Sunday, June 13, 2021

Register Now for Our May 25 Day Break Camp Mania!

Join the City of Southlake for another exciting year of Camp Mania! Camp Mania gives kids ages 5-11 a safe place to have fun, make friends and enjoy some of DFW’s coolest field trip locations on their days off from school.

Registration is now open for our May 25 Day Break Camp Mania. Spots fill up fast, so be sure to register online before this popular camp sells out! Children must be currently enrolled in kindergarten to participate in Camp Mania.

Day Break Camp Mania – Memorial Day Weekend

Kids enjoying cupcakes at Camp ManiaParticipants will spend the day off-site on an awesome field trip, so don’t forget to pack a lunch! No before or aftercare will be provided.

Date: Friday, May 25, 2018
Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Cost: $35 per camper
Field Trip: TBD

If you are interested in signing your child up for Camp Mania, you can register online or at the Parks and Recreation office located at 1400 Main St, Suite 210. For more information, please call Southlake Parks and Recreation at 817-748-8019.

Free Masterworks Concerts Coming to Southlake in May

Join the City of Southlake and Arts Council Northeast as we present the Southlake Community Band for a Disney inspired concert as well as a Memorial Day Weekend country concert featuring Derek Anthony.

The Southlake Community Band will perform Saturday, May 13 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at The Marq Southlake’s outdoor amphitheater – Aria, featuring Disney musical selections fit for the entire family.  Bring your family and friends out for a night of iconic songs from the Lion King, Frozen, Fantasia, Star Wars, Beauty and the Beast and other melodies from Disney favorites. Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

The Southlake Community Band, directed by Mr. David Stone, is a concert band of more than seventy talented adult amateur musicians who enjoy playing music just for fun. The band performs regularly in the North Texas cities of Southlake, Grapevine, Keller, Colleyville and surrounding communities. Their concert programs range from classic band music to Broadway, rousing Sousa marches to familiar children’s music.  Visit SouthlakeBand.com for more information on the band!

Staying in town Memorial Day weekend?  What better way to enjoy the weekend than with a country concert featuring local icon Derek Anthony on Saturday, May 27 from 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. at Rustin Pavilion in Southlake Town Square.  Be sure to pack a blanket or lawn chair and bug spray. Coolers and snacks welcome, alcohol is not permitted.

Derek can best be described as a contemporary country style with some traditional taste of country music embedded into his sound and feel. Derek’s live performances are high energy with extensive crowd interaction. His band “The D-Train Band” is one of the strongest bands in the country genre – a must see. Derek is eager to broaden his musical career into the mass market appeal and produce memorable music that embraces emotion, fun, and touches the hearts of millions of fans. Derek’s style ranges from country rock to a strong traditional ballad with a full range of vocals. He is a regular at the world famous Billy Bob’s and has opened up for Pat Green, Josh Turner, Kansas, Sara Evans, Aaron Watson, Tracy Lawrence, Clint Black, Jo Dee Messina, The Cadillac Three, Colt Ford, and many others. Visit www.derekanthony.net for more info on Derek Anthony!

 

For more info on FREE upcoming concerts visit www.CityofSouthlake.com/Events or contact 817-748-8019 for more information.

Don’t Drink and Drive!–No Refusal Weekend

drink_drive_go-to-jailThis Memorial Day weekend, the Southlake Police Department will take part in the Tarrant County “No Refusal Weekend” from Friday May 23 to Monday May 26. This means if you are arrested for DWI and refuse to give a specimen of your breath or blood the officer will apply for a Search Warrant to have a specimen of blood taken from you.

Did you know—that someone is hurt or killed in a crash involving alcohol almost every 20 minutes? The Southlake Departments of Public Safety are urging everyone to be safe this Memorial Day Weekend.  Please do not drive or operate a boat if you have had too much alcohol. Individuals arrested for DWI face serious consequences including jail time and fines but more importantly, they risk taking a life or causing serious harm to themselves and others.

In Texas, a person is legally intoxicated and may be arrested and charged with DWI with a .08 BAC (blood or breath alcohol concentration). However, a person is also intoxicated if impaired due to alcohol or other drugs regardless of BAC. Additionally, whether you’re the driver or the passenger, you can be fined up to $500 for having an open alcohol container in a vehicle.

The penalties increase if you are arrested for DWI with a child passenger or cause bodily injury or death to another, and face charges for child endangerment, Intoxication Assault, or Intoxication Manslaughter. These offenses in conjunction with DWI are punishable by significant fines, and lengthy prison sentences.

The fines and punishments increase dramatically following a first offense. Don’t risk getting a DWI conviction.  Play it safe by remembering a few simple tips.

  • Don’t drink and drive.
  • Plan ahead and designate a driver.
  • Call a cab, or a sober friend.
  • Spend the night where you are, if possible.

Southlake Police Chief Stephen Mylett says, “The message is simple. Don’t drink and drive, period! Don’t let one bad decision change your life forever. The consequences can last a lifetime.”

Southlake Police Officers will continue to work to keep the City streets and highways safe this Memorial Day weekend.  For more information http://www.txdot.gov/safety/tips/intoxication.htm