Local Briefs – November 7, 2008

Posted on 06 Oct 2008 at 8:31pm
By Staff Reports

Phil Johnson Historic Archives, Library holding book sale this weekend
The Phil Johnson Historic Archives and Research Library will hold a book sale Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7-8, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at The Resource Center of Dallas, 2701 Reagan.

The sale will offer bargain prices on a wide selection used books, DVDs, VHS tapes and CDs, including many LGBT titles. Proceeds will benefit the archives and library.

For information, call 214-540-4451 or e-mail library@rcdallas.org.

Dallas Sample Sale to feature vintage DIFFA jackets, raffle benefiting DIFFA
The Dallas Sample Sale will be held Friday, Nov. 7 from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 8 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 9 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., in the main hall at Dallas Market Hall, 2200 Stemmons Freeway.

The event is open to the public and admission is free. Everyone who brings one can of non-perishable food for the food pantry of the Resource Center of Dallas will be entered in a drawing for a $100 gas card. Proceeds from the bag check and from a raffle will benefit DIFFA/Dallas.

The sale will include vintage DIFFA Dallas Collection jackets at bargain prices, gift items, jewelry, apparel, handbags, toys, home accessories, furniture and manufacturer samples.

‘Bucks for Chuck’ poker tourney to raise funds for Dallas man with cancer
Friends of Charles "Chuck" Berkhimer will hold the "Bucks for Chuck Poker Tournament" Saturday, Nov. 8, at Dyer Street Bar, 5527 Dyer St. in Dallas. The event is the first of several planned by the group to help Berkhimer pay medical bills associated with his treatment for cancer.

Berkhimer was unemployed when he was diagnosed with cancer. Even though he is now employed, the insurance he has through his job will not pay for the cancer treatments because it was a pre-existing condition, friends said.

The organizers are asking for donations of raffle items from businesses as well as people to participate in the poker tournament.

For more information or to donate, go to www.baptechnologies.com/bucks4chuck.htm.

‘Something to Be Thankful For’ drag show, auction to benefit RCD
The fourth annual "Something to be Thankful For" fundraiser benefiting the Resource Center of Dallas will be held at JR’s Bar and Grill, 3923 Cedar Springs Road on Sunday, Nov. 8, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.

The event is a charity drag show and auction, and will be emceed by Cassie Nova and Edna Jean Robinson. JR’s is donating space for the event and all performers are donating their time and tips. Items up for auction will include a round-trip ticket on American Airlines, art from local artist Robb Conover, gift certificates and product from Advanced Skin Fitness and a gift basket from the Resource Center’s Gay Bingo program.

"Something To Be Thankful For" has raised more than $18,000 over the last three years.

 
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition November 7, 2008.

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