Nov 2 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.

 

City of Dallas: Operation Beautification - Dallas

Nov 2 2019 - 8:00am to 5:00pm
Dallas , TX

Operation Beautification is a citywide neighborhood beautification event. Neighborhood groups, faith-based organizations, businesses, schools and individuals are invited to sign up. Operation Beautification continues to be a litter/brush cleanup and is now expanding to include beautification projects such as tree and flower planting, sign toppers, and sidewalk improvements. Trash bags, garden gloves and safety vests are provided at no-cost as well as the City’ Sanitation department will pick up the debris collected at no cost.

Registration is now open. Deadline to register for trees is Sept. 30, 2019. Deadline to register for Operation Beautification is Oct. 28.

Register for Operation Beautification by calling 311, or u9sngf the “OurDallas” app or visit BIT.LY/DALLASOPB .

Info: Joe Yanez at 214-671-8873 to email to joe.yanez@dallascityhall.com.

City of Plano: Fall Waterways Cleanup - Plano

Nov 2 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Help clean up a waterway near your neighborhood, church, school or business. The city will provide supplies to volunteers. Cleanups benefit both our residents and our local wildlife by making Plano a cleaner and greener place to live. Register on website below.

Event Website:

City of Plano: Recycling Town Hall - Plano

Nov 2 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Plano Municipal Center
1520 K Ave
Plano , TX

The City of Plano will be taking any recycling-related questions online, by phone and in person. Representatives from Environmental Waste Services and Sustainability & Environmental Education will be there to answer them.

Participate in multiple ways:

    •    Submit your questions ahead of time on the City's Facebook (facebook.com/cityofplanotx/) and Twitter (twitter.com/cityofplanotx) with #PlanoTownHall

    •    Follow along and ask your questions during the Facebook livestream

    •    Call 888-409-5380 during the event

    •    Join us in person at Plano Municipal Center, 1520 K Ave., 75074

    •    Watch on PlanoTV.org

Event Website:

Oliver Nature Park: Family Camping - Mansfield

Nov 2 2019 - 9:30am to Nov 3 2019 - 11:00am
Oliver Nature Park
1650 Matlock Rd
Mansfield , TX

Spending time outdoors is easier than you think! This is a one‐night workshop where each family (up to 4 people) gets a campsite with nearby restrooms, use of a tent, s’more supplies, and a campfire. Enjoy activities such as hiking and fishing during the camping trip. Registration required by Oct 12 at 9 am. Have thesupplies but want to participate in the group activities? Register for BYO session and save.

Pre‐registration required by Oct. 12 at 9 a.m.

Borrowing Camping Materials—$185/$187

Bring Own Camping Materials—$163/$165

Info: Tiffany Gorrell, tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov

Arlington Conservation Council: Birdwatching at Village Creek Drying Beds - Arlington

Nov 2 2019 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Village Creek Drying Beds
1501 NW Green Oaks Blvd
Arlington , TX

The Village Creek Drying Beds is a treasure trove for observing birds. The fall is a perfect time to see migrating shorebirds. Experience it all with seasoned birdwatcher, Charley Amos, who will guide the class on what birds are currently found at the drying beds and how to identify them.

Wear long pants for walking in tall grasses and good walking shoes. Bring water bottles and snacks. Binoculars helpful but not necessary. Charley will bring his scope.

Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden: Gail Norfleet: Made in Layers - Dallas (Thru Dec. 7)

Nov 2 2019 - 10:00am to Dec 7 2019 - 5:00pm
Valley House Gallery & Sculpture Garden
6616 Spring Valley Road
Dallas , TX

Plexiglass continues to be a foundational element in Gail Norfleet's work. The clear material is the surface upon which she applies paint and collage, and its inherent transparency allows light to illuminate multiple layers. Working on the front and back, and on two panels, creates a real space. In this exhibition, Norfleet places familiar still life subjects (flowers, vases, birds) in front of brightly rendered landscapes and surreal interiors. The subjects originating from life are playfully manipulated into impossible yet compelling compositions.

Artist Talk: Nov. 16 at 11 a.m.

Texas Veggie Fair - Dallas

Nov 2 2019 - 11:00am to 6:00pm
Dallas Farmers Market
920 S. Harwood St
Dallas , TX

All vegetarian/vegan fair with plant-based fair food, animal-friendly vendors and music. New location this year: Dallas Farmers Market.

Free admission.

Tandy Hills Natural Area: Prairie Sky Star Party - Fort Worth

Nov 2 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Tandy Hills Natural Area
3400 View St
Ft Worth , TX

This event is co-sponsored by Fort Worth Astronomical Society whose members will have scopes set up and can answer all you astronomy questions.

This is the last star party of the season. Put on your favorite fall sweater and come see Perseus slay Medusa in the heavens above Tandy Hills.