What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!
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November 07, 2014
Art show and sale hosted by the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center.
Forty-four local artists were juried into the show, which features the native flora, fauna and landscapes of North Central Texas. Proceeds from exhibition sales will benefit the Friends of the Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge in its efforts to restore the historic Broadview overlook, which the Civilian Conservation Corps constructed in the 1930s.
November 22, 2014
Inaugural event featuring children's activities, including scavenger hunt, pumpkin carving, face painting. Also composting demos, fall pie tasting and vendors market geared to adults. So-Cal Tacos food truck will also be on hand.
Join us at River Legacy Living Science Center to discover more about the local bat population: their ecology, diversity and life histories. Learn why they are important and what is threatening bat populations throughout the United States. Led by Tory Bennett of TCU, she will also discuss what is being done to protect bats currently and what citizens can do to conserve one of our most extraordinary groups of mammals. Free. Adult workshop best suited for ages 14 and up. Space is limited. Free. Donations accepted. RSVP: 817-860-6752.
Learn the basics of harnessing one of our most valuable renewable energy sources: solar. Expert Dan Lepinski will teach participants how to harvest solar for home use, which helps ease pressures on the environment. Free. Info: CoppellCommunityGarden.org
The Dallas-based vegan accessories company Cyckochik is hosting a "compassionate" shopping event. Featuring female artists and artisans, cocktails, munchies and a DJ. Cause partners include the The Humane League's Dallas Office.
Documentary about marine biologist Sylvia Earle's mission to save the ocean.
Earle was the first female chief scientist of the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and was named by Time Magazine as its first Hero for the Planet in 1998.
Earle has written children's books, including Coral Reefs, Hello Fish, Sea Critters and Dive!
Earle has founded three companies, among them DOER Marine (Deep Ocean Exploration and Research) in Alameda, California. In 2009, Earle won a TED Prize. With TED's support, she launched Mission Blue, which aims to establish marine protected areas (dubbed "hope spots") around the globe.
November 23, 2014
In honor of Thanksgiving, Fetch has teamed up with Oak Street Draft House to hold a Shelter Supply Drive. Bring anything off the North Texas Humane Society Needed Items list (see website) with you to Oak Street Draft House and drop it in the collection bin on your way to the bar. The collection bin will be available at Oak Street Draft House from noon on Sunday to 9 pm Monday.
Don't have time to pick up items from the needed supplies list for the North Texas Humane Society? Make a donation to Fetch! Fetch will be donating 10 percent of all donations received on our Fundly site during the entire month of November to the Denton Animal Shelter! You will be helping a local business and the Denton Animal Shelter at the same time! (https://fundly.com/fetch-dog-park-bar)
November 24, 2014
Spice up your holiday spread with flavorful plant-based dishes. Cooked and demonstrated by UNT's own Chef Wanda. Includes cooking demo, recipes and an all-you-can-eat buffet, salad bar and desserts. Free with student or faculty meal plan. $7.52/general public.
November 28, 2014
Dave Whitinger, founder of the website “All Things Plants,” will give us an informative session on Garden Tips, Ideas & Innovations.
Info: Harriet Perrello, firstname.lastname@example.org
Please join Animal Connection of Texas this black Friday to hold signs and pass out leaflets urging people to exclude animal products from their wardrobes and holiday shopping lists.
Check out these links to learn more about the fur, leather, wool, & silk industries:
November 29, 2014
For chefs and non-chefs alike. No entry fee. You may enter more than one recipe. RSVP so we know how many entrants to expect (for time) and we'll see you the 29th!
What a better use for leftover turkey? Well, maybe.
Beans - no beans - we're not judging, well, yes we are.
Vegetarian, vegan, traditional or out of this world – it's the taste we're looking for! (please have your list of ingredients on hand for potential food allergy purposes)
5th Saturdays are potluck parties at the farm along with our regular, and often expanded, farmer's market.
Bring the kids, a fork and/or spoon and join us down on the farm for Market Day, a farm tour via hayride (weather permitting) and chili!
December 02, 2014
Join us for some good company and cheap eats! Tuesday is $1 burger night from 5 p.m. until closing, so you can chow down on a hamburger, turkey burger or Portobello burger for only a
buck. We will meet at the large tables to your right as you walk in the door. Learn more about the Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club and our activities, and meet some new people who are also interested in enjoying the great outdoors and conserving our land and resources.
This newly formed chapter is a branch of the Native Prairies Association of Texas and will represent 13 Blackland counties: Collin, Ellis, Fannin, Grayson, Henderson, Hunt, Kaufman, Lamar, Navarro, Rains, Rockwall and Van Zandt.
Info: Leigh Ann Ellis, email@example.com or 214-321-7159
December 03, 2014
Presentation by Dr. Mark Thistlethwaite, Kay and Velma Kimbell Chair of Art History at Texas Christian University. Taking as its theme the appearance, meaning and importance of water (and water-related issues) in American art, this lecture series features a diversity of artworks from the 16th century to the present day. Free.
Dec 3: Sea-Change in Art—Abstraction
Join Karin & Michael Cagle, Fort Worth Sierra Club and the honorable Lon Burnam for a holiday fundraiser supporting GSDFW Sustainable Leadership Award winner Texas Campaign for the Environment.
Tickets: $25. RSVP 214-599-7840 or tinyurl.com/txenvironment
December 06, 2014
Santa Claus is making a special stop in Granbury. Make El Tesoro your family’s special stop, too!
· Free digital photos with Santa
· Free holiday crafts
· Hot breakfast available for $8
· Archery games
· Visit one-on-one with Santa!
· Children of all ages welcome
Camp Fire Camp El Tesoro is located on the Brazos River in Granbury. RSVP online at CampFireFW.org or call 817-806-5451
Tarrant County Walkers hosts this annual event held in conjunction with the Texas Christkindl Market, a German tradition. 15K/10K/5K courses through parks around the Rangers (Globe Life) Ballpark and Cowboys (AT&T) Stadium. Afterwards, enjoy authentic German cuisine, live entertainment and the market. First 85 walkers get an alpine hat. Free parking.
December 09, 2014
Monthly environmental activities hosted by Trinity Environmental Academy, led by certified teachers and founders of Trinity Environmental Academy. Fun, hands-on activities for ages 4-10. Snacks and water provided.
This month's theme: Changes and adaptions.
Free. Info: 469-554-6320 or TriEA2015@gmail.com.
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December 13, 2014
This is a fabulous walk in a lovely town with a world famous fruit cake factory. We’ll visit the Historic Downtown, Pioneer Village and pass the Lefty Frizzell Country Museum, Collin Street Bakery, and of course the Navarro County Courthouse. Noncompetitive 10K, 5K.
$3. Info: Deborah Carter, firstname.lastname@example.org, 214-549-0851