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  • Cynthia Henry

DFW Seniors: Plan Your Weekend Now By Browsing Area Happenings

First Monday, one of the state’s oldest air-open markets, May 3-5, Heritage Park, 317 Santa Fe Drive, Weatherford, Friday 8 a.m. to 4 pm. Saturday 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday 8 am. to 4 p.m. 

The Write Stuff, journal and make new friends, May 3, Fort Worth Public Library - Ridglea, 3628 Bernie Anderson, Fort Worth, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. 

Friends of the Weatherford Public Library Annual Spring Luncheon, guest storyteller, public speaker and author Dave Lieber, May 3, Doss Heritage and Culture Center, 1400 Texas Drive, Weatherford, 11:30 a.m. For tickets, $30, email Kathy Ott at or call 817-994-7360. 

Board Game Night, bring your own game or try one from the game library, May 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Hero Quest Games, 4620 Bryant Irvin Road, Suite 546, Fort Worth, 5 to 11 p.m. 

Fort Worth Food Truck League Night, variety of food vendors, May 3, 10, 17, 24, Chisholm Trail Community Center, 493 McPherson Blvd., Fort Worth, 5 to 8 p.m. 

Free Admission Friday at the Modern, with special programming, May 3, Modern Museum of Art, 3200 Darnell Street, Fort Worth, Complimentary docent-led, 20-minute tour at 6:30 p.m. Free admission all day. 

Buddy’s Big Band performs, dance floor available, May 3, Southside Preservation Hall, 1519 Lipscomb Street, Fort Worth, 8 to 11 p.m. Tickets $15 at the door. Park and enter through the back parking lot on Maddox.  

Bird Walk, wear appropriate clothing and shoes, May 4, Acton Nature Center, 6500 Smoky Hill Court, Granbury, 7 a.m. 

Spring Sip and Shop, 60+ local vendors, May 4, Fort Worth Botanic Garden, 2300 University Drive, Fort Worth, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free admission, market in front of the main entrance. 

Lake Granbury’s Safety Awareness Day, includes fun and educational booths, May 4, Rough Creek Park, 2209 S. Morgan Street, Granbury, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. 

Ribs University, original and nationally famous backyard barbecue class, May 4, Rahr & Sons Brewing Company, 701 Galveston Avenue, Fort Worth, 10 a.m. Register at

Community Mental Health Fair, includes vendors and resources, May 4, Elm Grove Missionary Baptist Church, 1344 E. Harvey Avenue, Fort Worth, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free admission. 

Granbury’s Star Wars Celebration, rev up your light sabers and join the fun, May 4, Dora Lee Langdon Center, 105 N. Stockton Street, Granbury, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Free event. 

Brunch with Mothers and Daughters, food, fun and fellowship, May 4, Christ Cathedral Church of Fort Worth, 3201 Purington Avenue, Fort Worth, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.  $25.

Streetside Classics Spring Car Show, free to spectators, May 4, Streetside Classics, 5404 Sandshell Drive, Fort Worth, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. To register a car, contact Streetside Classics. 

Shep’s May the 4th Be With You Bash, costume contests, giveaways, May 4, Shep’s, 202 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, noon to 10 p.m. Free admission. 

Rahr Wars: May the 4th Be With You, live music, food, cosplay, craft beer, May 4, 701 Galveston Avenue, Fort Worth, noon to 4 p.m. 

Pre-Mother’s Day Paint Party, step-by-step instructions provided, food and drink available but not included, May 4, Bandi Lou’s Steakhouse, 1115 Fort Worth Highway, Suite 200, Weatherford, 1 to 3 p.m. Call or text Kelli at 817-374-2697 to make reservation and provide payment, $40. 

Aurora Bleu Derby Themed Wine Pickup, live music and wine, May 4, Lost Oak Winery, 8101 County Road 802, Burleson, 1 to 4 p.m. 

Kentucky Derby Party, prizes for best hat, plus raffle for jewelry, gift basket and gift certificate, May 4, The Standard at Chisenhall, 279 W. Hidden Creek Parkway, Burleson, 4 to 7 p.m. Entrance free, donations appreciated for Wings of Hope Equitherapy. 

Mrs. Roper Romp, don your favorite caftan and a curly wig for this romp that includes door prizes, costume contest, food truck, bar, music, trivia, May 4. Starts at Steel on Magnolia, 1314 Alston Avenue, Fort Worth, 6 p.m., travels to Maggies R&R, Gustos Burger Bar and Magnolia Wine Bar.

Springtown Senior Center Dances, country/western band, May 4, 11, 18, 25, Springtown Senior Activity Center, 1070 N. Main Street, Springtown, 7 to 10 p.m. Bands and unanticipated closures listed on the center’s Facebook. $7 admission per person. 

Hidden Gardens of Fort Worth featuring historic home gardens in the Westcliff Neighborhood, May 5, noon to 5 p.m. For tickets, go to

Chess Club, casual blitz and standard chess for all levels, May 5, 12, 19, 26, Northside Remedy, 215 N. Main Street, Weatherford, 1 to 3 p.m. No fees. 

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