An enchanted evening for cocktail-attired guests at the May 11 gala hosted by Creative Arts Theatre & School will be a night to remember.Partygoers will be entertained by the Caleidoscope performers during a cocktail hour before a gourmet dinner is served at the beautiful Sanford House, 506 N. Center St.Country recording star Melissa Lawson will entertain the audience with a concert of her hit songs so popular with audiences across the country.A silent auction will offer all sorts of merchandise and services, and a Diamond Dig by Zales Jewelers will keep guests busy trying to snag the precious gem.Tickets are $75 per person. Proceeds will enable CATS to continue its performance arts training for young people, fund scholarships and provide needed equipment.To make reservations or learn more, contact Merri Brewer at 817-861-2287.Healthy Kids DayA free community event at Arlington’s three YMCA Family Centers on April 27 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. will offer fun field day activities for families. The event will include free food, games, giveaways and prizes.Healthy Kids Day, the Y’s national initiative to improve families’ health and well-being, will take place at 1,900 Y’s and is meant to reinforce healthy habits as summer vacation approaches, said Pamela Webb, Arlington YMCA spokeswoman.Research indicates that children are more likely to fall behind academically and gain weight twice as fast during summer when they don’t have access to physical and learning activities. Healthy Kids Day is aimed at giving tools to parents to prevent this.“We know parents struggle to keep their kids physically and intellectually active every day. We want to help ensure [that] fewer kids are at risk of childhood obesity and more kids excel in school,” said Robert E. Aguirre, president and CEO of the Arlington YMCA. “Healthy Kids Day will get kids moving and help families get a jump on creating a fun, healthier summer and ultimately a healthier future.”The Y is also offering to waive the joining fee for anyone who signs up for a YMCA of Arlington membership at the event.For more information, visit www.ymca-arlington.org or call Webb at 817-299-9629, ext. 11.In other YMCA news, the agency is inviting the community to attend its annual meeting and awards luncheon April 24 at Cacharel Restaurant.The event, themed “My Y, My Story — The Impact of Change,” will feature testimonials from volunteers and staffers on the impact the Y has made. Afterward, Aguirre will tell the audience about the new direction of the Y.Awards and special recognitions for community leaders, board members and volunteers will be a highlight of the event.To RSVP for the luncheon, contact Shawanna Brooks at 817-299-9629, ext. 10, or firstname.lastname@example.org Levis and LaceGrab your fancy western duds and enjoy a wonderful evening of dining and live entertainment at the Mansfield Women’s Club’s annual Yellow Rose Charity Fest on April 26.“Levis & Lace” is the theme for the fun evening at Classic Oaks Ranch, 7100 Farm Road 2738. It is described as a sprawling venue overlooking lush pastures dotted with black Angus cattle, Texas longhorns and fine quarter horses, a perfect setting for a Texas experience.Guests will enjoy shopping at a silent auction and raffle that will include trips, sports memorabilia, artwork and jewelry.Headline entertainer is Michael Hix and his band from the Arlington Music Review. Hix’s music spans pop, rock and adult contemporary genres, and he has entertained audiences all across the country.Club spokeswoman Judye Fouts writes, “His unique style, confident swagger, and charismatic personality have critics from all over comparing him to entertainers such as Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, Johnny Carson, Jerry Lee Lewis, James Brown and Michael Jackson. His moves are smooth, his wit is charming, and his presence is humble. From radio, stage, television and motion pictures, he can do it all. If you have not seen him perform, you are in for a treat.”Fouts said that proceeds will benefit several charities but that this year’s major recipient will be Harvesting International, a food bank warehouse that serves over 100,000 people and provides groceries for 500 low-income families and seniors throughout Tarrant County.Tickets are $50 in advance and $60 at the door. To make reservations or inquiries, contact Lynne Richards at 806-433-4701 or Judie Klaus at 817-784-3574.
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