Sep 16 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.


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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Tarrant Regional Water District: Trinity Trash Bash - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am

Pick a location and bring a group, a friend or just yourself to help clean up trash along the Trinity.

When the trash is all bashed, volunteers are treated to an after party with free food, door prizes and entertainment at from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Panther Island Pavilion – 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, Texas 76102.

You can grab your cleanup packet early the week of the cleanup at 600 E. Northside Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76102. Free t-shirts are limited to those who register before Aug. 23.

Keep Fort Worth Beautiful: Neighborhood Litter Stomp - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 8:00am to 11:00am
Fort Worth , TX

Neighborhood Litter Stomp is a chance for community groups to band together and clean up Fort Worth neighborhood streets and parks. There will also be a volunteer after party held at 395 Purcey St., Fort Worth, TX 76102.

Gloves and bags will be supplied for all volunteers. There's a limited supply of T-shirts, available to registrants on a first-come, first-served basis.



City of McKinney: Newcomers Guide to Gardening in North Texas - McKinney

Sep 16 2017 - 8:00am to 12:30pm
Collin College Higher Education Center
3452 Spur 399
McKinney , TX

Through a variety of short lectures, local experts will share their horticultural expertise, research based information and hands on experience about the challenges and rewards of gardening in North Texas.  Lecture topics include: Why EarthKindR is Important, The Dirt on North Texas Soils, Butterfly Gardening, How to Water Wisely, Vegetable Gardening and the Top 100 Plants for North Texas.

Speakers include:

·         Dr. Greg Church, Texas A&M AgriLife County Extension Agent for Horticulture in Collin County

·         Patrick Dickinson, Horticulturist & Program Coordinator at Texas A&M AgriLife Water University

·         Daniel Cunningham, Horticulturist at Texas A&M AgriLife  Water University

·         Nancy Payne, Master Gardener and certified Texas Certified Nursery Professional

·         Bryan Moore, Collin County Master Gardener and Compost Operations Supervisor at Texas Pure Products

·         Gail Donaldson, Horticulturist and Water Conservation Manager at the City of Allen

Free. RSVP to reserve a spot.

Event is hosted by City of McKinney Environmental Education – Keep McKinney Beautiful in cooperation with the cities of Allen, Plano, Richardson, Frisco, Rowlett, Princeton, Prosper, Melissa, Texas Pure Products, the Collin County Master Gardener Association, Texas A&M Agrilife Extension Collin County, Texas A&M Agrilife Water University and the North Texas Municipal Water District.  

Info: 972-547-7335 or

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Molly Hollar Wildscape: Native Plant Sale - Arlington

Sep 16 2017 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
Randol Mill Park Greenhouse Arlington , TX

Organically grown plants for sale, grown mostly from local seeds and cuttings. These plants are better adapted to our local climate and rainfall. Pricing and plant info on website.

Texas Discovery Gardens: Fall Plant Sale - Dallas

Sep 16 2017 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Blvd
Dallas , TX

Find rare native pollinator-friendly plants that are hard to find in local nurseries but are this plant sale’s specialty. Members’ Plant Sale allows you to shop before the Saturday rush. Become a member and shop a day early and get a discount on your purchase.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Permaculture Basics - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Hands-on workshops taught by Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm. Learn what exactly permaculture is and how using the principles of permaculture can allow you to work smarter not harder when it comes to your garden and landscape. $25.

Trinity Haymarket: Raising Backyard Chickens - Dallas

Sep 16 2017 - 10:30am
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

Class which will cover breed selection, housing, nutritional feeds, predator issues etc. $10.

City of Dallas: Trinity River Wind Festival - Dallas

Sep 16 2017 - 11:00am
146 W. Commerce
Dallas , TX

Sixth annual outdoor event featuring family friendly activities. Event is bike and dog friendly too. Kite flying, wildbird presentations, crafts, vendors. Free.

Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center: Make a Rain Barrel - Denton

Sep 16 2017 - 11:00am
Denton Clear Creek Natural Heritage Center
3310 Collins Rd
Denton , TX

Learn the basics and benefits of rainwater harvesting and the effects stormwater has on the environment. Participants will learn how to collect and utilize rainwater at home and have the opportunity to construct their own 55-gallon rain barrel. Class fee of $50 includes materials and rain barrel and is due at the door when you arrive at the course.

Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club: Raise a Beer to the Environment - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Panther Island Brewing
501 N Main St.
Ft Worth , TX

Join us for a day of beer and fun. $20 gets you a souvenir pint glass and 3 beers. The club keeps half the proceeds for a fundraiser. Just identify yourself at the door as being with the Sierra Club.

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Intro to Vegetable Gardening - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 1:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Kim Martin and Laurie Bostic of Barking Cat Farm present this fun and informative class for those who are ready to grow their own food but wish they knew more about the subject. This class will cover a range of topics that will help the beginning vegetable gardener be successful growing their own food organically.


Botanical Research Institute of Texas: The Monarch Migration and Local Pollinators - Fort Worth

Sep 16 2017 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Monarch butterflies travel through our area on their way to their overwintering habitat in Mexico. Learn about this great migration and how you can become involved in citizen science activities to advance our knowledge of this awesome journey. Understand what role fall flowers play in supporting monarch flight. Discover the pollinators who share butterflies’ floral needs when summer is closing, and what they do to prepare for winter. $10. Registration is limited to 12 so register early!

Waco Friends of Peace/Climate: Reception - Waco

Sep 16 2017 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm
Terry and Jo's Food For Thought Restaurnt
1121 Speight Ave
Waco , TX

Reception for an exhibit hosted by the Waco Friends of Peace/Climate, featuring 30 works addressing environmental issues, which runs through Sept. 30. Winners will be announced during the event featuring the show’s artists, live classical guitar music, scientific information and free snacks and wine. 

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DFW Herp Society Meeting: Trans-Pecos Herps - Arlington

Sep 16 2017 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
University of Texas at Arlington
701 S Nedderman Dr Life Sciences Bldg Lecture Hall, first floor
Arlington , TX

Clint and Michael will talk about their trip last year to the Trans-Pecos region. They report on herps of the River Road between Lajitas and Presidio and tell about finding a Lyresnake among other species at the Chinati hot springs. Additionally, they reflect on the Trans-Pecos as an ecoregion and as a place of sanity in a crazy world.