Eyes on Arlington: Summer Soul Celebration to raise money for scholarships

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For all the R&B and soul music fans out there, save the date of July 25 for the Summer Soul Celebration concert at New Life Fellowship at 201 E. Sublett Road. The event will raise money and awareness for the new Heritage Scholarship Program of the Arlington animal shelter. The program benefits Arlington and Mansfield school district students.

The lineup of talent includes the ’80s singing duo Yarbrough & Peoples, which has a string of bestselling R&B hits, along with contemporary jazz artist Vandell Andrew, local artist Melodie Nicole, Crowley resident Shake Anderson from the Earth Wind & Fire Band and jazz vocalist Marc Staggers.

The event will feature singing tributes to Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, and Al Green. Other performers include Joel McCray and Natiya Ward. Executive producer is Sheilah V. Walker from The Color Purple The Musical. The show is a Cool Jazz Forever Production.

Planning the event are Chris Huff, Arlington Animal Services manager; Rod and Sonja Kyle of Chandler Media Group; and Cheri Colbert, marketing coordinator at the animal shelter.

“Chris Huff has created a volunteer and scholarship program for students [in] seventh to 12th grades in Arlington ISD and Mansfield ISD. Her vision is to build volunteer hours for scholarship and employment applications and assist with college funding,” writes Rod Kyle about the first fundraiser for the new program.

Huff explained that among the criteria required for applying for the scholarships is that students “read one approved book about one of our history legends, [complete] community service hours with the Arlington Animal Services Center and [complete] one shelter project.” She said the youths’ involvement is vitally important to the pets at the shelter.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring awareness to a new opportunity of giving back to the community,” said Huff. “Animals can teach our youth so much, and a program focused on the junior high and high school students has been eye-opening for me personally. It amazing to see a need and provide opportunities to help our youth.”

Tickets for the concert are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. For information, call 817-459-6269 or visit www.summersoullive.com.

Sale Saturday to benefit historical society

Garage sales are considered by many to be a summer tradition. Whether you’re in declutter mode and want to put your unwanted stuff in a sale or like using the free time that summer offers to add to your possessions by shopping at garage sales, the Arlington Historical Society garage sale on Saturday is for you.

Board member Sue Hammond is in charge of the sale and says anyone wishing to donate items can drop them off at the Fielder House Museum on Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday during setup at 5 p.m. Items will not be accepted on Saturday.

According to Hammond, “Funds are really needed for the interior restoration and renovation of the Fielder House.” The yard sale proceeds will assist with the project.

“We’ll have items ranging from antiques and books to tools and furniture and more,” said Museum Director Geraldine Mills. “We are going to have a great time, raise some needed money and clear out our storage area.”

The sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at 1616 W. Abram St. Direct inquiries to Hammond at 817-675-2181.

Lecture series for Ansel Adams exhibit continues

If you haven’t made it to the current exhibit at the Arlington Museum of Art, you have until Aug. 3 to see Ansel Adams: Masterworks, a display of 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work. Printed by the artist himself, these images are brought to Arlington by Landau Traveling Exhibits.

Along with the extraordinary exhibit is a series of lectures covering the topics of Adams himself, the art history aspect of photography and the darkroom techniques or “zone system” used by Adams.

Lectures are each Wednesday through July 30 at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

The museum is at 201 W. Main St. To learn more, call 817-275-4600 or visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org.

For all the R&B and soul music fans out there, save the date of July 25 for the Summer Soul Celebration concert at New Life Fellowship at 201 E. Sublett Road. The event will raise money and awareness for the new Heritage Scholarship Program of the Arlington animal shelter. The program benefits Arlington and Mansfield school district students.

The lineup of talent includes the ’80s singing duo Yarbrough & Peoples, which has a string of bestselling R&B hits, along with contemporary jazz artist Vandell Andrew, local artist Melodie Nicole, Crowley resident Shake Anderson from the Earth Wind & Fire Band and jazz vocalist Marc Staggers.

The event will feature singing tributes to Stevie Wonder, Luther Vandross, Whitney Houston, and Al Green. Other performers include Joel McCray and Natiya Ward. Executive producer is Sheilah V. Walker from The Color Purple The Musical. The show is a Cool Jazz Forever Production.

Planning the event are Chris Huff, Arlington Animal Services manager; Rod and Sonja Kyle of Chandler Media Group; and Cheri Colbert, marketing coordinator at the animal shelter.

“Chris Huff has created a volunteer and scholarship program for students [in] seventh to 12th grades in Arlington ISD and Mansfield ISD. Her vision is to build volunteer hours for scholarship and employment applications and assist with college funding,” writes Rod Kyle about the first fundraiser for the new program.

Huff explained that among the criteria required for applying for the scholarships is that students “read one approved book about one of our history legends, [complete] community service hours with the Arlington Animal Services Center and [complete] one shelter project.” She said the youths’ involvement is vitally important to the pets at the shelter.

“We are extremely excited about the opportunity to bring awareness to a new opportunity of giving back to the community,” said Huff. “Animals can teach our youth so much, and a program focused on the junior high and high school students has been eye-opening for me personally. It amazing to see a need and provide opportunities to help our youth.”

Tickets for the concert are $30 in advance or $35 at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m., and the show starts at 8. For information, call 817-459-6269 or visit www.summersoullive.com.

Sale Saturday to benefit historical society

Garage sales are considered by many to be a summer tradition. Whether you’re in declutter mode and want to put your unwanted stuff in a sale or like using the free time that summer offers to add to your possessions by shopping at garage sales, the Arlington Historical Society garage sale on Saturday is for you.

Board member Sue Hammond is in charge of the sale and says anyone wishing to donate items can drop them off at the Fielder House Museum today and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on Friday during setup at 5 p.m. Items will not be accepted on Saturday.

According to Hammond, “Funds are really needed for the interior restoration and renovation of the Fielder House.” The yard sale proceeds will assist with the project.

“We’ll have items ranging from antiques and books to tools and furniture and more,” said Museum Director Geraldine Mills. “We are going to have a great time, raise some needed money and clear out our storage area.”

The sale hours are from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The museum is at 1616 W. Abram St. Direct inquiries to Hammond at 817-675-2181.

Lecture series for Ansel Adams exhibit continues

If you haven’t made it to the current exhibit at the Arlington Museum of Art, you have until Aug. 3 to see Ansel Adams: Masterworks, a display of 48 photographs that Adams considered to be his best work. Printed by the artist himself, these images are brought to Arlington by Landau Traveling Exhibits.

Along with the extraordinary exhibit is a series of lectures covering the topics of Adams himself, the art history aspect of photography and the darkroom techniques or “zone system” used by Adams.

Lectures are each Wednesday through July 30 at 6:30 p.m. Seating is limited, so early arrival is suggested.

The museum is at 201 W. Main St. To learn more, call 817-275-4600 or visit www.arlingtonmuseum.org.

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