Archive for June 2011

3rd Annual Friends of deVille Golf Tournament

by Joy Donovan on June 30, 2011

Date: 2011-09-30

Location: Coyote Ridge Golf Club, Carrollton

Start Time: 2:00 pm
URL: Click here
Description: Golf tournament to support Hope Cottage, Dallas\’ oldest nonprofit, non-faithbased adoption agency. Contact Leslie Clay at or call her at 214-526-8721, ext 242.

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Snow Ball

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2011-12-02

Location: Ridglea Country Club, Fort Worth

Description: Dinner and dancing benefiting the Presbyterian Night Shelter. Individual tickets $150 per person. Sponsorships $1,200 to $30,000.

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Preliminary Winners Waiting for New Miss Texas Crown

by Joy Donovan on June 29, 2011

Preliminary fitness winners. Photo courtesy Collage Int'l.

Preliminary talent winners. Photos courtesy of Collage Int'l.

A new Miss Texas will be crowned Friday evening at Texas Hall at the University of North Texas.

Friday’s crowning will be the culmination of three evenings of preliminaries for the Miss Texas Scholarship Pageant ( Beginning Tuesday, preliminary winners were named in swimsuit and talent categories.

The three preliminary winners in the “physical fitness in swimsuit” competition were inners were Miss Colleyville, Jordan Johannsen; Miss Plano, Erin Hunt; and Miss Dallas, Candice Bennatt. Talent preliminary honorees were Miss Sugarland, Jackie Foss; Miss Austin, Monique Evans; and Miss Harris County, Adrianna Nelson, for talent.

They are among 38 competing for the title of Miss Texas. Scores from the three nights of preliminary competitons will be compiled for the final night. A panel of judges will select the new Miss Texas, who will go on to compete in the legendary Miss American Pageant to be held in January in Las Vegas.

Tickets are available for Friday’s pageant through Central Ticket Office. This final competition for Miss Texas and the crowning of Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen will be viewable by webcast. The webcast will go live at 7:55 p.m. and may be viewed at

The current Miss Texas is Ashley Melnick.

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Steaks and Stetsons

by Joy Donovan on June 28, 2011

Date: 2011-08-20

Location: DFW Hyatt Regency

Description: Fundraiser for Special Olympics Texas/Greater Fort Worth Area.

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Logo Design Contest Opened

by Joy Donovan on June 26, 2011

FORT WORTH _ Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to sharpen your pencils, crayons and design skills.

Mayfest has announced a logo design competition for the 2012 anniversary design to be used for the 2012 festival.  The competition will select the design for the 40th anniversary logo to be used on the Mayfest website, festival t-shirts, posters, cups and billboards.

 Mayfest, Fort Worth’s annual festival spanning 33 acres along the banks of the Trinity River, will be held May 3 through 6, 2012.

Each artist may submit a maximum of three designs.  All submissions should represent “the feel and flavor of Mayfest,” according to organizers, and reference the 40th anniversary.  Additionally, each entry must have an element of the park and river, and be appropriate for all ages. Wording, color, file format, and submission aspects are required as well.  Complete requirements and guidelines may be found at

Entry deadline is Aug. 5, and entriesshould be mailed to Mayfest, Inc., 6115 Camp Bowie Blvd., Suite 160, Fort Worth, Texas 76116. 

Mayfest, presented by Mayfest, Inc., is a four-day family festival attracting more than 200,000 people annually.  All profits from Mayfest, $6 million to date, are distributed to its founding organizations that support the greater Fort Worth area through the beautification and recreational development of the Trinity River and local parks, as well as various community programs.

Mayfest is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

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JA Summer Fun Bowl

by Joy Donovan on June 24, 2011

Date: 2011-08-13

Location: City View Lanes, Fort Worth

Description: Junior Achievement bowling event benefiting youth programs. Contact Brandy Schimmel at or 817-731-0838 x 231.

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Red, White and Sousa

by Joy Donovan on

Date: 2011-07-01

Location: The Village at Colleyville, 100 Main Street.

Start Time: 7:00 pm
Description: The Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra\’s Brass Ensemble & the Frontier Brigade Band.

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Arlington 4th of July Parade

by Joy Donovan on June 22, 2011

Date: 2011-07-04

Location: Downtown Arlington, TX

Start Time: 9:00 am
URL: Click here
Description: More than 135 entries in parade \”Texas Monthly \”called \”biggest inTexas.\” Theme is \”Let\’s Roll….America. For Those Who Come Together to Unite Our Country.\” Includes marching bands, professionally-built floats, veterans\’ organizations and antique vehicles.

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A Dinner Party For Life

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Date: 2011-07-24

Location: Artspace 111, Fort Worth

Start Time: 5:00 pm
End Time: 8:00 pm

Description: Texas Toast Culinary Tours will host a fundraising event to benefit Cuisine for Healing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making nutritious, delicious food readily available to cancer patients and others combating disease.

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REVIEW: Rabbit Hole Fall a Fun Trip

by Joy Donovan on June 21, 2011

While I’ve never had the experience myself, I recently witnessed a woman going down the rabbit hole, at least theatrically.

Alice Wonder, the current offering at Fort Worth’s Jubilee Theatre (, takes you with Alice down her 2011 rabbit hole, and what a fun trip it is.  This revival, an updated, urban version of Alice in Wonderland, is part of the theater’s 30th anniversary celebration. The original musical written by Joe Rogers and the late Rudy Eastman has proven to be a favorite because it’s funny and fun.

Taking the lead is Sheran Goodspeed Keyton, whose certainly got the pipes for this vocally demanding role. But she is not the only star in this very strong cast. Robert Rouse as Cat Daddy couldn’t be more charming Melinda Allen as Sister Kukes brings down the house with her rendition of “He Gave to Me.”

The role of the Queen of Hearts was shared by Major Attaway and Keron Jackson, and both of them brought their own diva-like flair to the part. The remaining cast is strong, and their performances are enhanced by live music, unexpected in such a small, intimate venue.

The show is a terrific romp, thanks not only to the writing and music, but also the direction of theater veteran Joe Brown. Alice Wonder runs through Sunday.

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