BURLESONOld Town Boo Bash on tap for children Oct. 26The scary season will get into full swing Oct. 26 when the city hosts the sixth annual Burleson Old Town Boo Bash.The event, hosted by the Parks and Recreation Department, will be from 6 to 8 p.m. and is open to children up to 12 years old.The free trick-or-treating event will be on Ellison Street, between Main Street and Johnson Avenue. Children need to be in costume with a Halloween bag.Civic groups, churches and businesses will set up booths and decorate vehicles. Entertainment will include the Recreation Center and Performers Unlimited Group at 6 p.m. and Frances Lea Dance Academy at 6:45 p.m. at the City Stage.Mayor Ken Shetter will read a story to children at 7:15 p.m., which will be followed by a costume parade across the stage at 7:30.To sign up for a booth, call Neal Jones 817-447-3522 or 817-343-2589.For more information about the event, call 817-426-9104. — Domingo Ramirez Jr.FORT WORTHChurch to hold free annual harvest festival Oct. 31Christian Center of Fort Worth will hold its free annual Harvest Fest on Oct. 31.The event will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the center, 4301 NE 28th St.Activities will include food, games, bounce houses, music, door prizes and an appearance from the Haltom City firetruck.For more information, call 817-834-5595. — Taylor Prater Parkinson’s support group welcomes public to exercise programParkinson’s Support Group of Tarrant County will hold a specialized exercise program for Parkinson’s patients Oct. 28.The program will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway Ave.The program, “Punching out Parkinson’s” will help Parkinson’s patients to maintain mobility and balance.Visitors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 817-275-1909. — Taylor Prater Westside AARP members will hear about historic cemeteriesThe Westside AARP Chapter 1266 will meet at 10 a.m. Friday. Tom Wiederhold, president of the North Fort Worth Historical Society, will speak about historic cemeteries. After a brief business meeting, brunch will be served. The meeting will be at Broadway Plaza at Westover Hills, 6201 Plaza Parkway in Fort Worth. Visitors and guests are welcome.Airporfest takes starts Thursday at Meacham AirportAs part of the annual Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association summit in Fort Worth, the organization will host Airportfest at Meacham Airport from Thursday through Saturday. The activities are free.Airportfest will feature 70 aircraft for guests to look at. Rides on some planes will be sold, including a World War II B-29 Fifi, B-24 Liberator bomber and C-45 Expediter. On Friday, the plane rides will also include a 1928 Travel Air, a P-47 Thunderbolt, a North American AT-6 SNJ and a PT19 Fairchild Cornel.On Thursday and Friday all day, a flying version of Dusty, star of Disney’s movie Planes, will be stationed at Airportfest. Meacham Airport is at 4201 N. Main St.From 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Friday, pilots from the television show Flying Wild Alaska will make an appearance.On Saturday, Airportfest will feature a special “Get Airborne” program for teens from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.The program is a hands-on discovery experience into aviation and includes eight learning stations lead by industry professionals. Attendees will have the opportunity to get up close and personal with general aviation aircraft plus interact with Luke Hickerson and John Ponts, from Flying Wild Alaska.The event is free, but registration is required at www.aopa.org/summityouth. Lunch is included.The AOPA was founded in 1939 and provides member services ranging from advocacy at the federal, state and local levels to legal services, flight-planning products, safety programs and award-winning media products. To learn more, visit www.aopa.org. — Sandra BakerSchool will hold family fall festival SundaySt. Andrew Catholic School will hold its fall festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.Activities will include a cake walk, kids train, home run derby, carnival games, face-painting, a 3-on-3 basketball tournament, live performances and more.The Fort Worth Police Department will be on site to talk about Operation Safe Child.Dinner will be provided by Los Vaqueros at limited availability.The festival will be held at 3304 Dryden Road. For more information, contact the school at 817-924-8917. — Taylor Prater GRANDVIEWChurch will host 18th annual Lord’s Acre festivalWatts Chapel United Methodist Church will host its 18th annual Lord’s Acre Harvest Festival on Oct. 19.The festival will start at 10 a.m. at the church, at Farm Road 4 and County Road 308 in Grandview.Activities will include a sweet shop with homemade goods, a “Trash & Treasures” tent with gently used items, a “First Impressions” table with church mementos for sale and a live auction.A barbecue lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.For more information, contact Susan Peoples at 817-866-3636. — Taylor Prater SAGINAWTaste of Northwest Business Expo set for Oct. 24The Saginaw Area Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Taste of Northwest Business Expo on Oct. 24 at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd.The event runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and will consist of local restaurants providing free food as well as numerous businesses from the area providing information. An entry fee of $8 for adults and $5 for children can be paid at the door.For more information, check out www.saginawtxchamber.org or call 817-232-0500.RegionLieutenant governor candidate forum slated for Oct. 21The Northeast Tarrant County Republican Club will host a lieutenant governor candidate forum featuring Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and three challengers — state Sen. Dan Patrick of Houston, Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson and Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples — at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 21.The forum, moderated by David Wells, will be at The Grand Hall at North Richland Hills Centre, 6000 Hawks Ave. in North Richland Hills. — Anna M. TinsleyDemocratic fundraiser will honor party chairwomanCommunity activists will hold a fundraiser from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the Worthington Renaissance Hotel, 200 Main St., Fort Worth. Guest speakers will include U.S. Reps. Marc Veasey of Fort Worth and Eddie Bernice Johnson of Dallas.The fundraiser, to honor Tarrant County Democratic Party Chairwoman Deborah Whitlock Peoples, is being hosted by a group of community activists led by Melinda Hamilton and Bishop Kenneth Spears and will generate funds for the local party.Attendees may pay at the event or buy their tickets online. For more information, and to RSVP, send an email to email@example.com. — Anna M. TinsleyDeadline to nominate a best workplace for women is FridayApplications are being taken for the Best Workplaces for Women Award, a program of the the Fort Worth chamber’s Women Influencing Business Committee.The award recognizes companies and organizations that implement best practices for recruiting and retaining top female talent, as well as creating a woman-friendly workplace. Applications are due Friday.The award process is open to any for-profit or nonprofit operating in Tarrant County. The business must be financially stable and have operated for at least three years.Judges will look at such topics as compensation and leave, organizational ethics, work flexibility, training and mentoring, wellness initiatives and community involvement.Applications and instructions are at www.fortworthchamber.com under “Member Groups/Women Influencing Business.”Contact Pennie Blossom, director of member programs, at 817-338-3371 or at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.Judges will conduct site visits. Winners will be selected in small-, medium- and large-business categories. The awards will be presented in March. — Sandra BakerWomen’s chorus invites prospective members to rehearsalsLoneStar Chorus, a Sweet Adeline International chorus, is beginning rehearsals for its Christmas Chorus. All women who love to sing are invited to attend Oct. 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Northwest Baptist Church, 1003 Oakwood Lane in Arlington.Voice lessons will be offered for the first four weeks of the season.Contact Bonnie Schuler at email@example.com or Trudie Case at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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