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 11 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 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
City of Fort Worth: Texas Plants - Fort Worth
There’s a growing trend to incorporate native plants in landscapes not only for their ability to save water, but also for the incredible beauty and the countless ecosystem services they provide! Learn how to grow our favorite native wildflowers, trees, shrubs as well as perennials with lush vibrant colors and textures to make your garden the envy of the neighborhood. Learn about proper soil preparation, proper installation, and provide tips for long term maintenance to keep your native landscape looking its best.
Dallas Vegan Drinks: Sundown at Granada - Dallas
Join us this April as we return to Sundown at Granada. The perfect place for Vegan Drinks – a great vegan food menu with an equally amazing drink menu to boot! Come join us to learn about all of the great vegan goings-on in DFW – learn about a new restaurant, new recipe, or just talk about anything with fellow veg*n friends. It’s the best time to meet new friends and learn about the vegan culture here in DFW.
Fort Worth Audubon Society: Founder of Earth Day - Fort Worth
Subject: Conservation Pioneer Gaylord Nelson, Founder of Earth Day
Featured speaker: James Wilson, Kleb Woods Nature Preserve Historian
Synopsis: Gaylord Nelson was a governor and senator from Wisconsin and first attempted to popularize environmental protection with a cross-country tour with President John F. Kennedy. That tour had limited success, so he then created the idea of an “environmental teach-in.” The idea became Earth Day in 1970 and the initial event had an estimated twenty million participants across the country. Perhaps the best measure of success is that the day is still celebrated and still inspires people to work together to continue protecting the environment for themselves and future generations.
The meetings begin at 7:30 p.m. Come early for mini-ID class at 6:50 p.m.
Info: Michael Francis, email@example.com