Small ways that you can make a big difference for nonprofits


Get your ’80s back …

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… at the third annual Hairballs and Hair Bands Paws in the City benefit, 7–11 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Shops at Park Lane. The $35 ticket includes entry plus two drink vouchers. Download some Van Halen, pull on the leg warmers and you’re in the mood for the party to profit pets in need. Featured festivities include a concert, costume contest and drinks. Paws in the City is a Dallas organization that provides foster homes, medical care and adoption for animals. The event is ages for ages 21 and up.


Party for a playground . . .

… at the Playground Project Street Party and Auction Nov. 5. Event organizers, volunteers from the neighborhood, aim to raise money for additional improvements to the Lake Highlands Elementary school playground. Tickets to the party and silent auction are $25 in advance or $30 at the door and include dinner and drinks. Dinner begins at 6 p.m. on Larchcrest, followed by the silent auction at 8:30 p.m. at the school. To purchase tickets and to get more info, email Krisla Cadenhead at or M. E. Clary at


Or run for fun …

… and to support Dallas Academy, a first- through 12th-grade school near White Rock Lake that provides programs for students with special needs while also offering sports and activities enjoyed by students at larger, more traditional schools. Registration begins at 7 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 12 at the school, 950 Tiffany Way. The 1-mile fun run starts at 8 a.m. and the 5k race starts at 8:45 a.m. Prizes for overall and age group winners will be awarded beginning at 9:45 a.m. Register and learn more at


Know of ways that neighbors can spend time, attend an event, or purchase or donate something to benefit a neighborhood nonprofit? Email your suggestion to