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Ice cream social benefits pet food pantry

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Fort Worth

Happy Tails - Ice Cream in the Park

Grab the leash and take the doggie and the family out to the Trinity Park Pavilion on Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. for fun and games at “Happy Tails Ice Cream in the Park” benefiting the local pet food pantry Don’t Forget to Feed Me. Terry Woodfin, board member of Don’t Forget to Feed Me, said the organization helps pet owners in need provide food for their beloved pets and prevents owners from being forced to choose between keeping their pets and giving them up. A cakewalk, pet photos, paw reader, pet games, pet adoptions, raffle, ice cream social and great food provided by Chadra Mezza & Grill are all on the agenda. Hardworking committee members include board President Michael Parker, Amy Walker, Kim Pearson, Mona Walker, Patti and Joe Chiarmonte, Leigh Atkinson, MiChi Lam and Leisl Manone. The agency’s services relieve stress on area shelters and rescue groups already overwhelmed with a large number of animals in need of new homes. “Join DF2FM for this year’s Happy Tails Ice Cream Social and your support will make an immediate difference in the life of a pet owner in need. Eating ice cream and helping people and their pets — what could be better than that?” Woodfin said.

Admission is $2 per dog; $4 per person or packages that include admission along with ice cream for the human and for the pet ranging from $6 to $15. To inquire, call 817-768-0319 or get details at www.dontforgettofeedme.org

Casa Mañana Gala

Forever Plaid, a perennial favorite with theater audiences, has been chosen for this year’s Casa Mañana Gala to benefit the children’s education and outreach programs at Casa. The gala evening is May 31, with cocktails and a lovely dinner, auction and entertainment before the show. After the show, guests will enjoy the after party featuring popular party band Trey and Tritones along with beverages at an open bar. Heading up the gala committee are co-chairwomen Becky Renfro Borbolla and Janet Hahn with help from Lynne Borkowski, Mae Ferguson, Taylor Gandy and a host of others.

Tickets for the dinner, show and after party are $400, and a limited quantity of show and after-party only tickets for $75 are available while supplies last. Additional performances of Forever Plaid are June 1 and June 2. To make reservations for the gala, contact Lauren Harris at 817-321-5004 or get details at www.casamanana.org/support/gala.

Darrell Hammond at Stars in Recovery

Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond is the celebrity guest at the Stars in Recovery luncheon slated for noon May 21 at the Fort Worth Convention Center benefiting the Recovery Resource Council.

Janeé Harrell of the Janeé Show will host the event, which features a lunch, auction and an intimate conversation with Hammond about his life, struggles and triumphs. Hammond’s famous impressions of politicians, media figures and celebrities include Bill Clinton, Al Gore, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney and Chris Matthews. His bestselling memoir and his popular special on Comedy Central have kept Hammond a favorite with fans.

Tickets are $100 each and proceeds will enable the nonprofit Recovery Resource Council to continue programs surrounding outreach, intervention and prevention of substance abuse. According to a representative, the agency provided services last year to 155 schools in 18 school districts reaching 31,714 children and youths in Tarrant County.

To make reservations, call Dimanche Brewer 817-332-6329, or get details at www.recoverycouncil.org.

Rock the Fort

Rockin’ music and dinner served by a cadre of food trucks in a beautiful new outdoor venue await guests at the Rock the Fort party on June 1 benefiting the Chapel Hill Academy and the Lena Pope Early Learning Center.

In charge of the event are members from the Young Professional Advocates club, which supports Lena Pope. Co-chairwomen are Courtney Summers and Melanie Jones, whose committee has chosen Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork as the unique venue for the party. A part of the historic Edwards Ranch, the location has a view of the Fort Worth skyline and the Trinity River.

Performances by local artist Austin Allsup and country singer/songwriter Charlie Robison will be the headline entertainment along with a Fund the Mission auction to raise money for library books, school uniforms and playground equipment. Auction participants will be entered into a raffle, and the winner will receive a $1,000 Elfa Space Makeover provided by The Container Store.

“Rock the Fort pulls in everything we love about this great city. Great people, cool outdoor space, good food, plenty of drinks, amazing music and one big party,” Summers said.

Tickets are $50 available in advance at http://www.lenapopehome.org or at the door. For information contact Abby Rodgers at 817-255-2616.

Happy 100th Birthday

The organization focused on creating a “world with more birthdays” is having a birthday of its own this month. May 22 marks 100 years for the American Cancer Society and its extraordinary role in fighting the deadly disease.

The society is having multiple celebrations nationwide and across North Texas. Special guests at the May 22 Tarrant County board of directors meeting will be Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price and Arlington Mayor Robert Cluck. They will talk about the importance of staying fit to prevent cancer and the role of the society in funding research to find a cure.

The mariachi band from J.P. Elder Middle School will provide music for the festivities at 12:30 p.m. May 22 in the offices at 3301 West Freeway.

“We know from 100 years of saving lives that silence won’t finish this fight – only action will,” says Maria Clark, American Cancer Society regional vice president. “Our 100th birthday gives us all the opportunity to be as loud and active as possible in the battle to end cancer. The society has played a role in nearly every cancer research breakthrough in recent history. We need everyone’s support to finish this fight and save more lives.”

In other cancer society news, the date of the 21st Cowtown Ball has been announced. Save the date for the popular western-style gala set for April 26 at La Paloma Ranch. The Cowtown Ball – which has raised nearly $6 million during its 20-year run – will include dinner, dancing, Vegas-style gaming, auctions and live entertainment.

Direct inquiries to Joy Donovan Brandon at 817-570-0634.

Arlington

Club Blue

Come be a part of Arlington’s newest young professionals group. Club Blue supports and raises awareness for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington. It’s about having fun while doing good through social events, professional development activities and events for kids at the local Boys & Girls Club branches.

Check out Arlington’s newest hot spot, Capitol Bar, 400 E. South St., at the Club Blue social set for 6 p.m. Tuesday.

“We will be announcing our calendar for the rest of 2013. Our hope is to acquire new members and create excitement among our existing members. Come learn about Club Blue and the wonderful things we are doing to impact the community,” spokeswoman Shannon Reilly said.

A preview of upcoming events includes a group night at the Levitt on July 14, the “Heels & Harleys” party Oct. 5 and a Dec. 10 Christmas party for the kids.

To inquire, contact Michael Gonzales at the Boys & Girls Club at 817-275-6551.

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