Leisurely Saturdays will morph into busy ones as summer winds down and fall activities resume. The Pantego Lions Club will host a Pancake Breakfast on Aug. 26 to fuel up busy folks heading out for a day filled with sports events and kids’ activities along with the usual errands.
The public is invited to chow down on unlimited pancakes, eggs, sausage and breakfast beverages from 7 to 11 a.m. at the Pantego Community Center, 3535 Marathon St. The festive event is popular with residents who enjoy the delicious meal and chance to visit with friends.
A fun 50/50 raffle will send a lucky winner home with a wad of cash, and kids and adults alike will enjoy a special appearance by the HappiTimes clowns.
The Pantego Lions Club recently celebrated its 35th anniversary. The organization provides funds to many nonprofits, including the Arlington school district, Wish With Wings, Arlington Charities, Salvation Army, Arlington Life Shelter, Arlington Nurses Association, Miracle League, Meals on Wheels and SafeHaven.
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“For 35 years, Pantego Lions have been serving our community,” said club member Calvin Kost. “We also provide eyeglasses for needy AISD students, a free weeklong summer camp in Kerrville for handicapped children, and we are a source for Leader Dogs.”
Tickets for the breakfast are $6 and kids age 5 and under eat free. Purchase tickets in advance from any club member, or at the door. Check out www.PantegoLions.org to learn more about the Lions, or contact Kost at firstname.lastname@example.org or Al Claros at email@example.com.
Traveling exhibition about Native American concepts of health, illness
Tarrant County College Southeast Campus will be among only a handful of schools and libraries nationwide to host an upcoming exhibit called “Native Voices: Native Peoples’ Concepts of Health and Illness.” TCC was selected by the American Library Association for the prestigious honor of hosting the traveling show.
Opening Aug. 21, the exhibit will be available to the community until Sept. 27 along with a number of special programs planned to accompany the exhibit.
A spokesman for the event said “Native Voices” explores the interconnectedness of wellness, illness and cultural life for Native Americans, Alaska natives and native Hawaiians and will examine how health is tied to the community, the land and the spirit. Actual interviews will describe how health is impacted by things such as epidemics or the loss of land.
“We are honored to bring ‘Native Voices’ to TCC and our community,” said TCC Library Director JoTisha Klemm. “We hope all visitors will gain greater awareness of the powerful themes of the exhibit and programs.”
Special programs include a Sept. 5 program about raptors and the importance of these birds and their place in the environment. Then on Sept. 19 guests can attend a program examining the controversial use of peyote as a part of American Indian religious ceremonies during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
A documentary film on Sept. 20 will discuss the impact of the Indian Child Welfare Act, the child welfare system, and the laws, policies and attitudes that affect native families.
All programs will be in the TCC Judith Carrier Library. The campus is at 2100 Southeast Parkway. For exhibit or event details, contact Tracey Minzenmayer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 817-515-3388.
Arlington on Tap lecture series begins new season
The popular downtown meet-and-greet happy hour lecture series Arlington on Tap begins its third season on Sept. 11. Each two-hour event begins at 6 p.m. at a different pub around Arlington. There is no admission cost, and food and beverages are available for purchase.
On Sept. 11, James Spaniolo, former UTA president and current executive director of the North Texas Commission, will be at Legal Draft (500 E. Division St.) talking about regionalism and its impact. On Oct. 10 at Division Street Brewing, Kellie Reichert, communication director of the Arlington Life Shelter, will explore how people become homeless and how they can reclaim their life.
Arlington schools Trustee Bowie Hogg will talk about his life since his appearance with President Donald Trump on “The Apprentice” on Nov. 14 at J. Gilligans Bar. Next up on Jan 9 at Maverick Bar & Grill (601 E. Main St.) is Deputy City Manager Theron Bowman, a past Arlington police chief, telling his story about once being the target of a hit man over controversy surrounding the city’s sexual entertainment businesses.
On Feb. 13 O.K. Carter, former longtime Star-Telegram journalist and a local historian, will be at Hooligan’s Bar (310 E. Abram St.) to share stories about the women in history who helped make Arlington great. Then on March 13 at J.R. Bentley’s (406 W. Abram St.), the TCC Southeast Campus President Bill Coppola will discuss how community colleges can help solve many of America’s problems.
The final two series will feature Robert Francis, editor of the Fort Worth Business Press, on April 10 talking about the impact of fake news. Paul Geisel, demographics and sociology expert, will handle the final May 8 event at Division Brewing with his observations and predictions about local demographics.
Contact the Arlington Historical Society at 817-460-4001 with inquires about the series.
Mansfield Women’s Club awards $40,000 in grants and scholarships
It was a day for celebration earlier this summer when the Mansfield Women’s Club handed out nearly $40,000 for student scholarships and grants to area charities and nonprofit organizations.
“The program allowed each charity’s representative to explain how the funds would be used,” said club member Marilyn Gerloff.
Launa Barboza, chairwoman of the clubs philanthropic committee, presented checks to representatives from each charity including Mansfield Sunrise Rotary Club’s Special Needs Prom, Safe Haven of Tarrant County, CASA, All Star Equestrian and Mainstage Classic Theatre
Other charities on hand to receive cash awards at the event were Metroplex Women’s Clinic, Common Ground/Feed the Kids Program, Wesley Mission Center and Ronald McDonald House of Fort Worth.
According to Gerloff, Mansfield school district scholarship recipients from every high school received $12,000 in scholarships. In February, she said Harvesting International Ministry food bank received over $12,000, and the First Baptist Church Single Parent Fair was granted $1,400 in September.
Any organization applying for a grant must submit an application to the Mansfield Women’s Club, P.O. Box 1212, Mansfield, TX 76063. Forms are available at www.mansfieldwomensclub.com.