What in The Hollow Are You Doing This Weekend?

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.

Keep reading for more weekend fun!

If snakes don’t completely terrify you or your kiddos, Daryl Sprout will present “Snake Encounters” at Bookmarks in NorthPark Center at 2 p.m. on Saturday. He’ll use comedy and magic to explore the world of snakes, so bring your family for a s-s-s-sensational serpentine time, if you dare!

Parish Episcopal is celebrating their 40th anniversary with a gala at the Omni Dallas Hotel at 6 p.m. on Saturday evening.

If you’re of the opinion that chili has to contain pork in to be delicious, Congregation Tiferet Israel is prepared to make you eat your words (or at least some tasty chili). They’re hosting their 20th-annual Kosher Chili Cookoff at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, at next-door neighbor Royal Lane Baptist Church. Tickets are $10 with proceeds going to several local nonprofits. They’re also asking for non-perishable donations for the Jewish Family Service, an affiliate of the North Texas Food Bank. They’ll have a record number of 50 teams serving up various beef, turkey, and vegetarian versions of Texas chili.

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