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Golf tournament to benefit multiple local charities

The 15th annual Drive for Compassion Golf Classic will return Oct. 5 and benefit nine local charities and organizations in Azle.

The tournament will be a four-person scramble with a shotgun start. Prizes will be given to the first- and second-place golfers, as well as the golfer closest to the pin and with the longest drive.

Door prizes will be provided to all golfers, as well as lunch provided by Spring Creek Barbeque.

Proceeds benefit charities such as Safe Harbor Counseling Center, Azle Education Foundation, Robert Landers Youth Golf and BackPacks for Kids.

The entry fee is $75 per golfer with registration limited to the first 120 golfers.

The tournament begins at 8 a.m. at Cross Timbers Golf Course, 1181 S. Stewart St.

For more information, contact Rick Seeds at 817-832-3845.

— Taylor Prater


Democratic women’s club to mark anniversary Saturday

The Tarrant County Democratic Woman’s Club will mark its 85th anniversary Saturday with an awards ceremony honoring “living pioneers and outstanding progressive Democratic women leaders.”

The celebration will be from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the Carl E. Everett atrium at the University of North Texas Health Science Center, 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.

Among those to be honored: Betty Fischer, Opal Lee and Pauline Valenciano.

State Rep. Nicole Collier will be the keynote speaker.

Tickets are $30 and may be bought at the door. For more information, call 817-637-3580.

— Anna M. Tinsley

Dentistry group to provide free care for adults Oct. 11

As part of the Dentistry From the Heart nonprofit organization, the Fort Worth Academy of General Dentistry will provide adults with free dental care Oct. 11.

Dentistry From the Heart is dedicated to providing care to those without dental insurance. More than 200 annual events are held nationwide.

The event will be held at 5720 Locke Ave. in Fort Worth.

For more information, visit

— Taylor Prater

Free baseball clinic features former major league stars

The YMCA of Fort Worth will present a free baseball clinic from former major league baseball players Sunday.

From 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., participants can get lessons from expert D-Bat instructors.

Former New York Yankee Chase Wright and former Texas Ranger German Duran will give lessons from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Skills to be taught will include hitting, base running, fielding, pitching and catching.

No registration is required. The clinic will take place at the YMCA Sports Complex, 4300 Altamesa Blvd.

— Taylor Prater

La Madeleine to open second location in city

Overton Park will be home to the second La Madeleine restaurant with a grand opening event Wednesday.

The French cafe opened its first Fort Worth location nearly 30 years ago on Camp Bowie Blvd.

The grand opening event will be attended by chief development officer of Le Duff, the restaurant’s chain company, and La Madeleine’s chief operating officer.

The night will benefit the Children’s Hunger Fund.

The grand opening is invitation-only, but the restaurant will be open to the public the next day.

— Taylor Prater

Talk on Muslim-influenced architecture Oct. 10 at TCU

TCU Spanish and Hispanic studies professor Bonnie Frederick will give a lecture Oct. 10 on the influence of Muslim architecture on Texas neighborhoods.

The lecture will examine how Muslim aesthetics were introduced into Spain, adopted by Christians and became an influence by Spaniards implanting culture in the Americas.

Frederick will show photographs from around the Spanish-speaking world, as well as how this style influenced Fort Worth.

The lecture will be at the Dee J. Kelly Alumni Center at TCU, 2820 Stadium Drive, at 6 p.m.

RSVPs should be made to Shelda Dean at The event is free and open to the public.

— Taylor Prater

Film director will appear at screening

The newly restored Ridglea Theater will show Gasland II with a special meet-and-greet with director Josh Fox on Saturday.

Fox, who won an Emmy and was nominated for an Academy Award for the first film, will be joined by stars Calvin Tillman, Deborah Rogers, Texas Sharon Wilson and Steve Lipsky.

Clean energy demons and plug-in vehicles will be on display at the event.

Moviegoers will be treated to popcorn and full bar. Admission is free, but donations are welcomed.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and the event starts at 7 p.m. at the theater, 6025 Camp Bowie Blvd.

— Taylor Prater


Thumb bands to fight texting while driving

Haslet’s National Night Out will feature an innovative new campaign to keep drivers from texting while on the road.

Anyone who attends the event Tuesday can sign an “It Can Wait” pledge against texting while driving and receive a small thumb band, serving as a visual reminder not to text while behind the wheel.

Haslet’s National Night Out event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at Haslet Community Park.

— Taylor Prater


Church to hold 34th annual Lord’s Acre Fair

Saginaw United Methodist Church is holding its 34th annual Lord’s Acre Fair on Oct. 5.

The fair begins at 10 a.m. at the church, 209 S. Bluebonnet St.

Activities include maker booths, a silent auction and live auction. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

The Lord’s Acre highlights three ministries supported by the church: Church on the Slab, Open Arms Domestic Violence and the Community Link Mission.

For more information, call the church at 817-232-0390.

— Taylor Prater


‘Museum Day Live!’ offers free admission

Smithsonian magazine’s “Museum Day Live!” is sponsoring a nationwide day of free museum browsing Saturday.

Guests can visit to see a full list of participating museums and download free tickets for admission with one guest.

Participating locations include the Arlington Museum of Art, Log Cabin Village, Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, and River Legacy Living Science Center.

— Taylor Prater

Cabela’s event to celebrate women

Cabela’s in Fort Worth will celebrate women enjoying the outdoors with the Ladies Day Out event Oct. 5.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Cabela’s, 12901 Cabela Drive.

Ladies Day Out will encourage women to try the latest outdoor apparel, camping gear, personal firearms and other supplies. The first 100 women to register at the store will win a free gift.

All who attend will be able to receive the employee discount on all purchases, as well as meet local experts from Backwoods Bloodline.

Industry experts will be on hand to answer questions and give recommendations to women pursuing outdoor sport and activity.

For a complete schedule of events, call 817-337-2400.

— Taylor Prater

Hospital will offer free prostate screening

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford will host a free prostate screening event from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The event will be held in the Edwards Cancer Center, located on the north side of the Texas Health HEB campus, at 1600 Hospital Parkway in Bedford.

Registration is required. Call 877-847-9355.

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