Nov 16 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.

City of Plano: Texas Recycles Day - Plano

Nov 16 2019 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
Chase Oaks Church
281 Legacy Drive
Plano , TX

Plano's Texas Recycles Day event is a drive-through, drop-off collection opportunity to donate your unwanted items to on-site local organizations and nonprofits for reuse.

Accepting paper for shredding, e-waste, used bicycles, yarn, prom dresses, books, clothing, housewares, medical equipment, pet supplies and sporting goods.

This Side UP! Family will collect winter coats and jackets to distribute to families in need. 

Plano West's Floral Design class will collect vases, floral containers, ribbon and homecoming craft supplies. Students will upcycle these materials while continuing to learn and nurture their creativity.

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City of Dallas: Composting - Dallas

Nov 16 2019 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Hall of State at Fair Park
3939 Grand Ave
Dallas , TX

Learn how to make high quality compost at home using materials most folks throw away. This class give you the “dirt” on the most effective composting methods with a focus on practical techniques and “piles” of problem solving tips to get your compost system back to its peak.

Free.

Liveable Arlington: Health Effects of Oil and Gas Drilling - Arlington

Nov 16 2019 - 2:30pm to 4:30pm
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
101 E Abram Street Excellence Multipurpose Room
Arlington , TX

Dr. Anne Epstein of Lubbock will discuss her research on the health effects of oil and gas drilling.