ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

 

Uncle Calvin’s Coffeehouse, 9555 N. Central Expressway (NorthPark Presbyterian Church), will feature Dave Mallett and Jeanie Perkins on Jan. 7; Tish Hinojosa and Juan Carlos/Jeana Urena on Jan. 8; the Peter Keane Trio and Nancy Scott on Jan. 14; Richard Shindell and Emilie Kaitz on Jan. 21; and Robin and Linda Williams, and Emilie Aronson on Jan. 28. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and shows start at 8 p.m. For information call 214-363-0044.

 

 

 

MEETINGS AND PROGRAMS

 

 

 

The White Rock Newcomers Club will meet Jan. 4 at the Holiday Inn, LBJ and Jupiter, 9:30 a.m. The program is “Lucy in the Afternoon: Memoir of Lucille Ball”; luncheon will be served at 11:30 a.m. (cost $14) followed by bridge and games. For reservations, call 214-348-4825 or 348-8751.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

Eighty Candles. Lake Highlands High School recently hosted an 80th birthday party for Rita Greenfield, the school’s switchboard operator and “The Voice of Lake Highlands” for the past 25 years.

 

 

 

Hill Honors. Fifteen students from Hill Middle School were selected for all-city band. Congratulations to: Trombone — Daniel Good, 8th grade; Chace Clark, 8th grade; Alex Rogers, 7th grade; Bari-Saxophone — Andrew Ward, 8th grade; Trumpet — John Ramos, first chair, 8th grade; Adam Winningham, 7th grade; Scott Hutchings, 7th grade; Percussion — Daniel Miller, first chair, 8th grade; Fletcher Massie, 7th grade; Baritone — Natalie Smith, 7th grade; Flutes — Sarah Enriquez, first chair, 8th grade; Merily Lunsford, 8th grade; Cheyenne Ellis, 7th grade; French Horn — Halley Dixon, first chair, eighth grade; and Stephen Spears, 7th grade.

 

 

 

Pioneer Lessons. Northlake Reading Recovery teacher Sandi Kerley found a unique way to bring pioneer days to life for her students. In addition to reading a book about a wagon train, she brought in the quilt made by members of the North Dakota trail ride she participates in each summer. The first graders later presented Kerley with a friendship quilt in thanks.

 

 

 

Stellar Swim. Metroplex Gymnastics teacher Shea Lyn Steger has been named one of 36 “Swimming Teachers of the Year” by the National Swim School Association.

 

 

 

LHHS Advanced Art. Advanced Placement Art students (photo 1, from left) Stephen Arey, Chad Oakley and Katy Bratton attended October’s Super Saturday at the Dallas Museum of Art. Dallas-based O’Donnell Foundation sponsors the event to give students an opportunity to see how a museum works and how to design their own exhibition. Emily Babb (photo 2, from left) works with Amy Talbot on an arrangement.

 

 

 

FAMILY FOCUS

 

 

 

Science Fair Do’s and Don’t. Children’s Librarian Paula Huskey will share ideas with parents and students, grades 1-4, for developing fun and effective projects on Jan. 22, 10 a.m. at the Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia. On Jan. 22, 2 p.m., veteran science teacher Michael Murray will give a similar program for students grades 5-8. For information, call 214-670-1350.

 

 

 

JUST FOR KIDS

 

 

Soccer Season. Lake Highlands Soccer Spring season begins on Feb. 19 for U5-U19 Boys and Girls Recreational. Registration will be held at the Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia, from 1-3:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 and from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Jan 22. They are adding a U5 Boys and Girls league for players born between Aug. 1, 1994, and Aug. 31, 1995. For information call 214-349-3033.

 

 

 

Books and Songs. The Skillman Southwestern Branch, 5707 Skillman, will be offering a variety of activities throughout January. On Tuesday at10 a.m., Toddler Time will include stories, songs and rhymes for ages 18 to 36 months. At 10:40 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., similar activities for preschoolers are planned. On Jan. 10, 7 p.m., ages two and older can wear their pajamas and bring a favorite stuffed animal to Pajama Story Fun. For information, call 214-670-6078.

 

 

 

Witch’s Winter Kitchen Puppet Show. This family storytime event will include a snowy craft and a film at the Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia. For information, call 214-670-1350.

 

 

 

Storyteller. Elizabeth Ellis will mesmerize students with engaging stories from around the world at this Library Live! event at the Audelia Road Branch Library, 10045 Audelia. For information, call 214-670-1350.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

 

 

St. John’s Episcopal Church recently welcomed a new Rector, The Reverend Terence N. Jordan. Fr. Jordan has served his entire 25-year priesthood in the Episcopal Diocese of Dallas.

 

 

 

Tennis Win. Royal Oaks Country Club Tennis Team members went undefeated during the fall season and won the city-wide championships. The beginning team, ages 9-12, was the only all girls team in the division and the advanced team went on to represent Dallas in state competition. Players were: Mark Offenbach, Clint Summers, Clifton Claycomb, John Arvesen, T.J. Allen, Adham el-Effendi, Tara Eckel, Jenna Buckman, Sydney Kestle, Emily Marmol, Adelaide Adams, Jacqueline Wasem, Christina Marmol, Katie Braden, Kelly Davis, Devon Kestle, Laura Schulze and Katelyn McKenzie. Coaches were Ray Smith and Kathi Eckel.