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Learn all about native Texas snakes, tarantulas, and other animals with venomous fangs! Join us for ongoing talks, crafts, and animal encounters.

Grasshoppers are important to the balance of the prairie habitat. Learn about their natural history and search for the many species found across the Refuge. $5 (with paid admission).

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A free community event featuring nature-themed exhibits, live animals, and more.

Info: Gregory Browder at business@dallascityhall.com or 214-670-1608

A new season of monthly star parties in association with Fort Worth Astronomical Society begins next Saturday. Stargazers, skywatchers, astronomers, kids, grownups, singles, couples, groups, all ages welcome. No dogs, please. Free.

Bring your family to play outside with natural items. This is a time for children and their parents to use their imaginations. Families can build a fort out of bamboo, make a tree cookie bridge, create a bamboo car and more. All play items will be provided. Event recoccurs: July 17 and Aug. 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. and Aug. 23, 9-10 a.m.

Info: Tiffany Gorrell, tiffany.gorrell@mansfieldtexas.gov

Marshall Grain will help you and your dog prepare for Father’s Day by making a beautifully decorated water color pawprint painting. Capture the affection that your dad has for his treasured canine companion with this special keepsake. Just bring Dad’s furry family member in at 11 a.m. and we will help you make a water color pawprint of your Dad’s dog on high quality paper. Then our staff artist will complete the painting for you to make a keepsake pawprint painting.

Bring the whole family for a group portrait, or have your pet pose for a solo shot. Marshall Grain’s photographer will capture fun, dynamic images that you will love as an enduring reminder of the joy your pet adds to your life. Customers can receive this service with the purchase of $50 or more of dog or cat supplies. Photos will be taken on a first come, first serve basis.

Guests can enjoy beer samples, a cooking demonstration on how to prepare craft sausages, live music and Elliot's Hardware will be showcasing grills at A Tasteful Place. Young Chefs Academy presents a parent and child hands-on cooking class in the demonstration kitchen in A Tasteful Place on June 17 at 1 p.m.

Week-long outdoor survival adventure day camp led by Primitive Texas. Build shelters, find edible wild plants, make fire without matches, blend into your surroundings with camouflage, and much more. $140/child. Contact 972-219-3550 to register. Complete details on website link below.

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