Saturday, April 4, 2020

Mini Crosby Boot Design Competition for NTFB

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, Miron Crosby is hosting a boot design competition in order to give back to the North Texas Food Bank. 
While so many children are restless at home, they have the chance to design the next Mini Crosby children’s boot! *Note: there is no age limit on the submission criteria! Restless adults are encouraged to submit designs as well! 
Visit their site for more details and rules:
Contest ends on April 15, 2020.

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Home School Curriculum with Big Tex

With education at the core of its foundation, the State Fair of Texas aims to provide quality educational opportunities for students within the community, both locally and statewide. In support of its student ticketing program, the Fair is expanding its educational initiatives to the classroom with a new innovative TEKS-aligned curriculum, created in partnership with Big Thought. The online curriculum combines the unique culture of the Fair with Texas history and agriculture, incorporating it into a TEKS-aligned program that focuses on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects for grades 4 through 12.

Download curriculum resources here: 

Bryan’s House Continues to Provide Unique Programming to Families

During this time of crisis, Bryan’s House is still providing all programming to at-risk parents and their children with special health & education needs – online, virtually 24/7.  They are coordinating therapy and parent trainings with and for the kids, so not to lose important milestones in their progress.

Bryan’s House is also partnering with other non-profit agencies, if they encounter a family that fits their mission. They can help with case management.  Bryan's House bilingual case managers are working night and day to meet client, parent and caregiver needs.

They are especially focused on those kids with special needs.  They know that population well, especially 0-3 years.

The organization has moved every program online, and they are currently overseeing 800 people for mental health help, basic necessities, food and medicine for children, baby items, training parents, connecting them to jobs at VNA, stocking grocery shelves, and so much more through workforce solutions. Having conversations with parents, regarding stress-relieving techniques may prevent abuse in the home.

Comments from Families

"I don't feel so isolated. I know I can call or text my
case manager if I am feeling overwhelmed, or can't cope.

"My daughter misses her teacher -
connecting this way is a lifeline for her and me."

"My son said, 'what's wrong with everyone mommy'?
He's young, but he knows something has changed'.

COVID-19 emergency funding will help families to stay the course.

Learn more about Bryan’s House here:

There are many ways to connect to their mission. Your support will help the organization through this challenging time.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Amaze your brain at home with Perot Museum!

Have no fear, the Museum is still here! Amaze Your Brain at Home and watch your favorite concepts from the Museum come to life. Explore nature and science at home and in your backyard - all while using the most common household objects and supplies.

The Perot Museum is updating this page with videos, at-home experiments, and more!

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Dallas Contemporary #museumfromhome

dallas contemporary’s #museumfromhome education initiatives

Dallas Contemporary is not letting the quarantine put their programming on pause. Their team is working creatively and tirelessly to create real time content for you to enjoy!

Content will be added regularly at

Lesson plans, at home activities, games, and worksheets.

Friday, March 27, 2020

Nasher Sculpture Center online lessons and art activities

While the Nasher Sculpture Center is temporarily closed, join their community online. 

Enjoy interactive projects and lessons connected to the Nasher from home!

Art activities and lessons, coloring pages, online scavenger hunt, and design your own exhibition. The Nasher has plenty of at-home activities for the family. 

View the collection online or download online resources:

These educational materials are designed to connect students, families and lifelong learners with major ideas and opportunities in modern and contemporary art.

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Brain Boost Summer Camp

The Brain Performance Institute’s Brain Boost Summer Camp is an exciting and enriching half-day camp designed to inspire kids and teens to own their brain performance. Campers will learn how to leverage their own brain power to boost their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking through activities and experiences. This fun camp will enhance how kids think, create and socialize.

Saturday, March 14, 2020

Chick Lit Luncheon - Cancelled

Community Partners of a Dallas announced yesterday that the 2020 Chick Lit Luncheon has been cancelled. 

After thorough consideration and thoughtful evaluation combined with great hope, they are following the City’s commitment to public health and adhere to the ban on events of more than 500 people. 
The CPD luncheon leadership team and President and CEO Paige McDaniel are tremendously grateful to all who have supported their mission to provide what abused children urgently need today to thrive tomorrow.

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Arts & Letters Live: Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt at DMA

Tuesday, March 17, 7:30 p.m.

Written with grace and understanding, and based on more than 20 in-depth interviews and stories as well as personal reflections from Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt herself, The Gift of Forgiveness is about one of the most difficult challenges in life—learning to forgive. The book features experiences from those well known and unknown, including Elizabeth Smart, who learned to forgive her captors; Sue Klebold, whose son, Dylan, was one of the Columbine shooters, learning empathy and how to forgive herself; Chris Williams, who forgave the drunken teenager who killed his wife and child; and Schwarzenegger Pratt's challenges and path to forgiveness in her own life. All provide different journeys to forgiveness and the process—sometimes slow and thorny, sometimes almost instantaneous—by which they learned to forgive and let go.

Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt is a New York Times bestselling author, animal advocate, sister, wife, stepmom, and daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. As an author, she has skillfully translated her own personal experiences into her books, all of which speak to her generation. 
"When we learn to embrace forgiveness, it opens us up to healing, hope, and a new world of possibility."
— Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt
All tickets include a hardcover copy of The Gift of Forgiveness