What in The Hollow Are You Doing This Weekend?

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.

More weekend fun after the jump!

Join the Junior League of Dallas at 10 a.m. at NorthPark Center on Saturday, where more than 50 nonprofit organizations will be present. Each agency will have a booth, and will provide the League and the public with information on their unique needs – as well as volunteer opportunities and ways to get involved.

Also at NorthPark Center on Saturday, Slappy’s Puppet Playhouse will continue the Valentine’s Day festivities by presenting “My Funny Valentine” at 2 p.m. at Bookmarks.

And because it would hardly be a day of events at NorthPark Center without at least one beautiful music performance, the Dallas String Quartet performs at 3 p.m. in the North Court.

It’s rare these days not to know at least one person who hasn’t been touched by cancer. The JCC is providing a way to make a difference, by hosting an indoor cycling event at 9  a.m. Sunday. The event, which specifically benefits ovarian cancer research, has more than 200 riders who have already raised $146,000 – a number that’s pretty impressive if you ask me. They’re not going to stop there, however – the new goal is $200,000. If you want to show your support (and do something great for your body at the same time), join the community of riders on Sunday morning in the fight to cure cancer. The healthy efforts continue at 2 p.m., when an afternoon of learning about women’s health and the issues faced at different stages of life starts.

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