The Yellow House Cover (2)Here are a few things to keep in mind when planning out your weekend:

The Dallas Woman’s Forum will present a discussion, book signing and champagne reception with best-selling author Patricia Falvey on Saturday, Jan. 25, at 3 pm at the Alexander Mansion, 4607 Ross Avenue.  Falvey, who was born in Ireland and came to the United States at the age of 20, will discuss her books, “The Yellow House and The Linen Queen,” and offer a glimpse of her next novel, “Connemara Manor,” which she calls an “Irish Downton Abbey.”  Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the door or online at or by calling 214-823-4533.

Green Grocer, located at 3614 Greenville, marks its one-year anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 25. To commemorate the anniversary, local growers and artisans — including Luscher’s Post Oak Red Hots, On Pure Ground Dairy, Noble Coyote Coffee Roasters, Hail Merry, Eat the Yard as well as local breweries, wineries and more — will be on-hand between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., sampling their culinary delights and libations, in addition to light bites from the Green Grocer kitchen. Plus, Green Grocer just extended its hours. It now opens Monday-Friday at 7 a.m. with a full coffee, smoothie and juice bar, as well as breakfast taco.

Screen Shot 2014-01-22 at 6.22.12 PMThe Promise of Peace Community Garden is hosting a “Grow With Us Garden Class,” this Saturday, Jan. 25, from 10-11 a.m. For $15, neighbors can learn from an expert in urban agriculture, Zach Montgomery. Learn more on the Facebook event listing.

Due to the ice storm, the UT Exes Dallas chapter has rescheduled its showing of “The Big Shoot Out: The Life and Times of 1969,” by East Dallas neighbor Mike Looney (read more about the film from an article in the December issue of the Lakewood Advocate magazine). The showing will be held on Monday, Jan. 27. Reserve a seat at no charge.

“Go, Dog Go!” opens this Friday, Jan. 24, at Dallas Children’s Theater. This stage adaptation of P.D. Eastman’s classic children’s book is geared towards the 4-year-old-and-up crowd. On Saturday, Jan. 25, DCT will also host a show-themed party, which you can learn more about on the website.  “Go, Dog Go!” will run until Feb. 23. Tickets are $22-$28.

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