6 January and February events to-do in and around Keller, Roanoke, Northeast Fort Worth

The Roanoke Vantine's dance will take place Feb. 7. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)
The Roanoke Vantine's dance will take place Feb. 7. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)

The Roanoke Vantine's dance will take place Feb. 7. (Courtesy city of Roanoke)

January

30 through Feb. 2

“The Snow Queen”

Keller High School Theatre presents its production of a fairytale by Hans Christian Anderson. A girl journeys to the Snow Kingdom to find and bring back her lost friend. 7 p.m. (Jan. 30-Feb. 1), 2 p.m. (Feb. 2). $5 per ticket. Keller High School Fine Arts Center, 601 N. Pate Orr Road, Keller. 817-744-1000. www.kellerisd.net

February


01 – Keller Writer’s Association

Aspiring authors meet at the Keller Public Library the first Saturday of each month to discuss plot devices, characters, story ideas and more. Attendees can also bring their work to be critiqued. 12:15-2:15 p.m. Keller Public Library, 640 Johnson Road, Keller. 817-743-4800. www.cityofkeller.com/services/library/get-involved/keller-writers-association

07 – Roanoke Family Valentine’s Dance

The Roanoke Family Valentine’s Dance is a family-friendly event, featuring snacks and music. This event is open to all ages. Participants can preregister at a discounted price through Jan. 31. 7-9 p.m. Through Jan. 31: $10 (per person), $20 (per family); Jan. 31-on: $15 (per person), $30 (per family). Roanoke Recreation Center, 501 Roanoke Road, Roanoke. 817-837-9930. www.roanoketexas.com

13 – KCAL coffee and tour

Keller ISD hosts its monthly coffee and a tour event at the Keller Center for Advanced Learning, or KCAL. The community is invited to learn about the school district’s career and technical education programs and potential partnership and internship opportunities. 7:30-8:30 a.m. Free. Keller Center for Advanced Learning, 201 Bursey Road, Keller. 817-743-8005. www.kellerisd.net

23 – “In Search of Beethoven”

As part of the Keller Public Arts winter film series, “In Search of Beethoven” will be playing at the Moviehouse & Eatery. The documentary takes a deep look at the life and career of Ludwig van Beethoven, one of the most famous composers in history.

•1:30 p.m. (doors open), 2 p.m. (film begins). $10 (per person). Moviehouse & Eatery, 250 Rufe Snow Drive, Keller.

817-743-4000. www.cityofkeller.com/services/administration/city-manager/public-arts

Featured Event – Unique Dining week in Roanoke

Diners can visit participating Roanoke restaurants from Feb. 24-March 1 to support these local businesses while also contributing to a charitable cause. These restaurants will donate a portion of sales made that week to nonprofit organizations Metroport Meals on Wheels and the Roanoke Food Pantry.

Nearly $11,000 was raised last year, MMOW Executive Director Mary King said in an email. Restaurants have until Feb. 3 to commit their participation. Five businesses have been confirmed as of Jan. 15, and more are expected to be announced.

1: Bayou Jack’s, 200 N. Oak St., Roanoke, 817-490-7800. www.bayoujackscajungrill.com

2: The Classic at Roanoke, 504 N. Oak St., Roanoke, 817-430-8185. www.theclassiccafe.com

3: Jack & Grill, 301 S. Oak St., Ste. 200, Roanoke, 682-831-1177. www.jackgrill.com

4: Taco Casa, 1340 N. Hwy. 377, Roanoke, 817-490-6222. www.facebook.com/tacocasaroanoke/?rf=683645851695242

5: Wise Guys Pizzeria, 311 S. Oak St., Roanoke, 682-237-2201. www.wiseguystx.com
By Renee Yan
Renee Yan graduated May 2017 from the University of Texas in Arlington with a degree in journalism, joining Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in July.


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