News & Notes

CHAMBER NIGHT AT THE PARK: The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce night at the Shakespeare Festival of Dallas will be June 21 for “Taming of the Shrew” at Samuell Park. Shows are open to the public June 14-July 3, Tuesday through Saturday. Shows are free and gates open at 7:30 p.m. “King Lear” will also be showing this summer.

PRODUCTION COMPANY ORGANIZING: Some neighborhood residents are organizing a non-profit organization to bring stage shows to our neighborhood. Marion Brockette, Jack Morgan and Mark Remington are soliciting donations to start On Stage Productions. The organization will be in the 42-year tradition of White Rock Kiwanis stage shows, which are no longer presented. They plan to have three shows a year. For information or to make a contribution, send inquiries to 6663 Aintree Circle, Dallas 75214.

BIG DONATION: The Dallas Arboretum and Botanical Garden was awarded a $40,000 grant from the Exxon Corporation to support 1994 educational programs. The grant will fund five programs: Nature Camp for children, a one-day session about gardening through July 1; Nature Naturally, which takes the garden into schools; special Arboretum tours for persons with disabilities beginning in September; the Winter Educational Series, a series of public workshops and lectures from November to February; and horticulture internships with salary and benefits for college students.

The Arboretum is located at 8525 Garland. For information, 327-8262.

Also at the Arboretum through Oct. 30 is Insectasaurs, a display of large insects made out of plants by artist David Rogers.

WINNING ARTIST: Neighborhood resident Leola B. Moss won the 30th annual Lakewood Library Art Exhibit with her piece, “Grandma Moses in New York.”

CLEANING UP: Mt. Auburn and Hollywood/Santa Monica residents recently spent a day cleaning up their neighborhood. The neighborhood’s efforts were recently honored by Keep Dallas Beautiful, Inc. at a ceremony at the Dallas Civic Garden Center. They received two $50 awards for overall clean-up and recycling.

THE BOWL IS PASSED: The Lakewood Service League recently installed new officers. Shelia Dohm is the new president. The League raised a record $35,000 at its annual spring party/auction. The money will be donated to East Dallas service organizations.

ELECTED MEMBER-AT-LARGE: Odesa Gorman-Stapleton was elected member-at-large for the Tejas Girl Scout Council’s Board of Directors. She is a lawyer for Burlington Northern Railroad and is involved with the Junior League of Dallas and the Youth Impact Center.

NEW CENTER FOR SENIORS: The Ledbetter Community Center, located on the Buckner Retirement Village campus at 4800 Samuell Blvd., recently opened to serve neighborhood senior citizens. The Center is named in honor of Lela Gibson Ledbetter and Andrew David Ledbetter. It features a dining room, fitness center, wellness clinic, country store, classroom and an outside walking trail.

GARAGE SALE: The YWCA and the Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce are soliciting donations for a garage sale on Aug. 13. For information or to donate items call the YWCA at 827-5600 or the Chamber at 368-6000.

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