Theater Scenes Member Exclusive Home Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes” a members-only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at


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Apex Presents Theater Scenes Member Concert

Apex Arts League and Opus Nova announce “Theater Scenes,” a members only chamber music concert. This private home concert will take place on Sunday, December 8 at 4 p.m. Food and wine will be served, holiday attire is requested, valet parking will be provided.

As part of Apex’s Chamber Music Project, this special event is limited to 50 people. Current Apex members are FREE and need only RSVP at Become a member reserve and spot by purchasing tickets at

Attendance is $50 per person and as stated, includes an Annual Patron APEX Membership. With Apex Membership, you will receive discounts to all Apex programming, invitations to Members only events including meet-the-musicians and pre-concert lectures and importantly you will be directly cultivating a vibrant home of the arts in Northeast Tarrant County.

“With the advent of cinematography came vivid film music and compositional styles that aimed to depict colorful musical landscapes or scenes. From breathtaking melodies of John Williams to playful, jazzy vignettes of George Gershwin to the irresistible tangos of Astor Piazzolla, this highly accessible program is a prismatic journey through some of the 20th century’s most viscerally attractive sonic narratives.”

Opus Nova is a new concert series in Fort Worth, founded by local clarinet pedagogue Dr. Ann Hung and Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Principal Clarinet Stas Chernyshev. They perform Chamber music from all different time periods, including today.

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Carroll Dragon Band Member Earns Spot in Texas Music Educators Association

Carroll Freshman Diego Pena (bassoon) was selected into the prestigious Texas Music Educators Association All-State Band after participating in the T.M.E.A. Area Band auditions this past weekend at Coppell High School.

Toni Burks Photography Seniors

Diego joins All-State Jazz Band members Chase Adams (sophomore trumpet, 2-time all-stater) Spencer Foster (senior-piano), and seniors James Wade and Amber Meagher (choir) as T.M.E.A. All-State members. They will represent Carroll ISD in San Antonio in February at the T.M.E.A. convention. Their clinics and rehearsals are Wednesday, February 13 through Friday, February 15. Their week concludes with All-State concerts on Saturday, February 16.

“We are incredibly proud of these talented musicians for this accomplishment, which reflects months of hard work and determination,” said Dragon Band Director Ken Johnson. “We know that they are going to have an amazing experience next month in San Antonio for the All-State rehearsals and concerts.”

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Time to find your new four-legged family member

There is so much love at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter. Nearly 600 dogs and cats, kittens and puppies are currently in the shelter and each of them is waiting to meet you during the PetSmart Charities National Adoption Weekend, Sept. 14-16.

Every pet that comes through the doors of the Fort Worth Animal Shelter has a story, often one of being abandoned and left to survive wandering the streets in our city. It’s the goal of the shelter to find a loving home for each of these incredible pets.

Adoption fees are reduced to $10 during this event. Fees include an initial medical examination, initial vaccinations, city license, micro-chip and spay/neuter services.

Check out all three adoption locations:

  • Chuck Silcox Animal Care & Adoption Center, 4900 Martin St. (open Friday-Sunday).
  • PetSmart Adoption Center Hulen, 4800 S.W. Loop 820 (I-20 at Hulen).
  • PetSmart Adoption Center Alliance, 2901 Texas Sage Trail (I-35W at Heritage Trace).

View available pets.

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Senior Center Celebrates Member Millie Stuck’s 103rd Birthday

On Monday, April 9, the Southlake Senior Activity Center celebrated longtime member Millie Stuck’s 103rd birthday with a special luncheon.Senior Center Millie Stuck celebrates 103rd birthday

Born April 8, 1915, on a farm in Mills County, Texas, Millie graduated from Goldthwaite High School in 1933. She married Bill Stuck in Kerrville on June 4, 1939, and the couple moved to Fort Worth in 1944 after a failed crop on their farm. During World War II, both Millie and her husband went to work for what is now Lockheed Martin building the experimental B-36 Peacemaker. As the war came to an end, Millie went to work as a dental assistant, spending the next 35 years with the same dentist in Fort Worth.Senior Center member Millie Stuck celebrates birthday with friends

Millie has a history of celebrating landmark birthdays in style: she celebrated her 80th birthday at Keukenhof Gardens in Holland while on a three-week European vacation, her 95th birthday on an Alaskan cruise and her 100th birthday at the Southlake Senior Activity Center in 2015. On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Senior Center was happy to help Millie continue the tradition with a special birthday luncheon filled with family and friends.

Millie has two children, three grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. She continues to be very active in her community, volunteering and attending numerous activities with the Senior Center and White’s Chapel UMC since moving to Colleyville 14 years ago.

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Senior Activity Center Member Martha Wood Turns 103 Years Young

On February 13, 2018, the Senior Activity Center celebrated a milestone birthday for beloved member Martha Wood.

Senior Center member Martha Wood celebrates her 103rd birthdayMartha Wood, née Watson, was born on February 13, 1915, in Humboldt, Tennessee. She was raised in Columbus, Mississippi, with her sister Clarissa and attended high school in Columbus. Martha also attended college for two years and took business courses that led her to her main occupation as a stenographer.

In 1938, Martha married Joseph L. Wood. They lived in Greenville, Mississippi, with their adopted daughter Julie Ann. Joseph passed away in 1978, and Julie Ann lived until 2003. Martha has a grandson, John, who lives in Farmington, Arkansas.

Since moving to Southlake in July 1993, Martha has become a regular member of the Southlake Senior Activity Center’s Party Bridge group. Her hobbies include playing the piano, reading and cooking. She likes Italian food and loves sweets, especially chocolate. She considers herself a “chocoholic.”

Martha has a positive attitude and strives to lead a simple Christian life guided by unselfish love and concern for others.

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TCC Campus President and District Staff Member Honored by Fraternity

TCC employees honored

Wafeeq Sabir, Ph.D., and TCC sociology adjunct, Mark Tillman, Alpha Phi Alpha General President, Sean Madison, Ed.D., and Andre’ McEwing during recent Alpha Phi Alpha program at Trinity River Campus.

Two Tarrant County College employees recently were honored as part of a local fraternity’s celebration of 75 years of service to Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Beta Tau Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha honored Trinity River Campus President S. Sean Madison, Ed.D., and TCC Supplier Diversity Manager Andre’ McEwing for their commitment to the community and to the fraternity’s aims and ideas.

The two were among seven local members of the fraternity recognized at the “Emerging Leaders of Alpha” program at Trinity River Campus. The program was one of a series of commemorative programs coordinated by the Chapter’s Educational Foundation.

Alpha Phi Alpha, the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for men of color, was founded at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., on Dec. 4, 1906, by seven college men who recognized the need for a strong bond of brotherhood among African descendants in this country. Today, with more than 290,000 members worldwide, the fraternity’s principles include scholarship, fellowship, good character, and the uplifting of humanity.

Special guests included Devoyd Jennings, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Metropolitan Black Chamber of Commerce and Alpha Phi Alpha National General President Mark Tillman, who was the featured speaker. Prominent fraternity members include Martin Luther King Jr., former Texas Representative and TCC alumnus Glenn O. Lewis and Tarrant County Commissioner Roy C. Brooks.

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