Celebrate Black History Month and Valentine's Day: 9 things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Feb. 9-11

This weekend will feature Valentine's Day events among other activities in the area.

This weekend will feature Valentine's Day events among other activities in the area.

This weekend is packed with events as folks get ready to celebrate Valentine's Day. Here are some things going on in the area:


1. Bob Jones Nature Center celebrates Black History Month
The Bob Jones Nature Center, together with the Southlake Public Library, will host a free come-and-go event Saturday. The day will feature: a guided hike at 10:30 a.m.; the story of Bob Jones at 12:30 p.m.; geocaching from 2-3 p.m.; an ongoing screening of the video "In Our Backyard: Black History in North Texas"; and suggested donations for the future designation of a historical marker.

10 a.m.-4 p.m. Free. Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-491-6333. www.bjnc.org

2. GRACE Community Garden offers growing class
Guests to the GRACE Community Garden will learn how to grow vegetables and herbs in a container small enough to fit on their patios.

11 a.m.-noon. 837 E. Walnut St., Grapevine. 817-499-7008. www.gracegrapevine.wordpress.com/2017/02/07/come-grow-with-the-community-garden/.

3. Marshall Grain offers gardening class
Marshall Grain Co. will host a gardening class titled “Crape Murder and Other Pruning Crimes." The class will teach participants how to prune trees and bushes correctly without harming the plant.

11 a.m. Free. 3525 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine. 817-416- 6600. www.marshallgrain.com

4. Main Street Beauty Boutique hosts Sweetheart Spa Party
A day of mini-spa treatments and giveaways will be held at at Main Street Beauty Boutique in Grapevine. Him-or-her February spa specials will be available.

12-3 p.m. Free, come-and-go event. 103 W. Worth St., Grapevine. 817-774-3000. www.mainstreetbeautyboutique.com

5. Messina Hof Grapevine Winery celebrates Valentine's Day
A five-course, wine-paired dinner featuring live music and dancing will be held Saturday at Messina Hof Grapevine Winery.

7 p.m. Tickets are $99 per person, plus tax and gratuity. 201 S. Main St., Grapevine. 1-817-442-8463. For reservations, visit ww.messinahof.com/events/valentines-events.

6. Vetro Glassblowing Studio to host Hot Date Night event 
Vetro Glassblowing Studio will host a Valentine's experience featuring cocktails, sweet treats and hot molten glass. Guests can create their very own Valentine heart and flower with the assistance of professional glassblowers.

5 p.m. Cost is $165 per couple and reservations are required. 701 S. Main St., Ste. 103, Grapevine. 817-251-1668. www.vetroartglass.com

7. JudyPie’s to host Valentine Chocolate Class 
Those looking to learn the art of making ganache, truffles, flourless chocolate cake and chocolate bowls can take JudyPie’s Valentine Chocolate Class with Chef Brian Bol.

The class will be offered in two sessions at either 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. For more information call 817-400-7437. www.judypie.com

8. Southlake Fit Body Bootcamp to host foam rolling demonstration
Southlake Fit Body Bootcamp will feature area doctors who will lead a demonstration in foam rolling. Guests will learn how foam rolling can increase flexibility, blood flow and circulation, while reducing injuries or pain.

9:45-10:30 a.m. To register, click here. 2360 E. SH 114, Southlake. 800- 404-6050. www.fitbodybootcamp.com/southlakefitnessbootcamp


9. Sweetheart Trail open in Grapevine
Participants can receive three wine tastings at each participating winery tasting room on the Sweetheart Trail, a souvenir wine glass and food samplings.

11 a.m.–5 p.m Saturday and Sunday. Tickets are $50 per person when purchased in advance, or $55 at the door. The Sweetheart Trail will feature multiple winery tasting rooms in and around Historic Downtown Grapevine. Tickets can be picked up at the winery selected when registering herewww.grapevinewinerytrail.com.

By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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