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Stay busy this spring at your nearest library, community center and the Fort Worth Nature Center

Posted March 7, 2019

canoeing in the Trinity
Enjoy canoe and kayak excursions during Spring Break at the Fort Worth Nature Center and Refuge.

It may still feel like winter outside, but spring is right around the corner — and with it, new programs and activities from the Fort Worth Public Library, the Fort Worth Nature Center and local community centers.

Fort Worth Public Library

The Fort Worth Public Library has quite a few programs ready for spring, including Tail Waggin’ Tutors at the Central Branch, Girls Who Code at the eSkills Library and Job Center, and MakerSpace programs and STEAM story times at different locations throughout Fort Worth. (These classes all accept online registrations.)

Additionally, students can kick off their Spring Break with the Dallas Mavericks Reading Challenge at 4 p.m. March 11 at the Southwest Regional Branch. Members of the Dallas Mavericks organization — including the Mavs Maniacs, Mavs Dancers and more — will attend a special story time, giveaways and other activities.

Also, the Digital Bookmobile will stop by East Regional Library and the Summerglen Branch during Spring Break as part of its national tour. This free interactive experience allows residents to try eBooks and audiobooks, among other digital resources available to them with their library cards. The Digital Bookmobile will visit East Regional Library from noon to 6 p.m. March 14, and will visit the Summerglen Branch from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 15.

Fort Worth Nature Center

Fort Worth’s 3,000-acre nature and wildlife preserve is celebrating the return of warmer weather with their popular bison feeding hayride, as well as assorted hikes, canoeing and kayaking excursions, and opportunities for kids to get up close and personal with bees and bird nests.

Additionally, the Fort Worth Nature Center will offer a variety of activities during Spring Break, from March 11-15, including dip netting in the Trinity River, Canoe Fest, assorted hikes and Preschool Discovery Club.

Contact the Nature Center, or view their page in the online Recreation Catalog for more information.

Community centers

Residents who would like to get involved in something new this spring — whether a fitness boot camp or an art class — can check out the online Spring Recreation Catalog or browse centers’ spring class offerings.

Many community centers will also be offering Spring Break Camps from March 11-15 and School Break Camps from March 25-April 19. Students ages 5-13 can spend their time outside of the classroom participating in a variety of activities, including field trips, sports, crafts and much more. Contact your local community center for times and prices; discounts are available at all locations.

Additionally, several special events will be taking place at community centers this spring:

Spring Fling at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. March 29, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Community Rummage Sale at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 8 a.m. March 30, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

Job Fair at MLK Community Center: 9 a.m. April 3, 2019; Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive.

Community Rummage Sale at Southside Community Center: 7 a.m. April 6, 2019; Southside Community Center, 959 E. Rosedale St.

Community Rummage Sale at R.D. Evans Community Center: 8 a.m. April 6, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Community Rummage Sale at Eugene McCray Community Center: 8 a.m. April 6, 2019; Eugene McCray Community Center, 4932 Wilbarger St.

Spring Carnival at Southside Community Center: 10 a.m. April 6, 2019; Evans Plaza, 1050 Evans Ave.

Spring Lock In at Como Community Center: 8 a.m. April 18, 2019; Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Dia de los Ninos at Victory Forest Community Center: 6 p.m. April 30, 2019; Victory Forest Community Center, 3427 Hemphill.

Cinco de Mayo at Diamond Hill Community Center: 5 p.m. May 2, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 NE 36th St.

Star Wars Day at R.D. Evans Community Center: 6 p.m. May 4, 2019; R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

Contact the specific center for prices and additional information.

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Trinity Metro Board of Directors Meeting: 3:30 p.m. March 25, 2019; Intermodal Transportation Center, Second Floor Conference Room, 1001 Jones Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76102.
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Loving Avenue Channel Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Diamond Hill Community Center, 1701 N.E. 36th St.

Stop Six / Rosedale Area Sewer Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 25, 2019; Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church, 1901 Amanda Ave.

City Council Work Session: 3 p.m. March 26, 2019; City Council Conference Room 290, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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City Council Meeting: 7 p.m. March 26, 2019; City Council Chambers, Second Floor, City Hall, 200 Texas Street.
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Metropolitan Area EMS Authority: 10 a.m. March 27, 2019; MedStar Mobile Healthcare, 2900 Alta Mere Drive, Fort Worth, Texas 76116.
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City Plan Commission Work Session: noon March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Conference Room 290, 200 Texas Street.
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City Plan Commission Public Hearing: 1:30 p.m. March 27, 2019; City Hall, Second Floor, City Council Chambers, 200 Texas Street.
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Park & Recreation Advisory Board: 4 p.m. March 27, 2019; Fort Worth Botanic Garden, Deborah Beggs Moncrief Garden Center, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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Bonnie Brae Improvements Project Meeting: 6 p.m. March 27, 2019; Bonnie Brae Elementary, 3504 Kimbo Road.

Tarrant County Adult Education & Literacy Consortium Meeting: 9:30 a.m. March 28, 2019; Workforce Development Board Office, Large Conference Room, 1320 South University Drive, Suite 600.
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Water and Wastewater Capital Improvements Plan Citizens Advisory Committee: noon March 28, 2019; Fort Worth City Credit Union, 2309 Montgomery Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
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WORKSHOP: Code Compliance 101: 6:30 p.m. March 28, 2019; Northside Community Center, 1100 NW 18th St.

Spring Fling at Greenbriar Community Center: 6 p.m. March 29, 2019; Greenbriar Community Center, 5200 Hemphill St.

Community Rummage Sale at Andrew Doc Session Community Center: 8 a.m. March 30, 2019; Andrew Doc Session Community Center, 201 S. Sylvania Ave.

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