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July 16, 2014

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The fourth annual Crowley Health Fair on July 27 will offer free services for children and adults.


Health fair includes school physicals, immunizations

The fourth annual Crowley Health Fair on July 27 will offer free services for children and adults.

The fair will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Crowley Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 3200 W. Farm Road 1187.

School physicals and immunizations are free, but pre-registration is required for immunizations. Free electrocardiograms, blood pressure checks and blood sugar analysis is available. Participants can get free massages, learn CPR basics and donate blood at the Carter BloodMobile.

Prize drawings will be held for those who bring four cans of food for the House of Hope or those who donate a unit of blood to Carter BloodCare.

Call 817-297-6495 to register for immunizations.

The fair is sponsored by the Crowley House of Hope and the Seventh-Day Adventist Church.


Women leaders in male-dominated fields share tips

Women’s Policy Forum of Tarrant County will host a panel discussion on Aug. 13 on strategies for succeeding in jobs typically occupied by men. The membership luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. at Colonial Country Club, 3735 Country Club Circle.

Four women who have risen to leadership positions in male-dominated fields will discuss their careers and offer advice to others who are considering similar professions.

Panelists include Debbie Cooley, president of Aledo-based M-Pak, an industrial packaging and tactical gear supplier; Jennifer Potts, director of Global Sourcing, Outsourcing and Commodities for Bell Helicopter; Kalisha Holland, director of equipment utilization in marketing at BNSF Railway; and Tricia Hatley, vice president at Freese and Nichols and manager of the firm’s urban planning and design group.

Deborah Ferguson, NBC5 Today co-anchor, will host the discussion.

For more information, go to To register, sign up online at or email

Church hosting ‘Celebration of Neighbors’ events

Westminster Presbyterian Church, 7001 Trail Lake Drive, will host a weeklong “Celebration of Neighbors” coinciding with National Night Out, promoting neighborhood camaraderie and community partnerships.

Several events are planned for the week of Aug. 3. All are free and open to the public.

A children’s concert with Ross King will be held at 3 p.m. on Aug. 3. Families are invited to the show featuring singer-songwriter King, known for Juicebox and Lionmonkeybacondonkey. King has sold more than 45,000 CDs. For more information about Ross King, visit

“Remembering Fred Rogers and His Lessons” featuring former Star-Telegram reporter Tim Madigan will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 5. Rogers, of Mr. Rogers’ Neighborhood fame, was also an educator, songwriter, environmentalist and Presbyterian minister. Madigan, author of I’m Proud of You: My Friendship With Fred Rogers, tells his personal story of knowing Rogers.

The church’s annual variety show is at 7 p.m. Aug. 8. This old-fashioned showcase of talent is a great toe-tapping, put-a-smile-on-your face program.

Child care will be available. For more information, go to

Free legal clinic offered for veterans

Veterans with legal issues will get a chance to discuss their problems with attorneys at a free clinic in Fort Worth.

The clinic sponsored by the Tarrant County chapter of Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans will be from 2 to 5 p.m. on Friday on the second floor of the Fort Worth Veterans Administration Outpatient Clinic, 2201 Southeast Loop 820.

Attorneys will be available to provide consultations on issues such as guardianship, civil matters, contracts, landlord/tenant, bankruptcy, wills and estate planning, probate, family law and traffic matters.

The clinic will not have attorneys to answer questions on veterans benefits. The clinic is for veterans and spouses of deceased veterans.

To make an appointment, call 817-546-4460.

Additional clinics will be on Aug. 15, Sept. 19, Oct. 17 and Nov. 21, but those will be held at different locations.

— Domingo Ramirez Jr.

Piano students will perform at open house

Parker Piano Studios, 6106 Bryant Irvin Road, will host an open house on Aug. 17 from 2 to 6 p.m.. The event is come and go and will include live performances by current Parker Piano students and refreshments.

Parker Piano Studios teaches group and private piano to students from pre-kindergarten to adults. The public is invited to come tour the studio and learn about classes to be offered in the upcoming fall semester.

Learn more about Parker Piano Studios at


Puppets put in an appearance at rec center

A String Puppet Show by the Dallas Puppet Theater will be the star of the summer reading club for children today. The show begins at 10 a.m. at the Saginaw Recreation Center, 633 W. McLeroy Blvd.

The children’s club is open to infants and children through fifth grade. Visit the library or go online to the library’s website to view the programs that will be offered throughout the summer as well as the incentive prizes available to children.

For more information, call the library at 817-230-0300.

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