Thursday, August 25, 2016

Parade of Playhouses Ends on Record-Breaking Note

Dallas CASA board members and spouses at The Closing Party.
Dallas CASA's 21st Parade of Playhouses concluded July 31 after selling more than 15,500 raffle tickets and raising more than $200,000, a record-breaking amount for the signature event.
Winning raffle tickets were drawn for the 15 houses on July 31 and playhouses were delivered the next day to backyards all over Dallas. Since 1996, NorthPark Center has hosted the Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses, which features custom children's playhouses donated by generous sponsors and builders. Over its history, Parade of Playhouses has become an anticipated event for Dallas residents.
The Closing Party, hosted by the Dallas CASA Young Professionals and Dallas CASA Board of Directors on July 28, celebrated the Parade of Playhouses sponsors and builders with a party held at PIRCH at NorthPark Center.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Inaugural DFW Restaurant Week Food and Wine Festival

The first-ever DFW Restaurant Week Food & Wine Festival presented by will officially kick-off the 19th annual DFW Restaurant Week presented by Your Metroplex Cadillac Dealers with two-evenings of food and fun. Attendees will enjoy a variety of culinary experiences by top restaurants, domestic and international wines, cocktails and more.  Live entertainment by Big Bad VooDoo Daddy (Friday) and Magic! (Saturday.)
Friday, August 12 & Saturday, August 13
5pm – 10pm
Main Street Garden - Downtown Dallas
General admission and VIP tickets now on sale at
  • General Admission for Single Night Pass - $15 ($20 DAY OF)
  • General Admission for Two Night Pass - $25 ($30 DAY OF)
  • Wine Tasters Club Single Night Pass - $30      
*Wine tasters Club DAY OF tickets will be available while supplies last
  • VIP Admission for Single Night Pass - $150 ($160 DAY OF)
*Limited VIP Tickets Available
A portion of the proceeds will benefit the North Texas Food Bank in the Dallas area and Lena Pope in Tarrant County.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour - Tickets on Sale at 10am!

Medical City Dallas Hospital unites with its partner Sarah Cannon, the global cancer institute of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), as well as iconic vocalist, Martina McBride and Big Machine Label Group (BMLG), to announce a special event.
Through the national movement Band Against Cancer: The Sarah Cannon Tour, Medical City Dallas Hospital presents Martina McBride & Friends in concert at Dallas’ Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie on September 16, 2016. Tickets go on sale to the public this morning - Friday, August 5, 2016 - at 10 a.m. Central Time at, Verizon Theatre Box Office, charge by phone at 888-929-7849 and online at As the leading voice for the movement, Martina McBride will headline the concert, with additional performances by Thompson Square, Cassadee Pope and Hudson Moore.
Band Against Cancer is a national movement to connect those facing cancer with community-based resources and support close to home. The movement is activated through The Sarah Cannon Tour concert series, which is also traveling to Austin, San Antonio, Denver and Nashville this year. The performance at Verizon Theater will feature onsite activations to join the cause and support those fighting cancer, as well as opportunities for cancer patients to share their stories and connect with others fighting in the same journey.
"I am thrilled to be performing for my fans as well as helping everyone throughout the Sarah Cannon Cancer Network with their Band Against Cancer initiative," said Martina McBride. "The Sarah Cannon Tour is supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS), which is also so important to me because of the impact LLS makes for countless families in our communities across the country."

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Mayor's Back to School Fair is Friday, Aug. 5, at Fair Park

The 20th Annual Mayor's Back to School Fair will be presented by Walmart and Sam's Club on Friday, August 5, 2016, at Fair Park's Automobile and Centennial Buildings.
The Mayor's Back to School Fair is a collaborative effort between the City of Dallas, Dallas area schools, public health departments, state agencies, non-profit organizations, corporations and hundreds of volunteers.
Together, we help economically disadvantaged children start off the new school year with many of their school-related needs met in a 'one-stop destination.'
  • Friday, July 29, 2016

    Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses ends this Sunday

    Don't miss the 21st annual Dallas CASA Parade of Playhouses
    Win a playhouse by purchasing $5 raffle tickets at NorthPark Center or
    The raffle ends this Sunday, July 31st.  Winning raffle tickets will be drawn at 4pm.
    Here are some of the awesome playhouses on display.
    The Cottage House by Buford Hawthorne with Bob Borson
    Crest CASA Garage by Crest Cadillac/Crest Infiniti with Creative Millworks, LLC and McPeak Innovative Solutions
    Kid Cottage by LRO Residential
    Life on Mars by The University of Oklahoma College of Architecture
    African Safari Adventure by Harman