Lantern festivals are a central part of Chinese culture and date back thousands of years. Join us as this ancient tradition comes to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden where you will see over 20 sets of lanterns crafted from silk, wire and steel and where you can spend an evening filled with fun, food, and adventure. This event offers visitors the opportunity to experience an event rarely staged outside of Asia.
Mar 30 2019
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)
EarthX: VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! - Dallas
Earth X is bigger than ever this year and is seeking volunteers to help out at the giant eco-expo April 26-28 at Fair Park in Dallas. This is a great opportunity to gain experience, network and be part of the world's largest eco-fest.
Earth X volunteer manager Melinda Garde said there are more than 30 different opportunities available for volunteers.
"Volunteers are the face of EarthX. As a volunteer, you are an integral part of the process of changing the way people think, work and live," said Garde. "Volunteers will engage attendees with fun hands-on activities that teach how to make a difference through science, technology and innovations in thought leading to a sustainable future."
Volunteers get a T-shirt and snacks. There are two shifts: 9 a.m. -2 p.m., 1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Info: Melinda Garde, volunteer manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Plant Sale - Fort Worth
Shop for native and adapted plants. Experts on hand. Bring your own cart or borrow one provided.
Friday, March 29, 2019
2 pm - 6 pm
Saturday, March 30, 2019
9 am - 2 pm
City of Fort Worth: 5K, Cowtown Cleanup & Earth Party - Fort Worth
A day of Earth Day events:
Chasing Leaks 5K - 8 a.m. Timed 5K; 8:45 a.m. Kids 1K Fun Run; 10 a.m. Untimed 5K @ Trinity Park Pavilion 1
Cowtown Cleanup - 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Earth Party - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. @ Panther Island Pavilion
The annual Earth Party is a community event and also a thank you festival for the Cowtown Cleanup Participants and the Chasing Leaks 5K participants.
The Earth Party festival features live music including The BlueBonnets, speakers including the Mayor and City Councilmembers, Jack FM radio, food trucks, children’s activities and around 45-plus vendors.
Texas AgriLife Extension: Water Efficiency Landscape Design - Dallas
Learn basic design principles, plant placement, and all about the newest hardscape trends so you can “do it yourself” and save big! Transform your landscape into a beautiful low maintenance, water efficient landscape. Learn tips on how to use the ULandscapeIT tool on our website (WaterUniversity.tamu.edu) to become your own landscape designer!
Free with online registration.
City of Mansfield: Native and Adaptive Plants for North Texas - Mansfield
Learn how to select beautiful, hardy plants that will thrive in North Texas.
Free. Registration required
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary: Creating a Butterfly Nursery - McKinney
Learn how to prepare your “nursery” (garden) for the next generation of beautiful butterflies. Learn the basics, including what butterflies will lay eggs on, what the caterpillars need to eat and how to support their parents. This program is designed primarily for adults, and it may not be suitable for children younger than 10 years. Interested youth may attend with an adult.
Free with general admission.
Black Vegetarian Society: Luncheon at Spiral Diner - Dallas
This fun and interactive event will:
Broaden your horizon regarding vegan cooking with a host of tantalizing new culinary options
Include information on the key ingredients to buy for a healthier pantry
Explore some of the latest tools and techniques that will make a plant-based lifestyle easier
Provide tips on transitioning from a reliance on eating cooked/refined foods to a focus on consuming more living/plant based foods.
Highlight affordable, tasty options to replace dairy, meat, eggs, and refined sugar.
More details on link below.
Liveable Arlington: Lush Cosmetics - Southlake
Liveable Arlington will be tabling at the newly opened Lush store in Southlake. Please stop by and learn about Liveable Arlington campaigns.
Veggie Outers: ITSO Vegan - Grand Prairie
Meetup at ITSO Vegan, which held a soft opening on Jan. 26. Their menu offers a variety of vegan foods. Raffle for the documentary Forks Over Knives.