Oct 16 2021

City of Arlington: Value of Water Mini Poster Contest - Arlington

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 18 2021 - 5:00pm
Arlington , TX

Art and science kits, water-themed books, and free passes to the upcoming Dinosaur Safari Exhibit at River Legacy Living Science Center are a few of the prizes in store for the winners of this year’s Value of Water Mini Poster contest. The annual art contest is open to Arlington students, pre-kindergarten through 4th grade.

The contest begins Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021, and all entries are due by 5 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, 2021. It is sponsored by Arlington Water Utilities, Arlington Public Library, River Legacy Living Science Center, and Tarrant Regional Water District.

See website link below for more details.

Info: Alana Earle, Alana.Earle@arlingtontx.gov, 817-459-6618

North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge - DFW (Thru Oct. 31)

Sep 1 2021 - 8:00am to Oct 31 2021 - 5:00pm

The North Texas Community Cleanup Challenge is a friendly competition among North Texas communities to see who can pick up the most litter per resident from Sept. 1 through Oct. 31, 2021. Communities, churches, boy scouts, girl scouts, companies, activists, or just ordinary citizens can organize litter cleanup events or simply log existing events and efforts as they occur. At the end of the contest, the community with the most litter cleaned up per resident will recieve the North Texas Community Cleanup award that they can proudly display in their city hall. Each year the trophy will move from community to community, each adding their name to the legacy of litter cleanup efforts.

North Central Texas Council of Governments: High-Speed Transportation Open Houses - DFW

Oct 12 2021 - 5:00pm to Oct 30 2021 - 2:00pm
See website link for locations TX

The North Central Texas Council of Governments will hold a series of in-person open houses throughout the region, in October, to highlight the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study’s purpose as well as the Phase 1 recommendations of the project.

The first open house is scheduled for 5 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12 at Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie. Open houses are also scheduled for 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19 at Southside Preservation Hall in Fort Worth; 4 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26 at Mercy Street in West Dallas; and 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 30 at Globe Life Field in Arlington. Large venues have been chosen to allow for adequate social distancing.

See website link below for details and locations.

Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau: Butterfly Flutterfly - Grapevine

Oct 16 2021 - 10:00am to 2:00pm
Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park
411 Ball St.
Grapevine , TX

Dress up and bring your pets for a costume contest and parade. Contest and parage registration begins at 8:45 a.m. at Grapevine Convention & Visitors Bureau parking lot, located at 636 S. Main St. You must be registered to participate in the contest and parade. The parade begins at 10 a.m. and concludes at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park (411 Ball St.). Strollers are welcome and encouraged for younger participants. Prizes will be awarded for the best pet costume, costume by age group (children only), and best costumes for adults and/or children in a group. 

After the parade head to Grapevine Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park. Visitors will enjoy arts and crafts, a Migration station where they can learn all about butterfly life, a t-shirt making booth, story time, and so much more.

Live butterfly releases will also be happening at 10:45 a.m., 11:45 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. with a final release at Nash Farm at 1:30 p.m.

Contact: Emily Henvey, ehenvey@grapevinetexasusa.com

Lone Star Sierra Club: Environmental Awards - Austin and Online

Oct 16 2021 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Chez Zee
5406 Balcones Drive
Austin , TX

Link to articleThe event hosted by the Lone Star Chapter of the Sierra Club will be held in person and online. Masks will be required for the in-person event, which will be operating at a reduced capacity within the event space.

Cost: Virtual tickets are $20. In-person tickets are $125.

Info: Natalie Martinez, lonestar.chapter@sierraclub.org, 512-477-1729


Dando Poetry Series: Poetry Reading in Honor of World Food Day - Online

Oct 16 2021 - 8:00pm
Online TX

To commemorate World Food Day 2021, the theme for this month is DANDO DE COMER. Let's share poems about food (in)security, food deserts, urban gardening, best & worst meals, etc.

Featured poet: Tammy Melody Gomez of Fort Worth.