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07/06/2014 9:56 PM

07/06/2014 9:57 PM


Movie will premiere in Forest Hill next month

The new Forest Hill Civic and Convention Center will play host to a Hollywood movie premiere on Aug. 17, a first for the city.

The black-tie movie premiere, after-party and mixer for the inspirational film Steps of Faith will begin with the cast’s red-carpet entrance at 5:30 p.m., followed by the movie screening at 7 p.m.

Steps of Faith is about a woman led by faith to work at an equine therapy center with special-needs children and adults.

Filmmakers M. Legend Brown, a native of Terrell, and Eric King were inspired to make the movie after King met therapeutic-riding ranch manager Marion Cox in Sulphur Springs. It stars Dallas native Irma P. Hall, Chrystee Pharris, Amy Weber, Charles Malik Whitfield, Ted Lange and Tracey Ross.

The convention center is at 6901 Wichita St.

Tickets can be purchased at To view the film’s trailer, go to

For more information, contact Kelly Gray at 817- 919-9712 or


Nutrition class for meatless diets

Texas Health Huguley Hospital Fort Worth South’s outpatient dietitian, Megan Rhoades, will share information on the benefits of living a meat-free life at the upcoming free community nutrition class titled, “Vegetarian vs. Vegan: Is One Right for You?”

The one-hour class will provide information about vegetarian and vegan lifestyles, the different types of vegetarianism, what they entail, the benefits and the concerns that come along with these diets. Rhoades will explain how to maintain a healthy, nutritious diet by eating vegetarian and vegan sources of protein, carbohydrates and nutrients, as well as what nutritional supplements may be needed.

The class will be held on July 24 at 10 a.m. and again at 6:30 p.m. at the Texas Health Huguley Fitness Center Amphitheater. The public is invited, and reservations are not required.

Call Rhoades at 817- 568-3155 to learn more.

Pick a piano for the parlor this weekend

Been considering a piano purchase?

Check out the grands being offered for sale at Texas Christian University’s Ed Landreth Hall today from noon to 5 p.m.

The gently used instruments have been played by students in the Fort Worth school district’s music programs, TCU’s School of Music and participants in the annual PianoTexas International Academy & Festival.

Proceeds from the public sale help fund future instrument purchases and musical events.

For example, each year the nonprofit Rockley Family Foundation presents the Fort Worth school district with a new grand piano for use in one of the district’s high school music programs. After a year’s use, the piano is sold to benefit the music programs.

Ed Landreth Hall is at 2800 S. University Drive. For more information, call 817-257-5333 .

AARP members to hear accordionist

George McBride, an accomplished accordionist, will entertain the Westside AARP at the groups meeting Friday. McBride has an extensive repertoire of familiar tunes, spanning many years of different types of music.

The meeting will be held at Broadway Plaza at Westover Hills, 6201 Plaza Parkway. The meeting starts at 10 a.m., with coffee, iced tea and water available. Lunch is offered at 11 a.m.

For additional information, contact or call 817- 237-0412.


3-D printing on view at the library during July

Every Wednesday and Saturday at 2 p.m. during July, the Saginaw Public Library will be printing objects with its Solidoodle 3-D printer.

Patrons can watch as objects are printed with ABS plastic material. Plus, attendees get a chance to have themselves scanned with the Sense 3-D scanner and see what they look like as a 3-D object computer file.

The library will also provide play dough for people to use to create objects that can be scanned. Visit for possible items to print, or design your own object.

These activities are part of the Adult Summer Reading Club. For information, call the library at 817-230-0300.


Jury duty scammers add new tactic

People seeking fraudulent over-the-phone payments by falsely accusing Tarrant County residents for failing to appear for jury duty have added a new tactic, said Terry Grisham, executive administrator for the Tarrant County Sheriff’s Department.

The scammer typically calls a resident and claims there is a warrant out for the person’s arrest for failing to appear for jury duty. They are then prompted to pay a fine with a credit or prepaid debit card to avoid being arrested.

Recently the scammers have been using the names of Sheriff’s Department chiefs and one county judge to sound more authentic. These names are apparently being copied off of Tarrant County Web pages.

A uniformed officer would serve an arrest warrant in person if one had been issued. The only phone contact would be to instruct the person to report to a court to settle the fine. No money is ever requested or collected over the phone for failure to report for jury duty.

Residents with questions about such calls should contact Tarrant County Jury Services at 817-884-3820.

Those contacted by the scammers should also call their local police department and file a report, said Grisham, adding that those who live in unincorporated areas of the county can report the crime to the Sheriff’s Department by calling 911.

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