4 things to do this weekend in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend, Sept. 29-Oct. 1, plus 2 things that are worth the trip

Buttermilk Sky Pie offers six pie flavors daily: I-40, Nannyu2019s pecan, buttermilk, Grannyu2019s apple, chocolate meringue and coconut cream.

Buttermilk Sky Pie offers six pie flavors daily: I-40, Nannyu2019s pecan, buttermilk, Grannyu2019s apple, chocolate meringue and coconut cream.

Deciding how to best spend the weekend? Keep an eye out for these North Texas events.


1. Family fun offered in Colleyville
Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop in Colleyville usually sells pies and ice creams but will celebrate fall with several events Sept. 30. There will be a pie-eating contest, drawings for pie for a year, face painting, pet adoptions, fire trucks and police vehicles available for children and their families. Other activities and special offers will also be offered at participating businesses in the Colleyville Stampede.

Free, all-day event. 4712 Colleyville Blvd, Ste. 160, Colleyville. 817-581-7437. www.buttermilkskypie.com.

2. Learn about pollinators at the nature center
The Bob Jones Nature Center will offer tours of the pollinator garden with Andrea Marshall, a certified native plant landscaper and Native Plant Society of Texas member. She will deliver a presentation on the importance of native plants and the design of our garden followed by a guided tour. Pollinator-themed crafts and activities will be set up separately for children age 4 and older.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for children and members. 1-2:30 p.m. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-491-6333. Bjnc.org.

3. Get inspired at the Women’s Empowerment Summit
The Queens Women’s Summit will feature female leaders, entrepreneurs and artists to share and pass on their experiences and knowledge to empower other women. This event will feature keynote conversations, panel discussions, one-on-one interviews, comedians and musical performances.

General admission is $25. 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 Main St., Grapevine. 214-531-3070. https://www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/queens-womens-summit/20481/


4. Experience compassion with Compassion International
This event from Compassion International will share the true stories of children living in developing countries like the Philippines, Kenya, Uganda and the Dominican Republic. Participants will step inside homes, markets and schools of each child’s story in this interactive experience.

Free. Times vary. Gateway Church, 700 Blessed Way, Southlake. 888.503-4590. https://cts.compassion.com/events/904



Ready to see Big Tex?
The Texas State Fair kicks off this weekend, returning to celebrate all things Texan with agriculture presentations, educational experiences and community activities in a family-friendly environment.

Tickets are $16 for adults, $12 for children. Gates open at 7 a.m. and close at 9 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays, 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. 3921 Martin Luther King  Jr. Blvd., Dallas. https://bigtex.com/

The Pinners Conference & Expo features more than 100 Pinterest-based classes taught by some of the best presenters in the U.S. The expo features nearly 300 businesses on the trade show floor. Categories of shops include DIY, crafts, cooking, self-improvement, photography, party planning, scrapbooking, holiday, beauty and fashion10 a.m.-8 p.m. (Fri.), 9 a.m.-7 p.m. (Sat.). $8 (general admission). 801-822-1333https://tx.pinnersconference.com


By Miranda Jaimes

Editor, Frisco & McKinney

Miranda joined Community Impact Newspaper as an editor in August 2017 with the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. In 2019 she transitioned to editor for the McKinney edition. She began covering Frisco as well in 2020. Miranda covers local government, transportation, business and nonprofits in these communities. Prior to CI, Miranda served as managing editor for The Prosper Press, The Anna-Melissa Tribune and The Van Alstyne Leader, and before that reported and did design for The Herald Democrat, a daily newspaper in Grayson County. She graduated with a degree in journalism from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014.