Mar 21 2020

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 Mar 31 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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Marshall Grain: Spring Event - Grapevine (POSTPONED)

Mar 21 2020 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
Marshall Grain
3525 Wm. D. Tate Ave
Grapevine , TX

UPDATE: POSTPONED DUE TO LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS. ORGANIZERS HOPE TO RESCHEDULE IN APRIL.)

Keynote : Texas Native Plants at 11 a.m. 

Texas A&M horticulturalist Dr. Beck Grubbs from the AgriLife Research and Extension Center at Dallas will speak at 11 a.m. on Texas Native Plants and why you need them, presenting the Top 100 for North Texas. Tickets for the keynote presentation are $10 and are available online at www.MarshallGrain.com/events.

Also -

Free Birdscaping Presentation at 10 a.m.

In “Birdscaping,” presented by Wild Delight, we’ll help you choose plants that attract wild birds and teach you how to match up your feeder with the right bird food to get the birds you want. Learn about must-have plants that provide forage and nesting materials, plus the important role feeders play in sustaining our native wildlife. Presented by Wild Delight. We’ll also talk about feeding (or repelling) squirrels, reducing seed spills and preventing spilled seed from sprouting. 

Pet Adoptions 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Both DFW Humane Society and Mid-Cities Community Cats will be on hand from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. to introduce adoptable pets to potential pet parents. Come and meet your new best friend! 

Mid-Cities Community Cats will also host a brief talk at 12 p.m. on “TNVR” — trap, neuter, vaccination and release programs — and how they benefit local communities. 

Low-Cost Pet Vaccinations 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Vaccination Station, a Mobile Vet Clinic, will offer low-cost vaccinations and heartworm testing from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis.

Arlington Water Utilities: Fix-a-Leak Week - Arlington - CANCELED

Mar 21 2020 - 10:00am to 12:00pm
George W. Hawkes Downtown Library
100 S. Center St
Arlington , TX

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

Info: Alana Earle, Alana.Earle@arlingtontx.gov or 817-459-6618

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City of Cedar Hill: Wildflower Seed Ball Workshop - CANCELED

Mar 21 2020 - 10:30am
Wylie Public Library Outdoor Amphitheater
225 Cedar Street
Cedar Hill , TX

UPDATE: CANCELED DUE TO LOCAL AND FEDERAL CORONAVIRUS PRECAUTIONS.

A hands-on, mess-making demo and DIY project. In this family friendly workshop, you will learn: How to make seed balls, what native wildflower seeds work best for North Texas, and when to toss the balls on the ground. Supplies will be provided, but dress to make a mess!

Women in the Environment: John Bunker Sands Wetland Center - Seagoville

Mar 21 2020 - 11:30am to 2:30pm
John Bunker Sands Wetland Center
655 Martin Lane
Seagoville , TX

Bring your family and friends for a classroom style wetland overview beginning at 1 p.m. followed by an educational walking tour of the boardwalk. Bring your own lunch and beverages as no food or beverages are sold at the Wetland Center. Don't forget to wear a hat, pack your sun screen and insect repellent, and bring a water bottle. 

Your ticket gives you all day access to the JBSWC, which opens open at 7:30 a.m. on this day. There are walking trails throughout the facility, so feel free to come early and and enjoy all the wetland center has to offer.

$8-$15.