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  • Celebrate the Fourth of July at Fair Park Fourth, presented by Regions Bank, on Thursday, July 4, starting at 4:30 p.m. Free and open to the public, Fair Park Fourth will offer a diverse range of family-friendly entertainment and experiences, including games, food vendors, photo opportunities, live music from the 395th Army Reserve Band, and a spectacular fireworks display. Attractions will be centered around Leonhardt Lagoon, the Court of Honor in front of the Hall of State, and inside the Automobile Building.
  • The Irish Dance Teachers Association of North America-Southern Region is thrilled and honored to host the 2024 North American Irish Dance Championships (NAIDC) right here in Grapevine, Texas! Across six large ballrooms and stages, local residents can for the first time witness live this impressive, athletic, and fascinating exhibition of competitive Irish step dancing from some of the best dancers in the world.
  • Vitruvian Nights Live, North Texas' favorite FREE summer concert series, continues with a perfectly purple performance by The Prince Experience, a Prince tribute band, on June 27. The concert will be held in the beautiful amphitheater at Vitruvian Park in Addison, Texas, from 7:00 to 9:30 p.m. In addition to live music, guests can play outdoor games and purchase bites to eat and chilled beverages from local food trucks. These events are open to the entire family including pets!
  • Fannin County Amateur Radio Club will once again offer the Technician class starting June 24, 2024. Classes will be online using Zoom and will run 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. every Monday and Thursday (except July 4) evening. This class is open to anyone considering amateur radio.
  • Succulents are plants that have thickened, fleshy parts used to retain water in arid conditions. Gardeners grow them because of their varied, striking, unusual appearance, as well as their ability to thrive with relatively little care. Many plant families include succulents. It seems as if it would be easy to grow succulents by putting them in soil, give them a little water and put them in the sun, but it isn't quite that easy. Succulents can be a challenge.
  • 2018 Twelve boys and an assistant coach from a soccer team in Thailand are trapped in a flooding cave, leading to an 18-day rescue operation. In June and July 2018, a junior association football team was rescued from Tham Luang Nang Non, a cave system in Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. Twelve members of the team, aged 11 to 16, and their 25-year-old assistant coach entered the cave on 23 June after a practice session. Shortly after they entered, heavy rainfall began and partially flooded the cave system, blocking their way out and trapping them deep within. Efforts to locate the group were hampered by rising water levels and strong currents, and the team were out of contact with the outside world for more than a week. The cave rescue effort expanded into a massive operation amid intense worldwide public interest and involved international rescue teams. On 2 July, after advancing through narrow passages and muddy waters, British divers John Volanthen and Rick Stanton found the group alive on an elevated rock about 2.5 miles from the cave mouth. Rescue organisers discussed various options for extracting the group, including whether to teach them basic underwater diving skills to enable their early rescue, to wait until a new entrance to the cave was found or drilled or to wait for the floodwaters to subside by the end of the monsoon season several months later. After days of pumping water from the cave system and a respite from the rainfall, the rescue teams worked quickly to extract the group from the cave before the next monsoon rain, which was expected to bring additional downpours on 11 July. Between 8 and 10 July, all 12 boys and their coach were rescued from the cave by an international team. Saman Kunan, a 37-year-old former Royal Thai Navy SEAL, died of asphyxiation during an attempted rescue on 6 July while returning to a staging base in the cave after delivering diving cylinders to the trapped group. The following year, in December 2019, rescue diver and Thai Navy SEAL Beirut Pakbara died of a blood infection contracted during the operation.