An Ovarian Cancer Support Group meets 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mondays in the Virginia R. Cvetko Patient Education Center on the basement level of the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center, 3535 Worth. For details, call 214.820.2608.

The Greater Lakewood Republican Women’s Group holds its monthly meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at Commonwealth Title Company, 6465 E. Mockingbird Suite 450. For information, call Kelly Nolan at 214.728.7301.


Stonewall Jackson Elementary PTA hosts the Urban Cowboy 2011 Auction 7 p.m.-midnight April 16 at Eddie Deen’s Ranch, 944 S. Lamar. The school’s biggest fundraiser of the year helps fund computer technology, classroom supplies, music program enhancements and resources for the outdoor science lab and Stonewall Garden. To find out how to donate items or services to the auction, contact Kate Simpson at

Lipscomb Elementary hosts its Kindergarten Round Up at 9:30 a.m. on Friday, March 4 in the school cafeteria, 5801 Worth. For information, call Pauline Mayfield at 214.827.5859 or email


Austin Krisada Boonyachai, an East Dallas resident and student at the Episcopal School of Dallas, received a nomination to attend the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy in Kings Point, N.Y. Candidates must undergo a rigorous selection process and be nominated by a member of Congress, the vice president or from the Army, Navy, Air Force or Marine Corps. Nominations are determined based on academic performance, college entrance test scores, physical aptitude, medical certification, extracurricular activities and demonstrated leadership potential.

Diana Marquis was appointed director of development for the neighborhood nonprofit the Dallas Lighthouse for the Blind, which provides support for the visually impaired in North Texas. Marquis leads development and communications, overseeing fundraising, events, marketing and organ donations. Kathleen Ernst was appointed the National Industries for the Blind Fellow for Leadership Development to serve through August 2011. For information about Dallas Lighthouse, visit

Director Clay Liford’s newest film, “Wuss”, premieres at the SXSW Film Festival March 11-19. East Dallas filmmaker Eric Steele produced the movie with partners Barak Epstein and Adam Donaghey. “Wuss” is about a high school teacher bullied by his students, and the movie was shot in Dallas and Garland. For information, visit

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