Aug 3 2019

Groundwork Dallas: Parks Cleanup Volunteer Opportunity - Dallas (Every Saturday)

May 25 2019 - 9:00am to Dec 31 2019 - 12:00pm

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES EVERY SATURDAY

FIRST SATURDAY OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Hines Park, a hidden gem along Harry Hines Blvd. Help protect the park’s water feature, a haven for migratory birds as well as egrets and heron, by removing litter and debris.

Where:  Harry Hines Park, near the intersection of Harry Hines Blvd and Webb Chapel Extension. Parking is in the Xenco Laboratories Lot at 9701 Harry Hines Blvd, Dallas TX 75220

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks and long sleeves.

Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.


SECOND, THIRD AND FOURTH SATURDAYS OF THE MONTH, 9 a.m. to noon

Join Groundwork Dallas at Frasier Dam Recreation Area, a unique 116-acre urban wilderness. Help us restore and improve this area through litter clean-up and removal, trail building, and maintenance.

Where: 9300 Stemmons Fwy, Dallas, TX 75247. Take the I-35 South ramp off of Harry Hines Blvd; entrance is to the right just under the bridge.

**Look for the Yellow Feather Flags That Say ‘Parking’ to Find Us**

Please wear closed-toe shoes, pants, high socks, and long sleeves.

DETAILS: Event locations do change, so please check here for up-to-date details. Be sure to find the event for the correct date. 

Info: Aaryaman Singhal, 740-591-6217 or operations@groundworkdallas.org.

 

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Wednesday Family Fun Days - Seagoville (Thru Aug. 21)

Jun 12 2019 - 10:00am to Aug 21 2019 - 12:00pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Ln
Seagoville , TX

Families are invited to come out to the wetland center and attend a variety of fun summer workshops.

Wednesday, June 12 - Kids Survival Basics 2.0 - Back by popular demand and with new skills!

Wednesday, June 26 - Under the Water's Surface: On the Hunt for Macros - Collect and learn about the critters in the wetland!

Wednesday, July 10 - Complex Leaves for a Compound World - Discover the many shapes of a leaf.

Wednesday, July 24 - Cattails: More Than Just A Hydrophyte - Discover just how many uses the cattail has!

Wednesday, Aug. 7 - You "Bee" Dancing: Get Your Pollinator Grove On - Learn about the importance of bees. 

Wednesday, Aug. 21 - Where is the Wetland in the Water Cycle? - Is the wetland where you think it is?

$6/child. Free/parents. Pre-registration required

Info: 972-474-9100 or ldunn@wetlandcenter.com

Stage West Theater: Lungs - Fort Worth (Thru Aug. 18)

Jul 25 2019 - 7:30pm to Aug 18 2019 - 6:00pm
Stage West
821/823 W Vickery Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

In the play by Duncan Macmillan, a thirty-something, educated and thoughtful couple are debating their future. In this time of overpopulation, erratic weather, and political unrest, what exactly are the right reasons to have a baby? Their debate becomes the catalyst for a love story that is both wildly universal and intimately personal.

Lungs will preview Thursday, July 25 at 7:30 p.m.and Friday, July 26 at 8 p.m. and runs through Aug. 18. Performances will be Thursday evenings at 7:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 p.m., with Sunday matinees at 3 p.m.

Ticket prices range from $31 to $35, with discounts for the preview performances, and for students, seniors, and military. Food service is available 90 minutes prior to performances (reservations are advised). Use the code GREEN for $5 each ticket!

Event Website:

CALL FOR ENTRIES: City of Dallas: Waterwise Landscape Tour - Dallas (Thru Aug. 9)

Jul 31 2019 - 8:00am to Aug 9 2019 - 5:00pm
Various locations Dallas , TX

The annual Waterwise Landscape and Community Garden Tour is open to all landscapes of Dallas Water Utilities customers. This 25th anniversary tour is hosted by Dallas Water Utilities and Dallas Environmental Quality and Sustainability on October 26, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

    •    The tour will feature waterwise and drought landscapes (back yard landscapes may be included at the discretion of the homeowner).

    •    All entrants must agree that their landscapes be photographed and recorded for publicity and educational purposes.

Deadline to apply to be on the tour is Aug. 9.

 

Texas Bluebird Society: Bluebird Symposium - Midlothian (Aug. 2-3)

Aug 2 2019 - 6:00pm to Aug 3 2019 - 3:00pm
Midlothian Conference Center
1 Community Circle Drive
Midlothian , TX

The symposium promotes the conservation of bluebirds and teaches the public how to attract and provide quality habitat for bluebirds across Texas.

Topics include Bluebird Basics, House Sparrow Control, Birding in Texas and Planting for Bluebirds Success. Information on Cornell Lab of Ornithology NestWatch and a Nestbox Building Workshop will also be offered.

The event kicks off Friday evening, Aug.2, at 6 p.m. with a dinner and program about monarch waystations. Presentations will be Saturday, Aug.3, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. with doors opening at 8:30 a.m. for registration and silent auction bidding.

Attendees registering by July 20 will be eligible to win door prizes. 

$25 for symposium. $18 for Friday night social.

Info: eventplans@txblues.org

Action Nature Center: First Saturday Bird Walk - Granbury

Aug 3 2019 - 7:00am to 10:00am
Action Nature Center of Hood County
6900 Smokey Hill Ct
Granbury , TX

If you have them, bring binoculars and field guide. Stroll along and learn with Dr. Billy Teels.

Free.

Friends of Hagerman Wildlife Refuge: Butterfly Garden Walk - Sherman

Aug 3 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge
6465 Refuge Rd
Sherman , TX

Enjoy a stroll through the Butterfly Garden at Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge. Garden docents will be on hand to help you identify the Texas native plants and the butterflies in the garden. Use our close-focus butterfly binoculars to get a really close look. Special activities for families available: scavenger hunts, meet the Metamorphosis Puppet and more. Garden walks are Come and Go or Come and Stay. The garden is free of charge and open to the public during Refuge hours.

Turn Lucas Green: First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling - Lucas

Aug 3 2019 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm
Starbucks
2680 Lucas Rd
Lucas , TX

First Saturday Styrofoam Recycling Drop Off
Open to All Regardless of Residency

Please bring your clean #6 Styrofoam to be recycled!
Common items accepted are:
-egg cartons
-meat trays
- fast food clam shell containers
-cups
-packing materials

We CANNOT accept packing peanuts and certain other packing materials.

River Legacy Science Center: Night Hike/All About Bats - Arlington

Aug 3 2019 - 7:30pm to 9:30pm
River Legacy Science Center
703 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Learn more about bats and the conservation efforts taking place to help spread the word about this amazing mammal. Meet some bats from Bat World Sanctuary and then go on a night hike to listen for and possibly spot bats in our park. Best suited for ages 12 and up.

Cost: Discovery Room admission, $3-$5.

Info or RSVP: 817-860-6752. Space is limited.