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The Basement Lounge (TBL)

West Fort Worth’s, the basement lounge (TBL) is a new cocktail lounge that serves tasty drinks and down home hospitality with a night club ambience. Some bars sling well drinks and draft beers for the masses. Others elevate cocktail-making to a fine art. But the young, energetic bar team at TBL are only too happy to fix-up the Classic or Modern Classic recipes for the savvy drinker. You might not pick up on the fact that drinks are mixed with accuracy, allowing the bartenders to deliver consistent quality and taste in making your drink. What you will observe is their effortless ability to spark up a friendly conversation with visiting folks. With the TBL bartenders, it’s all about finding the balance between remembering what you are and why your customers visit, yet staying at the cutting edge of cocktail culture. The Basement Lounge is on an intense quest for precision. Whether it’s menu creation, service standards and bar design or the minutiae of ice and dilution versus glass capacity and duration of shake, we pay careful attention into making TBL work on every level. So along with its comfortable vibe, it’ll be no surprise that TBL will soon be a local favorite destination, whether you’re on a first date, grabbing pre-dinner cocktails or indulging in late night revelry. This stylish, intimate libation den is the perfect wind-down space to meet and enjoy your favorite classic, modern classic or crafted cocktails. Regardless of the night, mood, beverage, or talent behind the bar, you’re bound to be back for more from this neighborhood bar.

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• Birthday celebrations

• Office night out

• Bachelorette parties

• Event kick-offs

• Bridal showers

• Small fund raisers

• Networking events

• Launch party

Wings of Hope Equitherapy

is a non-profit equestrian therapy program providing equine assisted activities to both children and adults with disabilities. Beginning in 1996, we are now in our 20th year of operation and have grown to serve 132 individuals weekly through multiple programs. Through equine assisted activities, those we serve are better able to deal with the daily challenges that accompany life with a disability and share a unique bond with their Wings’ horse. It has always been the commitment of Wings of Hope to accommodate all those in need, regardless of their ability to pay. The families we serve are directly impacted by your donation to Round-Up for Riders. Given the unique mission of Wings of Hope, we do not receive any government or insurance funding. We rely solely upon the generosity of individuals, corporations, and foundations to guarantee that no one is ever turned away making the success of this event even more important. Our clients range in age from 3 to 80 and have varying degrees of physical, mental and emotional challenges. Wings of Hope serves people affected by a wide variety of disabilities such as autism, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, and more. We offer many innovative programs including Operation Hoofbeat, a program designed specifically for the military, veterans and their families healing from the wounds of war.

We invite you to join us for:

Round-Up for Riders

Friday August 5, 2016, 6:00 pm

The Historic Hilton Hotel

815 Main St. in Downtown Fort Worth.

Renowned Author Educates Caregivers at Alzheimer’s Seminar

Founder of Enhanced Moments and author of “Creating Moments of Joy,” Jolene Brackey, will be hosting a seminar to educate Alzheimer’s and dementia caregivers and professionals in Southlake, Texas on August 10 and again on August 11 in Hudson Oaks, Texas. Brackey has extensive experience working along those with Alzheimer’s and dementia and their caregivers. Her training focuses on the abilities that those afflicted with the disease still have and to trigger “happy” memories to lift spirits for all involved in the process. Brackey teaches and encourages caregivers, family members and professionals to focus their energy on creating joyful moments for those afflicted. According to the Alzheimer’s Association, on average, care contributors lose more than $15,000 in annual income as a result of reducing or quitting work to meet the demands of caregiving. Approximately, two-thirds of caregivers are women, and 34 percent are age 65 years or older, as stated by the association. Participants are encouraged to attend early and visit with exhibiters and learn more about the Alzheimer’s Association – North Central Texas Chapter’s programs and services.

The event is free of charge but donations are encouraged.

For more information about registering and each event’s schedule, please visit

Fixture – Kitchen and Social Lounge

The hippest restaurant and social hangout in the heart of the Near Southside, Fixture serves up comfort food with an eclectic twist. Located east of Hemphill on W. Magnolia in Fort Worth, Fixture serves lunch, dinner and brunch, with craft cocktails, local craft beers, inside or outside on their totally covered patio, and have both vegetarian and vegan options.Fixture does accept a limited number of reservations, but always reserves some tables for walk-in guests.Happy Hour is Tuesday – Friday from 3p – 7p, with $1 off all wells, draft beer, and wines by the glass, $5 craft cocktails and $20 carafes, and $2 off apps in the bar only. They’ve got live music on the patio every other Saturday from 2-5 pm, and brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 10 – 3 pm with $3 mimosas and $3 Bloody Mary’s.

Fixture – Kitchen and Social Lounge

W. Magnolia Ave.