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ART WALK AT HALL PARK
WHEN: Monday – Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, Saturday, 9:00am to noon
WHERE: The Texas Sculpture Garden at Hall Park, 6801 Gaylord Pkwy., Frisco
WHAT: A collection of 40 contemporary works by some of the state’s most important artists. Recognized as the largest collection of its kind ever assembled and made available to the public.
CONTACT: Visit www.texassculpturegarden.org
PET ADOPTIONS AT WATTERS CREEK
WHEN: Saturdays Throughout the Year (Nearly Every Weekend)
WHERE: Watters Creek at Montgomery Farm
WHAT: Find your forever friend at Watters Creek Pet Adoptions. Pet Adoptions nearly every week from DFW Lab Rescue, Legacy Humane Society, and League of Animal Protectors.
ART CLASSES (FOR ALL LEVELS) AT THE ARTISTS SHOWPLACE GALLERY
Instructor: Tina Alvarez
$45 + $20 Supply Fee
Spring Session: Thursday, May 4 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
To register or for more information, please call 972-233-1223 or visit http://theartistsshowplace.com/
When: April 1- June 30, 2017, Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays 5:30-8:30 p.m.
Where: Shops at Legacy Shopping Center
What: Grab a seat on one of our patios or shop exclusive retail while you enjoy live music from strolling musicians at The Shops at Legacy! Make sure you tag your photo on Instagram or Facebook with #LegacyLive to share your visits! View the live schedule in the website below.
Cost: Free Admission
Spring Forward at the Artist’s Showplace Gallery
The Dallas Calligraphy Society
When: March 31-April 28
Where: Artist’s Showplace Gallery
What: This event is presented by Kaligrafos, The Dallas Calligraphy Society. The exhibition will run from March 31-April 28.
Cost: View website for more info.
PLEIN AIR SOUTHWEST SALON OPENING RECEPTION
When: April 8-May 13
Where: The Artists’ Showplace Gallery
15615 Coit Road #230 | Richardson
What: The Artists Showplace Gallery is delighted to host one of the premier art events of the season. Plein Air Southwest Salon is a juried competition, exhibition and sale sponsored by the Outdoor Painters Society and showcased every April in Dallas. The annual event seeks to promote an appreciation for the process of en plen air, which is French for “in open air”. Most of the works were completed in a single painting session, painted outdoors on location, and are characterized by the bold use of color, design and the freshness of paint application.
For more information, visit www.theartistsshowplace.com
RED BALLOON RUN AND RIDE
When: April 22, 2017
Where: Children’s Health Plano campus
What: The Women’s Auxiliary to Children’s Medical Center Plano invites you to join us for the Alliance Data Red Balloon Run and Ride. Our team is raising funds for the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.
For details, visit childrens.com/runandride
Mad Hatter’s Tea Under the Tuscan Sun
When: April 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m.
Where: Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Gardens
What: Celebrating its 29th year, this fabulous and fun party has been an ongoing fundraising event sponsored by the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden. Monies raised grow and maintain A Woman’s Garden, a major garden at the Dallas Arboretum. Over 500 guests, some from as far away as California, plan their trips to Dallas not only to take part in the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party – many in wild and wonderful over-the-top hats – but to view the glorious springtime azalea displays and flowers that grace the Dallas Arboretum. Event includes champagne reception in Ginsburg Plaza, professionally staged and choreographed fashion presentation produced by the inimitable Jan Strimple, followed by a seated luncheon under elegantly draped tents. Hats are judged in different categories. Winners are announced at the fashion show and strut the runway. Celebrity Guest: Rachel Zoe, an unparalleled fixture in the fashion world known for her unique take on effortless glamour.
Pot of Gold Luncheon 2017
When: Friday April 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m.
Where: Hilton Anatole Hotel
What: The 2017 Pot of Gold Luncheon & Auction will celebrate Rainbow Days 35 years of service to children and youth facing adversity in our community. This 20th annual luncheon is a festive event filled with colorful balloons, a special performance from the children, a fantastic auction filled with over 100 prize packages and inspiring speakers. We anticipate over 600 guests, including local business professionals and community members, to be in attendance this coming year with a goal of raising $275,000 to benefit the programs of Rainbow Days.
Cost: $150.00+ per person
Earth Day Texas
When: April 21-23, 2017
Where: Fair Park
What: This three-day free event is held in April to celebrate progress, hope, and innovation and is the largest event in the world of its kind. Earth Day Texas brings together environmental organizations, businesses, academic institutions, government agencies, speakers, interactive programming, and subject matter experts. Attendees will also enjoy numerous outdoor experiences, including live music, sustainable beer and food pavilions, electric bike test tracks, and family activities.
Cost: FREE ADMISSION
The Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County’s Gala 2017
When: April 29, 2017
Where: Hyatt Regency Dallas
What: We will feature a headline performance by Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo.
Pat Benatar and Neil Giraldo are truly a rock-n-roll power house couple. Neil has been a professional musician, producer, arranger and songwriter for over four decades and changed the face of the pop charts throughout the 1980s with his collaborator, muse and wife, Pat Benatar. More than just an explosive steel bending guitar player, Giraldo’s innovative vision helped him create the signature Benatar sound, from its inception.
Children’s Advocacy Center of Collin County also announces our Gala 2017 Honorary Chairs, Stephanie & Gene South.
Each year, Gala raises critically needed funds that provide essential services to abused children in our community. Become a Gala 2017 sponsor and you will join an elite group of Collin County supporters united around an incredible cause – providing safety, healing and justice to abused and neglected children in our community.
For details and tickets, visit caccollincounty.org/gala.
OPERATION KINDESS PET HEALTH CLINIC
When: April 29 | 10 am-noon
Where: Crosby Recreation Center
1610 Crosby Road | Carrollton
What: Operation Kindness has partnered with Pets for Life and the City of Carrollton to host a pet health clinic for the underserved community in Carrollton. Vaccinations, microchipping and city licenses will be available at no cost to low-income pet owners. The no-kill shelter will also provide spay and neuter humane education to attendees.
Dog Bowl at Cotton Bowl Stadium, Fair Park
When: April 30, 2017, 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Where: Cotton Bowl Stadium at Fair Park
What: Spoil your four-legged fur ball with an afternoon of doggy delights inside Fair Park’s Cotton Bowl Stadium. Dallas’ most historic football field will transform into a super-sized dog park for canines of all sizes to romp and run unleashed! Local dog rescue groups, clubs, and pet related vendors will be located along the sidelines with pet products and information. Water stations and a giant “dip and sip” splash bowls will keep canines cool and quenched, while humans will have the opportunity to enjoy refreshments (including beer) and other concessions.
Admission is free. For the Dog Bowl, the City of Dallas will charge $5 for parking within the gates of Fair Park. You can also ride the DART Rail Green Line to the Fair Park Station. (Non-service animals are allowed on DART only if they are in crates.) Owners will be asked to observe all current City of Dallas Dog Park policies while at Fair Park. Dog Bowl is hosted by Friends of Fair Park, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
Cost: Free Admission
16th ANNUAL BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL
presented by the Greater Plano Kiwanis Club
When: Saturday, May 6-Sunday, June 4
Monday-Saturday, 10 AM-9 PM
Sunday, Noon-6 PM
Where: Grand Court | The Shops at Willow Bend
6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano
What: North Dallas residents are invited to a hands-on experience with more than 150 butterflies at The Greater Plano Kiwanis Club 16th Annual Butterfly Festival – an opportunity like no other in the area.
FOR TICKETS AND DETAILS visit adoptabutterly.com
NEW FRIENDS NEW LIFE 14TH ANNUAL LUNCHEON
When: Wednesday, May 10th 11:30 am-1:00 pm
Where: OMNI Hotel Dallas
555 S. Lamar Street
What: New Friends New Life, a nonprofit organization that restores and empowers formerly trafficked and sexually exploited women, teens, and children, announces Joe Ehrmann, co-founder of the NFL Foundation-funded InSideOut Initiative and a former NFL Pro Bowler, named by Parade Magazine as “The Most Important Coach in America” for his work empowering youth – a critical component to ending human sex trafficking – will headline the 14th Annual Luncheon. Luncheon Chairs are Lisa Cooley and Tanya Foster, and Honorary Chairs are Gail and R. Gerald Turner. The previous speaker, Ashton Kutcher, canceled his appearance at the luncheon due to personal reasons.
34th Annual Southwest Open Chili Championship & North of The Brazos Cook-off
When: May 27-28, 2017
Where: Choctaw Casinos & Resorts
What: The 34TH Annual Southwest Open Chili Championship will be hosted by the Choctaw Casino & Resort in Durant, OK. on Saturday May 27, 2017. The cook-off will be held at the Choctaw/KOA RV Park on the grounds of the Choctaw Casino & Resort. The Casino is located just across the Texas/Oklahoma border, North of Dallas/Ft Worth area on U.S Hwy 75.
Cost: Pricing information varies and can be found on the website link below.