Any weekend in DFW is going to include three things: politics, entertainment and food. This week we spotlight a free concert in Carrollton, Greek Food Festival in Dallas and League of Women Voters event in Richardson, plus much more.
The City of Carrollton will be hosting Concert on the Square: The Enablers Saturday, Oct. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Downtown Carrollton at 1106 S. Broadway St. The casual outdoor park concert is free and open to the public. Families with children of all ages are encouraged to come enjoy some live music in Downtown Carrollton.
Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church will be hosting the Greek Food Festival of Dallas on Friday, Sept. 22 from 12 p.m. to 11 p.m at 13555 Hillcrest Rd, Dallas. Food samples prepared by Holy Trinity’s own cooks will be available as well as a coffee and pastries area. The event will feature traditional folk dancing and music, cooking demos, children’s activities, and a marketplace with art and unique imports. The fee to enter the festival is $6, with children getting in free if they are ages 12 or younger.
St. Luke “Community” United Methodist Church is hosting a free Mental Health Symposium from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Sat., Sept. 30, at St. Luke at 5710 E. R.L. Thornton Freeway. Highlights will include mental health experts, informative workshops, and treatment and support resources for youth, adults, seniors, and families. The keynote speaker for the event is Christian therapist Dr. Brenda Richardson-Rowe, LPC-S, director of Dallas’ Harmony Counseling Center. While the symposium is free and open to the public, pre-registration is requested at (214) 821-2970.
Camp Bow Wow invites the surrounding Dallas community to a fun-filled #GiveAFetch Kick-Off Event on Saturday, Sept. 23 and Sunday, Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m each day. Attendees are encouraged to bring their dogs as the event will feature a giant tennis ball dispenser, food trucks for both dogs and people, discounted microchipping and vaccinations, and music. The SPCA of Texas will have dogs available for adoption at the event as well. It will take place at Klyde Warren Park at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway, Dallas.
Farmers Branch Parks and Recreation is hosting The Great Pumpkin Splash on Saturday, Oct. 7 from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. at 13000 William Dodson Parkway, Farmers Branch. The event will feature a fun spin on the pumpkin carving tradition by turning it into a pool party. Families with children are encouraged to come and to pre-register by Oct. 4. Tickets range from $5 to $8.
Firewheel Golf Park will be hosting the North Texas Hickory Open on Thursday, Sept. 28 – Saturday 30 at 600 W Campbell Rd, Garland in support of The HOPE Clinic and The Garland Sports of Hall of Fame. Hickory golf clubs will be available for two-day rental for $35.
Texas Road Trips: Paintings by Sandy and Alex Forbes will be held at The Cove on Friday, Sept. 22 – Saturday, Sept. 23 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. each day at 402 N Tennessee, McKinney. Paintings on display will showcase beautiful landscapes and scenery. The event is free and open to the public.
Collin College will be hosting photographic exhibition PROOF – works by Professor Byrd Williams Wednesday, Sept. 27 – Wednesday, Oct. 25 at the Spring Creek Campus gallery at 2800 E Spring Creek Pkwy, Plano. Williams will also be holding a discussion of his work from 12 p.m. to 12:45 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 5 at the Spring Creek Campus’s library room L201AB with an artist’s reception occurring later from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery itself.
The League of Women Voters of Richardson will be hosting a Know Your Town II meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the Richardson Civic Center at 411 West Arapaho Rd, Richardson. Speakers will include Taylor Lough (Assistant to the Richardson City Manager), Mia Martin (General Counsel for Richardson ISD), and Jean Richards (President of LWV-Richardson).
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