Around Town


At the back of Anna of Iowa (Book 2 in the Anna series by Catherine Team and Beverly Smirnis), is a speech by C.J. Renfro, the narrator who talks with Anna in both of the books in the series. 

Love Is delves into the various forms of love and how each type if important to experience in order to fully realize the romantic type of love we often first think of when we think about the meaning of the word “love.” 


An Evening with the Great Nowitzki
February 21 at The Ritz-Carlton Dallas, benefiting Educational First Steps

Empty Bowls
February 23 at the North Texas Food Bank Perot Family Campus in Plano, benefiting the food bank

Junior Achievement Dallas Business Hall of Fame® 
February 25 at the Thompson Dallas Hotel, benefiting Junior Achievement’s mission to help young people succeed

4word Gala
February 25 at the Omni Frisco, benefiting 4word women

Symphony of Chefs
February 27 at SMU’s Armstrong Fieldhouse, benefiting KidLinks

Texas Independence Day Celebration
February 25 at Hall of State, Fair Park, benefiting Dallas Historical Society

Destiny Award Luncheon
March 3 at the Hilton Anatole, benefiting St. Philip’s School and Community Center

Big Night 2023
March 4 at The Factory in Deep Ellum, benefiting Big Thought 

Future Stars Gala: A Space To Heal 
March 4 at On The Levee, benefiting Junior Players 

Art in Bloom
March 6 at the Dallas Museum of Art, benefiting the museum

Spirit of Generations Luncheon
March 9 at the Hilton Anatole, benefiting The Senior Source

Dallas Blooms, the largest floral festival in the Southwest, returns February 25-April 16, with 500,000 spring-blooming bulbs, thousands of azaleas and hundreds of Japanese cherry trees and a NEW exhibition of Gary Lee Price’s Great Contributors, including Ruby Bridges, Harriet Tubman, Mother Teresa and Amelia Earhart. Enjoy live music every weekend with piano in Jeanne’s Pavillion from 12-2 p.m. and party bands from 2-4 p.m. on the Martin Rutchik Concert Stage and Lawn. The Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden also reopens on February 25. 

6th Annual Dallas Arboretum Food & Wine Festival 

Cooking Classes and Demos at A Tasteful Place

Cool Thursdays Concerts Series

Edith’s Memory Garden Program, a series of four classes for those in the early to middle stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s, sponsored by the AWARE foundation and the Darrell K Royal Research Foundation

Save Our Monarchs has sponsored over 30,000 School Pollinator Gardens across the US and Canada, offering all the necessary seeds to create a 10’ x 10’ wildflower garden in each school at no cost to the schools.

 Its goal is to plant an additional 25,000 Pollinator Gardens across the US in 2023.  Every school, scout troop and 4H club is invited to participate in the program. Once enrolled, the school or organization will receive a Pollinator Garden Mix pouch containing 17 wildflower, ten (10) annuals for first-year color, plus seven (7) perennials for second and successive years’ bloom….perfect for children to plant in a Butterfly & Bee Garden!! 

On the shopping list this month:  

There are plenty of western fashions being offered online thanks to the Yellowstone series…move over Beth Dutton, Dallas divas will outclass you with the Texas version Cowboy chic attire at the Dallas Historical Society’s Texas Independence Day Celebration on February 25.

Courtesy photo from the 2022 event: Mary Pickens, Michelle Meadows and Susan Jenevein.

It’s time to start thinking about hats!  Thursday, April 20, 2023, one of Dallas’ biggest and best charity parties will take place. This year, the Women’s Council of the Dallas Arboretum’s Mad Hatter’s Tea Party sports a British theme. Guests will parade their creative and elegant interpretations of the theme in front of the hat judges.  This year’s event will also feature remarks by renowned fashion designer, Michael Faircloth, as he celebrates the history and humor of hats.


AWARE Affair gala chairs: Pamela Musgrove, Lori Bush, C’Mone Wingo. Photo by Jeremy Lock.

AWARE has announced Friday, April 14 as the date for the AWARE Affair 2023:  An Artful Evening of Advocacy Fighting Alzheimer’s. The gala will be held at Lighthouse ArtSpace. an immersive art venue.

Venise and Larry Stuart are long-time supporters of AWARE.  Venise is a former AWARE president and continues her commitment through volunteer service on the board and more. 
Taylor Hearn is familiar as a left-handed pitcher for the Texas Rangers baseball team. He is also
involved in the community outside of his professional baseball commitment.

Dallas’ own family dynasty, the DeVilles, are social, philanthropic and business savvy.

The team shares insights and progress in their building of custom residences.

After she returns to the Yucatan, Isabella uncovers shocking secrets about her ancestry.

Residents of Marshalltown, Iowa, never realized how much Anna from Atlanta would impact their lives.

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