5 things to do this weekend in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake

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Keep Colleyville Beautiful will host a cleanup event to clear waste from Little Bear Creek on Saturday, July 24. (Courtesy Keep Colleyville Beautiful, Randy Bright and Rusty Young)

Keep Colleyville Beautiful will host a cleanup event to clear waste from Little Bear Creek on Saturday, July 24. (Courtesy Keep Colleyville Beautiful, Randy Bright and Rusty Young)

July 23

Burnt Ends & Brews

Persimmons Bar & Grill staff will be serving burnt ends and brews from Karbach Brewing Company as part of their Persimmons Patio Series. Attendees will enjoy food, drinks, live music and more—all while taking in the restaurant’s view of Grapevine Golf Course. 5-8 p.m. $50 (adults), $25 (children); attendees will pay at the table. 3800 Fairway Drive, Grapevine. 817-410-3355. https://www.facebook.com/Persimmons-Bar-Grill-103953334992259/events/

Glow Crazy with Reading! Reading Program Finale

Celebrate the end of Colleyville Public Library’s summer reading program with a party on the plaza. The event includes a hot air balloon launch, DIY lantern designing and a laser light show by Laser Spectacles. 6:45-9:45 p.m. Free. Plaza at City Hall, 90 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1154. www.colleyvillelibrary.com

Texan Fool at Taverna Rossa-Southlake

Texan Fool is a John Cougar Mellencamp tribute band whose performances capture the essence of Mellencamp with authentic vocals, impressive musicianship and high-energy shows. Musicians reside in North Texas. 8:30-11:30 p.m. Free for restaurant patrons. Taverna Rossa-Southlake, 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-809-4533. https://www.facebook.com/TavernaRossaSouthlake/events/

July 24

Cleanup at the Colleyville Nature Center

Keep Colleyville Beautiful hosts this event to clear waste from Little Bear Creek. Long pants and rubber boots are encouraged. The organization will meet at Mill Wood Drive near the playground. 8:30-10:30 a.m. Free. Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, Colleyville. 817-675-9047. www.facebook.com/KeepColleyvilleBeautiful


Global Water Center’s Mobile Discovery Center

The Global Water Center is bringing its interactive Mobile Discovery Center to Grapevine Mills. The exhibit is free-of-charge to the public and will be open at Grapevine Mills from July 21-25 and July 28-Aug. 1, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. each day (closes at 3 p.m. Aug. 1). Designed for all ages, the MDC features fun, hands-on activities, including a water-testing station and treatment system. Other major themes on display in the interactive exhibit include "Water is Life," "Water and People" and "Safe Water for Everyone." The experience also uses augmented reality, a 360-degree theater and radio-frequency identification technology to tell the "vibrant stories of water in our world,” per a release. Free. Grapevine Mills, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway, Grapevine. 404-419-9230 https://globalwatercenter.org/mobile-discovery-center/

By Steven Ryzewski
Steven Ryzewski is the editor for Community Impact Newspaper's Grapevine-Colleyville-Southlake and Keller-Roanoke-Northeast Fort Worth editions. Before joining Community Impact in 2021, he worked in hyperlocal journalism for nine years in Central Florida as an editor, sports editor and correspondent.


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