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Go Grapevine: Snapshot

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Check out this week’s NEW bi-weekly newsletter, Go Grapevine Snapshot. This is a “snapshot” of updates and news on everything Parks and Rec related including closures, events, and upcoming programs!

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Updates:

Due to the heavy rainfall, some parks, boat ramps, and parking lots and fields have been closed. The current closures are Minnow Loop at Oak Grove, all boat ramps (except Katie’s Woods, high water), and ALL athletic fields are CLOSED until further notice. With the predicted rainfall in the forecast, we anticipate needing to close Meadowmere and Lakeview on Monday. Check the alert button on GoGrapevine.com to stay updated! For athletic fields, call the rainout hotline at 817.410.3475.

Sunset Concert Series:

Our final Sunset Concert is this Saturday, October 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm with Mad Men Swing Band! So bring your blankets and chairs to enjoy a relaxing fall evening of various music styles at The REC of Grapevine. This FREE outdoor concert will have food trucks onsite to purchase from or you may bring your own food (no glass is allowed).

**Stay updated on weather-related updates on Facebook.**

Breast Cancer Awareness Month:

BAMOctober is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and The REC is offering FREE admission into the facility on any Thursday when you wear PINK!Guest needs to be with a current member. Help us increase awareness of the disease, raise funds for research into causes, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. Visit The REC front desk for more information about our PINK initiatives.

Puppy and Kitty Cat Yoga:

YogaIf you’ve been thinking about adding a special fur baby to the family, then this is the purrrrfect opportunity to adopt. The REC of Grapevine and Grapevine Animal Shelter and Adoption Center have partnered to offer some fun-filled yoga classes! We’ve had three successful Puppy and Kitty Cat Yoga sessions so far and our last session is next Saturday, October 27 (10:00 – 10:45 am). You can register by visiting GoGrapevine.com or by calling 817.410.3450.RockWall

After Hours:

Join us for November’s Game Nights as part of After Hours, a NEW Active Adults themed program that encourages seniors to try a new and exciting activity each month. Bring a friend, test your mettle, and have fun hangin’ around! Each Tuesday in November, come play some fun and challenging games with us! To find out more information, contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465.

Matter of Balance:

BalanceThis award-winning program is taught by Baylor Scott & White Medical Center – Grapevine staff, and consists of 8, two-hour classes. The program is FREE and is designed to help adults 60+ years of age reduce their fear of falling through group discussion, problem solving strategies and increasing levels of physical activity. The Matter of Balance class meets October 1 through October 24 on Mondays and Wednesday (9:30 – 11:30 am). For more information, contact the Active Adults desk at 817.410.3465.

Carroll ISD school board discusses a voluntary drug-testing pilot program

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Sherelle Black/Community Impact

The Carroll ISD board trustees directed district staff to explore the potential implementation of a voluntary, non-punitive random drug-testing program for middle and high school students during a preliminary discussion during Monday’s school board meeting.

The purpose of this proposed pilot program is to enforce a drug-free educational environment, educate students and prevent harmful consequences caused by illegal drug and alcohol use, according to a staff presentation.

Parents may sign their children up, and 10 percent of participating students would be tested each testing date.

Read more from Community Impact…

Colleyville cancels annual Haunted Trail Fest due to weather

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The Haunted Trail Fest has been canceled due to bad weather. (Courtesy City of Colleyville)

The city of Colleyville has canceled its Haunted Trail Fest after recent rains this week flooded the park at the Colleyville Nature Center. The event was scheduled for Oct. 20.

A statement on the city’s website said there was a concern the weather would affect the featured robotic characters and therefore the participants’ safety during the event.

Read more from Community Impact…

Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake’s November 2018 election: An interactive voter’s guide

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When to Vote:

  • First day of early voting: Oct. 22
  • Last day to apply for ballot by mail: Oct. 26
  • Last day of early voting: Nov. 2
  • Election day: Nov. 6

Early Voting Locations:

  • Colleyville City Hall, 100 Main St., Colleyville
  • The REC of Grapevine, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine
  • Southlake Town Hall, 1400 Main St., Southlake

Election Day Polling Locations:

Registered voters in Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake can cast their ballots at any polling location in their respective cities during early voting. Election Day polling locations are organized by precinct.

For map and more information, click HERE

Read more from Community Impact…

A job fair and Halloween events: A guide of things to do in October and November

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Quick Takes:

Oct. 19—Nash Farm Barn Dance: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/event/nash-farm-barn-dance/20737

Oct. 20—Butterfly Flutterby: www.grapevinetexasusa.com/events/butterfly-flutterby

Oct. 21—Firebird Family: concertwww.apexartsleague.com

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The annual Monster Mash event in Southlake will feature a costume parade and trick-or-treating. (Courtesy Southlake Parks and Recreation Department)

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GRACE tours reveal space for partnerships, expanded services in Grapevine

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GRACE revealed a sneak peek of its expanded facility Oct. 16. (Courtesy GRACE Grapevine)

GRACE volunteers conducted hard-hat tours of GRACE’s expanded facility with the public Oct. 16, revealing office spaces that will service as satellite offices for new partnerships.

GRACE, which stands for the Grapevine Relief and Community Exchange, is a nonprofit relief agency that provides food, clothing, financial assistance and other necessities to people who are struggling with a limited income or recent emergency.

Executive Director Shonda Schaefer said that while GRACE provides its direct services and can also refer clients for other needs, the new space at 837 E. Walnut St., Grapevine, will allow partnerships with organizations that specialize in assisting people in crisis situations.

Read more from Community Impact…

Cops Told ‘Don’t Look’ at New iPhones to Avoid Face ID Lock-Out

By Joseph Cox

As Apple continues to update its iPhones with new security features, law enforcement and other investigators are constantly playing catch-up, trying to find the best way to circumvent the protections or to grab evidence. Last month, Forbes reported the first known instance of a search warrant being used to unlock a suspect’s iPhone X with their own face, leveraging the iPhone X’s Face ID feature.

But Face ID can of course also work against law enforcement—too many failed attempts with the ‘wrong’ face can force the iPhone to request a potentially harder to obtain passcode instead.

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The slide from Elcomsoft’s materials talking about Face ID and the iPhone X. (Image: Motherboard)

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Weatherford police make ailing but courageous youngster ‘one of their family’

BY RICK MAUCH

Wilson Adams isn’t old enough to drive a car. He certainly can’t use a handgun.

But Weatherford Police Chief Lance Arnold said the 11-year-old, who is battling back after having a brain tumor removed, displays the sort of courage and determination every police officer should possess.

So he made Wilson an honorary reserve officer in the Weatherford Police Department (WPD) at the recent meeting of the city council on Oct. 9. He was sworn in by Municipal Court Judge Tim Galbreaith.

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Weatherford Police Chief Lance Arnold makes Wilson Adams, 11, an honorary police officer. Wilson is recovering after having a brain tumor removed. (Rick Mauch Special to the Star-Telegram)

Read more from The Star-Telegram…

Officers’ quick actions save State Fair worker’s life

By: FOX4News.com Staff

 – Dallas police officers were honored for saving a life while on duty at the State Fair Classic game at the Cotton Bowl on September 29.

A security worker collapsed and went into cardiac arrest while working at the game. Five Dallas police officers jumped into action to move him quickly through the massive crowds and do CPR. They are credited with saving his life.

Read more from FOX4News…

Watch video HERE

Main Street Closed Tonight for Parade

For anyone visiting The REC this afternoon, Main Street will be closing at 5:30pm for the GHS Homecoming Parade happening tonight from 6pm – 7pm. Detours will be indicated. For more information, contact us at 817.410.3450.

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