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Earth Day Events 2013

Apr 04, 2013 02:03AM

Heard Museum Celebrate Nature

April 6—9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

1 Nature Pl., McKinney

Live concerts, interactive animal presentations, demonstrations, green vendors, nature-inspired and handcrafted items made by artisans. Animals of the World, Animal Superheroes exhibits and butterfly garden. Participate in drawings, guided trail tour and canoe/kayak demonstrations.

Grapevine EPIC Earth Day Experience

April 6 —10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Main St., Historic Downtown Grapevine

This inaugural EPIC Earth Day Experience features “eco-ordinary” activities, expert speakers, demonstrations, an Arbor Day ceremony, an interactive Green House home and garden workshop, games and prizes, food and beverages and entertainment by Vocal Trash. Free.

Learn 2 Live Green Plano

April 13—10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Shops at Legacy, 5760 Legacy Dr., Plano

A family event featuring exhibits, presentations on environmental topics, workshops, demonstrations, entertainment, green art and children's activities. Featuring the Texas Instruments Jazz Band and the Radio Disney Team Green program. Free.

Earth Day UT Arlington

April 17—11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

University of Texas at Arlington, 701 Nedderman Dr., Arlington

Join Keep Arlington Beautiful and other green vendors for compostable lunches, e-waste recycling and a popular plant giveaway and other activities. The office of sustainability will showcase initiatives including a bike rental program, low-cost car sharing, water bottle filling stations and electric car charging stations.

DFW Airport 2013 Earth Day Celebration

April 19—9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

DFW Airport LiveWell Center, 3625 West Bear Creek Ct., DFW Airport

The DFW Environmental Affairs Department hosts this event for elementary students focusing on protection the Earth’s natural resources. Students enjoy a variety of learning stations that include hands–on, interactive experiments and games. Students are encouraged to work as a team to promote diversity, be creative and learn how to protect our planet.

Texoma Earth Day Festival 2012

April 20—8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Sherman Municipal Grounds , 405 N. Rusk, Sherman

A community-wide, fun, family event where ordinary people will learn improve the health of the planet, their children and themselves. Learn about growing green, vendors, workshops, children’s fun, entertainment, plant sales and recycling. Keynote address at by Terry Jensen, of DFW Ecovillage. Free.

Clean It and Green It Frisco

April 20—9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

7171 IKEA Dr., Frisco

Volunteer for annual community cleanup in Frisco schools, neighborhoods and parks and Earth Day Celebration. Cleanup from 9 to 11 a.m., with lunch provided by IKEA. Entertainment, raffle, movie and Chunk your Junk from 8 a.m. to noon.

Fort Worth Zoo Conservation Run

April 21—First run starts at 7 a.m.

Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Pkwy., Fort Worth

Run, walk or jog for conservation in the 10K, 5K or 1K fun run/walk throughout the Zoo and surrounding neighborhoods. This year’s event includes the Earth Day celebration Party for the Planet. Raise money for wildlife, learn about conservation and celebrate a healthier planet with the Fort Worth Zoo.

Oak Cliff Earth Day Celebration 2013

April 21—Noon to 5 p.m.

Lake Cliff Park, 1200N. Zang Blvd., Dallas

Donate blood, adopt a pet, buy plants and art from local artists. Learn about organic gardening and hybrid vehicles. Entertainment and free parking at Methodist Hospital Lot 10 with a shuttle from the parking lot to the park. Earth Day Mutt Strutt, with prize to the doggie with the best costume and personality that embodies the Earth Day spirit.

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