Christmas tree recycling, pet adoption and other things to do in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village

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Christmas tree recycling is available in Lewisville and Highland Village. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Christmas tree recycling is available in Lewisville and Highland Village. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Now through Jan. 14: Recycle a tree in Lewisville

Christmas trees can be recycled at Lewisville Lake Park soccer fields now through Jan. 14. Trees must be bare of ornaments and other decorations before being dropped off. For more information, call Keep Lewisville Beautiful at 972-538-5949 or the Lewisville Parks and Recreation Department at 972-219-3550.

Now through Jan. 1: Adopt a pet

Lewisville Animal Services is holding a Home for the Holidays Adoption Special now through Jan. 1. Adoption fees have been reduced to $20 for animals. Gene Carey Animal Shelter and Adoption Center is located at 995 E. Valley Ridge. The adoption fee includes a microchip, all core vaccines, sterilization, heartworm treatment and an optional 30 days of free pet insurance. Residents can see the animals up for adoption at lewisvillepets.com/adopt.

Dec. 26-Jan. 3 Recycle a tree in Highland Village


Christmas trees can be recycled at Brazos Park in Highland Village all day Dec. 26-Jan. 3. Trees must be stripped of decorations before being recycled.

Dec. 30: Celebrate the end of the year

Families with children of all ages are invited to Lewisville Public Library’s End-of-The-Year Bash, which includes a countdown and balloon drop at noon in the Bennett Children’s Wing. No registration required. 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Free. Lewisville Public Library, 1197 W. Main St., Lewisville. 972-219-3570. https://library.cityoflewisville.com/

Jan. 15: Get help with a healthy lifestyle

The Flower Mound Parks and Recreation Department will host an open house at its Community Activity Center. The event includes free fitness classes, drinks and snacks. 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Free. Flower Mound CAC, 1200 Gerault Road, Flower Mound. 972-874-7275. www.flower-mound.com/112/Special-Events

Jan. 17: Honor Martin Luther King Jr.

The Committee to Commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day will host this 29th annual celebration to honor King. The theme is “World Divided: Tomorrow United.” Essay, art and photo contest winners will be announced. 6 p.m. Free. Marcus High School Auditorium, 5707 Morriss Road, Flower Mound. www.mlkofnorthtexas.org
By Samantha Douty
Samantha Douty joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2021 as the Lewisville/ Flower Mound/ Highland Village editor. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington in 2018 with a degree in journalism. But her passion for journalism started when she was 16 years old. Before joining Community Impact Newspaper, she reported on education for the Victoria Advocate, a rural South Texas daily newspaper.