Bloomin’ Ball is Saturday
AIDS Interfaith Network holds its fifth annual “Bloomin’ Ball: Sowing Seeds of Hope” fundraiser on Saturday, May 7, in the Grand Ballroom at the Hilton Anatole Hotel, 2201 Stemmons Freeway. The event, which raises money to help fund the agency’s services for people living with HIV/AIDS, will include dinner, two auctions, live entertainment and the presentation of AIN’s Crystal Hope Awards.
Event co-chairs are Andy Smith and Paul von Wupperfeld. Honorary co-chairs are Tim and Thom DeWitt and Dr. Barbara Cambridge with UT Southwestern.
Receiving the Crystal Hope Awards this year will be the James and Gayle Halperin Foundation, Gladys Brantley and the Cathedral of Hope HIV/AIDS ministry.
Tickets are available online at AIDSInterfaithNetwork.org and by phone at 214-943-4444.
TWCD performs on Mother’s Day
The Women’s Chorus of Dallas will present a special Mother’s Day concert, Nature & Nurture, Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park.The one-hour concert will be held on Sunday, May 8th, 2011 at 3:00 p.m., at the Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park. The concert will conclude with a live butterfly release.
Advance tickets are $20, available online at TWCD.org or by phone at 214-520-7828. Each ticket includes admission to the Texas Discovery Gardens.
AIDS Candlelight Memorial set
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial will be held Sunday, May 15, in more than 1,200 cities and towns in 115 countries to commemorate the lives lost to AIDS, demonstrate support for people living with HIV/AIDS and mobilize community-based response to HIV/AIDS.
The International AIDS Candlelight Memorial observance in North Texas will be held at 4 p.m. at Cornerstone Baptist Church, 1819 MLK Jr. Blvd. Event Chair Auntjuan Wiley said the theme for this year’s event is “Touching Lives.”
Special guests will include District 7 Dallas City Councilwoman Carolyn R. Davis, Dallas County Health and Human Services Director Zachary Thompson, Minister Kirby Harden and Company from Dallas and keynote speakers Michelle Anderson, Terrance Gilbert and Brianna Lamar.
Leather Knights’ Military Maneuvers
Leather Knights of Dallas will conducting their annual “Military Maneuvers” fundraiser for the Nelson-Tebedo Dental Clinic on Saturday, May 21 at Dallas Eagle, 5740 Maple Ave.
Organizers said the goal for this year’s event is to raise enough funds to directly purchase a Cavitron, an ultrasonic device used in the removal of hard deposits on teeth, at an approximate cost of $1,800.
The evening will include a silent auction from 8:30 p.m. to 10:45 p.m., boot blacking from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., military haircuts on stage from 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., a raffle to include a cash prize, a uniform contest at 10:30 p.m. with case prizes for most authentic uniform and sexiest soldier, and representation from local and national organizations.
To make an online donation, go to LeatherKnights.org.