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Museum of Art notes

The Arlington Museum of Art’s current exhibit, “Artists in Motion,” ends Sunday.

The exhibit includes artwork by Texas artist Donray and costumes from designers Ric Leal, Masako Parshall, and Judana Lynn.

Meanwhile, the deadline for the museum’s photo contest, which has a theme of “The Image as Art,” has been extended to Feb. 28. The contest is being held in conjunction with an Ansel Adams exhibit coming this summer.

Those wishing to participate or wanting more information may visit the museum website,

Timeless Concerts will perform a Valentine’s Day concert at the museum on Saturday. Tickets are still available.

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit

Fun run to honor veterans, benefit cancer research

Two sisters are honoring their late father, Army veteran Erron Papillion, with the first annual Run With Our Vets & Beat RCC 5K on March 29 at the University of Texas at Arlington.

“Our dad was a decorated Army veteran who served our country in the Vietnam War. Among his many medals of honor were four Purple Hearts, the Silver Star and the Distinguished Service Cross,” said race organizer Trishonna Papillion-Winston. “This is our way of keeping his legacy alive while at the same time helping those that have served our country just as he had.”

Her sister is Nikesha Papillion-Hall. They both live in Arlington. Papillion died in March 2011 from a rare form of renal cancer.

Run With Our Vets & Beat RCC is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial, moral and community support to disabled veterans and to help raise awareness for renal cell carcinoma. The event will feature a 1-mile walk/run and 5K race beginning at the Maverick Activities Center and continuing through nearby neighborhoods.

A medals and awards ceremony will follow the races, which are open to both children and adults.

For more information, go to

— Shirley Jinkins


A helping of murder, followed by dessert

In murder-mystery dinner theater, you can pretty much count on someone getting whacked. The question is who will die in Murder Overboard, performed and served Saturday at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane.

Will it be Capt. X. Ron Valdez, who’s getting his Circus Cruise Lines ship in shape to get underway? Or does the ship’s doctor, C. Alice Hardin, busily stocking the pharmacy, have a date with the Grim Reaper? Magician Davey Copafield is excited about entertaining the women among the passengers. Is one of them his femme fatale?

What’s certain is that guests will dine on 6-ounce sirloins, green beans and loaded mashed potatoes, followed by chocolate cake.

Dinner’s at 7 p.m. and the show begins at 8.

Get tickets at

— Terry Evans


3 Redneck Tenors return to their roots

The 3 Redneck Tenors will perform as the headline act for the OhLook Performing Arts Center Gala at the Concourse in Grapevine on March 1.

Matthew Lord, Blake Davidson and Jonathan Frugé are in Texas to sing for their supper and benefit the nonprofit theater, OhLook Performing Arts Center. “We just love all the folks at OhLook and are looking forward to singing for them right back where we started,” said Lord, the group’s founder.

This will be the only performance for the 3 Redneck Tenors in the Dallas-Fort Worth area this year. They will be introducing material from their new show along with favorite classics.

Their resident venue is the Andy Williams Moon River Theatre in Branson, Mo.

The event is one night only. Tickets are $75 per person and include dinner, entertainment and a live and silent auction. Dress is cowboy chic, and there will be a cash bar.

Those reserving a table for eight will receive complimentary champagne and glasses. Tickets are available at

To find out more on the group, go to

— Shirley Jinkins


Pecan trees star in Arbor Day celebration

Find out what makes trees important and what keeps them happy in North Texas at the Haltom City Arbor Day Celebration.

Beginning at 10 a.m. March 8, the program at Haltom City Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane, focuses on Texas’ official state tree: pecans.

Officials also will dedicate memorial trees to Richard Garcia, a councilman who died in office, Travis Royal, a community volunteer and former Library Board member, and Evelyn Haws, a charter member of the Haltom City Garden Club.

Free and open to the public, the event is hosted by the garden club and Keep Haltom City Beautiful.

Call 817-222-7767 or go to for information.

— Terry Evans


Baby-sitting class set for Saturday

Registration is open at Keller Pointe for the next babysitting class, from 1 to 7 p.m. on Saturday.

The course includes planning for baby-sitting jobs, different child personality types, preventing accidents, supervising children, selecting toys and games, changing diapers, basic first aid and feeding.

For more information, call The Pointe at 817-743-4386 or email

— Mitch Mitchell


Community Band to play favorites

Southlake Community Band members will kick back and perform their own favorite pieces on March 6 at a 7 p.m. concert in the White’s Chapel United Methodist Church sanctuary at 185 S. White Chapel Blvd.

Music will include Procession of the Nobles by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Variations on Scarborough Fair by Calvin Custer, Fantasia in G by Timothy Mahr, Festive Overture by Dmitri Shostakovich, Ye Banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon by Percy Aldridge Grainger and Where Never Lark or Eagle Flew by James Curnow. Music selections are subject to change.

Admission is free. For more information on the band, check or contact it at


Installment tax payments still an option for some

For those who qualify for the disabled homestead exemption or an over-65 homestead exemption, there is still a chance to pay your property taxes in four quarterly installments.

Property owners who qualify can still make their first quarterly payment by Feb. 28 to keep the right to pay in four installments.

But property owners will incur a penalty and a 7 percent interest charge for not making their first payment by Jan. 31. The remaining three payments will not incur any penalty and interest if they are made on or before March 31, May 31 and July 31.

For more information, go to the Tarrant County tax office website at or call 817-884-1100.

— Bill Hanna

Navy Band to perform in Fort Worth on Tuesday

Fort Worth is one of 22 cities in six states selected to host a performance by the Navy Concert Band during its 2014 national tour.

The band’s performance is scheduled for Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Paschal High School, 3001 Forest Park Blvd.

Music will include marches, patriotic selections, orchestral transcriptions and modern wind ensemble repertoire.

These national tours return after a year in which sequestration and its impact on outreach spending forced several of them to be suspended. Pentagon officials announced a plan last fall that enables the military services to resume conducting public outreach activities in 2014, at a reduced capacity.

The band will travel more than 5,300 miles, traveling by bus and truck an average of more than four hours each day.

All Navy band performances are free and open to the public. For ticket information, check the band’s website at




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