Spring into some good, clean fun at Trash Bash

After heavy rainfalls like we’ve seen this spring, tons of trash and debris from urban areas and roadsides wind up in the river. Help clean up our river during the Trinity River Spring Trash Bash, 9-11 a.m. May 18.

Groups, families and individuals can volunteer to clean trash along the Trinity River. Just choose an assignment location and register, then come ready to work on May 18.

When the trash is all bashed, volunteers are treated to an after-party with free food, door prizes and entertainment at Panther Island Pavilion, 395 Purcey St. The party will last until 1 p.m.

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Register Now for Spring Men’s Basketball and Adult Co-ed Volleyball

Celebrate the return of warmer weather in one of Southlake’s new adult athletic leagues! Registration for men’s basketball closes April 28 and registration for co-ed volleyball closes May 3.

All of our adult leagues are open to players 18 and older. Games are held at Champions Club, but you don’t have to be a member to join a league!

Men’s Basketball League (Teams)

Put your team together and come play on the full Champions Club Court in this recreational 5v5 basketball league. Teams are guaranteed an eight-game season culminating in a league tournament among the top teams.

Registration Closes: April 28
Season Dates: May 7 – July 9 (No games May 26)
Games: Tuesdays; 7:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Courts
Champions Club Member Fee: $350
Non-Member: $438
Register Online

Co-ed Volleyball League (Teams)

If you’re looking for a great workout and some friendly competition, join the City of Southlake’s adult recreational volleyball league! Teams will play an eight-game season with a tournament at the conclusion to determine the league champions.

Registration Closes: May 3
Season Dates: May 12 – July 14 (No games May 26)
Games: Sundays; 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Courts
Champions Club Member Fee: $350
Non-Member Fee: $438
Register Online

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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Nine Dragons Sign Letters of Intent at Spring Singing Day 2019

Carroll Senior High School hosted their spring signing event at 7:30 a.m. Wednesday, April 17 in the Student Activity Center.

The ceremony included nine Carroll student-athletes signing athletic scholarships with colleges or universities.

The signees include…

Austin Hale – Baseball – Weatherford College

Sam Silvestri – Baseball – University of the Ozarks

Brandon Haddock – Basketball – University of Utah

Jack Myers – Cross Country/Track –  University of Texas at Arlington

Sofia Santamaria – Cross Country/Track – University of Texas at Arlington

Christopher Lindley – Swimming – United States Air Force Academy

Jaykob Williams – Swimming/Diving – United States Air Force Academy

Mason Kelber – Swimming/Diving – Washington University in St. Louis

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Mini Kickers Spring Session Starts Monday, April 29, 2019

Mini Kickers introduces kids ages 4–5 to the fundamentals of soccer using creative activities and games.

Preschoolers practice dribbling a soccer ballOur fun instructors teach little athletes basic soccer skills while emphasizing teamwork, sportsmanship, following directions. Don’t miss the last day of class when players show off all the skills they’ve learned in the Big Game!

Mini Kickers: Spring 2019

Dates: April 29 – May 22
Days: Mondays & Wednesdays
Session 1: 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.
Session 2: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Location: Champions Club Fieldhouse
Instructor: City of Southlake Recreation Staff
Champions Club Member Fee: $45
Non-Member Fee: $53

For more information, please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019.

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Discover Japanese culture at Spring Festival

Mark your calendar for the Spring Festival in the Japanese Garden, April 13-14.

Participate in the tea ceremony, peruse the bonsai and ikebana exhibits, admire the works of watercolor artists, and shop vendors selling jewelry, artwork and gifts.

Enjoy culinary delights in the food court and shop in the gift store that features Japanese tea sets, sake sets, toys and books.

Admission is $12 for adults, $4 for children ages 3-15, and free for children 2 and under.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd.

Tickets are available at the gate or for purchase online.

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It’s spring time in Texas, are you weather aware? We can help.

We’ve all heard the saying “April showers bring May flowers.” Well, we all know that in Texas sometimes it can be way more than just showers, everything is bigger in Texas.

This is the time of year when severe weather can be at its worst. Tornadoes, severe thunderstorms, monster sized hail can show up at a moment’s notice. Because of the unpredictability of mother nature, we want to help you be more prepared. By signing up for Alert Southlake, you will have weather notifications at your fingertips.

As part of Southlake’s commitment to public safety, community awareness, and emergency preparedness, the City offers Alert Southlake. It’s a communication tool that allows users the ability to receive instant weather and emergency information delivered right to their mobile device, home phone or email.
As a user of Alert Southlake, emergency information such as, severe weather alerts and West Nile Virus updates, will be delivered directly to you. Users can also sign up to receive important information about community events and citywide meeting notifications.

It’s quick and easy to opt-in, sign up, and begin receiving alerts via Alert Southlake on your preferred device. Click here to register or go the Southlake Office of Emergency Management web page to register. Registration will require you to create a login and a password. Next, you’ll complete your profile by entering your personal information, including first name, last name and registration email. You can then select how you want to receive your alerts. Entering your location is important so that you may receive important alerts from the National Weather Service. You will then be allowed to choose which subscriptions you would prefer. You have the selection of Community information and Weather Alerts. Types of alerts can also be individually selected as well as quiet hours. Once registered, users will have access to important information at your fingertips.

So, how do you manage your account once it has been created?

You can utilize your login and password at any time to change your Alert Southlake settings. You can change your address, phone numbers, and preferences at any time. If you have forgotten your account information you can always contact the Office of Emergency Management at 817-748-8903 and they can help you out.

Once logged in there are three boxes that allow you to manage different parts of your account. The “My Profile” box allows you to edit any part of your profile. Need to remove a phone number, or add an email address? Select the “Edit” button and begin to make changes to your profile as needed. The other thing to note in the “My Profile” is the “Delete My Account” button towards the bottom. This deletes your entire account from the Alert Southlake System. By clicking this button, you will no longer receive any notifications from the City of Southlake, including severe weather.

Don’t want to delete your entire account, but don’t want to receive all those phone calls? You can manage the alerts you receive in the “My Alert Subscription” box. Hit the “Edit” button to begin editing.

Southlake Connect Profile Page

The page below allows you to select what type of notifications you’d like to receive. You can select the type of community alerts and weather notifications you want to receive. There are a total of 176 weather notification options. Please note, if you simply select the box next to the word weather, you will be selecting all 176 notifications.

This page is also where users can select their quiet period. You can select when you would not like to be contacted. If you do not enter a specific time, the quiet period will default to the City’s quiet period of 10:00 PM – 6:00 AM. There are two emergency notifications that will come through during a quiet period. A tornado warning and a severe thunderstorm warning, this is because these systems can be very severe and require immediate actions for public safety.

Alert Subscription Management

Alert Southlake is a great tool to help you stay informed. You can learn more about the system here. If you have any questions about the weather notifications feature, please contact the Emergency Management Coordinator Amanda Meneses at (817) 748-8903.

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Get your garden ready for spring at TCC Horticulture Program’s plant sale

Spring is here and so is Tarrant County College’s annual plant sale, featuring items grown by TCC Horticulture Program students. This year’s sale will feature more than 50 varieties of flowers, vegetables and herbs.

The sale is set for Friday, April 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday, April 6, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at TCC Northwest (4801 Marine Creek Pkwy., Fort Worth, WFAB walkway). Members of the public are invited to shop flowering annuals and perennials including pentas, marigolds, begonias, lantana, verbena and zinnias; foliage plants such as helichrysum and citronella

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Spring Plant Sale sprouts March 29-30 at Botanic Garden

With the onset of spring, many Fort Worth gardeners are anxious to get their beds and borders outfitted with blooming plants. Select from a wide assortment at the Spring Plant Sale at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden, March 29-30.

Choose from trees, shrubs, grasses, ground covers, perennials, vines and spring-flowering bulbs. Plant societies will be selling African violets, begonias, iris, daylilies, cacti and succulents.

The sale will be open 2-6 p.m. March 29 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. March 30. The sale is in the Grove, the wooded area west of the Trial Garden and the Japanese Garden parking lot.

Shop early for best selections. Bring your own wagon or borrow one to transport your new plants to your vehicle.

The Fort Worth Botanic Garden is at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd. To learn more, call 817-871-5510.

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Spring events help students, community connect to careers

In keeping with its commitment to serving the community, Tarrant County College Career Services offices are hosting several events this spring to help job seekers connect with employers and improve their career readiness.

The fifth annual College-Wide Job Fair will be held Wednesday, March 27, from 1 to 4 p.m. at TCC Southeast (2100 Southeast Pkwy., Arlington). Sponsored by all TCC campuses and the TCC Foundation, the fair is open to students and the public, with candidates from all industries and all experience levels encouraged to attend. Approximately 50 employers will recruit for

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Explore, Create and Learn at the Cross Timbers Spring Break Nature Camp

This year’s theme is “Recycle Earth.” Join us as we get creative with arts and crafts, take exciting hikes through the Cross Timbers and discover the positive effects that recycling has on our local and global ecosystem.

Each day at Cross Timbers Nature Camp will feature animal-themed games, nature arts and hands-on projects such as making our own vermicomposting bin, cardboard fox dens and homemade paper. Through these activities, we will learn just how easy it is to be resourceful and reuse everyday products in creative ways.

Date: March 11–15, 2019
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Bob Jones Nature Center and Preserve
Age: 5–11
Registration: Resident: $141 | Non-resident: $176
Click here to register online

Before and after care is provided from 7:30 to 9 a.m. and 4 to 6:30 p.m. Campers are asked to pack a lunch and wear outdoor-appropriate clothing and closed-toed shoes. We also recommend bringing a refillable water bottle and applying sunscreen before the start of camp each day.

Please contact Southlake Parks and Recreation at (817) 748-8019 if you have any questions.

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