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Mon, 07/16/2012 (Ongoing) - Fri, 08/10/2012 (Ongoing)
“Trashing Our Treasure” Photography Exhibit at Dallas City Hall, Main Lobby July 16-August 10, 2012
Dallas, TX, July 15, 2012 – Shared FUEL, a Dallas-based sustainable nonprofit, today announced that “Trashing Our Treasure,” a photography exhibit of litter at White Rock Lake, will be displayed in the main lobby of Dallas City Hall from July 16 through August 10. The event is free and open to the public.
Designed to educate, inform and motivate individuals to be aware of the environmental consequences of litter on our green public places, “Trashing Our Treasure” debuted during last year’s centennial celebration of White Rock Lake. The exhibit focuses on unnatural predators, such as styrofoam, plastics, aluminum cans and glass, that accumulate along the shoreline, particularly during storm events, and encroach upon the area’s wildlife habitats.
According to Alison Parker, exhibit coordinator and Shared FUEL’s program chair of The Litter Project, “We are excited about showcasing this educational exhibit at City Hall and encourage families to view it. We hope the photography transforms how people think about litter and its impact on nature.”
Says Annemarie Marek, president of Shared FUEL, “We care deeply about White Rock Lake because it is a green retreat for so many diverse groups and people in our city. We are very excited about the visual conversation that this show will generate and hope that it will motivate all to collaborate and innovate better ways to mitigate the litter problem.“
About Shared FUEL
Shared FUEL (Shared Focus on Urban Environmental Leadership) is a Dallas-based 501(c) (3), founded by three East Dallas neighbors. Shared FUEL’s mission is to collaborate and create sustainable programs that educate and enlighten neighborhoods and communities on the value of nurturing people and protecting our shared, natural resources. For more information visit: www.sharedfuel.org
Thu, 07/19/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 4:00pm
Fri, 07/20/2012 - 8:00am - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 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, 07/20/2012 - 6:00pm - Sat, 07/21/2012 - 12:00am
‘til Midnight at the Nasher
The Nasher's popular outdoor concert and movie series continues into the summer, and now offers FREE ADMISSION.
The event features paired concerts and movies in the Garden, picnic dining and snacks by Nasher Cafe by Wolfgang Puck, and the opportunity to view works in the galleries and garden, including current exhibitions Ernesto Neto Cuddle on the Tight Rope and Sightings: Erick Swenson. Pre-reserve picnic baskets at 214.242.5144 or enjoy on site salads, sandwiches, snacks and beverages available for purchase.
Friday, July 20 6 p.m. – midnight
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 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.
Shop the Old-Fashioned Way at our Local Farmers Market!
Winter Markets are the third Saturday of each month at Chestnut Square
Weekly Markets start on April 7, 2012
Local and organic meat, dairy and produce vendors offer their wares
from 8:00 a.m. until noon every Saturday at Chestnut Square
and from 3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. every Thursday at Adriatica in West McKinney.
Market vendors also offer sauces, pasta, baked goods, wine and flowers!
Dixie’s Store at Chestnut Square will be open with Dublin Dr. Pepper, Cokes, old fashioned candy, ice cream,
craft items and old fashioned toys for sale.
The Chestnut Square market is located at 315 S. Chestnut St.
(the corner of Anthony and McDonald Streets), McKinney, TX 75069
Click here for a map
Here are some of the vendors at the market for the 2012 season:
Alice the Facepainter (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
AP Apiaries (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Austinuts (Chestnut Square)
Berry Best Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica, seasonal blueberries)
Bill Morgan Woodworking and Textiles (Chestnut Square)
The Canine Cookie Company (Chestnut Square)
Chef Milton's Chili Nuts (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Dominion Farm Meats (Chestnut Square)
Donna's Crafty Creations
Dream Art Glass (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Elliot Grows (Chestnut Square, first and third Saturdays)
Good Earth Organic Farm (Chestnut Square, first and third Saturdays)
Ham Orchards (Chestnut Square, seasonal peaches)
Henry's Handmade Wood (Chestnut Square, second and fourth Saturdays)
Just Pie (Chestnut Square)
Keven Whitsell Produce (Chestnut Square)
Kitchen Pride Mushrooms (Chestnut Square)
Landon Winery ( Chestnut Square)
Linda Vash Jewelry and Dog Clothes (Chestnut Square)
Local Family Farms (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Lone Star Winery (Chestnut Square)
Lucidos Herbs, Pasta, Sauces and Canned Vegetables (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Luscombe Farms (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Mary B Bakery (Chestnut Square)
MountainMan Jerky (Chestnut Square)
Purple Ranch Lavender (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Rehoboth Ranch Meats (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Sachse Farms (Chestnut Square)
SnJ Traders (Chestnut Square)
Stephanie's Cookies (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
St. Lucia Bread Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Sweet Water Farms (Chestnut Square)
Texas Olive Oil Ranch (Chestnut Square)
Texas Worm Ranch (Chestnut Square, second and fourth Saturdays)
Texas Toffee (Chestnut Square)
The Pantry (Chestnut Square)
The Tamale Company (Adriatica and Chestnut Square)
Three Happy Cows (Chestnut Square)
Three Red Hens Farm (Chestnut Square and Adriatica)
Village Baking Company (Chestnut Square)
Come on down and enjoy an old time market…sometimes we’ll have special events and entertainment! While not as diverse as the old Jockey Lot held in downtown McKinney during the mid 20th century, we’ll try to re-create the feel of the old market days. Meet friends, share local news and bring a chair and sit a while!
Fort Worth’s original, producer only farmers market. Wondering what “producer only” means? It means that everything sold is either grown, raised or produced within 150 miles of Fort Worth. In short, it’s the easiest way to go green while getting your greens.
Cowtown Farmers Market is open every Saturday, 8 am til noon–rain, sleet, snow, or shine. Market is open Wednesdays, 8 a.m. until noon, June – November.
Other markets: Downtown Fort Worth, Richland Hills, Tarrant County Health Department and Resource Connection are open for the season. Details, click here.
All markets accept Lone Star/SNAP, WIC cards, cash and credit/debit cards.
The Chef’s Table Program cooking demonstration for the 2012 Keller Farmers Market season is being hosted Saturday, July 21, by Chef Bob Stephenson and Chef Carlos Arevalo of the soon to open FnG Eats.
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.
We welcome farmers and growers who practice natural, sustainable, organic farming. The products must come from within a 150 mile radius of Dallas County to assure freshness. Special foods such as baked goods, tamales, cheeses, eggs, local honey, meats, and pastas will also be available. All vendors must grow, produce, or make at least 60% of what they sell at the Saint Michael Farmers Market.
Go here for a vendor list.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 8:00am - 1:00pm
Grand Prairie Farmers Market features a chef demonstration on Saturday, July 21, in addition to its usual fresh fruits and vegetables, baked goods, coffee, tea, tamales, jellies and relishes, grass-fed meats, homemade soaps, candles and more.
The Grand Prairie Farmers Market is open March 31, 2012 through December on Saturdays 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Market Square, 120 W. Main St., in downtown Grand Prairie. Check out the 2012 Farmers Market Calendar on our website for a listing of special events including cooking demonstrations and festivals.
More Farmers Market info: www.gptx.org/farmersmarket or call 972-237-4599.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 8:30am - 12:00pm
Kayak Tour: Tour a stretch of the West Fork of the Trinity River with kayaks. View ducks, herons, beaver and other critters.
Sunscreen, water and weather appropriate clothing (including shoes that can get wet) are recommended. Kayaks, paddles and lifejackets are provided. Kayakers must be at least 14 years old and accompanied by their guardian, otherwise at least 18 years old. Some previous experience recommended.
Registration ends preceding Thursday or when filled. Maximum - 8 participants.
Meet at Big River Parking Lot. Pre-registration required. $20 (includes admission fee)/MEMBERS $15.
For more information or to register by phone, call 817-392-7410.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 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 email@example.com or 214-669-1663 for information. Reservation required.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am
This water-themed tour will allow you and your family to explore the water conservation-related aspects of the building as well as visit with vendors to talk about products you can use to conserve water.
Location: Environmental Education Center, 4116 W. Plano Parkway, Plano, TX 75093
REGISTRATION OPENS JUNE 17
SAT, July 21 9:30-11:00am
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Turtle Watch: Learn to identify different species of turtles found at the Nature Center and in your area. This training is for citizens to help monitor our turtle populations. You will learn how to document turtle sightings in your area and report your findings to the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
Part of your time will be indoors learning about turtles and their habitats and the other portion is in the field putting your skills to the test.
Maximum of 30 participants.
Pre-registration required. FREE (with paid admission)/MEMBERS & NC Volunteers FREE.
For more information or to register by phone, call 817-392-7410.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 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, July 21
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, 07/21/2012 - 11:30am - 1:00pm
There is still time to sign up for one or more of the summer cooking classes at the Dallas Farmers Market sponsored by the market, Dallas Market Friends and the Dallas chapter of the AIWF.
The Summer 2012 Cooking Class schedule is as follows:
July 21, Chef Mark McDaniel, ReMARKable Affairs Cafe, Theme: "The Thrill of the Grill"
August 4, Chef Scott Gottlich, Bijoux Restaurant, Theme: "Summer Bistro Cooking"
August 11, Chef Gerard Thompson, Rough Creek Lodge Restaurant, Theme: "Rough Creek Comes to the Market"
August 18, Chef Jay Jerrier, Il Cane Rosso, Theme: "Il Cane Rosso Cooking"
Classes are held every Saturday from 11:30 AM until 1:00 PM. Doors open at 11:00 AM. The demonstration kitchen is upstairs in the Market Resource Center, 1010 S. Pearl Expressway, Dallas, TX 75201. Classes are $25 by the Thursday before the class or $30 at the door.
Find more information and a reservation form here.
Sat, 07/21/2012 - 7:00pm - Sun, 07/22/2012 - 9:00am
HIGH FLYIN’ FUN AFTER DARK SLEEPOVERS
MNS Science Building (1318 South Second Avenue in Fair Park)
July 21 (Registration closes July 13) and August 4, 2012 (Registration closes July 27)
Geared toward children 6-12 years old
Cost: $35 per child /$20 per adult chaperone
Experience the wonders of the world like never before with plenty of adventure that unfolds under the cover of night. Discover the science of flight from super heroes to helicopters to pterosaurs during this night of high flyin’ fun. Enjoy a late-night pizza snack, auditorium show, hands-on workshop, permanent exhibit tour and scavenger hunt, continental breakfast in the morning, plus an eye-opening IMAX® film!
Activities: There will be one workshop on animals/insects that fly. Taxidermy specimens will be used. Another activity will be on man-made flying machines, and children will make paper helicopters and test out stomp rockets. There will be a scavenger hunt within our permanent exhibits, and the auditorium live show is called Super Heroes. The IMAX® film is National Geographic's Flying