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MARCH 

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Cancelled:  Girl Scouts She-roes

Thursday, March 19 from 9 am to 12 pm (come & go)


Fee:  $15 per person (adults and children 4 and under free); non-refundable; space is limited | Pre-registration required

In the spirit of the 100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote, join us at the Farmers Branch Historical Park as we celebrate our She-roes! Enjoy fun activities and crafts as you earn your patch to commemorate a Girl Scout hero and founder that made history. Bring a pair of new or gently used shoes to donate to Soles4Souls and become your own she-roe!  Juliette Low patch is included with registration.


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Cancelled:  Lawn Games at the Historical Park 

Sunday, March 22 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm (come & go)


Family Friendly 
FREE

Stop by the Dodson House south lawn for a friendly game of washers, horse shoes and giant pick up sticks.  Bragging rights will be awarded.   Why not make an afternoon of it and pack a picnic too?


VBB

Cancelled:  Vintage Base Ball Practice


Thursday,  March 26 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.



Want to try your hand at Vintage Base Ball? Join our open practices and learn the rules of 1860s base ball. Practices are held outdoors in our meadow; please wear closed-toed tennis shoes. Participants must sign waiver to play.




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Cancelled:  Camping Under the Stars (SOLD OUT)


Friday – Saturday,  March 27 - 28 ; 5 pm on Friday to 9 am on Saturday


Fee:  $50 per campsite; space is limted and pre-registration required

VIP: Additional $5 per person for VIP nature experience (9 - 11 a.m. featuring Steve Romaine, Master Naturalist and Home Depot); non-refundable.


Want to try camping but don’t want to venture too far from home? The 
Farmers Branch Historical Park has you covered. Bring your own dinner, tent and supplies and we’ll provide the entertainment, s’mores and breakfast.   

REGISTRATION OPENS ON MONDAY, FEBRUARY 3 AT 8 AM



APRIL 

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Cancelled:  First Friday:  Hoppy Easter! 


Friday, April 3 from 10 am to 12 pm 

Ages 3 - 6 recommended
Fee:  $3 per child (adults free); space is limite and pre-registration is required.  Parents/guardians must stay on-site.

Join us for First Friday at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Enjoy monthly themed crafts, coloring, activities and a snack.



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Cancelled:  Vintage Base Ball Game


Saturday, April 4 from 10 am to 12 pm


Family Friendly
FREE

Huzzah! Join the Farmers Branch Mustangs for a rousing morning of 1860s Vintage Base Ball. Learn about the history of “base ball.”


Star-Party-2017

Cancelled:  Star Party


Tuesday, April 14 from sunset to 9 pm; alternate weather date Thursday, April 16


Family Friendly
FREE; registration is recommended


Depending on the date, telescopes will be focused on Uranus, Venus, the Moon, Nebulae, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters and Double Stars.



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Cancelled:  Local Fuel: Red, White and Brew 


Thursday,  April 23 from 7:30 to 10:30 am


Fee:  $2 per cup

Make a pit stop at the Service Station to fuel up before you vote in the upcoming election.  Share a beautiful morning in the Park with our suffragettes and commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment over a cup of joe or hot chocolate. Baked goods also available for purchase.


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Cancelled:  Vintage Base Ball Practice


Thursday, April 23 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm



Want to try your hand at Vintage Base Ball? Join our open practices and learn the rules of 1860s base ball. Practices are held outdoors in our meadow; please wear closed-toed tennis shoes. Participants must sign waiver to play.


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Cancelled:  Bird Walk with Steve Romaine, bird enthusiast and Master Naturalist


Saturday, April 25 from 9 - 10 am 


Free; space is limited and pre-registration is required
Family Friendly 


Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park for an all-ages Bird Walk. The Bird Walk will be especially great for younger bird enthusiasts and kids of all ages. Guests are invited to bring binoculars, but are discouraged from bringing pets.



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Cancelled:  Lawn Games at the Historical Park


Sunday, April 26 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm


Family Friendly 
FREE

Stop by the Dodson south lawn for a friendly game of washers, horseshoes and giant pick up sticks. Bragging rights will be awarded. Why not make an afternoon of it and pack a picnic too? 

Stitching

Cancelled:  Stitching with Paloma 


Sunday, April 26 from 1 to 4 pm


Ages 16 + and BYOB for 21 + with ID
Fee:  $35 per person includes supplies; space is limited and pre-registration is required

Come explore and learn the basics of hand embroidery, and let's stitch a cow skull with a flower crown piece on an embroidery hoop.



MAY 




FF Fiesta

Cancelled:  First Friday:  Cinco de Mayo Fiesta!


Friday, May 1 from 10 am to 12 pm


Ages 3 - 6 recommended
Fee:  $3 per child (adults are free); space is limited and pre-registration is required.  Parents/guardians must stay on-site.


Join us for First Friday at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Enjoy monthly themed crafts, coloring, activities and a snack.


VBB Game

Cancelled:  Vintage Base Ball Game


Saturday, May 2 from 10 am to 12 pm


Family Friendly
FREE

Huzzah! Join the Farmers Branch Mustangs for a rousing morning of 1860s Vintage Base Ball. Learn about the history of “base ball.”

Mums Sons

Mums & Sons: Passport to Adventure


Sunday, May 3 moved to November 8 from 1 to 3 pm


Family Friendly
Fee: $10 per person; space is limited and pre-registration is required 


Looking for a way to treat mom? Join us for the third annual Mums & Sons: Passport to Adventure, Planes, Trains and Automobiles! Spend the afternoon enjoying outdoor activities such as learning Morse Code from the train conductor, taking a selfie with Big Bertha (the Park’s 1936 Ford Truck), gathering stamps for your passport, and flying your own plane. A special guest from the Frontiers of Flight Museum will be making an appearance. Light lunch fare will be served.


Click here to register


Bird Walk

Cancelled:  Bird Walk with Steve Romaine, bird enthusiast and Master Naturalist  

Saturday, May 9 from 9 to 10 am


Fee:  FREE; space is limited and pre-reigstration is required

Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park for an all-ages Bird Walk. The Bird Walk will be especially great for younger bird enthusiasts and kids of all ages. Guests are invited to bring binoculars, but are discouraged from bringing pets.



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Cancelled:  Come Fly A Kite!


Sunday, May 10 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm


Family Friendly
FREE


Bring your own kite from home to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and enjoy an afternoon soaring in the Park’s meadow. Take-home instructions on how to make your own kite will be provided.


Star-Party-2017

Cancelled:  Star Party


Tuesday, May 12 from sunset to 9 pm; alternate weather date Thursday, May 14


Family Friendly
FREE; registration is recommended

Depending on the date, telescopes will be focused on Uranus, Venus, the Moon, Nebulae, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters and Double Stars.


VFS

Cancelled:  Victorian Fencing


Sunday, May 17 from 1 to 4 pm


Family Friendly 
FREE


The Victorian Fencing Society will be offering free demonstrations on the lawn of the Queen Anne Victorian Cottage. Come and watch, learn, and practice the late 19th century art of swordplay with foils and sabres.  Gentlemen and ladies of all ages are encouraged to come and enjoy. No experience is necessary and safety equipment is provided. 

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Cancelled:  Lawn Games at the Historical Park


Sunday, May 24 from 12:30 to 5:30 p.m.


Family Friendly 

FREE

Stop by the Dodson south lawn for a friendly game of washers, horseshoes and giant pick up sticks. Bragging rights will be awarded. Why not make an afternoon of it and pack a picnic too? 


VBB

Cancelled:  Vintage Base Ball Practice


Thusday, May 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm



Want to try your hand at Vintage Base Ball? Join our open practices and learn the rules of 1860s base ball. Practices are held outdoors in our meadow; please wear closed-toed tennis shoes. Participants must sign waiver to play.


Recently Held Spring Events 

Star-Party-2017

Star Party

Tuesday, March 3 - Alternate weather date due to cloud cover
Thursday, March 5 from sunset to 9 pm


Family Friendly 
FREE; registration is recommended.

Telescopes will be focused on a visible planet(s), the Moon, Nebulae, Open Star Clusters, Globular Star Clusters and Double Stars.

Click here to register


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First Friday:  Silly Snakes 


Friday, March 6 from 10 am to 12 pm


Ages 3 - 6 recommended
Fee: $3 per person (adults are free), space is limited and pre-registration is required
Parents/guardians must stay on-site 

Join us for First Friday at the Farmers Branch Historical Park. Enjoy monthly themed crafts, coloring, activities and a snack.
Click here to register



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Mad Hatter Tea Party - SOLD OUT

Saturday, March 7  from 1 to 3 pm


Ages 4 and up
Fee: $20 per person, space is limited and pre-registration is required

Please don't be late for this very important date! By order of the Queen of Hearts, you are invited to a Mad Hatter Tea, a curious tea party featuring lunch, dessert, tea, lemonade and a picture with Lewis Carroll's, Alice through the Looking Glass characters. 

​Click here to register 



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Come Fly A Kite!

Sunday, March 8 from 12:30 to 5:30 pm (come & go)


Family Friendly 
FREE


Bring your own kite from home to the Farmers Branch Historical Park and enjoy an afternoon soaring in the Park’s meadow. Take-home instructions on how to make your own kite will be provided.



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Girl Scout Birthday Bash in the Park

Thursday, March 12 from 9 am to 12 pm (come & go)


Ages: Kindergarten - 12th grade
Fee: $15 per person and includes patch. Adults and children 4 and under free. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.


Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park for a morning celebration, crafts and swaps. Registration includes the Girl Scout Birthday Bash 2020 patch! Please bring one of the following items for donation to our birthday box project benefitting Metrocrest Services; cake mix, icing, candles, napkins, plates, tablecloths, party horns, party decorations and party prizes. Badge requirement opportunities available for the Girl Scout Way Badge. 

​Click here to register 



Bird Walk

Bird Walk with Steve Romaine, bird enthusiast and Master Naturalist - CANCELLED
Saturday, March 14 from 9 to 10 am 


FREE; space is limited | Pre-registration is required

Join the Farmers Branch Historical Park for an all-ages Bird Walk. The Bird Walk will be especially great for younger bird enthusiasts and kids of all ages. Guests are invited to bring binoculars, but are discouraged from bringing pets. 

Click here to register