The Vinyl Stripes Rock Southlake on July 27

Are you ready to rock this summer? Well now is your chance.  The Vinyl Stripes will get you dancing and singing to those old 60’s rock and surf tunes under the evening sky at Aria Amphitheater at The Marq Southlake on Saturday, July 27 from 7 p.m. to dusk.

The Vinyl Stripes consists of three members: Steve Curry, Greg New and Mark Baker.  Curry is a renowned guitarist and vocalist who has toured and recorded with many diverse bands across the nation from the Texas Gypsies, The Jacksons, Boney James to Rapper D.O.C. and more!  He has composed music and played guitar for prominent media companies such as Disney, Bravo, Cartoon Network and Fox TV and on commercials for Mercedes, EA and Ford. He formed Vinyl Stripes in 2015 to perform their versions of classic and original roots rock.

Greg New plays bass and is also a vocalist. New is a musician around the DFW Metroplex and has performed with other bands since 2004.

Mark Baker, who plays drums and on vocals, is a Grammy-nominated recording artist with over 20 years of regional, national and international touring experience.

All three talented men will be here in Southlake for you to see in person. Make sure you pack your lawn chairs, blankets and bring some with dinner along with your non-alcoholic beverages for this FREE family-friendly event. We will also have fulfilled activities for the youth to enjoy during this performance. Kids can explore games like life-size Connect Four, Hula Hoops, Punch Balloons, Bubble Wands and more!

This event is free and open to the public.

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An amazing pet is waiting for you during Shelter Pets Rock event

What a busy summer it’s been at the Fort Worth Animal Shelter, with hundreds of pets waiting to be adopted into loving homes. July 28 is another opportunity to stop by and meet the incredible dogs and cats.

Each year the animal shelter takes in approximately 17,000 animals. The vast majority of these animals are strays that have no place to call home. This summer, the shelter has been strained and is working at capacity nearly every week. Be a hero and help a homeless pet find a forever home.

In partnership with PetSmart Charities, the Shelter Pets Rock event will be July 28 at four locations:

  • Chuck Silcox Animal Shelter, 4900 Martin St.
  • Fort Worth PetSmart stores: 4800 S.W. Loop 820 (I-20 at Hulen); 2901 Texas Sage Trail (I-35W at Heritage Trace Parkway); and 7616 Denton Highway in Watauga (cat adoptions only at this location).

Adoption fees for this weekend’s event are only $10. The adoption fee includes rabies vaccination, city license, micro-chip and altered (spay/neuter) services.

To learn more, call 817-392-1234 or visit the Animal Care & Control page.

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Hide, Seek, Rock

A twist on the game of hide-and-seek has spread throughout the City of Southlake.

It’s simple: local members of the community intricately paint rocks and then hide them for others to find.

Envisioned by the Kindness Rocks Society and popularized through Facebook, groups have been popping up all over North Texas, with Southlake also joining the craze. The Southlake Rocks!! Facebook page already has 299 members since May and is steadily growing as more and more people participate.

Rocks have been found all over the city, all the way from Central Market to Liberty Park. Coming in all different shapes, sizes and colors, the rocks range from simple to complex, with some being realistically painted like animals to vivid sunsets and even silhouettes.

Mayor Laura Hill is very enthusiastic about the idea and shared her sentiments on Facebook when she and the City Council members each received their very own painted rocks. “Thank you “Southlake Rocks!” and the Girl Scouts from troop 4012 for these super cute rocks we found on the Dias tonight. The #themayorsshoes rock!! Each of the Council members loved their Texas flag rocks, so clever!!” she posted.

Southlake firefighters and officers at the Department of Public Safety found and re-hid their painted bluebonnet rocks around town as well. “Thank you for “rocking” Southlake PD & FD!” the Southlake DPS page wrote on Facebook. “Officers & Firefighters appreciate the rocks and had fun finding new hiding places for them.”

The Southlake Parks Facebook page has also promoted the activity, posting pictures of painted rocks found around Southlake Town Square.

To find updates, see how-to videos and read hints on where to find rocks visit the Southlake Rocks!! Facebook page online at https://www.facebook.com/groups/1364187063647018/ .

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