Misc Community Events
The Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District at Stockyards Station rescheduled its annual “Christmas in the Stockyards” to Saturday, Dec. 14, due to weather concerns.
The event (originally scheduled for Sat., Dec. 7) will be held on the lawn of the Fort Worth Livestock Exchange Building, inside Stockyards Station and along East Exchange Avenue. This is a free holiday event centered on western heritage activities that the entire family can enjoy.
Activities include live music with children’s choirs, a coloring contest at the Texas Cowboy Hall of Fame, Cowboy Santa, pony rides and armadillo races. The Stockyards Christmas Parade begins at 4 p.m. with the tree lighting at the conclusion of the parade. For more information, visit www.stockyardsstation.com.
Repeats every day until Sun Dec 15 2013 . Sat, 12/14/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Sun, 12/15/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm
The T and Stockyards Station will host the annual Holiday Lights $5 bus tours of more than 200 decorated homes on Saturday, Dec. 14, and Sunday, Dec. 15, starting with pre-bus boarding festivities at 5:30 p.m. at Stockyards Station, 130 East Exchange Avenue in the Fort Worth Stockyards followed by bus tour departures from 6:30 to 7 p.m.
The Holiday Lights tour price of $5 per person covers a 1 ½ hour round-trip bus tour and all pre-tour activities. Children ages 5 and younger are free. No reservations are required and parking is free north of Stockyards Station. Paid parking also is available.
Holiday activities at Stockyards Station before bus boarding begins include visits and free photos with Santa for all ages, face-painting, balloon artists, holiday music, hot chocolate and Christmas cookies.
During the Holiday Lights tour, a group of neighborhood carolers will greet each bus and costumed elves will provide candy canes to children.
Holiday Lights bus tour ticket sales and pre-tour activities begin inside the Stockyards Station mall at 5:30 p.m. and end at 7 p.m. The T’s buses load and depart from 6:30 to 7 p.m. for the tour of holiday-lighted homes.
For more information call The T customer service at 817-215-8600 or visit www.the-t.com.
Sat, 12/07/2013 (All day)
The Jingle Bell Run/Walk for Arthritis will be held Saturday, Dec. 7, at Burnett Park, 501 W. 7th in downtown Ft. Worth. The event raises awareness and funds to impact the fight against arthritis, which strikes 50 million adults and 300,000 children in the U.S. Advance registration is available online at www.fwjinglebellrun.org.
Sat, 12/14/2013 - 8:00am - 11:15am
CASA’s (Court Appointed Special Advocates) 8th Annual Breakfast with Santa will be held from 8-9:30 a.m. and 10-11:15 a.m. (two serving times) on Saturday, Dec. 14, at Central Christian Church at 1602 South Main Street, Weatherford. The event consists of a picture with Santa to take home, goodie bags, crafts, face painting, story time, hayrides, and breakfast. Local high school art students will help us again with face painting and CASA board members, volunteers, friends, and community leaders will be cooking, serving, decorating and even cleaning up. Tickets will be distributed to CASA children, Freedom House, Center of Hope and others. Community families are encouraged to purchase $5 tickets for children (parents are free) and take part in this fun event while supporting CASA. Tickets are available at either the CASA office at 701 Palo Pinto Street, Suite 701-F or Green Apple Therapy at 250 Santa Fe, Suite 101 - both in Weatherford. For more information, call 817-599-6224 or visit www.casaofparkercounty.com.
More than 14,000 individuals from Fort Worth, Tarrant County and all over the country will converge on Camp Bowie Boulevard on Thursday, Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving morning – for the 32nd annual Mortiz Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot presented by Total Building Maintenance.
The Turkey Trot features a 10K run, a 5K run/walk and the Central Market 1K Gobbler Trot for kids and families. Proceeds from the Fort Worth YMCA Turkey Trot benefit the scholarship/youth program of the Westside YMCA. Persons who wish to utilize the services of the Y, but cannot afford them, are given assistance based on their needs. This allows the YMCA to say "Yes!" to those who otherwise would not be able to participate.
All races start in front of Frost Bank at 6115 Camp Bowie at Westridge, with the Gobbler Trot kicking things off at 8:00 a.m. The 10 K follows at 8:15 and the 5K begins shortly afterwards at 8:30. All races end at Sunset and Westridge. Course maps for all three races can be found online at www.fwtrot.org.
Turkey Trot has become a time that many people in the area look forward to as an opportunity to connect with family and friends on the Thanksgiving holiday. Longtime Trot participant Olivia Estrella says, “My family does the Turkey Trot. One son, three daughters, one daughter-in-law and me. We look forward to it and it has become a family tradition. We love it!”
Canyon West Clubhouse Weatherford Christian School will host its 10th Annual Faith Promise Dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 2. First National Bank President Lin Bearden will emcee the evening. Copper Creek Restaurant will cater and minister, author and inspirational speaker Don Piper will deliver the keynote address. Last year’s event raised over $120,000 of which enables the school to keep non-denominational Christian education affordable for families in Parker County. Mr. Piper is best known for his New York Times bestselling book 90 Minutes in Heaven: A True Story of Death and Life. The book tells Don’s personal story of how he was killed in a horrific car crash in 1989 but through the power of prayer by another minister for 90 minutes he was actually given a second chance at life. He would spend the next 13 months and 34 major surgeries, including some never before attempted in the United States, trying to regain the life he once knew. Mr. Piper has shared his story of hope and healing across the globe including to audiences from NBC’s Today Show, Dateline NBC, ABC’s Nightline, FOX Network’s Sean Hannity’s America and The O’Reilly Factor.
Seating is limited for the 2013 Faith Promise Diner and tickets can be reserved for $20 each by calling the Weatherford Christian School office at 817-596-7807 x.327 or emailing Leslie Chalmers, Director of Development at email@example.com. There are also sponsorships still available for this event.
Sat, 10/05/2013 - 10:00am
The Texas Exes Fort Worth Chapter (TexasExes.org/fortworth) will hold a blood drive in conjunction with Carter BloodCare and The University Co-op from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at the Co-op’s University Store in Montgomery Plaza. To minimize the time needed to donate, appointments can be made in advance online by visiting https://ww2.greatpartners.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/45967.
Mon, 09/23/2013 - 11:30am
Parkinson's Support Group of Tarrant County Kick-Off luncheon, provided by TEVA Pharmaceuticals, will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 23 at the Broadway Baptist Church, Third Floor, 305 W. Broadway, Fort Worth. Susan Imke, N.P., guest speaker, will discuss Parkinson medications and interactions. Visitors are encouraged to attend. For more information, call 817-275-1909 or visit www.psgtc.org.
Fri, 09/06/2013 (All day)
Indian Pow WowGrand Prairie, TX (August 19, 2013) – A 2-1/2 day Native American Pow Wow with colorful tribal dance contests, an arts & crafts show, teepees, visiting with old friends, making new ones, honoring ceremonies, singing and much more will be part of the 51st Annual National Championship Indian Pow Wow. The event will take place at Traders Village, in Grand Prairie, Friday - Sunday, September 6th, 7th & 8th. The contests will take place on Friday from 8:00 p.m. to 12:00 midnight, on Saturday from 12:00 noon to 4:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 12:00 midnight and on Sunday from 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. in the Indian Dance Arena on the west side of the market and is presented by the DFW Inter-Tribal Association.
Several hundred Native Americans, representing dozens of tribes from across the United States, will take part in this celebration of their culture and heritage. The drums will beat for the dancers in full regalia of feathers, buckskin, bells and beadwork competing for prize money and awards in eighteen different dance categories. Spectators will be amazed by the precision and showmanship that even the youngest competitors display in their dancing. Participants will range in age from two-year old toddlers to grandmothers in there 80’s.
Artists, craftsmen and traders from all over the country will showcase their wares and talents at the Arts & Crafts Show and Sale, under the giant Green Expo building, from10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. each day.
The Girl Scouts of Parker County, Peach Blossom Prairie Service Unit is holding an open Girl Scout Information Meeting at 6:30 p.m. on Thurs. Sept. 12 at the Aledo United Methodist Church at Oak and Pecan Streets. If you are interested in finding out more information about Girl Scouts or are wanting to register for Girl Scouts, please attend this meeting. For more information, email GSinParkerCounty@gmail.com.