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Trash Bash seeks volunteers for event Saturday morning

The 21st annual Benbrook Trinity Trash Bash takes place Saturday, and event planners are looking for more volunteers.

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and cleanup begins at 9. Volunteers will be assigned areas. Gloves and trash bags are provided.

Volunteers will get free T-shirts and are eligible for giveaways and door prizes.

A free hot dog lunch is served by 4 PAWS volunteers at 11 a.m.

For more information, visit

— Taylor Prater


Free CPR class offered by Fire Department on Sept. 28

Anyone looking to learn basic CPR can attend the Fire Department’s free class Sept. 28.

Classes will also be held Oct. 19, Nov. 9 and Dec. 21 at Fire Station No. 1. All classes are from 9 a.m. to noon.

Participants must be at least 15 years old, and the class does not certify students in CPR. Participants will learn basic CPR, first aid and instruction on an automated external defibrillator.

Classes can hold up to 30 people. Call the station at 817-426-9176 for more information and to sign up.

— Taylor Prater


Texas Night Out will take place Oct. 1 with food, more

Edgecliff Village City Hall and Edgecliff Community Center will host Texas Night Out on Oct. 1, an event that focuses on community safety.

The event will feature free hot dogs, giveaways, prizes and recognition of volunteers.

Participants will learn tips on protecting homes and personal property from the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department and other law enforcement professionals.

The night begins at 5:30 at 1605 Edgecliff Road.

— Taylor Prater


Elementary school selected by Target to get new library

M.H. Moore Elementary has been chosen by the Target School Library Makeover program to receive a new library.

As part of the program, Target seeks to give $1 billion for education by the end of 2015 by rebuilding school libraries and creating better learning centers.

The new library will be unveiled at 2:30 p.m. Friday and will feature 2,000 new books, as well as new iPads.

Students will be able to take home seven books after the unveiling. M.H. Moore Elementary is one of 25 elementary schools nationwide to receive a library makeover.

The school is at 1809 NE 36th St.

— Taylor Prater


Church to hold family silent movie night on Thursday

University Christian Church is hosting a kid-friendly silent movie night and social Thursday.

The evening will include a showing of The Freshman, along with popcorn and an ice cream social. Guest theater organist Tom Helms will accompany the movie with his music.

The free event is co-sponsored by the church and the TCU film department. Child care is available for children 2 and younger.

The social begins at 6:30 p.m. University Christian Church is at 2720 S University Drive.

— Taylor Prater

Billy Bob’s announces sponsorship of Frog Alley

Billy Bob’s Texas will serve as presenting sponsor for Frog Alley, TCU’s free pre-game party for home football games.

Frog Alley, which gets underway starting two hours before kickoff, is located on the east side of the stadium. Festivities include face-painters, balloon artists, bounce houses, magicians, inflatable games, live music and broadcast from local radio stations.

“As a TCU alum, I’m excited that Billy Bob’s is supporting TCU’s Frog Alley as presenting sponsor,” Billy Bob’s President Concho Minick said in a statement.

Billy Bob’s will offer 2-for-1 admission every Friday night to anyone presenting a TCU football game ticket. Representatives will be at game to distribute concert schedules and enter individuals to win tickets or other prizes.


Casino night Friday will benefit children’s center

The Palo Pinto County Children’s Alliance Center is holding a casino night fundraiser starting at 7 Friday at Holiday Hills Country Club.

Attendees can enjoy an evening of poker, blackjack and more traditional casino games, all in support of the children’s center and to enter to win prizes.

The top prize for the night is an all-inclusive vacation package to any destination of the winner’s choice, up to $1,000.

Fundraiser tickets are $25 per person, which includes $200 in “play cash” and one entry into the grand prize drawing.

Tickets are available at the Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, Ace Hardware store, Titan Bank and Cole’s House of Flowers.

For more information, call 940-325-6931.

— Taylor Prater


Children’s author to hold meet-and-greet

Local children’s author Erma Dilbeck Mize will hold a meet-and-greet for all Saginaw children Friday to present her new book on armadillos.

The book, Ermadilla Goes to Austin, incorporates facts about Texas history and the armadillo through a fun-loving, fictional perspective.

The event will be held at the John Ed Keeter Public Library, 355 W. McLeroy Blvd., from 2 to 5 p.m.

— Taylor Prater


Rodeo event to aid family with disease

Rodeo fans can witness an evening of roping and mutton busting while supporting a cause Oct. 26.

The benefit supports Kyle and Lexi Taylor, a father and his 5-year-old daughter who have been diagnosed with familia adenomatus polyposis, an inherited disease.

Proceeds will help support the family.

The event starts at noon with team roping. The entry fee for mutton busting, an event where children ride and race sheep, is $30. It begins at 3:30 p.m.

A dinner, dance and live and silent auctions will start at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit

— Taylor Prater


Forums slated in four cities across Tarrant

Tarrant County tax officials will hold four forums in the coming weeks to talk to residents about property values, tax rates, toll tags, car titles and other issues.

The meetings are scheduled for:

• 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 8, North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Ave.

• 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 10, Poly Subcourthouse, Griffin Building, 3500 Miller Ave., Fort Worth

• 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 15, Lake Worth MultiPurpose Facility, 7005 Charbonneau Road

• 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 17, Arlington Subcourthouse, 700 E. Abram St.

For more information, call 817-884-1100.

— Anna M. Tinsley


Craft sale open for vendor registration

The Weatherford High School Kangaroo Craft Sale returns Oct. 12 for vendors throughout the city.

Anyone looking to purchase a table for the event should fill out a registration form at

The sale will run from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the high school cafeteria, at 2121 Bethel Road.

For more information, email Christine Goss at

— Taylor Prater

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