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Fielder House turns 100 with exhibit, open house

The Fielder House turns a century old this year with an open house and a new historical exhibit.

The casual, come-and-go event will be Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m., at the museum, 1616 W. Abram St. The new exhibit focuses on the James Park Fielder family and was created by curator Nancy Bennett.

Speakers will include historian O.K. Carter, author Caddos, Cotton and Cowboys: Essays on Arlington, and Martha May Martin, who will conduct a costumed “stairwell tour” about Arlington Downs and horse racing in Arlington.

Fielder was an attorney, pharmacist, farmer and Arlington alderman and a leader in bringing electrical service, sewage treatment, and curb-and-gutter streets to the city.

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Community garden to yield produce, plant good will

The Bedford Beautification Commission has partnered with the 6 Stones organization to develop a community garden. The project is at 209 N. Industrial Blvd. across from Trinity High.

Many groups and volunteers have spent Saturdays working on the beds.

Their goals include developing a sense of community, providing educational opportunities and producing fresh fruits and vegetables for those in need.

For more information, visit

— Yamil Berard


Ohlook students to present ‘Pirates of Penzance‘

The OhLook Masterclasses will present the full version of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Pirates of Penzance for which they received Best Overall Performance at the 2014 Junior Theater Festival in Atlanta in January.

Performances will be at Ohlook Performing Arts Center, 1631 W. Northwest Highway, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:30 p.m. Sunday.

Tickets are $15 and available at

— Shirley Jinkins


Church organizes community health fair

A free health fair will be April 5 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Richland Hills United Methodist Church, 7301 Glenview.

Doctors and specialists will check attendees’ blood pressure, pulse, vision, height, weight, spinal alignment and bone density. A nutritionist will demonstrate the preparation of flavorful meals. Many health organizations will have free information available. Carter BloodCare will be on hand for donations. For more information, call 817-284-9371 or email


Street work to cause detours starting Monday

Reconstruction that begins Monday will close Popplewell Street in Richland Hills from Baker Boulevard (Texas 10) to Brooks Street.

Signs will direct traffic to detours.

The reconstruction should be finished by May 9.

— Terry Evans


State representative joins Huckabee at banquet

State Rep. Giovanni Capriglione, R-Southlake, and former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee will be special speakers at the Pregnancy Help 4 U annual banquet at 7 p.m. April 3.

The event will be at the Irving Convention Center, 500 West Colinas Blvd. Tickets are $50 each. For more information, call 817-753-6222.

— Anna M. Tinsley

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