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EarthDay.org also has resources for how to celebrate Earth Day year-round. | Photo by @katebranning
Shoutout to planet Earth for keeping us all grounded. Let’s celebrate.

Monday, April 22 marks Earth Day — an annual holiday that is celebrated by more than a billion people across 192 countries. This year’s campaign is “Planet vs. Plastics.” EarthDay.org has a plethora of resources that can help you get involved on local, national, and global levels. A few of our favorites include:
Additionally, here are a few must-know facts about the history of Earth Day:
  • Senator Gaylord Nelson spearheaded the creation of Earth Day after witnessing an oil spill in Santa Barbara, CA. Under his leadership, the first Earth Day was in 1970.
  • The first Earth Day sparked an outpouring of environmental activism, and less than six months later, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency were formed.
  • Earth Day went global in 1990.
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Interested in volunteering with a local environmental org in honor of Earth Day? Look no further than Keep Fort Worth Beautiful and Greater Fort Worth Sierra Club.

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Check out these local events going on all month:
  • Glenwood Park Cleanup | Saturday, April 6 | Bring beauty to the community + participate in a mini health and environment expo.
  • Trek Fort Worth South | Saturday, April 20 | Join a 12-mile community bike ride along the Trinity Trails + enjoy refreshments afterward.
  • Tanger Fort Worth | Saturday, April 20 | Tour the rooftop hives with 15,000+ honeybees, meet the keepers, and taste local honey.
  • Fort Worth Museum of Science and History | Sunday, April 21 | Learn about gardening, light pollution, and butterfly migration from local experts.
 
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How do you celebrate Earth Day?

A. Cleaning up parks and green spaces
B. Going for a walk, run, or bike ride outdoors
C. Buying fresh produce from local sellers
D. Planting native species in your yard
 
Events
 
Tuesday, April 2
  • Public Comment Meeting | Tuesday, April 2 | 6 p.m. | City Hall, 200 Texas St., Fort Worth | Free | Register at least two hours in advance to share your opinion on the agenda items that City Council will discuss.
Wednesday, April 3
  • Movements | Wednesday, April 3 | 7 p.m. | Tannahill’s Tavern and Music Hall, 122 E. Exchange Ave., Ste. 200, Fort Worth | $65-$179 | Jam out to the Orange County rock and roll band’s “Ruckus! Tour 2024.”
Thursday, April 4
  • TCU Men’s Tennis | Thursday, April 4 | 5:30 p.m. | Bayard H. Friedman Tennis Center, 3609 Bellaire Dr. N., Fort Worth | Free | The Horned Frogs will take to the court against the BYU Cougars.
Friday, April 5
  • Barbecue Lunch | Friday, April 5 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Frost Bank Near Southside Financial Center, 708 W. Rosedale St., Fort Worth | Free | Chow down on barbecue and all the fixin’s to celebrate the opening of the new bank.
Saturday, April 6
  • Portrait Photography 101 Class | Saturday, April 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Photos On The Vine, 6523 E. Lancaster Ave., Ste. B, Fort Worth | $33.85 | Bring your own camera and learn how to shoot beautiful portraits.
Sunday, April 7
  • Panther City Lacrosse Club | Sunday, April 7 | 3 p.m. | Dickies Arena, 1911 Montgomery St., Fort Worth | $10-$73 | Learn about the origins of lacrosse in this themed match against the Philadelphia Wings.
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Step back in time at the Thompson’s Bookstore speakeasy
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The basement-level speakeasy serves gangster-inspired drinks in the low-light space. | Photo by FTWtoday
Luxuriating at this hidden gem within Thompson’s Bookstore is an experience that every Fort Worthian should have, according to City Editor Kate. Read: This speakeasy is the perfect locale for a night out.

Not convinced yet? The weekly drink special nights might change your mind:
  • Tequila Tuesday: 30% off agave spirits (all day long)
  • Whiskey Wednesday: 30% off whiskey (all day long)
Transport yourself to a bygone time of secret rendezvous and bootlegging adventures.
 
News Notes
 
Civic
  • Thursday, April 4 is the last day to register to vote in the 2024 Venue Tax election on Saturday, May 4. Early voting will take place from Monday, April 22 to Tuesday, April 30. Learn more about how the hotel occupancy tax affects Fort Worth.
Coming Soon
  • Rise Southern Biscuits & Righteous Chicken is coming to North Texas with a new location at Victory Shops at Basswood. According to a recent permit, construction is expected to start in May and finish in September. The North Carolina restaurant will serve 25 different biscuit sandwiches.
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  • Last week, Fort Worth ISD trustees approved the closure of Forest Oak Sixth Grade at the end of the academic year. Students will be relocated to the Leadership Academy at Forest Oak Middle School for the 2024-2025 school year. The announcement follows the closure of the Wedgwood Sixth Grade campus early last month. (Fort Worth Report)
Ranked
  • Three Tarrant County suburbs topped the list of “Wealthiest Zip Codes in North Texas.” Southlake (76092) maintained its No. 1 spot with a median household income of $250,000. Colleyville (76034) came in No. 2 with $196,034, and Arlington (76005) displaced Dallas with $191,250. (Dallas Business Journal)
Number
  • 6,000 lbs. That’s how much clothing Fort Worth Community Collaborative and 16 other organizations distributed over the last two years. The nonprofit is celebrating its second anniversary of distributing much-needed clothing to locals. Additionally, 1,000 lbs of unwearable items were donated to recycling centers to reduce textile waste.
Sports
  • After shutting out the Seattle Kraken over the weekend, the Dallas Stars matched their franchise record with seven straight wins. Get the scoop on Jake Oettinger’s 17 saves and Wyatt Johnston’s 100th career NHL point on Locked On’s daily podcasts.
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    Mark your calendar for the MLB’s local Pitch, Hit & Run tryouts at 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Gateway Park. Athletes ages 7-14 can showcase their baseball and softball skills for a chance to participate in a youth competition during the 2024 MLB World Series.
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