May 1 2019

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Lanterns in the Garden - Fort Worth (Thru May 12)

Mar 9 2019 - 6:00pm to May 12 2019 - 10:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

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.

City of Dallas: Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan - Community Meetings - Dallas (April 29 - May 9)

Apr 29 2019 - 6:00pm to May 9 2019 - 8:00pm
See locations above TX

Public meetings regarding Dallas' new Comprehensive Environmental & Climate Action Plan:

MONDAY, APRIL 29 

Beckley Saner Rec Center 114 W. Hobson Ave. Large Meeting Room
6:00 - 8:00 p.m. 

TUESDAY, APRIL 30 

Bachman Rec Center 2750 Bachman Dr. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m. 

THURSDAY, MAY 2 

Martin Weiss Rec Center 1111 Martindell Ave. Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m. 

MONDAY, MAY 6 

Churchill Rec Center 6906 Churchill Way Large Meeting Room 6 - 8 p.m.  

TUESDAY, MAY 7 

Audelia Road Library 10045 Audelia Rd. Auditorium
6 - 8 p.m.  

THURSDAY, MAY 9 

Eastfield College Pleasant Grove 802 S. Buckner Blvd.
Community Room

6 - 8 p.m. 

Arlington Conservation Council: Before Arlington: Indians, Militiamen, Pioneers and Traders - Arlington

May 1 2019 - 7:00pm
George Hawkes Central Library
100 S Center St
Arlington , TX

Southwestern historian James Bailey Blackshear will speak about the historical significance of this region, including how the Indians lived here. Find out about the Battle of Village Creek and the first Texian land developers. The history of Texas is like a patchwork quilt, a collection of individual events, cultures and eras. The threads that weave this history together are its rivers. People always follow the rivers. The Wichita, Caddo and Cherokee Indians followed the Trinity River to this part of North Texas. They lived here in great numbers. Texian pioneers followed them, building the first Anglo settlements in the region. Within the Viridian development in Arlington sits what became known as Calloway Lake, one of the only natural lakes in North Texas. The historic Bird’s Fort was built next to the lake and was visited by founding fathers such as PresidentSam Houston.  After being retrieved from the Comanches, one of the most famous Texans who ever lived, Cynthia Ann Parker, lived in a nearby cabin. Come hear about our celebrated, almost forgotten past.