Stonewall Democrats kick off week of LGBT holiday events tonight

Stonewall Democrats of Dallas will kick off the holiday party season with their annual holiday bash tonight.

Members will gather at the Round-Up Saloon on Monday for treats and the presentation of awards. Lunches with elected officials will also be auctioned off for a chance to dine with Commissioner Dr. Elba Garcia, Sheriff Lupe Valdez, Judge Gena Slaughter and Judge Tonya Parker.

Donations for the group’s Santa’s Helpers Drive benefiting Legacy Founders Cottage will also be collected at the party. Needed items include socks, razors, toilet paper, paper towels, disposable forks and spoons, cleaning supplies, latex gloves, depends, soap and body wash.

• Don’t miss the Cedar Spring Merchants Association’s The Holidays on Cedar Springs Wednesday, Dec. 5, featuring live music on TMC: The Mining Company’s patio and the Christmas tree lighting at 7 p.m.

• The GLBT Chamber of Commerce’s Holly Jolly Ball is 7 p.m. Thursday at Avneu Lounge, 2912 McKinney Ave. Proceeds benefits the chamber’s Leadership Education & Advocacy Program (LEAP).

• Metroplex Republicans will host its Christmas/Hannukah Party Friday, Dec. 7, at 7 p.m. at President Rob Schlein’s home, 5502 Bent Trail.

• Also on Friday, is HRC’s DFW Federal Club’s Holiday Gala, complete with drinks, jazz and dancing beginning at 8 p.m. at Dallas Contemporary, 161 Glass St.

• Tarrant County Stonewall Democrats will serve up cheer at its holiday party Monday, Dec. 10, at 7 p.m. The party will be at the home of Julie and Dick Abrams, 4301 Briarhaven Road in Fort Worth. R.S.V.P. to felipetx76@gmail.com.

—  Dallasvoice