No plans? Here are five things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend

Repticon is one of many events taking place in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend. (Courtesy Repticon)
Repticon is one of many events taking place in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend. (Courtesy Repticon)

Repticon is one of many events taking place in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake this weekend. (Courtesy Repticon)

With sunny weather forecasted for Saturday and Sunday, here’s a list of events and things to do this weekend in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.

Aug. 20

Experience the taste of Spanish wine at Hotel Vin


Come to Hotel Vin’s Rioja Rooftop Terrace for a Jamon and wine pairing experience with master carver Robert Stegall from Familia Torres Wines. Stegall will carve Jamon and speak about four Spanish-style Familia Torres Wines and their history. Entertainment by flamenco guitarist Ricardo Castillo will be present, as well as leather bags and accessories handcrafted in Spain for sale. The event is from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $40.

Location: Hotel Vin, 215 E. Dallas Rd., Grapevine


Contact: 817-796-9696. www.eventbrite.com/e/iberian-experience-a-taste-of-spain-tickets-163306808059?aff=ebdsoporgprofile

Aug. 21 through the 22nd

Learn about or adopt an exotic pet at Repticon


Repticon, a reptile and exotic animal expo hosting a mix of vendors, breeders and educators, is a family-oriented event offering guests the opportunity to learn about animals not usually seen in pet stores. The event will have seminars on related topics by experts in their respective fields. Guests can also shop for a pet among the selection of reptiles, amphibians, invertebrates, spiders and other small exotic animals. The expo is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for kids aged 5-12.

Location: Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine

Contact: 863-268-4373. www.repticon.com

Aug. 21

Raise charity money while running a race


The Hot Hatch Chile Run, Walk or Roll is raising money for people in the community living with spinal cord injuries and disabilities. All finishers will receive a medal and shirt. The event starts at 7:30 a.m. Registration is required. Tickets are $45 for the 5K and $55 for the 10K.

Location: Central Market Southlake, 1425 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake

Contact: 214-288-5438. www.neuroassistance.org/hhchile

Aug. 21

Earn your CPR certification


The Southlake Fire Department will be hosting a CPR class to the public using the certified American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR/AED certification course. Participants will learn adult, child and infant CPR and AED use, as well as how to relieve choking. This course is open to anyone with limited or no medical training—it does not include first aid or works for those in the medical profession. Registration is required. The class is from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Location: Southlake DPS headquarters, 600 State St., Southlake

Contact: 817-748-8349, [email protected].

Aug. 21

Support local artists at an art show


Stage Notes School of Music and Arts will be hosting an art show to showcase its students’ work. The art show will also have refreshments and studio tours are available. Admission is free. The event is from noon to 2 p.m.

Location: Stage Notes School of Music and Arts, 3809 Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville

Contact: 817-849-5544. www.stagenotesmusic.com
By Sandra Sadek
Sandra Sadek covers the cities of Grapevine, Southlake and Roanoke as well as Carroll ISD for Community Impact. She graduated from Texas State University where she majored in journalism and international relations. She has experience working for several local papers including the University Star, the Katy Times, and the Fort Stockton Pioneer. When she's not on the ground reporting, she enjoys a good book and a hot drink. Follow her on social media @ssadek19.


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