See the Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo and 6 other events in the Keller, Roanoke and Northeast Fort Worth area, beginning Dec. 28

Courtesy Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo
Courtesy Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Courtesy Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo

Dec. 28

Relive favorite songs from ‘90s

Join ChopShop Live Roanoke and the Live 90 band playing the best in ‘90s music, from pop to rock to boy bands. 10 p.m. (music starts). Free (online in advance), $5 (door, 9 p.m.-on). 309 S. Oak St., Roanoke. 817-402-8677. www.chopshoplive.com/events

Jan. 3

Take the plunge


Northpark YMCA will ring in the new year with the first Polar Bear Plunge at its outdoor swimming pool. The free event is open to all ages and swim levels. RSVP is requested but not required and can be done by contacting the center’s member services desk. 11 a.m. Free. 9100 N. Beach St., Fort Worth. 817-993-1333. ymcafw.org/northpark

Jan. 6-March 1

Making healthier choices

The city of Roanoke is participating in the 2020 It’s Time Texas Community Challenge, which urges people to choose healthy activities with the goal of having a healthier community. Participants earn points for each health activity logged with the city during the eight weeks. Cities and school districts with the most points earn cash to fund a community health project. Free. Signup is available online at roanoketexas.com/397/ITS-TIME-TEXAS.

Jan. 15

Learn about the fire department

Applications are due for the Roanoke Citizens Fire Academy, a 10-week, hands-on course to help people better understand the fire department and its operations. Participants must be at least 18 years old and either live or work in Roanoke. The academy meets at one evening a week for three months plus one Saturday at the Roanoke Fire Station, 201 Fairway Drive. Space is limited. Free. 817-491-2301. Online applications are available at www.roanokecfa.com.

Jan 15

Game on at the library

The Tabletop Gaming Club meets Wednesdays at Keller Public Library. A variety of board games and card games are available. Teens and adults are invited to bring a game or join someone else’s game. 5 p.m. Free. 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com/services/library

Worth the trip

Jan. 17-Feb. 8

The Fort Worth Stock Show & Rodeo offers a variety of livestock exhibits, horse shows, rodeo competitions, concerts, a parade, petting zoo and food. Other featured events including a public speaking challenge, a robotics challenge, wild mustang training demonstrations, a mariachi competition, a floriculture contest and a bucking bull camp. $12 (adults general admission); $5 (GA children ages 6-16, seniors every Friday); free (GA children 5 and younger); tickets for rodeo events and concerts are separate. Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3400 Burnett Tandy Drive, Fort Worth. fwssr.com

Jan. 25

The Keller Parks and Recreation Department partners with Texas Parks and Wildlife for this free event for anglers age 16 and younger. The pond at Bear Creek Park will be stocked with rainbow trout. Prizes available. Date subject to change with inclement weather. 9-11:30 a.m. 400 Bear Creek Parkway, Keller. 817-743-4050. www.cityofkeller.com/services/parks-recreation/parksrecreation-special-events
By Valerie Wigglesworth
Valerie has been a journalist for more than 30 years. She is currently managing editor for DFW Metro for Community Impact Newspaper.


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