October Events for fans of Art, Cycling, Family Entertainment, Food
(Sept 26) thru October 19, 2014
16th Annual Fort Worth CANSTRUCTION® Competition and Exhibition
NEW LOCATION: STATE FAIR OF TEXAS at Fair Park, Science Building, corner of Grande Ave. and Big & Bright Blvd., Dallas, Texas 75210.
Open to the public during regular fair hours with opportunity to vote for one’s favorite can-struction for the People’s Choice Award.
Admission is free to the Canstruction exhibit with a State Fair admission ticket.
Children ages 5 and up can enjoy looking at these novel structures.
Imaginative sculptures are built by teams of professional architects, designers and engineers with cans of food. The cans are positioned so that their label colors reveal structures ranging from larger-than-life ice cream cones and beloved childhood characters to scaled models of ships and famous buildings. All the food used to build the can-structions is donated to Tarrant Area Food Bank.
See last year’s Fort Worth Canstruction winners at:
Winners of the local competition enter the international competition sponsored by Canstruction, Inc., a national nonprofit created by the Society for Design Administration. The Fort Worth/Tarrant County competition is organized by the Fort Worth Chapters of the Society for Design Administration and The American Institute of Architects.
Oct 25, Saturday
RIDE FOR KIDS—Gear Up to End Child Hunger
8 a.m. – 12 noon
Sundance Square Plaza, Main Street between Third and Fourth Streets, Fort Worth 76102
Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price is Honorary Chair and Lead Rider of this “Celebration on the Plaza,” Family Fun Ride and Multiple Distance Cycling Rallies. The event benefits Tarrant Area Food Bank’s Food for Kids programs including Kids Cafes, BackPacks for Kids, School Pantries, SummerPacks for Kids and Summer Meals.
Celebration on the Plaza (Family Festival) offers activities such as face painting, a game truck and a Bike Rodeo on bike safety. Cinderella, Darth Vader, Beauty and the Beast, the Mav’s Champ and the Texas Ranger’s Captain will mingle with guests. $15 per child or single adult, free for parents.
For more information about the cycling events and to register, go directly to the registration site—http://www.tridentsportsfw.com/ride-for-kids.html.