The Grapevine High School Fillies, the award-winning girls drill team, will join with its booster club to host the 15th year for the 5K run, a 1-mile fun run and a doggie trot Saturday at Oak Grove Park.
Situated on the south shore of Lake Grapevine, the park will offer 5K participants a USATF-certified course timed by Cox Racing Services.
Fillie Trot is a family-friendly, high-energy event that will have music and local businessman Tim Hughes as the emcee. Attendees will enjoy lots of great food and drinks after the race. Medals will be awarded for the top finishers by gender and age bracket.
Working hard on the event is booster club member Jason Steinle, who said, “The GHS Fillies would like to welcome all area runners and walkers in our 15th annual Fillie Trot event. Come on out and join our community fitness event. We look forward to seeing you.”
Early registration ends Tuesday, or register at the event before 8 a.m. The fee is $20 each. Proceeds benefit the booster club as it helps the Fillies throughout the school year. Oak Grove Park is at 2520 Oak Grove Loop South.
Girl Scout cookies go digital
Perhaps you’ve already heard that the young cookie CEOs in the Fort Worth area kicked off their annual Girl Scout Cookie businesses this month. Two new twists for this year’s sales campaign will make it even easier to get the tasty treats (for those of us wishing to resist the sweet concoctions, that may not be cause for celebration).
“This year, the world’s largest girl-led business is going digital with COCOdirect, our online order system, and we are also piloting a new cookie flavor,” said spokeswoman Maria Gregorio, who explained that through the COCOdirect mobile app, local Girl Scouts will be able to take orders from customers and have them shipped directly to the customer’s front door.
“The COCOdirect platform places an emphasis on the safety of girls and customers alike and offers an online experience where girls learn digital money management using dashboards to track sales and goals,” said Gregorio.
And in other big news, a brand-new cookie flavor —Trios — is being introduced in an exclusive program from the Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains, the local post for the organization. Trios is a gluten-free cookie.
Made especially for folks who have difficulty eating food with gluten, the cookie is made with real chocolate chips, real peanut butter and certified gluten-free whole-grain oats.
“We are bringing the Girl Scout Cookie program fully into the 21st century,” said local Girl Scout CEO Becky Burton. “The new COCOdirect platform lets us continue our proud tradition of teaching today’s girls the skills of tomorrow while remaining true to the core principles of the Girl Scout mission and values taught by our iconic cookie program.”
Buckle up for a wild ride at Theatre Arlington’s current show
Audiences are always in for a treat when Theatre Arlington does a Broadway revival, and you can bet that the production of Boing-Boing that opened recently will not disappoint. The Tony Award-winning play runs through Feb. 1.
Fasten your seat belts as you enjoy the farce about an amorous Frenchman as he balances romances with three beautiful airline stewardesses and the hilarity of his antics to avoid the catastrophe of the women discovering his three-timing ways.
An added attraction is Melinda Wood Allen’s one-woman cabaret show, Not an Ingénue. Catch her performance in the theater lobby area Sunday. Tickets are $12.
Wood retrospective at Arlington Museum of Art
If you haven’t had a chance to see the exhibit at the Arlington Museum of Art yet, there’s still time to treat yourself to the exhibit commemorating famed dancer/choreographer Bruce Wood, founder of the acclaimed Fort Worth Bruce Wood Dance Co. and the Bruce Wood Dance Project.
Born in Fort Worth, Wood studied under an impressive list of famed dancers in the world of classical and modern dance. After performing in ballet companies in New York and San Francisco, Wood returned to Fort Worth to establish his own dance company and dance project. He died in May and leaves an extraordinary legacy.
Chris Hightower, Arlington Museum of Art director, curated the exhibit, which features posters, playbills, programs, costumes, props, clips, photos and video pieces from rehearsals and performances at Bruce Wood Dance Co. and project.
“Bruce created over 80 compositions that reshaped the world of modern dance,” Hightower said in a news release. “Through his work he sought to bring innovative and unconventional productions that inspired and challenged his audiences. This exhibit will explore Wood’s contributions to the world of dance, the cultural arts and the communities he grew up in.”
The exhibit will run through Feb. 15. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sundays. Admission is $8 for adults and $5 for seniors/students. Tickets are available online or at the museum. Learn more at www.arlingtonmuseum.org.