ARLINGTONOktoberfest dance slated for Saturday at KC HallThe German Band of North Texas will play for an Oktoberfest dance and concert on Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall at 2625 S. Cooper St. in Arlington.Hours are 7:30 to 10 p.m. Admission is $5 a person.German food specialties, soft drinks and beer will be sold beginning at 6:30 p.m.For further information, visit www.kofc6269.org/germandance.html — Shirley JinkinsBIRDVILLE SCHOOLSLive Big golf tournament in memory of teen who diedThe inaugural Chance Clifton Live Big golf tournament is scheduled for Nov. 11 at Fort Worth’s Diamond Oaks Country Club.Clifton, of North Richland Hills, was 17 when he was killed in a crash June 21 in western Oklahoma, along with classmate Abigail “Abbey” Key. Two other students were injured, one critically, when the teens’ vehicle was struck by breakaway wheels off a tractor-trailer.Proceeds will provide educational scholarships for Birdville High students and assistance to families suffering from tragic loss.Information: email@example.com or Tina Clifton, 817-247-0939. — Shirley JinkinsCOLLEYVILLEHomeowner associations can register with ColleyvilleIn-town homeowner associations can register with the city.Associations that register with up-to-date information are more likely to be notified about relevant information in a timely manner.A registration form is available on the city’s website, www.colleyville.com.For more information, contact City Secretary Amy Shelley at 817-203-1133. — Dustin L. DangliEULESSHeritage Park tours take place on second Saturdays See the Euless Post Office as it was in 1949 when Heritage Park publc tours are conducted the second Saturday of each month.The free tours are from 1 to 5 p.m. at the complex of historical buildings and museums, at 201 Cullum Drive. Group tours may be scheduled other days. Go to www.eulesstx.gov/history/locations.htm or call 817-685-1649 for information. — Terry EvansKELLER SCHOOLSBrown bag it with the superintendent ThursdayPack up your peanut butter-and-jelly sandwich and join Keller school district Superintendent Randy Reid for his monthly brown bag lunch meeting.The lunch will be held at Timberview Middle School at noon on Thursday.Parents and community members are encouraged to bring their lunch and talk with Reid about issues facing the school district and to ask any questions they may have about Keller schools.If you're unable to make the lunch, it is recorded and posted on the district’s website. — Andrea AhlesKELLERA peek at Keller artists at Town Hall through Oct. 30The city of Keller has put its local artists’ works on display this month as part of its annual Keller’s Got Talent Public Art Show.Works from 42 amateur and professional artists are on display at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, every day from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 30.The show is free to the public. — Andrea AhlesKeller Pointe sponsoring bus trip to Canton on Nov. 1Enjoy early holiday shopping in a fun, stress-free manner by letting someone else do the driving to a popular Texas shopping destination.The Keller Pointe is sponsoring a road trip Nov. 1 to Canton Trade Days aboard a chartered bus.The bus will depart from 405 Rufe Snow Drive at 7 a.m. and return at 6 p.m.Plenty of space will be available to store purchases.Registration is $35 and limited to 50 passengers. Reservations can be made by calling 817-743-4386.Reservations also will be taken on the day of departure if space allows. — Susan McFarlandNORTH RICHLAND HILLSLibrary will have annual book sale starting FridayThe North Richland Hills Public Library is scheduled to have its annual book sale Friday, Saturday and Oct. 21. Items include: adult and children’s fiction, nonfiction, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and more.Hardcover books, audiobooks, CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes cost $1, while paperbacks cost 50 cents. All proceeds from the sale will go toward the purchase of new books. A preview sale will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday with $5 admission. Doors will open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday with free admission. Sale hours Oct. 21 are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. with free admission and clearance pricing. The library is located at 9015 Grand Ave. For more information, call 817-427-6800. — Yamil BerardMANSFIELDHospital gets accreditation for heart attack treatmentsMethodist Mansfield Medical Center has earned special recognition for achieving a higher-level expertise in assessing and treating patients who arrive with symptoms of a heart attack.The hospital received cycle 4 chest pain center accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care, an international nonprofit group that helps hospitals improve the quality and cost of cardiovascular care and patient satisfaction.The society conducted rigorous evaluations of the staff’s ability to quickly and accurately assess, diagnose and treat patients who could be having a heart attack, the hospital said in a statement.The accreditation demonstrates the hospital’s commitment to reducing the average time between the onset of symptoms and the start of treatment, and better monitoring to help make sure that that patients are not sent home too early or needlessly admitted to the hospital.“People tend to wait when they think they might be having a heart attack, and that’s a mistake,” said Dr. Ketan Trivedi, medical director of the Methodist Mansfield emergency department and chest pain center. The “sooner a heart attack is treated, the less damage to the heart and the better the outcome for the patient.” — Robert Cadwallader ROANOKEFree flu shots for residents until Nov. 1Free flu shots are available through Nov. 1 for Roanoke residents at the Roanoke Fire Station, 201 Fairway Drive, next to Hawaiian Falls.Proof of residency is required. The vaccine is intended for persons 4 and older. People who are ill, have a history of Guillian-Barre syndrome, or are allergic to eggs or latex should not take the vaccine. — Susan McFarlandSOUTHLAKESabre Holdings adopts 30 pets at yearly eventThirty pets now have forever homes after an adoption event at the Sabre Holdings office.The Southlake office hosted the animals Wednesday in a partnership with the Humane Society of North Texas.This is the fourth year the two organizations have partnered for on-site adoptions. Sabre employees have given homes to more than 200 animals.The event is part of Sabre’s “Give Together” community volunteer campaign. — Dustin L. DangliWATAUGAHalloween-themed events start SaturdayHalloween events begin Saturday with the seventh annual Running Scared 5K and mile runs. The race starts at 8:30 a.m.; registration opens at 7 a.m. at Watauga Community Center, 7901 Indian Springs Road.It’s $20 for adults and $15 for children and seniors. Proceeds benefit Shoes for Kids and Watauga public schools.Halloween Bash 2013 is 6 to 9 p.m. Oct. 26 at the community center. Free games will award candy prizes, and there will be bounce houses and a costume contest, as well as a $1 cake walk. Concessions cost from 50 cents to $3.Watauga adds something to its haunted house this year with the Wee Haunt Hay Maze for children 5 and under. Watauga Community Center becomes a fright fest from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26. Admission is $3 for the haunted house and $1 for the hay maze. Call 817-514-5829 or go to www.cowtx.org. — Terry Evans
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