Expo on Friday offers help to seniors, baby boomers and caregivers
After seven increasingly successful years, the
"We are very grateful for all of our sponsors and exhibitors, including our new presenting sponsor Care N'
The event is a one-stop place where older members of the community preparing for their golden years can check out their options for healthcare and major quality-of-life issues. The forecast for the expo is "fun" according to veteran weatherman Dungan, who will welcome guests and pose for souvenir photos.
"Participants will enjoy live entertainment, free health screenings conducted by healthcare professionals from four area hospitals, plus exhibits, bingo and lots of nifty door prizes. And one lucky attendee will win a drawing for a
Assisting Barksdale are staffers
"More than 140 exhibitors include businesses and nonprofit agencies that serve the over-50 market, among them travel agencies, legal and financial services, retirement communities, assisted-living and Alzheimer's centers. Exhibitors will also offer information on nutrition, insurance, hearing aids, orthopedic and dental services, medical supplies and a chance to apply for a handicap sticker," Barksdale said.
Always a top attraction at the event are the on-site health screenings to test things like cholesterol, blood glucose, bone density, hearing, vision and more. "We can't say enough about our four area hospitals that have been with us from our first event in 2009 providing valuable health screenings," says Fickes. "Our attendees confirm year after year that these free screenings are crucial to how they monitor their health."
Attendees with a
"Seminars will include last year's popular 'Ask the Doctor' panels that feature nine physicians, surgeons and pharmacists over three different sessions," said Barksdale. "Guests may also attend any of the eight workshops on topics including
Yummy food samplings will be served up by
Admission is free, but registration is required. Sign up online at www.EmpoweringSeniors.com or call 817-581-3600.
After Dark in the Park opens Friday for family fun all weekend
It's the 20th anniversary of the amazing fall festival hosted by the
Excitement will build for families entering the beautiful park as they walk the pathway illuminated with the perfect mood-setting lights on their way to the festival activities that will include bounce houses, temporary tattoos, karaoke, a pumpkin patch, balloon artists and a variety of unique games, crafts and activities.
"We are so excited to partner with some great corporations and small businesses to be able to provide a top-notch fall festival that is not only a significant fundraiser for
Parents will want to make sure the children experience the mini-camping scene at
"Guests of all ages will have fun discovering facts about nocturnal wildlife along the Nature at Night path, getting an up-close look at a live animal during our Animal Encounters show," said spokeswoman
Don't worry about dinner because the Yummy Pizza food truck will be at the festival along with On the Border and Chick-fil-A who will serve up delicious festival food. And of course, everyone will want treats from
Historic Handley street festival is Saturday
It's the 18th year for the family-friendly street festival hosted by the Historic Handley organization. The event in the charming hamlet of Handley, on the eastern edge of
Continuous entertainment will include performances by the
A kids zone will have bounce houses, a very special train, face-painting, a book walk and all sorts of carnival games. Be sure to visit the historic railroad museum and the train totem exhibit along with the exhibit set up by
Festivalgoers can see firetrucks, the fire safety house and the fire clown as well as visit the police RV for fingerprint identification. Some of the most beautifully restored rides in the area will be on display in the classic car show.
The festival activities are at the intersection of
* Day of the Girl March on
* Trick or Trot 5K/1-mile is at
* Touch-A-Truck Festival is from
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