Jan 20 2019

Trinity Metro: Ride TEXRail Free - FW to DFW Airport

Jan 10 2019 - 3:30am to Feb 1 2019 - 11:45pm

According to the city of Fort Worth, Trinity Metro has received word from the Federal Railroad Administration that the entire 27-mile TEXRail route has been approved for passenger service. Full service is expected to begin from the T&P Station in Fort Worth to DFW Airport’s Terminal B on Jan. 10.

Passengers on Trinity Metro’s new 27-mile TEXRail commuter rail line can try out the train for free until Feb. 1.

TEXRail runs from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas Fort Worth International’s Terminal B, providing a daily commuting option for regional employees and travelers.

On Feb. 1, customers will pay $2.50 for a one-way ticket. A $5 day pass is good for all rail and buses in Tarrant County.

TEXRail service begins at the Texas & Pacific Station in Fort Worth and travels through north Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine before its final stop at Terminal B. The first train departs Fort Worth at 3:25 a.m. and arrives at the airport at 4:17 a.m.

View a complete schedule.

Trinity Metro expect to have 8,000 riders a day by the end of the first year of service.


Texas Master Naturalists, Blackland Prairie Chapter: Texas Master Naturalist Training Deadline - McKinney

Jan 16 2019 - 8:00pm to Feb 6 2019 - 5:00pm
Heard Natural Science Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney , TX

The Blackland Prairie Chapter of the Texas Master Naturalist program, based in McKinney, is seeking applicants interested in becoming Texas Master Naturalists.  Applications will be accepted until Feb. 6, 2019.  Classes will be held at the Heard Natural Science Museum, 1 Nature Place, McKinney, TX 75069, from Feb. 13—May 8, 2018.  Class participants must complete 40 hours of natural resource training, participate in 3 class field trips, and finish 8 hours of advanced training and 40 hours of volunteer service within their first year in the program.  Application forms and program information are available at https://txmn.org/bptmn/class-of-2019/.

The Blackland Prairie Chapter draws members from communities located in Collin, Hunt and Rockwall counties and adjacent areas. Communities in these areas are growing fast, but so are opportunities to conserve local natural resources. Master Naturalist volunteers are uniquely qualified to inspire their neighbors to appreciate the environment, to take part in hands-on projects at parks and preserves, to help children and adults learn about local natural resources, and much more.

Info: Linda Nixon, communications@bptmn.org or 951-206-0274

Women's March - DFW Locations (Jan. 19 and Jan. 20)

Jan 19 2019 - 10:30am to Jan 20 2019 - 5:30pm

Join the local marches in conjunction with the nationwide movement.

Denton, Denton County Courthouse, Jan. 19, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fort Worth, Tarrant County Courthouse, Jan. 20, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Tarrant Coalition for Environmental Awareness will be marching together at the Fort Worth March.

Dallas, St. Paul UMC Dallas, Jan. 20, 2 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Code Pink will be marching together at the Dallas March.

Texas Native Cats: Meeting - Dallas

Jan 20 2019 - 5:15pm to 6:15pm
5929 E. Northwest Highway
Dallas , TX

Learn about plans for outreach and a cats of Texas training class. All welcome.

My-FARMacy & GreenSpark Mafia: Fancy Four Course Plant-Based and Gluten-Free Pop-Up Dinner - Flower Mound

Jan 20 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Prime Farm to Table Restaurant
5810 Long Prairie Road #200
Flower Mound , TX

Join guest Chef Armando Perez as we take over the gorgeous Prime Farm to Table restaurant in Flower Mound! This first pop-up is a culinary adventure into the plant-based world. It's a little more extravagant than My-FARMacy Cafe will be, but what better way to kick-off a new project than with lots of food, fun, booze and friends?   

Plant-based foods don't have to be boring and can certainly taste amazing. We are holding this pop-up in the hopes of creating My-FARMacy Cafe, to provide easy access to delicious plant-based and mostly organic and gluten-free food. 

If you want more of this kind of food in the Metroplex, come out and support it! Seating is pretty limited and pre-purchase required. We can't wait to see you at the party!  And don’t worry about the play-offs, we’ll be sure to have the game on!

Sneak peak of the menu on website link below.

Info:Brooke@greensparkmafia.com, Founder of My-FARMacy, 310-623-0904

Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area: Lunar Eclipse Watch Party - Lewisville

Jan 20 2019 - 10:00pm to 11:45pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E Jones St
Lewisville , TX

Trek out to the prairie and see a piece of LLELA not accessible to the public where we can observe the night sky. During this special edition of our Stars on the Prairie series, we will be treated to a total lunar eclipse as we look at constellations, planets, and satellites with a telescope pointed at the Moon! Registration for this event is required. Register on link via website below or call the Parks and Recreation Administrative office at 972-219-3550.