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February 2017

DALLAS: “Maya: Hidden Worlds Revealed”

February 11 - September 4
Perot Museum of Nature and Science,
Dallas, TX
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This exhibition brings together more than 200 authentic artifacts and immersive environments to explore the astonishing accomplishments of one of the most powerful indigenous Mesoamerican civilizations, that still has millions of living descendants today. When: Feb. 11-Sep. 4 Where: Perot Museum 2201 N. Field Street Phone: 214.428.5555 Website: perotmuseum.org    

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MAKING MEMORIES on GRACE AVENUE

February 28 @ 10:00 am - December 5 @ 2:00 pm
Grace Avenue United Methodist Church,
3521 Main St, Frisco, TX 75034
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Making Memories is a free “day out” program for those suffering with the early stages of dementia or Alzheimer’s. Caregivers are welcome to stay, but we exist to provide this time as a period of rest from the demands of caregiving. We have a 2:1 volunteer to participant ratio, creating a safe and loving environment. Activities during Making Memories aim to exercise the mind & body while boosting self-esteem. Making Memories is open to persons of all faiths, races and…

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June 2017

Need a Break from Caregiving Duties?

June 1 - September 29
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Risk Reduction of Alzheimer’s Disease

June 5 @ 8:00 am - October 31 @ 5:00 pm

Do you have high blood pressure, a family history of dementia or memory concerns? If so, you may be able to help us determine if what’s good for the heart is also good for the brain. The rrAD (Risk Reduction of Alzheimer’s Disease) study is testing strategies for reducing the risk of Alzheimer’s disease. If you or someone you know is interested in learning more about the rrAD study, please contact the rrAD team at the Institute for Environmental Medicine:  214-345-4665  |…

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The Artists’ Showplace Gallery – Summer Adult Classes

June 10 @ 9:30 am - August 24 @ 12:30 pm
The Artists Showplace Gallery,
15615 Coit Rd. Suite 230, The Shops at Spanish Village, Dallas, TX
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Tap into your creative side at The Artists’ Showplace Gallery – Summer Adult Classes Creating Art with Line, Composition, Value & Color This is a perfect class for the novice or active artist who wants to review basic principles of painting. The course will cover the elements of art (line, shape, form, color, value, texture, and space), composition, and principles of design. Students will study examples of paintings, observe the instructor’s demonstrations, and create artwork of their own. Where: The…

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August 2017

The Artists Showplace Gallery is celebrating the season

August 11 - August 31
The Artists Showplace Gallery,
15615 Coit Rd. Suite 230, The Shops at Spanish Village, Dallas, TX
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The Artists Showplace Gallery is celebrating the season with four contemporary artists: Self-taught Randy Jacobs turned to painting as an expression of his overwhelming emotions after 9-11. His mediums range from acrylic to mixed media, including ink, watercolor and iridescence. Book sculptor Keith Kriegel, loves the attention to detail that book carving requires. Using a surgical blade, he enjoys discovering what is hidden behind each page. A few years ago Dallas local, Kathy Metcalf found herself in a fervent need of…

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Money Smart for Older Adults Financial Workshop

August 15 @ 10:00 am - September 12 @ 12:00 pm
Highland Park United Methodist Church,
3300 Mockingbird Lane, Dallas, TX
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The Senior Source’s program, Money Smart for Older Adults Financial Workshop is so popular they are taking it on the road! Join  The Senior Source at Highland Park United Methodist Church for a 5-week comprehensive program beginning Tuesday, Aug 15. The program focuses on frauds, scams, and exploitation as well as insurance and benefits, end of life preparation, power of attorney and much more! What:   Money Smart for Older Adults, Financial Workshop, 50 yrs of                     age and older…

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Volunteer Advocates Needed!

August 19 @ 9:30 am - September 16 @ 2:30 pm
Nicholas P Sims Library,
515 W. Main St., Waxahachie, TX 75165
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Tips & Tools For Successful Dementia Care

August 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
White’s Chapel United Methodist Church,
185 S. White Chapel Blvd, Southlake, TX
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with Heather McKay This informative seminar will help participants recognize behaviors that are indicative of dementia related conditions and discuss the key reasons why emotional distress is common among people living with dementia. Participants will learn to focus on the level of ability of their loved one instead of what has been lost. Where: White’s Chapel United Methodist Church 185 S. White Chapel Blvd, Southlake When:  Weds, August 23 – Time:   Check in begins at 12:30pm Event -1pm-4:30pm Cost:    FREE…

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2017 pre-Fair horse shows

August 25 - August 27
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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Just in time to kick-off the State Fair of Texas are the 2017 pre-Fair horse shows! This exciting lineup offers a series of horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. All shows are fun entertainment for the entire family! NCHA Cutting: Much like ranch sorting, the sport of cutting evolved from tasks performed by horses on cattle ranches. During a competition, a horse and rider team must demonstrate the horse’s ability to handle cattle during a two…

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McKinney Classic Film Festival

August 25 - August 27
The McKinney Performing Arts Center,
111 N. Tennessee St., Mckinney , TX
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Step back in time at the third annual McKinney Classic Film Festival (MCFF). The festival will showcase five “Musicals of MGM© From The ’40s AND ’50’s,” during the three-day event, and offers dynamic guests, activities, and plenty of popcorn, too, all in Historic Downtown McKinney. GIGI (1958) – Fri. Aug. 25, 7:30pm THE BAND WAGON (1953) Sat. Aug. 26, 3:30pm MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS (1944) Sat. Aug. 26, 7:30pm THE PIRATE (1948) Sun. Aug. 27, 2:30pm ON THE TOWN (1949) Sun. Aug. 27, 5 pm Where: The McKinney Performing Arts Center      …

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Practical Dementia Care Solutions

August 26 - September 30
Christian Care Senior Living Community – Allen,
560 Prestige Circle, Allen, TX 75002
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Metroplex Antique Glass and Collectibles Show

August 26 - August 27
Grapevine Convention Center,
1209 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 United States
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Featuring antique and collectible glassware, china, pottery and kitchen items from the Victorian Era (1800’s) through Mid-Century Modern. Sat. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sun. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. When: Aug. 26-27 Where: Grapevine Convention Center GRAPEVINE Phone: 972-672-6213 Website: meyershows.com

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Reunion Lawn Party

August 26
Reunion Tower,
Dallas, TX
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The summer series is held on the last Saturday of each month at the base of the iconic Reunion Tower. This free family-friendly event features food trucks, a beer garden, lawn games like a bean bag toss and horseshoes, and special lawn takeovers by Dallas pro sports teams:  The Dallas Mavericks will be back for a third year, taking over the lawn in August. Three local cover bands will keep the city rocking all summer: The series will wrap in…

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Fourth Annual Affordable Housing Seminar

August 29 @ 8:30 am - 4:00 pm
Grapevine Convention Center,
1209 S. Main Street, Grapevine, TX 76051 United States
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Belmont Village Senior Living Turtle Creek to Host Book Launch of Loving Hard-To-Love Parents

August 29 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Bellmont Village Senior Living Turtle Creek,
3535 N. Hall Street, Dallas, TX 75219
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by Local Author Paul K. Chafetz, PHD Belmont Village Senior Living will host a book launch and signing of Loving Hard-To Love Parents by Paul Chafetz on Tuesday, August 29 at the Turtle Creek Community located at 3535 N. Hall Street. The event will begin with a reception at 5:30 p.m. followed by a presentation on the book and signing. Not every older adult is delightful! In fact, some older parents treat their truly fine adult children really badly, with…

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September 2017

2017 pre-Fair horse shows

September 1 @ 8:00 am - September 3 @ 12:00 pm
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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In anticipation of the State Fair of Texas enjoy the 2017 pre-Fair horse shows! Experience a series of horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. All shows are fun entertainment for the entire family! Arabian Horse Show: Arabians are the oldest pure breed of any horse in the world and are known for their balance and agility. The Arabian show consists of a series of different classes wherein a group of horses with similar training or…

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2017 pre-Fair horse shows

September 8 @ 8:00 am - September 10 @ 5:00 pm
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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In expectation of the State Fair of Texas enjoy the 2017 pre-Fair horse shows! Enjoy a series of horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. The shows are fun entertainment for the entire family! Rhonda-Voo Appaloosa Show Known for its unique and spotted pattern, the Appaloosa is an American horse used in a variety of equestrian events including western pleasure, games, and as working cow horses. This show consists of a series of different events including…

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C. C. YOUNG TO HOLD CARRY THE TORCH 5K AND FUN RUN BENEFITING C. C. YOUNG CARES PROGRAM FOR SENIORS IN NEED

September 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
C.C. Young Senior Living The Point & Pavilion,
4841 W. Lawther Dr., Dallas, TX
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Run don’t walk, to register for C.C. Young’s Carry the Torch 5K set for this family-friendly event will begin on C.C. Young’s campus and will take participants on a scenic route through East Dallas.  A race shirt, glow kit and medals for all 5K finishers are included in the registration. Following the race, the party begins with The Hamburger Man food, vendors and a DJ.  Awards will be given in age group categories and Overall Female and Male Finishers.  Chip…

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HEALTHY LIVING FOR YOUR BRAIN FOG & YOUR BODY

September 12 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Oxford Glen Memory Care-Carrollton,
2221 Marsh Ln., Carrollton, TX 75006 United States
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Karen Risser from the Alzheimer’s Speaker’s Bureau For centuries, we have known that the health of the brain and body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insight into how to make lifestyle choices that may help you keep your brain and body healthy as you age.  Join Karen Risser from the Alzheimer’s Speaker’s Bureau at Oxford Memory Care, Carrollton to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement. You…

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2017 pre-Fair horse shows

September 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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In anticipation of the State Fair of Texas enjoy the 2017 pre-Fair horse shows! Experience a series of horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. All shows are fun entertainment for the entire family! 1st Annual Arena Polo Match: A fast-paced version of the polo sport, arena polo consists of four “chukkas,” or periods of seven and a half minutes, where opponent teams must score against each other before time runs out. The team with the most points…

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pre-Fair horse shows

September 16 @ 8:00 am - September 17 @ 12:00 pm
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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The State Fair is approaching fast! Enjoy the last two pre-Fair horse shows featuring teams and riders from all over the nation. The shows are fun entertainment for the entire family! Donkey and Mule Show: The horses’ larger-eared “cousins,” the donkey and mule, will compete in a multitude of events including hunt seat equitation, obstacle driving, pleasure driving, timed driving, course driving, western pleasure, mule-man-ship, donkey-ship, reining, trail, barrel racing, stake race, scramble, and physical appearance. Where: Livestock Judging Pavilion…

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pre-Fair horse show

September 16 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fair Park,
3921 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd, Dallas, TX United States
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The State Fair of Texas is just around the corner enjoy this exciting pre-Fair horse show! The show is fun and entertaining for the entire family! 4×4 Chute Out: Youth 4-H participants from across Texas, Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma compete in this invitational. Participants compete in four events that include barrel racing, pole bending, breakaway roping, and team roping. Prizes are awarded to top competitors and all-around winners. Where: Fair Park Coliseum 1438 Coliseum Drive, Dallas When:  Saturday, Sept.…

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