April 16, 2013

April 22nd is Earth Day!

Learn and have fun at a family-friendly eco festival

Earth Day Dallas is an annual festival in Fair Park seeking to elevate environmental awareness and influence the way North Texans think, live and work.

This free-admission event shows us how green lifestyle choices can lower our cost of living, improve our health, and help save the environment.

The event will utilize approximately 500,000 square feet of both indoor and outdoor event space.

EDD’s footprint will easily accommodate the 600 exhibitors and 65,000 guests anticipated to attend this year’s event.

Make it a fun morning or afternoon on Saturday, April 20th or Sunday, April 21st between 10 am and 6 pm. Parking is $10 on Fair Park grounds, or take the DART green line to Fair Park Station.

Join us on Sunday, April 21, for Oak Cliff Earth Day at Lake Cliff Park.


Upcoming Recycling Events

Clean out your filing cabinet

Need to shred some confidential documents? Enjoy free drop-off at Ebby Halliday’s Spring Clean Thing mobile on-site shredder truck on Saturday, April 20th from 9 am to 1 pm in the Northlake Shopping Center parking lot.

They are not accepting binders or hard drives, but paper clips or staples are fine.

Ebby has also invited a Goodwill donation truck to receive your donations from 8 am to 5 pm on Friday and Saturday of that same weekend.

Recycling Roundup

The City of Dallas is hosting another semiannual Recycling Roundup on Saturday, April 27th from 9 am to 3 pm at Richland College’s Parking Lot E at 12800 Abrams Road.

The City will accept pharmaceuticals, electronics, documents for destruction, used cooking oil, scrap metal, batteries, light bulbs, tires, clean Styrofoam, and more.


Trinity River Wind Festival

Trinity River Wind Festival, Presented by NRG

May 18
11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

The Trinity River Wind Festival presented by NRG is a free family-friendly event in Dallas that celebrates the beauty and spirit of the wide open spaces along the Trinity River right in the heart of this thriving city. Watch the spectacular Japanese Kite Makers and enjoy other wind driven recreational fun and action at the show kite arena, with Frisbee dogs, bounce houses, and clowns. Bring your kites and food truck appetites.
Music and fun for everyone!


Festival area in the Trinity River Floodway
Parking for a fee at Riverfront Blvd. and Commerce St. (146 Commerce St.)

Eighth Annual International Book Fair

Eighth Annual International Book Fair to be held April 27;
Authors, performers and workshops at the Central Library

Dallas – Authors, lectures, storytelling, music and poetry will all be part of the Eighth Annual International Book Fair to be held from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 27 at the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library1515 Young St.

The family event will feature writing and publishing workshops, book presentations, Spanish language film, spoken word poetry, Zumba fitness, children’s activities plus over 30 local authors/vendors and a special presentation by DART. All programs and activities are free and open to the public.

For more information visit www.dallasinternationalbookfair.com