Make a purchase …

… at Northlake Beauty Salon, 10233 E. Northwest Highway, or Willow Creek Hair Designers, 5622 Dyer. Both of these businesses are selling 2010 calendars that benefit Golden Retriever of North Texas. The calendar features photos and stories of golden retrievers that have been helped by the volunteer organization, which is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and adoption of these dogs. All proceeds from calendar sales are used to defray veterinary expenses of the golden retrievers entering the rescue program. Calendars can also be purchased at

or spend a few hours …

… assisting seniors in your neighborhood and helping the environment to boot. The Senior Source has launched a new “Boomer Green Teams” initiative to connect volunteers with projects that address environmental issues. Senior Source needs volunteers Jan. 9 and Jan. 18 to go out into the community and show Dallas seniors ways to both use less energy and save money by making the switch to compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs).  For more information, contact Boomer Green Teams coordinator Susan Grundy at 214.525.6134 or

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