Garden of Roses Fashion ShowThe first Saturday in April, a dazzling spectacle of seasonal prints and vibrant color will trumpet the arrival of spring on the fashion runway of the Texas Motor Speedway Club at the Garden of Roses Fashion Show.Hosted by the Greater Keller Women's Club, the style show's theme -- "The Secret Garden"-- promises a spectacular show produced by Dillard's and featuring models from the women's club and local personalities. A delicious luncheon will feature a salad of edible flowers depicting the theme.Women's club spokeswoman Debbie Dodge said, "Our theme...arose from the styles and colors that are at the height of fashion this spring: florals, bright colors, representation of past decades from the '50s to the '80s...fashion this year is also about expressing your individuality. We also have men's, women's and children's fashions. We will showcase everything from casual wear to evening wear."In charge of the event are co-chairwomen Beth Murray and June Aurelio, with help from a large committee that includes Susan Gasso-Arnold, Jennifer Armstrong and Janice Raver. "Last year we distributed $102,000 to local charities and graduating Keller High School seniors," said Murray and Arelio, adding that working on the philanthropic event enables members to nurture their community as they would tend a garden and help it thrive.Plan to arrive promptly at 10 a.m. to enjoy mimosas, visit with friends and shop at an expansive silent auction that includes Kenneth Cole luggage, a David Irwin photography session, Fiesta bakeware and hundreds of other services and merchandise. Get raffle tickets for a chance to win a gold and rose quartz jewelry set, Arthur Court pieces or a spa package.Television newswoman Ginger Allen will again be mistress of ceremonies, and the ever-popular Rick Stacy will lead what always becomes a competitive and raucous live auction of luxury items, including a Swiss Army watch, dinner parties at swanky restaurants and dinner and a suite at TMS.Kudos to presenting sponsors Park Place Motorcars of Grapevine and Wholly Guacamole, along with Allen Samuels and Wells Fargo as platinum sponsors. The funds raised are managed by the Greater Keller Women's Club Foundation that annually awards thousands of dollars for grants and scholarships to charitable organizations and students in the Northeast Tarrant County area."The GKWC has an energy and spirit that makes working together fun and satisfying. To be able to contribute to our community in a positive way and to help those who are in need is our mission that we take very seriously," said club President Gayle Clark.Make reservations for the April 6 event (tickets are $70 each) at reservations@GKWC.org or call Mimi Catanzaro at 817-337-9813.Dancing With Our StarsTickets to one of the hottest events in town, Dancing With Our Stars, hosted by the Southlake Newcomers Club, are going fast. Now in its third year, the popular party is set for March 23 at the Marriott Solana and features a dance competition, live and silent auctions, a jewelry raffle and lovely dinner.Competing for the title are Mary Grace Thoennes with Dave Hamlin; Melissa Page with Curtis L. Harnagel; Candy Branson with Randie Kindle; and Terri Suresh with Dan DeNeui. In a new twist, the dancers will perform two dances and choose their own dance style. "We wanted to mix it up a little and give an element of surprise. I have no doubt that our attendees will love the new format," said Judy Gaman, who is leading the event.Judges Dana Bailey and Roxann Taylor will be back, and new judge Larre Green will reportedly add a big dash of enthusiasm. Jeff Crilley, Emmy Award-winning journalist, will be the emcee for the evening. "The energy for this year's event is contagious. The whole community is on board," said club President Cheri Ross.Tickets are $125 each and are available at www.southlakedancingstars.com. Contact Gaman at 817-552-4300 with other inquiries.Ending hunger one artful bowl at a timePicture this: Some 2,500 pottery, ceramic, china, glass and wood bowls, handcrafted and/or painted by professional artists and craftsmen, students and hobby artists. All will be displayed at the upcoming Empty Bowls event benefiting the Tarrant Area Food Bank at the Amon G. Carter Jr. Exhibits Hall 11 a.m.-1 p.m. March 28.Buy a ticket to the event and you will get to select your keepsake bowl from among these custom, unique creations. And you will enjoy a spectacular lunch of soup and desserts prepared by more than 30 high-end restaurants and caterers from the Tarrant County area.And to ramp up the fun, guests can bid in a live auction on a group of Celebrity Bowls signed by famous personalities and entertainers, including, among others, chef Rick Bayless, Dr. Oz, violinist Joshua Bell and singers Tony Bennett, Vince Gill and Amy Grant.There's a Bump Table to keep things exciting, said spokesperson Andrea Helms. "Take home a second larger or particularly artistic bowl from the Bump Table by either turning in the bowl your admission ticket allowed you AND donating an additional $25 (worth 125 meals), or hold on to your keepsake bowl and donate $70 (worth 350 meals) for the Bump bowl you select." Sounds like frenzied fun, doesn't it?"For 10 years, Empty Bowls has attracted people who like to collect handcrafted bowls and sample some of the tastiest cuisine in Fort Worth, while at the same time helping to feed hungry neighbors," said Lisa Fuld, who with her husband, Andrew, is leading the event's volunteer steering committee.Andrew Fuld added, "This year we're also offering raffle prizes, such as a street-legal Vespa scooter and 30 days in a Fiat 500. For each dollar an Empty Bowls guest spends on the raffles and bowls, Tarrant Area Food Bank can provide food for five meals to fill someone's empty bowl."Helping this dynamic duo is a high-energy volunteer steering committee that includes Janet Rodriguez, Amy Helling, Glenda Endres, David Seija, Ken Orr, Sandy Jarrell, Kathy Barnett, Bobby Darr, Marcey Hill, Hogan Page, Nathan Randel, Donna Anderson, Holly Bates Mack, Gina McEuen, Blakely Warner and Mary Ann Kleusert.General admission tickets are $45 in advance only. A VIP ticket for $125 allows you to enter the event a half hour early, along with the corporate sponsors. For tickets, call 817-332-9177, ext. 137, go online at www.tafb.org or www.facebook.com/TAFoodBank or mail your check to: Empty Bowls, Tarrant Area Food Bank, 2600 Cullen St., Fort Worth, TX 76107.Spring Break Tour of Murals and MosaicsBack for a third year by popular demand, nonprofit preservation group Historic Fort Worth, Inc. will offer a tour of local points of interest for families during spring break.The tour features a dozen sites containing murals and mosaic art and runs from Monday through Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tourists can visit all the sites in one day or over several tour days.Historic Fort Worth spokesperson Suzy Coleman writes, "Murals (large-scale paintings on interior or exterior walls), and mosaics (images created using small pieces of stone, tile, or glass) are two of the oldest and longest-lasting art forms." Coleman explained that some artworks on the tour date back to 450 A.D. while others are only about a year old. Tourgoers will see a lion, ships, pirates, flowers, birds, cowboys and even outer space. Tourists will also receive a souvenir booklet that lists other murals and mosaics not on the tour so that visitors can check them out later.Don't miss the 1966 mural by Seymour Fogel at the Fritz G. Lanham Federal Building titled The Challenge in Space, which was inspired by the important role Texas played in the space race of the 1960s. Another must-see is a newer mural by WAL (We Are Legal) in Fort Worth's Mercado Plaza that puts a graffiti-influenced spin on Vincent van Gogh's Starry Night.Tour booklets for $10 ($5 for members or Press Pass holders) are online at www.historicfortworth.org. Check the website for other ticket locations or visit McFarland House, 1110 Penn Street, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays for tickets. Call Coleman at 817-336-2344, ext. 100.