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Arlington residents and City leaders will be on hand to honor and recognize area veterans who have served in the Armed Forces at a special Veterans Day Commemorative Ceremony this Friday, November 11, 2016 at the Arlington Veterans Park Memorial. The Arlington Veterans Park Memorial is located at 3600 West Arkansas Lane, Arlington, Texas 76015. The ceremony will start at 11 a.m. on Friday and will also recognize veterans awarded the Purple Heart. Guests are invited to attend a complimentary luncheon at noon immediately following the ceremony at the park pavilion. To make your reservations for the luncheon and for more information, please contact Jim Runzheimer at 817-795-2020 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Rotary Club of Arlington and Stripe-A-Zone will sponsor the second annual Arlington Heroes Run 5K race and fun run Saturday, November 12 at Veterans Park. This race celebrates our local heroes – The Fire Department that serves us, the Police Department that protects us and the military that defends us. The Run will benefit the Arlington Fire Department’s “Random Acts of Kindness” program, the Arlington Police Foundation and the Arlington Veterans Park Foundation.
- 5K and Fun Run
- Saturday, November 12
- Fun Run Race begins at 8:30 AM | 5K Race begins at 9 AM
- Veterans Park | 3600 W. Arkansas Ln
- $30 per person the day of the race
The good times and great food are rolling into Arlington, Texas once again for fall 2016! Join Arlington Parks and Recreation for the department’s Food Truck Lunches at Founders Plaza/ Levitt Pavilion from 11 AM – 2 PM. The final Food Truck Friday lunch will be this Friday, November 11, 2016. Food truck line-ups will be announced the Wednesday before each event. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs and picnic blankets to the food truck events, as seating is limited. Come on out with family and friends and enjoy music, fun and great food from our area food trucks.
The Arlington Museum of Art in Downtown proudly announces its winter blockbuster exhibit, Pablo Picasso: Ceramics, featuring more than 40 ceramics by renowned artist Pablo Picasso. The exhibit will be on display from November 12, 2016 through February 12, 2017. An opening reception for exhibit sponsors, museum members, and special guests will be held Friday, November 11, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. For more information, visit ArlingtonMuseum.org. Admission tickets may be purchased at the door.
The University of Texas at Arlington will put out a big welcome home mat Nov. 6-13 for Homecoming Week 2016. Alumni, families, community members and visitors are invited back to campus to celebrate Maverick traditions, rekindle connections, and create new memories. The weeklong celebration features men’s and women’s basketball games, street festival, MavSwap, chili cook-off, Homecoming 5K Walk and Run, Distinguished Alumni Awards, golf tournament and more. Visit www.uta.edu/homecoming/2016/ for a full listing of Homecoming 2016 events and links to registration and ticketing sites.
Adventure to Santa, a storytelling experience designed by Dreamworks Animation, returns to The American Dream City this holiday season at The Parks at Arlington! The all-new attraction lets you and your family join Po and Friends from Kung Fu Panda for interactive games and an immersive, cinematic journey that transports guests to the North Pole for your private meeting with Santa. This event will be open to the public until Christmas Eve. This is a popular attraction and booking online is strongly recommended to secure your preferred date and time. Residents and visitors can book their reservations in advance by clicking here.
Calling all tennis players between the ages of 11 and 18! Join the Arlington Tennis Center staff this Friday, November 11 from 5:30-8 PM for a fun and challenging night filled with short, non-elimination tournaments that used modified and shortened scoring. Registration is $18 per player and includes a boxed sandwich dinner. Call the Arlington Tennis Center at 817-459-6163 for more information or to register.
One of those rare acts who actually became stars directly from winning Star Search, country-rockers Sawyer Brown wound up enjoying a long, hit-filled career and remained commercially viable into the new millennium. Their self-titled debut album was released in 1985, and their debut single, “Leona,” climbed into the Top 20; its follow-up, “Step That Step,” went all the way to number one, and the album fell one spot short of that same position. Sawyer Brown hits the stage at Arlington Music Hall this Friday, November 11, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets at Arlington Music Hall’s website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.
It’s a busy weekend for music at Arlington Music Hall in Downtown. After Sawyer Brown on Friday, the fun continues with country music artist Neal McCoy on Saturday. In a world where every single is the biggest hit, every song the best one ever, McCoy has had his share of feel good radio records, a few meaningful ballads, the BMI Song of the Year with “Wink” and “The Shake” and a whole lot of fun. The Longview, Texas entertainer hits the stage at Arlington Music Hall on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. You can purchase tickets at Arlington Music Hall’s website or call the box office at 817-226-4400.