Here are some events coming up in August in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake.

Aug. 5-7: Visit a jewelry wholesale show

The Grapevine Convention Center will host the AKS Gem Show. Guests can find a variety of jewelry, fashion jewelry, beading supplies, charms, gemstones and more. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. (Aug. 5 and 6), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Aug. 7). $5 (admission). 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338.

Aug. 5-7: Shop during tax-free weekend

The Texas Legislature has designated Aug. 5-7 as tax-free weekend. Qualifying items such as clothing, shoes, backpacks and school supplies less than $100 are exempt from sales tax when purchased at stores as well as online, via phone or through mail from businesses operating in Texas.

Aug. 6: Join a stitch craft circle

The Grapevine Public Library hosts a Stitch Craft Circle. Guests can bring their own stitching projects to share, learn how to stitch or donate materials. 10:30 a.m.-noon. Free (admission). Grapevine Area History Room at the Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817-410-3404.

Aug. 6: Enjoy some bluegrass music

Bluegrass at the Settlement features an outdoor bluegrass show as well as open jam sessions hosted by the Southwest Bluegrass Club and the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau. Guests are invited to bring chairs and coolers. Sessions will also be held Sept. 3 and Oct. 1. Noon-4 p.m. Free. Ted R. Ware Plaza at Settlement to City Museums, 206 W. Hudgins St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338.

Aug. 6: Plant some plants

Plant & Sip will host Southlake’s Divine Rose Bowl where guests will receive guidance as they plant their own terrarium. Instruction and supplies are provided. Groups of four or more are encouraged to email [email protected] 48 hours in advance so they can sit together. Noon-2 p.m. $45 (per person). Market by Macy's Southlake, 321 State St., Southlake. 469-305-0644.

Aug. 8-14: Eat out and help a nonprofit

DFW Restaurant Week marks its 25th anniversary this year. For each meal purchased from a participating restaurant in Tarrant County, 20% will be given to Lena Pope, a Fort Worth nonprofit that provides services that support child development and improve the behavioral and mental health of children and families. Meals are offered at a fixed price. Brunch or lunch menus are for $24 or $29, and dinners are available for $39 or $49. Participating Tarrant County restaurants within the coverage area of Community Impact Newspaper include Next Bistro in Colleyville; Bacchus Kitchen + Bar, Mac’s on Main and Perry’s Steakhouse in Grapevine; Kirby’s Prime Steakhouse, Moxie’s Grill & Bar and Sky Creek Kitchen + Bar in Southlake; and The Classic Cafe at Roanoke. For a full list of participating restaurants, visit

Aug. 12: Go to an author luncheon

Colleyville Public Library hosts an author luncheon with Jeff Guinn. Guests will listen to a discussion about his book, "The Last Gun Fight: The Real Story of the Shootout at the O.K. Corral"—and How it changed the American West and get their book signed. Noon-1:30 p.m. Free (admission). Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1155.

Maya Contreras is an intern from the University of North Texas Scripps Howard Foundation Emerging Journalists program. She is a senior at Prosper High School in Prosper where she serves as the opinion editor and lead graphic designer of Eagle Nation Online.