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Grand Opening of Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill

6 Sep


Welcome to the Great Outdoors! If you like hiking, nature activities, animals and roaming the forest then you’ll be excited to hear of the GRAND OPENING of the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center in Cedar Hill!! On the weekend of September 10th and 11th the Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center officially opens its doors as well as trails to the public.

Bring the family and some friends to explore this wild, adventurous place. The Grand Opening will run from 9am to 5pm on Saturday and noon to 5pm on Sunday. It’s a FREE 2-day event that includes family fun festivities like guided hikes, arts & crafts, building tours, guest speakers and nature play activities for kids.

GRAND OPENING 9/10 & 9/11

The New Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center is located about 16 miles south of Dallas off 1382 between Joe Pool Lake and Hwy 67. You can also get there from I-20 traveling to 1382. There will be parking and shuttle service provided. In fact, the shuttle is strongly recommended as there is limited parking and lots of other wild 4-limb creatures are expected to attend. You can park for Free at Uptown Village shopping center just a few miles away) in the Dick’s Sporting Goods and Kirklands parking lots which face FM 1382. The shuttles will run during the Grand Opening Hours on both Saturday and Sunday. If you need to see a map click here.

Audubon offers education programs, tours, facility rentals, and a nature store.

No more peeking...Just come in!

The 8th Annual Kiwanis Butterfly Festival – Southlake

6 Sep

Have you ever met someone that instantly gave you butterflies? What about someone or something that gave you an entire 600 square foot tent full? Well during the second weekend of September Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis will do just that, and you won’t even have to worry about a kiss at the end of the night. Check out their yearly Butterfly Festival in Southlake!

The 8th annual Butterfly Festival presented by Kiwanis is taking place September 9th through 11th at Southlake Town Square! It will be open come rain or shine (ha, as if we’ll have rain anytime soon) as the tent is underneath a covered pavilion.

The Festival ends Sunday with a Butterfly Release at 5pm

The Butterfly Festival benefits Childrens’ Miracle Network and Kiwanis Children Charities and projects. Hundreds of butterflies are contained in this 600 square foot tent along with local flowering plants which are provided by Mike’s Garden Centers. The kids can feed the butterflies watermelon which is provided so they’ll get to interact with the butterflies. Both adults and children get to learn more about butterflies, their habitat, as well as their influence on our ecosystem from experts on location and participating on this yearly festival. At the end of the weekend event (Sunday) the butterflies are released at 5:00pm.

The Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis (NETC) Club serves as an active member of the local community providing hands-on service, much needed funds, and even youth leadership training. Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers that are dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. As partners with the Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis Foundation, the NETC Kiwanis Club continues to provide needed service and funds to the local area. For more club information click here.

The cost for attending the Kiwanis Butterfly Festival is $7.00 for Adults, $5.00 for Kids and children ages 3 and under are Free. It all starts on Friday at 9am! Each day the first 100 kids receive a coupon for a free Chick-fil-A kids meal at Southlake with paid admission.

FUN for all ages! lol

If you’d like to participate in the raffle drawing for 2 Southwest Airlines tickets you can buy a raffle ticket for $1 here. There are also a number of silent auction items one can bid on, some which include: Fighter Jet Ride, Hot Air Balloon Rides, an African Safari and other great baskets. Check out the full list of silent auction items here featured at the 2011 Butterfly Festival.

Join Northeast Tarrant County Kiwanis for their 8th Annual Butterfly Festival This Friday through Sunday at the Southlake Town Center located next door to Corner Bakery. If you make it on the final day, watch the beautiful array of butterflies as they are released into the sky at 5:00pm!

Sept 9 – Friday
9am to 6pm

Sept 10 – Saturday
9am to 6pm

Sept 11 – Sunday
9am to 5pm

(5:00 – Release of the Butterflies)

Southlake Town Square
100 State Street

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