A Monte Carlo-themed casino night and 7 more things to do in Grapevine and Colleyville August-September

A part of the pre-GrapeFest festivities, the Texas Wine Tribute event is a black-tie gala experience, featuring a reception and silent auction. It honors one Texas winery for its work in the industry.

A part of the pre-GrapeFest festivities, the Texas Wine Tribute event is a black-tie gala experience, featuring a reception and silent auction. It honors one Texas winery for its work in the industry.

Here are a few things to do during August and September before the weather turns colder.


1. Aug. 15—Meet with avid readers


The Colleyville Public Library hosts an evening book club meetup. The book to read for August is “The Hate U Give” by Angie Thomas. The young adult novel revolves around protagonist Starr Carter and the events that followed the shooting of her friend Khalil by a police officer. 7-8 p.m. Free. Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St., Colleyville. 817-503-1150. www.colleyvillelibrary.com





2. Aug. 16—Take a gamble


It is Casino Night with the Grapevine Chamber of Commerce, and event attendees can show their hands at the cards table with games, such as poker, blackjack and roulette. There will also be prizes, a cash bar and food stations. Tickets can be purchased online and at the door. 7-11 p.m. $60 per person. Austin Ranch at Hilton DFW Lakes, 2009 Anderson Gibson Road, Grapevine. 817-481-1522. www.grapevinechamber.org





3. Aug. 17—Listen to the crooning style of past legends


Andy Meadows and His Big Band performs at the Palace Arts Center and will put on a Vegas-style show with influences from recognizable singers, such as Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Nat King Cole. 7:30 p.m. $20 (per person). Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338. www.grapevinetexasusa.com





4. Aug. 17—Try your luck in cards


Messina Hof Grapevine Winery hosts a Monte Carlo casino night. Guests can enjoy a three-course meal, open wine bar and raffle prizes. After dinner, players can test their luck at casino games, such as blackjack, poker and roulette. 8-11 p.m. $79.95 (plus tax and gratuity). Messina Hof Grapevine Winery, 201 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-442-8463. www.messinahof.com/grapevine





5. Aug. 17-18—Experience Repticon


Repticon has shows across the country, celebrating reptiles and amphibians. The two-day event showcases products, activities, seminars and interactive exhibits that feature geckos, frogs, snakes and other creatures. 9 a.m. (VIP entry Sat.), 10 a.m.-5 p.m. (general admission Sat.), 10 a.m.-4 p.m. (Sun.). $5-$15 (per person). Grapevine Convention Center, 1209 S. Main St., Grapevine. 817-410-3459. www.repticon.com/texas/dallas





6. Sept. 6—Practice your golf swing


The Grapevine Golf Classic is a competitive way to raise money for a good cause. Proceeds from the tournament will be used to fund Grapevine Golf Association scholarships for students. The event also features a lunch, prizes, a gift bag and a reception for players and their guests. Participants can register online. Discounts are given for registering before Aug. 28. 11:30 a.m. (check in), 1 p.m. (shotgun start). $135-$150 (per individual player), $500-$550 (per team of four). Grapevine Golf Course, 3800 Fairway Drive, Grapevine. 800-457-6338. www.grapevinetexasusa.com





7. Sept. 7—Admire some classic cars


The 2019 ItalianCarFest is an annual event that features dozens of Italian automobiles, including those from manufacturers Fiat, Alfa Romeo, Lamborghini and Ferrari. 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Free. Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine. 817-410-3185. www.grapevinetexasusa.com






8. Sept. 7—Enjoy a fine wine tradition


A part of the pre-GrapeFest festivities, the Texas Wine Tribute event is a black-tie gala experience, featuring a reception and silent auction. It honors one Texas winery for its work in the industry. Advanced purchase of tickets is required. 6:30 p.m. (reception and silent auction), 7 p.m. (dinner). $125 (per person). Grapevine Visitor Information Center Grand Hall, 636 S. Main St., Grapevine. 800-457-6338. www.grapevinetexasusa.com




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