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Mary Brinegar, President and CEO, Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden; Suzanne Millet, Chair, A Writer’s Garden 2020; Kay Weeks, President, Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden; Empress Gilbert, Presenting Sponsor.

The event benefited The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden
Diane Sealy, Honorary Chair | Suzanne Millet, Chair | Kay Weeks, President

 The 14th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon “Near or Far … There Is No Place Like Home” was a thoroughly entertaining and enjoyable experience benefiting the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden.           

Presented by Empressive Earth Gallery as Diamond Sponsor with Diane Sealy as honorary chair, the event was chaired by Suzanne Millet and featured James Farmer, Southern author and interior designer, who discussed his new book, Arriving Home-A Gracious Southern Welcome and Dallas’ own Lisa Fine, founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, which specializes in hand printed linens that are sold in sixteen showrooms worldwide and author of Near & Far: Interiors I Love.         

The morning’s virtual symposium began with a lovely video featuring aerial and close-up views of A Woman’s Garden. The focus was then on Jocelyn White, Mistress of Ceremonies, as she welcomed everyone to the DeGolyer House at the Dallas Arboretum and into the library where Kay Weeks, Women’s Council president, gave a brief history of the mansion and the Women’s Council. Suzanne thanked Empress Gilbert and Micah Gilbert for their presenting sponsorship as a short video gave a brief tour of their gallery. Jocelyn White, Mistress of Ceremonies, introduced Lisa Fine, who began with an overview of her book, a collection of homes all over the world that have inspired her textile collection.
         
Lisa’s book features homes of people who are avid travelers, avid readers, and passionate gardeners where the homes feature these hobbies rather than the design schemes themselves. They are timeless and classic, evolving over time. Her design adventures began in Paris and took her all over the world, including India, London, Greece, Sweden and more where she was inspired by the colors, textures and patterns, designs with a twist and a touch of the exotic and bizarre. She featured fabulous photos of her own apartment in New York, her mother’s home here in Dallas and shared personal stories of her adventures and friendships, including Lee Radziwill and Rose Tarlow.         

James Farmer began his virtual presentation from his home, Farmdale Cottage in Perry, Georgia, seated in the garden and enjoying one of his favorite refreshments, Mrs. Wilson’s Rosemary Lemonade, which is featured in one of his books, Sip & Savor.  He said his new book is what he wants to convey, the sense of arriving home. Home tugs at our heartstrings with scent, memories, food, flowers and sounds. He shared delightful stories of growing up in a small town and tied those stories into the history behind the design of his own home where he mixes antiques with found items, family heirlooms and new purchases.         

As an extra treat, underwriters at certain levels received flowers and greenery delivered by Junior Villanueva’s Garden Gate matching the demonstration James gave on arranging, as they created their own arrangement along with him.          

Suzanne ended the symposium by giving heartfelt thanks to her committee, saying it was an honor and privilege to have served as chair of this wonderful event. She thanked Kay for her inspiration and encouragement during the planning of A Writer’s Garden.         

After the presentations, home hostesses and their guests enjoyed luncheons provided by Preston Hollow Catering.

Sponsors included Silver Sponsors Suzanne Caruso, Diane Sealy. Bronze Sponsors were Nancy McDonnell Harlin, Mary MacRae, Suzanne Millet, Katherine Weber and Kay Weeks. Table Hosts were Becky Burgett, Suzanne Caruso, Nancy Cates, Kathy Cothrum, Melanie Cowlishaw, Empressive Earth Gallery, Lisa Fine, Carmen Hancock, Nancy Harlin, Linda Huffhines, Sue John,Lisa Laughlin, Mary MacRae, Dorothea Meltzer, Suzanne Millet, Vicki Petersen, Katherine Phillips, Diane Sealy, Joanie Stephens, Venise Stuart, Betty Suellentrop, Mary Lynn Vaughan, Sharon Walker, Katherine Weber and Kay Weeks.        

The raffle featured Showstopping Mad Hatter’s Custom Tea Dress designed by Patti Flowers Design Studio, Exquisite Opal Doublets & Diamond Earrings by Howard Donsky Fine Jewelry; an Exceptionally Wonderful Custom Hat by Bay Willow Design; Personalized Home Rendering includes Note Cards and up to Three Additional Prints by Sandy Watson; “Tea for Four” with Champagne Service at the DeGolyer Tea Room featuring a Fresh Floral Arrangement in a McKenzie-Childs Courtly Check Tea Kettle, the tea kettle was donated by Suzanne Roberts; "Spruce up your Home" package complete with gourmet wines and delicacies, Home design service by Kay Troutt of KST Design, Kitchen design services by Helene Terry of Helene's Luxury Kitchens, and gift cards from Jackson's Home & Garden and Mary Cates.          

National media sponsor was FLOWER Magazine. Media sponsors were My Sweet Charity, The Scout Guide Dallas and Estate Life Magazine.  Very special thanks went to Maurice Ballew, MCB Videos.       

Membership in the Women’s Council is open to the community and has many benefits, including special events for members only, invitations to private parties and more. Check the website for more details www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org

ABOUT THE WOMEN’S COUNCIL:  Since 1986 the major goal of the Women’s Council has been the design, construction, funding and endowment of A Woman’s Garden, the only public garden in the United States conceived by women, funded by the efforts of women and dedicated to the spirit of women. The support of over 500 members of the Women’s Council makes possible the continued expansion and development of A Woman’s Garden. The Women’s Council is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  www.WomensCouncilDallasArboretum.org 

ABOUT A WOMAN’S GARDEN: A Woman’s Garden is the only garden in the nation conceived, constructed and maintained by the funding efforts of women. Ablaze with color in every season, A Woman’s Garden sits majestically as a living testament to the passion and vision of the Women’s Council founders and the boundless energy and devotion of its members whose commitment to creating a garden dedicated to the universal spirit of women across generations is realized in its inspired design. Our beautiful garden celebrates the power, creativity, resourcefulness, passion and unwavering commitment of the women who came before us and those entrusted with its care now, and into the future.

 * Photos by Dana Driensky and Daniel Driensky

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Chuck and Gena Norris

Mercury One’s First Ever Virtual Event: America Goes Back to Work

Gena and Chuck Norris Receive Bonhoeffer Angel”Award

 

Gena and Chuck Norris received the Bonhoeffer “Angel” Award at Mercury One’s first ever Virtual Event: America Goes Back to Work  hosted by founders Tania and Glenn Beck. Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian aid and education organization focused on restoring the human spirit based in Dallas, Texas.

 WATCH: Mercury One Next Chapter: America Goes Back to Work

 

 Thanking sponsors and those who made the night possible:

 “This evening we celebrate an unforgettable evening of hope, heritage and the best of humanity,” Glenn Beck, Founder of Mercury One said. “On this special night, we rejoice in the lives of those impacted by our humanitarian relief efforts, education programs, and preservation of American heritage. Together, we will chart the way forward as we seek to better our country and the world around us.” 

“Without the support of the community, none of this is possible,” Suzanne Grishman, Executive Director of Mercury One said. “This event is critical to our success as the funds raised support Mercury One’s general operations, ensuring that all program donations go directly to those that need it most.” 

Beck revealed that 2021 will be the 10th Anniversary and the beginning of the next chapter of Mercury One. He was joined by David Barton, founder of WallBuilders and his son, Tim Barton, president of WallBuilders, to unveil the American Journey Experience, a place where people can learn the real history of the United States and be immersed in the documents, artifacts, and stories that molded our country. The American Journey Experience features a myriad of American antiquities, including Franklin D. Roosevelt's wheelchair, the original script for Orson Welles' "War of the Worlds," and original letters written by President George Washington.  

Event sponsors at different levels received a virtual in-home package, a chef-prepared meal delivered to their home. Rodney Strong Wine Estates provided a virtual in-home wine tasting presented by their winemaker and educator. A raffle featured a 2020 Mercedes-Benz A220 Sedan or A Once in a lifetime experience for an All-Expenses paid trip (airfare, transportation, hotel and meals) for two people to Dallas, Texas for a two-night stay and a day with Mercury One. The winner and guest will receive a tour of The New American Journey Training Center and the new American Journey Vault with Glenn Beck and David Barton.

Sponsors included: an Anonymous donor, John Pellegrino, Jr., Patriot Mobile, Gena and Chuck Norris with KickStart Kids, Woodforest National Bank, Rodney Strong Vineyards, The Nazarene Fund, Operation Underground Railroad, Marcus and Sara Rhem, Paul and Wendy Tackett, Kelly and Cindy Johnson, Heather Moon, Don Ross Nabb, Randall Barringer, Glenn and Dee Simmons Foundation, Heather Hanks and Brett Kathey, and D’Andra and Jeremy Lock. Host committee members included: Suzanne and Michael Grishman, Richard H. Rudolph II, Kevin and Tracy Campbell, Dena and Titus Weller, Travis and Dawn Simpson, Rhinehart and Associates, Inc., Madeline Chao, Judy Taylor and Peter Holt. 

To learn more about Mercury One’s Next Chapter, click here.  

(File photo of Chuck and Gena Norris from 2019 event by Dana Driensky.)

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Day 1 DFW in Three Locations on January 1, 2021
Virtual Experience Option is FREE!
Presented by Main Event and benefiting Vogel Alcove

 

Vogel Alcove’s annual event, Day 1 DFW is returning for its sixth year, this year presented by Main Event. The fun, family fair has been reimagined to offer families 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day. Each option is designed to fit the health and safety concerns for varying comfort levels of DFW families. There will be in-person event, a virtual event, and a closing drive-in fireworks show. All proceeds from Day 1 DFW benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families.

“With all of the mass event cancellations in 2020, including several of our own, we have worked hard to dream up 3 safe ways to play on New Year’s Day. First, we are thrilled to partner with Main Event to offer families a fun experience at three of their DFW locations, in Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Second, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Experience filled with shows and activities families can enjoy from home. Third is a drive-in fireworks show in Frisco to close out the evening,” said Karen R. Hughes, Vogel Alcove’s President and CEO.  “Vogel Alcove and the Main Event team have ensured CDC health and safety guidelines are followed at each Main Event venue. Because of limited capacity, remember to pre-purchase your tickets now! We can’t wait to ‘Play Smart, Play Safe” with everyone on New Year’s Day!”

1)  Main Event Presents Day 1 DFW, January 1, 2021

Pre-purchase all-access wristbands for one of three Main Event sites before December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. These locations include Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie.  Each of these Main Event venues will open at 9:00 a.m. for Day 1 DFW on January 1, 2021.
* Main Event Frisco – 9375 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco. 

* Main Event Grapevine- 407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine.

* Main Event Grand Prairie – 3106 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie.

All- Access Wristbands: At a $70 value, the $15 all-access wristband affords wearers access to unlimited play of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and golf. Participants will be issued bowling shoes and a $10 Fun Card for use around the facility. Each site will offer face painting for $5 and photo booths for pictures of the family. Come early from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and receive free access to the “Hologate VR” game at all three locations. 

Frisco Location: Karaoke will be available all day at the Frisco location. Gravity ropes and golf are available at this location only. Gravity ropes have a 48” height minimum requirement. The Frisco location will be the main hub where the Virtual Experience shows will be available for limited in-person attendance. Parking is free.

As for the safety of guests, Main Event has worked hard to get their facilities running in a safe manner for all guests. Each facility has reopened with all new health and safety protocols, ensuring the best experience for everyone. Along with a limited guest capacity, face masks are required for every guest and team member. Hand sanitation stations and temperature checks for every guest and team member are placed all around the facility. Enhanced routine cleanings and dedicated teams for cleaning surfaces, as well as contactless payment and safety shields are installed. 

2)  The Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience: FREE!

For families staying safe at home, we’ve created a Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience that will feature live and pre-recorded performances from Magician Grant Price, animals with Wildlife on the Move, and the Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion. There will also be fun activities airing such as a Virtual Trivia Game, a Hula Dancing Lesson, dancing, a cooking class, a science show and Virtual Bingo. These Family friendly video experiences will be offered along with other great activities like our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt and Cardboard Challenge. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Get started celebrating today! Purchase Virtual Experience tickets now and access two activities for families leading up to the event.

The first is the Day 1 DFW Scavenger Hunt with great New Year’s Resolution Clues. Each clue submitted through social media gets the player a raffle ticket. The prizes will be raffled off to participants on January 1 during the live streamed portion.

The second is the Cardboard Challenge. It is a great fun activity and one of the most popular features. Participants build their own cardboard creation at home using only cardboard, tape, and markers. Submit photos of this masterpiece for the chance to win prizes. Register and start today!

That evening the fireworks show will also be live streamed during the experience. Access to the D1DFW Virtual Experience is FREE!

3)  Day 1 DFW Drive-In Fireworks Show (FREE): At the end of a day filled with fun, events will be wrapped up at 7 p.m. with a FREE drive-in fireworks show sponsored by Oncor and FC Dallas, hosted at Toyota Stadium in Frisco located at 200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. The spectacular fireworks shows never disappoint so expect a blast!

Parking for Drive-In Fireworks in Frisco: The parking lot at Toyota Stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the show. Snacks will be available for purchase from your vehicle. Parking will be free on a first come, first parked basis so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the show from the safety of the car! 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED! Tickets are on sale at Day1Dallas.com. All-access wristbands to a Day 1 DFW Main Event location are $15 per person over the age of 2. If participants purchase wristbands and cannot make it on January 1, the wristbands will be delivered via mail to purchasers following the event. Upon receipt, the wristbands will be valid for one entry any day through January 31, 2021.

This event benefits Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information. 

About Vogel Alcove:

 Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.                                                                  

 

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Day 1 DFW in Three Locations on January 1, 2021
Virtual Experience Option Available Now!
Presented by Main Event and benefiting Vogel Alcove

 

Vogel Alcove’s annual event, Day 1 DFW is returning for its sixth year, this year presented by Main Event. The fun, family fair has been reimagined to offer families 3 Safe Ways to Play on New Year’s Day. Each option is designed to fit the health and safety concerns for varying comfort levels of DFW families. There will be in-person event, a virtual event, and a closing drive-in fireworks show. All proceeds from Day 1 DFW benefit Vogel Alcove, a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families.

“With all of the mass event cancellations in 2020, including several of our own, we have worked hard to dream up 3 safe ways to play on New Year’s Day. First, we are thrilled to partner with Main Event to offer families a fun experience at three of their DFW locations, in Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie. Second, we’ll be hosting a Virtual Experience filled with shows and activities families can enjoy from home. Third is a drive-in fireworks show in Frisco to close out the evening,” said Karen R. Hughes, Vogel Alcove’s President and CEO.  “Vogel Alcove and the Main Event team have ensured CDC health and safety guidelines are followed at each Main Event venue. Because of limited capacity, remember to pre-purchase your tickets now! We can’t wait to ‘Play Smart, Play Safe” with everyone on New Year’s Day!”

1)  Main Event Presents Day 1 DFW, January 1, 2021

Pre-purchase all-access wristbands for one of three Main Event sites before December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m. These locations include Frisco, Grapevine and Grand Prairie.  Each of these Main Event venues will open at 9:00 a.m.

* Main Event Frisco – 9375 Dallas Pkwy, Frisco. 

* Main Event Grapevine- 407 W State Hwy 114, Grapevine.

* Main Event Grand Prairie – 3106 S State Hwy 161, Grand Prairie.

All- Access Wristbands: At a $70 value, the $15 all-access wristband affords wearers access to unlimited play of bowling, billiards, laser tag, gravity ropes, and golf. Participants will be issued bowling shoes and a $10 Fun Card for use around the facility. Each site will offer face painting for $5 and photo booths for pictures of the family. Come early from 9:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. and receive free access to the VR “Holigate” game at all three locations.  

Frisco Location: Karaoke will be available all day at the Frisco location. Gravity ropes and golf are available at this location only. Gravity ropes have a 48” height minimum requirement. The Frisco location will be the main hub where the Virtual Experience shows will be available for limited in-person attendance. Parking is free.

As for the safety of guests, Main Event has worked hard to get their facilities running in a safe manner for all guests. Each facility has reopened with all new health and safety protocols, ensuring the best experience for everyone. Along with a limited guest capacity, face masks are required for every guest and team member. Hand sanitation stations and temperature checks for every guest and team member are placed all around the facility. Enhanced routine cleanings and dedicated teams for cleaning surfaces, as well as contactless payment and safety shields are installed. 

2)  The Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience

For families staying safe at home, we’ve created a Day 1 DFW Virtual Experience that will feature live and pre-recorded performances from Magician Grant Price, animals with Wildlife on the Move, and the Star Wars Characters from the 501st Legion. There will also be fun activities airing such as a Virtual Trivia Game, a Hula Dancing Lesson, dancing, a cooking class, a science show and Virtual Bingo. These Family friendly video experiences will be offered along with other great activities like our New Year’s Resolution Scavenger Hunt and Cardboard Challenge. Don’t wait until New Year’s Day. Get started celebrating today! Purchase Virtual Experience tickets now and access two activities for families leading up to the event.

The first is the Day 1 DFW Scavenger Hunt with great New Year’s Resolution Clues. Each clue submitted through social media gets the player a raffle ticket. The prizes will be raffled off to participants on January 1 during the live streamed portion.

The second is the Cardboard Challenge. It is a great fun activity and one of the most popular features. Participants build their own cardboard creation at home using only cardboard, tape, and markers. Submit photos of this masterpiece for the chance to win prizes. Register and start today!

That evening the fireworks show will also be live streamed during the experience. Access to the D1DFW Virtual Experience will be $10.

3)  Day 1 DFW Drive-In Fireworks Show (FREE): At the end of a day filled with fun, events will be wrapped up at 7 p.m. with a FREE drive-in fireworks show sponsored by Oncor and FC Dallas, hosted at Toyota Stadium in Frisco located at 200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX 75033. The spectacular fireworks shows never disappoint so expect a blast!

Parking for Drive-In Fireworks in Frisco: The parking lot at Toyota Stadium will open at 6 p.m. before the show. Snacks will be available for purchase from your vehicle. Parking will be free on a first come, first parked basis so be sure to arrive early to enjoy the show from the safety of the car! 

TICKETS MUST BE PRE-PURCHASED! Tickets are on sale at Day1Dallas.com. All-access wristbands to a Day 1 DFW Main Event location are $15 per person over the age of 2. If participants purchase wristbands and cannot make it on January 1, the wristbands will be delivered via mail to purchasers following the event. Upon receipt, the wristbands will be valid for one entry any day through January 31, 2021. 

This event benefits Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is a nonprofit serving homeless children and their families. Approximately 3,000 children in Dallas go to sleep each night without a home of their own. We’re on a mission to help young children overcome the lasting and traumatic effects of homelessness. It is our vision that every child in our community has a home, a self-sufficient family and a foundation for success in school and life. Homeless children are the most invisible and neglected members of our community. But Vogel Alcove is devoted to helping these children cope with the physical, emotional and mental trauma they are experiencing so that they might succeed in life despite their circumstances.
Visit VogelAlcove.org for more information.

About Vogel Alcove:

 Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children.                                                                  

 

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Anneke Adams, Dr. Carla Russo; Karen Hughes, President and CEO, Vogel Alcove; Regina Bruce, Chair, Holiday Drive; Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Tammany Stern.

Donations are now being accepted through December 14!

Regina Bruce, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of this event, is honored to announce Robert Griffin III “RG3” as the honorary chair of the Holiday Drive presented by independent registered investment advisor CAPTRUST benefiting the children of Vogel Alcove.
        
“Dallas Magnolias is thrilled to have this opportunity to join together with presenting sponsor CAPTRUST and RG3 as honorary chair to create a magical and joyous occasion for the homeless infants, toddlers and pre-school children served at Vogel Alcove,” Regina said.  “In this season of giving and in the spirit of the holidays, we are sincerely grateful to spread that heartwarming message of help and hope to these children and their families during this most special time of year.”
        
Robert and his wife, Grete Griffin agree saying, “It’s a blessing to be the honorary chair for this Holiday Drive. It’s important that we continue to find ways to build up our youth and give them a fighting chance in this world.”
        
There are two significant ways to support the Holiday Drive this year.  The first opportunity is by filling Santa Stockings.  Three-foot tall festively decorated stockings will be filled with items donated by the community as described in the attached Holiday Wish List.  For those who wish to donate toys too big for the stockings or essential items such as socks, underwear, coats, scarves, gloves/mittens, hats, etc., for infants, toddlers and/or preschoolers, all of those items are welcome!  Items from the Holiday Wish List may be purchased and donated.   Gift cards from retailers are also encouraged and will be used by our volunteers to shop and to also help fill the stockings.
        
The second opportunity to help is by donating Bye-Bye Bags to help fill a critical need in the fight against hunger, which are given to the children when they leave Vogel Alcove at the end of each day. These Bye-Bye Bags are lunch-size paper sacks filled with a variety of shelf-stable snacks and protein (without peanuts), a small bottle of water or fruit juice and plasticware (if needed).   A sample list is attached. Vogel Alcove often gives out 200 Bye-Bye Bags each day.  The goal is to donate at least 500 Bye-Bye Bags this year.
        
Donations will be accepted through December 14, 2020 and may be dropped off at 4819 Keller Springs Road, Addison, TX  75001. Cash donations may be made through www.VogelAlcove.org by clicking on “Donate” on the top right. Please enter “Dallas Magnolias Holiday Drive” in the comments section.
        
More information is available on the website at www.magnolias.org/kids, call 800-459-3090 or email info@magnolias.org.  

About Dallas Magnolias: Dallas Magnolias inspire, motivate, and support women in the workplace, home and through philanthropic causes. www.Magnolias.org 

About Robert Griffin III “RG3:” Former Baylor University two sport All-American (track and field and football) athlete Robert Griffin III is Baylor’s lone Heisman Trophy winner. In his Heisman winning season, Robert Griffin III led Baylor to a 10-win season and a Bowl game victory. Robert Griffin III broke 20 career records at Baylor on top of winning the AP Player of The Year, Davey O’Brien and The Manning Award. He was the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft for the Washington Football Team and earned 2012 Rookie of The Year honors. He currently plays quarterback for the Baltimore Ravens.

https://www.rg3foundation.org/

About Vogel Alcove:
Vogel Alcove is a 501c3 nonprofit agency which provides therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children and their families. Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. www.VogelAlcove.org               

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12 Cuts Brazillian Steakhouse, a local family-owned churrascaria-style restaurant with South American influences, is offering diners convenient options for celebrating the holidays. Join in the holiday experience by dining in the restaurant, order ahead and pick-up or enjoy catering.  

Alda Boiani, co-owner, says, “We offer the essence of Brazilian hospitality with warm, friendly service. We capture the charm of the Gaucho cooking style. Patrons enjoy a unique and upscale dining experience, showcasing a variety of Prime meats that are carved or cut tableside.”

 

12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experience, delicately carved by Gaucho chefs tableside:

  • Picanha - Top sirloin seasoned with sea salt or garlic
  • Spice Picanha - Top sirloin spice seasoned
  • Filet Mignon  - Beef Tenderloin seasoned to perfection
  • Filet Mignon Com Bacon - Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon 
  • Fraldinha - Bottom sirloin, flavorful cut with strong marbling
  • Care de Cordeiro - Rack of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Cordeiro - Leg of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Costela de Porco - Pork ribs marinated and slow roasted
  • Frango - Organic tender chicken legs and bacon wrapped chicken breast
  • Lombo de Porco - Pork loin filets grilled with parmesan 
  • Chorizo - Argentinian pork sausages 
  • Tomahawk Ribs - Bone in ribeye seasoned for flavor
    and
  • Pineapple – Grilled pineapple, caramelized with sugar and flavored with cinnamon

 

Salads & Sides:  

  • Argentinian Empanadas and cheese bread
  • Salads of your choice served throughout the meal 
  • Traditional Brazilian side dishes served throughout the meal 

Bullet Points:

What: Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day 

Open Hours:

Christmas Eve:  11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. until 9:30 p.m.

Christmas Day: 11:00 a.m. until 10:00 p.m. 

New Year’s Eve: 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

New Year’s Day: 11:00 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. 

Menu
Every day regular menu plus grilled bone-in pork chops.

Dine-In:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for the holidays:

Three Course Meal $46.85 per person includes the following:

1st: Cheese Bread, Beef Empanada
2nd: Salads of your choice served throughout the meal
3rd: Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops and the full 12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experience and sides Grill Pineapple, Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri.

Take-out:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for the holidays:

Four Course Meal Family Package for 3: $75.00 (pre-order is recommended):

Cheese Bread, Beef Empanada, Salad, Grilled Bone-In Pork Chops, Grill Pineapple, Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri, Desserts (Chocolate Cake or Flan).


Take Out/Curbside Pick-Up: Order your Christmas and New Year’s take-out/curbside pick-up. Curbside pick-up is available from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day.


New:  Receive one complimentary lunch or dinner for pre-order take-out meal of $80.00 or more or dine-in Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day one per table. Restrictions apply.

Catering:    Available. Visit the website: www.12cutssteakhouse.com

Or call (469) 779-7012  


Group Events:
Whether you are making plans for this weekend or for the Holiday Season fast approaching, 12 Cuts Steakhouse has you covered.  The knowledgeable dining staff is expertly trained in servicing every event from small private dining to large, professional business events. Groups of 15 and over receive a $100 Gift Card. There are no room fees and no minimums. Best advised to make reservations early during the holiday season.

Gift Cards:  Gift Cards are available in any denomination. Receive a $10 dollar gift card for every $100 spent. Receive a $100 gift card for every $500 gift card spent. Purchase by calling 469-779-7012.


12 Cuts Hours: 

Brunch: Sunday: 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Dinner:  Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

12 Cuts Location:
18010 Dallas Pkwy,
Dallas, TX 75287
(469) 779-7012  

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Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents, PCHPS

Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) invites the community to join its members as they landmark four significant homes in the Park Cities on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
                  
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. the first home to be landmarked is located at 3609 Potomac. Then travel to landmark 3320 Dartmouth at 10:30 a.m.,4255 Westway at 11:00 a.m. and 4311 Arcady at 11:30 a.m. Times are approximate. Masks are required.

                 
At each home, Taylor Armstrong, a member of the Landmark Advisory Committee, speaks about each home’s history and gives insight into renovations or improvements, if applicable. If the owners are available, members may have an opportunity to ask questions. This is not a home tour, but an opportunity to meet new members of the community and learn more about its history through personal insights into the homes and families that share a vision of preservation.

                  
According to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, “PCHPS has established three award categories in order to:
* Encourage the preservation of the fabric of the community we treasure.
* Make a statement about the importance of architecture and history in our community.
* Commend a homeowner for their care of a property.
* Raise the visibility of PCHPS in the community.
The three categories are: I. Historic significance. II. Architectural Significance. III. Renovation Excellence.

                 
“While one of the primary purposes of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is to encourage the preservation of the physical infrastructure of our community, it should be noted that any of the three awards has no force of law and does not restrict the use of an owner’s property in any way. It is our hope that through the Award process, we encourage owners to appreciate the value of preservation, and that they will, of their own volition, preserve their properties for future generations.”  

                 
Join the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society today at www.pchps.org and take advantage of benefits like these Landmarking Ceremonies and much more! Membership in PCHPS is open to the public.  Become a member and help preserve and celebrate all the attributes that make the Park Cities an incomparable community from an aesthetic, educational, and personal perspective and to support the mission to preserve and promote the  history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Varying levels of membership are available with different benefits at each level.
                 
Visit www.pchps.org  for more information, email  info@pchps.org  or call  (214) 528 -0021.      

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Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents, PCHPS

Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS) invites the community to join its members as they landmark four significant homes in the Park Cities on Saturday, December 12, 2020.
                  
Beginning at 10:00 a.m. the first home to be landmarked is located at 3609 Potomac. Then travel to landmark 3320 Dartmouth at 10:30 a.m.,4255 Westway at 11:00 a.m. and 4311 Arcady at 11:30 a.m. Times are approximate. Masks are required.

                 
At each home, Taylor Armstrong, a member of the Landmark Advisory Committee, speaks about each home’s history and gives insight into renovations or improvements, if applicable. If the owners are available, members may have an opportunity to ask questions. This is not a home tour, but an opportunity to meet new members of the community and learn more about its history through personal insights into the homes and families that share a vision of preservation.

                  
According to the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society, “PCHPS has established three award categories in order to:
* Encourage the preservation of the fabric of the community we treasure.
* Make a statement about the importance of architecture and history in our community.
* Commend a homeowner for their care of a property.
* Raise the visibility of PCHPS in the community.
The three categories are: I. Historic significance. II. Architectural Significance. III. Renovation Excellence.

                 
“While one of the primary purposes of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society is to encourage the preservation of the physical infrastructure of our community, it should be noted that any of the three awards has no force of law and does not restrict the use of an owner’s property in any way. It is our hope that through the Award process, we encourage owners to appreciate the value of preservation, and that they will, of their own volition, preserve their properties for future generations.”  

                 
Join the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society today at www.pchps.org and take advantage of benefits like these Landmarking Ceremonies and much more! Membership in PCHPS is open to the public.  Become a member and help preserve and celebrate all the attributes that make the Park Cities an incomparable community from an aesthetic, educational, and personal perspective and to support the mission to preserve and promote the  history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Varying levels of membership are available with different benefits at each level.
                 
Visit www.pchps.org  for more information, email  info@pchps.org  or call  (214) 528 -0021.      

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This back-to-school season, Rainbow Days has helped prepare more than 1,000 local homeless and at-risk children and youth for the new school year by equipping them with the tangible items, confidence and hope they need for success in school this year. 

Through its Family Connection program for homeless children, Rainbow Days delivered new backpacks, school supplies and uniforms for 520 children living at 28 partnering shelters, transitional living sites and extended-stay motels. Additionally, thanks to clothing donated by KIDBOX / Delivering Good, Rainbow Days provided each child with fashionable new after-school outfits. 

Rainbow Days’ Community Connection program was also able to meet the critical needs of low-income students it serves this back-to-school season. Through partnerships with local schools, juvenile detention centers and recreation centers, Rainbow Days provided school supplies and other essential tangible items for 500 at-risk children and youth served at nine partnering sites.

“During this challenging time in the world, homeless and at-risk kids like those served by Rainbow Days are in desperate need of hope,” shared Rainbow Days CEO Tiffany Beaudine. “We feel thankful and blessed to be able to provide tangible items and emotional support for vulnerable children and youth this back-to-school season.”                                                        

Rainbow Days would like to recognize the countless organizations and individuals whose financial, in-kind and volunteer support was critical to the success of this project. Specials thanks go to the MoneyGram Foundation for its generous presenting sponsorship of Back-to-School 2020 and to KIDBOX / Delivering Good for donating more than 2,700 pieces of designer clothing for the children and families Rainbow Days serves.

ABOUT RAINBOW DAYS: Rainbow Days is a Dallas-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Founded in 1982, Rainbow Days has a mission to help children and youth in adversity build coping skills and resilience to create positive futures. Through support groups, camps, mentored events and tangible items, Rainbow Days makes meaningful connections with more than 9,000 at-risk and homeless children and youth in the Dallas area annually. For more information, please visit www.rainbowdays.org or call (214) 887-0726.

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The popular Brazilian Steakhouse Announces Thanksgiving Feast Dine-In, Catering or Curbside Pick-Up
Receive a Bonus on Gift Cards | Reserve your Holiday Party Private Dining Now!

 

12 Cuts Brazillian Steakhouse, a local family-owned churrascaria-style restaurant with South American influences, is offering diners convenient options for celebrating Thanksgiving. Join in the holiday experience by dining in the restaurant, order ahead and pick-up or enjoy catering.
        

For those who dine in Thanksgiving Day, the restaurant is open from 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m. The churrasco experience means 12 Cuts of Prime meats delicately carved by Gaucho chefs tableside. The feast includes a mouth-watering bacon-wrapped turkey breast, Thanksgiving salad, side and a delicious homemade Fall dessert for $46.85 per person.
        

Take-Out/Curbside Pick-Up is available for order online at www.12cutssteakhouse.com and is offered from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day. Pre-order for Thanksgiving by Wednesday, November 25 at 5:00 p.m. the day before Thanksgiving. Menu includes a special Thanksgiving package for five (5) or it can be adjusted for any family size: Empanadas and cheese bread, beef tenderloin and turkey breast wrapped with bacon, green bean salad or 12 Cuts salad, roasted vegetables (sweet potato, Brussel sprouts and butternut squash), mashed potatoes, and as a special treat, a traditional southern Brazilian sweet potato dessert, homemade flan or cakes (tres leches cake or chocolate cake).

        

Group Events: Whether you are making plans for this weekend or for the Holiday Season fast approaching, 12 Cuts Steakhouse has you covered.  The knowledgeable dining staff is expertly trained in servicing every event from small private dining to large, professional business events.

    

Groups of 15 and over receive a $100 Gift Card. There are no room fees and no minimums. Best advised to make reservations early during the holiday season.
     Gift Cards:  Gift Cards are available in any denomination. Receive a $10 dollar gift card for every $100 spent. Purchase by calling 469-779-7012.

    

Alda Boiani, co-owner, says, “We offer the essence of Brazilian hospitality with warm, friendly service. We capture the charm of the Gaucho cooking style. Patrons enjoy a unique and upscale dining experience, showcasing a variety of Prime meats that are carved or cut tableside.”


12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experience, delicately carved by Gaucho chefs tableside:

  • Picanha - Top sirloin seasoned with sea salt or garlic
  • Spice Picanha - Top sirloin spice seasoned
  • Filet Mignon  - Beef Tenderloin seasoned to perfection
  • Filet Mignon Com Bacon - Tenderloin Wrapped in Bacon 
  • Fraldinha - Bottom sirloin, flavorful cut with strong marbling
  • Care de Cordeiro - Rack of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Cordeiro - Leg of lamb seasoned to perfection
  • Costela de Porco - Pork ribs marinated and slow roasted
  • Frango - Organic tender chicken legs and bacon wrapped chicken breast
  • Lombo de Porco - Pork loin filets grilled with parmesan 
  • Chorizo - Argentinian pork sausages 
  • Tomahawk Ribs - Bone in ribeye seasoned for flavor
    and
  • Pineapple – Grilled pineapple, caramelized with sugar and flavored with cinnamon

 Bullet Points:

What:         Thanksgiving: We are open!

When:        Dine-in Thanksgiving Day: 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.  Reservations suggested.

Menu:        The churrasco experience means 12 Cuts of Prime meats delicately carved by Gaucho chefs tableside. The feast includes a mouth-watering bacon-wrapped turkey breast, Thanksgiving salad, side and a delicious homemade Fall dessert.

Cost:          $46.85 per person.


Take Out/Curbside Pick-Up: Order your Thanksgiving take-out/curbside pick-up any time between now and Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Curbside pick-up is available from 11:00 a.m. until 9:30 p.m. every day.

Menu:                  Includes a special Thanksgiving package for five (5) or it can be adjusted for any family size: Empanadas and cheese bread, beef tenderloin and turkey breast wrapped with bacon, green bean salad or 12 Cuts salad, roasted vegetables (sweet potato, Brussel sprouts and butternut squash), mashed potatoes, and as a special treat, a traditional southern Brazilian sweet potato dessert, homemade flan or cakes (tres leches cake or chocolate cake).


Catering:    Available. Visit the website: www.12cutssteakhouse.com  Or call (469) 779-7012  


12 Cuts Hours: 

Thanksgiving: 11:00 a.m. until 10:30 p.m.

Brunch: Sunday:11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m.

Lunch: Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m.

Dinner:  Monday through Thursday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 5:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Saturday: 4:00 p.m. until 10:30 p.m.
Sunday: 3:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

12 Cuts Location:
18010 Dallas Pkwy,
Dallas, TX 75287
(469) 779-7012