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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Thu, 06/21/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/23/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 06/22/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 06/23/2012 - 1:00pm
The Downtown Arlington Farmer’s Market is a community-oriented market focusing on Texas provided foods, arts, crafts, services and wares. We are located at 215 Front Street Arlington, Texas 76011 and we open every Friday and Saturday from 8AM to 1PM.
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, 06/22/2012 - 7:00pm - Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:30am
June 22, July 21 and August 4
MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. This event includes the award-winning IMAX® film Flying Monsters.
Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under the cover of night. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, exhibit tour, scavenger hunt through exhibits, continental breakfast in the morning plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!
High Flyin’ Fun Sleepovers are geared toward children 6-12 years old.
$35 per child
$20 per adult chaperone
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am
The Trinity Bird Count is an exciting new effort to count every bird species in and along our Trinity River in Dallas! Birds are among the most beautiful and intriguing visitors and residents of the forests, grasslands, river banks and neighborhoods along the Trinity River.
This year, the Trinity Commons Foundation begins an exciting new project to learn about the Trinity's birds – the Trinity Bird Count. With 636 of the 957 bird species in North America, Texas is for the birds! Come enjoy the Trinity and help investigate the birds that live along the Trinity or that visit here during their migration.
The Trinity Bird Count is underway! Here are the next opportunities to join us in the count!
Area #3 - Levee B – Lake Cliff Park, on June 23, 2012, from 8:00 – 11:00 a.m.. Meet at Lake Cliff Park. Click here for parking location.
Birding On Your Own
Individual birders can also help us learn about the migration this spring. Individuals (or groups of friends) can bird on their own at any time and contribute their birding results to this project. Simply use eBird to record your sightings and then ‘share’ your checklist with us at firstname.lastname@example.org ..For information on eBird, go to http://ebird.org/content/ebird .
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Sat, 06/23/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
This Saturday, June 23, White Rock Local Market hosts a celebrity chef demo exploring how to cook for our pickiest critics - kids! (or any other sceptic). Using only market ingredients, chefs Chad Houser and Randall Copeland will be challenged to make the healthiest foods as tasty as a box of donuts - wait, maybe they'll even use a few from vendor Hypnotic Donuts! You'll have to come see to find out.
Produce is plentiful now, too, with new LOCAL organic vendors 3 Forks Farms, Pure Land Organics, Peachy Page and East Dallas' IRC Garden joining Larken, Lightsey, Farmer Jones, Texas Worm Ranch, Rae Lilli, Grapevine Grains, Fruth Farms, Juha Ranch, Texas Olive Ranch, and the rest. Come get the seasons best peaches, blueberries, tomatoes, squash, garlic and more.
Chef Chad Houser is the co-owner of Parigi Restaurant and co-founder of Cafe Momentum, a non-profit restaurant dedicated to employing and rehabilitating adjudicated teens.
Chef Randall Copeland is the co-owner of Restaurant Ava in Rockwall and Boulevardier coming soon in Bishop Arts.
WRLM is held twice a month – the second and fourth Saturday – at The Green Spot Market and Fuels. Second Saturdays are Everything Markets and feature farmers, food artisans and arts and crafts. Fourth Saturdays are Just Farmers - farmers, producers, and food artisans.
White Rock Local Market has several community programs: a Lone Star food stamp program at the market, workshops, school field trips, and an after school entrepreneurial program.
Vendors include organic growers Farmer Jones Plants and Produce, Texas Worm Ranch, Good Earth Organics and Kitchen Pride Mushrooms. Later in the spring, we will be joined by Rae Lilli Farm, Sachse Heritage Farms, Larken Farms and Lightsey Farms. Juha Ranch returns with grass fed beef, chicken, lamb, pork and eggs; Homestead Heritage will be there with their wide variety of meats and cheeses. Eagle Mountain Cheese, Grapevine Grains, The Tamale Company, Lucido's Pasta, and Texas Olive Ranch. Empire Baking and Village Baking Company will be there, along with Tough Cookie Vegan Bakery and newcomers The Bread Crumb and EMA Baking. Corked in Texas will bring wines from Lone Oak Winery in Burleson, including the 2010 Texas Viognier, which won double gold at the prestigious San Francisco Wine Competition.
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 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.
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:00am - Sun, 06/24/2012 - 4:00pm
2-Day Seminar, Saturday and Sunday June 23rd and 24th
9AM to 4PM each day.
Learn how to become sustainable and live off-grid.
Seminar will cover:
*Earthship construction combined with Monolithic domes using new materials and techniques that drastically reduce cost
*Food production of produce and protein with Aquaponics
*Thermal mass principles
*Cooling w convection draw
*Thermal mass rocket heaters
*Solar and wind power
The training will be classroom time only. The hands-on training will take place during the build in September.
You’ll receive Earthship volumes I, II, and III, a $75.00 value.
Fee is $100 for 2 days. There is a discount for referrals:
First person $100, every referral $50
Register at: http://www.biotechturetraining.com/training.html
Exact location and directions will be emailed when you register.
Camping is available on site. There are also several local hotels within a 10 minute drive.
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 9:30am - Sun, 06/24/2012 - 11:30am
TEXAS OUTDOOR FAMILY presents...
Come out to Ray Roberts Lake State Park and take advantage of a great, family friendly camping opportunity. We'll provide all of the camping equipment and guidance, and when you provide the family, we'll have a recipe for fun.
Facilities & Driving Directions
- Ray Roberts LakeState Park
- Individual car camping sites for each family
- Restrooms with hot showers
- Overnight State Park Police Officer providing public safety and security
- Thanks to TPWD sponsors, the basic camping equipment needed for the weekend will be provided. Participants will need to bring their own food, plates, sleeping bags and personal items. Click here for a suggested packing list: TOFPackingList
Agenda & Activities
- Credible Campers & Campsites:
- Adults: Learn Leave no Trace principles, how to pitch your tent and use stoves safely
- Junior Rangers: PEAK Program “Promoting environmental awareness in kids” to leave no Trace
- Building Base Camp: Families come together, gather equipment and build base camp for the weekend.
- Caching in on State Park Trails: Trail adventure and exploration through GPS and Geo-caching
- Fire Building and Outdoor Cooking Tips: How to safely build fires and cook on open flames / grills (conditions permitting)
- Experience the natural wonders at night: Celebrating nature’s natural night noises at State Parks
- Coffee and chat with a Park Ranger: Q&A – Learn more about parks and conservation
- Know Before You Go ... Breaking Camp and Leaving no Trace of your stay
Additonal Site Specific Activities
- Creating Careful Kayakers: Introduction to Kayaking
- Family Fun and Fishing: Introduction to Fishing
- State Park Junior Ranger Certification Programs – Targeted Audience: 5-12 years of age
- Environmentally-friendly program which adopts and teaches the 'Leave No Trace' philosophy and practices
- Additional programs specifically for use and enjoyment of a state park
- A shopping list/menu will be provided; you will need to bring your own food. Click here to see the suggested shopping list: TOFPre-Materials
- Instructors will teach you how to enjoy family camp cooking.
- $65 per family (up to 6 individuals) - includes all entry and camping fees.
- You will be asked to bring your family's food for the two-day event and a suggested list of items will be provided via email.
How to Register
- Call 512-389-8903 and ask to speak to one of our "Texas Outdoor Family" customer service representatives Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. They can answer any questions you might have.
- You will receive a confirmation packet with directions and more details will be sent to you via email after you are registered for a Texas Outdoor Family workshop.
- Please note that all reservations and full payment must be made at least three business days in advance of the workshops. All fees are non-refundable.
Contact Email: email@example.com
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
|World Refugee Day Celebration 2012
Local ethnic food, performances, art, handmade crafts and much more! Hope to see you there to celebrate World Refugee Day 2012
Location: Fair Oaks Park, 7502 Fair Oaks Ave. in Dallas, TX 75231
Presented by: Catholic Charities of Dallas, Inc.
10 AM to 1 PM
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 10:00am
Steve Woodward, avid birder and owner of Wild Bird Center, will teach you how to attract hummingbirds with plants and feeders to your yards and gardens. Also learn about common Texas hummingbirds and their habits during this adult workshop at River Legacy Living Science Center.
Best suited for ages 10 and up. Space is limited, RSVP to 817.860.6752.
Event is FREE, donations accepted
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 1:00pm
Joy Kiser, author of America’s Other Audubon, to speak at Dallas Museum of Art
Audubon Dallas and the North Texas Master Naturalists present author Joy M. Kiser at the Dallas Museum of Art Saturday, June 23 at 1:00pm. Ms. Kiser’s book, America’s Other Audubon, tells the remarkable story of self-taught naturalist and illustrator, Genevieve Jones, and her life’s work, Illustrations of the Nests and Eggs of the Birds of Ohio. A sampling of Jones’s exquisitely detailed lithographs of birds’ nests will also be on display, on loan from the Museum of Nature & Science Mudge Library. The talk is free with admission to the museum.
Genevieve Jones was born in rural Ohio in 1847. Her father encouraged her interest in ornithology while she was a child. She once found a unique bird’s nest and discovered that no book existed to help her identify the bird that made it. As a young woman she viewed John James Audubon’s drawings of the “Birds of America” at the Centennial Exhibition, and decided that a companion volume, depicting the nests and eggs, was necessary. Genevieve and her friend began collecting nests and learning the art of scientific illustration. But after completing only a few drawings, she contracted typhoid fever and died at the age of thirty-two.
The Jones family vowed to continue the work after Genevieve’s death, and eventually completed lithographs of the nests of 130 bird species known to nest in Ohio. Though the book won a bronze medal at the World’s Columbian Exposition in 1893, fewer than a hundred copies were printed, and even fewer sold. The beauty and quality of the illustrations themselves, as well as the interesting story behind the work, are brought to light in Joy Kiser’s book. Audubon Dallas and the North Texas Chapter of Master Naturalists are excited to present the opportunity to see Jones’ artwork and hear the compelling story as told by Ms. Kiser.
“Not since J. A. Baker’s The Peregrine has there been such a moving book about birds. The story of the gifted-but-doomed amateur, the passion of the undertaking shake us. The beauty of the plates and their accessibility, until now denied all except a few who owned the rare original book, make this a rich gift to all who find interest in the natural world.” — Annie Proulx, Pulitzer Prize–winning author
About the author:
Joy M. Kiser began her career as the librarian for the Cleveland Museum of Natural History. In 2001. she moved to the Washington, DC area to become the librarian for National Endowment for the Arts. She now works as a writer/editor for the Federal Government.
Audubon Dallas is a chapter of the National Audubon Society, with a mission to conserve and restore natural ecosystems, and teach about local flora and fauna to bring people closer to nature. Free monthly programs on bird and conservation topics are held at the Trinity River Audubon Center on the third Thursday of every month, and there are several birding field trips per month. For more information, visit www.audubondallas.org
The North Texas Chapter of Texas Master Naturalists is a corps of trained volunteers who provide education, outreach, and service dedicated to the beneficial management of natural resources and natural areas in Dallas County. Monthly meetings with speakers are open to the public, and are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the Texas AgriLife Extension Service. For more information visit www.ntmn.org or contact Pauline Schafer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 469-371-3256.
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm
In an urban environment, water runoff creates major problems not only in your landscape but in local creeks and lakes. Learn how to build your landscape to hold water and protect our water supply.
Class meets at the Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
SAT, June 23 7:00-8:00pm
To register for this event please visit - https://livegreeninplano.obsres.com/Info.aspx?EventID=3
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Hops for Habitat Charity Brewfest Benefiting Connemara
Please Join us for Connemara Conservancy's June Hops for Habitat charity brewfest!
Featuring delicious food imagined and created by Matt McCallister, FT 33 (opening Fall '12) Robert Lyford from Patina Green and grilled goodness from Matt Hamilton
213 N. Tennessee, McKinney, TX
June 23, 2012
7:00pm - 10:00pm
TICKETS ARE LIMITED
ONLY 100 WILL BE SOLD
To purchase tickets please visit: http://connemaraconservancy.org/h4h/2012_6/tickets.php
Sat, 06/23/2012 - 8:30pm - 10:30pm
Join the Noble Planetarium staff and members of the Fort Worth Astronomical Society for free monthly Star Parties. You’ll find plenty of telescopes for viewing and even more astronomy buffs to help you navigate your way through the skies. Star Parties are held once a month held in front of the Museum, on Gendy Street. The party begins at dusk, weather permitting, and lasts until approximately 10:30 p.m. Best of all, it’s FREE! Note, parking is available in the lot south of Harley Street.
Dates for 2012 star parties:
October 6 "Stars over Euless"
*To be held in the Museum Lot, directly south of the Museum (corner of Harley and Montgomery)
Please note, parking surrounding the Museum is paid parking managed by the City of Fort Worth.
More information and a fee structure can be found on the City of Fort Worth's Parking Guide.