Mom is always in his corner, even at the tender age of 100
Anybody who has ever heard of Wayne "Spanky" Lewis knows that he loves basketball.
During our high school days at historic I.M. Terrell in Fort Worth, Spanky was one of the stars, playing on the 1965 state championship team coached by the legendary Robert Hughes.
Most of his adult life he has coached and mentored youngsters, for a long time assisting players at Dunbar High School after Hughes became coach there.
For 14 years he ran a pro-am team and he currently heads MASH (Mentors and Athletes Serving Hope), a basketball program that takes kids all over the United States to play the game.
In case you had forgotten, Mother's Day is this Sunday. And while everybody should certainly celebrate that day with those they love, let's not forget that it's Mother's Day -- there are plenty of other days this week to please the whole family (seriously, though -- I love you, Mom!). Here are your options this week:
Mayfest in Fort Worth has had a rocky couple of years, but they're back again, running Thursday through Sunday at Trinity Park. In addition to a good variety of music, patrons can take in such things as the Great American Duck Races, All American Lumberjack Show, and the Giant Human Maze. Absolutely your best chance for fun all weekend.
Looking for ideas on how to make Mother’s Day special? Take a look at our sampling of events that might make some fun memories.
A.W. PERRY HOMESTEAD MUSEUMThis all-ages celebration on the grounds of the museum house in Carrollton should hit the high notes with a concert featuring
National Mom's Nite Out: Send mom to the mall for some "Me Time." Moms can enjoy fun interactive activities, food and wine tastings, shopping incentives, giveaways and more.
Good to know: Each mom that attends the event at North East Mall or Irving Mall will receive a host of complimentary goodies including a swag bag, summer fashion tips from retailers, hand & back minute massages, hair styling demos, summer make-up tips and free mini makeovers, face painting and crafts for the kids and a movie ticket to the mall movie theater good for a complimentary movie showing after the event. Firewheel Town Center moms will also receive complimentary swag bags, summer fashion tips from retailers, hair styling demos, summer make-up tips and free mini makeovers, ring cleaning station and light repair work, cookie decorating and samples, fragrance station and face painting and crafts for the kids.
Recommended ages: All, but give mom a break!
When: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Thursday, May 5
Where: North East Mall – Center Court, 1101 Melbourne St., Hurst, TX 76053; Firewheel Town Center – The Park, 245 Cedar Sage Drive, Garland, TX 75040; and Irving Mall – Center Court,3880 Irving Mall, Irving, TX 75062
Info: www.simon.com or call North East Mall, 817-589-9603; Firewheel Town Center, 972-675-1041; Irving Mall, 972-255-0572.