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April 25. Keeping It Real Nonfiction Book Club meets, 11 a.m., at Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St. The group will discuss Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Food is provided. For more information call 817-503-1150.

April 26-27. Colleyville Old Tyme Barbecue begins at 6 p.m. Friday, at the Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Dr., with a free fish fry and activities for children, followed by a free concert by the Texas Cartel and the Kolton Moore Band at 7:30 p.m. Admission to the VIP area with complimentary barbecue and beverages is $25. Gates open at 11 a.m. Saturday for the barbecue cooking contest, with barbecue plates available to the public for $7. The Best Kids-Q Chef contest is open to children ages 8-14 and begins at 2 p.m. There is a $5 entry fee per child. Charcoal grills and chicken to cook will be provided. Entry forms can be downloaded at The event includes with an auction and raffle, which is open to the public. Colleyville Old Tyme BBQ is an IBCA-sanctioned event benefiting Special Olympics Texas.

April 27. Texas Junior Anglers offers fishing for Colleyville residents age 16 and under at the Colleyville Nature Center, 100 Mill Wood Drive, from 9 a.m to noon. Parents, grandparents and other related “fishing guides” are encouraged to accompany the kids. The event is free and no registration is required. For information call 817-503-1180.

April 27. Spring Fling Master Gardener Series continues at 1:30 p.m. at the Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St. Tarrant County Master Gardener Sher Dunaway demonstrates flower arranging techniques. No registration required. For information call 817-503-1155 or email

Ongoing. Final day to register for Colleyville Fire Department’s two Fire Rescue Camps is May 5. The camps, only for children ages 9 to 13, are June 10-14 and June 17-21, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Colleyville Central Fire Station, 5209 Colleyville Blvd. Colleyville residents are given first priority. Cost is $125 and includes lunch at the fire station; registration is required. For information call 817-503-1400.

Ongoing. Colleyville Garden Club presents its 20th annual Promenade Garden Tour, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., May 5, features some of the loveliest and most innovative gardens in the area. Tickets are $12 in advance; $15 the day of the tour. Ticket outlets are Foreman’s and Market Street in Colleyville, Blooming Colors and Marshall Grain in Grapevine, Calloway’s in Hurst and Southlake, and Weston Gardens in Bloom in Fort Worth. For information visit


April 24. Grapevine Historic Preservation Commission meets, 6-7:30 p.m., at the Convention and Visitors Bureau Headquarters, second floor boardroom, 200 S. Main St. For information call 817-410-3197.

April 25. Grapevine Senior Activities Center’s 10th Annual Senior Golf Classic, open to golfers of all skill levels age 55 and older, begins with a shotgun start at 7:30 .am. at the Grapevine Golf Course, 3800 Fairway Drive. The $50 fee per person includes a golf cart, hamburger lunch, awards presentation and raffle prizes. Games on the course include longest putt, closest-to-the-pin and the Tin Cup Hole. For information call 817-410-2700 or go online to

April 27. TEEN Explorers Around the World educational program series continues with a program on Puerto Rican and Caribbean dance, 2-3 p.m. at Grapevine Public Library Program Room, 1201 Municipal Way. For information call 817-410-3405 or email or go online to

April 27. Cast for Catfish, 8-11 a.m., in the lakes in front of The Church at the Cross, 3000 William D. Tate Ave. Prizes awarded to the top fisherman in each age category. Participants can bring their own fishing gear or gear will be provided at no charge. Refreshments will be provided. Free. For information call 817-410-3470.

April 27. Chess Club/Game Days, 1-2:30 p.m. at the Grapevine Public Library, 1201 Municipal Way. Free. For information call 817-410-3405 or email

Ongoing. Early Voting for general and special city and school board elections is 8 a.m.-5 p.m., April 29-May 3, at the Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way.

Ongoing. Grapevine Newcomers Club meets April 25 for Wine tasters, 7 p.m. at a member’s home; April 26 for Travel Talk, 12:30 p.m. at Central Market, 1425 E. Southlake Blvd. in Southlake; and April 27 for Dining In at 6:30 p.m. at a member’s home. For information call Carol Schauf at 817-329-3648 or go online to

Ongoing. The city of Grapevine is accepting applications for citizens willing to volunteer their time, energy and expertise as members of various city boards and commissions. Applications are due by April 19 and can be submitted to the city secretary in person at 200 South Main Street, First Floor, by fax at 817-410-3004 or through the city’s website at A separate application form should be completed for each board for which the applicant wishes to be considered. The advisory boards are Animal Shelter Advisory Board, Board of Zoning Adjustment, Building Board of Appeals, Convention and Visitors Bureau Advisory Board, Golf Course Advisory Board, Heritage Foundation Advisory Board, Historic Preservation Commission, Housing Authority Board of Commissioners, Library Board, Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, Planning and Zoning Commission and Senior Citizens Advisory Board. Applications are available online at and in the city secretary’s office.

Ongoing. New C Division Senior Softball team forming in the Southlake/Grapevine/Trophy Club/Keller area. Men 64 and up and women 39 and up with previous experience are welcome. Play is Tuesday and Thursday mornings, April-October. Contact Jim Thomas at 817-491-9238 or


April 25. Southlake Zoning Board of Adjustment meets, 6:30-8:30 p.m., in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 1400 Main St. For information call 817-748-8602

April 25. Senior Center hosts Lunch at Daddy Jack’s, seafood restaurant on Lower Greenville in Dallas. Bus departs the Senior Center, 307 Parkwood Dr., at noon. Cost is $3 for the bus and money for lunch. For information call 818-748-8315 or email, or go online to

April 27. Southlake Police Department participates in National Take Back Day, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., at DPS Headquarters, 600 State St. Individuals can bring unused prescription drugs for disposal. Pills can be disposed on in original containers or by being dropped directly into the disposal box. Liquid prescriptions should remain in the original bottle, with lids sealed tightly to prevent spillage. Participants will remain anonymous and no questions will be asked. For information call 817-748-8114.

April 27. Southlake Saturday Nite: Texas Rangers theme, for children in grades 4 through 6, 7-10 p.m. at Durham Intermediate School, 801 Shady Oaks Dr. Includes dancing, entertainment, basketball and more. Concession items available for under $2 each. Cost is $8. Uniformed police officer on site. For information call 817-748-8019 or email register online at

April 30. Southlake Senior Center celebrates its 15th Anniversary Celebration, 1-3 p.m. at the Senior Center, 307 Parkwood Dr. RSVP by calling 817-748-8315. Free. For information call 817-748-8315 or email or go online to

May 1. The Southlake Youth Action Commission meets 4-5 p.m. at Town Hall, 1400 Main St. For information call 817-748-8337 or email


May 4-5. DFW Writers’ Workshop 2013 Conference is held at the Hurst Convention Center, with more than 18 agents and editors will be in attendance and a free pitch session included in the price of admission. Keynote speakers will be Deborah Crombie, bestselling author of the Duncan Kinkaid/Gemma James mystery series; Mike Capuzzo, Pulitzer Prize nominee and bestselling nonfiction author of “The Murder Room” and “Close to Shore;” and David Corbett, author of contemporary fiction and the non-fiction writing book “The Art of Character.” Includes more than 50 classes and workshops on the craft and business of writing. For more information go online to or email Katy Roberts at

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