Garland Events: 2/20-3/5

School Crossing Guards Needed: do you want to earn extra income working only two hours per day and making a difference in your community?

The City of Garland Transportation Department is recruiting candidates interested in the flexibility of working part-time as a school crossing guard, keeping students and neighbors safe as they walk to and from school. The hours are from 7 to 8 am and 3 to 4 pm on school days at designated crosswalks. Contact Christina Jasso at 972-205-2438 for additional information.

February 20-28

Military Free all February at Crayola Experience Plano 6121 Park Blvd. 10 am-6 pm. Crayola Experience Plano invites active, retired & veteran military personnel to enjoy a FREE month of colorful fun through the “True Blue Heroes” program.

PLUS, their immediate* family receive 25% OFF their tickets!
* Must show ID at admissions counter. Offer not available for purchase online.
* Immediate family members include only spouse, children, and grandparents.
* Valid Feb 1 – Feb 28, 2019.

February 20

How to get Voters to the Polls-2019 Local Elections! Host: Garland Democratic Woman’s Club at Siciliano’s A Taste of Italy 2210 W. Buckingham Rd. Garland. 11:30 am-1 pm. Government In Action!
Want a free, round-trip ride to the polls to vote for city mayors, city councils and other municipal/school elections OR The opportunity to give people rides to the polls.

This month, the Garland Democratic Woman’s Club presents Sarah Kovich, founder Rideshare2vote and Huntley Russell, Community Liaison to present their innovative and exciting solution.

Early voting for local elections starts April 22nd! Great food and fabulous conversation.

February 22-24

Bells are Ringing by Corp at Grandville Arts Center 521 W. State St. Garland. 22 & 23 8 pm and 24 2 pm.

Tickets at the Box Office: 972-205-2790.

This charming romantic comedy follows the exploits of Ella, a telephone answering service operator with a fascination for her client’s private lives. At Susanswerphone, her Cousin Sue’s telephone answering service, Ella uses a variety of voices and personae to keep her entertained and becomes a part of her client’s lives including a struggling playwright who she realizes she has fallen in love with.

February 23
Soulful Sunday Brunch at Lemonade Lounge 1411 E. Campbell Rd. #1200, Richardson 12 pm-4 pm. Live Music & Bottomless Mimosas. $25. Enjoy a delicious SOUL FOOD STYLED BRUNCH while jamming to your favorite tunes & live entertainment and sipping on mimosas. Our brunch menu alternates weekly. Join us weekly to taste all of our different SOULFUL menu options.
Please arrive early to taste all the menu options. Menu weekly.

Welcome to Garland Class at Garland City Hall 200 N. Fifth St. 9 am. Whether you are new to Garland or were born and raised here, this is the class to get better acquainted with what makes Garland a great place to live! Learn about the different services of City departments, how your tax dollars are being used and how you can get involved.


26th Annual Trout Lily Walk at 1770 Holford Road, Garland. 10 am-noon.

Yes, Tom Frey, a regionally acclaimed naturalist will be with us again for the 26th year. Tom always has new information about our Preserve and its ecology as you stroll through fabulous trees to find the Trout lilies, one of the first plants to flower in the spring. The tiny flowers are only in bloom from about the last week in February through the middle of March. Then they disappear until next year.

Come on Saturday, February 23, any time between 10:00 am and noon. When you arrive, volunteers at the pavilion will welcome you and give you introductory information. Then, we will send you along the clearly marked trail to the Trout Lily Field. Tom Frey, our advisor, mentor, and friend will be at the Trout Lily Field.

After you have seen the lilies and talked to Tom, you will walk along to the next marked spot, where we will have another knowledgeable naturalist that will tell you about the significance of that area of the Preserve. The volunteer naturalists will be at several stations along the trail in the Preserve from 10:00 until the last walkers go through.

This format has helped solve the problem of so many folks in line on the walk that they can’t hear the forest information. It also allows folks to go at their own pace rather than having to follow a group; no one gets impatient waiting for others to catch up and each can spend as much time at a station as they want. Some like to spend a lot of time taking photos and discussing the forest. Others like to hear just a little bit and then move on. With this walk format, it is your choice.

Garland Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association $5 All you can eat Pancake Breakfast at Labella Italian Grill 4125 Broadway Blvd. 7 am-10 am.

February 26
Lend A Hand Garland Board and Volunteer Board at The Atrium 300 N. Fifth St. Garland. 6 pm-8 pm. Enjoy an evening of networking with more than 300 non-profit, civic and community organizations. These organizations are seeking volunteers and/or board members. FREE Register your organization at