March 14, 2014

City by City: Arlington, Mansfield, Northeast Tarrant

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.


Job fair planned for April 3 at Grace Community Church

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,” will be on display at Tarrant County College’s Southeast Campus starting 1 p.m. Monday.

“Civil War 150,” on exhibit through March 24, 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.

— Monica S. Nagy

Giant garage sale to benefit church’s missions, van fund

Trinity United Methodist Church, 1200 SW Green Oaks Blvd., is having a giant garage sale Saturday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Church members have collected enough furniture, clothing, toys, electronics, tools, books, and holiday items to fill nine 26-foot rental trucks.

Proceeds from the sale will go to support the church’s 30-plus missions and a fund to purchase a van.


Camp, eat, take in a movie outside under the stars

Camp out with the neighbors at Boys Ranch Park, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, and enjoy dinner, a movie, “Sleeping-bag Story Time” and s’mores.

The literal night-out begins at 6 tonight under what’s predicted to be a cloudless sky and temperature in the mid-60s. The campout ends at 8 a.m. Saturday.

Campers should bring their own tent and sleeping bags.

Admission for Bedford residents is $40 per family of four ($45 for nonresident families) and $5 for each additional family member.

Call 817-952-2323 for information.

— Terry Evans


Make Summer Reading Club video, win $400

Create a video about the Summer Reading Club for your public library to be played on the morning announcements at Birdville elementary and middle schools and at area public libraries.

The Summer Reading Club promotes reading for children through programs and incentives.

Videographers should create a two- to three-minute video commercial that advertises the Summer Reading Club titled “Fizz, Boom, READ!” for the cities of Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga.

The winner will have his or her commercial played at all Birdville elementary and middle school morning announcements and at the Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills, Richland Hills and Watauga libraries.

The winner will receive a $400 cash award.

All entries and completed release forms must be submitted to by March 31 at midnight.

Pick up a release form and the contest rules at Birdville school libraries.

Participants may submit either one individual project or one group project.

Winners will be notified by April 25.


UNT to host color guard championship

Flags up! The Southwestern Color Guard Championship is coming to Denton on March 22 and 23, and many area and regional high school teams will be competing for awards and honors.

Events will be held at the University of North Texas Coliseum, 600 Avenue D.

Ticket prices for preliminaries is $17, finals is $20, a combination package is $30, and nonfinalist backside seating is $7.

Tickets are all general admission and only sold at the door.

Pay by cash or check only.

Ticket prices include a $2 per ticket arena ticket fee.

Full schedule of participating school teams and performance times for preliminaries, as well as the finals schedule, are posted at

The competition is put on by Winter Guard International, a nonprofit specializing in producing regional indoor color guard and percussion ensemble competitions.

— Shirley Jinkins


Haltom artists get in on Gallery Night March 29

Eighteen local painters, potters, photographers and wood-turners exhibit their works from 1 to 8 p.m. March 29 at Haltom City Northeast Center, at 3201 Friendly Lane.

Part of the Fort Worth Gallery Night, the event is free  and open to the public.

A 5 p.m. reception will be hosted by Art in the City, a group of volunteers devoted to improving the community by increasing interest in the arts.

Artists include Bennie Wood, Mason Cox, Doris Mobley, Judith Wolf, Carolyn Weinman, Brenda Stolwyk, Sheila Cahill, Michelle Cahill, Conner Vick, Katy Hamilton, Jerry Wenninger, Juan Marroquin, Anna Kuroski, Lizandra Avalos, Kristen Despres, Alan Siebenthal, Wayne Clowers and Hank Johnson.

Galleries throughout Fort Worth’s Cultural District and elsewhere also will have exhibits that night.

— Terry Evans

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