Arlington Citizen-Journal

March 17, 2014

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Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, in partnership with the city, is hosting it.

Workforce Solutions of Tarrant County, in partnership with the city, is hosting a job fair on April 3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Grace Community Church, 801 W. Bardin Road.

Further information for employers and those seeking employment may be found at

Civil War exhibit on view at TCC Southeast Campus

The project, “Civil War 150: Exploring the War and Its Meaning Through the Words of Those Who Lived It,” is on display at Tarrant County College Southeast Campus through Monday.

“Civil War 150” includes letters, old interviews and images meant to show what soldiers, presidents, freedmen and families dealt with at the end of slavery. Greg Kosc, TCC Southeast Campus associate history professor, and history instructor Bradley Borougerdi will present the first program, “Identities in Flux? Former Masters and Union Soldiers.”

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and The Library of America organized the national traveling panel exhibition that traces major events from 1860 to1865 through the eyes of those who lived it.

Other events include:

• History instructor Eric Salas, “Abraham Lincoln’s Intellectual Evolution Regarding Slavery During His Presidency,” 1 p.m. Tuesday.
• Associate history professor John R. Lundberg, “The Year of Jubilee: The Reaction of African Americans to Freedom, ” 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.
• Adjunct history instructor Kallie Kosc, “Divided Nations: Native Americans and the Civil War,” 2:30 p.m. Wednesday.
• Stephen E. Maizlish, UTA associate history professor, “Learning to Say the ‘S’ Word: The Coming of the Civil War and the Causes of Confederate Defeat,” 11:30 a.m. Thursday.

Exhibits and events are at the Judith J. Carrier Library at 2100 Southeast Parkway.

Tents & Tales is trouble-free camping fun

Families wanting a campout experience but with no time for a trip to the wilderness are in luck. The Tents & Tales Campout is set for Friday at River Legacy Parks.

Campers will check in and get their tents set up from 4 to 6 p.m. before enjoying hot dogs at 6 p.m. followed by storytime, animal exploration and crafts until 8 p.m.

Everyone will gather around the campfire at 8 p.m. for s’mores until movie time when Despicable Me 2 will be shown. Tent time (bedtime) is 11 p.m.

Space is limited for this usually sold-out event, so make reservations soon. The camping fee is $10 per person (age 2 and under are free). Children must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Register at or call Ernie Smith at 817-459-6434.

Financial planning for special-needs children

Helping Restore Ability is hosting a free seminar for parents to provide information on how to protect the long term financial and legal needs of children with special needs. Parents with children of any age and any type of special needs are welcome to attend.

The seminar will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. April 16 at the offices of Helping Restore Ability, 4300 Beltway Place, Suite 130, in Arlington.

Vicki Niedermayer, CEO of Helping Restore Ability, will be sharing information on public and private programs and support services, many of which are free of charge and immediately available.

Aaron Shutt, attorney with the Paup law firm in Fort Worth, will explain how a special-needs trust can help maintain a child’s eligibility for Social Security, Medicare and other assistance programs as well as protect assets from predators, creditors and judgments. Shutt will also explain guardianship and the powers of attorney parents may want to have for the care of an adult child with special needs.

Jason Smith is a financial adviser with Edward Jones who has lived with a disability label, having been born without his right hand. He will cover common strategies used to fund a special-needs trust and share some of his personal experiences.

To RSVP, email or call Sarah Collom at or 817-635-6020.

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