Sep 9 2017

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.

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.


Keep Dallas Beautiful: STAR Certified Master Composter Class - Dallas

Sep 7 2017 - 6:00pm to Sep 9 2017 - 3:30pm
Keep Dallas Beautiful
701 Commerce St.
Dallas , TX

This master composter class is certified by the State of Texas Alliance for Recycling (STAR). Class features hands-on composting and building a composting system at the New Hope Garden at the Austin Street Center in Dallas for the homeless.

Internationally known environmental education, Larry Wilhelm is the class instructor.  Larry created this program and has taught Master Composting classes for over 25 years. Larry’s passion for a sustainable environment and depth of experience makes the course informative, motivational and entertaining.

To be eligible for certification, participants must complete 20 hours of education, 16 in-class and 4 out-of-class, as well as 20 hours of eligible volunteer activity. 

Classes will be held Sept. 7-9, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday and 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday). Additionally, there will be a 4-hour field trip on a separate day (TBD).

The $25 registration fee includes the Rodale Book of Composting and lunch.

For more information and to register online visit  KeepDallasBeautiful.NET

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: David Conn Paintings and Prints - Fort Worth

Sep 8 2017 - 4:00pm to Oct 26 2017 - 4:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Fort Worth , TX

 This group of paintings and prints is a retrospective exhibition that starts with Blackstonian from the forest near the Mosel River in Germany and ends with winter scenes from his boyhood in Sussex, New Jersey. Following a realist tradition, Conn carves an image into a linoleum block using one tool. Then, by enlarging the image to a painting scale the lines between representation and abstraction are interwoven, creating a sense of being in and of the forest.

BRIT will be open from Sept. 9, 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. on Gallery Night with a public reception from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and a gallery talk by the artist at 6:15 p.m.

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Black Vegetarian Society of Texas: Cedar Ridge Preserve Hike - Dallas

Sep 9 2017 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Cedar Ridge Preserve
7171 Mountain Creek Parkway
Dallas , TX

Wear durable sneakers or hiking boots and comfortable clothes suitable to the weather that day. The trails are hilly, rocky and some have wood chips spread on them. Please consider your fitness level before participating. An accessible, less strenuous trail is also available on the preserve property. We will provide water.

O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Sep 9 2017 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.


NCTCOG & DFW Clean Cities: National Drive Electric Week - Grapevine

Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Grapevine Mills Mall
3000 Grapevine Mills Pkwy
Grapevine , TX

Mingle with electric vehicle participants at Parking Lot 2C (between Neiman Marcus Last Call and Saks OFF 5th) where you'll have a chance to ride in EVs and learn from current owners. Interested in seeing an autonomous vehicle? We'll have one. Want to see what students are building at their local school? Come see for yourself. Admission is free and open to all those who want to learn about electric vehicles. 


Texas Worm Ranch: Open House - Garland

Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Worm Ranch
2636 National Circle
Garland , TX

Bring your worm bin for a health check. Ask gardening questions. Visit our organic gardens and worm ranch operations. You can also buy worm bins, vermicompost for your gardens, Worm Wine or Azomite.

The Hurrican Harvey evacuee donation drop off is on the way to Texas Worm Ranch (3000 W Kingsley Rd). Drop off donations there on your way to see us! No tickets necessary.

Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center: Wild Walks - Cedar Hill

Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
1206 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill , TX

Two informative walks led by naturalists: Wild Plants & Flowers with Charlie Grindstaff at 10am, Edible Plants with Bob Richie at 11 a.m. Popular event – please register at

Dinosaur Valley State Park: River Expedition - Glen Rose

Sep 9 2017 - 10:00am to 1:00pm
Dinosaur Valley State Park
1629 Park Road 59
Glen Rose , TX

Join a ranger as we explore the Paluxy River on foot. Come prepared to get completely wet. Boots/water shoes are required for participation. Wet bags, snacks, sunscreen and water bottles are recommended. We will meet at the park store before getting into the river at the Ballroom Track Site. We will walk the river searching for dinosaur tracks and other neat things that are in a river environment. We will be in the river for about 3-4 hours. Recommended for ages 8 and up, dogs are not permitted. There is no additional cost for this program.

Citizens' Climate Lobby: Fort Worth Chapter Meeting - Fort Worth

Sep 9 2017 - 11:00am to 1:00pm
Natural Grocers
2501 W. 7th St. Suite 115
Ft Worth , TX

Feeling like the time has come for Congress to take action on climate change? Come join the monthly meeting for the Fort Worth chapter of Citizens’ Climate Lobby. Now is a great time to get involved because we have several volunteer opportunities available to anyone who is interested.

We are again meeting at the Natural Grocers in their wonderful teaching room. Feel free to bring a grocery list since it also happens to be a great place to stock up the kitchen.

Basic Agenda:

Report out on local events

Work together on national action items

Listen to the national call/web meeting.

Fossil Rim Wildlife Center: Animal Keeper Tour & Dinner - Glen Rose

Sep 9 2017 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Fossil Rim Wildlife Center
2299 County Road 2008
Glen Rose , TX

Ride along with the Fossil Rim Animal Keeper on this behind-the-scenes tour. The excursion will take you through Fossil Rim where you’ll have a chance to view exotic animals in their free-roaming environment. You’ll go into our Intensive Management Area (IMA) and visit maned wolves, Mexican gray wolves, cheetahs, red wolves, black rhinos, black-footed cats, coatis and Attwater’s prairie chickens.

After the tour, you’ll have a three-course dinner in our glass-walled pavilion located across from one of  the main watering holes. This tour is for adults only. It will start at the Foothills Safari Camp at 3 p.m. with dinner at 5:30 p.m. The tour has a maximum occupancy of 20 guests. For more information or to sign up, call 254.897.2960. $150 per person.

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Friends of Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party - Fort Worth

Sep 9 2017 - 7:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

The regular monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society will happen this Saturday. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.