At viridian this month: Great Outdoors Camps (and sailing, to boot)

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Viridian will host three segments of its Great Outdoor Camp for children (ages 5-12) this month at Elzie Odom Recreation Center.

GO Back in Time will be held July 8-12 (with a field trip to Cinemark Tinseltown to see “Toy Story 4”). GO Explore will be held July 15-19 (with a field trip called “Crayola Experience”). GO Discover will be held July 22-26 (with a field trip to Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park).

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Youngsters who attend The Great Outdoor Camps experience programs packed with outdoor education, as well as activities such as swimming, archery, learning to kayak and sail (weather permitting) and exciting field trips.

Speaking of sailing, a pair of Youth Sailing Camps at Viridian Sailing Center are also on tap this month. The sailing center provides a supportive environment for youth to learn and participate in sailing. The camp includes land-based and on-the-water education in Optimist training sailboats.

There will be camps from 8 a.m-noon for children ages 8-12 and from 3-6 p.m. for youths age 13-17 on July 15-19 and on July 22-26. The camps are open to participants of all skill levels; instructors will teach the young sailors boat and safety skills as part of the camps.

For more information on all summer camps at viridian, visit



Keith Haring: Against All Odds

When: July 1-Sept. 15

Where: Arlington Museum of Art

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: Combining colorful, bold lines of cartoons with the raw energy of Art Brut artists like Jean DuBuffet, Haring developed a distinct pop-graffiti aesthetic centered on fluid, bold outlines against a dense, rhythmic overspread of iconic pop art imagery. Haring explored social themes, which were emblematic of his time, such as exploitation, consumerism, social discrimination, drug abuse and the HIV/AIDS crisis.

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Donray Traveling Exhibits

When: July 1-Dec. 31

Where: Arlington Museum of Art

Time: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Tuesday-Saturday; 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: This exhibit demonstrates the majesty of the Western American landscape. Donray’s technique captures the beauty of the natural world while commenting on the silent danger that exists out in the open, secluded space. The cacti and other flora pierce the landscape in dramatic style. This exhibit includes 30 paintings and pastels.

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Planetarium shows

When: July 1-31

Where: The Planetarium at UT Arlington (700 Planetarium Place)

Time: Check website for show times

In a nutshell: With a 60-foot-diameter dome and its state-of-the art Digistar 5 DLP Projection system, The Planetarium at UT Arlington is one of the largest and most sophisticated in the state of Texas. The Digistar 5 system can project stars, planets, galaxies and virtually anything else onto the dome.

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Texas Rangers baseball

When: July 1-4, 11-14, 16-17, 30-31

Where: Globe Life Park

Time: Check website for game times

In a nutshell: Your Texas Rangers will continue their quest to make the 2019 American League playoffs by hosting the following series this month: the Los Angeles Angels (July 1-4), the Houston Astros (July 11-14), the Arizona Diamondbacks (July 16-17) and the Seattle Mariners (July 30-31).

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ICC Soccer: Chivas de Guadalajara

  1. Atletico de Madrid

When: July 23

Where: Globe Life Park

Time: 8 p.m.

In a nutshell: The International Champions Cup comes to Arlington as these two international teams square off at Globe Life Park.

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Galactic Swag Expo 2019

When: July 27-28

Where: Esports Stadium Arlington (1200 Ballpark Way)

Time: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. on Saturday; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sunday

In a nutshell: Galactic Swag Expo is a family friendly celebration of Sci-Fi & Fantasy Movies, Electronic Gaming, Pop Culture, Cosplay and Makers. The two-day event will feature full-scale movie Sci-Fi spacecraft and vehicle exhibits, autograph sessions, cosplay competitions and special events.

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