Social Eyes by Faye Reeder

Christian Arts Museum exhibits Ark of the Covenant model

A special Easter exhibit at the Christian Arts Museum, 3221 Hamilton Ave. in Fort Worth, features a beautiful depiction of the Ark of the Covenant built by Scott McCune.
A special Easter exhibit at the Christian Arts Museum, 3221 Hamilton Ave. in Fort Worth, features a beautiful depiction of the Ark of the Covenant built by Scott McCune.

An Easter exhibit at the Christian Arts Museum, 3221 Hamilton Ave. in Fort Worth, features a beautiful depiction of the Ark of the Covenant built by Scott McCune.

Known for his expertise on the ark, described in Exodus 25:10-22, McCune has created them for a number of churches, ministries and fraternal organizations, museum board member Ann Geer said.

Museum artist Janie Davis’ re-creation of the Ten Commandments tablets, the budded rod and a pot of manna are also new pieces for the museum and are displayed along with McCune’s creation. Geer said some of the pieces will be on permanent display along with a depiction of Leonardo DaVinci’s The Last Supper. More pieces will be added to the Easter exhibit in the coming days.

The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. To inquire, call the office at 817-332-7878.

Salvation Army’s Huge, Honkin’ Garage Sale helps homeless and disadvantaged

Find your treasure at the two-day Huge, Honkin’ Garage Sale hosted by the Salvation Army and help raise money to continue programs that provide emergency shelters, hot meals for poor and homeless people, substance abuse rehab, Christmas help, and housing for veterans and senior citizens.

Salvation Army spokeswoman Carol Cavazos says a 50,000-square-foot warehouse will be full of stuff — charming dining sets, contemporary furniture, beautiful tapestries, jewelry, computers, exercise equipment, first-edition books and more.

The sale is from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 27 and 28 at the Salvation Army warehouse, 229 E. Felix St. in Fort Worth. Admission is $1 (age 14 and under get in free).

Direct inquiries to Cavazos at 214-637-8290 or email

YWCA Transforming Lives luncheon

Leaders at the YWCA are delighted with the outcome of their recent Transforming Lives luncheon, where more than $500,000 in gifts and pledges over the next five years came from donors and supporters attending the event.

“This will help put the YWCA on a path of long-term financial stability for many years to come,” said Trish Rodriguez, chief development officer. She said that through the generosity of corporate underwriters, all proceeds raised at the luncheon will directly benefit the YWCA’s programs for homeless and low-income families.

The YWCA’s three child development centers offer a safe, caring environment, providing early childhood education for 548 children. Three in 4 of these children are from homeless or low-income families, Rodriguez said.

In addition, the YWCA provides housing services including emergency shelter and community-based housing for more than 300 women and families experiencing extreme poverty and homelessness. Through a financial empowerment program, clients are taught budgeting and money management as the path to be financially stable.

“Luncheon speakers included CEO Carol Klocek, YWCA Foundation board member Ben Rosenthal, board member Sara Dameron and President Linda Hurt as well as Stephanie, a former participant who has turned her life around thanks to the YWCA,” Rodriguez said.

To learn more, contact Rodriguez at 817-484-1546. Visit

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Haltom City to make a day of it Saturday

A busy Saturday awaits Haltom City residents and the surrounding communities with spring activities of every description on tap. “Anyone in Haltom City on Saturday will have no excuse for being bored,” spokeswoman Fran Burns writes. “From as early as 8:30 a.m. and for the next 11-plus hours, citizens can run a 5K, attend a classic car show, visit with the Easter bunny, attend an art exhibit and listen to a 20-piece swing band.”

Buff Run is a timed 5K coordinated by Haltom High School starting at 8:30 a.m. and beginning and ending in Buffalo Ridge Park, 5501 Haltom Road. Funds raised will benefit Haltom High student activities.

At 10 a.m., the Haltom City Car Show for Kids in the parking lot of Haltom High will have a great display of cars, trucks and motorcycles along with a bike safety rodeo for kids. Bounce houses, raffle prizes, food concessions and games will entertain guests. Funds raised benefit the Haltom City/Birdville school district Back-to-School Health Fair providing school supplies for kids in need.

After enjoying the car show, expand your pleasure at SpringFest where a petting zoo, the Easter bunny, live rock music, activities and exhibits sponsored by Haltom City civic organizations will be offered.

From 1 to 8 p.m. participate in Spring Gallery Night featuring 17 local artists whose work will be exhibited in the Northeast Center, 3201 Friendly Lane. The Jazz Monsters Big Band will play from 3 to 5 p.m., and refreshments will be served. Admission is free.

Contact Burns at 817- 222-7767 with questions.

Grapevine Garden Club to meet in new location

Growing pains for the Grapevine Garden Club have resulted in a move to the Grapevine Convention Center for the group’s regular meetings on the fourth Tuesday each month. Club members are extending an invitation to anyone in surrounding communities to attend the meeting Tuesday to get acquainted with current members and explore joining the garden club.

Social time begins at 9:30 a.m. followed by the program at 10 a.m. Tim Thompson of Three Creek Gardens is the featured speaker, and his program is titled “The Delight of Daylilies.”

“Tim has a passion for growing and crossbreeding daylilies, which results in hardy new varieties specifically for our local area,” spokeswoman Harriet Perrello said. “His daylily fields are awash with a sea of color and texture come May and June. His nursery is in McKinney, where he tests and evaluates many thousands of Hemerocallis.

Perrello said that besides the fun monthly meetings, club members attend workshops and enjoy outings to many local nature attractions. This spring, a trip is planned to visit gardens and nature centers in Arkansas.

“Only about half of our members are residents of Grapevine, some coming from as far away as Justin, Frisco and Crowley, though most are from the neighboring communities of Grapevine,” she explained. “We are a very informal group — many people attend meetings in jeans. We don’t have gardeners; we are the gardeners.”

In other garden club news, save the date of April 18 for the Survive and Thrive Plant Sale from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Grapevine Botanical Gardens in Heritage Park, 411 Ball St.

The sale will feature drought-tolerant plants, heirloom perennials, and butterfly nectar and host plants appropriate for this locale. All proceeds go to civic projects and scholarships.

The convention center is at 1209 S. Main St. Send an email to with questions. Visit for information.

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