Betty Buckley
Betty Buckley

Gym Dandy


It's time to dig deep into the recesses of your brain for inspiration. No, not the quarterly report you filed last month. Go further, past your first sexual experience, your first beer and even further beyond. There, you've reached it--your "360-degree arctic-blast" throw. You ruled fifth-grade gym with a goofy-looking dodgeball fury that was truly uncatchable, that took Louie Kerosi down in the championship, that kids talked about for weeks at lunch. Years later, it's time to find that power again. Your chance to unleash decades of pent-up dodging comes at Dodgeball--Round Two on Saturday at the Nash In-Line Hockey Rink, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine. The 16-years-and-up competition pits teams of six against each other in tournament play, and the top three teams win cash prizes. Players can also watch the Grapevine Police Department engage in a blue-on-blue battle, which means you can probably speed on your way without getting pulled over. And just so you know, we checked the list. Louie signed up. Take him down, arctic-blaster. Team fees are $50 and up. Call 817-410-3450. --Sam Machkovech

Toy Hogs

There are certain images that come to mind when thinking about Christmas: stockings, trees with all the trimmings, eggnog and carols. And, naturally, bikers--preferably the ones who wear leather and ride motorcycles so loud they call them hogs. Those guys, for some reason, just love the holidays. If you're one of them, or if you own a bike and you're just looking to ride it around in the name of fun and charity, then you should check out the Lewisville Christmas Motorcycle Toy Run and Food Drive. The run will be held Saturday, beginning at noon. Meet up at FM 1171/West Main Street and North Charles Street in Old Town Lewisville. Admission is a new, unwrapped toy valued at $10 or more and/or one nonperishable food item. For your trouble, you'll get to meet the Dallas Mavericks dancers, and you'll have a police escort for the ride. Call 972-219-3560. --John Gonzalez

Horsin' Around

Of course, you don't wish for bad things to happen. But any time any celebrity anywhere does anything he's not accustomed to doing and does it in a place in which the public can watch, the public--of course--watches. Something embarrassing might happen. Or, you know, God forbid, something worse, something that will make for a great conversation starter even 20 years from now. The 10th annual Celebrity Cutting at Will Rogers Coliseum takes place December 3, and some of the celebrities invited include former Dallas Cowboy Jay Novacek, actor Betty Buckley and country and western stars Tracy Bird and Clay Walker. What they'll do is get atop a horse, find a calf in a herd, separate the calf from the herd and then keep the calf separated by dexterous moves atop the horse. General admission tickets are $10, and box seats sell for $100. The event starts at 7 p.m. at 3401 W. Lancaster Ave. in Fort Worth. Visit --Paul Kix


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