Aug 7 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!

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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.

 

Arlington Conservation Council: Water 101 Plus - Arlington

Aug 7 2019 - 7:00pm
Fielder House Museum
1616 W Abram
Arlington , TX

Craig Cummings became Arlington Water Utilities Director in August 2018. With decades of experience in the water utilities industry, he had served as the assistant director of water treatment for Arlington since 2014. After a nationwide search, Cummings' extensive experience and record of innovation and operational improvements made him the clear choice to lead The American Dream City's award-winning Water Utilities Department.

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Dallas Peace & Justice Center: Protecting Humanity and Creation In the Artificial Intelligence Age - Dallas

Aug 7 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
4015 Normandy
Dallas , TX

“How can we defend our children’s future from the accelerating socio-economic, environmental, military and nuclear dangers of AI technology and autonomous weapons…in the escalating US/Iran crisis and in the years of the 21st century that lie ahead?”

Speaker Peter Lumsdaine serves on the national Physicians for Social Responsibility committee to abolish nuclear weapons (PSR-CAN) and on the national Veterans for Peace disarmament speakers bureau (Golden Rule Project).

As the US and Iran lurch toward catastrophic collision, Peter Lumsdaine is traveling across the country holding meetings and briefings at college campuses, churches and community venues to highlight creative ways of engaging in the ever-more-urgent challenge of AI and autonomous weapons.

A former staffer at Global Exchange and Resource Center for Nonviolence, Peter Lumsdaine holds a resource science degree from UC Davis and has been an invited speaker at over 100 venues across the country, including University of California, Princeton, Cal Tech, San Francisco Arab American Cultural Center, US Social Forum, Mennonite World Conference, and the Parliament of World Religions. He lives in a rural Pacific Northwest community with his wife Meg, who is an ordained Mennonite pastor, and their two children. His work has taken him from the inner security sectors of US Strategic Command bases and the cellblocks of the US prison system to Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Korea, and the armed conflict zones in the Philippines, Mexico, and Iraq.

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