CALENDAR OF EVENTS
DATED – PLAN AHEAD – ONGOING EVENTS
Changes to events may occur after print date of this magazine. Always call ahead to confirm all details.
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1
***** 3-Hr Wetland Canoe Trail – 1-4pm. Also Mar 18. Experience the amazing diversity in wetland vegetation and wildlife while learning about the history and basics of wetland ecology. After a safety and canoeing introduction, spend about 40 mins on a guided trail around the Heard wetlands, followed by free paddle time to explore on your own. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.
THURSDAY, MARCH 2
A Spiritual Spa Day – 2-6pm. Hear a brief talk, The Power of Letting Go: Identifying Thoughts and Things that Keep Us Stuck, by feng shui master Amy Zepeda. A variety of services such as Heart 2 Heart, reiki and crystal therapy will promote conscious awareness, along with a champagne toast to celebrate the day. $222-$404. North Dallas location. RSVP required: ASpiritualSpaDay.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 4
Live Fit Guided Hike – 9:30am. In conjunction with City of Southlake’s Live Fit Wellness Challenge. Hike is approximately ¾ of a mile and lasts about an hour. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. 817-491-6333.
Compost Fair – 10am-12pm. Learn the basics of turning garden debris into garden gold through composting. Rotate through 6 learning stations. A come-and-go event. Spend as much or as little time as you need talking with our composting experts. Free. Environmental Education Center, 4116 W Plano Pkwy, Plano. Registration required: 972-769-4130.
Go Organic: Fresh Herbs for Every Garden – 10:15-11am. Learn the secrets of growing basil, mint, rosemary, and other herbs in Texas and how to care for these plants throughout the year. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122.
SUNDAY, MARCH 5
Adventures in Energy Healing – 2-3pm. Information to better understand the different types of natural healing modalities that are available to you. John Ayo, Naturopath, will discuss the impacts of modern day life, and how these integrative health options can help you achieve optimum health. Free. Natural Grocers in Richardson, 7517 Campbell Rd, Dallas. John Ayo: 972-612-4900. JohnAyo.com.
Jewelry Making Class – 2-5pm. With Mary Ellen Dorey. Learn to make wire wrapped earrings and a natural stone necklace set in sterling silver or 14KGF. Feel free to bring your own beads and tools. Supplies offered. $50. Location given upon registration. 972-567-3962. DoreyAromatherapy.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 7
*****Spring Break Mini-Camps for Kids – Mar 7-9. Each mini-camp explores a different topic and includes indoor activities and time outside exploring our 289 acre sanctuary. Pre-registration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 8
Watershed Water Quality Training – 1-5pm. Workshop designed to assist watershed residents who want to help improve and protect their water resources by becoming involved in Hickory Creek watershed protection and management activities. Free. Denton County Elections Administration Building, 701 Kimberly Dr, Denton. Preregister: tws.tamu.edu.
THURSDAY, MARCH 9
32nd Annual Texas Storytelling Festival: Ear Candy: Sweet Sound of Story – Mar 9-12. Includes storyteller concerts, music, a liar’s contest, story swaps, a story slam and workshops. Denton Civic Center, 321 E McKinney St, Denton. 940-380-9320. TejasStorytelling.com.
SATURDAY, MARCH 11
Designer Ready Flowers with Hort Couture – 10:15-11am. Discover the fashionable side of gardening, with the most unique garden plants you have ever seen. Learn color design secrets for container gardens and flowerbeds that truly pop. Free. All Calloway’s Nursery locations. 817-222-1122.
*****Owl Prowl Night Hike – 6:30-9pm. Bring your family to see a live owl presentation and then stay for a guided night hike on our sanctuary trails. Preregistration required. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.
TUESDAY, MARCH 14
Spring Break Eco-Adventure Camp – Mar 14-16. 8:30am-4pm. Children in grades 4-7 can go back in time to 1869, examine microscopic plant life, hike the Blackjack Trail, use natural materials to inspire a work of art, grow something wild and more. $125/child. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required by Mar 6: 972-219-3550. llela.org.
Jr. Naturalist Spring Break Camp 2017 – Mar 14-16. 10am-2pm. Get an up-close look at our local species and their habitat, create nature inspired art, and explore the terrain, from creek to canopy, in the Cross Timbers Ecosystem with Master Naturalist and educator Robin Swindle. $165. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Register: 817-491-6333 or eventbrite.com/e/jr-naturalist-spring-break-camp-2017-tickets-28395744436.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 15
Gardening Day – We invite families, home school groups, Scout troops and garden enthusiasts to come out for a day of gardening. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. More info: 817-491-6333.
THURSDAY, MARCH 16
*****Natural Networking – 11:30am-1pm. Open group. No dues. Holistic, integrative, or “green,” business owners and professionals welcome in all areas: health/wellness, sustainability, personal growth, integrative medicine, family and relationships, financial well-being and more. Meets 3rd Thurs each month. Hosted by Natural Awakenings North Texas Magazine. Networking is $10 (cash only) or support our host restaurant by purchasing your own lunch and there is no charge for meeting. Held at Palio’s Pizza Café, 1941 Preston Rd, Ste 1004, Plano. Join our email list for reminders: bit.ly/NA-NTX2.
SATURDAY, MARCH 18
Collin County Master Gardener Garden Show – Mar 18 & 19. 9am-5pm, Sat; 11am-5pm, Sun. Discover inspiration, exciting plants, design, and practical tips from some of the state’s top horticulture experts. Myers Park & Event Center, 7117 CR 166, McKinney. ccmgatx.org.
SUNDAY, MARCH 19
4th Annual Northeast Texas Equifest – 9am. All-day horse fair benefitting the Cowgirl Congress Rodeo Drill Team. Includes indoor horse seminars, presentations will feature health and safety tips, training demonstrations, as wells as rare breed and discipline exhibits. $5, free/age 12 & under. 262 Horseman’s Rd, Greenville. 903-352-8944. NortheastTexasEquifest.com.
TUESDAY, MARCH 21
Monarch Way Station – 7pm. Learn simple steps to create a Monarch Way Station in your backyard. Get answer to questions, learn about resources and get free step-by-step guide to start your butterfly garden in North Texas. Flower Mound Public Library, 3030 Broadmoor Ln, Flower Mound. Register: 972-874-6165.
THURSDAY, MARCH 23
Rainwater Harvesting – 6pm. Learn rain barrel construction; how to install and maintain; benefits of collecting rainwater. Fire Station #7, 861 S Independence Pkwy, McKinney. 972-547-7335. Register: McKinneyTexas.org/Green.
SATURDAY, MARCH 25
Stars on the Prairie – 7:45-9:45pm. Trek to LLELA’s prairie restoration area to view the wonders of the night sky. Emphasis is on viewing with naked-eyes and binoculars. Ages 5 &up. $10/person. Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area, 201 E Jones St, Lewisville. Registration required by Mar 24: llela.org.
FRIDAY, MARCH 31
Friday Funday: Dino Hunt – 1-2:30pm. Features a dinosaur “fossil” hunt and dinosaur craft. All ages. A parent or guardian must be present with children. $12/child members; $15/child nonmembers. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E Bob Jones Rd, Southlake. Register: 817-491-6333.
SATURDAY, APRIL 1
Denton Community Market Opening Day – 9am-1pm. A producer-only farmers’ market and art market specializing in local produce, locally produced food items and local artisan wares. Admission free. 317 W Mulberry St, Denton. DentonMarket.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 8
Texas Trash-Off – Volunteers throughout the state remove litter from roadsides, city parks, neighborhoods, and waterways during the state’s single largest one-day cleanup event. More info: McKinneyTexas.org/Green.
ColorPalooza – 10am-5pm. Visitors show off their artistic abilities, watch skilled artists create one-of-a kind sculptures and paintings, and learn how to better care for the Earth and make their homes more environmentally friendly. Free admission. Some activities carry a nominal charge. Old Town Lewisville. More info: 972-219-3401 or LewisvilleColorPalooza.com.
SATURDAY, APRIL 29
Drug Take-Back – 10am-2pm. Safely dispose of all accumulated expired, unwanted and unused prescription drugs. The service is free and anonymous. You do not have to be a resident of McKinney to participate. Solid Waste Services, 1550 S College St, Bldg D, McKinney. More info: McKinneyTexas.org/Green.
SATURDAY, JUNE 3
M-o-o-ving Thru’ the Mud with Landon – 10am. Seeking sponsors and volunteers for this kid-friendly mud run with obstacles for children 4-15. Fundraiser for Hope for HH. $25. Circle N Dairy, 2074 Co Rd 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343. MudWithLandon.com.
SATURDAY, JUNE 17
*****8th Annual Natural Health Fest – 9am-5pm. Live radio broadcast at 8am. Whether you want to optimize your good health, solve a chronic complaint, or even fight a life-threatening illness, Natural HealthFest’s talks and exhibits are a tremendous resource. Meet health practitioners before you make an appointment. Buy tickets online or $20 at door. Richardson Civic Center, 411 W Arapaho Rd, Richardson. NaturalHealthFest.com.
Sunday Celebration Service Agape Center For Spiritual Living – 10am, meditation; 10:30am, service. Noah’s Event Venue, 5280 Town Square Dr, Plano. Rev Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeCSL.com.
Sunday Worship: Unity Spiritual Center of Denton Service – 10am, coffee; 11am, service. Unity takes spiritual principles and makes them practical in your life. 6071 New Hope Rd, Krugerville. 214-453-0218. UnityOfNewHope.org.
Horizon UU Worship Service – 10:30am-12pm. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940. Horizonuu.org.
*****Women’s Life Coaching Groups – 12-1:30pm. & 7-8:30pm. If you’re looking for clarity, peace, support and connection with like-minded women, join us for our weekly meetings led by two life coaches. $25. Inner Evolution Coaching, 1517 McDermott St, Allen. Amy Egan: 214-356-7646.
Beekeeping Meeting – 6:30pm. 2nd Mon. Beginner to experienced keepers welcome, ages 8-80. Free. Collin County Hobby Beekeepers Association. Collin College Conference Center (Central Park Campus), 2200 W University Dr, McKinney. 972-843-8084.
Collin County Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas Meeting – 7pm. 2nd Tues. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. More info: 972-380-4030.
Buddhist Sangha – 7-9pm. The meeting of Horizon’s Buddhist covenant group. Meditation and study of the 8-Fold Path. Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church, 1641 W Hebron Pkwy, Carrollton. 972-492-4940. Horizonuu.org.
Prenatal Class – 12-1pm. Last Wed. Designed specifically for expectant parents, this free 1-hr course with Dr. Alina Olteanu covers numerous topics on preparing for your new arrival, such as your child’s development, immunizations, breast feeding, supplements, nutrition. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. RSVP requested: 214-736-1954. WholeChildTexas.com.
Organic Society Meeting – 6:30pm, seed & info exchange; 7pm, meeting. 3rd Wed. Denton Organic Society. Denton Senior Center, 509 N Bell Ave, Denton. 940-382-8551.
*****Agape Community Meditation & Prayer Gathering – 6:45-8:15pm. Experience group meditation and prayer. Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main St, Ste 158, Frisco. Rev. Lee Wolak: 972-468-1331. AgapeCSL.com.
Nature Story Times – 10:30am. Designed primarily for young children and introduces a different nature-themed book each week. Included in general admission, free/Heard Museum Members. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.
Community Dance – 7-9:30pm. 2nd & 4th Fri. Live Music, varied styles. Fun for all ages 21 and up. $5/person Denton Senior Center, 509 North Bell Ave, Denton. 940-349-8720.
2nd Saturday Bird Walk – Thru May. 8-9am. Learn more about birding. These walks are intended to help beginning and intermediate birders with bird spotting and identification techniques. Included in general admission. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. 972-562-5566.
Denton Community Market – Apr-Nov. 9am-1pm. A producer-only farmers’ market and art market specializing in local produce, locally produced food items and local artisan wares. Admission free. 317 W Mulberry St, Denton. DentonMarket.org.
Farmersville Farmers & Fleas Market – 9am-3pm. 1st Sat. Features produce, crafts, food, jewelry, antiques and more. Onion Shed, 151 S Main, Farmersville. 972-784-6846. FarmersvilleTX.com.
Blackland Prairie Raptor Center First Saturdays – 10am-2pm. Meet raptors up-close. Take guided prairie hikes. Kids activities. Bring a picnic lunch. Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Rd, Lucas. Erich Neupert: 972-442-7607. BPRaptorCenter.org.
Harp Music for Wellbeing – 12-1pm. 1st Sat. Come relax and listen to the harp, prescriptive music as it facilitates healing, promotes feelings of well-being and aids in transition. $15. Pilates and Yoga Studio, 200 S Austin Dr, Allen. Patsy M. Sadowski, MA, Certified Music Practitioner: 972-814-0778. Pilates-ForLife.com.
Heard Nature Photographers – 1:30-3:30pm. 2nd Sat. Photographers of all ages and experience levels. Presentations, field trips. Membership $20/year; first two visits free. Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary, 1 Nature Pl, McKinney. For more info, Tom Martin: 469-261- 3045. HeardNaturePhotographers.com
Introduction to Yoga Series – 3-4:30pm. An 8-wk series of 75-90-min classes of yoga and discussion. Each week introduces an area of yoga in a way that you can jump in any time. $80. YogaJax Yoga Studio, 2001 Coit Rd, Ste 155, Plano. Preregister, Jami Jackson: 469-331-9913 or YogaJax.com.
Dairy Farm Tours – By appt only. Experience life on a dairy farm with an educational tour including how and what cows are fed, the benefits of grass-crop based feed (silage), the milking parlor, bottle feeding baby calves along with the learning the benefits of drinking raw milk vs pasteurized milk. Everyone gets samples of milk and treat bags for the children. $7/person age 2 & up. Circle N Dairy, 2074 County Road 446, Gainesville. 940-372-0343. CircleNDairy.com.
Live Green in Plano (LGIP) Volunteer Program – Volunteers 13 and up need. Complete a short application and attend an orientation prior to getting started. Activities include monthly garden workdays; community creek and litter cleanups; special event support and assistance; community outreach options; administration; and more. For orientation dates & registration: LiveGreenInPlano.com.
Meditation for Children and Parents – With Dr Alina Olteanu. Children and parents can learn how to meditate in one session. Evening and weekend classes available. Afterwards, join our community of meditators once a month, for group meditations. $150. Whole Child Pediatrics of North Texas, 3550 Parkwood Blvd, Ste B-100, Frisco. For appt: 214-736-1954. WholeChildTexas.com. MeditateWithAlina.com
Star Coyote Events – Monthly events include gong, Tibetan bowl and crystal bowl sound journeys, shamanic journey with a drum dance, kid’s energy and creativity events, and a Wed morning class series. Please see the calendar at StarCoyoteSoundTemple.com for the exact dates and times as they change each month, or call 469-344-6484.
Tea, Talk and Tour at Living Ethics School – Families of current and prospective students can learn more about the philosophy, curriculum and relationships, tour the facility and grounds and connect with other like-minded parents and families. 340 Country Club Rd, Fairview. For more info: 214-544-8338 or CenterForLivingEthics.org.
– Natural Awakenings North Texas calendar serves readers in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex communities of:
Allen, TX, 75002, 75013; Anna, TX 75409; Argyle, TX 76226; Aubrey, 76227;
Bartonville, TX 76226; Bells, TX 75414; Blueridge, TX 75424;
Carrolton, TX, 75006, 75007, 75010, Celina, TX 75009; Collinsville, TX 76233; Copper Canyon, TX 75077; Copeville, TX 75121;
Dallas, TX 75287, 75252; Denison, TX 75020, 75021; Denton, TX 75201, 75202, 75203, 75204, 75205, 75206, 75208, 75209, 75210;
Era, TX 76238;
Farmersville, TX 75442; Flower Mound, TX 75022, 75027, 75028; Fort Worth, TX 76052; Frisco, TX 75033, 75034, 75035;
Gainesville, TX 76240, 76241; Gordonville, TX 76245; Gunter, TX 75058;
Highland Village, TX 75077; Howe, TX 75459;
Josephine, TXJ 75164; Justin, TX 76247; Krum, TX 76249;
Lake Dallas, TX 75065; Lavon, TX 75166; Lindsay, TX 76250;
Lantana, TX 76226; Lewisville, TX, 75029, 75057, 75067, 75077; Little Elm, TX, 75068;
Munster, TX 76252; McKinney, TX, 75069, 75070, 75071; Melissa, TX 75454; Murphy, TX 75094; Myra TX, 76253;
Nevada, TX 75173; Pilot Point, TX 76258; Plano, TX 75023, 75024, 75025, 75026, 75074, 75075; 75086, 75093, 75094; Pottsboro, TX 75076;
Princeton, TX 75407; Prosper, TX 75078; Ponder, TX 76259;
Royce City, TX 75189; Richardson, TX, 75080, 75082; Roanoke, TX 76262; Rosston, TX 76263; Rockwall, TX 75087;
Sanger, TX 76266; Sherman, TX 75090, 75091, 75092; Sachse, TX 75048; Sadler, TX 76264; Southlake, TX 76092; Southmayd, TX 76268;
The Colony, TX 75056; Tioga, TX 76271; Trophy Club, TX 76262; Tom Bean, TX 75489
Van Alstyne, TX 75495;
Westminster, TX 75485; Weston, TX 75097; Whitewright, TX 75491; Whitesboro, TX 76273; Wylie, TX 75098;
Valley View, TX 76272;