City by City: Arlington, Northeast Tarrant


Two performances only of ‘Into the Woods’

Timeless fairy tales will come to life when SummerStars Performing Arts Camp at CATS presents the mystical Tony Award-winning musical Into the Woods.

The production will be offered for two performances only, on Saturday at 2:30 and 7:30 p.m. at the University of Texas at Arlington’s Mainstage Theatre.

Presented by SummerStars Performing Arts Camp at Creative Arts Theatre & School, the production features youth performers ages 13-18 from all over the Metroplex. These performances are the culmination of their camp experience.

Tickets are free and seats are available on a first come, first served basis. Tickets may not be reserved.

UT Arlington’s Mainstage Theatre is located in the Fine Arts Building, 817 W. Park Row. Parking is available in lots F6, F7 and F8.

Follow this link for a map and directions:

For more information, contact CATS at 817-861-2287.


Bedford Library Friends book sale

Don’t miss a great opportunity to stock up on books for only 50 cents a piece.

The sale is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday at the Bedford Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr.

For more information, call 817-952-2350 or visit

— Elizabeth Campbell


Genealogists scream for ice cream

Who likes ice cream? The Mid-Cities Genealogical Society does, and their August meeting at the Euless Public Library will be an ice cream social.

A short business meeting at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 7 will include election and and installation of officers, followed by the ice cream feasting.

The Society will furnish the ice cream and members will bring toppings and cookies. Any questions or concerns, contact Evelynn Kelly at


Mandela music fest set for Lynn Creek Park

The two-day Nelson Mandela Tribute World Music Festival will be Saturday and Sunday at Lynn Creek Park on Joe Pool Lake, 5610 Lake Ridge Parkway.

Hours are Saturday from 1 p.m. to midnight; Sunday noon to 9 p.m.

The festival named after the late anti-apartheid icon and former South African president also serves as a two-day food drive, and event proceeds help fund scholarships and offer support to justice programs.

Performers include Carol Gonzalez, Amy Andrews, Mariea Antoinette, Osezua, and more. In addition to world music, food, arts & crafts will be offered by vendors.

A two-day pass is $62 VIP, $32.50 general admission. Single-day tickets for Saturday or Sunday are $40 VIP or $22.50 general admission. Processing fees apply. Parking is $10.

For more information, visit or call 817-896-0842.

To order tickets, go to

Dalworth Center reopens Saturday

Dalworth Recreation Center’s Grand Re-Opening will take place Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The center has been closed recently for $3.5 million in renovations, but Saturday’s events will include a re-opening ceremony, facility tours and class demonstrations.

Improvements include an enlarged gym and kitchen facilities, more parking, and new meeting and youth activity rooms.

Dalworth Center is located at 2012 Spikes St.

For more information, call 972-264-7670.


Back-to-School health fair Saturday

The city and Birdville Council of PTAs are partnering with the Birdville school district for a Back-to-School Health Fair on July 26 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Haltom High School.

The event is only for Birdville students living in Haltom City.

The first 1,000 eligible students will receive backpacks.

There will be free vision and dental screening. Free family photos will also be available. Participants can also get information from various vendors and businesses, according to a news release.

For more information: For information, call 817-831-6464 or email or

— Diane Smith


Southlake Women need volunteers for sale

Southlake Women’s Club seeks adult and teen volunteers for its annual school supply sale.

The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Carroll High School.

Those interested can apply online via the club’s website,

Volunteers will work shifts to help run the sale, which provides students with pre-packaged school supplies.

The annual sale raises money for participating Carroll school district campuses including Carroll Elementary, Johnson Elementary, Old Union Elementary, Walnut Grove Elementary, Durham Intermediate, Eubanks Intermediate, Carroll Middle School and Dawson Middle School.

In its 20 years, the sale has raised more than $300,000. The schools use the monies for curriculum enrichment.

— Dustin L. Dangli