Attend a reburial ceremony and more: 4 things to do in Grapevine and Southlake this weekend, Feb. 16-18

Couples can take a romantic Valentine's Day cruise this weekend.

Couples can take a romantic Valentine's Day cruise this weekend.

Get outdoors this weekend with these local activities:


FRIDAY-SATURDAY


1. Valentine's cruises held to celebrate romance
Couples can celebrate Valentine's Day with their loved ones aboard a two-hour cruise on Lake Grapevine aboard the Tejas Houseboat. Each cruise includes a table for two, a three-course meal, live music and a live comedy performance. Several cruise times are available and cruises are advance purchase only. Guests must be at least 18 years of age. Additional amenities like a photo studio, gift shop and an overnight hotel stay are available at an additional charge.

On Friday the cruise departs at 6 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., and on Saturday the cruise departs at 5 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $149 per couple. Texas Houseboat, Silver Lake Marina, Lake Grapevine, 2500 Fairway Drive, No. 1, Grapevine. 972-514-4319. www.valentinescruisedfw.com.





SATURDAY


2. Reburial ceremony for human skeletal remains to be held
Representatives from Grapevine’s Love Chapel, the Grapevine Historical Society, the Grapevine Heritage Foundation and other organizations will hold a reburial ceremony for human male skeletal remains. Originally unearthed in 1970 in Grapevine, the skeletal remains were transferred in 2017 to the Grapevine Historical Society. John Boyd, a board member of the Grapevine Historical Society, took the remains to the University of North Texas Forensic Anthropology Department for testing. The testing confirmed the remains are those of an African American male, approximately 20 years old at the time of his death and the original burial would have taken place approximately 100-200 years ago.

Reverend Robert Redmon Jr. of Grapevine’s Love Chapel, along with Dr. John Boyd, and Debi Meek of the Grapevine Historical Society, will be presiding over the ceremony. Many community partners came together to make the reburial ceremony possible, including Love Chapel, the Grapevine Historical Society, J.E. Foust & Sons Funeral Home, Grapevine Cemetery, Devin Design Florist, the Grapevine Heritage Foundation, Lucas Funeral Home, Nelson Grave Services and the University of North Texas Anthropology Department.

The ceremony will take place at 3 p.m. at Grapevine Cemetery, located at the cross streets of North Dooley and Dove Loop Road in Grapevine. 817-475-1278.





3. Soulman's Bar-B-Que Southlake to host rib-eating contest
To celebrate its recent opening, the owners of Soulman's Bar-B-Que Southlake will host family-friendly activities at the restaurant. The restaurant will be taking 50 percent off all meals and there will be a rib-eating contest with celebrity contestants.

1-3 p.m., with the rib-eating contest taking place at 2 p.m. Free. 125 David Blvd., Southlake. 469-315-0406. www.soulmans.com






4. Bob Jones Nature Center to host annual Great Backyard Bird Count
Bird watchers of all ages are invited to count birds to create a real-time snapshot of where birds are each February. This is a community science project the Nature Center facilitates with the support of the community. Anyone can take part in the bird county for as little as 15 minutes or more.

This free event will be held all day. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-491-6333. www.bjnc.org


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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