Birds of Paradise Exhibition Flies Into the Perot Museum

Who is the fairest fowl of all? Found only in New Guinea, birds-of-paradise are among nature’s most beautifully bizarre flying creatures. The Birds of Paradise exhibit at the Perot Museum of Nature and Science was developed by National Geographic and The Cornell Lab of Ornithology. It reveals all 39 species of these elusive birds for the first time.

Birds of Paradise makes its only stop in Texas at the Perot Museum through Jan. 8, 2017. The exhibition requires a surcharge for members and non-members.  [Read more…]

State Fair of Texas Announces New Attractions for 2016

big-texCelebrating 130 years of tradition, the State Fair of Texas returns this fall for another round of food, festivities and family fun. Themed “Celebrating Texas Agriculture,” the 2016 exposition kicks off on Friday, September 30, 2016 in Dallas’ historic Fair Park. [Read more…]

Dallas Chamber Symphony Announces 2016-2017 Season


The Dallas Chamber Symphony will launch its 2016-’17 concert season – its fifth – Tuesday, Oct. 18, at Dallas City Performance Hall. The season boasts a variety of musical experiences, including two world premieres, its first-ever simulcast at Klyde Warren Park in Dallas and renewed collaborations with Video Association of Dallas and Bruce Wood Dance Project. [Read more…]

Dallas Arboretum Announces Adult Programs for Fall 2016

Dallas Arboretum fall adult programsThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has announced its Fall 2016 Adult Programs, sponsored by Full Color Inc., featuring a variety of expert-led special interest classes for adults. This year’s line-up includes horticulture, landscape, photography, art, tastings, day trips and more, all available for registration online.

We are proud to be the sponsor for this fall’s Adult Programs at the Dallas Arboretum,” says Paul Fuller, chairman of Full Color. “With this collaboration, we are able to help bring the Arboretum’s grown students new, unique classes.

Classes are offered at various days and times in a range of formats and settings, including demonstrations and lectures. They begin at $30 for members, with costs for each class including parking and admission to the garden. Some classes also offer continuing professional education (CPE) credit for educators.

Joy Matthews, Dallas Arboretum’s Adult Programs and Special Projects Manager, stated “Adult Programs allow students to connect with the garden and friends in a unique and special setting, which many often think is limited to children. This fall, a few classes we are really looking forward to include the Chefs in Nature Series, which combines cooking and cocktails in a garden atmosphere, and our wine and movies program with Gary and Hayley Cogill. We love using Dallas’ most beautiful classroom to bring these programs to the community.”

Those coming for Wednesday evening classes can also enjoy treats from food truck Kona Ice on-site for Nature Nights, when the entire garden is kept open late through October 19.

Registration for Fall Adult Education programs. Call 2143.515.6539 for more info.
Full calendar of adult classes at the Dallas Arboretum 

September 2016 Events at the Dallas Arboretum

Sept. 10          Local Food -Why it’s so Important, 9-11am, $45
Sept. 10          Getting to Know Your Sprinkler System, 9-11am, $33
Sept. 10          What’s Bugging You, 12-2pm, $33
Sept. 10          Growing a Greener Dallas (3 part class), 9-11am, $138
Sept. 14          Family Programs, Plants to Die For, 6-8:30 pm, $40
Sept. 21          Chefs in Nature, 6-7:30pm, $65
Sept. 24          The Garden Design Workshop, 9am-2pm, $80
Sept. 24          Creating a Home Hydroponic System, 9-11am, $75
Sept. 24          Pulp Fiction-Citrus for N. Texas, 12-2pm, $33
Sept. 28          Wine and Movies: A Perfect Pairing with the Cogills, 6:30-8:30pm, $65

October 2016  Events at the Dallas Arboretum

Oct.1                 The Future of Edible Gardens, 9-11am, $33
Oct.1                 Winning Combinations, 9-11am, $33
Oct. 1                Powerful Perennials, 12-2pm, $33
Oct. 1                Successful Fruit Trees and Berries for N. Texas, 12-2pm, $90
Oct. 8                Sustainable Style in Partnership with Perennial Plant Assoc., 9am-1pm, $83
Oct. 12              Family Programs, Backyard Habitats, 6:30-8pm, $40
Oct. 12              Woven Fused Glass Stringer Plate, 6-8pm, $121
Oct. 12              Photo Stroll with Dallas Center, 6-8pm, $65
Oct. 13              Craft Beer Tastings-Four Corners Brewery, 6:30-7:30pm, $45
Oct. 15              Best Shot with What You’ve Got, 9am-12pm, $72
Oct. 15              Day Trips from Dallas-Waco, 8am-6pm, $149
Oct. 16              Autumn Harvest Dinner, 6-9pm, $125
Oct. 20              Craft Beer Tasting-Pegasus City Brewery, 6:30-7:30pm, $45
Oct. 22              Oshibana, the Art of Pressed Flowers, 9am-3pm, $80
Oct. 22              Watercolor en Plein Air, 9am-3pm, $125
Oct. 22              Raised Bed Gardening, 9am-12pm, $40
Oct. 27              Craft Beer Tasting-Oak Highlands Brewery, 6:30-7:30pm, $45
Oct. 29              Succulent Pumpkin, 9-11am, $99
Oct. 29              Concrete Leaf Casting, 9-11am, $60
Oct. 29              Kokedama Japanese String Garden, 12-2pm, $65
Oct.29               Fused Art Glass Powder Printed Coasters, 12-2pm, $110

November 2016  Events at the Dallas Arboretum

Nov. 5               Principles of Design, 9-11am, $40
Nov. 5               Beginning Water Color, A Botanical Study, 9am-1pm, $110
Nov. 5               Focus on the Garden, Botanical Photography, 9am-5pm, $219
Nov. 5               Principles of Design, 9-11am, $40
Nov. 9               Family Programs, Fermentation Fun, 6:30-8pm, $40
Nov. 12             Introduction to Colored Pencil, 9am-3pm, $125
Nov. 12             Eco Printing on Silk, 9am-3pm, $110
Nov. 12             Fused Floral Frit Slurry Bowls, 9-11am, $121
Nov. 12             Fall/Holiday Pinterest Party, 12-2pm, $65
Nov. 16             Wine Tastings with Times Ten, 6:30-7:30pm, $50
Nov. 30             Wine Tastings with Times Ten, 6:30-7:30pm, $50

About the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden

Dallas Arboretum logoThe Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden is located on the southeastern shore of White Rock Lake at 8525 Garland Road, Dallas, Texas 75218.  The Dallas Arboretum is also the home of the internationally acclaimed Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden.
The Arboretum is open daily from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. General admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors 65 and older, $10 for children 3-12 and free for Arboretum members and children two and under. There is an additional cost of $3 per person for entrance into the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden. On-site parking is $15; pre-purchased online parking is $8. T. For more information, call 214.515.6500 or visit


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