Events

Good Life Family will showcase events and activities that make a difference in the lives of our community or celebrate good times between our families and friends.

If you have any event you wish to promote, send it to us at email@goodlifefamilymag.com.
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ART WALK AT HALL PARK

WHEN:  Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am to noon

WHERE:  The Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Park, 6801 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco

WHAT:  A collection of 40 contemporary works by some of the state’s most important artists. Recognized as the largest collection of its kind ever assembled and made available to the public.

COST: Free

CONTACT:  Visit www.texassculpturegarden.org

 

PET ADOPTIONS AT WATTERS CREEK

WHEN: Saturdays Throughout the Year (Nearly Every Weekend)

WHERE:  Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm

WHAT: Find your forever friend at Watters Creek Pet Adoptions. Pet Adoptions nearly every week from DFW Lab Rescue, Legacy Humane Society, and League of Animal Protectors.

Website: http://www.watterscreek.com/event/pet-adoptions-at-watters-creek/2145467992/

 

 

Discounted Admissions at the Dallas Arboretum

When: January 19- February 24, 2017

Where: Dallas Arboretum

What: Kick off the New Year, get outdoors, and take a walk in the most beautiful place in Dallas for less this season. Offer only valid at the gate.

Cost: $5.00 admission/ per person

For more information, visit http://www.dallasarboretum.org

 

 

DFW Winter Boat Expo

When: February 3-12, 2017

Where: Dallas Market Hall

What: Attend the DFW Boat Expo for a wave of savings with tons of exhibitors!

Cost: $12.00 for Adults, $6.00 children 5-13, FREE for children under 5

For more information, visit http://www.dallasboatexpo.com

 

VETERANS CAREER FAIR

When: Wednesday, February 22 from 1-4 pm

Where: Collin College’s Spring Creek Campus Living Legends Conference Center

What: Dozens of employers motivated to hire former service members will be on hand to provide employment information and conduct interviews with potential hires. The employers recognize the value of military service in shaping productive, responsible employees.

Some of the employers represented will include: UPS, NTTA, Embassy Suites, Legacy Texas, Liberty Mutual, L3, Ericsson, Thyssenkrupp, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, McKinney Fire Department and Frisco Police Department.

Cost: FREE and open to the public

For more information, visit Colin.edu.

 

“Flow”: A Premiere Exhibit by Watercolorist Stephen Zhang

When: February 4-March 4

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater

What: The Artists Showplace Gallery welcomes international artist Stephen Zhang in his first U.S. exhibition. An opening reception to meet the artist will be held on Friday, February 10, from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. and will feature jazz saxophonist Ray Baker. Complimentary wine and appetizers will be served.

In his large-scale watercolors, Stephen Zhang freezes fleeting moments in time: an old man caught in the moment, or intriguing light deep in the forest. Combining influences from both classic Chinese and contemporary arts, he builds his portraits with layers of stories and emotions. Zhang has  been featured in international art publications, and his work has garnered awards from prestigious art associations, including the Transparent Watercolor Society of America and the American Portrait Society.

For more information, please call 972-233-1223 or visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/.

 

 

Teen Scene Players Present “Eat (It’s not about food)”

When: February 10-19 every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday

Where: Dallas Children’s Theater

What: Candidly exploring causes and warning signs, playwright Linda Daugherty takes a hard look at how society and the media influence self-identity. In EAT (It’s Not About Food), we see individual stories of young people struggling with this epidemic, and all too often tragic problem.

Cost: $10.00-$16.00/per ticket

For more information, visit https://tickets.dct.org/single/psDetail.aspx?psn=42315

 

Cupid’s Couples Run

When: February 11th

Where: TUPPS Brewery

What: Compete with your sweetie, child, or best buddies! Your combined times and combined ages will determine if you are the winners in the following age groups: 1-40, 41-55, 56-70, 71-85, 86-100, 101-115, and 116+(remember these are your COMBINED ages) 25+27=52, 41-55 would be the age group!

Cost: $15.00-$60.00

For more information, visit http://www.getracing.org/cupid-s-couples-run-.html

 

Hot to Trot

When: February 11th -12th, 2017

Where: Watters Creek

What: Whether you want to snuggle with your sweetie, frolic on a family outing, or make it a playful date with friends, everyone will enjoy the picturesque landscape in a horse drawn carriage ride at Watters Creek.  Rides are complimentary from Watters Creek, but donations can be made that will benefit the American Heart Association.

Cost: Free

For more information, visit http://www.watterscreek.com/event/hot-to-trot/2145484468/

 

STARR Test Prep Workshop

When: February 15 (times vary according to age)

What: For grades preK-8

Explore Certified tutors from Explore Horizons will be running our engaging workshops with the children. Children will also receive goody bags, lizard cards that can be traded in for prizes, snacks, and a chance to win a free month’s membership!

Our Dallas/Ft. Worth enrichment and tutoring centers are offering a unique opportunity for local parents to find out more about the test and the ways in which we can help you support them in the up-coming months. As well as our parent seminar, we’re also providing a special student STAAR preparation workshop to help your child get in the zone for STAAR success.

Cost: FREE

For more information, click here.

 

A Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon for Grant Halliburton Foundation

When: February 23rd

Where: Renaissance Dallas Hotel

What: The Beacon of Hope Community Luncheon will have key speaker Glennon Doyle Melton as she discusses her twenty-year experience of hardships on a hope-filled journey. Seating is limited. Please respond by February 16. Reservations will be held at the door. Complimentary valet parking.

Cost: $200.00-$15,000.00

For more information, visit http://www.granthalliburton.org/beaconofhope.html

 

An Evening of Hope Gala with Alan Cumming

When: February 25th

Where: Hotel Intercontinental Dallas

What: The gala is a benefit for Hope’s Door to help families affected by domestic violence.

Cost: $175.00- $3500.00

For more information, visit http://www.hopesdoorinc.org/gala2017/

 

 

 

ART CLASSES (FOR ALL LEVELS) AT THE ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY

Winter/Spring 2017

 

Loosen Up with Watercolor

Instructor: Bev Boren

Meets on Fridays 1:30-4:00 p.m

$220 (6-Week Session)

Winter session begins January 27

http://theartistsshowplace.com/loosen-up-with-watercolor

 

Painting with Oils

Instructor: Jane Kahler

Meets on Wednesdays 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

$220 (full-day, 3-week session)

Winter session begins February 8

Spring session begins March 22

http://theartistsshowplace.com/painting-in-oil

 

Explorations in Oils or Pastels

Instructor: Janice Hamilton

Meets on Tuesdays 1:30-4:00 p.m.

$220 (6-Week Session)

Winter session begins January 31

Spring session begins March 28

http://theartistsshowplace.com/explorations-in-oils-and-pastels

 

Alcohol Ink on Yupo Paper

Instructor: Maribeth Jagger

Meets on Fridays 10:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

$220 (6-Week Session)

Winter session begins January 27

Spring session begins March 24

http://theartistsshowplace.com/alchohol-ink-on-yupo

 

FUN-damentals of Art

Instructor: Don Longo

March 30-April 1 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

$145

http://theartistsshowplace.com/fun-damentals

 

Art from the Heart

Instructor: Tina Alvarez

$45 + $20 Supply Fee

Winter Session: Saturday, March 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Spring Session: Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

http://theartistsshowplace.com/art-from-the-heart

 

Essential Color Management for Artists

Instructor: Brad Funkhouser

Saturday, February 18 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$35

http://theartistsshowplace.com/essential-color-management-for-artists

 

To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223 or visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/

 

The Artists Showplace Gallery

15615 Coit Road #230, Dallas, Texas 75248

(Southwest corner of Coit and Arapaho in the Shops at Spanish Village)

 

Paddy Dash 1 mile and 5k

When: March 11, 2017

Where: Frisco Square

What: 50 yard pit paddy dash, 1 mile run, and 5k hosted by Orange Theory Fitness.

Cost: $15.00-$40.00

Website: http://www.getracing.org/paddy-dash.html

 

Dallas Rock N Roll Marathon 5k & Half Marathon

When: March 18-19, 2017

Where: Start and Finish Near Reunion Lawn

What: The Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Series makes running fun. Each year, more athletes participate in Rock ‘n’ Roll running events than any other running series in the United States. Run Saturday & Sunday to qualify for Remix Challenge Medal.

Cost: $45.99-$99.99

Website: http://www.runrocknroll.com

 

Back the Blue 5k

When: March 25

Where: Founders Classical Academy

What: We cordially invite you to participate in the 4th annual FCA 5K.  This event will raise money to provide quality improvement to our school and to show our support to our local law enforcement.

Cost: $25.00 (Price Increases on March 12)

Website: https://runsignup.com/Race/TX/Lewisville/FCABacktheBlue5K

 

Earth Day Texas

When: April 21-23, 2017

Where: Fair Park

What: This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Attendees will also enjoy numerous outdoor experiences, including live music, sustainable beer and food pavilions, electric bike test tracks, and family activities.

Cost: FREE ADMISSION

Website: http://earthdaytx.org