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Eyes on H-E-B: Casino Party Feb. 27 raises money for charity

Guests at the Knights of Columbus’ 2015 casino party.
Guests at the Knights of Columbus’ 2015 casino party.

Forget about expensive trips to Vegas because all the fun of casino gaming can be enjoyed right at home in Bedford. Instead of an airline ticket, the only ticket you’ll need is the one to admit you to the 32nd annual Casino Night hosted by the Knights of Columbus on Feb. 27.

Leading the event committee is chairman Rich Falcone with help from Tom Kohler, Luis Rivera and Ted Giles. These guys have planned a night that begins with a social hour at 6 before the casino opens at 7.

Tickets include $2,000 in chips, which should be a good start at the blackjack, craps and roulette tables. Or pull that lever on a slot machine to see if Lady Luck will smile on you.

Place a bid on some really impressive silent auction swag including a Simmons Beautyrest queen set and a handsome jersey autographed by Troy Aikman or a Randy White mini helmet. There’s even more to tempt bidders with jewelry, beautiful artwork, hotel packages and Texas Rangers memorabilia.

Funds raised will enable the Knights of Columbus Bedford Council 7641 to contribute money to Cook Children’s Medical Center, American Cancer Society, the Denton State Supported Living Center, NEED (NorthEast Emergency Distribution) and Union Gospel Mission.

Enjoy your favorite libation at a cash bar, and satisfy your munchie cravings with tasty snacks served throughout the evening. And door prize drawings plus a 50/50 raffle will ramp up the party action.

Gamers will cash in their chips when the casino closes at 10 p.m. in exchange for raffle tickets for a chance to win a 46-inch Magnavox HD TV or perhaps a Texas Rangers fan pack. A Samsung Galaxy tablet, awesome cookware and serve ware, home decor to die for and hotel and dining packages are also part of the gaming raffle before coffee and donuts are served at evening’s end.

Single admission is $25 or purchase two for $45 in advance or six for $120. Each ticket includes two drinks and $2,000 in chips. Space is limited so early reservations are strongly suggested.

Make arrangements by calling Ted Giles at 817-319-0418 or Tom Kohler at 817-683-7874.

Don’t forget to consider being a foster parent to a pet

This just in from the Euless Animal Shelter: Foster homes are needed for dogs, cats, puppies and kittens that are brought in to the shelter.

The Trinity High School GAP Club and Trinity GAP Rescue continue their long support for the animals brought into the shelter as they work to avoid euthanizing any adoptable pet. GAP volunteers are always at work training and socializing the shelter pets to get them ready for finding a home.

Check out for a preview of adorable animals you may want to adopt or foster. GAP volunteers are at the Euless Shelter every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ready to meet and greet potential adopters and fosters and provide answers to questions.

Animal intake is never ending, so if you’re thinking about helping an animal with a permanent or temporary home – head to the shelter to find out more. Questions? Call 817-685-1594.

An explosion of laughter in musical at Onstage in Bedford

There’s still time to catch the latest show at Onstage in Bedford. Tick, Tick…Boom will be open until Feb. 28 to delight audiences with an autobiographical musical by Jonathan Larson, the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning composer of Rent.

The play tells the story of a composer and his trials and tribulations as he waits for his big break into the theater world. According to a statement from the theater, “This compelling story of personal discovery is presented as a musical filled with instantly appealing melodies and a unique blend of musical theatre styles.”

Make reservations online at or call the box office at 817-354-6444.

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