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05/09/2014 1:18 PM

05/09/2014 1:19 PM


Parent conference to look at college prep

The University of Texas at Arlington is scheduled to host a free parent conference for those who want to gather information for their kindergarten kiddos all the way to their high school seniors’ college future.

The deadline is May 23 to sign up for the Pathways to College Access parent conference, which is set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. May 31.

Lunch will be provided at the event, at the University Center, 300 W. First St.

The event is sponsored by AT&T and the UTA College of Education and Health Professions.

Register at by May 23, or call 817-272-9723 with questions.

— Monica S. Nagy

Deadline nears for free STEM camp at UTA

UT Arlington is accepting applications until Friday for a free weeklong residential summer camp for students interested in science, technology, engineering or mathematics fields.

The AT&T Pathways Summer STEM Camp is for students who will be in ninth grade in the fall.

Participants will live in a residence hall and attend classes, experiments, field experiences and more. The sessions are from June 20 to 25 and July 27 to Aug.1.

The camp helps promote STEM fields among students who are underserved and underrepresented, including low-income students.

Visit for more information.

— Monica S. Nagy


Key West Band to bring Caribbean vibe to town

Dress up your dogs in bright-floral prints, straw hats, shades and flip-flops for the final full-blown Twilight Thursday Tastes & Tunes festival at Old Bedford School.

The Key West Band brings Jimmy Buffet songs, original reggae and Creole music to the outdoor stage on the lawn at 2400 School Lane in Bedford. Caribbean-style food will be sold, art vendors will be plentiful, and there will be a “yappy” hour for dogs with a prize for best pet-themed costume.

Presented by the Arts Council Northeast, the concert begins at 7 p.m. May 22, and food goes on sale at 6 p.m. Go to for information.

— Terry Evans

Murder is on the menu at Old Bedford School

Something doesn’t add up when Aaron Adding and his daughter, Lori Adding, gather with others from the former cast and crew to film the 10-year-anniversary reunion special for “Chip Off the Old Block,” a 1990s TV series about the Robinson family.

Judging by the Murder Mystery Dinner’s title — Death Family Robinson — someone has murder in mind.

A pork chop dinner with peppered corn sauce, loaded mashed potatoes and corn, followed by chocolate cake, begins at 6:45 p.m. May 24 at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane.

Tickets are available at

— Terry Evans


Fire Department

open house May 17

The Colleyville Fire Department is opening its doors to all on May 17.

The department will host its annual open house from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Central Fire Station, 5209 Colleyville Blvd.

Staffers will showcase vehicle extraction, fire extinguisher training and an aerial water demonstration. The department’s trucks and equipment will also be on display.

For more information, call 817-503-1400.

— Dustin L. Dangli

Police to honor fallen officers Thursday

The Police Department will honor fallen police officers with a memorial.

The service takes place at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Colleyville Justice Center, 5201 Riverwalk Drive.

The department invites the public to the event to pay tribute to local, state and federal peace officers who have died while on duty.

— Dustin L. Dangli


TXU Energy donates

35 trees to Southlake

Bob Jones Park has a little more green thanks to TXU Energy.

The company donated 35 trees, including species like Shumard red oaks, live oaks, Texas red oaks, bur oaks and cedar elms.

“It is a goal in Southlake to provide attractive and unique spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy in our community,” Mayor John Terrell said via press release. “These trees will not only add to the aesthetic of the park but also encourage sustainability and environmentalism. Southlake residents and visitors will continue to benefit from these generous contributions for years to come. ”

— Dustin L. Dangli


Meals on Wheels to host golf classic June 9

Trophy Club Country Club is holding its annual golf classic on June 9.

The event, at 500 Trophy Club Drive, is being hosted for the 23rd time by Meals on Wheels in order to connect business leaders and supporters of the Neighbors Helping Neighbors mission.

The classic will feature a mobile pro shop, awards and plenty of food all day.

Shotgun start is at 7:30 a.m. For more information, visit

— Yamil Berard


Youth orchestra sets final concert of year

The last performance of the season for the Lone Star Youth Orchestra is at 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Irving Arts Center, 3333 N. McArthur Blvd.

The program features Bacchanale, Saint-Saens; Russian Sailors’ Dance, Gliere; and Concerto for Violin in E Minor, Mendelssohn.

Mendelssohn’s concerto will feature guest artist and youth orchestra Concertmaster Tristan Hipolito, a junior at Centennial High School.

As the first-place winner of the orchestra’s concerto competition, he is the recipient of a $500 scholarship.

The Lone Star Youth Orchestra is the only non-tuition-based youth orchestra in the area, and it includes middle and high school students from 21 school districts.

— Elizabeth Campbell

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