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06/13/2014 10:48 AM

06/13/2014 10:49 AM

ARLINGTON

Cancer survivors will celebrate life Saturday

Texas Health Arlington Memorial Hospital will host its first Cancer Survivorship Celebration on Saturday for all cancer survivors.

The free event will include educational booths, exercise demonstrations, nutrition counseling and other cancer resource information. Attendees can also speak with breast surgeons, oncologists and nurses.

Oncology nurse navigator Jane McNelis and community benefits coordinator Joy Griffin organized the celebration. McNelis works with patients from pre-diagnosis through all phases of care.

“After the initial shock of learning you have cancer, many individuals are not aware of all the assistance that is immediately available to them,” McNelis said in a news release. “I want patients to know that they are not alone in confronting a diagnosis of cancer. We anticipate that it will be a fun, supportive and an informative event.”

The two-hour celebration begins at 10 a.m. in the hospital’s main lobby. For more information, call 817-960-6297 or 817-960-6411.

BEDFORD

Baby-sitting bargain

at Old Bedford School

Four hours of baby-sitting on a Friday night for 20 bucks? Seriously?

Parents Night Out at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane, will entertain kids 5 to 11 years old and keep them safe from 6 to 10 p.m. June 20 and July 25.

It’s $20 per child each night, including dinner, and kids can wear pajamas and bring their favorite stuffed animal.

Call 817-952-2290 for information and to pre-register.

— Terry Evans

Creativity is child’s play

at Use Your Imagination

Treat your little ones to children’s activities designed to stimulate creativity, including dress-up parties and themed crafts.

Use Your Imagination at Old Bedford School, 2400 School Lane, is open to kids 3 to 6 and costs $16 per child per session. The sessions are 9:45 to 11:45 a.m. Tuesdays, June 17 through July 29.

Parents may stay and watch. Go to oldbedfordschool.com or call 817-952-2290 for information.

— Terry Evans

Become an artist overnight

at Wednesday night class

Could you paint Sunflowers in Cobalt Glass Vase?

Before you laugh, check out You Can Oil Paint for Adults, a class at Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Drive, for anyone 14 and older.

One fun, easy lesson from 6 to 8:45 p.m. Wednesday will amaze you with how well you can do, even if you can’t draw a straight line now. You’ll learn composition, perspective, color mixing and time-saving techniques from professional artists from the Robert Garden School of Art.

It’s $20 to register. An additional $20 fee covers all supplies.

Just bring paper towels and wear an old T-shirt. Call 817-952-2323 for information.

— Terry Evans

COLLEYVILLE

Colleyville summer reading program offers prizes

There was no pausing during the Paws to Read Summer Reading Kickoff.

The Colleyville Public Library opened its summer reading program with games, crafts and other activities on Thursday.

Mayor Pro Tem Mike Taylor showed off the prize room that readers will visit throughout the summer to earn rewards for reading.

Taylor encouraged the many children in attendance to keep reading, as it allows them to imagine being anything from a firefighter to a superhero.

Attendees were treated to balloon dogs, cookies, crafts and a handful of games.

— Dustin L. Dangli

GRAND PRAIRIE

Cars are the stars at this show

Check out some classic rides or show off your own at the Calvary Car Show on Saturday from 4 to 8 p.m. at Calvary Baptist Church, 401 W. Church St.

Registration at the event is $20 per entry. There will be 20 divisions and 33 awards, and all entries are eligible for more than 50 prize draw

ings.

For more information, go to www.calvary.net or call John Parker at 469-774-7191.

— Shirley Jinkins

Man up for health

and watch baseball

It’s a healthful Guys Night Out on Tuesday at QuikTrip Park, 1600 Lone Star Parkway.

Get information on men’s health and enjoy a night out at the ballpark for free on Tuesday to see the AirHogs play the Gary-Southshore Rail Cats at 7:05 p.m.

Visit the Get Fit tent at city events for a free voucher, or pick one up at local recreation centers or at the Parks Administration building, 400 College St.

For more information, visit www.gptx.org/getfitgp.

HURST

Ham radio Field Day activities planned

Hurst Amateur Radio Club members invite the public to join them in a demonstration of emergency communications at Chisholm Park at the party pavilions on June 28 between 3 and 6 p.m.

American Radio Relay League Field Day is the climax of the weeklong Amateur Radio Week. Throughout the country, ham operators will create radio stations in public areas and run them on emergency power, proving they can communicate in forms other than telephone, email or text, which can all become nonfunctional in a crisis.

For more information, contact Denise Lucas at info@w5hrc.org or go to www.w5hrc.org.

NORTH RICHLAND HILLS

Ham radio event in NRH also scheduled

People will have a chance later this month to meet and talk with North Richland Hills ham radio operators, as operators from around the country hold public demonstrations of emergency communications abilities.

The NRH Amateur Radio Club will demonstrate amateur radio at the fire station at 7202 Dick Fisher Drive. The event runs from 1 p.m. June 28 to noon June 29.

More than 35,000 amateur radio operators across the country participated in last year’s Field Day.

To learn more, go to www.emergency-radio.org.

SOUTHLAKE

Construction to widen South Carroll Avenue

Crews began construction along South Carroll Avenue near Farm Road 1709 on Monday.

The construction will widen a portion of the roadway in preparation for the opening of the Park Village Shopping Center that will sit on that corner.

The construction will configure the roadway to have one northbound lane and two southbound lanes along South Carroll.

The city encourages residents to seek alternate routes.

— Dustin L. Dangli

WATAUGA

Bring out your inner Jedi at June 21 event

Share with your kids the thrill of wearing cinnamon buns over your ears and slicing the air with a plastic light saber by dressing as your favorite Star Wars character at Watauga Public Library.

Costumed guests are eligible for prizes at the 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. June 21 Star Wars event at 7109 Whitley Road in Watauga. Games include Star Wars trivia, Stormtrooper Bowling, Pin the Ears on Yoda, Destroy the Death Star and the Imperial March. Kids may make Yoda puppets, Jedi headbands and their own spaceship.

“Professional” Star Wars characters will pose for photos with guests. The costume contest is at 3 p.m.

The event is free. A nonperishable food drive benefits the Community Enrichment Center. Call 817-514-5865 for information.

— Terry Evans

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