Earth Day events, fishing and an old-time radio show: 8 things to do in Grapevine and Colleyville this weekend, April 19-22

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.

Earth Day is Sunday, April 22.

There are several major events taking place this weekend in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake. Stay busy this weekend with this roundup of things to do here:


Thursday


1. Great Taste of Grapevine provides sampling of area foods
The 23rd annual Great Taste of Grapevine will offer a sampling of foods from 25 different restaurants, a complimentary beverage and a souvenir wine glass and plate.

5:30-8:30 p.m. Tickets are $35 for adults and $10 for children 12 and younger. Embassy Suites by Hilton Dallas DFW Airport North, 2401 Bass Pro Court, Grapevine. 817-481-1522. www.business.grapevinechamber.org/events/details/23rd-annual-great-taste-of-grapevine-180432





Friday


2. Grapevine Market opens to host Friday Wine and Arts Night
The Grapevine Market opens this weekend for its monthly Wine and Arts Night series, a celebration of vendors, artists and the fruit of the vine. Shoppers can look forward to open-air European-style shopping at the Grapevine Market, featuring an array of items including handmade jewelry, chic home décor, authentic antiques and one-of-a-kind treasures. This event will also feature live entertainment from Ireland Casteel from 7-9 p.m.

5-9 p.m. Free. Liberty Park Plaza, 215 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com






Saturday


3. Earth Day celebration offers spring fun
Grapevine's Earth Day celebration features local vendors, educational presentations, crafts and information on environmentally-friendly living and shopping local.

8–11:30 a.m. Free. Town Square Gazebo on Main Street, 325 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com





4. Radio broadcast to perform authentic 1930s radio show
The Generic Radio Workshop will perform for the Grapevine Public Library's broadcast of "Suspense" and "Backstage Wife," performed in the 1930s style with live actors and sound effects. The cast includes the vocal talents of J.D. Ryan, David H.M. Lambert and TV actress Anne Lockhart—daughter of June Lockhart, who will be performing a role originally played by her mother on "Suspense."

2 p.m. Free. Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine. 817-410-3400. http://genericradio.com






5. Children learn to fish in Colleyville
Texas Junior Anglers is a fishing event for children age 16 and younger with prizes awarded for catches in the freshly stocked pond. Poles and bait will be supplied as needed.

9 a.m.-noon. Free. Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, Colleyville. 817-503-1180. www.colleyville.com






6. Nash Farm in Grapevine hosts spring event
The 17th annual Spring Into Nash event features something for the whole family. Children and adults alike can learn about what life was like when the city’s earliest settlers made their home on the Grape Vine Prairie. Interactive activities include heritage toys, planting and gardening, farm animals, sheep shearing, tractor-drawn wagon rides, field cultivation, wood carving demonstrations, jump rope making, campfire cooking demonstrations and a build-your-own stool carpentry station (staff assisted). Some activities require coupons, which can be purchased onsite. A special chicken noodle lunch will be available for purchase.

10 a.m.-2 p.m. Admission is free. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com





7. Boots & Blessings Gala to benefit Ally’s Wish
The gala evening will include a cocktail hour, a seated dinner buffet and live Country-Western entertainment from The Breckenridge Band. Amy Vanderoef will be the evening’s emcee. Funds raised from this event will benefit Ally’s Wish. The Flower Mound-based organization grants wishes to young mothers battling terminal illnesses so they may create lasting memories with their children and loved ones.

6:30-11:30 p.m. Individual tickets are $150 and tables of 10 are available for $1,500. Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes,
2009 Anderson Gibson Road, Grapevine. 469-261-8990. http://allyswish.org/boots-blessings-gala





Sunday


8. Marshall Grain hosts Earth Day classes
Marshall Grain will celebrate Earth Day by offering a clinic on how organic gardening techniques can reduce pollution, recycle waste and protect pollinators.

1 p.m. Free. 3525 William D. Tate Ave., Grapevine. 817-416- 6600. www.marshallgrain.com


By Miranda Jaimes
Miranda has been in the North Texas area since she graduated from Oklahoma Christian University in 2014. She reported and did design for a daily newspaper in Grayson County before she transitioned to a managing editor role for three weekly newspapers in Collin County. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in 2017 covering Tarrant County news, and is now back in Collin County as the editor of the Frisco and McKinney editions.


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