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Dig In Dig in: Two words that just sound better during the holidays. It means you’re probably about to enjoy an elaborate feast of turkey (it’s the centerpiece dish for 89 percent of you) and, if you’re like my family, about a dozen other dishes. But between getting the kids situated, the piling high of plates and trying not to get cranberry sauce on the new tablecloth, the grand regale usually gets cold. At least, that’s how Thanksgiving often goes for me. Still, I’m thankful. And I’m not talking about a fleeting moment after the first bite of buttery mashed potatoes or when somebody else offers to clean the kitchen. Feeling thankful is a mindset. There are plenty of reasons to give thanks and we list a few of them in this month’s installment of 10 Things on page 72. What makes you grateful to reside in Southlake? Add to our list using #10Things. The neighbors we spotlight in “No Place Like Home” on page 30 can certainly chime in—these Carroll grads still live in the Southlake area. They’ve taken different career paths, but these former Dragons share a common thread: Home is here. Southlake has changed over the years, (“We’re pretty far removed from the Dairy Queen days,” says Matt Woolsey, one of the alums we interviewed), but it’s the best place in the world to those who live here. “Southlake is still a great place to live and raise a family,” says Dragon alum Erin Avery. When it comes to serving up a taste of home, nobody does it quite like Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop. We sat down with Kimberly Murray from the Colleyville location (the only one in Texas) to talk about the pies that are worth saving room for this holiday season. From nostalgic classics to luscious seasonal offerings, Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop offers plenty of pies you’ll want gracing your holiday table. Turn to page 84 for our Q&A. As the turkey roasts and the cranberries simmer (or slide out of the can—we’re not judging), dig in to the hearty helping of stories inside. And by all means, come back for seconds! Happy reading,

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22 WINNING WINES A toast to the wines of the season (and the foods they pair with)

30 HOMETOWN ALUMNI Meet a few Carroll grads who are proud to call Southlake home

56 LEND A HAND How volunteering has a big impact on the local community


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The Road (More) Traveled Sometimes everything just falls into place in the world of singer-songwriters, and in the case of Sting, that’s exactly what happened. His first rock/pop album in more than a decade, “57th & 9th” came about impulsively, according to the Grammy, Oscar and Emmy Award-winning artist. Taking its title from the Manhattan street corner Sting crossed each day as he walked to the studios where the recording was made, the album features tracks that take listeners all over the place within Sting’s myriad of styles—from the anthemic “50,000” to the raucous, guitar-driven first single “I Can’t Stop Thinking About You.”


The Many Layers of Lauren Among the collection of personal essays that comprise Lauren Graham’s new book, “Talking as Fast as I Can: From Gilmore Girls to Gilmore Girls (and Everything in Between),” are chapters about her role as Lorelai Gilmore the first time around and what it was like reprising that role nine years later. But like a sandwich served at Luke’s Diner, Graham’s life has many layers. And as the second part of the book’s title suggests, the meat of the book covers everything in between. Other essay topics include childhood memories, what it means to have made it in Hollywood and her experience as a judge on “Project Runway.”


Catch Them If You Can If only all textbooks were as interesting as Harry Potter’s favorite, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”— especially if it becomes a major motion picture! In J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, audiences once again return to the world of No-Majs (American Muggles), wizards and, yes, fantastic beasts. Textbook author Newt Scamander (Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne, “The Theory of Everything”) is a magizoologist, traveling the world in the early 1920s to research these beasts. The story takes an unexpected turn when Scamander meets Jacob, a No-Maj, in New York.

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Play, Pause, Repeat Stars Hollow fans everywhere have waited nine years for Lauren Graham and Alexis Bledel to reprise their roles as mother and daughter for a Gilmore Girls reunion. Focused on the relationship between a 30-something single mother, Lorelai, and her teenage daughter, Rory, the original series aired in the early 2000s. Scott Peterson and Kelly Bishop will also be part of the reunion series titled “Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life.” The series will air as four 90-minute chapters, each spanning one of the four seasons: winter, spring, summer and fall.

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Southlake, prepare to swoon over some fabulously decorated tables: The ThirdAnnual TableTops returns to the Southlake Hilton November 18 at 11 a.m. Come mix and mingle, and enjoy some wonderfully decorated tables along with a receptionstyle lunch and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase gifts and spread good cheer all year long—not just at Christmas—for the women and children at The Gatehouse. Funds will be used to make year-round holiday and birthday celebrations at The Gatehouse ones to remember. Contact Kari Mawn at or 214.491.0388 for details.

Katie Parr Music Academy, a Southlake music school, production and talent development agency, will perform a concert series at Southlake’s Home for the Holidays tree lighting, the 29th annual Dallas Holiday Parade and Six Flags Over Texas’ Holiday in the Park. The academy’s up-and-coming talent auditioned to be featured performers at these events. Participants will include the Southlake Children’s Choir, Southlake’s Stars Singing Troupe and featured recording artists Jasmine O’Donnell, Madaleine Murphy, Madi Wheeler and Chloe O’Brien. Friends, family, fans and locals are invited to these upcoming events. Tickets to the Six Flags concert, which include general admission to the park, may be purchased online at KatieParrMusicAcademy. com at a discounted rate.

JOIN THE NEXT LIVEFIT, LIVEWELL LECTURE SERIES Want to learn how to have your healthiest, happiest holiday season yet? Don’t miss the upcoming LiveFit, LiveWell Lecture Series presented by Executive Medicine of Texas. Scheduled for November 8 at The Marq, the evening begins with refreshments at 5:30 p.m. followed by a 60-minute lecture at 6 p.m. In the session, you’ll learn how to avoid common holiday pitfalls. Childcare is provided, so join for an entertaining evening of useful tips just in time for the holiday season.

JOIN GREATER SOUTHLAKE WOMEN’S SOCIETY FOR “LIGHT IT UP” FUNDRAISER Save the date for December 3: the Greater Southlake Women’s Society is hosting its second-annual charity fundraiser, “Light It Up.” Held at the Landscape Systems Garden Center at 1823 Keller Parkway, the event is the ultimate destination for holiday trees, wreaths, decorations and festive fun. The family-friendly festivities run from 2 to 8 p.m. and include auction and raffle items, pictures with Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and a few surprise guests as well. Munch on some fresh-popped kettle corn and enjoy live entertainment while raising funds for numerous Northeast Tarrant County charities and nonprofits.

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ENJOY FESTIVE FAMILY FUN AT THE DENTON HOLIDAY LIGHTING FESTIVAL Make plans to head to Denton on December 2 for a hometown holiday tradition: the 28th annual Denton Holiday Lighting Festival. The free event kicks off at 5:30 p.m. with fun events for the whole family including live local music, dancing, horse-drawn carriage rides, children’s crafts, visits with Santa, Wassail tastings, a toy drive and more. “It’s really going to be a wonderful event this year,” said Kate Lynass, Chair of the Denton Holiday Lighting Association. “Every year the number of people who come seems to grow, so we are expecting record crowds once again for 2016’s festival.”



DRAGON RUNNERS SURGED AHEAD AT INAUGURAL CARROLL DRAGON XC CLASSIC The Southlake Carroll Cross Country teams hosted the inaugural Carroll Dragon XC Classic last month amidst fall-like temperatures and a muddy course. The Lady Dragons dominated, taking first place for both Varsity and JV. Nine Dragon runners finished as National Elites. “Our Cross Country teams put together strong performances, and we are excited for the post season. It’s time to step up and start running fast,” said head coach Justin Leonard. The Varsity girls were led by senior Gillian Mortimer, who took fourth place with a time of 18:14. The Varsity boys came in third place and were led by senior Nicolas Fernandes in 10th place with a time of 16:17.

SAVE THE DATE FOR INAUGURAL ELVES ON THE RUN 5K, FUN RUN The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division is kicking off the first-ever Elves on the Run 5K and Fun Run on Saturday, December 3 at Oak Grove Park in Grapevine. This family-friendly event is in the heart of Grapevine—the Christmas Capitol of Texas! The event kicks off with a Fun Run at 8:30 a.m. followed by a chip-timed 5K at 9 a.m. with awards for men and women in all age categories. And don’t be afraid to show off your holiday spirit—prizes will be awarded to the best elf costume and the best registered group in costume. As part of a student incentive, a donation of $2 per participant will be made to the student’s school PTA. Parents, siblings, friends and neighbors can also register to help increase the revenue for schools. For more information, contact Amanda Calongne at 817.229.5911 or visit

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The Colleyville Woman’s Club is hosting its 32nd annual Holiday Home Tour on December 4 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Come see five homes beautifully bedecked for the holidays. Each residence offers its own distinct elegance and style while family traditions are evident in displayed collectables, artwork and memorabilia. Returning for a fourth year is the popular Santa’s Sweet Stop, which will be located at a new site this year: a luxury villa at 40 Village Lane in the Village at Colleyville. This stop will include free tasty treats to sample and a visit by jolly Santa. Red, white and pink poinsettias in six-inch pots will be available for purchase for $10. Plus, many local vendors will be selling gift items to help with your holiday shopping. Tickets for the Holiday Home Tour may be purchased in advance for $25 at until November 29.

LIGHT UP YOUR NIGHT AT THE 34TH ANNUAL XTO ENERGY PARADE OF LIGHTS Set the holidays aglow in brilliant fashion at the 34th annual XTO Energy Parade of Lights in downtown Fort Worth. Join the crowd of spectators from across North Texas to view hundreds of illuminated floats and a half a million lights. The festive fun kicks off at 6 p.m. on November 20. The Parade of Lights has become one of Fort Worth’s most beloved traditions—and it’s also the largest illuminated holiday parade in Texas. In addition to the decorated floats, the parade will also display brilliant antique cars, lively marching bands, precision equestrian units, horsedrawn carriages, and groups of carolers celebrating “The Melodies of Christmas” on the 1.58-mile parade route. Santa and Mrs. Claus will also be making an appearance on the specially designed, LED-lit, grand finale float. Fort Worth police officer Matt Pearce is serving as the 2016 Parade of Lights’ grand marshal. The event is free with reserved street seats available for $8.50 online. Visit for the full schedule of activities.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT community CEREBRUM’S GALA TO GIVE BACK RAISED FUNDS, AWARENESS FOR VETERANS Cerebrum Health Centers is making big strides for veterans. In September, the brain rehabilitation center hosted its inaugural Gala to Give Back benefitting veterans’ healthcare through National Foundation for Brain Health and Feherty’s Troops First Foundation. The gala raised $500,000 for the cause. Approximately 250 guests joined dozens of active and veteran military service members alongside Glenn Beck, Marcus Luttrell, Miles Austin, General Leroy Sisco for an evening of mixing, mingling and raising funds for veterans. The night’s activities included a photo booth raffle, big board and live auction, a helicopter arrival for the celebrity auctioneer, a video from former Governor Rick Perry in support of the cause, and incredible food from Vaquero Club including a seafood bar and live music from the Dan Quinn Band.

ROBERT BARNES SELECTED TO U.S. ARMY ALL-AMERICAN GAME Southlake Carroll defensive back Robert Barnes earned one of the most prestigious honors in program history: a U.S. Army All-American jersey. “It’s a huge opportunity,” Barnes said. “It’s a dream come true. As a high school football player, you dream and look forward to being a part of something like this. I’m blessed to be a part of it.” The 17th annual U.S. Army All-American Bowl returns to San Antonio on January 7 at the Alamodome. It will be broadcast nationally on NBC. “We are very proud of Robert and his family,” said head coach Hal Wasson. “It signifies that he is an elite athlete. We are also very flattered for this program. We are proud of all of our players. Robert knows it’s a tribute to his teammates and the program.”

TROPHY CLUB WOMEN’S CLUB TO HOST ANNUAL CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR Add some sparkle to your season at “The Stars Are Out Tonight … Christmas in Film” Christmas home tour hosted by the Trophy Club Women’s Club. On December 4 from 3 to 6 p.m., the community is invited to tour five beautifully decorated homes in Trophy Club, each one decorated to reflect a favorite Christmas movie. Then, join the after-party from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Trophy Club Country Club. Festivities include music, a silent auction, raffle, wine pull, light bites and more. You can also enter to win a $1,000 Visa gift card for your holiday shopping. All net proceeds go to local Denton and Tarrant County charities. Visit for tickets and information.

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IN THE SPOTLIGHT community TIM BROWN JOINED EIS FOR FOURTH-ANNUAL FUND-A-NEED PEP RALLY Eubanks Intermediate School welcomed a special guest to campus in September: Tim Brown, former NFL player, Heisman Trophy winner and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, helped kick off the school’s fourth-annual EIS FUND-a-NEED campaign pep rally. EIS students packed into the gymnasium to hear Brown’s motivating message of setting goals and working hard to achieve them. “You can think about being great, but you have to work,” said Brown during the pep rally. “How can you push yourself to be the best you can be academically?” Brown donated autographed footballs for the campaign, which aims to raise more than $40,000 to support teacher and campus needs through an online auction offering one-of-a-kind student experiences and teacher wish-list items. Learn more about the EIS FUND-a-NEED campaign at

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FORMER NFL PLAYER TIM GREEN TALKED EDUCATION, BOOKS WITH DRAGONS Tim Green, former NFL player and best-selling author, visited Dragon Country last month to speak to students at Dawson and Eubanks about the power of education and reading. Green was an award-winning NFL defensive end for the Atlanta Falcons for eight years. While he played in the NFL, he also studied law and launched a writing career. After writing more than a dozen books for adults, Tim began a series of best-selling novels for children. The books are set in the world of sports and are based on Tim’s experiences as an athlete and a coach. It all comes back to a good education, he told students. “I love what education has done for me,” Green said. “Education is freedom, power, opportunity and choices.”

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TOMMY PENNINGTON GROUP JOINED BRIGGS FREEMAN SOTHEBY’S INTERNATIONAL REALTY Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty acquired local brokerage Tommy Pennington Realty Group last month. Robbie Briggs, president and CEO of Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, said the 10-year-old brokerage brings extensive knowledge and experience helping buyers and sellers in Southlake, Westlake, Colleyville, Keller, Grapevine and Trophy Club to Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty. Briggs added that the acquisition has been seven years in the making. “I am both humbled and excited to have this very professional team join our company,” Briggs said. “This is a large step forward for us and we’re proud to have them on board.” Jessica Smith, director of sales for Southlake, echoed his sentiment about the merger with the prominent group, which has sold more than $300 million in the past 10 years and is rooted in the Southlake community. “We are so thrilled to partner with this reputable group and further solidify our strong presence in the Southlake market,” Smith said.

SPIN! PIZZA CELEBRATED ONE YEAR IN DFW Last month, SPIN! Pizza commemorated a year in the Metroplex with a “One Year Here” anniversary celebration, offering its popular Mini Mia at a discounted rate. “We love that the Dallas-Fort Worth area shares our penchant for great food and fun,” said founder Gail Lozoff. Noted as a restaurant to watch by the industry, as well as a place that has developed a cult-like following among diners, SPIN! was named one of the nation’s “Top 25 Fastest Growing Casuals” by Restaurant Business magazine. Ranked 14th on the list, SPIN! was selected for its 73.3-percent growth in sales and its 80-percent increase in locations. The long-term plan includes building out the DFW market.

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Have you had your eye on some outdoor gear? And do you love the idea of supporting local lakes? Take part in Columbia Sportswear’s “Gear Up Give Back” campaign benefitting the Grapevine Parks and Recreation Department (GPR). Just mention “Gear Up Give Back” or GPR at checkout through November 13, and Columbia will donate 10 percent of sales to the GPR. Last month, the Columbia store in Southlake hosted a special evening with local bites, beverages and live music. Members of the GPR team were on hand to share the area’s “Best Of” fishing. A portion of proceeds went back to the GPR.

SHANGRI-LA WORLD TRAVEL MARKS 10 YEARS IN BUSINESS Shangri-La World Travel, a Southlake-based travel business, is celebrating 10 years of helping Southlake plan their travel adventures. Owners Mike and Gloria Currie started the business out of a personal passion—they’ve traveled to 65 countries and cruised on mega ships and private yachts. “Our business grew from a personal passion to a business plan to day-to-day learning with successes along the way,” says Mike. “After year two, Gloria and I just knew, ‘We got this one!’” The agency offers it all, including personalized travel planning, cruise packages and all-inclusive resorts. In 2015, Shangri-La World Travel was invited to join the Signature Travel Network, a top global-travel consortia. The business shifted from franchise to a co-op member of elite travel agencies in the United States.


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GAYLORD TEXAN Celebrate the season at Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas


here’s no place like the Gaylord Texan Resort to experience all the magic of the holiday season. Bring your family on a journey of discovery through larger-than-life décor, frozen wonderlands and activities galore, all set aglow by more than two million twinkling lights. From November 10 through New Year’s Day, you’ll want to return again and again to the Gaylord Texan’s 13th annual Lone Star Christmas celebration.

Family Fun at Every Turn Gaylord Texan’s Lone Star Christmas provides more events than you can imagine with fun for the whole family. The decorations are a feast for the senses alone, but between workshops, strolling entertainment, live music and meet-and-greets with beloved characters, you’ll wonder how any holiday event can top this one. The resort is transformed into a winter wonderland where holiday lights, festive decor, snow and ice abound. Experience an amazing 12-lane tubing hill at Santa’s Wild Workshop Snow Tubing. Filled with fun factory craziness and thrilling hills covered in real snow, there is no cooler family-friendly winter fun in the Metroplex. Naturally, the ever-popular ICE! returns—this year featuring the cherished classic Santa Claus Is Comin’ To Town. Wander through the 14,000-square-foot attraction, hand-carved by 40 master artisans who travel all the way from Harbin, China. Delight in the age-old story of how Santa began giving toys to good girls and boys is retold in spectacular fashion. Slip-slide down five twostory-tall ice slides and marvel at more than two million pounds of hand-carved ice sculptures. Conclude your experience with a journey through a majestic full nativity portrayed in stunning, crystal clear ice. Warm jackets are provided or bring your own winter gear as ICE! is kept at a frosty nine degrees. Glacier Glide Ice Skating debuts this year at Gaylord Texan, and Christmas in Grapevine has never been more thrilling. Enjoy day or evening skating on the 6,000-square-foot outdoor ice rink; one admission price allows you to skate as long as you’d like. And be sure to show off your skills at Santa’s Snowball Throwing Workshop. Hurl a bucketful of real snowballs at targets created by Santa’s clever elves.

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Exclusive Christmas Events Found Here This year, Build-A-Bear Workshop® comes to Gaylord Texan and the everpopular, always mischievous The Elf on the Shelf® Scavenger Hunt returns. Make sure you stop for a photo with Santa, too. Stay the night or visit for the day, but be sure to experience a Long Star Christmas offered only at Gaylord Texan. Individual event tickets and room reservations are available online for your convenience or may be purchased on site, subject to availability.

Christmas Traditions the Gaylord Texan Way Schedule a visit with Santa’s beloved reindeer at Rudolph’s Holly Jolly™ Breakfast, featuring a delicious feast, a sing-a-long with the movie’s tunes and reindeer games, of course! Or how about Cookies and Milk with Mrs. Claus? She’ll read a classic Christmas story, and kids get to take home an autographed book as a special gift. What’s Christmas without decorating gingerbread treats? Choose from a tasty cookie family, a traditional gingerbread house or Rudolph’s Sleigh Kit to decorate yourself and then meet The Gingerbread Man. Don’t forget to take a photo—it’s perfect for your holiday cards. And while you’re at Gaylord Texan, be sure to relish an impressive dining experience at the many restaurants. Enjoy Sunday

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hether you’re hosting a family feast with all the fixings or a festive holiday dinner with friends and neighbors, wine completes the meal, enhancing the palate and dispersing aromas. Although the wine-isintimidating stereotype disappeared for most of us years ago, it’s natural to wonder what to serve during the holidays. Does a cabernet pair perfectly with your holiday menu or is a pinot grigio better-suited for your feast? The foods are so varied; it’s often difficult to pinpoint a wine that’s just right. Today’s spread can include any combination of fowl, pork, beef and seafood, as well as vegetarian dishes. And then there are the family favorites. No other time of year is so richly steeped in food traditions. Aunt Jenny loves bacon-wrapped scallop appetizers. Grandpa Bill has to have his braised red cabbage with apples. And everyone can’t get enough creamy potato gratin and green bean casserole.

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Venture Away from the Expected Pairings With such an eclectic bounty on the table, wouldn’t it be fun to try something different than the traditional food and wine pairings—pinot noir with turkey, syrah with ham and cabernet sauvignon with beef? Keith Janosik, Central Market’s business development manager of beer and wine, suggests serving wines with lower tannins, such as a red zinfandel blend. (Simply put, tannins are compounds that create a dry feeling in your mouth.) Wines with soft tannins help balance meat, such as turkey, which can be on the dry side. The Prisoner, a unique Napa Valley red blend, is one of these wines. With aromas of Bing cherry, espresso and roasted fig, and flavors of ripe raspberry, pomegranate and wild berry, The Prisoner lingers for a smooth and luscious finish. If you happen to have one or two wine connoisseurs on your guest list, Wine Spectator gives The Prisoner 2014 91 points on its 100-point scale, rating it an outstanding wine of superior character and style.

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Rosé is another great option. “It’s time to think differently about rosé. It can be dry or fruity, and the glowing pink color looks pretty on a holiday table,” says Janosik, who is also a Certified Specialist of Wine. Mimi en Provence Grand Reserve Rosé is light-bodied and dry, and you can’t beat the price at under $20 a bottle. La Galope Rosé tastes like “it’s full of sunshine” and has a balanced acidity. Fruity and complex, it goes well with appetizers. If you want to add another type of wine to the table, try Matteo Braidot Pinot Grigio from Italy. Slightly nutty, full-bodied and with hints of savory, it pairs well with every kind of food, especially poultry and fish. And, as another under-$20 bottle, it won’t break the bank. A Toast to Friends, Family, Good Food, Great Company Lifting your glass for a toast just isn’t the same without a glass of bubbly. If you usually serve a California sparkling wine or a French Champagne, try prosecco from Italy. Just like true Champagne only comes from the Champagne region of France, real prosecco comes from the Prosecco DOC in northeast Italy. Look for prosecco labeled DOC or DOCG. DOC is an Italian quality-assurance designation for wine and food. DOCG (Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita) means the wine producers followed the strictest regulations possible. DOCG is also tested by a committee that then guarantees the geographic authenticity of the wine and its quality. If only an American sparkler will do and you’re serving appetizers such as oysters, sushi or salty

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chips, Whole Foods’ wine experts suggest Gruet Sauvage Blanc de Blanc (under $20) for “incredibly elegant bubbles.” This bone-dry sparkling wine from New Mexico, made from 100 percent chardonnay grapes, has aromas of bright mineral and citrus notes that tickle the nose, followed by touches of green apple, lemon and grapefruit. End on a High Note As they say in show business, you want to leave them wanting more, and a fantastic dessert wine will create a lasting impression. Ports and sauternes are mainstays in this category, but since we’re tempting you to break away from the usual wine pairings, consider an ice wine. Ice wine is made in cold climates from grapes left to freeze on the

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vines. When the grapes freeze, their natural sugars become concentrated, resulting in intensely sweet flavors. Germany is especially known for its highquality “eiswein.” Of course, for most of us, it’s not Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie. Recipes certainly vary, but pumpkin pie leans towards the savory side of desserts, which is the trick in terms of wine pairing. Wine Enthusiast magazine suggests medium to sweet rieslings (e.g. Jekel, Willamette Valley Vineyards) that bring a fitting crispness, and proclaims Inniskillin’s sparkling ice wine “as good a pairing as you can ask for.” Also, the chilled effervescence of a sparkling wine, such as Schramsberg’s Cremant and Domino de la Vega Cava, lifts the pie’s denseness and spice. Pecan pie leans toward the sweetest side of the pie spectrum. With the brown sugar and dark molasses texture and taste of pecan pie, a Portuguese fortified wine called Madeira provides a perfect foil. It’s a bit like port, but with a burnt character. For many, there’s no substitute for all things tried and true, and food and wine pairings are no exception. Whatever label you serve this holiday season, be sure to raise a glass to all you are thankful for.

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“Being named the fire chief in Grapevine has been the proudest moment of my career,” he says. “This is a lifelong goal and proof that working hard, preparing yourself and serving others pays off.” “Being named the fire chief in Grapevine has been the proudest moment of my career,” he says. “This is a lifelong goal and proof that working hard, preparing yourself and serving others pays off.”



very Dragon has a different journey after graduation. While Carroll grads could settle anywhere, sometimes their paths lead them right back to their hometown. We caught up with a few Dragon alumni who established careers and are raising families and building their lives right here in the Southlake area. They’re not in town just for the holidays; this is home. THE GOOD OL’ DAYS Matt Woolsey, general manager of Park Place Lexus Grapevine and Dragon class of 1992, recalls a time when life in Southlake moved at a slower pace.

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bicycle up and down 1709 and go five minutes without seeing a car,” he says. “Our little town has grown u p a l o t . W e ’ r e p r e t t y f ar removed from the Dairy Queen days.” Some of Woolsey’s favorite memories as a Dragon include one-act plays and golf tournaments. But, when he thinks back to his high school days, what really stands out are the football games. Woolsey lived right across the street from the old Dragon Stadium and wouldn’t miss a game. “We’d get there early, reserve the front row and several rows up, and we’d get loud,” he says. There was even a Friday night when Woolsey’s dog Cujo (“Don’t let the name fool you,” he reassures) ran out onto the field and interrupted the game. “It was a funny moment,” Woolsey says, “but could you imagine that happening today?” Football games also bring back many happy memories for Mike Lafavers, owner of Feedstore BBQ and Dragon class of 1978. He fondly remembers the spirited competition, homecoming bonfires and victory parties—even if the Dragons didn’t win. To him and many others, being a Dragon is always something to celebrate. “It’s a lifestyle,” says Lafavers, who was voted his senior year as “Friendliest” and “Class Favorite.” “My class was so small, I probably only got five votes,” he says, “but that was enough to get a majority.” Darrell Brown, fire chief for the Grapevine Fire Department and Dragon class of 1983, also has happy memories of Dragon football. But he wasn’t in the stands on Friday night; he was on the field, playing football under legendary coach Bob Ledbetter. When the hot Texas sun blazed down on twoa-days in the summer, it didn’t bother Coach Ledbetter. “He wasn’t fazed by the heat,” recalls Brown, who credits his Dragon coaches and teachers for instilling a strong work ethic in students and athletes.

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“They taught us that we were to take what we could from them and go make a difference for others,” Brown says. “[We learned] that our deeds, actions and successes are all about working together for the greater good of the team, community and family.” That sense of community is what Sean and Erin Avery, husband-and-wife owners of Zippy Shell and Dragon class of 1998, cherish the most from their days in Carroll—and it’s a big reason why they’re raising their two children in Southlake. “You’re part of a great program, from a great school from a great community,” says Sean. Home Sweet Home When Dragons leave the den after graduation, what makes them return to Southlake? For the Averys, moving home was both a business and a family decision. The couple met in eighth grade at Carroll Middle School and went on different paths after high school graduation—Sean to Texas A&M University to study engineering and Erin to Pennsylvania State University to study business. The two happened to reconnect on a business flight to London, and the rest, as they say, is history. Sean and Erin got married at White’s Chapel United Methodist Church and settled in Houston. But when baby made three, they decided to leave the city and plant roots in their hometown. “When we welcomed our first child, Caroline, we decided we wanted to raise her in Southlake, surrounded by friends and family,” Sean says. In October 2015, they moved back to Southlake and opened their business, Zippy Shell, a portable storage and moving company. And this October, their second daughter, Victoria, was born. With a growing family and a growing business, these former Dragons are just happy to be home.

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World history

with Ms. Highfield Sean Avery:

Calculus with Mr. Kantaris Darrell Brown:

Business math with Coach Ken Cook,

algebra with Ms. Wanda

Bradberry Carter or typing with

Mrs. Cullum—it’s a toss-up! Mike Lafavers:

Woodshop with

Mr. Mayfield. Our classes were so

small that all my teachers’ classes

were fun to be in. Matt Woolsey:

Theater. Mr. Jon Skupin taught us so much!

“Southlake, over 20 years later, is still a great place to live and raise a family,” Erin says. “We’re Dragons at heart and we feel so fortunate to have benefitted from an amazing Carroll ISD education.” Passion for the City and Schools Woolsey of Park Place Lexus Grapevine was quick to leave Southlake after graduation—and also quick to return after college. Two days after he graduated from Carroll, Woolsey headed to the University of Texas at Austin to pursue his degree in business economics. As a college grad, he returned to Grapevine, where he worked for a small insurance company. However, his new job was short-lived; the company went out of business soon after Woolsey started. “I was six months out of college and needed to find a job,” says Woolsey. “I decided to sell cars at Park Place. Well, I didn’t find just a job; I found a career. I fell in love with this business and have been with Park Place ever since.” There’s no denying Woolsey’s community pride. He’s on the board of the Southlake Chamber of Commerce, and last year he completed the chamber’s Leadership Class, which helped raise $20,000 for middle school band programs through the Band-Aide initiative. One of the fundraising events was held at Park Place Lexus Grapevine, with his son Austin performing in the band. “It was quite an honor seeing my son play in the jazz band at my place of business,” says Woolsey. He and his wife, Anne, have two sons in the district: Austin is a senior and president of Dragon Band, and Bennett is in eighth grade. Woolsey is grateful his children are Dragons just as he was. “The education in Carroll ISD truly is unparalleled,” he says. “#ExpectExcellence isn’t just a catchphrase; it’s a promise.”

A Neighboring Dragon In Southlake, green and white are practically the city’s official colors. But Brown, Grapevine’s fire chief, has learned to love the color red, too; all four of his daughters are Grapevine Mustangs, and his wife of 30 years, Lisa, is an educator in GrapevineColleyville ISD. “I’m still a Dragon, though,” he says. “They will all tell you that I bleed green.” Darrell Brown didn’t venture far from Southlake after graduation; he joined the Lewisville Fire Department the fall after he graduated, became a certified firefighter and paramedic before the age of 20 and never looked back. In 2011, he joined the Grapevine Fire Department, where he became fire chief in 2014.

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“Being named the fire chief in Grapevine has been the proudest moment of my career.” Darrell Brown Class of '83

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A Southlake Legacy Lafavers of Feedstore BBQ could certainly affirm Brown’s thoughts on working hard and serving others—since 2001, his family-owned restaurant has been feeding the Southlake community some of the best barbecue and fixin’s around.

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After he graduated from Carroll, Lafavers didn’t jump immediately into the barbecue business. He worked in the transportation industry, then as a contractor for Jack Daniels, working as the onsite promotion manager for the George Strait Country Music Festival. When the tour ended, his family asked him to help out in the restaurant. Lafavers did more than just offer an extra pair of hands; he helped build Feedstore BBQ into a beloved Southlake icon. But it’s not just the family restaurant that makes Southlake home for Lafavers; he has lived here since 1974, when his parents moved to town for the school district. His children, now grown, were all Dragons. Now, he awaits his family’s next generation of Dragons. And in the meantime, he’ll make sure the Southlake community is fed well. “The restaurant still contributes either through donations or deep discounts for all CISD schools,” says Lafavers. “Southlake is a special city, but the school district is its ‘signature’ product.” Good to be Home In this holiday season of bustling schedules, home-cooked delights and more family time than you can shake a turkey leg at, there’s no better time to come home. And the Carroll grads who still reside in Southlake know better than anybody: There’s no place they’d rather be.

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Texas Health Southlake When Texas Health Southlake began 12 years ago with 25 founding physician partners, it had the vision to become the best place to work, practice medicine and receive care. The hospital has succeeded, becoming a highly respected, award-winning, acute-care facility with more than 250 attending physicians in over 18 specialties. From neurosurgery to orthopedics, ENT, podiatry, general surgery and more, Texas Health Southlake is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare. A recently completed 5,300-square-foot expansion includes six observation beds, bringing the hospital’s total bed count to 23. Additionally, the hospital offers MRI services weekdays until 10 p.m. and also on Saturdays to make it convenient for patients. The physicians on the staff of Texas Health Southlake are independent practitioners and are not employees or agents of the hospital.

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For more than 16 years, Academy Foot & Ankle Specialists has provided state-of-the-art foot and ankle care for the entire family. From skin and nail to total foot or ankle reconstruction, the team cares for all conditions and all ages of patients. Whether you seek preventive care, conservative or non-surgical options to treat nail fungus, foot & ankle fractures, sports injuries, tendonitis, corns, callouses, bunions and other conditions, the practice is ready to help, offering services such as in-office digital x-rays, fungal nail lasers and physical therapy. Providers are board-certified in both forefoot and rearfoot. Look for Academy Foot & Ankle Specialists in the community—the practice supports local chambers and participates in educational seminars for schools and hospitals. They’re also active with GRACE and The Gatehouse in Grapevine.

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Life’s Medicine is committed to getting patients on the right path to an optimal life. Whether you want to look better, feel better or play better, the clinic has it all! Dr. Lopez will put a plan together for her patients to help them lose weight, balance hormones and optimize their thyroid. Life’s Medicine offers Whole Body CryoTherapy, UV Intravenous Light Therapy, Full Spectrum Infrared Sauna, Power Plate and Normatec Sequential Compression Therapy. All of these modalities help with recovery and inflammation. The clinic also offers medical aesthetic treatments for skin tightening, skin rejuvenation and body contouring. Dr. Lopez, who is board certified in family medicine, is a 15-year resident of Southlake and has raised five children in Carroll ISD. Life’s Medicine supports the community through We Care and contributions to silent auctions and teacher functions.

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THANKSGIVING TABLESCAPES 1. “THANKFUL” STEMLESS WINE GLASS It’s perfectly acceptable to be thankful for each and every morsel and libation this season. Share this sentiment with guests with Crate and Barrel’s signature stemless 17 oz. wine glass featuring a palladium metallic decal. | $7 each

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3. ABIGAIL STONEWARE SERVING BOWL This serving bowl from Pier 1 is both practical and elegant, thanks to the scroll details. Made from ivory stoneware, the bowl is the perfect size for your favorite sweet potato side dish. Pier 1 in Shops of Southlake | $80

4. JACQUARD TABLE RUNNER This Autumn Harvest Jacquard Table Runner from Williams-Sonoma features muted gold and gray tones and is rich with patterns featuring birds, fruit and leaves. Woven in Russia, it measures 108” x 18”. Williams-Sonoma in Southlake Town Square | $80

5. COPPER LEAVES SPREADERS The rustic look of this four-piece serveware from Sur la Table is inspired by nature and perfect for fall. Adorned with copper-finished brass leaves, the stainless steel spreaders are hand-wash only. Sur la Table in Park Village | $25



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ou never return from a trip to Napa Valley empty handed, nor from a weeklong journey along the Texas Hill Country wine trail. In fact, your weekend grocery list might include a merlot or two—or six. If any of these situations ring true for you, the wine rack you currently have is likely too small, and the wine refrigerator in your kitchen may be feeling cramped, too. While an in-home wine room may be in order, if you don’t currently have a dedicated underground space or an empty, large space, a custom cellar may not be an option. However, a personal wine cabinet could solve your lack-of-storage problem. A wine cabinet from Vigilant Fine Wine Storage is the ultimate problem solver. These furniture-grade cabinets are built to commercial standards, even though they’re for residential purposes. A Vigilant wine cabinet can either be a stand-alone addition to a room in your home, or it can be custom installed to match the interior design of your kitchen or entertaining room. There’s a style to suit every taste when creating your personal wine collection storage system. The single cabinet, with a base price of $5,000, can be customized in a number of ways. The first step in customizing your single cabinet is to determine how many wine bottles you wish to store. (We highly recommend sampling a glass or two of your favorite pinot grigio to get through this task.) The standard model can be either the slim (90-112 bottles) or deep

(180-224) size. If cooling your collection is important to you—who wouldn’t want a zinfandel chilled at all times?—there are refrigerated options to fit the space where your cabinet will be placed. Rest assured that no detail is overlooked, no matter which size or depth you select for your home. The wine cabinets are conditioned and handcrafted in the United States from some of the finest hardwoods and feature insulated panels to keep your vino at the perfect temperature. The doors are made from 1 3/4” solid mahogany, with heavy-duty, spring action, self-closing hinges. You’ll hear a positive latch each time the doors close; this keeps the cabinet properly sealed. In addition, the doors have low-emission argon-filled insulated glass. And finally, the wine cabinets feature a set of six incandescent interior display lights. If your budget allows, Vigilant makes it easy to customize your cabinet even further. You can add roll-out shelves, LED lighting or etched glass. In addition, the cabinet can be made to include two cooling units, each with its own temperature control. This allows you to chill your whites or simply let your reds adjust to room temperature. Pop a cork and raise a glass to a perfect wine, every time.

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The world of senior living is changing. From assisted living and memory care to help with estate planning, let the communities and professionals on the following pages enrich the lives of your loved ones.



Luxurious Senior Living At Watermere at Southlake, residents can enjoy the best of everything. This 67-acre, master-planned community nestled in the heart of Southlake offers independent living rental and purchase options, assisted living, extended care, memory care and boutiquestyled skilled nursing and rehabilitation. Many are surprised by the flexibility of care and living options on campus. The newest Extended Care option available at the Landing has completely changed how care will be provided in the future of assisted living. Additionally, the Isle at Watermere offers the finest in assisted living along with memory care services. The campus and club house offer resortstyle amenities such as a private lake stocked for fishing, tennis court, shuffle board, walking trails, indoor heated pool, yoga studio, craft studio, ballroom, cocktail lounge, restaurant and coffee bar. Residents can also take part in a number of different clubs ranging from support groups to lifestyle clubs. One of the best additions for independent living has been inviting Kindred at Home to exclusively office in the clubhouse. This gives residents a direct line of home/healthcare right in their backyard without ever having to leave home. And if the need arises for more complex healthcare, it’s just up the street at the Landing or the Isle. Come visit us today or call for an appointment!

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HarborChase of Southlake Compassionate senior living solutions

HarborChase of Southlake Assisted Living and Memory Care represents the next level in senior living. Here, you’ll discover stimulating activities, customized programs, generous amenities and innovative health services, all delivered with Texas-sized charm and genteel hospitality. From its peaceful setting to its luxurious, well-appointed apartments, HarborChase offers a setting that is perfect for a truly rich and rewarding lifestyle. From our tranquil and relaxing atmosphere to our luxurious apartments with modern amenities, HarborChase of Southlake Assisted Living and Memory Care offers all the services that make life easier and more enjoyable. Enjoy a latte in our coffee bistro or let our chefs delight you with their flavorful cuisine in one of our elegant dining venues. We’ll take care of everything while you relax and socialize with new friends. Our compassionate care partners are available to lend a discreet helping hand 24 hours a day. At HarborChase, we want residents to experience a meaningful sense of fulfillment every day, along with a true sense of community with one another. Our signature Life Enrichment Program is designed to provide social, devotional, fitness and recreational opportunities that will energize and inspire you.

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Personalized client relationships For most people, any kind of involvement with a law firm isn’t a pleasurable experience. But the overall vision of the McGee Law Firm and leadership approach by founder and managing attorney Brandon McGee guarantees that clients will never have an impersonal or unwelcoming experience. After all, a passion for helping others, with a dash of Southern hospitality, is what led Brandon McGee to become an attorney. The long-term vision of the McGee Law Firm is to be the only estate-planning firm in North Texas that is always confidently top-of-mind. The firm’s devotion to forging genuine, personalized client relationships is our unique selling proposition. A growing customer base driven by referrals from clients and peer professionals is a key performance indicator used to evaluate our progress. The firm hosts Lunch/Dinner-N-Learns at community centers, active adult communities and other professional groups and organizations. Most people are unprepared for estate planning or don’t know where to start, and these 55-minute educational sessions address the gap.

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Earlier this year, Southlake and Flower Mound were found to be the third- and fifth-most (respectively) charitable communities in North Texas. The report indicated North Texans donated a total of $745 million to charity in 2015, which is a regional average of $338.27 per household. Source: The Dallas Business Journal

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Every year at Christmastime, you’ll find Ed Folliard playing the role of Santa’s elf. While the retired fire chief won’t be decked out in head-to-toe green, he will definitely be in the Christmas spirit as a volunteer at the GRACE Christmas Cottage. “I read an article about the Christmas Cottage one year and then went to an orientation at GRACE before getting involved,” Folliard says. Along with a host of volunteers, Folliard spends November and December setting up the cottage, collecting and sorting gifts before families in need come in to shop for their kiddos. “On Christmas morning, it’s a great feeling to wake up and know you’ve helped well over 1,000 people have a better Christmas,” he says. Last year was extra special for Folliard—he accepted a donation from a woman who had previously been on the receiving end of GRACE’s programs. “She was now able to give back, which is what GRACE is all about—helping people get back on their feet.” Like many North Texans, Folliard has learned the value of volunteering. Not only does serving as a GRACE volunteer benefit those in need in our area, it connects him with like-minded individuals who recognize the need that exists in their own community. GRACE is just one organization in our area that depends on an army of unpaid workers to further its cause. Since 1973, Christian Community Action (CCA) has met the basic needs of families in need throughout North Texas. Several thousand volunteers help this Lewisville-based nonprofit serve more than 10,000 individuals across five counties. Thelma Cantu, volunteer manager, says without volunteers and donations, CCA’s funds would be diverted to administration instead of services. “Volunteers allow us to be leaner and more focused on our mission,” Cantu says. “Donations can be directed Southlake STYLE Magazine

to serving our mission and not added to a CEO’s wallet. That’s what people look for when deciding which charity to support.” While it’s challenging to quantify the value of a volunteer, a Texan’s time can be calculated at $25.11 per hour, according to The Bureau of Labor Statistics. When you total up the volunteer hours any given organization benefits from each year, the impact of volunteering is significant. In addition, money given by individuals account for 71 percent of charitable contributions. Foundations, corporations and bequests make up the remaining 29 percent. “GRACE wouldn’t be able to fulfill the needs of the community without the commitment of our volunteers,” says Lara Hohweler, volunteer manager. “We make it a point to get to know our volunteers, build those relationships and keep them in the communication loop, so they can see the fruits of their own labors and see the happy faces of those they help.” GRACE also holds an annual appreciation event to recognize its volunteers and inform them of the impact they have on the organization. While no one will argue the value a volunteer brings to a nonprofit, there are added benefits one personally gains that can’t be quantified. When you volunteer with an ongoing program, you get to witness the fruits of your labors. Seeing firsthand growth and change can validate your efforts. And when you work side-by-side with likeminded individuals, friendships and bonds can form. Volunteering on projects that involve a skillset can help you hone your existing talents or learn new ones that may cross over into the workforce. You can also gain a connectedness to your community, increase your sense of selfworth, reduce stress, increase optimism, build camaraderie and uncover hidden talents. “The best cure for weariness is the challenge of helping someone who is even more tired,” says Gordon B. Hinckley, author of Standing for Something. “One of the great ironies of life is this: He or she who serves almost always benefits more than he or she who is served.”

ANSWERING THE CALL TO SERVICE Depending on the organization, the job site or the program, avenues for service abound—for the very young to the young-at-heart. “Our community gardens present opportunities for children as young as toddlers to serve along with their parents,” says Hohweler, who adds that the holidays pose even more service venues for families and teens.

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“The holidays are our busiest time,” Hohweler adds. “Volunteers are our workforce; we serve as coordinators.” GRACE staffs about 50 to 55 paid employees, but the amount ofpeople needed to meet the needs of the area far exceeds their manpower. From coordinating food drives to staffing the pantry, setting up GRACE Christmas Cottage to helping parents shop for their children, the roles volunteers can fill during this time of year are vast. Finding a place to volunteer involves a little legwork, so we’ve provided you with a “As the community has grown, the head start here with contact information for some of our local nonprofits in need of needs continue to rise and so the needs volunteers. Or you can go online to to search for opportunities for helping hands goes up as well,” by type for organizations near you. Be sure to explore ways to help out at your local Hohweler says. “We are fortunate to library, school and place of worship, too. have such dedicated and involved people in our community. It’s easy to get CASA of Denton County Court Appointed Special Advocates for Chilpeople involved when the needs are dren, CASA volunteers, are everyday people—teachers, business people, retirees, present in their own backyards.” stay-at-home parents and grandparents—who are committed to making a difference This holiday season, CCA is looking for children who might otherwise slip through the cracks in an overburdened foster for people to assemble 1,200 arts and care system. They are appointed by judges to guide one child or a set of siblings crafts kits, an activity that can be done through the system to safe, permanent homes as quickly as possible. Additional opportunities through CASA are available for those unable to commit to the 12-month off-site at home with friends and famminimum per case. ily or as a service project for churches, scouts or students. “You can come up with your own project—a bookmarker Christian Community Action For more than 40 years, CCA has been or ornament, for example—and buy healing, feeding and educating families in need throughout Collin, Dallas, Denton, supplies in bulk to assemble at least Tarrant and Wise counties. Headquartered in Lewisville, CCA is one of the largest 200 kits in your set,” Cantu says. “Just private nonprofits in North Texas, providing more than 10,000 individual services put everything in sealed plastic bags each year. Opportunities for service for those 12 and older include CCA’s Food Pantry, and include the instructions.” The kits seasonal programs, Donation Center in Flower Mound and at all four reSale stores in Lewisville, Carrollton and The Colony. will then be used as Christmas craft projects at events for area kids. CCA will also accept new toys and The Gatehouse As an initiative of projectHandUp, The Gatehouse’s mission gifts at Vista Ridge Mall and Stonebriar is to offer women a practical hand-up with life’s challenges. The Gatehouse commuCentre and is always accepting donanity has 96 apartments and includes the Washington Community Education Center tions at the Flower Mound Distribution with an Event Center attached, two in-neighborhood Advisor Centers, General Store, Center as well as food for its pantry. Keeps Boutique, Hope Chapel walking trails and commercial space. This community “We have a specific list of items we colprovides an environment for women and children in crisis to walk the path toward perlect for Thanksgiving food baskets,” manent change. Volunteer opportunities abound all year long for individuals, groups or corporations. Cantu adds.

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It’s easy to get comfortable in your own environment when your basic needs are met and often exceeded in abundance. But a quick survey of the area can reveal great needs—from teaching someone to read or write or helping a woman set up a safe place for her and her children. Use this holiday season to explore options for helping your neighbors and possibly continuing that commitment to service into the new year. Not only will your community benefit from your kindness, but you will, too. That’s what we call a win-win. Southlake STYLE Magazine

GRACE was organized in 1987 as a response to the growing need for emergency

assistance services in far northeast Tarrant County, an area almost 20 miles from state, county and other major resources at that time. Today, GRACE continues to be a centralized, coordinated effort of churches, businesses and individuals donating food, clothing, monetary donations and even professional services to Grapevine, Colleyville and Southlake residents, as well as homeless and transient families in-need. Volunteer opportunities are year-round.

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ave you been to Denton lately? Let us suggest the local college town as a refreshing change of pace for date night. A visit to 940’s Kitchen & Cocktails, a buzzy hotspot in the downtown Denton square, is just the place to reinvigorate your weekend plans. The year-old restaurant on Oak Street exudes Denton charm and character (think neon signs and exposed brick), but it’s also upscale with handsome leather seating, elegant globe lights and a menu that begs to be explored. The space has a surprisingly urban feel that’s much more Big D than Little D. It’s part eclectic restaurant, part cocktail lounge. Although children are welcome, we recommend booking a sitter. On our evening visit, we didn’t observe a single kid in the restaurant. The atmosphere and menu are much better suited for a night on the

town with your spouse or a group of friends. And when you can get your favorite cocktails on tap, well, you might not be home before your kids’ bedtime. As for those cocktails, the Black Cherry Vodka Basil Mule is one of the best on tap at 940’s. If you’re part of the Moscow Mule-loving crowd, it’s one you won’t want to miss. This refreshing variation is bright and light with a delightful zing of ginger beer and exhilarating basil. The cocktail is both addicting and delicious, and for $8, it’s a reasonably priced kickoff to your evening. Another thoughtfully crafted libation is the Caipirinha. We weren’t positive how to pronounce it, so we consulted the bartenders. (No one wants to fumble over names at the bar.) It’s pronounced (say it with us): kai-pi-reen-ha.


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If you’re looking to mix up your usual mojito or margarita, this is the way to go. 940’s rendition of the classic Brazilian cocktail packs a punch. It’s simple— made with cachaça, lime and sugar— but potent. The restaurant also offers an appealing variety of wine and beer in addition to its extensive cocktail menu. No matter your beverage of choice, rest assured it will have an appetizing accompaniment; the kitchen doesn’t close until 2 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. So if you’re catching a show or just want to enjoy some Denton nightlife, you don’t have to resort to greasy bar grub or fast food. Chef Kellie Doyle is at the helm in the kitchen, which brings forth local, fresh and inspired food. You can order classics such as cheeseburgers and pizza, but expect everything on the menu to have a gourmet slant. Standouts include the Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad (candied pecan, apple, goat cheese and honey lemon vinaigrette) and the Slow Roasted Agave Pork Sandwich (shredded pork, peach habanero barbecue, fried jalapeños, shaved red onion and red cabbage slaw). The most popular menu item is the Short Rib Grilled Cheese (house-made mozzarella, farmhouse cheddar, short rib, caramelized onion and egg), but our group gravitated toward the Shrimp and Grits. 940’s version of the Southern staple is deeply satisfying—and undeniably Texan with Poblano cheddar, Spanish-style cured sausage and chipotle. We needed another Caipirinha to cool down after that showstopper. The menu at 940’s changes seasonally, so there’s always something new to try. The restaurant also offers a handful of vegan and gluten-free items, and many dishes can be adjusted to accommodate special dietary requests. Chef Doyle even welcomes feedback on the food she prepares. “I have a very open-door policy with staff, guests and friends who have great ideas or would love to try a particular type of food,” she says. “Inspiration is all around.” If a late-night drink in Denton isn’t your speed, 940’s weekend brunch is also noteworthy. With menu items such as Stuffed French Toast (Nutella, raspberry and sweet cream cheese) and Veggie Benedict (sautéed veggies, grilled arepa, egg and Bloody Mary hollandaise), you’ll have plenty to contemplate on the short drive north—including whether to order a carafe of sangria or bubbly mimosas. Chef Doyle says, “The brunch menu is definitely something to crave on your Sunday Funday!” Before your schedule fills up with talk of turkeys and holiday itineraries, carve out some time for a trip to Denton. With handcrafted cocktails, gourmet bites and a unique ambiance, 940’s offers the perfect way to spice up your next night out.

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It’s Harvest Time Great Harvest Bread Co. entices with handmade bread Fresh, scratch-made bread is indeed the bread and butter at Great Harvest Bread Co. But the rustic-chic eatery nestled inside Carroll Pointe aims to be more than a spot to grab a loaf and go; it wants to be your new favorite eatery. Considering that Southlake’s Great Harvest has a five-star rating, more than 1,500 likes and over 350 check-ins on Facebook as of press time, the bakery is certainly on the right track. Founders Bob and Colleen Gothman got inspiration from their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents, who strived to feed their families top-quality, nourishing meals. At Great Harvest, this commitment lives on. Customers can expect pure, wholesome food without additives—from the breads to the grain bowls, salads, soups, scones and cookies. You know the bread is fresh when wheat from family-owned Montana farms is milled onsite. And because the bakery is generous with samples, you can get a taste before deciding on a favorite. With options such as sourdough, cinnamon chip and cheddar garlic, there’s a bread to suit every taste bud.

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On our lunch visit, the friendly baker behind the counter offered a slice of the honey whole-wheat while we contemplated the menu. The bread was soft and subtly sweet, made even better with a smear of butter from a little jar on the counter. Our party ordered two sandwiches, though hot paninis and wraps are also on the menu. The Turkey and Swiss on sourdough was an elevated version of what we could make at home and certainly far from ho-hum, but we wish it was served with something more than a pickle spear. A sandwich that’s nearly $10 is hard to swallow; add in a side and a drink and you have a fairly pricey lunch. But still, we’ll return to Great Harvest. The bistro is perfect for a light breakfast, lunch or dinner, with plenty of enticing options on the menu that extend beyond bread. And what’s a bakery without a great cup of coffee? Great Harvest serves craft Avoca Roasters coffee that wakes you up and satisfies your java craving. Not only that, but customers also have the choice of espresso, tea, craft beers and wine. If you’re in need of a quick gift (sending a care package to your college student, perhaps?), Great Harvest offers baskets filled with handmade bread and treats. What more could you want from your local neighborhood bakery? If you ask us, bread is never a bad idea. Great Harvest bakes up some of the best around, including a variety of crave-worthy baked goods. Store-bought loaves and treats don’t stand a chance against this level of freshness.

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In its 27th year of business, i Fratelli knows pizza. The restaurant is still owned and operated by its founders, the Cole brothers — George, David, Mike and Darrell — who opened their first location in Irving. Known for its thin-crust creations famously cut into rectangular slices, the restaurant offers many signature pizzas, including the staff’s special (grilled chicken, artichoke hearts and Roma tomatoes) and the carne classico (pepperoni, Italian sausage, meatballs, Canadian bacon and hamburger). All of i Fratelli’s dough — their own recipe — is handcrafted restaurant The are also made in-house. dressings knows saladpizza. i Fratelli day, and In its 27th year of business, every canned, and have pepperoncini George, brothers —not mushrooms, Cole real “They usethe is still owned and operated by its founders, who cast her vote for i Fratelli. reader a Irving. P., in Tracy location says first their peppers,” opened David, Mike and Darrell — who feature is definitely its fast, friendly standout slices, the restaurant’s However, cut into rectangular famously Known for its thin-crust creations from us when we say we had a service. delivery and free staff’sitspecial the Take including pizzas, the restaurant offers many signature timely delivery to the drivers’ from pleasant veryand carne thethe tomatoes) and Roma experience, (grilled chicken, artichoke hearts the hot pizza we immediately course,and and, ofbacon demeanors hospitable Canadian meatballs, classico (pepperoni, Italian sausage, arrival. upon devoured hamburger). All of i Fratelli’s dough — their own recipe — is handcrafted every day, and salad dressings are also made in-house. “They use real mushrooms, not canned, and have pepperoncini peppers,” says Tracy P., a reader who cast her vote for i Fratelli. However, the restaurant’s standout feature is definitely its fast, friendly and free delivery service. Take it from us when we say we had a very pleasant experience, from the timely delivery to the drivers’ hospitable demeanors and, of course, the hot pizza we immediately devoured upon arrival.

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Before Another Broken Egg Café set up shop in the old Burger Shack location, specialties such as eggs Benedict and banana-topped Belgian waffles may have been weekendonly indulgences. Not anymore. The Florida-based breakfast, brunch and lunch concept makes it easy to elevate your earlyday meals all week long. Whether you’re a seasoned brunch enthusiast or you’re just excited to welcome a restaurant to Southlake that doesn’t dish out mainly burgers or Mexican food, prepare to add Another Broken Egg Café to your regular rotation. The restaurant is open daily from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m., serving dishes that hit the spot and span the flavor spectrum. Craving something hearty and filling? Tempting options abound, from scrambled skillet creations and crave-worthy omelettes to fanciful salads and sandwiches. Prefer to explore the sweet side of the menu? Treat yourself to delightful renditions of breakfast favorites: pancakes, French toast, waffles, cinnamon rolls and more. Even the granola is worth getting excited about. A mountain of honeyroasted granola is mixed with blueberry quinoa and crowned with fresh berries, coconut-crusted bananas and a drizzle of vanilla yogurt. Accompanied by a little pitcher of milk on the side, it’s basically a healthy breakfast sundae. If you have no qualms about indulging, we suggest the Cinnamon Roll French Toast. It’s enticing on its own, but made exponentially better with the addition of Bananas Foster sauce, mixed berries and whipped cream. On the savory side, the Lobster and Brie Omelette is outrageously good. This cream cheese-filled egg specialty is stuffed with Brie and sautéed lobster meat, then adorned with diced tomatoes, green onions and a light champagne butter sauce. It’s a sure step up from anything you might think about preparing at home. Another Broken Egg will romance you hard with luscious options and generous servings, but it also offers plenty for the health-conscious crowd. Take the Simply Salmon dish, for example. A healthy portion of Southwestern-seasoned salmon is served on a bed of colorful sautéed veggies. It’s a smart choice for a well-rounded meal. Or, just keep it simple with a cozy bowl of steel cut oats. Topped with mixed berries, local honey and fresh-grated cinnamon, it’s certainly not a bad way to start the day. Neither is sipping a boozy beverage. The Nutella Iced Latte is not to be missed. Cold-brew coffee is combined with Nutella and RumChata, topped with a dollop of whipped cream and garnished with a biscuit beignet and a thick strip of bacon. It’s bliss in beverage form. Other brunchy cocktails such as bellinis, mimosas and sangria will also add a ray of sunshine to your morning. Another Broken Egg Café puts breakfast on a pedestal. Which, if you ask us, is exactly where it needs to be.

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Pull Up a Chair at The Table Where exceptional meals are served and memories are made Four years ago, Bruce Wills, a general manager for Wolfgang Puck, was transplanted to the Metroplex and soon grew hungry for a new adventure. He envisioned his own restaurant, where people would gather with friends and family to partake in memorable feasts. Where good food accompanied good drinks and conversations about the stuff that matters. Wills deemed The Table a fitting name for many reasons. “Every time we met to discuss ideas, we sat at my table,” Wills says of his early brainstorming sessions. “The family table is where kids do homework, where we eat and drink, where life happens. And in the Bible, Jesus invites us all to His table.” The actual tables in the restaurant are made of reclaimed wood from a demolished building in Dallas. Wills had them refurbished but left behind as much character as possible. “I love the imperfection in everything.” Wills and his team at The Table deliver on a promise to serve scratch-made, old-fashioned dishes with a global influence. Partly owing to Wills’ tenure with Wolfgang Puck and Chef Ray Skradzinski’s East Coast-Polish-German heritage, the menu features classic filling and delicious New American fare.

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As the weather cools off, The Table’s offerings segue into heartier dishes such as arancini—risotto rolled into balls, dipped in panko and then fried—and handmade sausages and pierogis. Expect a pasta-of-the-day such as ravioli made from seasonal ingredients and a catch-of-the-day—grouper, cod, flounder—along with a chef’s cut—perhaps ribeye or filet. Even sides change with the seasons as fresh veggies and fruits find their way from local farms and orchards to The Table. “Ray cooks the food he loves,” Wills says. “I couldn’t care less if people know me, but I want them to know our chef.” That’s why, on any given night, Chef Ray will roam from table to table, talking to folks about what they enjoyed eating. And Wills can be found greeting guests, polishing glasses at the bar or busing tables. “I love the high energy and noise and interaction with people,” Wills says, owing his flair for hospitality to a skill he honed during his long career with Puck. While Wills’ passion is serving great food, one of his first gigs was tending bar, and he’s never lost his knack for crafting the perfect drink. “I’m a big fan of Prohibition-style cocktails,” he says. His brother, Daniel, followed in his big brother’s footsteps and builds drinks to-order behind the bar at The Table. “We have a lot of fun with our guests,” Wills adds. Wills’ next venture is scheduled to open in Deep Ellum in February 2017—a little edgier venue with a rock-star name: Idle Rye. But he’ll still be found here, making new friends and serving up fresh food the way it was meant to be enjoyed—around The Table.

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acation is often a time for families to bond over meals, activities and adventures. However, the next time you plan a jaunt somewhere new, why not consider how you could make a difference in that destination? The beauty of volunteering on vacation is you can still make those meaningful memories by working together for common goals—whether you are helping wildlife thrive, making children smile or protecting America’s natural resources.

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For example, volunteers can choose to stay for one to eight weeks. Although there is a cost associated with this volunteer opportunity, the money goes directly to operational costs for the rescue center and also for meals and bungalow accommodations. Each bungalow is equipped with a European-style toilet and shower along with either two or three beds. Although there is a large kitchen within the main volunteer house for making breakfast, your lunch and dinner are prepared for you. Because, well, this is a vacation. Still, this opportunity is not for the faint of heart. Travelers must be in good physical condition and able to tolerate a hot and humid climate. This is a great opportunity for empty nesters or families with college-aged children, as you must be at least 18 to participate.

Give Kids The World Village The Wildlife Friends Foundation offers four volunteer opportunities in Southeastern Asia, each involving the rescue and care of animals within this region. One of those projects, the Wildlife Rescue Centre in Thailand, gives shelter to large and small animals for the short- and long-term. Expect to get sweaty—you’ll be working with the animals and shelters hands on. However, there are a variety of duties to take on while helping to rehabilitate the animals.

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The Give Kids The World Village is a sprawling, 79-acre nonprofit resort specifically designed to provide care for children with life-threatening illnesses and their families. Since its inception in 1986, more than 146,000 children and families from all over the world have visited the village. With help from community partners, the organization provides accommodations, transportation and tickets to theme parks, meals and daily entertainment.

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BOARDING PASS voluntourism Care for Children in Ecuador

Volunteering at the Give Kids The World Village in Kissimmee, Florida, is for all ages. Spending time as a family helping other families is a great way to teach your kids the importance of sharing their time and talents. With more than 50 volunteer opportunities including airport greetings, running errands or even dressing up as a fairytale character, there’s a chance for everyone in the family to find a personal way to give back. Many of the opportunities can be fulfilled by a parent and child (12+), or independently by an individual over the age of 16 or 18. No matter what the “job” description is, you’ll be responsible for putting a smile on a child’s face.

Global Volunteers is a nonprofit that connects individuals who wish to volunteer internationally in countries that need the most help. It offers a variety of projects in more than 200 host communities around the world. The organization works closely with these communities to identify needs that are not being met. Projects are then created, and you can visit the Global Volunteers website to find a service opportunity that fits your schedule and talents. One such project is in Quito, Ecuador, where volunteers are needed to assist with and provide material resources to children living in poverty. Children attend daycare while their mothers work, and as a volunteer, you will play with and teach the young children. There is also a need for maintenance for the playgrounds and classrooms. One- and two-week programs are offered year-round for the Quito project, and a fee associated with participation covers your accommodations, which includes a stay at a tourist-class hotel. You also will be provided with three meals each day. The projects are designed with families in mind—all ages can participate, as long as those under 18 years old are accompanied by an adult.

American Hiking Society Take a hike to not only experience nature, but to also aide in the maintenance and care of the trails you will be following. Founded in 1976, the nonprofit American Hiking Society prides itself in being the “national voice for hikers.” The national organization promotes and protects foot trails, their surrounding natural areas and the hiking experience. The organization leads conservation efforts and provides important resources to help plan, fund and develop trails. As a result, volunteer opportunities abound. Consisting of trail stewardship projects on America’s public lands, volunteer vacations are weeklong opportunities designed to assist land managers with trail maintenance needs. To participate, volunteers apply to be part of a crew, which is comprised of six to 15 volunteers and a crew leader. Your weeklong excursion involves backpacking or day hiking, and accommodations vary from primitive campsites to bunkhouses or cabins. Tools and supervision are provided by the host agency or organization you will be assisting. Volunteers should be in good physical condition, but prior trail maintenance experience is not necessary. All ages are welcome on most trips, but those under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian.

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SOUTHLAKE STYLE’S INAUGURAL WOMEN’S LUNCHEON At our first-ever Women’s Luncheon on October 14, keynote speaker Kim Garrett spoke from the heart—and touched the hearts—of more than 250 women in attendance. Garrett, a Fort Worth native, mom, author and former Facebook executive, took attendees on a poignant journey through her childhood and into her adult years. Garrett also shared stories from her book, “Roll With It.” Lisa Rose, founder of The Gatehouse, took a few moments to share how the community can get involved with the Grapevine nonprofit. Ten percent of proceeds benefitted The Gatehouse. A special thank you to event sponsors Collections by Joya, Celebrity Cruises, Nicole Smith Realtor, Solis Mammography and Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Southlake.

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A SLICE ABOVE GET A TASTE OF THE HOLIDAY SEASON’S FAVORITE DESSERT AT BUTTERMILK SKY PIE SHOP ’Tis the season for pies, pies … and more pies. At Buttermilk Sky Pie Shop, you can enjoy all the luscious, buttery goodness without lifting a finger in the kitchen. We caught up with Kimberly Murray, owner of the Colleyville location, to talk about the season’s favorite sweet just before you start planning your holiday gatherings. How did the bakery get its name? Buttermilk Sky derived its name from an old Southern expression for a sky that has the appearance of clabbered buttermilk. Since we use buttermilk in our recipes and are known for being the taste of Southern tradition, our founders thought it was fitting.

Give us an idea of pie sales on a typical week and your projections for Thanksgiving week. During a typical week, we sell 2,000 to 3,000 of our four-inch and nine-inch pies. During Thanksgiving week, we expect to double this amount.

What’s the secret to the pies at Buttermilk Sky? Our pies are baked from family recipes that we hope evoke memories of special times spent with friends and family. We bake our made-from-scratch pies fresh every day and strive to make our guests feel as though they are entering the home of a friend or family member.

Who makes your pies? In addition to our super-strong pie-crust-pressing crew, we have fabulous bakers who come in before sunrise to bake the pies every morning and prepare the fillings for the next day. As we expect Thanksgiving week to be extremely busy, all four owners will be helping out in the shop that week. We’ll also welcome back several college students who will be returning to the area for the holidays.

What selections are you excited to roll out for the holidays? For Thanksgiving, we’re excited to offer our Spiced Pumpkin Pie. We start with our buttery shortbread crust, add our pumpkin filling, top with brown sugar crumble and scatter a few shortbread leaves on top to make the pie as pretty as it is delicious. We’re also eager for our December Pie It Forward flavor, Peppermint Brownie—a rich, fudgy brownie recipe garnished with a sprinkle of crumbled candy canes. Each month, we partner with a local organization and offer a special pie flavor, our Pie It Forward, to help raise money and awareness for organizations that make a difference in our communities. Where do you get inspiration for new pie recipes? We love to hear what flavors our guests are interested in! And we look forward to sharing one of our newest daring combinations—Maple Chess Pie with brown sugar bacon topping—on Fridays and Saturdays in November and December. Have you tried any flavor combinations that just didn’t work?There was a peppermint eggnog pie that wasn’t a great seller and was put to rest in the flavor graveyard. Do you take custom requests for pies? For special events, we can bake off-season flavors if the minimum quantity is met and the ingredients are available. Our first wedding order included our cherry pie that was off-season at the time, but we were thrilled to fulfill that request.

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Which part of the pie is most complicated to make? Each step in the process has its own challenges. The crust is physically challenging because each crust is pressed by hand and requires a lot of strength along with the ability to sculpt a pretty crimp along the edge of the crust. Many of our fillings are challenging due to constant stirring on the cooktop for long periods of time so there aren’t any lumps and the filling doesn’t burn. An artistic and delicate hand is required for the toppings because we eat with our eyes first! What’s your personal favorite pie flavor? Our signature flavor, the I-40 Pie. Named after a highway in Tennessee, it’s a pecan pie with chocolate chips and coconut in our shortbread crust. Warm it up a bit so the chocolate chips are gooey, add a cup of hot coffee, and I’m a happy camper. Are you a filling or a crust person? Or both? Crust. All day, every day, crust! Our Thumbprint Cookies are made with our shortbread crust dough, and it takes incredible willpower for me keep from popping one in my mouth every time I walk by. What do you love about making pies and special treats?It is such a joy to provide sweet treats that make so many people happy. There is no place I would rather be.

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Gobble Gobble Get your run on this Thanksgiving at the Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot


efore you indulge in turkey and pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving, bring the entire family to the country’s largest Thanksgiving Day run: the 49th Annual Dallas YMCA Turkey Trot. There’s no better way to kick off the holiday season than joining thousands of runners for a heart-pumping jaunt through Big D. These 5K and eight-mile races benefit YMCA programs that go right back into helping the Metroplex and its people. New this year is a team challenge that allows groups of four to six runners to compete for team awards in five different categories, with medals awarded to the top three teams in each division. Want to bring some hard-won hardware to your Thanksgiving table (and have a little something to brag about, too)? Here’s your chance. The event has something for everyone—including complimentary fruit and water for runners. Vendors will also be on site with a variety of sips and snacks. Even if you don’t feel like getting your run or walk on, there are plenty of family-friendly activities for your entire crew. Think bounce houses, live music and plenty of hands-on activities. Don’t be surprised if you see a few people in turkey costumes running around to add to the fun. Before you leave, look for the giant inflatable turkey—it’s the perfect spot for a fun family photo. This is a rain-or-shine event, so get ready to make some memories on Thanksgiving morning (and maybe start a new family tradition)!

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In Perfect Harmony These homegrown harmonizers bring their talent back to Dallas


rammy Award-winning and multi-platinum-selling recording act Pentatonix is coming to Dallas during the second leg of their 2016 World Tour, with special guests Us The Duo. The tour is in support of their self-titled album, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Top 200, and their current single “If I Ever Fall in Love,” featuring Jason Derulo. Since bursting onto the scene in 2011, this a capella group from Arlington, Texas, has sold millions of albums, amassed more than 1.5 billion views on their YouTube channel and sold out venues worldwide. Oh, and this talented quintet also won the third season of “The Sing-Off” on NBC and had a cameo role in the film “Pitch Perfect 2.” They also recently teamed up with Dolly Parton to create an awe-inspiring rendition of her popular 1974 song “Jolene.” As you might expect, the video went viral.


Best known for their pop style that consists of covers of existing songs as well as their own original material, the group’s gift is being able to create beautiful music without instruments. Their sound is defined by their own arrangement style and tight vocal harmonies. Each member brings something different to the stage to create a sound that’s as unique as it is mesmerizing. If you’ve never heard them perform live, don’t miss this show! It’s sure to be nothing less than aca-awesome.

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CHICAGO: THE MUSICAL NOVEMBER 4-19 IRVING ARTS CENTER | The longest-running American musical in Broadway history, Chicago, is coming to the Irving Arts Center featuring a North Texas cast with tremendous talent. Set in the Roaring Twenties, this Tony Award-winner for “Best Revival of a Musical” tells the story of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, two rival vaudevillian murderesses who are obsessed with obtaining fame by any means possible. The show offers a satirical look at fame, justice and the concept of the celebrity criminal.

10TH ANNUAL ZEBRA PHEST 5K & PHUN WALK NOVEMBER 12 GRAPEVINE | Show your stripes—your Zebra stripes—and help raise awareness for pulmonary hypertension at the 10th annual Zebra Phest 5K and 02 Breathe Phun Walk November 12 at Meadowmere Park in Grapevine. If you join a team, you can compete for the best team T-shirt, top team and spirit award. You can even win exciting raffle prices such as a 40-inch HDTV, Fitbit Flex and more! Bring the family and join the fun with face painting, music and games. WILLIE NELSON & FAMILY NOVEMBER 12


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NOVEMBER 4-20 WINSPEAR OPERA HOUSE | Moby Dick is returning to Dallas for the first time since its 2010 premiere. See one of the greatest American novels come to life on stage. Watch Captain Ahab put his crew into the face of death and destruction as they spend months exploring the mysterious and vast oceans in search of the white whale that took off one of Ahab’s legs. Hailed as theatrically stunning, epic in scale and a vibrant, compelling piece of musical theater by the San Francisco Chronicle, Moby Dick is sure to entertain.

BILLY BOB’S TEXAS | Willie Nelson and Family will be headlining Billy Bob’s 35th anniversary weekend-long celebration. The iconic Texan singer has released 200-plus albums over his six-decade career. His current album, “Summertime: Willie Nelson Sings Gershwin,” debuted at No. 1 on both the Top Current Jazz chart and the Top Traditional Jazz chart. Grab your friends and head to the world’s largest honky tonk to listen to music from the man who brought us such hits as “On the Road Again” and “Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.”

LONE STAR CHRISTMAS NOVEMBER 10 – JANUARY 1 GAYLORD TEXAN RESORT | Lone Star Christmas is back and features several acres of indoor gardens transformed into a magical winter wonderland with millions of holiday lights, a 54-foot Christmas tree, giant Nutcrackers, snow tubing, a gingerbread decorating corner, holiday entertainers and decorations galore. Transport yourself to the North Pole at ICE! featuring “Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town.” Brand new this year is the 6,000-square-foot outdoor Glacier Glide Ice Skating Rink and the Build-A-Bear Workshop where you can design your very own polar bear plush.

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ROCKLEDGE RUMBLE XXI NOVEMBER 12 GRAPEVINE | Lace up your running shoes for the annual Rockledge Rumble Trail Run, which includes three distances: 50K, 30K and 15K. This local favorite race takes place at the popular and challenging North Shore Trail along the shores of Grapevine Lake. Held close to Veterans Day each year, the event has supported veterans’ nonprofits and causes since 2001. Fall brings the perfect weather for this event, so whether you are new or experienced at trail running, head over and join the race! THIRD-ANNUAL TABLETOPS NOVEMBER 18 SOUTHLAKE HILTON | Prepare to swoon over some fabulously decorated tables: The third-annual TableTops returns to the Southlake Hilton this month. Come mix and mingle while enjoying some wonderfully decorated tables along with a reception-style lunch and silent auction. All proceeds from the event will be used to purchase gifts and spread good cheer all year long—not just at Christmas—for the women and children at The Gatehouse. Funds will be used to make year-round holiday and birthday celebrations at The Gatehouse ones to remember.

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NOVEMBER 19 ENNIS | Get ready to light up the sky at Lantern Fest, a spectacular, fun-filled event for all ages. Bring your family and enjoy roasting s’mores, decorating lanterns and a variety of entertainment that includes a stage show, inflatables, live music and princesses. After sunset, it will be time to let it glow with the release of the lanterns. Lantern passes can be purchased online and are required for admission. Each pass comes with a lantern, marker, s’mores kit and lighter.

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PUMPKIN SPICE 15K, 10K & 5K NOVEMBER 19 FORT WORTH | Pumpkins, spice and everything nice! Sweet treats are given along the course and at the finish line at the new fall multi-distance Run Project race, Pumpkin Spice. Runners will even have the chance to “get spiced” at the optional color powder station. Running has never sounded so fun! Take a jaunt over to Panther Island Park in Fort Worth for a chance to get some great selfies and celebrate the season by getting your run on.



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NOVEMBER 19 SOUTHLAKE TOWN SQUARE | Southlake’s Home for the Holidays Annual Tree Lighting is filled with plenty of holiday magic. Have fun making holiday crafts, writing letters and taking photos with Santa, tubing down the four-lane snow hill, building snowmen and listening to Christmas carolers. The festivities kick off at 4:30 p.m. with the tree lighting ceremony at 6 p.m. Attendees are encouraged to “Fill the Tahoe” by bringing canned food items, nonperishable food and cereal that will be given to Christmas Is for Children.

VERIZON THEATER AT GRAND PRAIRIE | In support of their chart-topping Love Riot album, Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling Christian pop rock band Newsboys are bringing their “Love Riot Tour” to the Verizon Theater at Grand Prairie. Their music has been featured on shows such as “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Army Wives.” Expect to hear some fan favorites along with some selections from their FairTrade Services album. Joining them on this tour are Dove Award-winners The Afters and Grammynominated singer/songwriter Ryan Stevenson.

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OLD-FASHIONED DOWNTOWN CHRISTMAS PARADE DECEMBER 3 ROANOKE | Grab the family and head to Historic Downtown Roanoke for the annual Old-Fashioned Christmas Parade & Event. This fun-filled holiday evening is designed to get you into the holiday spirit with horse and carriage rides, musical performances, strolling carolers, children’s crafts, refreshments and more. Have fun sliding down the snow hill, get your picture taken with Santa and enjoy some delicious milk and cookies. The parade begins at 6 p.m. and makes its way to Oak Street, with the grand finale of the Christmas tree lighting in Austin Street Plaza. ELVES ON THE RUN 5K DECEMBER 3 GRAPEVINE | Get out your best elf gear and lace up your shoes: The Grapevine Chamber of Commerce Women’s Division is hosting its first-ever Elves on the Run 5K and Fun Run. Join the festivities in Grapevine, the Christmas Capitol of Texas, for a Fun Run or chip-timed 5K. And don’t be afraid to show off your holiday spirit—prizes will be awarded for best elf costume and best group in costume. Be sure to meet Santa at the finish line and check out the food trucks and vendors at Santa’s Workshop. CIRQUE DREAMS HOLIDAZE DECEMBER 3 - 4 BASS PERFORMANCE HALL | The spectacular new cirque show, Cirque Dreams Holidaze, is making its way to Fort Worth. This holiday stage extravaganza is filled with more than 20 acts, 300 imaginative costumes and 30 artists from all over the globe. Many have even been featured on “America’s Got Talent.” Celebrate the most wonderful time of the year with a mix of snowmen, angels, reindeer, penguins, gingerbread men, ornaments and even Santa himself. Witness a winter wonderland filled with gravity-defying feats, soaring acrobatics, illusions and elaborate production numbers that everyone will enjoy.

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