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Posted on 03 Feb 2006 at 1:06am

City to hold town hall meetings for feedback on proposed bond program

The City of Dallas is holding 30 town meetings to learn what residents think of the City Council’s proposed billion-dollar-plus 2006 capital bond program.

City Council members are hosting the meetings, which began Jan. 24 and will continue through Feb. 21. The meetings are being held in locations across the city

City staff will explain the bond program that the council plans to place on the November ballot. Residents will have the opportunity to comment on the plans and make suggestions.

For more information about times and locations for the meetings, call the City Council offices at 214-670-4050.

Legacy of Success presenting annual Heritage Celebration this weekend

The Legacy of Success Foundation, a social, business and cultural organization for same-gender-loving and GLBT people of color, will hold its fifth annual Heritage Celebration, “Breaking Myths and Embracing Diversity,” from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Saturday at the Marriott Quorum hotel, 14901 Dallas Parkway, in Addison.

The event will include dinner, dancing and an awards presentation ceremony.
Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez will be the keynote speaker and comedian Hope Flood will provide entertainment.

The event continues with a worship service at 2:45 p.m. Sunday.
Tickets to the event are $50 each, or $75 a pair. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the Hazel Hatcher Scholarship Fund.

For more information, see the foundation’s Web site at www.losf.org.

Art+ event to raise funds for Legacy Counseling Center, Founders Cottage

The Legacy Counseling Center and Founders Cottage presents Art +, a fundraising event showcasing Texas art and wine, on Saturday at 408 W. Davis St. in the Bishop Arts District.

Admission is $10 at the door.

The event includes a wine tasting and access to more than 25 pieces of art, all of which are for sale, by several local artists. All proceeds benefit Legacy Founders Cottage.

Legacy Counseling Center is a nonprofit organization offering comprehensive mental health care and emotional support services for people impacted by HIV. Legacy Founders Cottage is a special care facility for people in critical stages of AIDS who require 24-hour supervised care.

For more information, call Amanda Dolin at 214-929-0594.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition of February 3, 2006

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