Fossil hunt and bicycling course: 5 things to do in Grapevine, Southlake, Colleyville this weekend, March 31-April 2

Children of all ages can participate in a fossil hunt this weekend.

Children of all ages can participate in a fossil hunt this weekend.

Friday, March 31

Dino Hunt

Open to children of all ages, the event begins with a dinosaur “fossil” hunt along the trails and wraps up with dinosaur crafts. Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  1-2:30 p.m. $15. Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Road, Southlake. 817-491-6333.

Saturday, April 1

SPIN! Around the Square

The event gives children ages 4-12 and their families an opportunity to learn about the importance of proper bike safety and put it into practice with two different bike rides lead by the Blazing Saddles Bike Team. Participants are asked to bring their own bikes to go through safety stations for helmet fittings, brake and tire checks and lighting installations.

Younger children's riding course is within the parking lot and the older children's course is throughout Southlake Town Square.

The festivities also include a helmet decorating station and opportunities to meet costumed superheroes. An adult bike will also be raffled off; all raffle purchases go to Spokes for Hope. 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Free. SPIN Neapolitan Pizza parking lot, 1586 E. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 816-621-7742.

Southlake Superhero 5K & Fun Run

The city of Southlake hosts the chip-timed 5K and fun run for runners and walkers of all ages. Following the race, there is an awards ceremony, a concert, food vendors and activities. 7:30-8:30 a.m. (race day registration), 8:30 a.m. (fun run start), 9 a.m. (5K start), 10 a.m. (awards ceremony), 10:30 a.m. (concert). $20 (fun run), $30 (5K). Bicentennial Park, 450 W. Southlake Blvd., Southlake. 817-748-8272.

Clean Sweep

The annual event offers residents a one-stop drop-off event with five stations: The Crud Cruiser, electronics recycling, document shredding, bulk and brush trash and Keep Colleyville Beautiful. Residents need to bring a current driver’s license as proof of residency or a recent water bill with a driver’s license that matches the name on the water bill. 9-11 a.m. Free (for Colleyville residents with proof of residency). Colleyville Heritage High School parking lot, 5401 Heritage Avenue, Colleyville.

Sunday, April 2

'Of Angels Wings’

The APEX chamber series concert features the Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s Emily Levin, a harp player, and Bruce Wittrig, a violinist. 6 p.m. $10 (students, APEX members, seniors), $15 (adults). White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White Chapel Blvd., Southlake. 817-307-2224.

By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.


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