HEART of Texas

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We are excited to be able to share this information with our fellow home-schoolers! Please pass this along to others within your network. If you learn of an event/activity that would benefit other homeschool families, or if you would like to learn about sponsorship opportunities, please drop us a line. We'd love to hear from you! 
Blessings! Dave & Anne Gebhart, Founders/Directors, HEART of Texas
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MARCH 2023

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March 2023

Arlington Museum of Art: Youth Art Month (thru MAR 23)

Carter: Morning Light: Photos D. Gibson (thru MAY 21)

Dallas Mus of Art: Movement-Legacy of Kineticism (thru 7/16)

FW Museum: Planterarium Shows

Kimbell: The Kimbell at 50 (thru OCT 4 2023)

Perot Mus (Exhibit) The Science Behind Pixar (thru SEP 4)

Perot Mus (3D Film): Dinosaurs of Antarctica

Perot Mus (3D Film): Oceans Our Blue Planet

Perot Mus (3D Film): Tiny Giants

❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Teddy Bear Picnic (5/5)

❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Beaks & Bills (5/19)

FW Symphony: Haydn: Creation (MAY 19, 20, 21)

❤️ Frisco Rough Riders: Educational Days (May 10 & 16)

MAR 2-20

Plano: Crayola Experience -OceanX Adventure


Grapevine: Nash Farm First Friday: Spring on the Farm

❤️ Heritage Farmstead: Reg Open Pig Party


Dallas Puppet Theater: String Variety @Haslet Library

FW Symphony Orchestra: Wild Symphony

Wichita Falls: Library Book Sale

MAR 4-5

❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Primitive Survival Skills Class 1


Ft Worth: BRIT Homeschool Day - Flower Power

MAR 7-9

❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Nature Connection Camp


❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Springtime on Farm

MAR 10

CR Smith Museum: VIP Tour

Cedar Hill SP: Campfire Talk: Ssssnakes!

Plano: Family Fun Day at Legacy Hall

MAR 11

Dinosaur Valley SP: Star Party

Cedar Hill SP: Winter Bird Walk

Cedar Hill SP: Dutch Oven Demo & Potluck

Eisenhower SP: Fossil Hike

Eisenhower SP: Aboreal Adventure

Riverbend Nature Center: Be Water Wise (K-8)

MAR 11, 18, 25

Kimbell (Kids Drop-In): Cloudy w/a Chance of Art

MAR 11-12

❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Wrangler Camp

MAR 11

Dinosaur Valley SP: Monarch Migration Hike

River Bend Nature Centr (Nature Tots): Spring Showers

MAR 13-17

River Bend Nature Centr (Nature Tots): Spring Showers

MAR 13, 14

Tickets Avail: FW Botanic Garden: Japanese Festival - APR 22-23

FW Museum: Spring Break STEM

MAR 13-15

CR Smith Museum: Layover Aviation STEM Camps - Gr 7-10

Frontiers of Flight Museum: Spring Break Camp

MAR 14-16

❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Nature Connection

MAR 14-17

Carter Museum: Spring Break

MAR 15

Carter: Spring Break at the Carter

Dinosaur Valley SP: Edible Plant Hike

MAR 15-16

Ft Worth Botanic Garden: Spring Break Family Wkshop

MAR 16-17

CR Smith Museum: Layover Aviation STEM Camps - Gr 3-6

MAR 17

Carter: Spring Break at the Carter

Cedar Hill SP: Owl Prowl After Dark

MAR 18

Cedar Hill SP: First Day of Spring Hike

MAR 21

❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Homeschool Day

MAR 24

❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Swing into Spring

MAR 24-26

Institute for Creation Research: Student Conference

MAR 25

Nash Farm Heritage Wkshp: Biscuits & Butter

Lake Mineral Wells: Peddle Paddle & Trek

Lake Ray Roberts SP: Spring Fling - 100 yr Celebration

April 2023


Wichita Falls: Library Book Sale

❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Horsemanship Day Camp

APR 1, 8, 15, 29

Kimbell (Kids Drop-In): Art + Movement


❤️ Camp Tonkawa: Horsemanship Day Camp

Colleyville: Spring Fling Carnival (Bear Valley Cmnty Church)


❤️ THSC: Capitol Field Trip

APR 6-8

FW Botanic Garden: Plant Sales


FW Museum: EGG-Cellent Engineers


Kerrvile: Library Book Sale

APR 12-15

Dallas: Library Book Sale

APR 13

FW Symphony Orchestra: Southlake Family Concert

Ray Roberts SP: Project WILD Facilitator Training

APR 15

Euless: Library Book Sale

Mineola: Library Book Sale

Dinosaur Valley SP: Annual Spring Wing Ding

Mineola: Library Book Sale

Ray Roberts SP: Greenfest on the Greenbelt

APRIL 15, 16, 29, 30

❤️ Dallas Zoo: Spring Weekend Camps

APR 16

Dallas Discovery Gardens: Flora Fest

APR 18

HEART of Texas Home School College Night (RESCHEDULED)

APR 20

Dallas Christian College: Crusader Preview Day

APR 21

❤️ Heritage Frmstd: Reg Open Tractor Day

APR 21-22

Burleson: Library Book Sale

Mesquite: Library Book Sale

APR 21-23

Flower Mound: Library Book Sale

APR 22

FW Symphony Orchestra: Side-By-Side

Sherman: Library Book Sale

Eisenhower SP: Beach Cleanup (Reg required)

APR 22-23

FW Botanic Garden: Japanese Festival

APR 28-30

Richardson: Library Book Sale

APR 29

Dallas: Family Fit Fest Fun Free Festival

HEART of Texas Fundraiser:

100 for $100

As a home-school family ourselves, there is a special place in our heart to serve other home schoolers.

A little about us. We are a home-school family like you. We began home schooling our oldest in 1996. Since then, we have graduated four children and are currently home-schooling the youngest two: one is a junior in high school and the other is in seventh grade. So, we will be doing this quite a while longer, Lord willing! We love what the Lord has done for our family through home schooling, and we love sharing that vision with others.  

We began HEART of Texas in 2005 to assist families with finding home-school information, support groups, and resources; and to assist support group leaders with serving the families in their groups. We wanted to be a connecting point to link families with what they needed to be successful.

In our 17 years of operation, we have never held a formal fundraiser. With the number of new home school families on the rise, we are now asking for your help.

We are looking for 100 people to assist us with a gift of $100 or more. This will greatly help us continue our efforts to advance home schooling, assist families, host regional events, and start a Scholarship Fund.

Many families have already contributed to this cause, and we are very grateful. Thank you!

HEART of Texas is a 501c(3), non-profit organization servicing North Texas home-school families and support group leaders. We are a volunteer-run organization with a volunteer staff and board, and we rely solely on donations and memberships to fund our activities.

We assist new families looking for information about home schooling, refer families to support groups and other resources, host a variety of regional events, and provide training and support to local support group leaders.

Additionally, we publish a newsletter, chock-full of field trip ideas and family events happening across North Texas (as we learn about them). AND now that everything is seeming more "normal" for the 2022-2023 school year, with more events are being scheduled (and not cancelled), we are getting back to our regular monthly schedule.

We also have an amazing board of directors serving with us, and each of them also has a desire to serve home-school families and help them be successful.

Our heart is to build relationships. 

Our motive is to serve people. 

Our agenda is Proverbs 3:27.

Your gift of $100 (or any amount) is 100% tax-deductible, very appreciated, and will be used wisely.

Thank you in advance for partnering with us in our mission to serve the home-school community of North Texas!


Dave & Anne Gebhart

Founding Directors, HEART of Texas

Click here to make a tax-deductible gift to HEART of Texas
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Not all "Gap Year" Experiences are the Same

Designed for new adults who grew up knowing Jesus but feel trapped by expectations of what “should” come next. Our vision is to cultivate wholeness for the mind, soul, body and heart that leads to transformed, confident, and abundant life and be a thriving adult.

The Gap at Sawmill Meadow runs June 18, 2023 through March 23, 2024 with an option to continue your job assignment through the end of August 2024. Learn more.

The Gap is a major sponsor of our HEART of Texas Regional Home School College Night, which has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 18.

RESCHEDULED: 15th Annual HEART of Texas Regional Home School College Night

Tuesday, April 18, 2023

Pre-Register by April 15

• $25 per family

• FREE for current HEART of Texas members (by April 15)

To join HEART of Texas click here

(Members will also need to register for college night here)

At the Door:

• $30 per person ($60 family maximum)

(Credit and Debit cards accepted, as well as cash/check)

To Register: heartoftex.org

What is it? With nearly 100 colleges, service academies and trade schools under one roof, the HEART of Texas Home School College Night is THE place to be to meet with recruiters AND attend workshops to help you best prepare for high school and beyond!

Get Your Questions Answered!! Workshops cover a broad scope of topics related to high school and college prep, including college test prep, financial aid, high school transcripts, dual credit, and more!

Homeschooling in Texas is GROWING Exponentially!

If your business or organization would like to reach the North Texas home-school community, consider partnering with HEART of Texas. We would love to help you connect! Email us to learn more!


Join us on our mission to help families

HEART of Texas is the regional home-school organization serving the home school families and support group leaders of North Texas. We provide education, training, and leadership to encourage families on their journey and guide them to support groups and other resources that will help them be successful.

As a member of HEART of Texas, your family can attend our events at a discounted rate, take advantage of our wonderful partner discounts, have access to resources & encouragement to homeschool through high school.

Most of all, your membership helps us to continue serving the home-school community of North Texas!

Join HEART of Texas!

Spring Things

"Is the spring coming?" he said. "What is it like?" ..

"It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine..." ~The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Such a beautiful way to depict spring. I don't know about you, but after the extended wintry weather we had last month, I'm ready for some flowers to brighten my yard - and my salad bowl! When planning your garden, be sure to plant some edible flowers (organically grown, without pesticides or other chemicals) to use in your salad, or atop cupcakes.

Here are some instruction for a Spring Salad using edible flowers. Or make your own flowers with these vibrant Flower Crudite Cups or these cute Mini Salads.

Need a dinner idea to inspire you? Try this Pasta Primavera for a meal that is delicious, nutritious, and full of color. Did you know primavera means springtime in Italian?

And an Easy Rainbow Layer Cake for dessert, which uses colored icing instead of food color.

Need some ideas to keep your kids busy during the Month of March?

Bird Seed Bird Feeders Make a few of these cute feeders to hang outside for the birds to snack on!

Astronomy: What's in the March Sky? Kids are fascinated by the night sky. Teach them about the Big Dipper, which is easy to view during the month of March. The two stars that form the front end of the Dipper's bowl are known as pointer stars because they point directly to Polaris.

Here are 30 other Spring Craft ideas that are super cute and are actually things you will want to keep!

St. Patrick's Day is March 17

Each year our family makes a St. Patrick's Day meal of corned beef, cabbage, potatoes, and carrots, along with some irish soda bread. But, you don't have to make a big dinner to celebrate St. Patrick's Day with the kids. Here are some simple fun recipes and crafts you can make together:

St. Patrick's Day Rainbow Treat Bags: Rainbow treat bag made with Skittles Candy, Rolos and marshmallows.

St. Patrick's Day Mint Shakes- Green and minty!

Science/STEM: Golden Slime A fun Chemistry experiment that your kids will love!

Cupcake Liner Trees Use green cupcake liners to make cute trees to decorate your table.

Is Home Schooling Right For Your Family?

Thinking about homeschooling? Wondering what is involved, how it works, and if it's right for your family?

Our FREE "Homeschool 101" classes are designed to teach you the basics of homeschooling, the legal requirements, how to choose and find curriculum, & the steps to get you off to a successful start!


Upcoming HOMESCHOOL 101 Classes:


8pm (virtual)

FREE but must register

Click here to Register

Help Bring these Classes to Your Area!

If you are a support group leader or veteran home school mom who would like to help offer Homeschool 101 meetings in your area, contact us! Presentation materials, training, promotional support, & encouragement provided!

We Love Our Partners! 

Take a peek at some of our newest Partners & what they offer our members! Join HEART of Texas TODAY to begin enjoying these and other exclusive benefits and discounts from our array of Partners

To become a Partner or Event Sponsor email us for details. 

Texas Home School Coalition (THSC)

Benefit: Receive $300 in resources when you join with the link located on this page

Rival Cheer Gym

HEART of Texas Cardholders: Discount on Homeschool Classes with minimum class size.

Moreland Music Studio

HEART of Texas Cardholders: 10% discount on monthly private lesson tuition. 10% discount on orchestra/string ensemble semester tuition.

Dallas Holocaust Museum

HEART of Texas Cardholders: Parents may receive $20 individual/educator membership to the museum

College Prep Genius

HEART of Texas Cardholders: $5 off any product

Dave Ramsey Personal Finance Curriculum

HEART of Texas Cardholders: High School Curriculum Pack-$10 off & $2 off each student text Middle School Pack-$5 off & $2 off @student text 

Team Family Farms

HEART of Texas Cardholders: $1 off admission

Find Me a Van

HEART of Texas Cardholders: $500 off the purchase price of any vehicle!

Dallas Zoo

HEART of Texas Cardholders:$1 off per participant (max 6) for Family Zoo Adventures Program

Scrambled Language Therapy, LLC

HEART of Texas Cardholders: 10% off packages

Homeschool PE

HEART of Texas Members (valid card): $5 Off Class Fee

Home School Golf Program at Lantana Golf Club

HEART of Texas Cardholders: $5 Off Class Fee

Cantaré Texas Performance Choir

HEART of Texas Cardholders: $15 Off Annual Fee per child

Have a blessed March! -The Gebharts

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HEART of Texas is a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit organization serving homeschool families & support groups in North Texas.  To learn more about HEART of Texas visit www.heartoftex.org
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