Train for a 5K and 3 other things to do this weekend in Grapevine and Southlake, Jan. 19-21

Grapevine and Southlake residents can attend several local events this weekend. See what’s happening around town:


SATURDAY

1. GRACE holds garden day to benefit food pantry
The GRACE Community Garden  provides an average of 1,800 pounds of fresh, organic produce each year to nourish families in need. Most of the produce grown from the garden is donated to the GRACE pantry. On Saturday the garden is holding a major preparation date as the final harvest of garlic and cabbage is held. Volunteers are needed to spread soil nutrients on beds and weed around fruit trees and mulch.

Noon until completed. 837 E. Walnut St., Grapevine. 817-907-6617. www.gracegrapevine.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/come-grow-with-the-community-garden/






2. Camp Gladiator's Couch to 5K program begins
As part of the city's annual wellness challenge, Camp Gladiator will host a free Couch to 5K program, with the first installment taking place this weekend. The program is advertised as being ideal for runners who are just starting their running journey or getting back in the race. The program will be held each Saturday morning from Jan. 20-March 10.

7 a.m. Free. Bicentennial Park, 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-748-8019. https://mysouthlakenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/Couchto5K-Jan-March.pdf






SUNDAY

3. 2nd annual DFW Lil' Wranglers Barn Dance to raise funds for Macy's Day Parade performance
Youth country and western dance team the Lil' Wranglers will hold a barn dance to raise money for the team to travel to New York City to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Parade.

Dinner starts at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults, $10 for children. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 972-351-1655. www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-dfw-lil-wrangler-barn-dance-tickets-39946791930





4. Pits & Paints event supports rescue organization
The Love Pit will host a fundraising event where humans can create their own pit bull paintings. Canvas, paints, stencils and a bit of direction will be provided.

2-6 p.m. Tickets are $40. Art in the Vine, 441 E. Northwest Highway, Grapevine. www.placefull.com/fundraiser--name--date


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.



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