July 30, 2013

Upcoming August Events

City Bond Election Public Input Meeting for Riverside
Thursday, August 8, 6:30-8:30pm
Riverside Community Center, 3700 E. Belknap Street

Learn about the proposed projects and give your input!

EcoScape Contest Entry Deadline
Friday, August 16
See this post for details!

ONA Happy Hour at Mamma Mia's
Thursday, August 22, 5:30-8pm
Mamma Mia's Restaurant, 3124 E. Belknap Street

Join your neighbors for a great meal and conversation!

5:30pm Happy Hour
6:30pm Dinner

$15.95/person (dinner and beverage) plus Happy Hour discounted drinks

RSVP by 8/15 to oakhurstfw@sbcglobal.net

EcoScape Contest: Enter to Win!

Enter the first EcoScape Contest!

This event is sponsored by the Fort Worth Water Department and BRIT, and it is open to residential landscapes within Fort Worth city limits and Fort Worth’s wholesale customer cities.  Download the Call for Entry form or visit www.fortworthtexas.gov/water and click on EcoScape.

Contest Details
  • The contest features front yard landscapes (1,000 ft. minimum)
  • Up to three residential award winners (1st, 2nd and 3rd place) will receive prizes; community gardens, demonstration gardens and commercial landscapes are not eligible to participate
  • All participants must agree to have their landscapes photographed and consent to allow such photographs to be used by the city
  • All winners must agree to be present to answer visitor questions from 8:30am to 3:30pm on tour day
Judging Criteria
  • Design:  Aesthetic appeal; composition; use of color and plant variety
  • Water Conservation:  Efficient irrigation/water use; use of non-vegetative materials such as fences, walls, walks, etc.; use of native or adapted plants; reduced turf area; and use of mulches
  • Appropriate Maintenance:  Landscape tidy - healthy, disease and pest free plants; no weeds; plants pruned as appropriate
Entry Deadline:  August 16, 2013.  Entries will be judged in late August (August 19-23) and winner’s names will be released the first week of September online.  The public tour of landscapes will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2013.  View the event flyer for more details.

July 26, 2013

Coming up this Weekend!

This weekend's events, as shared by the Carter-Riverside Neighborhood Association and Race Street Urban Village:

Pruitt Farms Returns to Race Street TODAY, July 26!
Next to the Barber Shop
Friday, July 26, 4pm

Tell your friends!  Looks like it will be worth the wait:
  • cantaloupes
  • peaches
  • okra
  • tomatoes
  • squash
  • watermelons

Mid-Summer Night Social
Riverside Stolen Garden, Race Street
Saturday, July 27, 6-10pm

Everyone is welcome to this potluck event!  Here are the details:
  • Wear Creative Garden Party Attire—hats, flowy fabrics, florals, sunscreen, bug spray, etc.  Be comfortable!
  • Contribute your favorite covered dish, appetizer or dessert
  • BYOB&C—Bring Your Own Beverage & Chair
  • Bring a candle with candleholder or candelabra (the funkier the better) to adorn the tables
  • Taste a pizza nibble hot off the grill of The Work Room’s own caterer, John Willems (6-7only!)
  • Bring your guitar or other musical instrument to jam between The Guitar Trio’s sets
  • Most importantly...enjoy a relaxing evening in the Riverside Arts District!

July 2, 2013

Reminder: ONA Annual July 4th Parade and Picnic

Fun for all ages!

10:30am:  Neighborhood parade around the park
Give your pet patriotic flair for his leash or collar!  Grab the family, put on your red, white, and blue, and make a homemade banner!  Bikes, strollers, wagons, and wheelchairs sporting streamers and balloons are welcome!

11:00am:  Hot dogs and sides
ONA will provide the hot dogs and you provide the sides:  chips, beans, desserts and any other food or drinks you wish to bring.  Join in the fun for all ages:  horseshoes, washers, bocce ball...or just sit and enjoy the company of our neighbors.

Volunteers are always welcome to help with refreshments and setup/tear down.  Give Glenda Shelton a call at 817.975.4653 if you'd like to help out.

ONA Annual July 4th Parade and Picnic
Thursday, July 4, 10:30am-1pm
Oakhurst Park