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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Wood Turners Exhibit

WHEN:   – 

Reception: June 17th, 1 PM – 5 PM

WHERE:  Artists’ Showplace Gallery, 15615 Coit Road, Suite 230, Dallas, Texas 75248

WHAT:  Kevin Bassett’s interest in the art of woodturning evolved from his extensive study of plant pathology in his home state of Colorado, followed by a distinguished 40-plus-year career as a certified arborist. He describes his work as a collaboration with nature. “Even though I choose the shape, form and utility of a piece of a tree, ultimately the tree has its own voice. I am only a conduit through which the tree is able to speak.”

Gary Sanders, a retired firefighter from Greenville, Texas, began woodturning professionally in 1993. His artwork has been accepted into national juried woodturning exhibitions, and he has work in private collections and museums. Gary teaches locally and has conducted woodturning demonstrations across the country and in Australia. He is known for his finishing techniques and his eye for detail.

WEBSITE: www.theartistsshowplace.com

 

Dads and Grads BBQ and Brewery Tour

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 10:45 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
WHERE: Four Corners Brewery Company, 423 Singleton, Dallas TX 75212

WHAT: We’ll take you to some of Dallas’ most irresistible carnivore havens, including the top-rated meat marvels. We’ll even throw in a fantastic brewery! Join the party, just in time for Father’s Day and Graduation. Includes motor-coach transportation, water and soft drinks on the bus – you may also bring your own beverages, if you like – food samples, beer at brewery and much more. Drinks at other venues are on your own. $4 off each ticket with 4 or more. Enter code EAT.

COST: $59.00

WEBSITE:  www.fcbrewing.com

 

Father’s Day at the Dallas Arboretum

WHEN: Saturday & Sunday, June 17-18, 2017, 11:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

WHAT: Come to Barbeque and Brews and enjoy BBQ paired with local beers at Café on the Green, challenge family to a trivia contest, and answer questions about BBQ and Father’s Day. Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: Craft Corner: Superhero Dads Edition, 9am-12pm. Show Dad how awesome he is by making him a superhero mask. Creepy Crawly Sculptures with the Nasher Sculpture Center, 11am-1pm. Create a sculpture using simple shapes inspired by favorite insects. African Animal Adventures with the Dallas Zoo – 11am. Get up close with animals from Africa.

COST: $10.00-$15.00

WEBSITE:www.dallasarboretum.org

 

MegaFest

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 7:30 a.m.- 10:00 p.m.

WHERE: Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center, 650 S Griffin St. Dallas, TX 75202

WHAT: As the nation’s largest faith, film, and family multiday experience, MegaFest continues to empower, entertain, and embolden attendees from around the world. For more than a decade, MegaFest has been synonymous with family entertainment. We believe that the family that enjoys entertainment together, stays together! After a brief hiatus in 2016, MegaFest is returning to Dallas this summer – June 28 through July 1 – and the experience is well worth the wait. Whether you’re passionate about film and entertainment, entrepreneurship, technology, education, healthcare and fitness, or arts and culture, this phenomenal four-day conference in Dallas, TX has something for everyone!

COST: $39.00-$205.00

WEBSITE: www.mega-fest.org

 

THE CREATE SHOWCASE 2017 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:00–9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Plano Courtyard Theater, 1509 H Avenue, Plano TX 75074

WHAT: Join us at the 2017 Create Showcase! Get your tickets today for a night of food & entertainment as we celebrate our visual and performing artists. The My Possibilities Create Program provides adults with cognitive disabilities the opportunity to express themselves and showcase their talents as professional

artists in the community. COST: $25.00

WEBSITE: Purchase tickets here www.mypossibilites.org

 

Red, White, and Blues- July Fourth Weekend

WHEN: Saturday to Tuesday, July 1-4, 2017, 11:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Dallas Arboretum, 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, TX 75218

WHAT: Pack and picnic, bring the family and celebrate Independence Day. Various blues bands will perform throughout the weekend to provide a cool, relaxing backdrop. July 1: Linny Nance Network July 2: Buddy Whittington Band July 3: Linny Nance Network July 4: Rob Holbert Group Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden: Craft Corner: The Stars and Stripes 9-11am, Entry Plaza Stop by the Craft Corner table and create a fun, patriotic craft using colors of the American flag.

COST: $10.00-$15.00 (Cost May Vary for Events)

WEBSITE:www.dallasarboretum.org

 

Addison Kaboom Town 2017

WHEN: Monday, July 3, 2017, starting at 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Addison Circle Park, 4970 Addison Circle Drive, Addison, TX

WHAT: For more than three decades, Addison Kaboom Town has been named among the top fireworks shows in the country. The spectacular show was named the #2 Independence Day fireworks display by Yahoo.com and is ranked as one of the top 10 firework displays in the country by USA today, The Wall Street Journal, Travel + Leisure Magazine, and the American Pyrotechnic Association. 

COST: FREE

WEBSITE:addisonkaboomtown.com 

 

ILive Girls and Women’s Wellness and Lifestyle Expo

WHEN: Saturday, July 22, 2017, 10:00 a.m.- 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: University of Texas at Arlington, 300 W First Street, Arlington, TX 76010

WHAT: Presented by McDonald’s of North Texas, the one-day expo is the largest of its kind and gives attendees an opportunity for free health screenings, health education, empowerment speakers, music, shopping, and a “girls’ day for fun.” Sponsored by the USMD of Arlington Hospital and Arlington Cancer Center, the ILIVE Girls and Women’ Expo features include: Free Mammograms Free Blood Pressure Checks Free Vision Testing Free BMI Measurement Free Glucose Testing Free Massages? Free Healthy Cooking Demonstrations Free Fitness Demos & Health Experts? Free Life Changing Empowerment Speakers Shopping? with nutrition, health & wellness exhibitors and many others! Hosted by nationally known speaker “The Parent Coach,” Demi Austin-Thomas.

COST: Registration is FREE if you pre-register

WEBSITE: www.iliveexpo.com

 

Three Day Sibling Camp with ManeGait

WHEN: July 25-28, 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

WHERE: ManeGait Therapeutic Horsemanship 3160 N. Custer Rd., McKinney, TX 75071
WHAT: A four day camp specifically designed for brothers and sisters of kids with special needs.  During the week, camp attendees will have a chance to meet other kids whose brothers and sisters have special needs. The morning will be spent experiencing the challenges and responsibilities of riding and taking care of horses.  In the afternoons, the participants will have fun, laugh, talk about the good and not-so-good parts of having a sibling with special needs, play some great games, learn something about the services their brothers and sisters receive, and have some more fun! The camp takes place in a safe and fun environment with and on trained therapeutic riding horses. Activities will be led by trained Sibshop facilitators, along with PATH Certified Therapeutic Riding Instructors, and ManeGait lesson volunteers.
COST: Ages 8-13, $300.00/rider
WEBSITE: www.manegait.org

 

8TH ANNUAL NATURAL HEALTH FEST 

WHEN: Saturday, June 17, 2017, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
WHERE: Richardson Civic Center, 411 W Arapaho Rd Richardson, TX

WHAT: You probably don’t want to live to be 100, but you also don’t want to die in your prime. Health Fest will get your health back on track without resorting to fad diets, pills and surgeries. Here, a team of professionals will help you get your transformation underway by teaching you the natural way to get healthy again. That means eating organic and nutritionally sound food, engaging in regular physical exercise, acupuncture and holistic medicine, among many others.

COST: Tickets are sold online for $10.00 or at the door for $15.00+

WEBSITE:www.naturalhealthfest.com

 

TEEN GIRLS EMPOWERMENT SUMMER CAMP

WHEN: June 19-22 OR July 10-13, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

WHERE: Yeager Office Suites, 2770 Main Street Frisco, TX 75034

WHAT: Are you looking for something enriching and motivating for your girls to do this summer besides play video games, watch TV and talk on the phone? Send them to Precious Priceless Powerful Teen Girls Camp. Teens will work to: Increase Self-Confidence & Self-Esteem, Navigate and Analyze Good vs. Bad Friendships/Relationships, Develop a Self Image Validation Mindset, Understand Different Communication Styles, and Learn Strategies for Decision- Making.

COST: $195.00 per student register

WEBSITE:www.kimberlytwebb.com

 

PLANO CAREER FAIR 2017 LIVE JOB HIRING

WHEN: Tuesday, July 11, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
WHERE: Comfort Inn & Suites 700 Central Parkway East Plano, TX 75074

WHAT: Ready for a new career? National Career Fairs is under new ownership and we are driving employers and future employees together faster then ever before. Now Is the Time, Start or Advance Your Career Today!

COST: FREE
WEBSITE:www.eventbrite.com

 

GATEWAY TO OPPORTUNITY LUNCHEON
WHEN: Thursday, September 7, 2017, Times to Be Announced WHERE: Omni Dallas Hotel

WHAT: The Gateway to Opportunity Luncheon is hosted by the Family Gateway organization and will feature key note speaker, Laura W. Bush, the first lady of the United States from 2001 to 2009. The event will take place at the Omni Dallas Hotel and all benefits will go to Family Gateway, a nonprofit that empowers children and families affected by homelessness.

COST: $300+

WEBSITE: For ticket and sponsor information, please visit the link. www.familygateway.ejoinme.org

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: www.watterscreek.com

Legacy Live

When: April 1- June 30, 2017, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Where: Shops at Legacy Shopping Center

What: Grab a seat on one of our patios or shop exclusive retail while you enjoy live music from strolling musicians at The Shops at Legacy! Make sure you tag your photo on Instagram or Facebook with #LegacyLive to share your visits! View the live schedule in the website below.

Cost: Free Admission

Website: www.shopsatlegacy.com

 

Stand Up for Good Days with Jay Leno

WHEN: September 13-14, 

WHERE: Gaylord Texas Resort Hotel and Convention Center, Grapevine, TX

WHAT: The 2017 Exchange from Good Days will be a memorable event! The Exchange is Good Days annual conference that connects key healthcare stakeholders, advocates, and patients in an effort to increase awareness and collaboration for the common goal of improving access to care. Please support us in our efforts to continue to make a difference in the lives of the many that we all touch.

COST: $350.00+

WEBSITE: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07edvcb5b91ced4a3c&oseq=&c=&ch