After Hours at Kimbell’s Saturday Party

Come join Annie tonight, Saturday, December 9, 5:30–7:30 PM at the Kimbell Art Museum in Fort Worth’s Cultural District. Get festive with blood orange mimosas, stunning art, and live jazz. After Hours guests will enjoy docent-guided tours of Casanova: The Seduction of Europe, live music by the Joey Carter Trio, prizes, appetizers, and a cash bar with wine and beer in addition to a custom cocktail.

After Hours is free for Museum members; nonmembers pay $30 at the door. Reservations are not needed. To receive e-mail reminders, send a request to membership@kimbellmuseum.org. It’s all happening later today at the Renzo Piano Pavilion.

Learn more about the Kimbell Art Museum by calling 817.332.8451, or visiting its web site at http://www.kimbellart.org. Become a member and join the fun.

Annie Ambles to the Kimbell for After Hours party

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Historic Churches Walking Tour

 

Free Walking Tour - Fort Worth's Historic Churches

Yes, it’s going to be a little chilly Saturday morning, December 9, but this free walking tour of downtown Forth Worth’s historic churches will get your blood pumping. Sponsored and hosted by Donna and Tim Young of Fort Worth Texas Real Estate, the tour will take you to places you’ve never been or even thought existed.  Just make your reservations (space is limited) at this web site <https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-walking-tour-fort-worths-historic-churches-tickets-40112558743&gt;. After you’re registered,  come on Saturday to enjoy the two hour walk through downtown Fort Worth with lots of stops along the way.

The tour starts at the historic T&P Lofts at 221 West Lancaster in the resident’s lounge, entered at the revolving brass door, about 9:00 am. The monthly tour is usually led by Fort Worth historian Dr. Richard Selcer and other tour guides who share a love of Fort Worth history. Parking is free at meters along Lancaster Avenue, or paid parking is available in the lot in front of the T&P building. Come early, say between 8:40 AM and 8:45 AM, to enjoy breakfast burritos prepared by the Youngs as well as coffee and orange juice. Even if you forget your bottled water, there is some available in the T&P residents’ lounge. Bundle up, and come on out.

Fascinating Man–Free Lecture

Photo of the Piano Auditorium panel discussion and audience during a State of the Arts programThe Kimbell Art Museum is presenting a Friday evening lecture that is free to the public with no registration requirement. Just show up to learn about “Casanova in Hogarth’s London” as presented by Duncan Robinson, director emeritus of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge, United Kingdom, and former director of the Yale Center for British Art in New Haven, Connecticut. The lecture is about an hour long, starting at 6:00 PM, this Friday, December 8, 2017.

As Samuel Johnson famously remarked, “when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life.” The city that Casanova visited was a rapidly expanding metropolis, a place of stark contrasts and social tensions, which was true of eighteenth-century England as a whole. In this lecture, Duncan Robinson explores the way in which the art of Hogarth and his contemporaries both captured and commented on the rich fabric of London and the varied fortunes of its inhabitants.

This program was made possible in part with a grant from Humanities Texas, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Evening lectures by distinguished guest speakers, held throughout the year, address a range of topics relating to the appreciation and interpretation of art. They are free and open to the public. Seating is limited. Pavilion Auditorium; simulcast in Kahn Auditorium. Come one, come all, to learn more about the fascinating personality of Casanova. There is underground parking that is also free to the public.

Annie would amble with you to the Kimbell, but she’ll be at her condo’s Christmas party Friday night.

Wednesdays Are Movie Nights

Join your friends and neighbors for a Summer Movie Night in Sundance Square every Wednesday, starting June 1 and ending June 29. Each free movie begins at dusk–around 8:45-9:00 PM. Games and other entertainment will start at 7:30 PM, with giveaways, and exclusive offers from Sundance Square retailers.

Sundance Square Plaza, while privately owned, is a welcoming space to all. For the enjoyment of everyone, please abide by the code of conduct. Please, no outside food or drink. Your support of our merchants helps keep this event free! This is a smoke free (non-smoking) event. There are many nearby eateries that will gladly provide you with food. Please bring your chairs and blankets, but pets are not welcome at this event. You’ll want to leave Fido at home.

My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Set For March 25, 2016

Here’s a look at the entire movie schedule so you can make your plans:

6/1 – My Big Fat Greek Wedding

6/8 – Aladdin

6/15 – Little Giants

6/22 – Sleepless in Seattle

6/20 – Paddington (2014)

Sundance Square Plaza is located at 420 Main Street.  Starting tomorrow night, June 1, you’ll enjoy watching My Big Fat Greek Wedding. Bring your lawn chairs and blankets and snuggle up under the stars for a fun night of laughs and entertainment.

Annie Ambles to Sundance Square Plaza to see a funny movie

Jazz at Central Library

The Delfeayo Marsalis Quintet is the featured performance for Fort Worth Central Library’s free May 19, 3rd Thursday Jazz Series 2016. The music begins at 6:30 PM, Thursday, May 19.

From the famous Marsalis family, Delfeayo is one of the top trombonists, composers, and producers in jazz today. The man is known for his “technical excellence, inventive mind, and frequent touches of humor”, according to L. Feather of the LA Times. He is “one of the best, most imaginative, and musical of the trombonists of his generation”, per P. Elwood, San Francisco Examiner. What a treat awaits his audience.

Another treat is the refreshment table manned by the Library’s employees and usually stocked with delicious cookies, coffee, and bottled water. Patrons can enjoy a pat on the tummy and a pat on the heart.

Free parking is available in the Sundance Square Garage III at 420 Throckmorton Street and on the streets after 6:00 PM. Entrance to the parking garage is located on 3rd. Street just a block from the Library’s entrance at 500 W. 3rd. Street in downtown Fort Worth.

Annie Ambles to Third Thursday Jazz

Senior Centers

 

Fort Worth Texas

Healthy happy aging certainly does start with each of us, but we don’t have to do it alone. Do you know that Fort Worth has at least sixteen (16) Senior Center locations throughout the city geared toward meeting the needs of its older adults? Some centers even serve nutritious meals. Sometimes it’s more fun to eat with others than to eat alone, and who doesn’t like to take a mini-vacation from cooking. The meal menus are created by a registered dietician, and provide well-planned, balanced food that meets 1/3 of the recommended daily dietary allowance for adults. There is no income eligibility and no cost for the meals, but small donations, usually two dollars, are always welcome.That’s not going to break anyone, Annie hopes, but if you don’t have it, you won’t be turned away.

There are weekly activities designed to enhance and sustain physical, mental and emotional wellness, including health, fitness, education, arts, volunteerism, excursions, and recreational programs. Who wants to sit home and vegetate?

By providing transportation to local senior centers and beyond, seniors gain access to community resources, including meals, grocery shopping, social activities, and access to a local pharmacy. Even if you don’t have a car handy, you can still get around town.

If you want to make a difference in Fort Worth and feel more connected to our city, you can do some volunteer work as arranged through the Centers. This service matches seniors with volunteer opportunities in senior centers as well as various hospitals, nonprofit organizations, city government, and school districts. Volunteer training, social and recognition events, and personalized attention help us seniors make a positive difference in so many ways. Mama always said it’s good to give back.

Contact Senior Citizen Services by calling (817) 413-4949. You can reach Marcus Rockwell who is the Center Operations Manager via e-mail at mrockwell@scstc.org. Be sure to ask where your closest Senior Citizen Center is located. Annie’s is Casa, 3201 Sondra (76107), which is open Monday through Friday 8:00 AM until 1:00 PM.

Annie Ambles explores some Senior Citizen Centers

The Spectrum’s May 16 Concert

Annie doesn’t know who wrote that memorable line, but she thinks it’s true that “Music has the power to soothe the savage beast.” Not to imply that you’re a savage beast, Darling, but only that chamber music is a wonderfully soothing balm for the mind and spirit.

Now in its 30th. season, The Spectrum, Fort Worth’s Chamber Music Ensemble, will gift us with an evening of chamber music featuring the performances by Crimson, a harp and violin duo, specializing in music for this unusual combination. Schubert’s Quintet in C, one of the greatest compositions in all of chamber music, will also be part of the program.

Plan to attend  the Monday, May 16, concert at First Jefferson Unitarian Universalist Church, 1959 Sandy Lane, in Fort Worth. It starts at 7:30 PM and is free, but you can make a suggested donation of $10, or $5 for senior citizens and students. Children pass the plate without being expected to drop in their allowances.

What’s playing on the program? Glad you asked because Patricio da Silva’s violin and harp music of 2016 will have its world premiere. From 1979, we’ll hear Ravi Shankar’s L’Aube enchantee sur le Raga Todi, and Franz Schubert’s Quintet in C for Two Violins and Viola and Two Cellos, D. 956. It’ll be quite a night.

Annie Ambles to hear the Spectrum’s music