Northeast TarrantTour Colleyville Gardens May 5If you don’t have a green thumb, maybe a peek inside four beautiful Colleyville gardens will pack your idea file with new items and inspire those unawakened horticultural talents.The Promenade Garden Tour is set for 11a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, as a fundraiser for beautification projects around town. The generous homeowners whose gardens are on the tour have worked for months to get ready for your visit, so every inch is as perfect as a magazine spread.This just in from spokesperson Carol Wollin describing the tour sites: “When they downsized to a patio home, Jayne & Aubra Palmer created a jewel complete with whimsy, water features, yard art, and as wide a variety of plants as the couple could pack into their diminutive space.”“Revising a landscape originally begun in the mid-70’s, Fonda & Reggie Martin have filled their mostly shady yard with a joyful combination of trees, plants and colorful flowers, bubbling water features, comfortable seating areas, and lots of art.”“To Adele Claeson, amateur artist, her large, shady yard is a living painting. Doing most of the planning and much of the work herself, she has created a mini-resort complete with winding pathways, lush plantings, and riotous color.”“When Tom & Debbie Cowee wanted a garden they could simply enjoy, they called for expert advice, and over eight years, their yard has been transformed into an outdoor haven with a meandering stream, pond and different areas that they can enjoy year round.”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. At the Martin home, don’t miss the plant sale and raffle.Details at ColleyvilleGardenClub.org or call Wollin at 817-281-3058.Tennis Benefit for Victims of Domestic ViolenceThe Southlake Tennis Center is the venue for two benefit tournaments to assist SafeHaven, which serves women and children who are victims of domestic violence.Hosted by the Mid-Cities Supporters of SafeHaven, the mixed doubles tournament on Sunday at 1 p.m. will feature round-robin play, a dinner, auction and awards presentation.Today is the deadline to sign up for singles play on May 14, 15 and 16. Tournament officials say the winners of each division will play in the finals and there are no timed rounds — each team is guaranteed 5 rounds of play.Spokesperson Tara Hutchins-Welsh said players can “eat and compete” for a good cause since the event offers a light breakfast, snacks and lunch. A silent auction and a basket raffle will add to the fun.Contact Mia Poorman at 817-421-5605 to sign up or visit mid-citiessos.org for details.Fort WorthHeart Ball has baseball theme “Take Me Out to the Heart Ball” is the clever theme for the May 11 gala benefiting the American Heart Association. The party features live music, silent and live auctions, inspiring survivor stories and a delicious dinner at the Omni Fort Worth Hotel, from 7:05 p.m. until midnight.Focusing on children born with congenital heart defects is the mission of the Heart Ball. This year’s featured survivor is 22 month-old Brinley Rodriguez, a patient at Cook Children’s who was born with tricuspid atresia and transposition of the great artery with ventricular septal defect. Brinley and her family will be honored guests at the event. Janice and Bob Simpson are honorary chairpersons of the ball, and dinner chairmen are Amie and David Simpson. Their committee has rounded up impressive auction swag including a trip to the 2014 Rangers spring training camp; batting practice for eight at a Rangers game; walking spots at Colonial and a vacation for six in Puerto Vallarta.For reservations, contact Mary-Jane Stephenson at 817-698-5411 or www.heart.org/tarrantcotxheartball.Paschal Putting the Band Back Together May 11Just like Jake and Elwood, the Paschal High School band alumni from the 60’s and 70’s are “putting the band back together” for an All Star Alumni Jazz Band Performance on May 11 at 3:15 p.m. at the school auditorium at 3001 Forest Park Blvd.Event organizer Dan Stafford said, “The jazz band program at Paschal from 1964 until the early to mid ’70s was legendary, winning two national championships and produced literally dozens of professional players who had a significant impact on the local and national music industry over the last 35-40 years.”“Several played and toured with performers like Frank Sinatra, Ray Charles, Johnny Mathis, Tony Bennett, Liza Minelli, Count Basie, Andy Williams, Donny & Marie Osmond and many others. John Thomas (’68) played the trumpet solos on the movie Ray a few years ago and has several other movie credits to his name. Locally alumni include several “first call” players throughout the Metroplex, and two are longtime members of the Fort Worth Symphony.”The performance is open to the public for a $5 suggested contribution to the PHS Band Scholarship fund. To inquire, contact Stafford at 817-821-9994 or find them on Facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/487186834667278/?fref=tsArlingtonOutdoor Music and ShoppingLooks like downtown Arlington is the place to be for outdoor music and shopping this spring and summer. Fans of the Levitt Pavilion who eagerly await the Levitt’s opener on May 24 will be happy to learn about the new First Fridays concert series hosted by Grease Monkey Burger Shop.The first event is tonight from 5-10 p.m. featuring the Brandon Steadman Band, and the series continues on the first Friday of each month through September.An added attraction will be a mobile outdoor art market set up on Front Street selling art and handmade goods. Market organizer Jamie Brown said, “We’re excited about the opportunity to bring a new retail option in Downtown Arlington. We’ve done research and have found urban areas in transition benefit from events such as these.” Tony Rutigliano, President of Downtown Arlington Management Association, said the combination of the music and shopping is something that the community will enjoy.Details at http://downtownarlington.org or contact Brown at 817-987-9688.