Sunday, July 18, 2021

Mark your calendar for 2021 Thrift Studio Pop Up benefiting Dwell with Dignity


M. Wilcox Design’s Vignette for Thrift Studio 2020.
Photo by Lance Selgo, Unique Exposure Photography

Thrift Studio Pop Up Shop

August 27 – September 25
Monday-Saturday, 10am-5pm

Preview Party Thursday, August 26

Dwell with Dignity’s Thrift Studio event is a fundraiser like no other!  
Thrift Studio is a pop-up shop created to provide financial viability for Dwell with Dignity by selling donated furniture, housewares, accessories and high-end designer finds to the public. Since the concept launched in Dallas in 2011, the event has grown into a highly anticipated and can’t-miss event for DwD supporters, the interior design community and the general public looking for a fabulous deal on home furnishings.

Inside, Thrift Studio shoppers find stunning vignettes created by leading designers, showrooms and retailers featuring donated high-end home decor items sold at significant discounts with 100% of sales benefitting Dwell with Dignity’s mission.

Thrift Studio provides one-third of the operating revenue that allows Dwell with Dignity to change lives through design by bringing good design to those who can afford it the least.  We provide the stability, comfort and pride needed to change the course of the lives of the families we help.  We cannot do that without the support of our largest fundraiser, Thrift Studio.

2021 Thrift Studio Honorary Chair

Denise McGaha, Denise McGaha Interiors

2021 Thrift Studio Art Chair

Eddie Maestri, Maestri Studios

Thrift Studio is free to enter and open to the public.

To purchase Preview Party tickets and Meet the Designers, visit

Saturday, July 17, 2021

Jubilee Society of Bryan's House - 2021-22 Season Kick-Off FRIENDraiser

Thursdays on Tap at The Perot

We are excited to announce a new program, Thursdays on Tap at the Perot. Join us every Thursday from 6-10pm to experience the Museum after-hours with a 21+ crowd and enjoy live music, drinks and food trucks from local businesses. Plus, get full access to all our exhibit halls—including, for a limited time only, The Science of Guinness World Records exhibition.

This program is for ages 21+, so it is the perfect opportunity to experience the Museum without the daytime crowds or kids (we love them, but Thursday nights from 6-10pm now belong to YOU). 

Member $10 • Non-Member $25

More information and tickets here: 

Thursdays on Tap at the Perot Museum | Perot Museum of Nature and Science

What's on Tap

July 22

Outside on the Plaza
Ruthie's Food Trucks Fueled by Cafe Momentum
Mi Cocina Food Truck
Halal Mother Truckers
Easy Slider
Armadillo Ale Works
Live Music Matt Brooks
Outdoor Games 
Inside the Museum
Explore the Museum exhibit halls
The Science of Guinness World Records®
July 29

Outside on the Plaza
Smokey Ray's BBQ 
Cuates Kitchen Food Truck
Chiave’s Italian Food Truck
El Chifrijo
Wilder Sweets
Community Brewing Co.
Live Music Justin Tipton
Outdoor Games 
Inside the Museum
Explore the Museum exhibit halls
The Science of Guinness World Records®

Friday, July 16, 2021

Volunteer Opportunity: Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery

Yaffa Podbilewicz-Schuller, Ph.D., JFS Clinical Psychologist for Holocaust Survivors, delivering a Passover package.

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas is getting ready for this year’s Rosh Hashanah package delivery to wish recipients a sweet new year!

On Sunday, August 29, volunteers will distribute 600 packages with apples, honey, challah, and Kedem grape juice to community members. These items all represent the sweetness we experience in life and the sweetness we want for the year to come for those who receive these packages.

Visit the JFS Volunteer Hub to sign up for this volunteer opportunity:

Rosh Hashanah Package Delivery (

Thursday, July 15, 2021

32nd Texas Black Invitational Rodeo

Grab your cowboy hat, boots and buckles, and ride on over to the 32nd Texas Black Invitational Rodeo on Saturday, July 31, at 7 p.m. at the Fair Park Coliseum (the Grand Entry Parade begins at 6 p.m.). Presented by the African American Museum, Dallas, the rodeo offers up an exciting family-fun night as approximately 300 African American cowboys and cowgirls compete for cash prizes in bronc and bull riding, calf and steer roping, barrel racing, a Pony Express relay race and more. The Coliseum is located in Fair Park at 1438 Coliseum Dr., Dallas, Texas 75210.

“The Texas Black Invitational Rodeo was cancelled last year due to the pandemic, so the African American Museum is especially excited to bring it back in 2021,” said Dr. Harry Robinson, Jr., president and CEO of the African American Museum, Dallas. “This event is hugely popular, and we can’t wait to see our daring group of cowboys and cowgirls compete in the newly renovated Fair Park Coliseum.”

Kicking off with the Grand Entry Parade at 6 p.m., this fast-paced sporting event also provides guests with a glimpse of the historical contributions that African Americans made in the settling of the western United States. The event also includes on-field kids activities, trick lasso performances, concessions, music and more.

“My family has been part of this rodeo since day one,” said cowboy Ke’Elronn Hatley who participates every year in the calf-roping events. “And as much my brothers and I love competing, we’re probably just as proud knowing we’re helping to tell the stories of the Black cowboy and keep that history alive.”

Members from the Dallas Chapter and the North Dallas Chapter of the National Panhellenic Council will serve as grand marshals.

The title sponsor is Montgomery Law, PLLC/ Bronco sponsors are the Law Office of Vonda Bailey, PLLC and Musume/Akai, Crockett 39 Properties, LLC. Cowboy sponsors are Judge Sandra Jackson 302nd Family District Court and AAA Data Communications, Inc.

Media partners are Fox 4 and More 27 and Majic 94.5 and 97.9 The Beat.

Doors open at 6 p.m., and the rodeo kicks off at 7 p.m. Tickets are $10 and VIP box seats are $25 (plus applicable fees) at Tickets will also be available at the door.

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas - Free Career and Financial Webinars


Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas offers assessment, counseling, job search training assistance, Microsoft Office training courses, and selective placement services to help the unemployed, underemployed and persons with special needs (physical and emotionally disabled, single heads of households, New Americans, and the elderly).

Rotating webinars, presented by their expert Career and Financial Coaches, will be conducted twice a month. Learn essential resume tips, the secrets behind your credit score, how to use LinkedIn to your advantage, and more!

Topics vary daily, so be sure to tune in Monday, Tuesday, AND Wednesday. 

Register for one, two, or all three seminars below:

Career & Financial Services - Jewish Family Service of Greater Dallas (

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dallas Arboretum Offers Special $2 Admission for August Dollar Days

The Dallas Arboretum announces the return of August Dollar Days during the dog days of summer. For the entire month of August, the garden offers $2 general garden admission, $2 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden and $5 for parking. Named one of The Country's Most Gorgeous Botanical Gardens by House Beautiful, the Dallas Arboretum has many floral beds blooming with impatiens, lobelias, begonias, salvia, marigolds, zinnias, caladiums, lantana, cannas, vinca and pentas. 

Visitors can also see what’s growing in A Tasteful Place, the Arboretum’s 3.5-acre potager garden, pavilion and kitchen inspired by the movement toward growing and eating fresh, sustainable, locally-grown food. Guests are welcome to free samples of the “hero” vegetable daily. On Mondays, Dallas College offers a free 11 a.m. cooking demonstration, and more activities occur throughout the month. 

Now through August 8, a highlight of Summer at the Arboretum is ZimSculpt, an exhibition of contemporary Zimbabwean stone sculptures. ZimSculpt features the talent of several contemporary Zimbabwean artists with more than 100 hand-selected, exquisite sculptures artfully displayed throughout the garden.

Guests are welcome to bring their own food or purchase food onsite. Window food service is available at the Terrace CafĂ© presented by Gil’s Elegant Catering and includes a selection of soups, salads, sandwiches, snacks, drinks and adult beverages. Dollar Days food specials include $1 sodas, juice and frozen pops, $2 root beer floats and hotdogs, and $4 brownie sundaes.

Advanced timed tickets are required for entry to the Arboretum by calling 214-515-6615 or visiting the website at Visit or social media sites for the latest information. 

Saturday, July 10, 2021

New Friends New Life DFW Collaboration Day

New Friends New Life recently had the honor of hosting a DFW Collaboration Day led by Rebecca Bender,CEO of the Rebecca Bender Initiative. A total of 12 local anti-trafficking non-profits convened to discuss the services, programs, and efforts they each make towards this mission and how they can work together to bridge the gaps in this ever-evolving field.

Thank you to the following organizations for joining:

A21, Elevate Academy, Mosaic Services, Refuge for Women, Rescue Her, Rescue Hill, Savhera, The NetFW, Traffick911, Unbound Now, and Valiant Hearts.