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Put Something Good in the World At my house, kids’ bedtimes always involve a little reading before lights out. I read to my toddler, but the routine has evolved a bit with my first-grader, who now recites tales to me. (It’s a nice change of pace to fluff up a pillow and have someone else tell the story.) The other night, my budding reader pulled a thick book of Shel Silverstein poems from his bookshelf and turned to the poem, “Put Something In.” I happen to love this poem, which in a few magical lines, encourages us to put something in the world that wasn’t there before—whether we “draw a crazy picture, write a nutty poem, sing a mumble-grumble song or whistle through your comb.” I love how Silverstein combined whimsy and profundity into mini masterpieces that are simple enough for children to understand and meaningful enough to make adults think. It made me contemplate: What am I putting in the world? For many, putting something in the world means giving of themselves to help others. Read through our Giving Guide on page 33 and you’ll find some local professionals who have a genuine heart for helping. In their businesses, they don’t just serve customers and clients; they also lend a hand to those in need. Maybe we’d all be inclined to put more goodness in the world if we could track our good works—perhaps with something like a GiveBit, as our writer Annette Brooks suggests on page 12. Check out her story for ways to make the world a better place, starting right here in Southlake. When you bring good people and good causes together, anything is possible. In “Cooking Up Hope” on page 28, learn how Taste Buds Kitchen and area nonprofit HopeKids help make young chefs’ culinary dreams come true. For kids with life-threatening illnesses, days are often filled with treatments and appointments. But, as executive director Bridget Asheim notes, “HopeKids gives children something to look forward to.” Asheim, along with many more do-gooders featured in the next 95 pages, is certainly putting something in the world that wasn’t there before. I think Shel Silverstein would’ve been proud.



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12 EMBRACING VOLUNTEERISM Make a difference locally

28 COOKING AND COMPASSION How a local business and nonprofit help kids in the kitchen

78 A CLUB FOR ALL Get to know Southlake’s International Culture Club


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Larger Than Life Whether or not your four-legged best friend is an eight-pound cat or a 160-pound English Mastiff, pets become part of our life and stick with us through thick and thin. Dallas-born author Lauren Fern Watt and her English Mastiff, Gizelle, spent most of Watt’s 20s together. “Gizelle’s Bucket List: My Life With a Very Large Dog” tells the story of a furry friend who was by her owner’s side for every part of Watt’s young adult life. And what pet lover would not return the favor? When Gizelle became sick, Watt decided to create a bucket list for her canine companion to give her best friend the time of her life.


A Rose by Any Other Name Captivated by the previews for Disney’s latest adaptation of “Beauty and the Beast,” audiences have been holding their breath for the release of this muchanticipated film. Emma Watson (Harry Potter film franchise) plays book-smart, no-nonsense Belle who stumbles upon an enchanted castle. Filled with talking teacups and singing candlesticks, the castle is home to a cursed beast (Dan Stevens, “A Walk Among the Tombstones”) put under a spell long ago. You may remember the tale, the songs and how the Disney classic ends, but the magic that is brought to the screen in this live-action performance will leave you enchanted.

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Completing the Quartet Adding to its repertoire of Marvel Universe characters, Netflix has brought another hero to life, Iron Fist. In the series of the same name, viewers will find billionaire Danny Rand (Finn Jones, “Game of Thrones”) returning to New York City to reconnect with his past and his family legacy after missing for years. Given his mastery of kung fu and his ability to summon the power of the Iron Fist, Rand takes his talents to the streets, fighting crime in corrupt New York City. This is the fourth series in Netflix’s Marvel Universe, which already includes “Daredevil,” “Jessica Jones” and “Luke Cage.”


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( Volunteer in your community and give the greatest gift )

he late Muhammad Ali opined, “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on earth.” With our busy lives, it can be difficult to find time to volunteer, and we forget about truly serving others in a broader sense— paying our earthly rent, as Ali describes it. Wouldn’t it be great if someone developed a wearable device that could remind us to help others as well as stay active? Maybe a GiveBit? Until then, we must rely on ourselves to reach out and embrace the goodness of volunteerism. Making monetary contributions or donating items you no longer need are indeed ways to help out, but volunteering your personal time and energy to selflessly help others lifts you to a new plateau. Through volunteerism, you learn more about yourself, meet interesting people and like-minded friends, and broaden your horizons as you gain insight and discover new ways of looking at issues. Volunteering in your own community is particularly compelling. Not only does it give you a chance to become better connected and socially aware, offering assistance feels good when you make a difference right where you live. And there’s another benefit—you get to live in a community that is improved through volunteering. SOUND GOOD? THEN IT’S TIME TO START PLANNING YOUR VOLUNTEER STRATEGY.

First Steps Before you rush to sign up for anything, do some soulsearching. A little planning and introspection up front will leave you satisfied with your decision and make you more likely to stay committed to it. Start by determining the amount of time you have available. Some volunteer assignments require an ongoing commitment, while others can be accomplished as you have time. If you are new to volunteering, it may be wise to start slowly, then expand your schedule as you become comfortable. Keep in mind that helping with small tasks can make a real difference to the lives of people, animals and organizations in need. Every contribution matters. Next, determine what types of causes or issues interest you the most. Do you want to help children, the elderly, military veterans or families who are economically challenged? Would you like to be involved with rescuing animals? Does beautifying your community appeal to you? Do you want to work as part of a team or as an individual contributor? Also, consider whether you want to use a set of skills you already have or learn some new ones. If you’re good at writing,

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for instance, do you want to help people with their resumes? If you have great people skills, check out opportunities that require someone who is a good, supportive listener. Do you love children and enjoy reading out loud? Ask to help with our local library’s story time or find a school in need of volunteers. If you’re looking for something more physical in nature, help with a community cleanup or a food drive or stock and distribute food at a local food pantry.

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Southlake has a wide selection of volunteer opportunities that enable citizens to participate and help keep the community a wonderful place to work, play, and live for all—without additional taxation. Visit and check out the city departments that need volunteers. This diverse set includes, but is not limited to, volunteering at the library, Southlake Senior Center, and Southlake Town Hall, where you can contribute as an on-call secretary, as a newsletter journalist, and more. Interested in helping keep Southlake safe? The Departments of Public Safety offers numerous options, such as Volunteers in Policing (VIPS), Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Fire Rehab, Crud Cruiser and Citizens On Patrol (COPS). All volunteers must attend the 13-week Citizens Academy training prior to serving. Or perhaps you would like to get involved with seasonal events. This spring, help set up games, crafts, egg hunts and more for Easter in the Park. If you love working with children, consider volunteer opportunities with Southlake’s Camp Mania, which provides fun activities for kid ages five through 11 during school and summer breaks. Volunteer Southlake also encourages children to volunteer. Many opportunities are open to ages 12 and up, and the musician volunteer program gives young talent—starting at age seven—a chance to gain valuable performance experience while sharing the gift of music with the community. “People from various backgrounds and with different ideas come together in Southlake to volunteer and make our community distinctive,” says

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Shawn McCaskill, Southlake city council member. “There’s something for everyone, including becoming involved in one of our many boards and commissions, which provide valuable advisement to the city council.”

Get Happy and Healthy by Giving Most people who volunteer agree that those who give of themselves also receive, and research supports this. The London School of Economics examined the relationship between volunteering and measures of happiness and found that the more people volunteered, the happier they were. A study cited in a report from The Corporation for National and Community Service, determined that those who volunteer have lower mortality rates, greater functional ability and lower rates of depression later in life than those who do not volunteer.

Residents serving on boards and commissions are appointed by the city council for two-year terms. Opportunities include the parks and recreation board, Southlake arts council, planning and zoning commission, and many more.

Branching Out To get involved in organizations that cater to multiple area communities, consider one of the following. Community Storehouse ( is the only children's charity in Northwest Tarrant County focused on keeping children in the classroom while going through struggling times. Addressing issues that threaten to interfere with a child’s success in school can be crucial to their long-term success in life. Support can include tutoring, counseling, supply donation and even financial planning. I Can Still Shine (, is a faithbased organization created to help women and their children escape abusive relationships and break the cycle of abuse, homelessness and pain. I Can Still Shine sponsors events that are free and open to abused women and children and offers an array of services that includes food, clothing, personal care items, free eye exams and glasses, off-site counseling services and much more.

Bringing Good People and Good Causes Together Looking for more volunteer opportunities? With more than 100,000 nonprofits in its database, you’re sure to find something that is perfect for you online at

Young Life ( believes in the power of presence, and that childrens’ lives are dramatically impacted when caring adults come alongside them, sharing God's love with them. The organization provides a weekly students’ club, a small group bible study, winter or summer camp at Young Life properties, international mission trips and other regional and area Young Life events. Adults can support Young Life in several ways, such as becoming a volunteer leader or committee member.

The website offers local opportunities as well as virtual volunteering performed online.

However you choose to volunteer, you’ll find the “rent you pay” well worth the investment of your time and talents. Let’s get started today!

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TEE UP FOR A GOOD CAUSE AT METROPORT MEALS ON WHEELS GOLF CLASSIC The Metroport Meals On Wheels 26th Annual Golf Classic on April 3 is a hole in one. Not only will participants get to hit the links at the stunning Trophy Club Country Club, they’ll be helping support local seniors. Presented by Allen Samuels with actor Burton Gilliam as the honorary chairman, this year’s tournament is not to be missed. “The MMOW golf tournament is an event that offers something for everyone. For golfers, it’s a day on a great private course for a worthy cause with camaraderie, contests, delicious food, auctions and entertainment,” said tournament co-chair Robert Finn. Proceeds from this event help fund the home-delivered meals and senior center programs provided by MMOW. COMMUNITY INVITED TO JOIN IN THE RUN4ELISE 5K, 1-MILE FUNDRAISER All are invited to take part in the inaugural Run4Elise5K and 1-Mile Fun Run on April 8 at Dragon Stadium. Elise Cerami was a passionate 13-year-old competitive swimmer who drowned during warm-ups at a club practice last June. Run4Elise is a division of the SWIM4Elise Foundation, a registered nonprofit organization that promotes water safety through swimming scholarships. Katie Meili, 2016 U.S. Olympic team swimmer and two-time Olympic medalist in both gold and bronze, will be the special guest at the event. Gather your family and friends and create a team to run in memory of Elise—the team deadline is March 17. Plaques will be awarded to the two teams with the most registered participants. The event kicks off at 8:15 a.m. with a 1-mile Fun Run followed by a 5K at 8:45 a.m.

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DRAGON PRIDE SOARED ON NATIONAL SIGNING DAY 2017 National Signing Day 2017 is in the books, and this year, Carroll Senior High School produced 16 student athletes who signed letters of intent. In front of an overflowing crowd of family, friends, coaches, staff and media in the Student Activity Center, 16 student athletes signed scholarships in three sports with colleges and universities across the country. Click to for the complete list of Dragon signees.

CARROLL INDOOR PERCUSSION LAUNCHED “DRAGONS FOR WATER” INITIATIVE Carroll Indoor Percussion has brought its show “From Dust” to life … and added a philanthropic spin. At last month’s Band Bistro fundraiser, the group announced its charity:water initiative to help bring clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. Carroll Indoor Percussion hopes to raise $10,000, which will help build a well. The community is encouraged to contribute at Click on Fundraise and search for “Dragons For Water.” The initiative is in line with Carroll ISD’s strategic action plan to “Expand our culture of compassionate service through knowledge and experience.” Percussion members hope that by bringing this issue to light they can inspire others to donate to charity:water and help people across the world rise from the dust and achieve their own greatness.

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APEX ARTS LEAGUE BRINGS THE JAZZ AT NINTH-ANNUAL FESTIVAL Get ready for a jazzed-up Saturday night—The APEX Arts League presents The One O’Clock Lab Band in concert on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church for its ninth-annual APEX Jazz Festival. The One O’Clock, under the new and exciting direction of Alan Baylock, is the premier performing jazz ensemble from the internationally acclaimed University of North Texas’ Jazz Studies Program. The One O’Clock is a seven-time Grammynominated ensemble and has produced a multitude of great composers, performers and educators all throughout the world, recording more than 60 albums in its tenure. The Carroll Jazz Orchestra, along with two other high school jazz bands, will open the program. Tickets are available at the door for $10 for adults and $5 for students, seniors and Apex members. PACK MORE FUN INTO YOUR FRIDAYS AT THE BOB JONES NATURE CENTER This spring, the Bob Jones Nature Center offers a diverse slate of fun, family-oriented programming on the last Friday of each month. On March 31, take your kids on a Dino Hunt and on April 28, enjoy a spot of tea and winged beauties at the Butterfly Flutterby Tea Party. Tickets at each event are $12 for children of Nature Center members and $15 for children of nonmembers.

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DRAGON MUSICIAN TRUMPETED HIS WAY TO STATE Last month, senior trumpet player Sam Ortiz performed with the Texas All-State Band in San Antonio as part of the 2017 Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Clinic/Convention. Ortiz was chosen for this prestigious honor through a competitive process held across the state at district, region and area levels. This was Ortiz’s first time to perform as a member of a TMEA All-State organization. Only the top 2.6 percent of musicians who initially audition become All-State musicians.

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SPOTLIGHT community SOUTHLAKE WOMEN’S CLUB PRESENTED CHECK TO CARROLL ISD Every summer, the Southlake Women’s Club sells prepackaged, CISD-approved school supplies to parents across the community. This 15-year tradition has brought in over $300,000 for the school district—money that each participating school uses to address its specific needs. At a check presentation in January, the club gifted Carroll ISD with more than $37,000 for nearly a dozen schools including Carroll Middle, Carroll Elementary, Johnson Elementary and Durham Intermediate. The next school supply sale begins May 1 and runs through July 20. STEP UP AND DRESS UP AT INAUGURAL FUNDRAISER Stepping Stones Foundation, a nonprofit that serves at-risk homeless youth in Tarrant County, is hosting its inaugural fundraiser, Step Up and Dress Up on April 9. Head to the Southlake Hilton at 11 a.m. for a morning of mannequin-decorating, brunch and mimosas all for a great cause. Guests may purchase a mannequin to decorate for $75 or pay a $75 entrance fee to join in the festivities. All proceeds go towards Stepping Stones Foundation’s mission of serving homeless and at-risk kids. The fantastically decorated mannequins will be showcased at the benefit with prizes awarded for the most creative mannequins.

THE MIRACLE LEAGUE OF SOUTHLAKE SWINGS INTO SPRING SEASON Get ready for peanuts, crackerjack and spring baseball—The Miracle League of Southlake kicks off the spring season on March 25 at the Texas Rangers Miracle League Field in Bicentennial Park. It’s sure to be an exciting season with many players returning from the 2016 fall season. This year, The Miracle League of Southlake will schedule some games on Wednesday evenings to allow athletes to experience the thrill of playing baseball under the lights. Last season, Wednesdays were used to make up games that had been previously rained out. It was so well received by both players and coaches that Wednesday evening games are back as a regular event for all future seasons.

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SOUTHLAKE KIWANIS BESTOWED THE STALCUP “HEART OF A DRAGON” AWARD For Southlake Carroll football players, the Stalcup “Heart of a Dragon” award is one of the highest honors. This year, Jackson Davis was honored as the recipient at a Southlake Kiwanis breakfast meeting held in his honor. Each year, the Kiwanis Club awards a $1,500 scholarship to a Carroll football player who embodies the character of past Dragon coach Charlie Stalcup. Southlake Carroll head football coach Hal Wasson selects a player based on leadership, determination and attitude on and off of the field. In presenting the award, Coach Wasson shared examples of Davis inspiring teammates while playing football and managing his diabetes. Visit to view past recipients of the “Heart of a Dragon” award. INAUGURAL DRAGON BASEBALL PALOOZA KICKED OFF SPRING SEASON Last month, the Southlake Carroll baseball program hosted the first-ever Dragon Baseball Palooza for DYB players. Themed “Dragons United,” the event included baseball clinics, sponsor booths with giveaways, a silent auction, an alumni-varsity game and plenty of photo ops. “Giving back to the youth league here in Southlake is just our way of paying it forward,” said head coach Larry Vucan. “The better our youth players are, the better our program will be. Working together to achieve those goals just makes sense.”

SOUTHLAKE’S JUST BRASS BAND RAISED FUNDS FOR LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA SOCIETY For the Just Brass Band, a Southlake youth brass band ensemble, some tunes are just naturally sweeter. During the months of November and December, the band played several concerts in Southlake Town Square to raise funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The group raised more than $1,500 over the holidays. Junior Ethan Jezek formed the group five years ago with friends from Southlake Carroll. What began as a group of friends playing instruments for fun has turned into something bigger and more meaningful for the community. The Just Brass Band grew in size from seven to 13 players ranging in age from ninth through 12th grade. The band has raised funds for causes including cancer and Parkinson’s research.

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SCRATCH KITCHEN EXPANDED TO BRING COMMUNITY MORE EATZ Your next meeting, event, party or relaxing night at home just got a little tastier: Scratch Kitchen acquired Boulevard Eatz, expanding its services into the Grapevine and Colleyville areas. Meanwhile, the top brass at Scratch Kitchen will also take over the hiring process for all of Boulevard’s catering staff. The Southlake location will be the only venue for takeout dining; catering operations will be housed in the Colleyville location that was formerly Boulevard Eatz. “This strategic alliance will give Scratch Kitchen a more visible presence in the Grapevine/Colleyville areas,” said Scratch Kitchen presidents Ted and Colby Bilsky, “as well as give the existing clientele of Boulevard Eatz more choices to enhance their dining experiences.”  LUKE’S LOCKER’S RUN IN SOUTHLAKE COMES TO A CLOSE Last month, shoppers seeking new kicks or athletic apparel found a surprise at Luke’s Locker in Park Village—the store was closed. A sign posted on the door stated that “Luke’s is presently going through a challenging business cycle that has left our stores with too little inventory. We are closing this store to develop a plan to reopen it with new inventory.” Since expanding into Southlake and other suburbs, Dallasbased Luke’s Locker has experienced “several issues” that have hurt the business, according to a story on The company also closed stores in Plano, Austin, Houston and The Woodlands with plans to reopen the stores in the future. As of press time, the Southlake location is still closed.

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METHODIST SOUTHLAKE HOSPITAL Your premier destination for better health


t Methodist Southlake Hospital, you’ll find a commitment to the wellbeing of the patients they serve and the community in which we live. Through unparalleled excellence in quality healthcare, the hospital provides surgical services—including advanced procedures—state-of-the-art imaging and world-class surgical equipment to pioneer today’s most progressive and innovative surgical breakthroughs. Yet, their compassionate and considerate approach to healthcare makes the difference when you need it most. “Our primary goal at Methodist Southlake Hospital has always been to deliver the utmost in healthcare to this community,” says Robert S. Pollard, M.D., vice chairman of the board, who has lived in Southlake for nearly 25 years. “Our physicians and staff work endlessly to ensure your experience is exceptional and second to none.” Over 140,000 square feet of purposefully designed space allows the region’s leading medical team to put patients’ minds at ease and deliver quality care in a safe and loving environment. Patients have compared the hospital to a high-end hotel or a luxurious spa, yet it feels warm and welcoming—much like home. “We know patients have a choice for healthcare,” says Mika Davis, orthopedic and spine service line director. “We want to be their first choice.”

WARM, CARING ENVIRONMENT A hospital stay can feel lonely at times, so Methodist Southlake Hospital features 54 opulently appointed inpatient rooms, including 10 family suites, to give friends and family members comfortable access to loved ones during recovery. Twelve integrated operating suites and six intensive care rooms feature advanced medical equipment, allowing renowned physicians to perform the most intricate of procedures with the highest quality outcomes. 26 • MAR 17

Much of the ambiance can be attributed to the physicians and support staff, who are committed to putting patients first. “Physicians influence all aspects of the patient’s journey at Methodist Southlake Hospital, helping to make it a patient-centric experience,” says Nathan Williams, M.D., orthopedic surgeon. As a partnership between Methodist Hospital System and the physicians on staff, Methodist Southlake Hospital’s level of care reflects the commitment the doctors have made not only in the facility, but also in ensuring patient care is unsurpassed. “Methodist Southlake Hospital is unique in its ability to provide specialized and personable orthopedic care,” Dr. Williams adds. “Patients become friends with their nurses and are highly appreciative of the attentive support they receive while here. The hospital provides unmatched quality accommodations for both patients and their families, making overnight stays very comfortable.”

Nathan Williams, M.D.

“Our primary goal at Methodist Southlake Hospital has always been to deliver the utmost in healthcare to this community.

—Robert S. Pollard, M.D. LEADERS IN THE FIELD As leaders in healthcare innovation and technology, Methodist Southlake Hospital’s physicians pioneer surgical procedures in virtually every field of medicine. Areas of surgical expertise include disciplines such as bariatric, colorectal, gynecology, gastroenterology, general, hand, neurosurgery, orthopedics, pediatrics, plastic, spine, sports medicine and urology. Medical procedures for ENT patients as well as diagnostic and interventional radiology are also performed on site. Surgeons have a strong support system, both inside and outside the operating room, and are dedicated to serving the needs of patients with a wide array of health, wellness and preventive services. Kristen Fleager, M.D., orthopedic surgeon, is a Southlake native who is proud to be treating her hometown patients in a state-ofthe-art facility. “I love that Methodist Southlake Hospital offers a small-town feel with big-city amenities,” she says. “Our goal is to provide patients with an unparalleled experience, from the time they walk through the doors until the time they arrive home from the hospital. Patients can expect superior, innovative healthcare in a warm and comforting environment.” As part of Methodist Heath System, Methodist Dallas Medical Center is a major referral center and teaching hospital with an established reputation for the highest-level of patient care in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. “We are so excited to bring this expertise and wealth of resources to Southlake,” Dr. Fleager continues.

MORE THAN A SURGICAL HOSPITAL While talented physicians are dedicated to restoring your good health, the hospital staff would like to see you avoid surgery whenever possible. Methodist Southlake Hospital has planned community health fairs and lunch-and-learn events to help keep you feeling your best. On May 4, the hospital will host a special business exchange event for the Southlake Chamber of Commerce. “We’re excited to allow our business community an opportunity to mix and mingle and learn more about our amazing local hospital,” says Davis. Follow along on Facebook to stay abreast of current events. If you have a planned surgical procedure in your future, feel free to schedule a tour of the facility or stop by and see for yourself the difference attention to detail and patient-centric care can make. “Our staff is incredibly well-trained, caring and dedicated to patient care,” says Dr. Fleager. “And my patients are such a pleasure to work with.” The doors are always open at Methodist Southlake Hospital. You are welcome here.

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aste Buds Kitchen (TBK) in Southlake has uncovered the recipe for compassion. By day, the local studio is bustling with creative kids, and by night, the studio is filled with adults honing their culinary chops. But on special occasions, you’ll find young chefs discovering the kitchen is more than a place to let the flour fly; it’s a destination that nourishes the soul. Since the Southlake TBK opened its doors two years ago, owner Eden Bullock has partnered with HopeKids, a national nonprofit that provides events and activities for children with life-threatening medical conditions. Bridget Asheim, executive director for the North Texas chapter of HopeKids, which serves nearly 700 families around the Metroplex, says the organization aims to provide a bright spot in kids’ lives. “HopeKids gives children something to look forward to,” she says. “Without having an event or activity to anticipate, it would only be pokes, needles and appointments.” While HopeKids hosts a variety of weekly events for children—anything from movie nights to outings at Dallas Mavericks games—TBK events are particularly special, notes Asheim.

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“Without TBK, our families wouldn’t be able to experience things like decorating cookies or making pasta and pizza,” she says. “Kids can look around and see other kids just like them—maybe they have a feeding tube or they’ve lost their hair. TBK provides so much more than food.” Last fall, TBK and HopeKids teamed up to give three kid culinarians something to get excited about—they turned the kids into star chefs for a night.


Bullock first discovered HopeKids through a close friend whose children have significant medical conditions. While TBK locations around the country work with the nonprofit Cookies for Kids Cancer (the Southlake kitchen raised nearly $3,000 last year), HopeKids was a way for Bullock to

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give back locally. The partnership has become the Southlake kitchen’s biggest philanthropy. “I immediately thought HopeKids was such a wonderful way to impact families whose lives aren’t always the easiest,” Bullock says. “A lot of times, these kids have to miss out on basic things. Cooking is empowering to them.” TBK hosts small, private events for HopeKids, but Bullock and Asheim wanted to concoct something different; they wanted to give kids the ultimate culinary experience. So they decided to put budding chefs in the spotlight at HopeKids’ annual fundraising gala—let the children design the menu, prepare the food and serve their culinary masterpieces to guests. Not only would it allow the nonprofit’s donors and sponsors to connect with kids personally, it would also give children an incredible experience. Kids with a passion for cooking were encouraged to apply to be chefs at HopeKids’ Roaring Twentiesthemed gala last November. Children answered a series of interview questions and submitted their

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best recipes, and their parents visited with Bullock and Asheim to share a little more about their children and how he or she could contribute. “We wanted the menu to be of the highest quality and the best recipes,” Bullock notes, “but also recipes that kids could execute. Preparing a meal is hard work—especially for a large crowd.” Three aspiring chefs, all with their own culinary visions, were selected to be HopeKids’ chefs for the gala: 11-year-old Austin, 11-year-old Harmony and 13-year-old Connor. “The chefs had very different ideas,” Bullock says, “but they were all proud to share.” Austin, one of the featured chefs, is happiest when he’s cooking. He has a heart condition, and while his mom Jennifer says he can’t hold pots and pans on his own and he isn’t tall enough to reach the stove, he loves to prepare his own foodie creations—especially when it involves his big sister and an Easy Bake oven. “He likes to cook anything. It doesn’t mean he’ll eat it, though,” says Jennifer, with a smile.


The kid-inspired menu featured savory bites including meatballs, hand-rolled sausage pastries and




every Texan’s favorite: chips and queso. The chefs-intraining worked with TBK pros to execute the menu for approximately 120 guests. The evening kicked off with a VIP reception, and then the kids served their specially prepared food to attendees. Bullock says the excitement was off the charts. “These kids have never been in a situation like this. With all the medical care they receive, they’re usually in the spotlight not for a fun reason,” she


says. “They were thrilled with the opportunity, and they did it all with such passion and enthusiasm.” The kitchen may have been the focal point for the kids, but it certainly wasn’t the high point of


the evening. Hosted at the sprawling Pack Automo-


tive Museum in Farmers Branch, the gala provided a unique opportunity for kids to explore nearly 300


vehicles—from classic antiques to hot rods with


Dallas-area car dealer and antique car collector, the


museum boasts one of the largest antique automo-


race and movie histories. Owned by Sam Pack, a

bile collections in the Southwest. “Sam Pack and his wife have the museum for their own personal enjoyment, but he works with select groups and individuals,” Bullock explains. “We feel privileged that we got to use his museum for


the gala.” The chefs enjoyed examining the cars up close


and even shimmied behind the wheel in some of


them. For Austin, it was the experience of a lifetime.


“He loved seeing all the cars,” his mom Jennifer


says. “That was one of the most exciting parts of the evening for him.” Bullock is already looking forward to partnering with HopeKids for this year’s gala and bringing alumni to join in the event. “Donating an experience

HopeKids offers many ongoing events

is so meaningful to us,” she says. “We love to give

and activities open to all families who

back, especially to kids in the community.”

have a child with a life-threatening medical condition.

For Asheim, it’s fulfilling to see HopeKids’ mission brought to life through young chefs, an open kitchen and a love for cooking. “I can’t say enough about


TBK. It’s not just a job to them, it’s their passion,” she says. “It’s the same for HopeKids. How great it is to be part of something that is our calling and our passion.”

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GIVINGGUIDE Welcome to Southlake Style’s Giving Guide, a special advertising section that spotlights area professionals and businesses who put the community first. Get to know how these local companies are contributing, and learn ways to lend a helping hand.

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PUTTING OTHERS FIRST Berkeys has provided quality HVAC, plumbing and electrical services to Dallas-Fort Worth homeowners for 42 years. And for 42 years, the company has given back to the community. Berkeys proudly supports GRACE as its No. 1 charity. Each year, employees volunteer 50-plus hours for GRACE in addition to volunteering for other nonprofits. Philanthropy is woven into the fabric of the company itself—giving back is Berkeys’ core business purpose. As a service company, employees are passionate about serving and helping others, and this dedication is reflected in their willingness to volunteer time and expertise whenever called upon. Berkeys contributes to GRACE in a number of ways, including participating in GRACE’s annual toy drive and providing deeply discounted services for HVAC, plumbing and electric services, including the plumbing and electrical for GRACEful Buys in Euless. Additionally, the company makes an annual donation of a complete HVAC system installation and tankless water heater installation for the GRACE Gala auction. Berkeys is the Platinum Plus Sponsor of the GRACE Gala and was the 2016 recipient of the Angel of Grace Award.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED Volunteer: GRACE offers volunteer opportunities in almost every area of the agency. Whatever your passion, there’s a way to help out and have some fun. Donate: GRACE has seen a more than 40-percent increase in requests for assistance, so any financial contributions are appreciated. Shop: GRACE operates an upscale resale store, GRACEful Buys along with Style & GRACE, a boutique for women’s designer fashions. Visit for more information.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED Support: By joining the Adopt a Family Giving Circle, you’ll provide a woman and her children with basic necessities such as food, clothing and life skills training. Volunteer: There are many opportunities to help others, from assisting in the general store, joining the God Squad or using your knowledge to tutor moms and children. Donate: Whether you offer a one-time gift or set up recurring gifts, each donation makes a difference for women and children in crisis. Visit for more information.

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DIVING INTO PHILANTHROPY With more than 8,000 swimming pools built in the last 29 years, Claffey Pools has become a trusted source for custom pool design and construction. As the company celebrates its 30th anniversary this year, it’s putting the focus back on the community by giving to The Gatehouse. Claffey Pools will donate $250 for every pool built and $75 for every completed remodel over the course of 2017 in hopes to support a family at The Gatehouse for an entire year. Claffey Pools has a long history of giving back. It was important for founders Paul and Barbara Claffey to contribute and affirm favorable growth in the community by being actively involved. Their children and grandchildren now strive to perpetuate this legacy. Over the years, the business has contributed an estimated 300 hours helping support nonprofits such as GRACE, Toys For Tots, Table Tops, Tarrant County Food Pantry, the Colleyville Woman’s Club and many others. The company’s Young Professionals Group, which consists of the younger generation within Claffey Pools, is encouraged to continually find worthy opportunities for the business to give back.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED Become: A volunteer and experience the excitement and sense of community that makes Art in the Square so special. Dine out: Take part in Dine for Dragons the last Tuesday of every month. Participating restaurants will donate a portion of sales to CEF. Volunteer: Whether you want to volunteer regularly or just as your schedule allows, there are many ways to give back to Carroll ISD and Young Men’s Service League. Visit,,, for more information.

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HELPING HANDS For those looking to buy or sell a home, Lisa Quinn and Kelly Marcontell provide a strong relationship to the Southlake community, expert industry knowledge, hospitality and heart. Combined, they have more than 30 years of experience helping clients achieve their real estate dreams. This dynamic duo is also passionate about giving back to the Southlake community. For more than 20 years, Quinn and Marcontell have supported local nonprofits and charities including Art in the Square, Young Men’s Service League, Carroll ISD and Carroll Education Foundation (CEF). In addition, Lisa and Kelly give back to their churches. Their company contributes an estimated 200-plus volunteer hours each year, but for Quinn and Marcontell, it never feels like enough. They’re happy to contribute to nonprofits such as CEF, and they’re proud to serve a community they love so much.

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HOW TO GET INVOLVED Volunteer: There are many opportunities to help at The Gatehouse, from becoming a Prayer Warrior, joining the Cheer Team or offering professional services such as tax prep, auto repair or hair styling. Donate: Whether you offer a onetime gift or set up recurring gifts, each donation makes a difference at The Gatehouse and I Can Still Shine. Pledge: By pledging your birthday to The Gatehouse, ask friends and family to send a donation on your behalf. Learn more at and

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BESTOWING BLESSINGS Nestled in the heart of Southlake, Corinthian Wellness Spa has taken care of the Southlake community for nearly 10 years. But owner Judi McQueary and the team at CWS do more than nurture clients who walk through the door for a little “me” time—they put the focus on supporting those in need. The very heart of CWS is to give back with love and generosity. “But the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13 The mission of the Corinthian family of companies is to provide a culture of giving and paying it forward. Employees are encouraged to volunteer individually and give back with their gifts of funds and time. Corinthian has a matching program for those who step up and give back to their heart charity. Over the years, CWS has supported numerous local charities through donations, fulfilling wish list items for members and volunteering hours. The Gatehouse and I Can Still Shine, two nonprofits that support women getting back on their feet and leaving bad situations, are the spa’s top charities. In fact, Judi is honored to be a founding member of The Gatehouse’s Circle 58 and a “Shining Star” for I Can Still Shine.

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SHOP IN STYLE favorites / fashions / finds


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SHOP IN STYLE stuff you’ll love


Let’s Pack a Picnic 1. INSULATED PICNIC BASKET While we love the look of a wicker hamper, practical picnickers know that an insulated bag can save the day when the weather warms up. The expandable top drawstring allows you to pack for a crowd, while the zippered pocket keeps your phone within easy reach. Plus, it can collapse when not in use, so storage is a snap. Kohl’s | $40


2. THE PICNIC COOKBOOK Sometimes it’s easier to choose a picnic destination than to decide what to pack. The Picnic offers recipes to eat al fresco with expert tips for making the day memorable. Besides, who doesn’t love learning 99 uses for a Mason jar? Barnes and Noble | $20


3. OUT & ABOUT PICNIC BLANKET This water-repellent travel throw is machine-washable and even sports its own padded strap. With six stylish designs and generous 5'x 6' size, keep one in each vehicle for any outdoor excursion. Bed Bath and Beyond | $20

4. LAWN BOWLING GAME Nothing says sophisticated outdoor recreation like lawn bowling, and leave it to Williams Sonoma to make a travel version. Great for parties or keeping the kiddos entertained while you relax, this snazzy set comes in a sturdy storage box—the perfect game for players of all skill levels. Williams Sonoma | $70

5. DIXON WINE & CHEESE TOTE The perfect size for packing a mini picnic, this insulated tote sports compartments for two wine bottles—red and white—plus handy accessories including a cheese spreader, corkscrew and cutting board. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who loves to sip and snack. World Market | $40



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SHOP IN STYLE luxe review


T DETAILS Price: $200 Dimensions (mm): 84.2 x 194.4 x 84.2 6000 mAH rechargeable battery Music-playing time: Up to 10 hours

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emps are rising, brats are basting and you’re firing up the barbecue by the pool once again. The heat will continue to climb, so why shouldn’t your music game also reach new heights? Gone are the days of stereos and boom boxes, and even Alexa can’t give you exactly what you need to usher in warmer weather with rhapsodic style. For that, you need the Pulse 2, a portable Bluetooth speaker that will pump up your crowds and add the pizzazz you need as you entertain your friends and family under the Texas sun. The small size may be the first feature that strikes you when you see the Pulse 2, but while that makes your music-enjoying experience easy, the notable features don’t stop there. First, your days of worrying about the occasional cannonball and splash are over—the Pulse 2 is splash-proof, meaning as long as you don’t fully submerge it, the party will keep on rockin’ well into the night. Maybe you’ll need to take a quick call in between the brats, beers and ballgame, but don’t worry one

bit. The Pulse 2’s noise and echo-cancelling speakerphone will block out all the backyard and background noise so you can multitask throughout the season. Now that you have all your bases covered, the show can finally get started—and by that, we mean the light show. The Pulse 2’s light show feature finesses your listening experience with ambient lighting specific to each of the tracks on your party playlist. The Pulse may be small, but it is mighty. The bass will have your whole party pulsating with energy and allow you to hear, see and feel the power of your music. Plus, the practical, portable nature of the Pulse 2 lets you customize your listening experience. If you’re not happy with the light show illuminating the sky to your favorite new tune, simply point the device’s lens at a new color of your choice and wave the Pulse like a wand to create your own luminous and entertaining extravaganza. The Pulse 2 is everything you’ve ever wanted but never known you could get with a poolside music player. Whether you’re hosting a block party, entertaining the family or simply relaxing with your significant other, this device adjusts to fit the mood and ensure that, no matter what, your private concert sounds and looks amazing.

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HOME STYLE tweaks / tips / trends

Wild for Wood


t’s a bit of a watershed moment made for home improvement reality TV. The homeowner reaches down, pulls back a corner of carpet and (long pause, close-up shot) yes! Hardwood floors!

When it comes to protecting the wood, gloss is gone. Preferred finishes are sheen-free and dry, reminiscent of European country homes. Choose long, wide boards to really give your home a curated feel.


NOT-WOOD HARDWOOD If wood floors won’t work in your home, you can still enjoy the look of wood with tile or laminate that closely resembles the real deal. Shaw makes an entire line of laminate floors offered in over 700 various color and texture combinations. Referred to as luxury vinyl flooring, Shaw’s Floorte collection is durable, flexible (great for imperfect subflooring) and waterproof, making it compatible in kitchens, laundry rooms and bathrooms. Tiles that mimic the look of wood have proven popular in commercial properties for years. Hotels and shopping centers achieve the warmth of wood with hardworking porcelain tiles. Consumers caught on and began using tile flooring with wood grains in a multitude of colors as well as widths and lengths. Factor in the myriad options for grout and pattern placement, and you’ll find tile to be as versatile as it is durable. Talk to your local flooring expert about your best options for hardwood floors. Real wood or laminate or tile that mimics wood? Selections abound. The decision really comes down to budget and lifestyle. And when you’re ready to sell your home, wouldn’t it be great if potential buyers loved your hardworking hardwoods as much as you do?

HARDWORKING HARDWOODS Hardwood floors stand the test of time with personality and charm. Though durable, they’re not indestructible and require some maintenance. With daily wear and tear, hardwood floors can develop character traits such as dents, scratches and scuffs. Darker stains are also prone to showing pet hair and dust. So if you have an active household, your hardwoods will require more upkeep to maintain their good looks. Distressed hardwood finishes create a well-worn look to your floors upon installation. Yesterday’s heavily scraped hardwoods are trending to the less-is-more look of wirebrushed and light scraping. Both distressing techniques reveal the grain and natural character of the wood floor.

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TEXAS RUG GALLERY Becky and Jordan Snider want to make your home perfect without breaking your bank


t’s just like he says in ‘The Big Lebowski’—the rug really ties the room together.” Jordan Snider abides by this simple rule when working with customers at Texas Rug Gallery, which he and his wife Becky opened in November 2016. “If everyone picked a rug first when decorating it would make life a lot easier, but the truth is it’s usually the last thing. That’s where we come in to help,” he says. This kind of wisdom is why the Sniders are here for the long haul—and here to help homeowners make sure they get a quality rug without having to take out a second mortgage. Jordan started working in the rug business in 1999. He has always relied on loyal customers, word-of-mouth and quality service to sustain his small, people-first business. “Our referrals have kept us going,” Jordan says. “Service is and always will be the No. 1 priority.”  Texas Rug Gallery deals in both handmade and machine-made rugs, and as long as it’s quality, you can find it in the store. “We have the best selection at the best prices,” Jordan says. “We’ll give customers lots of options, and we guarantee the lowest price for all the brands out there.” Furthermore, both Jordan and Becky offer a fullservice experience—meaning they have your back if you’re a new homeowner who has no idea what kind of rug you need, or a longtime homeowner looking to switch things up. “We’re here to make the process as easy as we can for the most amount of people,” Becky says.  This includes advising customers on what rug looks best in what room, so bring all the pictures you can. “We offer in-house design consultation,” Jordan says. “Most people don’t know where to start, so when you come in, we’ll help you find the best fit for you.”  Texas Rug Gallery also offers a 48-hour approval process. They won’t charge you for your rug until you’ve had it for over two days, so if you take it home and change your mind, there’s no damage done. It’s all part of their people-first philosophy—a philosophy they take great pride in practicing. They know the importance of a rug to a room, and want to make the best decision with you. “If you want a new look, a rug is the best place to start,” Jordan says. So is Texas Rug Gallery.

It’s just like he says in ‘The Big Lebowski’— the rug really ties the room together. — Jordan Snider

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Steak Salad

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arch is the unofficial start to patiodining season in North Texas. With frequent sunny skies, buds in bloom and dare we say comfortable temperatures, restaurants are eager to entice winter-weary patrons to come sit outside for a spell. Our area offers patios aplenty that please nearly any palate, but for those who want to fully embrace the spring season of al fresco dining, Press Café in Fort Worth is a must-visit. There’s patio dining—and then there’s patio dining with stunning river views from a patio and rooftop deck. This two-story gem is situated along the Trinity River for your optimal viewing pleasure. When the splendor of springtime arrives, don’t stay cooped up indoors; go forth and enjoy.

Press Café serves New American cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, along with wine, spirits and offthe-charts-good coffee. (The restaurant brews Avoca coffee—a favorite of nearly every North Texan.) Lauded by Texas Monthly as serving one of the “50 Greatest Burgers” in the state, Press Café also received an honorable mention as one of the “10 Best New Restaurants.” So whether you bring your family for weekend brunch or make the most of a balmy spring evening with friends, you’ll find something to spark your interest on the menu. With its close proximity to the Trinity River’s hike-and-bike trails, Press Café touts itself as a hub for fitness, health,

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outdoor leisure and community gathering. We admit it’s a trek from our part of town, but for locals, the restaurant has become a favorite—morning, noon and night. Early risers stop by as prompt as 7 a.m. for a beverage and quick bite after their morning workout. The lunchtime masses pack the blond-wood tables for a nutritious midday meal and, in the evening, the place is abuzz with a happy hour crowd that spills onto the rooftop bar for chill music and chilled drinks. You might even catch a live DJ on the deck; the restaurant gets the good times and great beats going for big games, lunch buffets or simply because it’s Tuesday. We suggest calling ahead or checking the restaurant’s Facebook page to see what’s on tap. As for the cuisine, Press Café puts the focus on freshness and sustainability, serving up housemade items ranging from baked goods to the crave-worthy veggie burger that got the attention of Texas Monthly editors. For breakfast and brunch, patrons can fuel up on protein-packed dishes such as omelets and breakfast burritos, but the Banana Walnut Waffles stand apart on Press Café’s menu. Thick and fluffy scratch-made waffles are piled high with berry compote, vanilla créme fraîche, candied walnuts and, for good measure, a slice of thick-cut bacon. This dish is enough to stave off hunger for two days. For lunch or dinner, start things off with a hearty appetizer such as a charcuterie and cheese board or peel-and-eat shrimp. The Medi Dip is particularly enticing. Grab a piece of toast, celery, squash or a yellow or purple carrot, and dunk into this zesty duo of hummus and muhammara (a hot pepper dip). When you’re ready to sink your teeth into something substantial, a range of flavorful salads, sandwiches and house specialties abound. The Ancient Grain Rice Bowl (sautéed fresh veggies, farro, quinoa, green tea rice, avocado and spicy soy glaze) will be the best thing you eat all day. Pump up the protein by adding chicken, steak, scallops or shrimp for a few bucks more. Be sure to ask your server about the daily special—a different sandwich, pasta and fresh fish rotate on the menu. Press Café keeps the fun flowing with craft beer and many wines and cocktails under $10. All you need is a great spot on the patio to soak up spring’s glorious return. Order a cold drink, something tasty and enjoy the view. But hop to it before a freak winter blast spoils the fun.


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With a charming courtyard setting underneath twinkling lights and a variety of dining spaces, Zeppole Coastal Italian is a perfect choice for intimate dinners or group gatherings. Executive Chef Sascia Marchesi’s regionally-inspired Coastal Italian dishes offer fresh, flavorful and savory Italian seafood, meat and vegetable cuisine, all prepared with unique local, organic ingredients. Open nightly for dinner.

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Win the Day (or at Least the Meal) Bread Winners Café & Bakery makes every mealtime victorious People have caught on. Bread Winners Café & Bakery, the restaurant that has been a Dallas icon since 1994, has moved to the western portion of the Metroplex. The acclaimed eatery recently opened a new location in Trophy Club, and residents from all over north Tarrant and south Denton counties are flocking to this beloved bakery, bar and café. In case you haven’t been yet, the place is typically packed. On our visit for Sunday brunch, we had to make a few circles around the parking lot to find a spot. Once inside, we encountered a 20-minute wait, which wasn’t too bad considering the cumbersome parking situation. Servers buzzed around like wellorganized bees, delivering enticing plates of food to patrons at the bar and at tables all around the bustling dining areas and covered patio. We waited near the bakery, where a variety of baked treats called our name until the hostess did. Bread Winners is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch, but fans agree the best time to go is during breakfast or brunch. A mimosa, Bloody Mary or even a specialty coffee drink, like a vanilla cardamom cappuccino, is always a good start to the day. Our server brought us complimentary chunks


of muffin and bread to tide us over while we perused the menu, which includes many gussied-up versions of brunch classics. Our party particularly enjoyed the Jalapeño Bacon-Cheddar Waffles, which are served with a crispy chicken breast, cream gravy and hot sauce. A little tin of maple syrup on the side balances the dish’s savory and spicy flavors. For lunch and dinner at Bread Winners, expect an overload of comforting favorites such as hearty sandwiches, burgers and meatloaf. The restaurant serves an indulgent array of dishes, but there are certainly lighter bites on the menu. The Honey Glazed Salmon Salad (greens, cherry tomatoes, asparagus, onion, oranges and lemon shallot vinaigrette) is satisfying on the healthier side of the menu. For those craving a craft cocktail or two, The Quarter Bar pours some of the best around. The Cucumber Daiquiri (rum, lime and orange flower) is wonderfully refreshing. As for the overall vibe at Bread Winners, it’s laidback with classic architectural touches, a rooftop space and courtyard, and plenty of old-world charm. Throw in some ’80s classic rock bumping on the sound system, and it’s an eclectic experience for all the senses. No matter what you order, you’ll eat (and drink) like a champion at Bread Winners.

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efore long, bluebonnets will embellish our medians and embankments, beckoning Texans and tourists to pull over for children’s portraits and impromptu selfies. But to truly experience our celebrated wildflowers—Indian paintbrushes, bluebells and primrose, to name a few— immerse yourself in Hill Country.

SLOW DOWN AND RELAX Whether you camp in a motor home or pitch a tent, find respite at a resort or lounge at a lodge, accommodations in Hill Country range from being one with nature to allinclusive stays. Burnet, Texas, is home of Canyon of the Eagles, a resort that offers campsites and cabins with views of Lake Buchanan. Nestled in a

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940-acre park, the resort features over 60 guest rooms in 16 separate buildings. Expect to reconnect with nature and disconnect with technology during your stay. Wi-Fi is spotty and cabins do not have televisions, which leaves plenty of time to hike, fish, swim or bike and be on the lookout for rabbit, deer, bobcat, feral pig or armadillo. Featured on-site programs include guided hikes, campfire conversations, owl prowl, live music, storytelling, movies under the stars and stargazing at the celebrated observatory. The resort also features a gift shop, Eagles Nest Lounge with a full-service bar and covered front porch plus the award-winning Overlook Restaurant. Enjoy signature dishes and housemade desserts or request a box lunch or picnic for meals to-go. Also on Lake Buchanan you’ll find Painted Sky Inn and Thunderbird Lodge and Event Center. Both are situated on the water’s edge and offer a kickback vibe for those in the mood to relax and unwind—without giving up the finer things in life like running water and electricity. Other area accommodations include B&Bs, vacation homes and more camping.

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ABOUT THOSE WILDFLOWERS The best blooms can be found from now until early May and right in the middle of the madness lies The Bluebonnet Festival, April 7-9, in downtown Burnet. The self-proclaimed Most Exciting Small Town Festival in Texas has been going strong for 34 years. Expect to enjoy your typical small-town celebrations with local bands, a parade, plenty of food vendors, a carnival, car show and just a bit of off-beat fun. Ever watch wiener dogs or rubber duckies race? How about an old west shootout? You’ll see all this and more at The Bluebonnet Festival. Head to the Burnet Public Library to grab a map to the most flower-covered roadsides for viewing and picture taking. Local master naturalists and native plant personnel from the Wildflower Society will answer questions relating to local flowers over the

BEYOND THE BLOOMS We love bluebonnets as much as the next Texan but know that life is more than a photo op, so make sure you take time to explore the area’s wineries and outdoor adventures. Tour and taste at Flat Creek Vineyard, an 80-acre estate that offers tastings from an extensive portfolio of Texas-grown grapes. Pair your favorite vino with a fabulous view while the wine divas take you through a journey of tastes. Other vineyards worth a stop include Perissos Vineyard and Winery, with handcrafted wines that express the unique Texas terroir, and Torr Na Lochs

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REFRESH AND RELAX When all the touring, paddling and trail riding is behind you, refueling your body is foremost. Trailblazer Grille in downtown Burnet features filling food and live music. In nearby Marble Falls, River City Grille is a favorite destination for locals and tourists alike. Expect hearty fare such as chicken fried steaks and a signature prime rib. For lighter lunches, Noon Spoon Café serves up incredible sandwiches, salads and desserts, while Unshakable Grounds Coffee Shop is just the ticket for a caffeine boost. For more bluebonnet destinations, see our website:

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THE YOGA RETREAT Local yoga studio brings balance and big dreams to community


anjeeta Rath didn’t always love yoga. Okay, that’s putting it mildly. “I hated it,” says the local mogul and instructor at The Yoga Retreat. She started practicing yoga when she was 10 years old and living in India. Her father told her that it would help with her dance technique, so she gave it a try. “I didn’t like it at first, but I when I stopped doing it, something felt like it was missing,” she says. Rath returned to practicing yoga and fell in love with it. “It became my second life,” she says. Now, she’s hoping to instill that love of yoga in her clients at The Yoga Retreat and create a yoga community in Southlake in the process. Rath says Southlake was an obvious choice for her family once they moved to Texas. Her husband is a trauma surgeon in Arlington, and until recently, Rath worked there at HCA. The duo settled into Southlake with their children because of its location and exemplary school district, and Rath realized that the nearest yoga studio was too far away. So, she started her own. The Yoga Retreat opened its doors in August 2016, and is already making waves as a unique spot for veterans and newcomers. Rath conducted extensive research to identify what could set her studio apart, and decided to install infrared heaters. These have a healing effect on the muscles without affecting yoga practitioners in any other way. Big-name studios in Los Angeles and New York use the same heaters, but that’s not the only thing that sets Rath’s retreat apart. Her studio teaches Vinyasa yoga, a “power style” that is hard to find in the area. Furthermore, The Yoga Retreat offers classes for kids—a practice that’s very important to Rath. “Kids nowadays are always in ‘go, go, go’ mode,” she says. “Yoga calms the mind, and helps you create energy by teaching you to breathe properly. If you start practicing yoga at a young age, you’ll have more balance, self-respect, clarity and energy than you thought possible.”

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Rath, who holds an MBA in finance from Pepperdine, recognizes that yoga may not seem like everyone’s thing. However, she’s confident her client-first approach to business will help people realize that yoga is for everyone, and if anyone is hesitant, they can always just give it a try. “Yoga is a journey, and everyone’s journey is different,” she says. “My goal is to have you leave my class and say it’s the best class you’ve ever taken,” she says. “If you’re happy, I’ve done my job.”

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ATTORNEYS TO KNOW With specialties ranging from family, business and estate planning, the attorneys on the following pages exhibit excellence in the practice of law.

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Kyle Whitaker Attorney at Law

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Specialties Kyle Whitaker has been practicing law for 23 years. After beginning his law career in Tarrant County as a prosecutor, Kyle left the District Attorney’s Office in 1998 to begin a private practice representing clients not only in criminal law but also in all areas of family law including divorce, child support and modifications. It was apparent to Kyle that many of the same traits that made him successful in his criminal law practice applied to family law clients as well. Accolades and Credentials For the past three years, Kyle has been voted by his peers as “Top Attorneys” in Ft. Worth as well as “Top Lawyers” in Texas. Tarrant Magazine also named him one of Ft. Worth’s “Best Family Lawyers.”

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Kyle received his B.A. from North Texas State College in 1986 and went on to obtain his J.D. from Louisiana State University School of Law (1993).

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Debra Edmondson Attorney at Law

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Apart From the Rest It is important to Debra Edmondson, as principal, that the Edmondson Law Firm’s reputation is one of providing superior customer service to its clients. Debra’s first rule is to listen to her clients to gain a full understanding of their legal issues, goals and objectives. Clients are comfortable and confident with an attorney who fully listens to them. The Edmondson Law Firm’s areas of legal focus include all matters of real estate, administrative law, business law and employment law. Community Ties Debra has lived in Southlake for 20 years, and served two terms on Southlake’s Planning and Zoning Commission. She was also elected to Southlake City Council in 1998. In addition, she’s been involved with the Bob Jones Nature Center since its inception and provided the startup funding for the 501(c)3 organization that manages the facility. She is currently President of the Board of Directors. Accolades and Designations Debra received the Woman Who Makes A Difference award from the Harte-Hanks Community Newspaper chain several years ago, and is licensed to practice law in the state of Texas and in the federal court system, as well.


Leslie Starr Barrows Attorney at Law Apart From the Rest Leslie Starr Barrows has a decade of litigation experience in the areas of family and criminal law with a common-sense approach. Leslie maintains long-lasting, professional relationships with each of her clients.

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Community Ties Leslie is a Southlake Metroport Teen Court Judge and sponsors the City of Southlake Adopt-A-Street program in her neighborhood. In the legal community, she serves on the Board of Directors for the Tarrant County Bar Association. Additionally, she volunteers her time taking pro bono cases for our veterans through the Texas Lawyers for Texas Veterans and pro bono cases for foster families adopting foster children in the annual Tarrant County National Adoption Day. Accolades and Designations Voted Top Family and Criminal Lawyer in 2013, 2014 and 2015 by her peers in various magazines. She is a member of professional memberships/affiliations such as the American Inns of Court, National College of DUI Defense, National Counsel for Children, State Bar of Texas (Family, Criminal and Juvenile sections), State Bar of Texas Trial College, Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association, Tarrant County Criminal Defense Lawyers Association and many more.

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Tom McElyea Attorney at Law

“Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty “Every now and then I get Briggs Freeman Sotheto drive a stake through the by’s International Realty heart of a bad guy.” by’s International”

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Specialties McElyea Law focuses on business law and litigation, serious personal injury with emphasis on representing victims of sexual abuse against clergy and family law. With over 25 years of experience, attorney Tom McElyea possesses the skill and tenacity to handle any legal matter. Whether a client has suffered an injury, faces a family law issue such as child custody or marital disputes, or simply needs assistance with a business-related legal matter, McElyea Law can help. Apart from the Rest McElyea is distinctive because of his straightforward communication style. He values providing clients with no-nonsense, hands-on legal representation. McElyea understands that although there is often a need for aggressive legal advocacy, each case is different. Local Ties For more than 20 years, McElyea has called the Southlake-Grapevine area home. He and his wife Dana have two sons who were educated in Carroll ISD. McElyea has coached little league and select baseball and basketball teams, and he and his wife have also been involved in numerous charitable organizations.


Brandon McGee Attorney at Law

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Specialties Attorney Brandon McGee of the McGee Law Firm is dedicated to providing clients with quality estate planning resources. Services range from estate planning, elder law and Medicaid services to legacy planning, IRA and retirement planning, and asset protection and business planning, among others. Apart from the Rest McGee Law Firm is a member of the American Academy of Estate Planning Attorneys, an organization dedicated to providing the highest quality estate planning services to member law firms throughout the country. The firm is one of only three firms in the Dallas-Fort Worth area and the only one in Southlake. Community Involvement McGee Law Firm frequently gives back to Southlake’s senior community by donating time, sponsorships and volunteer hours toward projects that benefit seniors.

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Personal Points of Interest A Metroplex native and TCU Horned Frog, Brandon McGee has been married for more than 10 years to Rita McGee, fee attorney for Alamo Title.

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iversity is on the rise in DallasFort Worth. While 20 years ago DFW was home to a mostly homogenous mix of residents, today the Metroplex is the fifth most racially diverse metropolitan area in the United States, according to the International Mission Board. Nearly 20 percent of Metroplex residents are foreign-born and approximately one in three people in the DFW area speak a language other than English at home. What’s more is that out of 3,000-plus counties in the U.S., Dallas County is the 10th most ethno-linguistically diverse in the nation. The City of Southlake is growing in diversity each year and one club for adult residents aims to celebrate that diversity. Formed in 2010, Southlake’s International Culture Club (ICC) is dedicated to learning and celebrating various cultures through interaction among members from more than 30 countries. The club is open to anyone interested in sharing cultures and ideas from around the globe.

A CLUB BASED ON UNDERSTANDING When people move to a different country, all familiarity goes out the door. Throw in potential language barriers, unfamiliar social norms and the need to adapt to new everything, and becoming acclimated in a new community can be overwhelming. Southlake resident Ginny Bumagny is familiar with the challenges—and joys—of adapting to new cultures. Bumagny’s parents, both of Chinese descent, emigrated from Indonesia to Brazil. Bumagny was born in Sao Paulo and raised 78 • MAR 17

in a household with three different languages and traditions. As a result, she grew up with a love for all cultures. When Bumagny settled in Southlake as an adult, she craved a way to connect with like-minded people who shared her affinity for embracing the world’s cultures. So, she co-founded the ICC seven years ago.

Our membership is like a beautiful landscape with all colors in it. — Ginny Bumagny

The club was founded as a nonprofit organization with the mission of learning, celebrating and participating in various cultures to increase understanding and knowledge through interaction, education and charity. “The organization welcomes people of different cultures and traditions,” explains Bumagny. “We also assist individuals of international descent and those in need of information or services. In general, the ICC helps people to understand and accept individual differences to make this world a better place—and it starts in our small community in Southlake.”

EMBRACING CUSTOMS AND LANGUAGES Celebrating other cultures is why Laura Bussell decided to join the ICC in the first place. “I think we better ourselves and our community when we strive to understand others,” says Bussell, who serves as communications co-chairman, book club chairman and movie club chairman for the ICC. “I’ve met people from all over the world in this club. They have all provided colorful enrichment to my life.” Members of the ICC book club read novels about other countries or by authors from other countries to gain additional insights into different customs. Last year, books from Saudi Arabia, Russia and The Bahamas, among others, were on the list. But since not everyone has time to settle in with a good novel, the ICC also started a movie group that screens films from around the world. Recently, Bussell hosted movie night at her house where members enjoyed the film “The Patience Stone,” which is based on a book of the same name by Atiq Rahimi of Afghanistan. For those interested in Spanish culture, the Café y Conversation group meets twice a month, and native Spanish speakers help advanced students practice conversational Spanish. Bussell has been studying conversational Spanish for more than 10 years with ICC member Maria Mahan, and now she helps Spanish speakers understand “Texan” while they help her with Spanish. Meanwhile, members Esther Amundsen and her sister, Irma, have created a class and curriculum to help beginning Spanish speakers. If French is more your style, ICC

Southlake’s International Culture Club aims to empower through understanding By Sydni Ellis Photos by BluDoor Studios

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offers lessons with a native French speaker, in addition to Frenchbased events. Bussell and other ICC members also embrace the all-powerful, magic elixir known as coffee. At monthly coffee meetings, members pass around foods from their home countries, and the club plans interesting programs to learn more about others. A recent meeting featured Connie Cooley, president of the Southlake Historical Society. “She talked about the importance of investigating cultures different from native Texas and showed others our own culture as well so we can learn from one another,” explains Bussell. There’s also a philanthropic element to the ICC, which operates as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. ICC members are currently involved in area charities including Kids Matter International, Christmas is for Children and Spokes for Hopes. Ultimately, Bumagny hopes that the club fosters an understanding that spreads to other communities.

GROWTH AND UNITY The ICC is always looking for new members—and new ways to embrace the many cultures of the world. Although Bumagny is

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stepping down from her role as president due to her husband’s relocation, she still plans to return to Southlake to visit friends from the club. Bumagny believes that the ICC will continue to prosper and grow under new president, Elsa Otero-Kackley, a native of Columbia. Stepping into a leadership role was natural for Otero-Kackley, who first volunteered to fill the secretary position only a couple months after the ICC was founded. “Sharing my own culture and learning about other cultures around the world has been a passion of mine since I was a teen,” she says. “I used to send postcards from Colombia to Russia. I have always been connected to humans from all over the world, and I am interested in their traditions and cultures. The club has been growing and evolving since its foundation, which indicates that the mission is still relevant.” Otero-Kackley’s favorite activity with the ICC is organizing programs that help members discover the array of interesting people in Southlake. She treasures the priceless friendships she has made over the years through the club. Members need not be born in another country to benefit from

the ICC. Membership is all about expanding personal horizons by learning about others. “Our membership is like a beautiful landscape with all colors in it,” said Bumagny. “Anyone can join the club, whether you are from a foreign country, married to a foreign spouse, interested in travelling or seeking understanding from different cultures.” In a time rife with divisiveness, the International Culture Club is a refreshing reminder that all people deserve a chance to have their voices heard and cultures appreciated. The ICC and the community of Southlake show the beauty and unity that are possible when we embrace different experiences and customs. The club’s doors are always open, so come on in and learn more about your neighbors. You might just learn something about yourself, too.

INTERNATIONAL CULTURE CLUB AT A GLANCE FOUNDED IN: 2010 NUMBER OF NATIONALITIES REPRESENTED: 30+ WAYS TO GET INVOLVED: Coffee meetings, canasta, crochet club, book club, ethnic outings, social, cultural and philanthropic activities, and language conversation groups UPCOMING EVENTS: Coffee meeting March 14 at 10 a.m. (location TBD); canasta at the Timarron Country Club March 21 at 11:30 a.m. WANT TO LEARN MORE ABOUT MEMBERSHIP? Visit International


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hen you think of GRACE, Shonda Schaefer’s face likely comes to mind. The bubbly executive director with a megawatt smile seems to be everywhere in the community—from chamber events and board meetings to parties and black-tie galas. It’s all part of her job to educate others on the challenges and needs of our community’s most vulnerable population. When Schaefer took the helm at GRACE in 2006, she accepted a responsibility to serve those without a voice, those who have fallen on hard times and those who reach out for help. WHAT I’VE ENJOYED THE MOST IN THE PAST 10 YEARS: The people, hands down. GRACE attracts some of the most amazing men and women who want to be part of something much bigger than themselves. The diverse group of social workers, medical professionals, pantry managers, resale staff, fundraisers, administrators and community leaders are absolutely the best in their fields. You won’t find a more cohesive and compassionate group of people anywhere.

service, as well as the best place to work and volunteer. But above all else, I want to fulfill God’s will for this agency.

I KNEW I WANTED TO HELP OTHERS WHEN: I was a child and heard a particularly disturbing story on the news about a family who had lost everything in a fire. I asked my mom, “Why doesn’t someone do something?” She responded, “Aren’t you someone?” That statement hit me hard then, but has been a bit of a mantra ever since.

THE MOST MEANINGFUL PART OF MY WORK IS: seeing the transformation of people here at GRACE. It is not uncommon to find clients who become donors or mentors, donors who provide direct assistance and volunteers who come to fulfill a school or court obligation and stay because they love what they are doing. This place has a way of moving people in ways we can’t even imagine.

I HAVE ALWAYS ENJOYED: working with this population of clients. I find their determination and ingenuity inspiring. The working-class poor of our community find themselves in a unique subset—too wealthy to qualify for governmental assistance, yet too poor to get ahead. They can typically make ends meet but when faced with a crisis they are unable to pull out of it. However, donors and volunteers help bridge the gaps, keeping families from certain homelessness. Facilitating the giving and receiving is what GRACE is all about. It’s neighbor helping neighbor. Being part of the process has been a true honor and privilege. A TYPICAL DAY FOR ME IS: filled with such variety. One day I’ll be working with the staff at Donation Station to collect items from cars and sort into bins, and later I may meet with a social worker who has a difficult case and needs to talk through the case plan. MY VISION FOR GRACE IS: to be a service organization that provides hope and guidance for families in crisis. We hold ourselves to five core values: compassion, excellence, respect, service and stewardship. In every decision, I test myself to those values. I want this organization to be the best in

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MOST PEOPLE DON’T REALIZE THAT GRACE: provides food, clothing, healthcare, housing, financial education, senior isolation support, counseling and financial assistance in addition to operating three resale stores and a full-service Donation Station. Our annual operating budget is over $4 million, and we employ over 60 people.

I’D DESCRIBE MY LEADERSHIP STYLE AS: being a servant leader. To me, that means it’s my responsibility to find my own personal and professional talents and then figure out how to help those around me find theirs. WHAT EXCITES ME THE MOST ABOUT MY JOB: is every day is filled with new opportunities, new challenges and new people. And yet, I see consistency and loyalty from this community. It’s pretty amazing to wake up every day and be excited to go to work. I truly have the best job in the world! I’D ASK THE COMMUNITY TO: include the GRACE mission and the families we serve in your personal prayers. MY FAVORITE GUILTY PLEASURE: Symphony chocolate bars with toffee and almonds. I usually eat half a candy bar every night. SOMETHING THAT MADE ME LAUGH RECENTLY: was seeing each of my grown kids and my macho husband dressed like elves in their Christmas jammies. I giggled until I had a stomachache!

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Green Party Go all-out Irish at the 38th annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival


et your green gear ready: The biggest St. Patrick’s Day bash in the region is about to go down in Big D. Grab your friends, schedule an Uber or hop on the DART, and spend March 11 amongst a sea of green at the 38th annual Dallas St. Patrick’s Parade and Festival. Billed as the “largest St. Patrick’s Parade in the Southwest,” this all-day event boasts a procession of more than 90 festive floats with over 1,700 participants including marching bands, bagpipers, dancers and other entertainers. Enjoy the festivities in a crowd of over 125,000 people lining the streets all decked out in emerald attire. The two-mile parade route kicks off at Greenville Avenue and ends at SMU Boulevard at 75/Central Expressway. So no matter where you grab a spot, you’ll have a great view of all the green goings-on! Sponsored again this year by the Dallas Mavericks, the parade is free to attend along the parade route. If you prefer a seat, just hop over to the Meadow’s Building area for paid bleacher seating. Proceeds benefit the GAABA Scholarship Fund. Come ready to party—you’ll find a variety of local restaurants, bars and music venues participating in this spirited Irish block party to help you get your food, drink and dance on all day long. After the parade, head over to Energy Square to listen, sing along and dance to some rockin’ tunes from Jimmy Eat World as they headline the Dallas Observer concert. Tickets are $15 and guests must be 21 years of age or older to attend. Come one, come all, and while we can’t promise a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow, this event will definitely be filled with all kinds of festive Irish fun where everyone is an honorary Irishman.

DETAILS Date: March 11 Location: Downtown Dallas

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Great Eats, Good Times Savor three days of all-you-can-enjoy fun at the Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival


ant to tease and please your palate? Head to Cowtown for the fourth annual Fort Worth Food + Wine Festival. This three-day cuisine and wine event is the consummate way to revive your taste buds. Featuring five signature culinary events, North Texas’ most celebrated cuisine and beverage festival is all about good food, good fun and, even better, it’s for a good cause with proceeds benefitting the Fort Worth Food and Wine Foundation. A mix of talented chefs and food artisans, craft brewers and distinctive vintners bring a range of styles, tastes and methods, showcasing the city’s diversity. Begin your experience with the kickoff event, the BBQ Showdown. Enjoy lip-smackin’ barbecue from Texas pit masters along with tantalizing sides and cold drinks. The favorite fanselected dish will be crowned The Best BBQ of FWFWF.

DETAILS Date: March 30-April 1 Location: Downtown Fort Worth

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On Friday, don’t miss Desserts After Dark at The Shack at Panther Island. Enjoy handcrafted food from the best North Texas chefs and restaurateurs paired with more than 100 exceptional wines, craft beers and spirits. Afterward, indulge in some sweets and cocktails while 12 pastry chefs and 12 mixologists create special eats and drinks just for you. Finish strong on Saturday at Rise and Dine followed by Burgers, Brews and Blues at the Heart of the Ranch at Clearfork. Cap off the festival fun by enjoying sliders and beer as 13 chefs grill up their best mini burgers with 22 craft breweries pouring two different beers. Prepare to make some memories—and get your fill of great eats and drinks!

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AT&T PERFORMING ARTS CENTER | Experience architecture in motion mixed with extreme athleticism when Diavolo performs in Dallas this month. With amazing sets, this dance company features a diverse team of dancers, choreographers, designers and engineers that creates meaningful and innovative performances by using dance to explore the relationship between the human body and its architectural environment. This is the perfect night out for enthusiasts of dance, art and theater. ST. PADDY’S DASH DOWN GREENVILLE 5K MARCH 11


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MARCH 5 HURST CONFERENCE CENTER | If you love fashion and helping a good cause, get your ticket to the 20th Annual National Charity League (NCL) Fashion Show and Benefit, presented by Southlake’s NCL chapter. The event will showcase junior and senior high school girls as they raise money for community charities. Some of the local beneficiaries this year include GRACE, Battered Women’s Shelter, Operation Kindness and Metroport Meals on Wheels. In addition to enjoying the latest styles on the runway, you can also bid on exciting auction items and mingle over food and drinks.

CENTRAL MARKET DALLAS | Throw on all the green you can find, bring your friends and join the 22nd annual St. Paddy’s Dash Down Greenville 5K. Start the day walking or running down Greenville in a sea of green before the parade. Then partake in mouthwatering food and beer while enjoying a live band and awesome cash prizes. Not only will you be having a blast, but you’ll also contribute to the North Texas Food Bank, the beneficiary of the event. TATER TOTS AND BEER FESTIVAL MARCH 11 FAIR PARK | Sample piping-hot tater tot creations prepared by highly skilled chefs and sip dozens of domestic, crafted and imported beers at the Tater Tots and Beer Festival at Fair Park. With custom-selected, all-you-can-legally-drink beer options, a slew of yummy tots for your dining pleasure, foot-tappin’ live music and a festival of fun, you don’t want to miss this three-hour event. Tickets are expected to sell out, so scoop up yours before they’re gone!





VERIZON THEATRE | Come on down … You might be the next contestant on “The Price is Right Live!” Join the fun and you could be selected for a spot on stage to play some of the favorite games you’ve come to know and love. If you’re the winner of the Big Wheel spin, you’ll be lucky enough to try your hand at the Showcase Showdown, where you have a shot at winning big-money prizes. It’s all fun and games when you guess the price right.

BASS PERFORMANCE HALL | Tony Bennett wants you to join him for a special evening as he celebrates his 90th birthday. Bennett’s daughter Antonia will honor her dad by opening the show. This tour follows a television special and tribute to Tony, “Tony Bennett Celebrates 90: The Best Is Yet to Come,” that aired on NBC in December. With a career that spans over several decades, Bennett has sold millions of albums and continues to perform to sold-out audiences worldwide with rave reviews. Don’t miss your chance to see this legend perform live.

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PICKLE PARADE MARCH 17-18 MANSFIELD | There’s no better time to check out the official Pickle Capital of Texas than during the sixth-annual World’s Only St. Paddy’s Pickle Parade and Palooza in downtown Mansfield. This fun family event boasts a pickle parade with more than 90 floats down Main Street that includes the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, the nationally recognized Mansfield Pickle Queens, a pet parade, pickle-themed eating and drinking contest, pickle runs, children’s pickle playground and a vendor market. You can also enjoy live entertainment, including a free concert by Asleep at the Wheel.

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ROCK ‘N’ ROLL DALLAS MARCH 18-19 FAIR PARK | Take a tour through downtown Dallas by taking part in the eighth-annual Humana Rock ‘n’ Roll Dallas Half Marathon. This event features two days of running with the 5K taking place on Saturday and the half marathon on Sunday. Want to run both days? Just choose the Remix Challenge when you register. Live, local bands will be playing through the streets of Dallas to add to the experience. When you cross the finish line, celebrate with your friends and family at the finish line festival.

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MUSIC HALL AT FAIR PARK | Don’t miss your chance to see one of Broadway’s most exhilarating musicals, “Kinky Boots.” Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Musical, and based on true events, this show is an inspirational story about an unlikely friendship. Charlie, a shoe factory owner, struggles to save his business when Lola, a fabulous entertainer, comes into his life in need of some sturdy stilettos. When they realize they have a lot in common, they learn to embrace their differences, which results in a beautiful story about overcoming prejudice and finding your passion.


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MARCH 22-25 DALLAS COMEDY HOUSE | Enjoy a good laugh at this year’s Dallas Comedy Festival. This is the event’s eighth year showcasing top local and national comedic talent. Over the course of four nights, 100 comedy acts will be featured on three stages at the Dallas Comedy House in Deep Ellum. Previous headliners include Keegan Michael Key, Tim Meadows, Maribeth Monroe and Lauren Lapkus. For those comedian hopefuls out there, the festival also hosts comedy workshops on Friday and Saturday. ROCK AND WORSHIP ROADSHOW MARCH 26 AMERICAN AIRLINES CENTER | If you’re a fan of award-winning and chart-topping Christian artists such as Steven Curtis Chapman, Rend Collective, Urban Rescue, Family Force 5 and Derek Minor, just to name a few, then you’ll want to check out the Ninth Annual Rock and Worship Roadshow. Presented by Compassion International and hosted by author and comedian Tony Wolf, this is an entertaining concert experience for the entire family. Regular admission and VIP tickets are available for this event.

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MARCH 31 ALLEN EVENT CENTER | Panic! At The Disco, with opening acts Misterwives and Saint Motel, are coming to nearby Allen on March 31 during their headlining “Death of a Bachelor” tour in support of their chart-topping fifth album. Brendon Urie, the band’s front man, credits fans with the inspiration and sound for the new album, which Rolling Stone calls a “mix between Sinatra and Queen.” Known for their action-packed live shows, fans can expect an evening filled with great alternative music and lots of energy and fun!

BIG D MARATHON APRIL 2 FAIR PARK | Spring has arrived and it’s the perfect time to enjoy running one of the most scenic courses in America. Lace up your running shoes and take part in the Big D Marathon at Fair Park. The majority of the course will be flat and you’ll be able to enjoy beautiful White Rock Lake along the way and return back on the new Santa Fe Trail. Full and half marathoners will receive a special 3D Big D finisher medal. Stick around for the post-race party after you cross the finish line!


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APRIL 5 HOUSE OF BLUES | Don’t miss British singer-songwriter, Mike Rosenberg, better known as Passenger, when he stops by the House of Blues next month to perform during his North American headline tour. His hit single “Let Her Go” topped charts in 20 countries around the world. Passenger has opened shows for Ed Sheeran and recently released an eighth album, “Young as the Morning, Old as the Sea.” We think fans will enjoy a unique element with this show—a full, four-piece band.

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