Arlington Citizen-Journal

January 15, 2014

Eyes on Arlington: Daddy Daughter Dance will be held at three different times this year

The deadline to register is Jan. 27, but spots tend to fill early.

J’adore Paris will no doubt be the watchwords for little girls attending the Parisian-themed Daddy Daughter Dance this year. This wildly popular annual event is the perfect opportunity for fathers and daughters to dress up and spend quality time together during a wonderful night of dancing and fun.

Not one but three dances are planned to accommodate the many families who make this event an annual tradition. Dances from 7 to 9 p.m. are set for Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, and an afternoon dance from 4 to 6 is also scheduled for Feb. 1. The venue is the Bob Duncan Center, located in beautiful Vandergriff Park.

“We are really excited about adding the additional dance and moving back to the Bob Duncan Center,” said Yvonne Falgout, programs manager at the center. “This allows staff more flexibility in preparation of the event and allows more creative freedoms with our theme.”

Dressed in outfits ranging from Sunday best to formal, guests will enjoy delicious appetizers and beverages before servers arrive with trays of crescent sandwiches with turkey, ham or roast beef before serving the yummy minidesserts.

Between spins on the dance floor to some great music provided by a disc jockey, girls may want to get a special thrill with a limousine ride around the park.

Make reservations soon, because this event sells out early. The deadline is Jan. 27. Cost is $30 per person or $35 with a limo ride. Call 817-459-5474 or register online at

Junior League open house Thursday

Women who want to get more involved in their community should check out the Third Thursday event hosted by the Arlington Junior League Admissions Committee at the Shady Valley Clubhouse.

In a very informal setting that includes delicious appetizers, beer and wine, prospective members can learn all about being in the league and get acquainted with members. The Junior League is an “organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.” The spring provisional class starts Jan. 25.

The event begins at 5:30 p.m. Shady Valley is at 4001 W. Park Row Drive.

For more information, contact

Senior Men’s Club

Calling all Arlington-area guys who are 55 years young or beyond! You may want to check out joining the Senior Men’s Club.

The guys meet monthly on the second Wednesday, and the next meeting is Feb. 12 at 11:30 a.m. at the Black-Eyed Pea restaurant at 1400 N. Collins St. in Lincoln Square.

Keith McDonald, a member for several years, says, “I enjoy the club because we all have different backgrounds and some common and some varied interest. Also, we don’t sit around and discuss politics or religion.”

McDonald says the formal purpose of the club, founded back in 1985, is: “To further the education and social growth of senior men of Arlington by the advancement of their interests, understanding and fellowship through club activities and to encourage and support the voluntary work of members with local medical, educational and social service organizations.” Annual dues are $30.

The guest speaker for the February meeting is Ernie Stepp, who will talk about the Affordable Care Act.

To inquire, contact McDonald at or 817-274-9222.

‘Wings of Peace’ concert set for UT Arlington on Jan. 22

Internationally acclaimed Italian pianist Francesco Attesti and Italian organist Matteo Galii will perform at the Wings of Peace concert at 6 p.m. Wednesday.

Attesti began playing at the age of 5 and performed his first concert at the tender age of 11. He has studied with some of the greatest names in music in Florence and Salzburg and performs regularly in prestigious international concert halls.

According to Rotarian Jim Quick, the concert is a joint effort of the Rotary Club of Arlington Great Southwest and Rotaract Club at UT Arlington. “Rotary District 5790 has been strongly supportive of Rotary’s peace mission for over seven years. Our district has won three prestigious Peace Fellowships for top scholars in Texas to go abroad and earn graduate degrees in peace studies,” said Quick.

“Proceeds from the concert support Rotaract Club service projects on campus, and we Rotarians direct money to UT Arlington scholarships for top students,” added Quick. Great Southwest Rotary is involved with projects that address such needs as hunger, health, literacy, clean water and the elderly.

Tickets are $30 for floor seating and $75 for VIP seating. The concert will be at Irons Recital Hall, at 700 Greek Row Drive.

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