Thursday, April 28, 2011

Green Living Family Festival - Dallas this Weekend

For those in and around the Dallas Fort Worth area, I just received this information on a great Green Living festival at the Heard Museum this weekend!



Chat with dozens of green vendors that can provide you with practical tips about eco-friendly living. If you are a "green veteran," there is always something new to learn! Enjoy live entertainment, green demonstrations and kid's activities including kite flying in the meadow. See the new Bugs! exhibit, check out Animals of the World and walk the nature trails. Bring recyclable products to support the Heard’s electronics recycling program.  Stay tuned for more details.

McKinney residents will enjoy free* admission to the museum and to this event for the day! *Please provide driver's license or recent water bill as proof of residency.

Admission for non-McKinney residents is our standard admission: $9 adults, $6 seniors & kids 3-12.  Kids 2 & under are free.



Activities


At the Amphitheater
Heard Live Animal Presentation - 9:45 to 10:15
Blackland Prairie Raptor Show  -  10:45 to 11:30 a.m.
McKinney Community Band - Noon to 1 p.m.
Heard Animal Presentation - 1:30 to 2 p.m.
Heard Animal Presentation - 3 to 3:30 p.m.

Tours
Native Plant/Butterfly Garden Walks & Talks - 10:15 to 10:45; 4:05 to 4:45 p.m.
Guided Trail Tours - 11:30 to noon; 1 to 1:30 p.m.; 3:30 to 4 p.m.

FREE Canoe Try-Its
9:30 to 11:30 a.m. & 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. 
(children 7 and up only and must be accompanied by an adult)




Book signing
From 9AM-2PM, meet Skyler Ball, an Allen, Texas first grade student and author of Let's Green Things Up. Skyler and his dad worked together to write and illustrate a children’s book in which Skyler encourages kids to do what they can to make their homes, their cities, and the world healthier places to live. Read more about Skyler here.

Food
Texas Roadhouse on site serving grilled hot dogs/hamburgers - 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
And more!



The Second Chance SPCA will be on hand 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. with live animal adoptions!
All guests are encouraged to play our “Black-Out Bingo Game” by getting a stamp when they visit all of our participating vendors.  Turn in your completed Bingo Form at the front desk and receive a special prize!



Other activities will include an inflatable slide and kite flying. The Dallas Area Kite-Flyers Association will demonstrate their kite-flying skills from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Guests are encouraged to bring their own kites to also fly in the Heard Meadow.  Or, The Heard will have some kites for sale, including a kid’s kite that gives them the opportunity to color and design their own kite.



Gold Class Cinemas will “free dessert” coupons to our guests as a prize for our “Vendor Black-Out Bingo,” while supplies last. Texas Roadhouse will provide $5 coupons as a prize for our “Vendor Black-Out Bingo,” while supplies last.


Visit Oncor during the Ask Oncor event at the Green Living Family Festival! While you are there, be sure to enter for a chance to win a $250 American Express gift card! Learn about Oncor’s programs and processes including their interaction in the communities they serve.

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