February Happenings Around Town

By fyi50+
February 1, 2023

Experience the fabulous events happening around town in February! 


Game Day Guac and Snacks for Super Bowl 2023

By Dana Cobb

Super Bowl Sunday isn’t just about football — it’s also about food!

Snacking on Super Bowl Sunday doesn’t have to sabotage your diet. This year, you don’t have to ditch your favorite football foods to keep your healthier habits in check during the Big Game — just choose the right version of it. Here’s a delicious list of ¡Yo Quiero! game-day choices sure to satisfy your hungry team without scoring against your diet. READ MORE


The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo is back! Take your whole family to the most authentic western lifestyle experience anywhere – since 1896. It’s exciting. It’s fun. It’s 23 days of what makes Fort Worth a fantastic city in Texas. There are livestock and horse shows, kid-friendly activities and exhibits, live music, a carnival, a midway, great food, and plenty of rodeo action. And fabulous museum to visit.

Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center | 3401 W. Lancaster, Fort Worth

When: Through Sat. Feb. 4


Untitled – Frank Frazier


In honor of Black History Month and presented by the Irving Black Arts Council, the exhibit features the work of five DFW artists: Frank Frazier, Earline Green, John Johnson, Gerald Leavell, and Burl Washington. Take the short drive to Irving to experience the work of these fabulous artists – It is worth the trip!

Where: Irving Arts Center | 3333 North MacArthur Blvd., Irving

When:  Now through Sat. Feb. 25 | Feb. 4 @ 5 pm, Reception for the exhibition



A John Williams Celebration presented by The Dallas Symphony Orchestra is a loving tribute to the legendary John Williams. Led by conductor Damon Gupton, the DSO will perform selections from multi-Oscar winner’s iconic catalogue, including Schindler’s ListHarry PotterE.T. the Extra-TerrestrialStar Wars, Jaws, Born on the Fourth of July, and more.

Where: Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center | 2301 Flora St., Dallas

When:  Fri. Feb. 17 & Sat. Feb. 18, 7:30 pm | Sun. Feb. 19, 3 pm




Heartbeats Go Pitter-Patter

Technically, It’s All About the Love

By Broc Sears

Hi-tech Valentine’s Day? Sure. But with a little bit of lo-tech tossed in, you can find several ways to make someone’s digital heart beat faster this year. A few require some brainstorming and work, but once delivered, I’m sure your gift will be a huge smile. Find free Valentines e-cards at many online greeting card sites such as American Greetings, Blue Mountain, Hallmark, or OpenMe.com. Most sites require registration; some, a subscription. Customized cards often require a charge for adding names, music, and animation. READ MORE


Krewe of Barkus Mardi Gras Dog Parade is a fun day for dog parents and fur babies! The 2023 theme is “Barkus Salutes the Good Dogs: Unleash Your Superheroes,” in celebration of the people who positively contribute to our lives. These heroes can be community helpers like first responders, historical figures who made a difference in education, civil rights, and medicine, everyday personal heroes, and comic book superheroes. Come out, watch the parade, and cheer on your favorite costumed doggie duo.

Where: Dr. Glen Mitchell Park | 300 W. Louisiana S., McKinney, Historic Downtown McKinney

When:  Sun. Feb. 19 | 12:30 – 4 pm




Dallas Blooms: The Great Contributors is the largest annual floral festival in the Southwest and a treat for the whole family. Feast your eyes on Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors sculptures, with many new historical figures, including Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, and Joan of Arc. Enjoy an explosion of color from 100 varieties of spring bulbs, 500,000 spring-blooming blossoms, thousands of azaleas, and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees. Highlights include four larger-than-life peacock topiaries and a variety of themed programming, including bird talks, bird flight shows, and demonstrations. Check out C.C. Young Senior Living Thursdays for discounted admission and 20% off in the gift store).

Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden | 8525 Garland Rd., Dallas

When:  Sat. Feb. 25 – Sun. Apr. 16 | 9 am – 5 pm


Take Your Heart Health to Heart

By Heidi Frankel

February is American Heart Health Month; what a great time to reevaluate your heart health. Heart Disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. It is essential to take your heart health seriously. There are many risk factors for heart disease, including, smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight, diabetes and more. The good news is there are many ways to prevent heart disease‑ and in many cases reverse it with better management and lifestyle changes. READ MORE


Black Cowboys: An American Story shines a light on the rich history of Black cowboys and their impact on Texas and American history. The exhibit, by the Witte Museum in San Antonio, has more than 50 artifacts, photographs, documents, and films. The exhibition explores the lives and work of the numerous Black men, women, and children – enslaved and free – who labored on the ranches of Texas and participated in cattle drives before the Civil War through the turn of the 20th century. By revealing stories largely untold, Black Cowboys offers insight into the legendary cowboy, a clearer picture of the Black West, and a more diverse portrait of the American West. The exhibition begins with the work Black cowboys performed to tend cattle along the trails from 1865 to the 1890s and how they were integral to the Texas economy.

Where: African American Museum, Dallas at Fair Park | 3536 Grand Ave., Dallas

When:  Through Wed. April 15



Keeping Happiness and Intimacy in Your Life

By Karen Leba-Baker

Family and work priorities shift as we grow older. Before, our attention flowed to jobs, child-rearing, or our spouse. Now, our pleasures can take center stage, including body care, intimacy, and sex. Intimacy is the feeling of closeness and belonging between people. It can be as simple as a warm, fuzzy moment with the Starbucks barista. Still, far more rewarding is an ongoing closeness and vulnerability in your relationships with your special someone, including family or friends. READ MORE


The Wonderful World of Orchids is coming to the Fort Worth Botanic Garden’s beautiful Rainforest Conservatory. Experience the stunning and exquisite beauty of all shapes, sizes, and colors of thousands of orchids arranged in breathtaking displays. As a bonus, you can learn about the orchid’s habitats and how to grow them in your home.

Where: Fort Worth Botanic Garden

When:  Fri. Feb 24 – Sun. Apr. 9 | 9am – 4:30pm

Web:    LEARN MORE | Click HERE to purchase tickets


Ooey Gooey Chocolate Love Bites

By Chef Rebecka Evans

Flakey, ooey, gooey, chocolatey love bites are a cinch to make for your family’s sweet tooth on Valentine’s Day or when you are craving something special. Individual phyllo cups filled with creamy chocolate, whipped cream, and maraschino cherries never tasted better! It will be a lovefest at first bite! For the recipe, CLICK HERE


Jamie Lee Curtis in an AARP photo shoot


“This word “anti-aging has to be struck. I am pro-aging. I want to age with intelligence and grace and dignity and verve and energy.”

Jamie Lee Curtis, recipient of AARP’s 2022 Movies for Grownups Career Achievement Award.

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