Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Apex Arts League and Avant Chamberballet Present Free Spring Outdoor Concert

UPDATE: May 13, 2022: Avant Chamber Ballet and Apex Arts League present a free performance of Peter and the Wolf with live music on May 15th at 2 p.m. inside the ballroom at The Marq Southlake. The show is family-friendly and welcomes all ages!

The performance will include Paul Mejia and Sergei Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf, plus classical ballet excerpts from Glazunov’s Raymonda and new works by Katie Puder and Eugene Barnes III. Pianist Mikhail Berestnev will accompany the dancers from Avant Chamber Ballet and Avant Chamber Ballet Trainees, ACB’s second company.

“We are so excited to present our free spring concert with Apex again this year,” says ACB artistic director Katie Puder. “This performance is a perfect one-hour show for the family to enjoy the outdoors and introduce children to the performing arts.”

The performances are presented by Apex Arts League and made possible by the City of Colleyville, the City of Southlake, Fichtenbaum Charitable Trust, and the Texas Commission on the Arts.

The information is available online at www.apexartsleague.com.

Make a Christmas Connection with a Child in Need

Help make a child’s wish come true.

Come be an elf with us this holiday season. Southlake Cares is supporting Alliance For Children’s Christmas Connection, which provides holiday gifts for children victimized by child abuse.

Here are three easy ways to help.

  1. Provide new, unwrapped Christmas gifts appropriate for children from babies to age 17. For a list of suggestions, please click here. Then drop your gifts off at one of their center locations.
  2. Purchase a gift from Alliance’s Amazon Wish List and the item will be delivered directly to Alliance For Children. Please include your name and contact information in the gift message section at checkout so that your donation can be properly acknowledged.
  3. Make a monetary donation to Alliance For Children to be used for Christmas Connection.

Alliance For Children is the only Tarrant County non-profit organization directly involved in the protecting children from abuse. With local law enforcement agencies, Alliance coordinates teamed investigations. They also provide victims health and healing services to address the trauma of abuse. A third activity of Alliance For Children is community education, allowing children and adults to better understand the risks of abuse.

Give Tarrant County child abuse victims and their siblings a Merry Christmas!