the vickery place neighborhood association is selling books featuring 15 deals from neighborhood restaurants. The book costs $12, and the money raised by the assocation will help fund the neighborhood’s expanded police patrol. Restaurants participating include: Fish City Grill, Cafe San Miguel, Fireside Pies, Victor Tangoes, Cuba Libre Cafe, Capitol Pub, Vickery Park Neighborhood Bar, Greenville Bar & Grill, Hurricane Grill, Stan’s Blue Note, and Sushi Axiom. Coupons in the book are valid through December 30. To purchase call 214-887-3451 or e-mail

PASL, Parents and Advocates for Slower Learners is a non-profit organization whose primary purpose is to provide social opportunities for adult slow learners in our community. Please visit, or contact Wade Mercer at, for a list of August activities and to find out more information.

Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law offers free one-hour tax consultations for anyone who can’t afford attorney services and is facing an IRS audit, appeal or collection process; involved in innocent spouse relief; or needs to resolve a past-due tax matter. To schedule a free consultation, call 214.768.2562 or visit The school’s small business clinic also is providing free legal services to new and existing small businesses and nonprofit organizations that can’t afford to pay legal fees. For information, call 214.768.4935.

Texas Center for the Physically Impaired, an organization founded by Lake Highlands resident Robert Langford, seeks donations of used computers and computer parts, which will be refurbished and then shipped free to visually impaired people. According to the organization, 2,700 computers have been donated to the visually impaired during the past five years. For information, visit or call 214.340.6328.

Casa de Vida, a respite care program for caregivers of early onset Alzheimer’s and any other forms of dementia, is offered weekly on Tuesdays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at NorthPark Presbyterian Church, 9555 N. Central Expressway. It’s strictly a social program, with no medications or health care administered. Activities include morning snacks, exercise, bingo, crafts and music. A $10 fee covers the day’s program; application required. Call Ann Anderson at 972.783.8780 or Nick Harper at 214.349.6584 to apply or for information.

The Presby Presenters Toastmasters group meets Thursdays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas, 8200 Walnut Hill. The non-profit public speaking club was founded to help members overcome public speaking fears and develop and enhance their leadership skills. Newcomers are welcome. Meeting rooms and lunch plans change weekly; contact Lynda Waters at 214.288.7959 or for information.

Lake Highlands Military Moms is a friendship and support group for mothers with children currently serving in the military. For information, contact Rhonda Russell at

The Exchange Club of Lake Highlands is compiling a list of names and military addresses of former Lake Highlands students serving in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to send supplies, phone cards and letters. Lake Highlands soldiers currently serving overseas are Christopher Alexander, Matt Booth, Michael Edwards, Joshua Franks, Amy Hargis, Carl Holland, Tobias Henry, Andrew Hinshaw, Jeff Kramb, Wes Mullins, Brian Novy, James Rackler, Lee Russell Jr., Ledarrius Wade and Nicholas Yates. For a current list of soldiers, visit and click on “Lake Highlands Military”.

The SPCA of Texas runs an injured animal rescue ambulance service to help strays. SPCA will respond to calls in our neighborhood from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. daily. Field officers will evaluate injured animals and take them to the SPCA, Highland Park Animal Clinic, or an emergency clinic for treatment. 214.651.7387.