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Prenatal Yoga

 

We invite you and your growing belly to a yoga class series designed specifically to nurture and support you during your pregnancy and prepare your body and mind for birth.

These classes can be tailored to meet the needs of any pregnant woman regardless of which trimester she is in.

In addition to being modified to be safe for you and baby the series will focus on strengthening your connection to your growing little one.

Practices will include postures, gentle movements, breathing exercises, visualizations, and relaxation.

 

Saturdays 10:00-11:15 am

August 11th – September 15th

$75

 

Yogali

6517 E. Lancaster Avenue

Fort Worth

817-991-1528

www.yogalitx.com

Find your perfect pet during
Clear the Shelters event

 

Clear The Shelters is an adoption event like no other. It’s a one-day national pet adoption initiative with all fees waived. Last year, the Fort Worth community helped find homes for 300 pets at the shelter — a record-setting number of adoptions in one day.

On Aug. 18, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is teaming up with NBC5, Telemundo23, and more than 60 North Texas shelters and animal shelters across the nation to find loving and forever homes for pets in need. The Fort Worth Shelter is currently the temporary home for nearly 600 pets.

“The summer months are notoriously the time when we have the most intakes,” said Tim Morton, assistant director of Code Compliance, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control. “But this year has been a huge challenge for us with a higher than normal number of animals entering the shelter. We’re confident our community will come out and support this great adoption event.”

It will be a family party at the shelter’s main campus, with nearly 20 organizations offering complimentary services and samples to pet owners as they look for their perfect new pet. The event will feature Kona Ice, Hollywood Feed, Urgent Animals Fort Worth, Carnival Catering, face painting for children, dog grooming and training from PetSmart and the Fort Worth Police Department’s Batman.

The shelter’s main campus now features more than 10 outdoor play areas and a private “meet and greet” area.

It’s important to have the entire family in attendance, especially kids, so everyone is contributing to the conversation about which dog or cat will be the best for the family. And don’t forget your current family dog. Shelter staff encourages “meet and greets” between new pet siblings.

Adoptions will take place at three locations from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Saturday

    The main campus at 4900 Martin St.

    PetSmart Adoption Center, I-20 at Hulen Street.

    PetSmart Adoption Center, I-35W at Heritage Trace Parkway.

Pets from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.

 

Register now, then celebrate Fort Worth's night out against crime on Tuesday, Oct. 2

Texans will celebrate the 35th annual National Night Out on Oct. 2.

The Fort Worth Police Department invites all residents to participate in the celebration. Residents are asked to turn on their outside lights and spend the evening outdoors with their neighbors, public safety officers and other city personnel.

National Night Out is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie to make neighborhoods safer, more caring places to live. National Night Out enhances the relationship between neighbors and law enforcement while bringing back a true sense of community. Furthermore, it provides a great opportunity to bring police and neighbors together under positive circumstances.

Millions of neighbors take part in National Night Out across thousands of communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories and military bases worldwide. Texas celebrates the event on the first Tuesday in October. Neighborhoods host block parties, festivals, parades, cookouts and other community events with safety demonstrations, seminars, youth events, visits from emergency personnel, exhibits and more.

National Night Out is designed to:

  • Heighten awareness of crime prevention.
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anticrime efforts.
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships.
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know neighborhoods are organized and fighting back against crime.

Sign up by Sept. 27.

4-H Club Pancake Breakfast
Saturday August 18

9 am to 11am

Tickets $5 PERSON

Pancakes Sausage Watermelon
Coffee & Orange Juice

Meadowbrook United Methodist Church
Community Life Center
3900 Meadowbrook Drive

Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) training available at two sessions

Would you know what to do if you ever found yourself in an active shooter situation?

The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events (CRASE) course is designed and built on the Avoid, Deny, Defend strategy developed by the Advanced Law Enforcement Rapid Response Training (ALERRT). The course provides strategies and guidance for surviving an active shooter event.

Topics include the history and prevalence of active shooter events, the role of professional guardians, civilian response options, and demonstrates examples of things to do in case of an active shooter event.

This potentially lifesaving program is open to the public and will address what individuals need to know to look out for their individual safety. There is no charge to attend these training sessions, however, please register in advance to ensure seating.

That training will be offered to Fort Worth residents during two sessions this month:

Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m.
University Christian Church, 2720 S University Dr.

Aug. 27, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Pkwy.

Both sessions will cover the same material. There is no charge to attend, but attendees should register using the links above.

Please note: the presentation contains realistic material and reenactments that some attendees may find graphic in nature. Discretion for sensitive audiences is advised.

The Christian Samurai Karate Program at Meadowbrook UMC

The Christian Samurai Karate Program is a non-profit self defense class taught at the Meadowbrook United Methodist Church at 3900 Meadowbrook Drive.

We teach martial arts class in the Gymnasium every Sunday from 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm. The program is sponsored by Grand Master Richard Morris, 10th degree black belt, and retired FWPD Sergeant. The nominal  fees cover the uniforms and expenses.

Many students are sponsored, no child is turned away because of their inability to pay the low monthly fee of $15.00.  We are pleased to let those in the neighborhood know about this wonderful opportunity to learn self defense in a safe Christian environment.

Need more info? Call RayAnn Tenorio, 2nd Degree Black Belt, Program Manager at 817 939 3788.

CampGladiator.com/BOLD

CAMP GLADIATOR

Adult Outdoor Fitness Program
with Beverly Sims and Carolyn Beech, Partner Trainers

City on a Hill

 1140 Morrison Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76120

M–W–F
5:15am

T-TH
10:00am & 6:15pm
Carolyn Beech

Bethel Temple

6801 Meadowbrook Dr.,
Fort Worth, Tx 76112

M–W–F
5:00am

T-TH
5:30am
Beverly Sims

Oakland Lake Park

1645 Lake Shore Dr.,
Fort Worth, Texas 76103

M–W
5:30pm

Beverly Sims

BEVERLY SIMS
Primary Trainer - Fort Worth
beverlysims@campgladiator.com

817-980-0576

CAROLYN BEECH
Partner Trainer - Fort Worth

carolynbeech@campgladiator.com
817-487-8712

Police Bike Support Group

As many of you already know, our East Division Bike Unit is comprised of seven full-time officers dedicated to crime reduction in our business corridors, and our parks as well as many of our surrounding neighborhoods.

Please take a moment to check out their website and consider supporting this worthwhile organization. We look forward to seeing you at this year’s event.

https://fortworthbikepatrol.org/events/big-guns-in-cowtown-2018

Furniture for Harvey Victims

If you have unwanted furniture sitting in the garage, get it gone and do some good for Texas families still hurting from Hurricane Harvey.

BOHN resident Connie Bally is involved with a group in Houston who are working tirelessly to get much needed furniture to people who are still trying to get their lives together after Hurricane Harvey.

She says "Even though it hit last August, the need is still there. In fact, it’s disheartening to see how many people are still doing without…essentially camping out in what used to be their sanctuaries…their homes.

I am collecting furniture…dressers mostly…fixing what needs to be fixed…and getting them down to Houston. However, I can not do this alone and want to ask you, my neighbors to please donate a dresser (either long or tall) to this worthy cause. We have a small budget and can purchase pieces…up to $50…depending on the size and condition. However, the donations are what is driving this effort.

As you do your spring cleaning, empty out that storage unit or even down size, please keep Houston in mind. If you have a wood dresser or tallboy that you’d like to donate/sell, you can email me at clbally@gmail.com or text to 682.444.1511.

Thank you in advance for your consideration and generosity."

Connie Bally

Pre-constructions Hints
from neighbors that have been there:

These tips are compiled from neighbors that have been through the sewer/water replacement and repaving done on their streets.

This suggestions are a way for you to protect your property, shrubbery, trees, and structures from contractor construction work.

Before construction begins on your street:

  • Take pictures of your yard, trees, driveway, and everything within TEN FEET of the curb. You will need pre construction photos if you have to prove damage done to your property.
  • Do everything you can to protect the base of trees close to the sidewalks or in the grass between the sidewalk (if you even have them) and the street.
  • Tree roots and low hanging limbs will be damaged with road construction. Get low branches trimmed back.
  • Mark ALL your in-ground sprinkler system spigots with large wood stakes so they are clearly visible. Take a photo of the system on and working.
  • Move delicate and breakables from shelves and wall hangs. The ground vibration from the big machinery will shake your house and things will vibrate right off a shelf  or wall and break.
  • Plan on a year of dirt, mud, bumpy roads and early morning construction crews banging away. (Do not list your house for sale during construction–it wont get looked at by potential buyers.)

Fort Worth residents are invited to Discover everything Parks & Rec have to offer

Summer is here, which means it’s time to get out and discover the great things happening at Fort Worth parks and community centers. This July, explore the “undiscovered” roles of local parks and recreation as Fort Worth celebrates Park and Recreation Month, A Lifetime of Discovery.

The Fort Worth Park & Recreation Department is celebrating Park and Recreation Month, an initiative of the National Recreation and Park Association, by inviting residents to explore A Lifetime of Discovery at local parks. Playgrounds, rec centers, sports leagues and summer camps are just a few of the things that come to mind when we think of parks and rec. But, parks and recreation is so much more than that.

During Park and Recreation Month, discover all the ways parks and recreation can improve quality of life:

Park & Recreation’s Aquatics Division is offering swimming lessons all summer for adults and children at Forest Park Pool. Each session costs $30. Registration dates, as well as times and class dates, are available online.

Camp Fort Worth is going on now at 18 community centers throughout Fort Worth. Participating kids between the ages of 5 and 13 spend their summer discovering new skills, creating new friendships, and staying active and engaged even while school isn’t in session. Learn more at the Camp Fort Worth webpage.

The Summer Recreation Catalog is available for viewing. The Fall Recreation catalog should be out by mid-August so residents can register for fall classes.

Additionally, Fort Worth community centers are hosting a variety of special events and activities throughout the rest of the summer:

Financial Literacy at Chisholm Trail:
6:30 p.m. Aug. 15, 2018;
Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Community Food Share Day at Como:
9 a.m. Aug. 17, 2018;
Como Community Center,
4900 Horne St.

Seasonal Scavenger Hunt at Chisholm Trail:
noon Aug. 17, 2018;
Chisholm Trail Community Center, 4936 McPherson Blvd.

Movie Night at Worth Heights:
6:30 p.m. Aug. 17, 2018;
Worth Heights Community Center, 3551 New York Ave.

Back to School Bash at Como:
9 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018;
Como Community Center, 4900 Horne St.

Back to School Bash at Thomas Place:
10 a.m. Aug. 18, 2018;
Thomas Place Community Center, 4237 Lafayette Ave.

College Fair at Sycamore:
6 p.m. Aug. 23, 2018;
Sycamore Community Center, 2525 E. Rosedale.

Back to School Bash at R.D. Evans:
9 a.m. Aug. 25, 2018;
R.D. Evans Community Center, 3242 Lackland Rd..

 

Learn more about Park and Recreation Month.

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