You have the chance to possibly save a life by donating 15 minutes of your time — and maybe even some bone marrow — this weekend at NorthPark.
Between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturday, stop by Dillard’s Court to take part in the Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive.
The only requirements: You must be between 18 — 44 years old and in good health, and you must provide a cheek swab sample. Donations will not take place on-site; the event is meant to encourage joining the national registry. Donations from minorities are especially needed.
To learn more, check out www.BeTheMatch.org.
Yes, you read that correctly — something free at the mall! These classes are for those of you who don’t consider “shopping” a “workout.” All of the classes take place in the 1.4 acre CenterPark Garden, where you can use window shopping for your inspiration. Here are the details on the weekly classes:
Boot Camp Class hosted by lululemon athletica
- Tuesdays at 7 a.m.
- Bring a water bottle, towel, yoga mat, and running shoes
SWEAT Boot Camp Class
- Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
- Bring a water bottle, towel, and light dumbells
Nike Training Club
- Saturday 9:00 a.m.
- Sign up at Nike Dallas (214) 363 – 4127
- Bring a water bottle and a towel
The Apple store in NorthPark Center has moved to a corner location, specifically the corner on your left as you exit Nordstrom on the first floor. My sainted mother, who is known in our family as the Queen of NorthPark, labeled this a bad decision. She theorized that easier access to an exterior door would make it more tempting for shoplifters to target Apple.
To hear her tell it, creeps are helping themselves to five-finger discounts at Apple all the time. But a search of dallaspolice.net shows only two thefts were reported there in the first half of this year, after only five in 2012.
By comparison, the Macy’s at NorthPark reported 90 thefts in 2012. And the department store is on pace to surpass that number in 2013, having reported 58 thefts since Jan. 1. Similarly, Dillard’s has reported 54 thefts this year, a statistical increase when compared to its 75 reports last year.
Shoplifters don’t go after the mall’s other two anchors nearly as much — or those stores don’t call the cops nearly as much. Nordstrom reported only 16 thefts in 2012, but it has already reported 17 this year. And Neiman Marcus has reported only 12 thefts in 2013, after reporting 26 last year.
Starting on June 22 you’ll be able to stock up on all the One Direction gear
youyour tween’s heart desires thanks to 1D World. This includes shirts, jewelry, life size posters, and what the website describes as “the famous 1D onsie,” whatever that is.
To be honest, I’m a little scared of One Direction fans and a little too old to know that much or care about the band. But if this is something you’re interested in, make sure you scoop it all up while you can — the store will only be open for two weeks.
Here are the details: 1D World will be located at The Shops at Park Lane, snuggled between Bowl & Barrel and Gordon Biersch. It is open from June 22 to July 7. Hours: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday.
At around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, a woman left her purse containing $30 cash and several credit, Social Security, and ID cards in the shoe department of Dillard’s in NorthPark Center. By the time she realized her purse was missing one hour later, it was long gone.
At around 4 p.m. on Thursday, a white SUV pulled up between two black SUVs in a parking lot in the 7600 block of Inwood Road. A thief then exited the white SUV and broke a window on each black SUV and stole a stereo from each.
At around 4:15 p.m. on Thursday, a shoplifter exchanged a pair of shoes at Nordstrom in NorthPark Center. On his way out of the store, however, he took a detour through a stock room, where he swiped a $495 pair of shoes which he hid in the box of the pair he had just exchanged. He was caught and promptly arrested.
After 11 p.m. on Friday, a burglar broke into a Ford SUV in the 6900 block of Lupton Drive and stole a $10 atlas.
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It’s been a few months since the Rev. Stephen Swann, ESD’s founder and headmaster retired, and Kimberly A. MaGee has been serving as interim head of school since his November departure. Meredyth Moredock Cole will be taking the reins on July 1, and if you’d like to learn more about her and her vision for the school, tonight’s your chance. She’ll be hosting an open session at 5:30 p.m. tonight, so head to ESD if you’d like to get to know her better.
If you’ve been giving up your Saturday mornings to volunteer with Hockaday and Habitat for Humanity, tomorrow you get to finally see the culmination of your hard work. The dedication ceremony is at 8 a.m. on Saturday.
Saturday is all about personal improvement and self-help. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Mikki C. Zimmerman will discuss and sign Can I Get a Witness? at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble. Also at 2 p.m., David J. Bates will discuss Narrow it Down at the Preston Royal Barnes & Noble.
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At around 11:15 a.m. on Wednesday, police arrested a shoplifter at Whole Foods Market in Preston Forest Shopping Center for trying to steal more than $25 worth of food from the food bar, at least six pastries, $9 worth of miscellaneous grocery items, three mini chicken sandwiches, and a mini turkey sandwich by hiding them in her purse. I just have one question – how big was this purse?
At 7:35 p.m. on Wednesday, mall security detained a high school student for stealing a $285 belt from Gucci at NorthPark Center, but the thief managed to escape. He dropped his student ID in the scuffle, however, and returned to the mall two hours later. He was issued a criminal trespass warning, arrested, and taken to a youth detention center, but he returned to the mall the very next day and was promptly arrested again.
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This weekend’s events are all about giving back, supporting those in need, and improving yourself while doing so. If any of those things sound refreshing to you, we’ve got several notable options to choose from.
It’s the middle of the month, which means you’ve still got time to participate in Ebby Halliday Realtor’s canned food drive. No, it’s not technically an “event,” but an opportunity to give back to those in need is certainly worth mentioning. If you’re like me, the weekend is your chance to clean, organize, and de-clutter, so why not go through your pantry and see if you’ve got anything you can spare? The food drive continues through the end of the month, and you can bring donations to the Little White House anytime they’re open, starting at 8:30 a.m. today.
If hands-on, physical labor is more your thing, Hockaday will be assisting Habitat for Humanity in a building project at 8 a.m. on Saturday. The project continues on Feb. 23 and Mar. 1, and as I’ve said before, volunteering with Habitat for Humanity is a really cool experience.
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Here’s a look at what’s going on in the community this weekend.
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors Committee is meeting at noon today.
Local author Suzanne Frank will be at the Lincoln Park Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. this evening to discuss and sign her new book, Laws of Migration, the first in her ornithology adventure series. If you’re interested in learning how to find birds, love, forgiveness, and a new life, Frank can help steer you in the right direction.
Ursuline is offering a special time of reflection and celebration for alumnae who are no longer with us by holding an alumnae memorial Mass at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.
Our office is closed next week for the holiday, so blogging may be light. Before I go indulge in too much sleeping and holiday baking, here’s what’s happening in your ‘hood this weekend.
Continuing in their holiday entertainment tradition, there are a myriad of youth performances at NorthPark Center on Saturday. North Dallas Youth Saxophone Choir is performing at 11:30 a.m. in the North Court, followed by the Dallas Asian-American Youth Orchestras at 1 p.m. in the North Court. St. Mark’s gospel choir will perform at 3 p.m. in the Dillard’s Court, and local pianist Brad Hanson will perform at 6 p.m. in the North Court.
The performances continue on Sunday at NorthPark with the North Texas School of Irish Music taking the stage at 2:30 p.m. in the North Court followed by the Centre for Dance at 4:30 p.m. in the North Court.
If you graduated from Ursuline or Jesuit between 2003-09, you’ve got a chance to reconnect with your classmates at 9 p.m. on Sunday for their “Cocktails at Christmas” party. Meet them at Park Tavern where $10 at the door will get you access to the entire bar and drink and food specials all night long.
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