ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

 

 

The Dallas Visual Art Center announces the opening of its next Mosaics series exhibition featuring the work of painter Michael Lansangan through Oct. 20,10 a.m. to 8:30 p.m., Tuesday through Friday, in the east gallery of the new facility at 2801 Swiss Avenue. Admission is free; call 214-821-2522 for information.

 

 

 

For The Love Of The Lake presents an Intimate Evening with John McCutcheon on Saturday, Sept. 30. This concert benefits White Rock Lake Park; tickets are $50 a person and include reserved seats, hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Call 972-622-SAVE for information, or log onto wwwwhiterocklake.org.

 

 

 

The Pocket Sandwich Theatre presents a September full of fun and frivolity with two comedy acts. “The Naked Truth…In Leather” with stand-up comic Leann Barry premieres a new show on Sept. 6. Seating, food and beverage begins at 6:30 p.m. and the show begins at 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $9 and the show is rated “R.” The Village Idiots, Dallas’ all-improvisational comedy troupe, presents “Comedy For Adults” beginning Sept. 15 and running through October 7. Tickets are $10 and the show is rated “R.” The theater is located at 5400 E. Mockingbird, suite 119. Box Office number is 214-821-1860.

 

 

 

DOT’S Annual Gala is set for Saturday, September 9. The group, which offers aid to the terminally ill, is honored to present an evening with Dionne Warwick. This top-drawer event will be held at the Santa Fe Hotel, Central Expressway and Mockingbird. For information call 214-826-4099.

 

 

 

Celestial Rhythm Celebrations, an informal not-for-profit movement in Dallas, is committed to popularizing seasonal observances; CRC events are free, donations are appreciated and volunteers always needed. The next event will be the Harvest Moon Celebration, Sept. 13, 7 p.m., at Tee Pee Hill at White Rock Lake. Picnic pot luck, food blessing, grape stomping, Moon meditation, drum circle. Call 214-320-3851 or email Moonlady@onramp.net.

 

 

 

EDUCATION

 

 

 

LHHS graduate Chip Hodges was recently selected as the 2000 Regional Coca-Cola Scholar. He is pictured with his parents Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hodges. Chip will attend Baylor University in the Fall.

 

 

 

Future Spielbergs Evan Holtzman, Thomas Bailey, Blake Rodgers, and Garen Collett from Lake Highlands Junior High entered a statewide competition with the Texas Computer Education Association this spring. They were invited to a Grand Gala Awards Ceremony in Austin. Evan, Thomas and Blake took First Place for a Clamation Short Film in the multimedia division. All four boys also won First Place for a T-shirt screen layout in the Desktop Publishing Division. 

 

 

 

Songs Of Summer. Local LHHS sophomore, Jennifer Crane, 15, was chosen to sing “Take Me Out To The Ball Game” at a Texas Ranger Baseball Game this past summer. Her mother Billie Colcott is a 35-year resident of Lake Highlands and a 1974 LHHS graduate.

 

 

 

Hoopsters. Wildcats from the LH area won the 12-years and under division at Hoop It Up on this past summer. The Wildcats competed against other teams and won all five games Players are: Nathan Forbes, Clint Roberts, Andrew Smith and Travis Wylie. The boys will be entering the 7th grade in the Fall.

 

 

 

Lakehill Prep School has announced its 2000-2001 student ambassadors. In the ninth grade: Hiram Hollomon, Hannah Morrison, Lance Hipps and Nicole Fanous. In the 10th grade: Chase Perry, Chase Marshall, Leslie Pinson, Anna Saltzman, John Hulse and Elissa Stafford. In the 11th grade: Liz Fenton, John Monteith, Hudson Marshall, Margaret Dillon and Chris Bills. In the 12th grade, Mark Rummel, Karman Weaver, Rachael Parish and Tust Tecasith.

 

 

 

Lakehill student Kim Westlund’s essay about her relationship with her younger sister has been chosen by Linda Daugherty, resident playwright of the Dallas Children’s Theater, to appear in the playbill of her current production, Bless Cricket, Crest Toothpaste and Tommy Tune.

 

 

 

MEETINGS/PROGRAMS

 

 

 

A Democrats Labor Day Picnic will be held Sept. 2, 2-6 p.m., at the Magnolia Lounge in Fair Park. The event will be attended by elected officials and candidates, and will includes food, speeches, hayrides, photo ops with Ginny the Donkey and other entertainment. Parking and admission are free. Contact Theresa Daniel, 214-327-4424 for information or email tmdan34@aol.com.

 

 

 

Technology Tuesdays. The Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia Road, hosts computer classes on Tuesdays, Sept. 12 and 26. Registration is required by calling 214-670-1359. Classes include Introduction to the Internet, and Personal Computers, as well as Searching the Web and Web Design.

 

 

 

Trekies Track. The Skillman Southwestern Library will present Star Trek Memories on display during September. This Branch is located at 5707 Skillman; call 214-670-6078 for details.

 

 

 

The Adult Book Club will meet on Wednesday, Sept. 13, 7 p.m. All member and new members are invited to join the group’s lively discussion of the Killer Angels by Michael Shaara. Join them at the Skillman Southwestern Library, 5707 Skillman, 214-670-6078.

 

 

 

YOUTH

 

 

 

Girls ages 10 to 14 learn “What Mom Never Knew” through a series of money management programs at the Enchanted Forest Bookstore, 6333 E. Mockingbird. Classes run for eight weeks and include: Girls’ Basic Workshop, Girl Boss Workshop, Mother/Daughter Investment Club and Moms, Muffins and Money. For workshop prices and information, call 214-827-2234.

 

 

 

JUST FOR KIDS

 

 

Bunny Tale. Family story time and puppet show will feature “Who’s In Rabbit’s House?” at the Audelia Road Library, 10045 Audelia. Call 214-670-1350

 

 

 

Library Live! Hosts Lynn Baskind on Saturday, Sept. 16, at 10:30 a.m. at the Audelia Road Library,10045 Audelia. Call 214-670-1350.

 

 

 

Acclaimed children’s poet Nikki Grimes will speak at the Enchanted Forest bookstore, 6333 E. Mockingbird, on Sept. 19, 10 a.m. For information, call 214-827-2234. On Sept. 11, the store will host a reading and a puppet show, “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse.”

 

 

 

SENIORS

 

 

Casa Linda AARP will meet at 10 a.m., Sept. 11, at the Family Life Center of Casa Linda United Methodist Church, 1800 Barnes Bridge Road. Opal Marrs will present the 25-member “Blue Skies” Chorus singing oldies and gospel songs. A covered dish luncheon will follow.

 

 

 

IN THE NEWS

 

 

 

The Girl Scouts of Tejas Council announced the council’s 2000 Awards and Recognitions. Local recipients were Jan Davis and Grace Flusche for 10 years of service; Katie Crumby and Susan Morrison for Outstanding Leader; and Kathryn Townsend for Outstanding Volunteer.

 

 

 

Mayor Pro tem Mary Poss was recently elected president of the North Central Texas Council of Governments NCTCOG is an association assisting member in planning for common needs and benefit of North Central Texas.

 

 

 

Recognized For Excellence. At the National Exchange Club Annual Convention The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands received a number of awards for the past year, including the Superior Club Membership Achievement Award, The Club Excellence Award, and the National Service Award. Club President Mike Pappas received the Distinguished Club President Award; Club member Ray Hill was elected a Vice President and National Trustee of the Exchange Club Foundation; Ward Beaudry received a Distinguished District Director Award; and John Irvin received a Club Building Chairman Award and Voluntary Field Representative Award.