AZLEClass of 1958 will hold 55-year reunion Nov. 2The Azle High School Class of 1958 will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a reunion on Nov. 2.Anyone who was a member of the class or had friends who were is invited to join the group for barbecue, fun and great memories.For information, call Dianne Hilliard-Winterrowd at 817-237-6294 or Barbara Gunn-Ryon at 817-731-0541. — Shirley JinkinsBENBROOKResidents can dispose of unused medications Oct. 26On Oct. 26, Benbrook is taking part in the National Take-Back effort to collect unused or expired over-the-counter prescription medications.The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Benbrook Fire Station, 528 Mercedes St.Organizers warn that intravenous solutions, injectibles and syringes will not be accepted because of potential hazards posed by blood-borne pathogens.For more information, contact Sgt. Darek Gray at the Benbrook Police Department at 817-249-6089 or Capt. Jackie Hartman at Benbrook Fire Department at 817-249-1727. — Bill HannaBLUE MOUNDCity will host family-friendly Halloween event Oct. 28Celebrate Halloween a little early in Blue Mound with hayrides, a costume contest and a family-oriented movie. The city is hosting a night of family fun Oct. 28 at Blue Mound Park, 1824 Fagan St. The fun gets underway at 6 p.m. with a haunted house, hayrides and a costume contest. The movie Hocus Pocus will be shown at 7:30 p.m. — Elizabeth CampbellFORT WORTHLadies First will present ‘Superwoman’s Kryptonite’ Ladies First at Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South presents “Superwoman’s Kryptonite” on Oct. 24 at 6:30 p.m. in the Texas Health Huguley Fitness Center Amphitheater.Behavioral Health Director Teresa Martin and counselor Ashley Shetter will talk about the symptoms of the so-called superwoman syndrome, and the steps a woman can take to heal from the pressures of filling multiple roles and juggling family, career and social activities.“If you have the superwoman syndrome, you probably feel overworked, overwhelmed and overly committed,” said Shetter. “Sometimes the best cure is learning to let go and say no.”Lisa Rivera, pharmacy director at H-E-B in Burleson, will provide information on recommended vitamins and supplements to help women cope.Admission is free. Contact Vanessa Longoria at 817-568-5480 to reserve a seat. Light refreshments will be provided.Ladies First is a series of free women’s wellness programs at Texas Health Huguley Hospital that are open to the public. — Shirley JinkinsHealthcare information seminar set for SaturdayA free public seminar and information session will be held at First Jefferson Church, 1959 Sandy Lane in Fort Worth, at noon Saturday.Speakers from the Health and Human Services Department, Area Agency on Aging, the Livens Law Firm, Edward Jones and other organizations will address Medicare, Social Security, the Affordable Health Care Act and long-term-care issues. Young working people, retirees or near-retirees, disabled persons, caretakers, family, friends and anyone else who is interested may attend. — Shirley JinkinsSt. Timothy’s Pumpkin Fest starts Friday and SaturdaySt. Timothy’s Church at 4201 Mitchell Blvd. will hold its annual Pumpkin Fest on Friday and Saturday and Oct. 25 and 26.Free children’s games, bake sale, huge garage sale and cafe. Information: Ellen Pratt, firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-483-5892. All you ever wanted to know about zombies ...Curious about zombie invasions? Or how zombies have changed over the years and decades?Texas Wesleyan University’s Kaeli Vandertulip will talk about this and more during “An Examination of Zombie Humor in Geek Culture” at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 in the West Library at TWU, 1201 Wesleyan St. — Anna M. TinsleySpooky tales for teens on Halloween at Central LibraryProfessional storytellers will weave frightening stories “sure to give you nightmares” for teens on Halloween night at the library.They'll tell the stories to those 13 and older from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31, in the Teen Center at the Central Library, 500 W. Third St. — Anna M. Tinsley St. Andrew’s Night will feature Scottish song, danceScottish Clans of North Texas will celebrate St. Andrew’s Night at 6 on Nov. 23 at St. Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 2700 McPherson Ave. Admission is $5 per person and a covered dish. Entertainment will include music by Fort Worth Scottish Pipes and Drums and traditional Scottish dancers.Reservations should be made by Nov. 21. For more information, call Marilyn Gabler at 817-294-4311.GRANBURYDemocratic women’s group sets annual luncheon Nov. 2The Texas Democratic Women of Hood County will have its annual luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 at the Harbor Lakes Country Club, 2100 Club House Drive.Guest speaker will be U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey, D-Fort Worth, and special guest will be Star-Telegram Associate Editor Bob Ray Sanders.Call Rose Simpson at 817-573-7302 for ticket information.LAKE WORTHFall foliage tour takes place in NovemberA fall foliage tour at The Shores of Lake Worth will be held two Saturdays in November.Host is Wes Culwell, master arborist, and the event will include some of Lake Worth’s largest trees in brilliant fall color.Tours are scheduled during the hours of 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 16 and 23.Cost is $30 per person, and payment is required by the Wednesday before the desired tour date. Send payment to: HortiCare, 9209 Heron Drive, Fort Worth, TX, 76108.Reservations and credit card payments can also be taken by phone at 817-246-8197.For questions contact Culwell by phone or email at email@example.com. — Shirley JinkinsRIVER OAKSHalloween activities run through Oct. 26The Zombie Lair Haunted House in River Oaks opened last weekend at the River Oaks Community Center, 5300 Blackstone Drive.Remaining dates are Friday and Saturday and Oct. 25 and 26. Zombie Lair tours begin at 7 p.m., and are not recommended for young children. Cost is $5 per person. — Shirley JinkinsCraft fair, Christmas parade set for Dec. 14The River Oaks craft fair and Christmas parade are planned for Dec. 14. Lineup begins at 5 p.m. and the parade begins at 6:30.Those interested can go to the city website at www.riveroakscommunitycenter.com for the fliers and applications. — Shirley JinkinsWHITE SETTLEMENTRetired school employees to meet The White Settlement Retired School Employees Association will meet Wednesday at Spring Creek Barbeque, 8628 W. Camp Bowie Blvd. in Fort Worth. The meeting begins at 12:30 p.m.; those desiring lunch should arrive by noon.Brian Bowman, Brewer Middle School principal, and Jennifer Vineyard, Tannahill Intermediate School principal, will update the news from their campuses.School district employees don’t have to be retired to be a member of this group. The organization works for the benefit of current and future retired teachers and school employees. — Shirley JinkinsRegionARLINGTONTwo daylong concerts at Rangers BallparkRangers Ballpark in Arlington will host two daylong concerts series — the Eli Young Band House Party and the Spirit Fest DFW — early next month.Tickets are still available for both family-friendly events, which are the first stand-alone concert series held at the ballpark.The Eli Young Band’s House Party, which starts at 5 p.m. Nov. 9, includes the Josh Abbott Band, Thompson Square and Easton Corbin. Tickets range from $52.50 for field passes to $32.50 for club reserved seats if purchased in advance or from $60 for field passes to $40 for club reserved seats if purchased at the gate. For more information, visit www.texasrangers.com/eliyoungband.Spirit Fest DFW runs from noon to 9 p.m. Nov. 10 and will feature two stages of live music and children’s activities. Christian music acts include Third Day, Switchfoot, Peter Furler and Flame as well as local contemporary Christian bands. Tickets start at $25; children under 16 get in free with adult general admission tickets. For more information, visit www.texasrangers.com/spiritfest. Parking is $10 per car for both events. — Susan SchrockESPN co-founder will speak at UT ArlingtonBill Rasmussen will share his story of creating sports network ESPN in a free public event at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 24.Rasmussen and his son pioneered several sports news and broadcast formats including SportsCenter, full coverage of the NCAA basketball regular season and March Madness, and the College World Series. ESPN started with 80 employee and now has more than 6,000.Rasmussen will speak as a part of the University of Texas at Arlington’s Maverick Speakers Series. Tickets to the Texas Hall event are free; preferred seating is available for $25 and includes easy access to parking and a book-signing.Tickets are available at www.utatickets.com. — Monica S. NagyGRAND PRAIRIEGrand Prairie theater seeks ugly lampsHomely fixtures can finally be fully appreciated during the Lit on Main Ugly Lamp Contest, running from Nov. 27 through the month of December at the Uptown Theater, 120 E. Main St. in Grand Prairie.Entries are due by Nov. 22 in order to make the opening of the display. Late entries will be added to the display until Dec. 6. Lamps will be exhibited in the window of the Uptown Theater during December. Entry is free.Whether it was once a dreadful Christmas present, part of a dubious inheritance, or a craft project gone awry, almost any laughable lamp is a potential winner in the contest. Lamps must be in working order, able to sit on a table or stand on the floor, be a reasonable weight, and not made of harmful materials like barbed wire or broken glass. No religious, political or sexually themed lamps will be accepted, no matter how awful they appear.Lamp owners must complete an entry form available at www.gptx.org/uglylampcontest, attach it to the lamp and drop it off.First-place winner will receive four tickets to the show of their choice at Uptown Theater during 2014; second-place winner gets two tickets. Third place fetches a $25 Visa gift card.For more information, call 972-237-8086 or check out gptx.org/uglylampcontest. — Shirley Jinkins
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