City Council approved an ordinance in October to regulate farmers markets, which affects establishments like White Rock Local Market, 702 Buckner. The ordinance requires a yearly fee of $200-$300 per market. Such markets can operate up to 28 nonconsecutive days a year. Markets must be located outside of downtown and away from residential areas, and have at least a one-mile distance between another farmers market.
Greater Lakewood Republican Women’s Club hosts its annual holiday luncheon 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Dec. 11 at a member’s home. For location and details, call Kelly Nolan at 214.728.7301.
Dallas Arboretum, with support from Doctors Hospital, offers a two-for-one admission discount on Thursdays to neighborhood residents living in the zip codes 75214, 75218, 75228, 75231 and 75238. The special runs through Dec. 31. Parking is $7 per car. For details, call 214.515.6500 or visit dallasarboretum.org.
Ebby Halliday Lakewood office, 6441 E. Mockingbird, will offer free pictures with Santa 3-5 p.m. Dec. 11. For details, call 214.826.0316.
La Leche League will meet at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 9 at Greenland Hills United Methodist Church, 5835 Penrose. The nonprofit organization provides education and support for women who want to breastfeed. For details, call 214.342.2355.
Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce will host a holiday reception 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dec. 7 at the home of Margaret and Dr. Rick Sorrells, 8539 Forest Hills. For more information, visit eastdallaschamber.com.
School of Rock Dallas students will be playing music from Aerosmith to Zeppelin at City Tavern, 1402 Main in downtown Dallas, on Saturday, Dec. 11, 1-3 p.m. Admission is $5 plus two canned food items or $10 with $5 going to North Texas Food Bank. School of Rock Dallas, located in our neighborhood at 5606 Dyer, woill deliver all canned food to North Texas Food Bank on Dec. 13. For more information, contact Wendy Murphy at 214.363.7625 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit schoolofrock.com/dallas.
Rogelio Garcia, a first-grade teacher at Bonham Elementary, received a $25,000 Milken National Educator Award from the Milken Family Foundation. The award recognizes leadership, dedication to students and commitment to parent involvement.
The Bishop Lynch Brigade, the high school’s dance/drill team, will host its second annual two-day Christmas Bazaar on Dec. 11-12, noon-10 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. For more information, visit bishoplynch.org and search for “Christmas bazaar”.
The Children’s Center, a preschool for children ages 2½ to 5 located at 1423 San Saba, is hosting its annual art exhibit and auction 7 p.m. Dec. 4 at Jones Walker Art Gallery and Furniture, 3101 N. Henderson. Artwork made by the school’s students will be included in the auction, and Jones Walker will also donate a portion of all sales during the auction to the school.
The Woodrow Wilson High School Community Foundation has established the Bob and Jo English Scholarship Fund, thanks to a generous donation. The scholarship will be awarded annually to a deserving Woodrow graduating senior who plans to attend college. The Englishes, class of ‘42 and ‘44, “want the scholarship to go to students who really need and deserve it,” and “have graciously left the details of application and evaluation to the people who are closest to the student body,” says foundation president Richard Vitale. The details are under discussion with the administrators and counselors at the high school. The foundation is accepting additional tax-deductible donations for this and other scholarships. For information, contact Vitale at 214.209.0334.
Katharine Houpt, a 2001 Woodrow Wilson graduate, received the 2010-11 Hilgos Award and the John W. Kurtich Travel Scholarship from the Art Institute of Chicago where she is pursuing a Master of Art Therapy degree. She graduated from Evergreen College in 2005, and is the daughter of East Dallas residents Stephen and Sherry Houpt.
AARP needs participants for its Tax Aid Volunteer Program, which offers tax counseling and preparation services to middle and low-income individuals, particularly those older than 60. The program requires volunteers to attend a short class in January followed by an IRS-approved test. The program will run Feb. 1-April 15 at the Lakewood, Southwestern and Oak Lawn libraries. For details, call 214.821.1529.
YWCA of Metropolitan Dallas urgently needs bilingual volunteers to help deliver free financial education workshops and mammogram screenings in Dallas County. Training is provided. Call 214.584.2348 or email email@example.com.
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