From the La Reunion front: Now that it includes male artists, La Reunion’s Art Chicas youth program has had a symbolic name change, to Art Chic@s. Meanwhile, participating chicos, chicas, and artist mentors will be working each Saturday in October to build an on-site installation on La Reunion grounds.
Volunteers are doing the safety rounds first, though — clearing falling limbs, trimming trees, and such — so if you have time to spare around 9 a.m. tomorrow, they’ll put you to work.
Sound like a plan? Bring gloves and trimming tools, if you can, and email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For a very limited time, you can give the gift of a lifetime — a ride on a World War II C-47 airplane! Greatest Generation Aircraft is offering gift certificates for 40-minute flight experiences with a free three-month membership to its flight activity center for $99 per person. These gift certificates can be used immediately or on any of the local flights conducted in 2012. Gift certificates for B-25 Bomber rides are also available at $499 per person. The C-47 holds 16 people, the Bomber holds 6. To purchase gift certificates, call Dana at 817-659-9249 or email email@example.com.
Kessler Park United Methodist Church: Good Shepherds yoga, 10 a.m. (room 18)
Methodist Dallas Medical Center: Line dancing, 10 a.m.; conversational Spanish (beginners), noon; conversational Spanish (advanced), 1 p.m.
Tyler Street Christian Academy: Grandparents’ Day; noon dismissal
Anytime Fitness: Red Cross blood drive, 3 to 7 p.m.
Texas Theatre: Shit Year, 6 p.m., 8:10 p.m., 10:15 p.m.
Twelve Hills Nature Center: Night hike, 7:30 p.m.
Belmont Hotel: Richard Gilbert, 7 p.m.
Kessler Theater: Roky Erickson and Dim Locator, 8 p.m.
Eno’s Pizza Tavern: Tommy Hill, 9 p.m.
Gerardo Salcedo and Justin Ashby celebrated two graduations in the spring. In addition to completing high school, the boys were part of the inaugural class of Dallas Cowboys Terence Newman’s Rising Stars Foundation.
The organization provided four years of tutoring in core subjects, personal mentoring from Newman, and a $5,000 college scholarship. All 11 participants are now in college. Salcedo is attending Mountain View College, and Ashby is at University of Texas-Arlington. Read More…
If you’re looking for something fun to do tomorrow night, head over to the Sylvan/Thirty development (1818 Sylvan Ave.), for a “Say ‘Hello’ to Fall” party.
The fun begins at 5:30 p.m. and goes until it “gets too dark to enjoy ourselves,” said host Amy Cowan. Mainstream Fish will be cookin’ up some tasty eats, including tortilla-crusted fish tacos, panko-breaded fried shrimp, chilled Yucatan shrimp cocktail, and crab quesadillas.
Fish Fry Bingo will perform at 7 p.m. “They’re a lot of fun,” Cowan said. “It’s good ole’ music that everyone loves.”
The event is BYOB, so don’t forget your booze; all ages are welcome; plus, well-behaved pets are encouraged to join in the fun, too. Cowan said they will have picnic tables, but guests are encouraged to bring chairs.
“If you haven’t ever sat down and observed the skyline from the site, you’re in for a treat,” Cowan said. “It has some great views of our skyline. We hope to see lots of you there.”
DEETS: Tickets are $10. You can pay cash on-site, or you can buy tickets with a credit card at Prekindle (prekindle.com/promo/id/22058230578435112). Credit cards are not accepted on-site, so plan accordingly. And, if you just want to come and socialize (and not eat), you’re welcome to at no charge.
The City Council approved making Stevens Park Estates a Conservation District during today’s meeting…after seven years of conflict, tough negotiations, and two postponements.
The district will include the Second Church of Christian Science at Plymouth Road and Colorado Boulevard and the park adjacent to Stevens Park Golf Course. The plan also includes a sub-district within the conservation district for the 13 homes on Plymouth Road.
For more information, see this weeks Oak Cliff People.
Oak Cliff may be one step closer to having a permanent dog park. Catherine Dodge of FIDO Oak Cliff said FIDO Fest was a huge success with a great turnout. The organization collected OC residents’ feedback on a potential permanent dog park via a survey handed out at the event this past Saturday.
“We took 60 paper copies and ran out!” Dodge said. “Overall, I think we had about 100 people attend.”
The survey also went out through Winnetka Heights’ website and will be distributed to FIDO OC “likers” and other Oak Cliff neighborhoods.
“We were testing this spot as a permanent dog-park location, hence wanting neighborhood support and conducting surveys,” Dodge said. “Council members Delia Jasso and Scott Griggs are very supportive. They just want community support. Winnetka Heights already does regular maintenance and clean-up days at the site. Winnetka also has a lot of dog lovers and are very excited it may be our first dog park!”
The pooch party was held on city land at Jefferson Boulevard and Twelfth at the Clinton connector. This “pocket park,” as Dodge called it, has water, a sprinkler system, trees, and seating already in place. Dodge said she would like to make this space the park’s permanent home, and since the land is owned by the city and not the Dallas Park and Recreation Department, the requirements are less stringent.
The City Council will hold (yet another) public hearing tomorrow on the proposed Stevens Park Estates Conservation District. (The public hearings are set to begin at 10 a.m.; SPE is agenda item #82.)
After seven years, dozens of meetings, and multiple City Council hearings, SPE residents are still battling over a proposed conservation district. At the Aug. 24 meeting, City Councilwoman Delia Jasso postponed a vote on establishing the district for the second time, citing that residents didn’t have a sufficient amount of time to come to an agreement.
A majority of residents on Plymouth Road are still not convinced that their neighborhood should become a conservation district, and are requesting to become a sub-district within the existing plan.
After the hearing, the Council is set to vote on the matter (that is, if it’s not postponed again).
Also on the agenda: Potential relocation of a ladder truck and four firefighters from Station 26 to Station 52 and from 15 to 33. This vote will be part of the overall budget approval.
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