Written by Phil Cerroni
October 6 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
BAPS Charities Annual Health Fair
This health fair will offer a range of services for children and adults, including health screenings to measure blood pressure, blood sugar levels, body mass index, dental, vision, hearing screens and dermatology. Other services include personal consultations with physicians specialized in cardiology, pediatrics, internal medicine, gynecology, endocrinology and will also feature informational sessions on diabetes, cholesterol, obesity, and exercise. Located at 4601 North State Highway 161, Irving TX 75038. To pre-register, call 972-243-8669.
October 6 at 9 a.m.
Make strides to end Breast Cancer 5K
Every step you take and every dollar you raise will help save lives. Located at Lake Carolyn in Las Colinas, 501 E. Las Colinas Blvd. Irving. For more information call 1-800-227-2345.
October 6 from Noon to 3 p.m.
Dallas Children’s Health Fall Festival
The Environmental Protection Agency is partnering with the City of Dallas, Parkland Hospital and Children’s Medical Center to host the 2012 Dallas Children’s Health Fall Festival. The festival will focus attention on protecting children from pesticides, asthma, lead poisoning and residential lead hazards. Activities include a clown for kids, face painting, free pumpkin decorating. The festival also includes free parking, admission and games for elementary-age children. Located at the Nash-Davis Recreation Center, 3710 North Hampton Road. For more information contact Dave Bary or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200.
October 7 from 1 to 5 p.m.
Coppell Health & Safety Fair
The Coppell Fire Department will host an open house and health and safety fair at Fire Station 3, 133 E. Parkway Blvd. This free event is open to the public and focuses on educating the community about injury prevention, safety awareness and emergency preparedness. Featured events include technical rescue demonstrations, health screenings, Jaws of Life demonstrations, weather awareness information, and much more. Tours will be available of an ambulance, police vehicle, and fire apparatus from surrounding cities. For more information call 972-304-3512.
October 8 at 7 p.m.
Join the William T. Cozby Library, 177 N. Heartz, for three book discussions Remember Ben Clayton, a moving novel that tells the story of an aging sculptor, commissioned by a Texas rancher to create a memorial statue of his son who was killed on the battlefields of WWI France. For more information call 972-304-3658.
October 10 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
2012 Fall Job Fair
North Lake College’s department of Career Services is hosting a job fair in the Student Life Center, room H-200. Featuring 45 companies, the fair is free and open to the public. Represented industries range from broadcasting and law enforcement to retail and banking. Job seekers will have the opportunity to share their resumes with recruiters and enter hourly Scholarship Drawings. For more information contact Career Services by telephone at 972-273-3140.
October 10 from 3 to 4 p.m.
Stroke Support Group
Baylor Medical Center at Irving is sponsoring a Stroke Support group in the MOBII Conference Center, Room 2, 2021 N MacArthur Blvd. located on the campus of Baylor Irving. The guest speaker this month is Barclay Burrow on the Board of Directors at the Neuro Fitness Foundation. This group offers encouragement, education and socialization for stroke survivors and their loved ones. For more information or to RSVP call Renee Vickers at 972-579-8511.
October 10 at 7 p.m.
Breath of Life
Join the William T. Cozby Public Library and learn about Endangerment and Revitalization of Native American Languages. Dr. Colleen Fitzgerald of UT Arlington will highlight her project to document disappearing Native American languages in Texas. This program is part of Coppell Reads, a city-wide reading program for adults that encourages community members to read the same book at the same time. For more information call 972-304-3658.
October 12 at 10:30 a.m.
Baby Signs with Miss Joy and BeeBo
Miss Joy and her sidekick BeeBo, the Baby Signs Bear, present a storytime filled with songs, stories and sign language every Friday morning at the Valley Ranch Library, 401 Cimarron Trail. Activities will keep infants/toddlers entertained while parents learn how to communicate with their babies through simple signs and gestures. No registration is required for this free program. For more information on accessibility or adaptations, call 972-721-2457.
October 12 at 7 p.m.
Romeo and Juliet
Shakespeare's most famous love story, Romeo and Juliet, will be brought to the R. L Turner Black Box Theater with a new 'punk' rock take on the classic play. Performances take place in the BLACKBOX THEATER located in R. L. Turner High School. For more information, call 972-968-5400 or 214-755-8452. Seating is limited to 100 per night. Tickets are $8 and can be purchased in advance or at the door.