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The popular Brazilian Steakhouse Announces Thanksgiving Feast Dine-In, Catering or Curbside Pick-Up
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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 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  

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Marcel Quimby

Marcel Quimby, FAIA, principal of Quimby Preservation Studio, will be the featured speaker at the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society’s Education Meeting on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. CST. It will be a live streaming virtual event.
                  
Quimby is a preservation architect, specializing in the areas of preservation architecture and planning. She is committed to the restoration and adaptive use of historic buildings, structures and communities and has led the restoration of both large and small projects, ranging in scale from historic log cabins to the Hall of State in Fair Park, a National Historic Landmark and Texas State Antiquities Landmark.  Many of her projects have been recognized with local and state preservation awards.
                  
Her work has benefitted from her recognition that each historic building is unique, and its history and construction must be fully understood to determine its condition and preservation needs. Her investigative skills and talents in determining appropriate treatment allows the building’s unique character and feature to be given new life, often including accommodating new systems and appropriate modifications.                  

The event is open to PCHPS members only. Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, PCHPS co-presidents, invite you to join today at www.pchps.org and take advantage of benefits like this education meeting 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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Barbara Glass, president, AWARE

AWARE Announces 20202021 Grant Recipients
Dedicated to Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease Since 1989

 

AWARE president Barbara Glass has announced the grant recipients for the 2020-2021 year. Applications were submitted from nonprofit organizations located in Dallas and Collin County that are working on the front lines in the fight against Alzheimer’s disease.  

           What is AWARE? AWARE is dedicated to fighting Alzheimer's disease by providing funding and support to programs, projects, and research provided by nonprofit organizations that actively help individuals affected by Alzheimer's in Dallas and the greater North Texas area. In other words, the funds raised by AWARE stay in our local community.

         Who is AWARE and what are the grants? AWARE is a component fund of The Dallas Foundation, a 501(c)(3) publicly supported charity.  In partnership with the Foundation, AWARE conducts an annual grant review process by which grant applicants are carefully and thoughtfully vetted to ensure that grant dollars are awarded to organizations that provide outstanding services to Alzheimer’s patients and their caregivers, and to those research institutions that are at the forefront of medical research in the treatment, prevention, and cure of Alzheimer’s disease. 

         Together with compassion and dedication, we are making a difference. Membership is open to men and women. Join AWARE now and join the fight.  www.AWAREDallas.org

         The final selections have been made and the recipients are:

 

BAYLOR SCOTT & WHITE DALLAS FOUNDATION: Salary support for the Baylor AT&T Memory Center to provide a trained specialist on site at the Center.  At the point of care patients and families are provided with disease education, caregiver training and support groups, elder law and financial planning, and a 24/7 helpline.

 

BISHOP ARTS THEATRE CENTER:  Support for the Silver Stories Storytelling Circle, a continuing program incorporating stories, music, visual arts, and dance to improve the quality of life for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

 

CASA DE VIDA:  Support for the Casa de Vida program at NorthPark Presbyterian Church giving respite relief to caregivers by providing trained volunteer one-on-one care for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

DALLAS ARBORETUM AND BOTANICAL SOCIETY: Support for expansion of the Memory Garden nature program that incorporates horticulture, conversations, and crafts to enrich the life of those affected by Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

DALLAS MUSEUM OF ART:  Support for Meaningful Moments, a DMA program designed to provide participants with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and their families or caregivers with ways to engage in art, providing a continuing cultural opportunity regardless of the abilities.

ED-U-CARE:  Support for a symposium designed to educate caregivers about Compassion Fatigue and build resilient professionals and family members caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

FOR LOVE AND ART:  Support to bring the art experience to people with cognitive impairment and limited mobility in long term care facilities to stimulate art enrichment and memories while empowering caregivers to love people in creative and transformative ways.

HIGHLAND PARK UNITED METHODIST CHURCH:  Support for the Journey Program, a no-fee program designed to allow participants with early stage Alzheimer’s and other dementias to thrive, while giving their caregivers much-needed respite.

JEWISH FAMILY SERVICE:  Support for the Older Adults Program staff to provide in-home mental health counseling, care management, and daily living support to older adults with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, allowing them to remain living in their own home.

JULIETTE FOWLER COMMUNITIES:  Support for facility dementia care programs, including the expansion of “I’m Still Here,” a six-month intensive dementia care training program for staff members throughout the Fowler communities.

PLANO SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA:  Support for Healing Notes, a free music-therapy program targeted toward low-income seniors dealing with Alzheimer’s and other dementias. 

THE SENIOR SOURCE:  Support for the Senior Companions program matching trained volunteers with low income individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and their families needing assistance with meals, errands, and light housekeeping, providing caregivers with respite and/or time to work outside the home.    

THE MEADOWS MUSEUM AT SOUTHERN METHODIST UNIVERSITY:  Support for the Meadows Museum memory care programs, which provides social and emotional support to those with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, their care givers and partners through engagement with art.

TEXAS HEALTH RESOURCES:  Support for the outpatient memory care program to provide cognitive stimulation therapy, a short-term evidence-based intervention for individuals with mild to moderate dementia.

STOMPING GROUND COMEDY:  Support for the Improv for Caregivers program, a therapeutic and psycho-educational workshop that uses improvisational comedy techniques to teach caregivers effective communication skills that are specific to the needs of Alzheimer’s patients.

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS SOUTHWESTERN MEDICAL CENTER:  Support for research to develop a formula that estimates how much time a patient might have from initial diagnosis of Alzheimer’s to the need for full-time care. 

TEXAS WINDS MUSICAL OUTREACH:  Support for the Concerts for Seniors program providing interactive concerts in 95 nursing homes and adult day care facilities bringing joy, relief from isolation, and peace to individuals affected by memory loss. 

VISITING NURSES ASSOCIATION OF TEXAS:  Support to evaluate clients of the Meals on Wheels program with a diagnosis of Alzheimer’s and other dementias for need of a higher level of care.

WILSHIRE BAPTIST CHURCH:  Support for the Friday Friends Program addressing the need to provide respite for those who care for a dementia relative at home, and who have little or no assistance for relieving them of the constant care and supervision of their loved one, while providing  a stimulating day of art, music and games for the individual with Alzheimer’s.

Myrna D. Schlegel AWARE Scholarship Fund:  Support for scholarships for nursing students at Baylor University, Texas Woman’s University, and Texas Christian University toward their studies in gerontology, especially in the field of dementia.

         To learn more about AWARE, membership benefits, special events, educational programs and more, visit the website at www.AWAREDallas.org  Instagram:@awaredallas. Facebook: @awaredallas

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MicahGilbert_EmpressGilbert_EmpressiveEaerthGaller Micah Gilbert, Empress Gilbert, Empressive Earth Gallery

Empressive Earth Gallery Signs On as Presenting Sponsor and Diamond Underwriter of the 14th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon
“Near or Far…There Is No Place Like Home”


The event benefits The Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and A Woman’s Garden | Mark your calendars for Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Diane Sealy, Honorary Chair | Suzanne Millet, Chair | Kay Weeks, President

 

Kay Weeks, president of the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden and Suzanne Millet, chair of the 14th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon themed  “Near or Far…There Is No Place Like Home” are honored and thrilled to announce Empressive Earth Gallery as the Presenting Sponsor and Diamond Underwriter of the virtual event happening on Tuesday, November 17, 2020.

Empress Gilbert and Micah Gilbert, the gallery’s co-owners agreed saying, “Empressive Earth Gallery is excited to partner with the 14th Annual A Writer’s Garden Literary Symposium and Luncheon in support of our mutual adoration and passion for nature’s beauty and wonder.  Because of the Covid-19 pandemic, this is such an extraordinary and unprecedented year, and support for its world-class beneficiary, A Woman’s Garden, has never been more important.

        

“We hope that our sponsorship will be the spark that ignites many people throughout Dallas and around the country to dig deep and join with us to help support this wonderful event,  which was created to help sustain and improve this exquisite and timeless Dallas treasure that brings so much joy to the hundreds of thousands of people from North Texas and all around the world each and every year.”         

Suzanne said, “Empressive Earth Gallery’s financial commitment and personal endorsements from both Empress and Micah have truly given this event and our beneficiary, A Woman’s Garden, a very important step forward. We are all inspired by their generosity, dedication and graciousness and encourage others to become involved as we celebrate the universal spirit of all women through the beauty of A Woman’s Garden at the Dallas Arboretum.”        

There is even more exciting news: Coming on board to lend their professional expertise to the event are video producer Maurice Ballew, MCBVIDEOS Production and Junior Villaneuva, The Garden Gate Floral Design.        

The event features two internationally renowned speakers: Southern Lifestyle Author and Interior Designer James Farmer and acclaimed Textile Designer Lisa Fine.        

Totally virtual, the symposium’s speaker presentations will stream from the magnificent DeGolyer House Library to the homes and businesses of Women’s Council members and supporters providing the perfect setting to view and enjoy the symposium with the company of good friends, family and neighbors. Luncheon will be delivered to the host’s home or business that morning. Underwriting starts at $2,500 up to $25,000 and includes lunch delivered the morning of the event to the host’s home or business up to 10 guests, autographed book for the host and each guest, membership in The Lisianthus Society for the host, recognition in printed materials and more. Individual Patron Tickets are $250 and $500, including lunch, autographed copy of a symposium book and other benefits. Individual tickets for the Virtual Symposium Only are $75 and include a one-year subscription to Flower Magazine.  Check the website for more details, benefits and tickets: www.womenscouncildallasarboretum.org

About the speakers: Mississippi-born textile guru Lisa Fine is the founder of Lisa Fine Textiles, which specializes in hand printed linens that are sold in sixteen showrooms worldwide.  With a southern drawl and a truly adventurous spirit, Fine splits her time between New York and Dallas with frequent trips to Paris and India.  Over twenty years ago at a camel festival in Jaisalmer, Fine fell in love with India.  The colors, the patterns, the Mughal palaces and gardens were her original inspirations for Lisa Fine Textiles.  Since then Fine’s far reaching travels continues to influence her collection, where exotic and traditional prints in vibrant and romantic colors feel both worldly and timeless.

Fine’s work has appeared in Departures, Elle Décor, House & Garden UK, House Beautiful, The New York Times, The Herald Tribune, The World of Interiors and Vogue.  Prior to designing textiles, Fine worked as a contributing editor for Elle Décor and House Beautiful.  She is currently a contributing editor for Town & Country.  Her book, Near & Far: Interiors I Love, was published in October 2019 by Vendome, which will be discussed at the symposium. https://www.lisafinetextiles.com/   Read more about her in this interview in Flower magazine: https://flowermag.com/textile-designer-lisa-fine/                          

James Farmer will discuss his most recent publication, Arriving Home A Gracious Southern Welcome, featuring design projects from the farmlands of Georgia to the rolling countryside of Connecticut. James is a Southern author, interior designer, and speaker. He is the author of the Wall Street Journal best-selling books A Time to Plant; Sip & Savor; Porch Living; Wreaths For All Seasons; A Time To Cook; Dinner on the Grounds; A Time to Celebrate and A Place to Call Home.  In addition, his work has been published in various magazines including Southern Living, House Beautiful, Traditional Home, Southern Home, Flower and more. As a frequent speaker and guest on television, James’s natural grace and warm personality light up any room. Whether designing homes or sharing his gardening expertise, James Farmer is truly a fresh voice for his generation. Born and raised in Georgia, James proudly has built his business in his hometown of Perry.  http://www.jamesfarmer.com/ 

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.

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A House For Texas _ Book Cover

A House for Texas
A very important new book about the most important house Texas and it just happens to be right here!
A Conversation with the Author and Photographer
sponsored by The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society

Join Us On Thursday, November 5th at 6:00 p.m. CST

 

 Join the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society on Thursday, November 5 at 6:00 p.m. CST for A Conversation with the Author and Photographer: A behind-the-scenes peek at the most important house in Texas, which just happens to be right here in our community and featured in the new book A House for Texas.  The Elbert Williams Residence at 3805 McFarlin Boulevard in University Park. Text and Drawings by R. Lawrence Good, FAIA. Photographs by Charles Davis Smith, FAIA.        

From Lawrence Good, FAIA, the author: “At the time of this writing, the Elbert Williams house is for sale. There is no guarantee that it will be preserved. The importance of the house in the state’s architectural history is not understood by most, and a passing glance does not reveal the nuance and detail which makes it special. Therefore, the purpose of this book is to tell the story behind its creation and present the house in photographs in enough detail that more people will celebrate its remarkable design, and ultimately will unite in ensuring the preservation of the most important house built in the state of Texas.                

Book Dedication: With the commendable objective to introduce a larger audience to the brilliant design of the Elbert Williams Residence in hopes that it will be preserved, the publication of A House for Texas was made possible by generous funding from The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society. Additional funding was provided by Marla and Mike Boone, Gail and Bob Clark, Kay and Duncan Fulton, Barbara and Larry Good and Susan and Joel Williams.

The November 5th event is a virtual event that will be streamed live. Tickets are available at the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society's website: www.pchps.org  Cost for the Conversation plus the book through the website is $30 + $6.00 shipping = $36.00. If you purchase the book through another vendor, please take a picture of your receipt with your phone and email it to info@pchps.org .A link will be sent to you before the event and the day of the event. All proceeds from the sale of the book benefit PCHPS. Deadline is noon on November 5, 2020.                

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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Back Row: Aaron Daffern, Early Learning Manager for Programs and Partnerships, DISD; C’Mone Wingo, a Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Dallas Magnolias; Christina Szarzynski, Early Learning Instructional Specialist lead, DISD; Judy Castro and Monica Aguilar: Early Learning Instructional Specialists, DISD; Carla Russo, a Founder and Member of the Board of Directors, Dallas Magnolias; Jesus Camposeco, Early Learning Instructional Specialist lead. Front Row: Founders and Members of the Board of Directors of the Dallas Magnolias: Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Empress Gilbert, Regina Bruce, Chair, Back to School; Tammany Stern.

The Dallas Magnolias, a group of community volunteers and business leaders, conducted their first-ever back-to-school drive raising funds to purchase over 11,000 items and fill over 300 backpacks full of school supplies and more which were dropped off at the Dallas Police Association in time for the start of school to benefit homeless and underserved children Pre-Kindergarten through 2nd Grade in need at the David G. Burnet Elementary School and the Lee A. McShan Elementary School in Dallas.

After the presentations and remarks were made, Firehouse Movers and representatives from the Empressive Earth Gallery loaded the trucks and delivered the school supplies to DISD.

 Regina Bruce, a Founding Board Member of the Dallas Magnolias and chair of the event said, “In these unprecedented times, we are grateful for the opportunity to partner with the Dallas Police Association and Dallas ISD.  I think we can all agree that we want our kids to succeed, and to do that, they need a strong start to the school year with essential supplies.  That’s exactly what the stuffed backpacks do, but many families simply cannot afford to buy them!  This year, in addition to the basics, this need also includes providing them with earbuds for virtual learning, if necessary.”

Joining the Dallas Magnolias were Jaime Castro, Vice President, Dallas Police Association, who partnered with the Dallas Magnolias and helped arrange the event; Cara Mendelsohn, Dallas City Council District 12 and an avid supporter of education; DISD Leadership: Aaron Daffern, Early Learning Manager for Programs and Partnerships; Jesus Camposeco, Christina Szarzynski, Latriece Spires: Early Learning Instructional Specialist leads along with Judy Castro and Monica Aguilar: Early Learning Instructional Specialists. 

Regina continued, “Education does not stop because of Covid-19 and caring and nurturing does not stop, either.  As Dallas Magnolias, we love that we got to give back in this special way and show some kindness and compassion, especially after everything that is going on related to this pandemic.  We hope to have more opportunities in the near future to support children and their educations.”

Other Founding Board Members of the Dallas Magnolias also attended, including spokesperson C’Mone Wingo, Tammany Stern, Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Empress Gilbert, Tricia Sims and Carla Russo.  Several other members of the Dallas Magnolias were also present.

Dallas Magnolias inspire, motivate, and support women in the workplace, home and through philanthropic causes. For more information, visit the website at www.DallasMagnolias.org Instagram @dallasmagnolias and Facebook @DallasMagnolias.

* Photos by Danny Campbell

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Martyn Lucas, World Piano Man; Emily Williams, Greg Brinkley, Heather Bradford; Regina Bruce holding the guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi at Vogel Alcove with sunglasses/peering over.

A Special Evening with Vogel Alcove featuring World Piano Man Martyn Lucas in concert rocked! A crowd of supporters and friends got together virtually and sang and danced in support of the nonprofit’s mission of providing therapeutic early childhood services, school-age programs and family support services for homeless children ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families.

       
“Martyn is an exceptionally talented performer and his concert was absolutely fabulous,” said Karen Hughes, president and CEO, Vogel Alcove. “His contagious energy and unique styles of singing had everyone smiling, sharing conversations and singing along. We are so thankful for his generosity and the support from the crowd which will help us continue to provide the services our families depend on, especially during these hard times.”
        
Sponsored by Santander Consumer USA, donations brought in song requests as the evening began with a request for “You’ve Got a Friend In Me,” and rocked on with Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock.” Karen welcomed guests and shared a video spotlighting the children and families helped by Vogel Alcove and the many services offered by the organization.  The fun continued with Martyn singing in the voices of Billy Joel in “Movin’ Out,” and more songs in the voices of Andrea Bocelli, John Legend, John Lennon, a sing-along of Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” and more.
        
A special highlight was the auction of a guitar signed by Jon Bon Jovi with Regina Bruce as the high bidder.  In tribute, Martyn sang Bon Jovi’s “Bed of Roses.”  The concert ended with everyone joining in singing Queen’s “We Are The Champions,” waving hands and sharing smiles.  

Post-event at the photo shoot, Regina surprised Vogel Alcove by donating the Jon Bon Jovi guitar back to Vogel Alcove, whereupon a silent bidder scooped it up, donating even more to the cause.
        
All proceeds from this event benefit Vogel Alcove, an early childhood education and Parent Opportunity Center that is working to Break the Cycle of Poverty for homeless children and their families in Dallas. Vogel Alcove provides educational, developmental and therapeutic services to children and families affected by homelessness. Using its “Two-Generational” approach to solving homelessness, services are provided to client families through the early childhood education program and Parent Opportunity Department. All of these services are free, in a safe and nurturing school environment, in which the families can learn and grow together John C. Wander is chairman of the Board of Directors, Vogel Alcove. 
        
For more information on how you can volunteer and other ways in which you can support Vogel Alcove, visit the website at www.vogelalcove.org

 

Donations benefit Vogel Alcove:

Vogel Alcove is the only free comprehensive early childhood education program in the city of Dallas whose primary focus is to provide free childcare and case management for 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 — and the clock is ticking. 

90% of brain development happens by the age of five. Without intervention at this critical time, homeless children may suffer lifelong social, emotional and educational deficits. That’s where we come in. And YOU can help. 

With the 6th largest GDP of any American city, major cultural and sports programs, renowned medical centers and universities and more than 20 Fortune 500 company headquarters, Dallas is a thriving city with much to offer. However, Dallas also has the one of the HIGHEST child poverty rates in the country among cities with more than 1 million people. 30% of Dallas children grow up in poverty, or two of every five children. That means 3,000 kids in our city are currently experiencing homelessness. 

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.

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 ages six weeks to 12 years old, and their families.

Fueled by extensive research from the Casey Foundation, Vogel Alcove features “two-generation” approach to support homeless children and their parents. Through this strategic initiative, Vogel Alcove has committed to ensuring that our work truly helps homeless families break the cycle of poverty. These services are offered through the Parent Opportunity Department and include one-on-one counseling from a team of licensed clinical social workers, as well as Job Ready, Career Ready, and Support System programming in the Parent Opportunity Center lab.

Since 1987, the agency has served more than 16,000 Dallas-area homeless children. We’re on a mission to help young children, and their families, 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.      
                                                                  

 *Photo by Danny Campbell

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Joseph Rivers from Jay Sonata Photography, Nikki G of Nikki G Productions; Chipo Size, @dfwfarmtotable; Emma Ndebele of Atukio; Buke Dube @dfwfarmtotable.

Buke Dube and Chipo Size came together to curate A Farm-To-Table Soirée, an event spotlighting some of Dallas’ Black-owned event industry vendors at Bonton Farms.

The evening was beautiful and clear as a soft breeze drifted through the gardens. Everyone felt very much at home and enjoyed the warm and inviting atmosphere created by Emma Ndebele, who planned and designed the entire event. Ndebele’s company Atukio “A Bold Event Design Experience” set a welcoming ambience, placing tables spaced with social distancing in mind, draped with earth-toned neutral tablecloths and topped with creative floral centerpieces supplemented with produce from the Bonton Farms garden.  There was warm lighting strung above, and the sound of cicadas stirred in the background.          

As a special treat, the Bonton Farms gardens were open to wander through. The scent of fresh rosemary stirred the senses and handfuls of hummingbirds were easily spotted. The lush gardens not only provide meals but bring healing to a community in great need.          

Zimbabwe native chef Linda Mainja, owner of Tinaye Catering, orchestrated a three-course meal that featured fresh garden-to kitchen-cooking. A jumbo lump crab cake over a bed of zesty arugula salad delighted all as the first course, followed by a second course of garlic mashed potatoes topped with chicken thigh in a creamy white sauce and sautéed asparagus. A sweet finish of custard-filled crepes topped with berry sauce brought out the smiles.        

Adding to the lively and upbeat tone of the evening, Private Property Band jammed out classic soul and R&B hits, everything from Stevie Wonder to Roberta Flack. Their “Killing Me Softly with His Song” cover had the vocal integrity and spunk of Lauryn Hill so much so that anyone would be tempted to shout, “One Time, One Time.”        

This evening’s combination of artful entertaining, farm-to-table dining and camaraderie truly embraced the vendors talents and commitment to an excellent experience without being distracting to the feeling of the entire night.          

Buke made the message clear saying, “It is really important for us to come into the community and do this at Bonton Farms, specifically, because of what Bonton represents. I just want to start off by saying we are very honored today to welcome our VIPs who are Bonton residents. It is important to host an event that is inclusive of the community. One of the biggest reasons why we are here is to showcase Black businesses. I know a lot of you have been asking who they are. Just so you know, today everything that you see has been done by Black vendors.”          

Shining the spotlight on this evening’s contributors, Buke said that whether someone is hosting a small event or large event, contact Chef Linda. Complimenting the decor and perfection in overall planning and execution, she thanked Emma Ndebele of Atukio “A Bold Event Design Experience.” She thanked the amazing Private Property Band, which is growing to be a favorite choice for all occasions and praised the excellence of tonight’s photographer, Joseph Rivers from Jay Sonata Photography and videographer Nikki G of Nikki G Productions. She ended saying, “Our events empower the community. All the services here today are from the Black community, so I hope you join us at our next event!”          

The event benefited awareness for Miles of Freedom, a prison re-entry program designed to equip, empower, and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by incarceration. www.milesoffreedom.org

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Glenn Beck, Host

Tania and Glenn Beck will host the America Goes Back to Work M1 Virtual Event benefiting Mercury One on Saturday, October 24, 2020.  Mercury One is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian aid and education organization focused on restoring the human spirit based in Dallas, Texas.

 Upon announcing Mercury One’s first ever virtual event:

 “Join us on October 24 as 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 will 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 would be 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.”

 Event sponsors at different levels will receive a virtual in-home package, a chef-prepared meal delivered to their home for them and their guests, along with special gifts. Rodney Strong Wine Estates will provide a virtual in-home wine tasting presented by their winemaker and educator. The event will be streamed from the American Journey Training Center.  It begins with a streamed VIP reception/conversation with Glenn for sponsors $10,000 and up. The program opens to everyone at 7:00 p.m. CST which will include remarks, special presentations, including the Angel Award presentation to Gena and Chuck Norris, followed by a live auction with Glenn Beck as the host.

 There will be a raffle the night of the event, which is open via the website for ticket sales now. Enter to win 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. (Date to be mutually decided upon in 2021 by all parties.  The first winner would be able to choose which item they would like, and the second winner drawn would receive the second prize.) Raffle tickets are $100 each.

 

For more information about the event click here.  ;Event website: http://www.m1nextchapter.com/

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Janina Solomon, President, The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center; Elizabeth Minahan, Chair of the 2021 Luncheon.

Janina Solomon, president of The Auxiliary of Nexus Recovery Center announces Shop for Nexus happening on Friday, October 9 at Preston Center Plaza with a portion of sales to benefit The Auxiliary of Nexus which will help spread holiday cheer to the women and children in residence during the holidays at Nexus Recovery Center. 
      
Participating vendors include Betty Reiter, Kendra Scott (online code GIVEBACK9377), Lucky Dog Barkery, Mel Crews, Pockets Menswear, Swoozie’s (shoppers receive an additional 15% discount), TOOTSIES, Trova Wine + Market. Please mention Nexus while you are shopping at these stores to receive your discount. Store hours vary. 

      
Also please patronize these Preston Center Plaza restaurants which are supporting the Auxiliary with gifts to the Auxiliary Luncheon Raffle on April 7, 2021 featuring McKenzie Phillips as the speaker:  Il Bracco, R+D Kitchen, True Food Kitchen. They are not offering dining discounts on October 9 but are showing their support in other ways!
      
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to the public. Everyone is invited to join in its mission to support and promote the interests of Nexus Recovery Center, Inc. This mission is accomplished by building a strong and active membership, stimulating public awareness and helping in the financial support of Nexus’ services and projects.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency that offers specialized substance abuse treatment services for adult women and adolescent girls, ages 13-17, as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to break the cycle of addiction. Founded in 1971, the mission of Nexus is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for women and their families affected by addition.

        
Nexus inspires hope, offers respect, and honors the unique differences of female addicts. Nexus has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006 and is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women and adolescent girls in the late stages of pregnancy and allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. We are able to provide all these services with the help of a dedicated board, volunteers, staff, partners and donors. Together we break the cycle of addiction, changing family’s lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

For more information, visit the web site www.nexusrecovery.org/shop-for-nexus

Mission Statement: The mission of Nexus Recovery Center is to serve as a link to sobriety, independence, and dignity for low-income women and their families affected by addiction. We inspire hope, offer respect, and honor the unique differences of female addicts.

Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) that offers specialized substance use disorder treatment services for adult women as well as therapeutic treatment and care for their accompanying children in order to break the cycle of addiction. Nexus has been accredited by the Joint Commission since 2006 and is the only treatment center in North Texas that accepts women in the late stages of pregnancy and allows children to accompany their mothers into treatment. For more information, call (214) 321-0156 or visit www.nexusrecovery.org

In fiscal year 2019, Nexus served 1,900 women and adolescent girls and 364 children, including 71 Nexus-born babies

Nexus served over 900 women in residential treatment throughout the COVID-19 pandemic from March through August 2020. Nearly 1 in 4 clients served through residential treatment were experiencing homelessness when admitted. These women were kept safe healthy while receiving life-saving treatment at Nexus.

In March 2018, Forbes reported that drug overdoses are the leading cause of death from injury in the United States and that women are more susceptible to become addicted to drugs as a result of gender-specific issues. The Hartford Courant reported that women face a higher risk for an opioid addiction and women have significant barriers to receiving treatment. Because addiction takes hold of women faster and results in increased negative physical effects, women generally come to treatment for addiction in worse shape than men.  

Drug overdose deaths have outpaced motor vehicle accidents and gun homicides combined, killing Americans at a faster pace than the HIV epidemic did at its peak. The US consumes more opioid pain medication than any other country on Earth, and drug overdoses are now the leading cause of death in Americans under 50. These statistics have spurred multiple governmental entities to name this the defining epidemic of our generation.

Nexus provides quality, gender-specific treatment. We meet the unique needs of women by providing access to psychiatric services, counseling for trauma induced by physical, mental, and sexual abuse, prenatal and postpartum programs and childcare regardless of ability to pay. When compared with mixed gender treatment, women-only treatment increased the odds of successful outcomes by 44%. Studies show that having at least one parent in recovery, helps minimize negative health outcomes in children. 

History: Established in 1971 by women in recovery themselves, Nexus is thrilled to be celebrating its 50th year. In 1990 the facility relocated to a 12-acre campus in east Dallas to provide a wider array of services. The new space enabled Nexus to become a leader in treatment for women by allowing children to accompany their mothers into treatment. In 1991, Nexus expanded the adult women program to 40 beds. In 1993 because no treatment providers would accept pregnant or newly parenting teens Nexus began filling this service gap. In 1999, the Child Development Center was built to meet the needs of accompanying children. 

Joint Commission accredited since 2006, a rare accomplishment in the non-profit sector due to the high standards required to earn and maintain. Nexus is committed to providing top-notch care for low-income women and their children.

 (Photo by Jan Osborne.)