ALEDOUrban Farmers Market begins two-month runAledo’s Urban Farmers Market has officially opened to the public and will run through September and October.The market takes place Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Live music will be played from 9:30 a.m. to noon.Homegrown produce, art, jewelry, clothing and more will be features. Mary’s Tamales and Cup & Cake Coffeehouse & Bakery will also serve food, along with a smoothie juicer.For more information on parking and maps, visit www.aledo-texas.com. — Taylor PraterBURLESONCity library hours will change starting Sept. 30The library will be open later on Saturdays and close earlier on Thursdays when new hours take effect Sept. 30. The hours are 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Monday-Wednesday and 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. The library is closed Sundays. — Elizabeth CampbellCLEBURNEExpert to share techniques on harsh-weather gardeningJohnson County Master Gardeners will host a talk with an expert horticulturist to hear advice on harsh growing conditions in gardening.Steven Chamblee, chief horticulturist for Chandor Gardens in Weatherford, will give participants tricks and techniques for reviving their gardens and accounting for harsh heat and changing North Texas weather.The event will take place during a meeting at 6 p.m. Monday at McGregor House, 1628 W. Henderson St. — Taylor PraterWine and art festival makes debut Sept. 28 downtownMarket Square, the downtown hub for art and more in Cleburne, will continue to attract visitors with a Wine & Art Festival on Sept. 28.Six area vineyards will set up shop at the festival, allowing participants to taste different wines and make purchases. Wine packages, including tasting tickets and a souvenir wine glass, are available for $15.Area artists will display their works in Wright Plaza, with live music playing throughout the event from artists like American Idol contestant Phoenix Hart.Admission is free. The festival will be held from 1 to 7 p.m. — Taylor PraterEDGECLIFF VILLAGEMeet-and-greet potluck scheduled for MondayEdgecliff Fellowship is inviting community members to come out and meet one another while sharing their favorite food creations.Anyone interested in meeting neighbors in Edgecliff Village is invited to bring a covered dish and enjoy a potluck meal set to local music from Mike Hartman.Guests will be able to learn more about their community as well as make new friends.The event will take place during Edgecliff Fellowship’s first meeting, at 6 p.m. Monday. Memberships are available for $15 a person per year. — Taylor PraterCROWLEY SCHOOLSPre-engineering program partnership to be launchedThe school district is partnering with two other educational institutions to serve pre-engineering students, and a ceremony at 6 p.m. Sept. 19 will kick off the program.Kansas State University’s College of Engineering and Bill R. Johnson Career & Technology Education Center are part of the school district’s Project Lead the Way, which works to transition high school students into a college engineering program and engineering careers.The event takes place at the Bill R. Johnson Career & Technology Education Center, 1033 McCart Ave. — Taylor PraterFORT WORTHHobbyists plan model airplane fly-in eventThe Greater Southwest Aero Modelers radio control airplane club is hosting a Big Bird Fun-Fly on Sept. 21. The field is at 6903 Randol Mill Road, east of Loop 820 in Fort Worth.Flying will begin at 9 a.m.Model airplanes larger than an 80-inch wingspan and biplanes larger than 60 inches will be flying as well as on static display. There will be giant-scale warbirds, aerobatic planes, pattern flyers and more.The public is invited to join club members and relax in lawn chairs and bleachers to watch the flights. Admission is free, and lunch will be available. — Shirley JinkinsShelter pets adoption event is this weekendThe city and PetSmart Charities are hosting their annual Shelter Pets Rock Mega Adoption Weekend on Saturday and Sunday.More than 15 pet adoption organizations will showcase their dogs and cats waiting for adoption at two PetSmart stores — 4800 SW Loop 820, at South Hulen Street, and 2901 Texas Sage Trail, off of Heritage Trace Parkway.Hours are 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. — Scott NishimuraModern ’til Midnight to showcases local arts The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth is extending its normal hours for one special night Oct. 11.Modern ’til Midnight invites museumgoers to experience the best that North Texas has to offer in art and entertainment. The Modern will stay open from 6 p.m. to midnight, kicking off the festivities with local music.Dallaz jazz trio Yells at Eels and funk artist Ronnie Hart will play against The Modern’s reflecting pond. At 8 p.m., Sinfonia de Opuestos, a film about Mexico City, will be shown in the auditorium.Cafe Modern will operate a cash bar until 11:30 p.m. and food service until 9 p.m. Spectators can also view the museum’s special exhibit, “Mexico Inside Out: Themes in Art Since 1990,” featuring 60 contemporary art pieces representing central Mexico and Mexico City.Admission is $20 at the door or at www.themodern.org. Modern members can enter for free. The museum is at 3200 Darnell St. — Taylor PraterYWCA to celebrate resale store reopeningTwo resale shopping locations in Fort Worth have been combined into one convenient area benefiting the YWCA Fort Worth & Tarrant County. A relaunch event is Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the store location, at 6500 Camp Bowie Blvd.The space, called reDesign, will feature a department store layout on the bottom floor with clothing, shoes and accessories, while the upper floor will hold furniture, houseware and crafts.The space was originally designed as a store for YWCA clients to shop to ready themselves for independent living. The public is invited to donate gently used items at the event and browse the store.The reopening event will feature a sidewalk sale, raffle prizes, hourly sales and up to 75 percent off select items.For more information, call 817-377-0664. — Taylor PraterGRANDVIEWCar show Sunday has new entry categoriesThe Classic Show-N-Shine Car Show set for Sunday in Grandview has added two new categories to its competition: motorcycles and Corvettes.Anyone with a classic car can show at the event, which will also feature live music, food, games and awards.Food donations are encouraged, benefiting Grandview Food Bank. The event starts at 8 a.m.For more information, email Rich Schram at firstname.lastname@example.org. — Taylor PraterJOHNSON COUNTYCentennial celebration to take resident backThe Johnson County Courthouse celebrates its 100-year anniversary this year, and county officials are planning a 1913-era-style celebration to take residents back in time.Plans include vendors that will offer food, arts and crafts that would have been popular 100 years ago. Five Model T cars will be parked throughout the courthouse square to set the atmosphere.Each city in Johnson County will also have a booth to represent its culture.Those who attend can get a brass keychain commemorating the courthouse’s 100th year, as well as a calendar featuring the turn-of-the-century and county facts.Committee members are also looking for anyone born in 1913 or earlier to be recognized.The event is Nov. 16, but applications for vendors are available now by emailing Kimber Zorn at email@example.com. — Taylor PraterRegionSanger ‘Sellabration’ includes music, foodThe city commemorates its heritage beginning Friday and running through Saturday with the 35th annual Sanger Heritage Sellabration at Lake Ray Roberts Area Elks Lodge.A barbecue cook-off begins at 2 p.m. Friday with on-site registration. Live music starts at 8:30 p.m. and runs to midnight with bands Calcutta and The Jim Bowies.The formal opening festivities of the Sellabration begin at 10 a.m. Saturday. Concerts and performances continue until 5:45 p.m., featuring school bands, cheerleaders, a Little Mr. and Miss Sanger contest, country bands, dachshund races and a dog show.Activities will take place near the Ray Roberts Marina, 1601 Marina Circle.Visit www.sangertexas.org for more details and cook-off /contest rules. — Shirley Jinkins
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