Posts by Karley Osborn
Attention, pet-seekers: this special, not-so-regional announcement is brought to you by your friends at Park Cities People/Highland Park Village.
It seems Highland Park Village is over the whole Groundhog-seeing-his-shadow thing that happens each year on Feb. 2. Instead, the shopping center has created “Found Dog Day,” an adoption event that will take place this Saturday. In need of a man’s-best-friend of your own? Here are the details:
WHAT: Found Dog Day, an Angie’s Friends adoption event seeking to place up to 30 abandoned dogs in happy new homes
WHEN: Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
WHERE: Center court of Highland Park Village (near Lela Rose)
P.S.: If you already own a furry friend but want to check out the event, feel free to bring Fido along. With offerings including water bowls, biscuits, and pet accessories on display, Highland Park Village will be more than dog friendly.
The Texas Film Hall of Fame, that is. The Dallas Morning News alerted film fans of the news yesterday by posting a list of this year’s inductees. And according to the Austin Film Society’s website, it seems the Oak Cliff native — who is best known for his role as Ned Ryerson in Groundhog Day — will be in good company post-ceremony on March 7. Past honorees have included Morgan Fairchild, Larry Hagman, and Renée Zellweger.
How about a feel-good story for your Friday morning?
Members of the 2013 Kessler Neighbors United board were supposed to meet at the Stevens Park Golf Course clubhouse last night. For whatever reason (rain? early closure? forgotten scheduling?), the clubhouse was already closed upon members’ arrival. Luckily, one attendee offered her home to president Cindy Pierce, which led to an impromptu gathering that felt…you guessed it…truly neighborly. “This feels really cozy and homey,” treasurer Leigh Hahn said as the homeowner placed Nut Thin crackers and hummus on the coffee table. Perfect setting to discuss community initiatives, don’t you think?
Christmas Eve will mark the 35th anniversary of the annual Dallas Merry TUBACHRISTMAS concert at Thanks-Giving square. While the ensemble players and holiday carols will certainly spread Christmas cheer, the event will undoubtedly ring different without Oak Cliff resident Alex Burton on the microphone — the Dallas-media icon and longtime master of ceremonies passed away in September. To honor him, this year’s performance will be dedicated to Burton’s memory. The Dec. 24 concert, which is open to the public, will begin at noon in the Thanks-Giving Square courtyard.
Nothing says “Happy Thanksgiving!” like a recipe swap — am I right? (Answer: I’m right.) With that established, I’d like to present a gift on behalf of Preston Hollow People and Park Cities People — a home-grown potato casserole recipe that ran in last week’s paper(s), originally submitted by The Mecca co-owner Nancy Schillaci-Sealy.
Here’s what she says: “My mother started making this for Thanksgiving many years ago and we have continued making it since her death in 2006. It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without the smell of it cooking in the kitchen, no matter where we are having Thanksgiving. I don’t make it any other time of the year — just the holidays. A few years ago, we started making it at the Mecca. It’s wildly popular and our customers ask for it daily.”
Here’s what we say: You’re gonna’ gobble this one up (get it?), guaranteed.
Uncle Bob’s pumpkin pie. Cousin Susan’s mac n’ cheese. Grandma’s green bean casserole. Everyone’s got a few secret recipes that make Thanksgiving go ‘round, and guess what? We want to hear all about them.
Secret recipes are fun. Famous ones are even better. If you’re willing to share your story — and your recipe — with Oak Cliff People readers, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org that includes a brief overview of your best kept dish, the story behind it, and your contact information. Entries will be accepted until Monday, Nov. 5. Afterward, selected chefs will be contacted to schedule an interview.
Just thinking about the recipes that are about to fill my inbox makes me hungry. Don’t be a stranger, now. Cook up an email and send it my way. Looking forward to hearing from you!
No trick-or-treating plans? Cool. That means you’re free to break down the fundamentals of breakdancing at Oak Cliff Cultural Center tonight from 7-9 p.m. (and every Wednesday through Nov. 28). Details below.
What to expect: An interactive workshop on all the hip hop fundamentals. Fancy footwork? Windmills? Airflares? You’ll (probably) learn it all.
Who’s invited: Beginners and experts alike. Under 18? You’ll need your parents’ permission to participate.
What to wear: Comfy clothes — think sweats and Nike high tops.
How to register: Contact the OC3 staff at 214-670-3777.