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Dallas Summer Musicals Presents Virtual Concert Series Live From The West Side: Women Of Broadway

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, October 1st, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) announced today that it is co-producing a three-part virtual concert series, Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, Powered by PNCfeaturing two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone on Oct. 24, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti on Nov. 14, and critically acclaimed actress and singer Vanessa Williams on Dec. 5. Tickets are on sale now.

Subscription packages and single tickets are available for Live from the West Side: Women of Broadway, Powered by PNC at DallasSummerMusicals.orgSubscription packages are $75 and include access to all three livestream events, or single tickets are available for $30. Ticket holders will have access to an on-demand video recording of the livestream for 72 hours, available beginning one hour after each live broadcast ends. Proceeds from ticket sales will support DSM’s mission to deliver the spirit of Broadway to North Texas audiences through educational programs and community outreach initiatives.

“While our stages remain dark, we are excited to offer another virtual livestream opportunity for Broadway fans to stay connected to live theater, and we are thrilled PNC has chosen to support this series,” said Ken Novice, president of Dallas Summer Musicals. “Coming off the success of our Christopher Jackson livestream, we hope this new Women of Broadway livestream series offers a little something for everyone and reminds us all how much live theater is needed in our lives.”

Each show, transmitted live in HD with professional sound mixing, will feature a mix of Broadway show tunes, pop songs and personal stories from the life of each headliner. Performances will take place at The Shubert Virtual Studios on Manhattan’s West Side. At-home audience members will be invited to email in questions to be answered during the livestream.

 

 

Walk-Up Option Added to NTFB Mobile Pantry Food Distribution at Fair Park on Aug 11th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, August 6th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in conjunction with Fair Park First, Spectra, and In the City for Good, is returning to Fair Park to distribute free food on Tuesday, August 11 from 8:00 AM until 11:00 AM, or until all available food has been distributed. New to this month’s distribution will be a walk-up option for guests without vehicles. This will be the fourth food distribution event held at Fair Park since the start of the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Volunteers are welcome for this event. Anyone interested in volunteering can go to ntfb.org and sign up online. Spectra has partnered with The Prep Kitchen to provide complimentary meals for NTFB staff and the volunteers during the event.

WHERE:   The pick-up area for guests in vehicles will be in Lots 15 and 16. Drivers should enter through Gate 2 only, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Haskell Avenue, and follow directional signage to the pick-up area. Walk-up guests should enter only at the Fair Park Station Dart Entrance, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Exposition Avenue, and follow the signage inside the park to the pick-up location. Guests arriving by car will not be served in the walk-up distribution area. The Dallas Police Department will be onsite to assist with traffic flow.

DETAILS:  The NTFB will distribute USDA products using the following steps:

  • Cars Queue – We ask guests in vehicles not to start lining up until 7:00 AM. Enter at Gate 2 only and follow directional signage and traffic personnel to the pick-up area, which will be located in Lots 15 and 16.
  • Walk-up Area – The pick-up area for guests without a vehicle will be located in between the Women’s Building and Gate 3. Guests should enter only at the Fair Park Station Dart Entrance, located at the intersection of Parry Avenue and Exposition Avenue. All walk-up guests are required to wear a mask and are asked to practice social distancing while in line. Guests arriving by car will not be served in the walk-up distribution area.
  • Intake Form Distribution – Guests will be required to fill out a self-declared, no ID required intake form. Once complete, the form should be placed, face-up, on the vehicle dashboard. Intake forms collect information required for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), including name, address, monthly income, and household size.
  • Food Distribution – For guests in vehicles, boxed food is placed in the trunk of the vehicle. If the trunk does not open, the NTFB or a volunteer will place the food on hood, roof, or trunk of the car and ask the guest to drive forward and transfer the boxes to their trunk.

Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical interaction with the NTFB and volunteers on site. Visit www.ntfb.org/mobile-pantry for information on other NTFB Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry events.

2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass $99

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score this 2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass (Flower Mound, TX) for only $99! This would make a great gift for the golfer in your life!

What You’ll Get

    • Two free rounds of golf anytime Monday – Thursday; one free round of golf after 10 a.m. Friday – Sunday
    • Five free two for one green fees anytime Monday – Thursday; five free two for one green fees anytime after 10 a.m. Friday – Sunday
    • Five sets of range balls
  • $25 cart fee required on all free rounds of golf
  • Learn more about 2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass
  • Activation required; must arrive with your VIP card upon initial arrival.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Discounted Admission & Fun Packages for Up to 4 at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, June 23rd, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Head to Groupon to get discounted admission for Up to Four at Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark in Grand Prairie!

What You’ll Get

  • When can I visit: through November 30; Monday – Thursday
  • Free admission for children 3 and under
  • What can I bring inside?: only Coast Guard-approved floatation devices, sealed water bottles, food for special dietary needs
  • Prohibited items: outside food or beverage, coolers, tobacco products, loudspeakers, weapons. No projectile water toys such as balls
  • Towels not provided
  • Parking Information: free parking available
  • Lockers available? yes
  • Not valid toward alcoholic beverages

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

$40 for Dog Annual Vaccinations & Deworming at Texas Coalition for Animal Protection ($80 Value)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, June 11th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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Head over to Living Social and for just $40, get a Dog Annual Vaccinations and Deworming at Texas Coalition for Animal Protection! ($80 Value)

There are 6 area locations in DFW so you should be able to find one near you!

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Tide Offering Free Laundry Services to Front Line Responders in Dallas & Houston

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Monday, June 8th, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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Tide is deploying its “Loads of Hope” program in select metro areas with the mission of providing free laundry and dry cleaning services to the immediate family members of front line responders who are helping to fight the coronavirus.

This includes paramedics, doctors, nurses, hospital/medical staff, medical researchers, police officers, and firefighters. It is currently available in select cities through June 28th, although the duration of this offer will be re-evaluated and possibly extended.

Check this page for the most up-to-date list of participating locations and if your city isn’t available yet, keep checking back! Other metro areas are being assessed for inclusion in the program, and may be added in the near future.

To learn more about how Tide’s Loads of Hope laundry services work for the families of first responders, visit the Hope page on the Tide Cleaners’ website.

2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass $99

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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Head over to Groupon to score this 2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass (Flower Mound, TX) for only $99! This would make a great Father’s Day gift!

What You’ll Get

    • Two free rounds of golf anytime Monday – Thursday; one free round of golf after 10 a.m. Friday – Sunday
    • Five free two for one green fees anytime Monday – Thursday; five free two for one green fees anytime after 10 a.m. Friday – Sunday
    • Five sets of range balls
  • $25 cart fee required on all free rounds of golf
  • Learn more about 2020 Tour 18 VIP Golf Pass
  • Activation required; must arrive with your VIP card upon initial arrival.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

FREE American Flag From Ace Hardware on May 23rd

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, May 21st, 2020 at 2:30 PM
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On May 23rd, visit your local Ace Hardware to receive a free American Flag to honor our military!

You will be able to get a free 8” x 12” American flag and a second flag will be donated to a local VFW Post to be used for marking and honoring veteran graves this Memorial Day.

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Virtual Job Fair in Dallas Featuring 40 Companies June 3rd & 4th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, May 19th, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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In a recent eight-week period, nearly 2 million Texans filed for unemployment. More of those workers will be returning as more types of businesses are allowed to open, and as some types of businesses are allowed to expand their capacity from 25% to 50%.

Even as some employees return, many others are looking for work. You might be familiar with the unemployment office called the Texas Workforce Commission. Another branch called Texas Workforce Solutions, aims to assist people in getting jobs.

Workforce Solutions Greater Dallas (WSGD) has been holding virtual job fairs, where people can go to the website, enter a virtual lobby, and stop by virtual booths to meet real employers actively looking for workers.  June 3 and 4 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., they are planning a huge job fair with the City of Dallas, where they hope to feature as many as 40 employers who are hiring.

Job seekers can pre-register as early as Wednesday, May 20 online. That site will not be active until Wednesday. Once the site is live, job seekers can set up a log in, build a profile and upload their resumes prior to the event — and are highly encouraged to do so.

For those who need some resume assistance, the office has resume help and other online workshops available here. And there is a wealth of resume writing advice here and here.

Thanks WFAA!

 

9th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards Virtual Ceremony on May 14th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Wednesday, May 13th, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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Be sure to check out the 9th Annual DSM High School Musical Theatre Awards virtual ceremony on May 14th at 7pm! The 100% digital show will feature engaging performances, virtual acceptance speeches, and cameos from top Broadway talent.

Watch the ceremony on the DSM YouTube channel. In the meantime, follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for behind-the-scenes peeks into the making of this year’s HSMTA.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

“You’re Still Farming & We’re Still Singing” Virtual Concert on April 25th

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 24th, 2020 at 3:00 PM
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Storied Fort Worth honky-tonk Billy Bob’s Texas and Tyler-based Western wear retailer Cavender’s will host a virtual concert on Saturday, April 25, at 7 p.m. to help out the Texas FFA.

Dubbed “You’re Still Farming & We’re Still Singing,” the event will be livestreamed on the venue’s Facebook page. A 16-musician cast of both Texas country veterans and insurgent young guns has been announced over the past few days.

Performing are Randy Rogers, Parker McCollum, Koe Wetzel, Casey Donahew, Jack Ingram, Mike Ryan, Tracy Byrd, Cleto Cordero, Cody Johnson, Neal McCoy, Pat Green, Wade Bowen, William Clark Green, Aaron Watson, Josh Abbott and Kevin Fowler.

The concert is free with donations encouraged. Proceeds will benefit the Texas FFA Foundation, which awards scholarships to high school students.

See what else is going on around town HERE!

Be sure to go here to checkout discounted ticket prices for events in Dallas and Fort Worth!  Also, keep in mind that Groupon and LivingSocial always have great deals on local shops, restaurants, spas and more.  GoldStar also offers half-priced entertainment!  For other ways to save on going out, try Pogo Pass or City Pass!

Sesame Street & CNN’s 90-Minute Special to Answer Kids COVID-19 Questions

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, April 23rd, 2020 at 12:30 PM
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CNN and Sesame Street are teaming up for a special town hall this weekend to help children better understand why life is different now due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 will air on Saturday, April 25 at 8 AM CST on CNN. The 90-minute special will provide information for families as it answers kids’ questions in the kind, gentle, age-appropriate manner that Sesame Street is known for.

The special will be hosted by CNN’s Chief Medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, anchor Erica Hill, and Big Bird. They’ll be joined by some other familiar faces from Sesame Street too, including Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Rosita, and Grover as they cover issues like homeschooling, worry, screen time, and playdates.

The ABC’s of COVID-19 will also stream live (without requiring a cable log-in) on CNN.com and on mobile devices via the CNN app. It can also be viewed on CNNgo on your desktop, mobile, or streaming device.

If you or your child have a question you’d like to have answered by Big Bird and friends, you can submit it now on CNN’s website.

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Sam’s Club Launching Hero Hours for Frontline Responders (No Membership Required to Shop)

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Thursday, April 16th, 2020 at 11:00 AM
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Sam’s Club is opening its warehouse to frontline heroes – and no membership is required! Beginning on April 19th, 2020, Sam’s Club will open for “Hero Hours” every Sunday from 8 AM to 10 AM.

During this time, Sam’s will allow first responders and healthcare workers to shop and no membership will be required to shop during these special hero hours. All shoppers entering clubs will be provided with a mask for safety.

Click here for more information about Sam’s Club Hero Hours.

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NTFB Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry Returns to Fair Park Thursday

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020 at 4:00 PM
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The North Texas Food Bank (NTFB), in conjunction with the Texas National Guard, Fair Park First, Spectra, and In the City for Good, is returning to Fair Park to distribute free food on Thursday, April 16 from 9:00 AM until 12:00 PM, or until all available food has been distributed.

The NTFB and the Texas National Guard will distribute USDA products using the following steps:

  • Cars Queue – We ask guests and patrons not to start lining up until 8:00 AM. In order to practice strict social distancing, the NTFB Disaster Relief Mobile Pantries for COVID-19 serves drive-through clients only and is unable to accommodate walk-up clients. Individuals requiring food assistance who cannot access a car should use the “Find Food” tool on www.ntfb.org to find additional resources.
  • Intake Form Distribution – NTFB will give vehicles a golf pencil and an intake form through their window. Guests should only crack their windows to receive the pencil and paper forms and fill it out prior to getting to the front of the line. Once complete, the form should be placed, face-up, on the vehicle dashboard. Intake forms collect information required for the Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP), including name, address, monthly income, and household size. Please note if you are picking up for another family or elderly person, please bring their ID or a utility bill.
  • Intake Form Photo – When vehicles reach the distribution point, NTFB/Texas National Guard will take a photo of the intake form through the vehicle’s windows. Windows should remain closed to comply with social distancing requirements.
  • Box Allocation Determination – Based on the household size, NTFB will determine how many boxes of food the vehicle should receive
  • Food Distribution – Boxed food is placed in the trunk of the vehicle. If the trunk does not open, NTFB/Texas National Guard will place the food on hood, roof, or trunk of the car and ask the guest to drive forward and transfer the boxes to their trunk.

The Dallas County shelter-in-place order allows residents to leave their homes to obtain food. All shelter-in-place guidelines are being followed. Safety precautions have been established to limit any physical interaction with the NTFB/Texas National Guard.

Visit www.ntfb.org/mobile-pantry for information on other NTFB Disaster Relief Mobile Pantry events.

The Dallas Blooms Spring Festival Goes Digital

Posted by Jennifer Carles on Friday, April 10th, 2020 at 1:30 PM
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The Dallas Blooms Spring Festival at the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden has gone digital!

If missing the blooms in person has you feeling down, don’t fret. As part of Digital Dallas Blooms, the arboretum Facebook page will feature at-home gardening tips, garden updates and tours, virtual labs from the Rory Meyers Children’s Adventure Garden scientists and more. Also on the arboretum’s website, you’ll find virtual tours and videos.

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