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Older ballplayers invited

to play in softball league

Adult senior softball association is looking for new players 55 years and older to play on Arlington softball teams

Softball practice will begin March 4 at Randol Mill Park, 1901 W. Randol Mill Road, and Dunlop Park, 1500 NW Green Oaks Blvd.

Spring leagues begin playing April 1 at the Harold Patterson fields 1100 Wimbledon Drive.

Games are played every Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Visit or call Jim Delmar at 817-460-1668 for more information.

Rotary Club in middle of its ‘90 Days of Service’ effort

To celebrate their 90-year anniversary, Rotary Club of Arlington is participating in a “90 Days of Service” campaign.

Now through mid-March there are multiple ways for members and community volunteers to participate.

The club’s projects will benefit seven local service organizations: The Salvation Army, University of Texas at Arlington, Dental Health Arlington, Mission Arlington, Webb Elementary, Arlington Parks and Recreation Department and Carter BloodCare.

Upcoming events include:

Other events have included a “Dress for Success” clothing drive at The Salvation Army last month; a “Toothbrush Rush” for collecting tootbrushes, toothpaste and floss for Dental Health Arlington; and a blood donation day for Carter BloodCare. An anti-bullying campaign at Webb Elementary and a canned food drive for Mission Arlington have also concluded.

— Shirley Jinkins


Puppy kindergarten classes to offer training, cuteness

Bedford is offering puppy kindergarten as part of a four-week class that covers all things puppy.

Puppies 12 weeks to 8 months are invited. The cost is $95 per dog; handlers must be age 12 and up.

The training sessions will take place from 7 to 8 p.m. Fridays beginning March 20 at Bedford Boys Ranch. For more information, call 817-952-2323.

— Yamil Berard

Old Bedford School seeks history-loving volunteers

Old Bedford School is looking for volunteers who love history, teaching and children.

The volunteers will present scripted presentations of artifacts and history of Old Bedford School, which dates to 1915.

Applicants are required to be interviewed and undergo background checks. For more information or an application, call Amy Bourquin at 817-952-2292.

— Yamil Berard


Bear Creek concert will star the Killdares on March 10

Cutting-edge Celtic band the Killdares will be featured in a March 10 concert at Euless’ Bear Creek Amphitheater as part of the Arts Council Northeast’s free MasterWorks concert series in conjunction with host cities.

The Killdares players, from all over the country, came to Texas in 1996 and forged their special sound, described as “alternative Celtic rock music.” They pair fiddle and bagpipes with electric guitar, drums and bass for unconventional arrangements of traditional tunes and original music.

Showtime is 7 p.m., and the amphitheater is at 1951 Bear Creek Parkway.

— Shirley Jinkins


Adopt a star at the Prairie Paws shelter

Try out the red carpet at the Pawcademy Awards adoption special at Prairie Paws Animal Shelter, 2222 W. Warrior Trail, and bring home a furry friend in time for the Oscars.

All adoptable pets will be half-off, and cats 1 and older will be free Friday to March 1. Regular-price adoptions are $70.

For more information call 972-237-8575 or visit


District plans language assessment center

The school district hopes to improve the experience for students who speak other languages.

The district plans to open a language assessment center this summer to help new students whose primary language is not English transition into the district.

“The opening of the language assessment center will allow new students and their families to have a positive, customized experience as they seek to make the best decisions for their children’s education,” Jodi Cox, world languages director, said in a news release.

Employees will review records, conduct tests and talk to parents to gauge what campus a student will be placed in. The center will be part of Timberline Elementary.

— Dustin L. Dangli


Sign-ups open for Relay for Life

People can start signing up for this year’s Relay for Life. The all-night event brings people together to raise money for the American Cancer Society on May 2 at Carroll High School.

Last year’s event drew more than 1,200 participants who raised a combined $120,000 for cancer research and relief.

In addition to teams walking all night, there are other events like music, games and an auction. Those interested can sign up at

— Dustin L. Dangli


UNT speaker will tell his DWI horror story

On Thursday night, University of North Texas students and the public can hear from a man who knows as well as anybody the horrors that drunken driving can bring.

Mark Sterner of CampusSpeak will tell how his life changed after he caused a drunken-driving crash that killed three of his fraternity brothers during a spring break trip years ago.

He will talk at 7 p.m. at the UNT Coliseum. The event is free. Information:

— Monica S. Nagy

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