Mar 17 2020

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 (PAUSED)

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

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

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

Global Climate Strike Fort Worth: Every Saturday Strike - Fort Worth (PAUSED)

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

UPDATE: PROTESTS ON HOLD DUE TO CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

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.

Keep Texas Beautiful: Don't Mess with Texas Scholarship - Application Deadline is March 31

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 24 2020 - 5:00pm

This scholarship recognizes the achievements of high school seniors who have taken a leadership role to prevent litter in their schools and/or communities. Any Texas high school senior currently attending public, private or home school, and planning to pursue a two- or four-year degree at an accredited college or university next year, is eligible to apply.

Keep Texas Beautiful & TxDoT: Don't Mess with Texas Art Contest - Deadline April 24

Feb 24 2020 - 8:00am to Apr 24 2020 - 5:00pm

Keep Texas Beautiful and the Texas Department of Transportation invite Texas students in kindergarten through 12th grade to submit their best litter prevention-inspired artwork to be considered for the Don’t mess with Texas Calendar. Students with the top 14 designs will have their work featured in the calendar. 

Each winner will also receive:

    •    Samsung Galaxy Tab A 10.1" tablet

    •    Gift basket with Buc-ee's merchandise

    •    Their artwork framed and returned

    •    Opportunity to have their artwork shared on Don’t mess with Texas and Keep Texas Beautiful websites and social media

    •    Teachers representing students who produce the top 14 designs will win a $100 H-E-B/Central Market gift card.

The contest is open to students in grades K-12. Submissions are due April 24.

Dallas Arboretum: Dallas Blooms - Dallas (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 9:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 5:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: The Dallas Arboretum is closed due to local and federal coronavirus precautions until further notice.

Dallas Blooms, one of the Southwest’s largest floral festival with more than 500,000 spring blooming bulbs from 100 bulb varieties, kicked off Feb. 28.

Fort Worth Botanic Garden: Butterflies in the Garden - Fort Worth (CLOSED)

Feb 28 2020 - 10:00am to Apr 12 2020 - 4:00pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd
Ft Worth , TX

UPDATE: CLOSED IN ACCORDANCE WITH LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS as of 6 p.m. on March 19. 

Visit the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s recently restored conservatory and watch butterflies emerge during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays. Find out more at FWBG.org

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Bush Presidential Library Native Texas Park: Spring Tours - Dallas (Thru June 27) - MARCH 28 TOUR CANCELED

Feb 29 2020 - 10:00am to Jun 27 2020 - 12:00pm
Bush Presidential Library
2943 SMU Blvd.
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: THE MARCH 28 TOUR IS CANCELED DUE TO LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS. CHECK BACK FOR UPDATES.

The 15-acre Native Texas Park features an assortment of trees, shrubs, flowers and grasses native to the Texas landscape. Free docent led Spring Tours, fourth Saturday 10 a.m. and  11 a.m., Feb.29, March 28 (CANCELED), April 25, May 30, June 27. Tours begin at the fountain in front of the Library.

Private tours (if park docents are available) for 10 plus. Contact Bush43education@nara.gov.

Eden's Organic Garden Center & CSA Farm: Farm Day Camp and Showeo - Balch Springs

Mar 17 2020 - 9:00am to 3:00pm
Up the road from Eden's
4710 Pioneer Road
Balch Springs , TX

For youth, age 7-17:

•    Nose to Tail horse demo (no riding)

    •    Beak to tail-feather chicken demo

    •    Rope a dummy/demo calf

    •    Herding Exercise (sheep)

    •    Farm Tour w/veggie picking

    •    Bring a bag lunch (we'll make sun tea) please inform me of any allergies!

    •    Afternoon seed planting & drawing activities

This is a Showdeo only. NO children will be put onto any of the livestock during this event. No matter how much they beg us....

Farm demo activities facilitated by Farmer Marie Tedei, farmer/owner of Eden's. 

Livestock demo and ranch ground exercises facilitated by farm farrier and all around cowboy Cody Baker. 

Event is rain or shine unless weather is severe.

Severe weather make up date Thursday, March 19.

$75 per child/ 2/$65 (same household) / 3+ $12off ea kid.

RSVP with 50% deposit by Friday, 3/6

Send me email with two phone numbers to reach you or other guardian, any food or other allergies or other medical issues.All participants must wear closed-toe shoes or boots, NO SANDALS, please. Event is outside, dress for the weather.

Info: marie@edensorganicgardencenter.com or 214-348-3336

 

Paint Club: Winter Prairie - Dallas - CANCELED!

Mar 17 2020 - 6:15pm
Polk Wisdom Library
7151 Library Ln
Dallas , TX

UPDATE: Canceled due to novel coronavirus precautions.

Experience the pleasure of painting with professional artist VET and her easy step-by-step instructions. You will receive all the supplies needed to create a "ready to hang" piece of artwork. No previous skill required. Free.

Slots are filling fast, so pre-register on-line: http://artcycleclub@gmail.com

ACTION ALERT! City of Arlington: Public Hearing on New Gas Wells - Arlington - CANCELED!

Mar 17 2020 - 6:30pm to 9:30pm
Arlington City Hall
101 W. Abram St
Arlington , TX

UPDATE: Postponed due to novel coronavirus precautions.

French driller Total has asked for a Special Use Permit to drill 3 new gas wells at AC360 close to homes and schools. The public will be allowed to speak in opposition, then there will be a vote.
Rules for public speaking - sign a yellow card in opposition to the gas well permit when you arrive, everyone gets three minutes, please be respectful.

Info: liveablearlington@gmail.com