Grab those dress boots and don your best bling, and boot-scoot your way over to the Rays of Hope Gala on April 6 at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel to help raise money for Shriners Hospitals for Children.A night of dinner, dancing and music, along with live and silent auctions, raffles and casino games, has been planned by an event committee headed by Moe Rahmeh. Also rolling up their sleeves to help plan the event and raise funds are Michael Wallach, Board of Governors -- Shriners Hospitals for Children-Galveston, and Ken Mattoon, gala auction chairman.Impressive auction swag includes a NASCAR package including an opportunity to meet champion NASCAR driver David Ragan, jewelry, beautiful home accessories and some great entertainment outings. A limited raffle will sell only 1,000 tickets for a chance to win a 2013 Buick Encore donated by James Wood Buick GMC. Raffle tickets are $100 or 3/$250.Newsman Mike Snyder is host for the event, and auctioneer Tom Handley will keep bids coming during the live auction. Special guests are honorary chairman State Sen. Brian Birdwell, along with Shriners Hospital patient ambassador Hunter Woodhall. Fourteen-year-old Woodhall will share his inspiring story of overcoming illness with the help of Shriners Hospitals."Through the generosity of the supporters of the Rays of Hope Gala, our Shriners Hospitals for Children in Texas help make miracles happen in the lives of children in desperate need of burn care and rehabilitation, and treatment for orthopedic, cleft lip and palate, club foot and other specialized needs," said Wallach. "It is a great example of Fort Worth's Shriners and our community having fun together to help our hospitals provide cutting-edge medical care to patients in need regardless of their ability to pay."Tickets are $100 each. Contact Wallach at 817-338-1707 or reserve online at www.moslahhfd.com.Steak of the Arts"Gentlemen, start your grills" may ring out at the grilling competition at the Steak of the Arts party hosted by the Fort Worth Symphony at River Ranch on April 18. Twelve teams will compete for bragging rights for winning the best steak award among several audience favorites at this popular yearly event.FWSO spokesperson Brooke Bryant said, "Teams will be provided steaks to level the playing field, but that's only part of the competition. Each team will choose a unique theme to decorate their tables, their chefs and sous chefs and prepare their signature fare for judging."The celebrity chef judges are Steve Murrin (River Ranch); Christian Marentes (Bob's Steak and Chop House); Mike Micallef (Reata); and Keith Hicks (Buttons). Prizes will be awarded for taste, theme, decoration and hospitality.Event chairmen Corrie and Tim Watson, along with honorary chairs Mitzi and Bill Davis, have planned an evening full of action starting with a cocktail hour for guests to enjoy while they browse a silent auction before feasting on tasty Texas cuisine at the buffet. Later, live music by the Josh Weathers Band and Will Hobbs will find guests dancing the night away. Emcee for the evening is Justin Frazell from 95.9 The Ranch.It's all for a great cause: the FWSO's Adventures in Music program. According to Bryant, the event hopes to raise $150,000. "This program brings the gift of symphonic music to thousands of children from all socio-economic and ethnic backgrounds each year. In the past decade alone, Adventures in Music has provided free and low-cost programs to more than 600,000 children and families throughout Tarrant County and in outlying communities around Texas. For many, they will be experiencing the magic of live symphonic music for the first time."For tickets, contact Bryant at 817-665-6500, ext. 118.A Starry Night Before GolfThe Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Education Foundation will honor donors and sponsors at "A Starry Night" celebration at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 6, at Austin Ranch in Grapevine. Executive Director Janice Kane said, "We will have dinner, wine, entertainment, with live, big board and silent auctions, and all proceeds stay within GCISD to benefit our students and teachers."Doing guest shots as emcee and auctioneer will be Ron and Rick Stacy. Bidders can compete to win American Airlines Business Class tickets to Europe, tickets to the Emmys and to the Dr. Phil show, a week's vacation in Hawaii, and other exciting merchandise.Then, Monday, April 8, Timarron Country Club will host the foundation's annual golf tournament. Golf chairmen Ron Adams and Mark Maness have organized the event to make it fun and challenging for all golfers. Registration is at 9:30 a.m., with a noon shotgun start.To inquire about the "Starry Night" party or to register for golf, contact Kane at 817-251-5480. Details at www.GCISD-K12.org/foundation.MD Muscle WalkJoin the Muscular Dystrophy Association at beautiful Cowboys Stadium on Saturday, April 6, for the nation's largest walk in support of individuals and families affected by the disease. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.The Muscle Walk is a wheelchair accessible route around the lower concourse of Cowboys Stadium. Fort Worth MD executive director Katie Wharry explained, "This walk is unique. It is more of a family reunion. The event is not made to be a race, but an opportunity for our families to gather with their own family and friends to rally behind each other. It gives them an opportunity to tell everyone why they walk -- for muscular dystrophy."In a special presentation, Gloria Mannino will receive the Volunteer of the Year award, presented by Tom Simon. And in other awards, the winner of the school challenge (the school with the highest fundraising total) will receive a cash prize.The event will be fun and festive, with more than 25 vendors with exhibits and representatives on hand. Guests can enjoy food and beverages while they stroll among a variety of booths, including Cook Children's Medical Center and businesses providing durable medical equipment and many other products and services.Sean Self from Highland Village is from an MD family and described the Muscle Walk as a way to rally community, friends and family who want to help but may not know how. "We get everybody together, and it's a fun time for us. In the meantime we raise thousands of dollars for a worthy cause."To make inquiries, contact Wharry at 817-338-1024. Get details and register your team online at www.mda.org/musclewalk.