AZLE SCHOOLSGolf fundraiser proceeds to benefit Azle High seniorsA golf tournament fundraiser will be held Oct. 19 to benefit upcoming graduating seniors at Azle High School.Proceeds from the fundraiser will go toward Project Graduation 2014, a night of fun drug- and alcohol-free events.The Oct. 19 tournament will be a four-man scramble. Lunch and a T-shirt is included. Other activities include a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, a putting contest, raffles, auctions and door prizes.For more information visit www.ahsprojectgraduation2014.com. — Taylor PraterFORT WORTHGrace Evangelical Lutheran schedules fall festival Oct. 5Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church’s fall festival will feature an afternoon of guest appearances, music and activities.Miss Fort Worth Rachel Garrett will attend alongside Miss North Texas High School Rodeo Association Kayla Aydelotte.Musical performances will include gospel singers Heaven’s Harbor, classical guitarist Gil Wade and ensembles from the Youth Orchestra of Greater Fort Worth.Dance routines by performers of the Frances Lea Dance Center and magic acts by the Magical Gladhatter will also be featured.Throughout the afternoon, guests can enjoy balloon animals, a petting zoo, a monkey bridge, video game arcade and balloon darts. Fire engine tours and visits with police officers are also available.Raffle prizes include wall quilts, a quilted tree skirt and a $250 card to Best Buy. A silent auction will include signed sports memorabilia and desserts of the month.The event is Oct. 5 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Grace Lutheran Church, 7900 McCart Ave. For more information, call Tommy Jordan at 817-271-1919. — Taylor PraterBilly Bob’s Texas starts family dance lessonsDust off your cowboy boots and gather the kids, because Billy Bob’s Texas is offering special dance classes for families.On Sunday and Monday, dance instructor Wendell Nelson will offer beginners classes in country, swing and cha-cha.Anyone 17 and younger must attend with a parent or guardian and bring their own dance partner. Cost is $5 per person per class, and leather sole shoes must be worn.Beginner country will be taught Sunday at 5 p.m. and Monday at 7 p.m. Intermediate swing will be Sunday at 6 p.m., and beginner cha-cha Monday at 8 p.m.For more information, call 817-923-9215. — Taylor PraterAARP event Oct. 16 to cover school district bond packageAnyone looking to learn more about the Fort Worth school district bond election in November is invited to attend a free AARP event Oct. 16.Superintendent Walter Dansby will describe the package and how it will affect residents.The bond election is Nov. 5. The AARP meeting will be held at Genesis United Methodist Church, 7635 S. Hulen St.For more information, call 817-921-6717. — Taylor PraterThree winners chosen in home landscape contest The Fort Worth Water Department, partnering with the Botanical Research Institute of Texas, sponsored a residential landscape contest, and three residents have claimed their titles.The contest consisted of residents with 1,000-square-foot or larger front yards who competed based on aesthetic appeal, plant variety, mix according to color and use of native and adaptive plants.The idea of the contest was for participants to create water efficient landscapes. First place went to Betty Porter of Haltom City, second to Kathy Clark of Fort Worth and third to Rick Tucker of Fort Worth. Each winner will receive a sign and BRIT membership. Porter also received a compost bin and 50-gallon rain barrel.A public tour of the winning landscapes will take place at 11:30 a.m. today starting at 2517 Ryan Ave.For more information, contact Hilda Zuniga at Hilda.Zuniga@fortworthtexas.gov. — Taylor PraterGolden Gloves slates annual golf fundraiser for FridayThe Golden Gloves amateur boxing program of Fort Worth is holding its annual golf tournament and fundraiser Friday.Proceeds from the tournament benefit the Golden Gloves Athletic Association and the Golden Gloves Youth Center.The tournament will be a four-person scramble starting at 1:30 p.m. Awards will be given to the first- and second-place teams, closest to the hole and longest drive.Lunch will be provided at noon at Pecan Valley Golf Course, at 6400 Pecan Valley Drive.Fees are $85 per player. For more information, call 817-336-1313 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. — Taylor PraterJOSHUALord’s Acre celebration in 60th year SaturdayFirst United Methodist Joshua is inviting the community to its 60th annual Lord’s Acre celebration Saturday.The event will feature a barbecue lunch, baked goods, live and silent auctions, arts and crafts, special areas for kids, quilting and more.Lunch is served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., while the silent auction closes at 11 a.m. and the live auction starts at 12:30 p.m.All are welcome starting at 9 a.m. at the church worship center, at 114 Paula Drive.For more information, visit www.joshuaumc.net. — Taylor PraterSAGINAWHousehold waste event Oct. 5 for residentsThe city will hold a hazardous household waste disposal event Oct. 5 for residents only.Between 9 and 11 a.m., residents can go to the city’s public works facility to drop off items such as tree limbs, brush, furniture, tires, appliances, paper for shredding and more for disposal.A current water bills must be provided to prove residency. Unaccepted items include building materials, medical waste, propane cylinders and smoke detectors.For more information and a list of accepted materials, visit www.ci.saginaw.tx.us and search “Waste Disposal.” The public works facility is at 205 Brenda Lane. — Taylor PraterWATAUGAFree night of fishing, camping on FridayWatauga residents can enjoy a free evening of fishing and camping Friday night and Saturday morning.The event is in support of the community fishing outreach program KIDFISH Foundation. Donations will be accepted at the event.Children under 17 must be accompanied by a parent or adult. Poles and bait will be provided, but participants may bring their own.Check-in begins at 5 p.m., with dinner at 6:30. Fishing will last from 7 to 10 p.m., followed by a night of camping. Camping gear must be brought by participants.For more information, contact recreation programmer Heather Witkowski at 817-514-5829. — Taylor PraterRegionMeeting for cattle raisers starts todayA three-day meeting will be held Wednesday through Friday for the Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association.Events include Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples speaking at 1 p.m. Thursday and Texas Water Development Board member Bech Bruun speaking about the board’s new structure and Texas water issues Friday.To view a schedule of events, visit www.tscra.org/fallmeeting.Registration will be available on site. — Taylor Prater
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