The Texas Marshals, the Texas Collegiate League baseball team who play their home games at Jesuit, need families willing to host their players for the season, which begins Thursday and goes through mid-August. If you can help, contact Kenderick Moore at 855-808-7529 or at email@example.com.
Ebby Halliday Realtors is hosting a fan donation drive benefitting Visiting Nurses Association. Swing by Ebby’s Little White House anytime between 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (through May 31) to donate that old fan you have taking up space in your garage.
NorthPark Center has lots going on for the kiddos on Saturday. At 10:30 a.m. at Bookmarks, Mademoiselle Sonia, of the Dallas International School, is going to present a French story time. At noon, also in Bookmarks, The Dramatic Difference will present a story time. Wrapping up the day’s activities, Rochelle Rabouin will teach children how to march, at 2 p.m. in the North Court.
Be they four legged, finned, feathery, or scaly, pets are part of the family. Pose with your pet or send us your favorite snapshot by tomorrow for the chance to be featured in our Pet People section, which premieres next Friday. This section will cover news and information for all pet lovers, including community pet-friendly establishments, local animal organizations and services, and your cutest pet pics. Email your pet family portraits to firstname.lastname@example.org with your contact info, your neighborhood, and a brief bio today!
If you’re a member of the Preston Hollow Democrats and you want to serve in an executive position, email the club secretary, Audrey Monlezun, at email@example.com. Also, don’t miss these two upcoming events:
On June 11, the general meeting will feature Susan Schoppa, supervising attorney for Medical-Legal Partnership for Children. She’ll speak about the “legal ramifications of health care reform.” The event takes place at Preston Royal Library at 6 p.m.
Later, the June 13 meeting will feature a “State Democratic Executive Committee update” with SDEC representatives Janice Schwarz and David Griggs. Don’t miss this gathering at the same time and place.
Even if you can’t be there in person to wish your favorite DISD graduate well, you can technically still watch him or her walk the stage.
Commencements for W.T. White and Thomas Jefferson high schools will be on June 1, and Hillcrest’s is set for June 5 at the Alfred J. Loos Athletic Complex. All three events will be streamed on Time Warner Cable channel 492 and U-verse channel 99 (you’ll apparently select “Dallas” from the main menu, then “Dallas ISD-492″).
Ceremony times vary, so check here for details.
A huge, boisterous crowd is currently clearing out of the Dallas City Council chambers, and many people — I’d say most — in attendance are grinning because Ursuline’s request for a lighted athletic field has finally gotten the green light.
The specific-use permit will come with plenty of caveats, but Ursuline supporters’ loud applause and standing ovation just spoke for itself. The victory is theirs.
We’ll have more for you in Friday’s paper.
Between 4:30 and 8:15 p.m. on May 13, a thief stole a $200 wallet containing $5 cash, a driver’s license, a health-insurance card, and a credit card from a purse in an office in Inwood Village.
Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on May 14, a thief stole a $400 wallet containing $100 cash, three insurance cards, and several ID and credit cards, as well as a $100 Sony camera from Episcopal School of Dallas.
Between 10 and 10:15 a.m. on May 15, a burglar broke into a gray 2011 Toyota SUV at NorthPark Presbyterian Church and stole a $40 yellow-and-white vinyl bag containing a $3,000 Panasonic laptop, a $100 black leather organizer, and a $40 wallet containing $60 cash, six credit cards, and a driver’s license.
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For today only, Sprinkles Cupcakes will be offering a special spin on Oklahoma tornado relief. The cupcake confectioner’s shop in Plaza at Preston Center will be baking Red Cross Red Velvet cupcake and 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the American Red Cross. So if you’re in the neighborhood (or even if you aren’t), drop by Sprinkles between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. to grab lovin’ from the oven and support our neighbors to the north – it’s the Texan way.
School may be (almost) out for summer, but that doesn’t mean that your little ones should stop practicing their reading. Last week I chatted with Carol Ann Luby, the vice president of membership for the University Park Library, and she shared an interesting fact with me: children can lose two to three brain levels in reading during the summer time if they don’t do it regularly. As a child I spent my summers enrolled in Hyer’s book club, and I credit it as one of the reasons I love reading so much (shout out to Mrs. Peters and Mrs. Shuford). Are you looking for something similar to enroll your little ones in? Here are the details on Mayor Rawlings’ summer reading camp.
The Mayor’s Summer Reading Club will last for eight weeks (June 15 – August 10) and aims to get the whole family involved (that’s right, there’s a section for adults too). You can register online or at any Dallas Library location. Instead of selecting a specific book for kiddos to enjoy, this reading club wants participant to log their hours spent reading – and receive prizes as a reward (free Pizza Hut, perhaps?). Click here to find out more information.
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