Do you have any extra blankets around the house? Sleep Experts asks that you consider donating them to families in need during the 10th annual Share the Warmth Blanket Drive.
Sleep Experts is accepting donations of new and gently used blankets, sheets, comforters, towels, and pillows at all 44 locations throughout North Texas, through Thanksgiving Day.
The 2013 Share the Warmth Blanket Drive benefits the Family Place and other North Texas domestic violence shelters. Blankets collected during the drive will be delivered in December to these shelters, to keep their families warm this winter season.
Sleep Experts will receive a helping hand from thousands of Girl Scouts representing the Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas council (Dallas) and Girl Scouts of Texas Oklahoma Plains council (Fort Worth). Girl Scout troops participate by collecting blankets in their own communities and will earn special Share the Warmth community service badges.
“November is our favorite time of the year, when we come together as a community to give the gift of warmth and comfort to families in need,” said Christine Cook, president of Sleep Experts. “As we celebrate 10 years of Sharing the Warmth, we hope to collect more blankets than ever before, with the help of the Girl Scouts.”
“When victims come to The Family Place, our primary concern is to make our clients feel safe,” said Paige Flink, executive director of the Family Place. “These blankets not only provide the warmth that these women and children require, but also give them the much-needed security that they desperately need to have a life free from violence.”
The jewelry store Castle Gap has made it over the hill. . . and is taking three whole days to celebrate.
Stop by the Plaza at Preston Center shop for refreshments and in-store offers from Oct. 24- 26 — you’ll probably see Maxine Bennett, one of the stores original owners, working at age 93.
There’s a new restaurant in town, and it’s looking for a team of people to make it run like clockwork. True Food Kitchen will open in The Plaza at Preston Center next month, but until then, they’re building a team of about 100 people.
Tomorrow and Wednesday, head to the Hilton Park Cities from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Positions available are: host; server; back server; bartender; line cook; wok cook; prep cook; dishwasher; and pizza cook.
Looking to apply? Come prepared. Interviews will be held on the spot.
If you’re interest is in eating at the restaurant rather than working, circle your calendar for Nov. 19, because you won’t want to miss this. The menu includes everything from kale salads to panang curry, a tantalizing tea selection, deserts such as almond olive oil cake, and a creative cocktail menu. I can’t wait to try the “watermelon rose.”
If you’re the brunching type (like me), they’ve got that covered as well. From goji berry granola to quinoa Johnny cakes, you’re good to go. For younger patrons, there are alternatives on favorites such as “Turkey Sloppy Joe.”
So, like I said, mark your calendars, because I will be arm-wrestling you for a table.
Shoppers rejoice! The Partners Card is now on sale. For those of you who haven’t experienced this amazing fundraiser, a $70 dollar donation to The Family Place gets you discounts at a multitude of Dallas retailers and restaurants from Oct. 25 to Nov. 3. (Wondering what a “multitude” of Dallas retailers means? Check out this list.)
Well the Galleria has sweetened the deal for Parters Card shoppers: for every purchased made in one of their stores using the Parters Card, the Galleria will donate an additional $5. Sounds like an even better excuse to get shopping.
OK, I’m being light with my headline here, but state Rep. Jason Villalba tweeted about meeting real estate mogul Ebby Halliday, and I thought it was really sweet:
— Jason Villalba (@JasonVillalba) October 16, 2013
The Pilates Barre is adding a location in Devonshire in addition to their flagship spot in University Park. Their new home — 5425 W. Lovers Lane — will open before the year’s end (a solid date isn’t set yet). You can lock in your pre-sale rate of $219 a month for a 12-month commitment, good for both locations. That’s usually $299 a month, so it’s a bargain.
Until the Lovers Lane studio opens, you can sweat it out at 6915 Hillcrest Ave.
You probably know that October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so why not help out the cause while you shop? This Saturday, stop by Dooney & Bourke in the Galleria to pick up a “pink ribbon tote” for $58. Five dollars from every purchase will go to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
The bag comes in navy or light pink, with pink piping and leather handles. It’s made of “durable cotton canvas” and features the Dooney & Bourke name with a pink ribbon.
To celebrate, there will also be pink cookies and water for refreshment. The first 25 purchasers will get a gift bag with surprises inside. As far as other merchandise, Dooney will also have a discount of 20 percent going on. So stop by from 2 to 5 p.m.!
Think Uber is in trouble with all the recent drama at City Hall? Think again. They’re hiring.
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host a networking skills workshop on the “Currency of Referrals” next Tuesday. The event takes place from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the North Dallas Chamber. Tickets are $5 for members and $15 for non-members. Register here.
As this photo I snapped inside the McDonald’s at Preston and Royal indicates, a chain is only as strong as its weakest link.
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