Escape the ordinary and enjoy a Superstar Performance brought to you by the Euless Public Library on Thursday at 2 p.m. The headliner is Patriot Paws, an organization that trains service dogs for disabled U.S. military veterans.
Superstar Performances are highly entertaining, special events that are part of the library’s Summer Reading Challenge. The presentations are geared toward children and families, although Library Administrator Sherry Knight says all ages are welcome.
“Our Summer Reading Challenge theme this year is ‘Every Hero Has a Story,’” said Knight. “I am pleased that we are able to offer kids a chance to learn about these four-legged heroes and the process they go through to become a service animal to a veteran in need.”
Guaranteed to please the crowd will be a special appearance by a service animal from Patriot Paws. The dog’s handler will be there to tell all about the organization and demonstrate the types of activities the animals are taught to become service animals.
Free summer meals for kids
Kids out of school for the summer who need a helping hand for lunch or breakfast can find nutritious meals at several H-E-B schools during June and July.
“H-E-B ISD is offering its summer food service program again this summer, for kids ages 1-18. Some locations will serve meals in June only and some locations will serve through July,” said district spokeswoman Judy Ramos. “All locations serve lunch, and some locations also serve breakfast.”
Locations continuing lunch service through July 23 are Bell Manor Elementary from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and at Euless Parks & Recreation from noon to 12:30 p.m.
At L.D. Bell and Trinity high schools, breakfast and lunch will be provided from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. until July 23.
Registration, meal tickets or proof of age/income are not required for the federally funded program. To inquire, contact Ramos at 817-399-2026.
A shout out to the Trinity High School GAP Club for being chosen by Petco in Grapevine to receive 1,000 pounds of premium dog food for its fantastic adoption programs benefiting the furry residents of the Euless Animal Shelter.
During Canine Cancer Awareness week recently, Petco received a regional award from Blue Buffalo, a nonprofit that raises money for canine cancer, which correspondingly enabled the food donation to the GAP Club.
“We’d like to give a special thank-you to the Trinity GAP Club and Petco Grapevine for the outstanding work they both do to provide pet adoptions,” said city spokeswoman Betsy Deck. “The Euless Animal Shelter was nearly out of dog food, and this will fill the pantry with premium Blue Buffalo dog food.”
Events at a glance
▪ Seasons of Sounds Storyteller’s Music is Saturday at Leon Hogg Amphitheater, 1951 Bear Creek Parkway. Mike Brown performs at 6 p.m. and Verlon Thompson at 7 p.m. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase, or bring your own (no alcohol please). Admission is free.
▪ MasterWorks Concert is Thursday at the Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road, from 7 to 8 p.m. Variety band BluPrint headlines the concert, where pop, blues, classic rock, top 40, R&B, funk, big band and jazz will be played by the high-energy cover band.
▪ Ice Cream Social is Friday from 2 to 3 p.m. at Hurst Senior Activities Center, 700 Heritage Cirle. Several area businesses will be on hand to tempt your taste buds with their flavor of creamy goodness. Space is limited, so sign up immediately at the center or call 817-788-7710. Admission is free.
State Sen. Kelly Hancock presented a Senate proclamation to Carolyn Sims, the retiring Tarrant County Precinct 3 administrator, at her recent farewell party. Information about Hancock’s attendance and presentation was incorrect in last week’s column.