September 2017 Around Town 2

Introducing the opening of Fort Worth Balance Therapy Center.

We bring insight and solutions to individuals living with imbalance and dizziness. Falls and dizziness are common and are never a normal result of aging. We provide clinic or in-home evaluations and treatments to this often underserved and misunderstood community. Valerie Johnson founded Fort Worth Balance Therapy Center in order to best serve those living with imbalance, dizziness, and Parkinson’s Disease. She began specializing in vestibular and Parkinson’s Disease rehab soon after completing a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Texas State University. Valerie attended Emory University to earn her Vestibular Rehabilitation Competency Certificate sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association. Over the years, Valerie has obtained certifications and special training in Concussion testing and recovery, Advanced Vestibular Rehab, Advanced BPPV, Vision Retraining, and Pilates. For more information, you can contact us at 5332 El Campo Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76107

Phone: (214) 356-8123 Email:

Oktoberfest Fort Worth Is Back!

Achtung, y’all! Oktoberfest Fort Worth is a Munich-style celebration so authentic you’ll forget you’re in Texas. Guests will enjoy traditional German food, music, dancing and much more.Lederhosen approved and new for 2017, is the Oktoberfest Midway with rides the whole family will enjoy. The festival kicks off with Thursday’s ceremonial ‘Tapping of the Kegs’ and the fun continues through Saturday with dachshund races, German style competitions, the YP Oktoberfest Olympics, traditional German vendors, the Oktoberfest Run und Ride and more.

Entertainment will include traditional German music, on multiple stages, from entertainers like Brave Combo, Alpenmusikaten, Walburg Boys, Alpine Village Band, Das Ist Lustig and more.

Spaten will be served, along with other Fall and Oktoberfest craft beers from around the country. Traditional German food offerings such as bratwursts, pretzels, crepes, strudel, schnitzel and German potato pancakes will also be available. Festival goers can enjoy the air-conditioned Spaten Hall as well as multiple outdoor and tented biergartens.

Festival tickets range from $5-$15 and are available for purchase online through September 20. Advance tickets are guaranteed a free 2017 commemorative Oktoberfest stein. While supplies last, a limited number of steins will be available for tickets purchased at the gate. Admission is free for children under 12 years of age with a paying adult. Hilton Garden Inn Midtown, the official hotel of Oktoberfest Fort Worth, is offering a 15% discount to festival guests – so relax and make a weekend of it!

Reata Restaurant brings back its unique pop-up German dining option – Reata Haus. The VIP dining experience, treats guests to an authentic three-course meal complete with non-alcoholic beverages, gratuity and air-conditioned seating. Other perks include complimentary festival admission and a commemorative stein.

Visit for festival information and to 
purchase tickets.

It’s never too 
late to start!

In 2009, Medi Weightloss of South Fort Worth opened its doors, and I became patient number one. There really was something different about this program, and it worked. I was able to lose almost 30 pounds, three shy of my goal weight. For me, weight loss has been a lifelong struggle. After almost reaching my goal, I allowed myself to slip into my habits. And I gained it all back.

Along the way, the staff of Medi never gave up on me. Between 2010 and 2016, I restarted a couple of times. Then one day, it clicked. I was 51, 30+ pounds overweight, and borderline diabetic. I wanted to live to meet my grandchildren. I was ready to do this. On September 19, 2016, patient #1 walked back in the doors of Medi. On January 2, 2017, I reached my goal weight of 125.

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The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth

Greetings from The Woman’s Club of Fort Worth! If you haven’t been to The Woman’s Club in a while, stop by for a meeting, a class, a lecture or lunch in the Tea Room.
The Woman’s Club offers ways to be a leader, a student and a friend to an impressive 1325-member strong organization of some of the finest women in our area. Call us for a tour and find out why, since 1923, The Woman’s Cub of Fort Worth has been a leader and servant to the community and a place to honor all women. For more information about membership or the venue, you can contact us at 817-335-3525