BUTTERFLIES IN THE GARDEN
Enjoy the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in North Central Texas in every hue and size in the recently restored conservatory. Walk among hundreds of fluttering butterflies from around the world, such as the striking Blue Morpho. Watch as they gracefully land on tropical flowers and lush foliage — maybe even on your shoulders — and learn about the amazing life cycle of these beautiful creatures.
Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden | 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. Fort Worth
When: Sat. Feb.29 – Sun. Apr. 12, 10am – 4pm | Exhibit is a timed entrance
Cost: Butterfly Exhibit Only: Adults, 16 – 64, 12 | Seniors, 65 +, $10 | Kids, 6-15, $8 | Kids under 5, FREE
THE DALLAS KOSHER CHILI COOK-OFF AND ART SHOW
The Cook-off is a premier event bringing together the diverse Jewish community with more than 40 teams competing for the bragging rights as the best kosher chili in North Texas! Young and old from all religious backgrounds will enjoy an afternoon of chili, good food, fun, and rides for the kids. New this year, the Texas Jewish Arts Association will present an art show and sale that includes paintings, mosaics, sculptures, and glass creations.
Where: Tiferet Israel Synagogue | 10909 Hillcrest Dr., Dallas
When: Sun. March 15, 11am – 4pm
Cost: Adults, $12 | Kids, 3 – 10 years, $6, includes a free hot dog | Kids under 3, FREE
Puptopia has something for every pup and their doting family. Dog focused; science-based fun filled activities make this one-of-a-kind day sure to keep tails a-wagging. Enjoy a stunt dog show, K9 Lounge, Pup massage & Spaw, Dog agility featuring pups who have been rescued or adopted from shelters, kissing booth, vendors, and more.
Where: Main Street Garden | 1902 Main St., Dallas
When: Sat. March 21 |10am–5 pm
Cost: $25, adult and two dogs
DALLAS CHILDREN’S ADVOCACY CENTER
Appetite for Advocacy
The annual fundraising luncheon for DCAC highlights the importance of education and child abuse awareness in our community. The 13th annual Appetite for Advocacy will feature ABC News Veteran John Quiñones, journalist and host of What Would You Do? Join civic, business, and philanthropy leaders in the Dallas community as they come together to raise funds for this good cause.
Where: Sheraton Dallas Hotel | 400 N. Olive St., Dallas
When: Thurs. March 27 | 10:30am – 1pm
Web: dcac.publishpath.com/Default.aspx?shortcut=appetite&OriginalDomain=www.dcac.org or http://www.dcac.org/appetite
ELIOT PORTER’S BIRDS EXHIBIT
Eliot Porter (1901-1990) began the movement of nature photography. In this exceptional exhibit, there are more than 30 photographs and archival objects along with his writings from his activities. The show enables visitors to feel a connection with Porter. The main focal point of his life’s work was birds. Every spring for 50 years, he would capture their colors, variety, and ability to fly. Experience how Porter changed the way nature was photographed by using new techniques and technology.
Where: Amon Carter Museum of American Art | 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth
When: Through Sun. May 10 | 10am – 8pm
ENNIS BLUEBONNET TRAILS AND FESTIVAL
Revel in the fresh air and spring wildflowers, including, our state flower, as you tour the beautiful Ennis Bluebonnet Trails. Designated in 1997 as the Official Bluebonnet City of Texas, the trails are 40+ miles of public, country roads, and various city parks. Arrive April 17–April 19 during the Bluebonnet festival in the heart of downtown Ennis. Enjoy live entertainment, arts, crafts, vendors, food trucks, and more.
Where: 200 NW Main, and surrounding areas, Ennis
When: Bluebonnet Trails April 1 – 30 | Bluebonnet Festival | Fri. April 17, Sat. April 18, 10 am – 9 pm | Sun. April 19, 10 am – 6 pm
Cost: FREE admission
EDU-CARE COMPASSION FATIGUE SYMPOSIUM
Transforming the Helper
Learn, laugh, get educated as you listen to keynote speaker Elaine Sanchez, author of the honest, and surprisingly funny book, “Letters from Madelyn, Chronicles of a Caregiver” and other speakers. 6.25 CEUs Ethics includes for Social Work, Nursing, LPC, LCDC. Ph.D., Guardianship, CSA, TCOLE
Where: Lovers Lane United Methodist Church | 9200 Inwood Rd., Dallas
When: Thurs. April 16 | 7:30am – 4:40pm
Come to the world’s largest environmental exposition right here in Dallas! It is the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day. This event is for all ages, all walks of life interested in the environment and sustainability. Enjoy a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities. For those interested in the EarthX Conferences (Thursday, April 23 – Sunday, April 26) and the Film Festival screenings (Fri. April 17 – Sun. April 26), check the website for details.
Where: Fair Park | 1121 First Ave., Dallas
When: Expo — Fri. April 24, 9am – 5pm | Sat. April 25, 10am – 6pm | Sun. April 26 11am – 5pm
Web: earthx.org to register for the Expo and other details
Keyboard Conversations with Jeffrey Siegel
Enjoy the syncopated music of Gershwin and Joplin, Tangos of Stravinsky and Shostakovich, along with the Marches of Prokofiev, and John Philip Sousa. Mr. Siegel will speak to the audience before each composition illuminating a few relevant musical examples from the keyboard. All patrons are invited to the post-concert Dessert Reception with Mr. Siegel in the Leftwich Grand Foyer.
Where: Eisemann Center, in the intimate Bank of America Theatre | 2351 Performance Dr., Richardson
When: Mon. April 20, 7:30pm