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03/21/2014 1:14 PM

03/21/2014 1:15 PM


Be healthy and walk, or run, at April 12 community event

The third annual Be Healthy Community 5K and Fun Walk will be held April 12 in Burleson.

Registration starts 7 a.m. at Bartlett Park, 550 NW Summercrest Blvd., for the 1-mile Fun Walk beginning at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K run, which begins at 8 a.m.

The Fun Walk is free. Youths 12 and under can register for free for the 5K. Participants who are older than 12 can either pay $20 online or $30 on April 12 for the 5K. One free T-shirt with registration.

The 5K run is USA Track and Field-certified and will be professionally timed by ASSIST Systems in conjunction with The Runner.

To register online go to

For more information about the Be Healthy Community 5K and Fun Walk, call Jesse Elizondo at 817-426-9682 or email

For more about the Be Healthy initiative, go to

— Bill Miller


Clay shoot to help out Paschal High athletes

The fifth annual Clay Shoot benefiting Paschal High School athletes is set for March 30 at the Alpine Shooting Club, 5482 Shelby Road.

All proceeds from the fundraiser, sponsored by the Paschal Athletic Boosters and the Interfraternity Council of Texas Christian University, support boys and girls athletics at Paschal.

Tickets start at $100 per participant and include a catered barbecue lunch and 50 clay pigeons. Individuals or teams of five may sign up now or at the event. Shooters under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

Lunch starts at 11:30 a.m., and the clay shoot starts at 1 p.m.

Trophies will be awarded for the best team score, the best individual shooter and the top fraternity team. A consolation prize will go to the last-place shooter. Raffle tickets are $10 each or $50 for six chances to win a variety of clay shooting accessories.

Go to for tickets and registration information.


Riverside hosts community art project on March 29

Riverside Arts District is hosting Imagine Riverside, a community public art project that gives people of all ages an opportunity to express their ideas and vision for the Riverside neighborhood with chalk.

The event runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. March 29 in the parking lot next to 2902 Race St.

Participants should bring chalk of all colors to write or draw their ideas.

For more information contact Debby Stein with the Riverside Arts District at 817-480-9770 or

— Sandra Baker

Benefit concert for youth orchestra’s trip to Italy

The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra will present a benefit concert at 7 p.m. on Tuesday [at Broadway Baptist Church, 305 W. Broadway Ave.

A special performance by the Fort Worth Youth Orchestra will be included in the program, and proceeds from the concert will go to the youth orchestra’s fund for its concert tour of Italy this summer.

Program includes Benjamin Britten’s inspiring Young Person’s Guide to the Orchestra, and Haydn’s sparkling Symphony No. 60 Il Distrato.

Tickets are $10 and $20. Order through

Youth orchestra supporters can save the date of May 17 for the Bach-A-Thon, a 5K run/walk fundraising event and a bike ride led by Mayor Betsy Price, with live music along the route and a concert afterward.

For more information on either event, visit

Young sculptor’s work on display at community center

Last August, the sculpture of 24-year-old artist Ariel Bowman was selected from the work of nearly 300 artists to win the juror award of the Texas Artist Coalition members show.

Her prize, an individual show of her work, is now on display at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center. Bowman, who lives in Flower Mound, features 10 new pieces in an individual show called “The Prehistoric Circus,” her unique renderings of prehistoric animals.

The show runs through March 30 at the Community Arts Center, 1300 Gendy St. in Fort Worth.

“Her crafmanship is extremely good. Her vision is intriguing and her skill level makes it interesting and vital and exciting to look at,” said Elaine Taylor, executive director of the Texas Artist Coalition.

For more information visit or call the arts center at 817-738-1938.

— Tim Madigan

Fashion show funds to support STEM students

The Fort Worth Assembly will present a spring fashion style showcase to be held March 30 at the Fort Worth Club.

The event will benefit the Generation Hope Laptop Program, a three-year science, technology, engineering and mathematics college-prep program for at-risk students. The program has provided laptops and a structured curriculum in the STEM fields to over 500 economically disadvantaged middle school students in 13 schools in the Crowley, Everman and Fort Worth school districts.

The showcase will include styles from three fashion brands from the area.

The marketplace opens at 3 p.m., with the style show scheduled for 4 p.m.

“The Fort Worth Assembly is excited to bring such a glamorous fashion event to the community that is sure to be the talk of the season,” says Charlece Thomas James, president. “And the best part is we get to raise funds for a truly worthy cause that furthers STEM initiatives in our schools and focuses on preparing our youth for college.”

Tickets may be purchased online by visiting General admission is $40, and VIP tickets are available for $75. Event sponsorships and vendor opportunities are available.

Corvette club marks 40 years of cruisin’

The City Council will honor the Cowtown Vettes organization next month for its four decades of activities and service to the community.

During its April 1 meeting, the council will proclaim April 6 as Cowtown Vettes 40th Anniversary Day, marking the date the Corvette organization was chartered in 1974.

The club began with 20 Corvette owners and now has 125 members. It became affiliated with National Council of Corvette Clubs in 1975.

Members come from Fort Worth, Benbrook, Arlington, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, Cedar Hill,, Pantego, River Oaks, North Richland Hills, Watauga, Colleyville, Hurst, Bedford, Euless, Azle, Springtown, Weatherford, Willow Park, Granbury, Cleburne, Mansfield, Burleson, Crowley, Grandview, Keller, Haslet, Saginaw, Newark, Paradise, Gainesville, Little Elm, Malakoff and Oklahoma City.

“The club’s members own Corvettes of each generation and a majority of production years are represented,” said David Gill of Fort Worth, the club’s president. Members test their Corvettes in autocrosses, drag races, car shows and cruises throughout the state beyond.

Also, the club helps support the Tarrant Area Food Bank, National Kidney Foundation, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Cook’s Children’s hospital, the Fisher House Foundation (family support for wounded warriors) and other benevolent groups.

For more information about Cowtown Vettes, check their website at

Casa Mañana opens How I Became a Pirate’

A stage adaptation of the popular children’s book How I Became a Pirate opens today for a run through April 6 at Casa Mañana Theatre.

Young Jeremy Jacob (Stephen Newton) is paid a visit by Captain Braid Beard (Greg Dulcie) and his band of pirates who are searching for the perfect spot to bury their treasure. As Jeremy learns all about what pirates do, he also learns what pirates don’t do. Songs include I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy and You’ve Got to Talk Like a Pirate.

Tickets are $16 to $24 and can be purchased by calling 817-332-2272 or online at Tickets are also available at the Casa Mañana box office, at 3101 W. Lancaster Ave.

How I Became a Pirate performance dates and times are today at 7 p.m.; Saturday at 1 and 5 p.m.; Sunday at 2 p.m.; Friday at 7 p.m.; March 29 at 1 and 5 p.m.; March 30 at 2 p.m.; April 4 at 7 p.m.; April 5 at 1 and 5 p.m.; and April 6 at 2 p.m.


Parker Paws Spring Fling on Saturday

Come celebrate spring with Parker Paws at Volkswagen of Weatherford, 2951 Fort Worth Highway, on Saturday from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be games, prizes, refreshments and, of course, adoptable pets.

Volkswagen of Weatherford will be donating a portion of the proceeds from new Volkswagens sold to Parker Paws.

On Wednesday, diners who present a Parker Paws flier for lunch and/or dinner (dine-in or carryout) at On the Border in Weatherford will have 10 percent of their purchase donated to Parker Paws.

Hours for the event are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The flier is available at

On the Border is located at Interstate 20 exit 408 in Weatherford, in the shopping center just south of the interstate. For directions call 817-594-2174.

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