The festival celebrates Scottish and Irish culture and other upcoming events in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake


The annual Celebrate Southlake event on March 25 and 26 includes games, shows and other activities. (Courtesy of the Town of Southlake)

March 22: Learn about plants native to North Texas

Hosted by Keep Grapevine Beautiful, this month’s Eco Talks event will focus on the plants that thrive in the North Texas region and how to care for them. 7 p.m.-8 p.m. Free (entry). The REC de la Vigne, 1175 Municipal Road, La Vigne.

March 24, 31, April 7: Get help with taxes

Every Thursday until Tax Day on April 18, AARP Tax-Aide volunteers will provide free tax filing assistance to seniors and low-to-middle-income earners, as well as anyone another person who might need help. An appointment is required; to make an appointment, call the library or email [email protected] 2 p.m.-6 p.m. Free. Southlake Public Library, Third Floor, 1400 Main Street, Southlake. 817-748-8243.

March 25-26: Participate to celebrate Southlake

The annual two-day Celebrate Southlake festival is a partnership between the city and the Mayor’s Alliance for Unity and Culture. On March 25, the Savor Southlake Community Dinner invites residents to dine with neighbors and enjoy games, shows and activities. On March 26, the Spirit of Southlake showcase will feature various cultural performances. 6-8pm (March 25), 3-6pm (March 26). Free entrance). Aria Amphitheater, 285 Shady Oaks Drive, Southlake.

April 2: Go fishing

In one of the first Arbor Day celebrations, the town of Colleyville invites families to spend a day fishing in the freshly stocked pond at the Colleyville Nature Center. Prizes will be awarded for catches to youth 16 and under, and free t-shirts and trees will be given away while supplies last. 9am-noon. Free entrance). Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, Colleyville.

April 8: Support Carroll ISD teachers

Dress in your best “Friday Night Fever” dance attire for this disco-themed gala to raise money for the Carroll Education Foundation, a nonprofit that supplements Carroll ISD teacher funding. The event will feature food from over 18 Southlake area restaurants, drinks, dancing, raffles, and live and silent auctions. 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. $150. The Westin Dallas Southlake, 1200 E. Hwy. 114 South Lake. 817-949-7064.

April 9: Discover Celtic traditions

The annual Grapevine Lake Celtic Heritage Festival and Highland Games pays homage to Scottish and Irish culture with traditional music and dance performances, shopping, food and beer. Attendees will be able to cheer on the kilted athletes as they compete in the Highland Games, a series of nine different old-style strength competitions. Proceeds from the event will be donated to the Grapevine Shield Foundation. 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. $25 (per car). Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane, Grapevine. 469-742-1159.

April 9: Celebrate Easter

The Colleyville Parks and Recreation Department is hosting a brunch and bunny lunch to celebrate Easter with area families. The event will include food, an egg hunt with prizes, a petting zoo, pony rides, photos with the Easter Bunny, inflatable slides and more. 9am-11am (brunch), 1pm-3pm (lunch). $7. Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville. 817-503-1180.


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