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Written in raw, masterful, heart-rending prose, Maid is the story of one woman’s tenacity to survive and break free of the grips of the system to give her child a better life. Stephanie Land’s work gives voice to the working poor. Her compassionate, unflinching writing is fueled by her own struggle as a low-income single mother who aspired to use her stories to expose the reality of pursuing the American Dream while being held under the poverty line.

Join Half Price Books as they host social justice advocate, journalist and author Stephanie Land for a conversation and signing event featuring her book, Maid: Hard Work, Low Pay, and a Mother’s Will to Survive, on January, 31, 2019, at Wilshire Baptist Church.  A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit CitySquare, a nonprofit organization dedicated to fighting the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship.  

Land’s work has been featured in The New York TimesThe Washington PostThe Guardian, Vox, Salon, among others. She focuses on social and economic justice as a writing fellow through both the Center for Community Change and the Economic Hardship Reporting Project. 

General admission tickets are $30 and include a copy of the book.VIP tickets are $45 each and include preferred seating, early access to the signing line, a special pre-event meet and greet with the author and a copy of the book. To purchase tickets, visit https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3915657.

 

About CitySquare:

CitySquare fights the causes and effects of poverty through service, advocacy and friendship. Working together as a community for three decades, CitySquare feeds the hungry, heals the sick, houses the homeless,and renews hope through 22 unique programs. For more information, visit www.CitySquare.org.

About Half Price Books:

Half Price Books is the largest family-owned new and used bookstore chain with 125 retail locations in 17 states. Stores are open seven days a week and buy and sell new and used books, magazines, comics, records, CDs, DVDs and collectible items. Half Price Books has been dedicated to environmental and literacy efforts for more than 46 years and supports hundreds of local, national and international programs. Each year the company sponsors the Half Pint Library Book Drive at each of its stores, donating and distributing thousands of books to non-profit organizations and schools throughout the United States. Half Price Books is a founding contributor to Laura Bush's National Book Festival, and a continuing supporter of the National Center for Family Literacy and Feed the Children. For more information about Half Price Books, its store locations and corporate initiatives, please visit www.hpb.com, and follow us on Facebook,Twitterand Instagram.

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Making waves in the interior design industry is Lindley Arthur Interiors, a boutique residential design firm located in the heart of Highland Park, specializing in new construction, remodels, room design, space planning and styling. Lindley Arthur Interiors provides a full-service, turnkey process for each client, from conception to installation, walking its clients through every step of the design process, helping to bring a vision to life. 

Dallas native and Park Cities resident Lindley Whisenant Arthur spent a decade in public relations before she took a passionate leap of faith, turning her love for antiques and design into a successful interior design business. In 2008, she set up a shop in Antique Row on Lovers Lane in Dallas, and before long, her scope naturally expanded into interior design. Arthur now leads a well-respected team of industry innovators, including Nicole Groth and Callie Moroney. 

Long-time friend and Park Cities resident Nicole Groth shared Lindley’s passion for art. Groth was exposed early on to great artists and became an artist herself, known for her whimsical use of both color and texture. The two quickly realized the need to join forces after Arthur used many of Groth’s original pieces in client projects. Newest addition to the team and recent University of Texas graduate Callie Moroney has a penchant for design that transpires in her everyday contact with clients. 

“We fuse traditional and modern styles to make for uniquely fresh and beautiful spaces for our clients. Our team’s creative eye naturally transitions into our work in residential design,” said owner Lindley Arthur. “We are relationship-driven, and our experience and knowledge in the art of design is unparalleled, which is it was natural for me to take the work I was doing for family and friends and build a boutique interior design firm.”

Recent projects have included ranch estates, luxury lake-front homes, mountain retreats and private residences. The firm’s design philosophy is that a home should be a well-curated collection of old and new, ultimately resulting in a timeless interior that is livable and fun but with a fresh edge. With a passion for using antiques, pops of color, interesting fabric and modern art in their work, the team’s goal is to focus on functionality and practicality, without sacrificing beauty or comfort. 

About Lindley Arthur Interiors

Lindley Arthur Interiors is a residential design firm in Dallas specializing in new construction, remodels, room design, space planning and styling. Lindley Arthur Interiors’ design philosophy is that a home should be a well-curated collection of old and new, ultimately resulting in a timeless interior that has a fresh edge. With a passion for using antiques, pops of color, interesting fabric and modern art in their work, the team’s goal is to focus on functionality and practicality, without sacrificing beauty or comfort. From conception to installation, Lindley Arthur Interiors walks its clients through every step of the design process, helping bring their vision to life. For more information, visit www.lindleyarthurinteriors.com, or follow our Instagram @lindleyarthurinteriors or call 214.616.2582. 

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Every year, the most organized of holiday shoppers have a detailed list of what they are going to buy their family members, coworkers, friends, children’s teachers and significant others for the holidays. As appealing as this sounds, unfortunately, the rest of us are usually out running around doing last-minute shopping, hoping for that perfect gift idea to fall in our lap and solve the inevitable holiday shopping madness!

As much as 40% of the season’s sales happen in the 10 days before Christmas, according to the National Retail Federation.Some label waiting until the last second to figure out what to buy as procrastination, while others call it strategic. Either way, no judgement here!Whether you are gifting your boss a little “sussy” just in time for your annual review or you are trying to find a present for your child’s school teacher without adding to their collection of Starbucks gift cards, Half Price Books has something everyone on your list will enjoy. 

Luckily, Half Price Books is already one step ahead of the “strategic last-minute shopper.” Throughout the year, its buyers curate a selection of new, bestselling books offered in all stores at 20% off the cover price. While we know when it comes to our readers, the term ‘one size fits all’ isn’t a viable option here, this best seller list is far from mainstream. Customers can choose from gothic-horror novels to a chilling case-study of a white supremacist to a refreshing story about choosing to live a life full of optimism. 

If you are approaching your holiday list and find yourself a little hesitant about what will get your loved ones swooning, a Half Price Books gift card is the perfect alternative. Forget the ‘gift cards are impersonal’ nonsense because who doesn’t like having a reason to shop for themselves? The value of a gift card goes further at Half Price Books. In addition to offering its usual array of used books, new books, private-label merchandise and wholesale items, Half Price Books is upping its game this year by expanding its product offerings. This expansion of inventory will include more toys, accessories, board and card games, transportation themed toys, wearables, retro items, STEM sets, coffee mugs and other retail items, perfect for stocking stuffers or holiday gifting. Plus, customers receive a $5 gift card, redeemable in January, with every $25 gift card purchased. 

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KidLinks is pleased to announce the participating chefs for its ninth Annual Symphony of Chefs, which will be held Monday, February 25, 2019, at Sixty-Five Hundred in Dallas. Symphony of Chefs, an evening of culinary composition, is a signature event featuring some of Dallas’ most notable chefs. This year’s event co-chairs are Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Amy Pratt and Kaari and James Wicklund, along with honorary chairs Jenny and Tim Dove and honorary chef chair, Gorji. All proceeds will directly support KidLinks, a North Texas-based non-profit that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs.

 

The intimate evening of just 250 guests will begin with an hors d’oeuvres reception at 6:30 p.m. featuring live musical entertainment, followed by a seated four-course dinner prepared table-side by this year’s featured dinner chefs and paired with wines from several vineyards courtesy of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits. The Symphony of Chefs evening concludes with a spirited live auction of chef-driven culinary experiences and decadent dessert course. 

 

2019 SYMPHONY OF CHEFS PARTICIPATING CHEFS (As of 12/11/18)

 

FEATURED HORS D’OEUVRES CHEF:

Isaac Kek, Musumé

 

FEATURED DINNER CHEFS:

Sebastien Archambault, The Mansion Restaurant at Rosewood Mansion on Turtle Creek 
Jon Bonnell, Bonnell’s Restaurant
Justin Box, EB2
Sandra Bussey, Bbbop Seoul Kitchen and Chicken Moto
Robert James Clifford, Palace Café

Tiffany Derry, Roots Chicken Shak

Anthony Dispensa, The French Room

Fitzgerald Dodd, Private Chef

Rachid El Yamani, The Star

Gorji,Gorji Restaurant

Mark Guatelara, Asador   

Juan “Pancho” Jasso, Nick & Sam’s Park Cities
John Kleifgen, Nick & Sam’s Steakhouse
Peja Krstic, Môt Hai Ba

TJ Lengnick, Dee Lincoln Prime
Giuliano Matarese, Mille Lire

Yimara “Yia” Medina,Circo
Misti Norris, Petra and the Beast
Jeramie Robison, City Hall Bistro
Josh Sutcliff, Mirador
John Tesar, Knife

David Tran, Uchiba
Enrique Urrutia, Bravazo Rotisserie
Manny Vera, Truluck’s
Nick Walker, CBD Provisions

Jacob Williamson, Five Sixty by Wolfgang Puck

 

Featured Pastry Chef:

Dunia Borga, LaDuni Baking Studio

 

For decades, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, and free/low cost, professional music therapy treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond. Funds raised directly support the growth of direct services and the creation and development of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them.

 

ABOUT KIDLINKS

KidLinks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through therapeutic music entertainment and music therapy programs. For more than three decades, impacting more than 375,000 children and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level music therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised directly support the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information on KidLinks, including services or news and events, please visit newly redesigned website www.KidLinks.orgor follow us on Instagram @Kid_Links.  

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The holidays are upon us, and Clothes Circuit, Dallas' iconic luxury consignment shop for fashion-loving women, has thousands of one-of-a-kind pieces that will turn heads at every holiday party. At any given moment, savvy shoppers can choose from approximately 600 different brands and close to 12,000 pieces. From Gucci to Chanel, Christian Louboutin to Jimmy Choo, the brands are top-tier and incredibly sought-after.Clothes Circuit will kick off its “After Five” in-store pop-up, full of classy-chic looks that are perfect for any holiday soirée by offering 30 percent off select attire starting Monday, November 23.  

To celebrate its “After Five” pop-up, the Clothes Circuit style team picked its top five trends for creating that wow-factor, no matter what type of holiday outing you plan to attend. 

  • Black Tie:  Have a black-tie event to attend this season? Ball gowns and baubles are a staple but be sure to select a foolproof look.  A perfectly fitted black gown does a woman wonders, especially if it’s crafted with sheer embroidering. 
  • Cocktail:If you’re tired of thinking “another occasion another LBD to buy!” try spicing things up!  Jumpsuits are a fun, edgy and feminine way to be creative with your look. Don’t forget to wear a pump with a unique print to create an extra wow-factor! 
  • Festive:  It’s the holiday season, where everything tends to pop! Why not make your outfit stand out with a beautifully designed bag from Clothes Circuit. The perfect bag to go with a chic outfit will surely be a show stopper. 
  • Casual Chic:Sometimes being casual isn’t enough. Elevate your outfit with a beautiful statement necklace and the perfect ankle bootie. Don’t forget to add accessories that complement your party-ready look. 
  • Outdoors:If the tree gets to be lit this Christmas, why can’t your wardrobe do the same?You can’t have the holidays without holiday outings or layers! It’s impossible not to layer up when temperatures drop, so why not make it chic? Scarves with a cute holiday sweater are perfect for a fun time with your co-workers or friends.

Whether it’s a gift card for a loved one or a last-minute holiday party shopping frenzy, give the gift of luxury this holiday season from Clothes Circuit.Some of the most sought-after brands customers can expect to see this season include: Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermès, Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Jimmy Choo, Pedro Garcia, Ippolita, David Yurman, Oscar de la Renta, Brunello Cucinelli, Etro, rag & bone, Vince, Lafayette 148, Frame, Joie, Free People and Tory Burch. During the holidays, Clothes Circuit is open Friday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 6 p.m. 

                     

ABOUT CLOTHES CIRCUIT

Since 1983, Clothes Circuit, the pioneer of luxury consignment in Dallas, has been the go-to destination in the community for fashion-loving women. Being fiscally and environmentally conscious about clothing is certainly on trend in today’s market. With more than 32,000 consigners over the last 35 years and about 600 brands in the store, Clothes Circuit offers consignment of fresh, pre-owned fashion with brands such as Hermès, Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Tory Burch, Rag and Bone, Lululemon and more. Clothes Circuit is located in Preston Center at 6105 Sherry Lane, Dallas, Texas 75225 and the phone number is 214.696.8634. The shop is open Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.clothescircuit.com.

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On Monday, February 25, 2019, KidLinks will host its ninth Annual Symphony of Chefs fundraiser at Sixty-Five Hundred in Dallas. Symphony of Chefs is one of KidLinks signature events and features some of the Dallas’ most notable chefs. The intimate evening will start off with an hors d’oeuvres reception featuring rising star chefs at 6:30 p.m., followed by a seated four-course dinner prepared table-side by featured dinner chefs, and concludes with a decadent dessert reception presented by a Featured Pastry Chef.Each course of the evening is paired with wines from several vineyards or a specialty cocktail. Symphony of Chefs also will include live musical entertainment and a spirited live auction featuring chef experiences. 

Symphony of Chefs is one of two signature events benefitting the North Texas based non-profit, KidLinks. For decades, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, and free/low cost, professional Music Therapy treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. 

EVENT CHAIRS: Vinette and Mike Montgomery, Amy Pratt, & Kaari and James K. Wicklund

  

HONORARY CHAIRS: Jenny and Tim Dove

 

HONORARY CHEF CHAIR: Gorgi of Canary by Gorji

 

 

WHEN:            Monday, February 25, 2019

                        6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. 

 

WHERE:          Sixty-Five Hundred

                        6500 Cedar Springs Road, Suite 200

                        Dallas, Texas 75325

 

ABOUT KIDLINKS:       

KidLinks, a 501(c) (3) nonprofit organization provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through music therapy programs and therapeutic music entertainment. For more than three decades, impacting over 375,000 kids and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information, please visit www.KidLinks.org.

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For more than three decades, KidLinks, a nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families, recently launched its redesigned online platform, www.KidLinks.org. The redesigned website enables KidLinks to increase its Therapeutic Music Entertainment (TME) programs and allows its board-certified music therapists to provide in-depth music therapy resources for more children across the country.  

In its history, continuous support from generous donors has enabled KidLinks’ musicians to perform in hospitals and special care centers, has funded university-level Music Therapy training and has provided free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. Today, KidLinks is able to reach all children through the power of media and song via its modernized online KidLinks platform, previously known as Hugworks Children’s Network (HCN), for times when they can’t be there in person. In order to appeal to every hospital partner, child and family, the revamped KidLinks platform is now more accessible and is mobile-friendly. Users will find the website to be brighter, more readable and fun when accessingTherapeutic Music Entertainment and clinical Music Therapy resources.  

“I am proud to be a part of an organization thatserves patients in need who are looking for the highest quality of care but may not have the financial means to visit a large hospital or therapy center,” said KidLinks Executive Director Diana Crawford. “With the newly updated website, navigation will be simplified creating a more cohesive user experience. We will be more searchable, organized and better showcase our songbooks.”

KidLinks is also working with a variety of platforms including YouTube, iTunes and Spotify to distribute the animated videos and songs. Subjects include coping with loss or change, dealing with low self-esteem, how to express feelings, the importance of teamwork and friendship, providing comfort, growing and developing the imagination, motivation and encouragement, the environment, pets and animals, caring and kindness, restfulness and more.

KidLinks partners with hospitals as a resource to help each child and family feel and do their best, and the website includes a portal for each partner for patients to log into. Instead of waiting until their next visit, children across the country can now access the latest in secure, child-safe, engaging online media delivery, and enjoy inspiring original music and animated sing-along videos.  The redesigned website provides more information about KidLinks’ partnerships and the expanded services provided to partner organizations. A ‘Community of Practice’ tab serves as a hub for all things Music Therapy, including: articles, case studies, useful links, documents, thought pieces and Music Therapy FAQs. There is also a new section on the site dedicated to showcasing personal stories and client testimonials designed to unite the KidLinks community. 

ABOUT KIDLINKS

KidLinks is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides healing, hope and happiness for children and families through music therapy programs and therapeutic music entertainment. For more than three decades, impacting more than 375,000 children and caregivers, KidLinks has provided healing experiences for the special needs of children through performing arts and media, funded therapeutic music initiatives, university-level Music Therapy training and free/low cost treatment programs for children in need. KidLinks is changing the face of therapeutic music entertainment for patients and families in hospitals across North Texas and beyond and has already served more than 75,000 children in local hospitals and care centers. Funds raised go directly to the creation of content that can improve the daily experiences of hospitalized and special needs children when they need it most, as well as provide educational resources for the adults who care for them. For more information on KidLinks, including services or news and events, please visit newly redesigned website www.KidLinks.orgor follow us on Instagram @Kid_Links.  

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Gift the gift of cheese this holiday season, with a delicious Scardello Artisan Cheese gift box! These beautiful wooden gift boxes allow you to choose your size and cheese preference (US, French, Spanish, Italian or Cheesemonger’s Choice), and include one complimentary box of crackers. You can also add on an accompaniment package. Prices range from $50 to $100. 

 

Sizes:                

Small Box - $50 

THREE 1/3-pound pieces of handmade cheese and one box of crackers

            

Medium Box - $60

FOUR 1/3- pound pieces of handmade cheese and one box of crackers

 

Large Box- $70

FIVE 1/3-pound pieces of handmade cheese and one box of crackers

 

Additions to ANY Box: 

Sweet Accompaniment Package - $19.95 in addition to any Gift Box 

Need more than just the cheese selection for your gift? Add an accompaniments box to make the perfect cheese tray. This one is for all the sweet tooth’s out there! This box includes dried fruit, Texas honey, sweet jam and a dark chocolate bar and is the perfect addition to the cheese! 

Savory Accompaniment Package - $19.95 in addition to any Gift Box 

If you prefer a savory treat over sweets, this accompaniment package is right up your alley! This package includes hot Texas honey, Marcona Almonds and savory jam, as well as dill pickles. These items bring out the best attributes in the cheese as well as adding color, texture and flavor to your cheese tray! 

Charcuterie Accompaniment Package - $19.95 in addition to any Gift Box

PSA: if you are a meat lover, this accompaniment is for you! Delicious handcrafted prosciutto and salami is the perfect addition to any gift box. 

 

“A little something extra” - $10 in addition to any Gift Box

If you’re all about the simpler things in life, this accompaniment includes dried fruit and Marcona Almonds. 

 

In addition to the customizable gift box options, Scardello Artisan Cheese offers themed gift boxes perfect for any occasion. Themed gift boxes include: 

 

The Classics - $60 

The word classic is defined as: judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Early cheese traditions can still be seen in some of the classic old-world cheeses available today. Taste five of the most iconic cheese styles from around the world that started it all. All cheeses arrive in a beautiful wooden box with crackers for a globetrotting experience wherever you are. 

 

Italian Treat - $70 

As a nod to Cheesemonger Rich Rogers’ ancestor’s homeland, this box features two classic Italian cheeses: Parmigiano-Reggiano and Pecorino Romano. Scardello’s Parmigiano-Reggiano is hand made by Gianluca Bonati of Fulvi. Gianluca makes all of his wheels from an organically farmed herd and makes less than half the amount of Parmigiano-Reggiano than typical producers. Despite its name, most Pecorino Romano is made outside of the Roman countryside. Fulvi is one of the only operations still making this classic cheese about 20 miles north of Rome. Paired with handmade Italian style salami, crackers and high quality extra virgin olive oil, this box will transport you straight to the boot itself! 

 

Best of Texas - $80 

Everything’s bigger in Texas, including the variety and flavors of our local cheese! The Best of Texas box highlights our favorite Texas made products: three pieces of handmade cheese paired with locally made pickles and jam. Just try to not eat the whole jar in one sitting! This box makes the perfect welcome for your out-of-town guests or a reminder of what you love about the Lone Star State. 

 

The gift boxes can be purchased in store, over the phone or at scardellocheese.com.Shipping is available on all gift boxes. 

 

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Scardello Artisan Cheese offers traditionally made, handcrafted foods, with approximately 150 cut-to-order small-production cheeses from Europe, all across America and the great state of Texas, plus charcuterie, artisan breads, spreads and wine and beer. ScardelloOak Lawn is located at 3511 Oak Lawn Avenue, Dallas, Texas 75219 and the phone number is 214.219.1300. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Sunday from 1 to 6 p.m. Scardello Farmers Market is located at 920 S. Harwood #131, Dallas, Texas 75201 and the phone number is 214.238.2312. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., Friday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For additional information, please visit www.scardellocheese.com.

Classes may be purchased online at scardellocheese.com. In order to cancel, please call 214.219.1300. Scardello will provide a full refund when cancelling 48 hours before the start of the class. A 50% refund will be given when cancelling 24 hours in advance. There is no refund when cancelling the day of the class. Scardello has a strict cancellation policy.

 

  • French Wine and Cheese

Wednesday, August 1, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 2, 2018, at 7 p.m.

$40 per person

Explore the land of 1,000 cheeses paired with the fantastic wines from several of the best wine regions of France. Experience true cheese bliss, or as you might say in France, Joie de Vivre!

 

  • Northwest Cheese and Wine

Friday, August 3, 2018, at 8 p.m.

$40 per person

The Northwest has a bounty of great cheese and fantastic wine. Get a feel for the terroir of Washington and Oregon as we taste loads of cheeses paired with wines from this beautiful and verdant part of the country.

 

  • Cheese 101 – Winner of D Magazine’s Best of Big D!

Thursday, August 9, 2018, at 7 p.m.

$40 per person

Join us as we experience comparative tastings of cheese and out-of-the-ordinary items that will help you focus on the distinct flavors of each cheese type. We will cover the basics of how cheese is made and answer questions about cheese pairing fundamentals. Also, there will be soothing libations provided to enjoy in the relaxing atmosphere of the shop!

 

  • Rosé Wines and Cheese

Friday, August 10, 2018, at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 15, 2018, at 7 p.m.

 $40 per person

Rosé has finally gained the popularity it deserves! This incredibly versatile wine is made from a wide variety of grapes. We will explore this laid-back wine and the cheeses that pair perfectly with them.

 

  • Classic Cheese and Wine

Thursday, August 16, 2018, at 7 p.m. 

Friday, August 17, 2018, at 8 p.m.

$40 per person

Classic: (Klasik) - Adjective - Judged over a period of time to be of the highest quality and outstanding of its kind. Sometimes nothing beats a classic. When it comes to cheese there is sometimes nothing more comforting than a classic, like goat cheese from the Loire or a beautiful hard sheep cheese from Spain. Join us as we explore some of the original greats paired with classic wines!

 

  • Patio Wines and Cheese

Wednesday, August 22, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Friday, August 31, 2018, at 8 p.m.

$40 per person

The rising temperatures mean it’s time to pop open some rosé or cool white wines! This class will explore the perfect wines to enjoy on a hot summer evening and the cheeses that pair perfectly with them.

 

  • Beer vs. Wine SMACKDOWN

Friday, August 24, 2018, at 8 p.m.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at 7 p.m.

Thursday, August 30, 2018, at 7 p.m.

$40 per person

Which is truly the better pair for cheese, wine or beer? Even if you know the answer to this vexing question, who wouldn't love the experience of putting these two elixirs to the test? Each of the five rounds consists of one cheese, one wine and one beer. We will talk about pairing in general and specific impressions of each pair, followed by voting and a winner. What truly is cheese’s best partner? You will decide!

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JDRF, the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research, hosted its annual Cliff Harris JDRF Reunion Golf Classic at Dallas Athletic Club Monday, June 18, 2018. This year’s tournament commemorated Super Bowl XIII, where the Dallas Cowboys and the Pittsburgh Steelers battled at the Orange Bowl in Miami on January 21, 1979. In honor of this, JDRF arranged for Joe Greene, the Steelers’ defensive tackle in Super Bowl XIII and fellow Texas native, to attend the tournament. Over the course of Greene’s 13-year career, all of which was played with the Steelers, Greene was voted to 10 Pro Bowls and named the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in both 1972 and 1974. 

 

This year’s tournament ended the day full of friendly competition with lively clubhouse festivities, including a Q&A with Cliff Harrisand Joe Greene, a silent and live auction and an awards ceremony. The tournament raised more than $330,000 in support of JDRF’s mission to cure, treat and prevent type 1 diabetes.  

O.J. “Buddy” Harris, Cliff Harris’ father, was diagnosed with T1D at age 24. Because of this disease, Buddy was unable to conquer his dream of being a jet test pilot but he was able to cheer Cliff on in his first Super Bowl with the Dallas Cowboys. Shortly thereafter, diabetes took his vision, and he was unable to watch Cliff go on to play in another four Super Bowls. Bud is the reason Cliff is dedicated to JDRF’s mission, and it is passionate volunteers like Cliff who have helped JDRF achieve important milestones. Advances in type 1 diabetes research (T1D) are helping people live longer and with fewer complications.

 

This year’s tournament was a reunion celebration for many of the Super Bowl competitors and other NFL greats. Former NFL stars in attendance included: Donny Anderson,Roger Staubach, DD Lewis, Mel Renfro, Mike Renfro, Rayfield Wright, Lyle Blackwood, Norm Bulaich, Gary Hammond, Chad Hennings, Preston Pearson, Kurt Petersen andEverson Walls.Several other local figures joined in the fun, including: former wide receiver for the Ouachita Baptist Tigers and Ouachita Baptist Athletics Hall of Famer Doug Freeze, , former NBA Phoenix Suns Forward Ira Terrell,Actor Burton ‘Bubba’ Gilliam, former Texas Rangers pitcher Don Stanhouse, CBS Sports Analyst and former college coach, Houston Nutt, former Texas Rangers and Chicago Cubs player, Jose Guzman, andOuachita Baptist University head basketball coach and former NBA player, Dennis Nutt. Title Sponsors included; Rich Dealy, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Pioneer Natural Resources; Derek McCoy, vice president, general manager North Texas market; and Ish Arebalos, public affairs and communications relations for Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages.

 

Thank you to our sponsors, Pioneer Natural Resources, Coca-Cola Southwest Beverages, Aimbridge Hospitality, Chief Oil & Gas, Kayne Anderson Energy Funds, PT Petroleum, Essilor - Dr John Fain, Air X Changers/Eads and Associates, Alegacy Equipment, Ariel, Atmos Energy, Coldwell Banker- Terri Pescatore & Di Wright,  Diamond Back, Energy Transfer Partners, Folsom Properties, HEXP Resources, Prime Controls, ProPetro, Rosemary Haggar Vaughan Family Foundation, Saulsbury Industries, Sewell Audi of McKinney, Sewell Cadillac of Dallas, Star Electric, Strike, Vankor LLC and Vitol. 

 

ABOUT JDRF

JDRF is the leading global organization focused on type 1 diabetes (T1D) research.?JDRF’s goal is to progressively remove the impact of T1D from people’s lives until we achieve a world without T1D. JDRF collaborates with a wide spectrum of partners and is the only organization with the scientific resources, policy influence, and a working plan to bring life- changing therapies from the lab to the community. As the largest charitable supporter of T1D research, JDRF has invested nearly $2B in research over the past 47 years and is sponsoring scientific research in 17 countries worldwide. For more information, please visit jdrf.org