BENBROOKSenior Citizens Center to host garage saleThe Benbrook Senior Citizens Center is holding a two-day garage sale Thursday and Friday.The sale will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days at the center, 1010 Mercedes St.All proceeds will go toward the Benbrook Student Scholarship program and the Intrepid Fallen Hero Fund.For more information, or to donate items, contact Marcy Fletcher at 817-249-6300. — Taylor PraterFORT WORTH SCHOOLSSix schools receive donation of musical instrumentsMusicians at six Fort Worth schools will be using new instruments donated to the school district.The Amon G. Carter Foundation and The Mr. Holland's Opus Foundation have donated instruments worth $192,719, including string instruments, alto saxophones, marching snare drums and euphoniums.The campuses receiving the instruments are: Carter-Riverside High School, Dunbar Middle School, Meacham Middle School, Riverside Middle School, Rosemont Middle School, Rosemont Sixth Grade Center.Two schools also received money to repair instruments in their inventory. They are Meacham Middle, $2,190 and Riverside Middle, $225. — Jessamy BrownElementary school to celebrate met goal from canned food driveDavid K. Sellars Elementary School is celebrating alongside the Fort Worth Alumni Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity for collecting more than 3,000 canned and dry goods for the Community Food Bank.Kappa Alpha Psi worked with staff from the school on the community service initiative to encourage kids to serve their community.An assembly will be held from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday to congratulate the children. Former NBA player Sam Perkins will join Principal Steven Mattic on stage for the event.The school is at 4200 Dorsey St. in Forest Hill. — Taylor PraterFORT WORTHDesign Scientist Program launches in the fallTrinity Valley School and the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History are collaborating for a new program to foster digital learning.The program allows computer scientists to share their expertise with museum guests on innovative research and applied technology advancements.The program will give the education system more direct access to leading scientists, programmers and designers.The fall launch will feature two design scientists and Trinity Valley School faculty members. The scientists are Ginger Alford, a teacher, consultant and researcher in math and computer science, and Matt Abbondanzio, a mechanical engineer and product developer who was on the team that developed Kindle’s E-ink.For more information on the program, contact Margaret Kramer at Trinity Valley, email@example.com, or Kit Goolsby at the museum, firstname.lastname@example.org. — Taylor PraterFall festival and car show to honor local actressCandy Clark, best known as Debbie in American Graffiti, will attend the Central City Fall Festival and Classic Car Show in her honor.Clark, who is originally from Fort Worth, won an Academy Award in 1973 for her role in the film.The festival and show will be styled similarly to the movie, which covers a night in the life of teenagers in the 1960s.The car show features 24 classes, including Best of Show and Candy’s Pick.Registration for the show is from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 26, the day of the festival. A $10 fee is required.The festival is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Trimble Tech High School, 1003 W. Cannon.For more information, contact the Brilliant Bulldog Center at 817-815-2575. — Taylor PraterGRANBURYWeekend used books sale has something for everyoneFriends of the Library for Hood County will host its annual Fall Used Books Sale Oct. 18-20.Sale hours are Friday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Hood County Library, 222 North Travis.The Oct. 18 sale is for members only, but memberships are available at the door.Books will include fiction, nonfiction, adult, children and teen publications, as well as collectibles and gift items.All proceeds benefit the Hood County Library.For more information, contact Janie Jones at Jsjones@utexas.edu. — Taylor PraterWILLOW PARKDogtoberfest to benefit foster pet programFall festivals aren’t just for humans. Canines will enjoy Willow Park’s Dogtoberfest on Saturday.The festival is from noon to 4 p.m. at Fish Creek Restaurant and ACE Hardware, along Interstate 20 at Exit 418.Activities will include classic cars from the Parker County Cruisers, dog adoptions, dog costume contests, wiener dog races and more. Dog trainer Chris Vasquez will be on site for training and behavior questions, as well as veterinarian Paula Foland.Kids can enjoy a bounce house while parents and adults can enter to win a Caribbean cruise for two in the raffle.Proceeds will benefit Parker Paws, a pet adoption program. For more information on the organization, visit www.parkerpaws.org. — Taylor Prater
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