With spring in full swing + winter well behind us, it’s time to say “out with the old.” Spring is the season of rebirth, so why not give new life to like-new or gently used items? In the spirit of spring cleaning, we’ve rounded up a few FTW organizations that accept donated items, help locals in need + support community causes.
There's nothing better than lighting a candle after a deep clean. | Video via Giphy
Former TCU student Kendra Richardson created the local food drive. | Photo by Funky Town Fridge
Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth accepts childcare supplies + clothing to provide resources to parents in need.
- Trinity Habitat for Humanity uses donated equipment + furniture to build homes — whether you have leftovers from a project you didn’t complete or can reuse supplies from a remodel. It will also pick up pre-approved car donations.
- Don’t have much to get rid of this year? Carter BloodCare is always in need of blood if you are able to donate.
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- Canoe Tour | Wed., May 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd. | $15+ | Paddle along the Trinity River in search of reptiles basking in the sun. 🛶
Great British Baking | Wed., May 18 | 10 a.m. | Sur La Table, 1151 E. Southlake Blvd., Ste. 340, Southlake | $79 | You might even get a Hollywood Handshake if you do a great job in this class. 🍽️
Music Bingo | Thurs., May 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Fort Brewery and Pizza, 2737 Tillar St. | Cost of purchase | Enjoy a classic game + some of your favorite tunes, with four rounds and four ways to win.
Moe Bandy | Thurs., May 19 | 7:30 p.m. | Downtown Cowtown at the Isis | $42 | Catch one of country music’s most popular performers of the 70s, bringing his fan favorites to town. 🎤
- Senior Social Hour | Fri., May 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Fort Worth Public Library - Riverside, 2913 Yucca Ave. | Free | Share your story + connect with other seniors from the local community for good company and conversation. 🗣️
Jimmie Allen | Sat., May 21 | 10 p.m. | Billy Bob’s Texas | $29+ | The breakout artist has amassed over one billion streams + has been claimed by GRAMMY.com as one of “five Black Artists Rewriting Country Music.” 🪕
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One of the city’s most beloved burger joints is officially open on Camp Bowie. Fred’s Texas Cafe (7101 Camp Bowie Blvd.) is welcoming guests ahead of its grand opening on Sat., May 21. Be sure to check out the door from the original location now repurposed as an art piece. 🍔 (Fort Worth Report)
Cha ching — Fort Worth-based Coinsource, the leading Bitcoin ATM network in the US, has partnered with Kwik Trip gas stations. The company’s Bitcoin ATMs will be in 800+ retail stores in Wisconsin, Illinois, and Iowa. The kiosks allow customers to buy or sell bitcoin with US dollars. Find a location near you. 🏧 (Fort Worth Inc.)
The DFW area had nearly $13 billion in property sales in the first quarter, making it the top-performing investment market in the country. According to a study by Newmark Group, the metroplex also led the country in apartment sales, with more than $29 billion in sales the last year. 🏡 (The Dallas Morning News)
Construction company R.D. Howard took first in the Rotary Club’s Minority Business Awards. The award recognizes minority-owned businesses that value fairness, truth + building goodwill. The company is currently involved with the $100 million renovation of the new City Hall. 🏆
Head to Tulips (112 St. Louis Ave.) in the Near Southside tomorrow, Thurs., May 19 for a pop-up mezcal tasting and live music. The party will feature Guatemala-based Ilegal Mezcal, flash tattoos + music from SUSU. The event kicks off at 7 p.m. 🍸
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Grab your four-legged friend for a day out at the Botanic Garden. Dog Days are back this weekend, Sat., May 21 + Sun., May 22 from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Regular admission is required + a $5 fee per dog. Check out the rules and etiquette before you go. 🐶
Let your kids (ages 6-11) explore their creativity at the Wow on Wheels tour at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History on Sun., May 29. The mobile experiential tour will feature community art projects + ways for kids to explore science, technology, and innovation. 🔍
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All aboard for Grapevine’s 38th Annual Main Street Festival. The festival runs from Fri., May 20 to Sun., May 22 + will feature European-style food, craft brews + live performances.
DYK: You can ride the Grapevine Vintage Railroad along the historic Cotton Belt Route from the Stockyards to Grapevine. Trinity Metro is also offering 50% off day passes + $2 off admission tickets.
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