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.
Apr 6 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
Whole Earth Provision Co.: State Park Month - Dallas
Throughout April, visit any of the 7 Whole Earth Provision Co. stores (2 in Dallas) to pick up a free state park guide and make donations to Texas State Parks. Donations are accepted in any amount, but if you donate $20, $50, or $100, Whole Earth will give you a nice “thank you” bonus or two or three (while supplies last)!
Donate $20 or more and receive a $5 Texas State Parks Gift Card that can be used toward park passes, entrance fees or park store purchases.
Donate $50 or more and receive 2 bonus gifts – a Whole Earth branded Nalgene bottle, and a $5 state parks gift card!
Donate $100 or more and receive 3 bonus gifts – a Ft. Lonesome custom Texas patch, a Whole Earth Nalgene water bottle and a $5 state parks gift card
City of Cockrell Hill: Residential Recycling Event - Cockrell Hill
*Computer and Electronic Recycling,
* Paper Shredding
* Passenger/Personal Truck Tires (without rims)
* Household Hazardous Recyclables- paints, thinners, engine fluids, cooking grease/oils - NO Batteries, Farm chemicals / fertilizers
Cockrell Hill residents - Must provide current water bill or drivers license
City of Mansfield: Mulch Madness - Mansfield
Mulch Madness is a free mulch giveaway program for Mansfield residents. Residents must bring their own containers and and load their own mulch.
Proof of residency required
Groundwork Dallas: Trinity River Clean Up Paddling Trip - Dallas
Groundwork Dallas, Dallas Downriver Club and Trinity Nature Conservancy, will lead a 5-mile trip down the Elm Fork of the Trinity River, picking up trash along the way, before landing at the Frasier Dam Recreation Area. A cookout and music awaits paddlers at the end of the day.
This event, coordinated by the Dallas Down River Club, is part of an effort by The Trinity Nature Conservancy and Groundwork Dallas to both improve the beauty of the Elm Fork, and encourage use of a newly improved paddling trail.
Register with Dale Harris, Dallas Downriver Club: TRPT-Manger@down-river.com.
Paddlers will meet at 9 a.m. at the California Crossing boat launch (1633 California Crossing Rd, Dallas, TX 75220)
Entrance to the Frasier Dam Recreation Area is located adjacent to the on ramp to I-35/Stemmons Freeway from Harry Hines Boulevard near Bachman Lake and the DART Northwest Bus Facility. To get there, start at the intersection of Harry Hines and Northwest Highway traveling southeast toward downtown, take the I-35 on ramp, and turn right into the parking area after you cross under the bridge.
Texas Discovery Gardens: Butterfly Gardening Workshop - Dallas
Discover how easy it is to attract native butterflies with Horticulture Director Roger Sanderson and Entomologist John Watts. Bring home a starter flat of host and nectar plants.
River Legacy: Earth Day - Arlington
Enjoy nature walks, story times, crafts, activities and demonstrations at the park.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary: Wetland Canoe Trail - McKinney
Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 minutes on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration is required. Participants under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Minimum Age: 7 years.
Dallas Sierra Club: Picnic - Dallas
There will be lots of food, veggie burgers, drinks, hot doggies, and chips and dips and salads. We will have some games, some water-balloons and a variety of giveaways; gift cards, backpacks, Sierra club memberships, and random stuff from our collection of never ending goodies! All welcome.
City of Lewisville: ColorPalooza - Lewisville
Family-friendly event features art demos, crafts, artisans and eco-education.
City of Dallas: Container Garden Workshop - Dallas
Workshop participants will be making container gardens and planting them with transplants grown from the DPL's own Seed Library seeds. Also make seed bombs for the Great Seed Bomb.
Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary: Star Party - McKinney
Our beautiful night sky is a disappearing resource! Find out why at our Magic Planet exhibit and then head outside to view the spring constellations and the one-day-old moon, along with varying star clusters and nebulae. A telescope station and binocular station will be provided, family-friendly activities will be available near the viewing area, and the exhibit hall will be open. Children ages 18 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration is required. $19/per person