“Hungry for Creativity” Art Show Fundraiser


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Our community event spotlight this month features “Hungry for Creativity,” an art show fundraiser celebrating the stories and work of the art therapy group members of the Community Crossroads Outreach Center.

The Community Crossroads art therapy group serves people who are homeless and/or under-resourced and seeks to promote dignity, resilience, self-worth, and empowerment by promoting social change through the art therapy process. Art therapy at Community Crossroads has grown substantially over the last year, where individuals have described the group as a “beacon of light in a dark world” and a safe haven for expression. Read more

Fort Worth Community Event: 2018 Neighborhood Litter Stomp

 
 

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Our featured community event for the Month of October is the Neighborhood Litter Stomp! This event is a citywide volunteer litter clean-up hosted by Keep Fort Worth Beautiful. Every fall, the organization host the clean-up event, encouraging local residents and businesses to focus on beautifying their surrounding community. It’s free and for a good cause, so get your friends, family and neighbors together and help clean your local park, school or block!
 
 
The clean-up event is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 20, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 11 AM. Register by October 7th to reserve your spot!
 
• Register as an individual or a group.
 
• All registrants will receive gloves and bags.
 
• T-shirts are limited to the first 2,000 registrants.
 
• Select from a list of cleanup locations or choose your own.
 
If you are looking for a place to make a difference, but aren’t sure where to go, join one of the cleanup hubs. These are pre-selected sites throughout the city open to individuals and groups who want to participate in the cleanup:
 
Echo Lake Park
 
Eugene McCray Park
 
Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods
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2018 NE Tarrant County Walk to End Alzheimer’s

 
 


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Our featured community event for the month of September is the 2018 NE Tarrant County Walk to End Alzheimer’s, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association-North Central Chapter. The mission of this great organization is to eliminate Alzheimer’s disease through the advancement of research, provide care and support to all affected, and to reduce risk through the promotion of brain health.
 
 
The next walk will be held at Church at the Cross in Grapevine, Texas, on September 29th. Registration begins at 8:00 a.m. followed by the opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. The Walk officially starts at 9:30 a.m. around the 2-mile course.
 
 
About the Walk (via alz.org)
 
 
Held annually in more than 600 communities nationwide, the Alzheimer’s Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to join the fight against the disease!
 
 
When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel the mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While there is no fee to register, we encourage participants to fundraise in order to contribute to the cause and raise awareness.
 
 
Take the first step by finding a Walk near you. Once you register, you will have access to a wide range of tools and support through your customized Participant Center. Join and help lead the way to Alzheimer’s first survivor.
 
 
Together, we can end Alzheimer’s disease!
 
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Jaren’s Angels ‘Rock the Boat’ Party Fundraiser


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Our community event spotlight this month features an upcoming fundraiser for the Jaren’s Angels Foundation! The 501(c)(3) organization is hosting a boat party at Lake Grapevine coming up in September.

The Rock the Boat party and cruise will be a fun night on the water, including a live DJ, delicious catered cuisine, raffles, door prizes, and goodies for all guests. Come dressed in your nautical attire and be ready to dance the night away as you mingle and network with some of Dallas’s finest philanthropists and socialites! Read more

7th Annual Rock & Bowl Memorial 9-Pin Tournament


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Do you or someone you know enjoy bowling? If so, our featured community event this month is for you! The Rock Joseph Memorial Scholarship is hosting their 7th Annual Rock & Bowl 9-Pin Tournament!

The tournament will include cash prizes for adult winners in both the Handicap and Fun divisions and scholarship prizes for winners in the Youth divisions. There will also be brackets, high pots, crossover doubles, raffles, and a split pot drawing.

When:
Sat, July 28, 2018
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Tour the Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden


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Did you know that tens of thousands of families and individuals struggle with hunger across North Texas each day? Now you can help make a difference with the Tarrant Area Food Bank! The TAFB invites social service agencies, faith-based organizations, community service groups and the general public to tour a working community garden and learn how community gardens help feed those who are hungry across the community.

Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Community Garden program operates the TAFB Learning Garden in Fort Worth for training and demonstrations. Produce grown in the garden is distributed to local agencies serving those in need. The TAFB Learning Garden showcases a wide variety of gardening techniques, materials and planting methods to inspire others to start their own gardening projects. Read more

It’s Time for the 4th Annual Spring TRWD Trash Bash!

 
 


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Tarrant Regional Water District (TRWD) is hosting it’s 4th Annual Spring Trash Bash on Saturday, May 19, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 11:00 AM!
 
 
The Trinity Trash Bash is a bi-annual community event purposed to clean up trash and debris that accumulates along the Trinity River throughout Fort Worth. Families, friends and organizational groups come together as motivated volunteers to help clean up the river banks in 6 different locations.
 
 


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Simply choose a location from the map and register.  Everyone is welcome– bring a group, a friend or just yourself! When the trash is all “bashed”, All volunteers are treated to an after party with free food, door prizes and entertainment at Panther Island Pavilion and Cobb Park.
 
 
Cleanup packets are available May 16th – 18th, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM at the TRWD Office – 600 E. Northside Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76102, or the morning of the Bash at your chosen location.
 
 
TRWD is aiming to break last year’s Trash Bash record of more than 4,000 volunteers, so be sure to help them spread the word! The first 3,000 to register get a free event t-shirt!
 
 
Check out TRWD’s website for more information!
 
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Project 4031’s 4th Annual Hospice Golf Classic

 
 

 
 
Do you or someone you know love to golf? Project 4031 is hosting their 4th Annual Hospice Golf Classic at Mira Vista Country Club in Fort Worth. Come play for a purpose and raise funds for terminally ill children and adults.
 
 
The tournament is taking place Monday, April 23, 2018, at 6600 Mira Vista Boulevard in Fort Worth, 76132, from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Individual tickets start at $200, with team entries and sponsorship opportunities also available. All proceeds will benefit Project 4031.
 
 
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Community Spotlight: Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Fort Worth

 
 

 
 
Every year, Medford Design-Build contributes to the Greater Fort Worth location of The Boys and Girls Clubs of America. We are happy to help make a difference in the lives of the youth of our local community. This organization is also very close to our owner’s heart, as it played a big role in his childhood. We’d like to feature The Boys & Girls Clubs of America in our community spotlight blog this month; here is some information about their mission and history via www.bgca.org:
 
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Don’t Miss the 3rd Annual Crawfish Boil for the Grapevine Elks Lodge!

Calling all crawfish lovers! The Elks Lodge of Grapevine, Texas is hosting their 3rd annual crawfish boil, coming up in February!

On Saturday, February 24th, 2018, the Lodge at 909 Bushong Road, Grapevine, TX 76051, will open at 11:00 AM with crawfish and food being served beginning around 1 pm – 6 pm or as long as it takes to cook it all! Sides include corn on the cob, red potatoes, onions, sausage and chicken legs. If you like mushrooms, artichoke hearts or any other items boiled, please bring with you. Other food will also be available, including boiled shrimp, Jeff’s Famous Sausage and Chicken Jambalaya and Ed’s famous Smoked BBQ Brisket for those that do not want crawfish. Read more