Environmental Events

What’s happening in and around Dallas / Fort Worth? If it’s green or it involves the outdoors, it’s listed here!

If your nonprofit group or organization would like to list your events in GreenSourceDFW, please submit it via email to events@greensourcedfw.org. Events will be screened.


Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:00am - Sun, 03/03/2013 - 5:00pm

Sustainable Living with Permaculture & Beyond Green Bldg - Greenville
Sat, 11/17/2012 - 9:00am - Sun, 03/03/2013 - 5:00pm
Market Square Greenville, TX
United States
Course held eight weekends Nov. 17 - March 3, Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Topics include community, green building, growing food and food forest, homesteading, sustainable living, permaculture, renewable energy, soils and water. Most classes held in Greenville. Outside projects held in Hunt County, Rockwall, East Dallas and Collin County. Cost: $275/in advance for all 16 days; $50/weekend; $30/day. Five scholarships will be given to young farmers who don't have access to land yet.

Sat, 12/01/2012 (Ongoing) - Mon, 12/31/2012 (Ongoing)

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
Sat, 12/01/2012 (Ongoing) - Mon, 12/31/2012 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

NORTH TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS: COLLIN COUNTY Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com/ McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com/2601.html DENTON COUNTY Denton Community Market: http://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket DALLAS COUNTY Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket/ Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com/ Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket/ White Rock Local Market: http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com/ ELLIS COUNTY Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com/ ROCKWALL COUNTY Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp TARRANT COUNTY Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com/ Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownfarmersmarket.com/ Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com

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Sat, 12/01/2012 - 7:30am - 11:30am

Deck the Trails Fun Run - Coppell
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 7:30am - 11:30am
Coppell Nature Park at Wagon Wheel Park
345 Freeport Pkwy
Coppell, TX
United States
Three-mile trek through Coppell Nature Park. Benefits park. $15.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Designing Gardens with Trees - Dallas
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Road
Dallas, TX
United States
Bram Franklin, Design Build Manager with Techscape Landscape, will show which trees grow well in the Dallas area and where homeowners can plant them. $27/nonmembers, $24/members.
Gardening

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Good Earth Organic Farm Tour - Celeste
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Good Earth Organic Farm
8571 FM 272
Celeste, TX
United States
Owner-led tour of farm and store with Q&A session. $70/group, up to 10 people. $7/per person if more than 10.
Food Gardening

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm

Pop Up Brunch & Holiday Bazaar - Dallas
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Promise of Peace Garden
7446 East Grand
Dallas, TX
United States
The Promise of Peace Garden is hosting this holiday bazaar with items from local artists. Event includes brunch, complimentary wine at noon and a free winter garden class by Redenta's.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm

Perot Museum of Nature and Science Opening - Dallas
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 10:00am - 5:00pm
Perot Museum of Science and Nature
2201 N. Field Street
Dallas, TX
United States
Grand opening of the new museum. Tickets from $12-$15. Read about the state-of-the-art building: http://greensourcedfw.org/articles/new-perot-museum-nature-and-science-opening-downtown-saturday-dec-1

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm

Birds' Christmas Tree - Fort Worth
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 11:00am - 12:30pm
Fort Worth Botanic Garden
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Share your holiday gift giving with our feathered friends. Children of all ages are invited to make biodegradable bird treats ahead of time and bring them to the event to hang in the Garden’s Grove, providing food for wildlife and a little holiday cheer. This free event, complete with music and entertainment, is one of Fort Worth’s oldest holiday traditions.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm

E-Waste Collection - Dallas
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Green Living
1130 Dragon St.
Dallas, TX
United States
Bring your old electronics for recycling. See website for complete list of items accepted. Free.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm

Duck Pond Nature Hike - Cedar Hill
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States
Learn about plants and animals at the park on this one-mile hike. Meet at the Duck Pond Trailhead. Free with cost of admission.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Animal Exploration - Arlington
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
United States
Discover the habits and adaptations of a native animal during a live animal observation. RSVP: 817-860-6752.

Sat, 12/01/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Reptiles: Our Scaly Skinned Friends - Cedar Hill
Sat, 12/01/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States
Learn about local reptiles. See some live examples. Free with cost of admission.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am

Bird Walk - Allen
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 8:00am - 11:00am
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States
Learn basic birding techniques on this guided hike where participants can see up to 30-plus species. Bring binoculars, field guides, sunscreen and insect repellent. Wear long pants, closed-toed shoes. All ages welcome.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Adventure Club - Southlake
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States
Class designed to encourage children's curiosity and concern about the natural world through hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and hikes. This week's topic is Birds and Migration. Geared to ages 5-9. Cost: $35. Instructor: Monica Hutchins at mhutch64@verizon.net. Register online.

Sun, 12/02/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Nature Explore Family Club - Plano
Sun, 12/02/2012 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States
The Nature Explore Family Club aims to connect children and families with nature through fun, age-appropriate activities. Held the first Sunday of each month in December-February. Free.
Bird & Nature Walks

Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:00pm - Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:00pm

Chihuly Nights - Dallas
Mon, 12/03/2012 - 6:00pm - Mon, 12/31/2012 - 9:00pm
Dallas Arboretum
8525 Garland Rd
Dallas, TX
United States
Exhibit has been extended offering residents another chance to see Dale Chihuly’s outdoor sculpture exhibit illuminated during the holidays. Open Mon, Tues and Wed evenings, excluding Nov. 21 and Dec 24, thru Dec 30. Open Sunday evenings in December. Also open every evening Dec 26-30. 6-9pm. Evening admission: $20/adults, $15/seniors, $10/children.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

Blooming Ornaments - Dallas
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Coppell Senior Center
345 W. Bethel Road
Coppell, TX
United States
Phone: 972-462-5136
Learn to make ornaments from pine cones adorned with dried floral and other natural materials in this Dallas Arboretum therapeutic horticulture class. Space is limited to 15 participants so register early. $8.

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Organizing and Activism Workshop - Dallas
Tue, 12/04/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Texas Campaign for the Environment
3303 Lee Parkway
Dallas, TX
United States
Green Corps hosts this workshop that aims to teach skills needed to promote social and environmental change. Contact: Lisa Trope at 301-318-3892 or Lisa@greencorps.org.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm

Books 'N Bugs - Dallas
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 10:30am - 12:30pm
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas , TX
United States
Story time features crafts, book reading, snack and butterfly release. $10/child, $8/member child. Adults pay regular admission.

Thu, 12/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Snowshoeing Basics - Dallas
Thu, 12/06/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
REI
4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States
Learn the basics of snowshoeing, including what gear is needed. Free.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm

HO HO HOmade Holiday Craft Fair - Colleyville
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 9:00am - 2:00pm
Clove Hill
501 WagonWheel Court
Colleyville, TX
United States
Shop for handmade toys, decor, clothes and gift items for the holiday season.

Fri, 12/07/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Young Naturalist - Southlake
Fri, 12/07/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States
Class designed for home schoolers. Learn fascinating facts about the world around us as we explore nature. Two classes: one for 4-5 year olds and one for ages 6 and older. This week's theme is Nature Crafts. Cost: $7. Register online.

Sat, 12/08/2012 (Ongoing)

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
Sat, 12/08/2012 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

NORTH TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS: COLLIN COUNTY Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com/ McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com/2601.html DENTON COUNTY Denton Community Market: http://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket DALLAS COUNTY Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket/ Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com/ Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket/ White Rock Local Market: http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com/ ELLIS COUNTY Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com/ ROCKWALL COUNTY Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp TARRANT COUNTY Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com/ Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownfarmersmarket.com/ Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 7:30am - 12:00pm

Bird and Nature Walks - Lewisville
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 7:30am - 12:00pm
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area
201 E Jones St
Lewisville, TX
United States
Guided bird and nature walks. Almost 300 species have been documented at the site. Registration requested: 972-219-3930 or LisaCole@UNT.edu.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am

Twelve Hills Nature Center Workday - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 10:00am
Twelve Hills Nature Center
817 Mary Cliff Drive
Dallas, TX
United States
Volunteers needed to help remove invasive plants at the 5-acre nature center located in Oak Cliff. Bring gardening tools. Workday will be cancelled if raining. info@twelvehills.org.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:30am

Bird Walk - McKinney
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 9:30am
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX
United States
Prairie & Timbers Audubon Society conducts this guided bird walk through the Heard Sanctuary. The walk, which lasts 1.5 hours, begins promptly. Free with regular admission.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm

Pulling Privet - Arlington
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 8:00am - 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX
United States
The Arlington Conservation Council seeks volunteers to remove invasive privet, prep the butterfly garden for the winter, weed, water and clean up. Contact: friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

White Rock Holiday Market - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 3:00pm
Green Spot Market and Fuels
702 N. Buckner Blvd.
Dallas, TX
United States
Local farmers, food vendors, artisans.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

Habitat Restoration - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
Trinity River Audubon Center
6500 Great Trinity Forest Way (formerly 6500 S. Loop 12)
Dallas, TX
United States
Volunteers needed to help build trails, remove invasive plants and restore habitat. RSVP: 214-309-5850 or JCCollins@Audubon.org.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am

Backyard Composting - Arlington
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 9:00am - 11:00am
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
United States
Phone: 817-459-6778
The city of Arlington Master Composter volunteers hold composting classes the second Saturday of every month. Attendees will receive a free book. Dress for the weather. For more information, visit www.arlingtontx.gov. Free.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

DIY Energy 101 - Plano
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States
Learn techniques for making your home more energy efficient. Plano residents receive an energy efficiency tool kit. Free.
"What the 2013 Legislative Session Means for Power and Renewable Energy in Texas" - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
REI
4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
TX
United States
Event hosted by the North Texas Renewable Energy Group. Texas State Representative Rafael Anchia, House District 103, an advocate of energy efficiency, renewable energy and alternative technologies, will speak energy issues.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm

Starting Your Garden Indoors - Coppell
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 10:30am - 12:00pm
William T. Cosby Library
177 N. Heartz Road
Coppell, TX
United States
This Coppell Community Garden class on indoor gardening covers what to plant, when and how. Free.
Food Gardening

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm

Prayer Circle - Caddo Mills
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:00am - 4:00pm
Four Feathers Trading Post
3522 CR 2621
Caddo Mills, TX
United States
Phone: 214-288-9935
Join The Many Faces People in prayer for Mother Earth. PrayerWalker07@hotmail.com.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm

Vegetarian Cooking 201 Class - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 11:30am - 12:30pm
Nash Davis Recreation Center
3710 N. Hampton Road
Dallas, TX
United States
The Black Vegetarian Society of Texas hosts this vegetarian cooking class. $15.
Food Lifestyle

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Tomato Growing Secrets - Coppell
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm
William T. Cosby Library
177 N. Heartz Road
Coppell, TX
United States
Hosted by the Coppell Community Garden. Learn tried and true methods of growing juicy, delicious tomatoes perfect for spring salads from expert Texas gardeners. Contact:info@coppellcommunitygarden.org
Food Gardening

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nature Walk - Arlington
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
United States
Explore the park's nature trails on this naturalist-led hike. RSVP: 817-860-6752.

Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm

Bicycling Basics - Dallas
Sat, 12/08/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
REI
4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States
Designed for beginners, class covers the types of bikes available and gear needed, along with an introduction to cycling safety and bike maintenance. Free.
Bicycling Lifestyle

Sun, 12/09/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Connemara Meadow Open House - Allen
Sun, 12/09/2012 - 1:00pm - 5:00pm
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd Enter at gate on east side of Alma, south of Bethany.
Allen, TX
United States
Visitors can hike the 72-acre Meadow Preserve at the monthly open house. Free.

Mon, 12/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Town Hall with State Legislators - Arlington
Mon, 12/10/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Sheraton Arlington
1500 Convention Center
Arlington, TX
United States
Town hall with Rep. Rafael Anchia of Dallas (Sunset Advisory Committee) and Rep. Jim Keffer of Eastland (Energy Resources Committee) where you can voice opinions on the PUC and the Railroad Commission, regarding tar sands, fracking, etc. On Dec.19, testimony will be heard at the Capitol on Sunset* of above-mentioned agencies. This event is sponsored by the Dallas and Fort Worth Sierra Clubs, Public Citizen and others. *Sunset of an agency deals with all aspects of an agency, how it does business with the public and private sector--even whether the entity as we know it should continue. This process only happens once every seven years.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Energy Efficiency Workshops - Dallas
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 9:00am - 4:00pm
Center for Building Performance
1801 Royal Lane, Suite 400
Farmers Branch , TX
United States
The South-Central Partnership for Energy Efficiency as a Resource, a partnership of energy efficiency industry stakeholders committed to the accelerated adoption of advanced building systems and energy efficiency products and services in the south-central U.S., is hosting two workshops: 9am to Noon -- Commercial Building Diagnostic Tools and Lighting Technologies. 1-4pm -- Commercial Building Operators-Evaluating Common Opportunities and HVAC Economizers. Cost: $20/per workshop, $30/both workshops. Lunch provided. See website for directions, parking info.

Tue, 12/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Dallas Sierra Club - Water Conservation and Alternative Water Sources
Tue, 12/11/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
REI
4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States
Dr. Fouad Jaber, asst prof and water resources mgmt specialist with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, will discuss water conservation and alternative water sources, including rainwater harvesting, grey water and air conditioner condensate reuse. For more information, contact Kirk Miller: 972-699-1687 or KirkMiller@DallasSierraClub.org.

Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Triathlon Training - Dallas
Wed, 12/12/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm
REI
4515 Lyndon B Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX
United States
Learn what's involved in training for a triathlon. Free. Registration Required: CoachFrank@Tri-Now.com.
Bicycling Lifestyle

Thu, 12/13/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Renewable Energy Options for Plano - Plano
Thu, 12/13/2012 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States
Get answers to questions about renewable energy -- from solar panels to wind turbines to geothermal heating. Free.

Fri, 12/14/2012 (Ongoing) - Sat, 12/15/2012 (Ongoing)

Holiday Trail of Lights - McKinney
Fri, 12/14/2012 (Ongoing) - Sat, 12/15/2012 (Ongoing)
Heard Museum
1 Nature Place
McKinney, TX
United States
Enjoy holiday lights and decorations along a half-mile trail, family-friendly entertainment, photos with Father Christmas and Mother Nature, hot beverages and treats. $9/adults, $6/children. Online ticket discount.

Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Science Adventures - Southlake
Fri, 12/14/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States
Class designed for home schoolers. These 1.5 hour workshops are designed for the student who wants to take science to the next level. Hands-on experiments and field studies will help students learn about nature and the environment. This week's theme is Under the Microscope. Two classes: one for 4-5 year olds and one for ages 6 and older. This week's theme is Nature Crafts. Cost: $7. Register online.

Sat, 12/15/2012 (Ongoing)

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
Sat, 12/15/2012 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

NORTH TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS: COLLIN COUNTY Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com/ McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com/2601.html DENTON COUNTY Denton Community Market: http://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket DALLAS COUNTY Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket/ Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com/ Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket/ White Rock Local Market: http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com/ ELLIS COUNTY Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com/ ROCKWALL COUNTY Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp TARRANT COUNTY Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com/ Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownfarmersmarket.com/ Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com

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Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm

O.S. Gray Natural Area Workday - Arlington
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:00am - 12:00pm
O.S. Gray Natural Area
2021 W. Abram St.
Arlington, TX
United States
Volunteers needed to mulch trail, pull privit, pick up trash and weed wildflower beds. Bring work gloves and garden tools. Long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes, sun protection and water recommended. Group meets for lunch after. friendsofosgray@gmail.com

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am

Green the Holidays Workshop - Plano
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:30am - 11:00am
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway
Plano, TX
United States
Learn to make eco-friendly, handmade gifts for the holidays, including beauty products, decor, greeting cards and more. Free.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

North Texas Electric Auto Association - RIchardson
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 10:00am - 12:00pm
Joel's House
156 Hidden Circle
Richardson, TX
United States
All monthly meetings are free to attend and open to the public. No Presentations at this event but free train rides are available. We will also get the standard updates on members projects and do open Q & A session. http://holidayexpressridingtrain.com

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Woodpeckers - Fort Worth
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Learn about woodpeckers and how to identify local species by sight and sound. An optional hike follows. Free with paid admission. Hike is $5.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm

Caroling Through Penn Farm
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States
Phone: 972-291-5940.
Take a lantern-lit tour of historic farm followed by Christmas carol sing-a-long around the campfire with hot chocolate, apple cider and cookies. Free with cost of park admission: $7/ages 12 and up. Michelle.Varnell@tpwd.state.tx.us.

Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm

Astronomy on the Meadow Night Walk - Allen
Sat, 12/15/2012 - 9:00pm - 11:00pm
Connemara Meadow Preserve
Alma and Tatum Rd
Allen, TX
United States
Guided 1.5-mile night walk. Wear close-toe shoes, long pants and weather appropriate clothes. Bring bug spray, flashlight and binoculars or spotting scope. Meet at the Suncreek Park circular parking lot (just west from the normal Connemara entrance on Alma - see map on website) at 9 p.m. sharp and then walk to the Meadow the back way. Sign up on the Connemara website. This event is not appropriate for young children.

Sun, 12/16/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

Adventure Club - Southlake
Sun, 12/16/2012 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States
Class designed to encourage children's curiosity and concern about the natural world through hands-on activities, experiments, crafts and hikes. This week's topic is Moose. Geared to ages 5-9. Cost: $35. Instructor: Monica Hutchins at mhutch64@verizon.net. Register online.

Mon, 12/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Forming a Green Team - Dallas
Mon, 12/17/2012 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
First Unitarian Church of Dallas
4015 Normandy Avenue Hallman Bldg
Dallas, TX
United States
Event hosted by Dallas Interfaith Power & Light. Learn about the Cool Congregations campaign. Q&A with members of existing green teams.

Thu, 12/20/2012 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm

Public Hearing on Gas Drilling Permits - Dallas
Thu, 12/20/2012 - 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Dallas City Halll
1500 Marilla Street
Dallas, TX
United States
The Dallas Plan Commission is hosting a public hearing before it votes on whether to allow new gas drilling permits submitted by Trinity East to drill on Dallas parkland. Environmental groups, including Dallas Residents at Risk, are urging the public to voice their concerns about gas drilling at the meeting.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Creature Features - Southlake
Fri, 12/21/2012 - 1:00pm - 2:30pm
Bob Jones Nature Center
355 E. Bob Jones Rd
Southlake, TX
United States
Class designed for home schoolers. Learn strange and unusual facts about some of nature's most interesting creatures. Two classes: one for 4-5 year olds and one for ages 6 and older. This week's theme is Roadrunners. Cost: $7. Register online.

Fri, 12/21/2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm

Winter SolstiCelebration - Dallas
Fri, 12/21/2012 - 6:00pm - 10:00pm
Cathedral of Hope
5910 Cedar Springs Northeast corner of Inwood
Dallas, TX
United States
Phone: 214-261-5599
20th annual Winter SolstiCelebration featuring ritual, dance, magic, music, poetry, conscious movement, meditation and storytelling. This is the final year for the event. Bring a flashlight to participate in the return of the light ceremony. Bring food pantry and winter wear donations. Cost: Adults - $20/at the door, $17/advance. Children and seniors - $15/at the door, $13/ in advance.

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm

Winter Survival - Fort Worth
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Learn how plants and animals survive the winter and prepare for the spring during this hike around the Nature Center. $5 with paid admission.

Sat, 12/22/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm

Nature Walk - Arlington
Sat, 12/22/2012 - 2:00pm - 3:00pm
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
United States
Phone: 817-860-6752
Family friendly naturalist-led walk. RSVP requested. Free. Donations accepted.

Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Bison Feeding Hayride - Fort Worth
Wed, 12/26/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Phone: 817-392-7410
Dec. 26 and Dec. 28. 10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. See bison upclose as staff feed the herd and visit the barn on this old-fashioned hayride. $16. Children 3 and under free but must sit on adult's lap. Registration required.

Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Holiday Hike - Fort Worth
Thu, 12/27/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Phone: 817 732-0722
Take a hike and enjoy the winter landscape. $5 with admission.

Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm

Bison Feeding Hayride - Fort Worth
Fri, 12/28/2012 - 10:00am - 2:30pm
Fort Worth Nature Center
9601 Fossil Ridge Road
Fort Worth, TX
United States
Phone: 817-392-7410
10-11:30am and 1-2:30pm. See bison upclose as staff feed the herd and visit the barn on this old-fashioned hayride. $16. Children 3 and under free but must sit on adult's lap. Registration required.

Sat, 12/29/2012 (Ongoing)

North Texas Farmers Markets - Complete Listings
Sat, 12/29/2012 (Ongoing)
See websites for location, hours and season. TX
United States

NORTH TEXAS FARMERS MARKETS: COLLIN COUNTY Frisco Farmers Market: http://www.friscofarmersmarket.com/ McKinney Farmers Market at the Adriatica: http://www.chestnutsquare.org/programs/farmers_market.asp Fairview Farms Marketplace, Plano: http://www.fairview-farms.com/2601.html DENTON COUNTY Denton Community Market: http://www.facebook.com/DentonCommunityMarket DALLAS COUNTY Carrollton Square Community Farmers Market, http://www.cityofcarrollton.com Celebration Farmers Market, Dallas: www.celebrationrestaurant.com/farmersmarket/ Coppell Farmers Market: http://www.coppellfarmersmarket.org Dallas Farmers Market: http://www.dallasfarmersmarket.org Four Seasons Market, Richardson: http://www.fourseasonsmarkets.com/ Grand Prairie Farmers Market: http://www.gptx.org/farmersmarket/ White Rock Local Market: http://www.whiterocklocalmarket.com/ ELLIS COUNTY Waxahachie Downtown Farmers Market: http://waxahachiedowntown.com/ ROCKWALL COUNTY Rockwall Farmers Market: http://mainstreet.rockwall.com/faqs.asp TARRANT COUNTY Downtown Arlington Farmers Market: http://www.downtownarlingtonfarmersmarket.com/ Cowtown Farmers Market, Fort Worth: http://www.cowtownfarmersmarket.com/ Elizabeth Anna's Local Farm & Market, Fort Worth: https://www.elizabethanna.net Grapevine Farmers Market: http://www.farmersmarketofgrapevine.com Keller Farmers Market: www.kellerfarmersmarket.com Don't see one of your favorites? Email events@greensourcedfw.org.

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am

Trinity River: A Legacy of Life - Arlington
Sat, 12/29/2012 - 10:00am - 11:00am
River Legacy Living Science Center
703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd.
Arlington, TX
United States
Phone: 817-860-6752
Texas Master Naturalist Chad Etheridge will discuss the natural and cultural history of the Trinity River in this adult workshop. Suited for ages 10 and up. RSVP requested. Free. Donations accepted.

Sat, 12/29/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Geocaching 101 - Cedar Hill
Sat, 12/29/2012 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Cedar Hill State Park
1570 W FM 1382
Cedar Hill, TX
United States
Learn about geocaching, a scavenger/treasure hunt using GPS units. No equipment or experience needed. Space is limited so call Michelle at 972-291-5940 to check availability. The program is held in an outdoor amphitheater that is wheelchair and stroller accessible. Free with park admission.