This weekend there are several ways to give back to the Grapevine community as well as some family-friendly events.

Friday, Aug. 4

First Friday "Paper Crafts"

This hands-on event is for those who want to learn how to transfer ordinary paper into Victorian-era paper crafts. 10 a.m.-noon. $3. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185.

AKS Gem Shows

AKS Gem Shows has been managing and promoting gem, jewelry and bead shows for more than 35 years. The wholesale shows are open to the public and feature fine jewelry, fashion jewelry, beads, beading supplies, findings, gold, silver, charms, designer cabochons, gemstones, pearls and more. Children under the age of 8 are not prohibited. 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.

Saturday, Aug. 5

Students to receive school supplies at Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Back-to-School Fair
The annual GCISD Back-To-School Fair is from 9-noon at Grapevine High School, 3223 Mustang Dr, Grapevine. The purpose of the Back-to-School Fair is to supply students with new backpacks and fresh school supplies so that they will have the best opportunity for success in the new school year.

GCISD is partnering with CONNECT (Connecting Student Needs with Community Resources), Grapevine Colleyville Education Foundation and the Women's Division of the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce for the 6th Annual Back-to-School Fair. More than 1,300 students are registered for this year’s event. Students receive backpacks, shoes, clothing, vision screenings and other services. Hundreds of volunteers from across the GCISD community and district employees participate in providing this important service. For more information on the event or how to volunteer, click here.

Flag Plaza Planting Party

The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce alumni and community volunteers pitch in to install the landscaping for the Flag Plaza Project, which is located on the Chamber's property at 200 Vine St, Grapevine. Volunteers will amend the soil, plant shrubbery and plants, smooth out the front yard and lay sod. Volunteers should bring gloves, shovels, rakes, trowels and other gardening tools. Food, drinks, music and sunscreen is provided. To RSVP or get more information, contact Mary Jo Tellin at [email protected] 9 a.m. Free. 817-481-1522.