Oct 10 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.

 

Arlington Water Utilities: Value of Water Coloring Contest - Arlington (Entry deadline Oct. 14)

Sep 14 2019 - 8:00am to Oct 14 2019 - 5:00pm

Arlington Water Utilities is encouraging Arlington ISD students to think about the irreplaceable role water plays in their lives and in the environment, with the Value of Water Coloring Contest.

Arlington students in kindergarten through the fourth grade are invited to enter the contest by drawing, coloring and illustrating a picture with their answer to the sentence, "Because I have water, I can…" 

Pre-kindergarten students can enter the contest by completing one of three coloring sheets. All of the entry forms are available online at SaveArlingtonWater.com. One winner will be chosen in each of the six grades participating (pre-k, kinder, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th). 

The winning students and their teachers will each receive a collection of five water-themed books, along with water bottles and other fun water-themed prizes. Additionally, the winners from each grade will be invited to the Nov. 5 Arlington City Council meeting for recognition of their work.

The contest kicked off Sept. 14. 

Tarrant Regional Water District, the Arlington Public Library and River Legacy Living Science Center are co-sponsoring the contest. Entry forms are available and can be turned in at all Arlington Public Library locations and River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 NW Green Oaks Boulevard.

The deadline for entries is by the end of the day on Monday, Oct. 14.

Winners will be announced on the Arlington Water Utilities Facebook page on Oct. 23.

U.S. Forest Service: Public Feedback Deadline - Online (Deadline Oct. 10)

Oct 1 2019 - 7:00am to Oct 10 2019 - 5:00pm

Send your comments to the U.S. Forestry Service about oil and gas leasing in Texas grasslands and forests. Sierra Club has asked for an extension of the comment period. Sierra Club recommends no more drilling. If you would like to read Houston Sierra Club's Brandt Mannchen's detailed comments, send him an email at brandtshnfbt@juno.com.

City of Arlington: Edible Landscape - Arlington

Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Southwest Branch Library
3311 SW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

Water-efficient gardening classes presented by Arlington Water Utilities and Tarrant Regional Water District. Classes are taught by Tarrant County Master Gardeners. Register online.

Info: traci.peterson@arlingtontx.gov

Dallas Vegan Drinks: 10 Year Anniversary - Dallas

Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Trinity Hall Irish Pub Dallas , TX

Celebrating 10 years of fun, friends, and of course, lots of vegan food! 

*Reminder* We are an official drop-off point for the NTX Vegans Vegan Food Bank. Stock up on vegan staples and bring them to the event to help out local families in need.

Please RSVP "Going" only if you plan to attend. We use these numbers to give a count to the restaurant to know how many people to expect. Thank you for your help, and we look forward to seeing you there!

Native Plant Society of Texas, North Central Chapter: Great Annual Plant Swap - Fort Worth

Oct 10 2019 - 6:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd Redbud Room
Fort Worth , TX

This is one of the most fun activities that we do. This is how we do the Plant Swap: Each of us brings a plant (better to bring two) with a piece of paper attached to it explaining all the good qualities and details about cultivation. Chairs are placed in a circle with the plants in the center, then each person stands up and shows their plant and tells the group about it. After all have been presented, numbers are drawn and the game begins.

#1 takes a plant and places it in front of him or herself.

Then #2 can steal the plant from #1 or take a plant from the center. This continues down the line. Each plant can be stolen two times.

On the second steal the plant is safe and cannot be stolen again. When all have had their turn, #1 gets to steal one more time if so desired.

New members… don't have a plant ready?

No problem, we'll bring a few extra. 

Note: All meetings are still free to the public and entry to the Botanic Garden Center is free for anyone attending our meetings. At 6 p.m., the Botanic Garden grounds are closed to the public and a security guard is stationed at the main entrance off University. Tell the guard you are there to attend the NPSOT meeting. Park where you usually do and enjoy!

Meet, greet and snacks at 6 p.m. Meeting at 6:30 p.m.

Dallas Peace & Justice Center: The American Tradition of Civil Disobedience - Dallas

Oct 10 2019 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
La Madeleine - Dallas
3072 Mockingbird Lane
Dallas , TX

A talk by Dr. Rick Halperin, Director SMU Human Rights Program.

The talk will present an historical overview and context of nonviolent civil disobedience throughout our history.

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