Valentine show includes tango, Broadway music
Timeless Concerts, the Arlington-based series of live chamber music, will launch its 2014 season Feb. 15 at the Arlington Museum of Art, 201 W. Main St., with a valentine concert featuring tango selections and Broadway love songs.
The concert will also include opera performances by tenor Don O’Neal Le Blanc and soprano Lucy Tamez Creech.
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The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be followed by music for dancing by the Steve Stroud Trio. A dessert, fruit and cheese buffet will be served, as will complimentary wine; those attending may also bring their own.
Tickets are $50 for adults, $40 for seniors, $25 for college students and $115 for a private table for two. Tickets can be purchased online at www.timelessconcerts.com.
Timeless Concerts include classical, contemporary and international music and are produced by Lee Anne Chenoweth of Arlington, a former violinist with the Fort Worth Symphony who established the series.
— Shirley Jinkins
River Legacy hosts free bird-themed festival
Nature lovers can participate in a national bird count, attend guided bird walks and enjoy family-friendly activities at a free festival hosted Feb. 15 by the River Legacy Living Science Center.
The festival is scheduled to run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the center, 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd. in north Arlington. The event is part of the 17th annual Great Backyard Bird Count, a four-day global event led by the National Audubon Society and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Family-friendly bird walks and group counts are scheduled for 10:15 and 11 a.m., noon and 1 p.m. Participants are encouraged to bring binoculars and cameras to help collect data about bird species in Arlington for Cornell’s research program. Last year, participants logged 6,377 birds from 88 species, including the northern shoveler, American robin and red-winged blackbird.
Other activities include creating bird silhouettes, origami cranes and bird-nesting bags, dissecting owl pellets, face-painting, and playing bird-themed games.
For more information about the festival, call the center at 817-860-6752 or visit www.riverlegacy.org.
— Susan Schrock
Golf tournament to honor baseball champion
The Martin High School Warrior Baseball Booster Club will hold its annual B.G. Wilson Memorial Golf Tournament on Friday. The event is named for a member of the 1993 state championship team who died in 2001 of liver cancer.
The event is open to the public and will be held at Mansfield National Golf Course, 3750 National Parkway. It is a Florida scramble with a 9 a.m. check in and a 10 a.m. shotgun start.
Each year the event kicks off the new baseball season, honoring alumni and raising funds for the baseball program. Proceeds from the weekend’s events pay for scholarships for each graduating senior, maintenance on safety nets in the batting cages, field work, uniforms, travel to tournaments and more.
For more details visit www.martinbaseball.com.
— Shirley Jinkins
Boys Ranch Activity Center to host spring break camp
The Bedford Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, will host a spring break camp open to ages 6 to 12 on March 10-14.
The camp hours are from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. and activities are expected to include arts and crafts, outdoor sports and indoor games. Snacks will be provided.
Cost is $100 for residents and $105 for nonresidents.
For more information, contact the center at 817 952-2191.
— Yamil Berard
Learn how to manage mosquitoes
Get a jump on mosquito control at sessions in the Bedford Public Library and the Bedford Senior Center.
Jerry Laverty, the city’s environmental specialist, and Nina M. Dacko, Tarrant County Public Health vector control supervisor, will provide key information about avoiding mosquito bites and deterring mosquito breeding.
The presentations are expected to take place from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive; and at 10 a.m. June 10 at the senior center, 2819 R.D. Hurt Parkway.
— Yamil Berard
Arts groups seek participants for program
Haltom City is now part of the Fort Worth Gallery Night event that has long been popular among art fans. Set for March 29, organizers are looking for additional artists to display their work.
The Haltom City Northeast Center, at 3201 Friendly Lane, is the venue for the event, scheduled for 1 to 8 p.m. On board to date are several painters, a photographer, a potter and a wood-turner. However, some open exhibit space remains. Those interested in being part of the Haltom City event should call 817-222-7767 or email email@example.com. There is a registration fee of $50.
Organized by Art in the City, a group of citizen volunteers who seek to improve the community’s quality of life by increasing interest in the arts, the Haltom City stop on Gallery Night will also host a reception for artists and guests beginning at 5 p.m.
Fort Worth Gallery Night is coordinated by the Fort Worth Art Dealers Association and takes place one evening each fall and spring. Galleries throughout the cultural district and others in the Fort Worth area welcome visitors as they play hosts to exhibiting artists.
Jazz bands have their day
The Apex Arts League will present the the University of North Texas’ One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on March 1 at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church, 185 S. White’s Chapel Blvd.
Three high school jazz bands will open the program, performing commissioned pieces written by composition students at UNT. The high school bands include Birdville High School Jazz Ensemble, Carroll Jazz Orchestra and Richland High School Jazz Band.