Live Music at Fred’s

Annie is going to brave the strong winds today to have lunch at Fred’s Texas Café, a Fort Worth iconic landmark. Come on over to join her for a juicy burger and live music.
LIVE LIVE LIVE and FREE FREE FREE music at Fred’s on Currie Street in West Fort Worth this week end!!! Come on out for an award winning burger and stay for the fabulous live music on the OUTDOOR PATIO!
–Saturday April 14: Squeezebox Bandits at 8pm, Jay Smith at 3pm and Sam Anderson at noon.
–Sunday April 15: Van Darien at 6pm, Guthrie Kennard at 3pm and Paul Renna at noon.
SAVE THE DATES for these NOT TO MISS bands!
–Saturday April 21: Eric McFadden and Friends at 8pm.
–Thursday April 26: IdeaTeam at 8pm.
915 Currie Street. #freelivemusic #bestburger #fortworth #outdoorpatio #fredstexacafe

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Sunset Boulevard Screening

Tonight, Wednesday, April 11, at Fort Worth’s Modern Museum, you can see a free screening of SUNSET BOULEVARD at 7:30 PM. Not often do you see a free show, so come on over to 3200 Darnell Street. You do need to go online to Eventbrite to get your free order. What fun! Nothing better than a movie at the Modern, unless it’s a free movie at the Modern.

Freebies at the Shops at Clearfork

Now that the weather is a little warmer, the Shops at Clearfork have started several new series of outdoor events designed to get you headed in their direction. You’ll want to check out the shopping center’s businesses in its pretty location near the river. While few things are free at the Shops at Clearford, you can experience these events without paying anything. Women can get a workout from FitBodies by Sharon at 9:15 am, while the dance studio MoveMINT has a MoveMINT Monday at 11:15 at 5188 Monahons Avenue, right here in Fort Worth.

 

 

Adventure

Two of Annie’s Bass Hall volunteer friends are affiliated with Angloville, a company that pairs native English speakers with non-native English speakers to practice their English. It’s an exciting way to learn about other cultures, meet new people, and gain travel experience. Yes, Annie submitted an application for programs in Europe, starting in June.

Here are Angloville’s requirements, copied from its website <www.Angloville.com>:

“Be 18+ years old
Be Native English Speaker / have native level of English
Have completed High School
Have appropriate personal qualities (maturity, flexibility, good communication skills etc.)
Enjoy talking to people and learning about new cultures
Be in good physical and mental health
Have a clean police record
Have a story to tell; we will ask you to tell us a little more about yourself via an application form
Be ready to dedicate 1-8 weeks of your time to immerse yourself in different cultures”

If you’re ready for an adventure, you may want to apply for the program. Annie just did!

A Couple of Fort Worth’s Outdoor Treats

The May 2017 issue of Fort Worth magazine has a wonderful article entitled “Hidden Fort Worth–44 Secret Things to Discover.” I found the magazine at Fort Worth’s Central Library, checked it out, and enjoyed the articles in the comfort of my home. Any one with a library card can check out all but the current month’s issue of a magazine. I digress. Oh, well, thank you Jocelyn Tatum for all the useful information on art, food, drinks, and hidden gems in Fort Worth.

Who doesn’t love riding a horse? Yes, nearly all of us. To enjoy horse back riding along the Trinity River is a snap. The rides are run by the folks at the Stockyards Stables, 128 E., Exchange Avenue, Suite 300. The views of downtown Fort Worth’s skyline are outstanding. Participants do have to be older than 11 to go on either a 30-minute ($40) or 60-minute ride ($70).

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As far as I know, just one set of naturally occurring waterfalls exist in Fort Worth. They’re called Airfield Falls and are located at 200 Pumphrey. Public access to the trailhead that leads to the falls was opened in April. You’ll want to take along your walking shoes.  With all the nice weather we’ve been enjoying, it’s time to get outside and thank Mother Nature.

Annie Ambles along the Trinity River on a trusty steed and savors Airfield Falls

Crockett Row’s Starlight Symphony

Get yourself over to University Drive North and West 7th. Street Friday or Saturday night, or both, to see the Crockett Row light shows that start at 6 pm and continue on the hour until 9 pm. There are free carriage rides, too, between 6 and 9 pm and lots of holiday entertainment that starts at 4 pm and winds up about 8 pm. Check out these and more activities at <CROCKETTROS.COM>. Better hurry because the light shows end on December 31.

Annie Ambles to Crockett Row for the nightly light show

Christmas in the Stockyards

There’s always something going on in Fort Worth’s Stockyards. Celebrate the season December 15-17 by having a photo taken with Santa and again December 22-24. If you’re more into the action scene, you can watch legends of Texas gunslingers shoot it out in gun fights 11:45 am and again at 4:15 pm, right after the daily cattle drive at 11:30 am and 4 pm. The little ones can enjoy story time with Mrs. Claus at 12:15 pm, 1:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and again at 3:15 pm.  For more adult fare, enjoy cowboy poetry at 11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm. Plan to make a day of it. Visit the stockyards web site at <fortworthstockyards.com>. You’ll need to pay for parking and any food, but you can window-shop until your heart’s content.

Annie Ambles celebrates the Fort Worth Way in the Stockyards