Local Briefs

Posted on 12 Apr 2007 at 7:53pm
By Staff Reports

TCC to host annual spring fundraiser Friday, April 13 at FOF Museum

The Turtle Creek Chorale will host its annual spring fundraiser at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 13 at Frontiers of Flight Museum, 6911 Lemmon Ave. in Dallas.

In a departure from previous events, this year’s fundraiser will have more of a party atmosphere, according to TCC Executive Director Craig Popkess, rather than focusing primarily on the silent and live auctions.

The fundraiser, dubbed “Flight 413,” will have a travel theme with auctioned items including airline tickets to South America and Canada, as well as rides in a vintage Soviet MIG fighter, Popkess said.

There will be appearances by the Braniff Babes, in their vintage fligh attendant uniforms, as well as the band Beatlegras.

And tour guides will be on hand from the museum.

“We have the run of the building,” Popkess said.

“This is a chance to just have a good time.”

Tickets are available at the door. Coach seating is $50 per person, and VIP seating is $125 for one person or $200 for couples. All proceeds benefit TCC. For more information, call TCC at (214)526-3214.

Collin County Gay, Lesbian Alliance announces plans for Pride Ride, Walk

The Collin County Gay and Lesbian Alliance has announced plans for its first Pride Ride & Walk to benefit the Samaritan Inn for Saturday, April 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Plano.

Samaritan Inn is the only emergency shelter in Collin County for the homeless.

The event will include a bike ride or walk in the park and a hot dog cook out.For more information CCGLA web site at www.ccgla.org.

Interfaith Buddhist Retreat planned for Saturday April 14

A Interfaith Buddhist Retreat will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 14 at Unity Church of Dallas, 6525 Forest Lane.

To participate, you must register online at www.InterMindful.com.

There is a suggested donation of $30 to $50, which includes a vegetarian lunch. However, clergy and students may request a scholarship.

Both Child care and deaf interpretation will be provided. The retreat will be facilitated by Br. ChiSing, M.Div., M.A.

Trinity Presbyterian plans benefit to replace AIDS Interfaith’s wrecked van

The Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Chorus, the Women’s Chorus of Dallas, the Oak Lawn United Methodist Church Chancel Choir and the Trinity Presbyterian Church Chancel Choir will all perform April 29 in a special concert to raise funds to help replace the AIDS Interfaith Network’s wheelchair-accessible van that was damaged recently in an accident.

The concert, titled “Turtles and More at Trinity,” will be held at 3 p.m. at the Trinity Presbyterian Church, 901 N. Zang Blvd.

For more information, contact Wayne Davis, director of music for Trinity Presbyterian via e-mail at WLDAVIS101@aol.com or by phone at 214-683-6834.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition April 13, 2007

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