Nov 9 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.

 

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.

North Haven Gardens: Survivor's Sale - Dallas (Nov. 8-10)

Nov 8 2019 - 9:00am to Nov 10 2019 - 3:00pm
North Haven Gardens
7700 Northaven Rd
Dallas , TX

North Haven Gardens suffered severe damaged during the recent tornado. 

Shop and save salvaged plants, pots and more that survived the storm! This will be a garage/sidewalk sale for plants and hard goods that deemed salvageable, ‘survivors’ that need a good home in Dallas. The sale will be cash only, with no holds or deliveries, so plan to take your purchases with you same day.

Resource One: Shred Days - Irving, Garland, Mesquite and Cedar Hill

Nov 9 2019 - 9:00am to 1:00pm
See DFW locations on website TX

See details on website and FB page.

Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area: Community Day - Arlington

Nov 9 2019 - 9:00am to 12:00pm
Friends of O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram
Arlington , TX

Please bring your favorite work gloves, shovel, litter picker upper, or gardening tools.

Wear appropriate clothing for the weather and for working in a natural area (long pants, long sleeves, sturdy shoes, hat).

Water and snacks will be available.

O.S. Gray Natural Area has no restroom facilities, but Kroger is nearby.

Info: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

North Texas Renewable Energy Group: 2019 Texas Legislation Affecting Renewable Energy & A Look Ahead - Dallas

Nov 9 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Midway Hills Christian Church
11001 Midway Road
Dallas , TX

Presenter: Senator Royce West, Texas State Senator, District 23

Royce West was first elected to the Texas Senate in November 1992. Since taking office, he has represented the 23rd Senatorial District on behalf of the citizens of Dallas County in the Texas Legislature. During his tenure, Senator West has been named by Texas Monthly as one of the 25 most powerful people in Texas politics, been selected for the magazine's biennial "Ten Best Legislators in Texas" list, and has twice been named as an "Honorable Mention."

Senator West obtained his BA and MA from the University of Texas at Arlington, and Juris Doctor (Law degree) from the University of Houston.

Royce was one of the Senators voting against the "Hall" amendment to House Bill 3143 in the 2019 Texas Legislature, which - if passed - would have cut the renewable energy industry out of the tax abatement program. Senator Bob Hall of Edgewood asserted, "Not only do (solar and wind farms) harm the reliability of the electrical grid, they also do little to nothing for employment and disrupt the lives of many of our constituents."

Senator West countered, ""We should leave it to local governments whether they want to offer these incentives to a particular industry. If we cut the industry out, we here are determining the winners and losers."

The bill, with its amendment, was defeated.

In addition to his senatorial duties, Senator West is the managing partner in the law firm of West & Associates, L.L.P.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE NOVEMBER 9 MEETING

Senator West's presentation to the North Texas Renewable Energy Group will be focused on solar and other forms of renewable energy legislation. He is a highly recognized person in the Texas Legislature, and a prominent person in Texas politics.

Politically-based questions on any topics related to Senator Royce's aspirations for office will not be accepted at our November 9th meeting.

In addition, we expect many attendees, quite possibly exceeding the maximum allowed by the City of Dallas Fire Marshal. There may also be media coverage.

To accommodate a possible overflow crowd, additional chairs will be set up outside (weather permitting), immediately adjacent to the meeting room. Our meeting host offered to provide speakers so anyone seated outside can still hear Senator West's presentation.

 

 

 

Texas Discovery Garden: Nature Inspired Holiday Decorations - Dallas

Nov 9 2019 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 MLK Jr Blvd
Dallas , TX

Get some new ideas and reminded of some vintage ones involving nature-inspired holiday decorations. Learn how to 1) preserve beautiful fall leaves, 2) produce creative gift wrap, 3) design lovely wreaths, and much more.  Following the presentation, create your own holiday wreath to take home (all supplies provided). Additionally, each participant will receive a free Christmas cactus.

$24.

Fort Worth Nature Center: To Native or Not to Native - Fort Worth

Nov 9 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Ft Worth , TX

FWNC naturalist will teach you everything you need to know about the importance of purchasing native plants over exotics. 

$5 with paid admission