Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Homeless to Hopeful Virtual Fashion Show


Homeless to Hopeful Virtual Fashion Show, created by The Time Group to benefit UGM Dallas Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter, will focus on the stories of courageous women who have overcome incredible adversity to make a life for themselves and their children. 

The annual fashion show will be held Thursday, December 10th at 7:00pm and will open its doors to viewers nationwide as attendees will be able to watch free of charge via Facebook Live and Zoom.

Project Vintage Runway Charity Boutique offers the DFW Metroplex a boutique experience featuring high quality, brand-named products at deeply discounted prices. Proceeds from sales are donated to UGM Dallas Center of Hope Women & Children's Shelter.

This year's event is honoring the life and accomplishments of Lauren Lindsay Madeley and will recognize outstanding women. Emcees for the event will be Isaiah Stanback, Superbowl Champion and Dallas Cowboys Analyst, and Starlene StringerDallas-based radio and television personality.

For more information about Project Vintage Runway or to RSVP for complimentary tickets, visit www.projectvintagerunway.com

 

"It's A Wonderful Life" Live Virtual Celebrity Event for Ed Asner Family Center

Pete Davidson, featured star of Saturday Night LiveThe King of Staten Island and The Dirt, and Maude Apatow, actress in Euphoria, Hollywood and The King of Staten Island, join Ed Asner and a star-studded team of actors – including Mia Farrow, Ellie Kemper, Carol Kane, Ed Begley Jr., Diedrich Bader, Bill Pullman, Richard Kind, B.D. Wong, and Michael Shannon - for a one-night-only live virtual celebrity table read of the 1946 holiday classic "It's A Wonderful Life" on Sunday, December 13, 2020, 5:00 PM (PT), 7:00 PM (CT) and 8:00 PM (ET). Proceeds of this special holiday event will benefit The Ed Asner Family Center, dedicated to promoting mental health and enrichment programs to special needs children and their families. Tickets available at: edasnerfamilycenter.org.

Purchase your tickets here!
 

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Journey of Lights - outdoor, immersive Christmas experience (Dec. 11-19)

St. Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to safely celebrate the season at Journey of Lights,” a new outdoor, immersive Christmas experience, December 11 - 19, 6 – 9 p.m., 5801 W. Plano Parkway, benefiting the church’s new mental health initiative, a program that will be available not only to church members but also to the community.

At “Journey of Lights,” attendees will enjoy multiple immersive outdoor Christmas environments throughout the 21-acre campus, filled with photo opportunities, including a Christmas Village, featuring a magnificent oak tree filled with lights; a 3D snowfall lane; music with projection of Christmas carolers; holiday d├ęcor throughout the village with candy canes, reindeers, and snowmen; a larger-than-life advent calendar utilizing actual windows; costumed characters along the path; and visits by Santa and Mrs. Claus (Dec. 16 and 19); Light in the Darkness, a highly curated, immersive 30-minute light show experience throughout the trees and creek area, timed and synchronized with music of all St. Andrew Choirs and Imperial Brass, including visual projection, live Christmas vocalists, live handbells, readings, and actors sharing the Christmas story as guests walk through and savor the awe of the season; and culminating with a moving experience at Nativity at the Pond, with hanging lights, lanterns on the path, luminaries in the water, peaceful Christmas music such as Silent Night, and a live nativity on the island in the pond featuring Mary, Joseph, and the baby Jesus. Seating is available throughout all experiences for viewing and reflection of the season.

Paperless tickets sold in designated time segments are $5 each. Attendees may show their tickets through an App on their phones upon arrival at this timed event. Ages 2 and under are free.

https://www.standrewumc.org/christmas_lights#journey


Sunday, November 22, 2020

Santa's Workshop Drive-Thru

 


Get your tickets now for the Santa's Workshop Drive-Thru benefiting Children’s Medical Center Plano on December 13, 2020 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at Hilton Dallas/Plano Granite ParkSafely enjoy an outdoor winter wonderland in the comfort of your car with special treats along the way, including kid-friendly craft kits, a delicious takeaway breakfast and the opportunity to leave your Christmas wishes in the North Pole mailbox as you wave to Santa. 

Santa’s Workshop Drive-Thru individual tickets are $25 for children and $35 for adults, and sponsorships range from $150 to $10,000. Visit HERE for more information.

Saturday, November 21, 2020

St.Andrew United Methodist Church invites community to “A Service of Comfort and Hope"

Paula D'Arcy

St.Andrew United Methodist Church invites the community to “A Service of Comfort and Hope,” designed for those experiencing grief and loss, on Sunday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m., in the sanctuary, 5801 W. Plano Parkway. The service will also be livestreamed online, and there is no cost to attend in person or stream online. 

Featuring Guest Speaker Paula D’Arcy, an award-winning author, retreat leader and former psychotherapist, Harpist Barbara Biggers, music by the St. Andrew Chancel Choir Ensemble, and hymns, the service will be led St. Andrew pastors Rev. Jennifer Powell, Rev. Robert Hasley, and Associate Director of Music Phillip Haworth. Registration is required to attend the in-person service.

Guest Speaker Paula D’Arcy will share her message of hope and healing via livestream from Austin. D'Arcy survived the loss of her husband and young daughter in an accident in 1975. She was three months pregnant at the time. Among her bestselling books are Gift of the Red Bird, Waking Up to This Day, and the award-winning Stars at Night. D’Arcy serves as an adjunct faculty member of the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, Texas. 

Dallas Harpist Barbara Biggers will perform live in the sanctuary. She has played with the Dallas Symphony, Dallas Opera, Fort Worth Symphony, and many others. Prior to coming to Dallas, she worked in the New York area, where she has performed at the Tony Awards and with headliners Placido Domingo, Andrea Bocelli, Jean-Pierre Rampal, the Irish Tenors, Diana Ross, Johnny Mathis, and others. Additionally, she was principal harpist with Broadway musicals Follies, Ragtime and Nine and has multiple other Broadway credits including Phantom of the Opera, South Pacific, The Producers, 42nd Street, Wicked and many more. The St. Andrew Chancel Choir Ensemble performance will be pre-recorded and onscreen.

To register to attend in-person, visit standrewumc.org/news/ComfortAndHope. Each attendee, in person and online, will be invited to light a candle to burn throughout the service in remembrance of a loved one.

Friday, November 20, 2020

Purchase Holiday Poinsettias to benefit AWARE (by Nov 27)

AWARE president Barbara Glass announces a very special opportunity for the community to support AWARE in its fight against Alzheimer’s disease by purchasing holiday poinsettias to benefit AWARE.    

Priced at $25.00 each, these high-quality poinsettias may be ordered in pink, red or white. They are in 6” pots and protected with plastic sleeves. 100% of the proceeds benefit AWARE. Order online by November 27th at www.awaredallas.org 

AWARE president-elect Karisti Julia is working in partnership with Belmont Village Senior Living, which is the pick-up point. Purchasers will also receive a special gift when they pick up their poinsettias. Select pick up times are available on Tuesday, December 1st and Wednesday, December 2nd. If you can’t pick up your order, AWARE will make delivery arrangements.

Thursday, November 19, 2020

Dallas Zoo Lights returns as a drive-thru experience

 

The Dallas Zoo’s beloved holiday tradition, Dallas Zoo Lights Presented by Reliant, is back, and with a safe and socially distant twist! This year’s event has been reimagined as a drive-thru, allowing guests to enjoy the Dallas Zoo’s brand of holiday cheer without leaving the comfort of their vehicle.

On 36 select nights from November 20 through January 3, guests are invited to drive through a winter wonderland at the Dallas Zoo, featuring over one million sparkling lights and elaborate lighted displays. The more than one-mile-long driving path will take guests on a winding route through areas of the Zoo that have not been open to the public for years, and then through ZooNorth and back out the Zoo’s front entrance.

To allow the Zoo to control traffic and to try to minimize the wait for guests, this year’s event does require a separate timed ticket that must be purchased online in advance. When purchasing tickets, guests can choose a window of time for their entry and are asked to arrive at the Zoo during that window so they can join the queue for the drive-thru.

The Zoo has created themed vignettes along the drive-thru path, showcasing silk-covered animal lanterns on a safari of lights, Santa’s candy cane lane, and a trio of penguins on an Antarctic adventure! Between vignettes, guests will be surrounded by light-wrapped trees, overhead and hanging lighted decor, and 2D and 3D animal and holiday displays.

Additionally, guests can pre-order a gift bag full of holiday goodies to share among their car full of family and friends – in the form of hot chocolate in festive souvenir cups, popcorn, and other holiday sweets – that will be delivered to their car window as they wait to enter. The Zoo also will provide a holiday soundtrack that guests can tune into via AM radio and enjoy as they travel along the drive-thru path.

For tickets and a full schedule of events, visit https://www.dallaszoo.com/zoolights/

Wednesday, November 18, 2020

My Possibilities: A Very Special Evening with Wayne Brady

 

A Very Special Evening with Wayne Brady will take place on Thursday, Dec. 3 as planned, but with a twist!

To keep our supporters, HIPsters, and special guest star safe and healthy, this event is now 100 percent virtual — A Virtual Special Evening. The event begins at 7 p.m. with a LIVE performance from Wayne Brady!

Event cost is $40 for one unique event link which you will receive separately, prior to the event on Dec. 3. Only ONE event link is needed per household.


Monday, November 16, 2020

CBB Thanks You!

Through your support and generosity the 47th Dallas Cattle Baron's Ball raised...

$1,413,213!

Thank you for standing with us during this difficult year. Though we wish we could have been together experiencing the party of the year that is Dallas Cattle Baron's Ball, we appreciate your support nonetheless. Cancer hasn't stopped and neither have we. The money raised for the American Cancer Society will make a huge impact on the fight against cancer and cancer research right here in North Texas.

With Appreciation,

Diana Hamilton and Heather Randall

2020 and 2021 CBB Co-Chairs


Save the Date for the 48th Cattle Baron's Ball!

October 23, 2021