ARLINGTONAfter Dark in the Park to scare up fun Oct. 11-13The family-friendly festival After Dark in the Park, will take place from 5 to 9 p.m. Friday through Sunday for its 17th year at River Legacy Living Science Center.Park at 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd. to take a hayride shuttle to the event, which features activities like: a camping expo, pumpkin roll maze, tricky trail obstacle course, face-painting, karaoke and storytelling. A Viridian Witch Hollow Haunted Trail is for those 8 and older.Carve and decorate a pumpkin, take a picture with it and email the photo to firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 p.m. Tuesday for your photo to be displayed and the chance to win prizes.Admission is $7, but family fun packages can be purchased online by Oct. 10 or the center for $45. The package includes four tickets and 40 activity concession coupons.Follow clues to find Buddy Blue, the Naturally Fun Parks and Recreation mascot, and win prizes. Call 817-860-6752, ext.107 or visit www.riverlegacy.org. — Monica S. NagyChamber’s State of the City luncheon set for Oct. 22Mayor Robert Cluck will update the community on developments and opportunities at the Arlington Chamber of Commerce’s annual State of the City luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Oct. 22.The seventh annual event will feature leaders in the business community including: Oncor Electric Delivery, Chesapeake Energy Corp. and Texas Health Resources. Downtown Arlington Management Corp., Tarrant County College Southeast Campus and University of Texas at Arlington officials will also be present.Sponsorships are available. Call the chamber’s Center for Business Development at 817-275-2613 for more information, or register at arlingtontx.com. — Monica S. NagyBEDFORDComic store will hold two-day Halloween festGeneration X Comics will take part in a two day Halloween Comicfest on Oct. 26 and 27.Both days the event will be open from 4 p.m. to close. Halloween ComicFest is a nationwide comic book celebration with each local store contributing its own Halloween flair.Generation X Comics will have free comics and candy for children, as well as announce the winner of its Facebook costume contest. The winning costume will win a $50 store gift certificate.For more information on the event, visit the store’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Gen.X.Comics.Games. — Taylor Prater Church will hold craft fair, marketplace Oct. 19 and 20St. Michael Catholic Church will hold a craft fair and market place Oct. 19 and 20.The event will be open from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 19 and 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Oct. 20. The church is at 3713 Harwood Road.The fair will feature handcrafted items, quilts, jewelry, children’s attire, home decor, baked goods and more.Proceeds will benefit the church and other charities. Admission is free. For more information, email Gary Nanz at email@example.com. — Taylor PraterEULESSCrud Cruiser to accept scrap household items Oct. 12Dispose of virtually anything you don’t want when the Crud Cruiser sets up from 9 to 11 a.m. Oct. 12 at Euless Municipal Complex, 201 N. Ector Drive.Bring proof of Euless residency (water bill or driver’s license) and come early, because space is limited to about 125 households. Small electrical appliances and electronic equipment from computers and monitors to VCRs and stereos may be recycled.If the Cruiser fills up before you get there, take your crud to the Environmental Collection Center, 6400 Bridge St. in east Fort Worth. Go to www.eulesstx.gov/hazmat or call 817-685-1410 to find out what the Crud Cruiser will accept. — Terry EvansSteak dinner Oct. 26 will raise money for firefightersA steak dinner catered by Outback Steakhouse will be a delicious fundraiser for Euless firefighters. Have steak, baked potato, green beans, salad, rolls and dessert with firefighters from 4:30 to 8 p.m. Oct. 26 at Fire Station No. 3, 202 S. Main St. It’s $14 per person, and tickets are available through Oct. 11 from Euless Citizen’s Fire Academy Alumni Association, 817-323-0718, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. — Terry Evans HURSTSeva salon in Wal-Mart is first in Tarrant CountySeva salons are a brand-new concept inside Wal-Mart stores nationwide, and the first one in Tarrant County recently opened inside the Wal-Mart at 1732 Precinct Line Road.Seva’s licensed estheticians are experts in the art of brow-shaping, facial and body hair removal by threading and waxing, facials, eyelash extensions and brow-tinting.For more information, visit www.sevabeauty.com.KELLER SCHOOLSMagazine wins national gold medal award FLIGHT, Timber Creek High School’s art and literature magazine, earned a gold medal award from the Columbia Scholastic Press Association this year.The award recognizes superior work by student journalists in print or online media in schools throughout the nation.The winning issue was the first volume of the magazine, which contains more than 150 original creations of art, poetry, photography and short stories.The magazine was created by the high school’s Creek Yearbook staff. For more information, search “The Creek Yearbook” on Facebook. — Taylor PraterKELLERCenter offers blacklight dodgeball partiesGet your neon digs ready and head over to The Keller Pointe for two hours of blacklight dodgeball, now offered as party packages.The recreation center offers one hour of dodgeball and one hour in a party room for any celebration, with basic packages starting at $250.Pizzas and cakes may be purchased for $10 each.To register, visit www.thekellerpointe.com. — Taylor Prater Go swimming for the perfect pumpkinThe Keller Pointe is holding a Pumpkin Splash event Oct. 25 where families can jump in the pool to swim through a floating pumpkin patch.The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Pointe.Participants can choose their favorite pumpkin to take home. Games and activities will also be featured outside the pool.A $10 per person fee is required in advance, or $14 on the day of the event.For more information, call 817-743-4386. — Taylor PraterTransition center for disabled residentsThe Starla Center will celebrate a new location in Keller with an open house Monday.The event is from 6 to 8 p.m. at The Keller Roundhouse, 107 W. Vine St.The Starla Center serves people with disabilities through day services, employment exploration, job-coaching, respite services and individual support.The center uses electronic tools to change traditional learning methods, including a personal video library kept by each member.The open house will feature snacks from LaCasita Mexican Cuisine. Employees will educate participants about the center.For more information, visit www.starlacenter.org. — Taylor Prater NORTH RICHLAND HILLSFinal bike ride with mayor set for ThursdayGrab your bicycle, helmet and bottled water and enjoy an evening ride with Mayor Oscar Trevino on Thursday. Cyclists will meet in the NRH Centre parking lot at 5:45 p.m. for an informal ride of about 10 miles on city streets and bike trails. This will by the final ride for 2013. The NRH Centre is at 6000 Hawk. Ave.Information: 817-427-6620.Flute group to perform Oct. 12 at libraryFlutissimo! flute choir will perform from 2 to 2:30 p.m. Oct. 12 at the North Richland Hills Public Library. The group utilizes five different instruments from the flute family to create its sweet sounds. The library is at 9015 Grand Ave. For more information, call 817-427-6800.NORTHWEST SCHOOLSBobcat Dazzlers to host dance clinicThe Byron Nelson High School Dazzlers will host a dance clinic at Byron Nelson High School, 2775 Bobcat Boulevard in Trophy Club on Saturday from 5 to 10 p.m. for kindergarten through 12th grade. Information: www.bobcatdazzlers.com. District will launch app for smartphonesThe district will offer an app for iPhones or Android devices starting Oct. 16. Phase one will include news; a directory with names, email addresses and phone numbers; calendar; and social media tools.Phase two will be released in January and will provide parents with access to check their child’s grades, attendance and lunch account balance. Stay plugged in for updates on the district's newest communication tool at www.nisdtx.org.RICHLAND HILLSChurch will hold family fall festival Oct. 26Faith Creek Church will hold a family-oriented fall festival on Oct. 26.The festival will be open from 2 to 5 p.m.Activities will include games for children of all ages, door prizes, bounce houses, an obstacle course, face-painting, a balloon artist and more.Free carnival food such as cotton candy, popcorn, hot dogs and more will also be available.The church is at 6931 Baker Blvd. — Taylor Prater SOUTHLAKEStroke, osteoporosis screenings scheduledSouthlake residents can be screened to reduce the risk of stroke or bone fracture through Christ Our King Church’s Life Line Screening on Oct. 18.Screenings start at 9 a.m. and take 60 to 90 minutes. The church is at 2221 E. Southlake Blvd.Packages start at $150 for five screenings, and appointments must be made.To pre-register, visit www.lifelinescreening.com. For more information, call 877-237-1287. — Taylor Prater Basketball program offers skills academyKids from second through eighth grade in Southlake schools can learn how to sharpen their basketball skills through the Southlake Basketball Fall Skills Academy for four Sundays starting Oct. 13.Sessions for second- to sixth-graders will be from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., while seventh- and eighth-grade sessions will be from 2:30 to 4 p.m. at the Carroll Senior High School gym.Carroll varsity coaches Eric McDade and Teri Morrison will teach the sessions and focus on individual skills like ball-handling, shooting, footwork and defense.The cost for the four sessions is $85. Registration deadline is Wednesday.For more information, call the school at 817-949-5800. — Taylor Prater
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