Casa Linda AARP Chapter 3880 meets at 10 a.m. Sept. 10 at the Community Life Center of Casa Linda United Methodist Church, 1800 Barnes Bridge. The program features New Horizons Dixieland Band. For more information, call 214.321.1705.

Dallas Junior Police Academy accepts applications for its Nov. 3 session through Sep. 20. The training session is for students in grades 4-7 who want to learn what it’s like to be a DPD recruit. The event takes place at the department’s Basic Training Academy. Applications are available at For more information, call Sgt. Cheryl Cornish at 214.671.4406.

It’s My Park Day is a one-day event for residents, families, and community groups to pitch in and clean their neighborhood parks 8 a.m. – noon Sept. 8. Help beautify our neighborhood parks by removing graffiti, picking up litter, weeding and participating in other activities. To volunteer, call Dallas Park and Recreation at 214.670.8400. Sign up by Aug. 31 at

Children from the Trinity River Mission community learning center took advantage of the Dallas Arboretum’s Cool Science Investigations program, made possible by a $15,000 grant from Comerica Bank. All programs focus on hands-on discovery and experimentation activities for children, utilizing real tools, models, interactive exhibits and materials. The curriculum aligns with TEKS tests and prepares the children for successful testing and performance in fall classes. Trinity River Mission serves students predominately from the East Dallas, West Dallas and Oak Cliff areas who are from low-income families.


Chris Evetts is the new Woodrow Wilson High School band director. He served as band director at Highland Park High School for the past two years. Woodrow’s former director, Chris Walls, resigned to lead the Dallas Pops Orchestra.


Financial adviser Whitney Magers of Lakewood has joined Probity Advisors Inc.’s financial and estate planning practice. Magers, a graduate of Highland Park High School, has known Probity founding partner Porter L. “Buddy” Ozanne since childhood. Magers holds a finance degree from the University of Virginia. He is a board member and former president of the Calyx Club and an Ironman triathlete. He lives in the neighborhood with his wife, Mary, and their 5-month-old daughter.

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