Acting With the Stars is the perfect Valentine date
Your worries are over about how to treat your valentine to a night on the town. Stage West has the perfect event Feb. 12 at the Fort Worth Club for couples wanting an early and memorable experience for this romantic holiday. After dinner, the main event features six Fort Worth “stars” and their professional partners re-creating scenes about love from the American stage.
“We’ll have a silent and live auction as well as a fully hosted cocktail hour, a multicourse meal, roses, chocolates, take-home photos and some fantastic entertainment,” said Dana Schultes of Stage West. “The dress is ‘red-carpet ready’ to give us all a chance to dazzle.”
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Pairing up with the professional actors are hometown folks including Stephen Becker (KERA producer), Mac Engel (Star-Telegram sports writer), Cindi Holt (artist), Harriet Harral (Leadership Fort Worth), Don Mills (TCU professor) and Ann Zadeh (city councilwoman). Each duo will perform a love scene and try to win your vote as the best performance of the night. Be sure to go online to read all about the celebs and their pros and the scenes they’ll be performing.
Schultes said you never know what to expect when you take six well-known local figures and toss them onstage in front of their friends and colleagues. “We love them for doing it, and we enjoy using our own skills to make them shine,” she said.
The silent auction and a quick live one driven by a seasoned auctioneer “are peppered with fantastic items,” said Schultes. “We’ve really focused on sourcing prizes from our own awesome neighborhood, the near south side, to draw attention to this side of the city.”
Proceeds benefit Stage West’s main stage programming as well as outreach to places like Safe Haven and the Fort Worth school district. Tickets are $150 per person. Purchase online at stagewest.org/awts or call the box office at 817-784-9378.
Go Red for Women luncheon Feb. 20 to aid in heart health
Take a stand against heart disease by attending the Go Red for Women event Feb. 20 at Fort Worth’s Omni Hotel. Wear red and enjoy free health screenings, breakout sessions and a dynamic speaker at the annual luncheon hosted by the American Heart Association.
Chairing the event are Martha Williams and Joan Trew, who care deeply about helping women build healthier lives free from cardiovascular disease. Other committee members include Joan Friedman, Nancy Carter, Bridget Shelton, Traci Bernard and Laura Coffey to randomly name only a few.
“Heart disease continues to be the No. 1 killer of women in America, killing more women each year than all forms of cancer combined,” said Williams. “The Go Red for Women movement was formed in 2004 to build awareness of the silent killer and give women a voice to learn their risk of heart disease.”
Heart disease is known as a silent killer among women because its symptoms in women are less noticeable than in men.
The luncheon opens with a mimosa reception, all sorts of health screening exhibits, CPR training, breakout workshops, an Estee Lauder lipstick touch-up station and one of the largest silent auctions seen at any charity event.
The keynote speaker is Tracey Conway, Emmy award-winning actress, comedienne and heart attack survivor. Conway’s remarkable story of collapsing from cardiac arrest just minutes after an onstage comedy sketch and her comeback is sure to keep the audience spellbound.
Tickets are $150 each. Purchase online and learn more at tarrantcountygored.heart.org.
Weekly paper starts Wednesday in Hurst-Euless-Bedford
Beginning Wednesday, the Star-Telegram will introduce a new weekly newspaper — H-E-B News — to be delivered to single-family homes in Hurst-Euless-Bedford.
The free publication will offer news and advertising content featuring residents, businesses, community stories, school news, entertainment events, business happenings, school athletics and reader opinions.
H-E-B News will join the family of eight weekly newspapers that the Star-Telegram delivers across Tarrant County. Community newspapers satisfy the demand for hyperlocal news and advertising, and H-E-B News aims to play an important role in keeping residents informed, educated and entertained each week.
For Star-Telegram subscribers, the paper will be inserted each Wednesday inside their Star-Telegram. For nonsubscribers, the paper will be delivered in yards of single-family homes.
The weekly advertising packets that residents formerly received by mail will now be in H-E-B News. For everyone who loves getting the weekly advertising offers and coupons, the weekly community newspaper will be an added value.
I will be writing a social news column — “Eyes on H-E-B” — that will focus on nonprofit, educational, civic, social and charitable organizations and their events.
“Eyes on H-E-B” will be packed with highlights about events and people — what’s coming up, who is hosting it and whom it benefits; what happened; who was honored and why; and who was in charge. It will feature news about your neighbors, tell you what’s going on in schools and entertainment venues, share the buzz of the business community and provide information about the small occasions that make up the cultural fabric of any community.
Content is 100 percent dependent on community input.
Submit your event news with a press release or by sharing the invitation or flier about the event, or by sending me an informal email with the pertinent facts about the occasion. I also have an event information form that I can send on request to help you in submitting news to me.