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Posted on 27 Jul 2006 at 9:13pm

Women’s Museum seeking films to screen in honor of suffrage movement

The Women’s Museum in Dallas is looking for documentaries and films to screen during the month of August to celebrate and honor the women’s suffrage movement. Museum officials also hope to have one or two filmmakers speak about the importance of women in film and how film can be considered a continuation of the women’s movement.

Museum officials are open to exploring any topic related to suffrage, women’s rights and the importance of women in politics and public policy.

For more information contact Denita Powell by e-mail at dpowell@thewomensmuseum.org.

Unity Church of Dallas presents seminar by “‘O’ Magazine contributor Cushnir

Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane, presents a seminar by author, activist and teacher Raphael Cushnir, on Sunday from 2 to 4 p.m. The title of the program is “Setting Your Heart on Fire: Two Questions That Can Change Your Life.” Cost to attend is $20.

Cushnir is a contributor to “O, The Oprah Magazine,” and he has been a teacher, activist, screenwriter and film director. He is also author of the book “Unconditional Bliss: Finding Happiness in the Face of Hardship,” which was twice nominated as “best personal growth title of the year.”

Cushnir will also speak at the church’s 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. services that day.

For information, call 972-233-7106.

SPCA offers grief counseling session for those who have lost animal companions

The SPCA of Texas offers its Pet Grief recovery program, designed to help those grieving the loss of a beloved animal companion, at 1 p.m. on Aug. 5 and on the first Saturday of every month at the SPCA offices, 362 S. Industrial Blvd. in Dallas.

The program is free and open to the public.

For more information call 1-888-ANIMALS, ext. 118.

Tickets available for Lightning Bowl fundraiser for Big D Classic tournament

Tickets are available for Lightning Bowl, a fundraising event to kick off the fifth annual Big D Classic bowling tournament in August.

Lightning Bowl registration begins at 8 p.m. on Aug. 11 at USA Bowl, 10920 Composite Drive. The $20 fee includes three games of bowling, cash and prize giveaways and a 50/50 raffle. Proceeds go to the Big D Classic tournament, which selected AIDS Interfaith Network as this year’s beneficiary.

The Big D Classic, also at USA Bowl, is scheduled Aug. 12-13, beginning at 9 a.m. both days. The tournament concludes with an awards banquet at the Round-Up.

For details, visit www.bigdclassic.com.

Operation Kindness offers low-cost microchipping clinic on Sunday

Operation Kindness will offer low-cost microchipping for dogs and cats on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m. at its Carrollton shelter, 3201 Earhart Drive.
Cost is $15 per animal, which includes lifetime registration.

No appointment is necessary but there may be a wait, depending on the number of animals in line. All dogs must be on leashes and all cats must be in carriers.

For information call 972-418-PAWS or go online to www.operationkindness.org.

Women’s Chorus of Dallas to hold auditions for new members

The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will hold auditions for new members on three consecutive Mondays, Aug. 14, 21 and 28, at 6:45 p.m. at the Sammons Center for the Arts, 3630 Harry Hines Blvd.

Prospective new members will have the chance to observe a rehearsal, meet chorus members, learn about the chorus and schedule and audition time.

For more information, go online to www.twcd.org or call 214-520-7828.

Dallas Area Male Naturists to present Urban Gathering

The Dallas Area Male Naturists will present their Texas Urban Gathering Aug. 11-13 in Dallas. All interested male naturists are invited to attend.

For more information, go online to www.damnmen.org.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition, July 28, 2006.

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