Camping class and an evening of dancing: 9 things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in February and March

Cowtown Boxer Rescue is holding a meet-and-greet for adoptable dogs. (Courtesy Cowtown Boxer Rescue)
Cowtown Boxer Rescue is holding a meet-and-greet for adoptable dogs. (Courtesy Cowtown Boxer Rescue)

Cowtown Boxer Rescue is holding a meet-and-greet for adoptable dogs. (Courtesy Cowtown Boxer Rescue)

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The Ruby Slipper Soiree is a fashion show benefiting CASA of Tarrant County. (Courtesy Mid-Cities Kappa Alpha Theta Alumnae Chapter)
Feb. 14

Loving You: Elvis Valentine’s Love Songs Dinner with Kraig Parker

Couples can enjoy an Italian buffet and a romance-themed show by Elvis impersonator Kraig Parker. Attendees can also opt for upgraded tickets, which include a wine reception at Messina Hof Winery before the show. 7 p.m. $55 (buffet dinner, single red rose and show). $65 (winery reception, buffet dinner, single red rose and show). Lancaster Theater, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3100.

Feb. 15

Family Fun Days: Are You Interested in Camping?

This introductory class will teach participants the basics of camping, from pitching a tent and building a fire to outdoor safety. Participants are encouraged to preregister. 9-11 a.m. Free. 355 Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-748-8019.

Feb. 20

Colleyville Farmers Market

The Colleyville Farmers Market will now be held on the third Thursday each month at Colleyville’s new plaza at City Hall. Visitors can browse and purchase fresh produce, handcrafted artwork, decor items, clothes and gifts from more than 20 vendors. 3-7 p.m. Free. Plaza in front of Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St., Colleyville. 972-884-0680.

Feb. 22

Cowtown Boxer Rescue Meet & Greet

Join Cowtown Boxer Rescue and Hollywood Feed to meet some of the boxers available for adoption and learn about membership. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Hollywood Feed, 5600 Colleyville Blvd., Ste. A, Colleyville.

Feb. 28

The Peterson Band

Bluegrass music fans can enjoy a performance by The Peterson Band, a family group that has toured across the U.S. and in Canada. 7:30 p.m. $25 per person. Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3100.

Feb. 29

Dancing for the Stars 2020

Local business professionals and professional dance instructors pair together to raise money for charity through a dance competition. The audience votes through monetary donations in the names of their favorite dancers, and the pair with the highest amount of donations wins. 7 p.m. Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk, Colleyville. 817-999-3067.

March 5

Ruby Slipper Soiree

This “No Place Like Home”-themed fashion show will benefit CASA of Tarrant County. 5:30-8 p.m. $50 (individual ticket). The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake.

March 6

First Friday at the Farm

Participants will learn to build a 19th century-style paper kite. This event is meant for kids age 3 and up. 10 a.m.-noon. $3. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185.

March 7

“Spring” forward with Florals and Fabrics at Calico

This class will teach the art of flower arranging. Participants will create their own floral centerpiece to take home. 10 a.m.-noon. $65. Calico, 1465 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 617-603-7439.
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. Now she's in Tarrant County, mostly, and has been an Impacter since 2017 as the editor of the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition.


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