Thursday, June 17, 2021

Step into Fall with APEX Arts League and the Grapevine Art Project

The City of Southlake is partnering with APEX Arts League and the Grapevine Art Project to present “Stepping into Fall,” a multimedia exhibit that will run September 7 through November 2 in Southlake Town Hall.

“Stepping into Fall” will feature unique works of art from the Grapevine Art Project, a community of more than 85 artists from Grapevine and surrounding areas who love to create, enjoy and learn about art.

Join us on Sunday, September 23, for a free exhibit reception featuring wine from the Bingham Family Vineyards, hors d’ourvres and live music by Mélange Musical.

“Stepping into Fall” Exhibit Reception

Sunday, September 23, 2018
5 – 6:30 p.m.
Southlake Town Hall
Free and Open to the Public

The Grapevine Art Project holds monthly meetings on the second Thursday evening of each month, often featuring presentations and demonstrations from highly regarded artists in many diverse media. Visitors are welcome to attend and learn more about the organization, its members and programs. Artists include painters, photographers, potters, jewelers, sculptors, weavers and other visual media formats. New members, even those who are not artists, are always welcome. For more information, visit

Mélange Musical is a Grapevine-based chamber music ensemble comprised of professional musicians from local orchestras and universities. Their unique concerts offer original commentary to enlighten and enrich their listeners’ understanding of the composers, instruments and compositions. By keeping their ensembles small, Mélange Musical aims to create an intimate, one-of-a-kind experience for musicians and attendees. To learn more about Mélange Musical and see a list of their upcoming concerts at the Lancaster Theatre in Grapevine, visit

The Bingham Family Vineyards is a multigenerational wine-growing family that promises the curious wine explorer a joyful experience through 100% Texas grown and crafted estate wines, the fullest expression of the High Plains. To learn more about their wines, visit or visit their tasting room on Grapevine Main.

If you would like more information about “Stepping into Fall,” please contact Southlake Community Services at (817) 748-8306.

Kids Celebrate November

November banner

November is full of giblets, gratitude and celebration and what better way to relish fall blessings than to spend time at the Library with family and friends! Join the youth services staff as we celebrate autumn’s cornucopia of goodness by attending one of our many interactive story times, FirstStageArts, Wizart and Southlake’s annual Home for the Holidays!

Weekly Story Times

  • Lap Sit Story Time at 10:00 – 10:30, for children 6 Weeks – 1 Year
  • Toddler Story Time at 10:45 – 11:05, for children 2 Years – 3 Years
  • Preschool Story Time at 11:30 – 12:00, for children 4 Years – 5 Years


  • Mother Goose Story Time at 10:00 – 10:30, for children 1 Year – 2 Years
  • Toddler Story Time at 10:45 – 11:05, for children 2 Years – 3 Years
  • Preschool Story Time at 11:30 – 12:00, for children 4 Years – 5 Years

Kids Programs

This program is designed to introduce basic art concepts to our youngest patrons, but also fun for kids 12 and under.

  • November 3 – SHAPE (plastic bag turkeys)
  • November 17 – TEXTURE (weaved placemats)

Children ages 5-12 learn advanced art concepts from award-winning student artists.  This is a free program available on the 2nd Friday of each month.

  • November 14 – Watercolor and crayon cornucopia

Home for the Holidays
On November 22, discover the Frozen wonderland area created just for kids in the Square by Brio. Make reindeer food and visit with Olaf and Anna in an icy winter land!

New Books Coming this Month to the Kid’s Collection:

The Book with No Pictures

Death by Toilet Paper

Updates from Bob Jones Nature Center

Great Backyard Bird Count Activities at the Bob Jones Nature Center

Join the Bob Jones Nature Center for Great Backyard Bird Count activities February 15-17, 2013. The Great Backyard Bird Count is an annual event in association with the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology. Bird lovers of all ages and skill levels participate in counting birds to assist scientists in developing a “big picture” about what is happening to bird populations locally, regionally, nationally, and globally.

Schedule of Activities:

Friday, February 15, 2013
Guided Bird Hike – Dr. Ray Chancellor, Southlake Ornithological Society
Quail Creek Trail 8:00 am

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Guided Bird Hike – Dr. Ray Chancellor, Southlake Ornithological Society
Bob Jones Park Trail 8:00 am

Sunday, February 17, 2013
“Bird Friendly Communities” Presentation & Guided Bird Hike – Dr. Tania Homayoun, Dogwood Canyon Audubon Center
Bob Jones Nature Center 2:00 pm
$5.00/BJNC Members $10.00/Nonmembers
Reservations are required! Limited to the first 60 registrants.
Bring your binoculars and wear appropriate trail hiking attire.
Register online at

For more information contact or visit the Bob Jones Nature Center website at

Photo Contest Deadline March 16, 2013

The Bob Jones Nature Center photo contest recognizes the best photographs taken at the nature center and preserve. The contest is open to photographers of all skill levels. There are 5 divisions; 2 for children by age and 3 for adults by level of experience and skill. Photos can be of landscapes, wildlife, natural objects, and more. Each entry helps support the nature center. Submitted photos are displayed in the Southlake Library and the Nature Center. Prizes are awarded.

For more information, go the Bob Jones Nature Center website,