Grab a Cup of Micro-Roasted Java at Buon Giorno Coffee

Coffee fanatics: if you're on the lookout for the next great cup of java, you should be sure to check out Buon Giorno Coffee. This self-described “micro-roastery” uses the time-tested European model of drum roasting their beans, which are carefully sourced from around the world. Each of their blends are meticulously developed to ensure the best possible flavor by the time it reaches your cup.

Inside Buon Giorno, you can expect more than just excellent espresso. Warm wooden tones and plentiful seating options greet you upon walking in. Large chalkboards feature sketches and inspiring quotes, adding to the rustic coziness of the dining area. And speaking of dining, this cafe turns out delectable pastries and sandwiches every day, giving you the perfect complement to your latte or cappuccino. All of this is in an effort on the part of the owners to recreate an “old world” style cafe experience—a chance for people to sit and enjoy each other’s company.

Celebrate Western Heritage at the Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival

From October 28th through the 30th, Western Heritage is celebrated at the annual Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival. The weekend-long event celebrates Western Heritage with an array of traditionally Western activities for folks of all ages. Taking place at the Fort Worth Stockyards, guests of this event can look forward to trail rides, a rodeo, a fiddle contest for youth, Western swing dances, and more. Throughout the festival, there will also be a number of live performances too. Luckily, the Fort Worth Stockyards are just nine miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments.

Tickets are required for entry to the festival, so be sure to order your ticket soon. Tickets range in price depending on the add-ons you choose, but general admission festival day passes range from $25 to $35.

Red Steagall Cowboy Gathering and Western Swing Festival
When: Oct. 28 – 30
Where: Fort Worth Stockyards, 128 East Exchange Avenue #300, Fort Worth, TX 76164
Cost: $25+
http://redsteagallcowboygathering.com/

Rahr & Sons Brewing Company: Have a Cold One

Looking for a spot to spend a fun afternoon or day out in Fort Worth? Love beer? Then you’re in luck. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company is a convenient brewery, located just over six miles from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments. Rahr & Sons Brewing Company has been serving Fort Worth since 2004, and the brewery now produces more than 20,000 barrels of beer each year.

When you visit the brewery, you are sure to find many fun things to do here. Guests can take a tour of the facility and pair that experience with a tasting of several of Rahr & Sons' most popular brews. Rahr & Sons hosts tastings every Wednesday evening and Saturday afternoon for just $10, though the tasting room and outdoor space are popular spots for events throughout the week, including weddings and birthday parties. You can learn more about renting out the space for your next event on the brewery’s website, so be sure to check it out!

Take a Spin Around the Texas Motor Speedway Track at the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals

If you love classic cars, then you probably already have the Goodguys Lone Star Nationals event on your radar. From September 30th to October 2nd, the classic car show brings some of the most beautiful and rare roadsters right to Fort Worth at the Texas Motor Speedway.

There will be more than 2,500 vintage, custom, and classic cars on display at this year's Goodguys Lone Star Nationals, so allow plenty of time to see the entire fleet. You can also expect live entertainment as well as the chance to actually drive around the Texas Motor Speedway track yourself. People participating in the car show are welcome to steer their own cars around the track, but you can also go for a spin alongside a professional driver in a real race car.

Goodguys Lone Star Nationals
When: Sept. 30 – Oct. 2
Where: Texas Motor Speedway, 3545 Lone Star Circle, Fort Worth, TX 76177
Cost: $17+ for adults, $6 for kids
www.good-guys.com/lsn-2016
www.everfest.com/e/goodguys-lone-star-nationals-fort-worth-tx

Sid Richardson Museum: Stunning Depictions of the Early American West

Sid Richardson wasn't an artist himself—he was actually a Texas-born oil tycoon—but he did appreciate the raw artwork of Western artists in the 1940s and '50s. Over the course of these decades, Richardson devoted much of his fortune to art depicting the untamed West. Just before his death in the '80s, the Sid Richardson Museum opened to showcase the pieces of art.

To this day, it carries on Richardson's legacy in Fort Worth by maintaining and adding to his collection. It highlights masterpieces by Frederic Remington and Charles M. Russell, two artistic trailblazers in the world art inspired by the American West. Other artists in the mix include Frank Tenney Johnson, Oscar E. Berninghaus, and various other Western art enthusiasts. Head to this Fort Worth museum if you want to see what your city, and those surrounding it, looked like in years past.

Celebrate Latin American Contributions to Film at the Festival De Cine Latino Americano

This September, a brand new film festival comes to Fort Worth: the Festival De Cine Latino Americano. From September 22nd to 25th, a band of local producers, film scholars, and actors show off what they've been working diligently to create over the past months. The festival celebrates the accomplishments of the Latin American community in film, so expect to see movies by local and international filmmakers.

The first Festival De Cine Latino Americano is slated to showcase dozens of masterpieces, some created right in Texas and others from as far away as South America. They range from poignant short films to longer documentaries, so there's something for everyone to enjoy. Each film is judged by a professional panel and put in the running to win an award at the end of the festival, so stick around to see who takes home trophies on Sunday night, the final evening of the Festival De Cine Latino Americano.

Festival De Cine Latino Americano
When: September 22 – 25
Where: La Gran Plaza de Fort Worth, 4200 South Freeway, Forth Worth, TX 76115
Cost: $50+
fdcla.org/index.html

Don’t Miss the Trinity Valley Quilt Show

There's nothing quite like snuggling up in a handmade quilt when temperatures in the evening begin to dip. That's why fall is the perfect time for the Trinity Valley Quilt Show, an annual event that brings folks out in droves to see and buy some of the finest quilts available anywhere in the region.

Quiltmakers from all over North Texas come to show off their creations and have them judged by experts in the industry at the Trinity Valley Quilt Show. You can come join in the fun, and maybe find the perfect quilt to take home. In addition the the quilting contest, the Trinity Valley Quilt Show also hosts a vendor mall dedicated to quilting and sewing supplies, live demonstrations of quilters at work, and both silent and live auctions. Admission is only $5 per person, so the quilt show is a fun and affordable way to spend an afternoon.

Trinity Valley Quilt Show
When: 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Sept. 16 and 17
Where: Will Rogers Memorial Center, 3401 W. Lancaster Avenue, Fort Worth, TX 76107
Cost: $5
www.tvqg.org/quiltshow
www.everfest.com/e/trinity-valley-quilt-show-forth-worth-tx

Play Corn Hole and Grab a Beer at The Collective Brewing Project

The Collective Brewing Project is a self-proclaimed "franken-monster of a brewery." Part brewery, part taproom, it pours fresh beers from the tap all night. With corn hole set up, snacks to accompany the brews, and plenty of space to hang out, a trip to The Collective Brewing Project is the perfect after-work event for a big group of friends.

The taproom welcomes guests from 4 to 10 p.m. on Fridays, 2 to 10 p.m. on Saturdays, and 12 to 6 p.m. on Sundays, so check it out this weekend. Although the exact beers on tap tend to change throughout the week, expect tried-and-true "standard pours" like the Mr. Green (a pale ale) or the Tropic Thunder (a farmhouse saison infused with green tea). There's also a list of "Wild, Sour, and Funky" brews and some experimental seasonal pours on tap at all times.

Don’t Miss the Caprese Sandwich at Casablanca Coffee

Casablanca Coffee's owner is known as one of the best baristas in the city and a generous, friendly guy too, providing excellent service and tasty coffee throughout the week. You can get more than just hot drinks at Casablanca Coffee, however. The eatery also dishes out fresh food for breakfast and lunch, including crepes. Order your crepe stuffed with mixed berries, cinnamon, and warm honey if you want something sweet. Or try one filled with fresh spinach, spiced mushrooms, and feta cheese for a savory combination. You can also dig into an omelet or a breakfast sandwich on a bagel. The lunch menu contains various light sandwiches, including a recently added Caprese sandwich.

Known for it's great vibe and delicious drinks and food, Casablanca Coffee is a great place to visit this week, so be sure to check it out.

De-Stress This Week at 3Tree Yoga

There’s nothing like a relaxing yoga session after a hard work week. If you’re hoping to de-stress while also getting in a healthy sweat, stop by 3Tree Yoga in Fort Worth’s Southside district. Located just 10 minutes from Villas of Oak Hill Apartments, 3Tree Yoga is a studio offering more than 40 different classes to local residents every week.

If you’ve never practiced yoga before, 3Tree Yoga offers beginner-level classes that will go over the basics. There are all different kinds of pricing options, including a two-week new client special for just $30. Dropping into a single class is welcome and will cost you $15, but you can save money by buying class packages. Classes range from Vinyasa to core-centric practices and a beginner series for those interested in learning about both poses and the philosophy of yoga. 3Tree also offers yoga therapy as an alternative to medical therapies.

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