Check out seeds from a library? Dallas says: Yes!

By Shelia Huffman Do you want to know what to plant, when to plant and where to plant? The J. Erik Jonsson Dallas Public Library has that information along with the seeds. And it’s all free! The “seed library” is located on the sixth floor of the central library at 1515 Young Street in downtown […]

Local church offering dog-friendly work spaces

By Shelia Huffman Do you work from home? If so, you probably love the flexibility and freedom that working from home allows. Additionally, work from home employees and entrepreneurs cite traffic, out-of-sight gasoline prices, parking, dress codes and even company politics as great reasons to work from home. And for many, an added pleasure of […]

Creative play dates set for July 19 & 21

Remember the fun feeling of making pillow forts as a child? Local creativity coach, Jill Allison Bryan, invites the women who attend her Creative Oasis Retreats to tap into that playful, cozy feeling again by joining her for a fun-filled day of creative self-care. Bryan has transformed several rooms within her eclectic cottage near White […]

Paradox of Liberty tells story of Jefferson’s slaves

By Becky Mayad A groundbreaking and widely acclaimed exhibition with a powerful message, Slavery at Jefferson’s Monticello: Paradox of Liberty is coming to the African American Museum, Dallas at Fair Park from Sept. 22-Dec. 31. Dallas will be the first city to host the updated touring exhibition, which brings to life the story of slavery […]

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Fri 6/29 Antoine de St-Exupery, b. 1900 Bernard Hermann, b. 1911 Slim Pickens, b. 1919 Gary Busey, b. 1944 Amanda Donohoe, b. 1962 1891 – Nat’l Forest Service organized. 1956 – Fed’l Interstate Hwy system OKed. Sat 6/30 Lena Horne, b. 1917 Susan Hayward, b. 1919 David Alan Grier, b. 1955 Vincent D’Onofrio, b. 1959 […]

Chicken Day set for July 7

Chicken Day set for July 7

By Amity Thomas Flock to White Rock Farmers Market (9150 Garland Road) on July 7 from 8 a.m. until noon as Good Local Markets (GLM) partners with Urban Chicken once again for Chicken Day! Stop by the market to get up close and personal with these feathered friends as we learn all about backyard chickens […]

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Fri 6/22 Billy Wilder, b. 1906 Kris Kristofferson, b. 1936 Ed Bradley, b. 1941 Meryl Streep, b. 1949 Cyndi Lauper, b. 1953 1870 – Congress created the Dept. of Justice. 1944 – Pres. FDR signed the “GI Bill of Rights.” Sat 6/23 Bob Fosse, b. 1927 June Carter Cash, b. 1929 Wilma Rudolph, b. 1940 […]

Ramadan dinner perfect place for in-depth conversation between faiths

By Shelia Huffman Wednesday evening, June 6, Central Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) hosted iftar, the evening meal following a day of fasting during Ramadan. Ramadan is the holiest month of the Islamic calendar. It is observed by fasting and self-discipline. The fast is from dawn to sunset, with a pre-dawn meal known as suhur […]

Artist from first show returns after 56 years

By Donna Denison Although change has been constant in the neighborhoods served by the Lakewood Branch Library throughout the past 56 years, the tradition of the Annual Lakewood Art Show has continued. So, after more than 50 years, the show was honored this year to  include work by artist Beverly “Bev” Parson White, who entered […]

Soggy ‘Adrift’ floats between two conflicting timelines

By Chic DiCiccio Between his last film, “Everest,” and his latest, “Adrift,” director Baltasar Kormakur must want human beings to stay indoors. Of course, it’s not exactly a news flash that climbing the tallest mountain on Earth or sailing from Tahiti to California are dangerous activities. The latter of those two is the focus of […]

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