Festival celebrates Scottish and Irish culture and other events coming up in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

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The annual Celebrate Southlake event on March 25-26 includes games, live entertainment and other activities. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

The annual Celebrate Southlake event on March 25-26 includes games, live entertainment and other activities. (Courtesy city of Southlake)

March 22: Learn about native North Texas plants

Hosted by Keep Grapevine Beautiful, this month’s Eco Talks event will focus on plants that thrive in the North Texas region and how to care for them. 7-8 p.m. Free (admission). The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. www.gograpevine.com/event/marchlecture

March 24, 31, April 7: Get help with taxes

On each Thursday through Tax Day on April 18, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will be offering free tax return help for senior citizens and low- to moderate-income individuals as well as anyone else who may need assistance. An appointment is required; to make an appointment, call the library or send an email to [email protected] 2-6 p.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, third floor, 1400 Main St., Southlake. 817-748-8243. www.cityofsouthlake.com/93/Library

March 25-26: Join in to Celebrate Southlake

The annual two-day Celebrate Southlake festival is a partnership between the city and The Mayor’s Alliance of Unity and Culture. On March 25, the Community Dinner Savor Southlake invites residents to dine with neighbors and enjoy games, live entertainment and activities. On March 26, the Spirit of Southlake showcase will feature various cultural performances. 6-8 p.m. (March 25), 3-6 p.m. (March 26). Free (admission). Aria Amphitheater, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. www.celebratesouthlake.com

April 2: Go fishing

In an early celebration of Arbor Day, the city of Colleyville is inviting families to spend a day fishing at the Colleyville Nature Center’s freshly stocked pond. Prizes will be awarded for catches to youth age 16 and under, and free T-shirts and trees will be given out while supplies last. 9 a.m.-noon. Free (admission). Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, Colleyville. www.bit.ly/3rQLWgu

April 8: Support Carroll ISD teachers

Dress up in your best “Friday Night Fever” dancing attire for this disco-themed gala to raise money for the Carroll Education Foundation, a nonprofit that supplements funding for Carroll ISD teachers. The event will include food from over 18 Southlake-area restaurants, drinks, dancing, raffles, and live and silent auctions. 6:30-10 p.m. $150. The Westin Dallas Southlake, 1200 E. Hwy. 114, Southlake. 817-949-7064. www.carrolleducationfoundation.org

April 9: Experience Celtic traditions

The annual Grapevine Lake Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games honors Scottish and Irish culture with traditional musical and dance performances, shopping, and food and beer. Attendees will be able to cheer on kilt-wearing athletes as they compete in the Highland Games, a series of nine different ancient-style strength competitions. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Grapevine Shield Foundation. 8 a.m.-8 p.m. $25 (per car). Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine. 469-742-1159. www.grapevineceltic.com

April 9: Celebrate Easter

The Colleyville Parks and Recreation Department is throwing a Bunny Brunch & Lunch to celebrate Easter with area families. The event will include food, an egg hunt with prizes, a petting zoo, pony rides, photos with the Easter Bunny, inflatable slides and more. 9-11 a.m. (brunch), 1-3 p.m. (lunch). $7. Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville. 817-503-1180. www.colleyville.com/residents/special-events
By Kasey Salisbury
After growing up in the Sugar Land, Texas, area, Kasey Salisbury graduated with a degree in journalism in 2018 from The University of Texas at Austin, where she was the copy chief at the campus newspaper, The Daily Texan. She joined the Community Impact Newspaper team as a copy editor in October 2018.