Science tells us anthropogenic climate change is the existential threat of our time. Art provides the emotional expression of this environmental emergency. 

ARTISTS: Please submit a piece to this show. We explore impacts such as sea level rise, droughts, floods, famine, coral bleaching, ice loss, species extinction and superstorms. The human costs and solutions are additional appropriate topics. Your works may also be sold at this show. Email to me a photograph of any piece you would like to submit:  

Saturday, Sept. 16, 6-8pm, is the Showcase evening with artists and our members present, a scientific presentation, wine and dessert. Classical guitar by Frank Exum.


Trinity River Audubon Center: Early Morning Birding - Dallas

Sep 2 2017 - 7:00am to 9:00am
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way
Dallas , TX

Bring your binoculars and bird book if you have them. The center's expert birders will lead you on a guided birding hike through the trails of the Great Trinity Forest. 

Park Cities/Central Dallas Democrats: Al Armendariz - University Park

Sep 2 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm
University Park Public Library
8383 Preston Center Plaza
University Park , TX

Presenter is Dr. Al Armendariz, who heads the Beyond Coal initiative for the Lone Star Sierra Club.

Fort Worth Nature Center: Beginners Basket Weaving - Fort Worth

Sep 2 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

Early inhabitants of the Nature Center used grapevines and other natural materials to weave beautiful and functional baskets. Make your own simple basket out of natural reed and discover this fun hobby. This activity is suitable for both adults and children. It is recommended that children have an adult helper. $10 per basket (with paid admission).