The Eleventh Annual Trinity Trek

will be held Saturday September 24, 8:30-11:00. We are excited this year to have found a location close to home. Our Family Run, Walk and Fitness Festival will be at the Z Boaz Park North on Camp Bowie. There will be prizes, food, music and surprises. Again the event will benefit WestAid, a non-profit agency at 7940 Camp Bowie working to keep West Fort Worth fed. Since 1985, WestAid has provided assistance to over 16,000 individuals and families yearly in sudden need due to lost employment, medical emergencies or other crises. There is also some food on a monthly basis for persons where income is less than expenses.

WestAid invites you to help in their annual funding drive by being a sponsoring partner, or participating in the fun. If you can’t make it that day, there are many other ways you can help. If you or someone you know is looking for something fun and rewarding to do for 2 1/2 hours weekly come on down.  We are grateful to all 28 churches, 30 other organizations and foundations and countless individuals for faithful partnership with us in serving the citizens in west Fort Worth.

Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour comes to Fort Worth on September 18 and 19

The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour brings the spirit of outdoor adventure and mountain culture to The Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth on September 18 and 19. The World Tour features the best mountain films of the year, showcasing amazing filmmaking talent from the world over to an audience that spans the globe.

“As we do every year, we are bringing an exciting program to the screen, allowing everyone to experience these inspiring stories that drive us to keep exploring our world outside,” said Backwoods general manager, Tim Martin, the organizer of the Fort Worth tour event.  “Backwoods hosts several outdoor themed film festival tours each year in Fort Worth and we make every effort not to show any one film twice.  Therefore, we are showing different films each night, allowing us to bring a greater variety of films to our local audience and show some wonderful films that might not be seen on most one day World Tour stops.”

The 2015/2016 World Tour features a collection of exhilarating and provocative films that explore life in the mountains. They highlight remote cultures, profile intense expeditions into exotic landscapes, and bring adrenaline-packed action sports into sharp focus.

“The best part of hosting the World Tour is being able to witness a community of film buffs and lovers of the outdoors come together, share stories, learn more about the mountains they love, and be inspired to set out on new adventures,” Martin said. “You will always connect with old friends and make new ones at the World Tour screenings. That’s the best part!”

The most prestigious mountain festival in the world, The Banff Centre’s Banff Mountain Film Festival celebrated its 40th year in 2015 by continuing to bring the best action, environmental, and adventure films to audiences in Banff and in 40 countries across the globe.

Doors open both nights at 6 p.m. with a cash bar in the Modern’s entry hall.  The program will begin in the theater at 7 p.m.  Tickets are $15 and are available at Backwoods Fort Worth at 2727 W. 7th St., online at 
7www.backwoods.com/banff-2016, and by phone at 817-332-2423

Light Up Your Life

For over 28 years, Bonnie and her team have been beautifying homes throughout Fort Worth, both inside and out.  Her design philosophy is smart and simple.  Spaces need to be both beautiful and functional while creating a design plan that reflects a clients individual tastes and interests.  Her and her team have mastered the “Art of Pulling it All Together.”

Currently, Pressley & Associates is hosting six fun and informative monthly design seminars.  The last seminar of the year will be on Thursday, September 15th at 6pm.  In addition to getting great design ideas and inspiration, we’ll also be having an Accessory Sample Sale!  So make it a “Girls Night Out” and, if space is available, bring all your friends!!

Call or email us today for your complimentary design consultation or to RSVP for our Design Seminar.  Reservations are required.

Pressley & Associates Design Studio

4784 Benbrook Blvd

Fort Worth TX 76116

817-249-5779

bonnie.pressley.decoratingden@gmail.com

Website:  bonniepressley.decoratingden.com

Litter Stomp

Gather your neighbors, family, and friends for the 6th annual Fall Neighborhood Litter Stomp on Saturday,

September 17, 2016! Keep Fort Worth Beautiful will supply T-shirts for our first 2,000 superhero volunteers, plus gloves and trash bags for all registered volunteers.

You can register online at fortworthtexas.gov/litterstomp/ is available through September 9th. Individuals and groups can clean any Fort Worth location or they can volunteer at one of the following community cleanup sites:

·Arlington Heights High School, 4501 W Freeway

·Marine Creek Ranch Neighborhood Cleanup, 5403 Paloma Blanca

·North Side High School, 2211 McKinley Ave.

·Polytechnic High School, 1300 Conner Ave.

Litter Stomp won’t be the only event happening on Sept. 17

! After volunteers cruise Fort Worth’s streets and parks for Litter Stomp (8:30 – 11:30 a.m.), filling their yellow trash bags, they will have the opportunity to tackle litter in the river with TRWD’s Trinity River Trash Bash (3 – 5:30 p.m.). Both groups of volunteers will be celebrated with a 90’s-themed after party starting at5:30 p.m. at The Shack at Panther Island Pavilion. Come wearing your cleanup T-shirt and enjoy free food, prizes, activities, giveaways, and entertainment by 106.1 KISS FM. We’ll round out the evening with a firework show starting at 8:15 p.m. Don’t miss it!

Lisa McConnell Design Studio

Lisa McConnell’s Design Studio located at 3913 Camp Bowie Boulevard is about to undergo a transformation. The jewelry design and repair shop will now exhibit fine art in addition to Lisa’s one of a kind designs and debut as Lisa McConnell Jewelry Design & Fine Art at the Fall 2016 Gallery Night. Two Fort Worth based artists, Michael Bane and Sue McCans, will be showcased. Their work is collected both nationally and internationally. Lisa McConnell Jewelry Design & Fine Art will additionally strive to feature unique art pieces, such as sculptures and glassworks.

Fort Worth has a new nail spa in town, called European Nail Spa

The salon has 43 spa chairs and is over 5,000 square foot in capacity. European Nail Spa is an upscale salon with a spacious and relaxing atmosphere. Boasting with over 800 color selections in gel and regular polish as well as over 300 colors in gel powder (dipping powder), clients can choose from OPI, China glaze, Essie, Orly, Gelish, and many other brands. Aside from the endless color selection, clients also have 20 different choices of pedicures and manicures to choose from, including the newest Detox (black charcoal) pedicure. At European Nail Spa, they are committed to the health and safety of all clients. All metal implements are sterilized in a steam autoclave machine similar to those used at a dental office. Pedicure chairs are lined with plastic liners. The health of clients is handled and taken care of with extra precaution.

Buffalo West becomes exclusive partners with 44 Farms

Buffalo West will be having a  Beef Tasting, September 14 from 5-8 this event will be the kick off to the exclusive partnership between Buffalo West and 44 Farms. 44 Farms only produces the finest steaks, but is also recognized as one of the premier Black Angus producers in the country. It is a working ranch, not a factory. The ranchers here know and evaluate every animal they raise – and they know the land and its capabilities. 44 Farms manages for sustainability. By emphasizing livestock health and responsible pasture management, they improve both: cattle help maintains the pasture’s natural balance; in turn, the diverse grasses combine to provide top-notch food for the grazing cattle. Make sure you make this event.

Flavor Fest Invitational

is the ultimate example on the best of what’s really great in food, venues and entertaining are offered in North Texas. The epicurean mind-set translates into a passion for life, and as the ultimate event, Favor Fest Invitational gives the lover of great foods access to the Tarrant Area Food World like no other event. The event will be held down in the Fort Worth Stockyards in the Stampede Room on October 1st at 4pm to 9pm. A wide selection of food genres will be offered for tastings from over 20 chefs. Come root for your favorite junior chef and be amazed by the master chefs during a Chopped Style “Mystery Basket” competitions. Tickets are available nwtccflavorfest.eventbrite.com