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During the hustle and bustle of the work week, some things get lost in the shuffle. Here’s a roundup of four interesting items we mined from the interwebs that you might’ve missed:

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  • KERA reported the City of Dallas’ Office of Cultural Affairs, which is embarking upon a $140,000 project to preserve Trinity Lutheran’s stained-glass windows built by Dallas artist Octavio Medellin, is gearing up for a kickstarter campainge to help raise the funds needed, lest the windows be lost when the church is torn down in October. As of yet, the kickstarter has not been launched. We’ll let you know when it is.
  • Dust off your dancing shoes because look what I just found buried in my inbox: Two Dallas-area residents, Bryan Stout and John Paul, have perfected an 11-piece band specializing in bringing back the birth of rock n’ roll, and they’re coming to the Lakewood Theater for a blast-from-the-past concert this Saturday, according to Star Local News. The concert starts 7:30 p.m. and tickets range from $15 to $25.
  • The Dallas Arboretum launched its fall Concerts at the Arboretum series this week. The Arboretum hosts concerts every Thursday until Oct. 31. Gates open at 6 p.m. and the concerts start at 7. All concerts are BYOB. Check out the line-up on the Arboretum’s website, or call 214.515.6500 for more information.
  • Here’s a little something that’s not exactly news, but it’s still fun brain fodder: Jennifer Jordy Woods asked on the Lakewood, Dallas Facebook page, “Does anyone know why Woodrow is called ‘Woodrow’ instead of Wilson? It seems like most schools who are named after someone are known by the last name instead of the first. I know Woodrow is different, but who knows the history on why?” If you’ve wondered that yourself, check out the responses.
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