Silly Science!

Eureka! Come, learn new and fun science experiments that will activate your senses and teach you new things! Come dressed as a scientist ready to begin experimenting with Silly Science. Activities include kid-friendly science experiments, games, and more!


Friday, October 25
9:30 a.m. – 11 a.m.
at Champions Club Hall of Fame Classrooms
Ages: 3-5
Member fee: $14
Non-Member fee: $18

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Ways to Get Involved in the Parks Master Plan Update

Get involved in shaping the future of Southlake Parks! The City has kicked off the update to the Parks, Recreation and Open Space Master Plan. City staff is working closely with the Parks and Recreation Board on crafting policy recommendations for many of the community’s parks and wants your help too. There will be multiple opportunities to provide your comments throughout this process. The next park to be discussed is the Southlake Sports Complex at the October 14 Board meeting. This meeting will take place at 6:00 p.m. at Legends Hall at The Marq Southlake.

Ways to Get Involved:

 Attend a Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Board meeting schedule has been posted and outlines the specific parks that will be discussed during each meeting. This will be helpful if you would like to hear about or provide comments on a specific park! These meetings are open to the public. Just make sure to monitor the webpage ( ) for information related to changes in the agenda.

The City will be placing signage out during this update to provide additional notice to the neighbors, similar to how the S.P.I.N. signs are placed to promote Town Hall Forums. Keep an eye out for these signs that will contain information about meeting dates for a specific park. Make sure you are also following the City’s Twitter and Facebook for reminders about these meetings. You may also subscribe to the Southlake 2035 calendar on the City’s website (“Notify Me”) for updates.

 Send in a Form

If you are unable to attend a meeting, don’t let that stop you from sending your feedback to staff and the Parks and Recreation Board. A form has been created for residents to submit comments digitally. This can be found on the Parks Master Plan webpage or by clicking here.

Throughout the development process, there will be opportunities for involvement. The anticipated adoption date for this master plan is fall 2020. As with other master plan elements, this plan will go through the legislative process before adoption. This will include a S.P.I.N. Town Hall Forum and open house, as well as public meetings and presentations to the Planning and Zoning Commission and City Council.

In the meantime, you may find more information about the currently adopted Parks plan here.


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Southlake Chess Players Take Top Honors at Texas State Junior Chess Teams Championships

On October 5, the 2019 Texas State Junior Chess Team Championships (sponsored by the Texas Chess Association) were hosted locally by Southlake Tutoring Academy. Over 200 players participated from all across the state, including five teams of Southlake locals.

The tournament featured three sections of competition: championship, reserve under 800, and novice. The Southlake teams dominated the highly competitive tournament; most notably with teams STA Magic taking 3rd place and STA Storm taking 1st place respectively. Many of our Dragons also stood out individually by winning trophies for their outstanding performances!

Championship Section
3rd- STA Magic (Kevin Liu- DMS, Oscar Li- JES, Caleb Lo- CMS,
Arjan Suri- CMS)

Reserve Under 800 Section
1st- STA Storm (Satvik Chenna- JES, Terry Liu- CES, Ryan Yang- CES)
9th- STA Cobras (Gavin Li-DIS, Sparsh Thakore-JES)

Novice Section
9th- Dragon Boys (Nathan Leal- WGES, Brandon Leal- WGES,
Carter Leal- WGES)
13th- STA Stars (Brandon Chen- JES, Austin Xu- RES, Jaden Xu- RES)

Individual Trophy Winners
Championship: Oscar Li- 1st (JES)
Reserve: Satvik Chenna- 1st (JES), Terry Liu- 2nd (CES)
Novice: Clement Wang- 1st (CES), Yahan Gajanayaka- 2nd (JES)

Southlake Chess Club is always open to new members looking to learn, compete, and grow! If you are interested, contact them at (682) 477-4089 or

(Story and photography provided by CMSI intern, Lydia Lo)

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Southlake Kids Interested in Leadership Annouces its New Wave of Students

This new group of 20 students was selected after enduring a rigorous selection process conducted by Carroll Senior High School, where each candidate is evaluated based on several criteria. These students have earned their spot in this program and have already begun to demonstrate leadership qualities.

SKIL is a youth leadership program where students and adults can work together to make Southlake a better community by enhancing engagement with the City’s youth through educational and leadership opportunities. The program was created in partnership between the City, the Carroll Independent School District and the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. By participating in the program, these students will be directly involved to create positive dialogue and an engaged government while opening the community to a new generation of ideas.

“Our children have amazing ideas about what they would like to see now and in future,” says Mayor Hill, founder of the SKIL program. “When any citizen, including our youth, are involved and engaged in the community, we all benefit from it because it brings all of our ideas together. These young leaders will grow up, know the value of being engaged and rely on the systems that are in place so they can improve them when they become leaders in their community.”

This group of students and will continue to elevate the status of this elite group of students. They will work with the school district, the City and the local business community on various matters that impact the community all while becoming engaged leaders.

The next generation of SKIL students will kick-off their first meeting in Southlake Town Hall on October 21st.

For more information about SKIL, please visit the City’s website.

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American Baroque Opera Co. and Avant Chamber Ballet Comes to Southlake

The American Baroque Opera Company along with the Avant Chamber Ballet will present, “The Decent of Orpheus to the Underworld” or La descente d’Orphée aux enfers, Sunday, November 3, 4 p.m. at White’s Chapel Church.

The 2 act opera, written by French composer Charpentier around 1686 will be performed in French with English translation provided on screen. The classic story centers around Orpheus; a musician, poet and prophet in ancient Greek religion and his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld.

ABO performs fully staged Baroque operas; costumed performances with chamber (small) orchestra using period instruments. Tickets $20 adults, $15 seniors/Apex members $10 children are available online at or at the door.


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Celebrating Community Planning!

Join the Planning and Development Service Department in celebrating Community Planning during the month of October! This month-long campaign recognizes the importance of planning comprehensive and community-focused initiatives that enhance the spaces where people work, live and play.

“Our job in serving the Southlake community means creating long-term, vision-oriented master plan documents (such as those included in the 2035 Comprehensive Plan) and implementing those plans to create great public places and services for all who live and visit Southlake,” stated Senior Director of Planning and Development Services Ken Baker. “The Southlake 2035 Comprehensive Plan is focused on providing a framework for a flourishing business environment, protecting Southlake’s natural environment, and ensuring the built environment promotes healthy opportunities and active living.”

Through skillful preparation and strategic execution of plans and policies, the Planning and Development Services Department works overtime to make sure that Southlake is sustainable, attractive and safe for residents.

As part of the 2019 National Community Planning Month campaign, this year’s theme focuses on ‘planning for infrastructure that benefits all’, which can include roadways, transportation, parks and more. During the City’s 2020 fiscal year the Planning and Development Services Department plans to work jointly with the Community Services Department and Public Works Department to update the Parks Master Plan, the Water and Wastewater Master Plan and the Mobility Master Plan.

The Planning and Development Services Department was presented a proclamation by Mayor Laura Hill on October 9th to commemorate the occasion.


To learn more about Community Planning Month, please visit American Planning Association’s website. For more information about planning efforts for the City of Southlake, visit our website or give us a call at (817) 748-8621.


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OBA: Phase 2 of FM 1709 Repaving Project Starting Soon!

More roadwork for FM 1709 is headed your way! TxDOT contractors recently wrapped up Phase 1 of resurfacing the area from US-377 to west of Davis Boulevard this summer. Now they are ready to move forward with Phase 2 of the project and will be onsite starting Sunday, October 20 at 7 p.m. to mill and resurface all travel lanes from both directions of Southlake Boulevard from west of Davis Boulevard/1938 to SH 114.

No daytime lane closures are expected for this work to minimize the impact to the commuting public during peak traffic hours.

This project should be completed in 8-10 weeks, weather permitting.

For questions, please contact City of Southlake Public Works Department at 817-748-8098 or visit the Southlake Mobility Facebook page.

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Future Construction for Zena Rucker Roundabout and Roadway Extension

There’s about to be a lot of activity at the site of the new Zena Rucker extension. Surveyors were on site this week at the Zena Rucker and Tower Boulevard intersection preparing the area for the roundabout extension and utility work for Phase I of the Zena Rucker Road project.

Soon, motorists will be able travel all the way through Zena Rucker Road to access Park Village and the Shops of Southlake. Extending the road will also improve mobility along Byron Nelson Parkway and South Carroll Avenue.

Once Phase I and II are completed, the new roadway will extend between Matthews Court and Tower Boulevard and the public artwork the “Mockingbird Tree” will be installed in the new roundabout. Pedestrians can also look forward to enjoying the new sidewalks to travel on.

Construction for the entire project is estimated to be completed within nine months, weather permitting. For updates, follow Southlake Mobility on Facebook and visit

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New Party Packages Now Available at Champions Club

Looking for the perfect venue to host your child’s next birthday party? Champions Club at the Marq Southlake now offers two amazing party packages plus a menu of a la carte activities and add-ons to make planning your lil champ’s party a breeze!

Champs Party

We provide the space and activity, you bring the food, drinks, and fun!
Member Fee: $180
Non Member Fee: $225
Deposit: $50


  • Two-hour party room rental
  • Day pass admission for 12 guests to the Aquatics Center or Indoor Playground (additional passes available at $7 per guest)
  • No food and drinks are provided but outside food and drinks are permitted
  • Outside decorations permitted (no tape)
  • No party attendant

Ultimate Party

Your one-stop party place! We provide food, drinks, paper products and everything you need for a great party!
Member Fee: $290
Non Member Fee: $362


  • Two-hour party room rental
  • Day pass admission for 12 guests
  • One party attendant
  • Two 1-topping pizzas
  • Themed paper products
  • Twelve themed cupcakes
  • Twelve assorted Capri Sun drinks
  • Twelve goody bags
  • Birthday gift for party recipient

Plus, choose 1 Ultimate Activity:

  • Aquatics
  • Nerf guns
  • Laser tag
  • Dodgeball
  • Soccer
  • Football
  • PE games
  • Indoor playground

Customize Your Ultimate Party with Add-Ons:

  • Additional pizza
  • Additional dozen cupcakes
  • 10″ Decorated Nothing Bundt Cake
  • Ice cream cups
  • Case of water
  • Additional dozen themed plates and napkins
  • Additional staff (Required for parties with 20 or more guests)
  • Additional time in the party room with staffing
  • Contracted Service
    • Face painter
    • Hair flair artist
    • Balloon artist
    • Airbrush tattoo artist
    • Costumed character appearance

Our Guest Services team will help you plan the perfect party tailored to fit your needs. Contact us today at 817-748-8955 or visit to get started!

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Apex Presents Baroque Opera

A staged Baroque Opera is coming is coming to Northeast Tarrant County. The American Baroque Opera Company along with Avant Chamber Ballet will present The Decent of Orpheus to the Underworld on Sunday, November 3 at 4 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church.

The 2 act opera, written by French composer Charpentier around 1686, will be Sung in French with English translation provided on screen. The classic story centers around Orpheus; a musician, poet, and prophet in ancient Greek religion and his attempt to retrieve his wife Eurydice from the underworld. ABO performs fully staged baroque operas; costumed performances with chamber (small) orchestra using period instruments.

Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors/Apex members and $10 for children and are available online at or at the door.

About Apex Arts League
Now in the 13th season, Apex is dedicated to presenting world class arts talent to Northeast Tarrant County. Variety, close to home, affordable. Apex is also looking at potential arts space in the community.

About American Baroque Opera
In addition to presenting works of well-known composers including Handel, Vivaldi, and Purcell, the mission is to resurrect the operas of lesser known baroque composers, famous in their day, whose operas have fallen into obscurity. ABOC performs on period instruments with historical performance practice.

About Avant Chamber Ballet:
Avant Chamber Ballet’s mission is to bring exceptional live dance and chamber music together for audiences in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Our ensemble of classically trained dancers presents a diverse repertoire of classical and contemporary works from local choreographers, as well as internationally acclaimed artists. The organization is in its seventh season and is led by artistic director Katie Cooper and music director David Cooper.

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