Archive for February 2010

8th Annual Virginia Chandler Dykes Leadership Award Luncheon

by Joy Donovan on February 15, 2010

Date: 2010-02-25

Location: The Belo Mansion, Dallas

Start Time: 11:15 am
Description: Award luncheon honoring Kathleen Mason.

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The Event

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2010-04-10

Location: Edison\’s, Dallas

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Description: Benefit for Our Friends Place.

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Feb. 16 a Red-Letter Day for Women

by Joy Donovan on February 10, 2010

Chairwoman Sheila Jayne Reynolds

Chairwoman Sheila Jayne Reynolds

Tarrant County’s annual Go Red For Women event, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is set for Feb. 16 at The Omni Fort Worth Hotel.

The fundraiser will begin with a mimosa reception at 10:30 a.m., which will include a silent auction. Also featured will be Estee Lauder lipstick stations where women can find the perfect shade of red.

With Sheila Jane Reynolds serving as luncheon chairwoman and Joyce Pate Capper taking the honorary chairwoman post, the luncheon and program are scheduled for noon. The event, taking place during National Heart Month, emphasizes heart health for women will be themed “Faces of Heart.”

Reynolds, who lost her mother to heart disease, said  ‘My mother really wanted to live a long and healthy life but didn’t have the chance.  This is why I ‘Go Red’ this February with the American Heart Association in Tarrant County. Together, we can all make a difference and save a life right here in our community.’

For more information or to purchase a ticket, call 817-698-5411.

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Coffee, tea or blanket? No, thanks

by Joy Donovan on

Yes, I have the ticket for that seat.

Yes, I have the ticket for that seat.

So a couple of the airlines want to charge $8 for a pillow and a blanket.

Tell you what. I’ll give you eight bucks–heck, I’ll double that amount–if you’ll promise me those disgusting, lice-infested,  nasty things won’t touch me. Have you ever seen one of those airline blankets that looked as if it had been laundered since the Wright brothers took flight? Yuk.

I think commercial planes are frightfully nasty places, in general. I’ve seen a flight attendant simply flip over the cushion in a seat that was soiled. Do you wonder how many times that was done mid-flight?
I freely admit to flying armed with antibacterial wipes. Yes, my seatmates sometimes snicker as I proceed to wipe down the arm rest and tray table…until they see how filthy dirty the wipe is after I’m finished. Most of the time they end up asking if I’ll give them a wipe for their place on the plane.

Oh, but that’s not all. I also travel with my own washable Plane Sheet. Mine is the “classic leopard” style that fits nicely over the germ-infested plane seat. Sometimes people laugh, but usually the flight attendant asks me where I found it and proceeds to tell me it’s a great idea. Check out, and you, too, can be the proud owner of one in leopard or even pink, beige, denim or toile.

Yes, I bring my own water, and I probably have a purse full of hand sanitizer, too.
So, I’ll be okay without that $8 re-usable, cootie-infested pillow and blanket. I’ll settle for landing safely, along with my luggage I paid extra to check.
And am I the only one who thinks it might be better if we let people check luggage for free and save the charges for people who want to cram all their jumbo-sized junk in the overhead bin? But that’s another blog.

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by Larre Green on

Start Date: 2010-04-29

Location: Trinity Park – Fort Worth

End Date: 2010-05-02
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Description: 7 Stages of Live Music
Dance and Performing Arts Entertainment
33 Acres in Trinity Park
Free Children\’s Area with more than 20 Booths of Activities
All your Favorites in Festival Food
Beer, Wine, Margaritas
5 huge Area of Activities, Attractions, Rides and Fun
Great Four Day Family Entertainment!

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Laura\' Lunch benefiting Laura Leonard Hallum Neuroscience Center

by Larre Green on

Date: 2010-04-27

Location: Will Rogers Memorial Auditorium.

Start Time: 11:00 am
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Description: Laura’s Lunch, which began as a gathering of the speech on pollution in english friends and family of Laura Leonard Hallum, has grown into an inspirational annual event celebrating Laura’s life and legacy and raising awareness for the Neuroscience Center that is named in her honor at Baylor All Saints Medical Center. All Saints Health Foundation at 817.922.7707

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Promise Ball benefiting Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

by Larre Green on

Date: 2010-04-24

Location: Fort Worth Hilton – Crystal Ballroom

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Art in the Square benefitting Southlake Women\’s Club

by Larre Green on

Start Date: 2010-04-23

Location: Southlake Town Square

End Date: 2010-04-25
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Description: Southlake Women’s Club is proud to host this annual three-day juried art festival, held in the Southlake Town Square, Southlake, TX. Free to the public, we offer over 140 national and local unique artists, children’s arts and crafts, ongoing entertainment, headliner entertainment on Saturday evening, and a spectacular food court.

Art In The Square is an annual fundraising event created by Southlake Women’s Club with proceeds designated for local charities. Now celebrating our 11th year of success in 2010, Art In The Square has raised over $1,000,000 for NE Tarrant County charities benefiting women and families. Art In The Square thanks its many corporate sponsors for their generous support of this event.

2010 festival hours:
Friday 4/23: 4 p.m. – 10:30 p.m.*
Saturday 4/24: 10 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.*
Sunday 4/25: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

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5th Annual Barnett Shale Crawfish Boil

by Larre Green on

Date: 2010-04-23

Location: River Ranch – 500 Northeast 23rd Street, Fort Worth, Texas 76164

Start Time: 1:00 pm
End Time: 7:00 pm

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Description: This year’s event will be held
FRIDAY, April 23, 2010 at the River Ranch in the historic Fort
Worth Stockyards, and will feature: Fresh Crawfish, Good Spirits,
Live Entertainment, Complimentary Texas Hold Em’ Tournament,
Fresh Rolled Cigars, Special Guests, and Fun provided by TENT
Sponsors in a Mardi Gras Festive Atmosphere

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16th Children\’s Golf Classic benefiting The Child Study Center

by Larre Green on

Date: 2010-04-26

Location: River Crest Country Club

Start Time: 10:30 am
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Description: Registration begins at 10:30 with lunch at 11 then a Shotgun start at 12:30pm. Questions? Contact Katherine Hooker at 817.390.2801 or

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