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8-11 a.m. Saturday, March 24
Every year thousands of volunteers join Keep Fort Worth Beautiful to make a huge impact on communities across the city by cleaning litter from parks, right of ways, rivers, and other public areas. You can join this effort by registering yourself or a group to help clean areas near you.
Choose your own area to clean, or join in at “Cleanup Hubs” - pre-selected areas throughout the city that need volunteers.
Registration opens Feb. 1 and ends Feb. 28.
Arlington Heights High School 4501 West Freeway 76107
Bradley Center 2601 Timberline Drive 76119
Echo Lake Park 6300 South Freeway, Cole St. 76110
Eugene McCray Park 3400 Quail Road 76119
Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods 818 Missouri Ave. 76104
Lake Worth exact meeting place TBD 76135
Northside High School 2211 McKinley Ave. 76164
Polytechnic High School 1300 Conner Ave. 76105
Volunteer instructions and contests
Volunteers will receive further instructions on supply pickup and where to meet after they register. Individuals and groups who turn in their cleanup forms and information by March 30 will be entered into the following contests:
Most bags of trash/recycling collected
Most miles of roadways/waterways cleaned
Most youth volunteers
Note to teachers
Supplies will be made available to teachers who need to host a cleanup at their school on March 23. Anyone participating on Friday is welcome to attend the Earth Party for the volunteer lunch and celebration.
Handley Meadowbrook and Eugene McCray community centers closed during expansion projects
Handley Meadowbrook and Eugene McCray Community Center will both be closed through Oct. 31, 2018, as part of scheduled renovation projects for both centers.
Programs and activities for both centers have been relocated to nearby Sycamore and MLK Jr. community centers, as have center staff who have been affected by the renovations.
Both centers are the recipients of 2014 bond funds, which were dedicated to expanding the facilities.
Handley Meadowbrook construction and programming
As part of this project, Handley Meadowbrook Community Center will be expanded and rehabilitation work will be completed on the park roadway and parking lot.
Handley Meadowbrook’s senior walking club, senior exercise/Tai Chi class, Zumba class and karate class will be relocated to MLK Jr. Community Center, 5565 Truman Drive, during construction.
Their After-School Program will go on as scheduled, with staff picking up participants and transporting them to MLK Jr. Community Center.
Visit the Handley Meadowbrook Capital Improvement page to keep up with the project status and other news.
Daughters of the Republic of Texas
Frances Cooke Van Zandt Chapter of Fort Worth invite the public to attend the grave marking of Aaron Trice (A.T.) Castleberry a Citizen of the Republic of Texas. Ceremony to place a special marker on the grave will be held at 10 a.m. at the Nelson Cemetery, 850 N Cardinal Rd in Azle, Texas on March 24, 2018.
Upcoming CITIZEN ON PATROL Training
Here is an opportunity for you to serve your community and help reduce crime. Every neighborhood needs MORE Citizens on Patrol in the neighborhoods. Classes are taught by the Fort Worth Police Department.
6pm to 10pm
4651 N. Main
Contact Freddie Holcomb at 817.451.2366 or Freddie.Holcomb@FortWorthTexas.gov to apply or to receive more information.
Lifeguard Certification Courses
Want to have a splash at the pool this summer while earning some extra money and gaining valuable work experience?
Individuals interested in becoming a lifeguard at one of the City of Fort Worth’s aquatic facilities are asked to undergo tryouts beginning in early February, before completing the American Red Cross lifeguard certification course. Class participants must be 15 or older to take the class, and must be 16 or older to work for the City of Fort Worth.
Participants must pass a swimming pre-test to qualify for the class.
This pre-test will consist of:
All classes and tryouts will be held at the Texas Wesleyan University indoor pool, located in the Sid Richardson Building at 1101 Collard St., on the following dates:
5-7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24
5-7 p.m. Saturday, March 10
2-4 p.m. Saturday, April 14
Once an individual passes the tryout, they will be expected to attend six days’ worth of certification classes, which will be held on weekends from 6-10 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and from 2-10 p.m. on Sunday, through the following dates:
Class 1: Feb. 2-11
Class 2: Feb. 16-25
Class 3: March 2-11
Class 4: April 6-15
Class 5: April 20-29
For more information, contact the City of Fort Worth Aquatics division at 817-392-7691.
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Outdoor Exercise and Workout Sessions
Eastside Trainers: Beverly Sims & Charla Kelsey
4501 Bridge St.,
Fort Worth, 76104
T, Th 5:30am
Lowery Rd. Elementary
7600 Lowrey Rd.
Fort Worth, Tx 76120
T, TH. 5:00 pm
& 6:15 pm
6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112
M, W, F. 5:30 am
Meadowbrook Middle School
has moved to
Oakland Lake Park
1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103
M, W at 5:30pm Beverly Sims
Primary Trainer - Fort Worth
Partner Trainer - Fort Worth
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