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:


SATURDAY

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





SATURDAY-SUNDAY

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.


MOST RECENT

Keep Colleyville Beautiful will host a cleanup event to clear waste from Little Bear Creek on Saturday, July 24. (Courtesy Keep Colleyville Beautiful, Randy Bright and Rusty Young)
5 things to do this weekend in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

Check out these local events this weekend—including an opportunity to enjoy the outdoors and give back to the community in Colleyville.

Peter Lake (left), chair of the Public Utility Commission of Texas, and Brad Jones, interim president and CEO of the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, provided an update on state regulators' electric grid redesign efforts in Austin on July 22. (Ben Thompson/Community Impact Newspaper)
Regulators: Texas electric grid prepared for potentially record-breaking demand next week; 'once-in-a-generation reforms' underway

The heads of the agencies in charge of the Texas electric grid met in Austin on July 22 to provide updates on their grid reform efforts.

Carroll ISD school board room
Carroll ISD trustee David Almand stepping down from school board

Almand has served on the board for four years. The rest of the board will meet in August to discuss next steps.

Along with the Grapevine Planning and Zoning Commission, City Council approved a handful of projects July 20. (Steven Ryzewski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Grapevine Council gives approval to plans for Rock & Brews, Velvet Taco restaurants

The two restaurants will be located at the same planned commercial center, located at 440 West State Highway 114, at the site that once housed the Payton-Wright Ford automotive dealership.

Colleyville City Hall
Colleyville approves $8 million contract for Colleyville Boulevard Gateways Project

The three gateways will be the third phase of the city’s beautification of Colleyville Boulevard.

the check-in area for a The NOW Massage location
The Now Massage boutique coming to Southlake this fall

The therapeutic massage boutique opening in Southlake this fall will provide services with options focused on relaxation, energy-balance to promote stress reduction and recovery.

Guests at the Global Water Center's Mobile Discovery Center will learn about the important role water plays for the world's population in an interactive environment. (Courtesy Global Water Center)
Global Water Center bringing interactive experience to Grapevine Mills Mall

The exhibit is free-of-charge to the public, designed for all ages and will be open at Grapevine Mills Mall from July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1.

Suburban Yacht Club plans to open in Plano in August. (Courtesy Shannon McCarthy)
Suburban Yacht Club coming to Plano; Gidi Bar & Grill opens in Frisco and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Home Improvement: Southlake-based interior designer offers tips to keep in mind

Interior designer Marlene Small of Heritage Design Studio explains what to keep in mind when starting an interior design project.

Ask a Realtor: Owner of Randy White Real Estate Services offers insight into the market

Randy White, of Randy White Real Estate Services in Southlake, shares some insight on the residential market and trends in homes.

Pizza and wings will be offered at Barro's Pizza when the restaurant opens in McKinney this September. (Courtesy Barro's Pizza)
Barro's Pizza coming to McKinney; Murad Furniture opens in Richardson and more DFW-area news

Read the latest business and community news from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

Construction is ongoing for Shady Brook, a residential development near Grapevine's city center. An increase in new housing inventory is one factor experts believe could help alleviate pressure in the local real estate market. (Steven Ryzewski/Community Impact Newspaper)
Red-hot real estate, a new record store and more top stories from the Dallas-Fort Worth area

Read the most popular business and community news from the past week from the Dallas-Fort Worth area.