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Barbara Glass, AWARE 2020-2021 President; Mary Brinegar, President and CEO, DABS

Mary Brinegar Spoke About the Memory Garden Supported by a Grant from AWARE

Membership is open now! Fighting Alzheimer’s Disease Since 1989     

        
Barbara Glass, 2020-2021 president of AWARE, hosted the last meeting of her tenure at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden featuring Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Society president and CEO, Mary Brinegar, speaking about the Memory Garden, an AWARE Grant Recipient program.  The grant provides 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. It is a series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s and their caregivers and includes planting, painting, fellowship and more.
        
“AWARE is honored to support essential programs like this one that enrich not only the lives of those living with an Alzheimer’s diagnosis, but those who care for them,” Barbara said. “It gives everyone a chance to get away, get outside, enjoy nature and have fun at the same time.”
        
The 2021-2022 Grant Recipients will be announced very soon, along with the 2021-2022 Board of Directors headed by incoming president, Karisti Julia.
        
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.
        
Now is the time to join AWARE! Membership is open to both men and women and includes benefits such as:
 · Network – Members participate in a network of individuals, many of whom have a personal experience with Alzheimer’s disease through a family member, friend, medical or other professionals in the field.

· Education – Members learn the latest information about the causes, treatment, and research on Alzheimer’s disease through meetings, field trips, and speakers.

· Resources – Members work collaboratively sharing information and best practices in the compassionate care of loved ones with Alzheimer’s.

· Donations – Members know that grant recipients of the AWARE fund have been professionally vetted by The Dallas Foundation to ensure that money invested in our local community is leveraged for the best possible results in the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease.
        
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 can make a difference. Join AWARE now and join the fight www.AWAREDallas.org   Instagram: @awaredallas. Facebook: @awaredallas

 

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Josh Shipp, Keynote Speaker

Rainbow Days is excited to announce the availability of a virtual livestream ticket option for its 24th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon featuring keynote speaker Josh Shipp. 

The 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon will be held at the Omni Dallas Hotel on Friday, June 25, 2021. Rainbow Days will be implementing a series of health and safety precautions for this in-person fundraising event. However, for guests and supporters who are unable to attend in person, tickets to access a virtual livestream of the event are now available for purchase for $100 each at www.RainbowDays.org/POG2021/purchases. The luncheon livestream will begin promptly at 12:30 p.m. June 25. 

Rainbow Days is thrilled to have best-selling author Josh Shipp serve as the 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon Keynote Speaker. Statistically, Josh should be dead, in jail or homeless. However, his success as a preeminent author, speaker and global youth empowerment expert is living proof of the power of one caring adult. A former at-risk foster kid turned youth advocate, Josh is renowned for the documentary TV series on A&E that followed his groundbreaking work with youth and families. He has written two national bestsellers to date and is regularly called on by OPRAH, CNN, FOX, The New York Times, 20/20, Good Morning America and others to provide commentary on common challenges faced by parents and teachers.

Rainbow Days is honored to have Kyle Coots and Ross DeRogatis as the 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon Chairs. In addition to serving as a member of Rainbow Days’ Executive Board of Directors, Kyle is the co-founder and managing director of Miramar Equity Partners. Ross is the president and owner of Matrix Orthopedics and lives in Southlake with his family. 

This year’s event leadership also includes 2021 Pot of Gold Auction Chairs Melissa Griffith and Talene Kozanian. Both Melissa and Talene are residents of Dallas and have previously been involved with Rainbow Days as volunteers.

For those who would like to attend the live event, here are the details:

The 2021 Pot of Gold Luncheon festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with silent auction bidding, and the luncheon program will begin promptly at noon. This year’s goal is to raise $275,000 for Rainbow Days to continue providing critical services benefiting thousands of at-risk and homeless children and youth across the Dallas area each year. Table sponsorships start at $2,000 and individual tickets for the luncheon are $200 per person, both of which are available to purchase online at www.RainbowDays.org/POG2021 or by phone at (214) 217-3833.

The Pot of Gold Luncheon benefits Rainbow Days through sponsorships, individual ticket sales, auction bidding and donations. The annual luncheon is a cheerful and celebratory event that features an inspiring keynote speaker, special performances from the Rainbow Days children and moving program testimonials. The Pot of Gold festivities also include a silent auction, which is open now! This year’s goal is to raise $275,000 for Rainbow Days to continue providing critical services benefiting thousands of at-risk and homeless children and youth across the Dallas area each year.

Last June, the 2020 Pot of Gold Virtual Event, which featured keynote speaker Darren Woodson and was celebrated online in lieu of an in-person event, helped raise more than $223,000 for Rainbow Days.

ABOUT RAINBOW DAYS: The 24th annual Pot of Gold Luncheon will benefit Rainbow Days, 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, life enrichment programs and critical needs services, Rainbow Days makes meaningful connections with at-risk and homeless children and youth and has positively impacted more than 234,000 kids in the Dallas area to date. For more information, please visit www.RainbowDays.org or call (214) 887-0726.

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Auxiliary Members: Victoria Scoggins, Bernadette Rodriguez, Lynn Joliet, Lauren Gillette, President; Kimberly Gilbert, Ann Alford

Pop-Up Flower Shop Spread Mother’s Day Cheer and Raised Funds for Life-Saving Mission

 To honor all the mothers at Nexus Recovery Center, the Auxiliary of Nexus established a Pop-Up Flower Shop with a giveback element. Dedicated Auxiliary advocates worked with Nexus clients to curate bountiful, colorful blooms which were sold for Mother’s Day. All of proceeds of the bouquets went straight back to the empowering mission of Nexus.

        
The weather was perfect as Auxiliary members and Nexus clients gathered outdoors amongst tables bursting with thousands of flowers of all varieties and handcrafted each bouquet. In addition to bouquets purchased, supporters could also sponsor a gift basket for a mother currently on campus in the Nexus recovery program, and/or donate to the organization in their mother’s honor.

        
Prior to the pandemic, the Auxiliary hosted an annual spring luncheon to generate funds and awareness around the mission that offers specialized substance use disorder treatment services to adult women in Dallas. The organization also specializes in the recovery of mothers. Nexus provides treatment living space for moms with up to three children accompanying them on campus: a unique attribute of Nexus’ program and a vital distinction that is instrumental in recovery.  But with precautions still in place, the Auxiliary hosted the socially distanced Pop-Up Flower Shop event, where North Texans purchased arrangements online.

        
“It was truly heartwarming as we were joined by clients and mothers at Nexus and some even brought in their mothers in support of this first-time pop-up shop,” said Lauren Gillette, Nexus Auxiliary Advisory Board President. “It was a wonderful opportunity for our Auxiliary to work together as we handpicked our favorite flowers and created beautiful bouquets that would be a wonderful surprise on Mother’s Day morning.”

        
The nonprofit celebrates 50 years of helping women pursue their recovery journey this year; a milestone anniversary comes at a time when recovery efforts and treatment services are especially critical due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

        
“What we do every day at Nexus is life-changing and life-saving work,” said Heather Ormand, CEO of Nexus Recovery Center. “This is a beautiful way for the women at Nexus to be celebrated, as well as spend time with the amazing members of our Auxiliary engaged in a fun activity. We’ve served nearly 2,000 women since the pandemic began over a year ago. Every single woman that walks through our doors is someone’s daughter or mother – we are here to help them on their recovery journey and provide their families hope for celebrating Mother’s Days to come together.”

        
Membership in the Auxiliary is open to the public and the public is encouraged to learn more about the Auxiliary and Nexus Recovery Center by visiting the website at www.nexusrecoverycenter.org

 

ABOUT  NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER

Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency 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. 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 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 families’ lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity. Visit the website at www.nexusrecoverycenter.org

 Photos by Sharon Adams/ACPR.

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Danny Campbell Photography_DM_Pajamas For Srs-25a. Cynthia Seskes, The Preston of the Park Cities; Kunthear Mam-Douglas, Carla Russo and Regina Bruce, Dallas Magnolias; Jo Alch, Founder of Pajamas for Seniors; Beau Polley Director, Visiting Angels

Pajamas for Seniors Mother’s Day Tea and Drive-Thru at The Preston of the Park Cities was the most successful event ever, bringing in a record 623 pairs of PJs and nightgowns for low-income seniors in area nursing homes.         

Supporters were invited to enjoy tea, scones and flowers and entered a drawing for a floral arrangement and 1 year membership to the Dallas Arboretum.         

Regina Bruce, a founding member of the Dallas Magnolias, one of the sponsors, said, “When we heard about this wonderful nonprofit and its grass roots mission to help low-income seniors, our hearts were won from the start. We were delighted to be involved with the event and help spread the word. We’re thrilled to have been a part of the team bringing in a record amount of PJs!”       

"We had an amazing event at The Preston at Park Cities with a record number of new pairs of pajamas and nightgowns donated to needy female seniors," said Jo Alch, R.N., and Executive Director, Pajamas for Seniors. "Most people don't realize that 60% of the residents of nursing homes and assisted livings have no relatives. A gift of pajamas lets them know that someone still cares. It's a simple gesture that makes a huge difference in someone's life. The Dallas Magnolias made it happen. We are so grateful to this wonderful group of powerful women." 
         
Many thanks to sponsors: Dallas Magnolias, Cedar Creek Country Club staff and members, Ruby Care, The Preston of the Park Cities, Visiting Angels, and Visiting Nurse Association. 

Details: http://www.magnolias.org/pjs and the main website at  http://pajamasforseniors.org/

 About Pajamas for Seniors:  PJFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission: provide a new pair of pajamas to low-income seniors in area nursing and assisted living homes. http://pajamasforseniors.org/ and on Facebook. 

Dallas Magnolias Mission:
To provide an active way of helping disadvantaged and underserved youth, the military, veterans, and first responders and their families, victims of domestic violence, and women being treated for breast cancer and/or heart disease in North Texas. Visit the website at https://www.magnolias.org  and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.     
 

Photos by Danny Campbell                                                            

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Bring the family and join in the fun at this three-day festival benefiting veterans:

* Friday, May 28, 2021: 4:00 p.m. until 11:00 p.m. Grudge Match Drag Races: This is very competitive. People show up and challenge each other to race.

* Saturday, May 29, 2021: 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 a.m. Fireworks at 9:30 p.m. followed by Michael Shane Band.  BBQ Competition sanctioned by the Lone Star BBQ Society. Just received certification from Texas State Senator Bob Hall. Now classified as a State Championship BBQ Competition. Public can buy a $20 wristband, taste all competitors’ food and vote for the People’s Choice Award. BBQ competitors registration available via the website. $50 Veteran-Owned Vendor. Must provide VA ID or DD-214 at event or vendor will be charged the extra $100 donation. $175 Competitor Entry. More details on the website.

Live Bands from 10:00 a.m. until midnight/12:00 a.m. includes Michael Castleberry, Jr., Ben Theiring, Brandon Albert, Zadie Sandoval, Dusty, 3 Blocks Away, Hat Trick Texas Band, Down & Out w/Will Kincaid. Michael Shane Band headliner band goes on right after the fireworks show.

* Sunday, May 30, 2021: 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show 12:00 p.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Car, Truck and Motorcycle Show. Pre-Registration is $20. Day of Show: $25.00. Full Class Show. 1st and 2nd Place in each class. $150.00 Cash Prize for (2) Best of Car, (2) Best of Truck, (1) Best Motorcycle. $200 Cash Prize for (1) Club Award.  Pre-register now via the website.

All three days:
* Family Friendly.
* Food is available for purchase via food trucks, food vendors, concession stands at the racetrack.
* KidZone ($20 per wristband each day), bounce houses, pony rides and more!
* BYOB.
* No overall alcohol for sale. One vendor sells wine.
* Booths of items for sale. Pop-up vendors, jewelry, arts and crafts, charity merchandise, BBQ vendors (spices, sauces, accessories, cutting boards, metal works) and more.

Event Parking:    $25 per carload. I-30 Dragway, 5326 FM 1565, Caddo Mills, TX  75135.

 

Event information:       Check the website at www.ruckupcharities.org, email info@ruckupcharities.org or call 469-632-6993.

Sponsors:  Ruck Up Charities Thrift Store, Joe’s Meat Market in Royce City, Texas BBQ Chapter, Zeus Restoration, JNL Design, Big Phil’s BBQ Pits, Bounce 4 Fun Party Rentals, Pool Stop Pools and Spas in Rockwall, Dream Ponies, Sunbelt Rentals, Unique Karz, Southern Saddles Red River.

Media Sponsor:   iHeartMedia.

Beneficiary:         100% of proceeds from all three days benefits Ruck Up Charities, Inc.   Moving Veterans Forward

About Ruck Up Charities, Inc. Moving Veterans Forward:

“Freedom makes a huge requirement of every human being. With freedom comes responsibility.”- Eleanor Roosevelt

Our mission is simple. We help veterans in every aspect of life to help them become a contributing member of society. Whether a new veteran returning from war or a veteran that served 40 years ago, each of these heroes fight their own demons in different ways and deserve to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Visit our website at  www.ruckupcharities.org   

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Everyone is invited to join us on May 7, 2021 for the Pajamas for Seniors Mother’s Day Tea and Drive-Thru at The Preston of the Park Cities, 5917 Sherry Lane, Dallas, TX 75225from 10:00 until 11:30 a.m. 
        
Donate PJs and nightgowns for low income seniors in area nursing homes. New two-piece pajamas or nightgowns welcomed in sizes small to 7x.
        
Enjoy tea, scones and flowers. Enter drawing for a floral arrangement and 1 year membership to the Dallas Arboretum.
        
Many thanks to sponsors: Dallas Magnolias, Ruby Care, Visiting Angels, Visiting Nurse Association,  Details: http://www.magnolias.org/pjs and the main website at  http://pajamasforseniors.org/

 From Jo Alch, RN, Founder, Pajamas for Seniors:

Did you know that 1.3 million elderly Americans live in nursing homes and 70% of them have little to no income or savings? More than half of Americans living in nursing homes have no close relatives, and rarely, if ever, have visitors. Also, these residents are given less than $60 per month to cover all their personal needs, including things like face wash, seasonal clothing, holiday cards, batteries, things we take for granted.
        
As a seasoned hospice and home care nurse, I saw firsthand that most patients admitted to nursing homes only had one possession – a stained, worn hospital gown. Necessities like a warm set of pajamas to sleep in are a rare luxury. We have started a nonprofit, Pajamas for Seniors, to address the ongoing need for sleepwear for our precious seniors. With the fastest growing demographic in the country being the elderly, organizations that support seniors receive the least support.

About Pajamas for Seniors:
PJFS is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization with a mission: provide a new pair of pajamas to low income seniors in area nursing and assisted living homes. http://pajamasforseniors.org/ and on Facebook.

Dallas Magnolias Mission:
To provide an active way of helping disadvantaged and underserved youth, the military, veterans, and first responders and their families, victims of domestic violence, and women being treated for breast cancer and/or heart disease in North Texas. Visit the website at https://www.magnolias.org  and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.     
                                                           

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Tish Key, Home Tour Chair; Ginger Allen, Senior Investigative Reporter, KTVT CBS 11 I-Team and Home Tour Narrator

Ginger Allen, Senior Investigative Reporter for KTVT CBS 11 I-Team Narrates The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society  2021 Annual Historic Home Tour -  An Exciting Virtual Experience

Get your tickets now and sign up for the Patron Porch Party Level for Virtual Previews
virtual Home Tour on Saturday, April 24, 2021

 

Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS), along with Tish Key, Historic Home Tour chair, announce the Historic Home Tour will happen on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and this year, the tour is totally virtual, with the introductions narrated by Ginger Allen, Senior Investigative Reporter for the KTVT CBS 11 I-Team.
        
Traditionally, the PCHPS spring events also feature a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon and Classic and Antique Car Show. Due to COVID-19, the scheduling has been revised. Those events are moved to Fall 2021. Dates to be announced.
          
“We are thrilled to announce Highland Park Village as Preservation sponsor, D Home as Presenting Magazine sponsor and Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones as honorary chairs,” Tish said. “The Rees-Joneses literally saved one of the homes on the tour, the historic 1933 ‘Elbert Williams House’ at 3805 McFarlin Boulevard, from the wrecking ball by purchasing it last December.”  In an effort to bring attention to the importance of this masterpiece of Texas Modern Regional architecture, University Park architect Bobby Clark hatched the idea (and PCHPS funded the publication) of the book A House for Texas, authored by local architect Larry Good and photographer Charles Davis Smith, to fully document the home and tell the story of its remarkable design. The sellers of the house are the Locke family, (the children of Eugene Locke and Adele Locke Seybold) who have owned the home since 1955. The house had been listed by Allie Beth Allman since late 2019 and had come to the attention of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society as an endangered historic treasure, a likely candidate for demolition due to its site on a 1.15-acre lot on Turtle Creek. Although the ultimate use and occupancy of the Elbert Williams/Locke House is yet to be determined by the new owners, Rees-Jones has made the commitment to preserve the house rather than demolish it. The Locke family has expressed how pleased and gratified they are by this act of stewardship. The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society believes this may be the first time that an endangered historic residential landmark has been saved from the wrecking ball in the Park Cities.
          
Other significant homes on the tour are:
        
*       3400 Drexel: Built by Walter William Whitley, a prominent local builder, in 1924. Shortly after completion, the home was occupied by Robert Chalmers, who arrived from Scotland to become the dean of St. Matthews Episcopal Cathedral. The symmetrical front façade with accented doorway and evenly spaced windows has characteristics of Colonial Revival architecture, which was popular from 1885-1955. The home was in disrepair when the current owners bought it. They honored the original footprint of the home and renovated the spirit of the home.
        
*       3429 Drexel:   Built in 1921, this home is a rare example of eclectic asymmetrical Italian Renaissance architecture. From its high perch, the residence radiates a stateliness due to the prominent Roman arched entries, beautiful SMU brick, front terrace, and repetitive keystone and window accents. Tiered landscaping in both the front and rear yards provides a classic frame. The exceptional and unusual interior elements, synchronized color palette, retention and replication of original architectural details, coupled with a special focus on landscape make this ninety-nine year old home a genuine marvel.
        
*       4412 Lakeside:  Preeminent architect, Hal Thomson, built this grand dame of eclectic Italian Renaissance architecture in 1918. Deep bracketed eaves, Roman arch windows, a gracious front terrace with balustrade and the unique decorative medallions combine in a distinctive manner. The owners undertook major cosmetic updates in 2018 to restore the interior Venetian plaster, fireplaces, gates, and pool. This family elected to live with prior renovations to this three-story, 103 year-old residence. Bold color, modern art, antiques, elegant fabrics, and other surprising interior design elements make this home feel exciting and intriguing. This classic Hal Thomson residence is a century old exquisite envelope that once opened reveals a modern world inside.
        
*       7000 Vassar: Surrounded by magnificent towering oak trees, this residence in Volk Estates is situated on approximately two acres. In 1890 the Volk family started their department stores and by 1927 owned a 77-acre area called Brookside, now known as Volk Estates. Architect Gayden Thompson and builder C.B. Christensen completed this eclectic Neoclassical style home in 1940 for Mr. & Mrs. Harold Volk, and The Dallas Morning News selected it as Dallas’ Best Modern House in 1940. The full-height entry porch and four impressive Roman Tuscan columns with Doric capitals define the front elevation as classical, but the interior has countless contemporary touches.
          
The Historic Home Tour celebrates historic preservation and is designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.
          
The virtual Home Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and can be watched for the next 48 hours. It will go offline on Monday morning, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  This is truly an exciting treat as details of furnishings, architecture and the history of each home will be described by a narrator TBA.  
        
Underwriting and sponsorships are available via the website. Tickets are $20 for an individual ticket and $250 for the Patron Porch Party level (which includes Preview Screening on Friday, April 23rd from 6:00 p.m. until 10:00 p.m. and access again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., copy of the book A House for Texas, Gourmet Charcuterie Board for two sponsored by Boxed Bites, Festive Cocktails from Jim Beam and Pogo’s Wine & Spirits, cocktail cups for your Porch Party; Garden Box from Gardenuity, D Home magazine and more) and can be purchased from the website at  www.pchps.org For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 528-0021.
        
Preservation Sponsor: Highland Park Village. Presenting Magazine Sponsor: D Home. Heritage Sponsor: Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Platinum Sponsor: URBAN Team - Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Legacy Sponsors: Cynthia Beaird/Christine McKenny - Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Lucinda Buford - Allie Beth Allman & Associates.        


A House for Texas additional funding for publication provided by Marla and Mike Boone, Gail and Bob Clark, Kay and Duncan Fulton, Barbara and Larry Good and Susan and Joel Williams.                     

PCHPS Details: The 2021 Historic Home Tour features architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities.

•  The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today. 

•  The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are the Society’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further our mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities. 

•  The Society landmarks architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park Cities, some of which are on the Historic Home Tour. 

•  Members of the Society enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.

Overview: PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the Luncheon and Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org

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Beth Hunter, Katie Overman join Heather Ormand, CEO of Nexus Recovery Center

Dallas Nonprofit Nexus Recovery Center Opens Pop-Up Flower Shop to Spread Mother’s Day Cheer and Raise Funds for Life-Saving Mission

 

Blooming spring floral bouquets are synonymous with Mother’s Day, making up a quarter of flower sales in the U.S. for the entire year. To honor all the mothers at Nexus Recovery Center, the Auxiliary of Nexus is uniting to establish a Pop-Up Flower Shop with a giveback element. Not only will a special committee of dedicated Auxiliary advocates and Nexus clients curate bountiful, colorful blooms to be sold for Mother’s Day delight, all the proceeds of the bouquets will go straight back to the empowering mission of Nexus.

 

The Auxiliary members and Nexus clients will gather outdoors Friday, May 7, and be greeted by tables bursting with thousands of flowers of all varieties to handcraft each bouquet. Individuals are able to pre-order their Mother’s Day arrangements on Nexus’ website, and there will also be day of orders in-person at the Pop-Up Flower Shop drive-through experience. Whether the flowers are ordered ahead of time online, or in-person day of, each arrangement must be picked up via drive-through on Nexus’ campus (8733 La Prada Dr, Dallas, TX 75228) on Saturday, May 8 from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. In addition to bouquets purchased, individuals may also sponsor a gift basket for a mother currently on campus in the Nexus recovery program, and/or donate to the organization in their mother’s honor.

 

Prior to the pandemic, the Auxiliary hosted an annual spring luncheon to generate funds and awareness around the mission that offers specialized substance use disorder treatment services to adult women in Dallas. The organization also specializes in the recovery of mothers. Nexus provides treatment living space for moms with up to three children accompanying them on campus: a unique attribute of Nexus’ program and a vital distinction that is instrumental in recovery.  But with precautions still in place, the Auxiliary will host the socially distanced Pop-Up Flower Shop event, where North Texans may purchase arrangements online, drive-through Nexus and pick-up their Mother’s Day arrangements.

        
“This is one of the most exciting endeavors we’ve initiated as a group of volunteers for Nexus,” Beth Hunter, Community Partner and Volunteer Manager, said. “Not only will the bouquets be elevated and exactly what mom wants, but the social impact element of this Pop-Up Flower Shop is what will really mean the most to mom.”

        
“Most of us on the Auxiliary are mothers ourselves so we are handpicking exactly what we would want come Mother’s Day morning. We are basically personal shoppers for all those kiddos and significant others out there,” Lauren Gillette, Nexus Auxiliary Advisory Board President. “But truly, all kidding aside, if we’ve learned anything from this past year it’s that we want quality time with our family and we want to make a difference. There’s power in your purchase and any mama’s heart is going to be happy and proud to know her family chose this gift for her.”

        
The nonprofit celebrates 50 years of helping women pursue their recovery journey this year; a milestone anniversary comes at a time when recovery efforts and treatment services are especially critical due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

        
“What we do every day at Nexus is life-changing and life-saving work,” said Heather Ormand, CEO of Nexus Recovery Center. “This is a beautiful way for the women at Nexus to be celebrated, as well as spend time with the amazing members of our Auxiliary engaged in a fun activity. We’ve served nearly 2,000 women since the pandemic began over a year ago. Every single woman that walks through our doors is someone’s daughter or mother – we are here to help them on their recovery journey and provide their families hope for celebrating Mother’s Days to come together.”

        
For more information on the Nexus Mother’s Day Pop-Up Flower Shop, and reserve your floral arrangement for mom, please visit www.nexusrecovery.org/mothersday

ABOUT  NEXUS RECOVERY CENTER

Based in Dallas, Texas, Nexus Recovery Center is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit agency 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. 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 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 families’ lives, whatever their income, gender, sexual orientation or ethnicity.

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Trevor and Jan Rees-Jones, Honorary Chairs

 The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society Announces the 2021 Annual Historic Home Tour Will Be an Exciting Virtual Experience

Mark your calendars now for Saturday, April 24, 2021

 

Polly McKeithen and Jana Paul, co-presidents of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society (PCHPS), along with Tish Key, Historic Home Tour chair, announce the Historic Home Tour will happen on Saturday, April 24, 2021 and this year, the tour is totally virtual.          Traditionally, the PCHPS spring events also feature a Distinguished Speaker Luncheon and Classic and Antique Car Show. Due to COVID-19, the scheduling has been revised. Those events are moved to Fall 2021. Dates to be announced.
          

“We are thrilled to announce Highland Park Village as Preservation sponsor, D Home as Presenting Magazine sponsor and Jan and Trevor Rees-Jones as honorary chairs,” Tish said. “The Rees-Joneses literally saved one of the homes on the tour, the historic 1933 ‘Elbert Williams House’ at 3805 McFarlin Boulevard, from the wrecking ball by purchasing it last December.”  In an effort to bring attention to the importance of this masterpiece of Texas Modern Regional architecture, University Park architect Bobby Clark hatched the idea (and PCHPS funded the publication) of the book A House for Texas, authored by local architect Larry Good and photographer Charles Davis Smith, to fully document the home and tell the story of its remarkable design.

The sellers of the house are the Locke family, (the children of Eugene Locke and Adele Locke Seybold) who have owned the home since 1955. The house had been listed by Allie Beth Allman since late 2019 and had come to the attention of the Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society as an endangered historic treasure, a likely candidate for demolition due to its site on a 1.15-acre lot on Turtle Creek. Although the ultimate use and occupancy of the Elbert Williams/Locke House is yet to be determined by the new owners, Rees-Jones has made the commitment to preserve the house rather than demolish it. The Locke family has expressed how pleased and gratified they are by this act of stewardship. The Park Cities Historic and Preservation Society believes this may be the first time that an endangered historic residential landmark has been saved from the wrecking ball in the Park Cities.
          

Other significant homes on the tour are:
        

*       3400 Drexel: Built by Walter William Whitley, a prominent local builder, in 1924. Shortly after completion, the home was occupied by Robert Chalmers, who arrived from Scotland to become the dean of St. Matthews Episcopal Cathedral. The symmetrical front façade with accented doorway and evenly spaced windows has characteristics of Colonial Revival architecture, which was popular from 1885-1955. The home was in disrepair when the current owners bought it. They honored the original footprint of the home and renovated the spirit of the home.
        

*       3429 Drexel:   Built in 1921, this home is a rare example of eclectic asymmetrical Italian Renaissance architecture. From its high perch, the residence radiates a stateliness due to the prominent Roman arched entries, beautiful SMU brick, front terrace, and repetitive keystone and window accents. Tiered landscaping in both the front and rear yards provides a classic frame. The exceptional and unusual interior elements, synchronized color palette, retention and replication of original architectural details, coupled with a special focus on landscape make this ninety-nine year old home a genuine marvel.
        

*       4412 Lakeside:  Preeminent architect, Hal Thomson, built this grand dame of eclectic Italian Renaissance architecture in 1918. Deep bracketed eaves, Roman arch windows, a gracious front terrace with balustrade and the unique decorative medallions combine in a distinctive manner. The owners undertook major cosmetic updates in 2018 to restore the interior Venetian plaster, fireplaces, gates, and pool. This family elected to live with prior renovations to this three-story, 103 year-old residence. Bold color, modern art, antiques, elegant fabrics, and other surprising interior design elements make this home feel exciting and intriguing. This classic Hal Thomson residence is a century old exquisite envelope that once opened reveals a modern world inside.
        

*       7000 Vassar: Surrounded by magnificent towering oak trees, this residence in Volk Estates is situated on approximately two acres. In 1890 the Volk family started their department stores and by 1927 owned a 77-acre area called Brookside, now known as Volk Estates. Architect Gayden Thompson and builder C.B. Christensen completed this eclectic Neoclassical style home in 1940 for Mr. & Mrs. Harold Volk, and The Dallas Morning News selected it as Dallas’ Best Modern House in 1940. The full-height entry porch and four impressive Roman Tuscan columns with Doric capitals define the front elevation as classical, but the interior has countless contemporary touches.          

The Historic Home Tour celebrates historic preservation and is designed to generate awareness of the role history and preservation play in enhancing the quality of life for everyone who lives and works in the Park Cities communities.          

The virtual Home Tour begins at 10:00 a.m. and can be watched for the next 48 hours. It will go offline on Monday morning, April 26, 2021 at 10:00 a.m.  This is truly an exciting treat as details of furnishings, architecture and the history of each home will be described by a narrator TBA.           

Underwriting and sponsorships are available via the website. Tickets are $20 for an individual ticket and $250 for the Patron Porch Party level (which includes two Home Tour tickets, copy of the book A House for Texas, Charcuterie Board for two from Boxed Bites, Festive Cocktails from Jim Beam and Pogo’s Wine & Spirits,  a treat from Gardenuity and more) and can be purchased from the website at  www.pchps.org For more information, call the PCHPS office (214) 528-0021.         

Preservation Sponsor: Highland Park Village. Presenting Magazine Sponsor: D Home. Heritage Sponsor: Methodist Dallas Medical Center. Platinum Sponsor: URBAN Team - Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Legacy Sponsors: Cynthia Beaird/Christine McKenny - Allie Beth Allman & Associates; Lucinda Buford - Allie Beth Allman & Associates.        

A House for Texas additional funding for publication provided by Marla and Mike Boone, Gail and Bob Clark, Kay and Duncan Fulton, Barbara and Larry Good and Susan and Joel Williams.                     

PCHPS Details: The 2021 Historic Home Tour features architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities.

•  The purpose of the annual Historic Home Tour is to show case architecturally and historically significant homes of the Park Cities and illustrate how these homes have been restored or remodeled and updated to serve the lifestyle needs of families today.

•  The Historic Home Tour and Distinguished Speaker Luncheon are the Society’s only fundraisers each year. The proceeds are allocated to help further our mission to promote, protect and preserve the historic, architectural, cultural and aesthetic legacy of the Park Cities. 

•  The Society landmarks architecturally and historically significant homes in the Park Cities, some of which are on the Historic Home Tour. 

•  Members of the Society enjoy historic and preservation oriented educational programs.

Overview: PCHPS mission is to preserve and promote the history, architecture, aesthetics and cultural traditions of the Park Cities. Proceeds of the Luncheon and Home Tour will be used to help preserve and maintain the Park Cities House at Dallas Heritage Village, support the new PCHPS archives at the University Park Library, fund the Society’s landmarking initiatives, award scholarships to Highland Park High School graduating seniors planning to study architecture or history and fund the Distinguished Chair for History at Highland Park High School. Membership in PCHPS is open to the public. For more information visit www.pchps.org

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12 Cuts Brazilian Steakhouse Celebrates Easter with Festive New Offerings

The popular Brazilian Steakhouse Announces Easter 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 Easter. 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: Easter Sunday

Open Hours:

Easter Sunday: 11:00 am to 9:00pm

Menu
Every day regular menu plus new Shrimp Avocado Salad.

Dine-In:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for Easter:

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: 12 Cuts of Prime meats served via the churrasco experienceand sidesGrill Pineapple, Broccolini, Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri.

Take-out:

Continuing with regular family meals and adding family meals special for Easter:

Four Course Meal Family Package for 3: $89.00 (pre-order is recommended):

Cheese Bread, Beef Empanada, Salad,Grilled Lamb Chops, Grill Pineapple, Broccolini orAsparagus,Mashed Potatoes, Chimichurri, Desserts (Chocolate Cake or Flan).


Take Out/Curbside Pick-Up: Order your Easter 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 $90.00 or more or dine-in Easter 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 Easter 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