Attend a summer reading program party and 6 more things to do in Grapevine, Colleyville, and Southlake in July-August

Here are some things to do in the coming weeks during the height of summer.

1. July 13—Get ice cream sundaes, make new friends

Nash Farm’s 1920s ice cream social is a chance for neighbors to get to know each other. Participants can play lawn games, and The Lone Star String Band will be giving a traditional musical performance. 7 p.m. $5 (per person). Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185.

2. July 18—Take a writing workshop

Aspiring novelists can learn from writer Jenny Martin about how to craft prose, develop plot and navigate the publishing process. Participants can discuss ideas, brainstorm and ask questions. This event is for teenagers and adults. Registration is required and can be done online. 6-7:30 p.m. Free. Southlake Town Hall, third floor, 1400 Main St., Southlake. 817-748-8243.

3. July 20—Attend a beauty expo

World Beauty Fashion & Fitness Inc. is a beauty and fitness organization that features competitive shows across the country and internationally. It stops at the Palace Theatre for a show in July. Event attendees can see models compete against one another in different categories. 5:30 p.m. $65 per person (general admission), $90 (VIP admission). Palace Theatre, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-310-3100.

4. July 26—End the summer reading program with a big party

The Colleyville Public Library hosts a party to end its summer reading program. The outdoor event is open to all ages. There will be carnival games, music, bounce houses and arts and crafts. 5:30-8:30 p.m. Free. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1154.

6. July 27—Sing along to classic songs, see a live concert

An outdoor concert featuring The Vinyl Stripes takes place at the Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake. The band is influenced by music from the ‘50s and ‘60s. Its repertoire includes original songs as well as hits from popular artists such as Johnny Cash, Elvis Presley, The Beatles and more, according to The Vinyl Stripes‘ website. 7-8:30 p.m. Free. The Marq Southlake, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake. 817-748-8919.

7. Aug. 3—Yoga pose for charity

Inspire Yoga and Hop and Sting Brewing Co. partner to present a yoga class as part of the Pints and Poses series. The yoga class encourages donations and begins with poses suitable for all skill levels. There is no fee required to participate. Donations go to a different charity each month. 11 a.m.-noon. Free. Hop and Sting Brewing Co., 906 Jean St., Grapevine. 817-310-9860.



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