Have a Holly Jolly Ball at the Mansion on Turtle Creek

“Now, more than ever we need to focus on the future success of the GLBT youth in our community,” says J.T. Williams. “The responsibility of empowering young GLBT leaders is on all of our shoulders, and events like this help send that message.”

Williams serves as co-chair for tonight’s inaugural Texas Instruments Holly Jolly Ball at the Mansion on Turtle Creek, to benefit the GLBT Leadership Education and Advocacy Program, or LEAP.

LEAP was created by the North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce to support youth and nurture the development of leaders. LEAP awards educational scholarships to undergraduate students who exhibit leadership potential, demonstrate strong academic abilities, and are actively involved in school and community organizations.

The Holly Jolly Ball will include complimentary appetizers and beverages, as well as silent and live auctions, with proceeds going directly to LEAP. Tickets are $50 for individuals, and sponsorships are available.

DEETS: The Mansion on Turtle Creek Conservatory and Wine Cellar, 3535 Gillespie, Dallas. 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. HollyJollyBall.org.

—  John Wright

Dallas Pride: Legacy Counseling Center turns 21

Not just any birthday

Legacy Counseling Center, perhaps Dallas’ most underappreciated HIV/AIDS service provider, celebrates its 21st birthday tonight with “Legacy is Legal,” its largest annual fundraiser. The event features silent and live auctions, entertainment and, of course, food. This is one Pride week event you’ll be extra-proud to be part of. Tickets are available online or at the door.

DEETS: Monica’s Aca y Alla, 2914 Main St. 7 p.m. $35. LegacyCounseling.org/upcoming-events

—  Rich Lopez