Ready for some fun and a nostalgic trip back to the 1980s? If you think that sounds “totally awesome,” then show up at the Capital Bar at 400 E. South St. in downtown Arlington on Thursday night from 6 to 9 p.m. for the Tee It Up for Charity Kick-Off Party hosted by the Junior League of Arlington.All your fave hits from the ’80s will come back to life as disc jockey Brad Littekin with ES Events spins tune after tune, and there’s even an ’80s-themed photo booth. And don’t be surprised if there are a few slap bracelets, Rubik’s cubes or glow necklaces. Piccolo Mondo will cater the food, and guests will enjoy a variety of drink specials offered during the special evening. A huge committee of volunteers has worked hard to bring this event and to plan the upcoming golf tournament. Kudos to co-chairwomen Holly Potter-Harvey and Casie Hough with help from Ashley Spence, Mallory Ellis, Sandra Lazala, Jenine McClaney, Heather Cameron and Anna Donaldson to name only a few.“The Junior League of Arlington is so excited to kick off the Tee It Up for Charity golf tournament and concert for the 12th year in a row. This happy hour will just be a window to the excitement you can expect,” said Potter-Harvey. “We can’t wait for everyone to come have a great time while raising money.”The golf tournament and concert featuring the Spazmatics is set for April 11. Watch for details in an upcoming column.There’s no admission for Thursday’s event, but a $5 donation at the door would be most appreciated. For questions, contact golf@jlarlington or call 817-277-9481.Heart & Soul Charity AuctionA casual evening on Feb. 8 from 6 to 9 p.m. at Bob Duncan Center in Vandergriff Park will offer guests great food, live music and a chance to take home attractive merchandise from live and silent auctions.“Proceeds benefit Trinity Kids, a nonprofit organization which provides two free specialized weeklong camps for abused and neglected children, a mentor program, as well as other activities,” said Stacy Womack, one of the organizers.The party committee expects to offer more than 100 items in the silent auction along with a small 10-item live auction managed by a professional auctioneer. A catered dinner and live jazz music along with a celebrity emcee makes the evening memorable.Tickets are $15 and can be purchased at the door or online at www.trinitykids.org. Contact Womack at firstname.lastname@example.org.Pantego Pancake Breakfast and Raffle on SaturdayJump-start your weekend on Saturday morning with the tantalizing aroma of pancakes and bacon grilled to perfection by the Pantego Lions.The club’s annual Pancake Breakfast and Raffle is from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Odis Pharr Community Center, 3535 Marathon St.And though the scrumptious meal is worth a pretty penny, it’s free to anyone who buys a $6 raffle ticket for a chance to win great prizes.Says Calvin Kost, who heads up the event: “The raffle ticket will get you a breakfast. Therefore you could not only win a prize but also have breakfast for only $6.”Why not go ahead and buy a slew of raffle tickets, because the proceeds will help the Lions to continue serving local schools and charities, including A Wish With Wings, Arlington Charities, Meals on Wheels, Arlington Life Shelter, SafeHaven, SpiritHorse, The Salvation Army and Miracle League.Kost and the other Lions members have tapped local merchants to donate gift cards and merchandise for the raffle and have assembled more than 40 gifts for winners to take home. “[State] Rep. Diane Patrick gave us a wooden serving tray depicting our state Capitol,” said Kost.Tickets are also available at the door or from any Lions Club member. Call Kost at 817-861-3510 with questions.
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