Local Briefs

Posted on 06 Dec 2007 at 10:23pm
By Staff Reports

Grapevine to benefit foster children

The Grapevine Bar, 3902 Maple Ave., will be host for a charity event benefiting Buckner International Charities, to buy Christmas gifts for foster children, on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.

The $5 cover will include drink specials until 7 p.m. and five tickets for a drawing for prizes including a one-of-a-kind painting by Sasso, an autographed Tony Romo jersey, two Dallas Mavericks tickets, an 8-gig video ipod, a $150 gift certificate to LFT Boutique in Victory Park, a $100 gift certificate to V.O.D. Boutique, a teeth whitening package from Farr Family and Cosmetic Dentistry valued at $400, gift certificates for hair styling, gift certificates to Which Wich and more.

Additional tickets can be purchased for $1 each. For more information, go online to www.thegrapevinebar.com.

Oak Lawn Methodist to present show

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church, 3014 Oak Lawn Ave., presents “ImagiNativity,” a mystical retelling of the story of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth, on Friday Dec. 21, at 7:30 p.m.

The show will be performed outdoors on the lawn, in-the-round, and will feature live music, song and dance.

This community event is family-friendly, free and open to all. Hot chocolate and cookies available before the performance.

For more information call the church office at 214-521-5197 or visit www.olumc.org.

No Tie Dinner set for March 29

Officials with AIDS Services of Dallas announced plans this week for the organization’s annual fundraiser, the No Tie Dinner & Dessert Party, set for March 29.

The No-Tie Dinner begins with meals in individuals’ homes around the city, followed by a joint dessert and dance party at a single location. The 2008 dessert party will be held at the Frontiers of Flight Museum near Love Field, and will include a silent auction.

An ASD spokesperson said more than 600 people are expected to participate. Joe Pacetti, internationally acclaimed jeweler, will be honorary chair. Event chair is Dennis Kershner.

Proceeds from the No Tie Dinner and Dessert Party will help pay for programs at ASD, which operates residential facilities for people living with AIDS. Sponsorships for the event are available at several levels, and individual participation at private homes and venues throughout the DFW area is encouraged. For more information or to inquire about sponsorships or donations of items for the silent auction, contact Mary Beth O’Connor, development associate at 214-941-8144 ext. 510 or Paul Parks, director of development and public relations for AIDS Services of Dallas at 214-941-0523 or go online to www.notiedinner.org.

Maya Angelou to be honored

Maya Angelou will be honored at the first Voices of Peace Celebration, set for March 1 at the Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center.

Tickets are available online on at
www.H4PJ.org or www.CathedralofHope.com.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition December 7, 2007

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