Glass-y eyed

Lottie Minick of Forest Hills is a Dallas Arboretum volunteer.

Lottie Minick of Forest Hills, right, is a Dallas Arboretum volunteer who lent a hand last month with the Chihuly installation. Minick also is one of the artists featured in the White Rock East Garden Tour May 20.

Concert on the lawn

Joel Pipkin gives a guitar lesson to Connor McNeil

M-streets neighbor Joel Pipkin gives a guitar lesson to Connor McNeil every Saturday morning on the front lawn. Says Connor’s dad, Dan, “Everyone who runs, walks, bikes and drives by seems to get a smile on their face when they see them.”

Star volunteer

Scott Manis, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s CEO and volunteer J.C. Reneau

Scott Manis, Doctors Hospital at White Rock Lake’s CEO, presents volunteer J.C. Reneau a balloon bouquet on Reneau’s 90th birthday. Reneau started volunteering at the hospital 11 years ago and has put in more than 3,300 hours of service. He works as a patient ambassador, among other roles, and is famous for his buttermilk pecan pralines. Reneau also is a crime watch volunteer in his Lake Highlands North neighborhood, often manning the midnight-3 a.m. shift patrolling the community.

Off Broadway

Woodrow Wilson High School band director Chris Walls and lyricist Alain Boublil

Woodrow Wilson High School band director Chris Walls is friends with the director of “Do You Hear the People Sing.” This enormous production, which includes Broadway songs, was performed at the American Airlines Center in March. The director needed a place to rehearse the show while it was in town, and Walls offered the Woodrow auditorium. It was a rare opportunity for Woodrow students to rub elbows with Broadway pros such as “Les Miserables” and “Miss Saigon” lyricist Alain Boublil, right, pictured here with Walls.

 


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