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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 

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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  

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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