For a dozen years, the Mid-Cities Ambucs have hosted their annual Boot Scootin’ Dinner and Auction to raise money for the amazing Amtryke adaptive tricycles they provide for people with disabilities. This year’s event is set for Saturday at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Bedford.
These folks know how to have fun and will open the evening at 5:30 with a happy hour and free line-dancing lessons. The dancing and cocktails will work up an appetite for the scrumptious steak dinner that follows. Outback Steakhouse of Grapevine will cook up the steaks to mouthwatering perfection. A sweet finale will be a dessert auction after dinner featuring fantastic homemade desserts.
“Following our dinner, Mid-Cities Ambucs will be presenting an Amtryke adaptive tricycle to a child in memory of officer David Hofner of the Euless Police Department, recently killed in the line of duty,” said spokesman Cliff Bauerle. “Members of the Euless Police Department will be on hand as our honored guests.”
“Following our presentation we will have an evening of entertainment with our DJ followed by recording artist Jennifer Nickerson and her band,” Bauerle added. Between activities, guests can visit as they peruse a massive silent auction continuing throughout the evening.
Weekend book sale benefits library
Grab a bargain at the gigantic book sale opening Friday and running through Sunday at the Euless library, 201 N. Ector Drive.
For book lovers and reading fanatics, there are scads of categories to browse, including children’s; self-help; mystery; gardening, cooking and other hobbies; sports; and history. Thousands of items will be available.
“The Euless Library Foundation’s semiannual book sales are a great opportunity to stock up on bargains for the whole family,” said library administrator Sherry Knight. “Proceeds from the sales fund library programs and special events such as the summer reading challenge.”
Shopper will also love the chance to purchase coffee table books, sets of video programs, DVDs, music CDs and audiobooks on CD. Most items are either 50 cents or $1.
“We will also have tickets for the Belk Charity Day for sale. Tickets are $5 and provide admission to the Belk private sale on April 30 from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Proceeds benefit area charities, including the Euless Library Foundation,” said Knight.
Early bird shoppers can come from 2 to 4 p.m. Friday for a $5 admission fee. Free admission from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sunday.
Contact Knight at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Spots still open for Citizens Fire Academy in Hurst
It’s not too late to sign up for the Citizens Fire Academy in Hurst. The first class is Monday, and applications are still being accepted for the few remaining slots.
“The 10-week class gives our citizens the opportunity to see firsthand what duties and responsibilities firefighters have,” said spokeswoman Ashleigh Johnson. “Participants will learn about the organization and operation of the Hurst Fire Department, fire prevention, disaster preparedness, emergency medical service, arson investigation, firefighting tactics and much more.”
Instructors will be firefighters and officers from the Fire Department. They will share with class members their on-the-job experiences and give them the benefit of their extensive training.
“Each week participants will have the opportunity to do hands-on activities with rappelling, search and rescue, extrication and many more daily activities of firefighters,” Johnson said. “There is also the opportunity to ride out with the firefighters.”
Events at a glance
- Craft show and silent auction hosted by St. Philip Preschool is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at 745 W. Pipeline Road in Hurst. More than 25 vendors will exhibit beautiful handcrafted jewelry, home decor, apparel, cosmetics and baby items along with scrumptious desserts at a bake sale. Concessions will also be available. A silent auction of fabulous vacation packages, tickets to local attractions and restaurant and retail gift cards is planned. Admission free. Contact Cindy Baren at 817-282-0557.
- Clean Up Bedford and Chunk Your Junk Day is from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday at Meadow Park Athletic Complex, 3101 Meadow Park Drive. Drop off unwanted items from your home or business. Volunteers who want to fan out across the city for cleanup projects should arrive at 8 a.m. and receive their assignment for cleaning such areas as major streets, parks, parking lots, City Hall, police and fire stations, post offices, library, Old Bedford School and other public areas. Call Natalie Foster at 817-952-2126.