Northeast Tarrant

Eyes on H-E-B: Hurst kids on a mission to fight hunger

It’s never too early for youngsters to learn the value of helping others, and that’s what the Mission Possible Kids program is all about. Operated by First United Methodist Church of Hurst, the program is open to kids in kindergarten through fifth grade and has a current project focusing on hunger.

According to church spokeswoman Katherine Nolan, “One out of every six people in Tarrant County is food insecure, meaning that they do not have consistent access to an adequate amount of food.” Nolan said long-term needs are met by Mission Central, but immediate relief is often needed for a brief time and that’s where the youth program comes in.

“Mission Possible Kids is helping to feed our community by stepping in,” said Nolan. “Just as God provided manna for the people of Israel to eat as they wandered in the wilderness, our kids are helping to provide ‘manna bags’ that provide a single meal to those in need.”

“Mission Possible Kids is a nonprofit organization, empowering kids to change the world by helping others,” explains Nolan. It is open to all children in the H-E-B area and beyond. The group meets the third Sunday of each month from 4 to 5 p.m. at the church, 521 W. Pipeline Road, in the Fellowship Hall. Parents need to walk children in to register and sign in. Participants get involved in special mission projects each month.

New participants pay a one-time registration fee of $18 a child, which includes a T-shirt. Scholarships are available. Learn more at or contact Holly Dittrich at 817-282-7384 or

Enjoy Celtic music at Euless amphitheater on Friday

Playing a mix of traditional Celtic and contemporary music, popular band Beyond the Pale will take the stage at the Leon Hogg Amphitheater, 1951 Bear Creek Parkway in Euless, at 7 p.m. Friday to perform a great show.

Musicians on flute, fiddle, accordion, guitar, dulcimer, saxophone and harmonica will blend the sounds of their instruments to play traditional dance tunes, Irish and Scottish folk songs and music from around the world.

Audiences are encouraged to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages if desired along with a blanket or lawn chair to be comfortably seated. Popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

Admission is free. Call 817-685-1666 for information.

Western-themed Clubhouse Roundup benefits special needs teens, young adults

Grab your Western duds and mosey on into the Texas Star Conference Center on March 21 for a dinner and silent auction benefiting The Clubhouse for Special Needs.

“You do not want to miss this event,” said Darlene J. Hollingsworth, founder and president of the organization. “Wear your Western outfits and join us for all-you-can-eat barbecue. Jack Edmondson (aka John Wayne) will be our entertainer and emcee. We will have a DJ for music and dancing. And finally, our very own special-needs teens and young adults will be performing a Western bit.”

Funds raised help The Clubhouse for Special Needs, a place for teens and young adults with intellectual or physical challenges, to continue offering programs for education, socialization and independence in a recreational atmosphere.

Silent auction swag includes women’s self-defense products by Posh Protection, jewelry from Premier Designs and tickets to Casa Mañana, the Japanese Garden at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden and a Rangers game. A local chef has donated a romantic dinner for two prepared in home.

Tickets are $50 each or two for $75. A table for 10 is $500. Make reservations at 817-285-0885 or

North Central Ballet to perform March 21, 22 at TCC Theatre in Hurst

Tickets are now on sale for North Central Ballet’s performance of Les Sylphides and Les Patineurs. Ballet lovers can choose between two performances, at 7:30 p.m. March 21 and a 2 p.m. matinee March 22, at the theater at Tarrant County College Northeast Campus.

“This production will feature a mixed bill of entertainment,” ballet spokesman Les Jordan said in a statement. “Act I will feature Les Sylphides, an incredibly historic work. Act 2 will feature the ballet Les Patineurs, another wonderfully historic ballet about ice skaters.”

General admission is $20. Tickets are available at the door, or for advance arrangements, call 817-428-8232. The campus is at 828 W. Harwood Road.

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