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Friday, September 15, 2023

Turtle Creek Association Annual Gala and Tour of Homes

Turtle Creek Association Annual Gala
Friday, October 20, 2023
Marriott Uptown Dallas - 3033 Fairmount St.

Teresa Byrd, Presenting Sponsor and Honorary Chair
JD Trueblood, President and CEO, Turtle Creek Association

The gala promises an extraordinary evening filled with elegance, excitement, and entertainment. Guests will enjoy a patron reception, a delectable three-course seated dinner, live and silent auctions, and an unforgettable finale of dancing to the captivating tunes of the renowned Emerald City's Limelight Band.

Individual tickets start at $350. Underwriting and Sponsor gala tickets start at $500 and include tickets to the Tour of Homes. Benefits are at different levels up to $25,000. Tickets and sponsorships can be purchased online at

Turtle Creek Association 22nd Annual Tour of Homes

Sunday, October 22, 2023


Homes located at The Warrington, 3525 Turtle Creek, Stonebridge and The Selene. Exact addresses will be revealed to ticket holders.

Hosted by:
Kyle Crews and The URBAN Team of Allie Beth Allman & Associates, A Berkshire Hathaway Affiliate
JD Trueblood, CEO, Turtle Creek Association

TCA’s highly anticipated Tour of Homes returns in-person and better than ever. Attendees will have the opportunity to experience four significant homes nestled in the picturesque Turtle Creek area. Bus service is included in the ticket price for the Tour of Homes.

Individual Tour of Homes tickets begin at $45.  Tickets available at


Contemporary Living
Urban Elegance - Stonebridge

Modern - Contemporary
The Warrington

A Masterpiece in the Sky
Turtle Creek Elegance

Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Meet United Way's Newest Social Innovation Accelerator Fellows

These innovative thinkers are changing North Texas for the better by improving access to education, income and health.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas was founded nearly 100 years ago.  Today, social innovation is part of every aspect of their impact work. They're constantly looking for and implementing innovative solutions to systemic problems in our community.

United Way of Metropolitan Dallas partners with nonprofit and for-profit social ventures that creatively address systemic challenges impacting North Texans in the areas of education, income and health.

The United Way Social Innovation Accelerator in collaboration with Accenture, is celebrating 10 years of impact this year. The program encourages innovative solutions to social issues by providing entrepreneurs with funding, mentorship and community connections to grow their ventures and amplify their impact.

Meet This Year’s Accelerator Fellows

Abide Women’s Health Services

A Black-led nonprofit that offers culturally informed prenatal and postnatal care. Abide offers low-cost access to healthcare with the goal of reducing infant and maternal mortality among Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC) folk.

Delighted to Doula

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

A nonprofit offering anti-bias-based, judgment-free education and postpartum support to mothers in communities that traditionally receive the lowest quality of care. Delighted to Doula seeks to reduce maternal mortality rates and increase the number of mothers who have access to healthcare.


A national nonprofit that transitions individuals and families out of homelessness to economic self-sufficiency. EntryWay provides full-time employment, housing and career training opportunities in partnership with the real estate industry.

Healthy Hip Hop

A platform that seamlessly integrates hip-hop culture, literacy and social-emotional learning to elevate student learning environments.

Pasos for Oak Cliff

This organization’s Pasos All Stars Program is a four-week summer intervention program that works to close the learning gaps of rising ninth graders in literacy and math by combining academics with the fundamentals of sneaker design.

Preserve Owner Prosperity

An organization that works to stabilize and strengthen historically under-resourced neighborhoods, preserve and elevate their unique histories, and ensure that as revitalization advances, legacy homeowners can participate in the prosperous future of their communities

Reading Huddle

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

Seeks to increase the number of kindergarten-ready preschoolers who have achieved an age-appropriate level of literacy development through family-led, at-home story time sessions.

Somos Tejas Community Initiative

Addresses education through civic engagement and community development

Tech Savvy DFW

Creates access to STEM education in lower-income communities in Dallas-Fort Worth area. Tech Savvy DFW has a mission to ensure that students in minority communities have a chance to future proof their own lives.

Wholly Informed Sex Ed

Social Innovation Incubator Graduate

A nonprofit community outreach program that delivers life-saving comprehensive sexual health education based in the acclaimed Our Whole Lives curriculum to K-12 students in the Dallas area, serving in schools and community spaces.

What’s Next for the Fellows

The Social Innovation Accelerator fellows are already going through an intensive bootcamp, with expert instruction that will help them refine their business plans and set important organizational milestone goals. They are also receiving one-on-one mentoring and coaching from a team of Social Innovation Accelerator mentors.

Early next year, five of the 10 fellows will be selected to participate in The Pitch, United Way's annual social innovation competition, where they will compete for tens of thousands of dollars in additional seed funding.

You’ll be seeing a lot more of these incredible organizations as they go through the Accelerator and compete for a spot at The Pitch. Stay tuned!

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

African American Museum, Dallas’ Disco Gala and Auction set for Oct. 21


Get your groove on and dance the night away at the African American Museum, Dallas’ Disco Gala and Auction on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2023, at 6:30 p.m. at the Renaissance Dallas Hotel. 

In its 35th year, the event serves as a fundraiser to maintain and expand the Museum and its offerings through programs, workshops, lectures and other educational services that will facilitate awareness and understanding of African American history and culture. The event also helps the Museum offer its award-winning summer camp to thousands of underserved youth.

The event begins with a meet-and-greet reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seated dinner at 7:30 p.m. and entertainment provided by The Dennis Edwards’ Temptation Revue. Velena McRae is the event chair. CBS 11 anchor/reporter Steve Pickett will serve as emcee. Dress is cocktail – or divine disco – attire.

Velena McRae, Event Chair

Individual tickets are $200. Sponsorship packages are also available including Curator ($35,000), Archivist ($30,000), Artist ($25,000), Historian ($20,000), Gold ($15,000), Silver ($10,000), Bronze ($7,500), Medalist ($5,000) and Friend ($2,500).

For more information and to purchase tickets, go to For sponsorships, please contact C. Little at 214-565-9026, ext. 326 or

More Event Information HERE!

Friday, September 8, 2023

AWARE Announces 2023-2024 Grant Recipients and New Board

Karen Koop, president of AWARE, is delighted to announce the 2023-2024 Grant Recipients and the new board of directors. 

Members of the new board are 
Dr. Kamilia Smith, President-Elect
Carol Stabler, Recording Secretary
Emily Collins, Treasurer
Stacey Angel, Finance
Ann McKinley, Membership
Gail Plummer, Grant Review
Dr. Holly Hull Miori, Immediate Past President/Parliamentarian
Nicole Bates, Inspiration
Karisti Julia, Programs
Catherine Dickson Weber, Corresponding Secertary
Veronica Shanklin, Communications; Dr. Cindy Marshall, Medical Minute
Sharon Walker, First Vice President
Bob Walker, Second Vice President

AWARE Dallas 2023-2024 Grant Recipients

Baylor Scott & White Dallas Foundation: Salary support for the Baylor AT&T Memory Center to provide a trained care-navigation specialist on site at the Center. At the point of care, patients and families are provided with disease education, caregiver training and support groups, elder law and financial planning, and a 24/7 helpline.

Bishop Arts Theatre Center: Support for a program offering senior/elder adults customized theatre workshops and performances to enhance their social, emotional, and physical memory abilities.

Center For BrainHealth at The University Of Texas At Dallas: Support for the creation of a BrainHealth Help Line to offer guidance to caregivers and those with Alzheimer's who are seeking information and tools to help them move out of a place of distress.

For Love And Art: Support to increase staff needed to coordinate volunteers, and assist with growth for a program bringing an interactive art experience to people with cognitive impairment and limited mobility living in long-term care facilities.

Jewish Family Service: Support for the Older Adults Program staff to provide in-home mental health counseling, care management, and daily living support to older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, allowing them to remain living in their own home.

Juliette Fowler Communities: Support the organization's campus-wide dementia care initiatives including I'm Still Here, Dementia Friendly Dallas, music therapy, and Caregiver support programs.

Plano Symphony Orchestra: Support for Healing Notes, a free music therapy-influenced concert designed as an interactive musical experience for seniors. The program focuses on low-income individuals living in memory care facilities and dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

Stomping Ground Theater And Training Center: Support for Improv for Caregivers, a fun and interactive program for family and professional caregivers that uses improvisational comedy techniques to teach effective communication skills that are specific to the needs of persons with Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Texas Winds Musical Outreach: Support for the Concerts for Seniors program providing interactive concerts in 86 nursing homes and adult day care facilities bringing joy, relief from isolation, and peace to individuals affected by memory loss, and providing new communication skills to their caregivers.

The Senior Source: Support for the Senior Companion Program matching trained volunteers with low-income individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families needing in-home assistance with meals, errands, and light housekeeping, providing caregivers with respite and/or time to work outside the home.

The University Of Texas At Dallas Center For Vital Longevity: Support for testing the theory that Alzheimer’s disease is caused in part by a severe decline in the brain's energy system by examining neurometabolites using MRI scanning on one of seven such advanced MRI scanners in the country. Study located in the lab of Dr. K. Kennedy.

The University Of Texas At Dallas Center For Vital Longevity: Support for acquisition of a mobile Functional Near Infrared Spectroscopy ( fNIRS) system with physiological measures to assess brain-physiology in broad range of adults, and to train scientists in its use and allowing a broader range of access to study participants. Study located in the lab of Dr. Chandramallika Basak.

Westminster Presbyterian Church: Support to expand the number of days offered by the Caregivers Day Out program and allow more individuals with Alzheimer’s and related dementias to participate and provide greater respite for their caregivers.

Wilshire Baptist Church: Support for the Friday Friends Program providing stimulating activities for participants living with Alzheimer’s and related dementias and respite for their caregivers.

Myrna D. Schlegel Aware Scholarship Fund: Scholarship support for nursing students at Baylor University, Texas Woman’s University, and Texas Christian University toward studies in gerontology, especially in the field of dementia.

Friday, September 1, 2023

Chefs for Farmers Dallas

Get ready for an exhilarating four-day extravaganza at Chefs For Farmers Dallas! Prepare to be dazzled by the culinary prowess of Texas’s finest chefs and food artisans as they showcase their talents like never before. This annual food and wine spectacle will sweep you off your feet at the iconic Old City Park, where history meets gastronomy in a breathtaking fusion.   

  Mark your calendars for the heart-pounding week when this mind-blowing event unfolds from November 2nd – November 5th. Indulge in a sensory overload as you explore a myriad of wineries, breweries, and distilleries, each offering its own tantalizing libations. The air will be electrified with the pulse-pounding beats of DJs and the harmonious melodies of live music, adding an extra layer of excitement to this unparalleled experience.

Immerse yourself in a world where chefs and farmers take center stage, their contributions to the Texas and national food and beverage scene revered. Rub shoulders with these culinary heroes, forge connections, and gain insights into the dynamic landscape that shapes the way we enjoy food and drink.


Sunday, November 5th




General Admission: $125 l VIP: SOLD OUT

Prices to increase on Friday, September 8th.


Old City Park - 1515 S Harwood St, Dallas, TX 75215

Tickets: Dallas • Chefs For Farmers

Thursday, August 24, 2023

Hit gospel stage play “Mama’s Daughters” comes to Dallas for one night - Saturday, Aug. 26

Don’t miss the hit gospel stage play, “Mama’s Daughters,” which arrives in Dallas for one night this Saturday, Aug. 26. Compelling, comedic and packed with uplifting music, the thought-provoking production delves into the intricate dynamics of a mother and her daughters.

Written and directed by Kerry-Ann Zamore, “Mama’s Daughters” boasts an extraordinary cast, including Dallas’ award-winning gospel recording artist CeCe Godbolt.
Producer Cheryl P. Williamson

The heartwarming gospel play – full of poignant moments – is executive produced by HBO award-winning producer Cheryl P. Williamson.

The play begins at 7 p.m. and will be presented in the Bruton Theatre at The Black Academy of Arts and Letters (1309 Canton St., Dallas).

Tickets start at $45 at Ticketmaster.

Friday, August 18, 2023

10th Annual Fashion Notes Designer Award Luncheon and Style Show

The Dallas Symphony Orchestra League invites you to join in the celebration of music and fashion at the 10th annual Fashion Notes Designer Award Luncheon and Style Show on Thursday,  October 12, 2023 at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Jada Mowles and Laura Price are the event chairs for the luncheon. Nancy Labadie is the DSOL President.
The Honorary Chairs for the event are Karen Cox and her daughter, Isabella Cox, longtime supporters of the Dallas Symphony. Karen is a former Fashion Notes Chair, and Isabella was a Dallas Symphony Orchestra League Debutante in 2020.
The Fashion Notes Designer Award 2023 will be presented to Catalina Gonzalez of Dondolo, a luxury children and woman lifestyle brand. The talented designer and her beautiful lifestyle brand will be celebrated.

 The morning will begin at 10:30 with a fashion show followed by lunch and a raffle. Fall fashions from LoveShackFancy, Dondolo, accessories by Milliard Diamond Concierge and boots by Petite Paloma will be featured. The fashion show will be produced by Robyn Chauvin Productions. PaperCity is the digital and print luxury lifestyle media sponsor.
Through this event, the Dallas Symphony Orchestra League strives to raise funds that support the love of music and arts for thousands of young people in the Dallas community. Funds raised help provide quality outreach and educational programs that light the way for talented local musicians. A musical performance by a Young Strings musician will be a highlight of the event.
Sponsorship tables are $15,000, $10,000, $5,000, $3000. Single Tickets are available at $500 (Patron Level) and $300. Tickets are available on the website:

Tuesday, August 1, 2023

Dallas Arboretum Offers Special $3 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 $3 general garden admission, $3 admission to the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden (parking is an additional cost). Weekends feature local acts playing piano under the shade at Jeanne’s Pavilion (12-2 p.m.) and plenty of special events such as the Pepper Palooza from Aug. 11-20 with a spicy vendor market Aug. 12-13. Guests are invited to close out the month on Aug. 31 with a sizzling summer concert featuring Seger System, the Ultimate Bob Seger Tribute band ($20 adults).

For more information and daily schedule, visit