August Mayor Column
Since school begins soon, let’s say goodbye to summer with some games, prizes and music at the Back-to-school bash – youth night at Splash. For $5, kids 14-17 years old can wrap up the summer in style! The last flick and float will be on Friday, August 15 beginning at 8:30p.m., so make sure to bring your pool noodles to float on and watch The Lego Movie under the stars. For more information, please visit http://www.bedfordsplash.com/ or call 817-952-2323.
The Bedford Senior Center will be holding a special Luau themed dance on Monday, August 18, 2014. From 7-9:30p.m. everyone, 50 and up, are welcome. Have a partner? Bring them. Don’t have a partner? Don’t worry, you can find one there. There will be a live band and light refreshments. Cost is $6 per person and registration is not required. For more information, please call 817-952-2329.
Don’t forget to bring the kids by the Bedford Public Library on Sunday, August 24 for the free Read2Rover Program. From 1:30-3:30 p.m. children are encouraged to read to therapy dogs. These furry friends provide a non-judgmental listener and the relationship between child and dog enables the child to gain a positive attitude about reading. For adults, the library is offering a free WordPress class on Saturday, August 23 from 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Participants will be taught to create, own and maintain their website and Internet presence with WordPress. For more information please call 817-952-2350.
To all you music lovers out there, it’s that time again…Bedford’s 3-day, trademark event with live music, BBQ and so much more. That’s right, it’s BluesFest time!!!
Every Labor Day weekend more than 20,000 music and food lovers alike come to this nationally recognized event. The event kicks off on Friday, August 29 at 6:00 p.m. with music from Petty Theft and the Barron Brothers. Saturday brings Joe Louis Walker, Royal Southern Brotherhood featuring Devon Allman, Mike Zito and Cyril Neville, Robert Randolph & the Family Band and others to the main stage. Of course, music is not the only thing to enjoy at Bluesfest. On Saturday, August 30, for $12 you can grab a plate and participate in the People’s Choice BBQ Contest at 3:00p.m. On Sunday, August 31, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas, Shemekia Copeland and Robert Cray, to name a few, will be jamming on stage and the Battle of the BBQ, begins at 3:00p.m. For more information, please visit http://www.bedfordbluesfest.com/.
Last but not least, the Bedford Boys Ranch always has something to offer, whether it’s fitness, education or recreation. Check out the Tennis classes and camps offered, the Hip Hop and Jazz dance lessons, or the American Red Cross First Aid and CPR courses that run August 15 – December 13, 2014. They have something for everyone. For information, please visit https://online.activenetwork.com/bedfordfun/Start/Start.asp or call 817-952-2323.