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Family movie night series begins

A rotation of family-friendly flicks will begin on Saturday in the parking lot of Holy Grounds Coffee & Gifts (formerly Agape Coffee Haus) at 108 Jearl St., Aledo.

The series begins at 8:30 p.m. and continues every Saturday through Aug. 23.

Features include Despicable Me, Saturday; The Amazing Spider-Man, Aug. 2; Disney’s Tangled, Aug. 9; The Lego Movie, Aug. 16; and The Avengers, Aug. 23.

Admission is free and feature drinks are half-price.

Viewers may bring lawn chairs.

For more information call 817-441-7770.


One concert series ends, another begins

Azle Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring its season-ending Music in the Park concert on Friday from 8 to 10 p.m. Band is the Beatles tribute quartet Me & My Monkey.

The concert is at Central Park, 333 W. Main St. Admission is free and water is provided. Music fans can bring lawn chairs and blankets.

Two free jazz concerts will be held Saturday and Aug. 23 in the Community Room of the Azle Memorial Library, 333 W. Main St.

The Azle Jazz Combo, a group of talented Azle school district students directed by Phil Padgett, will perform from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. both days.


Goodwill to pair job-seekers, companies

Goodwill Industries of Fort Worth wants to help the unemployed find work at their Goodwill job fair on Aug. 7 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 7 at Goodwill Fort Worth headquarters, 4005 Campus Drive.

More than 40 employers, including organizations such as FedEx, UPS (United Parcel Service), the Dallas Sheriff’s Department, Dolce Hotels and Resorts, Comfort Keepers, ABM Parking Services, Waffle House and Visiting Angels Living Assistance Services will be on hand looking for qualified new hires. The job fair will provide company representatives and individuals a chance to talk in person.

If you are an employer interested in participating in the job fair, contact Kristen Nicola at 817-332-7866 ext. 2070 or by Thursday.

Career graduates to be honored

North Texas Institute for Career Development will hold a graduation ceremony Friday at 7 p.m. for 142 NTI and Work Adjustment Training graduates at Goodwill’s headquarters, 4005 Campus Drive.

NTI offers programs and training ranging from medical office assistant, nurse’s aide, rehabilitation tech, truck driver (CDL) and more. The average age of an NTI graduate is 40.

Keynote speaker for the ceremony will be Kelly Allen Gray, Fort Worth city councilwoman.

The North Texas Institute is a learning institution approved by the Texas Workforce Commission. NTI provides quality training to help each student become competitive in the workforce. The school offers scholarships and financial aid for those in need. Learn more at

Golf Classic will help feed homebound

Can’t drive a route to deliver a meal to an older or disabled Tarrant County resident?

Then play golf instead, at the 16th annual Ridglea Country Club Golf Classic on Sept. 29. Proceeds go to Meals on Wheels, Inc. of Tarrant County.

Space is limited, so teams and individuals should reserve their spots today. Team registration is $1,500; individual registration is $375.

Ridglea Country Club is at 3700 Bernie Anderson Ave., Fort Worth.

For additional information, visit mealsonwheels . org. To learn more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Karen Greenwood at 817-258-6414 or .

Community Art Center to host cabaret show

Get ready to groove. An Evening with Sheran Keyton will include jazz, blues and everyone’s favorite love songs, in a one-night, cabaret-style performance. Joe W. Rogers will accompany Fort Worth resident Keyton on piano.

The show will take place at Fort Worth Community Art Center, 1300 Gendy St., on Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person. For information call 817-313-3052 or email


Back To School Clinics for kids, athletes

Free immunizations will be given to school age students from ages 4 to 18 on two Saturdays, Aug. 2 and 9, at Campbell Clinic, 1517 Texas Drive.

Hours are 8 a.m. to noon. Students must bring their current shot record with them to receive the free immunizations.

Sports physicals will be given for $15 each.

No appointment is necessary.

For more information please call 817-599-1230.

Youth sewing camp offered

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a student Sewing Camp from 9 a.m. to noon, Aug. 5-7.

The camp will be at the Parker County Agricultural Service Center at 604 N. Main St. in Weatherford. The camp is for youths ages 8-18 year old, and instruction will include basic sewing skills. Participants will work on and take home a variety of projects.

Fabric and supplies will be provided for the sewing projects. Campers will need to bring a sewing machine — a few will be on hand — scissors, pins, needles and a seam ripper.

The cost of the three -day camp is $40 per participant. Space is limited. Registration deadline is July 30.

Participants must register with the Parker County 4-H office to attend. Call 817-598-6172 for more details or to register.

— Lance Winter

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