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9/11 21st Anniversary Day of Remembrance Ceremony
The City of Grapevine will host its annual 9/11 Day of Remembrance Ceremony on Sunday, September 11 beginning at 7:40 am at 1000 Texan Trail, Grapevine, 76051. This remembrance ceremony will be live streamed on the City of Grapevine’s Facebook platform beginning at 7:30 am. For those unable to attend, we invite you to join us virtually as we reflect and remember those who perished on this date 21 years ago.
Schedule of events:
7:30 am – Live stream begins on City of Grapevine’s Facebook platform
7:40 am – Welcome remarks and introductions – Grapevine Fire Chief Darrell Brown
7:43 am - Remarks from Association of Professional Flight Attendants National Secretary Josh Black
7:46 am – The flag will be lowered to half-staff, followed by a moment of silence in remembrance of the first plane hitting the North Tower
7:47 am – Remarks from USAF Brigadier General/American Airlines First Officer Mitchell A. Hanson
7:55 am – Remarks from Master Sargent USMC Thomas J. Manor
8:03 am – Moment of silence in remembrance of the second plane hitting the South Tower
8:04 am – Bell ceremony for fallen firefighters – Grapevine Fire Department Honor Guard
8:10 am – Prayer of remembrance for those left behind – Grapevine Fire Department Chaplain Mike Mowery
We Will Never Forget!
New Businesses in Grapevine
Shop, Wine, Dine & Explore Grapevine! View a listing of new businesses that have recently opened in Grapevine at bit.ly/3Q87yP7. Read additional information about these newest Grapevine options at bit.ly/3zNW4cu.
Annual Parks and Recreation Survey – Your Voice Matters
Your valuable input is needed! Grapevine Parks and Recreation is on a constant mission to improve your parks, facilities, programs, and services. Please take a moment to complete a quick Parks and Recreation survey. This brief survey is available in English and Spanish and will be open until the end of September. We greatly appreciate your participation which will assist us in creating the best community experiences possible!
Dates: September 1 - 30
Connections: Special Needs Parent Group - Thursday, September 8
Connections is a monthly meeting for parents of special needs children. Meet other families experiencing a similar life path and enjoy a safe space to share stories and learn from experts in the field. This month, guest speakers will be members of the Grapevine Fire and Police Departments. Children welcome.
Date: Thursday, September 8
Doors open: 6:30 pm | Guest speakers: 7 pm
Location: Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way
This Weekend at the Palace Theatre
Location: Palace Theatre, 300 South Main Street
Fee: $6 per person
Friday, September 9
Grease - Good girl Sandy, and greaser Danny, fell in love over the summer. When they unexpectedly discover they are now in the same high school, will they be able to rekindle their romance?
Time: 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 10
Xanadu - A struggling artist living in Los Angeles meets a girl who may hold the key to his happiness.
Time: 4 pm
Rabies Vaccine Clinic – Saturday, September 10 - FREE
There will be a free rabies vaccine clinic at Grapevine Animal Services, 500 Shady Brook Drive, on Saturday, September 10 from 10 am to 12 pm. Other low-cost vaccines will also be available. It is required by state and local law that all dogs, cats, and ferrets ages four months and up are current on their rabies vaccine. Now is the time to protect your pet and family from this preventable zoonotic disease. Dogs must be on a leash, cats must be crated. Cash/card accepted. No appointment necessary.
19th Annual Italian Carfest – This Saturday, September 10 - FREE
The Italian Car Club of North Texas and the Grapevine Convention and Visitors Bureau, will present ItalianCarFest 2022, a prelude to the 36th Annual GrapeFest®. Celebrating its 19th Anniversary, this is the largest show of premier Italian automobiles in the southwest. There will be more than 90 modern and classic vehicles, from Fiats and Alfa Romeos to Lamborghinis and Ferraris, as well as Maseratis, Siatas, and Lancias. Admission is free. Refreshments, including beer, wine, soft drinks, and Italian food (provided by Chez Fabien and Main Street Bistro) will be available for purchase. For additional information, please visit GrapevineTexasUSA.com.
Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 10 am – 3 pm
Location: Nash Farm, 626 Ball Street
Genealogy: Grapevine Name Droppers - Deciphering Old Handwriting - Monday, September 12
If you are unable to read that old handwritten deed, will, or marriage record, join us as Pearl Dill discusses how to decipher old handwriting in genealogical records.
Date: Monday, September 12
Time: 12 pm
Location: Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way
Keep Grapevine Beautiful - Fall Sweep - Saturday, September 24
Make an impact in your community by joining Fall Sweep, our biggest volunteer cleanup event of the year – and help keep Grapevine beautiful! Volunteers work together to help keep our parks, shoreline, and waterways litter free. All supplies for this event will be provided. Afterward, we will meet for lunch, courtesy of Weinberger's Deli and Central Market. Participants will also be eligible for prize drawings. Cleanup locations will be announced on Monday, September 19. Please register today at KeepGrapevineBeautiful.org/FallSweep.
Date: Saturday, September 24
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Grapevine Area Parks
Keep Grapevine Beautiful ECO Talk: DFW International Airport’s Environmental Affairs - Wednesday, September 28 - FREE
DFW International Airport is ranked third in operations and is the second busiest airport globally with over 62 million visitors a year. To help offset the carbon footprint travelers create, DFW International Airport diverts food waste from select terminals and airline catering to North Texas farms and compost facilities. Join us to learn how the food waste diversion program is progressing, DFW International Airport sustainability goals, and the protection of air and water quality. To register, visit KeepGrapevineBeautiful.org/SeptLecture.
Date: Wednesday, September 28
Time: 7 – 8 pm
Location: The REC, Stewart Hall, 1175 Municipal Way
Active Adults Lunch & Learn, Understanding Medicare – Thursday, September 29 - FREE
Join Blake Hawkins for an informative look at Medicare part A, B, C, & D. Blake will explain how and when you may enroll in Medicare if you are nearing age 65. He will also discuss the different options available to Medicare beneficiaries regarding supplements, advantage plans, and prescription drug plans. All are welcome. Registration is required at bit.ly/3Q1jr8s.
Date: Thursday, September 29
Time: 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Location: The REC, 1175 Municipal Way
Sunset Live! at The Botanical Gardens – VIP Tickets Now Available
Join us for Sunset Live! at the Botanical Gardens on Friday, September 30 and Saturday, October 1. Take a trip down memory lane as we bring the sunset to life with some of the best classic live music featuring your favorite genres, and decades each night. Enjoy a relaxing family outing or a memorable date night. Bring your picnic blanket, chairs, and your best dance moves for a fun evening of live music. Children will enjoy the Kidz Zone, filled with fun activities for their age groups. Food, beer, and wine will be available for purchase or you may bring a picnic. VIP tickets will be available on Friday, September 2 for $25 per person at GoGrapevine.com/SunsetLive. The VIP experience offers the Bessie Mitchell House as your private event space, offering light fair appetizers, two beverage tickets, early access to the gardens, and reserved seating. VIP tickets are limited and will not be sold at the door. Free, general admission is also available at the event, no pre-registration required. Doors open at 6 pm and the live music will begin at 6:30 pm.
Friday, September 30:
Saturday, October 1:
Time: 6 – 9:30 pm
Location: Botanical Gardens at Heritage Park, 411 Ball Street
Vendors: El Chifrijo, Cajun On The Go & Not Just Q
Admission: FREE (General Admission) or VIP - $25 per person
Go Wild: Homeschool Expedition - First and Third Wednesdays, September - November
This program is geared towards elementary-aged homeschooled children and will provide an outdoor education and recreation experience for your child each month. For additional information and to register, please visit GoGrapevine.com/GrapevineOutdoors.
Dates: September 21, October 5 & 19, November 2 & 16
Time: 9 – 11 am
Location: Meadowmere Park, 3000 Meadowmere Lane
Ages: 5 – 12 years
Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz – Through September 30
Keep Grapevine Beautiful and Grapevine Parks and Recreation are partnering to for a month-long Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz. As a Bee City USA affiliate, the City of Grapevine is dedicated to increasing the pollinator population and habitats. During the month of September, participants will find and document pollinator-friendly plants and pollinators using the iNaturalist app on your smartphone. iNaturalist shares your findings with local and global scientific data repositories to assist scientists with preserving and building the world pollinator population. Please visit KeepGrapevineBeautiful.org/Pollinator to register to participate in the month-long Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz challenge. The registrant that makes the most observations in September will receive a $50 gift card to The REC.
Intro to Fly Fishing - October 3, 10, 17 & 24
This introductory course will take the most novice fishing enthusiast and turn them into a seasoned fly fisherman. Join us this fall and learn this systematic curriculum from an expert instructor. Introduction to Fly Fishing will take you through the basics of equipment, forward casting, and back casting with ample hands-on experience. All equipment is provided upon registration. Sign up today at GoGrapevine.com.
Dates: October 3, 10, 17 & 24
Time: 6 – 7 pm
Location: Pickering Park, 1901 North Kimball Avenue
Ages: 15+ years
Fee: $55 for four classes
Art Walking Tour
Enjoy a guided walking tour and celebrate the public art of Grapevine! With over 20 stops along Historic Main Street, visitors will discover an extensive and impressive bronze collection and murals. Guides will point out hidden gems and new art discoveries during the tour. Afterwards, stop by one of the seven fine art galleries or working studios, all within walking distance. Please visit GrapevineTicketLine.com to purchase tickets and for additional information.
Location: Visitor Information Center, 815 South Main Street
Keep Grapevine Beautiful Gives Grant – September 5 – October 3
The Keep Grapevine Beautiful Gives Grant provides funding for litter prevention, waste reduction, and/or beautification projects. Your school, business, or organization may receive up to $3,000 to assist with your project. Examples of previous projects include the purchase of water bottle filling stations, trash carts, and landscape improvements. Applications will be accepted from September 5 through October 3 for the Keep Grapevine Beautiful Gives Grant program, sponsored by Sam Pack’s Five Star Subaru-Grapevine. Please visit KeepGrapevineBeautiful.org/Gives to submit your application.
Historical Walking Tour – Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, October 29
Grapevine’s Historic Main Street District is the oldest settlement in Tarrant County, originating under the Lone Star flag of the Republic of Texas in 1844, a year before Texas was annexed by the United States of America. Come stroll through time, learn and explore on a guided tour of Grapevine’s history and heritage. Our visitor concierge guides will take you on a guided 90-minute journey including stops on Historic Main Street, Grapevine Vintage Railroad District and the Settlement to City Museums to name a few. With structures and buildings dating from the 1880s to the 1920s, Grapevine is truly a Texan gem. Tickets are available at GrapevineTicketLine.com.
Dates: Thursday, September 1 – Saturday, October 29
Times: 9 am, 1 pm, and 6 pm
Location: Grapevine Main Visitor Center, 815 South Main Street
Grapevine Farmers & Artisan Market - Every Saturday through September - FREE
The Grapevine Farmers and Artisan Market is an open-air market in Historic Downtown Grapevine offering fresh Texas produce, baked goods, and handcrafted Texas-made items. It is a great place to bring the whole family, learn about Texas products, and shop locally.
Dates: Saturdays through September 11
Time: 10 am – 4 pm
Location: Town Square Gazebo, 325 South Main Street
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City Council Meetings/Agendas
View Grapevine City Council meeting agendas and City Council meetings via live video stream or on demand at GrapevineTexas.gov.