Oct 7 2017

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: anorthc@aol.com.  

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.

Info: anorthc@aol.com.

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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Fort Worth Botanical Society: Fall Plant Sale - Fort Worth (Thru Oct. 7)

Oct 6 2017 - 2:00pm to Oct 7 2017 - 2:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

Fall plant sale will be held Friday, Oct. 6, from 2 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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Oliver Nature Park: invasive Species - Mansfield

Oct 7 2017 - 9:00am to 10:00am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Plants and animals that are not native to an area can spell trouble for the ecosystem. What are some of the invasive species that are unwelcome in the DFW area? How much damage can be done by small animals like mussels and beetles? Join a naturalist at Oliver Nature Park to get answers to these questions, and learn what you can do to help keep Mansfield safe from the species invasion! Preregistration required.

Notes: Wear weather-appropriate clothing and comfortable shoes. This class is geared towards adults and older children. We will meet in the amphitheater at Oliver Nature Park.

$7/$9. Save $2 with early registration!

Trinity Haymarket: 5th Anniversary Celebration - Dallas

Oct 7 2017 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

5 percent discount during the day 

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Permaculture, Seed Starting, Native American Plant Use - Fort Worth

Oct 7 2017 - 10:00am to 3:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University
Ft Worth , TX

Workshops (See links for more info)

10 a.m. to noon Permaculture for Small Spaces $25

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Seed Starting 101

1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Native American Plant Use $10

Info: Laura Venhaus at LVenhaus@BRIT.org.

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North Texas Renewable Energy Group: DFW Solar Tour - Metroplex

Oct 7 2017 - 10:00am to 5:00pm

Annual free self-guided tour featuring homes, businesses and municipal buildings with solar and other renewable features. See website for locations.

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Don't Frack with Denton: Premiere - Dallas

Oct 7 2017 - 10:30am to 11:30am
10110 Technology Blvd W
Dallas , TX

Don't Frack With Denton will premiere at the 30th annual Dallas Video Fest. Tickets: http://bit.ly/DFWDTickets


Dallas Video Fest: Film 'Bill Nye the Science Guy' - Dallas

Oct 7 2017 - 8:15pm to 10:15pm
Studio Movie Grill
10110 Technology Blvd
Dallas , TX

Bill Nye is a man on a mission: to stop the spread of anti-scientific thinking across the world. The former star of the popular kids show "Bill Nye The Science Guy" is now the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization founded by Bill's mentor Carl Sagan, where he's launching a solar propelled spacecraft into the cosmos and advocating for the importance of science, research, and discovery in public life. With intimate and exclusive access – as well as plenty of wonder and whimsy – this behind-the-scenes portrait of Nye follows him as he takes off his Science Guy lab coat and takes on those who deny climate change, evolution, and a science-based world view. The film features Bill Nye, Neil deGrasse Tyson and many others.

Filmmaker and Dallas native, David Alvarado, will be in attendance.

Trinity Haymarket: Fall Gardening - Dallas

Oct 7 2017 - 10:30pm
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd.
Dallas , TX

We'll cover seed saving from your summer and fall garden, what you can plant to winter over, and how to prepare the soil for a better spring garden (and why). Instructor, Anita Mills is a lifelong gardener and enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with others. In 2014, she founded Anita's Arbor to mentor and support the sustainable lifestyle.  

Anita serves as community garden coach with GROW North Texas, where she is working on encouraging urban agriculture/community garden success. She is also community garden contact for the Faith Team of Dallas Hunger Solutions. She received her Certification in Permaculture Design at the School of Permaculture in Plano TX in October 2015.