Feb 15 2020

City of Arlington: Leaf Recycling (Thru Feb. 21) - Arlington

Jan 1 2020 - 8:00am to Feb 21 2020 - 5:00pm
Four Collection Drop-Off Sites (See above) Arlington , TX

Beginning November 21, 2019 through February 21, 2020 Arlington residents may bring bagged leaves to one of four collection sites for free leaf recycling.

    •    Arlington Landfill - 800 Mosier Valley Rd.

    •    U.T.A. baseball parking lot on Mitchell Street east of Fielder Rd. - No contractors

    •    Bowman Springs Park - 7003 Poly Webb Rd. - No contractors

    •    S.J. Stovall Park - 2800 W. Sublett Rd. - No contractors

In an effort to improve the environment and our community, this service is provided by the City of Arlington for Arlington residents only.

Please

    •    NO Contractors

    •    NO Trash or Tree Limbs

    •    NO Illegal Dumping

During the dates listed above, contractors may bring leaves to the Arlington Landfill free of charge. For information call 817-354-2300. Contractors are not allowed to drop off leaves at the other sites.

Downwinders at Risk: College of Constructive Hell-Raising - Dallas (Jan 14-May 19)

Jan 14 2020 - 7:00pm to May 19 2020 - 9:00pm
Meadows Conference Center
2900 Live Oak Street
Dallas , TX

The College for Constructive Hell Raising is a semester-long, citizen-friendly seminar class designed to help DFW activists of all kinds approach their fights more strategically. Learn basic community organizing lessons from veterans of local social justice campaigns from the last 50 years to present.

January 14
History of Constructive Hell-Raising

January 28
The Four Dirty Words of Organizing

February 11
Group Decision-Making

February 25
Strategy vs Tactics

March 10
Critical Thinking

March 24
Perception is Everything

April 7
Real World Civics

April 21
Effective Outreach

May 5
Means and Ends

May 19
The Qualities of a Good Organizer
GRADUATION

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Friday Strike - Fort Worth

Jan 17 2020 - 3:00pm to Mar 27 2020 - 4:00pm
University Dr. south of I-30 by the Starbucks Fort Worth , TX

Protest with us on University Dr., south of I-30 by the Starbucks, by U.S. Rep Kay Granger's office every Friday to let the government know we want action on climate change. Bring your sign! Organized by Global Climate Strike - FW and 350.org FW.

Info: Paula Luna, lunapaulab@gmail.com

ACTION ALERT! City of Dallas: Urban Forest Master Plan Community Survey

Jan 29 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 29 2020 - 5:00pm

the City of Dallas working with The Texas Trees Foundation and Davey Resource Group, Inc. has kicked-off off the development of the City of Dallas’ first Urban Forest Master Plan. The Plan will serve as a road map for the City of Dallas, providing detailed information, recommendations and resources needed to proactively manage and grow the city’s tree canopy. It will provide a shared vision for the future of the urban forest to help inspire us to care, plant and protect our trees here in Dallas.

Throughout the Urban Forest Master Plan development process there will be opportunities for the community and stakeholders to learn about Dallas’ urban forest and to share ideas, thoughts and input on improving it. We hope you will participate in these opportunities — as your input is essential to building a sustainable and resilient urban forest in Dallas!

The goal is to unveil the Urban Forest Master Plan around Earth Day 2020.

Read more here.

Take the survey here.

Dallas Arboretum: $5 Admission - Dallas (Thru Feb. 28)

Jan 29 2020 - 9:00am to Feb 28 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

Now through Feb. 28, admission is only $5 to the main garden. On-site daytime parking is $15. Pre-purchased online parking is $10.

Other specials in February include:

An elegant, three-course Friendship Tea for those 13 and older. Prices are $39 per person for traditional tea and $49 per person for champagne served with tea. Price includes parking and admission to the garden. Reservations are required and can be made by calling 214.515.6511 or purchased online at https://www.dallasarboretum.org/event/friendship-tea/.

Feb. 9, 3-5 p.m.: Galentine's Pressed Flower Class. This unique floral class is presented by Designs by Andrea and teaches attendees how to work with beautiful pressed flowers to achieve a personalized one-of-kind work of art.

Feb. 13, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: Galentine's Day Garden to Table Dinner for gal pals.  The dinner features a three-course menu inspired by the most beloved rom-coms and includes champagne pairings with every course.

Feb. 14, 1 p.m.: Window to the Wild Bird Show, a 45-minute outdoor education flight training show, at the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. At the end of the show, come meet the birds and their trainers. This show is free with paid garden admission.

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth

Feb 1 2020 - 11:00am to Mar 28 2020 - 12:00pm
Starbucks
1640 S University Dr
Ft Worth , TX

Join us for a climate protest to bring awareness to the citizens of Fort Worth and Tarrant County about climate change and to demand action by our government. Repeats every Saturday.

The Healthy Hippie: Valentine's Day Dinner - Watauga (Feb. 13-15)

Feb 13 2020 - 5:30pm to Feb 15 2020 - 9:00pm
The Healthy Hippie Cafe
6600 Denton Hwy Ste 210
Watauga , TX

We will be serving a full five course plant based, soy free, dairy free, gluten free dinner inspired by the country who claims to speak the language of love! Bring your date to a romantic, cozy, local café with live music and passion in the food. 

$75 per couple and includes your reserved table service with all five courses, coffee, tea and water. Bring your favorite bottle of wine, champagne or other spirits.

Call 817 849-9080 to reserve your table. 

The Cornell Lab: The Great Backyard Bird Count - DFW (Feb. 14-17)

Feb 14 2020 - 7:00am to Feb 17 2020 - 11:45pm

Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time.

Now, more than 160,000 people of all ages and walks of life worldwide join the four-day count each February to create an annual snapshot of the distribution and abundance of birds.

Scientists use information from the Great Backyard Bird Count, along with observations from other citizen-science projects, to get the “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations

Visit the website to learn more about how to count birds in your backyard or communites and upload the data.

Check with your local nature center and/or Audubon chapter for related events.

Below are some events:

Feb. 15, 7 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. O.S.Gray Natural Area, Arlington

Feb. 15, 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Acton Nature Center, Granbury

Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. River Legacy Park, Arlington

Feb. 16,  2 p.m. to 4 p.m., Trinity River Audubon Center, Dallas

 

City of Dallas: Foodscaping (Edible Landscapes) - Dallas

Feb 15 2020 - 9:00am to 11:00am
Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla
Dallas , TX

Edible landscapes are one of the hottest trends in garden design! Utilizing areas in your landscape to grow edibles is a great way to add food to your table and reduce your grocery bill. This program teaches you ap-peel-ing ways to incorporate edible plants into your home garden and landscape by taking advantage of their ornamental value. You will learn how herbs, fruits and vegetables can add to the colors and textures of your permanent landscape combining both aesthetics and functionality. Why mow it when you can grow it?!

Cost: Free but online registration is required

John Bunker Sands Wetland Center: Guided Boardwalk Tour - Seagoville

Feb 15 2020 - 10:00am to 11:30am
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Learn about the mammals, birds, amphibians and plants that call the wetland their home. Wear a hat, bring some insect repellent and a water bottle, and you will be off for an adventure. No reservations required! John Bunker Sands Wetland Center is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner. 

Info: Linda Dunn, ldunn@wetland.com or 972-474-9100

Free with $5 admission.

Trinity Haymarket: Inaugural Pop-Up Market - Dallas

Feb 15 2020 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Trinity Haymarket
1715 Market Center Blvd
Dallas , TX

Trinity Haymarket's first Pop Up Market featuring some great local vendors and artisans from around the Metroplex. T

Marshall Grain: How to Grow Onions and Potatoes - Grapevine

Feb 15 2020 - 11:00am
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave.
Grapevine , TX

Using straw bales, we’ll demonstrate how and when to plant onions and potatoes and share tips on  how to prepare for a bountiful harvest. Free.

Trinity Park Conservancy: Neighborhood History Walk - Dallas

Feb 15 2020 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge
301 Canada Drive
Dallas , TX

Join Trinity Park Conservancy and Remembering Black Dallas, Inc. for a Neighborhood History Walk. 

Dr. George Keaton will lead a discussion about African American history and culture and its intersection with the Trinity River. The discussion will touch on the Joppa, Tenth Street, Eagle Ford, State Thomas and West Dallas areas.

Meeting location: Felix H. Lozada Sr. Gateway, located on the west entrance of the Ronald Kirk Pedestrian Bridge (formerly Continental Ave). 

Please plan to arrive at the meeting location 15 minutes before the start of the event. Trinity Park Conservancy is a Texan by Nature Conservation Partner.