Sunday, July 14, 2019

The Great DFW Lip Sync Battle


Please join Family Compass  at Texas Theatre for The Great DFW Lip Sync Battle! There is a $50 registration fee per team (up to 20 individuals per team).  Those not wishing to compete, but would still like to attend can purchase individual tickets for $15.

Event benefits Family Compass. 

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Volunteer Opportunity: Dallas CASA



Did you know that more than 40 percent of the children served are African American? Yet only 18 percent of our volunteer advocates are African American?

Invite your friends and colleagues to a volunteer recruitment event from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday June 13 at Dallas CASA. More details and RSVP here.

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

Dallas CASA Announces Featured Speaker for Annual Dinner


Dallas CASA's 2019 Champion of Children Award Dinner will feature speaker Judge Rosemarie Aquilina, the Michigan circuit court judge who allowed more than 150 abuse survivors to testify in court against former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar.

Aquilina gained national attention in 2018 for providing time and space for the victims to speak publicly prior to Nassar's sentencing. Testimony that had been scheduled for four days stretched to seven, much of it televised. Aquilina sentenced Nassar to 40 to 175 years in prison for sexually molesting patients under the guise of medical treatment, but not before issuing a stinging rebuke on behalf of his victims.

"Your decision to assault was precise, calculated, manipulated, devious and despicable," she said from the bench. "And I want you to know, as much as it was my honor and privilege to hear the survivors, it is my honor and privilege to sentence you. Because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again. I hope somewhere you have heard everybody's words and it really does resonate with you."

Dallas CASA's Champion of Children Award Dinner will be held Nov. 14 at The Omni Dallas. More details will be released soon.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Dallas Arboretum Offers Adventurous Children's Summer Camps



Summer Camps at the Arboretum

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Find your place in nature!

Dallas Arboretum Summer Camps provide children with hands-on explorations in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) and nature that will spark their imagination and inspire environmental stewardship. Camps also integrate critical thinking, problem solving skills and develop a sense of exploration and adventure in children.

Camps are designed for specific ages/grades. Children need to be the designated age or grade by the date the camp occurs. Grade levels are the grade your child will be entering in the fall 2019. The new Camp Plus option lets you extend the fun up until 5 pm. Only available for select camps.

http://www.dallasarboretum.org/camps

Saturday, May 4, 2019

Esperanza Gala: Inspiring Hope

Saturday May 11, 2019 

Four Seasons Resort Dallas
4150 N MacArthur Blvd, Irving, TX 75038

International Esperanza Project will host the annual Esperanza Gala benefiting IEP Programs on May 11, 2019. Guests will enjoy a fabulous evening of cocktails, appetizers, dinner, silent auction, live auction and lots of fun. Guests can hit the dance floor after the dinner and live auction … all for a good cause.

https://internationalesperanzaproject.org/esperanza-gala


Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Dallas Blooms: Life’s A Picnic


Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over a 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds of thousands of other spring flowers that will dazzle you.

Life’s A Picnic features an extraordinary, larger-than-life, picnic scene topiary comprised of a stunning 40’x40’ picnic blanket, a vase of flowers, a picnic basket with pie and a giant picnic ant, sponsored by Dave Perry-Miller Real Estate.

It took two weeks to build and contains 7,500 violas and 14,900 pansies.

Click here for full schedule and details: 


One of America’s Best Spring Flower Festivals”

 – Fodor’s Travel
“One of the Top 14 Places in the World to See Spring Flowers”- MSN

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Peep at the Coops

A Peep at the Coops, a one-day tour of private urban chicken coops in East Dallas, is set for May 5, 2019. The event features some of the most innovative coops for raising chickens in North Texas, and experts to answer all of your questions about urban chickens.

Family-friendly, A Peep at the Coops also features a Country Market with local artisan and food vendors, community information booths, live entertainment, food trucks and other activities that the whole family will enjoy.

A Peep at the Coops is the largest fundraiser for Moss Haven Farm, a 501(c)(3) outdoor learning garden and STEAM curriculum enrichment for students located at Moss Haven Elementary. Moss Haven Farm is entirely supported by community and corporate support.

The coop tour begins at Moss Haven Farm, where you will present your ticket and pick up a tour map. The Country Market is also held here.

https://www.mosshavenfarm.org/peep-at-the-coop/

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Kendra Scott Summer Collection + Mother’s Day Event


Kendra Scott Summer Collection + Mother’s Day Special Event

Please join designer Kendra Scott in Dallas for a special event as we celebrate our new Summer Collection and share some of Kendra’s favorite Mother’s Day gifts! Local customized calligraphy company, KCA Design, will be on-site too!

Tuesday, April 30, 2019
6-8 p.m.

Kendra Scott Preston Center

The Kendra Scott team created a Mothers & Families charm to benefit Ronald McDonald House Charities. A portion of the proceeds from this charm are donated to Ronald McDonald House and their mission to improve the health and well-being of children and their families.