• Hope for Peace and Justice: 10 a.m., Cathedral of Hope, 5910 Cedar Springs Road. Gather in the church’s main sanctuary to watch televised events on the big screens. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 214-351-1432.

• Resource Center of Dallas, Stonewall Democrats of Dallas and the Dallas Rainbow Council: 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Resource Center, 2701 Reagan St. Free and open to the public. For information call 214-528-0144.

• Dallas County Democratic Party: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m., Trinity Hall Irish Pub Restaurant, 5321 E. Mockingbird Lane, #250 at Mockingbird Station.

• Tarrant County Democratic Party: 6 p.m. to midnight, Hilton Hotel, downtown Fort Worth. Cocktails, dinner and dancing. Black tie is optional. Tickets are $75 and up, and are available online at www.actblue.com/page/tcdpinauguralball.

• Dallas County Tejano Democrats: 6 to 8 p.m., Beckley Brewhouse, 1111 N. Beckley Ave., Dallas. For information, call 214-868-6920.

• Dallas County East Democrats: 6 p.m. to 10 p.m., La Quinta, 118 East US Highway 80, Mesquite. Admission is free, but there is $10 per person/$15 per couple suggested donation to cover costs. Refreshments include heavy hors d’oeuvres. RSVP by e-mail to Sergio@mesquitelion.com or by phone to 214-440-7561.

• Mid-Cities Democrats: 10:30 a.m. to noon, the Miracle Home, 1805 Cranbrook Drive, Colleyville. Includes lunch with a champagne toast. Suggested donation is $20 or $15 for all 2008 and new 2009 MCD members. Payment in advance is requested. All proceeds from the inaugural luncheon will go toward the Jim Wright Scholarship fund. RSVP by email to rsvp@midcitiesdemocrats.com or call Dorie Cranshaw at 817-685-0920.

• Irving Democrats: 6:30 p.m., Rancho Restaurant, 1210 East Irving Blvd., Irving. Watch inauguration events on the big screen television, following a program on the schools, beginning at 6:30 p.m.

• LoneStar Dallas, Texas/Washington Inauguration Gala Reception: 6:30 p.m., Renaissance Dallas Hotel, 2222 Stemmons Freeway. Hosted by Southwest Dallas County Democratic Club, Oak Cliff for Obama, State Rep. Yvonne Davis, Judge Gracie Lewis, and others. Cost is $65 per person. This event will benefit Dallas United Way and Paul Quinn College of Dallas Texas. For information call 214-574-9432.

• Obama Bash: 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Cafe Lago, 9219 Garland Road, Dallas. Includes a buffet, live jazz, TV coverage and more. Cost is $20 per person and price includes one drink. Drawings for prizes.

• Texas Coalition of Black Democrats: 6:30 p.m., Moorland YMCA, 907 E. Ledbetter Road, Dallas.

• Obama Collin County and Texas Democratic Women of Collin County — Collin County Inaugural Gala: 7 p.m., Plano Centre, 2000 East Spring Creek Parkway, Plano. Dance to "Memphis Soul Live," plus a buffet dinner and a cash bar, with live television coverage of inaugural events in Washington D.C. Cocktail attire required, black tie optional. Tickets are $50 and up; sponsorships are available. RSVP online at  www.tdwcc.org.

• Denton County Democratic Party: 6:30 p.m., Prairie House Restaurant, 10001 Highway 380, Crossroads. No cover charge. For information call 972-219-0401.

This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition January 16, 2009.
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