Thursday, June 24, 2021

Stay Home Sweet Home

It’s a tough time for all of us. The best thing we can do is keep calm and support those around us, because that is The Southlake Way! So, sit back, relax and enjoy being home sweet home with your loved ones. 

Top 10 things to do this week while you’re staying home: 

  1. Support Southlake – Order takeout or delivery from your favorite Southlake restaurant to support local businesses! Get started with this list of local restaurants.  
  2. 2020 Census – Fill out your census information. Everyone in Southlake needs to be counted! Learn more about how we use the census here. 
  3. Read – Travel to a faraway land in a great work of fiction by checking out one of the Southlake Public Library’s eBooks. Read about the Library’s online resources here.  
  4. Cook – Get the family together over a home cooked meal. Need a recipe? Watch this video of Librarian Cynthia Pfledderer cooking up some yummy soup.  
  5. Hike – Enjoy a walk, run or bike ride, just make sure to follow the social distancing guidelines and stay six feet apart. Learn how to enjoy our parks while social distancing here. 
  6. Landscape – Plan your garden or follow some how-tos to spiff up your yard. Click here for some great resources from Southlake professionals.  
  7. Relax – Pamper yourself! Soak in the tub, catch up on some self-care and buy yourself a gift card from a Southlake spa for later. 
  8. Travel – Tour a museum, visit a national park or watch animal cams from your living room! Here are a few of our favorites: The LouvreThe British MuseumHawai’i Volcanoes National ParkThe Alamo and the San Diego Zoo. Or, you can view Town Square by checking in on our web cam. 
  9. File Your Taxes – No, it’s never fun. But it’s one of those housekeeping items you can go ahead and cross off your list. The deadline has been extended to July 15.  
  10. Organize – From cleaning out your closet to shredding old documents, now is a great time for spring cleaning! The City of Southlake is going through documents, organizing and shredding old records in accordance with our retention schedule this time of year. Now is a great time for you to do the same! 

Also, to help our community find the latest news and resources on the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak, the City has created an information page on its website at www.ProtectSouthlake.com. Bookmark this page for easy, quick access to the information you need and stay on top of how the City is responding.

Join us for a Relaxing Night of Midsummer Stargazing

On Friday, July 5, 2013 at 8:00 pm the Bob Jones Nature Center welcomes the Fort Worth Astronomical Society to guide us on a exploration of the midsummer night sky.
We strongly suggest wearing long pants and close-toed shoes.  Please bring lawn chairs or blankets, insect repellant, and water bottles.  Most importantly bring your star charts and binoculars if you have them.

Southlake Luau at Southlake Saturday Nite- May 18

Join the City of Southlake as we celebrate the end of the year Hawaiian-style at the “Southlake Luau” Southlake Saturday Nite! 4th through 6th graders, come dressed in your leis, hula skirts and summer attire on Saturday, May 18th from 7:00 p.m.- 10:00 p.m. at Durham Intermediate School.

Compete against your friends on various inflatables or at 4-on-4 basketball. There will be a live DJ, dancing, entertainment and various contests. Concession items (everything under $2.00) will be sold and T-shirts will also be available to purchase for $10.00 each. To ensure a safe environment, there will be a uniformed DPS officer on site.

Cost is $8.00 and pre-registration is required. On site registration will now be taken! Space is limited so try to register early online or in person at the Community Services office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please call (817) 748-8019.

Baby and the Geezers Free Concert in Southlake Town Square

WHO: Baby and the Geezers

WHAT: MasterWorks Concert Series

WHEN: Saturday, May 18, 2013    10:00-11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Southlake Town Square

-FREE and OPEN to the public! 

Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake are pleased to welcome Baby and the Geezers for a concert on May 18, 2013, at Southlake Town Square.

Baby and the Geezers got its start in Andy Follett’s living room in the fall of 2006.  They play everything from Pink to Patsy Cline and George Strait to Earth Wind and Fire.  Baby and the Geezers is a three to seven piece energetic cover band. The band performs a high energy, upbeat, pop/variety show.

Through the MasterWorks Series, Arts Council Northeast and the City of Southlake present free performances on selected evenings throughout the year. The MasterWorks Series is designed to offer a variety of quality family entertainment to the community by utilizing the talent of local, regional, and national artists.

Bubbles of LOVE Day Returns to the Shops of Southlake

Press Release – The Shops of Southlake is proud to once again host “Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” on April 25, 2013 from 11:00am – 2:00pm in Central Park in Southlake Texas. “Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” is fun, free and family friendly for all ages to enjoy! Dallas and Fort Worth area mayors have proclaimed April 25, 2013 “Parental Alienation Awareness Day” and “Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” in support of the event.

“Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” has something for everyone. The event begins with entertainment from the one and only Pookie the Clown. Pookie will delight all ages with face painting, balloon animals and a fantastic magic show featuring live adorable bunnies. Kids from 1-100 will enjoy the “Bubble Zone!” “Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” is honored that the tradition continues as adults will have the unique opportunity to meet internationally renowned co-parenting expert, Dr. Richard Warshak. A bestselling author and consultant to the White House, courts and legislatures; Dr. Warshak is highly sought after around the world for his expertise and public speaking.

At 12:00 noon, everyone at the event will blow bubbles together for 10 minutes to share the universal message that “just as bubbles flow freely, so should the love that a child has for both parents.” Each person in attendance will be given a bottle of bubbles.

For more information about this very special event please contact Wendy Archer at 817-991-6058 or wendyarcher@rocketmail.com. Information can also be found on the facebook event “Bubbles of LOVE Day DFW” and the facebook group “Parental Alienation Awareness Organization USA North Texas Chapter.”

Bugs, Bugs, Bugs at Bob Jones Nature Center

City of Southlake Easter in the Park- March 24th, 2013

Join the City of  Southlake for an Easter celebration! Easter in the Park will take place on Sunday, March 24, 2013 at North Park  from 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Activities will include egg hunts, photos with Mr. & Mrs. Easter Bunny, petting zoo, crafts, games, live entertainment, inflatables, balloon artists and much more! Thank you to the Kid Zone Sponsor, Whites Chapel United Methodist Church in Southlake, for their support in Easter in the Park 2013! Activities and refreshments will be available at no cost. Refreshments include: cotton candy, kettle corn and water.

The 2nd annual Easter Basket Contest is an activity you will not want to miss!  Print the Easter Basket Contest Form, have fun decorating it and bring it to the event for a chance to win!

Don’t forget your Easter baskets, cameras and Easter basket contest form, but please leave pets at home. For more information, please contact Community Services at (817) 748-8019.

Parking:

Additional shuttle  parking will be located at the C.I.S.D. Administration building located at 2400 N. Carroll Avenue. Shuttles will run throughout the event.

Entertainment Schedule:

The City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast are pleased to bring children’s entertainment to Easter in the Park in conjunction with the  Masterworks Concert Series.

David Chicken Children’s Entertainment: 1:30 p.m.- 2:30 p.m.

Willie Welsh Children’s Entertainment: 2:30 p.m.- 3:30 p.m.

David Chicken Children’s Entertainment: 3:30 p.m.- 4:30 p.m.

Egg Scramble Schedule:

Children 2 & under: 2:00- 2:15 p.m.

Children 2-4 years old: 2:15- 2:30 p.m.

Children 5-6 years old: 2:30- 2:45 p.m.

Children 7-8 years old: 2:45- 3:00 p.m.

Egg Hunt Schedule:

All ages: 3:00 p.m. until all the eggs are found! Eggs will be hidden throughout the park.

 

Youth Fishing Day 2013 set for April 20th

Join the City of Southlake Parks and Recreation and Texas Junior Anglers for an afternoon of fishing on Saturday, April 20th from 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. at the Bob Jones Fishing Pier. The pond will be stocked with 500 pounds of  fish for an opportunity to catch the “BIG” one.
Texas Junior Anglers is an outreach program that is designed to educate young Texans about aquatic sportsmanship, promote conservation of our environment, encourage a lifetime enjoyment of the Texas outdoors and foster strong community relationships. The Texas Junior Anglers has been involved in Southlake’s Youth Fishing Day for over 5 years.
Participants will be divided into age groups and trophies and prizes will be awarded to the winners of each age group. Fishing equipment will be provided by the Texas Junior Anglers or you can bring your own rod and reel. Anyone over the age of 16 must have a fishing license to fish in the City parks.
For more information about Youth Fishing Day, please call (817)748-8272.

Dallas Symphony Orchestra Announces DSO on the GO Presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra’s inaugural season of the concert series DSO on the GO, presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies, returns to Southlake April 4, 2013. DSO on the GO features the DSO playing classical and pops concerts in eight cities and neighborhoods across North Texas, with concerto soloists who are principal musicians in the DSO.

WHAT:

DSO on the GO Presented by The Ebby Halliday Companies
Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Hong, conductor
Nathan Olson, violin

Berlioz:             Roman Carnival Overture
Mozart:             Violin Concerto No. 3
Dvořák:             Symphony No. 9, From the New World

WHEN:             April 4, 2013  7:30 p.m.

WHERE:
White’s Chapel United Methodist Church
185 S. Whites Chapel Blvd.
Southlake, TX 76092

PURCHASE:     Tickets range from $15-$40 and can be purchased by calling 214.692.0203.

For more information, visit ApexArtsLeague.org or DallasSymphony.com/DSOontheGO