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Businesses sponsor its Shop Local event

Businesses have joined together in Aledo to encourage holiday shoppers to purchase gifts from hometown businesses.

Discounted goods and services will be offered at Agape Gifts, Fort Worth Custom Pools, Merch Haus Aledo, Garden of Eatin and Kwik KarWash.

The big day is Nov. 30, and Agape Gifts at 108 Jearl St. will be hosting a book signing from 1 to 4 p.m. by local writer Kristin Bryan, author of Bearcats Path to Victory.

— Shirley Jinkins


City seeking interested parks board members

The town of Argyle is looking for citizens interested in serving on the Parks Board.

The board is responsible for making recommendations to the town council on planning and developing public parks and receation space.

Interested applicants should fill out an application to turn in to Town Hall, 506 E. Front St.

To download an application, visit

— Taylor Prater


Pet supplies to help residents care for their animal companions

The Burleson Animal Shelter and Meals on Wheels are encouraging people to donate pet food, toys and treats to be given to clients who have dogs and cats.

In 2009, the animal shelter and Meals on Wheels launched the Ani-Meals program when volunteers delivering meals to elderly and homebound clients discovered they were sharing food with their pets because they couldn’t afford to feed them.

The volunteers deliver the dog and cat food once a month and treats and toys when they are available.

Anyone who wants to be part of Ani-Meals may drop off donated pet food, treats and toys at the Burleson Animal Shelter, 775 S.E. John Jones Rd. The shelter is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Tuesday through Friday and 11 am.-4 p.m. on Saturday.

For more information about Ani-Meals call 817-426-9283 or email

— Elizabeth Campbell


Wild West show saddles up for holiday performances

The Fort Worth Stockyards will host a historical reenactment of the original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show, starting Nov. 29.

There will be two showings on Nov. 29, one at 2:30 p.m. and another at 4:30 p.m. Shows will start at the same times on Nov. 30.

The show features trick roping, shooting and riding, cowboy songs and an entertaining historical look back.

Pawnee Bill will “come back to life” to recreate his show for spectators more than 90 years ago, held in Fort Worth’s Cowtown Coliseum in 1909.

Families can enjoy animal shows, rope performances, bullwhips, pistols and singing cowboys.

Tickets are $18 for box seats, $15 for adults, $11 for seniors and $8 for kids 12 and younger.

There will be multiple showings again from Dec. 26 to Jan. 5.

For more information, visit Tickets may be purchased by calling 817-625-1025.

— Taylor Prater

Stockyards kicks off holiday season

After eating that big turkey dinner, head over to the Fort Worth Stockyards Station to enjoy a post-Thanksgiving holiday celebration.

From Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 from 11:45 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., families are invited to enjoy the holiday season in Western style.

Activities will include photos with Santa from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m., holiday face painting from 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and gunfight shows at 11:45 a.m. and 4:15 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 817-625-9715.

— Taylor Prater

Art museum to present special feature on Kennedy visit

The Amon Carter Museum of American Art is hosting a special program Thursday detailing the Kennedys’ 1963 trip to Fort Worth.

Art historian Scott Grand Barker will guide guests through the exhibit to explore artworks in the Hotel Texas exhibition and discuss the historical events surrounding the visit.

No reservations are required for the free event.

The tour starts at 6 p.m. at the museum, 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd.

For more information, visit or call 817-738-1933.

— Taylor Prater

Polar Pajama Parties to gather families for holiday bonding

Kids and adults alike can put on their favorite PJs for an evening of holiday fun with the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History.

Every Saturday from Nov. 23 through Dec. 23, families are invited to Polar Pajama Parties.

Activities will include hot chocolate, winter wonderland games and a screening of The Polar Express at the IMAX theater.

Admission is $11 for adults and children and $10 for all MAX members Dec. 20 through Dec. 22. The event starts at 6 p.m.

On all other Saturdays, admission is $10 per adult, $9 per child two to 12 and seniors. Prices are $2 cheaper for MAX members and showtime is 9 a.m.

For more information, visit

— Taylor Prater

Christian music tour hitting Fort Worth

Winter Jam 2013, featuring some of the biggest names in Christian music, is coming to Fort Worth Nov. 24.

The show features 10 perforning artists including headliners the Newsboys, Passion with Kristian Stanfill, Tenth Avenue North, Thousand Foot Krutch, Building 429, New Song and more. The cost is $10.

The Pre-Jam Party features Love & The Outcome, Everfound and Dara Maclean and Nick Hall, the featured speaker.

Admission may be purchased at the door of the Fort Worth Convention Center before the show at 6 p.m.

For more information, visit or call 817-392-6338.

— Taylor Prater

Renzo Piano to make museum debut

Architect Renzo Piano, whose most recent project finished at the Kimbell Art Museum, will make his public debut Tuesday to talk about his creation.

Piano will speak at the Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3333 Camp Bowie Blvd., at 7 p.m.

The Genoa-based crafter will talk about the new Renzo Piano Pavilion at the museum, as well as his inspirations, working life, thoughts on the current state of architecture and more.

The free event is open to the public. For more information, email or call 817-332-8451.

— Taylor Prater

Fort Worth Opera to present first look at new JFK performance

The Fort Worth Opera will present a first look at the newly commissioned opera, JFK, to premiere in 2016.

The sneak peek will be Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at 815 Main St.

The working title, JFK: A Final Day in Fort Worth is expected to chronicle the president’s final days before his assassination.

Evening events will include drinks and snacks in the west promenade of the Hilton Hotel.

Fort Worth Opera producing director Kurt Howard and JFK Artistic collaborators David T Little and Royce Vavrek will hold a conversation and exclusive reading of the opera’s near complete script.

Admission is $50 and may be purchased by emailing

— Taylor Prater