Who but the clever folks at the Southlake chamber would dream up an Evening of Improv for the annual awards banquet? The event is set for Thursday at the Hilton Hotel in Southlake Town Square.Speculation in the biz community about who will be the next Citizen, Youth and Volunteer of the Year is generating a lot of buzz. And the announcement of the Small Business, Corporate Business and Civic Group of the Year is also eagerly anticipated.Sharing the spotlight with award winners will be comedian Dean Lewis, who has appeared on Last Comic Standing and the Ellen Degeneres show and is always a crowd-pleaser. And there’s more. The Hunter Sullivan Band will entertain the audience and provide dance music featuring the best from the Great American Songbook along with classic pop and romantic ballads.Impressive raffle and silent auction swag includes stunning jewelry from Markham Fine Jewelers, gift baskets from Kroger and fantastic gifts from other Southlake retailers.Tickets cost $75 each and reservations are due immediately. Register online at www.southlakechamber.com or call 817-481.8200.MansfieldPar for the Kids June 23Walnut Creek Country Club in Mansfield will host the 24th edition of the Par for the Kids Golf Tournament benefiting Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington on June 23.One of the most popular charity tournaments in the area, this year’s event will offer play on both the Oak and Pecan courses with a shotgun start and will use a scramble format and scratch golf live scoring. More fun is to be had with contests for longest drive, closest to the pin and mulligan.Golf chairman Dennis Brown has generously donated his time to lead this tournament since 2009 with assistance this year from Dan King, Mary Sypinksi, Del Waller, Anthony Porter, Pat McLaughlin and many other hardworking committee members.Appetites will be superbly satisfied with delicious barbecue from Spring Creek at lunch and mouthwatering steak from Saltgrass for dinner.A big finish to the outing is the helicopter ball drop before dinner where someone whose number matches the ball closest to the hole will take home $1,000. Besides the exciting announcement of the day’s awards during the dinner, attendees will enjoy browsing an auction of autographed sports memorabilia, spa and golf outings and a chance to enjoy a suite at a Rangers game.“I appreciate the sponsors, committee and staff for their help in making this such a quality event for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Arlington,” Brown said. Proceeds will enable programs that nurture and enrich the lives of 8,000 children to continue.Teams must register by Monday. Contact Patti Ouart at email@example.com or at 817-275-6551, ext. 229. Fort WorthCheck out these Fort Worth events• The finale event of West 7th’s inaugural pARTy on Crockett event series is set for 6-10 p.m. Saturday.The event will offer live music, beer and wine tents, retail sales, restaurant specials and a wine walk, where a commemorative glass includes wine from Times Ten Cellars at participating retailers. A good start for the fun could begin at the recently opened Art7 Crockett Community Gallery at 2956 Crockett St., where an exhibit of original works of art created especially for retail and restaurants in West 7th is on display. Details at www.West-7th.com.• How does winning a new Cadillac while also helping out the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra sound? Your chances are good since only 2,000 tickets will be sold for a chance to win a CTS provided by Frank Kent Cadillac.Visit www.fwsymphony.org/raffle or call 817-665-6500 to buy your ticket before they’re gone. Price is $50 each or five for $200. The drawing is July 5 at Concerts in the Garden, but winners need not be present to win.• The Third Thursday Jazz series continues with a performance by the Pamela York Quartet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the Central Library, 500 W. Third St. The jazz pianist will be joined by saxophonist Shelley Carrol, bassist Lynn Seaton and drummer Steve Barnes during a 90-minute set. Admission is free. To learn more, visit www.fortworthtexas.gov/library or call 817-392-7323.• The Widowed Persons Service provides support groups throughout the year plus additional activities to aid bereaved men and women of all ages to adjust to the loss of a spouse through death and to build a new life.Each Sunday in June a grief support session at University Christian Church, 2720 S. University Drive, runs from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. After the group session, a dining-out opportunity is offered. To learn more, call 817-551-2922 or visit www.wpstc.org.
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