City by City: Arlington, Mansfield, Northeast Tarrant

06/02/2014 11:23 AM

06/02/2014 11:24 AM

ARLINGTON SCHOOLS

‘Art Anatomy For Life’ student works available

It’s not too late to view and bid on unique anatomical artworks by Advanced Placement studio art students at Martin High School. All proceeds will be donated to LifeGift.org to benefit organ donor awareness and research in Texas.

Stacy Kouba, their teacher and the art department chair at Martin, introduced students to the idea of doing artwork based on human anatomy and encouraged them to learn more about organ donor programs.

The artwork is for sale in a silent auction running through 2:45 p.m. Monday. Artwork can be viewed in the school library or online at artanatomyforlife.weebly.com. Bids will be accepted on there as well as through email with Kouba at skouba@aisd.net.

ARLINGTON

Youth program changes name

The Tarrant County Youth Collaboration has assumed a new name as Dancing Classrooms North Texas.

“Due to the growth and success of DCNT, we are proud to announce this new change that will continue to positively impact students throughout North Texas,” said Tacia Torres, executive director.

Dancing Classrooms was launched nationally in 1994 as a not-for-profit project of the American Ballroom Theater Co. in New York City. It is an arts-in-education program teaching ballroom dance to upper elementary and middle school students of participating schools. it currently serves more than 45,000 students annually in 500-plus schools and 1,500 classrooms in four countries as well as 15 states.

Dancing Classrooms’ new address is 1506 W. Pioneer Parkway, Suite 114.

For more information, visit www.dancingclassroomsnorthtexas.com.

Alarm fee dropped for disabled vets

Military veterans who are 100 percent disabled are now exempt from paying Arlington’s $50 annual residential burglar alarm permit fee.

The City Council approved the exemption Tuesday. Residents who are 65 or older are already exempt from paying the fee.

The new exemption is for disabled veterans who receive 100 percent disability compensation due to a service-related disability and a rating of 100 percent disabled or individual unemployability by the Veterans Affairs Department or its successor, according to a city staff report.

The city projects a potential loss of $3,650 in fees because of the new exemption.

For more information, call 817-459-6472 or visit the Arlington Police Department website at www.arlingtonpd.org and click “alarm permits” on the left side of the page.

— Susan Schrock

BEDFORD

Screening mammograms offered

Texas Health Resources’ Wellness for Life mobile health unit will offer screening mammograms at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Hurst-Euless-Bedford on Thursday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The hospital is at 1600 Hospital Parkway in Bedford.

Patients’ insurance will be billed directly. Those without insurance may qualify for fully funded screenings.

Those interested can register by calling 855-318-7696 from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays. Patients should bring a form of identification and insurance cards if insured.

The screening will last 15 to 20 minutes and include a four-view mammogram and breast health education. Mammograms are read by a board-certified radiologist, and the results are sent to the patient and her physician.

Eligible women must be over 40 and not have had a mammogram within the past 12 months, must not be pregnant or have been nursing in the last six months and must have no breast implants, known lumps or other problems. They should have no personal history of breast cancer.

KELLER

George Dunham’s Bird Dogs to play in Keller

George Dunham and the Bird Dogs, a country/rock band emerging on the Texas music scene, will perform a free concert from 7 to 8 p.m. June 25 at Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway.

The event is sponsored by Arts Council Northeast and the city as part of the MasterWorks concert series designed to bring local, regional and national artists to the area.

George Dunham is best-known as the morning co-host on KTCK/AM 1310 The Ticket, but he is also known for his songwriting talent. The Bird Dogs’ music reflects strong family ties, love and loss.

— Elizabeth Campbell

MANSFIELD

Police will stage summer meet and greet

Come meet the Mansfield police during open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. June 14 at the public safety building, 1305 E. Broad St.

Kids can bring their bikes to test the safety course and receive a free helmet and everyone can meet Mansfield police officers and check out their equipment.

Hot dogs, popcorn and snow cones will be served.

Admission is free.

— Amanda Rogers

SOUTHLAKE

Blu-Print to perform for free in Southlake

Blu-Print, a local band known for its diverse mix of rhythm and blues, classic rock, funk, big band and jazz will give a free concert in Southlake Town Square on June 14 from 7:30 to 9 p.m. The concert is sponsored by the city and the Arts Council Northeast and is part of the MasterWorks series.

— Elizabeth Campbell

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