Posts by Sarah Bennett
The annual Oak Cliff Chamber of Commerce gala is coming up on June 28, but you can still buy your tickets online. They’re $125 a piece, or you can opt for various sponsorship levels.
What’s in it for you? Well, for one, it’s at Gilley’s. So automatically, that sounds fun. But also there are amazing auction items, live entertainment, and a seated dinner. And the proceeds help the Chamber “spur growth in the area” — after all, that’s why you’ll see top business execs and city officials attending. Mark your calendar now.
A group of protesters from the Dallas West Trailer Park caused an abrupt stop in the Trinity Corridor Townhall meeting last night at Methodist Hospital. Assistant city manager Jill Jordan was about halfway through her list of updates for the Trinity River recreation project when officials said the meeting would have to be rescheduled. Confused attendees quickly became upset, only to go outside and see the protesters with signs that read “homewreckers” and other slogans in English and Spanish.
Apparently, developers have purchased the land where the trailer park sits, and residents were notified two days ago that they must vacate. David De La Fuente, a staffer at U.S. Rep. Marc Veasey’s office, was present for the townhall and witnessed the outburst. When a protester recognized him, they began demanding a meeting with the Congressman.
We’ll keep you posted on any updates.
Are you ready for the second installation of the Winnetka Heights Supper Club? The theater’s new chef, Michael Chen, will be introduced to the group, but you have to buy your tickets in advance — the dinner is expected to sell out. For $40, you get a multi-course, “family style” meal by Chen and your choice of two drinks (wine, beer, cocktails, or non-alcoholic).
Pay via Pay Pal or deliver a check to Chris Barker at 214 S Willomet Ave. by June 21. The event is capped at 40 people, and vegetarian options are available. However, there are no refunds.
The folks at Lucky Dog want to lend a hand for summer reading efforts in three different ways. First, they’re taking requests for children’s books to be donated to nonprofit groups with summer programs. Second, Lucky Dog is partnering with Paperbacks Plus to give out bookmarks for summer reading participants. The bonus? Those bookmarks are good for discount on children’s books at any Lucky Dog location. Finally, Lucky Dog and Paperbacks Plus have already handed out thousands of the bookmarks to nearby daycare centers.
Lucky Dog also wants to remind you that the mezzanine area of their shop is full of tables and chairs that make perfect reading nooks on hot, summer days. If you need a room for a club, class, or meeting, they’ve got that, too. Questions? Send an email their way.
If you want to be in-the-know about what’s going on along the Trinity, come to the Townhall Meeting next Thursday, June 13. There will be updates on trails, access points, soccer fields, golf courses, and more all covered starting at 7 p.m. at Methodist’s Hitt Auditorium. I’ll be there, and I hope to see you, too.
The June Happy Hour for the Winnetka Heights Neighborhood Association will take place tomorrow at the Bar Belmont from 6 to 9 p.m. There will be a “summer Winnetka Heights Signature Cocktail” (no word on what that entails) and $1 off beers, house wines, and wells. Just after, the Barefoot at the Belmont Summer Concert Series will feature Kopecky Family Band and Peter Black. Check out ticket info for that here.
I’m not making this up. Corey Chalmers of A&E’s Hoarders will be the keynote speaker at “Lighten Up,” which is the third annual 2013 Southwest Conference on Hoarding. There’s apparently plenty of knowledge to be gained on the subject, because the conference goes from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on June 7 at Methodist’s Hitt Auditorium.
The conference costs $25 to attend, which includes lunch and continuing education credits. If you want to reserve your spot, call Ricardo Aguilar at 214-871-2420 ext. 118.
School may be out for summer, but that’s no reason to let your math skills slip. If you need to keep the practice going through the hotter months, the North Oak Cliff Library wants to help. Stop by for free math tutoring at 4:30 p.m. this Friday. The session, which runs until 5:45 p.m., is open to students from kindergarten to tenth grade.
Michelle has already brought you some delightful things to do over Memorial Day weekend, but I have one more to add to the list. And guys, this is pretty cool.
You may already know that Texas Monthly recently hired a barbecue editor, and no, that wasn’t a pre-existing gig. The guy’s even scored a book deal with Anthony Bourdain. Anyway, if you want to meet this completely awesome-sounding human, this weekend is your chance. Daniel Vaughn, the man himself, will be at Four Corners Brewery from 5 to 6 p.m. on Saturday. Here’s the kicker: there are only 100 tickets available, and tickets are $100 a piece. Got that?
Let’s review: for $100, you get to taste barbecue and beer pairings from Four Corners, take home a special, pint-size glass as well as signed copies of Vaughn’s book and Texas Monthly‘s barbecue edition, and meet Daniel Vaughn along with “local prophets of smoked meat” Justin Fourton (Pecan Lodge), Will Fleischmann (Lockhart Smokehouse), and Travis Mayes (Meshacks BBQ).
The Eventbrite page calls it a “delicious celebration of Texas barbecue,” and I gotta say, that sounds like a pretty accurate description. Click to purchase your tickets.
Moments ago, the City Council approved PSW’s zoning request for single-family units at Kings Highway.
“This is a great development,” Councilman Scott Griggs said.
Look for more details in our May 31 issue.