Arlington Citizen-Journal

Eyes on Arlington: Smithsonian Exhibit at TCC Southeast Campus now open

J.J. Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862. TCC Southeast Campus was chosen to be one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.”
J.J. Smith’s Plantation, Beaufort, South Carolina, 1862. TCC Southeast Campus was chosen to be one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.”

TCC Southeast Campus was chosen to be one of only 50 sites in the nation to host the traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Changing America: The Emancipation Proclamation, 1863 and the March on Washington, 1963.” The exhibit opened Monday at the Judith J. Carrier Library and will run until Feb. 19.

The national traveling exhibition explores the relationship between two great people’s movements for equal rights. It is presented by the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of American History in collaboration with the American Library Association Public Programs Office.

“We are very honored to be one of only 50 libraries in the nation to host this exhibit. We appreciate the opportunity to highlight this important piece of American history and we hope it will supplement the curriculum here at TCC, as well as be inspirational to the community,” said Library Director JoTisa Klemm.

An opening reception is set for Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. A series of free programs and other special events will be offered throughout the exhibit period. Get the schedule at libguides.tccd.edu/changingamerica. Direct inquiries to Tracey Minzenmayer at 817-515-3388.

Junior League hosts recruitment event, party

Women who want to make a difference in their community are invited to a prospective-member mixer hosted by the Junior League of Arlington on Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at BoomerJack’s in Lincoln Square Shopping Center.

Recruitment chairwoman Lisa Hudson said the event will be a fun chance to mix and mingle and learn more about the Junior League and its commitment to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women and improving the community through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.

“Whether you’re a longtime North Texas resident and know the challenges our communities face or you’re new to the area and are looking to make a difference, we invite you to learn more about joining the Junior League of Arlington,” said President Jeannie Deakyne.

“Community impact is at the heart of our mission, but it is our training, social and networking events that continue to make our league one of the Metroplex’s premier women’s organization. As we celebrate our 40th year of service in 2015, this really is a special time to join JLA.”

The deadline to join the spring 2015 new member class is Jan. 23. Make reservations at recruitment@jlarlington.org.

In other Junior League news, a kickoff happy hour to announce the spring Tee It Up for Charity golf tournament, dinner and concert is planned at the South Street Patio on Jan. 22 from 6 to 9 p.m.

Get your ’80s vibe going for a fun evening featuring drink specials, appetizers, ’80s jam and a chance to chat it up with friends or get acquainted with new ones. League members Holly Potter-Harvey and Casie Hough are in charge of the party.

A minimum $5 donation is requested at the door. The venue is at 400 E. South St. Questions? Call Potter-Harvey at 214-708-1967 or Mallory Ellis at 817-689-8774. Learn about the league at www.JLArlington.org.

River Legacy offers Backpacking 101 on Saturday

If you’re contemplating getting more active and want to explore the great outdoors, the Backpacking 101 workshop on Saturday at River Legacy Living Science Center will be the perfect way to get started.

According to Brittany Casey, a naturalist from the Living Science Center, “The Dallas Sierra Club outing leaders with decades of experience leading multiday backpacking trips will demonstrate what you need to know to begin or enhance your own backpacking experiences.”

“Topics include how to find or plan the best trips, gear to take versus leave at home, food, physical preparedness, and safety and comfort tips,” added Casey.

The session, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., is geared for both novices and intermediate backpackers. The cost is $30, and participants should bring a sack lunch or a drink and a snack.

RSVP to 817-860-6752, ext. 102. The center is at 703 NW Green Oaks Blvd.

Women’s Alliance kicks off the new year on Jan. 20

The Women’s Alliance of the Arlington Chamber of Commerce will hold its 2015 kickoff Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at South Street Patio.

Guests will get an overview of the organization and key activities planned for the year ahead. This is a great opportunity to find out what the Women’s Alliance is all about and a chance to get involved and become a part of this diverse group of business women.

Special guest speakers are Andrea Roy, economic development specialist for the city, Ronnie Price, president and CEO of the Arlington Convention & Visitors Bureau, and Tony Rutigliano, president and CEO of Downtown Arlington Management Corp.

All women interested in learning more about this rapidly growing outreach of the chamber are invited to attend. Make reservations by calling 817-275-2613 or visiting www.arlingtontx.com.

Orientation for Miss Arlington and Miss Arlington Outstanding Teen candidates is Tuesday

Anyone interested in becoming a candidate for Miss Arlington and Miss Arlington Outstanding Teen are invited to an informational meeting on Sunday at 3 p.m. at United Performing Arts, 2304 W. Park Row Drive, Suite 27.

Jo Tibbetts, executive director of the Arlington competition, says local and state officials from the pageant board will be present to answer questions and help fill out paperwork.

Miss Arlington candidates must be between 17 and 24, and Miss Arlington Outstanding Teen candidates must be between 13 and 17.

The scholarship pageant will be held Feb. 28. It is a preliminary to the Miss Texas and Miss America pageants.

For information, send an email to info@missarlington.org.

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