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Thu, 06/14/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/16/2012 - 4:00pm
Thu, 06/14/2012 - 7:30pm - Sun, 06/17/2012 - 8:30pm
The Oak Cliff Film Festival will feature the very best of Oak Cliff’s theater venues, including the Historic Texas Theatre, Kessler Theater, the Bishop Arts "TeCo" Theater (formerly the Bluebird) and the Belmont Hotel as well as, highlight the popular restaurants and bars of the burgeoning Bishop Arts District. Portions of all ticket and badge sales will go towards the North Texas Food Bank.
Led by the founding members of the Aviation Cinemas team who took over operations at the Texas Theatre in December of 2010, the Oak Cliff Film Festival will seek to showcase “brave and independent filmmaking of all stripes” from Oak Cliff, Dallas, Denton, Austin, and Fort Worth as well as nationally and internationally.
The Festival is backed by the 501c Oak Cliff Foundation who purchased the Texas Theatre
Oak Cliff Foundation is making a 5 dollar donation to North Texas Food Bank per badge sold on behalf of the Oak Cliff Film Festival.
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/16/2012 - 1:00pm
The goal of the market is to provide a venue for local vendors to offer Arlington, Texas residents an opportunity to buy the freshest meat, produce, breads and other great foods, crafts and products available.
Please take the time to share and enjoy the health benefits of eating fresh foods and feel good about supporting your community Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market. We look forward to seeing you there!
Fri, 06/15/2012 - 6:00pm - Sat, 06/16/2012 - 12:00am
Join us for our annual Summer Block Party, when the DMA, Nasher Sculpture Center, and Crow Collection of Asian Art all stay open until midnight. Enjoy outdoor performances, films, and a progressive tour of all three museums.
Location: Dallas Museum of Art
Presented by: Dallas Museum of Art
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
Grass fed beef, natural pork & chicken, eggs from free range hens, Gulf coast seafood, wild-caught Alaska salmon, tomatoes, lettuces and varieties of greens, herbs, beets, turnips, radishes, spring and large onions, mushrooms, new potatoes and sweet potatoes continue to be offered in addition to honey, cheese, pasta, artisan breads, pies, cookies, cake balls, soup & dessert mixes, herb-infused sorbet, chips and salsa, granola, spice blends, pecans, spiced nuts, Texas olive oil, coffee and tea.
Find bedding plants for spring/summer color, herbs or vegetables. Look for doggie treats, custom soaps and soy candles, worm castings, worm wine or pre-order vermi-composting kits.
Be sure to check with the artisan vendors as they often add new, interesting flavors to their line-ups.
Chef Bob & Chef Carlos are Cookin’ at Keller Farmers Market this weekend
The second Chef’s Table Program cooking demonstration for the 2012 Keller Farmers Market season is being hosted Saturday, June 16, by Chef Bob Stephenson and Chef Carlos Arevalo of the soon to open FnG Eats.
At 8:30A enjoy a tasting of "Mini Mi," a roasted pork Bahn Mi sandwich on a mini bolillo roll with curtido and house pickled jalapeños. Shop the market for your weekly fresh groceries, then at 10:30A enjoy a tasting of “Chef Basket Pasta,” to be prepared with products Chef Bob and Chef Carlos will purchase fresh at market Saturday.
Keller Farmers Market is open every Saturday from 8A – noon from May – Oct, around the Keller Town Hall Fountain. For more information about the market, vendors and sponsors, and for directions, visit www.kellerfarmersmarket.com.
FnG Eats will open in August and will occupy the previous City Hall Restaurant location in the ArtHouse area of Keller Town Center. For more information about FnG Eats, visit www.fngeats.com.
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 9:00am
Kayak down the Elm Fork with KayakPower.com: 3rd Saturday of each month
Whether you’ve got lots of river time under your belt or have never set foot in a kayak, you’re welcome here! Kayak Power will provide equipment and instruction followed by a six-mile trip down the Elm Fork to a shuttle vehicle. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 214-669-1663 for information. Reservation required.
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 9:00am - 12:30pm
June 16 from 9am-12:30pm • Light Lunch Included
Learn the basics of making fruit jellies and jams, pickling with vinegar, and lacto-fermenting. And learn how to save all of those delicious veggies for the rest of the year.
Make brined or naturally fermented pickles, fresh-pack pickles or unfermented, directly acidified pickles, and fruit pickles using vinegar and sugar. You’ll get recipes for “Cowboy Candy” (sweet pickled jalapenos), cornichon, pickled watermelon rind and a how-to for fermented vegetable pickles along with recipes for quick pickling other vegetables. Instructor: Lisa Staffelbach from 24 Carrot Health
Learn the basics of shelf-safe canning, freezing and preserving your harvest from summer to summer. Will you make Ratatouille with your zucchini, tomatoes and eggplant? Then what? Can it! Instructor: WRLM organic farmer Rita Foust from Farmer Jones Plants and Produce
Learn to make your own shelf-safe fruit jams and jellies, using fruits and berries from Texas' many wonderful local fruit farmers. Instructor: WRLM vendor Kathy Neumuller from JJ & B LLC
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00pm
Are you watering wisely or irrigating irrationally? When you hear "soak cycle", do you think of your washing machine? Are you trying to figure out how to keep that sprinkler head from spraying your fence? Then this is the class for you! Learn how and when to water your plants, how to make simple sprinkler repairs, and where to go for help.
Location: Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
SAT, June 16 10:00-11:00am
MON, July 2 7:00-8:00pm
MON, August 6 7:00-8:00pm
Registration required. Please visit https://livegreeninplano.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=3 to register.
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 10:00am - 11:30am
|Operate a REAL Recycling Truck|
|Meet the City's Recycling Team|
|Talk to Custer Service Representatives, Get Answers|
|Peek Behind-the-Scenes at Environmental Waste Services|
|Tour the Recycling Truck|
|Tour the Household Chemical Reuse Center|
|Tour the Green 'n' Clean Garage|
10 - 11:30 a.m., Saturday, June 16
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway at Commerce Drive
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 11:00am - 1:00pm
Prof. Fouad Jaber will speak on the *three most important aspects of water for an urban dweller*:
- Rainwater harvesting
- Treating rainwater to make it potable, and
- New Texas laws for recycling gray water
Dr. Jaber is Assistant Professor and Extension Specialist in Integrated Water Resources Management at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. His area of study is focused on best management practices to mitigate the harmful effects of urbanization on stormwater volume and water quality. He tests the effectiveness of green infrastructure (GI) and low impact development (LID) practices such as porous pavement, bio-retention areas, green roofs, rainwater harvesting and wet detention ponds. Dr. Jaber also conducts research in water reuse in urban settings including gray water and A/C condensate reuse.
Joint meetup with Dallas Cohousing <http://dallascohousing.org> & Dallas Sustainable Living & Organic Gardening.<http://www.meetup.com/DallasSustainability/events/66722322/>
Angela Alston, Dallas Cohousing http://dallascohousing.org 972-669-8798 Dallas Cohousing: forming a community of like-minded folks who'd like to live cooperatively & sustainably in urban Dallas, close to a DART station
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 11:00am - 3:00pm
Come learn about Delaware Creek water quality and the volunteer water monitoring program called Texas Stream Team. Watch water quality testing and data gathering at the water’s edge and learn how to keep an eye on water quality and our environment in Irving. Registration is required.
Saturday, June 16
Bird’s Fort Trail Park (meet at the pavilion)
5756 Riverside Drive
2000 W. Airport Freeway (meet at the low-water crossing)
444 W. Second St. (meet at the low-water crossing)
Towne Lake Park
800 Esters Road (meet at the Gazebo)
To register online click here.
For more information, call the Office of Environmental Stewardship at (972) 742-2296.
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 11:00am - 7:00pm
More than 100 diverse artists and vendors will peddle their wares at the Dallas Farmers’ Market from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. on June 16 at the 3rd Annual Jumpoff Arts Fest.
Hosted by the Unified Arts Creative Group, the arts festival features local musicians, performance artists, culinary artists and visual artists. Vendors will be peppered throughout the festival as well to educate the public on environmental issues in various industries.
Admission is free.
Sat, 06/16/2012 - 2:00pm - 11:00pm
Solar Powered Music Fest
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time 2:00 pm to 11:00 pm
Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown, Fort Worth, Texas
1098 West Peach Street FW 76102
A 100% Solar Powered Music Festival will be held at Panther Island Pavilion in Trinity Uptown in Fort Worth on Saturday, June 16.
The Solar Powered Music Fest will feature 10 acts over the course of the afternoon and evening. The popular English ska band The English Beat, power pop new wave band The Romantics, DFW favorite Jonathan Tyler & the Northern Lights and more will perform. North Texas Renewable Energy Group members will provide TWO solar trailers to help power various aspects of this event. The main sound stage will be powered by Sustainable Waves of Austin, Texas, with TWO large semi-trucks of solar panels and related solar energy equipment in what is likely the largest 100% solar-powered event ever held in Texas.
Free parking is located on the lawn of the Trinity River banks near the entrance of the festival. Additional parking under the Henderson Street bridge.
The 'Fest, Sponsored by Rahr & Sons, and the Trinity River Authority, will benefit DFW Pug Rescue. Event organizers encourage everyone to bring a donation for DFW Pug Rescue. For example: leashes, harnesses, heart worm medication, flea/tick medication, toys or a monetary donation. Visit the DFW Pug Rescue Website for a more complete list.
A "Pug Pass" will be available for a $35 donation that will provide access to the backstage Rahr Lounge