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From staff reports
Baby Boomers prom
The Second Time Around Prom will take place from 6-9 p.m. March 23 at the Family Life Center at Trietsch Memorial Methodist Church, 6101 Morriss Road.
The event is for Baby Boomers and older. Cost is $5 (cash only), and tickets are available at local senior centers. Formal or church attire is requested. Proceeds go to Metroport Meals on Wheels.
Go to www.2ndtimeprom.com for information.
Symphony helps young Russian with wolf problem
Lewisville Lake Symphony's Family Popcorn Concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator in Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf." Waggoner tells a tale so curious that it takes members of the symphony and dancers from the LakeCities Ballet to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.
The concert takes place at 3 p.m. March 3 at Frederick Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle in Lewisville. Pre-kindergarten through elementary aged youngsters enjoy hearing Peter's adventure while learning a few things about music along the way. The kids get to sprawl on the gym mats right in front of the action. Parents and grandparents have a good time too watching from the nearby chairs and bleachers.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children. There is a special family rate of $35 that includes all members of the same family. Tickets can be purchased online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org and printed out from the symphony's online Shopping Cart. They can also be purchased at the door.
For information, call 972-874-9087.
Highland Village Lions Club
The Highland Village Lions Club will host a new Lions orientation at 10 a.m. March 16 at the Robert & Lee Duvall Center, 948 Highland Village Road. Anyone interested in becoming a Lion or who has ever wondered what Lions Club is about is invited to attend.
Contact Dianne Ashmore at 972-317-5886 for information.
LLELA offers classes for home-schooled students
The Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area will host classes on four days this spring specifically for home-schooled students. Students will participate in hands-on outdoor activities related to the day's theme. Each day will have separate sessions for 2nd-5th graders and for sixth through eighth graders. The fee is $12 per class, or $40 for the whole series of four classes.
The four dates include:
* March 28, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Winged Wonders (2nd-5th grade, 6th -8th grade)-LELA is home to over 280 species of birds, some only seasonally, others year-round. Don binoculars and discover these winged jewels as we investigate the ins and outs of migration, learn basic bird identification, and more.
* April 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Life in the Shade/Forest Ecology (2nd-5th grade, 6th -8th grade)-Observe decomposers at work, learn to identify North Texas trees, and study woodland wildlife in this introduction to forestry and forest ecosystems.
* May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Insect Adaptation Lab (2nd-5th grade only)-Insects have a big impact on our world. While some are pests, most ecosystems couldn't exist without them. Discover the fascinating lives of insects and their amazing adaptations for survival.
* May 2, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Wildlife Manager for a Day (6th -8th grade only)-Students become wildlife biologists as they assess a site's potential for reintroduction of a species which was historically found in Denton County. Students survey vegetation, examine soil type, and collect other information necessary to decide whether the reintroduction should proceed.
* May 16, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.: Nature CSI (2nd-5th grade, 6th -8th grade)-Explore LLELA's aquatic ecosystems using dip nets, sampling trays, hand lenses, and other tools to uncover the many organisms that call the water home. Students learn that we also depend on water quality and quantity as citizens of a watershed.
Pre-registration is required. Call Lisa Cole, LLELA Education Coordinator, at 972-219-3930 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to register. Participants should bring a sack lunch and a refillable water bottle, and wear long pants and closed-toe shoes. Parents may choose to attend with their students, or may drop students off after signing a waiver. Younger siblings are welcome to tag along, so long as they are adequately supervised by a parent during class time. Classes will be rescheduled in the event of rain.
Lewisville Lake Environmental Learning Area is 2,000 acres of prairies, forests, and wetlands managed as a wildlife preserve by a group of agencies including the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the University of North Texas, the City of Lewisville, Lewisville ISD, and Texas A & M University. Learn more at www.ias.unt.edu/llela.
Police attend transit safety course
Lewisville Police supervisors and SWAT operators attended a class during February to help identify, prevent and respond to potential terrorist attacks.
The course, called "Terrorist Transit Tools and Tactics," is designed to address the technical aspects of detecting, deterring, preventing, mitigating and responding to a potential chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive attack directed against a transit system facility. It included presentations and practical exercises requiring participants to demonstrate skills obtained during the course.
Vista Ridge Mall hosts Go. Fight. Give. Blood Drive
On Feb. 24, Vista Ridge Mall will host a blood drive that's part of Carter BloodCare's Go. Fight. Give. February promotion. Every person who donates will receive a free souvenir puck from the city's NHL team, the Dallas Stars and a pair of movie tickets.
In addition, donors can take advantage of a special offer and receive two mezzanine seats to a Dallas Stars game for the price of one. Every donor will also be entered to win other Dallas Stars' experiences, such as Luxury Suite tickets that are complete with complimentary food and beverages. Complete details can be found at www.gofightgive.org.
The Go. Fight. Give. Blood Drive will be held from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. both days. Donor registration will take place in center court and the Carter BloodCare donation station will be on the lower level near Macy's.
Potential blood donors can volunteer beginning at age 16 with a parent's consent, and 17-year-olds can give independently. There is no upper age limit for giving. All donors must weigh at least 110 pounds, be in good general health and present a photo ID. Donors are advised to eat a nutritious meal and drink plenty of water before giving blood.
For information call Carter BloodCare at 1-800-366-2834 or visit carterbloodcare.org.
Support group sets meetings
The Lewisville Widowed Persons Support Group is open to residents in Lewisville, Flower Mound and Highland Village Leader. It meets at 8:30 a.m. every Saturday morning at Sapphire's Cafe in the Nostalgia Antiques Mall located off Business 121 at Interstate 35E and every fourth Tuesday at 6 p.m. at Salerno's Restaurant, 3402 Long Prairie Road in Flower Mound. The group's goal is to be with people who have the same needs, to make new friends, and to support one another in widowhood. A few times a year, the organization holds a grief recover group for the newly widowed.
For information call 972-219-1236.
Candidate filing for May 11 elections underway
Candidate filing is currently underway for the next city of Lewisville general election, which will be held Saturday, May 11. Two seats on the city council are included on the May 11 ballot. Council terms are for three years. Those interested in becoming a candidate in the election can visit cityoflewisville.com and click on "Mayor and Council," or call city secretary Julie Heinze at 972-219-3404.
Lions club hosts fundraiser
On Saturday, March 2, the Lewisville Lions Club will host its annual Night at the Races
fundraiser at Celebrations event center.
The event will include a buffet dinner, horseracing entertainment, silent auctions and door prizes all evening.
Tickets are on sale for $35 and sold only in advance. All proceeds benefit the eye sight of children and others in need.
For information call 972-221-2627 or visit www.lewisvillelions.org
Citizen's Fire Academy accepting applications for 2013 class
The Lewisville Citizen's Fire Academy, the closest civilians can come to being a firefighter short of joining the department, is accepting applications for its 2013 class. The free 10-week program starts March 6 and will include instruction and training experiences in the classroom and in the field.
The academy, which is open to Lewisville residents age 21 and older, is designed for people who have a genuine interest in fire department operations and fire and life safety awareness. Classes meet every Wednesday evening, 7-9 p.m. All sessions are taught by fire department personnel.
For information on the Citizen's Fire Academy, call Division Chief Mark Richards at 972-219-3595.
Boy Scout Merit Badge Course offered
Lewisville Emergency Management Division will offer a free Boy Scout Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge Course on Saturday, March 23, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at Central Fire Station, 188 N. Valley Parkway.
The course is available to Boy Scouts rank First Class and above. It is intended to assist current Boy Scouts with the information and skills needed to complete their Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge. Scouts will complete the majority of their badge requirements during this session. Some "at?home" work such as family disaster plans, troop mobilizations, and CPR/FIRST?AID information will not be covered and will be the responsibility of the Scout to complete.
Class size is limited to 30 students and the course is offered only twice a year.
For information contact Emergency Management Coordinator Summer Wilhelm at email@example.com or 972-219-5012.
VAL works donated to local hospital
Artists from the Visual Art League of Lewisville have donated children-themed artwork to the pediatric ward of the Medical Center of Lewisville Hospital. These pieces of artwork decorated the MCL Grand during the holidays.
The following artists donated works: Tina Alvarez, Lou and Barbara Barnett, Colleen Drew, Wanda Grice, Jackie Haugen, Kimberly and Lawson Loveland, Dulce Ruque, Tony Ulichnie and R'Lene Winters.
Visual Art League is one of six local groups receiving funding through a city of Lewisville grant program designed to foster cultural and fine arts in the community.
For information call 972-420-9393 or visit www.visualartleague.org.
Social service program funding applications available
The city will accept applications during March for its annual social service program grants. Funds are available for a one-year grant cycle beginning Oct. 1.
Mandatory pre-application conferences to review application requirements will be held on Friday, March 1, at 10 a.m., and Monday, March 4, at 2 p.m., at Lewisville City Hall. Applicants only need to attend one pre-application conference. Applications are due by noon on Thursday, March 21. Agency presentations will be held Saturday, April 6.
For information or an application, contact Grants Specialist Sheena Jackson at 972-219-5026 or firstname.lastname@example.org; or grants coordinator Jamey Kirby at 972-219-3780 or email@example.com.
Annual 'Peter and the Wolf' production set
The Lewisville Lake Symphony's Family Popcorn Concert, Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf," will be presented Sunday, March 3, at 3 p.m. at the Frederick P. Herring Recreation Center, 191 Civic Circle.
The concert features Chip Waggoner from Fox 4 as the narrator, telling a tale so curious that it takes members of the symphony and dancers from LakeCities Ballet to help him explain what happens when young Peter and his friends venture into the forest near his home.
Children from pre-kindergarten through third grade will enjoy hearing Peter's adventure, while learning a few things about music along the way. The kids get to sprawl on gym mats right in front of the action. Parents and grandparents have a good time too, although they have to sit in the bleachers. Free popcorn is available to everyone.
Symphony volunteers operate an instrument petting zoo after the concert where kids can try out real orchestral instruments. There also is a workshop where they can make their own instruments.
Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for children, and can be purchased online at www.lewisvillesymphony.org. For general information about the concert call 972-874-9087.
Triathlon set for March 10
The Playtri Collegiate/F1 Draft Legal Triathlon will be held Sunday, March 10, at Toyota of Lewisville Railroad Park, 1301 S. Railroad. The closed course will feature 750 meters of swimming, a 12-mile bike route and a three-mile run for competitors. The Female F1 Transition race begins at 7:30 a.m., Male F1 at 8:30 a.m., Collegiate Female at 9:30 a.m. and Collegiate Male at 11 a.m.
For information on practice times, rules and fees visit http://playtri.com.
Upcoming Lewisville Library activities
Graphic Novel Book Club for Teens: Thursday, Feb. 28, 7 p.m. Join the library in helping discuss graphic novels or to learn more about the combination of art and words.
LegoMania!: Sunday, Feb. 24, 2-3 p.m. Join the library in creating with LEGOS and DUPLOS the fourth Sunday of each month. Children under 6 must be accompanied by an adult.
Craft-o-Rama: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 4:30 p.m. Space for this crafting class is limited and reserved for 4-5 graders.
Wii are Family Game Night: Thursday, Feb. 28, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Sign up to play Wii against all challengers and play board games in between! Families large and small are invited to enjoy our special program on the fourth Thursday of the month in the Bennett Program Room of the Lewisville Public Library.
First Friday Fun! Preschool Special: Friday, March 1, 11:30 a.m. Join the library in flying a kite, celebrating a breezy bevy of stories, songs and movement. Preschool children and their parents are invited to join the fun in the Cynthia Bennett Children's Wing of the library.
For information on library activities visit http://library.cityoflewisville.com or call the Lewisville Public Library Youth Services desk at 972-219-3577. The library is located at 1197 W. Main St.
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