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Monday, April 3, 2023

Thursdays on Tap returns April 6!


Thursdays on Tap returns April 6!

Experience the Museum after hours featuring live music, food trucks, drinks and outdoor games. Plus, get full access to the Museum and all our exhibit halls, including our latest traveling exhibition, The Science Behind Pixar, presented by NexPoint. 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 now belong to YOU). 

Every Thursday, April 6 – October 26

Member $5 • Non-Member $25

Food and drinks are an additional cost.

Tuesday, February 28, 2023

Dallas CASA to host Cherish the Children Award Luncheon on May 5

Dallas CASA will host the 2023 Cherish the Children luncheon Friday May 5 at The Statler. Benefiting the children served by Dallas CASA, the luncheon will be hosted by Dallas CASA Children’s Council.

Dallas CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) recruits, trains and supervises community members to serve as volunteer advocates for children living in the protective care of the state.

The luncheon will honor Sally Hoglund and Kristy Hoglund Robinson with the 2023 Caroline Rose Hunt Cherish the Children Award for their dedication to children who have experienced abuse or neglect. The mother-daughter pair are part of the philanthropic force that is The Hoglund Foundation, a longtime supporter of Dallas CASA.

The award, which recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding contributions helping children who have been removed from home due to abuse or neglect, is named for longtime friend of Dallas CASA Caroline Rose Hunt because of her constant dedication to the most vulnerable in our city and to helping people who could not help themselves.

The luncheon will feature speaker Cortney Jones, founder of Change1, an Austin-based nonprofit supporting youth aging out of foster care. Jones, who was served by Dallas CASA as a teenager, faced aging out after 25 placements in foster care as well as abuse and trauma. She took her challenges and channeled them into becoming a vehicle of change for children like herself. She has worked at Child Protective Services, lending her voice to create change, and is a parent of two children adopted from foster care.

Lynn Fisher, director of corporate giving for The Rosewood Corporation, will be honorary chair of the 2023 Cherish the Children luncheon. Fisher’s roles also include vice president of the Rosewood Foundation, director of philanthropy for the Caroline Rose Hunt family and director of the Moozie Foundation, a family foundation created by Mrs. Hunt for her grandchildren. Fisher is celebrating 38 years of service to Rosewood, Mrs. Hunt’s family and the Dallas community.

Luncheon co-chairs are Veree Brown, a Dallas CASA board member, and Kim Meth, a Dallas CASA volunteer. Both are longtime members of Dallas CASA Children’s Council.

Tickets and more information: Cherish the Children – Dallas CASA

Sunday, February 26, 2023

Dwell with Dignity - February Transformations

 Welcome Home February Families!

Dwell with Dignity welcomed home two families in February, both referrals from non-profit partner Genesis Women's Shelter.

Check out these beautiful photos from this month's transformations.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Dallas Blooms: Great Contributors

The Dallas Arboretum ushers in spring with the Southwest’s annual floral festival Dallas Blooms: Great Contributors from February 25 to April 16, 2023. Named by Southern Living as one of “The Best Places to See Stunning Spring Blooms Across the South,” Dallas Blooms, presented by Veritex Community Bank, features 500,000 spring blooming flowers from more than 120 varieties. Of that total, 350,000 are tulips, and the others are hyacinth and daffodils.
 Back by popular demand is renowned sculptor Gary Lee Price, who returns with a new collection of Great Contributors realistic bronze statues displayed alongside the flowers, hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and thousands of azaleas. Joining the resident sculpture of William Shakespeare are eight additional statues: Amelia Earhart, Harriet Tubman, Joan of Arc, Mother Teresa, Ruby Bridges, Albert Einstein, Benjamin Franklin and Mark Twain. 
Dallas Arboretum Board Chairman Will McDaniel said, “Dallas Blooms is one of our most popular festivals with half a million flowers and stunning beauty at every turn. Gary Lee Price’s statues have become popular with visitors because of their life-like qualities, and I look forward to seeing the new collection. We invite you to visit with your family and friends.”
Dallas Blooms also features an abundance of music, food and events throughout the garden. The festival includes the return of the Cool Thursdays Concerts series. On the weekends at noon and other select dates, guests can enjoy live and piano performances in Jeanne’s Pavilion. On Saturdays and Sundays, visitors can head to the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn – the perfect place to picnic – and listen to the sounds of North Texas’ best party bands.
A Shakespeare Dallas appearance, a Window to the Wild bird show, garden markets and special events during holiday weekends add to the festival offerings. These include spring break (week of March 12), the 6th annual Food & Wine festival (March 23-25) and Easter weekend (April 7-9). Mommy and Me Mondays and Tiny Tot Tuesdays return for children with plenty of fun activities. Check the website and social media for the latest schedule.

Thursday, February 16, 2023

AWARE Affair 2023: An Artful Evening of Advocacy Fighting Alzheimer's

Dr. Holly Hull Miori, president of AWARE, is honored to announce Lori Bush, Pamela Musgrove and C’Mone Wingo as chairs of the AWARE Affair 2023: An Artful Evening of Advocacy Fighting Alzheimer’s
They are joined by Venise and Larry Stuart and Taylor Hearn as honorary chairs. Venise and Larry are longtime supporters of AWARE and community and business leaders – Venise is a former AWARE president and continues her commitment to AWARE through volunteer service on the board and more. Taylor is familiar as a LHP for the Texas Rangers baseball team. He is very involved in the community outside of his professional baseball commitment. His endorsement and standing up for AWARE and its mission is most appreciated and everyone at AWARE welcomes Taylor to the team.

  Imagine a gala at an immersive art venue and join us for the real experience on Friday, April 14, 2023 at the Lighthouse ArtSpace in support of AWARE and its mission in fighting Alzheimer’s disease since 1989. This is the fabulous venue which has hosted immersive art experiences such as Van Gogh, Monet and others.  It will be an evening of inspiring art, sounds, culinary delights, and camaraderie which includes a cocktail reception, live and silent auction, seated dinner and entertainment. Attire is Art Chic Cocktail. Tie optional.

  Honorary Chairs Emeriti are Sally and Forrest Hoglund, Lee Roy and Biddie Jordan, Kim and David McDavid, Jr., and Ellen Terry with her daughter, Amy Terry Kriegel and son, Todd Terry.

  Individual tickets are $500 each. Two sponsorship ticket levels are available at $1,200 (for 2) and $2,500 (for 2 VIP tickets) and have different benefits. Exclusive Naming Opportunities start at $3,000 up to $50,000. Sponsorships start at $5,000 up to $25,000 and have different benefits at the various levels. AWARE Affair 2023 Website Link:

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

NFNL Winter Wine Tasting


Recent headlines about trafficking busts happening right in our neighborhoods remind us that sex trafficking is still prevalent in our community. As a parent, a concerned neighbor, or a business owner, you may be wondering how you can take a stand against this illegal industry. Here’s your chance to do something.

Join New Friends New Life on Thursday, February 23rd for an after-work wine tasting event with other women and men who are ready to take a #StandforHer. 

This membership event, hosted by Circle of Friends (COF), will provide a chance for you to network and learn more about how you can engage in the fight against sex trafficking as part of COF or Men’s Advocacy Group (MAG). Guests will enjoy delicious wines and chef-prepared bites in the Starpower Showroom, a show-stopping space that exhibits the ultimate luxury living experience with state-of-the-art AV systems, appliances, smart home automation, furniture, and more.

Purchase your tickets or become a sponsor today and invite a friend to join you!

Monday, February 13, 2023

The Pitch is back! April 19th


is an exhilarating social innovation competition where every finalist is improving access to education, income and health in North Texas.

Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m.

The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory - Irving, TX

Join United Way Dallas for this unforgettable night and find out who will walk away with $250,000 in prize funding and the title Social Innovator of the Year.

What is Social Innovation?
Social innovation is the practice of finding new and innovative solutions for long-standing community problems that are more effective, efficient, sustainable or just than current solutions.

Social innovation drives the work that United Way Metropolitan Dallas does for our community.

Meet the Finalists:
Wayne Sims - Cornerstone Crossroads Academy
Tammy Johnson - Empowering the Masses
Dania Carter - Heart of Courage
Camila Correa Courdeau - March to the Polls
Tracey Hardwick - Together We Thrive