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The AARP is offering free tax assistance at the libraries in Bedford, Euless and Hurst through April 14. For information contact the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, at 817-952-2346; the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr., at 817-685-1480; and the Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road, at 817-788-7300.
The AARP is offering free tax assistance at the libraries in Bedford, Euless and Hurst through April 14. For information contact the Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Drive, at 817-952-2346; the Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr., at 817-685-1480; and the Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road, at 817-788-7300. Star-Telegram archives

Bedford

March 5 - March 2015 Business Roundtable, 8-9 a.m. (breakfast at 7:30), Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. If you are a local business owner or manager, don’t miss out on the opportunity to hear city officials and Bedford council members providing updates on topics such as: highway construction, Bedford Commons, economic development, and ShopBedfordFirst.com. This meeting will help provide the City feedback on your suggestions and concerns. The meeting is sponsored by the Bedford Community Affairs Commission (CAC). Please direct questions to the CAC Business Program Director (Gary.Morlock41@gmail.com).

March 7 - iPad 101, 10:30-11:30 a.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. This class will help you become more familiar with your tablet by walking you through all of its buttons and key features. You will gain the skill to use your iPad with ease. You are encouraged to bring your iPad. Contact 817-952-2350.

March 7 - iPad 102, 1-2 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Have the basic skills to operate an iPad but want to take it to the next level? Join us while we learn how iTunes, the AppStore, software updates and iCloud can enrich your mobile experience. Contact 817-952-2350.

March 9, 10, 12, 13 - Spring Break Movie Madness, 2-4 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-952-2371.

March 9 - Landscape Basics, 6:30-8:30 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. This program teaches the steps to creating and installing a sustainable landscape or garden. In this class you will learn proper soil preparation, native and adaptive plant selection, and how to design and plan a small or large project. This class is for Bedford residents only. Registration is free, but limited to a class of 50. Contact Jerry Laverty at 817-952-2200 or jerry.laverty@bedfordtx.gov.

March 9 - Dance-Mobile Mix DJ, 7-9:15 p.m., Senior Center, 2817 R.D. Hurt Pkwy. Contact 817-952-2326.

Ongoing - Babygarden Story Time, Thursdays 10:10-11:10 a.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. This small-group setting provides parents/caregivers and their babies (up to 23 months) with physical closeness and a shared enjoyment of reading that can be modeled at home. Contact 817-952-2371.

Ongoing - Fun Family Fridays, fourth Friday of each month, 3:45-4:05 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Free after-school fun. It could be a story time or board games. Children my be accompanied by a parent/caregiver. No registration required. Contact 817-952-2371.

Ongoing - Dance As A Star, 6 p.m. Mondays, Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-952-2323.

Ongoing - The Story Spot Time, Tuesdays 10:15 and 11 a.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. This program is for active preschoolers (ages 3-5) and their parents/caregivers. Contact 817-952-2371.

Ongoing - Saturday Gaming, noon-2 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Ages 10-17. Contact 817-952-2371.

Ongoing - Second Saturdays teen program, 6 p.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Ages 12-17. Contact 817-952-2344 or sarah.featherstone@bedfordtx.gov.

Ongoing - Murder Mystery Theater, 6:30 p.m., monthly, Old Bedford School, 2400 School Ln. Contact 817-952-2290. Upcoming shows are Feb. 14, March 21, April 18, May 23 and June 20. Contact 817-952-2290 or amy.bourquin@bedfordtx.gov

Ongoing - Guitar lessons, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Come to the BRAC for private guitar/bass guitar/cello lessons with an experienced instructor. Jerry Rizzi has been a private music instructor for over 20 years. He earned a scholarship to Hofstra University playing cello in his earlier years. Contact 817-952-2323.

Ongoing - Math Homework Help 7th-12th Grades, 6-8 p.m. Thursdays, Bedford Public Libary, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-952-2371.

Ongoing - Seniors events, daily beginning at 8 a.m., Senior Citizens Center, 2817 Hurt Parkway. Contact 817-952-2326.

Ongoing - Bedford Flyers, weekly plane model enthusiast group. Rubber band flyers are in the morning half, and RC flyers are in the afternoon half, Thursdays 10:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-952-2323.

Ongoing - Computer classes for Life Long Learners, Tuesdays, 10 a.m. Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Need help making technology work for you? Join this relaxed, informal, informative class with experienced teachers available to assist you. Contact 817-952-2252.

Ongoing - Twozees, Thursdays 11:45 a.m., Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. For the young and the restless, 24-36 months. This program is for active 2-year-olds, recent Babygarden graduates, and their parents/caregivers. Contact 817-952-2252.

Ongoing - Onstage in Bedford, Friday and Saturdays, 8 p.m., Bedford Onstage Theater, 2821 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-354-6444 or www.onstageinbedford.com.

Ongoing - Bookworms Book Club, third Thursday of each month, noon. Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Contact 817-952-2252.

Ongoing - Read2Rover, by appointment, fourth Sunday of each month, Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge Dr. Heart of Texas Therapy Dogs encourage children to read by providing a non-judgmental listener. The relationship between child and dog enables the child to gain a positive attitude about reading, improve reading skills, build confidence, and enjoy reading. Registration is required. Contact 817-952-2252.

Ongoing - Bedford Library Stitchers, 10 a.m., first Saturday of each month. This program provides an opportunity for stitchers of different skill levels and techniques to gather for sharing and learning. No registration is required. Contact Sue Countryman at 817-577-0406.

Euless

March 9 - Hometown Food Bank, 9 a.m.-noon, 6 Stones Mission Network, 209 N. Industrial Blvd. Volunteers will meet at the 6 Stones Campus West facility to inspect, separate, and distribute food for those that are in need. If you are interested, please contact Jerry Poteet at 817-685-1449 or jpoteet@eulesstx.gov. There is only enough room for the first 30 volunteers who sign up.

March 9 - PacMania, 4 p.m., Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Teens will be challenged to create their own game icon and participate in a live-action PacMan game. Contact 817-685-1480.

March 10 - Teen Job and Volunteer Fair, 4 p.m., Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Contact 817-685-1480.

March 10, 17, 24, 31 -STAAR Test Prep Series, 4-5 p.m., Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Each class will focus on a different test preparation technique and will help aid students in mental and physical preparations for state wide testing. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - Free tours of historic Heritage Park are offered on the second Saturday of every month between 1 – 5 p.m. Visit the all-new Euless Heritage Museum at the Ruth Millican Center, as well as the Himes Log House, the Fuller House and the McCormick Barn. Contact Mary at ofaiva-siale@eulesstx.gov or 817-685-1649. Group tours are available on different days depending on staff availability.

Ongoing - Lapsit Storytime, 10:30 a.m. each Tuesday, Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - Amateur Radio Euless meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the Emergency Operations Center at the Euless Police Department, 1102 W. Euless Blvd. Whether you are already a licensed operator looking for a local club or someone just interested in becoming involved in the hobby, you are welcome. To attend a club meeting or for additional information, contact Joe Kraft with the Euless Office of Emergency Management at 817-685-3144 or eulessinfo@eulesstexas.gov.

Ongoing - Writers Support Group, 7 p.m., third Tuesday each month, Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Do you have an interest in writing? The group will offer valuable support and feedback for those just starting out or anyone interested in improving their work in progress. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - Purls of Wisdom, 11 a.m., Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Join this informal group of adults the first and third Tuesday of the month. Hone your knitting skills or work on other needlework projects. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - StoryPalooza, 11 a.m. each Thursday, Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - Junior Purls of Wisdom, 4 p.m. each Tuesday, Euless Public Libary, 201 N. Ector Dr. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - ESL Conversation Club, 7 p.m. each Tuesday, Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. ESL Conversation Club requires no registration. Adults 18 and older are welcome to come in and practice their speaking and listening skills. This class is for the Intermediate to Advanced student (ESL levels 2-4). Students must be able to hold a conversation in English in order to participate. No childcare is provided. Contact 817-685-1480.

Ongoing - Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m. each Thursday, Euless Public Library, 201 N. Ector Dr. Contact 817-685-1480.

Hurst

March 5 - Brown Bag Book Discussions: "Getting Life" by Michael Morton, noon-1 p.m. Free. Hurst Library Reading Alcove, 901 Precinct Line Rd. He spent twenty-five years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He lost his wife, his son, and his freedom. This is the story of how Michael Morton finally got justice—and a second chance at life. Contact 817-788-7300.

March 5 - L.D. Bell Art and Photography Reception, for 7th-12th graders and art lovers of all ages, 8 p.m. Free. Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. Come see art pieces by students from L.D. Bell High School. Share refreshments and mingle with the student artists whose work will be on display for the month of March. Contact 817-788-7300.

March 10 - The Book Experience: Let's Play! Storytime for the Whole Family, 7-8 p.m. Free. Experience stories in many different ways - not just your eyes and ears. Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. Contact 817-788-7300.

Ongoing - Writers Club, for writers of all levels, second and fourth Saturday, noon-1 p.m., Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. Contact 817-788-7300.

Ongoing - Toddler Time, 10 a.m. each Monday, Hurst Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. Themed story time for toddlers ages 1-3 and their parents. Contact 817-788-7300.

Ongoing - Chess Club, 4 p.m. each Monday, Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. For elementary ages and up. Contact 817-788-7300.

Ongoing - Story Time, 10:45 a.m. each Tuesday, Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. For ages 3-6. Contact 817-788-7300.

Ongoing - Trinity Writers Workshop, 7 p.m. each Tuesday, Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd. This local writers group meets weekly to read, discuss and critique their works and others. Contact 817-788-7300.

Hurst-Euless-Bedford school district

March 4-5 - L.D. Bell and Trinity High Schools in High School Orchestra UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Mansfield Performing Arts Center, 1110 Debbie Ln., Mansfield. Contact 817-283-4461.

March 5 - Junior High Choir UIL Concert/Sightreading Contest, 8 a.m.-6 p.m., Martin United Methodist Church, 2621 Bedford Rd., Bedford. Contact 817-283-4461.

March 5 - Trinity High School Band Spring Break Concert, 7 p.m. Free. Trinity HS Auditorium, 500 N. Industrial Blvd., Euless. Contact 817-571-0271.

March 6 - L.D. Bell High School Band Night of Drumming, 7 p.m. Admission $5. L.D. Bell HS Auditiroum, 1601 Brown Tr., Hurst. Contact 817- 282-2551.

March 6 - Trinity High School Theatre Improv Show, 7 p.m. Admission $5. Trinity HS Black Box Theatre, 500 N. Industrial Blvd., Euless. Contact 817-571-0271.

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