Things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake in May

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Avant Chamber Ballet and Apex Art League present an outdoor show at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq in Southlake. (Courtesy Avant Chamber Ballet)

Avant Chamber Ballet and Apex Art League present an outdoor show at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq in Southlake. (Courtesy Avant Chamber Ballet)

May 8: Mother-Daughter Mary Poppins Tea Party

Enjoy tea and finger foods, crafts, a scavenger hunt and a performance by Mary Poppins and Bert. Guests are encouraged to dress in Mary Poppins attire. 9:30-11:30 a.m., 12:30-2:30 p.m., 3-5 p.m. $15 per person (Grapevine residents), $20 per person (nonresidents). The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3450. www.gograpevine.com

May 9: Carnival of the Animals

Avant Chamber Ballet and Apex Art League present an outdoor show by ACB Trainees at Aria Amphitheater, accompanied by pianist Mikhail Berestnev. The program includes “The Carnival of the Animals,” a musical suite by Camille Saint-Saëns, as well as ballet excerpts from “Flower Festival in Genzano,” “Sleeping Beauty,” and “Harlequinade.” 2 p.m. Free. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. 682-651-5026. www.apexartsleague.com

May 15-16: Main Street Fest


Grapevine’s annual festival will focus on Main Street businesses, which will provide laid-back, outdoor dining and shopping experiences. Live music performances will be spread out throughout the festival, and there will be arts and crafts stations for children. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Free. Main Street, Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com

May 20: Board + Brie Charcuterie Class

Assemble and take home a custom charcuterie board for two to three people. Participants are welcome to bring their own drinks. 6:30 p.m. $75. Spruce Home + Closet, 1161 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-693-1908. www.boardbriedfw.com

May 21-23: Dallas Bead & Jewelry Show

Shop for fashion jewelry and beads, learn more about gemstones and precious metals, and experience everything else this wholesale show by AKS Gem Shows, open to industry members and the public, has to offer. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Fri.-Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5. Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 504-265-8830. www.aksshow.com

May 22: PLAY at the Park

Kids ages 5-11 can participate in a day of fun, structured activities and games at the Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. $16 (Southlake residents), $20 (nonresidents). 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-748-8019. www.experiencesouthlaketexas.com

May 22: Colleyville City Fair

Colleyville’s first city fair in honor of Memorial Day will feature a petting zoo and pony rides, carnival rides, food trucks, a pie-baking contest and more. The event will end with a fireworks display over City Park. 5:30-9:30 p.m. Free. 5205 Bransford Road, Colleyville. 817-503-1000. www.colleyville.com

May 23: Intro to Journaling

At this event intended for girls age 10 and up, participants will receive a journal and learn journaling methods as tools for self-reflection, such as bullet journaling, free-writing and more. Pens, markers, washi tape and stickers will be provided. 2-3:30 p.m. $32. House of Shine, 334 S. Barton St., Grapevine. 817-601-8850. www.houseofshine.com
By Kira Lovell
Kira Lovell is a reporter covering Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-North Fort Worth. Before joining Community Impact, she majored in journalism at the University of Missouri and covered education and local arts for the Columbia Missourian and Vox Magazine.