Jan 26 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

North Texas Master Naturalists: Bird Walk at Spring Creek Forest Preserve - Garland

Jan 26 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Spring Creek Forest Preserve
1787 Holford Rd
Garland , TX

Join Master Birder Reba Collins on a morning bird walk in Spring Creek Forest. We will learn to identify some of our resident and wintering birds. Dress for the weather. Wear comfortable walking shoes and bring binoculars. If it has been raining, mud boots are appropriate.

Native Prairies Association of Texas, Fort Worth Chapter: Roll Seed Balls - Fort Worth

Jan 26 2019 - 8:00am
Tarrant County Resource Connection
2300 Circle Dr Magnolia
Ft Worth , TX

Help roll seed balls. Benefiting riparian restoration of Stella Rowan Prairie, a native prairie habitat owned by Tarrant County.

Time TBA

Twelve Hills Nature Center: Beginners Bird Walk - Dallas

Jan 26 2019 - 8:00am to 9:30am
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Rd.
Dallas , TX

Join Master Birder Shannon Love for a beginners bird walk.

We’ve recorded almost 100 different types of birds at Twelve Hills. Many avian species only visit during the winter months. Let’s see how many we can spot on our walk.

Bring your own binoculars if you have them. There will also be some available to borrow. 

No pets, please.

Space is limited, so please RSVP: twelvehillsnaturecenter@gmail.com.

Eden's Organic Garden Center/CSA Farm: Gardening 101 - Balch Springs

Jan 26 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Eden's Organic Garden Center/CSA Farm
4710 Pioneer Rd
Balch Springs , TX

Hands-on spring garden class for those who need help getting started on a garden plan, want to learn basic gardening and seed starting skills.

Reserve a Space. Class size limited to 10. 

$15 includes a flat of seed starts   

SNAP card holders - $10 (Please show your card to me at the start of the class.) 

Children under 14 free with a paid adult.

Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Dutch Oven Breakfast - Pilot Point

Jan 26 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

Learn the basics of Dutch oven cooking, as well as a bit of history associated with the oven. We’ll also be cooking a tasty Dutch oven treat, so bring your fork and appetite for a sample.

There will be paper plates and disposable forks, however visitors are encouraged to bring their own if they can (reduce, reuse, recycle!)

Note: This program is weather dependent. All park programs are free and open to the public with paid entrance fee ($7 per adult ages 13 and up, children 12 and under are always free!) No need to register, just show up. Park programs subject to changes or cancellations. Call the park for the most up to date information.

Marshall Grain: Rooting Out the Secrets of Onions & Potatoes - Grapevine

Jan 26 2019 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain Company
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Both of these staple vegetables grow well in similar environments, so they're often grown together. Marshall Grain, a retailer of organic gardening supplies and pet and animal care products in North Texas, will show you the organic way to grow these two Texas tubers. Free.

Info: 817-416-6600

Black Vegetarian Society: Introduction to a Plant-Based Diet - Dallas

Jan 26 2019 - 11:30am to 1:30pm
Martin Luther King Jr. Library
2922 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Dallas , TX

Class Includes: Reasons for Becoming a Vegetarian

• Environment• Compassion • Health • Diet-Related Diseases

Meeting Nutritional Needs

• Protein, Iron, Calcium, Fats, Vitamins, etc.

Shopping as a Vegetarian

• Shopping List - How to Stock Up• Includes discussions of: Beans, Grains, Produce, Sea Vegetables, Nuts/Seeds, Spices/Herbs, Oils/Substitutes, Packaged Foods, Beverages, Sweeteners, Where to Shop

Ideas for Making the Transition

• The Practical Side of your New Way of Eating• Includes discussions of: Making the Transition Step-by-Step, Planning, Cooking & Preparing, Eating Out, Vegetarian Etiquette, and Where to Find Support

Improve your health, and improve your life!

Free. RSVP to info@bvstx.org

Happy Panda: Monthly Vegan Lunch Buffet Kick-Off - Plano

Jan 26 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Happy Panda Chinese Restaurant
1116 W Parker Rd Ste 300
Plano , TX

Miss the days of the vegan buffet at Veggie Garden? Well great news, we are reintroducing the vegan buffet for one day each month! Join us for the kick off.

Special pricing for the kickoff:

Adults: $10.99

Children 4-10 years: $4.99

Children under 4: $1.99

Dallas Peace & Justice Center: Workshop with Julio Acosta - Dallas

Jan 26 2019 - 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Sammons Art Center
3630 Harry Hines Blvd Third Fl Conference Rm
Dallas , TX

Workshop with Julio Acosta, Dallas Peace and Justice Center's Justice Seeker of the Year. Workshop begins immediately following the Environmental Justice Network meeting (from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.). All welcome to attend. Participants are asked to bring a laptop and are encouraged to donate a “love offering” to Julio for his expert service. 

RSVP: Ernest McMillan, ernest@caramiatheatre.org

Botanical Research Institute of Texas: Attracting Beneficial Insects & Birds - Fort Worth

Jan 26 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Botanical Research Institute of Texas
1700 University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Join Gail Manning, entomologist at the Botanic Garden for 13 years, and discover how your garden can become not only a haven for you and your plants but also a habitat for birds, insects and butterflies. Learn how to incorporate feeders and birdhouses into your garden plan and learn which plants will attract beneficial insects and butterflies. Start planning now and enjoy the wildlife in your garden all year long.


Ray Roberts Lake State Park: Winter Wonderland Hike - Pilot Point

Jan 26 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
Ray Roberts Lake State Park Isle du Bois Unit
100 PW 4137
Pilot Point , TX

Join a ranger for a winter hike to experience and learn about winter wonders in nature. The hike will take place around our paved 2.2 mile Randy Bell Scenic Trail.

Meet: Hawthorne Campground Parking Lot

Bring: Dress for the weather, water

Note: This program is weather dependent. All programs are open and free to the public with entrance fee ($7 per adult ages 13 and up; children 12 and under are always free!). No need to register, just show up.