These event are deemed appropriate for younger children

Fest features dozens of vendor booths with plant sales, home improvement products and local/handmade crafts, as well as special celebratory activities for Arbor Day, a Kids' Zone with bounce houses, a live TRASHion Fashion Runway Show at noon, educational workshops and live music. Local printer Pan Ector Industries will be live printing exclusive Redbud Festival and Keep Denton Beautiful merchandise.

Market patrons are invited to tour Tiny Houses from Indigo River Tiny Homes, a local tiny house builder. Texas Tree Foundation is sponsoring the event and will be offering free native pecan trees to take home and plant for those who purchase $50 worth of tokens or more at the market.

Try out a variety of telescopes, look at visible planets, constellations, stars and chat with astronomers from the Fort Worth Astronomical Society about astronomy and their equipment. Or have a listen as our Storytellers weave tales of the outdoors

Telescope viewing – 8-10 p.m. | Storytellers – 8-9 p.m.

We’ll also be making s’mores and hot chocolate and roasting hot dogs around the campfire, so bring your lawn chair and flashlight, and come join our Star Party in the Park! 

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

Join GNSI Texas for a Spring Outdoor Sketch Trip. The Tandy Hills Natural Area is a 160-acre native prairie in the heart of Fort Worth. We'll meet up to paint what *hopefully* will be a spectacular wildflower display – all ages and abilities are welcome!

Meet at the park on View Street, and the group will hike out together from there. Remember to bring plenty of water and snacks.

6th annual Blooms Festival home and garden festival features a plethora of goods from seasonal plants to furniture and home decor along with food trucks, kid's activities. Native Plant Society of Texas Cross Timbers Chapter will have a booth selling plants at the event, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Trash event starts with registration @ 8:00, in the FMHS parking lot. We hand out supplies to volunteers and send them to various areas in Flower Mound (parks, trails, creeks, roadways) to clean up trash/recycles. Volunteers then bring back their findings and we provide lunch, the environmental fair, and door prize. 

This exciting woods-trails race takes you along 3+ miles of beautiful woods trails in a hidden forest that probably less than 1,000 people in Dallas even know is there.

Have you ever done an exercise race? Along the way, you’ll come across 10+ manned checkpoints where you do a simple easy exercise before proceeding (stuff like 5 jumping jacks or 3 air squats, etc.). If on the other hand, you are really pushing for speed (this IS a chip-timed race), you can buy your way out of the exercise by dropping a piece of litter off as your run by.

An artist will guide you step‐by‐step as you create your masterpiece at this nature‐themed painting class. This class is geared toward ages 5 and up, with no prior experience required. All materials will be supplied. Pre‐registration required.

$30.

Saturday, March 10th, 11:30 am – 1 pm – Pond Scene

Friday, March 16th, 1–2:30 pm – Monarch Butterfly

Sunday, April 22nd, 4 – 5:30 pm – Squirrel

Tuesday, May 29th, 10 – 11:30 am – Windmill

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

Twelve Hills Nature Center and Seed Preschool (along with Matilda, the bus) will present an afternoon of bird-themed activities, a family birding walk, and a visit from some winged creatures. This event coincides with the Great Backyard Bird Count and Project FeederWatch. You can observe many species of birds at Twelve Hills Nature Center and we will help you identify them. Free.

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