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One of my most favorite months. I feel I may say this often about most months! It’s true; March is a favorite and brings so much for us to look forward to. We can anticipate the signs of Spring! This is the time of year when all nature seems to come back to life. Its nature’s time to shout: all things will be new! We see new growth on trees, beautiful flowers in all the colors of a rainbow blooming, birds chirping, ladybugs, and bird nests, to name a few. It’s nature’s renewal! And, of course, I encourage you to “Love the Season you’re in!” And this, my friends, is our season of renewal! Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, which is when we make commitments to spiritual practices like Fasting, Prayer and Charity (almsgiving). Its intent is to help us grow in our faith, towards a personal conversion, that brings us closer to God. You may have friends that may refuse something and say, “I gave that up for Lent”. It’s the small sacrifices that help us remember the big sacrifice that was made for us a very long time ago. This year may bring my family a bit of a twist from our traditional commitments. Since we already ate all the Thin Mints, which are usually placed in the freezer for storage until Easter, I would like us to fast from other things. Like those moments lost in cyberspace that take away from our family being really together (hmm, do my kids remember board games or yard work!) That’s one; and two, make a commitment of praying for strangers that we see on the street, or around us. And consider that we may have been the only person to have prayed for them that day! And finally, for almsgiving, we could set aside (daily), money that we may have used for something truly unnecessary to give away to a charity of our choice. I encourage you to love this season of renewal; find ways to encourage others, a few actions to show love, a few prayers to seed in them the hope of their own renewal. Remember, love begets love. When we show love to others, they respond by doing the same. We are human. We respond to the goodness of love with joyful blooms. Prepare your heart to be filled with the love of God.

Mary Ellen Season after season, Lord! Show us your glory as we cling to you as life changes colors, for better and for worse.

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Rylee R., age 4 This month our cover model is Rylee. She is a playful sister, daughter and most of all, a Daddy’s little girl! She shares her life with her little brother, Ryker (2 yr) and a kitten named Willow. Her fave foods include pizza and ice cream. Her most favorite activity is playing with her dad at the park. Rylee’s daddy is an Army Blackhawk Pilot and is currently deployed in Egypt! Thankfully, Rylee gets to skype her dad, with the help of her mom, and have great conversations that takes the “missing daddy” blues away. When she grows up she wants to be mom and a chef! Somehow, I bet her mom is her mentor. Cover photography by

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For your kid’s sake, parents should focus on their kid’s health, rather than weight. Stop the discussions about the numbers on the scale and talk about the numbers associated with nutrition. How many grams of fiber, percent of vitamins per serving, fat content (good or bad.) Teach your kids to choose wisely by knowing how to read the nutrition facts label. Another number to talk about – how much time spent on physical activity! To learn more about the Nutrition Facts label check out our “Better Homes & Bodies” feature online. www.suburbanparent.com

Life Skills Falling to Wayside While access to technology is important, research is finding younger children lack knowledge in basic life skills. One study found that kids ages 2 to 5 on average could turn on a computer, point and click a mouse, and play computer games, but were not as likely to be able to tie their shoelaces, make themselves breakfast, or swim.

Are You Working Harder Not Smarter? While technology makes it easier than ever to work non-stop, unplugging and spending “down time” actually increases the quality of work. According to recent research, workers who step back from their work to spend evenings relaxing are more energetic and efficient during the work hours, as well as more dedicated employees. So put away that laptop and break out the Scrabble, dad!

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Why Camp? At camp our youth learn so many life lessons. Being on their own at camp fosters independence, leadership and most of all self-confidence. Trained camp counselors prepare for and find many teachable moments. Through fun and hands-on experiences, campers find themselves growing and developing the skills needed to be successful, confident, young adults. Relish the moments when your child returns home and notice the difference.

A new survey finds that while a relatively high number of U.S. teens are active in church and describe their faith as important, many are not well-educated in their beliefs. Many described God as important in their life, but had a hard time communicating exactly what they believed and why. Many large churches offer youth programs that are strong on entertainment value, if faith is important to your family be sure to choose a Bible based church that focuses on content and learning as well.

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Is LASIK Right For You? With the advancements in technology over the past 20 years, more and more people are now good candidates for LASIK eye surgery. LASIK surgery can treat Nearsightedness, Farsightedness, and even Astigmatism. LASIK is a great option for people who are constantly losing or breaking their eyeglasses. It’s becoming a common alternative for people who experience contact lens discomfort or rejection. Be sure to do a lot of research and visit a reputable provider to determine if you are a good candidate for this life changing procedure.

Nothing But “D” Truth Too important to ignore! Vitamin D levels should be determined and, if low, eat foods rich in vitamin D, like fish, eggs, fortified milk and soy product, like edamame; and mushrooms. Take vitamin D supplements and/or get at least 10 minutes of sun exposure each day to ensure that vitamin D levels are normalized. Two forms important to humans: Vitamin D2, which is made by plants (and used to fortify foods), and Vitamin D3, which is made by the human skin when exposed to sunlight. Major role of Vitamin D is to maintain normal blood level of calcium and phosphorus.

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Dear “Momsolvers”, “I would like to take better care of my Husband. He is overworked and stressed. He will not go to a doctor. Surely, others have a man who carries the world on his shoulders. Thank you in advance for your answers.” u I completely feel your pain. I think there are many wives who would like their husbands to take better care of themselves both physically and emotionally. And that’s the point right there, I am sure YOU do a good job of taking care of him, it’s HIM that has to care enough about himself and his family to make healthier choices. Have you tried talking to him at a time when he isn’t stressed? About the importance of taking better care of himself? I would also suggest a wonderful movie called Courageous; it would be a great way to spend an evening together relaxing!

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Send it to us, and we’ll see how our MomSolver volunteers (our savvy readers!) would handle it. Enter your advice online or email it to editor@suburbanparent.com and put MomSolvers in the subject line.

u Wow, I think you could be on to something. This could be a unique blog. Maybe you could start out as introducing some of the recipes and then actually making them. Blog about the ingredients, if unusual, or how long it took, or any techniques that you remember from the original recipe’s creator (mom, grandmother...) Feature a story and a recipe a few times a week. Good luck with this and I wish you well. ~ Brian, reader and dad of one big baby boy. (I make homemade baby food!)

Dear “Momsolvers”, “My husband wants to adopt a puppy. Don’t laugh but I am scared of most dogs, even puppies. Should I work on myself or keep saying, no way!”

~ Kimberly M., reader and mom u Make it easy for him by doing most of the work. Locate the doctor. (He may be more comfortable with a male.) Make the appointment at a convenient time and go with him. After the appointment, do something fun, like go to dinner or a movie. Also, write down all your questions ahead of time, along with symptoms and family history of disease. Most of all, avoid nagging! Be loving and encouraging. Remind him that he is putting you in a position of worrying about his health. ~ Grace, reader and mom of 2

u I say, figure out why you are so fearful of dogs. Maybe visit places where you would come in contact with dogs in a controlled environment or through family and friends that have well behaved dogs. Puppies, dogs, cats, most domesticated animals are like people; they want to loved, fed, exercised and given boundaries to follow. In return, they will love you tenfold without condition. It will be well worth getting over your fear. Good luck. ~ Kathy Z., reader and mom

u I also went through this with my husband. He would not go to the doctor until I made the appointment myself. I told him we would be charged a “no-show” fee if he did not go. He was a bit irritated, but he went. He had a good experience and is glad he went.

u WORK ON YOURSELF! A puppy can be so cute and loving. If you grow up together you will be fine. Don’t go for a big dog. Start off small and before you know it you will be in love and the puppy will be sleeping with you!

~ Ellen, reader and mom of 2

~ Marie F., reader and mom of 5

Dear “Momsolvers”, “I would like to know from the Momsolver community if anyone has experience with starting a blog? I have a collection of recipes I have been holding for many years and would like to blog about them. Any suggestions on how to get started? Any “momsolver bloggers” out there?”

u I can remember my neighbor came over my house to let me know she was worried. Her daughter just brought home a puppy, and she was not comfortable with dogs! I assured her she would be okay and the puppy will love her new home. Well, it wasn’t 2 weeks later that I invited her to come over for some coffee and she brought Lulu over too, in a basket, and exclaimed; ”look how sweet she is!” I pray you will adjust so easily as well. Animals are so loving, and more so when they feel loved as well. Give it a try! ~ Ellen, reader and mom of 2, with a cat and a dog!

Next month: How would you handle these dilemmas? Find these online at www.facebook.com/momsolvers

u After self-publishing a book about some life struggles I encountered, I started a website because I realized just how much I loved to write! I write about marriage, parenting, faith, personal growth and addiction. Check it out at www.mymothersfootprints.com my advice for you is to go for it!! ~ Kimberly M., reader and mom of 5 u Hi, I think if you have been holding recipes for so long, they must have a great sentimental value! This is fantastic, because readers love stories. And recipes with stories are exceptional! You could private message a blogger you admire and ask for advice too. Good luck. Also, maybe you could let us know when you launch by sending an email to Suburban Parent. ~ Beth, reader and mom of 5, food lover, food blog stalker (just kidding!)

My 13 year old is begging to have social media sites. I have been able to escape this because of the 13 year rule for most sites. But now I have to set boundaries and monitor. I know she will be active on social media and I want her to be careful and mindful of the dangers associated. Any advice about parenting a social media novice and teen? I have recently become the caretaker of my grandchildren. I run into the “my mom always let me!” when I need to set boundaries. How do I override what their mother permitted and now I will not. I really want them to have some great memories of our time together. P.S. I do get great info and ideas from this magazine. Thank you. ~ Barbara, grandma of 2 My toddler (2 yrs.) has not breastfed since he was 11 ½ months old. When he sees other babies breastfeeding he pulls at my shirt and says, “me do”. Sometimes I get embarrassed. How do I handle this without making him feel he is doing something wrong? ~ Liz, mom of 1


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The Know It All SUBURBAN PARENT CALENDAR Parents: Some programs require tickets and/or reservations, always contact event locations to confirm times and requirements. Mar 1. Stroller Mates, Bootcamp for Moms. Enjoy a free workout and playdate all in one. Bring water & a mat or towel. 1st Fri 9:20-10:20am The Parks at Town Center, 1100 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller (by Keller Town Hall) 817.300.7015 jaye@strollermates.com Mar 1. GCS Moms League Meeting. Open to all current members and those considering joining. Usually the 1st Fri 9:30-11:30am Colleyville First United Methodist Church, 5601 Pleasant Run Rd, Colleyville mom@gcsmomsleague.org www.gcsmomsleague.org Mar 1. Storytime with Sunshine. Combines the joy of reading and art education for children 3-5yrs old. Reservations are required. 10-11:30am Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 1. Bounce Time. Features a play area, activities, and music for kids 3 and under. Free, caregiver participation is required. Fri 10:15-11:15am Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 1. Preschool Playtime. The gym will be filled with bounce houses, parachutes, balls, toys, bikes, mats and more! $1/child, parent free. Fri 10am-noon Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3450 www.grapevinetexas. Mar 1. First Friday Women: Opening the Box to Your Child’s Self-Esteem. 11am-noon. Free seminar by Pamela Bolen. Childcare provided for a fee by reservation only. Harkins Theatre Southlake Town Center, 1450 Plaza Place, Southlake 817.888.1167 firstfridaywomen.com Mar 1. Parents Night Out at Euless Family Life Center. Each child can play video games, play basketball, and enjoy other planned activities. Parents/Guardian must sign children in and out. Pre-register at the Euless Family Life Center by the day before. 6-9pm Euless Family Life Center, 300 West Midway Dr., Euless 817.685.1666 www.eulesstx.gov

Mar 1. Classic Movie Night – Citizen Kane. $5 7pm Old Bedford School, Bedford 817.952.2292 www. oldbedfordschool.com Mar 1. Funscape. It’s the Friday night hang-out for 9-14 year olds. Test your skills in Tug-of-War, basketball, air hockey and the dance contest. $8 Fri 7-11pm Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 972.446.6483 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 1. First Friday Movie: To Catch a Thief. Bring in a same day receipt from any Grapevine restaurant or merchant and get free popcorn. $5 7:30pm Palace Arts Center, 300 S. Main St, Grapevine 817.481.8733 www. grapevinetexasusa.com

Mar 2. A Run in the Park. Awards, drawings, music and more. Fun run at 8am and 5k at 8:30am Bicentennial Park, 450 W Southlake Blvd, Southlake 817.748.8019 www. southlakeparksandrec.com Mar 2. Babysitting Course with CPR. Bring a sack lunch, snack and drink. Ages 11-15 $94 8am-5pm Colleyville Senior Center, 2512 Glade Road, Colleyville 817.503.1180 www.colleyville.com Mar 2. Saturday Storytime. Enjoy books, music, coloring and parachute play for all ages. No registration needed. 10am Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov

Mar 1-3. Charley’s Aunt. Fri & Sat 8pm, Sun 3pm at Onstage In Bedford, 2821 R D Hurt Pkwy, Bedford 817.354.6444 onstageinbedford.com

Mar 2. Kiddo First Aid & CPR. Youth Ages 11-14 will learn adult, child and infant CPR & basic First Aid. Registration required. $20 10am-2pm NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland Hills 817.427.6640 www.nrhtx.com

Mar 1-10. Oz! Enjoy this musical production for families. Theater Arlington, 305 W. Main St., Arlington 817.261.9628 www.theatrearlington.org

Mar 2. Masterworks Music Series: David Chicken. Free concert. Southlake Town Square, Main St. @ Southlake Blvd, Southlake 817.283.3406 www.artscouncilnortheast.org

Mar 1-16. Thoroughly Modern Millie. $7-$18 Artisan Center Theatre, 418 E. Pipeline Road, Hurst 817.284.1200 www.artisanct.com

Mar 2. Keller Writers’ Association Meeting. All writers are welcome. 1st Sat 12:15-2:15pm Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd, Keller 817.743.4840 tbul@hotmail. com www.cityofkeller.com

Mar 1-16. Pinkalicious. $5 Artie’s Playhouse in the old historic Belaire Plaza, 420 East Pipeline Road, Hurst 817.284.1200 www.ArtisanCT.com Mar 1-24. Registration for Spring Indoor Soccer Season at Blue Sky Sports Centers. Small Field play for ages 2 through U8, Main Field play for ages U7-U19 and Adult Men, Women and Coed Leagues. Individual or team registrations. www.blueskysportscenter.com Mar 1-31. Lake Grapevine Runners and Walkers Club (LGRAW). Activities most mornings of the week. Oak Grove Park, Grapevine www.runnersandwalkers.com

Mar 2. Animal Exploration. Discover the habits and adaptations of a native animal during a live observation. Free 2pm River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. (at Cooper Street), Arlington 817.860.6752 www.riverlegacy.org Mar 2. Fun Time Live. A supervised and safe event filled with entertainment for youth from 3rd-8th grade. $9 Sat 7-11pm Bedford Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge, Bedford funtimelive.com Mar 3. Free Fee Sunday at Sunshine Glaze. Pay no

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Note: these are the regularly scheduled sto rytimes, call to confirm as schedules are subject to change.

All Story Times are free.

Arlington - Central Branch

101 East Abram St., 817-459-6900 Monday - Toddler Time 10am, ages 2-3; Bouncing Babies 11am, ages 0-2 Tuesday - Family Story Time 6:30pm, all ages Wed - Preschool Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-7

Bedford Public Library 2424 Forest Ridge Dr., 817-952-2350 Registration is required for BabyGarden Story Times only.

Arlington - Lake Arlington Branch

4000 West Green Oaks Blvd., 817-478-3762 Wednesday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 2-3; Bouncing Babies 11:15am, ages 0-2 Thursday - Preschool Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-7

Tues - The Story Spot 10:15 & 11am, ages 2 and up Thurs - BabyGarden Sprouts Story Time 10:10am, pre-walkers; BabyGarden Peapods Story Time 10:50am, walkers (0-1yr); Twosees Story Time 11:45am, ages 2-3 4th Fri Only - Special Needs Storytime 11:15am, all ages 4th Sat Only - Family Storytime 2pm, all ages

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1905 Brown Blvd., 817-277-5573 Tuesday - Preschool Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-7

Arlington - Woodland West Branch 2837 West Park Row Dr., 817-277-5265

Tuesday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 2-3; Bouncing Babies 11:15am, ages 0-2 Wed - Preschool Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-7

Arlington - Southeast Branch 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd., 817-459-6395 Wednesday - Preschool Storytime 10:30am, ages 3-7 Friday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 2-3; Bouncing Babies 11:15am, ages 0-2 Second Saturday Only - Family Story Time 10:30am, all ages

Arlington - Southwest Branch 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., 817-459-6386 Tuesday - Preschool Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-7 Thursday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 18mos3yrs; Bouncing Babies 11:15am, ages 0-2

Arlington - East Branch 1624 New York Ave., 817-275-3321 Monday - Wee Reads - Bilingual 10:30am, ages 3-4

110 Main St., 817-503-1150 Preregistration required for all Story Times except Bounce Time.

Monday - Especially for 3’s 10:15am, age 3 only; Preschool Story Time 10:15 am, ages 4 & 5 Tuesday - Toddler Tales 10:15am, ages 18-36 mos; Preschool Story Time 10:15 am, ages 4 & 5 Wed - Toddler Tales 10:15am, ages 18-36 mos Thurs - Tiny Treasures Lapsit (Pre-walkers) 10:15am, ages 0-17mos; Tiny Treasures Lapsit (Walkers) 11am, ages 0-17mos Friday - Bounce Time 10:15am, age 3 & under

Euless Public Library 201 N. Ector Dr., 817-685-1493 Tuesday - Lapsit 10:30am, non-mobile babies; Preschool Story Time 11am, ages 3-5 Wednesday - Preschool Story Time 11am, ages 3-5 Thursday - Toddler Time 10:30am, ages 12-36mos; Family Story Time 6:30pm, all ages

Grapevine Public Library 1201 Municipal Way, 817-410-3405 Tuesday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 18-36 mos; Preschool Story Time 10:45am, ages 3-5 Wednesday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 18-36 mos, Preschool Story Time 10:45am, ages 3-5

Mar 6. Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC). Students in 7th-12th grades bring youth-related issues to the City Council’s attention, and participate in community service projects throughout the year. 4-5pm Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor, 1400 Main St, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com Mar 6. Tabletop Gaming Club. Everyone ages 12+ can enjoy board games, card games, miniature games and role-playing games. Free Wed 5pm Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd, Keller 817.743.4840 www.cityofkeller.com Mar 7. Toddler Thursdays. Hands-on activities, stories and walks for 2-3year olds and their adult partner. $9, registration required. 9-10am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org

Mar 6. Tour Night at Covenant Christian Academy. Premier Classical Education for Ages PK3 – Grade 12. Other tours Apr 3 & May 1. 7pm. 901 Cheek Sparger Rd, Colleyville 817-281-4333x1 admissions@covenantchristian.net www. covenantchristian.net. See ad in this issue.

Mar 7. Family Movie Night. Enjoy a family-friendly movie, light snacks and drinks. 1st Thu 6:30pm Southlake Town Hall, 3rd Floor, 1400 Main Street, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com

Mar 6. Snacks and Stories. Children in K–3rd grade enjoy snacks, stories, and craft activities. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com

Mar 7. HEB MOMS Club General Meeting. Prospective members and children are welcome. 1st Thu 10am Shadybrook Annex, Behind First United Methodist Church, 1245 Bedford Rd., Bedford hebmomsclub@yahoo.com hebmomsclub. webs.com

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Thursday - Toddler Time 10:15am, ages 18-36 mos; Preschool Story Time 10:45am, ages 3-5

Hurst Public Library 901 Precinct Line Rd., 817-788-7300 Monday - Toddler Time 10am, ages 1-3 Tuesday - Story Time 10:45am, ages 3-6 Thursday - Toddler Time 10am, ages 1-3

Keller Public Library 640 Johnson Rd., 817-743-4840 Monday - Spanish Storytime 11am; Family Storytime 6pm, all ages Tuesday - Preschoolers 10:15am, ages 3-6; Baby Time (registration required) 11am, ages 0-18 mos; Toddlers 11:30am, ages 18-36 mos Wednesday - Preschoolers 10:15am, ages 3-6; Baby Time (registration required) 11am, ages 0-18 mos; Toddlers 11:30am, ages 18-36 mos Saturday - Preschoolers 12:15pm, ages 3-6; Baby Time (registration required) 1pm, ages 0-18 mos; Toddlers 1:30pm, ages 18-36 mos

Mansfield Public Library 104 S. Wisteria, 817-473-4391 Tuesday - Story Time for Tots 10:30am, ages 0-3 Wednesday - Listeners Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-5 Thursday - Bilingual Story Time 10:30am, ages 3-5

North Richland Hills Public Library 9015 Grand Ave., 817-427-6800 Tuesday - Toddler Time 10am, ages 18-36 mos Wed - Story Time 10:15 & 11:15am, ages 3-6

Roanoke Public Library 308 S. Walnut, 817-491-2691 Mon - Story Time at McDonald’s (1100 N. Hwy. 377) 10:45am, all ages Tues - Spanish Story Time 10:30am, all ages; Bedtime Story Time 7pm, all ages Fri - Story Time with Katy Kitten 10:30am, all ages

Southlake Public Library 1400 Main St., 817-748-8243 Tuesday - Lap Sit Story Time 10am, infants; Toddler Time 10:45am, ages 2-3; Preschool 11:30am, ages 4-5 Wednesday - Mother Goose Story Time 10am, ages 1-2; Toddler Time 10:45am, ages 2-3; Preschool Story Time 11:30am, ages 4-5

Mar 7. Homeschool Drama Club for Teens. Ages 12+, registration required. 1st & 3rd Thu thru Apr 18. 1:30-4:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 7. LEGO Mania. Kids of all ages will get creative. No registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 cappleby@colleyville.com www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 7. Chess Club- Beginners Class. Get help with naming the chess pieces, learning how to move them and how much the pieces are worth. No registration is needed, just drop in! For ages 8-14 only. 4:30-5:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 7. Chess Club- Advanced Class. Gain skills that will better your game and play with fellow chess enthusiasts. No registration is needed, just drop in! For ages 8-14 only. 5:30pm-6:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 7. Ladies Night Out at Sunshine Glaze. Ladies will enjoy free studio fees to paint ceramics, make your own mosaics, create a fused glass piece, or paint on canvas! Bring your beverage of choice, snacks, and your favorite

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Mar 9. Monthly After Hours Teen Event: Movie & Pizza Night. 6-8pm Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.952.2345 amandasgreen@yahoo.com www.bedfordlibrary.org Mar 9. Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra Concert. Enjoy classics from Rossini, Lalo, Schubert and Brahms with a special cello solo by Young Artist Competition Co-Winner Brian Zhao. $5 7:30pm Keller High School Fine Arts Center, 601 Pate Orr Road, Keller www.cityofkeller.com Mar 10-14. Spring Break Art Camp at Sunshine Glaze Creative Studio. A different camp each weekday from 1-3pm for ages 5 and up. Classes include ceramics, mosaics, clay, mixed medium canvas art and glass fusing. $28/day or $125 for the week. 405 N Carroll Ave, Southlake 817-424-1417 www.sunshineglaze.com. See ad in this issue.

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Mar 11. Hometown Food Bank. Volunteers will inspect, separate, and distribute food for those that are in need. 9am-noon at 6 Stones Missions Network, 209 N. Industrial Blvd., Euless 817.685.1449 jpoteet@eulesstx.gov. Mar 11. Spring Break Camp at Sunshine Glaze. Kids ages 5 and up will have fun creating their own handprint plaque and three Easter eggs out of clay. Reservations required. 1-3pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 11. Spring Break Movie Madness. Bottled water and snacks are welcome. Free 2-4pm Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.952.2372 www. bedfordlibrary.org Mar 11. Spring Craft Project. Check online for more info. Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor, 1400 Main St, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com Mar 11. Chess Club at Hurst Library. Elementary and older, all skill levels. Mon 4-5pm Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst 817.788.7300 www.ci.hurst.tx.us/lib Mar 12. Colleyville Woman’s Club Meeting. Guests are always welcome for informative and entertaining programs. 2nd Tue 9:30am Colleyville Center, 5301 Riverwalk Drive, Colleyville 817.358.1805 www.c-w-c.org Mar 12. Tuesday Trekkers. Projects, crafts, hikes and storytelling for 4 and 5-year-olds and their adult partner. $12, registration required. 9:30-10:30am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org

Mar 11-14. Free Family Fun Week at Amon Carter Museum of Amercian Art. Bring the entire family for art exploration and art making featuring the natural elements – earth, wind, fire and water. 10:30am-noon each day. 3501 Camp Bowie Blvd, Fort Worth 817-989-5030 cartermuseum. org. See ad in this issue.

Mar 12. Spring Break Camp at Sunshine Glaze. Kids ages 5 and up will have fun creating name plaque for that special teacher in their life. Reservations required. 1-3pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

Mar 11-14. Spring Break Art Extravaganza at Kimbell Art Museum. Art activities, interactive family tours, storybook readings, teen studios and children’s films. Mar 11-13 (10am-3pm), Mar 14 (12-4pm). Find complete schedule at kimbellart.org. See ad in this issue.

Mar 12. Creative Writing Club for Homeschool Teens. Join other teen writers in grades 7-12 to stretch your imagination with exercises to help you through the creative writing process. 1:30-3pm George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram, Arlington 817.459.6900 www. arlingtonlibrary.org

Mar 11. Euless Resident Golf Discount Day. Texas Star Golf Course, 1400 Texas Star Parkway, Euless 817.685.7888 www.texasstargolf.com

Mar 12. Spring Break Movie Madness. Bottled water and snacks are welcome. Free 2-4pm Bedford Public

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Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.952.2372 www. bedfordlibrary.org Mar 12. Mad Science Spring Break Show. All ages, $4-$6. 3-4pm Mansfield Activities Center, 106 S Wisteria, Mansfield 817.453.5420 www.mansfield-tx.gov/mac Mar 12. Finding Your Own Voice. 6 week poetry workshop for Junior High. Registration required. 4:30-6:30pm Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817.459.6395 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 13. MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) White’s Chapel UMC. During the meeting, children will participate in crafts, Bible lesson, music and more. 2nd & 4th Wed 9:30-11:30am White’s Chapel UMC Wesley Hall, 185 S White Chapel Blvd., Southlake 817.481.4147 dbennett@ whiteschapelumc.com www.whiteschapelumc.com Mar 13. Canoe Fest. Canoes/kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. Children must be 5+ years and accompanied by a parent or guardian. First come-first served. $5 plus admission. 11am-3pm Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth 817.392.7410 www.fwnaturecenter.org Mar 13. Grand Family Picnic. Pack a picnic lunch and lawn chairs or a blanket and enjoy this outdoor event for the whole family! 11am-1:45pm Heritage Village Plaza, 837 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst 817.283.3406 www. artscouncilnortheast.org Mar 13. Heritage Village Presents: Vocal Trash. “Stomp-style” music and dance concert. Bring chairs and/ or blankets for seating. Free 12:15-1:45pm Heritage Village Plaza, 837 W. Pipeline Road, Hurst 817.283.3406 www. artscouncilnortheast.org Mar 13. Spring Break Camp at Sunshine Glaze. Kids ages 5 and up will learn step by step to create their own version of Van Gough’s Famous Starry Night painting. Reservations required. 1-3pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 13. Snacks and Stories. Children in K–3rd grade enjoy snacks, stories, and craft activities. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com

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SUBURBAN PARENT... It’s All About YOU! Mar 13. Trophy Club Women’s Club Meeting. 2nd Wed 6:30pm Trophy Club Country Club, 500 Trophy Club Drive, Trophy Club TrophyClubWC@charter. net www.mytcwc.org Mar 14. Toddler Thursdays. Hands-on activities, stories and walks for 2-3year olds and their adult partner. $9, registration required. 9-10am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org Mar 14. First Hurst MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) Meeting. Expectant mothers through mothers of Kindergarteners enjoy adult conversation, good food, relevant teaching and creative activities. Childcare provided, reservations required. 2nd Thu Sep-May 9:30am First Baptist Church, 1801 N. Norwood Dr., Hurst mops@ firsthurst.com www.firsthurst.com/mops Mar 14. Spring Break Camp at Sunshine Glaze. Kids ages 5 and up will create a butterfly on a clear glass plaque by choosing their own colored pieces of glass and design. Reservations required. 1-3pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 14. Wizard of Oz Family Activity Time. All are welcome but activities are geared toward children in grades K-3. 2-3:30 Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817.459.6395 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 14. Spring Break Movie. Free popcorn and drinks provided. Children under 12 MUST be accompanied by a caregiver at all times. No registration required. 2pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 14. Mindstorm Robots: Gunner Bot. Teens and tweens ages 9-18 can learn to build a Lego Mindstorm robot and program it. Registration required. 5-6:30pm East Arlington Branch Library, 1624 New York Ave., Arlington 817.275.3321 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 14. Scribblers. Creative writing group for teens. Thu 6-8pm Roanoke Library, 308 S. Walnut St, Roanoke 817.491.2691 www.roanoketexas.com Mar 14. Evenings on Oak Street Concert: Johnny D & the Doo Wopps. Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. 2nd & 4th Thu Mar-Oct 7pm Austin Street Plaza, 211 N Oak St, Roanoke www.roanoketexas.com Mar 14. Creative Writing Club for Teens. Join other teen writers in grades 7-12 to stretch your imagination with exercises to help you through the creative writing process. 2nd & 4th Thu 7:30-8:45pm George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram, Arlington 817.459.6900 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 14. Teen Night. 7pm Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Road, Hurst 817.788.7300 www.ci.hurst.tx.us/lib Mar 15. Preschool St. Patrick’s Day Party. Ages 4-6yrs, parent must stay. $3, parents free. 9:30am or 10:30am Mansfield Activities Center, 106 S Wisteria, Mansfield 817.453.5420 www.mansfield-tx.gov/mac Mar 15. Preschool Playtime. The gym will be filled with bounce houses, parachutes, balls, toys, bikes, mats and more! $1/child, parent free. Fri 10am-noon Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3450 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 15. Bounce Time. Features a play area, activities, and music for kids 3 and under. Free, caregiver participation is required. Fri 10:15-11:15am Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 15. Spring Break Camp at Sunshine Glaze. Kids ages 5 and up will enjoy painting their own ceramic turtle and making a garden stake out of clay. Reservations required. 1-3pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 15. Animal Extravaganza. Critterman will bring some exotic animals to see up close. After the presentation, enjoy animal themed snacks and crafts to take home. Ages 2-12, $4-$6. 3-4pm Mansfield Activities Center, 106 S Wisteria, Mansfield 817.453.5420 www.mansfield-tx.gov/mac Mar 15. Tales at Twilight. Bring a chair and/or a blanket. No food or drink will be served, but you can bring something if you like. 5-7pm Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine 817.410.3185 www.NashFarm.org Mar 16. Nature Hike. Family-friendly, Naturalist-led nature hike. Best suited for ages 10 and up. Free, RSVP to 817.860.6752 8am River Legacy Living Science Center, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. (at Cooper Street), Arlington 817.860.6752 www.riverlegacy.org Mar 16. Pot ‘O Gold 3v3 Outdoor Soccer Tournament. For kids ages U5-U16. Blue Sky Sports Center, 7801 Main Street, The Colony 469.384.3400 www.blueskysportscenter.com Mar 16. RISE Float - St. Patrick’s Day Greenville Avenue Parade. To ride on the RISE float or to handcycle in front of the float, contact pgray@ riseadaptivesporrts.org or 469.762.5075. Reservations required. 9am-1pm Greenville Avenue, Dallas www.riseadventures.org Mar 16. Lake Cities Mothers of Multiples Spring Garage Sale. Find children’s clothes, furniture, books, toys, maternity clothes and more. 7am-noon. Half-price sale 11am-noon. Keller Lion’s Club, 532 Keller Parkway, Keller www.lcmom.org Mar 16. Underwater Egg Hunt. Children 12 and under will search the pool for eggs filled with prizes. $10-$14 9-11:30am The Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller 817.743.4386 www.cityofkeller.com Mar 16. Movie Matinee. Check online for more info. Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor, 1400 Main St, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com Mar 16. It’s all Fun and Games. Play with old-time toys and games, plow the field, scatter wildflower seed balls, learn from the Lone Star Leather Crafters and make your own frontier toy to take home. Cost is regular Village admission plus $2 craft fee to make the toy. No reservations required. 1-4pm Log Cabin Village, 2100 Log Cabin Village Ln, Fort Worth 817.392.5881 www.logcabinvillage.org Mar 16. Video Game Night for Teens. 4-10pm Roanoke Library, 308 S. Walnut St, Roanoke 817.491.2691 www.roanoketeens.com Mar 17-21. 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& 14-18. Teen Artist Workshop runs Jul 28-Aug 1. For more info, call 817-332-8451 ext 351 or visit kimbellart.org/learn. See ad in this issue. Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day. Wear green or get pinched! Mar 17. St. Patrick’s Day Special at Sunshine Glaze. Wear green and get a free studio fee all day long. No reservations required. Noon-5pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 17. Canoe Fest. Canoes/kayaks, paddles and lifejackets provided. Children must be 5+ years and accompanied by a parent or guardian. First come-first served. $5 plus admission. Noon-4pm Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge, 9601 Fossil Ridge Rd, Fort Worth 817.392.7410 www.fwnaturecenter.org Mar 18. Books ‘n’ Bites Book Club. Kids in grades 3-5 will discuss a book then choose a book for the next discussion. Refreshments provided. 4-5pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 18. Chess Club at Hurst Library. Elementary and older, all skill levels. Mon 4-5pm Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst 817.788.7300 www. ci.hurst.tx.us/lib Mar 18. Make and Take Crafts. Kids ages 3-12 can just show up and have fun! All materials are supplied free of charge. 1st & 3rd Mon 4pm Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor, 1400 Main St, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com Mar 19. Mothers of Preschoolers at Martin United Methodist Church. Open to moms with all ages of children. Other dates are Apr 2, 16 & 30. 6-7pm. 2621 Bedford Rd, Bedford 817-354-9038 www.martinmethodist.org. See ad in this issue. Mar 19. Tuesday Trekkers. Projects, crafts, hikes and storytelling for 4 and 5-year-olds and their adult partner. $12, registration required. 9:30-10:30am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org Mar 19. Tech Talk. This is a beginner’s level glimpse at some of the latest technology and social media. 10:15am Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3400 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 19. Fairy and Troll Gardens. Kids 3-6 years will enjoy storytime and a craft activity. $5 4pm Grapevine Botanical Gardens Pewitt Pavilion, 411 Ball St, Grapevine www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 19. Crystal Explosion. Kids 7+ learn about molecules and create a take home experiment. $5 5pm Grapevine Botanical Gardens Pewitt Pavilion, 411 Ball St, Grapevine www.grapevinetexas.gov.org Mar 19. Homeschool Hands on Science for Tweens: Mad Science. Homeschool students ages 8-12 can get a little messy while they learn. Registration required. 2-3pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 19. Teen Volunteer Corp - LA. Tweens and teens in grades 4-12 are encouraged to help the library while earning volunteer hours. 4:30-5:30pm Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.478.3762 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 19. Finding Your Own Voice. 6 week poetry workshop for Junior High. Registration required. 4:30-6:30pm Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817.459.6395 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 19. Chess Club. Ages 8-15, registration required. 4:30-5:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 cappleby@colleyville. com www.colleyvillelibrary.com

Mar 19. Lake Cities Mothers of Multiples. 3rd Tue Aug-May. New & expectant moms forum 6:30pm; monthly meeting 7:15pm White’s Chapel United Methodist Church Adult Education Building, 185 South White’s Chapel Blvd, Southlake www.lcmom.org Mar 20. 1st Day of Spring. Mar 20. Montessori Kindergarten Open House at North Richland Hills Montessori. 6pm. 8725 North Tarrant Pkwy, North Richland Hills 817-281-9992 www.nrhmontessori.com. See ad in this issue. Mar 20. Easter Bunny’s Workshop. Kids age 3-5 will decorate eggs, do crafts and go on an egg hunt. $12, registration required. 9:30-11:30am Dottie Lynn Recreation Center, 3200 Norwood Lane, Arlington 817.277.5001 www.naturallyfun Mar 20. MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) Church at the Cross. Group usually meets the 3rd Wed 9:30-11:30am Sep-May in the Hangar (behind the Worship Center). 9:15-11:30am Church at the Cross, 3000 William D Tate Ave, Grapevine 817.488.8533 www.catcfamily.com Mar 20. Snacks and Stories. Children in K–3rd grade enjoy snacks, stories, and craft activities. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 20. Puppet People Workshop. Kids in grades 4-8 will be working on shows for kids this summer. 4-5pm Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst 817.788.7300 www.ci.hurst.tx.us/lib Mar 20. Southlake Youth Action Commission (SYAC). Students in 7th-12th grades bring youth-related issues to the City Council’s attention and participate in community service projects throughout the year. 4-5pm Southlake Town Hall 3rd Floor, 1400 Main St, Southlake 817.748.8243 www.southlakelibrary.com Mar 20. College Authority. Free college planning class, open to the public. 7-8:30pm Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.577.0406 suecperson@aol.com www.bedfordlibrary.org Mar 21. Toddler Thursdays. Hands-on activities, stories and walks for 2-3 year olds and their adult partner. $9, registration required. 9-10am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org Mar 21. Reel Talk Film Screening. Watch Guns, Germs, and Steel. 11am-1pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1150 www. colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 21. Bedford Bookworms. Literary discussion. Free, no registration required. 3rd Thu Noon-1:30pm Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.952.2370 amandasgreen@yahoo.com www.bedfordlibrary.org Mar 21. Homeschool Drama Club for Teens. Ages 12+, registration required. 1st & 3rd Thu thru Apr 18. 1:30-4:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 21. LEGO Mania. Kids of all ages will get creative. No registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 cappleby@colleyville.com www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 21. Chess Club- Beginners Class. Get help with naming the chess pieces, learning how to move them and how much the pieces are worth. No registration is needed, just drop in! For ages 8-14 only. 4:30-5:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 21. Mindstorm Robots: Robot Arm. Teens and tweens ages 9-18 can learn to build a Lego Mindstorm robot and program it. Registration required.

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SUBURBAN PARENT... It’s All About YOU! 5-6:30pm East Arlington Branch Library, 1624 New York Ave., Arlington 817.275.3321 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 21. Chess Club- Advanced Class. Gain skills that will better your game and play with fellow chess enthusiasts. No registration is needed, just drop in! For ages 8-14 only. 5:30pm-6:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 21. CPR Class in NRH. Three levels of training are offered: Heartsaver CPR $30, Heartsaver CPR / First Aid $35 or Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers $40. 6-10pm NRH Fire Administration Building, 7202 Dick Fisher Drive N, North Richland Hills 817.427.6901 www.nrhtx.com

Mar 22. Funscape. It’s the Friday night hang-out for 9-14 year olds. Test your skills in Tug-of-War, basketball, air hockey and the dance contest. $8 Fri 7-11pm Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 972.446.6483 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 22-23. Tents & Tales. Camp, eat dinner, watch a movie outside, listen to stories and more. $10 4pm-7am River Legacy Park, 703 N.W. Green Oaks Blvd. (at Cooper Street), Arlington 817.860.6752 www.riverlegacy.org Mar 22-24. Art on the Green. Free 3 day art festival with live entertainment and food. Richard Green Linear Park, 1601 E. Randol Mill Rd., Arlington www.naturallyfun

for the Lions Club to recycle. Free 9:30-12:30pm Nash Farm, 626 Ball St., Grapevine 817.410.3185 www.NashFarm.org Mar 23. Tree-Mendous Spring Egg Scramble. Enjoy activities, games, an egg hunt and a visit from the Easter Bunny. Free 9:30-11:30am Bear Creek Park, 400 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller www.cityofkeller.com Mar 23. Tennis Play Day. Free clinic with healthy snacks and prizes. No equipment necessary, all ages welcome. 9:3011:30am Tennis Courts, Clayton W. Chandler Park, 1530 N. Walnut Creek Dr., Mansfield www.mansfield-tx.gov

screen with free popcorn. Sat 2pm North Richland Hills Library, 9015 Grand Ave., North Richland Hills 817.427.6818 www. library.nrhtx.com Mar 23. Fun Time Live. A supervised and safe event filled with entertainment for youth from 3rd-8th grade. $9 Sat 7-11pm Bedford Boys Ranch Activity Center, 2801 Forest Ridge, Bedford funtimelive.com Mar 23. Southlake Saturday Night. 4th-6th graders dance, play basketball and more. Concessions available. $8, registration required. 7-10pm Durham Intermediate School, 801 Shady Oaks Dr., Southlake 817.748.8019 www. southlakeparksandrec.com

Mar 21. Scribblers. Creative writing group for teens. Thu 6-8pm Roanoke Library, 308 S. Walnut St, Roanoke 817.491.2691 www.roanoketexas.com

Mar 22-31. The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley Jr. OhLook Performing Arts Center, 1631 West Northwest Highway, Grapevine 817.421.2825 www.ohlookperform.com

Mar 23. Easter in the Park. Enjoy an Easter egg hunt, a visit by the Easter bunny, bounce houses, train rides, a petting zoo, and performances by local dance groups. 10am-noon Green Valley Park, 7701 Smithfield Rd, North Richland Hills 817.427.6600 www.nrhtx.com

Mar 21. Bunny Hop with the Merry Makers. Marionette puppets, fun bunny tricks, a hopping song and Easter eggs all around make this a really fun Family Storytime. All ages. 7pm Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov

Mar 23. Coppell Farmers Market. 8am-sellout (around noon) Old Town Coppell, 793 S. Coppell Road (S. Coppell Road and Burns), Coppell 972.304.7043 www. coppellfarmersmarket.org

Mar 23. Candy-Free Hoppin’ Good Egg Hunt. Enjoy activities for the family and pictures with the Easter Bunny. Egg hunts for birth-12 years. Free 10am-noon The Village at Colleyville, Main St. and Colleyville Blvd., Colleyville www.colleyville.com

Mar 24. R.E.A.D. to a Furry Friend. The Reading Education Assistance Dogs (R.E.A.D.) are at the library the last Sun 2:304:30pm. Call to register. Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov

Mar 23. Dining Dash 5K-Bunny Run-Easter Egg Hunt. Fun for the whole family. 8-11am Recreation Center/ Historic Downtown Roanoke/Soccer Complex Roanoke www. roanoketexas.com

Mar 23. Nature’s Extravaganza. Children 3-9 years and an adult will learn about egg laying animals and their strange hiding places then create a wacky spring bonnet. $15, registration required. Noon-3pm Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.cityofsouthlake.com

Mar 24. Masterworks Music Series: Willy Welch. Free children’s concert. North Park, 200 E Dove Rd., Southlake 817.283.3406 www.artscouncilnortheast.org

Mar 22. The 5th Annual DFW Family Expo. Fun for the whole family with product samples, play areas, an indoor trampoline park, petting zoo, face painting, live performances and more. 10am-5pm. Dallas Market Center, Main Hall. $5, all proceeds donated to Children’s Medical Center 214-6050006 dfwFamilyExpo.com. See ad in this issue. Mar 22. Bounce Time. Features a play area, activities, and music for kids 3 and under. Free, caregiver participation is required. Fri 10:15-11:15am Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 22. Preschool Playtime PLUS. The gym will be filled with bounce houses, parachutes, balls, toys, bikes, mats and more! PLUS – crafts, snacks and maybe a special visitor. $3/ child, parent free. 10am-1pm Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 22. Me and My American Girl Doll Class. Girls ages 5 and up will enjoy painting a garden party tea cup for themselves and decorating a cute garden hat for their doll. Reservations required. 4-6pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

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Mar 23. Euless Junior Anglers Day at Wilshire Park. The Texas Junior Anglers organization will stock Wilshire pond with 500 pounds of catfish. Free, equipment available for kids who need it. 9am-noon Wilshire Park, 315 Sierra Drive, Euless 817.685.1666 www.eulesstx.gov Mar 23. EGGstravaganza. Kids ages 10 and under can hunt for eggs and take pictures with the Easter Bunny. Free 9am Independence Park East, 501 Parkview Drive, Trophy Club 682.831.4603 www.trophyclub.org Mar 23. Easter Funanza. Enjoy games, activities, an egg hunt and a visit by the Easter Bunny. 6mos-6yrs, $5. 9-11am Hugh Smith Rec Center, 1815 New York Ave, Arlington 817.275.0513 www.naturallyfun.org Mar 23. Annual Easter Egg Hunt. Kids will love the face painting and other activities such as bounce-houses, petting zoo, hay rides and more. Bring your camera for some great photo opportunities and your used eyeglasses and sunglasses

Mar 23. American Red Cross Babysitter’s Training. Course includes planning for a babysitting job, what to expect of children, preventing accidents, changing diapers, basic first aid and more. Ages 11+ Registration required. $64/$89. 1-7pm Keller Pointe, 405 Rufe Snow Dr., Keller 817.743.4386 www.cityofkeller.com Mar 23. 4th Saturday Matinee. Enjoy a free screening of a recently released movie. Popcorn will be provided. 2pm Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Rd, Keller 817.743.4840 www.cityofkeller.com Mar 23. Art Afternoon. This art workshop for children ages 8+ will explore principles of design and a variety of art techniques. No registration, all supplies will be provided. 2-3:30pm Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 23. Pictures and Popcorn. Enjoy a movie on the big

Mar 24. Easter in the Park. Egg hunts, children’s entertainment, crafts and more. 1:30-4:30pm North Park, 200 East Dove Rd., Southlake www.southlakeparksandrec.com

Mar 25. Grapevine Faith Christian School Open House. For preschool – 12th grade. Other open house date is 4/29. 7pm. 729 E Dallas Rd, Grapevine. Register online at grapevinefaith.com. See ad in this issue. Mar 25. Chess Club at Hurst Library. Elementary and older, all skill levels. Mon 4-5pm Hurst Public Library, 901 Precinct Line Rd, Hurst 817.788.7300 www.ci.hurst.tx.us/lib Main Street, Grapevine president@grapevinegardenclub.com www.grapevinegardenclub.com Mar 26. Tuesday Trekkers. Projects, crafts, hikes and storytelling for 4 and 5-year-olds and their adult partner. $12, registration required. 9:30-10:30am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org Mar 26. Finding Your Own Voice. 6 week poetry workshop for Junior High. Registration required. 4:30-6:30pm Southeast Branch Library, 900 S.E. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817.459.6395 www.arlingtonlibrary.org

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Mar 28. Preschool Play Date. Bring your preschooler for fun, games, and social interaction and learn about other programs for families. Free 10-11:30am Euless Family Life Center, 300 W. Midway, Euless 817.685.1666 www.eulesstx.gov

Mar 26. Chess Club. Ages 8-15, registration required. 4:30-5:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 cappleby@colleyville.com www. colleyvillelibrary.com

Mar 28. Music and Movement. Participants should wear sneakers and comfortable clothing, as we will be doing a lot of moving. No pre-registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main St., Colleyville 817.503.1154 or cappleby@colleyville.com www.colleyvillelibrary.com

Mar 26. Arlington Reads Volunteer Orientation. Immediately following the orientation there will be a training session for anyone interested in volunteering with our adult ESL and basic education programs. 5-6:30pm Literacy House, 101 E. North St., Arlington 817.459.6900 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 27. MOPS (Mothers of PreSchoolers) White’s Chapel UMC. During the meeting, children will participate in crafts, Bible lesson, music and more. 2nd & 4th Wed 9:30-11:30am White’s Chapel UMC Wesley Hall, 185 S White Chapel Blvd., Southlake 817.481.4147 dbennett@ whiteschapelumc.com www.whiteschapelumc.com Mar 27. Snacks and Stories. Children in K–3rd grade enjoy snacks, stories, and craft activities. Registration required. 3:30-4:30pm Colleyville Public Library, 110 Main Street, Colleyville 817.503.1154 www.colleyvillelibrary.com Mar 27. Masterworks Music Series: Acoustic Shade. Free concert. 7-8pm Keller Town Hall, 1100 Bear Creek Pkwy., Keller 817.283.3406 www.artscouncilnortheast.org Mar 28. Last Day to Save $25 at Camp Invention. Sites throughout North and Central Texas. Sign up at Campinvention.org. See ad in this issue. Mar 28-30. Just Between Friends Consignment Sales Event. Shop, sell and save on children’s and maternity clothes. Grapevine Convention Center 817-705-4744 jbfsale. com. Get in event free with ad in this issue. Mar 28. Toddler Thursdays. Hands-on activities, stories and walks for 2-3 year olds and their adult partner. $9, registration required. 9-10am Bob Jones Nature Center, 355 E. Bob Jones Rd., Southlake 817.491.6333 www.bjnc.org

Mar 28. Homeschool Drama Club for Tweens. Ages 9-12, registration required. 1:30-4:30pm Southwest Branch Library, 3311 S.W. Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington 817.459.6386 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 28. Diabetes Education Class. Free 5-7pm Bedford Public Library, 2424 Forest Ridge, Bedford 817.952.2372 amandasgreen@yahoo.com www.bedfordlibrary.org 28. Mindstorm Robots: Robot Arm. Teens and tweens ages 9-18 can learn to build a Lego Mindstorm robot and program it. Registration required. 5-6:30pm East Arlington Branch Library, 1624 New York Ave., Arlington 817.275.3321 www.arlingtonlibrary.org Mar 28. Scribblers. Creative writing group for teens. Thu 6-8pm Roanoke Library, 308 S. Walnut St, Roanoke 817.491.2691 www.roanoketexas.com Mar 28. Ladies Night Out at Sunshine Glaze. Ladies will enjoy free studio fees to paint ceramics, make your own mosaics, create a fused glass piece, or paint on canvas! Bring your beverage of choice, snacks, and your favorite girlfriends. Reservations are not required. 6-9pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

& 4th Thu 7:30-8:45pm George W. Hawkes Central Library, 101 E. Abram, Arlington 817.459.6900 www.arlingtonlibrary.org

Mar 30. EGGstravaganza. Free 1pm Hurst Community Park, 601 Precinct Line Rd., Hurst www.ci.hurst.tx.us

Mar 28-30. Grapevine Farmers Market. Enjoy produce from local, regional and Texas farmers plus other Texas products such as honey, nuts, meat, grains, sauces and more. Thu-Sat until Oct 19 8am-4pm Town Square Gazebo, 325 S. Main St., Grapevine farmersmarketofgrapevine.com

Mar 30. Make a Splash: Nautical Art for The Cove. Artist Lori Fitzgerald will teach a hands-on class using found objects to create art pieces to be displayed in The Cove. Materials will be provided. Registration is required. 2-3:30pm Lake Arlington Branch Library, 4000 W. Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington 817.478.3762 www.arlingtonlibrary.org

Mar 29. Martin Craft Show at Martin United Methodist Church. 9am-4pm. 2621 Bedford Rd, Bedford 817-354-9038 www.martinmethodist.org. See ad in this issue. Mar 29. Preschool Playtime. The gym will be filled with bounce houses, parachutes, balls, toys, bikes, mats and more! $1/child, parent free. Fri 10am-noon Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3450 www.grapevinetexas.gov Mar 29. Storytime with Sunshine. Combines the joy of reading and art education for children 3-5yrs old. Reservations are required. 10-11:30am Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com Mar 30. Six R Inc. March Madness Charity Run/Walk. 5k/1m run/walk, live auction and raffle benefiting Six R Inc. youth programs. $15-$30 8am-noon River Legacy Park (Raccoon Trail), 701 NW Green Oaks Blvd., Arlington www.sixr.org Mar 30. Summer Job Prep Class. Teens will learn the process of applying, interviewing, and accepting employment as well as phone etiquette, time management, and communication between parents and employers. Preregistration is required. Free 10-11:30am Euless Family Life Center, 300 West Midway Dr., Euless 817.685.1666 www.eulesstx.gov

Mar 30. Kids Night Out at Sunshine Glaze. This month the kids ages 5 and up will enjoy painting an Easter themed egg plate and decorating their very own Easter basket. Reservations required. 6-9pm Sunshine Glaze, 405 N. Carroll Avenue, Southlake 817.424.1417 www.sunshineglaze.com

Upcoming Apr 1. April Fool’s Concert. Willy Welch, aka Mr. Willy, will be performing humorous songs and stories for the whole family. 7pm Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov Apr 2. Summer Camp Registration Begins at Reading Friends. Come tour our school and see the Reading Friends difference. 141 Quest Ct, Keller 817-5625333 www.readingfriends.org. See ad in this issue. Apr 3. Open House at North Texas Leadership Academy. Learn more about this private school for the bright and gifted for PreK-12th grade. 5:30-7:30pm. Other open house Apr 22. 10200 Alta Vista Rd, Keller 817-562-2931 www.ntxla.org. See ad in this issue.

Mar 28. Evenings on Oak Street Concert: The Killdares . Bring a picnic, blanket and/or lawn chairs. 2nd & 4th Thu Mar-Oct 7pm Austin Street Plaza, 211 N Oak St, Roanoke www.roanoketexas.com

Mar 30. “Parenting the Strong-Willed Child” Workshop. Learn about the different traits of temperament and how these relate to the strong-willed child. Registration requested at parentingcenter. org. 10:30am-12:30pm Grapevine Library, 1201 Municipal Way, Grapevine 817.410.3405 www.grapevinetexas.gov

Apr 12. Open House at North Richland Hills Montessori. 10am-2pm. 8725 North Tarrant Pkwy, North Richland Hills 817-281-9992 www.nrhmontessori.com. See ad in this issue.

Mar 28. Creative Writing Club for Teens. Join other teen writers in grades 7-12 twice a month to stretch your imagination with exercises to help you through the creative writing process. 2nd

Mar 30. Underwater Easter Egg Hunt. 1-3pm NRH Centre, 6000 Hawk Ave, North Richland Hills 817.427.6640 www.nrhtx.com

Apr 20. Easter Egg Hunt at Martin United Methodist Church. Immediately following 11am Worship. 2621 Bedford Rd, Bedford 817-354-9038 www.martinmethodist. org. See ad in this issue.

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all over the blanket. Jessie ripped off her shoes and socks, as all picnics require bare feet. She then carefully unwrapped the aluminum foil from the items she had packed. We had cheese, raisins, nuts, and crackers for dipping in the peanut butter and honey she had mixed. She also packed juice boxes, fruit cups, and granola bars. Jessie even remembered napkins and plastic ware. Of course, we had dessert, too – a piece of chocolate candy for her, Oreo cookies for me. Okay, lunch may not have covered all the basic food groups, but we were having an enjoyable daddy-daughter picnic.

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Jessie, loves to have picnics. I can’t tell you how many we’ve shared in her young life. Our picnics can be held anywhere. We sometimes park the family van under the shade tree in our yard and open the sunroof and windows. On other occasions, I’ll throw a blanket in the bed of my pickup truck or on the garage floor. For our dog, Sadie’s first birthday, Jessie held a picnic party on her bedroom floor and invited several stuffed animals. Rice Krispies covered the just-vacuumed floor, and Jessie sat on the tiny cup of peanut butter she had made for Sadie, but Jessie had fun and Sadie appeared to have a happy birthday. Jessie often asks, “Could we have a picnic?” so I wasn’t surprised that she requested one for our last lunch of 2013. With the weather cloudy and cool, I voted to eat at the kitchen table, but she really wanted to have a picnic outside. I vetoed throwing a blanket on the lawn and told her the garage floor was too cold. My wife, Mattie, had

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Pa t r ic k H e m p f in g the van at work. My “never give up” daughter suggested the bed of the pickup truck. We had washed it recently, so she knew I couldn’t use the “it’s dirty” excuse. So I made the logical choice; I surrendered. It’s happened before and it will happen again. Jessie said, “Don’t look, please” about five times as she prepared the picnic for the three “D’s” (dad, daughter, and dog). She likes to surprise me with the menu. When she had everything ready, we took our picnic outside, which required a few trips. I threw an old blanket in the truck bed, and then retrieved Sadie, who attends every picnic. The temperature was in the low 50’s and the breeze made it cool, but not like the winters where I grew up in Pennsylvania. Sadie promptly spilled her water

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. . . how d id we go from butterfly kisses to teenage topics?

As we ate, I played one of my favorite songs, “Butterfly Kisses,” on my phone. I was enjoying the lyrics when Jessie asked, “Do you know there are five different kinds of kisses?” I was afraid to ask, but did anyway. “What are the five kinds?” Jessie responded, “regular, butterfly, blown, Eskimo, and French.” Luckily, I wasn’t sitting near the edge of the open truck gate, lest I would have fallen out onto the concrete driveway. I bravely decided to ask a follow-up question. “What is a French kiss?” Jessie responded, “The tongues touch when kissing.” Apparently, Mattie had covered this topic with her. For sure, I hadn’t. I admire Mattie for always answering Jessie’s questions. But how did we go from butterfly kisses to teenage topics? When the song ended, Jessie reached over and found Taylor Swift’s “22” on my phone. She played it twice. I’m definitely not ready for Jessie “feeling 22.” As I’m finishing this column, I’m hungry. My picnic lunch has worn off. In a few hours, the giant ball will drop over Times Square. Prior to midnight, I’ll lean over my sleeping daughter and give her forehead a “regular” kiss before I go to bed. I’m glad she’s nine, not 22, so I still have a few years to give her bedtime kisses. I’m sure the future holds many more picnics, too. Maybe I can convince her to pack me a sandwich next time. I also think we’ll have more of our picnics in the yard. The grass makes for a softer landing. Until next month, remember to cherish the moments … and the kisses. •

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He seemed non-plused by my advice. “If I forget to wear green, my teacher will paint a shamrock on my face to protect me.” I couldn’t believe what he was telling me. When I was a kid, all a teacher did on St. Patrick’s Day was send you to the nurse when your welts started to bleed. “Not wearing green was like wearing a sign on your

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back that said ‘KICK ME,’” I told him. “Even the gym coach would pinch us.”

my youth, underwear came in one style for boys: white and tight. It would be a mistake of gargantuan proportions to say your underwear was green - a boy might as well say he was wearing a green bra.

“Couldn’t you sue for that?”

“No, but the kindergartners were allowed to cry.”

My son also told me that students these days have to sneak around on the playground to pinch kids because school rules forbid such behavior. “Not in my day,” I retorted. “They sold tickets and printed a program guide. ‘Step right up ladies and gentlemen - come see Little Kenny Swarner mutilated by his peers. If he doesn’t wet his pants, you get your money back.’” The playground duty had a front row seat. I guess I was adamant with my son because I can still vividly remember St. Patrick’s Day 1974. I was in the 3rd grade, and I forgot to wear green in an unforgiving school. I recall how traumatic it was to stand by the coat rack trying to devise a way to see my 10th birthday. As I tried to look inconspicuous, I could sense the other kids searching around the classroom like a pack of hungry wolves for the green-less lambs. I still have nightmares about it. Of course, some kids back then would try anything to avoid a beating. But, the one thing no one with half a brain did was claim they were ‘unpinchable’ because they were wearing green underwear. In the days of

Getting pinched lasts one day. Green underwear heckling could still come up in a high school yearbook: Ken Swarner was voted “Most Likely To Wear Embarrassing Undergarments.” My only real option in the 3rd grade was to hide. During recess, I stowed away in the coat closet. At lunch, I ate my sandwich in a toilet stall. Finally, as the end of school neared, I realized I’d need an exceptional escape route. With 15 minutes left in the day, I jammed a pen cap up my nose. I remember feeling especially victorious sitting in the nurse’s station with an icepack on my face waiting for my mom to pick me up. After all, it’s not every kid who survives St. Patrick’s Day without wearing green. When my mom arrived, she lectured me for five minutes - a small price to pay. As we were leaving, the principal asked if I was okay. I nodded, trying to mask a smile behind the cold pack. “Uh oh,” he announced, walking up to me. He obviously noticed my swollen nose. “You aren’t wearing green,” he continued. He pinched me so hard that the pen cap shot out of my nose like seeds from a tomato. My son tells me it’s cool to wear colored underwear these days. He’s so lucky! W

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