Award-winning author visits Keller this Friday for One Book, One City

For its fifth annual Keller Reads! One Book, One City! program, the Keller Public Library is excited this week to present two special events with New York Times bestselling author Jacquelyn Mitchard.

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Chicago native, former journalist and author, Mitchard is best known for "The Deep End of the Ocean," the inaugural selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club. Now a resident of Cape Cod, the award-winning author of more than a dozen works teaches creative writing at Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her most recent book, "Two If By Sea," debuted March 15 and is the featured work of this year's program.

Keller ISD High School Students Participate in Heart Study

Keller ISD student athletes and band members from two KISD high schools, Fossil Ridge (FRHS) and Central High (CHS) may volunteer to participate in a randomized clinical study during the 2016-2017 school year in which electrocardiograms (ECGs) will be used to determine if they are useful in flagging students at risk of suffering sudden cardiac death.

The North Texas ECG Pilot Study involves voluntary participation from students at all four of KISD’s high schools, but at Keller High and Timber Creek High School volunteer student athletes and band members will receive the standard history and physical required, and at FRHS and CHS band students and athletes will be given an ECG in addition to the history and physical. All of the student participants will then be followed for four years.

4th Ruby Slipper Soiree Benefiting CASA of Tarrant County - Nov. 10th

Kappa Alpha Theta’s Mid-Cities chapter will host its fourth Ruby Slipper Soiree on Thursday, November 10, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Marq in Southlake. All proceeds will benefit CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Tarrant County.

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At this year’s event, guests will enjoy wine from Kenwood Vineyards and appetizers prepared by award-winning chef, Charles Youts, and The Classic at Roanoke. A shoe and accessory fashion show will follow, featuring designs from returning style partners Elaine Turner and Premier Designs as well as new partner Brighton, modeled by Texas Christian University (TCU) Thetas. Jewelry from a fourth style partner, Kendra Scott, will be worn by committee members at the event.

Run in the Dark with Community Storehouse on September 17th

The Community Storehouse's 17th Annual Run in the Dark event is scheduled for September 17, 2016, at Alliance Town Center's Bluestem Park.

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Each year, the event draws more and more runners participating in the one-mile fun run and 5K race. Whether you choose to become a sponsor, volunteer your time, or put together a team to run, you are helping at-risk children in the greater Keller community.

Apex Arts League to Present The Four Elements - A Chamber Music Concert

APEX Arts League, a volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to actively advancing the arts, artists and arts education in the apex of the Dallas /Fort Worth Metroplex, is proud to announce its chamber music concert titled ‘The Four Elements’ as the first performance to introduce the APEX Chamber Series. Comprising esteemed musicians from the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Dallas Opera, Les Autres will perform the music of some of chamber music’s greatest pioneers including Mozart, Beethoven and Schubert. A special arrangement of a known theme by John Williams will conclude the concert.

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North Texas Community Comes Together to End Life-Threatening Genetic Kidney Disease

This year, Tracy Heslink encourages you to join thousands of people nationwide who will come together and walk in support of those affected by polycystic kidney disease (PKD). PKD is one of the most common, life-threatening genetic kidney diseases. It affects hundreds of thousands in America and millions worldwide, who are in urgent need of treatments and a cure. It is the fourth leading cause of kidney failure.

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